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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and Jeremy Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Open Air talks to
Phil Redmond and the Brookside team, plus your calls to Mike Shaft.


Unknown: Phil Redmond
Unknown: Mike Shaft.

: Kilroy!

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Children's BBC

starting with Playbus
The Playground Stop

10.50am Tattletales
Today's story is "Coochie-Coochie-Coo". (R)


Playbu: s
Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips
Puppeteer: Ronnie Le Drew
Story writer: Marcia Vaughan
Illustrations By: Ester Kasepuu
Storyteller: Anthony Lapsley
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Five to Eleven

with Patricia Routledge


Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: News, Weather; followed by Open Air

Today the British Film Institute launches One Day in the Life of Television. Plus Cheryl Baker


Guest: Cheryl Baker

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Livewith Sue Cook , Alan Titchmarsh ,
Floella Benjamin , Su Pollard and Jane Harrison


Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Jane Harrison

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Neighbours

Mrs Mangel prepares a special dinner for Harold. Written by DAVE WORTHINGTON Directed by TONY OSICKA


Unknown: Mrs Mangel
Written By: Dave Worthington
Directed By: Tony Osicka

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: The Importance of Being Earnest

Michael Redgrave Michael Denison Edith Evans
Dorothy Tutin
Joan Greenwood
The classic version of OSCAR WILDE'S comedy. Two wealthy bachelors, Jack and Algernon, use the imaginary name 'Ernest' when courting Gwendolen and Cecily, but are shocked when both girls fall for 'Ernest's' charms.
Produced by TEDDY BAIRD
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Produced By: Teddy Baird
Directed By: Anthony Asquith
Mr Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Mr Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Miss Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
Miss Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

PC Pinkerton: Mrs Crumble's Tumble
Dai the milkman is late.... With the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly, David Shaw Parker
Produced and directed by TREVOR BOND

4.00pm Fireman Sam: Telly Trouble
Narrated by John Alderton

4.05pm Ratman
Starring Roland Rat Superstar and Lorraine Chase as Miss Litmus
in The Case of the Low-Flying Computer Guided Pizzas
Important people are being splattered by pizzas.
Assistant producer PETER LESLIE

4.15pm What's Your Story?
Sylvester McCoy and the company are waiting to Perform your stories.
Watch part 2 today and phone in with your ideas for tomorrow's story - [number removed].
See Ceefax page 238 for tomorrow's potential scriptwriters.

4.30pm Knowhow
Written and presented by Johnny Ball, Ann de Caires, Mark Salter and children from Shepshed High School, Leicestershire. Why is two thirds of the earth occupied by a civilisation of intelligent creatures called cetaceans? What's the connection between a kingpin, a top hat and an endurance race?
And what goes flash, bang, wallop in time to the music? - watch Knowhow for the knowhow.
Hyperspace Hotel 2: Lemon Aid

4.55pm Newsround

5.05pm Grange Hill
Thirteenth of 20 episodes by KAY TRAINOR
Matthew tries to get out of PE and Mr Mackenzie gets more concerned. Laura finds out what Simon was up to at the party and isn't pleased.

5.30pm What's Your Story?
Talk to Sylvester McCoy live by telephone about tomorrow's episode on [number removed]


Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: David Shaw Parker
Written By: Geoffrey Bourne Taylor
Written By: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelham
Directed By: Trevor Bond
Unknown: John Alderton
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Unknown: David Claridge
Producer: Peter Leslie
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Presented By: Johnny Ball
Presented By: Ann de Caires
Presented By: Mark Salter
Directors: Jason Garbett
Unknown: Martin Fisher
Unknown: Riitta Lynn
Producer: Jane Tarleton
Unknown: Kay Trainor
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Albert Barber
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Producer: Richard Simkin
Miss Litmus: Lorraine Chase
Police Chief: Mike Savage
Winch: Keely Ball
Winston: Paul Raffield
Delaney: Choy-Ling Man
Voice of Socrates: Bill Homewood
Mr Mackenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mrs Birtles: Angela Crow
Mr Pearson: Bunny Losh
Laura: Fiona Lee-Fraser
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Fred: Simon Vaughan
Ronnie: Tina Mahon
Calley: Simone Hyams
Robbie: John Alford
Ziggy: George Christopher
Gonch: John McMahon
Helen: Ruth Carraway
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Fiona: Michelle Gayle
Matthew: Paul Adams
Clarke: Darren Cudjoe
Chrissy: Sonya Kearns
Susi Young: Lynne Radford
Tommy: Lawrence Lewin
Liam: Steven Coe

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer


Newsreader: Nicholas Witchell
Newsreader: Laurie Mayer

: Regional news magazines

Weather Ian McCaskill


Weather presenter: Ian McCaskill

: Telly Addicts

The Blakemore family from Bolton and the Moore family from Sutton face a testing time tonight as Noel Edmonds asks them to spot vintage comedy stars and famous detectives in the search for the Telly Addicts champions of 1988. Director NICK HURRAN Producer TIM MANNING
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


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

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser.
"Everything that's gone wrong for Kathy has gone wrong here, in Albert Square."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
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: William Slater
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Mr Bloom: Arnold Yarrow
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Mo: Edna Dore
Frank: Mike Reid
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Sohail: Ronny Jhutti
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Michelle: Susan Tully
Ricky: Sid Owen
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
David: Christopher Reich
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Taxi driver: Tim Swinton
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Colin: Michael Cashman
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Brad: Jonathan Stratt
Den: Leslie Grantham
Barnsey: John Hallam
Queenie: John Labanowski
Johnny Harris: Michael O'Hagan
Officer Stone: Jeremy Young

: 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 decides to defend the hotel's standard of morality.



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
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mrs Peignoir: Yvonne Gilan
Bar guest: Jay Neill
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Alan: Trevor Adams
Jean: April Walker
Mr Lloyd: Conrad Phillips
Mrs Lloyd: Diana King

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman
Tonight Ian Botham is joined by Britain's Boxer of the Year, Lloyd Honeyghan - the World Welterweight Champion - and the Australian rugby union captain Nick Farr-Jones .
Bill Beaumont lines up with last season's top scorer in the First Division, the Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker John Aldridge and the new Sportscar
Champion of the World, Martin Brundle
Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Lloyd Honeyghan
Unknown: Captain Nick Farr-Jones
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: John Aldridge
Unknown: Martin Brundle
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: South of the Border

Second of an eight-part series written by Susan Wilkins
Following a trail via parliamentary candidates and through warehouse parties, unorthodox private detectives Pearl and Finn track down a black toy boy's killer. Are they in time?
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Susan Wilkins
Music composed and performed by: Alan Lisk
Costume: Anna Buruma
Sound: Simon Wilson
Editor: Paul Tothill
Designer: Grenville Horner
Producer: Caroline Oulton
Director: Udayan Prasad
Pearl Parker: Buki Armstrong
Finn Gallagher: Rosie Rowell
Fitz: Brian Bovell
Milly: Dinah Stabb
Rufus: Valentine Nonyela
Rose: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Denzil: Kwabena Manso
Det Insp Warner: Saul Jephcott
Det Sgt Marsh: Alwyne Taylor
Jonathan Crawshaw: Patrick Ryecart
Dean Martin: Ian Sears
Fiona Crawshaw: Laura Davenport
Manda: Souad Faress
Carol Jackson: Pamela Nomvete
Airport security guard: Desmond McNamara
Jason Jackson: James Goode
Chairman of the Bench: Arbel Jones
Milly's receptionist: Sue Flack
Man at party: David Timson

: Wildlife on One

Meerkats United
Winner of a Special Award at Wildscreen 88 Narrated by David Attenborough
Living in the hot, hostile landscape of the Kalahari, these little creatures have devised a way of coming out on top - by teamwork. This is the tale of one of these teams as they take on all comers.
Photography RICHARD GOSS Producer MARION ZUNZ (R)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Richard Goss
Producer: Marion Zunz

: Network

Presented by Anna Ford with Kim Howells
Tonight's Network looks at sports coverage on television. Are the viewers being provided with the kind of coverage they want, or are sports programmes often boring, superficial and uninformative? How do
British sports journalists compare with their counterparts on foreign television stations? In his film, Simon Inglis maintains that there is much room for improvement, especially in the televising of football. In the studio, a group of viewers and other interested parties discuss the issue with the BBC and ITV heads of sport. Studio director LINDA NASH
Executive producer ROBIN GUTCH Producer GEOFF GRIFFITHS If you want to use 'Network' mticise television, write to: Network, BBCtv Centre, London W128QTor call on [number removed]


Presented By: Anna Ford
Unknown: Kim Howells
Unknown: Simon Inglis
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Robin Gutch
Producer: Geoff Griffiths

: The Search for Realism

The latest Star Trek movie, cartoon animations, scientific concepts or CAD need realistic computer graphics. Anna Ford narrates the search from California to Japan for the perfect image. Derived from an Open University course on Computer Aided Design this programme won a gold at the 1987 International Film and TV Festival of New York. Film editor PHIL STILLMAN Producer KEVIN NEWPORT
A BBC/Open University production


Editor: Phil Stillman
Producer: Kevin Newport

: 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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