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: Ceefax AM

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

: Edgar Kennedy in DuckSoup

An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and Pamela Armstrong


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Pamela Armstrong

: Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

A classic serial in 15exciting episodes, starring
Larry 'Buster' Crabbe as Flash Gordon
2: The Living Dead

: 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
Today: Le Ball and Chain
Gang; We Give Pink Stamps; Crow De Guerre (R)


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

: Why Don't You... ?

The Liverpool gang burst out of their lighthouse and on to Merseyside to try out a dry ski slope. Ernie meets some campaigning kids and Paula tries to dispose of a fat sheep. (R)

: Laurel and Hardy

Fight of the Bumble Brains

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with The Littlest Hobo
The Music Box (R)

: Play School

Presenters Mike Amatt Janet Palmer
Story: Forget-Me-Not by PAUL ROGERS
Illustrator CELlA BERRIDGE (R)


Presenters: Mike Amatt
Presenters: Janet Palmer
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Illustrator Cella Berridge

: Five to Eleven

with pupils from the Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with The Fighting Devil Dogs A classic cliffhanger serial in 12parts
1: The Lightning StrikesTom Grayson and Frank Corby , lieutenants in the US Marine Corps, are engaged in a campaign against organised bandits in tropical Lingchuria. On a rescue mission in the jungle, they come across a mysterious fort whose occupants are all dead. While their men are still in the building, it is struck by a mysterious projectile which transforms it into a crackling mass of death-dealing electricity. The Lightning has struck. Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY and JOHN ENGLISH A REPUBLIC serial


Unknown: Tom Grayson
Unknown: Frank Corby
Directed By: William Witney

: The Flintstones

A HANNA BARBERA production (R)

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party
Introduced by Viv Lumsden and John Nicolson
Forty years after the foundation of the Republic of Korea, Simon Winchester discusses the country that will host this autumn's Olympic Games. Glynn
Christian welcomes Charles Price of Gleddoch House to the kitchen in the garden.
And Richard Jobson charts the charts.


Introduced By: Viv Lumsden
Introduced By: John Nicolson
Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Producers: Gordon MacMillan
Producers: Charles Nairn
Producers: Anne Somers
Editor: David Martin

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Daphne is furious with Des. Harold buys Madge a small token of his esteem.
(Cast page 53. Shown again at


Unknown: Des. Harold

: AD - Anno Domini

First in a major series in five daily parts, chronicling the birth of Christianity and the decline of the Roman Empire. Starring
Jerusalem, AD30. Two followers of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth pass by the execution site at Golgotha. They are joined by a mysterious stranger who accompanies them to a Passover dinner. (R)


Tiberius: James Mason
Gamaliel: John Houseman
Sejanus: Ian McShane
Nerva: Jack Warden
Peter: Denis Quilley
Livilla: Susan Sarandon
Antonia: Colleen Dewhurst
Jesus: Michael Wilding Jr
Valerius: Neil Dickson
Sarah: Amanda Pays
Pontius Pilate: Anthony Zerbe
Paul: Philip Sayer
Caligula: John McEnery
Claudius: Richard Kiley
Caleb: Cecil Humphreys
Corinna: Diane Venora
Macro: Donald Sumpter
The Ethiopian: Ben Vereen
Claudius: Richard Kiley
Serpenius: Richard Roundtree
Agrippina: Ava Gardner
Nero: Anthony Andrews
Messalina: Jennifer O'Neill
Seneca: Fernando Rey
Festus: David Hedison

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with 0 BACK PAGES: 86
Heathcliff and Co starring that favourite alley-cat Heathcliff in: City Slicker Cat and House of the Future (R)

: Galloping Galaxies!

written and created by BOB BLOCK
It's quite a day....
Vital assignments in spectacular satellites - a burglary on the Voyager - repulsive behaviour from
Robot 35 - and Superbeing, the biggest show-off in the galaxy!
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Designer JOHN ASBRIDGE
Producer JEREMY SWAN (R)


Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: John Asbridge
Producer: Jeremy Swan
SID/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
Robot 35: Julie Dawn Cole
Superbeing: Melvyn Hayes
Sir Henry: Patrick Newell

: Newsround

: Treasure Houses

with Mark Curry
The Crown Jewels of the World by DOROTHY SMITH
At the beginning of the century, Europe was ruled by kings and queens. They were rich and powerful and their crown jewels were the symbols of their strength. Producer EDWARD BARNES


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Producer: Edward Barnes
Director: Christopher Tandy

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: 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: Bustin Steve Clarke
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Fiona Chesterton

: Wogan

Join Terry live at the Television Theatre where his guests tonight include Marcel Marceau.
0 FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Marcel Marceau.

: Trackside Storey

An Athletics Masterclass from the Mary Peters Track, Belfast.
Introduced by Stuart Storey.

In six weeks' time, Tessa Sanderson will stand at the end of the javelin runway in Seoul, preparing to defend her Olympic gold medal. Taking time out from training, Tessa shows the guests - Sean Kerly, hockey Lisa Opie, squash, Steven Redgrave, rowing, Gaynor Stanley, swimming, Neil Adams, judo, and Liz Hobbs from water ski-ing, how to throw the javelin correctly.

BBC Northern Ireland
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Stuart Storey
Coach: Tessa Sanderson
Competitor: Sean Kerly
Competitor: Lisa Opie
Competitor: Steven Redgrave
Competitor: Gaynor Stanley
Competitor: Neil Adams
Competitor: Liz Hobbs
Producer/Director: Sue Ashworth
Executive Producer: Joy Williams

: Terry and June

written by JOHN KANE starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Directed by MARTIN SHARDLOW Produced by ROBIN NASH (R)


Written By: John Kane
Unknown: Terry Scott
Directed By: Martin Shardlow
Produced By: Robin Nash
Terry Medford: Terry Scott
June Medford: June Whitfield
Rev Doyle: John Warner
Miss Dunwiddy: Evie Garratt
Policeman: Peter Joyce

: Ever Decreasing Circles

Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Starring Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan
with Stanley Lebor, Geraldine Newman

(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer/Director: Harold Snoad
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman
Martin: Richard Briers
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Paul: Peter Egan
Farmer: Leon Greene
Man: Norman Bird

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Byline

A series of personal documentaries on the contemporary world.
Trying to Make It Home by MAYA ANGELOU
Many of my ancestors caught their first glimpse of England from the decks of slaveships. So begins Maya Angelou - the American author of the highly successful I Know
Why the Caged Bird Sings on her modern journey through black Britain. Her encounters with first and second generation blacks reveal both an optimism and freshness rarely seen on television. As the journey unfolds from north to south, Maya meets streetwise kids, preachers, politicians and prisoners. At Britain's only black private school she discovers: 'the children are winners. They are proof that diamonds are a result of pressure and time. These children are gems to be proud of, the black community can be proud and Britain can be proud.'
Executive producer DAVID PEARSON Producer PETER CANNON. BBC Bristol
* FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Editor: Peter Simpson
Producer: David Pearson
Producer: Peter Cannon.

: Miami Vice

starring with guest stars
Stone's War
Ira Stone, freelance journalist and acclaimed purveyor of exaggerated stories, arrives in Miami with a potentially explosive videotape - footage of American mercenaries fighting alongside the Nicaraguan Contras.
Crockett thinks this might be another of his friend's con tricks but the strangest people are showing a deep interest in the tape....
Written and directed by DAVID JACKSON


Directed By: David Jackson
Sonny Crockett: Don Johnson
Ricardo Tubbs: Philip Michael Thomas
William Maynard: G Gordon Liddy
Ira Stone: Bob Balaban
Lieutenant Castillo: Edward James Olmos
Switek: Michael Talbott
Zito: John Diehl
Trudy: Oliva Brown
Gina: Saundra Santiago
Alicia Mena: Lonette McKee

: The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Dave Lee Travis introduces some famous hit records from the past.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Producer: John King

: Weather

: Burt Lancaster in Atlantic City, USA

also starring
Susan Sarandon
Lou, an ageing crook with delusions about his past grandeur, works with increasing difficulty in Atlantic
City, USA. By chance, he encounters Dave, a hoodlum who has a small fortune in stolen cocaine, and together they decide to push the drugs. Unfortunately, the original owners have other plans.
Interwoven with this story is the bittersweet love affair between Lou and the beautiful
Sally, and a haunting portrait of a faded city.
Screenplay by JOHN GUARE Produced by DENIS HEROUX Directed by LOUIS MALLE ● FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Unknown: John Guare
Produced By: Denis Heroux
Directed By: Louis Malle
LOU: Burt Lancaster
Sally: Susan Sarandon
Grace: Kate Reid
Joseph: Michel Piccoli
Chrissie: Hollis McLaren
Dave: Robert Joy
Alfie: Al Waxman
Singer: Robert Goulet
Felix: Moses Znaimer
Bus driver: Harvey Atkin

: Goodbye, Mr President

The American Republican Party begins its convention in New Orleans this evening (7.00pm local time) with a tribute to President Reagan, who then addresses the delegates for the last time. David Dimbleby reports live from the Louisiana convention hall as the party formally thanks the President for his eight years in the Oval Office. Before proceedings get underway, an unusual chance to see the news through American eyes, with tonight's edition of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Cameramen KERRY MEYER and MARK MOLESWORTH Editor TIM ORCHARD


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Tom Brokaw.
Unknown: Kerry Meyer
Unknown: Mark Molesworth
Editor: Tim Orchard

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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