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: BBC Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Call Eamonn Holmes on [number removed].


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Kilroy

With Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Turnabout

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin
The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop.
Storyteller: Simon Davies Story: Penguin Pete.
Writer/Illustrator Marcus Pfister Producer Anne Gobey


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Penguin Pete.
Unknown: Marcus Pfister
Producer: Anne Gobey
Patch 's friend: Vanessa Amberleigh

: Jimbo and the Jet Set

Jimbo has royal visitors. (R)

: Five to Eleven

Extracts from the Gospel of Mark read by Gary Watson.


Read By: Gary Watson.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Presented by Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving. Producer Peter Hamilton


Presented By: Eamonn Holmes
Presented By: Jayne Irving.
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.
Featuring Andy Craig with Drive for Life.
12.55pm Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Unknown: Andy Craig

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Katie's disobedience nearly causes a fatal accident.
(Cast page 33. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Turnabout

Games 7 and 8: can and orb.

: The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Starring Jack Lemmon Anne Bancroft
Life in New York City is driving Mel and Edna Edison up the wall.
Screenplay Neil Simon
Producer/Director Melvin Frank
* FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Edna Edison
Unknown: Neil Simon
Director: Melvin Frank
Mel Edison: Jack Lemmon
Edna Edison: Anne Bancroft
Harry Edison: Gene Saks
Pauline: Elizabeth Wilson
Pearl: Florence Stanley
Youth in park: Sylvester Stallone

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with:

Charlie Chalk
Charlie decides that it's time to leave Merrytwit.
Created, designed and produced by Ivor Wood (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Charlie Chalk
Produced By: Ivor Wood

: Bananaman

A few bites of his special banana make Eric Twinge turn into Bananaman.


Unknown: Eric Twinge

: Dominic

By William Steig.
Told for Jackanory in five episodes by John Sessions. 4: Dominic finds a rather mysterious doll.


Unknown: William Steig.
Unknown: John Sessions.

: New Yogi Bear Show

Yogi is offering guided tours in return for food.

: The Really Wild Show

How do whales talk?
How do huge bumble-bees fly? Amy Boud meets a baby lemur; there's a climbing display from caterpillars, and some plants that are stronger and faster than you! With Terry Nutkins , Nicola Davies and Chris Packham. Directors Sara Ford, Yvonne Ellis


Unknown: Amy Boud
Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham.
Unknown: Yvonne Ellis

: Newsround

The news show for children.

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Top of the Pops

The UK's top pop show with the latest Top 40 countdown. Introduced by Nicky Campbell.
Producer/Director Paul Ciani


Introduced By: Nicky Campbell.
Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Episode by Tony McHale.
There is an emotional reunion between Frank and his daughter, but it soon becomes clear that she's a different person from the Diane who ran away.
(For cast see page 40)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: Tomorrow's World

How explosive techniques used by the Dam Busters may solve the problem of demolishing a tower in Tewkesbury built of prestressed concrete.
With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham. Producers Jack Weber
Michael Mosley and Cynthia Page Studio director Philip Dolling Editor Richard Reisz


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Producers: Jack Weber
Unknown: Michael Mosley
Editor: Richard Reisz

: Brush Strokes

A comedy series by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Starring Karl Howman Elizabeth Counsell
Veronica decides to have fun, Elmo tries to help
Jacko, but have the Italians won through?
Designer Martin Collins
Producer/Director John B Hobbs


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey.
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Designer: Martin Collins
Director: John B Hobbs
Jacko: Karl Howman
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Eric: Mike Walling
Jean: Nicky Croydon
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Lesley: Erika Hoffman
Mr Morella: Sean Barrett
Mrs Morella: Joyce Grundy
Lucia: Louise English
Paulette: Georgia Allen
MarceUo: Bogdan Kominowski
Salixitore: Trevor Sellers
Vincente: Harry van Gorkum
Grandma: Janet Burnell

: Nine O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather

: Follow Your Nose

Victoria Wood in Ethiopia How your donations to
Comic Reliefs 1989 Red Nose Day appeal are being spent.
3: Victoria Wood discovers a positive side to this country usually associated with war and famine. She visits an agricultural project, meets a village midwife and sees how relief work is helping in a country torn by civil war. Plus another unmissable original comedy sketch. Producer Christopher Salt
(Lenny Henry and Griff Rhys Jones look at homelessness in the UK tomorrow at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones

: Birds of a Feather

A comedy series by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Life for sisters Sharon and Tracey is disrupted when their husbands go to work one day and don't return.
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Producer: Esta Charkham
Director: Tony Dow
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: David Cardy
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Det Insp Tatum: Nigel Humphreys
Det Sgt Coltrane: Bryen Lawrence
Lisa: Christine Ellerbeck
Rose: June Page
Dora: Catherine Clarke
Judge: Peter Hughes
Clerk of court: Richard Addison
Policeman: Steve Fortune
Policeman: Peter Scarsbrook

: Question Time

Alan Beith , MP
Liberal Democrat MP for
Virginia Bottomley, MP
Minister of State for Health Rt Rev David Jenkins
Bishop of Durham Gavin Laird
General Secretary, Amalgamated
Engineering Union.
Tonight Peter Sissons and his guests go to the north east to face the questions of an audience at
Middlesbrough Town Hall. Producer Sue Robertson Editor Barbara Maxwell


Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: David Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Cagney and Lacey

Sharon Gless
Tyne Daly
When a notorious bounty hunter turns up on the trail of a criminal who has jumped bail, Cagney and Lacey have to move fast to get to the wanted man first. With Mary Beth 's mind on problems at home, keeping ahead of the wily vigilante proves no easy task.


Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Tyne Daly
Unknown: Mary Beth
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly

: Weather

: Ramadan: a Month to Remember

Muslims must fast every day during the holy month of Ramadan.
In the first of four programmes, Imam B D Muradadeen explores how the spirit of Ramadan influences Muslims at work. Director Terry Bailey
Producer Steve Benson


Director: Terry Bailey
Producer: Steve Benson

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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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