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: BBC Breakfast News

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. News every quarter hour. Business news:
Sport: 7.23, 7.50, 8.23, 8.50. Weather, regional and traffic news:
Weather: Francis Wilson.
Editor Bob Wheaton
9 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Fiona Foster.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.
Unknown: Francis Wilson.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: The New Yogi Bear Show

Introduced by Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester.
Cartoon. A scientist tries to gain Yogi's trust. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Popeye and Son

Cartoon. Popeye and Olive Oyl have a son - Popeye Jr. (R)

: Why Don't You..?

...turn off your TV set and do something less boring instead. A visit to 1895 for some - scone for others!

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

The Playbus is at the Dot Stop. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Today's story is The Goose at Fingerprint
Farm. With Eithne Hannigan and Will Brenton.


Unknown: Eithne Hannigan
Unknown: Will Brenton.

: Rupert

The cartoon adventures of Rupert the bear told by Ray Brooks.
Based on the stories by Alfred Bestall (R)


Told By: Ray Brooks.
Stories By: Alfred Bestall

: Paddles Up

The ladies' heat of television's international canoeing competition features defending champion,
Joan Jayes. Commentary by Chris Rea and John Gosling.


Unknown: Joan Jayes.
Commentary By: Chris Rea
Commentary By: John Gosling.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Vikings

Kirk Douglas , Tony Curtis The turbulent age of the marauding Norseman is colourfully portrayed in this saga of two half-brothers vying for the same prize: the Princess Morgana.
Based on the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall
Director Richard Fleischer 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Edison Marshall
Director: Richard Fleischer
Einar: Kirk Douglas
Eric: Tony Curtis
Ragnar: Ernest Borgnine
Morgana: Janet Leigh
Egbert: James Donald
Godwin: Alexander Knox
Aella: Frank Thring

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

'Joe the Gardener' makes his radio debut.
(For cast see Friday 28 December. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: A Shot in the Dark

Starring Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer
The news that a parlour-maid has been accused of shooting her lover is followed by even worse tidings: incompetent Inspector Clouseau is on the case! Soon a trail of corpses marks the detective's disastrous course.


Producer/Director: Blake Edwards
Insp Jacques Clouseau: Peter Sellers
Maria Cambrelli: Elke Sommer
Benjamin Ballon: George Sanders
Chief Insp Charles Dreyfus: Herbert Lom
Dominique Ballon: Tracy Reed
Hercule Lajoy: Graham Stark
Francois: Andre Maranne
Henri Lefarge: Douglas Wilmer
Maurice: Martin Benson
Kato: Burt Kwouk

: Tom and Jerry Triple Bill

Cat and mouse cartoon fun.

: Paddington's Birthday Bonanza

Introduced by Andi Peters.
Animation. Mr Brown 's birthday is drawing near and Paddington is worried because he can't afford a present. (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Mr Brown

: Jackanory

It's jackanory's 25th birthday! Over the next few weeks look out for some of your favourite stories and some new ones too, all told by an array of stars. The celebrations begin with stories and poems written by the winners of the jackanory writing competition. Today's story is Funny
Business told by Judith Jacob and Mel Smith.
Director Nigel Douglas
Producer Angela Beeching • CHILDREN: page 24
● PICTURE STORY: page 121


Told By: Judith Jacob
Told By: Mel Smith.
Director: Nigel Douglas
Producer: Angela Beeching

: The New Yogi Bear Show

Cartoon. Yogi tries to help
Boo Boo win the affection of his lady love. (R)

: Potsworth and Co

Cartoon. This new series follows the misadventures of five energetic and likable earthlings (four humans and one dog) during their travels in the amazing Dream Zone. When they're not creating mischief Potsworth and Co help the Grand Dozer. • PICTURE STORY: page 121


Unknown: Grand Dozer.

: Newsround

The news programme for children presented by Roger Finn and Juliet Morris.


Presented By: Roger Finn
Presented By: Juliet Morris.

: The Watch House

A ghost story for children in three parts by Robert Westall. 2: More mystery for Anne, which she shares with new-found friends Pat and Timmo, with disastrous results. (R)
(For cast see Friday 28 December at
5.05 pm on BBC1. Part 3 on Friday 4 January at 5.10pm)


Unknown: Robert Westall.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore and Louise Batchelor.
Editor Fiona Chesterton


Presented By: Guy Michelmore
Presented By: Louise Batchelor.
Editor: Fiona Chesterton

: Wogan in Hollywood

Actors James Caan and Lindsay Wagner talk to Terry Wogan.


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Lindsay Wagner
Unknown: Terry Wogan.

: Doogie Howser, MD

An American comedy-drama series about a teenage doctor. Every Dog Has His Doogie Appalled by what he sees as the lack of compassion at the hospital, Doogie (Neil Patrick Harris) breaks the rules.
(Postponed from 21 November 1990) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Neil Patrick

: Waterfront Beat

A drama series in eight parts about a newly established police division on a dockland waterfront.
1: Pirates. The lads are kept busy by pirates on the river - PC Ronnie Barker is engaged in hot pursuit. ..
Written and produced by Phil Redmond Director Robert Gabriel
A New Media Age production for BBCtv ● PICTURE STORY: page 121 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Produced By: Phil Redmond
Director: Robert Gabriel
ACC (Admin): Alister Cameron
ACC (Ops): Denis Lill
DI Banston: David Ashton
Cissy Barker: Eileen Nicholas
PC Ronnie Barker: Brian McCardie
Boat dealer: Robert Whelan
Chief Supt Briscoe: Bruce Alexander
WDS Jackie Byrnes: Eve Bland
Brian Dawes: Martin Matthews
Supt Peter Fallows: Rupert Frazer
Helen: Gillian Kearney
Chief Supt Don Henderson: John Ashton
PC 'Jacko' Jackbridge: Ray Polhill
DI Cyril Jacobs: Roger Walker
WDC Jane Long: Helena Little
Barbara Mathews: Lesley Nicol
Det Supt Frank Mathews: Geoffrey Leesley
DS 'Mocker' McVay: Mark Moraghan
PC Geoff Morgan: Gordon Cameron
PC Bob 'Snake' Nelson: Richard Good
Sergeant Trevor Simon: Stuart Golland

: New Season on 1

A look at the new programmes to watch out for on BBCl.

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.


Flying Horses
How do you fly 63 thoroughbred horses, not to mention an elephant and a couple of giraffes, from one side of the world to the other?
What happens when they get 'shipping fever' or if a stallion tries to jump out at 35,000ft? Irish veterinary surgeon
Desmond Leadon travels with the flying horses; if these valuable passengers are to get from London to Sydney unscathed, it will need all his skill and foresight.
Narrated by Maggie Philbin. Producer Annis Barr
Series editor David Filkin 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Desmond Leadon
Unknown: Maggie Philbin.
Producer: Annis Barr
Editor: David Filkin

: The Morning After

First showing on network television, starring
Jane Fonda , Jeff Bridges
Waking up in an unfamiliar bed is hardly a rare occurrence in Viveca Van Loren 's life. She has become accustomed to not remembering the night before. She drinks to forget. But this particular morning is different because the stranger lying next to her has a knife in his heart and now Viveca would give anything to remember. Her life depends on it.
Director Sidney Lumet FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Viveca van Loren
Director: Sidney Lumet
Viveca Van Loren: Jane Fonda
Turner Kendall: Jeff Bridges
Joaquin Manero: Raul Julia
Isabel Harding: Diane Slinger
Sergeant Greenbaum: Richard Foronjy
Bobby Korshack: Geoffrey Scott
Frankie: James Gypsy Haake
Red: Kathleen Wilhoite
Burley: Don Hood

: Night of the Demon

Starring Dana Andrews
To defy occultist Dr Karswell results in devilish death but American psychologist John Holden remains sceptical, until his life is threatened in this classic chiller.
Based on the story Casting the Runes by M R James Director
Jacques Toumeur (Back and white)
* FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: John Holden
Unknown: Jacques Toumeur
Dr John Holden: Dana Andrews
Joanna Harrington: Peggy Cummins
Dr Karswell: Niall MacGinnis
Mrs Karswell: Athene Seyler
Professor Harrington: Maurice Denham

: 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.

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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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