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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour
Sports news from Sally Jones The weather forecast from
Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, and 8.25


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Bill Neely
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Mike Stewart
Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Watchdog

with Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton


Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton

: Day to Day

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Advice Shop

This year there will be something like 175,000 divorces in the UK.
Margo MacDonald presents facts and advice about the legal, financial and personal aspects of divorce.
Produced by BRYN BROOKS
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)


Produced By: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

with Andy Crane


Unknown: Andy Crane

: Play School

Ding dong, honk honk, vroom vroom, um-pa-pa, moo moo. They approached the town and what did they see? Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Mike Amatt Story: Goat's Trail by BRIAN WILDSMITH


Presenter: Jane Hardy
Presenter: Guest Mike Amatt
Unknown: Brian Wildsmith

: Paddington

Paddington Recommended (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Shirley Dixon


Unknown: Shirley Dixon

: The Wooldridge View

To the Limit and Beyond The house lights dim, the band strikes 'Hearts of oak', and two spotlights suddenly pierce downwards on to the sailors marching, arms interlocked, faces tensely set, into the arena. It is one of the highlights of the London season: the Royal Navy's field-gun competition at the Royal Tournament - shown here as it celebrated its centenary year in 1979. Written and narrated by Ian Wooldridge


Unknown: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Michael Begg

: Open Air

The Open Air number is [number removed]

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Max has news about Douglas Blake that startles Jim.


Unknown: Douglas Blake

: Gran

A See-Saw programme by JOANNE AND MICHAEL COLE Narrated by Patricia Hayes Gran's
Bike Gran finds a pushbike too slow to go shopping.
Music and lyrics by BRYAN DALY Animation DEREK MOGFORD Designed and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)


Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Bike Gran

: Animal Fair

A See-Saw programme with Don Spencer
Hey Mum , I've got energy to burn
Show me something I should learn
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Percussion WILL HILL Bass DAVE ROSE
Assistant producerANNE DENEHY Production BARBARA RODDAM (R)


Unknown: Don Spencer
Unknown: Hey Mum
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Bass: Will Hill
Bass: Dave Rose
Producer: Anne Denehy
Unknown: Barbara Roddam

: A 1915

A three-part series based on ROGER MACDONALD 'S powerful novel of life in Australia in the shadow of World War I. Starring
1: Childhood friends
Walter Gilchrist and Billy MacKenzie are reunited when Walter returns from Sydney
University. However, their friendship is soon tested when they become rivals for the love of the capricious Frances Reilly.
Meanwhile, the war clouds gather in Europe.
Written by PETER YELDHAM Produced by RAY alchin Directed by CHRIS THOMSON and DI DREW (R)


Unknown: Roger MacDonald
Unknown: Walter Gilchrist
Unknown: Billy MacKenzie
Unknown: Frances Reilly.
Written By: Peter Yeldham
Produced By: Ray Alchin
Directed By: Chris Thomson
Walter: Scott McGregor
Billy: Scott Burgess
Frances: Sigrid Thornton
Diana Benedetto: Jackie Woodbume

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Bertha
A See-Saw programme by ERIC CHARLES The Flying Bear
Bertha is making plastic bears, but why are they getting bigger and bigger? Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker Designed and produced by IVOR WOOD (R)


Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sheila Walker

: Laurel and Hardy

Dog Tired

: Jonny Briggs

A 20-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
9: Mam and Dad have now revealed that Marilyn is expecting a baby, and Jonny is thrilled to learn he'll be an uncle. But what is Mr Badgej going to say to him? (R)


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Mr Badgej

: Bananaman

Alien Planet (R)

: Lift Off! With Coppers & Co!

starring David Copperfield with Sally Dewhurst Antony Howes
Wendy Leavesley Michael Seraphim Guests
Andy Cunningham Maxi Priest
You don't have to be crazy to get in the lift, but it helps when Stan meets the three-headed man and a psychiatrist!


Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Sally Dewhurst
Unknown: Antony Howes
Unknown: Wendy Leavesley
Unknown: Michael Seraphim
Unknown: Andy Cunningham
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Duncan Dares

Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
The 'towering inferno' and the 'rat run' are legendary in the London Fire Brigade, and are part of Peter Duncan 's dare as he trains as a fireman. On bonfire night he joins
'White Watch' at Holloway fire station for a night of firefighting he will never forget. Film cameraman MAX SAMETT Film editor RON RADDON Producer ALEX LEGER


Unknown: Peter Duncan
Unknown: Max Samett
Editor: Ron Raddon
Producer: Alex Leger

: Wild Britain

The video eye on nature with Michael Jordan and Nick Davies
Where do British herons fish with Californian sea-lions? In central London! Live cameras follow events at the heronry on Regent's Park, where the chicks sometimes are fed fish stolen from the Zoo! Rabbit society is unravelled under the Mendip Hills in Somerset - the first outside broadcast from inside a warren. And the latest birds from Africa - why do they sing a dawn chorus? Producers PAUL APPLEBY and ALASTAIR FOTHERGILL
Series producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol
• INFO: page 77


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Nick Davies
Producers: Paul Appleby
Producers: Alastair Fothergill

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world
Weather ian MCCASKILL


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: London Plus

John Stapleton ,
Lucy Meacock and Steve Clarke bring you all tonight's headlines from London and the south east, and the interviews that will make tomorrow's talking points.
Plus all the day's sport from Michael Wale


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Lucy Meacock
Unknown: Steve Clarke
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Rachel Attwell

: No Place Like Home

by JON WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood Arthur's attempts at marriage guidance lead to complete confusion for the counsellor.
Designer BOB COVE
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH (R)


Unknown: Jon Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Directed By: Robin Nash
Arthur Crabtree: William Gaunt
Beryl Crabtree: Patricia Garwood
Vera Botting: Marcia Warren
Trevor Botting: Michael Sharvell -Martin
Nigel Crabtree: Martin Clunes
Lorraine Codd: Beverley Adams
Raymond Codd: Daniel Hill
Tracy'Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Paul Crabtree: Stephen Watson
Husband: Tony McHale
Arguing couple: Jason Wolfe
Arguing couple: Pat Butler
Mr Pettifer, marriage guidance counsellor: John Quayle
Louise: Sophie Huggins

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
"That's my grand-daughter and I'm not having you ruin her life."
(For cast see page 61)
EastEnders record: Nick Berry, REB/ZCF 618 available from retailers
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: Brush Strokes

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhorn
Elizabeth Counsell with Kim Thomson , Mike Walling


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Kim Thomson
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Jacko: Karl Howman
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Lesley: Kim Thomson
Eric: Mike Walling
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Philip: James Saxon
Elmo HOWARD: Lew Lewis
Isobel: Sheila Burrell
Girl in Shop: Caroline Gruber

: Late Expectations

Liz finds, to her dismay, that none of her clothes now fit and, feeling unattractive, seeks reassurance from the family. She receives support from Suzie, Polly and George, but what of Ted?
Produced by JOHN B. HOBBS Directed by SUE BYSH


Unknown: John Gleeson
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Produced By: John B. Hobbs
Directed By: Sue Bysh
Ted Jackson: Keith Barron
Liz: Nanette Newman
Suzie Jackson: Caroline Mander
Polly Jackson: Sara Griffiths
George Jackson: Paul McCarthy
Harry: Norman Eshley
Joyce: Sally Hughes
Dr John Anderson: James Grout
Pauline: Mary Maude
Kevin: Matthew Peters
JO: Juliette Grassby
Vicar: Tim Preece
Miss Jopling: Jacqueune King
Baby Myrtle: Charlotte Graydon

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: 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

: Strike it Rich!

A serial in six parts devised by JOE WATERS 3: Second Childhood written by ERIC PAICE
Kirstie Munro can't believe she's worth nearly a million, but Mrs Morris is beginning to like the idea of being rich. Lady Bentley and Saxon are drawing closer together, but someone in the Bentley organisation is passing on vital information.


Written By: Eric Paice
Written By: Kirstie Munro
Unknown: Mrs Morris
Kirstie: Julie Graham
Jamie: Richard Jamieson
Jeanette Stevenson: Gillian McCutcheon
Ken Stevenson: Tom Adams
Mrs Morris: Megs Jenkins
Kelly: Robert McIntosh
Joe Pearce: Brian Miller
Mrs Pearce: Dinah Handley
Rick Pearce: Gary Tibbs
Baxter: Victor Winding
Lady Bentley: Louie Ramsay
Saxon: Jerry Harte
Steven Bentley: Jack Ellis
Jack Kingsley: John Stone
Elizabeth Sumner: Anne Ridler
Stella Kingsley: Annamottram
Claire: Patricia Maynard
Greg Kingsley: Lauren Beales
Dorothy Sadler: Julia McCarthy
Gerald Hapgood: David Sa Vile
Sheikh Rasheed: John Pennington
McNeice: Martin Cochrane
Chairman: David Hanson

: The Trial of Klaus Barbie

Forty-four years ago, Klaus Barbie was a Nazi chief in the French city of Lyon. Next week he goes on trial there for crimes against humanity. Between these dates, Barbie has led an astonishing life.
Protected by US Intelligence after the war and spirited by them to South America, he has in turn been arms dealer, drugs smuggler and security adviser until his capture four years ago. The prosecution will accuse him of atrocities against the Jews and the French Resistance. His defence will raise painful, embarrassing ghosts from the German Occupation.
Tom Bower speaks to his accusers and defenders, including his daughter, and examines the impact on France of probably her last - and most controversial - trial of a war criminal.


Reporter: Tom Bower
Film Editor: Paul Willey
Executive Producer: George Carey
Producer: Desmond Lapsley

: Film 87

with Barry Norman
No Mercy: Vengeful Chicago cop Richard Gere is drawn to the swamplands of New
Orleans when his partner is killed. Mysterious blonde
Kim Basinger is involved in the murder.
Angel Heart: Alan Parker directs this controversial thriller which stars Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro. Tom Brook visited them on location in New York. Director WILLA KING Producer JANE LUSH


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Kim Basinger
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Mickey Rourke
Unknown: Robert de Niro.
Unknown: Tom Brook
Director: Willa King
Producer: Jane Lush

: Two Nations?

In Work and Out
A Tale of Two Cities
Unemployment in Exeter is below the national average and the majority of the city's inhabitants are in secure, well-paid, service jobs. But for those less fortunate, the contrast could hardly be greater. Bill Jordan , Reader in Social Studies, Exeter University, looks at the experiences of three families who have faced periods of unemployment and asks: should we be thinking of a radical change to the social security and tax system to take account of the changing nature of work in Britain? Film cameraman JIM PIERSON Film editor JOHN DINWOODIE
Series producer HOWARD SMITH Produced by FRANK ASH (e)


Reader: Bill Jordan
Unknown: Jim Pierson
Producer: Howard Smith
Produced By: Frank Ash

: 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.

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