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: BBC Breakfast News

6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from Paul Burden and Sara Coburn.

Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with presenters Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando.
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.
(Ceefax Breakfast Service: call up page 400 on teletext)


Presenter (Business Breakfast): Paul Burden
Presenter (Business Breakfast): Sara Coburn [billed as Sarah Coburn]
Presenter (BBC Breakfast News): Laurie Mayer
Presenter (BBC Breakfast News): Jill Dando

: The New Yogi Bear Show

Introduced by Simon Parkin ,
Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester.
Cartoon. Yogi thinks Ranger Smith has had a nervous breakdown. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Ranger Smith

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Popeye and Son

Cartoon adventures. (R)

: The Juggler

Drama set in 19th-century Quebec.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Christmas Tree Stop where Vanessa Amberleigh ,
Ricky Diamond , lain Lauchlan, Why Bird, Lizzie and Peggy tell The Tale of the Christmas Tree Bird by Robin Haldane.


Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Robin Haldane.

: Rupert the Bear

Cartoon. Rupert goes on a journey to Father Christmas's home. (R)

: Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Cartoon. Lucy and Charlie drink lemonade through straws. (R)

: News

Regional News and Weather

: A Flintstone Christmas

Cartoon fun with Fred and Barney. (R)

: Woody Woodpecker

Cartoon. (R)

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Starsky and Hutch

Ballad for a Blue Lady. Hutch
(David Soul) attempts to rescue a beautiful singer. (R)

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Melanie puts her foot in it.

: The Fountainhead

Starring Gary Cooper
Brilliant but uncompromising young architect Howard Roark risks a woman's love and his own career to retain his integrity.
Screenplay by Ayn Rand from her own novel Director King Vidor
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Howard Roark
Play By: Ayn Rand
Howard Roark: Gary Cooper
Dominique: Patricia Neal
Gail Wynand: Raymond Massey
Ellsworth Toohey: Robert Douglas
Peter Keating: Kent Smith
Henry Cameron: Henry Hull
Enright: Ray Collins
Chairman: Moroni Olsen
Alvah Scarrett: Jerome Cowan
Businessman: Paul Harvey
Superintendent: Harry Woods
Dean: Paul Stanton

: Lifeline

Richard Briers appeals on behalf of St Botolph's Rehabilitation Centre in London.
0 DONATIONS: see page 56


Unknown: Richard Briers

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with:

Why do we put money in Christmas puddings? Why do we hang up holly and mistletoe? Why do crackers bang when you pull them?
Presented by Simon Davies and Sophie Aldred with Jo Korna.
Questions: send your questions to 'Corners', [address removed].


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Presenter (Corners): Simon Davies
Presenter (Corners): Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Jo Korna
Director (Corners): Rowan Newby
Producer (Corners): Alison Stewart

: The Jetsons

Cartoon. A lovable creature becomes the newest member of the Jetson family.

: Edd the Duck's Panto

Starring Edd the Duck
Written by Edd the Duck. Producer Edd the Duck
An Edd the Duck production for BBCtv
9 VIDEO: 'Edd the Duck - Awesome Doodl', £8.99, from retailers.

: Take Two

Phillip Schofield presents the show which gives you a chance to speak out about any programme on any channel. Tony Robinson answers your comments on Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, there's a special report on Christmas programmes plus a competition and your requests and reviews. Director Sally Fraser
Producer David Mercer
LETTERS: send your letters and video views to [address removed]


Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Maid Marian
Director: Sally Fraser
Producer: David Mercer

: Newsround

A news programme for children.

: Byker Grove

Last part of the drama series set in Tyneside.
20: Kirsten goes missing, Gwen gets a fright. The Grovers confront Denton Burn. Winston makes some discoveries, and Gill gets going. (For cast see Wednesday)


Unknown: Denton Burn.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Jill Dando.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Wogan in the West End

Drew Barrymore, the star of BBC1's Christmas Day film ET, meets Terry Wogan. He also talks to Julia McKenzie and Nicholas Parsons who are starring in the West End musical Into the Woods.


Unknown: Terry Wogan.
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: Biggles

First showing on network television. Starring Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison
New York businessman Jim Ferguson has a strange problem - he keeps flying back in time to the Western Front in 1917! There he meets his 'time-twin' RFC flying ace James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth, and together they embark on a thrilling and dangerous adventure.
FILMS: pages 39-47


Director: John Hough
James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth: Neil Dickson
Jim Ferguson: Alex Hyde-White
Debbie Stevens: Fiona Hutchison
Colonel Raymond: Peter Cushing
Eric von Stalhein: Marcus Gilbert

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis with the day's top news stories from Britain and around the world.
Regional News
Weekend Weather Ian McCaskill
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: The Woman in Red

Gene Wilder
Kelly LeBrock
Teddy Pierce is on his way to work one morning when lightning strikes. A beautiful woman in a red dress gives him a tantalising glimpse of what might be. Totally infatuated, Teddy yearns to make her acquaintance but he has two problems - his wife Didi at home and Ms Milner at the office. Can lust conquer all? Gene Wilder wrote, directed and stars in this high-speed comedy featuring a soundtrack by Stevie Wonder , including the hit single I Just Called to Say / Love You.
W FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Kelly Lebrock
Unknown: Teddy Pierce
Unknown: Ms Milner
Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Stevie Wonder
Theodore Pierce: Gene Wilder
Charlotte: Kelly Lebrock
Buddy: Charles Grodin
Joe: Joseph Bologna
Didi: Judith Ivey
Michael: Michael Huddleston
Ms Milner: Gilda Radner
Richard: Kyle T Heffner
Shelly: Michael Zorek

: Film 90 Special with Barry Norman

Steven Spielberg is the most successful film-maker ever. Five of his films top the box office charts for the 80s. In an exclusive interview, he talks of his ten year preparation to film Always, his disappointment at not yet having won an Oscar, and his early influences working alongside
George Lucas , Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese.
Producer Bruce Thompson (R) revised


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: George Lucas
Unknown: Brian de Palma
Unknown: Martin Scorsese.
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Spielberg: Duel

Starring Dennis Weaver

Travelling salesman David Mann is used to driving long distances, but on a detour he encounters the ultimate horror - a gigantic, smoke spewing gasoline truck whose sole purpose seems to be to crush him into the road! This nightmarish thriller marked Steven Spielberg's cinema debut.
Films: pages 39-47


Screenplay: Richard Matheson
Director: Steven Spielberg
David Mann: Dennis Weaver
Mrs. Mann: Jacqueline Scott
Cafe owner: Eddie Firestone
Bus driver: Lou Frizzell
Man in cafe: Gene Dynarski
Lady at Snakerama: Lucille Benson
Petrol station attendant: Tim Herbert
Old man: Charles Seel
Waitress: Shirley O'Hara
Truck driver: Cary Loftin

: Weather

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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.

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