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: Ceefax AM

: The Flintstones

Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modern of Stone Age families. Flashgun Freddie (R)


Unknown: Flashgun Freddie

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Wark


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Daffs
Simon Parkin with this morning's children's BBC starting with Charlie Brown
A cartoon based on Peanuts by CHARLES SCHULZ
Today: Someday You'll
Find Her, Charlie Brown (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charles Schulz
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Why Don't You...?

Double trouble for Ben in the cellar while the rest of the gang run wild at Alton Towers.

: News

Weather followed by Lassie Lassie Saves a Life
An outbreak of rabies sends Lassie on a special mission. (R)


Unknown: Lassie Lassie Saves

: Playbus

The Playground Stop
The children blow bubbles and Lizzie floats through the air.
Presenter Dave Benson Phillips Puppeteer JANE EVE
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley Story: Sticky Beak and the Mystery of the Lost Ring 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 Richard Briers


Unknown: Richard Briers

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Eamonn Holmes and Bob Wellings wait for your calls about last night's television. Join in on [number removed].


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook ,
Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers. Judi gets a breath of country air with wildlife expert Robin Page , as she discovers the joys of a traditional English farm.
More advice for tranquilliser users in Stepping Out. An advice line is open from
1.00pm to 6.00pm on 0[number removed].


Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Unknown: Robin Page

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

A practical joke goes too far. Written by PENNY FRASER Directed by CHRIS SHIEL


Directed By: Chris Shiel

: Paddles Up

The first heat of television's international white-water canoeing championship from Llangollen, North Wales, with paddlers competing for the Norwich Union Trophy. Top medal winners from Europe race over a formidable course of natural and man-made obstacles on the River Dee.


Commentators: Chris Rea
Commentators: John Gosling

: Pacific Destiny

Denholm Elliott Susan Stephen.
In the early years of this century, when the sun never set on the British Empire, His
Majesty's representatives from the Colonial Service governed in every far-flung comer of the globe. Men like Arthur Grimble , sent to a tropical south-sea island to shape and civilise the natives armed only with a Latin degree and his 'old school tie' ...
Screenplay by RICHARD MASON Based on the book A Pattern of Islands by SIR ARTHUR GRIMBLE Directed by WOLF RILLA
Produced by JAMES LAWRIE
0 FILMS: page 13


Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Susan Stephen.
Unknown: Arthur Grimble
Unknown: Richard Mason
Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble
Directed By: Wolf Rilla
Produced By: James Lawrie
Arthur: Denholm Elliott
Olivia: Susan Stephen
Resident commissioner: Michael Hordern
District officer: Gordon Jackson
Tauvela: Inia Te Wiata
Lama: Henrietta Godinet
Taloa: Ollie Crichton
Kitiona: Hans Kruse
Voice-of the-Tide: Moira MacDonald
Sea-Wind: Rosie Leavasa
Tulo: John Bryce
Tiki-Tiku: Ezra Williams

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with:

Chuckle Vision
starring the Chuckle Brothers with Billy Butler.
Paul and Barry move into their new accommodation - all it needs is a good tidy up! Meanwhile in Armchair Theatre Billy Butler tells of two witches, Gert and Lil. Writer JOHN SAYLE Designer PAUL MONTAGUE Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC North West (R)

4.10pm Hokey Wolf: Lamb Basted Wolf

4.20pm Jonny Briggs
The first of a 20-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
Strange things are happening in the Briggs household. Not only is Humph glued to the mirror, and Rita suddenly interested in hats, but Jonny and Razzle suspect that something ghostly is hidden in the house... (R) (Part 2 on Thursday at 4.20pm)

4.35pm Belle and Sebastian: Belle is Captured
Belle finds help for ailing Sebastian, but is captured in the process. Sebastian regains consciousness, but is unaware of his friend's perilous situation.

5.00pm Newsround

5.05pm The Lowdown: Brave Heart
Real-life stories about children today, told by children themselves. Joanne Gillespie maintains that she is just an ordinary 11-year-old, but she has already battled against two brain tumours, a stroke, and the effects of radiotherapy. Her extraordinary determination to beat cancer and become 'a famous dancer' has impressed the doctors, brought her to Westminster Abbey to meet the Duchess of York as one of the 'Children of Courage', and now sees the publication of her book, written and illustrated while she was in hospital.
The Lowdown looks at how Joanne faced the crisis of major illness, and her shining example as a remarkable young girl who refused to die.
Photography PAUL DOBSON Film editor CHRIS LAWRENCE Directed by KEN HOWARD
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN


Unknown: Billy Butler.
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: John Sayle
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: Martin Hughes
Unknown: Jonny Brlggs
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Paul Dobson
Editor: Chris Lawrence
Directed By: Ken Howard
Producer: Eric Rowan
Jonny: Richard Holian
Mam: Jane Lowe
Dad: Leslie Schofield
Rita: Sue Devaney
Albert: Tommy Robinson
Humphrey: Jeremy Austin
Miss Broom: Karen Meagher
Pam: Georgina Lane
Jinny: Adele Parry
Josie: Rachel Powell
Nadine: Abigail Fisher
Martin: Dexter Lynch
Lily: Sophie Buckley
Peter: Alexander Moran
::: Razzle Fizzy

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Anna Ford


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Tomorrow's World

Howard Stableford, Judith Hann , Maggie Philbin and Peter Macann with a round-up of the latest developments in science, technology and medicine. This week: a geothermal power project in Hawaii is successfully extracting energy from the world's most active volcano. Producers


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

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
"I found myself at the wrong moment with the right man."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: John Maynard
Produced and directed by: Mike Gibbon
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Frank: Mike Reid
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Ricky: Sid Owen
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Mo: Edna Dore
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Duncan: David Gillespie
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Dr. Legg: Leonard Fenton

: Comedy Classic: The Good Life

Richard Briers Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith with Paul Eddington
Whose Fleas Are These?
Tom and Barbara catch fleas. The problem is how to keep the fleas from catching Margo and Jerry.


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom: Richard Briers
Barbara: Felicity Kendal
Margo: Penelope Keith
Jerry: Paul Eddington
Postman: Ray Dunbobbin
Mr Bulstrode: Michael Robbins

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Vine. Bill Beaumont 's team:
NICK GILLINGHAM , Olympic silver medallist in the 200-metre breaststroke;
PHIL NEALE , the Worcestershire captain who led his side to the County Championship last season.
Ian Botham 's team:
DENNIS TAYLOR , World Snooker Champion in 1985; BRIAN MCCLAIR , the Manchester United and Scotland striker. And tonight a chance to see again all six in the viewers' mystery guest competition. Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Nick Gillingham
Unknown: Phil Neale
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Brian McClair
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Play on One: Clowns

by GAWN GRAINGER starring
Arthur is about to celebrate his 80th birthday and his family is gathering for a party. It is a time for celebration, but also for family tensions and a reassessment of how we all spend our lives.
Executive producer BILL BRYDEN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Gawn Grainger
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Tom Kinninmont
Director: David Maloney
Arthur: Harry Andrews
Eve: Angela Down
Charlie: Stephen Moore
Ella: Quona Minster
Harry: Robbie Engels
Alan: Alex Davion
Alice: Elizabeth Chambers
Madge: Ann Curthoys
Maurice: Geoffrey Whitehead
Audrey: Anne Kristen
Daniel: Michael Keating
June: Jenny Twigge
Mary: Jenny McCrindle
Brian: Sam Miller
George: Christopher Elwell-Sutton
David: Richard Bell
Chris: Daniel Rodgers
Ann: Julia Marshall
Janet: Penny Sharp
Liz: Wendy Bishop
Roy: Simon Rodgers

: Simon's Peace

Almost seven years ago the Falklands War ended. But Simon Weston 's fight had only just begun. Terribly burnt on the Sir Galahad,
Simon was lucky to be alive. From the moment he got home, Q.E.D. followed the struggle to rescue Simon's hands and face. After a total of 26 operations, Simon now has to rebuild his life and live with his scars.
As he faces civvy street, it's still perhaps too soon to know if 'Simon's War' will end as 'Simon's Peace'. Series editor DAVID FILKIN
0 WODDIS ON: page 42


Unknown: Simon Weston
Producer: Malcolm Brinkworth

: Film 89

Barry Norman presents his review of the week's releases.
Patty Hearst - British actress Natasha Richardson portrays the real-life newspaper heiress, Patty Hearst , who was kidnapped by a small group of self-styled revolutionaries called the Symbionese Liberation Army. Directed by Paul Schrader , the film shows how her treatment led her to join the SLA. Patty Hearst herself talks about the film and her experience.
Crossing Delancey -
Amy Irving stars as an attractive, successful, intelligent and unmarried woman whose grandmother is determined to find her a suitable match. Director ALEXANDRA BEAZLEY Producer JANE LUSH
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 13


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Natasha Richardson
Unknown: Patty Hearst
Directed By: Paul Schrader
Unknown: Amy Irving
Director: Alexandra Beazley
Producer: Jane Lush
Unknown: Barry Norman

: 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.

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