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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden and Sara Coburn.
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer. Headlines or news summaries every quarter hour. Business news:
Sport: 7.23, 7.52, 8.23, 8.52.
Weather, regional and traffic news:
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25.
9 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Sarah Coburn.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: Daytime UK

A lively look at the morning presented by Adrian Mills in Manchester and Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers in Birmingham.


Presented By: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Brainwave

The quiz which challenges the public and experts alike, presented by Andy Craig.


Presented By: Andy Craig.

: Dish of the Day

More cookery hints from Rosemary Moon.


Unknown: Rosemary Moon.

: People Today

Three mothers-to-be talk about their hopes and fears as they cope with major changes in their lives.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop in Middleton,
Manchester. Trish Cooke tells today's story Stan and the Dumper by Kathleen Dean.
With Colin Kerrigan.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Kathleen Dean.
Unknown: Colin Kerrigan.

: The Family Ness

Cartoon adventures of a family of monsters who live in Loch Ness.

: People Today

Kaffe Fassett finds out more about the fascinations of different arts and crafts.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Kilroy

Topical discussion with Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Before Noon

Adrian Mills and Ronke Phillips listen to your telephone calls while Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers meet today's star guest.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers

: News

Regional News and Weather

: After Noon

Rosemary Conley 's Diet and Fitness Club
Lose weight, tone up and become fitter, healthier and happier.


Unknown: Rosemary Conley

: Scene Today

The daily entertainment show live from the foyer of Pebble Mill studios, presented by Judi Spiers and Alan Titchmarsh.


Presented By: Judi Spiers
Presented By: Alan Titchmarsh.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Jane pushes Mike and Bronwyn closer together.
(For cast see Monday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Four Square

The knockout quiz hosted by John Sachs.


Unknown: John Sachs.

: Grim Pickings

The second of a two-part
Australian murder mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie , based on a novel by Jennifer Rowe.
Birdie has her own theories about the murder.
(For cast see Tuesday)


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Novel By: Jennifer Rowe.

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters

The Brollys
Narrated by David Shaw Parker


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Narrator (The Brollys): David Shaw Parker
Director/Producer (The Brollys): Trevor Bond

: Clockwise

Impressionist and comedian Darren Day with six more quiz contestants. Director Nigel Douglas Producer David Mercer


Unknown: Darren Day
Director: Nigel Douglas
Producer: David Mercer

: Fantastic Max

A cartoon about Max the toddler.

: Uncle Jack ... and Operation Green

A six-part comedy serial written by Jim Eldridge.
3: The Vixen is finally recruited to acquire the poisonous gas.
Producer Jeremy Swan
(Repeated next Sunday on BBC


Written By: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Jack: Paul Jones
Vixen: Fenella Fielding
Cynthia Birdwood: Vivian Pickles
Kate: Helen Lambert
Michael: Guiseppe Peluso
Mum: Christine Lohr
Dad: Brian Capron
Jose Cuervo: Jimmi Harkishin
M: Roger Hammond
Dorothy: Tricia George
Butch: Paul Birchard
Ceorgio: Paul Humpoletz
Headmaster: James Bree
CIA boss: John Sterland
KGB boss: Edward Kelsey
Mr Ponsonby: Lain Rattray
Reporter: Robin Charles

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Top of the Pops

The Top 40 with Mark Goodier. Director/Producer Stanley Appel
0 MAGAZINE: for the latest charts and pop news, get 'Number One' magazine every Wednesday, 55p from newsagents


Unknown: Mark Goodier.
Producer: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

Frank faces tough decisions about Mo's future and Sam throws a party in Ricky's van.
(For cast see Tuesday)
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Tomorrow's World

Will operating theatres of the future be manned by surgeons with nerves of steel - robots? With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham. Producer Cynthia Page Editor Dana Purvis


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Birds of a Feather

A comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Sharon encounters an older man.
Episode written by Peter Tilbury
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Peter Tilbury
Director/Producer: Nic Philips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Don: Mark Kingston

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: One Foot in the Grave: Dramatic Fever

The comedy series about one man coping with retirement, written by David Renwick.
Starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie
Victor and Margaret make a foray into amateur dramatics.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Written By: David Renwick.
Signature tune written and performed by: Eric Idle
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Hilary: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Graham: Gareth Armstrong
Martin: Bill Monks
Desiree Gibson: Fleur Chandler
Jasper Gibson: Terry Taplin
Gerry: Geoff Parry
Voices: John Sessions
Voices: Chris Emmett

: Your Cheatin' Heart

A modern drama written by the author of Tutti Frutti, John Byrne. Starring John Gordon-Sinclair Tilda Swinton
2: The Eagle of the Apocalypse and the Sidewinders of Satan. A discovery in the Clyde forces Frank to think again about Cissie's plea.
Producer Peter Broughan Director Michael Whyte
Ceefax subtitles


Producer: Peter Broughan
Director: Michael Whyte
Frank McClusky: John Gordon-Sinclair
Cissie Crouch: Tilda Swinton
Timberwolf Tierney/Cherokee George: Tom Watson
Fraser Boyle: Ken Stott
Billie McPhail: Katy Murphy
Jolene Jowett: Eddi Reader
David Cole: Guy Gregory
Shirley: Barbara Rafferty
Tracey: Jenny McCrindle
Drew: Lain Andrew
Roxanne: Maggie Bell

: Question Time

Live debate from Edinburgh on the week's events. Tonight's panel includes Rt Hon Malcolm Rifkind , MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, and Rt Hon Tony Benn , MP. Presented by Peter Sissons. Producer Mark McDonald Editor James Hogan


Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind
Unknown: Tony Benn
Presented By: Peter Sissons.
Producer: Mark McDonald
Editor: James Hogan

: Nearly Departed

An American comedy series about a couple who just won't play dead. Starring Eric Idle
Adventure in Babysitting. Grant has a haunting experience.


Grant Pritchard: Eric Idle
Claire: Caroline McWilliams

: Weather

: Eastbourne By-election

The second by-election of this season is the first test of public opinion in the Tory heartlands of southern England for two years. With reports and analysis from David Dimbleby , Peter Snow and Vivian White. Director Rob Hopkin Editor Philip Campbell


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Vivian White.
Director: Rob Hopkin
Editor: Philip Campbell

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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