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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman Sally Jones


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones

: The Flintstones

Reel Trouble
A HANNA BARBERA production (R)

: News

Weather followed by Neighbours

: Children's BBC

with Simon Parkin starting with Laurel and Hardy Whing-a -Ding (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: Why Don't You..?

Witches' blood, banana monsters and grisly hands are among the vital ingredients for an expedition to a cave full of monsters.

: Bananaman

Cavern of the Lost (R)

: News

Weather followed by Children's BBC with Simon Parkin


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: Charlie Brown Special

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (R)


Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Play School

Presenters Mike Amatt Floella Benjamin
Story: Surprise for the King by MIKE ROSEN and ANN REAY


Presenters: Mike Amatt
Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Mike Rosen
Unknown: Ann Reay

: Five to Eleven

with Joanna Lumley


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: News

Weather followed by The Littlest Hobo
Wolf Hunt (R)


Unknown: Wolf Hunt

: AMirthworm Masquerade

An animated special All is not well in Wormingham as the town prepares for a masquerade ball. Bert Worm is forced to pose as a prince and escort the nasty Wormaline Wiggler.
Written and directed by RUSS HARRIS and JERRY REYNOLDS


Unknown: Bert Worm
Directed By: Russ Harris
Directed By: Jerry Reynolds

: Cartoon

: News

Weather followed by Montreux Rock Festival 1987
An opportunity to see some of the highlights of this year's Montreux Rock Festival - featuring performances by Genesis, a-ha, Cameo,
Smokey Robinson , Mel and Kim,
Pretenders and many more
Lighting director WARWICK FIELDING Production manager NELL BANKS Researcher MARY O'CONNELL Producer and director MICHAEL HURLL
A SSR production in association with BBCtv


Unknown: Smokey Robinson
Unknown: Mary O'Connell
Director: Michael Hurll

: News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Cartoons

: Neighbours

Des and Daphne's homecoming isn't all they might have expected. Shane's desperation about his plight may force him to do something stupid.

: Holiday Movie: The Champ

Concludes a season of films in the afternoon on BBC1 during the Christmas holiday. Starring Jon Voight Faye Dunaway Ricky Schroder
Franco Zeffirelli 's deeply moving film features Jon Voight as 'The Champ', an ex-boxer on the skids through gambling and drink who is nonetheless idolised by his son TJ. But 'The Champ's' ex-wife, now remarried and living in style, makes a strong bid to reclaim her child. An intensively emotional 'tug of love' develops over TJ, who is winningly played by Ricky Schroder in this up-dated version of the 1931 classic.
Screenplay by WALTER NEWMAN Produced by DYSON LOVELL
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Jon Voight
Unknown: Faye Dunaway
Unknown: Ricky Schroder
Unknown: Franco Zeffirelli
Unknown: Jon Voight
Played By: Ricky Schroder
Unknown: Walter Newman
Produced By: Dyson Lovell
Directed By: Franco Zeffirelli
Billy: Jon Voight
Annie: Faye Dunaway
TJ: Ricky Schroder
Jackie: Jack Warden
Mike: Arthur Hill
Riley: Strother Martin
Dolly Kenyon: Joan Blondell
Josie: Mary Jo Catlett
Georgie: Elisha Cook
Charlie Goodman: Stefan Gierasch
Whitey: Allan Miller
Hesh: Joe Tornatore
Donna Mae: Shirlee Kong
Jeffie: Jeff Blum
Hoffmaster: Dana Elcar

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with A Paddington Special Paddington Goes to the Movies by MICHAEL BOND Narrated by Michael Hordern Animated and directed by BARRY LEITH (R)


Unknown: Michael Hordern

: Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince

The last in this set of stories (R)


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

: Around the World with Willy Fog

The Rescue
Thanks to a clever trick by Rigodon and Tico, the princess is saved.
Willy Fog and his friends escape on an elephant, but the warriors give chase.

: Blue Peter Review of the Year

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating, Yvette Fielding and Janet Ellis
Don't miss the Blue Peter highlights of 1987 - when Mark rode a robot cow and fought in the American War of Independence. Caron was soaked under a Welsh waterfall, drenched on an air-sea rescue exercise in Scotland and dunked in the Irish Sea, swimming with Dorade the dolphin. And Yvette starred in the Moscow State Circus and spoke to the Cosmonauts aboard the Soviet Space Station.
Catch up with these and many more magic moments and look ahead to 1988.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Film Editor: Derek Porter
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

A Haul in One
The Bee-Devilled Bruin Give and Tyke Producer


Unknown: David Platt

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES

: Regional News

: A Question of Sport

looks back to last February when the programme celebrated its 200th edition with HRHThe Princess Royal joining Emlyn Hughes and Bill Beaumont.
They teamed up with the man who came close to becoming the World Formula One Motor Racing Champion, Nigel Mansell , the Scotland and British Lions fly-half, John Rutherford, and the European 100m gold medallist, Linford Christie. David Coleman questioned their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats, reviving memories of the greatest and the funniest moments in sport. Director JOHN tait
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West (R)


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Bill Beaumont.
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Linford Christie.
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: John Tait
Producer: Mike Adley

: Top of the Pops

presents hits and videos from the Top 40 chart.
Introduced by Peter Powell and Gary Davies.


Presenter: Peter Powell
Presenter: Gary Davies
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Sound: Mark Holland
Designer: Barry Read
Produced and directed by: Michael Hurll

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
"Fill it up Den, I feel like living dangerously."
(For cast see page 110)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Director: Julia Smith

: Ernie Wise Introduces The Morecambe and Wise Classics

Featuring highlights from some of the most successful shows made by one of the greatest comedy duos of our time.
Guest stars Tom Jones, Des O'Connor, Cliff Richard and Diana Rigg
Original production by ERNEST MAXIN and JOHN AMMONDS
Presented by ROBIN NASH


Guest : Tom Jones
Guest : Des O'Connor
Guest : Cliff Richard
Guest : Diana Rigg
Script By: Eddie Braben
Production By: Ernest Maxin
Production By: John Ammonds
Presented By: Robin Nash

: Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

A Hercule Poirot murder mystery starring
The sumptuous luxury of the world's most famous train makes a fitting setting for an investigation by Belgium's equally famous son. The
Orient Express is forced to make an unscheduled night stop. Most passengers sleep on, but for one it is the sleep from which no-one returns. Screenplay by PAUL DEHN
Directed by SIDNEY LUMET
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Play By: Paul Dehn
Produced By: John Brabourne
Produced By: Richard Goodwin
Directed By: Sidney Lumet
Hercule Poirot: Albert Finney (right)
Mrs Hubbard: Lauren Bacall
Bianchi: Martin Balsam
Greta: Ingrid Bergman
Countess Andrenyi: Jaqueline Bisset
Pierre: Jean-Pierre Cassel
Arbuthnot: Sean Connery
Beddoes: John Gielgud
Princess Dragomiroff: Wendy Hiller
McQueen: Anthony Perkins
Mary Debenham: Vanessa Redgrave
Hildegarde: Rachel Roberts
Ratchett: Richard Widmark
Andrenyi: Michael York

: News

with Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather

: Comedy Classic: To the Manor Born

The Wedding


Unknown: Christopher Bond
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton: Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere: Peter Bowles
Marjory: Angela Thorne
Lumsden: John Barron
Gayforth: Peter Penry Jones
Brigadier: Anthony Sharp
Mrs Polouvicka: Daphne Heard
Rector: Gerald Sim
Brabinger: John Rudling
Mrs Patterson: Daphne Oxenford
Arnold: Dennis Ramsden
Anderson: Jonathan Elsom
Capt Newman: Tim Barrett
Ned: Michael Bilton
Poole: Daniel Chatto
Mrs Beacham: Betty Tucker

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
"It won't be quite the same when I'm not living here. I mean I'll come back, but it won't be the same."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood

: Happy New Year

A greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie


Unknown: Dr Robert Runcie

: Movie Classic: High Society

Millionaire playboy
C.K. Dexter-Haven is determined to win back his beautiful ex-wife on the eve of her second marriage.
The film features nine superb COLE PORTER songs, with Bing singing True Love to Grace Kelly , Now You Has Love by Louis Armstrong and Well Did You Evah with Sinatra.
Screenplay by JOHN PATRICK , based on The Philadelphia Story by PHILIP BARRY
Produced by SOL C. SIEGEL
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: C.K. Dexter-Haven
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: John Patrick
Story By: Philip Barry
Directed By: Charles Walters
C K Dexter-Haven: Bing Crosby
Tracy Lord: Grace Kelly
Mike Connor: Frank Sinatra
Liz Imbrie: Celeste Holm
George Kittredge: John Lund
Uncle Willie: Louis Calhern
Louis Armstrong: Louis Armstrong

: 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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