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: Ceefax AM

: The Flintstones

Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modern of Stone Age families.
The Buffalo Convention (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Wark.
National and international news and analysis from the BBC's correspondents and reporters. Summaries read by Jill Dando on the hour and the half-hour.
The latest sports news from Bob Wilson.
Weather forecasts from
Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55 and 8.25.
Regional news and travel updates at 7.27, 7.57 and 8.27. Reports from MARK EASTON. ANITA FINDLEY.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Read By: Jill Dando
Unknown: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Mark Easton.
Unknown: Anita Findley.
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Daffs
Simon Parkin with this morning's children's BBC starting with Boss Cat
Naked Town
Some people will do anything in order to be seen on television. Boss Cat and Officer Dibble are no exception. (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: Why Don't you...?

Phil Noble 's in Glasgow with Lesley and Verity trying to woo Cara. Paula 's making monsters.


Unknown: Phil Noble
Unknown: Cara. Paula

: News

Weather followed by Top Mates
Brett becomes a go-between for Paul and his father, arranging a reconciliation.

: Playbus

The Playground Stop
The children make puppets;
Lizzie shows what she can do. Presenter Dave Benson Phillips Puppeteer JANE EVE
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley Story: Sticky Beak and the Mystery of the Missing Watermelon by MARCIA VAUGHAN , illustrated by ESTER KASEPUU Music JONATHAN COHEN


Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips
Presenter: Puppeteer Jane
Unknown: Anthony Lapsley
Unknown: Marcia Vaughan
Illustrated By: Ester Kasepuu
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Five to Eleven

with Wendy Craig


Unknown: Wendy Craig

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Eamonn Holmes and Bob Wellings.
What did you think of last night's television? Ring [number removed]


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Bob Wellings.

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers , plus guest Wayne Sleep.
Join Simon Potter for the latest news and gossip from the world of pop. Plus more help for tranquilliser users in Stepping Out (an advice line is open from 1.00pm to 6.00pm on 0[number removed]).


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Wayne Sleep.
Unknown: Simon Potter

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Jane returns to Ramsay Street and issues an ultimatum to Charlene.
Written by LOIS BOOTON
Written by STEVE MANN
Directed by STEVE MANN


Written By: Lois Booton
Written By: Steve Mann
Directed By: Steve Mann
Madge Ramsay: Anne Charleston
Henry Ramsay: Craig McLachlan
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Charlene: Kylie Minogue
Scott: Jason Donovan
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Daphne Clarke: Elaine Smith
Mike Young: Guy Pearce
Mrs Mangel: Vivean Gray
Jane Harris: Annie Jones
Eileen Clarke: Myra de Groot
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Gail Robinson: Fiona Corke
Lucy Robinson: Sasha Close
Beverly: Lisa Armytage

: For the Term of His Natural Life

Another chance to see the three-part Australian drama series adapted from the story by MARCUS CLARKE. starring
1: Disinherited and driven from home when his true parentage is discovered,
Richard Devine is caught up in a strange twist of fate: under the name of 'Rufus Dawes ' he is accused of murdering his real father and faces the terrible penalty - transportation from England to Australia 'for the term of his natural life'...
Written and produced by WILTON SCHILLER and PATRICIA PAYNE Directed by ROB STEWART (R) (Part 2 tomorrow at 1.50pm)


Story By: Marcus Clarke.
Unknown: Richard Devine
Unknown: Rufus Dawes
Produced By: Wilton Schiller
Produced By: Patricia Payne
Directed By: Rob Stewart
the Reverend Mr North: Anthony Perkins
Major Vickers: Patrick MacNee
Julia Vickers: Samantha Eggar
Lady Ellinor Devine: Diane Cilento
Rufus Dawes: Colin Friels
Lt Frere: Rod Mullinar
John Rex: Robert Coleby
Sarah Purfoy: Susan Lyons
Sylvia Vickers: Rebe Taylor/penelope Stewart
Gabbett: Johnny Johnstone

: The Hogan Family

starring with Love with the Proper Hogan
Sandy gets her wires crossed as she acquires a couple of secret admirers.
Written by SHAR1 HEARN
Directed by HOWARD STORM


Written By: Shar1 Hearn
Directed By: Howard Storm
David: Jason Bateman
Sandy: Sandy Duncan
Mark: Jeremy Licht
Willie: Danny Ponce
Michael: Josh Taylor
Burt: Steve Witting

: Green Claws

Andy Crane - starting with Green Claws with Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
There's a fancy-dress party at the Royal Palace tomorrow, but Green Claws can't decide what to go as -juggler, ghost or cowboy? While Iris is out looking for real cows, Green Claws gets into trouble with his lasso and decides to give up being a cowboy, but Owlma and the Riddle Tree come up with another idea!
Claws Family stories by SONYA DANN Script by URSULA JONES
Illustrations by JANE GEDYE Producer CHRISTINE HEWITT


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Stories By: Sonya Dann
Script By: Ursula Jones
Illustrations By: Jane Gedye
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Touche Turtle

Chief Beef

: The Whipping Boy

Told for Jackanory in four daily parts by Paul McGann. The prince is a brat and loves playing cruel practical jokes. But because it is forbidden to spank a prince, a common boy is punished in his place. Jemmy is Prince Brat's long-suffering whipping boy, but when the prince decides to run away there's trouble.... Today: part 1


Unknown: Sid Fleischman
Unknown: Paul McGann.

: Laurel and Hardy

Nitey Knight
Stan and Ollie are employed by the King to catch a witch.


Unknown: Nitey Knight

: The Really Wild Show

with Terry Nutkins , Nick Davies, Chris Packham.
The series reaches a climax with the world's most dangerous snakes and some 'instant animals' - add water and they come to life! How good is a kestrel's eyesight? Chris finds out by filming from a balloon! Who are the best animal parents? Fish, frogs, ducks and crocodiles! Directors ADRIAN MILLS SARA FORD
Producer PAUL APPLEBY BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Chris Packham.
Producer: Paul Appleby

: Newsround

: Jossy's Giants

by SID WADDELL Home and Away
Lethargy has overtaken the Giants. Do they need health food, exercise or hypnotism? Jossy reckons a strenuous training weekend at the seaside will do the trick.
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director EDWARD PUGH (R)


Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Edward Pugh
Jossy Blair: Jim Barclay
Glenda Fletcher: Jenny McCracken
Albert Hanson: Christopher Burgess
Bob Nelson: John Judd
Tracey: Julie Foy
ROSS: Mark Gillard
Harvey: Julian Walsh
Glenn: Stuart McGuinness
Wayne: Oliver Orr
Ricky: Paul Kirkbright
Selly: Ian Sheppard
Shaz: Jenny Luckraft
Opal: Suzanne Hall
Melanie: Lucy Keightley
Lisa: Angeal Freear
Noleen: Jo Anne Green
Daz: Lee Quarmby
Gypsy: Pat Wallis

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Newsroom South East

Guy Michelmore keeps you in touch with what's going on in the capital region of the country. With reports from studios around the south east. Michael Wale on the local sports scene, and Cathy McGowan around town.
WRITE TO: Newsroom South East, [address removed] if you have news for the programme.
SEE HEAR: page 97


Presenter: Guy Michelmore
Reporter: Michael Wale
Reporter: Cathy McGowan

: Tomorrow's World

Peter Macann. Howard
Stableford, Judith Hann and Maggie Philbin bringing you the new, fascinating and bizarre in the world of science. This week: the personal alarm which, when you use it, tells a security guard exactly where you are. Producers JACK WEBER


Unknown: Peter MacAnn.
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Producers: Jack Weber
Unknown: Martin Mortimore
Director: Stuart McDonald
Editor: Richard Reisz

: EastEnders

by Juliet Ace.
"You've destroyed the lives of more people than I would have thought possible."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Juliet Ace

: Comedy Classic: The Good Life

The Wind-break War
There is nothing like a good fight over the fence to cement relationships.


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom: Richard Briers
Barbara: Felicity Kendal
Margo: Penelope Keith
Jerry: Paul Eddington
Mr Bailey: Timothy Bateson
: Roger Pope
Workmen: Desmond Cullum-Jones

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Vine. Ian Botham 's guests are:
Sean Kerly from the hockey side which won the gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; Colin Jackson , Britain's leading high hurdler, who in February became European Indoor champion.
Bill Beaumont 's guests are: David Rocastle , the Arsenal and England forward;
Willie Carson , five-times champion jockey on the flat and a former captain on A Question of Sport. Tonight, the final round in the viewers' mystery guest competition.
Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Sean Kerly
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: David Rocastle
Unknown: Willie Carson
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Regional News; Weather

: The Play on One: The Gift

By Colin MacDonald.
Robert and Gordon, two talented teenage footballers from Wick, are invited to Glasgow for a week's trial with a big club. It is their first taste of professional football, but both the game and the city upset their expectations.
BBC Scotland


Writer: Colin MacDonald.
Music: John Lunn
Music: Jim Williams
Cameraman: Garry Morrison
Editor: David Harvie
Designer: Bob Smart
Executive Producer: Bill Bryden
Producer: Andy Park
Director: Sandy Johnson
Robert Calder: Duncan MacDonald
Gordon Gunn: David Campbell
Glidden: Del Henney
Mowat: Clive Russell
Alan Calder: Andrew Barr
Mclntyre: Tommy Docherty
Baxter: Jim Himself
Julie Glidden: Pauline Thompson
Mrs Calder: Aline Mowat
Scout: Derek Anders
Fat George: Bill Riddoch
Secretary: Maggie McRitchie
Tommy Glidden: Richard Cartledge
Adamson: John Murtagh
Barman: Matthew Costello
Furtive man: Christopher Connor
Vagrant: Alan Tall

: Film 89

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases.
Working Girl is a romantic comedy which revolves around the lives of Melanie Griffith , an ambitious secretary, Sigourney Weaver , her ruthless boss, and Harrison Ford , the man romantically involved with both women. It has been hugely successful, both commercially and critically, and has been nominated for six Oscars including Best Film and Best Actress for Melanie Griffith. The
Academy Awards ceremony takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow night and Barry Norman will be assessing the chances of Working Girl and the other contenders.
'The 1989 Oscars' Thursday at 9.00pm onBBC2
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 22


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Melanie Griffith
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver
Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Melanie Griffith.
Unknown: Barry Norman
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Jane Lush
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Fats Domino and Friends

From New Orleans, the legendary rhythm and blues piano player and singer
Fats Domino and friends.


Produced By: David L. McBurnett
Produced By: Robert G. Vernon

: 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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