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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Bad Housekeeping
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman.
Sports news from Bob Wilson


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Unknown: Bob Wilson

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
What entertained, annoyed or provoked you on TV last night? Phone Open Air on [number removed]and let us know.

: Kilroy!

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Playbus which stops today at The Patch Stop In Sheffield.
Storyteller Derek Griffiths Story: King Greenfingers - Apple Picking Time by KATHLEEN DEAN , illustrated by KRISTINA STEPHENSON Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
A FELGATE production for BBCtv


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Kathleen Dean
Illustrated By: Kristina Stephenson
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Patch's friend: Amber Leigh

: Paddington

A Sticky Time by MICHAEL BOND (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Annette Crosbie


Unknown: Annette Crosbie

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Your views on last night's TV.

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.
Comedienne Helen Lederer reviews the latest magazines.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Unknown: Helen Lederer

: One O'clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Jane's friends are shocked by the change that has come over her. Amanda's prized possession goes missing. Written by RICK MAIER
Directed by PAUL MOLONEY
(For cast see page 85. Repeated at


Written By: Rick Maier
Directed By: Paul Moloney

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly. What type of creature is a crossbill? Join the heat finalists to find the answer.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Hangar 18

Starring Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Pamela Bellwood.
In orbit, two space shuttle astronauts witness something smashing into a satellite,
destroying it, before hurtling to earth. It crashes in the Arizona desert, and is transported under maximum security to a remote aeroplane hangar on an abandoned air force base in Texas. NASA officials blame the satellite's destruction on the two astronauts. What is really in Hangar 18? The astronauts say it's a UFO, and the government want to keep them quiet...
FILMS: page 17


Screenplay: Steven Thornley
Producer: Charles F. Sellier
Director: James L. Conway
Harry Forbes: Darren McGavin
Gordon Cain: Robert Vaughn
Frank: Joseph Campanella
Sarah: Pamela Bellwood
Lew Price: James Hampton

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane starting with Dooby Duck 's Disco Haunted House starring Dooby Duck.
Bringing you the very best m live bands, music and dance, DJ Dooby Duck and his travelling puppets present their first show from the cellar of the weird and spooky Castle Gloom on Planet Bleak.
Created by ROGER STEVENSON and HARRY STUART Executive producer


Unknown: Dooby Duck
Unknown: Dooby Duck.
Unknown: Roger Stevenson
Unknown: Harry Stuart
Unknown: Christopher Pilkington
Unknown: Production Peter Leslie

: Henry's Cat

Treasure Hunt
Henry's Cat races to find buried treasure before the evil pirate, Captain Rum Baba , can get to it. Script STAN HAYWARD
Production MIKE HAYES (R)


Unknown: Captain Rum Baba
Unknown: Mike Hayes

: Tumbleweed

Told for Jackanory by David Jason. 3: Jones the Jet
Sir Tumbleweed has a close shave with a dragon.


Unknown: David Jason.

: Hokey Wolf

Boobs in the Wood
Hokey Wolf is full of fun.

: Gruey Twoey: 1: Crimewatch

A series in six parts by MARTIN RILEY
Gruey returns, older but not much wiser. Who has taken over Quidsy's shop? Who is the elephant teapot man?
Does Mr Slater really want another vase? Gruey turns sleuth to answer these - and other - questions.
Music by ROGER LIMB ,
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Make-up designer
Executive producer PAUL STONE


Unknown: Martin Riley
Unknown: Mr Slater
Music By: Roger Limb
Unknown: Margaret Harwood
Designer: David Wilson
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Gruey: Kieran O'Brien
Wooly: Danny Collier
Annie Mapin: Casey Lee
Tricia: Katisha Kenyon
Nidgey: Scott Fletcher
Mr Grucock: Paul Copley
Mrs Grucock: Jane Lee
Betty Woolsmith: Maggie Wilkinson
Mrs Tresswell: Sara Coward
Mr Tresswell: Stephen Churchett
Mr Slater: Michael Ripper
Harry Deluxe: Chris Sanders
PC Humberside: Michael Greatorex

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry , Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding. One Million Pounds!
Will the new target on the totaliser be reached today? If it is, that's El million worth of help for Kampuchea from the children of Britain! Producers NICK HEATHCOTE ANDREW WHITMAN


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 Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Top of the Pops

Hits and videos from the Top 40 chart. Introduced by Mark Goodier and Andy Crane.
A simultaneous broadcast with R1


Presenter: Mark Goodier
Presenter: Andy Crane
Lighting: Rod Litherland
Sound: Keith Mayes
Designer: David Hitchcock
Produced and directed by: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

by Tony Holland.
"Oh, I get it, you're staging a sit-in."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony Holland.
Director: Julia Smith
Frank: Mike Reid
Pat: Pam St Clement
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Den: Leslie Grantham
Det Insp Ashley: Robin Lermitte
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Barnsey: John Hallam
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
lan: Adam Woodyatt
James Willmott-Brown: William Boyde
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Joanne: Pamela Salem
Mantel: Pavel Douglas
Brad: Jonathan Stratt
Det Sgt West: Leonard Gregory
Queenie: John Labanowski
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
David: Christopher Reich
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Colin: Michael Cashman
GuidO: Nicholas Donovan
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Vie: Michael Brogan
Gillie: Clare James
Chaplain: Richard Albrecht
Trevor: Peter Doran
Officer Crane: Raymond Trickitt
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Ricky: Sid Owen
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Cindy: Michelle Collins

: Holiday 89

with Desmond Lynam , Anne Gregg and Kathy Tayler.
Even the Americans have to admit it, the British Virgin Islands are best. Unspoilt, they remain one of the jewels of the Caribbean, but for four viewers the islands will not stay untouched. Anne adapts to the slow pace of life to which the winners of this year's competition will have to get accustomed ... a week on board a luxury yacht and a second week in the tropical resort of Little Dix Bay.
Kathy also finds one of the last corners of Europe to finally open its beaches to tourism - the Lycian coast of Turkey.
In his first film for Holiday 89 Desmond heads for the duty-free shopping ports of northern France.
For someone like Desmond, who hates shopping, can this really be the longest day?


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Kathy Tayler.

: Yes, Prime Minister

by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN starring in The Patron of the Arts.
Titles sequence GERALD SCARFE Designer VALERIE WARRENDER Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Simon Monk: John Bird
Dorothy: Deborah Norton
Bill Pritchard: Antony Carrick
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
Minister for Arts: Geoffrey Beevers
Party guests: Martin Milman
Party guests: Myfanwy Talog
Party guests: David Rose
Toastmaster: David Rolfe
MC: Guy Standeven

: Nine O'clock News

with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Alistair MacLean's Fear Is the Key

Barry Newman Suzy Kendall with John Vernon Ben Kingsley
Ray McAnally.
Why should
John Talbot , an apparently rational man, walk into a small Louisiana town and get himself arrested? His violent escape from the courtroom, with an innocent woman as hostage, begins a dramatic cross-country chase with the authorities in hot pursuit.
The odds are stacked against him, but Talbot is a desperate man....
Screenplay by ROBERT CARRINGTON based on the novel by ALISTAIR MACLEAN
0 FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Barry Newman
Unknown: Suzy Kendall
Unknown: John Vernon
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Ray McAnally.
Unknown: John Talbot
Unknown: Robert Carrington
Novel By: Alistair MacLean
Produced By: Alan Ladd Jr
Produced By: Jay Kanter
Directed By: Michael Tuchner
John Talbot: Barry Newman
Sarah Ruthven: Suzy Kendall
Vyland: John Vernon
Royale: Ben Kingsley
Ruthven: Ray McAnally
Larry: Peter Marinker
Judge Mollison: Elliot Sullivan
Deputy: Roland Brand
FBI agent: Tony Anholt

: Bette Midler

Art or Bust!
There's nothing I won't do for my art ... For what is life without beauty and what is beauty but an endless struggle against chaos and badjokes.
In this spectacular concert, the Divine Miss M brings a new refinement to her repertoire of songs. Good taste is the keynote of her interpretations of Pink
Cadillac and Pretty Legs and Great Big Knockers and culture is redefined in Disco Memories as performed by the delectable Delores de Lago and the Harlettes.
Directed by THOMAS SCHLAMME An HBO presentation (R)


Directed By: Thomas Schlamme

: 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.

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.

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