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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Wrong Direction
When a director walks off the set at Magnet Studios they call for the assistant director to finish the film.
It looks like it will be Edgar Kennedy 's moment of glory. Directed by ALF GOULDING
An RKO film


Unknown: Edgar Kennedy
Directed By: Alf Goulding

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman includes live reports from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on the day of leader Neil Kinnock 's speech.
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour
The latest sports news and comments from Bob Wilson and Sally Jones
Regional news and travel updates at 7.15, 7.45, 8.15 Weather forecast from Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, 8.25


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Leader: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Open Air

Pattie Coldwell and Mike Shaft with the early edition of the programme where you, the viewer, set the agenda


Unknown: Mike Shaft

: Neighbours

: Labour Party Conference 1987

Live coverage of the morning session of Labour's
Conference at Brighton
Commentators Sir Robin Day and David Dimbleby with Vivian White
OB producer DAVE PICKTHALL Deputy editor JAMES HOGAN Editor PHILIP CAMPBELL including at
10.00* News and Weather


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Virginia Ashcombe
Producer: Dave Pickthall
Editor: James Hogan
Editor: Philip Campbell

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and your birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenters Stuart Bradley Elizabeth Watts
Story: Mr Jumble 's Secondhand Store by MABEL WATTS (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenters: Stuart Bradley
Presenters: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Mr Jumble
Unknown: Mabel Watts

: Five to Eleven

with Diana Quick

: Labour Party Conference 1007

Further coverage of the morning session of Labour's Conference at Brighton including at
12.00* News and Weather

: Open Air

Pattie Coldwell and Bob Wellings give you the chance to voice your criticisms, comments and praise on last night's television. Ring [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Wellings

: One O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather BERNARD DAVEY


Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Madge's daughter, Charlene, brings unexpected news.
Clive comes up with an idea for publicising the coffee shop which involves the whole neighbourhood.

: The Journey

starring Yul Brynner Deborah Kerr
A group of foreigners stranded in Hungary during the 1956 uprising are detained within sight of the border by a charming, but dedicated, Russian officer who suspects that one of them is a Hungarian in diseruise.
Screenplay by GEORGE TABORI Produced and directed by ANATOLE LITVAK
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: George Tabori
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Diana Ashmore: Deborah Kerr
Major Surov: Yul Brynner
Jugh Deverill: Robert Morley
Harold Rhinelander: E. G. Marshall
Paul: Jason Robards Jr
Margie Rhinelander: Anne Jackson
Billy Rhinelander: Ronny Howard
Flip Rhinelander: Flip Mark
Csepege: Kurt Kasznar
Simon Avron: David Kossoff
Tekel Hafouli: Gerard Oury
Francoise Hafouli: Marie Daems
Eva: Anouk Aimee

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:
Henry's Cat: Treasure Hunt
Henry's Cat dreams of adventure on the Golden
Lolly and has a race to find buried treasure.
Narrated and directed by Bob Godfrey


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward
Directed By: Bob Godfrey
Script: Stan Hayward
Unknown: Mike Hayes

: Sebastian, the Incredible Drawing Dog!

with Michael Barrymore The Barking Cat
Today's story is about
Blossom, the barking cat!
Mrs Honey takes Blossom to an animal impersonator; the outcome of which has unforeseen consequences. Devised and illustrated by DAVID MYERS


Unknown: Michael Barrymore
Unknown: Mrs Honey
Illustrated By: David Myers
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes The contestants are still sitting and Elton John is still standing on today's edition of Beat the Teacher.


Presented By: Bruno Brookes
Presented By: Elton John

: Bad Boyes

Comedy serial in six episodes by JIM AND DUNCAN ELDRIDGE 3: On the Run Bryan helps his teachers, hides, pet-sits, anything - because the Slug wants revenge!
Executive producer PAUL STONE Producer JEREMY SWAN


Unknown: Duncan Eldridge
Unknown: Run Bryan
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Bryan Boyes: Steven Kember
Mrs Boyes: Susan Jameson
Slug: Warren Brian
Miss King: Linda Robson
Mr Wiggis: Gregory Cox
Mr Boyes: Dean Harris
Bernetta: Nicola Greenhill
Headmaster: Christopher Owen
Mrs Worple: Christine Ozanne
Mr Worple: Sam Kelly
Police sergeant: Mike Lewin

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes
Episode 1 by BARRY PURCHESE The first day of the new term and the Sixth Form have a new block all to themselves. To everyone's surprise - Zammo is back at school! (For cast see page 80). (R)


Unknown: Barry Purchese

: The Muppet Babies

The Great Cookie Robbery Gonzo eats a whole box of biscuits that he was meant to share with the other Babies. Created for television by JIM HENSON (R)


Television By: Jim Henson

: Six O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: John Kettley

: No Place Like Home

by JOHN E. WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood Arthur's decision to advertise for domestic assistance brings unusual responses.
Sound supervisor ALAN MACHIN Lighting director DAVE LOCK Designer PAUL TRERISE
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Unknown: John E. Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Director: Dave Lock
Designer: Paul Trerise
Directed By: Robin Nash
Arthur: William Gaunt
Beryl: Patricia Garwood
Tervor: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Vera: Ann Penfold
Lorraine: Beverley Adams
Tracy Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Nigel Crabtree: Andrew Charleson
Roger Duff: Roger Martin
Mrs Pilkington: Zelah Clarke
Mrs Dunwoody: Jennie Goossens

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
"There's something up. Sue's nowhere to be seen and Ali ain't giving much away..."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Series Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Henry Foster
Den: Leslie Grantham
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Angie: Anita Dobson
James Willmott-Brown: William Boyde
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Lofty: Tom Watt
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lou: Anna Wing
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Dr Singh: Amerjit Deu
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Darren: Gary McDonald
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Dot: June Brown
Tom: Donald Tandy

: Last of the Summer Wine

by ROY CLARKE starring Michael Aldridge Bill Owen , Peter Sallis with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff in The Really Masculine Purse Compo can't believe his luck when Seymour personally selects him to road-test a revolutionary new concept of a gentleman's purse, what is more, there will be real money provided. For once Compo willingly agrees to help.
Designer STEPHEN PACZAI Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL (R)


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Designer: Stephen Paczai
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley

: You Must Be the Husband

Mummy's Brave Little Soldier Alice seeks inspiration in the unlikeliest of places, while
Tom looks back on a long-lost love - and then forward to a nasty experience at the clinic.
Studio sound MIKE FELTON
Studio lighting RON BRISTOW Designers


Unknown: Colin Bostock-Smith
Unknown: Mike Felton
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Unknown: Jim Clay.
Producer: John Kilby
Tom: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Alice: Diane Keen
Miranda: Sheila Steafel
Gerald: Garfield Morgan
Pat: Brian Hall
Don: Michael Stainton
Doctor: Debbi Blythe
Antonio: David John Pope
Nurse: Annette Badland
Sally: Sally Cranfield

: Nine O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Regional News; Weather

: Truckers

An eight-part series written by JAN NEEDLE
4: Breaking the Eggman Picard is determined to get Trevor's job back for him after Stubs and Nicki Blair frame the 'Eggman' with theft.
Film editor FRAN MCLEAN


Written By: Jan Needle
Unknown: Eggman Picard
Unknown: Nicki Blair
Editor: Fran McLean
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Jan Sargent
Peter Picard: James Hazeldine
Jill: Julie Shipley
Ted, the postman: Joe Belcher
Stubs: Kenneth Cope
Eggman: Trevor Thomas
Nicki Blair: Derek Halligan
Beryl: Jayne Dowell
Debbie: Caroline Ryder
Snoggo: Clive Duncan
: Fogoff Jackcarr
Security guard: Peter Barton
Alan Fletcher: Don Crann
O'Brady: Liam O'Callaghan
Fat Cyrus: Dave Atkins
Maurice Harker: John Hewitt
Mr Macintyre: John Keyes
Bedrock: Daragh O'Malley
Helen: Maggie Pike
Girls at Trevor's house: Lisa Lewis
LINDA: Jane Holmes
Mary Brough: Maureen Beattie
Geraint Lloyd- Jones: Hupryce
Wilson: Finetime Fontayne
Rollo: Maynard Williams
Ray: Paul Angelis
Horse: Peter Christian
Cowboy: Philip Davis

: Happy Birthday Russ

The Variety Club of Great Britain celebrates
Russ Abbot 's 40th birthday with a luncheon at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Russ was bom in Chester and started his musical career while still at school, playing drums with local pop groups. In 1965 he formed a group that was later to be known as the Black Abbots. In 1980
Russ decided to go solo - the rest is history. Happy birthday Russ.
Organised by the Variety Club of Great Britain
Lighting STAN SNAPE Sound vie GODRICH
Television presentation STANLEY APPEL


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Stanley Appel

: Barry Manilow In Japan

Welcome to an hour in the company of Barry Manilow , one of the world's most successful and popular singer-songwriters, seen here performing at the Osaka-Jo Hall in June 1985.
In a lively stage show, Barry performs many classics including
Mandy, Copacabana,
Somewhere in the night and - appropriately - I write the songs.
Executive producers GARRY C. KIEF and BARRY MANILOW
Directed and edited by KUNHIRO SAKAMOTO (R)


Unknown: Barry Manilow
Unknown: Barry Manilow
Edited By: Kunhiro Sakamoto

: 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.

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.

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