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: Ceefax AM

: Benny Rubin

in Talking Turkey
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Sally Jones
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half-hour read by Jill Dando.
Francis Wilson looks ahead to the weekend weather at home and abroad at
7.25, 7.55 and 8.25


Unknown: John Stapleton
Read By: Jill Dando.
Read By: Francis Wilson

: News


: But First This!

Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood , and Sue Devaney. Starting with The Pink Panther Show
Pink Arcade, Life with Feathers, Pink SWAT (R)
0.25 Record Breakers
Dominoes Special A special edition of television's top record-breaking show presented by Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
One-and-a-half million dominoes were painstakingly set up in patterns representing scenes and symbols from the 12 member countries of the EEC. The aim, to knock them all down for a new world domino-toppling record.
Television presentation TROS. Holland
9.50 Laurel and Hardy Pie in the Sky (R)
10.00 News
Weather followed by But First This! starting with Hartbeat
An exciting approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart and Margot Wilson String 'n' Tape
There's a tail about a cat, a rather special video player at the beach, patterns in the Buckinghamshire countryside and a little orange house with a peel. (R)
Play School 'Right, said Fred'
Presenters Fred Harris Lesley Woods
Story: Mrs Simpkin and the Magic Wheelbarrow by LINDA ALLEN
Musical director PAUL READE Director BRIAN JAMESON
10.55 Five to Eleven with Philip Madoc
11.00 News
Weather followed by But First This! starting with SOS Coast Guard
A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 thrilling chapters starring
10: The Acid Trail
Where is the 200th box of disintegrating gas? Boroff suspects Terry as he races to Bells supplies for his
Harmard 'Type 4' compressor which Dick needs urgently for his experiments. A REPUBLIC serial
11.30 Take Nobody's Word for It
'Do-it-yourself science presented by Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University.
In the last programme of the series, studio guest Dr Frank Close explains how to build a universe out of quarks, leptons and bosons (what?), and takes Carol to see the inmates of the particle zoo.... There's the story of the Yorkshire school that found itself to be one of the few independent sources of radiation monitoring after the explosion at Chernobyl in 1986. (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Assisted By: Siobhan Mayer
Assisted By: Colin Heywood
Assisted By: Sue Devaney.
Presented By: Roy Castle
Presented By: Norris McWhirter
Presented By: Hardy Pie
Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Presenters: Fred Harris
Presenters: Lesley Woods
Unknown: Mrs Simpkin
Director: Paul Reade
Director: Brian Jameson
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Presented By: Professor Ian Fells
Unknown: Dr Frank Close
Terry Kent: Ralph Byrd
Boroff: Bela Lugosi
Jean Norman: Maxine Doyle

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party Viv Lumsden and John Nicolson with the issues, the people and the music of today.
Deacon Blue provide the music as Richard Jobson explores Friday Pop.
Archie Macpherson reviews summer sport. And
Koo Stark shares her vision of 'A Secret Garden'.


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Archie MacPherson
Unknown: Koo Stark

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

A competition is set between Scott and Mike and Des and Jim, will it lead to broken friendships? Madge has to make a momentous decision. Helen is held to ransom by a greedy neighbour. Writer GINNY LOWNDES
(For cast see page 73. Shown again at 5. 35pm)


Unknown: Ginny Lowndes
Director: Andrew Friedman

: Look, Stranger

The Steam-Powered Vicar The Rev E. R. Boston must have had the only backyard in the country that was officially designated as a National Transport Museum. At the last count there were three traction engines, two steamrollers, five narrow-gauge steam-engines and six diesel locomotives.


Unknown: E. R. Boston
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Cricket: Fourth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Headingley Second day
Further live coverage of the afternoon's play.

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with Paw Paws
Egging Dark Paw On

: Friday Film Special: The Battle of Billy's Pond

Two young anglers find some dead fish in their favourite pond. Is the pond water being poisoned?
Their enquiries lead them into some dangerous places.
0 FILMS: page 26


Produced By: Mark Forstater
Directed By: Harley Cokliss
Billy: Ben Buckton
Gobby: Andrew Ashby
Mr Pugh: Talfryn Thomas
Mrs Bateson: Ann Beach
Mr Bateson: Keith James

: The Spanish Are Coming

Last programme in the series

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Wogan

: No Place Like Home

by JOHN E. WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Arthur advertises for domestic assistance.
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH (R)


Unknown: John E. Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Designer: Paul Trerise
Directed By: Robin Nash
Arthur: William Gaunt
Beryl: Patricia Garwood
Trevor: Michael Sharvell. Martin
Vera: Ann Penfold
Lorraine: Beverley Adams
Tracy: Dee Sadler
Nigel: Andrew Charleson
Roger: Roger Martin
Mrs Pilkington: Zelah Clarke
Mrs Dunwoody: Jennie Goossens

: The Flying Doctors

A colourful Australian series following the adventures of the Royal Flying Doctor
Service in the outback town of Coopers Crossing. Starring
Dreams of Sand
Chris and Tom have a difference of opinion over the welfare of an ageing opal miner. Hurtle comes back from a holiday filled with romantic dreams. It looks like he's building a new future for himself, but where does that leave Ron?


Written By: Peter Hepworth
Directed By: Arch Nicholson
Dr Tom Callaghan: Andrew McFarlane
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wellings: Lenore Smith
Dave Gibson: Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Hurtle Morrison: Max Cullen
Ron Miller: Mark Little
Violet Carnegie: Pat Evison
Vic Buckley: Maurie Fields
Nancy Buckley: Val Jellay
George Baxter: Bruce Barry
Sharon Herbert: Kylie Belling
Sgt Jack Carruthers: Terry Gill
Joe Forrest: Gil Tucker
Dr Frank Turner: John Frawley

: Nine O'clock News

Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey
Present the day's news at home and abroad. Regional News
Weekend Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa

Songs from 'My Fair Lady' Kiri Te Kanawa Jeremy Irons and Warren Mitchell star in a gala concert from the Royal Albert Hall , featuring the music and lyrics Of FREDERICK LOEWE and ALAN JAY LERNER with the London Symphony Orchestra led by MICHAEL DA VIS and the London Voices director TERRY EDWARDS conducted by John Mauceri Executive event producer MICHAEL STORRS
Television presentation YVONNE UTTLEWOOD (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Frederick Loewe
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Director: Terry Edwards
Conducted By: John Mauceri
Unknown: Yvonne Uttlewood

: Omnibus

Whale Nation
ApoembyHeathcote Williams performed by Roy Hutchins Omnibus presents a spellbinding hymn celebrating the oldest and largest mammal in the world. When Heathcote Williams began to have dreams about whales he decided to find out about these mysterious, intelligent and gentle creatures whose brains evolved 30 million years before man's.
Why is it that we are more willing to consider the possibility of other intelligences on distant planets than on our own? The poem poses this question and with rare and beautiful film footage you are taken on a fantastic voyage into the heart and mind of the Leviathan, the family of whales and dolphins:
An extra-terrestrial who has already landed
A marine intelligentsia with a knowledge of the deep.
Film editor DAVID KITSON
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer nadia HAGGAR
* FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Roy Hutchins
Editor: David Kitson
Producer: Nigel Williams

: The Late Film: The Club

Jack Thompson
Graham Kennedy
'Nobody pays 120,000 bucks for a kid with potential.' Or do they?
- When Geoff Hayward is bought for big money, he finds his star status causes problems on and off the pitch. This powerful look at the world of Australian football concentrates as much on the boardroom rows and dramas as on the game itself. An early success from the writer of Travelling
North and the director of Breaker Morant.
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Jack Thompson
Unknown: Graham Kennedy
Unknown: Geoff Hayward
Play By: David Williamson
Produced By: Matt Carroll
Directed By: Bruce Beresford
Laurie: Jack Thompson
Ted Parker: Graham Kennedy
Jock Riley: Frank Wilson
Danny Rowe: Harold Hopkins
Geoff Hayward: John Howard
Gerry Cooper: Alan Cassell
Susy: Maggie Doyle
Commentator: Lou Richards

: 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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