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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Kennedy the Great
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton Jeremy Paxman and Sally Jones
Reports from Mike Stewart Mark Easton. Bill Neely
Caroline Righton. Gail Foley and James Cox


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: Mike Stewart
Unknown: Mark Easton.
Unknown: Bill Neely
Unknown: Caroline Righton.
Unknown: Gail Foley
Unknown: James Cox

: Laverne and Shirley

Mother Knows Worst Written by ARTHUR SILVER


Written By: Arthur Silver
Directed By: Alan Meyerbon
Shirley Feeney: Cindy Williams
Laverne De Fazio: Penny Marshall

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Eamonn Holmes


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Kilroy

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


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 lain Lauchlan Guest Lesley Woods
Story: Counting Sheep by ALLAN SEABRIDGE (R) and The Wombles by ELISABETH BERESFORD
Told by Bernard Cribbins (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Allan Seabridge
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: Five to Eleven

with Philippa Urquhart


Unknown: Philippa Urquhart

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes give you the chance to voice your criticisms, comments and praise on last night's television. Ring [number removed]


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh and Ross Davidson
Today Alison Rice with Daytime Tripper.


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Ross Davidson
Unknown: Alison Rice

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Tom acts suspiciously after receiving a letter from Max. Vicki makes a frightening discovery at the Ape House that will cause concern to her parents.
Written by BETTY QUIN
Directed by CUVE FLEURY


Unknown: Max. Vicki
Written By: Betty Quin
Directed By: Cuve Fleury

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Knots Landing

with Denials
Mark discovers that
Greg Sumner is having him tailed. An unexpected mourner turns up at Chip's funeral. Written by DIANA GOULD


Unknown: Greg Sumner
Written By: Diana Gould
Directed By: Lorraine Senna
Valene: Joan van Ark
Gary: Ted Shackelford
Abby: Donna Mills
Karen: Michele Lee
Mack: Kevin Dobson
Lilimae: Julie Harris
Laura: Constance McCashin
Chip: Michael Sabatino
Diana: Claudia Lonow
Ben: Douglas Sheehan
Greg: William Devane
Cathy: Lisa Hartman
Angie: Cassie Yates

: Valerie

with and The Six
David has been spending a lot of time with a girl named Hilary. So why is he upset when Valerie invites her over? Written by CHIP AND DOUG KEYES Directed by ASAAD KELADA (R)


Unknown: Doug Keyes
Directed By: Asaad Kelada
Valerie: Valerie Harper
David: Jason Bateman
Mark: Jeremy Licht
Willie: Danny Ponce
Michael Hogan: Josh Taylor
Barbara: Christine Ebersole
Hilary: Sue Ball

: The Clothes Show

With the January sales nearly over, Selina Scott. Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin present a guide to the new looks coming in to our High Streets. And a report on a new fibre developed by ICI and its major use in ski wear. Producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill


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

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Henrys Cat by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD The Treasure (R)


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward

: Philomena

with Johnny Ball Animation
English adaptation ROBIN HALDANE Producer GREG CHLDS (R)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Robin Haldane

: Laurel and Hardy

Plant Rant (R)

: The Wrestling Princess

and other stories by JUDY CORBALIS
Told for Jackanory by Nerys Hughes
Today: The Magic Parrot
Pictures by GRANT CATHRO


Stories By: Judy Corbalis
Unknown: Nerys Hughes

: Yogi Bear

Bear for Punishment (R)

: The Really Wild Show

with Terry Nutkins Nick Davies and Chris Packham
A mudbath? A boxing ring? Terry dressed as a fly? It's business as usual! But did you know that ants use dry-cleaning? Or that birds can fly 1,100 kilometres in one day? And there's a shrimp with the punch of a .22 calibre bullet? Producers PAUL APPLEBY ALASTAIR FOTHERGILL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham
Producers: Paul Appleby
Producers: Alastair Fothergill

: Newsround

: Grange Hill: Episode 5

by David Angus
A series of 20 programmes
Tegs gets his revenge on Mauler McCaul and Matthew tells lies about his weekend with his dad.


Writer: David Angus
Devised by: Phil Redmond
Script Editor: Anthony Minghella
Script Editor: Leigh Jackson
Associate Producer: David Leonard
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: John Smith
(This: week's cast)
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr MacKenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Miss Stone: Madeline Church
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Griffiths: George A. Cooper
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Mrs Evans: Susan Field
Teacher: Barbara Thorn
Mr Pearson: Bunny Losh
Welfare officer: Stephen Churchett
Simon Peers: Peter Meakin
Mrs Pearson: Julia Goodman
MrsJones: Pauline Lewis
Mrs Birtles: Angela Crow
Laura: Fiona Lee-Fraser
Freddie: Simon Vaughan
Gonch: John McMahon
Robbie: John Alford
Trevor: John Drummond
Ziggy: George Christopher
Jane: Joann Kenny
Vince: Steve West
Calley: Simone Hyams
Ronnie: Tina Mahon
Fiona: Michelle Gayle
Helen: Ruth Carraway
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Mauler: Joshua Fenton
Mauler sidekick: Warren Bryan
Mauler sidekick: Stuart McGregor
Mauler sidekick: Ian Congdon
Justine: Rachel Roberts
Tegs: Sean Maguire
Clarke: Darren Cudjoe
Matthew: Paul Adams
Chrissy: Sonya Kearns
Susi: Lynne Radford
Tony: Clive Parker

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Holiday 88

Introduced by Frank Bough At '33' years of age, Sam has never had a proper holiday. Until now no hotel has been Prepared to accept his behaviour, but when you're a spaniel there's not much for you in the brochures. Master of the hound John Pitman solves Sam's problem and the dilemma of those who've always wanted to share their holidays with their pets. Anne Gregg takes to the rough road on an overland trek through Turkey while Kathy Tayler heads west to savour the second prize in the Radio Times holiday competition, a wonderful fortnight in the Caribbean. Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Kathy Tayler

: EastEnders

by Charlie Humphreys.
"I want to ask you about me father."
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Charlie Humphreys
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Lou: Anna Wing
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Den: Leslie Grantham
Pat: Pam St Clement
Pete: Peter Dean
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Wicksy: Nick Berry
James: William Boyde
Colin: Michael Cashman
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Duncan: David Gillespie
Mary: Linda Davidson
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Darren: Gary McDonald
Graham: Gary Webster
Debi: Shelley Thompson
Counsellor's receptionist: Primi Townsend
Ashley: Robert Styles
Clinic receptionist: Ann Coombes
Catrina: Kerry Ann White
Nurse: Janie Booth

: A Question of Sport

David Coleman is joined by captains Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes and their teams of sporting celebrities. Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Producer: Mike Adley

: Wildlife on One

The Longest Nose in Africa Narrated by David Attenborough A celebration of that remarkable appendage, the elephant's trunk. Feeding, drinking, bathing, fighting, caring for the young - all these and more are nose jobs for an elephant.
Photographed and directed by REINHARD KUNKEL
BBCtv presentation by PELHAM ALDRICH BLAKE
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Directed By: Reinhard Kunkel

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Debbie Thrower
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: The Play on One: Down Where the Buffalo Go

by PETER MCDOUGALL with Carl is a long-term shore patrolman at the US Polaris base in Scotland, and his marriage to a Scots girl is failing. His brother-in-law, Willie, is already separated. In the bars of Greenock and the Holy Loch, Carl and Willie arrive at decisions which will change their lives.
Film cameraman ALEX SCOTT Film editor DAVID HARVIE
Music composed by MICHAEL GIBBS Executive producer BILL BRYDEN Produced by ANDY PARK Directed by IAN KNOX BBC Scotland


Unknown: Peter McDougall
Unknown: Alex Scott
Editor: David Harvie
Designer: Campbell Gordon
Composed By: Michael Gibbs
Producer: Bill Bryden
Produced By: Andy Park
Directed By: Ian Knox
Carl: Harvey Keitel
Willie: Andrew Byatt
Rachel: Stella Gonet
Daniel: David Lansbury
Ruth: (catherine Stark
Aileen: Jenny McCrindle
Willie's father: Hugh Martin
Morag: Lesley Jackson
Trinkle kid: Alex McAvoy
Jon: Bill Barclay
Eddie: Craig Ferguson
Pat: Pat Doyle
JD (man on ferry): Ron Donachie
Club singer: Maggie Bell

: Film 88

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases.
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid comes from the team of writer, Hanif Kureishi and director, Stephen Frears.
Thatcher's Britain, race riots and inner city turmoil provide the dramatic elements to this follow-up to My Beautiful Launderette.
Film 88 reports from the set of White Mischief.
Greta Scacchi and Charles Dance play star-crossed lovers in a true-life murder story.
Gardens of Stone - James Caan makes a welcome return to the screen in this tale of Vietnam, set entirely in America.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Director: Stephen Frears.
Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: James Caan
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: His Voice His Written Word

The 22-year-old Irish writer Christopher Nolan won the Whitbread biography prize for his book Under the Eye of the Clock. Christy was brain damaged at birth and he can't walk or talk. On the night that the Book of the Year Award is announced, this film looks at his work and the life that's in it. Producer JENNY COWAN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Christopher Nolan
Producer: Jenny Cowan

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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