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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Mail Trouble
Directed by CHARLES E. ROBERTS An RKO film


Directed By: Charles E. Roberts

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Sally Jones


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Presenter: Sally Jones

: Buck Rogers

Larry 'Buster' Crabbe as Buck Rogers
4: The Sky Patrol
In which Buck Rogers escapes from the clutches of Killer Kane, only to be pursued and attacked by enemy spaceships. Directed by FORD BEEBE and SAUL GOODKIND (Black and white)

: 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
Pink Punch, Unsafe and Serene and Vitamin Pink (R)


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

: Hartbeat

with Tony Hart and Margot Wilson
All Done with Mirrors
The light from the kaleidoscope bounces back to show a giant blot on the floor - or are there two? Actor
Sylvester McCoy reflects on being a rat catcher, and Morph has a deadly experience as Chas reverses their roles. Plus, how to add an extra foot to your body! All done by mirrors. (R)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy

: Laurel and Hardy

in The Stone Age Kid (R)

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Silas
Silas has run away from the circus because Philip, the owner, tried to force him to become the youngest sword swallower in the world.
When Silas wins a horse, a farmer tries to steal it.


Directed By: Louis Elman
Silas: Patrick Bach
Godik: Lucki Molocher
Philip: Diether Krebs
Nannis: Nelly Huet
Maria: Tatjana Kothe
Fisherman: Pierre Forger
His wife: Francoise Bertia

: Play School

Presenters Liz Watts and Fred Harris Story:
Clanky the Mechanical Boy by KENNETH MAHOOD (R)


Presenters: Liz Watts
Presenters: Fred Harris
Unknown: Kenneth Mahood

: Five to Eleven

with Anne Harvey


Unknown: Anne Harvey

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Cartoon

: Undersea Kingdom

2: The Undersea City
'Crash' and his friends are captured by the merciless Unga Khan.
A REPUBUC serial


Unknown: Unga Khan.

: Superman

starring George Reeves The Talking Clue
A boy's fascination with recording sounds involves him with two crooks.


Unknown: George Reeves

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party World champion
Jackie Stewart used a pseudonym when he began motor racing to stop his mother worrying. Today he is 'a nervous wreck' when he watches his older son Paul follow him on to the track. Mavis Nicholson explores their 'relative values'.


Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Henry gets into hot water over a gambling debt. Written By RAY HARDING
(For cast see page 37. Shown again at 5.35)


Written By: Ray Harding

: Another Thin Man

William Powell
Myrna Loy
Mix a fearful businessman and his greedy relatives with a menacing ex-convict to get another heady cocktail of crime and comedy. and Asta
Original story by DASHIELL HAMMETT Produced by HUNT STROMBERG Directed by w.s. VAN DYKE
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: William Powell
Unknown: Myrna Loy
Unknown: Frances Goodrich
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Story By: Dashiell Hammett
Produced By: Hunt Stromberg
Directed By: W.S. van Dyke
Nick Charles: William Powell
Nora: Myrna Loy
Lois: Virginia Grey
Van Slack: Otto Kruger
Col MacFay: C Aubrey Smith
Dorothy Waters: Ruth Hussey
Lt Guild: Nat Pendleton
Dudley Horn: Patric Knowles
Freddie: Tom Neal
Mrs Bellam: Phyllis Gordon
Phil Church: Sheldon Leonard

: The Making of The Living Planet

Miles Kington observes the sometimes strange behaviour of the species David Attenborough.


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Produced By: Richard Brook

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with The Biskitts
The Swamp Monster and May the Best Biscuit Win (R)

: Fast Forward

with Nick Wilton Floella Benjamin Robert Harley
Sarah Mortimer and this week's special guest Phillip Schofield
Series producer ANN REAY (R)


Unknown: Nick Wilton
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Sarah Mortimer
Unknown: Phillip Schofield

: Newsround

: Move It

with Simon O'Brien and Fiona Lee Fraser
Among youngsters it's one of the fastest-growing hobbies - radio control. On the expansive beaches of St Anne 's on the Fylde Coast, Move It stages the first
National Junior Off-Road Radio Control
Championships, over a course especially built for the occasion. More than 100 versatile vehicles and skilful drivers vie for the title.
The 11-year-olds who, last week, learned how to play bowls, now put their skills to the test in a Junior Target Bowls Championship in Manchester - with medals for all.
Director ALAN YARDLEY Producer CHRIS FEAR BBC North West


Unknown: Simon O'Brien
Unknown: Fiona Lee Fraser
Unknown: St Anne
Director: Alan Yardley

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events from Britain and around the world.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits and videos from the Top 40 chart
Introduced by Gary Davies and Nicky Campbell


Presenter: Gary Davies
Presenter: Nicky Campbell
Lighting: Rod Litherland
Sound: Martin Deane
Designer: Andy Dimond
Produced and directed by: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

by Tony Holland.
"You're ever so clever with words, Colin. I've never had bad news broken so nicely... I shall have a migraine, of course."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony Holland
Lou: Anna Wing
Pete: Peter Dean
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Duncan: David Gillespie
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Uncle: Leonard Maguire
Michelle: Susan Tully
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Dot: June Brown
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Colin: Michael Cashman
Barry: Gary Hailes
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Den: Leslie Grantham
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Donna: Matilda Ziegler

: Brainstorm

The science power game with Kenny Everett assisted by Cleo Rocos
This week's guest expert Sarah Greene
Who will survive the power drain and evaporation by Kenny's laser to become the final Brainstorm champion of the series?
Series editor DAVID FILKIN
Win a 'Brainstorm' sweatshirt. Ceefaxpage 187


Unknown: Kenny Everett
Assisted By: Cleo Rocos
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Editor: David Filkin
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Rob Bayly

: Bread

written by CARLA LANE
Title music by DAVID MACKAY Directed by SUSAN BELBIN
Produced by ROBIN NASH (R)


Written By: Carla Lane
Music By: David MacKay
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Produced By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Mr Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Carmen: Jenny Jay
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
DHSS clerk: Pamela Power
Police officer: Barry Woolgar

: Nine O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: The Mercer Play: Shooting the Chandelier

Sixth in a retrospective season of outstanding plays written for television by DAVID MERCER , first shown in 1977. With and Czechoslovakia, April 1945: a chance meeting between a professor and his former student, now members of the Russian armed forces, develops into a violent trial of strength.


Television By: David Mercer
Producer: Margaret Matheson
Director: Jane Howell
Semyon: Denholm Elliott
Nikolai: Edward Fox
Drunken soldier: Dave Atkins
Blanka: Felicity Dean
Milena: Doris Hare
Brodovich: Alun Armstrong
Peasant: Ernest Jennings

: Esther Interviews ...

Esther Rantzen's guest tonight is
Dr Hendrika Cantwell. She has pioneered the detection and treatment of child abuse from her family crisis centre in America. In the light of the Cleveland inquiry, is child abuse on the increase and is it possible to protect the children before lifelong injury has been inflicted? Dr Cantwell can bring to
British parents a lifetime's experience in this most crucial of today's problems. Director ROBIN BEXTOR


Unknown: Dr Hendrika Cantwell.
Director: Robin Bextor
Producer: Deborah Perkin

: The Third Man

The Indispensable Man
When Harry Lime goes to Paris to investigate the mysterious silence of a business partner he discovers a trail of murder and deception that puts his own life in danger.
Screenplay by JACK LAIRD
Produced by FELIX JACKSON Directed by PAUL STANLEY


Unknown: Jack Laird
Produced By: Felix Jackson
Directed By: Paul Stanley
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Vassili Gourievidis: Jacques Aubuchon
Nadia Astra: Susan Cummings
Sacha: Robert Cornthwaite
Dr Fourtier: Ivan Triesault
Zoltan Eliscu: John Bleifer
Insp Dutrec: Ben Wright
Linda: Bek Nelson
Marcel: Ed Hashim
Jo: Tania Velia

: 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.

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