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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in False Roomers
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong and Bob Friend 's view of life across the Atlantic


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Bob Friend

: The Pink Panther Show: Jet Pink, Pique Poquette of Paris, Tickled Pink

Today: Jet Pink, Pique Poquette of Paris, Tickled Pink (R)

: Children's BBC

But first this ... something a little different, a sort of magazine between the programmes with Siobhan Mayer and news from the music world, latest fashions, films, videos and hobbies, together with your questions and ideas. Starting with Charlie Brown
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (R)


Unknown: Siobhan Mayer
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Why Don't You...?

Presented by the Bristol gang Can you make a Thaumatrope, a phenakistoscope, or even a pin-hole camera? (R)

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

But first.... your birthday greetings with Siobhan Mayer followed by Play School
Presenter Brian Jameson
Guest Janet Palmer
Story: Where the River Begins by THOMAS LOCKER
Director AUSON STEWART (R) and The Perishers featuring
Leonard Rossiter as 'Boot' (R)


Unknown: Siobhan Mayer
Presenter: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Guest Janet Palmer
Director: Auson Stewart
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter

: Five to Eleven

presented by the children of Strand-on-the-Green Junior School

: Children's BBC

But first this ... your summertime magazine between the programmes including
King of the Rocket Men The last episode of a classic cliffhanger serial starring Tristram Coffin as Professor Jeff King Wave of Disaster
Wherein the demonic Dr
Vulcan holds New York to a billion-dollar ransom and uses the deadly Decimator, creating a tidal wave to destroy the city but is finally vanquished by Rocket Man. (For cast see page 34)


Unknown: Tristram Coffin
Unknown: Professor Jeff King

: World of Wildlife

The Vanishing Jungle Narrated by Robert Powell
What do we stand to lose as more of the world's tropical moist forest is felled? The steamy greenery is home to nearly half the world's species, a genetic powerhouse, generating a vast variety of living things. Within the forest jungle of Costa Rica some of the mysteries of this astonishing web of life are revealed.
Adapted from a film by BARRY PAINE Presented by DEREK ANDERSON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Barry Paine
Presented By: Derek Anderson

: Bonanza

First Love
Jamie gets a painful lesson in growing up when he develops a crush on the wife of the new schoolmaster - a strict disciplinarian and an insanely jealous husband. Written by RICHARD COLLINS Directed by LEO PENN


Written By: Richard Collins
Directed By: Leo Penn
Ben: Starring 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 Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Danny gets into computer betting. Daphne is jealous of Des's new 'girlfriend'.
(For cast see page 34. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5am)

: Finian's Rainbow

starring Fred Astaire Petula Clark
Tommy Steele
Finian McLonergan arrives in America from Ireland with a crock of gold, intending to bury it near Fort Knox in the hope that it will multiply in value. But complications arise in the form of his daughter Sharon's amorous adventures and the arrival of a leprechaun who wants the gold back. This enchanting musical contains such memorable songs as That old devil moon, If this isn't love and the engaging, How are things in Glocca Morra ?
Screenplay and lyrics by E. Y. HARBURG
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Finian McLonergan
Unknown: Glocca Morra
Unknown: E. Y. Harburg
Music By: Burton Lane
Produced By: Joseph Landon
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola
Finian McLonergan: Fred Astaire
Sharon McLonergan: Petula Clark
Og: Tommy Steele
Woody: Don Francks
Susan the silent: Barbara Hancock
Judge Billboard Rawkins: Keenan Wynn
Howard: Al Freeman Jr
Sharecropper: Brenda Arnau
Passion Pilgrim gospellers: Avon Long
Passion Pilgrim gospellers: Roy Glenn
Passion Pilgrim gospellers: Jerster Hairston
Henry: Lois Silas
Sheriff: Dolph Sweet

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with:

The Puppy's New Adventures: The Puppy's Australian Adventure

: The Really Wild Show

A second chance to see the programme which won the BAFTA award for the best factual children's programme of 1986 with Terry Nutkins , Nick Davies and Chris Packham.
Did you hear about the alsation bitch that had 23 puppies? Or the mouse that had 34 babies? What's the nastiest animal in the world? Terry plays host to a 25-centimetre Amazonian leech. Chris climbs the tallest tree in Britain - 60 metres, and it's still growing. And 7-year-old Toby Norton is in the studio to fulfil his ambition to handle a 4-metre-long Indian rock python. This week the programme is in Birmingham. Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham.
Unknown: Toby Norton

: Colour in the Creek

A drama series in ten parts about life on the road and in the gold fields of Australia. 3: The stray dog, Hobie, becomes one of the family and at last Alec and his parents are on their way to look for gold.


Producer: Michael Midlem
Director: Rob Stewart
Dad: Dennis Miller
Mum: Judy Morris
Alec: Ken Talbot
Biddy: Pascale Moray
Jonno: Hugh Clairmont-Simpson

: The Muppet Babies

The Babies fear a life of loneliness and poverty in the big, bad world is in store for one of them when they hear Nanny saying 'One of them must go'. Who will it be? Created for television by JIM HENSON (R)


Television By: Jim Henson

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Wogan

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

: Music Match

A light-hearted musical quiz presented by Barry Cryer. Liza Goddard leads the ladies' team and Willie Rushton captains the gentlemen. A live band provides the music as the teams hunt for clues hidden in the titles of popular music. Musical director LAURIE HOLLOWAY Director ANDREA CONWAY


Presented By: Barry Cryer.
Presented By: Liza Goddard
Presented By: Willie Rushton
Director: Laurie Holloway
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Keith Stewart

: The Colbys

and Devil's Advocate
Jeffs actions please neither his wife nor his father as Phillip Colby 's presence causes unbearable tension in the Colby family. Many questions remain: could the answers lie in Singapore with the enigmatic Maya Kumara ? Written by MART CROWLEY


Unknown: Phillip Colby
Unknown: Maya Kumara
Written By: Mart Crowley
Directed By: Robert Scheerer
Jason: Charlton Heston
Sable: Stephanie Beacham
Jeff: John James
Fallon: Emma Samms
Francesca: Katharine Ross
Miles: Maxweu Caulfield
Monica: Tracy Scoggins
Bliss: Claire Yarlett
Channing: Kim Morgan Greene
Zack: Ricardo Montalban
Phillip: Michael Parks
Maya Kumara: Bianca Jagger

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: The Living Isles

A ten-part natural history of Britain and Ireland
Presented by Julian Pettifer 6: Out of the Flames
In the wake of the wildwood felled and burned by our ancestors, spread the new landscapes of heathland and moor. Desolate in winter and forsaken by most creatures, they come to life in summer. On sandy southern heathlands, rare smooth snakes emerge from hibernation to hunt, and gaudy sand lizards battle for a mate. Overhead the hobby swoops to pluck dragonflies and swallows from the air.
The northern moorlands are the domain of red grouse, hen harrier, peregrine falcon and the wailing red-throated diver. Here red deer now roam the open glens where forests once echoed to their roar.
Executive producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Julian Pettifer
Music By: Edward Williams
Produced By: John Downer
Producer: Peter Crawford

: ScreenStory: Fatal Vision

The second of two parts. Freddy Kassab , by now convinced that his son-in-law is guilty of the murder of his family, is determined to see justice done. After being frustrated by bureaucracy and the complexity of the case, Kassab seems to have finally succeeded when in January 1975, five years after the killings, MacDonald is charged on three counts of murder. However, some clever manoeuvring and an obscure judgment are to prevent a trial once again ...


Unknown: Freddy Kassab
Freddy Kassab: Karl Malden
Mildred: Eva Marie Saint
Jeffrey MacDonald: Gary Cole
Bernie Segal: Barry Newman
Victor Worheide: Andy Griffith
James Blackburn: Gary Grubbs
Brian Murtagh: Joel Polis
Paul Stombaugh: Mitchell Ryan
Colette MacDonald: Wendy Schaal
William Ivory: Scott Paulin
Franz Grebner: Barry Corbin
Helena Stoeckley: Alexandra Johnson
Mrs Perry MacDonald: Paddi Edwards
Jo McGinniss: Frank Dent
Colonel Pruett: Carmen Argenziano
Robert Shaw: Andy Wood
Peter Kearns: Dennis Redfield
William Posey: Joe Mays
Jay MacDonald: Rex Ryon
Colonel Rock: J P Bumstead
Kimberly MacDonald (aged 5): Brandy Gold
Kristen MacDonald: Dylan Galer

: 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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