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: CeefaxAM

starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers

: Leon Errol

in Birthday Blues
When Leon forgets Dorothy's birthday he is happy to buy her a coat from a man in the street. Unfortunately the coat turns out to be warm in more ways than one!
Directed by HAL YATES
An RKO film


Directed By: Hal Yates

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough
Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman
News summaries on the hour and half hour
The latest sports news and comments from Bob Wilson and Sally Jones Timetable
Regional news and travel at 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
Weather with Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, 8.25


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

: Open Air

Eamonn Holmes and Natalie Anglesey invite you to phone them on [number removed]with your views on the weekend's television.
(Answers to your comments at 12. 05pm)
0 FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Natalie Anglesey

: Neighbours

: Comic Roots

Michael Palin looks back in langour at his meteoric rise to stardom with the help of his mum, his old geography teacher. Spike Milligan ,
Terry Jones , the boy next door and D. P. Gumby. Producer TONY LARYEA
Community Programme Unit (R)


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: D. P. Gumby.

: The Flintstones

The Long, Long Weekend
Fred gets a taste of life in the 21st century but soon discovers that, even for a miserable quarry worker, life in the present isn't so bad after all!
A HANNA-BARBERA production

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Mike Amatt , Liz Watts
Story: New Clothes for Alex by MARY DICKINSON


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Liz Watts
Unknown: Mary Dickinson

: Five to Eleven

with Cyril Shaps


Unknown: Cyril Shaps

: Sheriff Hoot Kloot

Gold Struck

: Dallas

Cuba Libre
Why does an ardent capitalist like J.R. want to visit Cuba? Money, of course. (For cast see page 80) (R)

: Open Air

Bob Wellings ,
Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes open the airwaves to the viewers ... and try to persuade the programme makers to answer your queries.


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: One O'Clock News

Today's national and international news from the BBC newsroom Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Des seeks Daphne's advice about marriage and realises his true feelings towards her.
This week's cast:


Unknown: Bradley Kilpatrick
Written By: Bradley Kilpatrick
Written By: Ray Harding.
Written By: Phillip Ryall
Written By: Nicholas Langton
Unknown: Christine Scholfield
Unknown: Christine McCourt
Directed By: Andrew Friedman.
Directed By: Mark Callan
Max Ramsay: Francis Bell
Shane Ramsay: Peter O'Brien
Danny Ramsay: David Clencie
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Scott Robinson: Jason Donovan
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Daphne Lawrence: Elaine Smith
Zoe Davis: Ally Fowler
Madge Mitchell: Anne Charleston
Clive Gibbons: Geoff Paine
Eileen Clarke: Myra De Groot
Lucy Robinson: Kylie Flinker
Mike Young: Guy Pearce
Nikki Dennison: Charlene Fenn
Andrea Townsend: Regina Gaigalas
: Bradley Townsend

: The Outlaw

Jane Russell
Walter Huston
Thomas Mitchell
When Doc Holliday rides into Lincoln City, he is surprised to find that his old friend
Pat Garrett is now the local sheriff. Bemoaning the theft of his favourite horse, Red, Holliday discovers the man responsible to be Billy the Kid, a young outlaw with an exceptionally fast draw....
Story and screenplay by JULES FURTHMAN
Produced and directed by HOWARD HUGHES
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Walter Huston
Unknown: Thomas Mitchell
Unknown: Doc Holliday
Unknown: Pat Garrett
Play By: Jules Furthman
Directed By: Howard Hughes
Rio: Jane Russell
Billy: Jack Buetel
Pat Garrett: Thomas Mitchell
Doc Holliday: Walter Huston
Aunt Guadelupe: Mimi Aguglia
Woodruff: Joseph Sawyer
Dolan: Emory Parnell
Waiter: Martin Garralga
Pablo: Julian Rivero

: Cartoon

The Sleeping Princess

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

Jimbo and the Jet Set: A Little Big Problem
Jimbo is a small jet plane - built by an aircraft designer who can't tell the difference between inches and centimetres.
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS
Voices Peter Hawkins Susan Sheridan
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Directed By: Keith Learner

: What's Inside?: Parties and Festivals

Floella Benjamin with David, Elizabeth, Eriko, Ivan, James, Larissa and children from
East Acton First School.
Story: Amar's City by Peter Bonnici
Illustrations by Lisa Kopper
Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Author of story: Peter Bonnici
Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Storyteller: Saeed Jaffrey
Musical Director: Richard Brown
Designer: Richard Dupre
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Ratman: The Big Bubblegum Trouble

starring Roland Rat Superstar with Bob Todd as the Fiddler
Written by Colin Bostock-Smith and David Claridge
World leaders mysteriously struck dumb - a letter from the owner of a bubblegum shop. Two seemingly unconnected events. Or is this another case for Ratman?


Writer: Colin Bostock-Smith
Writer: David Claridge
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Director: Peter Leslie
Himself: Roland Rat
The Fiddler: Bob Todd

: The Voyages of Dr Dolittle: Our Town of Puddleby

The Doctor has arrived back in Puddleby but he gets a nasty shock when he discovers what's happened to his house ...(R)

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes Will Mrs Green make it twice in a row or can Karamjit Singh Lally from Wolverhampton take up the challenge and Beat the Teacher?


Presenter: Bruno Brookes
Contestant: Mrs Green
Contestant: Karamjit Singh Lally
Devised by: Clive Doig
Production: Sally Fraser

: Newsround

with Roger Finn Helen Rollason and John Craven
What's happening today in the world? The Newsround team bring you the big stories of the day and explain the facts behind them. Editor JOHN CRAVEN


Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Helen Rollason
Unknown: John Craven
Editor: John Craven

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
The Battle of Audley End!
When the British Redcoats came face-to-face with the massed ranks of the American and French armies, in a spectacular re-enactment from the American War of Independence, Dragoon Keating charged with the 17th Light Dragoons, Infantryman Curry fired his musket with the Second Massachussetts Lights and Naval Officer Fielding valiantly defended her ground with a heavy blast of cannon fire!
Find out who was on the winning side when the American Revolution - 1980s style - crossed the Atlantic.


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

: The Flintstones: Two Men on a Dinosaur

Gazoo's skill at picking the winners of the dinosaur races soon lands Fred and Barney in a heap of trouble!
A Hanna-Barbera production

: Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: 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. Producer JON PLOWMAN


Unknown: Join Terry
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Doctor Who: Time and the Rani: Part 3

Starring Sylvester McCoy with Bonnie Langford
The third of a four-part adventure by Pip and Jane Baker
Excerpts from the TARDIS dictionary disc:
Plasma (noun): substance found in human blood
Tetrap (noun): savage extraterrestrial with strange dietary habits
Eyrie (noun): dwelling place for large winged creatures, with one entrance and no exit.
Ceefax Subtitles


Writer: Pip Baker
Writer: Jane Baker
Incidental music: Keff McCulloch
Visual effects designer: Colin Mapson
Script editor: Andrew Cartmel
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Andrew Morgan
Rani: Kate O'Mara
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Beyus: Donald Pickering
Faroon: Wanda Ventham
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
Urak: Richard Gauntlett
Ikona: Mark Greenstreet
Lanisha: John Segal
Special voices: Peter Tuddenham
Special voices: Jacki Webb

: Hi-de-Hi!

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
featuring and
Camp controller Alec Foster is systematically sacking just about everyone - can no one save the entertainment staff?


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Film 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, DFC: 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
Boy: Peter Waddington
Sammy: Kenneth Connor

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates
A problem has developed in the relationship between John and his son Toby.
Designer JOHN ANDERSON Directed by SUE BYSH Produced by RAY butt


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Designer: John Anderson
Directed By: Sue Bysh
Produced By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Kate: Belinda Lang
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Wendy: Wendy Allnutt
Mrs Lemenski: Irene Prador
Toby: William Bates

: Nine O'Clock News

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

: Panorama

Dying to Win - Drugs in Sport
The biggest problem facing sport, says Olympic
Champion Sebastian Coe , is the growing use of drugs.
It's not just cheating; it can kill and it's big business. A former British track star is in America facing charges of dealing in counterfeit steroids and there's a multi-million-pound black market in Britain too.
With ministers next week discussing tougher controls, John Penycate talks to the dealers and the users of 'gear'. He reports on how athletes beat the tests with new drugs and techniques like 'blood doping' and asks, are the governing bodies of sport turning a blind eye to those who may be dying to win?


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Talks: John Penycate
Editor: David Dickinson

: Lovejoy: The Judas Pair

by Ian La Frenais
starring Ian McShane with Guest stars
Murder and theft lead Lovejoy into a deadly game with a mysterious collector, whose passion for antique pistols is strong enough to kill again.
Created for television by IAN LA FRENAIS from the Lovejoy books by JONATHAN GASH


Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Television By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: 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
Michael: Anthony Valentine
Dr La Grange: Mark Kingston
Muriel: Alison Skilbeck
Ronald: Richard Kay
Alexander: Pa Vel Douglas
Supt Blythe: Anthony Dutton
Det Sgt Ross: Stephen Bent
Antiques lady: Peggy Shields

: Film 87

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases.
La Bamba charts the tragically short life of rock 'n' roll legend Ritchie Valens. In eight short months he made three top ten records, including La Bamba, recently No 1 in the British charts.
Extreme Prejudice - Nick Nolte portrays a Texas Ranger, and Powers Boothe plays a drug baron. Former childhood friends, they're now on opposite sides of the law. And from New York, Tom Brook reports on the phenomenal success of Beverly Hills Cop II, the hit film in America this summer, and talks to its star, Eddie Murphy.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Reporter: Tom Brook
Interviewee: Eddie Murphy
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Glass

The first of four programmes Shaping Glass
Molten glass is a bizarre material - a thick syrup, easily shaped into all sorts of weird and wonderful designs. From psychedelic Egyptian jars to new power cells, glass has been shaped for 4,500 years.
Series producer BRIGIT BARRY Producer PAUL SIMONS (R)


Producer: Brigit Barry
Producer: Paul Simons

: 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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