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: The Flintstones

Itty Bitty Fred (R)

: BBC Breakfast News

Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando with the most comprehensive news programme available in the morning.
8CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Jayne Irving invites your calls on last night's television on [number removed].


Unknown: Jayne Irving

: Kilroy

If it's on your mind or in the news. Robert Kilroy-Silk and his studio audience are debating the subject. Deputy editor LIZ BARRON Editor JO SANDILANDS
A Kilroy Television production for BBCtv


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Editor: Liz Barron
Editor: Jo Sandilands

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Playbus

Introduced by Simon Parkin - starting with
Which stops today at The Tent Stop
Where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join
Sarah Davison , Trish Cooke , Simon Davies and Lee Bagdady to tell the story:
A Cat Called Tripe by Nicola Russell. Music RICHARD BROWN Director ANN REAY Producer SUE PETO


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Sarah Davison
Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Lee Bagdady
Unknown: Nicola Russell.
Music: Richard Brown
Director: Ann Reay
Producer: Sue Peto

: The Family-Ness

Angus and the Monster Kite

: Five to Eleven

With Oscar James. Producer RALPH ROLLS
A Forge production for BBCtv


Unknown: Oscar James.
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Gloria Hunniford and Jayne Irving present your views and verdicts on current television topics. Open Air cameras visit Barnsdale - home of Gardeners' World - where Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank are on hand with advice for winter gardeners.
From America,
Elaine Lipworth reports on the delights and dangers of round-the-clock shopping on television.


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Jayne Irving
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Elaine Lipworth
Producer: Roger Wilkes
Editor: Susan L. Woodward

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.
The lunchtime magazine from Pebble Mill. Including the latest entertainment news with Simon Potter in Main Event. Plus the weekend gardening guide.


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

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Des threatens to fire Harold. Bronwyn and Sharon receive news that could threaten their life in Ramsay Street. (Cast page 48. Repeated at 5.35pm) 8CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Harold. Bronwyn

: Yangtse Incident

Film. Starring Richard Todd as Lt Cmdr John Kerans and William Hartnell as LS Frank

The thrilling, true story of HMS Amethyst, trapped on the Yangtse River by Communist forces in 1949, and the daring escape attempt made by the craft and crew.
(Black and white)
Profile of Richard Todd: page 22


Screenplay: Eric Ambler
Producer: Herbert Wilcox
Director: Michael Anderson
Lt Cmdr John Kerans: Richard Todd
LS Frank: William Hartnell
Colonel Peng: Akim Tamiroff
Lt Weston: Donald Houston
Capt Kuo Tai: Keye Luke
Miss Charlotte Dunlap: Sophie Stewart
Flight Lt Feamley: Robert Urquhart
Lt Hett: James Kenney
Lt Strain: Richard Leech
Lt Berger: Michael Brill

: Popeye

Big Bad Sinbad

: Corners

Introduced by Andy Crane.
With Simon Davies
Diane-Louise Jordan and Jo Korna. Why do flamingos stand on one leg?
• QUESTIONS TO: Corners. BBCtv. London W12 7RJ.


Introduced By: Andy Crane.
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Jo Korna.
Director: Steve Hocking
Producer: Alison Stewart

: Paw Paws: The Lost Lake Monster

The Paw Paws are a tribe of tiny, tender-hearted bearlets who inhabit an enchanted forest where past, present and future are blended.
The Paw Paws have to outwit a monster to retrieve a special necklace.

: The Satellite Show

Bob Hopeless: Who's on the show this week CD?
CD: Curiosity Killed the Cat. Bob Hopeless: Oh! I was only asking....
CD: And Captain Plughole,
Boy Plunger, Ziggy Adenoid , lots of Name That Thing contestants. You'll laugh yourself silly, Bob.
With Gideon Escott , Robert Harley , Robin Kingsland ,
Caroline Leddy , Lisa Maxwell and Nick Wilton.


Unknown: Ziggy Adenoid
Unknown: Gideon Escott
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Robin Kingsland
Unknown: Caroline Leddy
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Nick Wilton.
Director: David Crichton
Producer: Trevor McCallum

: Newsround

With Helen Rollason and Roger Finn.
Series producer NICK HEATHCOTE


Unknown: Helen Rollason
Unknown: Roger Finn.
Producer: Nick Heathcote

: Record Breakers

Sport's the theme when record-breaking England goalkeeper Peter Shilton joins Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker. There's also an incredible attempt on an international rowing record - in the studio! No boat.no oars, no water, but stilla gruelling 2 '/2 km sprintfor Olympic oarsman
Martin Tichy. On the edges of possibility, 15-year-old
Anthony Gatto juggles his way to a record at the World Juggling Convention, and John Northover builds the world's tallest tower - with milk crates!


Unknown: Peter Shilton
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Cheryl Baker.
Unknown: Martin Tichy.
Unknown: Anthony Gatto
Unknown: John Northover
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Greg Childs

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Wogan

Join Terry live from the Television Theatre. Producer GRAHAM OWENS
Executive producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Graham Owens
Producer: Peter Estall

: 22 Years of the Two Ronnies

Starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Join Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett in a laughter-filled celebration of their 22-year association; a selection of their personal favourites from their many hilarious sketches and songs. With Noel Dyson ,
Jenny Logan , Michael Nightingale , Wanda Ventham ,
Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra and the Fred Tomlinson


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Noel Dyson
Unknown: Jenny Logan
Unknown: Michael Nightingale
Unknown: Wanda Ventham
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Singers: Fred Tomlinson
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Written By: David Newman.
Written By: Peter Osborne
Unknown: David Renwick.
Unknown: Gerald Wiley

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Written by Raymond Allen from stories by Michael Crawford.


Written By: Raymond Allen
Stories By: Michael Crawford.
Design: Andrew Howe - Davies
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Frank: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
Mr Harris: Richard Wilson
Mrs Cooper: Hazel Bainbridge
Mr Cooper: Eric Dodson
Conductor: Carl Andrews
Mr Wilson: John Malcolm
Cyril: Norman Chappell
Sister: Sheila Keith
Sir George: Peter Schofield
Postman: Bunny May
Policeman: Roy Sampson
Dr Hutchings: Roger Kemp
Ambulanceman: Roger Elliott
Horace: Philip Clayton-Gore
Nurse: Sheila Ferris
Jessica: Jessica Forte

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News.
Weekend Weather
Bernard Davey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Casualty

Last in the series.
Hanging On by Sam Snape.
'It's a yellow alert. Forget the shopping. The candlelit dinner for two. We're back on duty.'
Series created by JEREMY BROCK and PAUL UNWIN


Unknown: Sam Snape.
Unknown: Jeremy Brock
Unknown: Paul Unwin
Editors: Susan Gandar
Editors: Jane Tranter
Designer: Andrew Purcell
Producer: Peter Norris
Director: Steve Goldie
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Barry: Stephen McEachran
Alex: Belinda Davison
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Megan Roach: Brenda Fricker
Dr Lucy Perry: Tam Hoskyns
Cyril James: Eddie Nestor
Julie Stevens: Vivienne McKone
Jimmy Powell: Robson Green
Dave: Ray Jones
Valerie: Susan Franklyn
George: John Evitts
Ken Irons: Birdy Sweeney
Ada: Maggie McCarthy
Arnold Richardson: Julian Glover
Simon Spencer: Philip Lowrie
Dr Toby Pearson: Graeme Eaves
Janet: Kelly Fennel
Anna: Melina Michael
Betty: Ellen McIntosh
Stella: Lesley North
Dr Wolsey: Richard Dixon
Anaesthetist: David Sivier
Dot Kelly: Julia Chambers
Alan Smith: Calum Shaw
Gill: Pippa Guard
Christine: Lynne Verrall
Gareth Jones: Roy Lee
BeckyRowntree: Sally Cookson
TV reporter: Pat O'Toole
Peter Marshall: Michael Dyerball
Youth: Robert Anderson
Shoplifter: Ruth Moore
Radiographer: Marina Foley
Man: Robert Grayson
Albert Cross: Cameron Miller
Barbara: Cherry Gillespie
John Morgan: Len Collin
Girl: Elisha Scott

: Omnibus

My Most Difficult Book: The Story of Lolita Thirty years ago, in November 1959, one of the most brilliant and controversial novels of this century was published in Britain. It sold out on the first day. The author was
Vladimir Nabokov 'Lolita is a very special favourite of mine. It was my most difficult book, the book that treated a theme which was so distant, so remote from my own emotional life, that it gave me a very special pleasure to use my combinational talent to make it real.'
Nabokov's masterpiece tells the story of Humbert Humbert and his obsession with a 12-year-old nymphet. In 1989 the power and dazzling technique of the novel remain intact, while its capacity to shock is perhaps even greater.
With novelists Martin Amis , A.S. Byatt and Edmund White , and Nabokov's biographer Dr Brian Boyd , Omnibus examines the origins and composition of Vladimir Nabokov 's Lolita. Director CHRISTOPHER SYKES
Omnibus editor ANDREW SNELL
A Christopher Sykes production for BBCtv


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov
Unknown: Humbert Humbert
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: A.S. Byatt
Unknown: Edmund White
Unknown: Dr Brian Boyd
Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov
Director: Christopher Sykes
Editor: Andrew Snell
Unknown: Christopher Sykes

: International Snooker

Stormseal United Kingdom Championship
From the Guild Hall, Preston. The two semi-finals conclude this evening. It is possible that one match could be a replay of last year's final between Doug Mountjoy and Stephen Hendry.
Commentators: Ted Lowe Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton. espoRTSLINE: keep up to date withthelatestsnookerscoresby calling the Radio Times Sportsline. Dial [number removed]; calls at 38p per minute (peak rate), 25p (off-peak).


Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Stephen Hendry.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm

: 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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