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: Ceefax AM

starts the day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers.

: Leon Errol

in I'll Take Mine
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and Jeremy Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Television astronomer Patrick Moore is the guest of the day.
Call with your questions on [number removed].


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Kilroy

Robert Kilroy-Silk with lively and topical discussions on the subjects you are talking about. Every weekday morning everyone has a chance to put their point of view.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by The Pink Panther Show Today: Yankee Doodle Pink; Beach Bummer; The Pinkologist.
'Pink Panther' theme by HENRY MANCINI (R)


Unknown: Henry Mancini

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

Playbus stops today at The Why Bird Shop where Why Bird helps the bus driver to sort out the lost property and discovers a way of making money.
Stories: Mrs Drimble's Kitchen by Phyllis Pearce
George the Giraffe illustrated by Jean de Lemos
Driver, Brian Jameson


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andy Crane
Author of story: Phyllis Pearce
Illustrated by: Jean de Lemos
Driver: Brian Jameson
Puppeteer: Fiona Beynon Brown
Title Music: Richard Brown
Title Design: Paul Johnson
Designer: Tony Lawrence
Director: Clare Bradley
Producer: Penny Lloyd

: Paddington

A Family Group (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Tim Pigott-Smith

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes introduce a live discussion on the recent television documentary about the John Lennon biography, and invite your questions for stargazer Patrick Moore.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Patrick Moore.

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook and Judi Spiers. Britain's brightest magazine brings you live music and conversation from Pebble Mill. Including the latest chart news with Simon Potter.
Editor STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Mike has a visitor who may change the course of his life. Charlene discovers married life has its problems. Written by RAY KOLLE (For cast see page 68. Repeated at 5.35pm)


Written By: Ray Kolle

: Going for Gold

Which saint 'saw the light' on the road to Damascus? Find out by joining
Henry Kelly as he introduces seven new European contestants to play Beat the Buzzer, Four in a Row and the final round r Head to Head.


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Ironside

From Hruska, With Love Ironside aids the State
Department in a spy exchange which has a surprising conclusion. Written by RICHARD SHAPIRO Directed by ALF KJELUN (R)


Written By: Richard Shapiro
Directed By: Alf Kjelun
starring: Raymond Burr
as Robert: T Ironside
with: Don Galloway
as Det Sgt: Ed Brown
as Det Sgt: Barbara Anderson
as Officer: Eve Whitfield
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell

: Hudson and Halls

Peter and David invite friends to their Auckland home for a festive Christmas dinner - New Zealand style. A FRIDAY PRODUCTIONS programme for BBC North West
Produced and directed by ALAN WALSH (R)


Directed By: Alan Walsh

: Bazaar

With Judi Spiers.
Find out the winner of the Design a Sandwich competition - at stake are free groceries for a year
(among the judges - bird-watcher and sandwich-eater
Bill Oddie ); agony aunt
Deirdre Sanders saves your sanity over the season of goodwill; Don Aslett has a sure-fire cleaning tip; and there are unusual and inexpensive Christmas ideas from Joanna Ashbourn. Producer DAVE THOMAS
Series producer ERICA GRIFFITHS
For Bazaar Extra factsheet send a large 14p sae to: [address removed]
Details on Ceefax page 187


Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Deirdre Sanders
Unknown: Don Aslett
Unknown: Joanna Ashbourn.
Producer: Dave Thomas
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Laurel and Hardy in Strictly for the Birds (R)
3.55 pm A Bear Behind with Lindsey Coulson Boz and Bill Wallis Every bee that ever was was partly sting and partly ...
Lindsey and Boz buzz off to the country.
Story: Arthur the Fat Boy by GARETH OWEN
Videotape editor TIM NICHOLSON executive producer ANGELA BEECHING
4.05 pm Ratman starring Roland Rat Superstar and Lorraine Chase in The Last Case for Ratman? Police Chief .......MIKE SAVAGE
4.20 pm Defenders of the Earth
The Evil of Dr Dark
Ming arranges the prison escape of Dr Damion Dark and orders him to locate the three pieces of the Orb of Konos.
4.40 pm Simon and the Witch
Ninth of a 12-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY.
The Holiday Club has been closed down, but who cares with a real live Witch around? (Cast page 62)
4.55 pm Newsround
5.05 pm Blue Peter with Mark Curry Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding Welcome Mikhail! We want President
Gorbachev to feel at home now he's arrived in Britain, so we've turned the studio into a little bit of Russia!
Mark creates a Russian dish and the programme shows you how to make a photo for the cover of this magazine. Producers
0 FEATURE: page 4


Editor: Tim Nicholson
Producer: Angela Beeching
Producer: Margie Barbour
Director: Nel Romano
Unknown: Mike Savage
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry.
Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Caron Keating
Producers: Nick Heathcote.
Producers: Andrew Whitman
Unknown: Oliver MacFarlane
Editor: Lewis Bronze

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: London Plus

Richard Bath, Penny Bustin and Deborah Hall bring you tonight's news and views from London and the south east.
Plus sport from Michael Wale Editor FIONA CHESTERTON


Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Fiona Chesterton
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre.


Unknown: Join Terry

: Watchdog

with Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton.
On offer are revealing investigations from the crack Watchdog reporters
Write to Watchdog, BBCtv,
London W12 8QT. or ring the hotline on [number removed].


Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton.
Unknown: Mike Embley.
Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Editor: Nick Hayes

: Brush Strokes

by John Esmonde, Bob Larbey
starring Karl Howman, Gary Waldhom with Mike Walling and Elizabeth Counsell, Jackie Lye,
Howard Lew Lewis, Erika Hoffman.
Jacko and Sandra have amicably decided to call off their wedding plans, but Lionel cannot believe that it was a mutual decision. In his eyes, it's all Jacko's fault.


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Designer: Andree Welstead Hornby
Producer/Director: Harold Snoad
Jacko: Karl Howman
Jean: Nicky Croydon
Jane: Julie Peasgood
Eric: Mike Walling
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Gloria: Carole Harrison
Lesley: Erika Hoffman
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Giles: Adam Bareham

: Supersense

A journey into the animal world. Seeing Sense
How do other animals see the world? How do we appear to a gorilla? Why does a woodcock have 360 degree vision? What's it like to be a dragonfly? Through animal eyes, the world is filled with bizarre hues, invisible colours and strange patterns in the sky. On this journey, fly with a vulture as it scans the ground using magnified vision, hunt with a lion to discover how it views a wildebeest, and find a fish that simultaneously sees above and below the water. Plus a look through the eyes of a bee, and the discovery that even a goldfish has remarkable visual powers. Narrator Andrew Sachs Photography
Assistant producer NIGEL MARVEN
Written and produced by JOHN DOWNER


Unknown: Alan Hayward.
Unknown: Michael Richards
Producer: Nigel Marven
Produced By: John Downer

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather
0 VOICE OVER: page 103

: Panorama

The Shadow of the Swastika Half a century after the war, the hunting down of old
Nazis has never been more intense. In America, Canada and Israel, Nazis and their collaborators are facing trial. Soon Britain will decide whether to try alleged war criminals in British courts.
Jane Corbin investigates the Nazi-hunters, their methods, and the problems of finding evidence 40 years on. Producer CHARLES FURNEAUX


Producer: Charles Furneaux
Editor: Tim Gardam

: A Very Peculiar Practice

A serial in seven parts by ANDREW DAVIES starring Peter Davison with Graham Crowden
Barbara Flynn
David Troughton
Amanda Hillwood, John Bird and Jean Heywood as Lilian Hubbard.
6: The Hit List.
When the vice-chancellor tries to involve the Medical
Practice in yet another of his disreputable schemes,
Stephen and Jock decide he must not succeed, but the best laid plans ...
The funniest show of the year by a very long way. DAILY STAR 'A Very Peculiar Practice' is beautifully written, superbly acted and directed. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH This practice is simply perfect.


Unknown: Andrew Da Vies
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: David Troughton
Unknown: Amanda Hillwood
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jean Heywood
Unknown: Lilian Hubbard.
Produced By: Ken Riddington
Directed By: David Tucker
Nuts: Sonia Hart,
Nuts: Elaine Turrell
Stephen Daker: Peter Davison
Ernest: John Bird
Rose Marie: Barbara Flynn
Bob: David Troughton
Jock: Graham Crowden
Lyn Turtle: Amanda Hillwood
Chen Sung Yau: Takashi Kawahara
Dorothy Hampton: Frances White
Japanese interpreter: Eiji Kusuhara

: Film 88

with Barry Norman
Sunset - Twenties cowboy star Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp are teamed up to solve an actual murder case. Bruce Willis and James Garner star in this fictional pairing of real-life characters. Blake Edwards directs.
Like Father Like Son - The latest in the current spate of role reversal films - Dudley Moore, as a stuffy British surgeon, finds himself in the body of his loud-mouthed teenage son, as a result of taking a dose of brain transference serum.

: Electric Avenue

Seventh of ten programmes about computers in society with Fred Harris.
Housewives Choice?
Are you a 'modern clean liver', or a 'guilty eater'?
Advertising executives pour over their computer
Printouts trying to find the sort of person who will buy their breakfast cereal. Rather than promote the product to all and sundry, they are hoping to appeal to a 'niche market who will appreciate quality and pay extra for it. Photography NIALL KENNEDY Producer TERRY MARSH (e)


Unknown: Niall Kennedy
Producer: Terry Marsh

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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