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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Hold 'Em in Jail
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Sally Jones including Hospital Watch live at 7.20 and 7.50


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Laverne and Shirley

Penny Marshall as Laverne Cindy Williams as Shirley


Unknown: Laverne Cindy Williams

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Pattie Coldwell
What entertained, annoyed or provoked you on last night's television?
Phone Pattie on [number removed](Answers to your comments 11. 00am)

: Kilroy

with Robert Kilroy-Silk
Every day, the issues you are talking about are discussed. Directors LINDA NASH , ANN MORLEY Producers DI BURGESS


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Directors: Linda Nash
Directors: Ann Morley
Producers: Di Burgess
Unknown: Sue Nix
Unknown: Harvey Woolfe
Editor: John Getgood
Editor: David Wickham

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenters Sheelagh Gilbey
Wayne Jackman , Jane Hardy Story: The Queen Who Couldn't Sleep by MALCOLM CARRICK and The Wombles by ELISABETH BERESFORD (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenters: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Malcolm Carrick
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: Five to Eleven

with Gary Hope


Unknown: Gary Hope

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Bob Wellings and Pattie Coldwell


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers. The team taste your recipes for trifle as Michael Smith continues the quest for Great British Food. Editor STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Unknown: Michael Smith
Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Tom discovers the real reason for Dan's visit. Madge starts her new job at the Waterhole.

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly

: Hospital Watch

A live account of the day's activities at Liverpool's Royal, Alder Hey and Broad Green hospitals, presented by Frank Bough, Maggie Philbin, Debbie Thrower and Robbie Vincent.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Presenter: Debbie Thrower
Presenter: Robbie Vincent

: The British Film: Spare a Copper

Starring George Formby, George Merritt
Irrepressible George is onboard HMS Hercules M - the navy's most important new ship.
When a gang of foreign saboteurs attempt to blow it up, he proves that courage, - and luck - can win the day. This is one of the singing comedian's liveliest films, With the finale on a circus ground 'Wall of Death'.
Directed by JOHN PADDY CARSTAIRS 0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: George Merritt
Unknown: Irrepressible George
Unknown: Roger MacDougall
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: John Paddy Carstairs
George Carter: George Formby
Jane Gray: Dorothy Hyson
Jake: Bernard Lee
Shaw: John Warwick
Sir Robert Dyer: Warburton Gamble
tosp Richards: John Turnbull
Edward: George Merritt
Fuller: Eliot Makeham
Lady Hardstaff: Ellen Pollock

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

Jimbo and the Jet Set: Chinese Pandamonium

: The ChuckleHounds

The Chuckle Brothers in Tennis Trials BBC North West (R)

: SuperTed

SuperTed and the Train Robbers (R)

: Tales from the Edge of the World

Told for Jackanory by Ann Morrish
Michael Grandage and Amanda Root
Today: Mebb Nimbleshanks and the Prince of Flies


Unknown: Martin Riley
Unknown: Ann Morrish
Unknown: Michael Grandage
Unknown: Mebb Nimbleshanks

: Around the World with Willy Fog

Akita's Circus
Having reached Yokohama, Rigadon and Tico join a circus.

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating, Yvette Fielding


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding

: Hospital Watch

A live update on the afternoon's events from Liverpool.

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: John Kettley

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits and videos from the Top 40 chart.
Introduced by Gary Davies and Bruno Brookes.


Presenter: Gary Davies
Presenter: Bruno Brookes
Lighting: Chris Kempton
Sound: Bob Foley
Designer: Richard McManansmith
Executive Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer/Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

by Rosemary Mason.
"You'd have carried on carrying on if I hadn't caught the two of you red-handed."
(For cast see page 48)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Rosemary Mason

: Tomorrows World

with Peter Macann , Maggie Philbin , Howard Stableford and Judith Hann China is trying to preserve its wealth of ancient expertise in the use of plants and herbs. Judith reports from the remote Yunnan province. Producers
Studio director TOM WRAGG Editor RICHARD REISZ


Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Dana Purvis.
Unknown: Jack Webber
Director: Tom Wragg
Editor: Richard Reisz

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from St George 's School for Girls, Edinburgh Ewen Macpherson (retired lecturer)
The history of the Highland Railway 1854-1923
Vicki Graham (administrator) French impressionist painters 1865-85
Tony Kelly (silversmith) The history of gold and silversmithing
Adam Bunting (teacher) The wines of France Lighting GEOFF HIGGS
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY BBCElstree


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Ewen MacPherson
Unknown: Vicki Graham
Unknown: Tony Kelly
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Hospital Watch

A week in hospital life presented by Frank Bough , Maggie Philbin ,
Debbie Thrower and Robbie Vincent. Liverpool's Broad Green Hospital is the regional centre for heart and chest surgery. It has to deal with a level of heart disease greater than the national average. doing 500 open-heart operations a year.
How are this week's admissions faring?
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON


Presented By: Frank Bough
Presented By: Maggie Philbin
Presented By: Debbie Thrower
Producers: Katharine Everett
Unknown: Fiona Holmes
Unknown: Martin Mortimore
Producer: David Paterson

: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

by David Nobbs
Starring Leonard Rossiter and Pauline Yates
with John Barron

A jinx has hit the community. It is under attack from within and from outside, and it seems that nothing can stop the rot.



Writer: David Nobbs
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Reginald Perrin: Leonard Rossiter
Elizabeth Perrin: Pauline Yates
Tom: Leslie Schofield
McBlane: Joseph Brady
Jimmy: Geoffrey Palmer
Doc Morrissey: John Horsley
Linda: Sally-Jane Spencer
C.J.: John Barron
Tony Webster: Trevor Adams
Joan: Sue Nicholls
David Harris-Jones: Bruce Bould
Prue Harris-Jones: Theresa Watson
Mrs E. Blythe-Erpingham: Joan Peart
Landlord: Jonathan Fryer
Seamus Finnegan: Derry Power

: Question Time

The weekly opportunity for the general public to pose the questions and debate the answers with those in power, those who seek it and those who influence events. The guests with Sir Robin Day this evening at the Greenwood Theatre in London are:
Gordon Brown , mp Chantal Cuer
The Rt Hon John Moore , MP Andrew Neil


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: John Moore
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Director: Ann Morley
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: All Change at Evercreech Junction

Winner of the Royal
Television Society Regional Programme of the Year Award 1987
In the days before motorway madness, there used to be a saner, altogether more pleasant way to travel - by steam train.
The Somerset and Dorset
Railway linked Bournemouth with Bath and the north of England. Despite its nickname 'Slow and Dirty', the S and D was a much-loved holiday route to the seaside. Now it's all gone, buried under bypasses and housing estates. But it's not forgotten; 20 years after it closed, rail enthusiast Mike Arlett brought together driver
Donald Beale and his fireman
Peter Smith , to relive their own golden age of steam. Narrator Gwyn Richards Producer ANDREW JOHNSTON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Mike Arlett
Unknown: Donald Beale
Unknown: Peter Smith
Narrator: Gwyn Richards
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: 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.

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.

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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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