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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Scrappily Married
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Pamela Armstrong and John Stapleton


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: John Stapleton

: Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

Incense of Forgetfulness

: News


: But First This!

Andy Crane assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood and Sue Devaney starting with The Pink Panther Show Bobolink Pink; Isle of Caprice; Pink-a-boo (R)


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

: Why Don't You...?

Adam organises an expedition to a Bizarre
Place in search of Ben. (R)

: Laurel and Hardy

Wheel and Deal Seal (R)

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Silas
10: Silas saved the lives of a rich family and has been invited to stay at their house. This week's cast:


Silas: Patrick Bach
Godik: Lucki Molocher
Shrew: Ingeborg Lapsien
Philip: Diether Krebs
Otter hunter: Patrick Lancelot
Jenny: Nina Rothemund
Mr Sandal: Hans-Helmut Dickow
Jasper: Armin Schawe
Bartolis: Smuel Rodensky
Nanina: Nelly Huet
Pepe: Jimmy Karoubi
Policeofficer YANN: Le Bonniec
Mrs Sandal: Evelyne Pianka
Anna: Jeannette Granval
Baldrian: André Raffard
Jones: Jacques van Dooren
Toby: Benoit Serre

: Play School

'Tinkle, bang, bash, bash!' Presenters Jane Hardy and Lloyd Johnston
Story: The Supermarket Band by BRIAN JAMESON (R)


Presenters: Jane Hardy
Presenters: Lloyd Johnston
Unknown: Brian Jameson

: Five to Eleven

with pupils from the Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Superman
Ninth in a 13-part series starring
The Magic Necklace
An archaeologist claims he has found an ancient necklace which will protect its wearer from harm, and Superman is pressed to save his friends from the evil consequences.


Written By: Jackson Gillis
Directed By: George Blair
the Man of Steel: George Reeves
Lois Lane: Noel Neill
Jimmy Olsen: Jack Larson
Perry White: John Hamilton

: Wildlife on One

New Father Thames
Narrated by David Attenborough
A heron's- and an eel's-eye view of this world-famous river, once deadly to swim in, now alive with a wide variety of wildlife. From Southend via London, Henley and the beautiful upper Thames, this heron's and eel's journey reveals both good and bad news about the constantly changing waterway that affects a great many people. Produced by RICHARD BROCK BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Produced By: Richard Brock

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party with Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes
Molly Parkin is renowned for her raunchy novels, fashion journalism and remarkable dress sense. Today Molly and her daughter Sophie discuss their 'relative values' with Mavis Nicholson.


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Molly Parkin
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson.
Producer: Charles Mairn

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Neighbours

Daphne has a plan to reveal her father's true feelings about her.
Written by RAY KOLLE
(For cast see page 34. Shown again at


Written By: Ray Kolle
Directed By: Kendal Flanagan

: Cricket: Test Match

First day of the Cornhill Insurance Test Series from Lord's
England v Sri Lanka
Further live coverage of the afternoon's play.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD and JACK BANNISTER Summarisers


Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney

: Cook with Clare

Picnics and Barbecues
At this time of year, weather permitting, eating outdoors adds a new dimension to a meal. Clare Connery suggests a selection of dishes for a picnic and makes barbecue cooking look easy. Paul Clark blends the programme ingredients and discusses the choice of wine for the occasion.
BBC Northern Ireland (R)
An accompanying booklet is available for £l 75 including postage and packing (cheques and postal orders payable to Broadcast Support Services) from: [address removed]


Unknown: Clare Connery
Unknown: Paul Clark

: Cartoon

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with SuperTed Double Bill SuperTed and the Gun Smugglers and SuperTed and the Crystal Ball (R)


Unknown: Bill Superted

: The Kids of Degrassi Street

Rachel Runs for Office
There's to be an election for a school representative on the City Council. Pete decides to turn it into an all-out battle between Rachel and his friend Billy Martin. Producers


Unknown: Billy Martin.
Unknown: Linda Schuyler

: Newsround - GCSE Special

Today nearly three-quarters of a million teenagers in England and Wales get their GCSE results. They are the 'guinea pigs', the first to sit these controversial new exams. Roger Finn is at
Gateacre Comprehensive in Liverpool to get reactions from pupils the Newsround team followed during the last, vital weeks of their GCSEs. Answering some of their questions and complaints is the Rt Hon Kenneth Baker , MP,
Secretary of State for Education.
And back in London,
Helen Rollason has the latest news.


Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Unknown: Helen Rollason

: The End of the World Man

First of three episodes
Paula overhears two men discussing plans to clear the glen and collects signatures for a petition to stop the building. But the End of the World Man has plans to stop her.
Produced by MARIE JACKSON Directed by bill MISKELLY (R)


Produced By: Marie Jackson

: Neighbours

: Six O'clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Mike Smartt


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Mike Smartt
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Nicky Campbell
Presenter: Gary Davies
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Sound: Martin Deane
Produced and directed by: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

by Tony Holland.
"Little lunch?! You've got enough food there to feed the 5,000."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer/Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by/Series Producer: Julia Smith
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Director: Nicholas Prosser
Director: Garth Tucker
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Charlie Cotton: Christopher Hancock
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Michelle: Susan Tully
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Colin: Michael Cashman
Richard: Chris Matthews
David: Christopher Reich
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Mr Bloom: Arnold Yarrow
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Ricky: Sid Owen
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Junior: Aaron Carrington
Melody: Lyanne Compton
Joanne: Pamela Salem
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Christine: Cheryl Hall
Den: Leslie Grantham

: Bodymatters

A magical mystery tour of our own flesh and blood with Dr Graeme Garden
Dr Alan Marvon Davis Dr Gillian Rice and an audience of intrepid volunteers. Against All the Odds
Transplants rarely make the headlines these days - in fact most people take them for granted as once and for all 'miracle cures'. But the reality is much more complicated - so much so that some patients prefer not to have a transplant. Find out tonight just what it takes for the body to accept an organ from somebody else, and why transplants should never work. but do. against all the odds.
Series editor DAVID FILKIN Producer ANNE LAKING


Unknown: Dr Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Alan Marvon Davis
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: Bread

written by CARLA LANE
Title music bv DAVID MACKAY Designer ROGER HARRIS Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH (R)


Written By: Carla Lane
Unknown: David MacKay
Designer: Roger Harris
Directed By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Joey: Peter Howitt
Jack: Victor McGuire
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Billy: Nick Conway
Aveline: Gilly Coman
Mr Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Mr Rachel: Reginald Marsh
Mr Johnson: Arthur Cox
Boat owner: Roy Heather
Policeman: Terry Melia
Diver: Stuart Fell

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis and MikeSmartt present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad.
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: The Monocled Mutineer

Third of four parts by ALAN RLEASDALE
Based on the book by WILLIAM ALLISON and JOHN FAIRLEY with and Cherie Lunghi Philip McGough Timothy West and Penelope Wilton
When the Hurly-Burly Done
There is no more powerful drama currently on television than 'The Monocled Mutineer'...
Paul McGann 's charismatic portrayal of mutineer Percy Toplis deservedly establishes him as a star.
... tough and funny ...
... shocking and brilliant......
Producer RICHARD BROKE Director jim O'BRIEN (R)


Unknown: Alan Rleasdale
Book By: William Allison
Book By: John Fairley
Book By: Cherie Lunghi
Unknown: Philip McGough
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Percy Toplis
Director: Jim O'Brien
Percy Toplis: Paul McGann
Thomson: Timothy West
Strachan: Ron Donachie
Guiness: Anthony Calf
Aussie gas mask: Geoff Morrell
Scots gas mask: Louis Mellis
General Asser: David Allister
Charles Strange: Matthew Marsh
Franny: Jerome Flynn
Geordie: Billy Fellows
Thomson's driver: Nicholas Teare
Gilzean: Patrick Doyle
General Horwood: Paul Williamson
Lady Angela Forbes: Penelope Wilton
Woodhall: Philip McGough
Dorothy: Cherie Lunghi
Mons star: Milo Bell

: Eric Liddell - The Flying Scotsman

Sally Magnusson tells the warm and moving story of Eric Liddell , the unorthodox but brilliant runner who in 1924 astounded the world with his Olympic gold medal and then caused consternation by going off to China to serve God - only to meet an untimely death in a Japanese internment camp. Almost 40 years later, he became world-famous as one of the central figures in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.
With his widow Mrs Florence
Liddell Hall. his sister Mrs Jenny Somerville , fellow athletes, missionaries and internees.


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Eric Liddell
Unknown: Mrs Florence
Unknown: Liddell Hall.
Unknown: Mrs Jenny Somerville
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Director: Rosalind Gold

: After Adlard Coles

The final programme tracing a summer cruise of the the guide first published 50 years ago by yachtsman and author K. Adlard Coles.
This week the crew of the Grace O'Malley visit the Isle of Wight.
Has the real spirit of Cowes Week been lost for ever? And can the creeks and harbours cope with the increasing numbers of yachtsmen who come to enjoy their attractions?


Unknown: K. Adlard Coles.
Unknown: Grace O'Malley
Paul Heiney follows: Solent

: Cricket: Test Match

Cornhill Insurance Test Series from Lord's
England v Sri Lanka
Introduced by richie BENAUD

: 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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