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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Sweet Cheat
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Pamela Armstrong


Unknown: John Stapleton

: Buck Rogers: 2: Tragedy of Saturn

A serial in 12 episodes.


Buck Rogers: Buster Crabbe

: News


: But First This!

with Andy Crane , assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood and Sue Devaney. Starting with The Pink Panther Show
Pink Pajamas, Sique Sique Sique, Pink Ice (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Assisted By: Siobhan Mayer
Assisted By: Colin Heywood
Assisted By: Sue Devaney.
Unknown: Sique Sique

: Hartbeat

An exciting approach to the art of making pictures, presented by Tony Hart ,
Margot Wilson , Joanna Kirk Characters (R)


Presented By: Tony Hart
Presented By: Margot Wilson
Presented By: Joanna Kirk

: Laurel and Hardy

in Flea's a Crowd (R)

: News, Weather followed by: But First This!

Starting with:
A hundred years ago, life was hard for many poor children. Silas was a circus child;
Philip, the sword-swallower who owned the circus, was so cruel that Silas had to run away, but that was only the start of his adventures.
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)

: Play School

Presenters Liz Watts and Wayne Jackman
Story: The Noisy House on the High Street by URSULA DANIELS (R)


Presenters: Liz Watts
Presenters: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Ursula Daniels

: Five to Eleven

with Anne Harvey


Unknown: Anne Harvey

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Cartoon

: SOS Coast Guard

The last of a classic cliffhanger serial in 12 thrilling chapters. Deadly Circle
Terry has an unlikely rescuer from his fearful fight, but the evil, half-mad inventor has an even dastardlier plan for him. A REPUBLIC serial

: Man and Boy

The man - Mike Kendall - and the boy - Simon King - explore countryside.
Director JOHN KING. BBC Bnstol (R)


Unknown: Mike Kendall
Unknown: Simon King
Director: John King.

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party with Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes What's in the stars for astrologer Patric Walker ? Mary Marquis shares the secrets of her guest.


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Patric Walker
Unknown: Mary Marquis

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Mrs Mangel opens her mouth and puts her foot in it. Written by JOHN LINTON
(For cast see page 37. Shown again at 5.35pm)


Unknown: Mrs Mangel
Written By: John Linton
Directed By: Andrew Friedman

: Cricket: Fourth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies Final day
Live coverage of the afternoon's play.

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with SuperTed SuperTed and the Goldmine


Unknown: Superted Superted

: Simon and the Witch

A 13-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY
9: Spooky things occur as the Hallowe'en party approaches.
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director david BELL (R)


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Miss Phoeble: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Bodley: John Rapley
Lady Fox-Custard: Joan Sims
Hopkins: Joe Grossi
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Hatty the Howl: Susan Sloman
Minnie the Moan: Anita Elias
Sally: Nicola Stapleton
Jimmy: David Crane
Cuthbert: Ilan Ostrove
Joyce: Naomie Harris
Tim: James Reinl

: Day in the Life

Real-life animal adventures
The Kestrel's Tale starring Roger Daltrey as the voice of Falco the kestrel Twiggy as Fala the kestrel and Anthony Valentine as the buzzard
During the summer, Falco has four chicks to hunt for as well as himself. There may be voles a-plenty on the ground, but catching them isn't easy. Series producer MIKE BEYNON Director KEITH SCHOLEY BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Anthony Valentine
Producer: Mike Beynon
Director: Keith Scholey

: Newsround

with John Craven Helen Rollason and Roger Finn


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Helen Rollason
Unknown: Roger Finn

: Gentle Ben

with Dennis Weaver and Clint Howard The Bully
An anti social young bully tries to be a hero, but needs the help of Ben, Mark Wedloe 's pet bear.


Unknown: Dennis Weaver
Unknown: Clint Howard
Unknown: Mark Wedloe

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: People

with Derek Jameson and reporters Jeni Barnett , Lucy Pilkington and Chris Serle. They're out searching for ordinary people doing extraordinary things. This week they're joined by two guest reporters,
Glyn Worsnip and John Pitman. Glyn meets Mary Bedford and Angela Waters. A chance encounter in a hospital ward gave Angela back her sight. Mary made it all possible. John traces Darren Burn. In 1973, aged 11, he was launched as Britain's answer to Donny Osmond. Whatever happened to him? And Derek learns the mysteries of croquet from the experts. He'll be asking them what he's asking you, 'Hope and Glory! What's your story?' Send your story to: People, Kensington House, Richmond Way,
London W14 OAX. Producer SARAH CAPLIN
Series producer PETER BAZALGETTE


Unknown: Derek Jameson
Reporters: Jeni Barnett
Reporters: Lucy Pilkington
Reporters: Chris Serle.
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: John Pitman.
Unknown: Angela Waters.
Unknown: Darren Burn.
Unknown: Donny Osmond.
Producer: Sarah Caplin
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: EastEnders

"This has been our local all our lives. It's seen all our good times and bad times. Engagements, Weddings, Christmases, Confessions, Secrets..."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by/Series Producer/Director: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Story Editor: Bill Lyons
Series Script Editor: Jon Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon

: Juliet Bravo

Alibi by WALLY K. DALY starring with Kate has to exercise much understanding on behalf of Danny Sparks when he gets himself into a situation beyond his control.
Script editor JOAN CLARK


Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: Danny Sparks
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Geraint Morris
Insp Kate Longton: Ann Carteret
Sgt Beck: David Ellison
Sgt Parrish: Noel Collins
PC Sparks: Mark Botham
PC Kelleher: C J Allen
Mike Laine: Pip Miller
Det Insp Peter Bradshaw: Martin Cochrane
Jenny: Julia Lewis
Marge: Emma Piper
Shopkeeper: Charu Bala Chokshi
Mrs Llewellyn: Shirley King
Mr Llewellyn: Robert Parvin

: Points of View

Alan Titchmarsh with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Please send letters to: Points of View BBCtv Centre, London W128QT


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Nine O'clock News

with Michael Buerk and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Murder One: Through Naked Eyes

David Soul
Pam Dawber
On a hot night in Chicago,
William Parrish returns home to find the police waiting to question him about a brutal killing, the second in his building.
Shaken, Parrish goes to his apartment to discover that a mysterious woman is watching him through a telescope from a tower block opposite.
This Hitchcock-style thriller features a plot full of surprises and a nail-biting climax.
Screenplay by JEFFREY BLOOM Produced by PAUL POMPIAN
* FILMS: page 16


Unknown: David Soul
Unknown: Pam Dawber
Unknown: William Parrish
Unknown: Jeffrey Bloom
Produced By: Paul Pompian
Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey
William: David Soul
Anne: Pam Dawber
Dr Frances Muller: Fionnula Flanagan
Father: William Schallert
Detective Wylie: Dick Anthony Williams
Sgt Scopetta: Gerald Castillo
Terry: Rod McCary
Karen: Amy Morton

: Late Great Britons

'I hate the Tory party, their men, their work and their methods.'
Incredible words from the man who was to become
Britain's greatest war leader and a famous Prime Minister. In this re-appraisal
Martin Gilbert , Churchill's biographer, looks beyond the established reputation to find a very different greatness: Churchill the champion of social reform and international harmony. Producer DAVID HERMAN
* INFO: page 77


Unknown: Martin Gilbert
Producer: David Herman

: Cricket: Fourth Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Headingley
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the final day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: 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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