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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Giggle Water
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman John Stapleton and Sally Jones


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Sally Jones

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
What did you think of last night's television?
Ring Eamonn Holmes on [number removed](Answers to your comments 11.00am)


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Kilroy

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Presenter: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Children's BBC

with Andy Crane followed by Play School
Presenter Elizabeth Watts
Guest Brian Jameson
Story: Snow by ROY MCKIE and P.D. EASTMAN (R) and The Wombles by ELISABETH BERESFORD
Told by Bernard Cribbins (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Guest Brian Jameson
Unknown: Roy McKie
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: Five to Eleven

with Catherine Griller Producer RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Catherine Griller
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Susan Rae and Bob Wellings


Unknown: Susan Rae
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

Patty decides it's time to move on. Will Shane go too? (For cast see page 35. Shown again at

: Star Movie: From This Day Forward

starring Joan Fontaine Mark Stevens
Rosemary Decamp Henry Morgan
Bill Cummings , just discharged from the army after the Second
World War, waits in the employment office for a job. As he waits, he remembers the pre-war Depression years, when he wooed and wed his girlfriend Susie, and he recalls their hopes and their fears as they faced an uncertain and insecure future together....
Screenplay by HUGO BUTLER
Adapted by GARSON KANIN from the novel All Brides Are Beautiful by THOMAS BELL
Produced by WlLlAM PEREIRA Directed by JOHN BERRY
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Mark Stevens
Unknown: Rosemary Decamp
Unknown: Henry Morgan
Unknown: Bill Cummings
Unknown: Hugo Butler
Adapted By: Garson Kanin
Unknown: Thomas Bell
Produced By: Wlllam Pereira
Directed By: John Berry
Susan: Joan Fontaine
Bill: Mark Stevens
Martha: Rosemary Decamp
Hank Beesley: Henry Morgan
Jake Beesley: Wally Brown
Timmy: Bobby Driscoll
Mr Higgler: Erskine Sanford

: Ask Margo

Margo MacDonald answers your questions and advises on claiming your rights. Produced by BRYN BROOKS (e) Send your views to: Ask Margo BBCtv. London W12 8QT


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Produced By: Bryn Brooks

: The Magic of the House

Frank Delaney visits Lucy M. Boston and the house that inspired her Green Knowe books.


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Lucy M. Boston
Unknown: Green Knowe

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Corners
Presented by Sophie Aldred and Simon Davies with Jo Korna
What causes hiccups? How are white lines painted on the road? And why do snakes shed their skins?
Assistant producer ALISON STEWART Producer ANNE GOBEY Questions to: Comers
BBCtv. London W12 8QT


Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Presented By: Simon Davies
Unknown: Jo Korna
Producer: Alison Stewart

: Yogi Bear

Missile Bound Bear (R)

: Saddlebottom

by DICK KING-SMITH Told for Jackanory by Jonathon Morris 5:Off to the Show


Unknown: Dick King-Smith
Unknown: Jonathon Morris

: Survival Challenge

Presenter Richard Crane Guest John Barry with contestants from THE BOYS' BRIGADE THE GIRLS' BRIGADE
This week the teams compete on a climbing wall, administer first aid to a Partner and pedal like mad to win the Final Challenge. The studio guest is ace mountaineer John Barry who will take the winners on a climbing weekend in Snowdonia.


Presenter: Richard Crane
Presenter: Guest John Barry
Unknown: John Barry
Director: Steven Andrew
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Newsround Extra

Hundreds of thousands of British children have gone vegetarian. Helen Rollason finds out why - and visits a school where meat and fish have been banned from the dinner menu.
Picture editor ADRIAN CAMM


Unknown: Helen Rollason
Editor: Adrian Camm
Director: Paul Drewitt
Editor: John Craven

: Grange Hill

A series of 20 programmes Episode 10 by MARGARET SIMPSON
The lads decide its time something was done about Mauler McCaul , and Fred can't believe that Mr Robson is going to teach dancing and not football.
(For cast see page 41)


Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Unknown: Mauler McCaul
Unknown: Mr Robson

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests live from the Television Theatre. Programme associate NEIL SHAND Director DAVE PERROTTET Producers


Unknown: Neil Shand
Director: Dave Perrottet
Producers: Jon Plowman
Producer: John Fisher

: A Night of Comic Relief

Lenny Henry and Griff Rhys Jones present eight hours of comedy - to raise money for famine victims in Ethiopia and the Sudan, and for young people in crisis in the UK. This TV spectacular is the climax of a day of Red-Nose madness across the country.

7.35 Lift Off!
Lenny Henry and Griff Rhys Jones start the huge red ball rolling, with some snappy help from Jonathan Ross - introducing Stavros serving kebabs to guests and taking
calls at the Telecom Tower, Jim Davidson in search of the Best Children's Joke in Britain and Rod Hull with the Best Red-Nose Drawing. Also Part 1 of 73 of a Kind - the Super Sketch Show with more celebrities than minutes, and more jokes than both.

8.00 A Question of Sport
Meets Spitting Image starring the real and the rubber Mike Gatting, Barry McGuigan, Daley Thompson, with David Coleman taking revenge on his annoying little puppet. Then the night forges on with a host of stars, including Little and Large Rory Bremner and Lenny Henry's report from Ethiopia.

8.30 Wood, Walters... and Wise
Live in the studio - Victoria Wood and Julie Walters, and hot on their heels, the start of Select-a-Sketch, then all-time comedy classics chosen by Radio 1 listeners from Monty Python, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Three of a Kind, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and The Two Ronnies. Also Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and the Gunk Tank, and Ernie Wise introducing a Morecambe and Wise classic.

FEATURE: page 82

: Nine O'clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton Regional News
Weekend Weather >


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: A Night of Comic Relief

Continues into the night.

9.30 Jasper Carrott Meets Blackadder
Comic Relief careers on into the night with Jasper Carrott. Griff Rhys Jones reporting from the Sudan.
Blackadder - the Cavalier Years - a one-off special from the dastardly dynasty, starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Warren Clarke and Stephen Fry as a suspiciously familiar King Charles I.

10.00 Dad's Army
Jimmy Perry introduces a vintage edition, The Royal Train - starring Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Ian Lavender and the rest of Warmington-on-Sea's legendary home guard.

10.30 Corbett, Garnett Palin and Cool
Comic Relief rushes on with Ronnie Corbett, Phil Cool, Alf Garnett and Michael Palin

Nos 8 and 7 of Select-a-Sketch

Part 2 of 73 of a Kind - also a short film by ADE EDMONDSON on disability presented by Stephen Fry.

11.00 Dame Edna Everage Arrives ...
... to grace the evening with her almost royal presence. Then excitement continues to mount with nos 6, 5, 4 in the Select-a-Sketch countdown, French and Saunders misbehaving and the Dunking of the Person Voted Most DunkWorthy Radio 1 Disc Jockey.

11.30 Cannon, Ball and A B'stard
Madness is unleashed with Cannon and Ball and a thousand plates. Then, to take you through to midnight, a special comedy fashion show tastefully commèred by Pamela Stephenson and a special edition New Statesman: 'Alan B'stard Closes Down the BBC' starring Rik Mayall, Celia Imrie and Hilary O'Neill.

12.00 Ben Elton Live
Red Noses at Midnight - the whole nation puts on its red noses for a witching hour of comedy it would be fatal to sleep through. Featuring Ben Elton very much awake. 3-2-1 - climax of the Select-a-Sketch; Hale and Pace and The Two Rons; The Young Ones' University Challenge Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane
Part 3 of 73 of a Kind and a short feature on young homelessness in England.

1.00am Steptoe and Son
Alan Simpson introduces Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell in a vintage edition, Come Dancing, with Tony Melody as the Milkman.

1.30 Sign Off
Lenny and Griff close Comic Relief with a final twinkle from a galaxy of stars, and a song from Max Headroom. A round-up of Red-Nose events across the country. A final total of money raised and a grand farewell.

2.00 The night goes on for insomniacs with the Comic Relief classic movie comedy
The Bed Sitting Room
A post-nuclear romance, directed by RICHARD LESTER
starring Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Mona Washbourne, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Marty Feldman and Jimmy Edwards.

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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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