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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:
7.12, 7.40, 8.12, 8.40.
Sport: 7.23, 7.50, 8.23, 8.50.
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

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


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Brainwave

Quiz presented by Andy Craig.


Presented By: Andy Craig.

: Dish of the Day

With Rosemary Moon.


Unknown: Rosemary Moon.

: People Today

Adrian Mills and Debi Jones take a look at Christmas preparations across the UK.


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. Peggy learns how to brush a bunny and the Chatterboxes do some cooking.
Today's story, Piggo and the Woolly Balls, is written and told by Pam Ayres. With Vanessa Amberleigh and Colin Kerrigan.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Told By: Pam Ayres.
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh
Unknown: Colin Kerrigan.

: Bunyip

Cartoon about an Australian creature with magic eyes. (R)

: People Today

The final chance to join Adrian Mills and Debi Jones 's preparations for a merry Christmas.


Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Debi Jones

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Kilroy

Robert Kilroy-Silk presents the topical discussion programme.

: Before Noon

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the winner of today's Brainwave quiz question.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

Regional News and Weather

: A Song for Christmas 1990

Andi Peters introduces the final of this year's children's song-writing competition. Eight finalists selected from schools throughout Britain battle it out before celebrity judges to decide who the 1990 junior and senior Song for Christmas winners will be. With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.
Producers David Brown and Paul Colvert


Introduces: Andi Peters
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Producers: David Brown
Producers: Paul Colvert

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Neighbours

Harold deals a killer blow to Joe's gardening business.

: Going for Gold

Quiz presented by Henry Kelly.


Presented By: Henry Kelly.

: The Long Hot Summer

Concluding this two-part television adaptation of William Faulkner 's powerful story. Starring
Don Johnson
Jason Robards
Cybill Shepherd
When arson and murder hit town and local rage boils over, even tough patriarch Will Varner cannot protect Ben Quick forever. But neither man will fall without a fight. (For cast see Tuesday)
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: William Faulkner
Unknown: Don Johnson
Unknown: Jason Robards
Unknown: Will Varner

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters.

Henry's Cat
The cartoon adventures of Henry's Cat and his friends. (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters

: Popeye and Son

Cartoon. Strongman sailor Popeye and Olive Oyl have got married and have a son - Popeye Junior. (R)


Unknown: Popeye Junior.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: Rotten Rose: Part 2

The last in the award-winning children's comedy written by Tony Robinson.
Will Marian or Robin be executed first? And by Gary or Graeme?
VIDEO: 'Maid Marian and Her Merry Men - How the Band Got Together', £9.99, from retailers.


Writer: Tony Robinson
Director: David Bell
Producer: Richard Callanan
Marian: Kate Lonergan
Robin: Wayne Morris
Barrington: Danny John-Jules
Rabies: Howard Lew Lewis
Little Ron: Mike Edmonds
King John: Forbes Collins
Sheriff: Tony Robinson
Gary: Mark Billingham
Graeme: David Lloyd
Guy of Gisborne: Ramsay Gilderdale
Rotten Rose: Siobhan Fogarty
Nettle: Kerry Potter

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Blue Peter

Magazine programme for children presented by Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Bruno Brookes. Director Babara Jones Producer Paul Ciani
0 MAGAZINE: for the latest charts and pop news, get 'Number One' magazine every Wednesday, 55P from newsagents.


Introduced By: Bruno Brookes.
Director: Babara Jones
Producer: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Frank and Pete make a desperate bid to restore harmony before Christmas, but Ian and Wicksy seem determined to battle it out.
(For cast see Tuesday)
Drama: page 11
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Tomorrow's World Christmas Quiz

Find out who's telling the truth when special guests Julian Clary and Toyah Willcox help the Tomorrow's World team demonstrate mystery inventions.
Will the studio audience be able to outwit David Bellamy and his panel of experts in separating the facts from the fiction? Things hot up when Scorch the dragon breathes in but the final score could all be down to footballer Peter Shilton and a robot! With Judith Hann, Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham.


Presenter: Judith Hann
Presenter: Howard Stableford
Presenter: Peter Macann
Presenter: Kate Bellingham
Guest: Julian Clary
Guest: Toyah Willcox
Guest: David Bellamy
Guest: Peter Shilton
Producer: Jane Aldous
Producer: Rob Bayly
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Birds of a Feather: Sailing

The 1989 Christmas edition of the comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

What are the prospects of a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year for Tracey and Sharon while their other halves are banged up at Her Majesty's pleasure?
Episode written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Producer: Tony Charles
Tracey: Linda Robson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Prison officer: Alan Ford

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Smith and Jones

Griff Rhys Jones Mel Smith
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, so hang the decorations and the fairy lights and join Smith and Jones on a trip to funnyland. Director Graham C Williams Producer Jon Plowman
A TalkBack production for BBCtv 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Mel Smith
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Honky Tonk Freeway

Beau Bridges
Beverly D'Angelo William Devane
Mayor Kirby Calo will stop at nothing to make Ticlaw, Florida, a major vacation destination.
Meanwhile from across America a most unlikely collection of characters is converging on the Miami freeway - heading straight for the town.
Director John Schlesinger


Unknown: D'Angelo William Devane
Unknown: Mayor Kirby Calo
Director: John Schlesinger
Hansen: Beau Bridges
Carmen: Beverly D'Angelo
Calo: William Devane
Ericka: Teri Garr
Snapper: Howard Hesseman
Schaefler: Jessica Tandy
Sister Clarise: Geraldine Page
Sister Magdalen: Deborah Rush
Eugene: George Dzunda

: Nearly Departed

An American comedy series about a couple who just won't play dead. Starring Eric Idle
Altared States. If it weren't bad enough being dead, Claire discovers that she and Grant were never legally married.


Grant Pritchard: Eric Idle
Claire: Caroline McWilliams
Mike: Stuart Pankin
Uz: Wendy Schaal
Derek: Jay Lambert
Grandpa: Henderson Forsythe

: 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.

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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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