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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Sunk by the Census
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong including the latest from the Labour Party Conference


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

: Open Air

What entertained, annoyed or provoked you on last night's television? Phone
Bob Wellings on [number removed]and let him know.


Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Neighbours

: Labour Party Conference 1987

Live coverage from Brighton of the third day of the Conference.
Commentators Sir Robin Day and David Dimbleby with Vivian White including at
10.00* News and Weather


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and your birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenters Stuart Bradley and Elizabeth Watts
Story: Mrs Gaddy and the Fast-Growing Vine by WILSON GAGE (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenters: Stuart Bradley
Presenters: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Mrs Gaddy
Unknown: Wilson Gage

: Five to Eleven

with Diana Quick

: Labour Party Conference 1987

further coverage from Brighton including at
12.00* News and Weather

: Open Air

Bob Wellings and Pattie Coldwell invite the programme makers whom you want to interview into the studio.
Ring them on [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: One O'clock News

from the BBC newsroom


Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Mike and Charlene go job hunting. Helen makes an offer which creates a potentially explosive situation.

: Knots Landing

The Burden of Proof
Val is jailed but Abby suspects it's all a plot to get Gary back. Richard starts to act suspiciously.
Written 6y DIANA GOULD


Unknown: Diana Gould
Directed By: Alexander Singer
Valene Ewing: Joan Van Ark
Gary Ewing: Ted Shackelford
Abby Cunningham: Donna Mills
Karen Mackenzie: Michele Lee
Mack Mackenzie: Kevin Dobson
Lilimae Clements: Julie Harris
Laura Avery: Constance McCashin
Richard Avery: John Pleshette
Chip Roberts: Michael Sabatino
Diana Fairgate: Claudia Lonow
Kenny Ward: James Houghton
Ginger Ward: Kim Lankford
Det Sgt Janet Baines: Joanna Pettet

: Valerie

starring with A Night to Remember
Willie goes on his first date and takes brother Mark as chaperone, then wishes he hadn't.
Written by R. J. COLLEARY


Written By: R. J. Colleary
Directed By: Tony Mordente
Valerie Hogan: Valerie Harper
David Hogan: Jason Bateman
Willie Hogan: Danny Ponce
Mark Hogan: Jeremy Light
Jenny: Gina Vinaggia
Maryanne: Amy Green

: Make 'em Laugh

Fighting Mad
This week Mark Curry looks at some classic silent films featuring crazy comic fights including a rare clip of Stan Laurel (without Ollie). Directed by MARTIN HUGHES Produced by JOHN BUTTERBY BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Stan Laurel
Directed By: Martin Hughes
Produced By: John Butterby

: Gardeners' Direct Line

The live TV phone-in that'll keep your garden blooming, with Geoffrey Smith and Peter Seabrook
Solve your gardening problems from the comfort of your armchair.
To take part ring
Leeds(0532)[number removed]between 11.30am and 2.30pm. Give us your question and we'll take it from there!
Introduced by John Thirlwell Director MARCEL GUILLOU Producer MIKE ROBERTSON BBC Leeds


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Introduced By: John Thirlwell
Director: Marcel Guillou
Producer: Mike Robertson

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

Caterpillar Trail
with Stuart Bradley
Why do bees dance? Can a gorilla learn sign language, and why is the letter 'V' important to a police puppy? Follow the trail with Stuart and get the message.


Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Andy Crane
Presenter ("Caterpillar Trail"): Stuart Bradley
Film Director ("Caterpillar Trail"): Anne Denehy
Studio Director ("Caterpillar Trail"): Fay Woolf
Series Producer ("Caterpillar Trail"): Barbara Roddam

: Wacky Races

The Ski Resort Road Race Here they go again - that well-known villain Dick Dastardly and his pal Muttley. (R)


Unknown: Dick Dastardly

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes Will anyone ever fill the end-game board to win the personal prize of their choice?
Maybe today will be someone's lucky day at last.


Presenter: Bruno Brookes

: Hartbeat: Heat and Light

An exciting approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart and Margot Wilson.
There's a thermal camera and a rocket launcher, computer pictures and heliographic painting, and Tony does a vanishing act! Look out for your work in today's Gallery.
If you are 15 or under and would like to send a picture to the Gallery, send your entry to: Hartbeat, BBCtv, [address removed]. There's a prize for any that are shown if your name, age and address are on the back. But sorry, none can be returned.


Presenter: Tony Hart
Co-presenter: Margot Wilson
Assistant Producer: Claire Winyard
Producer: Christopher Tandy

: Newsround

: Kin of the Castle

'Birthdays lose their charm after the first 165,' declares 464-year-old Phenomena. What about Cecil who's only 112?


Writer: Nick Symons
Writer: Sandi Toksvig
Incidental Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Paul Montague
Executive Producer: Paul Stone
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Sackville: James Aidan
Crypes: Aubrey Woods
Phenomena: Anna Quayle
Cecil: Simeon Pearl
Pamela: Joely Richardson
Skeleton: John Asquith
Great Aunt Fanny: Sheila Bernette
Noel: James Bree

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Today featuring Bugs Bunny in Rabbit's Feat, Betty Boop in Is My Palm Read? and Tom and Jerry in Fit To Be Tied.


Unknown: Betty Boop
Producer: David Platt

: Six O'Clock News



Unknown: John Kettley

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

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

: The Muppet Show

Miss Piggy and today's guest Cheryl Ladd have a little misunderstanding when her 'chops' are admired but its all smoothed out in their duet I'm a Girl. Rowlfs piano playing is criticised by the master himself - well his bust anyway (you've got to do something for a living). Producer JIM HENSON


Unknown: Cheryl Ladd
Producer: Jim Henson

: Bergerac

Created by ROBERT BANKS STEWART starring John Nettles in The Tennis Racket by TERRY JAMES with Terence Alexander Louise Jameson and featuring Sean Arnold Deborah Grant , Mela White Guest stars Reece Dinsdale Jonathan Moore
Constance Chapman
Rory O'Brien , tennis star, is not Bergerac's favourite personality. Fortunately, liking him is not part of the job. Unfortunately, protecting him is ...
Theme music by GEORGE FENTON Produced by JONATHAN ALWYN Directed by LES CHATFIELD (R)


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Terry James
Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: Louise Jameson
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Deborah Grant
Unknown: Reece Dinsdale
Unknown: Jonathan Moore
Unknown: Constance Chapman
Unknown: Rory O'Brien
Music By: George Fenton
Produced By: Jonathan Alwyn
Directed By: Les Chatfield
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charles Hungerford: Terence Alexander
Rory O'Brien: Reece Dinsdale
Frank: Jonathan Moore
Kate: Constance Chapman
John McKennan: Andrew Burt
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Susan: Louise Jameson
Deborah: Deborah Grant
Diamante Lil: Mela White
Peggy: Nancy Mansfield
Goddard: Jolyon Baker
Gerald Green: Michael Lees
Monty: Jonathan Stratt
Haskins: Ian Sharp
Reporter: James Mansfield
Baldwin: Robert Farrant

: Points of View

Anne Robinson with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Producer VICKI MARRIOTT Please send letters to:
Points of View. BBCtv Centre, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Vicki Marriott

: Nine O'Clock News

Regional News; Weather

: Rough Justice

with David Jessel
When Lightning Strikes Thrice
Following an armed robbery in Shropshire in 1984, three men were arrested and jailed. One of them, Stephen Paul Spencer, was convicted on identification evidence alone, the most notorious cause of miscarriages of justice. And the jailed man has reason to know - Spencer has been wrongfully imprisoned twice in the past.
Now new evidence discovered by Rough Justice argues that lightning has struck, wrongly, a third time. Studio director PIETER MORPURGO Producer JOHN SMITHSON
Series producer RITCHIE COGAN


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Stephen Paul
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: John Smithson
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider
Now entering its 20th year, Sportsnight returns with a healthy diet of top sporting action and news featuring tonight:
European Football
Action and news from a busy night of first-round matches. English clubs are missing again this season. The spotlight falls on Scotland's representatives - DUNDEE UNITED, ST MIRREN, ABERDEEN, CELTIC and RANGERS who face stiff opposition from the crack Soviet team DYNAMO KIEV in the European Cup. Welsh eyes will be on Italy where the giant-killing part-timers of MERTHYR TYDFIL will be defending their 2-1 lead over ATALANTA.
Frank Bruno continued his quest for a shot at Mike Tyson's World Heavyweight title on the Barrett/Duff promotion at Wembley last night.
Television presentation: Football BILL MALCOLM Boxing MARTIN WEBSTER


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: St Mirren. Aberdeen.
Unknown: Merthyr Tydfil
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Mike Tyson
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Bill Malcolm
Unknown: Martin Webster
Producer: Charles Balchin
Editor: John Rowlinson

: 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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