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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Television Turmoil
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman with James Cox at the Liberal Party Conference.
Sports news from Bob Wilson and Sally Jones
Regional news and travel updates at 7.15, 7.45, 8.15 Weather Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, 8.25


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

: Neighbours

: Star Memories

Today Nick Ross talks to Fulton Mackay (R)


Talks: Nick Ross
Unknown: Fulton MacKay

: The Flintstones

Seeing Doubles
When a bowling match clashes with a dinner date with their wives, Fred and Barney discover who they really are - or do they?
A HANNA BARBERA production

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and your birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenter Jane Hardy
Guests Robin Kingsland Nicola Katrak
Story: Bryan and Ryan Keep Fit by SONYA DANN (R) and Wlllo the Wisp Holidays (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenter: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Robin Kingsland
Unknown: Nicola Katrak
Unknown: Sonya Dann

: Five to Eleven

with Jan Harvey


Unknown: Jan Harvey

: Dr Klldare

A four-part story
3: Adrift in a Sea of Confusion The problems of the Rush family and Jerry's grieving give Kildare a clue about the epidemic....
(R) (For cast see page 34. Part 4 tomorrow at 11.5am)

: Wildlife on One

The Bat That Cracked the Frog Code
Narrated by David Attenborough In the depths of the Panamanian jungle
'Batman' extraordinaire
Merlin Tuttle has established contact with a strange intelligence - trachops, the fringe-lipped bat!
This space-age flying machine is equipped with an array of echo location and decoding devices as elaborate as any spy plane.
Photography RODGER JACKMAN Written and produced by KEENAN SMART BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Merlin Tuttle
Unknown: Rodger Jackman
Produced By: Keenan Smart

: Dallas

The Sting
Will Bobby and Ray thwart J.R.?
Directed by LARRY EUKANN (R) (For cast see page 47)


Written By: David Paulsen
Directed By: Larry Eukann

: One O'Clock News



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Danny finds that being an adult can be lonely.

: Life File

In January 1955, reports of injured passengers trapped in the wreckage of a derailed train inspired Dr John Collins to set up a unique mobile medical care unit based at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. Thirty-two years on, that unit is still going as other health authorities are beginning to take notice.
Kay Alexander looks at the work of the DRI Flying Squad and the man who started it. Producer DAVID NELSON


Unknown: Dr John Collins
Unknown: Kay Alexander
Producer: David Nelson

: Breakfast In Paris

Barbara Parkins Rod Mullinar
Jackie Wyatt may be a successful, beautiful and ambitious designer, but in her world of high fashion 'love' is highly evasive. Determined never to become emotionally entangled again, she meets a handsome young photographer, Michael Bames , on a plane bound for Paris.
Their relationship gets off to an uneasy and stormy start.
Screenplay by MORRIS DALTON Produced and directed by JOHN D. LAMARD
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Barbara Parkins
Unknown: Rod Mullinar
Unknown: Jackie Wyatt
Unknown: Michael Bames
Unknown: Morris Dalton
Directed By: John D. Lamard
Jackie Wyatt: Barbara Parkins
Michael Barnes: Rod Mullinar
Pierre: Jack Lenoir
Millie: Elspeth Ballantyne
Marcel: Jeremy Higgins
Henri: Graham Stanley
Craig: Christopher Milne
Flower Girl: Jennie Lamono

: Night Life

In this award-winning documentary Robin Lehman looks at the fascinating sea creatures in the cold seas around Ireland.
Directed by ROBIN LEHMAN


Unknown: Robin Lehman
Directed By: Robin Lehman

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Tottie
The Doll's Wish by Rumer Godden (R)

: Wizbit

by BARRY MURRAY starring Paul Daniels
Wooly the Rabbit, Squidgy Bog, Spoof and Bluff return to the strange walled city of Puzzlepolis.
Directed by PAUL BISHOP (R)


Unknown: Barry Murray
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Directed By: Paul Bishop

: Beat the Teacher

with Bruno Brookes
Teacher or pupil, who will make it through to today's end game?


Unknown: Bruno Brookes

: Thundercats: Sixth Sense

Cheetara is taken over by forces from an alien spacecraft which is lost.

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
Expedition to the USSR
The Moscow State Circus! Caron and Yvette never dreamed they'd actually be performing themselves when they visited one of the world's most famous circuses. But when the members of top trapeze act, the Moscow Builders said they could teach them a trick or two, the girls bravely accepted the challenge - and lived to tell the tale! Don't miss them in action in the big top!


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding

: The Flintstones: How to Pick a Fight With Your Wife Without Really Trying

Fred and Barney find Gazoo's marriage counselling is a disaster!
A HANNA-BARBERA production

: Six O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather MICHAEL FISH

: 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 Mike Smith and Gary Davies Lighting GEOFF BEECH Sound ALAN MACHIN
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Production STANLEY APPEL


Introduced By: Mike Smith
Introduced By: Gary Davies
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Designer: Grenville Horner
Producer: Michael Hurll
Unknown: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
"Den, it looks like I'm going to be a daddy in my own right soon...."
EastEnders video: EastEnders: The Queen Vic BBCV 4024, £7.99 from retailers
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: 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
Dem Bones, Dem Bones.... Tonight the Bodymatters team take their skeleton out of the cupboard and explore the mystery of living bone, with the help of footballer Ian Knight and the Hassani Brothers' human pyramid.
Discover why you need to look after your bones and how your bones look after you.
Programme associate JOHN JUNKIN Director STUART MACDONALD Series editor DAVID FILKIN


Unknown: Dr Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Unknown: Ian Knight
Unknown: John Junkin
Director: Stuart MacDonald
Editor: David Filkin
Producer: Katharine Everett

: Only Fools and Horses....: The Miracle of Peckham

by John Sullivan
Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst with Buster Merryfield

Del's attempt to help the local parish church is thwarted when rain stops play.
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Albert: Buster Merryfield
Fr. O'Keith: P.G. Stephens
Biffo: John Pierce Jones
Australian reporter: Peter Wickham
American reporter: Carol Cleveland
Man in church: James Richardson

: Nine O'Clock News

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

: Blackadder the Third: 1: Dish and Dishonesty

by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton
England, 1760-1815.
A golden age of wealth, power and discovery. But not for E. Blackadder Esq, butler to the Prince Regent.
The new Prime Minister Pitt the Younger (aged 13¾) plans to bankrupt the prince. As usual, Blackadder takes his master's side (and indeed his wallet). A rip-roaring tale of sex and politics, not to be missed for its libel-action opportunities.
"Brimming with corruption and deviancy, yum yum yum" (Hansard)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Prince George: Hugh Laurie
Mrs Miggins: Helen Atkinson Wood
His own great-great grandfather: Vincent Hanna
Sir Talbot Buxomly, MP: Denis Lill
Pitt the Younger: Simon Osborne
Pitt the Even Younger: Dominic Martelli
Ivor Biggun: Geoffrey McGivern

: Conference Question Time

from Harrogate
In the week of the Liberal
Party Assembly, the general public will have the opportunity to debate the issues of the week with leading politicians. Director ANN MORLEY


Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Anna Carragher
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: The Chicago Way

The Real Untouchables
On the eve of the opening of Brian de Palma 's new feature film, The Untouchables, those involved describe the dramatic re-creation of gangland Chicago in the 1920s.
With Sean Connery ,
Kevin Costner , Brian de Palma and David Mamet
Narrated by David Castell Produced by COLIN BURROWS and DAVID CASTELL
A SPECIAL TREATS production (A selection from the series The
Untouchables begins tomorrow at


Unknown: Brian de Palma
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Brian de Palma
Unknown: David Mamet
Unknown: David Castell
Produced By: Colin Burrows
Produced By: David Castell

: How to Shoot Sharks

Ron and Val Taylor filmed the most dangerous shark in the world for the film Jaws. Narrated by Ian Holm Produced by CASEY JONES BBCtv presentation by NEIL NIGHTINGALE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Val Taylor
Unknown: Ian Holm
Produced By: Casey Jones

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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