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: Ceefax AM

: The Flintstones

Wilma the Maid (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Laurie Mayer.
On the day that President Gorbachev and his wife arrive in Britain at the start of three-day visit, assessments from London and Moscow about its importance for East-West relations.
News summaries read by Jill Dando on the hour and the half-hour.
The latest sports news from Archie Macpherson.
Weather forecast from Francis Wilson at
7.25, 7.55 and 8.25. Regional news and travel news updates at
7.27, 7.57 and 8.27.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.
Read By: Jill Dando
Unknown: Archie MacPherson.
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Daffs
Simon Parkin - starting with Charlie Brown
She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown
Snoopy coaches Peppermint Patty for her ice skating debut. (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Peppermint Patty

: Why Don't You...?

The last day and there's loads to get through. Phil Foster 's worried, Ben's frantic and Phil Noble finally plucks up the courage to ring Cara. Directors MOIRA BROWN and RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer KIKSTIE FISHER BBC North West


Unknown: Phil Foster
Directors: Moira Brown
Producer: Kikstie Fisher

: News

Weather followed by Lassie
The Day the Mountain Shook Lassie helps a deaf boy regain his hearing. (R)

: Playbus

The Dot Stop
Five little ducks went swimming one day, over the pond and faraway ...
Storyteller lain Lauchlan Story: Loley Land Music PAUL READE


Producer: Michael Cole
Dot: Eithne Hannigan

: Five to Eleven

with Elizabeth Bell


Unknown: Elizabeth Bell

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Susan Rae and Bob Wellings with a live and lively debate on television topics.
David Jessel talks about his new series Taking Liberties, and William Woollard takes your questions about BBC2's motoring magazine Top Gear. Call in on [number removed].


Unknown: Susan Rae
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Talks: David Jessel
Talks: William Woollard

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.
Join the team for topical issues and the very best in entertainment. Today there's music from top chart band
T'Pau, with lead singer Carol Decker (below).


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Singer: Carol Decker

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

: Paddles Up

The second heat of the international canoeing event from Llangollen, in North
Wales, features top paddlers from Europe and North America.
The defending Paddles Up champion, Richard Fox of Great Britain, and current Canadian champion David Ford are in the line-up.


Unknown: Richard Fox
Unknown: David Ford
Commentators: Chris Rea
Commentators: John Gosling

: Knots Landing

A Man of Good Will
'Empire Valley is killing you - if it goes on much longer there won't be a Ewing Enterprises.'
Written by LYNN LATHAM Directed by LINDA DAY


Written By: Lynn Latham
Directed By: Linda Day
Gary Ewing: Ted Shackleford
Val Ewing: Joan van Ark
Abby Ewing: Donna Mills
Mack: Kevin Dobson
Karen: Michele Lee
Ben Gibson: Douglas Sheehan
Greg Sumner: William Devane
Joshua Rush: Alec Baldwin
Lilimae: Julie Harris
Cathy: Lisa Hartman

: Scruples

The game of moral dilemmas, hosted by Simon Mayo.
Guests this week William Roache, Wendy Harmer, Suzi Quatro, Magenta De Vine and a special guest.
Simon Mayo plays host for the last time in this series, as his guests struggle to crack each other's moral code.

A Noel Gay Television production for BBC North West


Presenter: Simon Mayo
Panellist: William Roache
Panellist: Wendy Harmer
Panellist: Suzi Quatro
Panellist: Magenta De Vine
Executive Producer: Paul Jackson
Associate Producer: Nick Symons
Producer: John Rooney

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Corners
Presented by Sophie Aldred and Simon Davies with Jo Korna
Why do we get goosepimples? How are photographs developed? What's the biggest tree in the world? Director ALISON STEWART
Series producer ANNE GOBEY (R)
4.05pm Mysterious Cities of Gold
The first of 22 programmes. In 16th-century
Spain Esteban , an orphan boy, listens to sailors' stories about cities made out of gold in the Americas. He longs to find them. Esteban meets Zia, an Inca girl from South
America, and together they set out on a long search. (R)
4.35pm Take Two
Soaps, sport, sitcoms? The latest from the satellites?
What's worth watching? Phillip Schofield takes a critical look at TV and what you think about it.
Join Phillip and this week's studio gang to let off steam about programmes and personalities on the box or just to see your favourite bits again. With lively studio discussions, views on video from young people all over the country and your letters, everybody gets their say!
And this week's TV topic - Neighbours - love it or hate it? What's your position?
Write to: Take Two, BBCtv, London W12 7RJ, or join in the phone vote after the programme.
0 SWITCHED ON: page 76
5.00pm Newsround
The up-to-the-minute news service for Britain's children
The Cuckoo Sister by VIVIEN ALCOCK.
Dramatised in four parts by JULIA JONES.
2: Kate cannot bear the idea that Rosie might be her missing sister, Emma.
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director MARILYN FOX (R)


Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Presented By: Simon Davies
Unknown: Jo Korna
Director: Alison Stewart
Unknown: Spain Esteban
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Designer: Peter Findley
Producer: Greg Childs
Unknown: Vivien Alcock.
Unknown: Julia Jones.
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Marilyn Fox
Kate Seton: Joanna Joseph
Rosie: Shelley Measures
Anthony: Michael N Harbour
Margaret Seton: Victoria Fairbrother
Elizabeth Wait: Jo Kendall
Mrs Trapp: Toni Palmer

: Neighbours

Eileen and Mrs Mangel are in the club. This week's cast:
Written by RAY HARDING Directed by CHRIS SHELL


Unknown: Mrs Mangel
Written By: Ray Harding
Directed By: Chris Shell
Madge: Anne Charleston
Henry: Craig McLachlan
Jim: Alan Dale
Paul: 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: Myre de Groot
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Gail Robinson: Fiona Corke
Rob Lewis: Ernie Bourne
Lucy Robinson: Sasha Close
Beverly: Lisa Armytage
Sally Wells: Rowena Mohr
Malcolm: Noel Tretharthen
Tony Romeo: Nick Carrafa
Pete Baxter: Tony Briggs

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Anna Ford


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Wogan

Join Terry live at the Television Theatre, as he talks to people in the news, presents the best in entertainment and springs the occasional surprise. Director TONY NEWMAN
Series producer PETER ESTALL


Director: Tony Newman
Producer: Graham Owens
Producer: Peter Estall

: Here to Stay

with Robert Kilroy-Silk . Second of sixfilms about foreigners who have made Britain their home.
British Through and Through Eccentricity, it seems, is not just a British hallmark. On his travels around Britain Robert Kilroy-Silk meets seven foreigners who have become more British than the British.
There's the Japanese shepherdess in Devon, the Lebanese Dickens fanatic in Broadstairs, the Russian princess at the Ritz and the Yugoslavian hairdresser at Henley.
And there's also the Italian royalist who sums them all up when she says, 'I applied for British citizenship - it cost me a pound. It's the best pound I've ever spent.' Photography
Series producer RUTH JACKSON
* FEATURE: page 72


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Chris Seager
Unknown: Chris Sadler
Editor: Christine Garner
Producer: Ruth Jackson

: Dallas

Comings and Goings
'I want to embarrass him so much. he won't be able to show his face anywhere.'
Screenwriter Don Lockwood becomes part of Sue Ellen's plans for her production of Citizen Ewing while her subject gets back to his bad old ways. Carter McKay has an awkward reunion and Cally despairs of ever winning respect from John Ross.
8 SOAPBOX: page 12


Unknown: Don Lockwood
Unknown: Carter McKay
Unknown: John Ross.
Written By: Mitchell Wayne Katzman
Directed By: Larry Hagman
Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
JR: Larry Hagman
Clayton: Howard Keel
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Lucy: Charlene Tilton
April: Sheree J Wilson
McKay: George Kennedy
Cally: Cathy Podewell
Tracey: Beth Toussaint
Don Lockwood: Ian McShane
Tommy McKay: J Eddie Peck
Bruce: Jonathan Goldsmith

: Points of View

with Anne Robinson Producer WARWICK CROSS


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Warwick Cross

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk
Regional News: Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Simon's Triumph

Q.E.D.'s latest look at the life of a Falklands soldier.
Simon Weston 's war was over when the Argentinian bombs struck the Sir Galahad. He had been burnt over 46 per cent of his body. He was terribly scarred but his own personal war against his injuries had only just begun. Simon's initial struggle was charted in two award-winning Q.E.D. films, Simon's War and Simon 's Peace.
Now, filmed over the last three years, Simon's Triumph marks the emergence of a very different character, who no longer looks back. 'I am no war hero,' he says. 'I'm just
Simon Weston , scars and all.' Series editor david FILKIN
Producer MALCOLM BRINKWORTH A TOUCH PRODUCTIONS film for BBCtv (Simon Weston is on 'Open Air ' tomorrow at 11.00am)
4D FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Simon Weston
Unknown: Simon Weston
Producer: Malcolm Brinkworth
Unknown: Simon Weston

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider from Augusta with Bob Wilson in London. European Football
Highlights from the pick of this evening's first legs in the semi-finals of the three European competitions.
Commentator JOHN MOTSON 1989 Greyhound TV Trophy from Catford Stadium.
Live coverage of the night's three heats with the first two dogs in each heat qualifying for the finals in Sportsnight next week.
Commentator GERALD SINDSTAT Plus a look ahead to the weekend with the Seagram Grand National and Sandy Lyle 's defence of his US Masters title.
Television presentation:


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentator: John Motson
Commentator: Gerald Sindstat
Commentator: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Greyhounds Alan Griffiths
Producer: Charles Balchin
Editor: John Rowlinson

: 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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