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: Ceefax AM

: Clark and McCulloch

in Gay Nighties

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
Reports from Bill Neely Peter Marshall
Mike Stewart
Mark Easton , Gail Foley Margaret Gilmore James Cox
Sports news and comment from Sally Jones
Local news and travel updates at 7.15, 7.45 and 8.15 The weather forecast from Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55 and 8.25


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Bill Neely
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Mike Stewart
Unknown: Mark Easton
Unknown: Gail Foley
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: News

Weather followed by Neighbours

: Children's BBC

with Simon Parkin starting with:

Laurel and Hardy: Pie in the Sky
Laurel and Hardy head for a fall when they try accident insurance (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Simon Parkin

: Why Don't You...?

You'll need lots of concentration and a few plastic cups for today's programme. Bobby introduces his new pal, who is the strong, silent type, and Neil is almost floored.
You're advised to sit well back from the screen lest
Pink Splodge takes revenge. Director JOHN NORTHOVER
Series producer KIRSTIE FISHER BBC Belfast

: Paddington

Paddington and the Christmas Shopping by MICHAEL BOND Narrated by Michael Hordern (R)


Unknown: Michael Hordern

: News

Weather followed by Children's BBC with Simon Parkin


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: Play School

Presenters Elizabeth Watts Robert Kitson
Story: Mog's Christmas by JUDITH KERR


Presenters: Elizabeth Watts
Presenters: Robert Kitson
Unknown: Judith Kerr

: Five to Eleven

Christmas readings with Laurence Olivier


Unknown: Laurence Olivier

: News, Weather; followed by The High Chaparral: Bad Day for a Thirst

Written by Tim Kelly.
With guest stars Jose De Vega as Sourdough, Dennis Safren as Saddleblanket

Buck is filled with fatherly pride when he turns two Apache runaways into valuable ranch hands. But his loyalty is tested when they join an Apache war party.
(R) (For cast see page 64)


Writer: Tim Kelly
Director: William Claxton
Sourdough: Jose De Vega
Saddleblanket: Dennis Safren

: Cartoon

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh
Ross Davidson and Judi Spiers
Today the lunchtime team travel out to meet you making that last-minute dash to the shops. Watch out they could be on your doorstep! Plus cookery with John Tovey and the final entry in the search for A Song for Christmas
Editor STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Ross Davidson
Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: John Tovey
Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Des and Daphne's big day finally arrives. Will the Clarke Curse strike again? Who is the surprise guest at the wedding and who is the unwanted one?

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly
With nine contestants left in the first semi-finals, who is going to be today's winner? Each daily winner this week will go through to the finals in March when they will be one step nearer to their ultimate goal - European Quiz Champion and a ringside seat at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Holiday Movie: The Wilderness Family

Robert Logan
Susan Damante Shaw Ham Larsen
Hollye Holmes
The true and exciting story of a modern pioneer family who turn their back on modern civilization and head for wilderness in search of a better life. They make their home high in the majestic Rocky Mountains and prepare to live off the land and in harmony with nature. But nature is not always kind to the Wilderness Family Robinson.
Screenplay by STEWART RAFFlLL Produced by ARTHUR R. BUBS Directed by STEWART RAFFILL
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Robert Logan
Unknown: Susan Damante Shaw
Unknown: Ham Larsen
Unknown: Hollye Holmes
Play By: Stewart Rafflll
Produced By: Arthur R. Bubs
Directed By: Stewart Raffill
Skip Robinson: Robert Logan
Pat Robinson: Susan Damante Shaw
Jennifer Robinson: Hollye Holmes
Toby Robinson: Ham Larsen
Bomer: George 'Buck' Flower
Pilot: William Cornford
Doctors: John F Goff
Doctors: Herbert F. Nelson

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

Fireman Sam: Norman's Tricky Day


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andy Crane
Narrator (Fireman Sam): John Alderton
Director (Fireman Sam): John Walker
Producer (Fireman Sam): Ian Frampton
Producer (Fireman Sam): John Walker

: Sebastian, the Incredible Drawing Dog

with Michael Barrymore The Cloud Catcher
Today's story is about Mr Catchit , a man who could catch anything, a cold, the flu, a bus! Mr Catchit is given a special assignment; catch the clouds in the sky to stop it raining. Sebastian illustrates the story.
Devised and illustrated by DAVID MYERS
Sebastian assisted by RICHARD ROBINSON


Unknown: Michael Barrymore
Unknown: Mr Catchit
Unknown: Mr Catchit
Illustrated By: David Myers
Assisted By: Richard Robinson
Assisted By: Ricky Greene
Music By: Mike McNaught

: Philomena

with Johnny Ball
Today Philomena and Boniface find a new friend.
English adaptation ROBIN HALDANE Producer GREG CHILDS (R)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Today Philomena
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Producer: Greg Childs

: Simon and the Witch

A 13-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY
12: The casting for the school pantomime causes more problems than Miss Phoeble would have wished for.


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry

: Record Breakers

Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker host the last in this series of television's top record-breaking show.
Star guests Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand recall their spectacular transatlantic hot-air balloon flight. There's an attempt to launch the greatest number of balloons from one place. And as the climax to the show another balloon record with a twist in the Record Breakers studio. Bobo the Clown and magician Kevin Woolley compete to blow their way into the record books by modelling balloons into poodles against the clock under the watchful eye of Norris McWhirter.


Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Richard Branson
Unknown: Kevin Woolley
Unknown: Norris McWhirter.
Designer: George Kyriakides
Director: Kathryn Wolfe
Producer: Eric Rowan

: Newsround

: The Uphill Ski Club

A Newsround Special with John Craven
Every year, members of the Uphill Ski Club join the thousands of Britons who head off to the snow slopes of Europe. But to be in this club, you have to be physically or mentally handicapped.
John Craven went with one party to St Johann in Austria, and saw near-miracles happening in just a few days, as disabled children mastered the nursery slopes and joined in all the fun of a demanding sport - one that makes them feel equal to anyone. Picture editor IAN LAVELLE Producer NICK HEATHCOTE Editor ERIC ROWAN


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: John Craven
Editor: Ian Lavelle
Producer: Nick Heathcote
Editor: Eric Rowan

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Early Bird Dood It,
Betty in Blunderland and The Vanishing Duck

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas WitcheU and Debbie Thrower Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Regional news magazines

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

: No Place Like Home

by JOHN E. WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Arthur becomes a local hero after foiling a supermarket raid.
Lighting director HENRY BARBER Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Unknown: John E. Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Director: Henry Barber
Designer: Michael Trevor
Directed By: Robin Nash
Arthur Crabtree: William Gaunt
Beryl Crabtree: Patricia Garwood
Trevor Botting: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Vera Betting: Ann Penfold
Lorraine: Beverley Adams
Tracy Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Nigel Crabtree: Andrew Charleson
Roger Duff: Roger Martin
Anthony Black: Andrew Tourell
Mrs Dagwood: Deddie Davies
Assistant manager: William Sleigh
First shop assistant: Jo Unwin
Second shop assistant: Helen Hazeldene

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
"Funny smell in here, Arthur. Is it gas?"
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Script Editor: John Maynard
Series Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Tom Kingdon
Arthur: Bill Treacher
James Willmott-Brown: William Boyde
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Mark: David Scarboro
Lou: Anna Wing
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Lofty: Tom Watt
Michelle: Susan Tully
Barry: Gary Hailes
Colin: Michael Cashman
Mr Clark: Leon Greene
Graham: Gary Webster
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Charlie Cotton: Christopher Hancock
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Mary: Linda Davidson
Rod: Cristopher McHallem
Chris Smith: Allan O'Keefe
Mrs Smith: Eileen O'Brien
Den: Leslie Grantham
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
McIntyre: Pip Miller
Darren: Gary McDonald
Junior: Aaron Carrington
Angie: Anita Dobson
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Mags: Kathryn Apanowicz
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Gerry: Jason Watkins
Uncle: Leonard Maguire
Tom: Donald Tandy

: 'Allo 'Allo!

by JEREMY LLOYD and DAVID CROFT General Von Klinkerhoffen has taken personal control of the district. The Resistance decide that their operations will be inhibited by the general's presence and so decree that he must be blown up. The colonel comes to a similar conclusion, deciding on poison, while Herr Flick is no longer prepared to tolerate the general's interference and elects to terminate the general's appointment with a poisoned dart. Designer DAVID BUCKINGHAM Produced and directed by DAVID CROFT (R) *CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: General von Klinkerhoffen
Unknown: Herr Flick
Directed By: David Croft
René: Gorden Kaye
Maria: Francesca Gonshaw
Yvette: Vicki Michelle
Michelle: Kirsten Cooke
Mother: Rose Hill
Edith: Carmen Silvera
Col Von Strohm: Richard Marner
Capt Hans Geering: Sam Kelly
Gen Von Klinkerhoffen: Hilary Minster
Fg Off Fairfax: John D. Collins
Fg Off Carstairs: Nicholas Frankau
Lt Gruber: Guy Siner
Helga: Kim Hartman
Herr Flick: Richard Gibson
M Leclerc: Jack Haig
Henriette: Phoebe Scholfield
'London Calling': Philip Kendall
Mrs Fairfax: Joy Allen

: 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

with Martyn Lewis and Debbie Thrower
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile

The great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot can hardly guess how many enemies the beautiful American heiress, Linnet Ridgeway , has made. When she is murdered on her honeymoon cruise, Poirot begins his investigation. The problem is, everybody on board could have done it and had a reason for doing it!
(Agatha Christie 's 'Evil Under the Sun' next Saturday at 10.00pm) 0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Linnet Ridgeway
Unknown: Anthony Shaffer
Produced By: John Brabourne
Produced By: Richard Goodwin
Directed By: John Guillermin
Directed By: Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot: Peter Ustinov
Louise Bourget: Jane Birkin
Linnet Ridgeway: Lois Chiles
Mrs Van Schuyler: Bette Davis
Jacqueline de Bellefort: Mia Farrow
Ferguson: Jon Finch
Rosalie Otterbourne: Olivia Hussey
Boat manager: L S Johar
Andrew Pennington: George Kennedy
Mrs Salome Otterbourne: Angela Lansbury
Simon Doyle: Simon MacCorkindale
Colonel Race: David Niven
Miss Bowers: Maggie Smith
Dr Bessner: Jack Warden
Barnstaple: Harry Andrews
Rockford: Sam Wanamaker

: 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.

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