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: BBC Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer.
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast (Far details see page 41)
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
With Jayne Irving. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Jayne Irving.

: Gloria Live

Gloria Hunniford presents her own morning magazine, discussing issues of the day with the people who matter. Producer Jill Dawson


Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

Weather followed by Matchpoint
Moral Support plays the Consorts.

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin and starting with The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop where Peggy follows a hound trail.
Story: Piggo and the Nosebag, written and told by Pam Ayres , illustrated by Andy Ellis.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Told By: Pam Ayres
Illustrated By: Andy Ellis.
Patch's friend: Vanessa Amberleigh

: Bunyip

A cartoon series.
Voices by Jill McKay. Written by Terry Moesker
Animated by Mark Trounce
Producer/Director Anne Jollifle (R)


Voices By: Jill McKay.
Written By: Terry Moesker
Unknown: Mark Trounce
Director: Anne Jollifle

: Five to Eleven

A celebration ofWesak - the festival of the Enlightenment of the Buddha.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving take your questions and comments on last night's television. Call [number removed]. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving
Producer: Janet Graves

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
The lunchtime magazine live from Pebble Mill.
Today, Sir Michael Hordern goes in search of the locations that inspired author Thomas Hardy. With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.


Unknown: Sir Michael Hordern
Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Des is Joe's hero.
Mike is pushed into a commitment in his relationship with Jenny.
(Cast page 34. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Matchpoint

'Game, set and match' is what today's teams are wanting to hear.
Hosted by Angela Rippon.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: Thursday's Game

Gene Wilder
Bob Newhart
A delightful adult comedy about the marital and career problems of Harry and Marvin - two poker-playing pals who continue their night out with the boys even after the break-up of their Thursday evening game.
Director Robert Moore
0 FILMS: pages 17-21


Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Director: Robert Moore
Harry Evers: Gene Wilder
Marvin Ellison: Bob Newhart
Lynne Evers: Ellen Burstyn
Lois Ellison: Cloris Leachman

: Rupert

In a bad storm Rupert takes shelter beside a big old tree and only just escapes when it's blown down.


Storyteller: Ray Brooks
Based on stories by: Alfred Bestall

: Mersey Tales

Mark Chatterton tells the story Punishment Book by David Self.
Director Graham Booth Producer Celia Bonner BBC North (R)


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Book By: David Self.
Producer: Celia Bonner

: Laurel and Hardy

Stan and Ollie try to stop a robber stealing gold. (R)

: New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

Mighty Mouse is Mike Mouse - a boy who secretly sheds his disguise to become the champion of truth and justice. (R)

: Simon and the Witch

12: The school pantomime casting causes more problems than Miss Phoeble would have wished for. (R) (For cast see page 43)

: Tricky Business

A magic comedy series written by Jim Bywater. Guests: Paul J Reeve and Ava De Souza.
6: Today's programme features tricks with escapology, pom-poms and stolen stink bombs.
Director Adrian Mills
Producer Judy Whitfield


Written By: Jim Bywater.
Unknown: Paul J Reeve
Unknown: Ava de Souza.
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Woody: David Wood
Mickie: Paul Zenon
Norman Grinn: Robin Sneller
Crabtree: Marcus Clarke
Jeanie: Sonya May
Hanna: Prudence Oliver
Zoe: Patsy Palmer
Daniel: Anthony Davis
Matthew: Thomas Duncan

: Newsround

Reporting directly to children about what's going on around the world.

: Blue Peter

Today's programme features a live performance from
Japanese Kodo drummers, and there's a look back to events 50 years ago tonight, when Winston Churchill became Prime Minister.
With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and Diane Louise Jordan.
Producer Oliver MacFarlane Editor Lewis Bronze


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan.
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Editor: Lewis Bronze

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Top of the Pops

Gary Davies introduces bands in the studio and on video from the current Top 40 chart.
Lighting director Chris Kempton Producer/Director Paul Ciani


Introduces: Gary Davies
Director: Chris Kempton
Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Episode by Michael Russell.
Tensions between Wicksy and Sharon are rising. Will Ian's intimate birthday party for Cindy turn out as planned?
(For cast see page 43)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Michael Russell

: Tomorrow's World

This week, why an experimental mine in the USA is installing a parachute under ground. With Judith Hann Howard Stableford
Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham. Producer Cynthia Page
Studio director Philip Dolling Editor Richard Reisz


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Editor: Richard Reisz

: Russ Abbot

Another fast-moving half-hour of comedy. In this week's show Russ Abbot plays an eccentric waiter in a 'rare' food restaurant, and the music of Gilbert and Sullivan helps tell the story of The Dirty Half-Dozen Revisited.
Producer/Director John Bishop (R)


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Director: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Crimewatch UK

The programme in which viewers across the country help police to solve serious crime.
Dr David Birkett was an eminent consultant practising in Middlesbrough. He didn't seem to have any enemies, but on 3 February he was brutally murdered. Tonight, police appeal for your help to find his killer.
If you have any information, ring [number removed].
Presented by Nick Ross and Sue Cook with Supt David Hatcher and WDC Jacqui Hames. Producer Nikki Cheetham Editor Angela Holdsworth Details on Ceefax page 618. CCrimewatch UK Update'at


Unknown: Dr David Birkett
Presented By: Nick Ross
Presented By: Sue Cook
Unknown: David Hatcher
Unknown: Jacqui Hames.
Producer: Nikki Cheetham
Editor: Angela Holdsworth

: Question Time

Tonight's panel at the Greenwood Theatre in London are:
Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , MP
Conservative MP for Henley Detta O'Cathain
Managing Director, Barbican Centre
John Prescott , MP
Shadow Transport Secretary Alan Watkins
The Observer columnist.
The weekly opportunity for the general public to pose the questions and debate the answers with those in power, those who seek it and those who influence events. Chaired by Peter Sissons. Producer Sue Robertson Editor Barbara Maxwell


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Crimewatch UK Update

The latest developments in tonight's cases based on viewers' calls.

: Cagney and Lacey

Sharon Gless
A call from a school nurse who suspects that a young girl has been molested by a professional baby-sitter presents Cagney and I.acey with one of the most traumatic cases of their careers.


Unknown: Sharon Gless
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
DetPetrie: Carl Lumbly
Detlsbecki: Martin Kove

: 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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