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: BBC Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer.
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
With Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving.

: Kilroy in Hong Kong

Robert Kilroy-Silk continues his programmes from Hong Kong.
Producer Bridget Sneyd


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Producer: Bridget Sneyd

: News

Weather followed by Turnabout
Rob Curling's quiz show.

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop. Peggy Bird spots some noisy birds.
Simon Davies tells the story: Penguin Pete 's New Friend written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister. Music Jonathan Cohen Producer Anne Gobey


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

: Jimbo and the Jet Set

More cartoon fun with Jimbo the little plane. Voices: Peter Hawkins and Susan Sheridan. (R)


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan.

: Five to Eleven

Passover with Cyril Shaps.


Unknown: Cyril Shaps.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving present the programme which discusses topical issues in telvision.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
Today's live lunchtime magazine features advice on safe motoring with Andy Craig in Drive for Life. With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.
0 BOOK: now available for £4.95 from: 'Daytime Life' [address removed]. Please enclose your name and address with cheque.


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

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Bronwyn discovers who has been writing the anonymous letters.

: Turnabout

With Rob Curling.
Today's words with fir or bra in them.

: Racing

From Aintree.
The 1990 Seagram Grand National Meeting.
2.35 Martell Cup Chase (3m If)
Last year's runner-up Deluis faces a tough rival in Gold Cup fifth Pegwell Bay.
3.10 Seagram 100 Pipers Top Novices' Hurdle (2m)
3.45 John Hughes Memorial Trophy Handicap Chase (2m 6f)
The meeting's first race over the Grand National fences. Introduced by Julian Wilson.
Peter O'Sullevan , Richard Pitman and John Hanmer.
(Racing continues 4.00pm BBC2)


Unknown: Pegwell Bay.
Unknown: John Hughes
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Hanmer.

: Rupert and the Runaway Dragon

Cartoon based on the stories by Alfred Bestall.


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Stories By: Alfred Bestall
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: Mersey Tales

Billy Butler tells the story of Mrs Philomena Hall and the Best Kept Gerbil
Competition by Roy Apps. Director Graham Booth Producer Celia Bonner BBC North West (R)


Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Mrs Philomena Hall
Unknown: Roy Apps.
Producer: Celia Bonner

: Further Adventures of SuperTed

A two-part cartoon.
2: Out on the rocket ramps, the Sergeant is still trying to sabotage Spotty's efforts.

: Simon and the Witch

A 13-part serial by Valerie Georgeson from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry. 2: The Witch is finally tempted to school by Simon's revolting descriptions of school dinners.
Producer Angela Beeching Director David Bell (R)


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry.
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Miss Phoeble: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Bodley: John Rapley
Sally: Nicola Stapleton
Jimmy: David Crane
Joyce: Naomie Harris
Tim: James Reinl

: Tricky Business

A magical comedy series written by Jim Bywater. Guest Kay Kristal
1: Preparations for the Tricky Business magic club are in full swing as the miserable Mr Sadd is plotting to close down the shop. A talking rabbit and a magic crystal ball make this a show not to be missed! with Anthony Davis , Thomas Duncan , Viveka Dagnell , Verona Marshall and Rad Kohanzad.
Director Adrian Mills
Producer Judy Whitfield


Written By: Jim Bywater.
Unknown: Kay Kristal
Unknown: Mr Sadd
Unknown: Anthony Davis
Unknown: Thomas Duncan
Unknown: Viveka Dagnell
Unknown: Verona Marshall
Unknown: Rad Kohanzad.
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Woody: David Wood
Mickie: Paul Zenon
Mr Sadd: John Surman
Crabtree: Marcus Clarke
Jeanie: Sonya May
Hanna: Prudence Oliver
Zoe: Patsy Palmer

: Newsround

The news show for children.

: Blue Peter

Discover what makes the saxophone one of the world's most popular instruments, with help from the Fairer Sax.
With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and Diane Louise Jordan.


Unknown: Fairer Sax.
Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Top of the Pops

The UK's top pop chart show brings you the latest countdown in vision and sound from the current Top 40 Chart. Introduced by Anthea Turner.
Lighting director Geoff Beech Producer/Director Paul Ciani


Introduced By: Anthea Turner.
Director: Geoff Beech
Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Episode by Tony McHale.
Wicksy helps Cindy to decorate, while an unwanted statue of Diane strains Frank's patience to breaking point.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: Tomorrow's World

The historic Three Peaks
Path across the Yorkshire
Dales is rapidly being destroyed by the assault of 50,000 pairs of boots every year. Can it be saved by a technique pioneered by the Romans - but using the most modern materials?
With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham.
Producers Jack Weber , Michael Mosley and Cynthia Page
Studio director Phillip Dolling Editor Richard Reisz


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

: Russ Abbot

In his most extensive series, Russ Abbot brings a formidable array of characters to the screen.
He creates many new roles as well as bringing back some of the old favourites in a half-hour of comedy. Producer/Director John Bishop (R)


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Director: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

Philip Hayton presents the latest national and international news.
Regional News Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Birds of a Feather

A comedy series by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.
Sharon and Tracey have come to terms with their husbands' imprisonment and try to explain things to Tracey's son Garth.

An Alomo production for BBCtv
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Director: Tony Dow
Executive Producer: Allan McKeown
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: David Cardy
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Prison officer: Trevor Byfield
Poolman: Gary Love
Kathy: Jackie Downey
Garth: Simon Nash

: Question Time

Max Hastings
Editor of the Daily and the Sunday Telegraph Peter Mandelson
Director of Communications for the Labour Party Rosalind Miles
Author and broadcaster
Rt Hon John Patten , MP Minister of State at the Home Office.
Peter Sissons chairs the weekly discussion programme. From the Greenwood Theatre, London.
Producer Sue Robertson Editor Barbara Maxwell


Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: John Patten
Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: International Dancing 90

UK Dance Championships from the Bournemouth
International Centre, introduced by Angela Rippon. Tonight the Amateur Modern competitors take the floor. (Professional Latin tomorrow at 10.25pm)


Introduced By: Angela Rippon.

: International Cricket

West Indies v England Fourth Test, from
Bridgetown, Barbados.
Highlights of the first day's play, introduced by Tony Lewis.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Weather

: Ramadan: a Month to Remember

This week Iman B D
Muradadeen explores how the pattern of family life changes during the Islamic holy month.
Director Terry Bailey
Producer Steve Benson


Director: Terry Bailey
Producer: Steve Benson

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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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