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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in His Pest Friend
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Pamela Armstrong


Unknown: John Stapleton

: News

Weather followed by Geoffrey Smith 's World of Flowers The plants grown in our gardens are some of the richest and most varied in the world. But very few of them are native to this country. So where do they come from? Who brought them? How have they been changed? Dahlias
Geoffrey Smith follows the dahlia trail from the wild plants of Mexico to the cultivars of the showbench. (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Model World

Presented by Bob Symes-Schutzmann Model Yachts
These range from superb replicas of old sailing ships to the latest model racing yachts. (R)


Presented By: Bob Symes-Schutzmann

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin starting with Play School
There is a painted bus with '20 painted seats.
It carries painted people along the painted streets. with Mike Amatt and Sheelagh Gilbey Story: The Day the Town Hall Caught Hiccups by MOLLY SOLE


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey

: The Perishers

Duck Pond written by MAURICE DODD featuring Leonard Rossiter as Boot with Judv Bennett Sheila Steafel and Peter Hawkins Music by TREVOR JONES Executive producer


Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: Judv Bennett
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Music By: Trevor Jones

: Five to Eleven

with Nicola Pagett


Unknown: Nicola Pagett

: News Weather followed by Arthur Negus Enjoys

Deene Park,
Northamptonshire with John Bly
Today Arthur Negus and his guest John Bly visit the home of the famous Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade. Sixteenth-century furniture contrasts with the more refined style of the 'Age of Elegance' - the Georgian and Regency periods. And in the Great Hall they admire one of the finest hammer-beam roofs in the country. BBC Bristol (R)
Book. Antiques Roadshow Quizbook, from cabinets to clocks, bureaux to barometers. a huge range of quizzes to delightallantiquelovers.£4.95,from retailers


Unknown: John Bly
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: John Bly

: Cook with Clare

A Curry Evening
Today Clare Connery turns her attention to curry. Paul Clark blends the programme ingredients and suggests a choice of wine and beer to complement the food. Producer IAN HAMILTON


Unknown: Paul Clark
Producer: Ian Hamilton

: News Weather followed by Gardeners' Direct Line Postbag

In response to your many questions, a few quick answers provided by Geoffrey Smith and Daphne Ledward BBC Leeds


Provided By: Geoffrey Smith

: Dallas

As Sue Ellen confronts difficult questions, someone arrives in Dallas confident that she has the answers. Written by HOLLACE WHITE and STEPHANIE GARMAN
Directed by MICHAEL PREECE (R)


Written By: Hollace White
Unknown: Stephanie Garman
Directed By: Michael Preece

: One O'clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Jeremy Lord has a proposition for Rob - could it be unlucky for some? Written by c.v. schofield Directed by STEVE MANN
(For cast see page 47. Repeated at 5.35pm)


Unknown: Jeremy Lord
Directed By: Steve Mann

: International Golf

Panasonic European Open from Sunningdale Golf Club NICK FALDO , SANDY LYLE and IAN WOOSNAM lead the European challenge for this prestigious title which carries a first prize of £50,000. HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of today's first round. Commentators


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark.
Producer: Alastair Scott

: Gardeners' Direct Line

Leeds(0532)[number removed]
John Thirlwell introduces your daytime gardening forum. Air your gardening problems live by phone to Geoffrey Smith and Daphne Ledward.
Ring in with your question before 2.30pm.
Gardening adviser IAN MURRAY Director ANN BROCKWELL Producer MARCEL GUlLLOU BBC Leeds
Details on Ceefax page 187
Send questions, competition entries and factsheet requests to:
[address removed]; 75p per factsheet or £3.50 for full series. Cheques made payable to
Broadcasting Support Services


Introduces: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Ian Murray
Director: Ann Brockwell
Producer: Marcel Gulllou

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with Tottie
The story of a doll's house by RUMER GODDEN
Emily and Charlotte's
Christmas present is another very beautiful doll. (R)


Unknown: Rumer Godden

: BBCtv Young Entertainer of the Year

Last year the Going Live! talent scouts auditioned over 6,000 children to find the BBC Young Entertainer of the Year.
What was an audition like?
Who made it to the finals?
Who was the winner? Which towns will the talent scouts be visiting to discover this year's 24 lucky finalists? All will be revealed this afternoon.


Unknown: Cathy Gilbey

: Newsround

with John Craven
Roger Finn and Terry Baddoo


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Terry Baddoo

: The End of the World Man

Final episode
Paula and her companions race against time, the army, and the End of the World
Man to stop the bulldozers ruining their glen.
Produced by MARIE JACKSON Directed by BILL MISKELLY (R)


Produced By: Marie Jackson
Directed By: Bill Miskelly

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mike Read and Andy Crane

A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 1. Viewers served by Radio 1's FM stereo transmitters may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen. but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Presenter: Mike Read
Presenter: Andy Crane
Lighting: Duncan Brown
Sound: Martin Deane
Designer: David Hitchcock
Produced and directed by: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
"Know what I think, Den? You're up the creek without a paddle."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Director: Peter Edwards
Den: Leslie Grantham
Christine: Cheryl Hall
Pete: Peter Dean
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Mr Bloom: Arnold Yarrow
Mo: Edna Dore
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Ricky: Sid Owen
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Joanne: Pamela Salem
Brad: Jonathan Stratt
Chalkie: Terry Molloy
Jerry: Aran Bell
Mervyn: Christopher Whitehouse
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Michelle: Susan Tully
Duncan: David Gillespie
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Colin: Michael Cashman
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Carmel: Judith Jacob
PC: Chris Gardener

: Bodymatters

A magical mystery tour of our own flesh and blood with Dr Graeme Garden
Dr Alan Maryon Davis Dr Gillian Rice and an audience of intrepid volunteers.
What's Your Poison?
Most people enjoy a drink; yet have you ever stopped to consider what it actually does to your body - and why it can be so hard to resist coming back for more? With the help of an oversized brain, a dramatic body model, and our audience volunteers, Bodymatters explores the effects of alcohol, and what each of us can do to control how much we drink. And if the Smith family from Billericay are anything to go by, we'll be in for a few surprises. Director NIGEL FINNIS
0 INFO: page 75


Unknown: Dr Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Director: Nigel Finnis
Producer: Henry Campion

: Hi-de-Hi!

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT featuring and Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1960
The Perils of Peggy Clive decides after a trip to
Dempster Hall that Gladys is really the girl for him.
However, she has other ideas. But Peggy becomes the scapegoat in Ted's plan to make Clive look heroic and win back Gladys's heart.
Executive producer DAVID CROFT Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS (R)


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Dempster Hall
Producer: David Croft
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike: Jeffrey Holland
Peggy: Su Pollard
Sqn Ldr Clive Dempster,DFC: David Griffin
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves: Diane Holland
Julian Dalrymple-Sykes: Ben Aris
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
April: Linda Regan
Yellowcoat boys WEBB TWINS: Chris Andrews
Dawn: Laura Jackson
Boy with glasses: Gary Rice
Sammy: Kenneth Connor

: Nine O'clock News

with Michael Buerk and Andrew Harvey
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Crimewatch UK

Presented by Nick Ross and Sue Cook
The programme where viewers across the country help police solve serious crime. Since it began four years ago 155 arrests have been made.
On tonight's programme, the murder of 20-year-old
Suzanne Greenhill whose body was found in her flat in Newport, South Wales. Suzanne was deaf, and tonight police will be making a special appeal to other deaf people and revealing new evidence about her murder. In Liverpool in July armed robbers terrorised a supermarket manager while they raided his store. Police have uncovered important clues which they hope may jog someone's memory.
Detectives from around the country will be waiting for your call to the Crimewatch studio. If you can help, ring on [number removed]any time from
9.30pm until midnight.
(Crimewath Update' at 11.50pm)


Presented By: Nick Ross
Presented By: Sue Cook
Unknown: Suzanne Greenhill
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Anne Morrison
Editor: Ritchie Cogan

: Promise

starring James Gamer James Woods
Piper Laurie
Bob Beuhler , a lifelong carefree bachelor, had promised his mother that he would take care of his 'ailing' brother if she died. That time has now arrived and a reluctant Bob takes on his promised role - as guardian for a difficult diagnosed schizophrenic who is almost a stranger to him. This powerful and moving drama won five Emmy and two Golden Globe awards.
Produced and directed by GLENN JORDAN
(First showing on British television
AspecialBBChelplinewillopenafter the film until 1.30am and tomorrow from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Dial [number removed]. All UK calls arefree.
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: James Gamer
Unknown: James Woods
Unknown: Piper Laurie
Unknown: Bob Beuhler
Play By: Richard Friedenberg
Directed By: Glenn Jordan
Bob: James Garner
DJ: James Woods
Annie: Piper Laurie
Stuart: Peter Michael Goetz
Gibb: Michael Alldredge
Dr Pressman: Alan Rosenberg
Mrs Post: Mary Marsh
Joan: Barbara Lee Alexander

: Crimewatch Update

Reports of new developments on tonight's cases based on viewers' calls to the Crimewatch studio.

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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