• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: CeefaxAM

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

: Edgar Kennedy

in How to Clean House
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. (Answers to your comments at


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Mike Shaft

: News

Weather followed by Neighbours

: Kilroy

with Robert Kilroy-Silk The programme that discusses the issues you are talking about.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by The Flintstones
Daddy's Little Beauty (R)

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Janet Palmer
Story: John Brown , Rose and the Midnight Cat by JENNY WAGNER (R) and King Rollo
A See-Saw programme (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenter: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Janet Palmer
Unknown: John Brown
Unknown: Jenny Wagner

: Five to Eleven

with Peter Barkworth


Unknown: Peter Barkworth

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes try to persuade the programme makers to answer viewers' queries.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh and Ross Davidson Britain's brightest daily magazine features Maureen Lipman, actress and writer, with her wry observations on life. Observations of a different sort come from Rabbi Lionel Blue. Music from Rick Astley , who shot to stardom with this year's best-selling single, Never gonna give you up.


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Lionel Blue.
Unknown: Rick Astley

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

How will Jim handle Zoe's departure? How will
Charlene handle romantic pressure from Scott?
(For cast see page 81. Shown again tomorrow at 9.00am)

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly
Each week seven contestants selected from 14 European countries compete in an exciting general knowledge quiz to find the ultimate
European champion who will win a ringside seat at the 1988 Olympic Games in Korea. Director ANNIE LEWIS Producer BILL MASON
A REG GRUNDY production in association with BBCtv


Director: Annie Lewis
Producer: Bill Mason
Unknown: Reg Grundy

: Ironside: The Taker

Starring Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside.

Despite overwhelming evidence that a murdered policeman was taking bribes, Ironside is determined to clear his name. (R)


Robert T. Ironside: Raymond Burr

: Hudson and Halls

Cookery entertainment from New Zealand's dynamic duo. Fun, food and interruptions as Peter Hudson and David Halls present further culinary delights.
Special guest Basil Brush
A BBCtv production in association with FRIDAY PRODUCTIONS LTD Produced and directed by ALAN WALSH
BBC North West


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

: The Pink Panther Show

GI Pink, Carte Blanched and Pinkadilly Circus (R)

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

Jimbo and the Jet Set
Jet Lag (R)



Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Andy Crane

: What's Inside?: Pets

Floella Benjamin
Story: Sunday Afternoon by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER
Storytellers Perminderpal Gill, Brian Jameson


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Author of story: Peter Bonnici
Illustrations: Lisa Kopper
Storyteller: Perminderpal Gill
Storyteller : Brian Jameson
Musical Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Ratman: The Case of the Disappearing Gerbil

starring Roland Rat Superstar and with BBC3 announcer Phillip Schofield
Kevin is kidnapped, and there is interference on transmission from the studios of BBC3. Is there a connection? Is this another case for Ratman?


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

: Ewoks: Tree of Light

The Duloks plan to stop the Ewoks reaching the Tree of Light, which protects them from the evil Night Spirit.

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes Mr Jones , Jordanthorpe School, Sheffield v Sophie Mainstone
Beaminster Comprehensive School
The search to find the 1987 Beat the Teacher champion of champions moves into the closing stages. Can one or both of today's champions win through to take part in Thursday's final? 0 BACK PAGES: 102


Presented By: Bruno Brookes
Presented By: Mr Jones

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
Monty's Caravan!
You can see inside the base of Britain's greatest battlefield hero of the 20th century, when Field Marshal Montgomery's wartime caravan drives into the studio.


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

: Masterteam 87

Presented by Angela Rippon In tonight's programme, a new team from Oxford called the 80A Team. If you're wondering what 80A is, it is not a bus route, but a computer error code meaning insufficient memory. Let's hope the team do not suffer from 80A in Masterteam 87.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather ian MCCASKILL


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
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: Rachel Attwell

: Wogan

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


Unknown: Join Terry

: Doctor Who: Delta and the Bannermen: Part 2

starring Sylvester McCoy with Bonnie Langford
Part 2 of a three-part adventure by Malcolm Kholl
It's 1959. Mel's just discovered something very interesting about the life cycle of her new friend and the Doctor has been cornered by an alien bounty hunter wearing blue suede shoes.
Videos: 'Death to the Daleks', BBCV 4073 'The Day of the Daleks', BBCV/B 2036 'The Brain of Morbius' BBCV/B 2012 are available from retailers


Writer: Malcolm Kohll
Incidental Music: Keff Mcculloch
Make-up designer: Gillian Thomas
Script Editor: Andrew Cartmel
Designer: John Asbridge
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Chris Clough
Keillor: Brian Hibbard
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Ray: Sara Griffiths
Delta: Belinda Mayne
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
Gavrok: Don Henderson
Billy: David Kinder
Vinny: Martyn Geraint
Baby Chimeron: Jessica McGough
Goronwy: Hugh Lloyd
Weismuller: Stubby Kaye
Hawk: Morgan Deare
Burton: Richard Davies
Murray: Johnny Dennis
Adlon: Leslie Meadows
Bollit: Anita Graham
Young Chimeron: Amy Osborn
Callon: Clive Condon
Arrex: Richard Mitchley
Vocalist: Tracey Wilson
Vocalist: Jodie Wilson

: Brush Strokes

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhorn Elizabeth Counsell with Mike Walling Jackie Lye
Howard Lew Lewis
When Jacko discovers all his contemporaries are settling down, he's still not convinced he wants to - then Lionel offers him a management course. Family, friends and colleagues believe this is the start of the new regime for him - but Jacko is not ready to go quietly.
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: When Jacko
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
Jean: Nicky Croydon
Steve: David Janson
Carol: Claire Hirsch
Children: Frederick Gilham
Children: Patrick Gilham
Children: Clara Janson

: Whatever Next....

starring Noel Edmonds
Presented with an unusual situation, can you foresee the outcome?
Shown a picture of a person, can you see into their personality?
Pit your wits against Noel s contestants in tonight's Whatever Next ... Sound ALAN MACHIN


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Unknown: Alan Jeffrey
Designer: John Stout
Unknown: Michael Hurll

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Debbie Thrower
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Panorama

Adrift in Space
What future has Britain in space?
Is the Government about to surrender Britain's toehold in the space technology of the next century or is it rightly suspicious that it might not be getting value for money from space research?
As Europe's space ministers meet in The Hague to plan for the next generation,
Stephen Bradshaw compares France's 25 years of determined development with the British history of inconsistency.


Unknown: Stephen Bradshaw
Producer: David Harrison
Editor: Tim Gardam

: A Perfect Spy

by JOHN LE CARRE dramatised in seven episodes by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Ray McAnally
'Once upon a time, there was a little boy called Magnus, who lived with his father in a big house with servants and big warm beds and lots of parties and champagne and it was paradise. Until one day some men in uniform came along....'
Dance band led by ALAN COHEN
Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Producer COLIN ROGERS Director PETER SMITH


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Ray McAnally
Unknown: Alan Cohen
Composed By: Michael Storey
Producer: Colin Rogers
Director: Peter Smith
Rick Pym: Ray McAnally
Young Magnus Pym: Benedict Taylor
Younger Magnus Pym: Jonathan Haley
Younger Magnus Pym: Nicholas Haley
Dorothy Pym: Caroline John
Makepeace Watermaster: Iain Cuthbertson
Syd Lemon: Tim Healy
Jack Brotherhood: Alan Howard
Mary Pym: Jane Booker
Police Supt: Ian Thompson
Aunt Nell: Matyelok Gibbs
Muspole: Andy De La Tour
Perce Loft: Jack Ellis
Policeman: George Phillips
Sergeant: Charles Pemberton
Mrs Bannister: Susan Field
Nanny: Richenda Carey
Doctor: Norman Hartley
Sunday-school boy: Jake Wood
Billy Thompson: Jason Savage
Millie: Sharon Maiden
Topsie: Frances Low
Mrs Ardmore: Rosamund Greenwood
Flora: Wendy Miller
Dobbs: Tony Rohr
Rita: Rosy Clayton
Headmaster: Anthony Benson
Sefton Boyd: Julian Firth
Partygoers: Terry Downes
Partygoers: Sheila Vivian
: Dorothea Phillips
Partygoers: Clare Grant
Partygoers: Joanna Dickens
Partygoers: Ronald Markham
Partygoers: Guy Standeven
First lovely: April Love
Second lovely: Rusty Hayward

: Film 87

Presented by Barry Norman The 31st London Film
Festival runs from 11-29
November. Tonight, by way of a preview to the event,
Barry looks at Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, written by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Stephen Frears ; No Way
Out, a tense thriller, starring Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman ; and Ben Hur , the 1925 version, which is to be shown complete with original tints and technicolor sequences.


Presented By: Barry Norman
Written By: Hanif Kureishi
Directed By: Stephen Frears
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Ben Hur
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Micro File

A compilation of items from the recent information technology series Micro Live. Files of Fact (R) (e)
For programme notes send A4 sae enclosing PO or cheque for 75p to [address removed]

: 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.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel