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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Happy Tho ' Married An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman


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

: Open Air

with Pattie Coldwell
What entertained, annoyed or provoked you on last night's television? Phone Pattie on [number removed]and let her know.
(Answers to your comments ll.OOamj

: News

Weather followed by Neighbours

: Kilroy

Every day, the issues you are talking about are discussed by Robert Kilroy-Silk and an informed studio audience.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenter Ben Thomas Guest Janet Palmer
Story: The Elephant's Child by RUDYARD KIPLING adapted by KATE COPSTICK (R) and Pinny's House by PETER FIRMIN
Pinny and the Floppy Frog (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenter: Ben Thomas
Presenter: Guest Janet Palmer
Adapted By: Kate Copstick
Unknown: Peter Firmin

: Five to Eleven

with Barry Foster


Unknown: Barry Foster

: News, Weather; followed by 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

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh and Ross Davidson
Today Jane Asher arranges a surprise party for one lucky viewer. Who will it be? What will happen? And why weren't you invited? Tune in to find out.HAW
Deputy editor SIMON SHAW Editor STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Ross Davidson
Unknown: Jane Asher
Editor: Simon Shaw
Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

A new neighbour in the street bodes no good.
(For cast see page 75. Shown again tomorrow at 9. 00am)

: Going for Gold

A European general knowledge quiz hosted by Henry Kelly
This week's seven contestants have now been whittled down to five. Two of them will appear in the final round in a head-to-head confrontation to find today's winner in Going for Gold.


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Wednesday Matinee: My Brilliant Career

Judy Davis Sam Neill
Sybylla Melvyn , born to poverty on an outback farm, struggles against her upbringing and her working-class values. She is determined to fulfil her life and have not just a career, but a 'brilliant' one. This moving and dramatic love story follows her years of independence and the eventful writing of her autobiographical novel which was published in Edinburgh in 1901. Screenplay by ELEANOR WHITCOMBE Based on the novel by MILES FRANKUN Produced by MARGARET FINK
9 FILMS: page 30


Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Sam Neill
Unknown: Sybylla Melvyn
Unknown: Eleanor Whitcombe
Novel By: Miles Frankun
Produced By: Margaret Fink
Directed By: Gillian Armstrong
Sybylla Melvyn: Judy Davis
Harry Beecham: Sam Neill
Aunt Helen: Wendy Hughes
Frank Hawden: Robert Grubb
Mr McSwat: Max Cullen
Aunt Gussie: Pat Kennedy
Grandma Bossier: Aileen Britton
Uncle Julius: Peter Whitford
Mrs McSwat: Carole Skinner
Father alan: Hopgood
Mother: Julia Blake
Peter McSwat: Tony Hughes
Lizer McSwat: Tina Robinson

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Caterpillar Trail with Stuart Bradley
Lazy lions in the Masai Mara, and sleepy barn owls in Aylesbury, but there's not much rest in Caterpillar Trail this week, someone's always awake.
Studio director FAY WOOLF
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM


Unknown: Stuart Bradley

: Laurel and Hardy

Frog Frolic
Laurel and Hardy find it hard to make money from some talented dancers. (R)

: Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince: The Day of the Hunters

with Chris Burton as Prince Yubi
Benji the stray dog and Zax the guardian robot are the only friends young Prince Yubi can rely on when he becomes a refugee on earth. In today's episode he needs their help to save his personal spaceship from being stolen by his enemies. (R) (Part 4 tomorrow at 4.05pm)


Executive Producer: Joseph Barbera
Executive Producer: Margaret Loesch
Director: Joe Camp
Prince Yubi: Chris Burton

: Hartbeat

An exciting approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart and Margot Wilson
As the ping-pong ball amazes itself on being blown about, the folded ink drawings flutter by. Pot plants shelter under the cardboard conservatory as Morph exercises his green fingers. Meanwhile Chas puts a sock in it and Tony has trouble with some little people from Zurich!
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,
London W3 6XZ. 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.
* BACK PAGES: page 110


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
the caretaker: Colin Bennett

: Newsround

with Roger Finn Helen Rollason and John Craven
Newsround brings you stories of the day and explains the facts behind them.


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

: Aliens in the Family

by MARGARET MAHY dramatised by ALLAN BAKER 2: Jake's reunion with her father and his new family is not going at all well - and Bond's mission is not proving to be so easy either.
Videotape editor STAN POW Music ROGER LIMB.
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE


Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Dramatised By: Allan Baker
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Christine Secombe
Jake: Sophie Bold
Dora: Clare Wilkie
Lewis: Sebastian Knapp
Bond: Grant Thatcher
David: Rob Edwards
Philippa: Clare Clifford
Wirdegens: Granville Saxton
Wirdegens: Sue Soames
Andre: Adrian Fletcher
Shop assistant: Danny Glass
Teenagers: Andy Dunham
Teenagers: Steve Wares

: Masterteam 87

Presented by Angela Rippon Radio 2 provides one of tonight's teams called Two's Company who are not two, but three. Vivien Stuart captains the team and her cohorts are Roger Royle and Adrian Love.


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Vivien Stuart
Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Adrian Love.

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

Join Terry live from the Television Theatre. Programme associates
Series producer JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Neil Shand
Unknown: Chris Greenwood
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Jon Plowman
Producer: John Fisher

: The Clothes Show

HGV drivers Selina Scott and Jeff Banks head north of the border to sort out the style of the men of Stirling.
Caryn Franklin meets a legendary figure of the 60s who's just opened in Carnaby Street and there are baubles, bangles and beads - the best of accessories.


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin

: Bergerac

created by ROBERT BANKS STEWART starring John Nettles in Poison by JOHN FLETCHER with Terence Alexander
Louise Jameson Sean Arnold
Guest star Alfred Burke
A series of bizarre murders brings Jim Bergerac face to face with death.
Directed by ROBERT TRONSON (R)


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: Louise Jameson
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Alfred Burke
Unknown: Jim Bergerac
Produced By: Jonathan Alwyn
Directed By: Robert Tronson
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charles Hungerford: Terence Alexander
Dr Anderson: Alfred Burke
Susan Young: Louise Jameson
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Dr Rodgers: Bernard Archard
Temperley: Philip Bond
Patterson: Bruce Gordon
Price: Philip Anthony
Det Con Wilson: Geoffrey Leesley
Det Con Goddard: Jolyon Baker
Peggy: Nancy Mansfield
Minister: Peter Tuddenham
Eric: Ken Oxman

: Points of View

with Anne Robinson Producer VICKI MARRIOTT


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Vicki Marriott

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party (Also shown on BBC2 at 10.50pm)

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Debbie Thrower
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: The Visit: Coma

with Desmond Wilcox
The first of two programmes The Darkness
Connie [text removed] , just 11 years old, happily running home having spent her Christmas money in the shops, was knocked down - and nearly killed - by a taxi in Glasgow. She needed emergency brain surgery twice in the first 24 hours; her life hung in the balance. Then she entered that near lifeless state - coma. For weeks after the operations a dedicated hospital team, her mother, her relatives, school friends, and even the pop star Shakin' Stevens, strove to break through and penetrate the silent, dark world which enclosed her. Coma is not a medical form of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. When the victim recovers consciousness there is no magic ending, only a long - and sometimes painful -
Progress towards a full place back in the life so nearly lost. For Connie, and her devoted mother, the journey starts on the street where she was knocked down, continues in hospital and will go on for most of her life.
Producer DESMOND WILCOX BBC Scotland


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Connie [text removed]
Editor: Chris Mason
Director: Alex McCall
Producer: Desmond Wilcox

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider and featuring tonight:
European Football: Everton v Bayern Munich
European football returns to Goodison Park tonight in a special match to celebrate the centenary of the Football League. Champions Everton meet the West German champions, Bayern Munich, who've won the European Cup three times and figured in a memorable match at Goodison in 1985. The winners will be presented with the Mercantile Credit Challenge trophy.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES
International Snooker: The Tennents United Kingdom Championship
Further coverage from the quarter-finals in Preston, with STEVE DAVIS looking to retain his title, and make it four wins in a row.
Plus a report from Chester on this evening's finish to the Lombard RAC Rally, the climax to five days of the toughest driving in Britain.
Sports Personality of the Year
Don't miss the chance to cast your vote using the coupon on the opposite page. Television presentation:


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentator: Barry Davies
Unknown: Steve Davis
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Keith Phillips
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.

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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