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: Ceefax AM

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

: Leon Errol

in Counselitis
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Gavin Esler and Sally Jones


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Buck Rogers: 11: A Prince in Bondage

The classic serial in 12 parts starring Larry 'Buster' Crabbe as Buck Rogers
In which Buck Rogers flies to Saturn by spaceship to seek the help of the Saturnians in the final battle against Killer Kane.


Director: Ford Beebe
Director: Saul Goodkind

: 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 of the Litter; The Great de Gaulle-Stone Operation; Shocking Pink (R)


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

: Why Don't You...?

The Belfast gang, still in the process of transforming the den, put down the paint and brushes and host 25 minutes of wacky action. Things to make, eat, laugh at and enjoy, sharing a tiny space with a seven-foot carrot and a wicker basket called Alan!

: Laurel and Hardy

in Fly Spy

: News Weather followed by But First This!

starting with The Littlest Hobo Photo Finish (R)

: Play School

Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Carol Chell
Story: The Runaway Tram by PEGGY BLAKELY and KOTA TANIUCHI (R)


Presenter: Brian Jameson
Presenter: Guest Carol Chell
Unknown: Peggy Blakely

: Five to Eleven

with pupils from St Anselm's Primary School, Tooting Bee

: News Weather followed by But First This!

starting with Undersea Kingdom
The classic cliffhanger serial in 12 parts starring
Ray 'Crash' Corrigan 9: Death in the Air
'Crash' kidnaps the still transformed Professor
Norton and steals a Volplane in a desperate endeavour to escape the evil tyrant's all-powerful clutches....

: Superman

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound - Superman! Who fights for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Starring George Reeves as the Man of Steel
Great Caesar's Ghost
Perry White appears to be suffering from hallucinations on the eve of an important gangster trial in which he has to testify, but is seeing believing?
Written by JACKSON GILLIS (For cast see page 60)


Unknown: George Reeves
Unknown: Perry White
Written By: Jackson Gillis

: News Weather followed by The Garden Party

Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes with the issues, the people and the music of today.
Will the Dalai Lama ever be restored to his ancient kingdom of Tibet? Today celebrates the opening of the first Tibetan monastery to be built in Britain - Samye Ling in the Border hills of Scotland. The date is propitious - 8/8/88.
Joining today's Garden Party are refugees from the Chinese invasion, Tibetan dancers and a remarkable woman, Sorrel Wilby , who trekked 1,800 miles across the Himalayas to the ancient capital of Lhasa.
Glynn Christian and David Wilson provide summer fare. And Richard Jobson goes pop.


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Dalai Lama
Unknown: Samye Ling
Unknown: Sorrel Wilby
Unknown: David Wilson
Unknown: Richard Jobson

: One O'Clock News

with Laurie Mayer


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

Chaos reigns when Dean Bartholomew turns up in the hotel kitchen - he has to be silenced, but how? This week's cast:
Written by CHRIS MCCOURT Directed by STEVE MANN


Written By: Chris McCourt
Directed By: Steve Mann
Madge Mitchell: Anne Charleston
Charlene: Kylie Minogue
Henry Mitchell: Craig McLachlan
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Scott Robinson: Jason Donovan
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Daphne Clarke: Elaine Smith
Mike Young: Guy Pearce
Mrs Mangel: Vivean Gray
Jane Harris: Annie Jones
Eileen Clarke: Myra de Groot
Harold Bishop: Lan Smith
Gail Lewis: Fiona Corke
Rob Lewis: Ernie Bourne
Dean Bartholomew: Burt Cooper
Allen Lawrence: Neil Fitzpatrick

: Cricket: Fifth Test

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


Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Barney Bear

in Prospecting Bear

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with Heathcliff and Co
A cartoon series starring
Heathcliff, the terror of the town. Today's stories: King of the Beasts and Cat Can Do (R)

: Galloping Galaxies!

written and created by BOB BLOCK
Question: How have Murphy and the robots managed to find themselves in an explosive situation in a London cellar in 1605? Answer: Because Dinwiddy Snurdle is repairing the Time Machine!


Unknown: Bob Block
Unknown: Dinwiddy Snurdle
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Jonathan Taylor
Producer: Jeremy Swan
SID: Kenneth Williams
Junior: Kenneth Williams
Capt Pettifer: Robert Swales
Mr Morton: Paul Wilce
Mr Elliott: James Mansfield
Space Pirate Murphy: Niall Buggy
Robot 7: Michael Deeks
Robot 20: Matthew Sim
Dinwiddy Snurdle: James Bree
Yew Tree: John Asquith
Guy Fawkes: Tom Fahy
Thomas Percy: Jeffrey Daunton
HM Stanley: Neil Phelps
Tennis player: Nick Orchard

: Newsround

: Treasure Houses

with Mark Curry
A Very Queer, Small Boy by DOROTHY SMITH
Charles Dickens , one of the world's most famous writers, always remembered the 'very queer, small boy' he once had been. Mark goes to his house in London and his birthplace in Portsmouth, on the trail of the boy whose tragic childhood inspired him to write stories which would hold the nation spellbound. Charles Dickens


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Ian Bamforth
Producer: Edward Barnes
Director: Rob Benfield

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the latest pictures, stories and events from
Britain and around the world.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: London Plus

Richard Bath
Penny Bustin Steve Clarke bring you tonight's news and views from London and the south east.
Plus sport from Michael Wale


Unknown: Richard Bath
Unknown: Penny Bustin
Unknown: Steve Clarke
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Fiona Chesterton

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from Television Theatre.


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Series Producer: Peter Weil
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Peter Estall

: Trackside Storey

An Athletics Masterclass from the Mary Peters Track in Belfast.
Introduced by Stuart Storey. One hundred and ten metres over ten barriers, set at a height of three feet six inches, in a time of 13.29 seconds! That's what Jon Ridgeon did last year to win the World Championship silver medal for the high hurdles. Rivalry between guests - Sean Kerly, hockey, Lisa Opie, squash, Steven Redgrave, rowing, Gaynor Stanley, swimming, Neil Adams, judo, and Liz Hobbs, water ski-ing - is beginning to show. Stuart Storey (a former
Olympic hurdler himself) and Jon see who will come out best over the hurdles. Produced and directed by SUE ASHWORTH
Executive producer JOY Williams BBC Northern Ireland


Introduced By: Stuart Storey
Coach: Jon Ridgeon
Competitor: Sean Kerly
Competitor: Lisa Opie
Competitor: Steven Redgrave
Competitor: Gaynor Stanley
Competitor: Neil Adams
Competitor: Liz Hobbs

: Terry and June

written by John Kane
starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield


Writer: John Kane
Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: Robin Nash
Terry Medford: Terry Scott
June Medford: June Whitfield
Malcolm: John Quayle
Beattie: Rosemary Frankau
Rev Austin Doyle: John Warner
Miss Dunwiddy: Evie Garratt
Mr Duffy: Robert Dorning
Insp Gammage: Denis Lill
Mr Morgan: Ken Wynne
Mr Dayton: Arthur Cox
Carter: Jon Croft
Mr Benson: Andrew Tourell
Constable Davenport: Jeremy Gittins
Angela: Eva Lohman

: Ever Decreasing Circles

written by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers
Penelope Wilton , Peter Egan with Stanley Lebor Geraldine Newman
Designer ERIC WALMSLEY Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD (R)


Written By: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Stanley Lebor
Unknown: Geraldine Newman
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Martin: Richard Briers
Sgt Lewis: John Hartley
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman
Paul: Peter Egan
Man: Peter Childs
Ritz receptionist: Aubrey Woods

: Nine O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Byline

A series of personal documentaries on the contemporary world. Dinner at Noon by ALAN BENNETT
In the setting of a northern hotel, with its leisure breaks and conference facilities,
Alan Bennett reflects on the subject of class - 'My mother's scheme of things admitted to much finer distinctions than are allowed by the sociologists. She'd talk about people being better glass, well-off, nicely-spoken, refined, educated, genuine, ordinary, and (the ultimate condemnation) common.'
As the events unfold - a Road Haulage Ladies Luncheon, a gathering of Environmental Health Officers, cocktails for the Flower Show Committee
- Bennett observes that people trying to behave are always more interesting than people just behaving. 'The real solvent of class distinction', he writes, 'is a proper measure of self-esteem, a kind of unselfconsciousness. Some people are at ease with themselves, so the world is at ease with them.'
Photography MIKE FOX
Film recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor IAN PITCH
Executive producer DAVID PEARSON Producer JONATHAN STEDALL BBC Bristol
* FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson
Producer: David Pearson
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: Miami Vice

Better Living Through Chemistry
As Wango Mack , a major dealer, prepares to flood the streets of Miami with synthetic cocaine, the vice cops attempt to prevent the inevitable drug war. But their operation is endangered by a figure from Tubbs's past - a man with a grievance....
Written by KEN EDWARDS Directed by LEON TCHASO


Unknown: Wango MacK
Written By: Ken Edwards
Directed By: Leon Tchaso
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
Izzy: Martin Ferrero
Clarence Batisse: Victor Love
Wango Mack: Rob Nilsson

: 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 for 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. Sparks of a Dead Fire starring
A mysterious cache of diamonds left for Harry Lime leads him to Anton Rodek , an old friend from post-war
Vienna. Rodek has discovered a new source of high-grade gems and attracted the attention of a ruthless dealer.


Unknown: Anton Rodek
Play By: Robert Yale Libott
Produced By: Felix Jackson
Directed By: Paul Stanley
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Elena: Anna-Lisa
Anton: George Voskovec
Charles Biddy: Sebastian Cabot
M Ambert: William Roerick
Emil Halweg: Lindsey Workman
Janet: Bek Nelson
Lieutenant: Larkin Ford

: 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.

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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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