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: Ceefax AM

: The Flintstones

The Masquerade Ball (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Sally Magnusson


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Sally Magnusson

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Susan Rae invites your comments on last night's television. Call in on [number removed].


Unknown: Susan Rae

: Kilroy!

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Playbus

Simon Parkin - starting with Playbus
The Patch Stop .
Sam Patch meets a ram and some shire horses and makes a picture patchwork.
Storyteller Matthew Devitt
Story: Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey by MICHAEL MORPURGO


Unknown: Sam Patch
Unknown: Matthew Devitt
Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated By: Chris Molan
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Anne Gobey
Patch's friend: Amber Leigh

: The Wombles

The Circus comes to Wimbledon (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Elizabeth Bell


Unknown: Elizabeth Bell

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Mavis Nicholson and Susan Rae.
And it's your chance to vote for a viewers' choice of programme to be shown this afternoon. All you have to do is ring the number for the fUmyouwouldmostliketosee: [number removed] for
The Sky's the Limit [number removed] for
Seven Days' Leave [number removed] for
Higher and Higher
For details of the films see the billings at 2.15pm. (Each call costs 5p)


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Susan Rae.

: News Weather

followed by Daytime Live
Today a report from an exciting new venture in London, the Battersea.

: One O'clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

'My husband and my best friend are doing the dirty on me, and it's my birthday.' Written by ROGER MOULTON Directed by PAUL MOLONEY
(Cast page 34. Repeated at 5.30pm)


Written By: Roger Moulton
Directed By: Paul Moloney

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Viewers' Choice

Today Open Air viewers have the chance to phone-in and vote for one of the following three star-studded musicals:
The Sky's the Limit with Fred Astaire and Joan Leslie. War hero Fred Atwell falls in love with a beautiful magazine photographer while on leave in New York.
Misunderstandings abound when he refuses to reveal his identity as a 'Flying Tiger'. Screenplay by FRANK FENTON and HAROLD ARLEN
Produced by DAVID HEMPSTEAD Directed by EDWARD H. GRIFFITH Seven Days' Leave with Lucille Ball and Victor Mature.
Soldier Johnny Grey hears on the radio that he is the sole inheritor of a fortune left by his Civil War Yankee
General ancestor. The snag is that to obtain the money he must marry Terry, the descendent of the General's Confederate rival.... Screenplay by WILLIAM BOWERS. RALPH SPENSE
CURTIS KENYON and KENNETH EARL Produced and directed by TIM WHELAN
Higher and Higher with Frank Sinatra and Michele Morgan. Unable to pay his servants, a bankrupt spendthrift attempts to secure a wealthy marriage for his kitchen maid by passing her off as his debutante daughter! Screenplay JAY DRATLER and RALPH SPENCE. Produced and directed by TIM WHELAN (All black and white)
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Joan Leslie.
Unknown: Fred Atwell
Unknown: Frank Fenton
Unknown: Harold Arlen
Produced By: David Hempstead
Directed By: Edward H. Griffith
Directed By: Victor Mature.
Unknown: Johnny Grey
Unknown: William Bowers.
Unknown: Ralph Spense
Unknown: Curtis Kenyon
Unknown: Kenneth Earl
Directed By: Tim Whelan
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Michele Morgan.
Unknown: Jay Dratler
Unknown: Ralph Spence.
Directed By: Tim Whelan

: The Barry Awards for Comic Relief

with Barry Norman

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

Dooby Duck's Disco Bus
starring Dooby Duck.
Unfortunately this week Dooby Duck's disco bus has broken down, so we go live from the garage for music, dance and even a car wash!


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andy Crane
Created by (Dooby Duck's Disco Bus): Roger Stevenson
Created by (Dooby Duck's Disco Bus): Harry Stuart
Executive Producer (Dooby Duck's Disco Bus): Christopher Pilkington
Production (Dooby Duck's Disco Bus): Peter Leslie

: Henrys Cat

The Funny Feeling by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD
Henry's Cat imagines he is a famous doctor who finds the cure for clownitis. Narrated and directed by Bob Godfrey
Animation KEVIN BALDWIN Production MIKE HAYES (R)


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward
Directed By: Bob Godfrey
Directed By: Animation Kevin Baldwin
Unknown: Mike Hayes

: Nicoboblnus

Told for Jackanory by Tony Robinson
4: Nicobobinus and Rosie are trapped - locked in with a monster! Can they escape?


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Hokey Wolf

He's been called the fastest-talking con artist ever dressed in wolfs clothing, but whatever else he may be, Hokey Wolf is full of fun. Robot Plot

: The Quack Chat Show

with Keith Harris and Orville. Cuddles is trying to run rings round everyone as usual.
The Swing Band from Acacia Primary School, Burnage are on the Show Off Spot playing Oh Boy.
Antony Johns , 'Ant the Feet' and the 'Mersey Mob' from the Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre are practising 'Driving You Round The Bend'.
Keith Woolfenden , 'Kiwi the Paint', and the 'Graffiti Gang' from St Margaret's School,
Oldham are 'sticking' around. On Orville's Flying Visit to Waverley Market in Edinburgh, Stuart Anderson sets the shoppers 'reelin".
And there's the challenge for the Orville Oscar.
Musical director GEORGE HASTINGS Designer DAVE WILSON Executive producer


Unknown: Keith Harris
Unknown: Antony Johns
Unknown: Keith Woolfenden
Unknown: Stuart Anderson
Unknown: Orville Oscar.
Director: George Hastings
Designer: Dave Wilson
Unknown: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Pippa Dyson

: Newsround

The news bulletin that keeps Britain's children informed on world events - and on what's happening in their world.

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry , Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding Fun Run
If you've ever wanted to join a fun run especially for children, now's your chance! The programme has details of a brand new, nationwide run anyone can join.
0 JOHN CRAVEN : page 74


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Caron Keating
Producers: Nick Heathcote.
Producers: Andrew Whitman
Producers: Oliver MacFarlane
Editor: Lewis Bronze
Unknown: John Craven

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas WitcheU and Anna Ford


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Gary Davies and Anthea Turner.
Simultaneous Broadcast with Radio 1.


Presenter: Gary Davies
Presenter: Anthea Turner
Lighting: Mike Manning
Sound: Laurie Taylor
Design: Paul Haines
Producer/Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

by Rosemary Mason.
"I'm giving you the chance of a fresh start and you chuck it back in my face."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Rosemary Mason
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Director: Steve Goldie
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Guido: Nicholas Donovan
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Pete: Peter Dean
Det Insp Ashley: Robin Lermitte
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Maxine: Ella Wilder
Junior: Aaron Carrington

: Holiday 89

with Desmond Lynam and Anne Gregg
Happy Birthday Concorde!
After 20 years, she's still the ultimate flying experience. Bill Buckley caught Concorde, a modern technical achievement, to view the most ancient of technical achievements, the pyramids; a supersonic weekend in which you travel at 23 miles a minute to go back 4,000 years.
Eighty miles an hour is the speed top skiers hit on their downhill runs. Not so for
John Lloyd , but he dreams of ski-ing glory in of all places, Transylvania.
Plus, live tonight, the winners names for the three fabulous Radio Times/Holiday 89 competition prizes.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Unknown: John Lloyd

: Joint Account

by DON WEBB starring Hannah Gordon and Peter Egan. Episode 6 'It's not good for a grown man, sitting at home all day, making scones and ironing knickers....'
Lighting HARRY BRADLEY Designer ROGER HARRIS Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS


Unknown: Don Webb
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Peter Egan.
Unknown: Keith Gunn
Unknown: Harry Bradley
Designer: Roger Harris
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Belinda: Hannah Gordon
David: Peter Egan
Ned Race: John Bird
Louise: Lill Roughley
Jessica: Ruth Mitchell
Charles Ruby: Richard Aylen
Jean Taylor: Jo-Anna Lee
Mrs Betteridge: Prm Cotton
Mr Betteridge: Brian Gwaspari

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Regional News; Weather

: Life without George

written by PENNY CROFT starring
Simon Cadell and Carol Royle.
Larry comes to a decision about Jenny. and Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT Designer GARRY FREEMAN Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN (R)


Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Carol Royle.
Sung By: Penny Croft
Designer: Garry Freeman
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Larry: Simon Cadell
Jenny: Carol Royle
Amanda: Rosalind March
Ben: Michael Thomas
Carol: Cheryl Maker
Sammy: Campbell Morrison
Gerald: Barry Woolgar
Gasman: Ray Trickitt
Mr Chambers: Ronald Fraser

: Question Time

With Sir Robin Day this evening at the Greenwood Theatre in London are: Elizabeth FUkin
Rt Hon Lord Hailsham Rt Hon Roy Hattersley, MP
Tim Melville-Ross Director ANN MORLEY


Unknown: Elizabeth Fukin
Unknown: Tim Melville-Ross
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Anna Carragher
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

The Texas Scramble is a recent variation of the game and Ian Woosnam has Bruce Forsyth and Bill Cotton on his side. Russ Abbot and Bob Wilson help Rodger Davis compete for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy.
Peter AUiss explains all from the Ailsa Course of the Turnberry Hotel.
Assistant producer BARBARA SLATER Television presentation ALASTAIR SCOTT
Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY


Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Rodger Davis
Unknown: Peter Auiss
Unknown: Alastair Scott

: The BBC Diet Programme

Barbara Dickson and Roy Noble concentrate on how to keep families slim and fit and on the motivation required to maintain weight loss. (R)


Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Roy Noble

: 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.

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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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