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: BBC Breakfast News

6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden and Fiona Foster.
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando.
Headlines or news summaries every quarter hour. Business news:
Sport: 7.23, 7.50, 8.23, 8.50.
Weather, regional and traffic news:
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Fiona Foster.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: Daytime UK

A lively look at the morning.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Brainwave

Challenging quiz with Andy Craig.


Unknown: Andy Craig.

: Dish of the Day

With the Rev Roger Cressey. FOOD: page 4


Unknown: Roger Cressey.

: People Today

Adrian Mills and Debi Jones in Manchester have information and fun for the countdown to Christmas.


Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Debi Jones

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Christmas Tree Stop. Dave Benson Phillips and his sock friend are busy decorating and Vanessa Amberleigh is disguising a present or two.
Today's story is The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore. With Liz Watts and lain Lauchlan.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Dave Benson
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh
Unknown: Clement C Moore.
Unknown: Liz Watts

: Bunyip

Cartoon adventures of the legendary Australian creature. (R)

: People Today

Including at 10.45am Health UK
Martyn Lewis explains how to avoid feeling bloated this Christmas.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Kilroy

Topical talk with Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Before Noon

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the winner of today's Brainwave quiz question. With Judi Spiers and Adrian Mills.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Adrian Mills.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Rosemary Conley's Diet and Fitness Club

The ten-minute tone-up that works.

: Scene Today

Judi Spiers and Alan Titchmarsh are joined by Tim Grundy with his rental guide in Video File.


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Tim Grundy

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Suzanne Chariton


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Suzanne Chariton

: Neighbours

Todd blows his chance of impressing Melissa's parents.
(For cast see Monday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Going for Gold

The European quiz show hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: [ The Long Hot Summer

William Faulkner 's classic tale of the deep south, adapted for television in two parts. Starring
Don Johnson , Cybill Shepherd 1: Drifter Ben Quick 's intentions become a burning issue in the town of Frenchman's Bend.
Director Stuart Cooper
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: William Faulkner
Unknown: Don Johnson
Unknown: Ben Quick
Director: Stuart Cooper
Ben Quick: Don Johnson
Eula Varner: Cybill Shepherd
Will Varner: Jason Robards
Noel Varner: Judith Ivey
Minnie LJttlejohn: Ava Gardner
Jody Varner: Bill Russ
Wilson Mahood: Wings Hauser
Agnes Stewart: Alexandra Johnson
Alan Stewart: Stephen Davies
Mrs Stewart: Charlotte Stanton
Armistead Howlett: Albert Hall
Issac: Bill Forsythe
Billy Quick: James Gammon
Wilk: Rance Howard
Houstin: Bill Thurman

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters.

Forget-Me-Not Farm
Trundle's trailer and Topper's tanks are full of milk, and Scarecrow and the crows find out how it gets there. With Mike Amatt and the voices of Bob Peck and Anna Carteret.


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: Anna Carteret.
Producer: Celia Bonner

: The Chipmunks

Cartoon fun.

: Happy Families

Miss Jump the Jockey (Part 2). The day of the King's race approaches. Almost every member of the Jump family expects to take part.

: Now Then

A six-part series which brings our ancestors to life.
3: Flight from the Fen. Tony Gregory and Paul Birkbeck are at Flag Fen, near Peterborough, to look at Fenland life 3,000 years ago. Director Roderick Graham Producer David Collison
A Third Eye production for BBCtv
* PICTURE STORY: page 65


Unknown: Tony Gregory
Unknown: Paul Birkbeck
Director: Roderick Graham
Producer: David Collison

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Grange Hill

The last part of the drama series set in a London school.
Mike and Robbie go to court. Episode written by David Angus Producer Albert Barber
Director Richard Kelly (R)


Written By: David Angus
Producer: Albert Barber
Director: Richard Kelly

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Trivial Pursuit

In the final show of the present series, host Rory McGrath tests the trivial knowledge and sense of humour of four contestants.
Producers Steve Pinhay and Simon Ross An Initial production for BBCtv * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Producers: Steve Pinhay
Producers: Simon Ross

: EastEnders

Phil is determined that Sharon shouldn't spend Christmas with him and Grant in Scotland.
This week's episodes written by John Milne
Drama: page 11
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Milne
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Paul Bernard
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Eddie: Michael Melia
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Jules: Tommy Eytle
Mark: Todd Carty
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Disa: Jan Graveson
Ken: Ian Redford
Jimmy: Seamus O'Neill
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Etta: Jacqui Gordon Lawrence
Celestine: Leroy Golding
Henry: Thomas Baptiste
Pearl: Ellen Thomas
Phil: Steve McFadden
Grant: Ross Kemp
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Ricky: Sid Owen
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully

: The Good Life

A classic comedy series written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Suit Yourself. It's surprising what you can do with nettles and wool.
Producer John Howard Davies (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey.
Producer: John Howard Davies
Margo Leadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Sir Reginald Marsh Snetterton: Philip Madoc
Dalby: Terence Conoley
Mrs Dalby: Patricia Driscoll

: A Question of Sport

David Coleman tests the stars. On Bill Beaumont 's team are:
Tony Cascarino , Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland striker
Tom McKean , Scotland's 800m champion.
On Ian Botham 's team are:
Wayne Shelford , former All Black captain, now with Northampton Zara Long , winner of four titles at the ASA Championships. Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Tony Cascarino
Unknown: Tom McKean
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Wayne Shelford
Unknown: Northampton Zara Long
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Bill Giles
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Never Come Back

The 1990 Royal Television Society design award-winning film, in two parts, based on John Mair 's novel, adapted by David Pirie. Starring Nathaniel Parker , James Fox 2: Tortured and nearly killed by opponents he cannot understand, Desmond Thane is determined to learn the reasons for what has happened to him, even if it means discovering that all his assumptions - about sexuality, the war, even Britain itself - are built on lies.
0 DRAMA: page 11


Unknown: John Mair
Adapted By: David Pirie.
Unknown: Nathaniel Parker
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Desmond Thane

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Almost an Angel: in keeping with this year's trends for supernatural films, Paul Hogan (Crocodile
Dundee) plays a former burglar who returns to earth as a most unusual angel. And Sylvester Stallone talks about his latest incarnation as Rocky, the fifth time he has played the character, and where he is hoping to channel his future career. Director Alexandra Beazley Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 39


Unknown: Paul Hogan
Talks: Sylvester Stallone
Director: Alexandra Beazley
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Spenser for Hire

An American detective series starring Robert Urich
At the River's Edge. The pursuit of a murder investigation leads Spenser (Robert Urich ) to the Rev Bobby Freemont (John Davidson ), a popular evangelist who's being groomed for bigger things.


Unknown: Robert Urich
Unknown: Robert Urich
Unknown: Bobby Freemont
Unknown: John Davidson

: 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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