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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman


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

: Election Call: [number removed]

Sir Robin Day introduces Election Call with your questions to the party politicians seeking your votes.
Lines open from 8.0 am.
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 4.

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings.


Unknown: Andy Crane

: Play School

I have got a parrot, his name is Uncle Fred.
He's green and blue and yellow with a little bit of red
Presenter Carol Leader Guest Fred Harris
Story: Uncle Fred the Parrot by ALISTAIR CAMERON (R)


Unknown: Alistair Cameron

: Cricket

The Benson and Hedges Cup TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage from one of today's quarter-final matches. including at 10.55 and 12.0 News and Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: One O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis with the national and international news, including the latest from the Election campaign now in full swing. Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Neighbours

Daphne makes peace with Sarah. Julie tells Des she may quit her job. Helen receives a shock about her exhibition.

: Pie in the Sky

A See-Saw programme devised by CHLOE ASHCROFT and PETER GOSLING
The Pieman and Piewife buy a grandfather clock on the very day that a family of mice decide to move into the Piehouse as well! What with scuttling feet and chiming clocks, the Piepilot and a song pie won't be far behind!
Series producer MICHAEL COLE Producer SHARON MILLER (R)


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Peter Gosling
Unknown: Andy Hall
Producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Sharon Miller
Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

: Cricket

TONY LEWIS introduces coverage of this afternoon's play from one of today's quarter-final matches.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Summarisers TOM GRAVENEY , BOB WILLIS Television presentation


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Summarisers Tom Graveney
Unknown: Bob Willis
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Alan Griffiths

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Caterpillar Trail with Stuart Bradley
This week Stuart joins some children on a badger watch, and travels to a remote island to find out about its inhabitants.
Production ROY MILANI Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Roy Milani
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Ulysses 31

Phantoms from the Swamp Ulysses and Yumi find themselves fighting an army of ghosts in the muddy marshes of a strange planet. (R)

: Take Two

Phillip Schofield is here to listen and comment on what you have to say about BBCtv. He answers your questions and queries and also invites you to take part in the painting and written TV criticism competition. This week's studio guest is Hugh Scully.
Do you agree with the views and comments expressed on the programme?
If you don't, or if you have any of your own, write to Take Two, BBCtv, London W12 8QT.
Let Phillip hear what you have to say.


Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: The Eye of the Dragon

A serial in five parts by DYFED GLYN
We'd been taken by Sam Chan to an island where he'd kidnapped us, we thought we'd escaped but here he was once again, waiting for us at the ferry.


Unknown: Dyfed Glyn
Editor: Christian Searle
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: Allan Cook
Robin Richards: Daniel Evans
Mari Richards: Mali Tudno
Sam Chan: Hugh Thomas
Gwen Richards: Lisabeth Miles
Michael Richards: Iestyn Garlick
Ianto Rees: Glan Davies
Girl in shop: Frances Bowen
Volunteers: Gwion Jones
Volunteers: Daniel Glyn Jones
Volunteers: Jason Roane
Volunteers: Kelly Smith
Volunteers: Kristian Stuart
Volunteers: Richard Thomas
Monks: David Yu
Monks: Tak Fu Lau
Mr Ng: Mr Kwok

: The Raccoons on Ice

A musical cartoon narrated by Rich Little and featuring the voices of Rita Coolidge Leo Sayer
The frozen lake in the evergreen forest is a winter paradise, but the horrible
Cyril Sneer plans to turn the playground into a colossal concrete complex.
Produced and directed by KEVIN GILLIS (R)


Unknown: Rich Little
Unknown: Rita Coolidge
Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Cyril Sneer
Directed By: Kevin Gillis

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell with developments at home and abroad, and the latest from the Election campaign now in its second week.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: John Kettley

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment, live from the Television Theatre.

: Best of British

A ten-part series celebrating 50 years of classic films from the Rank Studios.
Narrated by John Mills 6: The War Game
Stirring scenes from some of the cinema's finest war pictures including The Way Ahead
In Which We Serve
The Way to the Stars and A Town Like Alice
Featuring David Niven
Noel Coward , Trevor Howard and John Mills Produced by ROBERT SIDAWAY. MAURICE SELLER A CHARISMA FILMS production


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: John Mills
Produced By: Robert Sidaway.
Produced By: Maurice Seller

: The Colbys

Power Plays
While Jason eagerly awaits news from India and prepares for a secret meeting with the Soviets in Toronto, Sable moves to consolidate her power both in the family and the boardroom.
Written by E. JEFFREY SMITH Directed by HARRY FALK


Written By: E. Jeffrey Smith
Directed By: Harry Falk
Jason: Charlton Heston
Sable: Stephanie Beecham
Jeff: John James
Fallon: Emma Samms
Francesca: Katharine Ross
Miles: Maxwell Caulfield
Monica: Tracy Scoggins
Bliss: Claire Yarlett
Channing: Kim Morgan Greene
Zack: Ricardo Montalban
Cash: James Houghton
Adrienne: Shanna Reed
Kolya: Adrian Paul
Sam: John Dehner
Georgina: Nana Visitor

: ScreenStory

Previews an epic summer season of film stories on BBCl. (R)

: News and Election 87

David Dimbleby and Martyn Lewis
Present the latest news from the campaign trail, including special reports on the key issues and interviews with leading politicians.
Peter Snow reports on how the opinion polls reflect the ups and downs of the campaign. Plus all the other national and international news of the day. Regional News Weather


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Peter Snow

: In at the Deep End: 2: Hairdresser

Five films in which Chris Serle and Paul Heiney take it in turns to plunge in at the deep end and learn the hard way about a completely new world.
'With this small pair of scissors you can make a woman cry for a month.' Vidal Sassoon's warning worries Paul Heiney who hopes, after three months' training, to cut a completely new style on a celebrity lady. But will anyone let him? 'You could ruin a person's career with one snip,' says a horrified Pamela Stephenson. For weeks Paul shampoos, blowdries, cuts 'bobs' and 'shakes' and consults some of the top stylists in the country. Cutting ladies' hair turns out to be one of his most nerve-racking assignments. Jilly Cooper is to present British hairdressing's top award at the London Hilton. She's to have a stunning new style for the occasion - but will she trust Paul to create it?


Presenter: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Vidal Sassoon
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Film Cameraman: Ian Punter
Film Cameraman: Nigel Meakin
Film Editor: David B. Thomson
Producer: Nick Handel

: Film 87

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Cinema 87 - Brighton is host to a brand new film festival which has been taking place over the last few days. A number of major movies are being premiered including, appropriately, Neil Simon 's Brighton Beach Memoires, Steven Spielberg 's An
American Tail and Michael J. Fox 's new film The Secret of My Success.
The Whistle Blower - Michael Caine , James Fox and Nigel Havers star in this thriller which is set around GCHQ, the government information-gathering service at Cheltenham.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Michael J. Fox
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Bruce Thompson

: International Golf

The Walker Cup from Sunningdale
Highlights of the first day's play in this biennial competition between top amateur golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland, and the USA.

: 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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