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: The Flintstones

Time Machine (R)

: BBC Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Kirsty Wark.
Starting with news summary and
6.34-6.55 Breakfast Business


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Join Eamonn Holmes , Jayne Irving and Roy Sheppard.


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

: Kilroy

With Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: The Playground Stop

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
Dave Benson Phillips.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.

: Henry's Cat

The Fortune Teller (R)

: Five to Eleven

With Cyril Shaps.


Unknown: Cyril Shaps.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Guests include Paul Nicholas and stars from Home and Away - plus a special Day in the Life of report featuring a Christmas celebrity. Producer DON JONES


Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Producer: Don Jones

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
With Andy Craig and Judi Spiers. Festive tips in the kitchen with Sue Kreitzman 's countdown to Christmas.


Unknown: Andy Craig
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Unknown: Sue Kreitzman

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

'You're not welcome in this house any longer.'
(Cast page 30. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Going for Gold

: Flame in the Streets

Starring John Mills as Jacko Palmer
Sylvia Syms as Kathie Palmer. When Jacko Palmer 's daughter Kathie announces her intention to marry a young black teacher, his apparently liberal attitudes are put to the test.
Screenplay by TED WILLIS
Directed and produced by ROY BAKER
0 FILMS: page 17


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Jacko Palmer
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Kathie Palmer.
Unknown: Jacko Palmer
Play By: Ted Willis
Produced By: Roy Baker

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andy Crane.

Green Claws
With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. Song by Hilary James and Simon Mayor


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andy Crane.
Presenter (Green Claws): Nick Mercer
Presenter (Green Claws): Stella Goodier
Song by (Green Claws): Hilary James
Song by (Green Claws): Simon Mayor

: Fred the Angel

By Martin Waddell.
Told for Jackanory by Christopher Timothy.
2: The Extra-Special Angel


Unknown: Martin Waddell.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy.

: Ipso Facto

In the final programme of the series, Kate Steele finds out what life might be like in 50 years' time.
Executive producer EDWARD PUGH Director GRAHAM BOOTH BBC North West


Unknown: Kate Steele
Producer: Edward Pugh
Director: Graham Booth

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

Last in the present series.
Episode 20 by David Angus.


Unknown: David Angus.
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr Mackenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
MrRobson: Stuart Organ
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Paula Beatley: Barbara Durkin
Mr Savage: Christopher Driscoll
Kissogram: Lisa Bloor
Ziggy: George Christopher
Gonch: John McMahon
Robbie: John Alford
Vince: Steve West
Trevor: John Drummond
Mauler: Joshua Fenton
Ted: Ian Congdon-Lee
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Mandy: Melanie Hiscock
Calley: Simone Hyams
Ronnie: Tina Mahon
Fiona: Michelle Gayle
Helen: Ruth Carraway
Susi: Lynne Radford
Chrissy: Sony Akearns
Rock band: Hold The Frame
Pianists: Jason Ribello
Pianists: Jonathon Cohen
Girl at bar: Danielle Behr
Girl at buffet: Denise Bone

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather John Kettley.


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: John Kettley.

: Tomorrow's World

A Christmas Quiz
Radio 1's Sybil Ruscoe leads the studio audience against an expert panel headed by galactic hitch-hiker Douglas Adams. Posing the questions Howard Stableford, Judith Hann and Peter Macann are joined by David Essex - on an invisible drum kit; Eartha Kitt - showing off some hi-tech underwear; and Paul Daniels - with a trick that's more than magic! Frank Bruno asks simply 'know what I mean?'


Unknown: Sybil Ruscoe
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Diane Duane
Producer: Rob Bayly
Studio Director: Philip Dolung
Editor: Richard Reisz

: EastEnders

by Jane Galletly.
"I think Paul's going to ask me to marry him."
(For cast see page 42)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Jane Galletly

: Dad's Army

By Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Starring
Wake up Walmington
The platoon masquerades as a fifth column to test the town's reaction.
Produced by DAVID CROFT (R)


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Unknown: Tim Gleeson
Produced By: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Capt Square: Geoffrey Lumsden
Yokel: Sam Kydd
Mr Bluett: Harold Bennett
Colonel: Robert Raglan
Butler: Charles Hill
Soldier: Jeffrey Holland
Van driver: Barry Linehan
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean
Bert: Alister Williamson
Frenchy: Michael Stainton

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster: David Coleman. Team captains: Bill Beaumont and Ian Botham.
Ian is joined by Kevin Sheedy , the Everton midfielder, who has helped the Republic of Ireland to the World Cup finals in Italy next summer, and Scotland's world darts champion, Jocky Wilson.
Bill lines up with athlete
Tessa Sanderson , the 1984 Olympic javelin gold medallist, and Wayne Larkins , the Northamptonshire and England Test opener. Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY


Unknown: David Coleman.
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Ian Botham.
Unknown: Kevin Sheedy
Unknown: Jocky Wilson.
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Wayne Larkins
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

Michael Buerk presents the latest news at home and abroad with a team of BBC reporters and correspondents in Britain and around the world.
Regional News Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Wargames

Film. Starring Matthew Broderick as David Lightman, Ally Sheedy as General Beringer and Dabney Coleman as John McKittrick

David Lightman is a bright kid, good at video games and a computer-hacker extraordinaire. When he breaks into a system hundreds of miles away and is challenged to play Global Thermonuclear Warfare, David thinks he's found a brand new game. Meanwhile at the Combined Center in Cheyenne, World War III has started...
A nail-biting thriller from the director of Blue Thunder and Short Circuit.

Films: page 17
(Ceefax subtitles)


Producer: Harold Schneider
Director: John Badham
David Lightman: Matthew Broderick
General Beringer: Ally Sheedy
John McKittrick: Dabney Coleman
Professor Falken: John Wood
Pat Healy: Barry Corbin
Lyle Watson: Juanin Clay
Arthur Cabot: Kent Williams
Colonel Conley: Joe Dorsey
Richter: Irving Metzman
Beringer's aide: Michael Ensign
Mr Lightman: William Bogert
Mrs Lightman: Susan Davis
Wigan: James Tolkan

: Film 89 with Barry Norman

The Delinquents is the feature debut of Kylie Minogue, late of Neighbours fame. She has stepped out of her Ramsay
Street persona to travel back to 50s Australia where she discovers life, rock 'n' roll and love.
Black Rain is a glossy action thriller set in Japan. Director Ridley Scott , producer Sherry Lansing and Michael Douglas talk to Tom Brook about it. Director caius JULY AN
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 17


Director: Ridley Scott
Director: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Tom Brook
Producer: Bruce Thompson
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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