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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden and the Business
Breakfast team.
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando.
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. Editor Bob Wheaton
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Francis Wilson.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: News

Weather followed by The Odd Couple
A classic American comedy about two divorced flatmates starring Jack Klugman , Tony Randall Trapped. A chapter of disasters finds Felix (Tony Randall), Oscar
(Jack Klugman ) and a friend locked in the basement. (R)


Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Tony Randall
Unknown: Jack Klugman

: Best of British

A look at the history of Sir Alexander Korda 's London Films.
A Class of Their Own. Including
Marlene Dietrich in Knight without Armour and Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Lady Hamilton. Narrated by Sir John Mills.


Unknown: Sir Alexander Korda
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Sir John Mills.

: The Historyman

Georgetown. This bustling commercial centre in Malaysia owes its prosperity to a Suffolk man who established the British colony of Penang. Presented by Bryan McNerney. (R)


Presented By: Bryan McNerney.

: News

Weather followed by The Pink Panther Show
Cartoon adventures starring the indestructible panther. (R)

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop. Today's story is
Moving Day from Summer in Small Street by Geraldine Kaye. With Simon Davis and Ellie Darvill.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Geraldine Kaye.
Unknown: Simon Davis
Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog. (R)

: Five to Eleven

Actor Peter Egan reads some favourite poems. Producer Ralph Rolls
A Forge production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Peter Egan
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: News

Weather followed by Go Birding
The first in a series of daily films about bird-watching, presented by Tony Soper.
Adventure and Misadventure. Soper sets off for the Isles of Scilly in search of a wood thrush.
Producers George Inger and Robin Prytherch (R) ('Island of Birds at 4.30pm on BBC2) BOOK: same title, £4.95, from booksellers.
INFORMATION PACK: send a large sae to 'Go Birding; [address removed].


Presented By: Tony Soper.
Producers: George Inger
Producers: Robin Prytherch

: Eating Out with Tovey

The first of a daily series that combines the cuisine of Radio
Times's food columnist, master chef and restaurateur John Tovey with the beauty of the English Lakes. With Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer Ken Stephinson
A Falkman production for BBCtv (R)
* FOOD: page 82


Unknown: John Tovey
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: Ken Stephinson

: News

Weather followed by Starsky and Hutch
The popular American detective series starring
Paul Michael Glaser , David Soul The Golden Angel. Buzzy Boone is wrestling's 'Golden Angel', but someone wants to clip his wings.


Unknown: Paul Michael Glaser
Unknown: Buzzy Boone
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Buzzy: Steve Oliver

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Mike makes his play for Bronwyn.


Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Henry Ramsay: Craig McLachlan
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Beverly Marshall: Shaunna O'Grady
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Gail Robinson: Fiona Corke
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Mike Young: Guy Pearce
Jane Harris: Annie Jones
Todd Landers: Kristian Schmid
Katie Landers: Sally Jensen
Bronwyn Davies: Rachel Friend
Sharon Davies: Jessica Muschamp
Nick Page: Mark Stevens
Joe Mangel: Mark Little
Toby Mangel: Finn Greentree Keene
Kerry Bishop: Linda Hartley
Hilary Robinson: Anne Scott-Pendlebury
Matthew Robinson: Ashley Paske

: Four Square

Today's winner will earn a place in the quarter-finals in this game show hosted by John Sachs. Director John James


Unknown: John Sachs.
Director: John James

: The Six Million Dollar Man

Stranger in Broken Fork. Having lost his memory, Steve Austin (Lee
Majors) is found by psychologist
Angie Walker (Sharon Farrell ) on a mountain road.


Unknown: Steve Austin
Unknown: Angie Walker
Unknown: Sharon Farrell

: Adventure, Ring of Fire

A series about a journey of exploration among the volcanic islands of the Indonesian archipelago, filmed by Lome and Lawrence Blair.
Beyond the Shadow Screen. In the temples of Bali and Java, the Blair brothers are drawn into a world of mysticism, where men are possessed by demons and spirits. Series editor Tim Slessor (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Lawrence Blair.
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Head of the Class

A comedy series set in a classroom of gifted students starring Howard Hesseman
Arvid's Sure Thing. Arvid may well be in love. The new girl in his life is Rhonda, who invites him to drop in at her apartment on Saturday.


Unknown: Howard Hesseman
Charlie Moore: Howard Hesseman
Arvid: Dan Frischman
Rhonda: Christine Elise
Dennis: Dan Schneider

: Penny Crayon

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
Cartoon series about a girl who loves to draw. Dennis plays Oliver Twist in a film and Penny decides to draw her own cast. Narrated by Su Pollard and Peter Hawkins. Written and created by Peter Maddocks


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Peter Hawkins.
Unknown: Peter Maddocks

: The Chipmunks

Cartoon adventures of a chipmunk family. Theodore becomes tongue-tied when he meets Juliet.

: Pigsty

A comedy series set in a pizza cafe. Little Pig saves the day when two comedians write a play.
Producer Pippa Dyson Director Steven Andrew


Producer: Pippa Dyson
Director: Steven Andrew
Troyboy: Richard Gauntlett
Pinks: Tessa Crockett
LitVePig: Peter Mandell
MT: Mark Hadfield
Nutt: Roy Smiles
Soft: Gerry Lamb
Arnold, thebinman: Clive Mantle

: Thundercats

Cartoon. The Thunderkittens and Lion-O have to race through the Maze of Infinity.

: Newsround

The news programme for children with Roger Finn and Juliet Morris. Editor Nick Heathcote


Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Juliet Morris.
Editor: Nick Heathcote

: Blue Peter

Sugar was once the main crop of the West Indies, but its story is not a sweet one, as Diane-Louise Jordan reports.
With Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.


Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Presenter: John Leslie
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Editor: Lewis Bronze

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore , with reports from Michael Wale and Cathy McGowan.


Presented By: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Michael Wale
Unknown: Cathy McGowan.

: Wogan

Conversation and entertainment with Terry Wogan and his guests. Producer Jane O'Brien
Executive producer Peter Estall


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Jane O'Brien
Producer: Peter Estall

: Masterchef

The Final. Deciding who will win the title of Masterchef 1990,
Loyd Grossman assesses the culinary skills of Joan Bunting from
Newcastle, Brian Glover from
Exeter and Silvija Davidson from
Beckenham. Helping him to choose are historian Sir Roy Strong and cuisine naturelle chef Anton Mosimann. Director Richard Bryan
Producer Philippa Robinson
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv
0 BOOK: same title. £5.99, illustrated and containing all the winning recipes, will be available from October.
0 FOOD: page 82


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Joan Bunting
Unknown: Brian Glover
Unknown: Silvija Davidson
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Anton Mosimann.
Director: Richard Bryan
Producer: Philippa Robinson

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds puts two more families to the test in the programme for television addicts. Director Nick Hurran
Producer Richard L Lewis


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: Richard L Lewis

: 'Allo 'Allo!

A comedy series set in occupied France written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft.
When the British airmen are arrested paddling a tin bath down the estuary, Rene and his staff are instructed to rescue them from the chateau in coffins.
Director Martin Dennis
Producer David Croft (R)


Written By: Jeremy Lloyd
Written By: David Croft.
Director: Martin Dennis
Producer: David Croft
Rene: Gorden Kaye
Michelle: Kirsten Cooke
Edith: Carmen Silvera
Yvette: Vicki Michelle
German sergeant: David Lloyd
Colonel: Richard Marner
Gruber: Guy Siner
Bertorelli: Gavin Richards
Helga: Kim Hartman
Fairfax: John D Collins
Carstairs: Nicholas Frankau
Klinkerhoffen: Hilary Minster
Flick: Richard Gibson
Von Smallhausen: John Louis Mansi
Mimi: Sue Hodge
Crabtree: Arthur Bostrom
Fanny: Rose Hill
Leclerc: Derek Royle
Alfonse: Kenneth Connor
Sentry: Trevor T Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Panorama

Gulf in Our Defences. Britain's defences were undergoing their most drastic review for over a generation when Iraq provoked the Gulf crisis. Fred Emery reports on the controversy raging inside the Ministry of Defence: Tory radicals want a complete re-think favouring more highly mobile forces, but the professionals warn against too hasty changes from our forces committed to NATO in Europe. Panorama interviews defence secretary Tom King.
Producer Francesca Kirby-Green Editor Mark Thompson


Unknown: Fred Emery
Unknown: Tom King.
Producer: Francesca Kirby-Green
Editor: Mark Thompson

: Mancuso FBI

An American drama series starring
Robert Loggia Little Saigon. Mancuso (Robert Loggia) is framed by a local south-east Asian drug lord.


Unknown: Robert Loggia

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

1970: the news - George Best makes football as attractive as rock 'n' roll and American campuses explode in fury at Nixon's Cambodian sideshow. The music - Badfinger, the Temptations, Jethro Tull , Free and Deep Purple. Producer Ann Freer (R)


Unknown: Jethro Tull

: Electric Avenue

A series about the effect of computers on people's lives.
Computers - a Cautionary Tale A look at a recruitment agency trying to computerise.
Commentary by Anna Massey. Producer Paul Simons


Commentary By: Anna Massey.
Producer: Paul Simons

: 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.

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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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