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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast.
Then, live from Moscow, Nicholas Witchell presents and explains the key decisions of the Congress of the Communist Party as President Gorbachev faces his critics. Back in London Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando cover the rest of the news.
Plus the latest on the World Cup with Bob Wilson and Wimbledon with Sally Jones.
Timetable: headlines or news summaries every quarter hour.
Business news: 7.12, 7.40, 8.12, 8.40. Sport: 7.23, 7.52, 8.23, 8.52.
Weather, regional and traffic news:
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25.
Weather: Francis Wilson.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Sally Jones.
Unknown: Francis Wilson.

: News

Weather followed by Lovat Road
Allan Beswick follows some of the events that occur over seven days in Lovat Road, Preston. (R) (Final part tomorrow)


Unknown: Lovat Road
Unknown: Allan Beswick

: Canoe

Building Your Own Canoe. In the first of two programmes, Alan Byde from Oxford builds a canoe in glass fibre. Introduced by John Earle. (R) (Part 2 tomorrow)


Unknown: Alan Byde
Introduced By: John Earle.

: News Weather followed by The Hallo Spencer Show!

It's winter in Spencerville but with no sign of snow. How can the puppets have their party?

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin and starting with The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop.
Sophie Aldred tells the story Dilly's Visit to the Dentist by Tony Bradman. Presented by Dave Benson Phillips.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Tony Bradman.
Presented By: Dave Benson Phillips.

: Rupert the Bear

Animated story told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Told By: Ray Brooks.

: Five to Eleven

Gary Watson presents the poetry and letters of Gerard Manley
Hopkins at St Beuno's College, Clwyd.


Unknown: Gary Watson

: News Weather followed by Hudson and Halls

Peter Hudson and David Halls produce more mouthwatering recipes with kitchen help from special guest singer/dancer Bonnie Langford. (R)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls
Unknown: Bonnie Langford.

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

Through the Mangrove Marismas
A water safari down the estuary of the Rio San Cristobal to the Pacific through the hot, steamy and near-impenetrable jungle in search of strange animals and even stranger plants. (R)
(Tomorrow: saving the jungle)

: The Historyman

Greek Temp/es. Bryan McNerney takes a look at Doric columns in the Essex countryside and examines the influences of Greece on the grand houses of Britain. (R)


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: News

Weather followed by Dallas
Brotherly Love. Bobby intends sweet revenge for the torment he's been put through as Lisa discovers that Dallas isn't her kind of town.
Meanwhile, April becomes the victim of dirty blackmail. (R) • CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills demonstrates how to re-dust and clean an Afghan dagger.
(Tomorrow: how to clean and repair antique toys)

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Helen receives a threatening letter.

: Wimbledon 90

Harry Carpenter introduces live coverage of the Lawn Tennis
Championships on the day when the pairings for the womens' semi-finals should be decided.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: The All New Popeye Show

More cartoon misadventures.

: The Really Wild Show

Winner of 1989 Bafta Award for
Best Children's Educational
Programme. The Wild Bunch are back with the best of your animal questions. The Bristol studio swings into action with tigers, slime and an armoured car. There are crabs from 40 million years BC, a moth with a suit of armour and fish that see using electricity. With
Terry Nutkins , Nicola Daviesand Chris Packham.
Producer Paul Appleby (R)


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nicola Daviesand
Unknown: Chris Packham.
Producer: Paul Appleby

: Newsround

The news bulletin that keeps children informed on world events.

: Come Midnight Monday

An Australian drama in seven parts. 3: Tim, Squeak, Biff and Bugsy have rescued Wombat from
Spack's clutches. What trouble is Spack planning?


Tim: Stephen Comey
Bugsy: Jacqui Gordon
Biff: Sally Boyden
Squeak: Tim Blake
Angus McPhee: Tommy Dysart

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

Peter Sissons and Anna Ford present the latest national and international news with reports from the BBC team of correspondents.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Style Trial

Helen Atkinson Wood hosts the lifestyle game show. Playing the guessing game tonight are jazz musician, writer and critic George Melly , bubbly actress Barbara Windsor and ex-EastEnder
Tom Watt.
Director Gordon Elsbury Producer Andy Lipman
A Wall to Wall TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: Tom Watt.
Director: Gordon Elsbury
Producer: Andy Lipman

: EastEnders

Kathy overhears a private conversation and is determined to find out the truth about Cindy and Wicksy.
Episode written by Tony McHale
(For cast see Thursday)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: To the Manor Born

A comedy series of class starring
Penelope Keith Peter Bowles
A rare tropical bird is nesting in the estate and causing great excitement among the local naturalists. Audrey, however, has her own reasons for treating its arrival with little enthusiasm until she discovers a way of turning the bird's visit to her own advantage.
Written by Peter Spence
Producer Gareth Gwenlan (R)


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Written By: Peter Spence
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey: Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere: Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher: Angela Thorne
Brabinger: John Rudling
Brigadier: Anthony Sharp
Mrs Polouvicka: Daphne Heard
Rector: Gerald Sim
Ned: Michael Bilton
Cadwallader: Charles Kay
Mrs Patterson: Daphne Oxenford
Twitcher: Arnold Peters

: Black in Blue

The last in this documentary series with Desmond Wilcox.
Front Line Cop. Increasingly, the new police constables are involved in the confrontations of today's violent society. Anna is one of the few women called in to police a football match at Crystal Palace when rioting breaks out; the ambulance strike takes Natalie into the front line, as police vans and army ambulances are pressed into service. Faz finds himself on duty near Trafalgar Square during the poll tax riots; and Denzil, worried about life in uniform, feels there is still too much prejudice inside the ranks - and quits. That leaves only five out of the seven who started two years ago. Where will the recruits be in a year's time? A future series will find out.
Director John Pettman
Producer Desmond Wilcox


Presenter: Desmond Wilcox
Director: John Pettman
Producer: Desmond Wilcox

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Only Fools and Horses: The Frog's Legacy

"Next year we'll be millionaires...." and what better time to start than at the wedding of an old flame? Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert are among the guests: everyone joins in a spirit of goodwill. Then Del hears about his mother's buried treasure.
Episode written by John Sullivan
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director/Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicolas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Mr Jahan: Adam Hussein
Boycie: John Challis
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Andy: Mark Colleano
Lisa: Gerry Cowper
Vicar: Angus MacKay
Auntie Reen: Joan Sims

: Today at Wimbledon

Highlights of the action on ladies' quarter-finals day. Harry Carpenter reports on the progress of the teenage revolution. Has Monica Seles grunted and giggled her way to her expected position in the last four?


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Monica Seles

: World Cup Report

Highlights of the first semi-final of the World Cup from Stadio San Paolo in Naples.

: Round Robin

Bernard Cribbins explains what life is like for the robin. AnRSPBfilm
(Postponed from 18 June)


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins

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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.

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.

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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.

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