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: CeefaxAM

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

: Leon Errol

in Cactus Cutup
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman


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

: Open Air

Eamonn Holmes invites you to phone him on [number removed]with your views on the weekend's television.
Natalie Anglesey and Mike Shaft are the reporters.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Mike Shaft

: Kilroy

with Robert Kilroy-Silk
Continuing the successful Day to Day formula,
Robert Kilroy-Silk discusses the issues you are talking about. For studio audience details, ring [number removed](9.00am to 6.00pm) Directors


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Linda Marsh.
Producers: Di Burgess.
Editor: John Getgood
Editor: David Wickham

: News and Weather followed by The Flintstones

Glue for Two
Fred mis-invents a new super-glue, so it's no surprise when he and Barney find themselves really stuck with each other!
A HANNA BARBERA production (R)

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenters Chloe Ashcroft and Lloyd Johnston
Story: Castles in the Air and Bran by JOANNE AND MICHAEL COLE Narrated by Patricia Hayes Gran's Bike (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenters: Michael Cole
Unknown: Patricia Hayes

: Five to Eleven

with Paul Alexander


Unknown: Paul Alexander

: Open Air

Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes open the airwaves to the viewers and try to persuade the programme makers to answer your queries.
Phone them on [number removed].


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: News and Weather followed by DrKildare

The last of five episodes starring with guest stars and Out of a Concrete Tower
Stung by Yvonne's suicide attempt, Orloff confronts
Noyes and, although there is a tragic outcome, a brilliant young doctor finally realises there is more to his vocation than a knowledge of medical facts. (R)


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Lee Karty: Nurse Zoe Lawton
Dr Carl Noyes: William Shatner
Dr Milton Orloff: Martin Balsam
Yvonne Barlow: Joanna Pettet
Jaime Angel: Jack Nicholson

: Only Fools and Horses.....: The Russians are Coming

by John Sullivan starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst with Lennard Pearce.
Del and Rodney discover that three tons of lead is not all it appears to be. It could even be used in case of war.


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Sergeant Eric: Derek Newark

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

The great pancake-making competition begins, but Madge has other things on her mind.
(For cast see page 83. Shown again tomorrow at 9.00am)
0 FEATURE: page 15

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly
Each week seven contestants selected from 14 European countries compete in a new, exciting general knowledge quiz to find the ultimate
European champion who will win a ringside seat at the 1988 Olympic Games in Korea. Daily winners of this quiz will appear again on Thursday to try for a place in the semi-finals in December. Executive producer BILL MASON BBCtv director STEVE CHILVER A REG GRUNDY production in association with BBCtv


Producer: Bill Mason
Director: Steve Chilver

: Ironside: Something for Nothing

Written by Anthony Terpiloff and Steven Kandel.

Loan sharks have teeth sharp enough to kill... Ironside enlists the help of a nightclub singer to catch a particularly nasty shark.


Writer: Anthony Terpiloff
Writer: Steven Kandel
Director: Robert Butler
Robert T. Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Tommy Cusack: James Farentino
Verna Cusack: Susan Saint James

: Hudson and Halls

Cooking, antics, grins, guffaws and guests ...
Peter Hudson and David Halls present more of their favourite recipes in their own unique style.
Special guest Karen Kay Produced and directed by ALAN WALSH
A BBCtv production in association with FRIDAY PRODUCTIONS LTD BBC North West


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls
Unknown: Karen Kay
Directed By: Alan Walsh

: The Pink Panther Show: Put Put Pink, French Freud, Pink is a Many Splintered Thing

Presenting the optimistic, indestructible panther.
Today Put Put Pink, French Freud, Pink is a Many Splintered Thing (R)

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Jimbo and the Jet Set
April Fools' Day
Directed by keith LEARNER (R)


Directed By: Keith Learner

: What's Inside?: Water

Floella Benjamin with DAVID. ELIZABETH, ERIKO IVAN, JAMES and LARISSA Story: The Waterfall by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by USA KOPPER Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Producer SHEILA FRASER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Peter Bonnici
Illustrations By: Usa Kopper
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Ratman: The Fall and Rise of a Superhero: Part 1

starring Roland Rat Superstar and Alexei Sayle as Fatman
Roland is bored and is losing his lust for the superhero life. Meanwhile, a new superhero seems to be taking over doing deeds of daring and saving people - Fatman.


Writer: Colin Bostock-Smith
Writer: David Claridge
Assistant Producer: Peter Leslie
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Fatman in: Alexei Sayle
Police chief: John Challis

: Ewoks: Rampage of the Phlogs

The Phlogs are convinced that the Ewoks kidnapped one of their babies, and set out to destroy the village.

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes Can Miss Sangster retain her champion status or will Daniel Fielder from Sir
Henry Cooper School in Hull manage to knock her out? Devised by CUVE DOIG


Presented By: Bruno Brookes
Unknown: Daniel Fielder
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Sally Fraser

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding


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

: Masterteam 87

Presented by Angela Rippon Tonight sees the beginning of nine weeks of fierce competition to see who will win the title of Masterteam 87.
Over 60 teams will try to emulate the success of last year's winners, The Antrim Coasters. The first teams to take up the challenge are Daddy's Boys and Ron's Raiders. Assistant producer JAN BINNIE-GORDON
Executive producer DAVE ROSS Producer PETER FITTON


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Producer: Jan Binnie-Gordon
Producer: Dave Ross
Producer: Peter Fitton

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather Michael

: 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: Rachel Attwell

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for live entertainment.


Unknown: Join Terry

: Doctor Who: Paradise Towers: Part 3

starring Sylvester McCoy with Bonnie Langford
The third of a four-part adventure by Stephen Wyatt
In which the Doctor gets his second chance at the 327 appendix 3 subsection 9 death and Mel finds out whether or not the Musclebrain really is a scaredy cat.


Writer: Stephen Wyatt
Incidental Music: Keff McCulloch
Visual effects designer: Simon Tayler
Script Editor: Andrew Cartmel
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Nicholas Mallett
Tabby: Elizabeth Spriggs
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
Tilda: Brenda Bruce
Deputy Chief Caretaker: Clive Merrison
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Bin Liner: Annabel Yuresha
Fire Escape: Julie Brennon
Pex: Howard Cooke
Chief Caretaker: Richard Briers
Maddy: Judy Cornwell
Blue Kang leader: Catherine Cusack
Video commentary: Simon Coady

: Brush Strokes

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhorn Elizabeth Counsell with Mike Walling Jackie Lye
Howard Lew Lewis Erika Hoffman
Jacko tries to do right by a customer and incurs Lionel's wrath. Sandra continues to refuse his advances, but is upset when he accompanies a mysterious redhead to a party.
Produced and directed by MANDIE FLETCHER


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Mike Walling
Unknown: Jackie Lye
Unknown: Howard Lew Lewis
Unknown: Erika Hoffman
Designer: Jo Day
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Jacko: Karl Howman
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Eric: Mike Walling
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Lesley: Erika Hoffman
Mr Hadley: Michael Graham Cox

: Whatever Next....

starring Noel Edmonds Are you a good judge of human nature? Are you able to forecast the outcome of difficult and unusual situations? Can you tell from a person's appearance how they vote, which papers they read or the colour of their underwear? If you are a people-watcher, you'll love playing Whatever Next ... Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Lighting ALAN JEFFERY


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Unknown: Alan Jeffery
Designer: Michael Young
Unknown: Michael Hurll

: Nine O'clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Panorama

Arms Control - Checking on Cheating
How do the superpowers check the other side isn't cheating on its arms control treaty obligations? This extraordinary process, known as 'verification', is the single issue still preventing the United States and the Soviet Union from signing their first arms control treaty this decade; and without the treaty, there'll be no
Washington superpower summit either.
Tom Mangold explains how verification has become the litmus test of superpower relations, and how it has been politically manipulated by each side. On the eve of Secretary of State George Schulz 's visit to Moscow,
Panorama reports from the Soviet Union, from Geneva, from the United States and from inside the cruise missile base at Greenham Common. Producer SARAH MANWARING WHITE Editor- DAVID DICKINSON


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: George Schulz
Producer: Sarah Manwaring White
Editor: David Dickinson

: Lovejoy

Ian McShane as Lovejoy in The March of Time by MURRAY SMITH , with Guest stars
Created for television by IAN LA FRENAIS from the Lovejoy books by JONATHAN GASH


Unknown: Ian McShane
Unknown: Murray Smith
Television By: Ian La Frenais
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Eric: Chris Jury
Sophy: Lysette Anthony
Michael: James Aubrey
Rick: Laurence Harrington
Det Sgt Drabble: John Scholes
Berwick: Geoffrey Drew
Motorcyle policeman: Andrew Cuthbert
Sergeant Major: Iain Rattray
Adjutant: Charles Rogers
Auctioneer: Will Kenton
Nick: Steve Rogers

: Film 87

Presented by Barry Norman The Witches ofEastwick is a black comedy which tells of the bizarre effect one man has on three women in a small American town. Jack Nicholson is the mysterious stranger, and Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer are the ladies who conjure up their ideal man. Eat the Rich comes from the Comic Strip team. Set in an imaginary London of the present, stuntman Nosher Powell is given the starring role of Home Secretary, whose debauched lifestyle and extremist views have an unnerving effect on his associates.
Who's That Girl? -
Madonna's latest comedy. After serving a four-year prison sentence for a crime she didn't commit, she is determined to find the guilty party and extract revenge. Griffin Dunne becomes her unwitting accomplice.


Presented By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Griffin Dunne
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Glass

Last of four programmes Bending Light
Some 100 years ago, an optical trick was discovered that is now triggering off a bizarre range of inventions, with spin-offs throughout the world.
Series producer BRIGIT BARRY Producer PAUL SIMONS (R) (e)


Producer: Brigit Barry
Producer: Paul Simons

: 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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