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: The Flintstones

Yabba dabba doo!
Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modern of Stone Age families. Little Bamm Bamm (R)

: BBC Breakfast News

Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando with the most comprehensive news programme available in the morning.
●CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando

: News Weather followed by Open Air

Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving are waiting to take your calls on [number removed]. And Roy Sheppard is out-and-about on the road.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving
Unknown: Roy Sheppard

: Kilroy

If it's on your mind or in the news, Robert Kilroy-Silk and his studio audience are debating the subject. 0 STUDIO AUDIENCE: to participate, ring [number removed].


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News Weather followed by Four Square

hosted by John Sachs.


Unknown: John Sachs.

: Children's BBC

introduced by Simon Parkin - starting with Playbus which stops today at The Patch Stop at Rotherhithe, London, where Sam Patch meets a swan and a water boatman.
Patch's friend .... AMBER LEIGH Storyteller: Brian Cant. Director ROGER DACIER
Producer ANNE GOBEY (R)
Rupert the Bear based on the stories by Alfred Bestall.
Rupert and the Sea Sprites Storyteller: Ray Brooks. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Sam Patch
Director: Roger Dacier
Stories By: Alfred Bestall.
Unknown: Ray Brooks.

: Five to Eleven

with Barry Foster.


Unknown: Barry Foster.

: News Weather followed by Open Air

Join Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving in the Open Air studio. Call [number removed]to take part.
Roy Sheppard is on the road bringing the camera to the viewers. Behind the Scenes joins Michael Caine and Cheryl Ladd on location during the making of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Producer HUGH FAUPEL


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving
Unknown: Roy Sheppard
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Cheryl Ladd
Unknown: Mr Hyde.
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: News

with Alan Titchmarsh and Judy Spiers.
The lunchtime magazine live from Pebble Mill including the latest on healthy living from Diana Moran in Fabulous at 50.
Plus a live outside broadcast reunites old friends in We'll Meet Again. Editor SIMON SHAW


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judy Spiers.
Unknown: Diana Moran
Editor: Simon Shaw

: One O'Clock News

Philip Hayton with the latest news and comment from Britain and around the world.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Neighbours

Mrs Mangel reveals
'something nasty in the woodshed'. Henry sets a trap for the phantom graffiti artist.
Written by PENNY FRASER Directed by TONY OSICKA
(Cast page 44. Repeated at 5.35pm)


Unknown: Mrs Mangel
Directed By: Tony Osicka

: Four Square

hosted by John Sachs.
After eight weeks and 32 contestants, Four Square is down to the last two - one of them will be selecting bus, train, boat or plane to whisk them off on a trip of a lifetime.
Q: Who will it be?
A: The Four Square champion of 1989. Director NICK VAUGHAN BARRATT Producer DAVE ross


Unknown: John Sachs.
Director: Nick Vaughan Barratt
Producer: Dave Ross

: The Moon and Sixpence

starring and
Charles Strickland is a London stockbroker with responsibilities, who abandons everything to become a painter.
Produced by DAVID L. LOEW Adapted and directed by ALBERT LEWIN
●FILMS: page 24


Unknown: Charles Strickland
Produced By: David L. Loew
Directed By: Albert Lewin
Charles Strickland: George Sanders
Geoffrey Wolfe: Herbert Marshall
Dirk Stroeve: Steve Geray

: Children's BBC

introduced by Andy Crane - starting with Poddington Peas

3.55pm Penny Crayon: Silly Daydream
Written and created by Peter Maddocks
Producer Simon Maddocks Director Guy Maddocks

4.10pm Clockwise: Grand Final
Presenter: Charlotte Hindle. Roly and Rebecca from Stroud, Rhys and Miriam from Aberaeron and Matthew and Lucy from Torquay compete to become Clockwise champions of 1989. Executive producer
Christopher Pilkington Director Claire Winyard Producer Sally Fraser

4.20pm Fantastic Max: Journey to the Centre of My Sister: 2
A sinister virus alien invades Zoe and our heroes have to miniaturise down to capture him.

4.35pm Bluebirds: A six-part series by Angela Ince and Shirley Lowe. 5: Hostages
Incidental music Jonathan Cohen Designer Pia Graham Producer Jeremy Swan

5.00pm Newsround

5.05pm Blue Peter: with Caron Keating, Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.


Introduced by (Children's BBC): Andy Crane
Written and created by ("Penny Crayon"): Peter Maddocks
Producer ("Penny Crayon"): Simon Maddocks
Director ("Penny Crayon"): Guy Maddocks
Presenter ("Clockwise"): Charlotte Hindle
Executive Producer ("Clockwise"): Christopher Pilkington
Director ("Clockwise"): Claire Winyard
Producer ("Clockwise"): Sally Fraser
Writer ("Bluebirds"): Angela Ince
Writer ("Bluebirds"): Shirley Lowe
Incidental Music ("Bluebirds"): Jonathan Cohen
Designer ("Bluebirds"): Pia Graham
Producer ("Bluebirds"): Jeremy Swan
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Caron Keating
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Yvette Fielding
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): John Leslie
Cast: of "Bluebirds" -
Mabel: Barbara Windsor
Annie: Sheila Steafel
Gertrude: Isabelle Lucas
Ivy: Pauline Delany
Proudfoot: Lance Percival
Cullen: Ron Pember
Uncle Arthur: Peter Byrne
Alfred: Dennis Edwards
Dora: Beryl Cooke
Jennifer: Jo Warne
Bill: Sean Blowers
Robbins: Grant Oatley
Pete: Jimmy Lambert
Mr Anderson: Trevor Butler
Mrs Anderson: Vicky Licorish
Aunt Emmy: Roxanne Clinch
Granville: Joseph Kpobie
Leroy: Mark de Couteau
Dave: Alan Dean
Jerry: Martino Lazzeri
Mandy: Martine McCutcheon

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Top of the Pops

The top pop chart show.
Introduced by Anthea Turner and Andy Crane.
Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI


Introduced By: Anthea Turner
Introduced By: Andy Crane.
Unknown: Alan Jeffery
Unknown: Sound John Downes
Design: Adele Marolf
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

by Jane Galletly.
'He can't just come right out with it, Sharon. He needs time to explain. There's the children to think of'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Galletly.
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Series designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Series script editor: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Director: Peter Boisseau
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Laurie: Gary Powell
Julie: Louise Plowright
Pete: Peter Dean
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully
Danny: Saul Jephcott
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Vince: Hepburn Graham
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Marge: Pat Coombs
Sufia: Rani Singh
Melody: Lyanne Compton
Junior: Aaron Carrington
Paul: Mark Thrippleton
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Marie: Vicky Murdock
Ricky: Sid Owen
Trevor: Phil McDermott
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Ashraf: Aftab Sachak
Sohail: Ronny Jhutti
Shireen: Nisha Kapur

: The Les Dawson Show

Les Dawson has become a comedy institution and that's where he belongs - judge for yourself in this half-hour of song, dance and humour. Special guest stars: Brian Blessed and David Essex with Brenda Cochrane
Lia Malcolm and Jay Jolley. Musical director JOHN COLEMAN
Choreography GRAHAM FLETCHER Script editor CHARUE ADAMS Written by LES DAWSON.


Unknown: David Essex
Unknown: Brenda Cochrane
Unknown: Lia Malcolm
Unknown: Jay Jolley.
Director: John Coleman
Unknown: Graham Fletcher
Editor: Charue Adams
Written By: Les Dawson.
Written By: Charlie Adams.
Written By: Paul Alexander.
Written By: Gavin Osbon
Written By: Andy Walker
Unknown: Hugh Barker
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Design: John Anderson
Unknown: Stewart Morris

: The Best of Something for the Weekend

starring Susie Blake, Mike Doyle, James Gaddas, Mike Hayley and Caroline Leddy.
Original humour from performers who guarantee something different for the weekend - even on Thursday - including a look at Britain on the 27th day of a national traffic jam.


[Actor]: Susie Blake
[Actor]: Mike Doyle
[Actor]: James Gaddas
[Actor]: Mike Hayley
[Actor]: Caroline Leddy
Written by: Martin Booth
Written by: Colin Bostock-Smith
Written by: Paul B. Davies
Written by: Brian Leveson
Written by: Paul Minett
Written by: Stuart Silver
Written by: Alan Whiting
Written by: Malcolm Williamson
Script Associate: Charlie Adams
Script Associate: Kim Fuller
Produced and directed by: Michael Leggo

: Nine O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton. Regional News Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan F: Goodbyeee

by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton.
The final big push looms, so Blackadder goes mad.

(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Lighting Designer: Henry Barber
Designer: Chris Hull
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: John Lloyd
Captain Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Pte Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Lt Colthurst St Barleigh: Hugh Laurie
Gen Melchett: Stephen Fry
Capt Darling: Tim McInnerny
Field Marshal Haig: Geoffrey Palmer

: Question Time

With Peter Sissons are: Eric Forth , mp Ian Hislop
Sir Russell Johnston , MP Ann Taylor , MP Director


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Eric Forth
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Sir Russell Johnston
Unknown: Ann Taylor
Unknown: Ann Morley
Editor: Sue Robertson
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Cagney and Lacey

starring and Open and Shut Case
A homicide case crumbles. Written by TERRY FISHER and STEVE BROWN
Directed by NICK SGARRO (R)


Written By: Terry Fisher
Written By: Steve Brown
Directed By: Nick Sgarro
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly

: Fight Cancer

Fourth of six programmes. Martyn Lewis and Lynne Perrie examine the various treatments available. Several have received a bad press in the past but progress in controlling side-effects is helping to improve the quality of patients' lives. Cameraman ASHLEY ROWE
A Prospect Pictures production forBBCtv


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Lynne Perrie
Unknown: Ashley Rowe
Director: Richard Trayler-Smtth
Producer: Sarah Brewster

: 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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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