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


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

: The New Yogi Bear Show

Introduced by Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa
Forrester, and starting with Cartoon fun. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Popeye and Son

Cartoon adventures. (R)

: Why Don't You...?

...turn off your TV set and do something less boring instead. Wheel Meet Again! Cycle, ski, then a long walk - why not simply take the bus? Director Alex Lonsdale
Producer Trevor Stephenson Long


Director: Alex Lonsdale
Producer: Trevor Stephenson

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop. Simon Davies tells the story The Sleepy Owl by Marcus Pfister. With Vanessa Amberleigh. (R)


Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Marcus Pfister.
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh. (r)

: Rupert

Cartoon narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Unknown: Ray Brooks.

: Paddles Up

The final heat of television's international canoeing series. Commentary by Chris Rea and John Gosling.


Commentary By: Chris Rea
Commentary By: John Gosling.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Scaramouche

Stewart Granger Eleanor Parker
A stirring adventure based on Rafael Sabatini 's novel set in and around Paris at the time of the French Revolution.
Director George Sidney 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Rafael Sabatini
Director: George Sidney
Andre Moreau: Stewart Granger
Lenore: Eleanor Parker
Aline de Gavrillac: Janet Leigh
Noel, Marquis de Maynes: Mel Ferrer
Chevalier de Chambrillaine: Henry Wilcoxen
Marie Antoinette: Nina Foch
Phillippe de Valmorin: Richard Anderson
Gaston Binet: Robert Coote
George de Valmorin: Lewis Stone
Isabelle de Valmorin: Elizabeth Risdon
Michael Vauneau: Howard Freeman

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Kerry takes up Mrs Mangel 's mantle.
(For cast see Friday 28 December. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Mrs Mangel

: Little Women

Allyson Louisa May Alcott's much-loved classic story about the fortunes of four sisters growing up in 1860s America.
Producer/Director Mervyn LeRoy 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Allyson Louisa
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Jo: June Allyson
Laurie: Peter Lawford
Beth: Margaret O'Brien
Amy: Elizabeth Taylor
Meg: Janet Leigh
Professor Bhaer: Rossano Brazzi
Marmee: Mary Astor
Aunt March: Lucile Watson
Mr Laurence: Sir C Aubrey Smith
Hannah: Elizabeth Patterson

: Dooby's Duck Truck

Introduced by Andi Peters
Dooby Duck sets off on a worldwide concert tour.
Producer David Crichton


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Producer: David Crichton

: Gordon the Gopher: 1: The Tourist Gophers

The furry Going Live star gets his own show.

Will Phillip Schofield foil Gordon's audacious plans?

Children: page 24


Writer: Andy Walker
Producer: Claire Winyard
Executive Producer: Christopher Pilkington
Gordon's Minder: Paul Smith
Gordon's Minder: Sue Dacre
Zoe: Sue Devaney
Voices: Hugh Dennis
Himself: Phillip Schofield

: Jackanory

More Jackanory writing competition winners. Today: Birthdays told by Christopher Timothy and Jan Francis.


Told By: Christopher Timothy
Told By: Jan Francis.

: Fantastic Max

Cartoon about Max the toddler. (R)

: Billy Webb's Amazing Story

Children's drama in six parts based on characters created by Andrew Davies and written by Steve Attridge.
1: It was an ordinary day - for Billy's street.


Characters created by: Andrew Davies
Writer: Steve Attridge.
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: John Smith
Billy Webb: Scott Riley
Trotman: Mike Walling
Mr Hardwood: Tony Melody
Mrs Peasgood: Gil Brailey
Mrs Frisby: Bella Emberg
Mrs Webb: Sue Porrett
Mr Webb: Brian Hall
Linda: Fleur Taylor
Electrician: Billy Fellows
Ginger: Damian Williams
Bullwinkel: Glenn Lee
Ratkin: Graeme Hawley
Scott: Rory McNicholl
Anita: Anna Williams
Winston: Sean Carnegie
Nigel: Raymond Butcher
Annette: Phyllis Osie
June: Lisa O'Connell

: Newsround

Children's news programme.

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding,
John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Gary Davies. 0 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 1.


Introduced By: Gary Davies.

: EastEnders

Was Diane wise to bring Disa home? And what's the secret that Jason's hiding from Pete?
Episode written by Ayshe Raif
(For cast see Thursday 27 December)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Ayshe Raif

: To the Manor Born

Penelope Keith Peter Bowles
The Wedding. When first shown, this episode of the classic comedy gained one of the ten largest TV audiences recorded in Britain.
Written by Christopher Bond.
Producer Gareth Gwenlan (R) a CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Written By: Christopher Bond.
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton: Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere: Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher: Angela Thorne
Lumsden: John Barron
Gayforth: Peter Penry-Jones
Brigadier: Anthony Sharp
Mrs Polouvicka: Daphne Heard

: The Brittas Empire

A comedy series written by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss.
Starring Chris Barrie
At Whitbury New Town's leisure centre there are wet sports and dry sports - and it's a manager's job not to confuse the two. When new man in charge Gordon Brittas arrives harbouring dreams of perfect harmony, he sees the centre as a force for good; but his plans for world peace are set to be disrupted when he puts the non-swimming table tennis coach on poolside duty.


Writer: Richard Fegen
Writer: Andrew Norriss.
Gordon Brittas: Chris Barrie
Helen: Philippa Haywood
Pam's son: Zander Ward
Pam: Frances Low
Carole: Harriet Thorpe
Linda: Jill Greenacre
Angle: Andree Bernard
Laura: Julia St John
Colin: Michael Burns
Mrs Dapping: Jo Kendall
Neil: Gary Whitaker
Tim: Russell Porter
Gavin: Tim Marriott
Damien: Rory Murray
Mrs Delgardo: Ruth Silvestre
Foreman: Ian Bleasdale
Director/Producer: Mike Stephens

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Smith and Jones

Last in the series starring Mel Smith
Griff Rhys Jones
A preview of a new movie about the Welsh mafia, and clairvoyant Doris Cockney. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Doris Cockney.

: The Whistle Blower

First showing on network television, starring Michael Caine
James Fox , Nigel Havers There is a 'mole' somewhere in GCHQ leaking top secret information to the Russians and the press. Bob Jones , a linguist in the Russian section, suspects official involvement.
Director Simon Langton FILMS: pages 51-64 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Bob Jones
Director: Simon Langton
Frank Jones: Michael Caine
Lord: James Fox
Bob Jones: Nigel Havers
Sir Adrian Chappie: John Gielgud
Cynthia Goodbum: Felicity Dean
Charles Greig: Barry Foster
Bruce: Gordon Jackson
Bill Pickett: Kenneth Colley

: The Innocents

Deborah Kerr
Michael Redgrave Peter Wyngarde
A chilling ghost story based on Henry James 's short story The Turn of the Screw.
Screenplay William Archibald and Truman Capote
Producer/Director Jack Clayton
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Peter Wyngarde
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: William Archibald
Director: Jack Clayton
Miss Giddens: Deborah Kerr
Uncle: Michael Redgrave
Peter Quint: Peter Wyngarde
Mrs Grose: Megs Jenkins
Miles: Martin Stephens
Flora: Pamela Franklin
Anna: Isla Cameron

: 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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