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: Ceefax AM

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

: Edgar Kennedy

in Art in the Raw
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Wark

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: News Weather followed by Open Air

Eamonn Holmes and Susan Rae visit the ancient market town of Tring in Hertfordshire.

Contributors

Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Susan Rae

: Kilroy!

: News

Weather followed by The Flintstones

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

Playbus
which stops today at The Why Bird Stop.
Stories: The Car Wash by JANE LITHERLAND.
A Voyage of Discovery by PETER LLOYD BENNETT illustrated by J. G. WEED. Driver Simon Davies Puppeteer FIONA BEYNON BROWN Title design PAUL JOHNSON Designer TONY LAWRENCE Director CLARE BRADLEY Producer PENNY LLOYD

10.50am Paddinoton: Paddington Goes to Court
(R)

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Litherland.
Unknown: Peter Lloyd Bennett
Illustrated By: J. G. Weed.
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Fiona Beynon Brown
Design: Paul Johnson
Designer: Tony Lawrence
Director: Clare Bradley
Producer: Penny Lloyd

: Five to Eleven

Viewers' Own Poetry: (2) with Nicolette McKenzie and Edmund Pegge

Contributors

Unknown: Nicolette McKenzie
Unknown: Edmund Pegge

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
How well does television tackle issues related to the countryside? Eamonn Holmes and Susan Rae seek the answers in a live discussion from Tring.
Hugh Scully drops in on John Bly at his antiques shop to answer your questions on the Antiques Roadshow.

Contributors

Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Susan Rae
Unknown: John Bly

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook and Judi Spiers.
The latest chart news with Simon Potter.
Plus Tina Baker on another assignment.
12.55pm Regional News and Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Unknown: Simon Potter.
Unknown: Tina Baker

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Jane finally grows up when her childhood dreams are shattered.
Written by CHRIS MCCOURT
Directed by PETER ANDRIKIDIS
(Cast page 57. Repeated at 5.35pm)

Contributors

Written By: Chris McCourt
Directed By: Peter Andrikidis

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Ironside: The Prophecy

Starring Raymond Burr as Robert T Ironside
with Don Galloway as Det Sgt Ed Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield, Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
(R)

Contributors

Writer: Jackson Gillis
Director: Don Weis
Robert T Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det Sgt Ed Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell

: The Hogan Family

starring with Liars and Other Strangers
David is in danger of ruining a girl's reputation by maintaining a silence to boost his reputation. Written by DAPHNE POLLON and DAVID CASTRO
Directed by HOWARD STORM

Contributors

Written By: Daphne Pollon
Written By: David Castro
Directed By: Howard Storm
David: Jason Bateman
Sandy: Sandy Duncan
Mark: Jeremy Licht
Willie: Danny Ponce
Michael: Josh Taylor
Mrs Poole: Edie McClurg
Burt: Steve Witting

: Bazaar

Judi Spiers and Rob Curling find out how to save time, effort and above all money. Make a mystery meal with Joanna Ashbourn ; join Sally Ann Voak who helps three viewers keep that New Year resolution to give up smoking; make that door really secure with Steve Crouch and Alison Mitchell helps control your debts. Madge from
Neighbours will be giving you all the details to enter the Good Neighbours competition - there's still time and don't forget to look out for Bazaar's healthy, 'Hearty Eater' meals in restaurants throughout the country.
Producer STACEY ADAMS
Series producer ERICA GRIFFITHS (e)
For 'Bazaar Extra factsheet send a large 14p sae to: [address removed]. Details on Ceefaxpage 187.

Contributors

Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Rob Curling
Unknown: Joanna Ashbourn
Unknown: Sally Ann Voak
Unknown: Steve Crouch
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Stacey Adams
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

Pigeon Street: A Light in the Sky
With the voices of George Layton and John Telfer (R)

4.05pm Wizbit: Origami War: 2
by Barry Murray.
Starring Paul Daniels
Wizbit comes to the rescue of Puzzleopolis in a most unusual, magical, origamical way. (R)

4.15pm Touche Turtle: Loser Takes All
With a cry of 'Touche, away!' the unlikely musketeer Touche Turtle is off to avenge wrongs and protect the weak!

4.20pm Danny the Champion of the World
by Roald Dahl.
Told in five daily parts by Joss Ackland for Jackanory.
A stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants - and deserves - is a parent who is Sparky. Today: My Father's Deep Dark Secret

4.35pm Defenders of the Earth: Battleground
Ming uses his freeze-ray weapon to capture unstoppable alien creatures, transport them to earth and unleash them on the world.
(Ceefax subtitles)

4.55pm Newsround

5.05pm Blue Peter
with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
3,2,1... Blast Off!
Yvette has got a terrific idea for a game which will keep everyone happy for hours.
You'll need some cardboard tubes from toilet rolls, a large cardboard box, a garden cane and some coloured sticky tape and string.
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Voices (Pigeon Street): George Layton
Voices (Pigeon Street): John Telfer
Writer (Pigeon Street): Michael Cole
Designer (Pigeon Street): Alan Rogers
Animation (Pigeon Street): Peter Lang
Producer (Pigeon Street): David Yates
Writer (Wizbit): Barry Murray
Performer (Wizbit): Paul Daniels
Director (Wizbit): Phil Bishop
Author (Jackanory): Roald Dahl
Storyteller (Jackanory): Joss Ackland
Presenter (Blue Peter): Mark Curry
Presenter (Blue Peter): Caron Keating
Presenter (Blue Peter): Yvette Fielding
Producer (Blue Peter): Nick Heathcote
Producer (Blue Peter): Andrew Heathcote
Producer (Blue Peter): Oliver Macarlane
Editor (Blue Peter): Lewis Bronze

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton
Weather MICHAEL FISH

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: 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

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Bath
Unknown: Penny Bustin
Unknown: Deborah Hall
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Fiona Chesterton

: Wogan

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

Contributors

Presenter: Terry Wogan

: Watchdog

Have you splashed out yet on your yearly dose of summer sun? Does 1989 promise the holiday of a lifetime or a nightmare of air traffic chaos and clogged roads?
Watch tonight's special on holidays for the answers, as Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton bring you their selection of holiday horrors and cautionary travellers' tales. Reporters MIKE EMBLEY , MICHAL LEVIN Deputy editor MIKE KAVANAGH Editor NICK HAYES
Write to Watchdog, BBCtv,
Lime Grove, London W128QT, or ring the hotline on [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton
Reporters: Mike Embley
Reporters: Michal Levin
Editor: Mike Kavanagh
Editor: Nick Hayes

: Brush Strokes

Last in the series by JOHN ESMONDE , BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhorn , Elizabeth Counsell with Mike Walling ,
Jackie Lye , Howard Lew Lewis, Erika Hoffman.
Lionel has now become so paranoid about Jacko setting up his own decorating business right opposite
Bainbridge's, that Veronica decides that action is called for. Jacko, however, has more important things on his mind.
Incidental music NICK INGMAN Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH Film sound MORTON HARDAKER Studio lighting HENRY BARBER
Designer ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNBY Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD
& CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Mike Walling
Unknown: Jackie Lye
Unknown: Howard Lew
Unknown: Erika Hoffman.
Music: Nick Ingman
Unknown: Laurie Rush
Unknown: Morton Hardaker
Unknown: Henry Barber
Hornby: Andree Welstead Hornby
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Jacko: Karl Howman
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Eric: Mike Walling
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Lesley: Erika Hoffman
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Jean: Nicky Croydon
Receptionist: Briony McRoberts
Miss Proctor: Sally Hughes
Man in office: Robert McBain
Julie: Holly de Jong

: Supersense

A journey into the animal world Sense of Timing
How does time appear to a bird, a shrew or even an elephant? Enter unfamiliar time-worlds where flies outwit humans in slow motion, birds slice through time to catch their prey and plants reveal strange movements. Discover how animals time their seasonal lives and how the moon influences mayfly swarming and the mass stranding of grunion fish. In this world, natural clocks control the opening of flowers, the activity of bees, the navigation of birds, and even an animal that invades the world once every 17 years. Narrator Andrew Sachs Photography
MARTIN DOHRN . ALAN HAYWARD Film editor tim COOPE
Written and produced by JOHN DOWNER BBC Bristol
CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Dohrn
Unknown: Alan Hayward
Produced By: John Downer

: Nine O'clock News

with Michael Buerk Regional News Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Panorama

President Bush -
Challenging the Future
In four days, George Bush becomes the 41st President of the United States, taking office at a time of momentous change in the structure of world power. His America has crippling budget and trade deficits, faces an imminent trade war with Europe and ferocious competition from Japan.
Tom Mangold reports from across the United States from Wall Street, a cowboy ranch bought by the Japanese, from the deck of a mighty warship, symbol of America's former glory, and from the classrooms of America to ask, must the new President preside over the slow decline of a superpower, or can his United States challenge and win the future?
Producer JENNY CLAYTON Editor TIM GARDAM
('US Presidential Inauguration' Friday 4.30pm BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown: George Bush
Producer: Jenny Clayton
Editor: Tim Gardam

: Kane and Abel

JEFFREY ARCHER 'S international bestseller adapted for television in three parts. Episode 3.
1953: Kane's attempts to punish Abel for the Atlantic Airlines fiasco backfires - which is not the only time the mastermind of Baron
Hotels displays his powers of persuasion. Their war rages on and both men seek solace in their children, but in 1955 Richard Kane and Florentyne Rosnovski meet in New York and the two men come to realise that 30 years of fighting on the principle of an eye for an eye has left them both blind ...
(For cast see page 18) (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Richard Kane
Unknown: Florentyne Rosnovski

: Electric Avenue

A series of ten programmes with Fred Harris. 9: Safety First
When all else fails, a computer-controlled brain can at least be made to 'fail safe', which means in an emergency it simply stops. But it is more difficult to apply this principle to a computer-controlled plane. Cameramen
NIALL KENNEDY , ROGER TWYMAN Producer TERRY MARSH (e)
For accompanying notes to the series, send a chegue/PO for £1.50 made payable to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Harris.
Unknown: Niall Kennedy
Unknown: Roger Twyman
Producer: Terry Marsh

: 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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