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: Ceefax AM

: Clark and McCullough

in Gay Nighties
An RKO film


Directed By: Mark Sandrich

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Kirsty Wark


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: News

Weather followed by Geoffrey Smith 's World of Flowers
7: Lilies
Today Geoffrey Smith traces the history and origins of the most regal of all our garden flowers, the lily. (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Model World

presented by Bob Symes
7: Military Modelling (2)
Building vehicles, painting figures and horses, and 'playing' wargames. (R)


Presented By: Bob Symes

: News

Weather followed by Look, Stranger Cottage on a Cliff
He gave up his job at MI5, she resigned as PRO for the Savoy, and they set off to live in a derelict cottage and earn their living growing potatoes. Derek and Jeannie Tangye describe how they survived their own wild schemes and made their home on a Cornish cliff together with a cat and two donkeys.
Director SANDRA WAINWRIGHT Executive producer BRIDGET WINTER (R)


Unknown: Jeannie Tangye
Director: Sandra Wainwright

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Play School
'Old fashioned ways'
Presenters Fred Harris
Chloe Ashcroft
Story: And Miss Carter Wore Pink by HELEN BRADLEY (R)


Presenters: Fred Harris
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Helen Bradley

: The Perishers

Written by MAURICE DODD featuring Leonard Rossiter as 'Boot'


Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter

: Five to Eleven

with Cyril Cusack


Unknown: Cyril Cusack

: News

Weather followed by Arthur Negus Enjoys 7: Tea at Wilton House, Wiltshire
In this programme Arthur
Negus enjoys the company of Michael Smith , the television cook. They discuss 'tea,' from its introduction to England in the 17th century, through to the Victorian high tea.
As tea became fashionable, so English craftsmen turned to making more tea ware, at first copying Chinese styles, but going on to develop their own strong tradition. (R)


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Cook with Clare

9: Afternoon Tea
For afternoon tea,
Clare Connery offers an Irish date loaf, the all-in-one cake mix, and with a food processor makes buttermilk scones. (R)


Unknown: Clare Connery

: News

Weather followed by Dallas
Close Encounters
The dust flies at the Southfork Rodeo - both in and out of the ring.
Directed by COREY ALLEN (R)


Written By: Hollace White
Unknown: Stephanie Garman
Directed By: Corey Allen

: Cartoon

12.55pm Regional News and Weather

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Mrs Mangel sees Gail leaving Jeremy's room and suspects the worst. Mike and Daphne are at loggerheads over Mike's new friends.
Written by YSABELLE DEAN Directed by CHRIS SHIEL
(Cast page 34. Repeated at 5.35pm)


Unknown: Mrs Mangel
Written By: Ysabelle Dean
Directed By: Chris Shiel

: The Divorce of Lady X

Laurence Olivier Merle Oberon
Ralph Richardson This lavish comedy follows the romantic misadventures of a coupie who meet by chance. Stranded by fog in a packed London hotel, an impetuous young lady invades the suite of a pompous young lawyer. She succeeds in 'stealing' his pyjamas, bedroom and peace of mind - then leaves without telling him her name.
Screenplay by lajos biro , Arthur wimperis and ian dalrymple
Based on the play Counsel's Opinion by GILBERT WAKEFIELD
Produced by ALEXANDER KORDA Directed by TIM WHELAN
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Play By: Lajos Biro
Unknown: Arthur Wimperis
Unknown: Gilbert Wakefield
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: Tim Whelan
Leslie: Merle OBEron
Logan: Laurence Olivier
Lord Mere: Ralph Richardson
Lady Mere: Binnie Barnes
Lord Steele: Morton Selten
Slade: J H Roberts
Saunders: Gertrude Musgrove

: Cartoon

: 60 for It!

with Robbie Vincent and Angharad Mair
The Paskins from South Wales face up to the truth. (R) (e)


Unknown: Robbie Vincent
Unknown: Angharad Mair

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

PC Pinkerton: Rain Rain Go Away
Devised and written by Geoffrey Bourne Taylor and John Murphy Edwards
Even though PC Pinkerton gets very wet on his bicycle, he discovers it is by far the most reliable way to travel. With the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly, David Shaw Parker


Writer: Geoffrey Bourne Taylor
Writer: John Murphy Edwards
Voices: Ian Lavender
Voices: Jessica Martin
Voices: Sam Kelly
Voices: David Shaw Parker
Music: John Kelham
Producer/Director: Trevor Bond

: Children's BBC: Fireman Sam: Kite



Narrator: John Alderton

: Ratman


: Beat the Teacher

Which contestant will win through to today's Endgame and get the chance to win one of the fantastic prizes?


Presenter: Bruno Brookes

: Chegwin Checks It Out

In the first of six programmes, Keith Chegwin takes a look at cartoons and comics and why children love them. He finds out how the Beano is put together, takes part in a romantic photo-story and has a go at drawing Henry's Cat. The man who created the Roadrunner and Bugs Bunny shares some of his secrets and Raymond Briggs talks about the serious side of cartoons.


Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Guest: Raymond Briggs
Film Editor: Chris Tonge
Producer: Kirstie Fisher
Director: Graham Booth

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

First of 20 episodes by Chris Ellis.

It's the first day at school for a new first year but plenty of old faces are back as well.


Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Chris Ellis
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr MacKenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Mr Griffiths: George A. Cooper
Mrs Pearson: Julia Goodman
Ziggy: George Christopher
Robbie: John Alford
Gonch: John McMahon
Helen: Ruth Carraway
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Calley: Simone Hyams
Jane: Joann Kenny
Ronnie: Tina Mahon
Trevor: John Drummond
Vince: Steve West
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Laura: Fiona Lee-Fraser
Fred: Simon Vaughan
Danny: Jonathan Lambeth
Justine: Rachel Roberts
Chrissy: Sonya Kearns
Susi: Lynne Radford
Matthew: Paul Adams
'Tegs': Sean Maguire
Clarke: Darren Cudjoe
Paula: Andrea Sharkey
Lucy: Kerry Binns
Gonch's next-door neighbour: Elaine Williams
Simon Peers: Peter Meakin
Mauler: Joshua Fenton
Ted: Ian Congdon-Lee
Mauler's gang: Stuart McGregor
Mauler's gang: Warren Jackson
Girl in CDT: Marissa Lindsay
Boy in playground: Robert Charge
Girl in cloakroom: Sara Richards
Boy in cloakroom: Adam Clamp

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Telly Addicts

Can you identify the hysterical nun? The angry butler? The Blakemore family from Bolton and the Coates family from
Portsmouth hope they know the answers when
Noel Edmonds quizzes them in the latest round of the 'small box' game. Director NICK HURRAN Producer TIM MANNING
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: Tim Manning
Producer: John King

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
"There ain't no Seventh Cavalry coming in to help you, Den. Why don't you start helping yourself?"
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer/Story Editor: Bill Lyons
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by/Series Producer: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Director: Peter Edwards
Den: Leslie Grantham
Barnsey: John Hallam
Officer Crane: Raymond Trickitt
Officer Stone: Jeremy Young
Officer McLeish: Neil Daglish
Queenie: John Labanowski
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Mo: Edna Dore
Ricky: Sid Owen
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Joanne: Pamela Salem
Mantel: Pavel Douglas
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Det Sgt West: Leonard Gregory
Miss Martin: Karen Archer
Brownlow: David Janes
Potter: Harry Jones
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Michelle: Susan Tully
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Duncan: David Gillespie
Mr Karim: Aftab Sachak
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Junior: Aaron Carrington
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Pete: Peter Dean

: Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese as Basil, Prunella Scales as Sybil, Andrew Sachs as Manuel and Connie Booth as Polly

Basil Fawlty tries to improve the class of the hotel's clientele.


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: John Howard Davies
Basil: John Cleese
Sybil: Prunella Scales
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Polly: Connie Booth
Mr MacKenzie: David Simeon
Maj Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Watson: Lionel Wheeler
Danny: Robin Ellis
Mr Wareing: Terence Conoley
Lord Melbury: Michael Gwynn
Sir Richard: Martin Wyldeck

: Double First

In 1960 N. V. Standish was the Oxford graduate most likely to succeed. But 1988 finds him being taken care of by two sisters who were at University with him, after they found him grilling hamburgers in a local restaurant. Will his dubious past catch up with him?
Film cameraman KEITH BURTON Designer TIM GLEESON
Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN
0 FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: N. V. Standish
Unknown: Keith Burton
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
N V Standish: Michael Williams
Mary Webster: Ann Bell
Louise Hobson: Jennifer Hilary
Ellen: With Holly Aird
Derek: Clive Merrison
Milkman: Roy Holder
William: Peter Tuddenham
Peter: Peter Penry-Jones
Sylvy: Pauline Little
Man in car: Arthur Blake

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: The Four-Minute Mile

The second of two parts by DAVID WILLIAMSON
The race for the four-minute mile is on. Roger Bannister and John Landy face the prospect of running against each other for the first time, at the 1954 Empire Games - to see who really is the fastest miler in the world ... (For cast see page 31)


Unknown: David Williamson
Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: John Landy

: When I Get to Heaven

Bishop Richard Holloway talks to Maya Angelou
Heaven was an important reality for the black slaves of the American South. It would be the grand reversal when all wrongs would be righted and tears wiped from every eye. The barefoot would at last have shoes and they would walk all over God's heaven. Maya Angelou , the American writer, talks about the experience of her people and the effect their suffering had on her life. In this, the last of the present series, she shares with Richard Holloway something of her own passion and belief in a special kind of heaven.
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Talks: Richard Holloway
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Richard Holloway
Producer: James Murray

: The Pointer Sisters Up All Nite

starring the Pointer Sisters with Bruce Willis
Whoopi Goldberg and the McGuire Sisters
It's late night in Los Angeles and Anita, June and Ruth have missed the last plane home. What else is there to do but tour the city? You never know who you might meet - like Bruce Willis moonlighting at the Palomino Club or Whoopi Goldberg serving at a local diner ... Join one of America's most dynamic singing trios for a hot night on the town! Songs include: I'm So Excited, Respect Yourself, Neutron Dance and Got to Get Next to You. Produced and directed by DON MISCHER


Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Directed By: Don Mischer
Directed By: Don Mischer

: 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.

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