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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
Alan Titchmarsh takes a look at the world of television.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Watchdog

The consumer show with Your interests at heart. Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton are on hand to investigate your problems.


Unknown: John Stapleton

: Dudley Do-Right

Mother Love (R)


Unknown: Mother Love

: Why Don't You...?

Presented by Ceara, Emma, Diana, Jeremy, Andrew and Rowan - the Belfast Gang! Carnival time as a school from Croydon go the Mardi Gras and the gang try to get airborne.


Producer: Brian Willis
Series Producer: Peter Charlton

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

with Andy Crane


Unknown: Andy Crane

: Play School

Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Brian Jameson
Story: Who Sank the Boat? by PAMELA ALLEN (R)


Presenter: Jane Hardy
Presenter: Guest Brian Jameson
Unknown: Pamela Allen

: The Gospel According to St Luke

starring Bernard Hill
The fourth of seven films
'Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.'

: The Animals Roadshow


: Open Air

Open Air, BBCtv Oxford Road,
Manchester M60 1SJ [number removed]including at

: The Tom O'Connor Roadshow Replay

The highlights of Newcastle, Exeter and Port Talbot with Tom and Debbie Greenwood.


Unknown: Port Talbot
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood.

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

Jim and Max clash. Shane spends the night with Liz Harrington.
This week's cast: [see below]

(Shown again tomorrow at 10.5 am)


Unknown: Liz Harrington.
Writer: Patrea Smallacombe
Writer: Kevin Radley
Writer: Penny Fraser
Writer: Christine Scholfield
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Director: Russell Webb
Max Ramsay: Francis Bell
Maria: Dasha Blahov
Danny Ramsay: David Clencie
Shane Ramsay: Peter O'Brien
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Scott: Darius Perkins
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Julie Robinson: Vikki Blanche
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Daphne: Elaine Smith
Terry: Maxine Klibingaitis
Richard: Peter Flett
Eileen Clarke: Myra de Groot
Lucy Robinson: Kylie Flinker
Rachel Burns: Nadine Garner
Ian Burns: Jon Sidney
Liz: Brenda Clarke
Wally Walters: Reg Gorman
Charles: Ross Thompson

: Pinny's House

Pinny and the Bird
Pinny is a doll no bigger than a pin. When a bird mistakes her for a twig she has to find a way to escape from its nest. Read by Matilda Thorpe
Story ana pictures by PETER FIRMIN Music by AR LOG
Directed and animated by OLIVER POSTGATE (R)


Unknown: Peter Firmin
Read By: Matilda Thorpe
Unknown: Peter Firmin
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme with Brian Cant.
Brian tries to make the mess in Bric-a-Brac more manageable and with a mirror looks at Annette by Marion Walter.
Written and produced by Michael Cole. (R)


Shopkeeper: Brian Cant
Author (Annette): Marion Walter
Writer/producer: Michael Cole
Executive producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Dr Kildare

starring with guests stars
Something Old, Something New Kildare becomes involved in the strained relationship between an irrational mother and a daughter suffering from a serious illness. (R)


as Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
as Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
as Nurse Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Emily Field: Kim Hunter
Rachel: Sharon Farrell

: Holiday 87


: Play it Safe!

Presented by Jimmy Savile Knocked Down
A series of programmes which show how many serious child accidents are preventable. Director JULIA DRUM
Producer PETER RIDING (R) (e)
For free booklet send a postcard to: [address removed]


Presented By: Jimmy Savile

: Popeye Double Bill

Private Eye Popeye and Shape Ahoy

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Lay on Five with Floella Benjamin and Robin Stevens
There are two Floella's in today's show - one's the real thing and the other's an old boot! Floella plays the 'yes - no game' with the children at MYATT GARDEN SCHOOL but it's a pity Fribble's baby bird doesn't know when to say no! Musical director MICHAEL OMER Percussion WILL HILL Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Robin Stevens
Director: Michael Omer
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Unknown: Christine Hewitt

: The Adventures of Spot: Spot's Lost Bone

Told by Paul Nicholas
Animation by LEO BELTOFF Music by DUNCAN LAMONT Script editor DAVID MCKEE Production CLIVE JUSTER


Told By: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Leo Beltoff
Music By: Duncan Lamont
Editor: David McKee

: Jonny Briggs

A 20-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
4: The rustling noises continue ... and Albert is in disgrace. (For cast see page 57) (R)


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Joan Eadington

: Yogi Bear

Batty Bear (R)

: Thundercats: All that Glitters

The Sword of Omens is broken in a fight between Lion-O and the Shadow Robber. The only way the sword can break is when there is a fight between the Thundercats themselves. Is there a traitor among them?

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis, Mark Curry and Caron Keating
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating

: Go for It!

Robbie Vincent and Angharad Mair are back with another season of the family health challenge.
This week you can match yourself against the CHADWICK FAMILY from
Watford, and see how high-street retailers are illegally selling drugs to school children.
Senior producer DAVID CORDINGLEY
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Robbie Vincent
Unknown: Angharad Mair
Producer: David Cordingley

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world. Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits and videos from the Top 40.
Introduced by Janice Long and Peter Powell.


Presenter: Janice Long
Presenter: Peter Powell
Lighting: Warwick Fielding
Sound: Graham Wilkinson
Designer: Bob Cove
Production: Michael Hurll

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
'One dirty weekend for two please'.
(For cast see page 58)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: An Ordinary Joe

Joe Johnson -
World Snooker Champion No one expected Joe - the family man from Bradford - to beat Steve Davis to the title a year ago. But this weekend he's the defending champion at the Sheffield Crucible. In the 12 months between, the most unexpected world champion has learned a lot about fame, fortune and himself. He said it wouldn't change his life. But has it? Picture editor BRYAN JONES Producer MARK ROWLAND BBC Leeds
0 FEATURE: page 22


Unknown: Joe Johnson
Unknown: Steve Davis

: A Question of Sport

Emlyn Hughes and Bill Beaumont captain two teams of sporting celebrities. Questionmaster
David Coleman tests their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport. Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Life Without George

Last in the series written by PENNY CROFT and VAL HUDSON starring Simon Cadell and Carol Royle
Larry's lost Napoleon, Jenny's lost George,
Amanda's lost Patrick, Ben finds Natasha and loses her - again!
Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT
Executive producer ROBIN NASH Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN


Written By: Penny Croft
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Carol Royle
Sung By: Penny Croft
Unknown: Peter Barvtlle
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Robin Nash
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Larry: Simon Cadell
Jenny: Carol Royle
Amanda: Rosalind March
Ben: Michael Thomas
Sammy: Kenny Ireland
Carol: Cheryl Maiker
Natasha: Primi Townsend
Waiter: Alan Turner
as Mr Chambers: Ronald Fraser

: Film 87 Special

Hooray for Hollywood with Barry Norman
Hollywood is celebrating its 100th birthday - both box office and film production are booming. Barry has been in Los Angeles talking to the film-makers and stars. What are the latest trends and which names are currently in the limelight? Interviews include: Mel Gibson ,
Burt Reynolds , Bette Midler , Dudley Moore , Sally Field ,
Jane Fonda and Sidney Lumet Directors TOM BROOK. WILLA KING Series producer JANE LUSH


Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Burt Reynolds
Unknown: Bette Midler
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Sally Field
Unknown: Jane Fonda

: Music from the Masses

Last in the series of four programmes for Easter, about the great requiem masses.
Presented and conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes
Tonight's programme 'Libera me' (Deliver me) examines the final section of the requiem mass. In their settings of these disquieting words, composers reveal their own attitude to death - from the gentle consolation of FAURÉ, to the fearful shudder of VERDI and the intense political awareness of BRITTEN, who quotes from the First World War poet WILFRED OWEN : 'All a poet can do today is warn.' with Janice Cairns (soprano) Maldwyn Davies (tenor)
David Wilson Johnson (bar) Philharmonia Orchestra leader PETER THOMAS
Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus master horst NEUMANN Tiffin School Boys Choir
Chorus master NEVILLE CREED Recorded at St John's Smith Square, London
(A complete performance of Verdi's Requiem tomorrow at 10.20 pm)


Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Soprano: Janice Cairns
Tenor: Maldwyn Davies
Tenor: David Wilson Johnson
Leader: Peter Thomas

: Don't Break Your Heart

Smoking 20 cigarettes a day trebles the risk of a heart attack. Eight million people have stopped smoking and you could join them.
Hear tips on giving up from Spike Milligan , who used to wander the streets in his pyjamas in the middle of the night looking for a cigarette machine, from the once 100-a-day Denis Norden , from Kim Wilde and Esther Rantzen.
Tony Lewis investigates what smoking does to the arteries, and the role of blood pressure and stress in heart disease. Graphic designer PETER LOAM Photography TOM FRISWELL Director TONY MCAVOY
Producer BARRY LYNCH. BBC Wales


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Kim Wilde
Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Director: Tony McAvoy
Producer: Barry Lynch.

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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