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: BBC Breakfast News

Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from Paul Burden and Sarah Coburn. Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando.
Headlines or news summaries every quarter hour.
Business news: 7.12, 7.40,
Sport: 7.23, 7.50, 8.23, 8.50. Weather, regional and traffic news:
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25.
0CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Sarah Coburn.
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: The New Yogi Bear Show

Introduced by Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester.
Cartoon. For the Mother of the Year picnic, Ranger Smith has trained his dog to stop
Yogi's picnic-basket filching. (R)


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

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Popeye and Son

Cartoon. Adventures of strongman sailor Popeye, girlfriend Olive Oyl and their son, Popeye Jr. (R)

: Yanomami - the Dying Tribe: A Newsround Special

After 10,000 years living peacefully in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the Yanomami Indians are in grave danger.
Seized by a greed for gold, an army of miners has invaded, bringing diseases which are wiping out the tribe.
Newsround's Paul Welsh reports from the Brazilian rainforest on the Yanomami's fight for survival.


Reporter: Paul Welsh

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop. Will Brenton, Carolene Hinds ,
Robert Hopkins and Luke Strain ten the story The Case of the Forgotten Watsitsname! by Will Brenton.


Unknown: Carolene Hinds
Unknown: Robert Hopkins
Unknown: Luke Strain
Unknown: Will Brenton.

: Rupert

Cartoon. The Inventor gives
Rupert a pair of flying buttons, but when the little bear tries to fly home, he ends up travelling to all sorts of strange places. (R)

: Paddles Up

The grand final of television's international canoeing competition for the Norwich Union Trophy. Men, women and juniors tackle two new courses. Commentary by Chris Rea and John Gosling.


Commentary By: Chris Rea
Commentary By: John Gosling.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Importance of Being Earnest

Michael Redgrave Michael Denison
Edith Evans
The classic version of Oscar
Wilde's comedy about two wealthy bachelors, Jack and Algernon, who invent the imaginary Ernest as a scapegoat for their escapades. But when courting Gwendolen and Cecily, they are both shocked to discover the girls are falling for Ernest's charms.
Director Anthony Asquith 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Edith Evans
Director: Anthony Asquith
Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford

: Cartoons

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Sharon leaves Nick tired and emotional.
(For cast see Friday 28 December. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Hotel

Starring Rod Taylor
The St Gregory in New Orleans is a bastion of old-style hospitality, and the setting for blackmail, racism, robbery and romance. Based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.
Director Richard Quine 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: St Gregory
Novel By: Arthur Hailey.
Director: Richard Quine
Peter McDermott: Rod Taylor
Jeanne: Catherine Spaak
Keycase: Karl Malden
Trent: Melvyn Douglas
O'Keefe: Kevin McCarthy
Duchess: Merle OBEron
Dupere: Richard Conte
Duke o/Lanbourne: Michael Rennie
Christine, the singer: Carmen McRae
Captain Yolles: Alfred Ryder
Bailey: Roy Roberts

: Corners NEW

Introduced by Andi Peters.
What's in a pizza? Who invented cornflakes? And how do they make it rain and snow in films? Presented by Sophie Aldred and Simon Davies with Jo Korna.
Producer Alison Stewart
Series producer Jane Tarleton
0 QUESTIONS: send your questions to Corners, BBCtv. London W 12 7RJ.


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Presented By: Simon Davies
Unknown: Jo Korna.
Producer: Alison Stewart
Producer: Jane Tarleton

: Jackanory

The final day of stories and poems from the winners of the Jackanory writing competition. Today's story Surprises is told by Victoria Wood and Danny John Jules.


Told By: Victoria Wood
Told By: Danny John Jules.

: Fantastic Max

Cartoon about Max the toddler. (R)

: Eyespy

A game show hosted by spy master Julian Parkin. Mission control at the Spy Training
Centre gets four new would-be secret agents - all struggling to be the master spies of today's contest. Join in the decoding of top secret messages, observation and detection tests and try to unravel the villains' fiendish plot. Can the new agents crack open the safe before it self-destructs?
Director David Crichton
Producer Christine Hewitt
0 PICTURE STORY: page 129


Unknown: Julian Parkin.
Director: David Crichton
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Newsround

A news programme for children.

: The Watch House

A three-part ghost story for children by Robert Westall.
3: Anne, reunited with Pat and Timmo, solves the mystery of the Watch House and helps the Old Feller to rest in peace. (R) (For cast see Friday 28 December at


Unknown: Robert Westall.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Wogan

Conversation and entertainment with Terry Wogan and his guests.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: - Summer Rental

John Candy
Richard Crenna
Jack Chester and his family set off to Florida for a few weeks of sun and relaxation, blissfully unaware of the catalogue of disasters that awaits. And with the Chesters, disaster is always an understatement. This fast-moving family comedy stars big John Candy , Steve Martin 's unwelcome companion in Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Director Carl Reiner


Unknown: John Candy
Unknown: Richard Crenna
Unknown: Jack Chester
Unknown: John Candy
Unknown: Steve Martin
Director: Carl Reiner
Jack Chester: John Candy
Al Pellet: Richard Crenna
Sandy: Karen Austin
Scully: Rip Torn
Jennifer: Kerri Green
Bobby: Joey Lawrence

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weekend Weather
Ian McCaskill
9 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Over My Dead Body

A special feature-length opener for a new American murder-mystery series. Starring
Edward Woodward, Jessica Lundy

Max Beckett is a crime novelist who has built his reputation on being a retired
Scotland Yard inspector. Nicki Page is a young obituary writer for the San Francisco press who is just itching for her big journalistic break. When Nicki witnesses the murder of a young woman - only for the body to disappear and the police to doubt her story - she seeks Max's help. But as the mysteries pile up, the biggest mystery is how this unlikely duo ever get on.
(The new series starts next Friday)


Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Jessica Lundy
Unknown: Max Beckett
Unknown: Nicki Page
Unknown: San Francisco
Max Beckett: Edward Woodward
Nicki Page: Jessica Lundy
Henry Shirer: Ed Winter
Lacy Tate: Brenda Thomson
Tony Rialdo: Dan Ferro
Detective Ames: Starr Horton

: The Gladiator

Starring Ken Wahl
Nancy Allen , Robert Culp Los Angeles is being held in the grip of the 'Skull', a homicidal maniac who kills motorists with his 'death car'.
When his younger brother becomes the Skull's latest victim, mechanic Rick Benton converts his pick-up truck into a powerful armoured weapon to take revenge.
Director Able Ferrara
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Ken Wahl
Unknown: Nancy Allen
Unknown: Robert Culp
Unknown: Rick Benton
Rick Benton: Ken Wahl
Susan Neville: Nancy Allen
Frank Mason: Robert Culp
Joe Barker: Stan Shaw
Loretta Simpson: Rosemary Forsyth
Jeff Benton: Brian Robbins

: 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.

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.

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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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