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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 Pitfalls of a Sporting Life
Like the car, the body needs the correct fuel to maintain a high performance. The right diet can improve your sporting performance.
RNTV/Marjan Vos production

: Gloria Live

Topical issues with Gloria Hunniford.
Producer Bridget Sneyd Editor Charles Miller


Producer: Bridget Sneyd
Editor: Charles Miller

: News

Weather followed by The Flintstones
More Stone Age fun.

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop at Tebay, Cumbria.
Story: Piggo and the Yoghurt Pot written and told by Pam Ayres.
Illustrated by Andy Ellis. Music Jonathan Cohen Producer Anne Gobey
10.50am Barney
Ski-ing down the slopes sounds like bliss, but not to Barney, who finds himself being rescued by Mizzi the St Bernard.
Cartoon with the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor ,
Harry Enfield , Jan Ravens and Enn Reitel. Director Bob Balser
Producer John Coates (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Told By: Pam Ayres.
Illustrated By: Andy Ellis.
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Anne Gobey
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Enn Reitel.
Director: Bob Balser
Producer: John Coates
Patch's friend: Vanessa Amberleigh

: Five to Eleven

Miranda Foster reads poems written by children on the theme of One World. Producer Ralph Rolls
A Forge Productions Ltd programme for BBCtv


Unknown: Miranda Foster
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: News

Weather followed by The Bergen Debates
A series recorded by Norwegian TV during the UN conference on environment and development in Bergen earlier this month.
3: Are we too many to survive the way we live? There are currently five billion people in the world - and this figure is likely to double within the next century. Yet already millions in the Third World have barely enough to live on. Can this problem be controlled on an international basis?
Ervin Laszlo of the Club of Rome argues the key lies in a transfer of wealth to the poorer nations. He faces
Dr Fred Sai , adviser to the World Bank, Perdita Huston of the International Planned
Parenthood Federation and a Vatican representative. Director Odd Kaldefosse
Producer Joar Hoel-Larsen NRK Norway


Unknown: Ervin Laszlo
Unknown: Dr Fred Sai
Unknown: Perdita Huston
Producer: Joar Hoel-Larsen
Producer: Nrk Norway

: Northern Lights

Featuring Rob Worby , who specialises in electronic music.
Producer John Graham (R)


Unknown: Rob Worby
Producer: John Graham

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
Last in the series.
Including a report from the 50th anniversary re-staging of the Dunkirk crossings. With Alan Titchmarsh
Sue Cook , Judi Spiers and Andy Craig. Editor Simon Shaw
Series producer Pamela Creed


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Andy Craig.
Editor: Simon Shaw

: One O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis presents the latest national and international news.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Beverly begins to have doubts about Jim's fidelity.

: Matchpoint

Who will win today's Matchpoint?
Hosted by Angela Rippon Director Rick Gardner Producer Dave Ross BBC Elstree


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Dave Ross

: The Bergen Debates

A series recorded by Norwegian TV during the UN conference on environment and development in Bergen earlier this month.
4: The consuming society - a threat to sustainable development?
Are the richer northern states running an economic system that is guaranteed to destroy the global environment?
Neela Heyrovska , a 20-year-old student leader of the Czechoslovakian green movement, speaks out against consumerism.
Heyrovska puts her views to a panel including
Tom Vraalsen , Norway's Minister of Development,
Patrick Gillam , Managing Director of BP and Dr David Pearce , who advises the British Government on 'green' economics.


Unknown: Neela Heyrovska
Unknown: Tom Vraalsen
Unknown: Patrick Gillam
Unknown: Dr David Pearce

: Wild World

Exotic jungles clothe the slopes of Mount Mulu national park in Sarawak, Borneo. To unravel their mysteries experts wedded science to the skills of local people.
Narrated and produced by Barry Paine. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Mount Mulu
Produced By: Barry Paine.

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with Rupert
It's springtime in Nutwood. Storyteller: Ray Brooks. Based on the stories by Alfred Bestall
3.55pm Mersey Tales Mark McGann tells A Moving Story by Roy Apps.
Director Graham Booth Producer Celia Bonner BBC North (R)
Laurel and Hardy
Cartoon mishaps with the hapless duo.
Laurel and Hardy have to move an old man from a small house on a steep hill. (R)
Happy Families
A comedy drama series based on Allan Ahlberg 's books, dramatised by Vicky Ireland .
2: What will Mr Alphonso do now Mrs Wobble 's family are opening their own cafe?
Based on the original production by Quicksilver Theatre for Children Music by Richard Attree
Producer Angela Beeching
Director Roger Singleton-Turner (R)
New Adventures of Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse befriends Scrappy. (R)
Tricky Business
A magic comedy series written by Jim Bywater.
8: Woody organises a ghost watch. Guests: Mystina and Paul Zerdin.
5.00pm Newsround
The news show for children.
5.05pm Blue Peter With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and Diane Louise Jordan.


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Ray Brooks.
Stories By: Alfred Bestall
Unknown: Mark McGann
Story By: Roy Apps.
Producer: Celia Bonner
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Dramatised By: Vicky Ireland
Unknown: Mrs Wobble
Music By: Richard Attree
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Written By: Jim Bywater.
Written By: Paul Zerdin.
Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan.
Mrs Wobble: Annette Badland
Mr Wobble: Ben Thomas
Will Wobble: Ben Davis
May Wobble: Zara Beament
Mr Alphonso: Milton Johns
Vicar: Stanley Lebor
Mrs Vicar: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Cook: Martyn Ellis
Miss FothCTyiM: Tamsin Heatley
Mr Jenkins: Nick Cursi
Janie Jenkins: Vivienne Eytle
Mr Barker and puppets: Robbie Barnett
Woody: David Wood
Mickie: Paul Zenon
Norman: Robin Sneller
Crabtree: Marcus Clarke
: Jeanie Sonyamay
Hanna: Prudence Oliver
Matthew: Thomas Duncan
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey present the latest national and international news. Weather Bill Giles


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

: Regional news magazines

Newsroom South East, Spotlight, Points West, Look East, Look North,
South Today, North West Tonight, Midlands Today

: Top of the Pops

The pop chart show brings you the latest countdown in vision and sound from the current Top 40. Introduced by Anthea Turner.
(Simultaneous Broadcast: with Radio 1)


Presenter: Anthea Turner
Lighting Director: Chris Kempton
Producer/Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Episode by Peter J. Hammond.
Born-again Nick Cotton finds himself under investigation from Ethel Skinner - but Dot cannot decide if her son is truly a reformed character or the worst thing since Dr Crippen.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Peter J. Hammond
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Story Editor: Andrew Holden
Executive Producer: Michael Ferguson
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: David Crozier
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Charlie Cotton: Christopher Hancock
Alastair: David Acton
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Librarian: Emma Rawson
Stella: Cindy O'Callaghan
Ashraf: Aftab Sachak
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Pete: Peter Dean
April: Helen Pearson
Greg: Charlie Hawkins
Jackie: Richard Beale

: Tomorrow's World

It's now official: according to a report due to be published tomorrow by the world's leading weather scientists, the world is warming up.
But how much of our recent unpredictable weather can be blamed on the greenhouse effect? Will the oceans help to reduce global warming - or might they actually speed it up? How would we all be affected by a proposed global plan of action intended to stabilise the world's climate again by the year 2050?
With Judith Hann, Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham.
INFORMATION PACK: available free from One World, [address removed]
Full details on page 84.


Presenter: Judith Hann
Presenter: Howard Stableford
Presenter: Peter Macann
Presenter: Kate Bellingham
Producer: Michael Mosley
Studio Director: Philip Dolling
Editor: Richard Reisz

: Russ Abbot

Special guest star Les Dennis. Featuring Bella Emberg with Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson.
Abbot and his team present more comedy and music.
Producer/Director John Bishop (R)


Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson.
Director: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Clive James - Postcard from Rome

Rome: focal point in the 60s for the world's jet-set. Now James arrives determined to find the dolce vita and acquire some Roman sophistication.
He stays on the Via Veneto, seeks advice from a notorious socialite prince and discovers Mussolini's son in an unlikely setting. He learns a dubious lesson or two from a self-styled sexologist and is taught a few more by an aristocrat billed as the wildest woman in town.
Director Dominic Brigstocke Producer Elaine Bedell


Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Question Time

Tonight's panel at the Greenwood Theatre in London are:
Rt Hon Lynda Chalker , MP Minister for Overseas
Harriet Harman , MP
Labour MP for Peckham Sir John Harvey-Jones
Industrialist and chairman of The Economist
Professor Norman Stone
Professor of Modem History at Oxford University.
Chaired by Peter Sissons. Producer Sue Robertson Editor Barbara Maxwell


Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Professor Norman Stone
Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Cagney and Lacey

Sharon Gless Tyne Daly
Chris has to work with a former lover.
8 TRAVEL: page 79


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

: 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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