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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Do or Diet
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and John Stapleton


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: John Stapleton

: Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

12: Ming the Merciless

: News


: But First This!

Starting with The Pink Panther Show: Pink Davinci, Odd Ant Out and Prefabricated Pink (R)

: Why Don't You..?

The gang is at Lord
Armstrong's old home. (R)

: Laurel and Hardy

Rodeo Doug (R)


Unknown: Rodeo Doug

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Silas
11: Silas has led Jasper into the city. They are followed by a suspicious-looking man. (R) (Final episode Thursday at 10.00am. For cast see page 61)

: Play School

Presenters Floella Benjamin Fred Harris (R)


Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: Fred Harris

: Five to Eleven

with Cyril Luckham


Unknown: Cyril Luckham

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with The Fighting Devil Dogs A classic 12-part serial
Herman Brix as Lt Corby Lee Powell as Lt Grayson Eleanor Stewart as Janet Montagu Love as Gen White 7: The Phantom Killer
Tom saves Dirigible D5 from a 'thunderbolt'.


Unknown: Herman Brix
Unknown: Lt Corby Lee Powell
Unknown: Lt Grayson Eleanor Stewart
Unknown: Janet Montagu Love
Unknown: Gen White

: Superman

starring George Reeves as the Man of Steel
Chuck Connors as 'Superman' Flight to the North
Sylvester J. Superman answers a newspaper ad. Written by DAVID CHANTLER Directed by GEORGE BLAIR


Unknown: George Reeves
Unknown: Chuck Connors
Written By: David Chantler
Directed By: George Blair

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party with Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins visit the Glasgow International Garden Festival.
Mary Marquis 's lunchtime guest is the man who shaped Channel Four, Jeremy Isaacs. Richard Jobson pops the charts to music from Glenn Medeiros and Das Psycho Rangers. Directors MAY MILLER LIZ SCOTT , JOHN SMITH Editor DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: Christopher Biggins
Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs.
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Glenn Medeiros
Unknown: Miller Liz Scott
Unknown: John Smith

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Paul has a plan to restore
Helen's artistic confidence. Written by GINNY LOWNDES
(Castpage52. Shownagainat5.35pm)


Written By: Ginny Lowndes

: Cricket: Test Match

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Sri Lanka
Further live coverage.

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with:
Popeye: Reptile Ranch, Mission Improbable and So Who's Watching the Birdwatchers?


Presenter (Children's BBC): Simon Parkin

: A Day in the Life....

The last of six adventures The Rabbit's Tale written by DAVID WOOD starring Julie Walters as the voice of Heffie rabbit, and the voice of Michael Elphick Series producer MIKE BEYNON Producer MARION ZUNZ BBC Bristol (R)


Written By: David Wood
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Michael Elphick
Producer: Mike Beynon
Producer: Marion Zunz

: Newsround

: Gentle Ben

with Dennis Weaver and Clint Howard
The Haunted Castle (R)


Unknown: Dennis Weaver
Unknown: Clint Howard

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: 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

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds is back with his 'hoofer-doofer' to launch the search for the Telly
Addicts champions of 1988. The Ewing family from
Barkingside and the Griffiths family from Birmingham are the challengers in tonight's first-round contest.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill
● FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Annette Martin
Producer: Tim Manning

: EastEnders

by John Drew.
"If I know them foreign places, you'll be sharing the same room. Probably the same bed..."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Drew
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by/Series Producer: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Story Editor: Bill Lyons
Series Script Editor: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Director: Garth Tucker
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Mo: Edna Dore
Frank: Mike Reid
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Mr Bloom: Arnold Yarrow
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Colin: Michael Cashman
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Bailiff: Norman Tipton
Den: Leslie Grantham
Christine: Cheryl Hall
Joanne: Pamela Salem
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Mantel: Pavel Douglas
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Ricky: Sid Owen
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Mr Karim: Aftab Sachak
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff

: Juliet Bravo

Last in the present series Jobs for the Boys by WALLY K. DALY starring with and Worried householders ring Hartley Police Station to complain about being harassed by a gang of kids asking for jobs. Kate thinks the young ones are being misunderstood - until a burglary is reported.


Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Roderick Graham
Insp Kate Longton: Anna Carteret
Sgt Joseph Beck: David Ellison
Sgt Parrish: Noel Collins
PC Sparks: Mark Botham
PC Kelleher: C J Allen
Det Chief Insp Perrin: Edward Peel
WPC Saunders: Julie Foulds
Geoffrey Pilchard: Charles Bartholomew
Barney Preston: John Basham
Ken Ridley: Tom Davidson
Vicky: Sherry Ormerod
Mike: Tim Hawkes
Pete: Marcus Lund
Justin Grange: John Hudson
Cafe owner: Alan Foss
Old man: Danny O'Dea

: Points of View

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


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Murder One: Chase

starring Jennifer O'Neill, Robert S. Woods, Richard Farnsworth
Sandy Albright, a successful lawyer, gives up the big city and returns to her backwoods home to set up practice.
But her hopes of a peaceful life are shattered when an old friend is murdered and she is forced to defend the chief suspect.
When a group of vigilantes decide to take the law into their own hands, Sandy must protect her prisoner, and a deadly chase begins...
(First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 16


Writer: David E. Peckinpah
Producer: Sam Strangis
Director: Rod Holcomb
Sandy Albright: Jennifer O'Neill
Sheriff Dean Hartley: Robert S. Woods
Larry Butler: Michael Parks
Craig Phalen: Terence Knox
Bobby: John Philbin
Darlene: Kathleen York
Dixon: J.E. Freeman
Coy: Cooper Huckabee
Judge Grant Pettitt: Richard Farnsworth
Gene: Michael Sullivan
Korby: John Walter Davis

: When I Get to Heaven

Bishop Richard Holloway talks to Fay Weldon
Award-winning playwright and novelist Fay Weldon , probably most widely known as the authoress of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, talks about her concept of heaven. Is there, for her, such a place? What will it be like, and who does she hope to meet there? She talks about her early schooldays in a New Zealand cut off by wartime travel restrictions, and the effects that her time as a convent schoolgirl - even though she was not a Catholic - had on her writing. Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Talks: Richard Holloway
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Producer: James Murray

: 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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