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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Man I Cured
Leon's nephew rings to say he's getting married. All is well until Leon finds out that he's marrying a fortune hunter. But is he?
Directed by HARRY D'ARCY
An RKO film


Directed By: Harry D'Arcy

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman
Includes live reports from James Cox at the TUC
Conference in Blackpool, and reports from


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Peter Marshall.
Unknown: Bill Neely. Mark Easton
Unknown: Mike Stewert.
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore

: Neighbours

: Star Memories

Memories of television go back only 50 years. Everyone has their favourite moments, but what of the stars of television, what are their favourite moments? Nick Ross talks to
Lenny Henry to find out. (R)


Talks: Nick Ross
Unknown: Lenny Henry

: The Flintstones: Circus Business

Yabba-dabba-doo! Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modern of Stone Age families.

When Fred becomes the unwitting owner of a circus he has to give the performance of his life to prevent the big top from turning into a big flop.
A Hanna-Barbera production

: Children's BBC

But first.... your birthday greetings with Andy Crane followed by Play School
Gymnastic jumps Presenters
Floella Benjamin Wayne Jackman
Story: Why Anna Hung Upside Down by MARGARET MAHY and Wlllo the Wisp Edna's Secret with the voices of Kenneth Williams
Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Five to Eleven

with Kenneth Branagh


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

: Dr Klldare

A four-part story
2: In the Roman Candle's Bright Glare
As Felix Holman 's condition deteriorates, Lydia finds it increasingly hard to express her true feelings. Meanwhile, Kildare becomes concerned at Lois Gibbon 's efforts to grow up too quickly.


Unknown: Felix Holman
Unknown: Lois Gibbon

: The Comics: 2: The Grand Old World of Sandy Powell

Three programmes about the life and work of great northern comedians

Rotherham-born Sandy Powell was probably the only modern artist who shared a bill with Little Tich, Marie Lloyd, Vesta Tilley and Hetty King. He made scores of records and several films. He was a pioneer of radio comedy, in which he coined the immortal catch phrase 'Can you hear me, mother?', and he had an unbelievable three-quarters of a century of 'show biz' appearances. Narrator Ken Cooper
BBC North (R)


Subject: Sandy Powell
Narrator: Ken Cooper

: Dallas

The Reckoning
The hearing to overturn Jock's will begins. Written by WILL LORIN Directed by BILL DUKE


Written By: Will Lorin
Directed By: Bill Duke

: One O'clock News


: Neighbours

Shane becomes more jealous of Des. A business crisis puts Jim and Zoe in an awkward situation.
0 INFO: page 76

: Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Starring Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling

King Henry VIII lies dying, he looks back over his life, the pivot of a rich, rumbustious and romantic period of English history. In spite of his many marriages and crowded court, Henry remained essentially lonely. Keith Michell's acclaimed performance shows that underneath the gluttonous and gloating monarch lived a sensitive man.
Films: page 19


Writer: Ian Thorne
Producer: Reg Baird
Director: Waris Hussein
Henry VIII: Keith Michell
Thomas Cromwell: Donald Pleasence
Anne Boleyn: Charlotte Rampling
Jane Seymour: Jane Asher
Catherine of Aragon: Frances Cuka
Catherine Howard: Lynne Frederick
Anne of Cleves: Jenny Bos
Catherine Parr: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Norfolk: Michael Gough
Suffolk: Brian Blessed
Thomas More: Michael Goodliffe
Cranmer: Bernard Hepton
Gardiner: Garfield Morgan
Wolsey: John Bryans

: Make 'em Laugh

Mark Curry looks back at some classic silent comedies featuring trains.
Directed by MARTIN HUGHES Produced by JOHN BUTTERY


Unknown: Mark Curry
Directed By: Martin Hughes
Produced By: John Buttery

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with The All New Popeye Show
Popeye of the Jungle Alpine for You Tour Each His Own (R)

: The Album Special

A collection of stories about flowers, trains, birds, explorers, shapes and space and your collections. Starring Philip Fox
Sally Cooper , Mike Savage Maria McErlane
Adrian Hedley , Peter Geeves with Corrina Reardon Darren Cudjoe and Jason Forrester and The Kid with Steve Fairnie
Assistant producer PETER LESLIE Produced by CLIVE DOIG


Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: Sally Cooper
Unknown: Mike Savage
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Peter Geeves
Unknown: Corrina Reardon
Unknown: Darren Cudjoe
Unknown: Jason Forrester
Unknown: Steve Fairnie
Producer: Peter Leslie
Produced By: Clive Doig

: Newsround

: Chegwin Checks It Out

In the first of three programmes Keith Chegwin goes behind the scenes of Top of the Pops and Radio 1 to find out how a new Top 40 is seen and heard. Johny Hates Jazz record their new single; Genesis talk about life on the road and their early days and Jump for Joy, from Stafford, hope for the big time.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Musicians: Johnny Hates Jazz
Musicians (guests): Genesis (Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks)
Musicians: Jump for Joy
Film Editor: John Wigger
Editor: Edward Pugh
Production: Crispin Evans
Production: Kirstie Fisher

: The Muppet Babies

Good Clean Fun
When the Babies decide to make lunch for Nanny they find in the Captain Cook
Book a recipe for disaster. Created for television by JIM HENSON (R)


Television By: Jim Henson

: Six O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather BILL GILES

: Regional news magazines

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

: No Place Like Home

by John E. Watkins
Starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood

Arthur and Beryl find themselves involved in the neighbours' marriage problems and Lorraine's new admirers.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John E. Watkins
Sound Supervisor: Alan Machin
Lighting Director: Henry Barber
Designer: Paul Trerise
Producer/Director: Robin Nash
Arthur Crabtree: William Gaunt
Beryl Crabtree: Patricia Garwood
Trevor Botting: Michael Sharvell-Marttn
Vera Botting: Ann Penfold
Tracy Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Lorraine Crabtree: Beverley Adams
Nigel Crabtree: Andrew Charleson
Anthony Black: Andrew Tourell
Roger Duff: Roger Martin

: EastEnders

by John Maynard.
"The girls can have as many of these away darts fixtures as they like. I mean it's a golden opportunity, isn't it?"
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Maynard
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Series Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Tony Virgo
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Colin: Michael Cashman
Mary: Linda Davidson
Pete: Peter Dean
Angie: Anita Dobson
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Den: Leslie Grantham
Sparrow: Richard Ireson
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Tina: Eleanor Rhodes
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Ali: Nedjet Salih
Tom: Donald Tandy
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Lofty: Tom Watt
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Mrs. Burton: Jill Benedict
Tina's mum: Pamela Merrick
Tina's dad: Ian Redford
Frank: Mike Reid
Derek: Ken Sharrock

: Last of the Summer Wine

by ROY CLARKE , starring
Michael Aldridge , Bill Owen Peter Sallis and Thora Hird with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff in Why Does Norman Clegg Buy Ladies' Elastic Stockings?
Arriving at Seymour's to find barriers and barbed wire, and that even the milkman is being kept away, Compo and Clegg realise that he must have invented something breathtakingly original.
Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL (R)


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Unknown: Norman Clegg
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Edie: Thora Hird
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley
YEB man: Johnny Leeze

: You Must Be the Husband

by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH The Postman Cometh
If Alice is the romantic authoress, and Miranda is the literary agent, then Tom must be the husband. But if Tom is who he thinks he is - then who on earth is Steve?
New readers start there....
Studio sound MIKE MCCARTHY Studio lighting DUNCAN BROWN Designer JIM CLAY produced and directed by JOHN KILBY
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Mike McCarthy
Unknown: Duncan Brown
Designer: Jim Clay
Directed By: John Kilby
Tom: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Alice: Diane Keen
Miranda: Sheila Steafel
Gerald: Garfield Morgan
Pat: Brian Hall

: Nine O'clock News

Regional News; Weather

: Truckers

An eight part series written by JAN NEEDLE with James Hazeldine as Peter Picard 1: Hired Guns
To an impoverished trucking outfit like Picard Freight Haul, any job, even strike breaking, seems a heaven-sent opportunity.
8 FEATURE: page 8


Written By: Jan Needle
Unknown: James Hazeldine
Unknown: Peter Picard
Editor: John Strickland
Unknown: Chris Seager
Designer: Ken Starkey
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Jeremy Summers
Rollo: Maynard Williams
Gillie: Emer Gillespie
Stubs: Kenneth Cope
Debbie: Caroline Ryder
Beryl: Jayne Dowell
Cowboy: Philip Davis
Jill: Julie Shipley
Bedrock: Daragh O'Malley
Barbara Bailey: Judi Trott
Harold Bailey: Edward Peel
Taylor: David Fleeshman
Picket: Tony Newbury
Eggman: Trevor Thomas
Garry Brown: Tony Capstick
Horse: Peter Christian
Ray: Paul Angelis
Factory girl: Amanda Benson
Factory girl: Caroline Dennett
Jarvis: Geof Atwell
O'Brady: Liam O'Callaghan
Hotelier: Bill Croasdale

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: Carry On England

Kenneth Connor Windsor Davies Patrick Mower Judy Geeson
More concerned with coming to grips with each other than with the enemy, the Carry On team defy every effort to bring order to the ranks of their mixed anti-aircraft unit.
Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Windsor Davies
Unknown: Patrick Mower
Unknown: Judy Geeson
Unknown: Jack Seddon
Unknown: David Pursall
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Capt S Melly: Kenneth Connor
Sgt Maj 'Tiger' Bloomer: Windsor Davies
Sgt Len Able: Patrick Mower
Sgt Tilly Willing: Judy Geeson
Bdr Ready: Jack Douglas
Pte Alice Easy: Diane Langton
Gr Shorthouse: Melvyn Hayes
Pte Sharp: Joan Sims
Brigadier: Peter Jones
Carstairs: Peter Butterworth

: 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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