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: Ceefax AM

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

: The Flintstones

Here's Snow in Your Eyes (R)

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Now It's Daffs

Children's BBC with Simon Parkin

The Bugs Bunny Easter Special
Superstar Bugs Bunny, too busy to play the part himself, auditions a host of his celebrated friends for the role of Easter Bunny. A determined Daffy Duck refuses to accept he is nobody's choice!
Executive producer Hal Geer (R)

8.00am News; Regional News; Weather
Followed by:
Daffy Duck's Easter Show
In three separate adventures Daffy Duck proves yet again that he hasn't learned any of life's lessons. He's still that dollar-loving, devious, double-crosser in search of a quick buck and an easy ride. Executive producer Hal Geer (R)

8.35am The Pink Panther Show
Today: Pink Pied Piper; Hasty But Tasty; The Pink Blueprint

8.55am Regional News and Weather

9.00am News; Weather
Followed by:
More misadventures with that spinach-guzzling cartoon sailor Popeye in: Reptile Ranch; Mission Improbable; So Who's Watching the Birdwatchers ®

9.30am Why Don't You...?
The gang are at Chester Zoo to adopt a coatimundi. Meanwhile, there's another black letter in the mailbag and Ben makes a terrifying discovery.
Director Moira Brown Producer Kirstie Fisher BBC North West

10.00am Top Mates
A new drama in six episodes. 1: Almost as soon as Paul starts his new school, trouble begins. With his new friend Brett, he runs away.
Written by Margaret Kelly
(The series runs throughout the week. Next episode tomorrow at 10.00am)

10.25am Playbus
Stops today at The Why Bird Stop where Patch had dropped in to the Lost Property Office to visit the Why Bird and the bus driver.
Puppeteer Fiona Benyon Brown
Story: Tracey's Secret by Phyl Thomas
Title music Richard Brown
Title design Paul Johnson
Director Clare Bradley
Producer Barbara Roddam
A Felgate production for BBCtv

10.50am Rupert
Based on the stories by Alfred Bestall
Storyteller Ray Brooks
This week: Rupert and the Hazelnut (R)


Presenter ("Now It's Daffs - Children's BBC"): Simon Parkin
Executive Producer ("The Bugs Bunny Easter Special"): Hal Geer
Executive Producer ("Daffy Duck's Easter Show"): Hal Geer
Director ("Why Don't You"): Moira Brown
Producer ("Why Don't You"): Kirstie Fisher
Writer ("Top Mates"): Margaret Kelly
Brett Towers: Michael McGlincey
Liz: Angela Gauci
Mrs Towers: Tessa Mallos
Mr Towers: Ray Meagher
Paul Jackson: Patrick Matthews
Mrs Jackson: Justine Saunders
Mr Jackson: Candy Williams
Bus driver: Brian Jameson
Puppeteer ("Playbus"): Fiona Beynon Brown
Author of story ("Playbus"): Phyl Thomas
Title Music ("Playbus"): Richard Brown
Title Design ("Playbus"): Paul Johnson
Director ("Playbus"): Clare Bradley
Producer ("Playbus"): Barbara Roddam
Based on stories by ("Rupert"): Alfred Bestall
Storyteller ("Rupert"): Ray Brooks

: Five to Eleven

with Wendy Craig


Unknown: Wendy Craig

: The Steam-Driven Adventures of Riverboat Bill

A full-length animated film from Australia. Riverboat Bill is one of the great river captains; the Mystery is an old, abandoned steamer; the Bunyip is a legendary, fire-breathing creature which, the law says, is not allowed to exist. When Bill, the Bunyip and the boat get together with young Dave Freshwater, they are thrown into a series of exciting adventures with pirates and the police - adventures that will take them to a fantastic uncharted island....


Produced and directed by: Paul Williams

: Lassie

Sudden Fury
Lassie rescue's a friend from the rapids. (R)

: The Easter Egg

An animation of Easter magic from Wales. Producer ROBIN LYON


Producer: Robin Lyon

: One O'Clock News

Philip Hayton presents the latest events from Britain and around the world. Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Neighbours

Eileen feels betrayed and takes drastic action. Harold sweeps Madge off her feet. Written by LYN OGILVY
Directed by ANDREW FRIEDMAN (For cast see page 55. Repeated at


Written By: Lyn Ogilvy
Directed By: Andrew Friedman

: The Great Escape

—i starring Steve McQueen
James Garner
Richard Attenborough Charles Bronson. In an attempt to contain unwilling PoWs, the Nazis brought them together in Stalag Luft North - a seemingly escape-proof top security camp run by the Germans during the Second World War.
Unwittingly, they had assembled the finest escape team in military history.
Screenplay by JAMES CLAVELL and w. R. BURNETT
Based on the book by PAUL BRICKMLL Produced and directed by JOHN STURGES
● FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Charles Bronson.
Unknown: James Clavell
Unknown: R. Burnett
Book By: Paul Brickmll
Directed By: John Sturges
Hilts, 'the cooler king': Steve McQueen
Hendley, 'the scrounger': James Garner
Bartlett, 'Big X': Richard Attenborough
Ramsey, Senior British Officer: James Donald
Danny Velinski, 'the tunneller': Charles Bronson
Blythe, 'the forger': Donald Pleasence
Sedgwick, 'Man from down under': James Coburn
Willie, 'the tunnel king': John Leyton
MacDonald: Gordon Jackson
Ashley-Pitt: David McCallum

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Bugs Bunny in Super Rabbit; Francois the Flea in the Flea Circus and Tom and Jerry in Fraidy Cat.
Producer david PLAIT

: Final Score

Introduced by Harry Gration. All the day's results and headline makers, including coverage of the Irish Grand National from Fairyhouse.


Introduced By: Harry Gration.

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES
5.15pm Regional News and Sport


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

: Disney Time

Introduced by Matt Goss of Bros. Films include:
Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, Song of the South, Dumbo and Blackbeard's Ghost Producer RICHARD EVANS


Introduced By: Matt Goss
Producer: Richard Evans

: Nest Side Story

Presented by Simon King
A crash helmet, a shower, a peg-bag, a traffic light, an old kettle ... no, this isn't a pile of old jumble, these are just a few places that birds have chosen to nest.
Simon King films some of these extraordinary nests and unravels the mysteries behind these seemingly bird-brain building schemes. His search for the strangest nest reveals a duck nesting seven floors above the ground and an aviator who has a running battle with starlings that nest in his aeroplane. Can a pylon or a kitchen cabinet possibly be a more desirable residence than a common-or-garden natural nest?
Principal wildlife cameraman SIMON KING
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol
0 EARTHWATCH: page 102


Presented By: Simon King
Unknown: Simon King
Unknown: Simon King
Director: Hilary Jeffkins
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Wogan

: Gandhi

Richard Attenborough 's epic biography of the great Indian leader. Starring
Southern Africa 1893 - thrown off a train for refusing to ride in the coloureds' section, a young advocate becomes determined to stand up for his countrymens' rights. So begins Gandhi's long epoch-making, struggle to counter oppression by peaceful revolution.
Screenplay by JOHN BRILEY Produced and directed by RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
0 PROFILE: page 25
0 ALSO SHOWING: page 25


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: John Briley
Directed By: Richard Attenborough
Mahatma Gandhi: Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White: Candice Bergen
General Dyer: Edward Fox
Lord Irwin: John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield: Trevor Howard
the Viceroy: John Mills
Walker: Martin Sheen
Andrews: Ian Charleson
Gen Smuts: Athol Fugard
Mirabehn: Geraldine James
Sardar Patel: Saeed Jaffrey
Khan: Amrish Puri
Mohammed: Alyque Padamsee
Pandit Nehru: Roshan Seth
Kasturba: Rohini Hattangady
Police officer: Ian Bannen
Secretary: Michael Bryan
Collins: Richard Griffiths
GOC: Bernard Hepton
Gokhale: Shreeram Lagoo
Kinnoch: Nigel Hawthorne
Sir George: Michael Hordern

: Main News

Martyn Lewis ; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Miami Vice

starring and with guest star
Child's Play
A tormented Crockett faces enormous pressure after he accidentally shoots and wounds a young boy while investigating an illegal weapons racket.


Written By: Priscilla Turner
Directed By: Vera Gillum
Sonny Crockett: Don Johnson
Philip Michael Thomas: Ricardo Tubbs
Holiday: Isaac Hayes
Lt Castillo: Edward James Olmos
Switek: Michael Talbott
Trudy: Olivia Brown
Gina: Saundra Santiago
Caroline: Belinda Montgomery
Annette: Danitra Vance
Walker: Ving Rhames
Billy: Clayton B Jones

: Big Jake

starring John Wayne
Richard Boone
Maureen O'Hara.
Following a vicious raid on the McCandleses' ranch, the young grandson of the family is kidnapped and held ransom for a million dollars. It's time for the head of the family, 'Big' Jake, to swing into action ...
Screenplay by HARRY JULIAN FINK and R. M. FINK
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Richard Boone
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara.
Unknown: Harry Julian Fink
Unknown: R. M. Fink
Produced By: Michael A. Wayne
Directed By: George Sherman
Jacob McCandles: John Wayne
John Fain: Richard Boone
Martha McCandles: Maureen O'Hara
James McCandles: Patrick Wayne
O'Brien: Glenn Corbett
Head of lynching party: Jim Davis
Jeff McCandles: Bobby Vinton
Michael McCandtes: Christopher Mitchum
Sam Sharpnose: Bruce Cabot

: 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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