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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 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.
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Fiona Foster.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: Daytime UK

Presented by Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers in Birmingham and Adrian Mills in Manchester.


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

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Brainwave

Quiz hosted by Andy Craig.


Unknown: Andy Craig.

: Dish of the Day

Cookery with Rosemary Moon.


Unknown: Rosemary Moon.

: People Today

Seasonal health information with Dr Eva Jacobs. To take part, call [number removed]. Plus more ideas about day-to-day life.


Unknown: Dr Eva Jacobs.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops at the Christmas Tree Stop. Today's story is The Missing Tarts by B G Hennessy.
With Liz Kitchen and lain Lauchian.
0 MAGAZINE: same title, 45p, on sale today from newsagents.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: G Hennessy.
Unknown: Liz Kitchen

: Bunyip

Cartoon about a mythical Australian creature. (R)

: People Today

Including initiatives by young people to improve the environment in UK Tomorrow. With Adrian Mills and Debi Jones.


Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Debi Jones.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Kilroy

The topical discussion programme 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

: Happy Memories

From Newcastle, Cliff Michelmore and Wendy Gibson invite you to recall your favourite moments.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Wendy Gibson

: Scene Today

The daily entertainment show with Judi Spiers and Alan Titchmarsh. Today Rosemary Conley gives advice on how to stay slim over Christmas.


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Rosemary Conley

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Jim and Paul make Beverly compromise her ethics.

: Going for Gold

Quiz hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Knots Landing

Nightmare. Jean Hackney (Wendy Fulton) plans to finish Greg
(William Devane ) once and for all.


Unknown: William Devane

: Primetime

The Primetime Christmas special with David Jacobs and Sheila McClennon. Producer Anthony Cherry Editor Bryher Scudamore


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: Daffy Duck

Cartoon antics of a wacky duck. (R)

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters.

Animal Album
A different animal each week.
Today's animal has huge feet and claws, a thick coat and loves honey. With Derek Griffiths and special guest, Hercules the grizzly bear.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters.
Presenter (Animal Album): Derek Griffiths
Producer (Animal Album): Anne Denehy
Series Producer (Animal Album): Jane Tarleton

: Touche Turtle

Cartoon about a musketeer turtle. (R)

: Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

A cartoon based on Peanuts by Charles M Schulz. (R)


Unknown: Charles M Schulz.

: Hartbeat

Last in the current series.
What does Jack and the Beanstalk have to do with art? Tony Hart , Margot Wilson and Alison Millar try to find out.
Producer Christopher Tandy


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Alison Millar
Producer: Christopher Tandy

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Byker Grove

A drama series set in Tyneside. 19: Kelly confronts Carl. Donna deceives Kirsten. The return match looms with Denton Burn. Gill gets a threat, and makes a confession.
This week's episodes written by Adele Rose Producer Matthew Robinson Director Frank W Smith
A Zenith North production for BBCtv


Unknown: Denton Burn.
Written By: Adele Rose
Producer: Matthew Robinson
Director: Frank W Smith
Gill: Caspar Berry
Carl: Peter Eke
Winston: Craig Reilly
Charley: Michelle Charles
Julie: Lucy Walsh
Spuggie: Lyndyann Barrass
Donna: Sally McQuillan
Nicola: Jill Halfpenny
Speedy: Steven Bradley
Robert: Christopher Hardy
Kelly: Louise Towers
Jan: Morten Lind
Kirsten: Anna Juncer Jensen
Fraser: John Jefferson
Geoff: Billy Fane
Alison: Victoria Murray
Brad: Michael Nicholson
Gwen: Linda Huntley
Joanne: Michelle Warden
Kevin: Sean Gorman
Stobbo: Shaun Mechin
Greg: Dale Meeks

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Weather Suzanne Charlton


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

: Wogan in the West End

Paul Hogan , star of the Crocodile
Dundee films, talks to Terry Wogan. Plus more music from the West End.


Unknown: Paul Hogan
Unknown: Terry Wogan.

: Doogie Howser, MD

An American comedy-drama series about a teenage doctor starring Neil Patrick Harris
Doogie the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Christmas time isn't party time for the over-worked hospital staff.
• COMEDY: page 20


Unknown: Neil Patrick Harris
Doogie Howser: Neil Patrick Harris
David Howser: James B Sikking
Mrs Howser: Belinda Montgomery
Vinnie: Max Casella
Dr Jack McGuire: Mitchell Anderson
Curly Spaulding: Kathryn Lang
Dr Canfield: Lawrence Pressman
Wanda: Lisa Dean Ryan

: The Trials of Life

A natural history of behaviour by David Attenborough
Continuing the Line. When it comes to sex, there seem to be no fixed rules in the animal world, and creatures will go to any lengths, it seems, to make babies. Producer Marion Zunz
Executive producer Peter Jones
• BOOK: same title, £16.95, from booksellers.
* NATURE: page 24


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Marion Zunz
Producer: Peter Jones

: Points of View

Anne Robinson with your views and comments on television. Producer Paul Smith
0 WRITE to: Pomts of View,
BBCtv Centre, London W12 7RJ.
0 READERS' SURVEY: page 96


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Paul Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan F: Goodbyee

Last in the comedy series by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.
Starring Rowan Atkinson 1917: two million men are doomed. But one man will be damned if he's doomed.
The final 'Big Push' looms. So Blackadder goes mad. And fits in very well.

(R) (Ceefax subtitles)
Video: same title, £9.99, from retailers.


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: John Lloyd
Captain Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Private Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Lt Colthurst St Barleigh: Hugh Laurie
General Melchett: Stephen Fry
Captain Darling: Tim McInnerny
Field Marshal Haig: Geoffrey Palmer

: Spielberg: Poltergeist

A season of films from Hollywood's most successful film-maker begins with this supernatural horror story starring Jobeth Williams
The Freelings are just like any other Californian suburban family. But one night the youngest, Carol Anne , hears a voice from inside the television set. At first there is an invasion of friendly spirits, but then a terrifying force of evil threatens to destroy the house and carry off the children into another world.
Based on a story by Steven Spielberg Director Tobe Hooper
Producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall • FILMS: pages 39-47 t PICTURE STORY: page 69


Unknown: Jobeth Williams
Unknown: Carol Anne
Story By: Steven Spielberg
Director: Tobe Hooper
Producers: Steven Spielberg
Producers: Frank Marshall
Diane Freeling: Jobeth Williams
Steve Freeling: Craig T Nelson
Dr Lesh: Beatrice Straight
Dan Freeling: Dominique Dunne
Robbie Freeling: Oliver Robbins
Carol Anne Freeling: Heather O'Rourke
Ben Tuthill: Michael McManus
Mrs Tuthill: Virginia Kiser
Marty: Martin Casella
Ryan: Richard Lawson
Tangina: Zelda Rubinstein
Mr Teague: James Karen

: 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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