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: Ceefax AM

starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers.

: Edgar Kennedy

in Kitchen Cynic
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Kirsty Wark
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half-hour read by Jill Dando
The latest sports news and comment from Bob Wilson
Weather forecasts from Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, and 8.25
Regional news and travel updates at 7.27, 7.57, and


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Read By: Jill Dando
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: News


: But First This!

Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer, Colin Heywood and Sue Devaney.
There's music, competitions, fashion, new films, videos and star guests as well as some of your favourite programmes.
Starting with -
The Pink Panther Show
Today: Pink In; Don't Hustle Ant with Muscle; The Pink Tail Fly (R)

9.25 Record Breakers
First of ten programmes
Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker host television's top record breaking show.
In today's programme there's an attempt to build the world's longest sandcastle.
Norris McWhirter highlights this year's outstanding record achievements.
Adventurer Tom McClean talks about his single-handed row across the Atlantic, the fastest ever.
Memory man Creighton Carvello attempts an astonishing feat of 'brute learning' for a new world record.
Director Kathryn Wolfe Producer Eric Rowan (R)

10.00am News; Weather followed by
But First This!
starting with:
The Really Wild Show: The first of four programmes with Terry Nutkins, Nick Davies and Chris Packham
The Really Wild Show goes European! Chris visits Holland to photograph white storks, and the Euro-audience communicate like animals - using mime.
There's a slimy, jawless fish, an American invader, and the wildlife on your hands!
Executive producer Mike Beynon Producer Paul Appleby BBC Bristol (R)

10.30 Play School
Under the sun, under the sun
We all live under the one and the same sun
Presenters Elizabeth Watts, Wayne Jackman
Story: "Amber's Other Grandparents" written by Peter Bonnici illustrated by Lisa Kopper (R)

10.55 Five to Eleven: with Maya Angelou

11.00 News; Weather followed by
But First This! starting with
SOS Coast Guard: 1: Disaster at Sea
A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 thrilling daily chapters.
Daring fighter of the sea, Coast Guard hero Terry Kent , is warned that a contract has been issued to supply a foreign power with a deadly disintegrating gas. Can the evil half-mad munitions inventor Boroff be behind all this?
Directed by William Witney and Alan James. A Republic serial.

11.35 The Flintstones: Boss for a Day
Yabba-dabba doo! Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modern of Stone Age families.
When Guzzo grants Fred's wish for a taste of power down at the quarry,
Flintstone the executive discovers that, sometimes, the Indians are better off than the chief!
A Hanna Barbera production (R)


Presenter ("But First This"): Andy Crane
Presenter ("But First This"): Siobhan Mayer
Presenter ("But First This"): Colin Heywood
Presenter ("But First This"): Sue Devaney
Presenter ("Record Breakers"): Roy Castle
Presenter ("Record Breakers"): Cheryl Baker
Presenter ("Record Breakers"): Norris McWhirter
Guest ("Record Breakers"): Tom McClean
Guest ("Record Breakers"): Creighton Carvello
Director ("Record Breakers"): Kathryn Wolfe
Producer ("Record Breakers"): Eric Rowan
Presenter ("The Really Wild Show): Terry Nutkins
Presenter ("The Really Wild Show): Nick Davies
Presenter ("The Really Wild Show): Chris Packham
Executive Producer ("The Really Wild Show): Mike Beynon
Producer ("The Really Wild Show): Paul Appleby
Presenter ("Play School"): Elizabeth Watts
Presenter ("Play School"): Wayne Jackman
Story ("Play School") written by: Peter Bonnici
Story ("Play School") illustrated By: Lisa Kopper
Presenter ("Five to Eleven"): Maya Angelou
Director (SOS Coastguard): William Witney
Director (SOS Coastguard): Alan James
Terry Kent: Ralph Byrd
Boroff: Bela Lugosi
Jean Norman: Maxine Doyle
Commander Boyle: Herbert Rawlinson
Thorg: Richard Alexander
Snapper McGee: Lee Ford
Rackerby: John Picorri

: News

Weather followed by NEW SERIES
The Garden Party
Introduced by Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes
At the biggest outdoor event in Europe this year - the Glasgow International Garden Festival - the millions of visitors are joined by personalities and celebrities who are shaping opinion in summertime
Britain. Renaissance man Richard Jobson reflects on the new Top 20 - with music from Voice of the Beehive and opinion from INXS.
Glynn Christian offers culinary inspiration for 'Salad Days'. 9 FEATURE: page 14


Introduced By: Viv Lumsden
Introduced By: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

'No, Mrs Mangel , Henry's a great bloke - I'm moving out because of the neighbours.' Written by GREG MILLIN Directed by STEVE MANN


Unknown: Mrs Mangel
Written By: Greg Millin
Directed By: Steve Mann

: Ironside: Backfire

Starring Raymond Burr as wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside
with Don Galloway as Det Sgt Ed Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield, Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger

A law-school exercise for Mark causes a famous murder case to be reopened - a case in which certain suspicions fall upon Ed Brown. (R)


Writer: Frank Telford
Director: John Florea
Robert T. Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det Sgt Ed Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell

: Bazaar

A marketplace of ideas
Join Judi Spiers and find out how you can save time, effort and above all, money.
This week, how to live out of a box; how to make the perfect pizza and design your own sweater. Not forgetting the tum-trimming exercises for a sleek new you. Director DAVE THOMAS
Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS (R) (e)


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Director: Dave Thomas
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: The People's Court

Notorious Landlady Man
A landlady calls a tenant at work and tells him to pack his bags immediately. He accuses her of irrational behaviour. She accuses him of being a quasi psychopath with a fetish for lingerie. No Free Rides in the Limo
A man hires a limousine but is too drunk to pay the bill.
He claims he did pay the bill but the driver was too drunk to remember.
Judge Joseph A. Wapner hears the evidence and gives a decision based on Californian law.
Host Doug Llewelyn


Unknown: Judge Joseph A. Wapner
Unknown: Doug Llewelyn

: Paddles Up

The first heat of television's international white water canoeing competition from
Llangollen, North Wales, for the Norwich Union Trophy. Commentators
A WHITE RABBIT production for BBC Television (R)


Unknown: Chris Rea
Unknown: John Gosling
Producer: John G. Smith

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with Yogi's Treasure Hunt
Today's story: Bewitched, Buddhad and Bewildered

: Roland Rat - The Series II

Starring Roland Rat Superstar
with special guests Norman Collier, Alfred Marks, Prefab Sprout

Monday is here ratfans. This week the Rodent Roving Report comes from the London Fire Brigade Training Centre where Fergie tries to learn to be a fireman for the day. It sounds like fun when Cedric, the new sound man, causes chaos in the Rat Cave, where music is supplied by Prefab Sprout in the Rodent Pop Slot. Egyptian adventure serial "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" reaches episode 5.


Himself: Roland Rat Superstar
Comedian: Norman Collier
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Musicians: Prefab Sprout
Conceived by/Writer: David Claridge
Writer: Colin Edmonds
Writer: Gavin Osborn
Writer: Colin Bostock-Smith
Programme Associate: Colin Edmonds
Sound: Martin Deane
Lighting: Chris Kempton
Designer: Gabby Brachacka
Produced and directed by: David Taylor

: Newsround

: Blue Peter Flies the World!: Expedition to the Soviet Union: A Proud People

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding.
Mark discovers why the Russians are so proud of their history when he visits the beautiful city of Leningrad, and Yvette meets a real live cosmonaut when she reports from the Soviet Spaceflight Control Centre.


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Producer: Lewis Bronze
Producer: Nick Heathcote
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: London Plus

Lucy Meacock Steve Clarke Richard Bath bring you tonight's news and views from London and the South East.
Plus sport from Michael Wale


Unknown: Lucy Meacock
Unknown: Steve Clarke
Unknown: Richard Bath
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Fiona Chesterton

: Wogan

Join Terry live at the Television Theatre, when his guests tonight include The Rt Hon
Sir Geoffrey Howe.


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe.

: Adventure - Ring of Fire

A seven-part series about a journey of adventure with the Brothers Blair among the volcanic islands and coral reefs of the vast Indonesian archipelago.
6: Beyond the Shadow ScreenIn the temples of Bali and Java two young Englishmen, Lome and Lawrence Blair , are drawn into a world of magic and mysticism, where men possessed by demons and spirits are immune to swords and fire. They meet a 116-year-old sage who, having chosen his day to die, calls his large family around him, bids them farewell, and simply 'let's go'. Later, in the mountains of Celebes, the brothers participate in the spectacular death rites of the last king of a tribe which believes its ancestors came down from the stars in a 'sky ship', they explore the caves of the dead, where the local children come to play with the skulls of their dead relatives. Film editors
40 FEATURE: page 85


Unknown: Lawrence Blair
Unknown: Alexandra Anthony
Unknown: Lawrence Blair
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Don't Wait Up

written by George Layton
starring Tony Britton and Nigel Havers
featuring Dinah Sheridan, Simon Williams
Events serve to remind Tom of the differences between the NHS and private practice and a sudden change in Toby's life has surprising repercussions.


Written By: George Layton
Designer: Derek Evans
Produced and directed by: Harold Snoad
Dr Tom Latimer: Nigel Havers
Madeline Latimer: Susan Skipper
Dr Toby Latimer: Tony Britton
Angela Latimer: Dinah Sheridan
Dr Charles Cartwright: Simon Williams
Pamela: Helen Fraser
Felicity: Jane Booker
Lady Greyshott: Joan Ryan

: In Sickness and in Health

by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring Warren Mitchell Alf falls asleep watching cricket and dreams he is batting for England.
Directed by RICHARD BODEN Produced by ROGER RACE (R)


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Directed By: Richard Boden
Produced By: Roger Race
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Winston: Eamonn Walker
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Neighbour: Jerry Stevens
Arthur: Arthur English
Woman at DHSS: Gillian Webb
DHSS clerk: Terence Halliday
DHSS officer: Tricia Kelly
Mr Kittel: Renu Setna
Mr Rabinsky: Arnold Diamond
Equerry: Wensley Pithey
Cricket commentator: Brian Johnston

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad.
Regional News Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Panorama

Who Is This Man Dukakis? As the son of Greek immigrants is about to be sent forth as the Democratic Party's challenger to recapture the American Presidency, Panorama examines the credentials of Michael Dukakis. As
Democrats prepare to gather for their Convention in Atlanta, Fred Emery assesses Mr Dukakis 's record over nine years as Governor of Massachusetts, and, from California to Georgia, asks voters whether or not they want a change from the Reagan years.


Unknown: Michael Dukakis.
Unknown: Fred Emery
Unknown: Mr Dukakis
Producer: Francesca Kirby-Green
Editor: Tim Gardam

: Miami Vice

starring and Forgive Us Our Debts Caught between the ambitions of a would-be politician and his own conscience, Sonny Crockett attempts to unravel the case of Frank Hackman - a man he put in prison for the murder of a cop, a man now on Death Row awaiting execution, a man who might be innocent....


Unknown: Sonny Crockett
Unknown: Frank Hackman
Written By: Gustave Reininger
Directed By: Jan Eliasberg
Sonny Crockett: Don Johnson
Ricardo Tubbs: Philip Michael Thomas
Lt Castillo: Edward James Olmos
Switek: Michael Talbott
ZitO: John Diehl
Trudy: Olivia Brown
Gina: Saundra Santiago
Hackman: Guy Boyd
Waldman d: W Moffett
Albierro: Val Bisoglio

: The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Another chance to see
Dave Lee Travis introduce some famous hit records from the past, helped by various film-makers who were asked to present the 'images' that these great old songs evoked in them.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Producer: John King

: The Third Man

A mystery series based on the famous feature film. Tonight:
The Best Policy starring
Harry Lime is blackmailed into abducting an heiress by her ruthless
father Baron Mecklin. He arrives in Lucerne and finds the girl, but a near-fatal car accident presents them from continuing their journey ...
Screenplay by JOHN PLAYER Produced by FELIX JACKSON
Directed by JULIAN AYMES (R)


Unknown: Harry Lime
Unknown: Father Baron Mecklin.
Unknown: John Player
Produced By: Felix Jackson
Directed By: Julian Aymes
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Martha: Venetia Stevenson
Baron Mecklin: Andre van Gyseghem
Gardoni: David Lander
Mme Bressard: Miki Iveria
Hotel porter: André Maranne
Mrs Gessler: Harriet Johns
Cyras Porter: Lee Hamilton
Johnson: Kevin Stoney
Susan: Fiona Clyne

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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