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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Truth Aches
When Leon gets fired and returns home late that night he finds out that the truth hurts - and he's the one in Pain!
Directed by CHARLES ROBERTS An RKO film


Directed By: Charles Roberts

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour
The latest sports news and comment from Bob Wilson and Sally Jones
Weather forecast from Francis Wilson


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: The Pink Panther Show

Pink Press
Flower Power Pink UFO (R)

: Children's BBC

But first this ... something a little different - a sort of magazine between the Programmes with Siobhan Mayer
News from the music world, videos, hobbies, together with your questions and ideas. Starting with Boss Cat
T. C. Falls in Love (R)


Unknown: Siobhan Mayer

: Why Don't You...?

Presented by the Cardiff gang
Kate has a day in bed while the gang play tug o' war without a rope, make tomato surprise without tomato, and say goodbye, without Kate!

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

But first.... your birthday greetings with Siobhan Mayer followed by Play School
Presenters lain Lauchlan and Chloe Ashcroft
Story: The Kindly Giant by WALTER KREYE and ADAM WURTZ and The Perishers written by MAURICE DODD featuring
Leonard Rossiter as Boot with Judy Bennett Sheila Steafel
Peter Hawkins (R)


Unknown: Siobhan Mayer
Unknown: Walter Kreye
Unknown: Adam Wurtz
Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Peter Hawkins

: Five to Eleven

Presented by the children of Mora Road Junior School

: Children's BBC

But first this .. your summertime magazine between the programmes including
King of the Rocket Men
A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 episodes starring Tristram Coffin as Professor Jeff King 8: Suicide Flight
Wherein Jeff King reveals he has Professor Millard's notes on building the now-destroyed Decimator and the satanic Dr Vulcan determines to get hold of them before King can use them.
(For cast see page 52. Next episode tomorrow at 11.5am) and . Woody Woodpecker Coy Decoy


Unknown: Tristram Coffin
Unknown: Professor Jeff King
Unknown: Jeff King
Unknown: Woody Woodpecker

: Model World

Ten programmes presented byBobSymes-Schutzmann
8: Model Railways (1)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various model gauges and how do you set about planning a model railway? (R)

: Bonanza

New Man
Following his experience at Nevada State Prison, Ben paroles one of the inmates, Griff King , and takes him to the Ponderosa to start a new life. But Griff soon discovers that a dark past is not easily forgotten....
Written by JACK B. SOWARDS Directed by LEO PENN (R)


Unknown: Griff King
Written By: Jack B. Sowards
Directed By: Leo Penn
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Jamie: Mitch Vogel
Candy: David Canary
Griff King: Tim Matheson

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

Clive's white lie makes things very black for Shane.
(For cast see page 37. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5am)

: International Show Jumping

from Hickstead featuring
The Silk Cut Tankard
The first of four days' show jumping from this lovely arena in Sussex. The climax to it all is the Derby but today's warm-up class consists of one round and a jump-off against the clock.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON including at
3.0 News and Weather


Introduced By: David Vine
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield starting with:
The Kwicky Koala Show
A cartoon series in which Kwicky the clever koala bear, Crazy Claws the wild cat, and the city's own gutter-pup Dirty Dawg, each have their own adventure stories brought to you by kind permission of the Bungle brothers Circus.
Today: Around the World in 80 Secs, Crazy Camping, Disco Dawg (R)

: Silas

A serial in 12episodes
7: When the old lady called the Shrew takes Silas's horse, he guesses she has gone to the mill to find the smuggled silver. He follows her, but he drops his flute. The miller and the Shrew hear the noise. (R)


Silas: Patrick Bach
Godik: Lucki Molocher
Shrew: Ingeborg Lapsien
Smith: Michael Habeck
Jenny: Nina Rothemund
Smuggler: Jean Saundray
Police officer: Yann de Donniec

: We Are the Champions: Heat 5: Northern Ireland

An inter-school competition with fun and games on the field and in the pool.
From Omagh Leisure Centre, Co Tyrone between Strabane High School, The Dean Brian Maguire High School, Carrickmore and Omagh High School
Introduced by Ron Pickering with guest, Formula 2 World Motorcycle Champion, Brian Reid.


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Guest: Brian Reid
Engineering Manager: Terry Reardon
Producer: Peter Charlton

: The Flintstones

Yabba-dabba-doo! Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modern of Stone Age families.
Time Machine
The Flintstones and Rubbles get a quick tour through history when they take a ride in a time machine and realise that there's no place like home.

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell.
Weather Bill Giles


Newsreader: Sue Lawley
Newsreader: Nicholas Witchell
Weather presenter: Bill Giles

: 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 chart.
Introduced by Gary Davies.


Presenter: Gary Davies
Lighting: Ron Bristow
Sound: Neil Sadwick
Designer: Paul Haines
Producer/Director: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
"I thought I'd grow to love him. He's done everything right. I owe him such a lot. But it's not working."
(For cast see page 48)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Director: Nicholas Prosser

: Bodymatters

A magical mystery tour of our own flesh and blood with Dr Graeme Garden
Dr Alan Maryon Davis Dr Gillian Rice and an audience of intrepid volunteers
A new series of Bodymatters gets off to a bloody start examining the life-giving liquid which excites the bloodthirsty and terrifies the squeamish.
The programme discovers why blood curdles, examines a theory behind the Dracula legend and looks at how police forensic expert
Peter Martin uses a sample of blood to reveal the identity of a mystery suspect.
Programme associate JOHN JUNKIN Director STUART MCDONALD Series editor DAVID FILKIN
0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Dr Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Unknown: Peter Martin
Unknown: John Junkin
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Caroline van Den

: In Sickness and in Health

by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring Warren Mitchell
After many complaints from his upstairs neighbour,
Mrs Hollingbery , about bolting the front door, Alf returns home late from the pub to find himself shut out. The long-suffering Johnsons across the road help out.
Directed by RICHARD BODEN roduced by ROGER RACE (R) r I
For Top 40 chart sounds BBC Discline 0898-6543 16
For the best in comedy
BBC Comedy classics 0898-6543 12
For the Grand Prix reports
BBC Grand Prix Line 0898-6543 13
For Cricket reports
°BC Test Match Special 0898-6543 66
BBC telephone services cost
38P per minute
25p per minute off-peak


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Hollingbery
Directed By: Richard Boden
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Rita: Una Stubbs
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Winston: Eamonn Walker
Mrs Johnson: Eileen Kennally
Mr Johnson: Ken Campbell

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and Philip Hayton Regional News Weather

: Blackadder II

The last in a series ofsixprogrammes by RICHARD CURTIS and BEN ELTON Chains
England, 1566. Very funny last episode in which the whole court gets horribly murdered at the end again.


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Prince Ludwig: Hugh Laurie
Torturer: Max Harvey
First guard: Mark Arden
Second guard: Lee Cornes

: ScreenStory: For the Term of His Natural Life

The last part of an Australian drama series adapted from Marcus Clarke's classic adventure story.
While John Rex is busy in England planning to usurp the name and inheritance of Richard Devine, Rufus Dawes puts all his efforts into making a daring escape from the penal settlement on Norfolk Island, but finds Lieutenant Frere one step ahead of him at every turn. just when he is facing his blackest hour, an angel of mercy lends an unexpected hand....
(For cast see page 41)


Writer: Marcus Clarke

: 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.

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