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: Ceefax AM

: Gil Lamb

in Pardon my Wrench
An RKO film (Btack and white)
6.55am Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and Jeremy Paxman
8.55am Regional News and Weather


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: News, Weather followed by: Magic of the House

Frank Delaney visits Lucy M. Boston, the author of many successful children's books. (R)


Presenter/Writer: Frank Delaney
Guest: Lucy M. Boston
Director: Jenny Cowan

: Kilroy!

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Presenter: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - followed by Playbus
The Playground Stop with Dave Benson Phillips
Puppeteer JANE EVE
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley
Story: Sticky Beak and the Mystery of the Stolen Sandcastle
Illustrations by ESTER KASEPUU


Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips
Puppeteer: Jane Eve
Storyteller: Anthony Lapsley
Story: Marcia Vaughan
Illustrations: Ester Kasepuu
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: News


: The State Opening of Parliament

by HM The Queen
HM The Queen drives in procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster.
David Dimbleby describes the glittering ceremony in the House of Lords, when before members of the Royal Family and the assembled Peers, Bishops and Judges, Her Majesty commands
Black Rod to summon the members of the House of Commons to attend. There she delivers the speech written for her by the Prime Minister, which outlines the Government's proposed legislation for the new session of Parliament.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Presentation: Neil Eccles

: News, Weather followed by: Daytime Live

with Sue Cook, Alan Titchmarsh, Judi Spiers and Floella Benjamin
Tranquilliser advice line open 1.00pm-6.00pm on [number removed]. All calls charged at local rates.


Presenter: Sue Cook
Presenter: Alan Titchmarsh
Presenter: Judi Spiers
Presenter: Floella Benjamin

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Presenter: Philip Hayton
Weather: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Beverly gives Daphne a warning and Lucy makes a shocking discovery.


Writer: Ray Kolle
Director: Chris Longman

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly


Host: Henry Kelly

: Mystery Submarine

starring James Robertson Justice, Edward Judd, Laurence Payne
U-153 has been captured by the Royal Navy. Rear Admiral Rainbird conceives a daring plan to locate and infiltrate the U-boat's squadron...
Films: page 35


Screenplay: Hugh Woodhouse
Screenplay/Producer: Bertram Ostrer
Screenplay: Jon Manchip White
From the play By: J. Manchip White
Producer: Bertram Ostrer
Director: C. M. Pennington Richards
Lt Cdr Tarlton: Edward Judd
Rear Adml Rainbird: James Robertson Justice
Lt Seaton: Laurence Payne
Cdr Scheffler: Joachim Fuchsberger
Mike Fitzgerald: Arthur O'Sullivan
Captain Neymarck: Albert Lieven

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

PC Pinkerton: Behind the Scenes
With the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly, David Shaw Parker


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

: Children's BBC: Fireman Sam: Chemistry Set


Narrator: John Alderton
Producer/ Director: Ian Frampton
Producer/ Director: John Walker

: Ratman: The Lollipop Lady Caper

with Roland Rat Superstar and Alexei Sayle as Fatman (R)


Fatman: Alexei Sayle
Writer: Colin Bostock Smith
Writer: David Claridge
Assistant producer: Peter Leslie
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane

: Simon and the Witch

A12-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY
4: An unexpected visitor fliesin to see the Witch and brings some unusual pets. Designer STEVE SHARRATT Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director DAVID BELL (For cast see page 58)


Writer: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Designer: Steve Sharratt
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell

: Knowhow

Written and presented by Johnny Ball, Ann de Caires, Mark Salter with children from Kirklandnewk Primary School, Renfrew.
What are the gastronomic gobstoppers on offer at Hyperspace Hotel and why has a revolutionary steel building been made inside out?

Hyperspace Hotel: 5: Prime Preformed Pulletts

For a Knowhow Factsheet, send a large sae to: [address removed].
Ceefax details on page 187 - Tuesday and Wednesday


Presenter: Johnny Ball
Presenter: Ann de Caires
Presenter: Mark Salter
Writer ("Hyperspace Hotel"): James Follett
Director: Martin Fisher
Director: Riitta Lynn
Producer: Jane Tarleton
Cathy: Joy Elias-Rilwan
Winch: Keely Ball
Winston: Paul Raffield
Delaney: Choy-Ling Man
J.C. Bulwark: Bill Homewood

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

Sixteenth of 20 episodes by Barry Purchese
Freddie begins a campaign of Passive resistance.


Writer: Barry Purchese
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Devised by: Phil Redmond
Director: John Smith
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Mr MacKenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Mrs Birtles: Angela Crow
Mrs Pearson: Julia Goodman
Mr Pearson: Bunny Losh
Gonch: John McMahon
Trevor: John Drummond
Fiona: Michelle Gayle
Vince: Steve West
Ronnie: Tina Mahon
Calley: Simone Hyams
Laura: Fiona Lee-Fraser
Fred: Simon Vaughan
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Helen: Ruth Carraway
Jane: Joann Kenny
Matthew: Paul Adams
Clarke: Darren Cudjoe
Chrissy: Sonya Kearns
Susi : Lynne Radford
Justine: Rachel Roberts
Tegs: Sean Maguire

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey


Presenter: Nicholas Witchell
Presenter: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines


: Telly Addicts

The Mainwarings and the Thoburns are the families joining Noel Edmonds for tips on make-up, a foot inspection and a display of martial arts - all part of the first semi-final of the search for the Telly Addicts Champions of 1988!
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: Tim Manning
Executive Producer: John King

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes.
"I've had enough of family to last me my life! I never want to see my family again."
(For cast see page 83)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
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: Jeremy Silberston

: Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth



Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Mrs Chase: Mavis Pugh
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Dr Price: Geoffrey Palmer
Guest: Len Marten
Mr Leeman: Derek Royle
Mr Xerxes: Robert McBain
Mr Zebedee: Raymond Mason
Miss Young: Pamela Buchner
Polly: Connie Booth
Terry: Brian Hall
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Mr White: Richard Davies
Mrs White: Elizabeth Benson
Mr Ingrams: Charles McKeown

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman
Ian Botham teams up tonight with Hana Mandlikova, the winner of four Grand Slam singles titles and Will Carling, England's rugby union captain.
Bill Beaumont is joined by Newcastle United's Dave Beasant , who captained
Wimbledon to victory in this year's FA Cup final, and Andy Jameson, the 100m butterfly swimmer who is the European and Commonwealth champion and Olympic bronze medallist.
BBC North West


Questionmaster: David Coleman
Team captain: Ian Botham
Panellist: Hana Mandlikova
Panellist: Will Carting
Team captain: Bill Beaumont
Panellist: Dave Beasant
Panellist: Andy Jameson
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Regional News; Weather

: South of the Border

written by SUSAN WILKINS
Fifth of an eight-part series
Private detectives Pearl and Finn are hired by a trade union supremo when millions go missing from a strike fund.
They suspect Milly involvement is more than a solicitor's should be.... Dave Pearce HIMSELF
Music composed and performed by ALAN LISK
Camera operator GRAHAM BANKS Film editor SUE SPIVEY


Writer: Susan Wilkins
Cameraman: Jim Pierson
Designer: Grenville Horner
Producer: Caroline Oulton
Director: Antonia Bird
Pearl Parker: Buki Armstrong
Finn Gallagher: Rosie Rowell
Milly: Dinah Stabb
Fitz: Brian Bovell
Rufus Parker: Valentine Nonyela
Rose: Corinne Skinner Carter
Krish: James Harkishin
Denzel: Kwabena Manso
John Foxton: Paul Moriarty
Trevor Mitchell: David Ryall
Kevin Railton: William Armstrong
Sir Nigel Pearson: Peter Howell
Maureen: Linda Robson
Vincent Mepham: Vincent Pickering
Kate: Yvonne Gidden
Shop steward: Anthony Hobbs
Milly's receptionist: Sue Flack
TV interviewer: Josephine Welcome

: International Snooker

Tennent's UK Professional Snooker Championship
The remaining two fifth-round matches are played to a conclusion this evening, with Scotland's Stephen Hendry among those likely to be involved.
David Vine introduces coverage of the concluding frames from Preston Guild Hall.


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Jack Karnehm
Commentator: Clive Everton
Television Presentation: Keith Phillips
Television Presentation: Peter Hayward
Executive Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: 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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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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