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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast With Chris Huff and Fiona Foster.
6.55 Weather, local news, travel.
7.00 Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer with the morning news programme.
Headlines every quarter hour. News summaries: 7.30,8.30.
Business News:
7.12, 7.40, 8.12 and 8.40.
Sport: 7.23, 7.52, 8.23 and 8.52. Weather, regional and traffic news: 6.55, 7.25, 7.55 and 8.25. Editor Bob Wheaton
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Chris Huff
Unknown: Fiona Foster.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: News


: Heathcliff with Cats and Co

Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
Cartoon alley-cats. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: Eggs 'n' Baker

Pop group Living in a Box make macaroons and Graeme Garden makes a fool. With Cheryl Baker. Director John Northover
Producer Madeline Wiltshire (R) revised


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Cheryl Baker.
Director: John Northover
Producer: Madeline Wiltshire

: Laurel and Hardy

Stan and Ollie become secret agents. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Matchpoint

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop. Patch'sfriend
Vanessa Amberleigh Piggo and the Secret Tunnel written and told by Pam Ayres. Music Jonathan Cohen
Producer Anne Gobey (R)


Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh
Told By: Pam Ayres.
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Anne Gobey

: Barney

Barney's all excited as he prepares for his first TV job. With the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor , Harry Enfield , Jan Ravens and Enn Reitel.
Director Bob Balser
Producer John Coates (R)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Enn Reitel.
Director: Bob Balser
Producer: John Coates

: Five to Eleven

Vladimir Mirodan reads modem Romanian poetry. Producer Ralph Rolls
A Forge Productions Ltd programme for BBCtv


Unknown: Vladimir Mirodan
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: News

Weather followed by Junior Kick Start
The third and final heat of BBCtv's motorcycle trials competition for the Norwich Union Trophy.
Peter Purves and Jack Stites. Producer John G Smith BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Jack Stites.
Producer: John G Smith

: Daytime Live Replay

Andy Craig looks back at life on the road - from the Firth of Forth Bridge to a live broadcast from the English Channel. Editor Simon Shaw
Executive editor Steve Weddle


Unknown: Andy Craig
Editor: Simon Shaw
Editor: Steve Weddle

: News

Weather followed by Dallas
Bobby's anxiety grows as he learns the truth behind
Christopher's running away.


Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
JR: Larry Hagman
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Clayton: Howard Keel
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Jenna: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
April: Sheree J Wilson
Nicholas Pearce: Jack Scalia

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

What to see, where to go and what to do in Dolgellau and around that area of mid Wales. Commentary: Roger Wilkes. Film director Clare Ashworth Lewis Executive producer Alan Dobson BBC North
(First shoum in 'The Travel Show')


Unknown: Roger Wilkes.
Director: Clare Ashworth Lewis
Producer: Alan Dobson

: One O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Paul and Gail return to a homecoming party.
(Cast page 34. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Matchpoint

Innset plays the Sibling Rivals in today's Matchpoint.
Hosted by Angela Rippon. Director Rick Gardner Producer Dave Ross BBC Elstree
0 TENNIS TEASER: answer to 'Matchpoint', BBC Elstree Hertfordshire WD6 IJF.
0ANSWER: to the anagram on 15 May is 'Ivan Lend !'


Unknown: Angela Rippon.
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Dave Ross
Unknown: Ivan Lend

: Between Friends

Elizabeth Taylor Carol Burnett
All Deborah and Mary Catherine have in common is being divorcees.
With very different outlooks on life, how can these two ever be friends?
Director Lou Antonio
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Carol Burnett
Unknown: All Deborah
Unknown: Mary Catherine
Director: Lou Antonio
Deborah Shapiro: Elizabeth Taylor
Mary Catherine Castelli: Carol Burnett
Francie Castelli: Barbara Bush
Sam Tucker: Henry Ramer
Malcolm Hollan: Bruce Gray
Dr Seth Simpson: Charles Shamata
Lolly James: Lally Cadeau
Essie: Vera Cudjoe
Martin: Stephen Young
Michael: Michael J Reynolds
Carolyn: Patricia Ioulette
Limel: Jim Morris
Mrs Ingram: Jeri Craden
Heather: Shelach MacKerd

: Rupert

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with
The special potion Rupert's friend the professor has made attracts hundreds of butterflies to Nutwood. Storyteller: Ray Brooks. Based on the stories by Alfred Bestall


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Ray Brooks.
Stories By: Alfred Bestall

: Mersey Tales

Billy Butler tells the story
Gil and Lil Do It Themselves by Roy Apps.
Director Graham Booth Producer Celia Bonner BBC North (R)


Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Roy Apps.
Producer: Celia Bonner

: Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy seek a job with Dr Brainstorm. (R)

: Happy Families

Based on Allan Ahlberg 's books and dramatised by Vicki Ireland .
Will the Tick plan to save the village school work?
Music by Richard Attree
Producer Angela Beeching
Director Roger Singleton-Turner (R)


Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Dramatised By: Vicki Ireland
Music By: Richard Attree
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner

: New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

Mighty Mouse must stop a speeding runaway train before it kills innocent victims in Mouseville.

: Tricky Business

A magic comedy series written by Jim Bywater.
Woody is determined to win the local council competition to put Tricky Business back on its feet.
Will he succeed? Watch this final programme and find out.
Guests: Kay Kristal Lizbeth Warlock
Director Adrian Mills
Producer Judy Whitfield


Written By: Jim Bywater.
Unknown: Kay Kristal
Unknown: Lizbeth Warlock
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Newsround

The up-to-the-minute news service for Britain's children.
Series editor Nick Heathcote


Editor: Nick Heathcote

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and Diane Louise Jordan.
Producer Oliver MacFarlane Editor Lewis Bronze


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan.
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Mr Tick: Richard Hope
Mrs Tick: Elizabeth Estensen
Mr Cross the inspector: Milton Johns
Tom Tick: Simon McCoy
Triocie Tick: Vivienne Eytle
Tim Tick: Ben Davis
Tess Tick: Jessica Simpson
Teddy Tick: London Kim
Tilly Tick: Kathryn Higgins
Woody: David Wood
Mickie: Paul Zenon
Ms Phrown: Maggie Henderson
Mr Sadd: John Surman
Norman: Robin Sneller
Crabtree: Marcus Clarke
Jeanie: Sonya May
Hanna: Prudence Oliver
Zoe: Patsy Palmer
Daniel: Anthony Davis
Matthew: Thomas Duncan
Polly: Viveka Dagnall
Beth: Verona Marshall

: Neighbours

(Shoumat 1.30pm)

: 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

Bringing you the latest countdown in vision and sound from the Top 40 chart. Introduced by Simon Mayo.
(Simultaneous Broadcast with Radio 1)


Presenter: Simon Mayo
Lighting Director: Chris Kempton
Producer/Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Episode by Paul Doust.
The police visit Dot Cotton, threatening to scupper Nick's plans. And Ashraf's infidelity finally lands him in big trouble.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Paul Doust
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Story Editor: Barry Thomas
Executive Producer: Michael Ferguson
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Barry Letts
Ashraf: Aftab Sachak
Stella: Cindy O'Callaghan
Parvez: Mohammed Ashiq
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
WPC: Elaine Donnelly
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Phil: Steve McFadden
Secretary: Brigitte Kahn
Neighbour: George Malpas
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Pat: Pam St. Clement
Mr Camer: Ruddy L. Davis
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
Kendle: Mark Sproston
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Pete: Peter Dean
Jackie: Richard Beale
April: Helen Pearson
Greg: Charlie Hawkins
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Sufia: Rani Singh
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Jabbar: Gordon Warnecke
Farah: Souad Faress
Hanif: Badi Uzzaman
Nasreen: Hebe Chitnis

: Tomorrow's World

How the Soviets have overcome problems to get the first civil aeroplane in the world to fly by gas.
With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham. Producer Cynthia Page
Studio director Philip Dolling Editor Richard Reisz
(Postponed from 17 May)


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

: Russ Abbot

Special guest star Les Dennis. Featuring Bella Emberg with Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson.
A cheeky Scotsman causes havoc during an audience with Queen Victoria.
Producer/Director John Bishop (R)


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

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Clive James - Postcard from Shanghai

In May 1989, James set off to see the city that was once known as the 'Paris of the East' and discovered China on the brink of revolution.
As the demonstrating students joined three million cyclists to clog the Shanghai streets, he fought his way through to meet a once wealthy socialite who survived the Cultural
Revolution, a baby-washing entrepreneur, the local eel gutter and a jazz band playing Jingle Bells on an empty ferry cruising up the famous Huangpu River.
Leaving on one of the last flights before the government clamped down, he brought back this personal view of a city at an exciting and crucial moment in its history.
Director Alan Lewens Producer Helen Fraser


Director: Alan Lewens
Producer: Helen Fraser

: Question Time

Among the guests around the Question Time table are: Tony Blair , MP
Shadow Employment Secretary
Charles Kennedy , MP
Liberal Democrat MP for
Ross, Cromarty and Skye Anne Leslie
Daily Mail columnist.
Tonight Peter Sissons and his guests go to Cornwall to face the questions and arguments of a Truro audience at the City Hall. Producer Sue Robertson Editor Barbara Maxwell


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Cagney and Lacey

Starring Sharon Gless Tyne Daly
Chris and Mary Beth 'baby-sit' a cop-killer.


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

: Weather

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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