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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Feather Your Nest Directed by HAL YATES
An RKO film


Directed By: Hal Yates

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
James Cox reports daily on the Liberal Party Conference in Harrogate


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

: Neighbours

: Star Memories

Today Nick Ross talks to Penelope Keith about her favourite memories of television. (R)


Talks: Nick Ross
Unknown: Penelope Keith

: The Flintstones

The Stonefinger Caper

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Sam's Simple Song by PETER CHARLTON (R) and Wlllo the Wisp Food for Thought (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenter: Jane Hardy
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Peter Charlton

: Five to Eleven

with Jan Harvey Producer RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Jan Harvey
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: Dr Klldare

A four-part story starring with guest stars
2: Gratitude Won't Pay the Bills
The differences between Lou and Irene have blinded them to the confusion of younger brother, Jerry. More cases of the epidemic arrive at Blair.


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Lawton: Lee Kurty
Dr Rush: James Earl Jones
Irene Rush: Diana Sands

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Shugborough, Staffordshire
The capture of a Spanish ship off the Philippines in 1743 provided the Anson family with the wealth to create
Shugborough Hall. Its style and appointments were the best that money could buy. Heraldry expert
David Howard unravels some of the family history, while Arthur looks at the fine furniture. Director FIONA MCKENZIE Producer ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Shugborough Hall.
Unknown: David Howard
Director: Fiona McKenzie
Producer: Robin Drake

: Dallas

Pam makes an announcement that shocks Bobby. A will is read which causes major surprises and has far-reaching repercussions.
Directed by PATRICK DUFFY (R)


Unknown: Robert Sherman
Directed By: Patrick Duffy

: One O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Nikki is forced to make a choice that will affect the rest of her life. Andrea's plans to trap Des suffer a setback when an old adversary returns.


Written By: David Phillips
Written By: Peter Connah.
Written By: Reg Watson
Written By: John Upton
Directed By: Max Varnel.
Max: Francis Bell
Shane: Peter O'Brien
Danny: David Clencie
Jim: Alan Dale
Paul: Stefan Dennis
Scott: Jason Donovan
Helen: Anne Haddy
: Des Paulkeane
Daphne: Elaine Smith
Zoe: Ally Fowler
Madge: Anne Charleston
Clive: Geoff Paine
Eileen: Myra de Groot
: Lucy Kylieflinker
Mike: Guy Pearce
Nikki: Charlene Fenn
Andrea: Regina Gaigalas
Bradley: Bradley Kilpatrick
Laura: Carole Skinner
Miss Davidson: Carmel Millhouse
Jack Lassiter: Alan Hopgood

: Life File

Throughout the week
Kay Alexander examines life and death problems of medicine. The transplant programme moves from success to success. But the hope that each new triumph sparks is set against the lack of donor organs - a lack caused by physicians' reluctance to ask grieving relatives for their permission.
Film editor IAN BELLION Producer JOHN CLARKE


Unknown: Kay Alexander
Editor: Ian Bellion
Producer: John Clarke

: Take Me High

Cliff Richard
Debbie Watling Hugh Griffith George Cole rim Matthews is a swinging, ambitious young banker whose sole object is to wheel and deal just that much better than his rivals. But when his employers post him to
Birmingham instead of New York, the girl he falls in love with changes his life ...
Produced by KENNETH HARPER Directed by DAVID ASKEY 0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Debbie Watling
Unknown: Hugh Griffith
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Christopher Penfold
Produced By: Kenneth Harper
Directed By: David Askey
Tim Matthews: Cliff Richard
Sarah: Debbie Watling
Sir Harry: Hugh Griffith
Bert Jackson: George Cole
Hugo Flaxman: Anthony Andrews
Sir Charles: Richard Wattis
Vicki: Madeline Smith
Molly: Moyra Fraser
Sam: Ronald Hines
Hulbert: Jimmy Gardner
Paul: Noel Travarthen
Boardman: Graham Armitage
Alderaman: John Franklyn-Robbins

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane starting with Tottie
The Doll's Wish by RUMER GODDEN
Tottie, a dutch doll made of wood, and her friends
Mr Plantagenet and Apple live in the doll's house. They are a happy family but, of course, being a doll is very different from being a person. Dolls can't choose. They can only be chosen. (R)


Unknown: Rumer Godden
Unknown: Mr Plantagenet

: Ratman: The Great Garden Gnome Massacre

starring Roland Rat Superstar and Bob Todd as the Fiddler with Jeanette Charles as the Queen
Written by Colin Bostock-Smith and David Claridge
Deep in the HQ of the Ratcave, self-styled crimefighter Ratman eagerly awaits his first mission. The ratphone rings - someone is smashing the queen's garden gnomes! This is a case for Ratman, by royal command.
Back pages: 87


Writer: Colin Bostock-Smith
Writer/Created by: David Claridge
Executive producer: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Director: Peter Leslie
Himself: Roland Rat
The Fiddler: Bob Todd
The Queen: Jeannette Charles

: The Voyages of Dr Dollttle

The Ghost Ship (R)

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes Activity rounds, pop videos and prizes galore to be won - these are just a few of the added ingredients in the new-look Beat the Teacher. The question is, will you dare miss it?
Devised by CLIVE DOIG


Presented By: Bruno Brookes
Unknown: Clive Doig
Unknown: Sally Fraser

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
Expedition to the USSR!: Don't miss the start of Blue Peter's most exciting summer expedition yet. Mark, Caron and Yvette report from the USSR in the 70th anniversary year of the October Revolution. As well as Moscow's Red Square, the famous GUM department store and the marble-panelled Metro, they were allowed to film lots of things many tourists never see, like the Rock Laboratory, the pet market and the pavement artists - who've only just been permitted to sketch members of the public.
Plus all the latest news of Bonnie, Willow and George.


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Designer: Chris Webster
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Flintstones

Masquerade Party
A HANNA BARBERA production

: Six O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom - the latest pictures, stories and events from Britain and around the world.

: London Plus

John Stapleton
Lucy Meacock and Steve Clark 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 Clark
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Rachael Attwell

: Wogan

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


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Programme Associate: Neil Shand
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Peter Estall
Series Producer: John Fisher

: Doctor Who: Time and the Rani: Part 2

Starring Sylvester McCoy with Bonnie Langford
The second of a four-part adventure by Pip and Jane Baker
Excerpts from the TARDIS dictionary disc:
Doctor (noun): a traveller in time and space
Amnesiac (adjective): in a state of loss of memory
Catspaw (noun): person being manipulated by another for unknown reasons
Videos: The Seeds of Death, BBCV 4072, Pyramids of Mars, BBCV 4055 and Death to the Daleks, BBCV 4073 from retailers at £9.99 each


Writer: Pip Baker
Writer: Jane Baker
Incidental music: Keff McCulloch
Make-up designer: Leslie Rawstorne
Script editor: Andrew Cartmel
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Andrew Morgan
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
Ikona: Mark Greenstreet
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Rani: Kate O'Mara
Beyus: Donald Pickering
Urak: Richard Gauntlett
Faroon: Wanda Ventham

: Hi-de-Hi!

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft featuring and DFC
Maplins Holiday Camp, 1960 The New Broom
Alec Foster , the camp controller, threatens the entertainment staff with the sack. Does this mean Peggy will finally get her yellowcoat?
Film director Robin Carr Producer David Croft (R)
* Ceefax Subtitles


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Director: Robin Carr
Producer: David Croft
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Peggy: Su Pollard
Sqn Ldr Clive Dempster : David Griffin
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves: Diane Holland
Julian Dalrymple-Sykes: Ben Aris
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
April: Linda Regan
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boys: Chris Andrews
Dawn: Laura Jackson
Alec Foster: Ewan Hooper
Sammy: Kenneth Connor

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates
John is presented with the opportunity of helping Rick regain his confidence and start to make a comeback.
Produced and directed by RAY BUTT


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Designer: John Anderson
Directed By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Kate: Belinda Lang
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Mrs Arnott: Jean Challis
Rick: Kevin Lloyd
Mrs Lemenski: Irene Prador

: Nine O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom - the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather

: State of Secrecy

Does Britain have the Secret Service it needs? After the Peter Wright case. the Secret Service is in the spotlight as never before.
David Dimbleby investigates its role in Britain today.
If the Secret Service reveals its secrets, how can it do its job? But if nothing is known of it, how can we trust what it does? Should Parliament have the power to oversee its activities?
What are the views of: the judges who have investigated it; the politicians responsible for it; the people who have worked in it?
From Australia and America, past and present Heads of Intelligence give their opinions.
Executive producer TIM GARDAM


Unknown: Peter Wright
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Director: John Wilkinson
Producer: Sarah Nathan
Producer: Tim Gardam

: Lovejoy: Friends, Romans and Enemies

starring Ian McShane
Junk or otherwise, death invariably yields up a fresh supply of objects to the antique trade. But old James Bexton saw everything in pairs, and Lovejoy's own life could be at stake.
Created for television by IAN LA FRENAIS from the Lovejoy books by JONATHAN GASH


Writer: Ian La Frenais
Created for television by: Ian La Frenais
Author of books: Jonathan Gash
Producer: Robert Banks Stewart
Director: Ken Hannam
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Eric: Chris Jury
Nicole: Catherine Strauss
Edward: Burnell Tucker
Amanda: Cassie Stuart
Helen: Jo Ross
Dandy Jack: Geoffrey Bateman
Kate: Charlotte Edwards
Bigelow: Denys Graham
Mrs Springer: Freda Dowie
Curator: Sheila Keith
Brian: Anthony Jackson
Det Sgt Hill: Paul Antrim

: Film 87

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases.
The Untouchables:
Al Capone (Robert De Niro) reigns supreme in Chicago. The time is 1931 - one of prohibition, gang wars and crime syndicates. One man,
Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner ), is determined to stop Capone. Sean Connery is his first recruit, Brian De Palma directs.
Angel Heart: British director Alan Parker talks to Film 87 on the set during the filming of his latest controversial work, which stars
Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro. DirectorDOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE Producer BRUCE THOMPSON


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Brian de Palma
Talks: Alan Parker
Unknown: Mickey Rourke
Unknown: Robert de Niro.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Weather

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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