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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 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: Sarah Coburn.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: Daytime UK

With 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 on the Open Line [number removed].


Unknown: Debi Jones

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop at a Mourne Mountain farm.
Tim Loane tells today's story The Field of Boulders adapted by Brian Jameson. With Vanessa Amberleigh.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Tim Loane
Adapted By: Brian Jameson.
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh.

: Rupert

Cartoon based on the stories by Alfred Bestall. (R)


Stories By: Alfred Bestall.

: People Today

Adrian Mills and Debi Jones with the second edition of the show about daily life.


Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Debi Jones

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Kilroy

Robert Kilroy-Silk presents topical discussion.

: Before Noon

Judi Spiers and Adrian Mills with lively conversation, while Alan Titchmarsh reveals the winner of today's Brainwave quiz question.


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Rosemary Conley's Diet and Fitness Club

Were you naughty this
Christmas? If so Rosemary will be offering help and advice to all those who put on extra pounds over the holiday.

: Scene Today

The daily entertainment show live from the foyer of Pebble Mill studios.
Presented by Judi Spiers and Alan Titchmarsh.


Presented By: Judi Spiers
Presented By: Alan Titchmarsh.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Bronwyn says something rash and Matt's feelings are hurt. (For cast see Monday. Repeated at

: Going for Gold

The remaining contestants compete for a place in the final of the quiz show hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Born to Be Bad

Starring Joan Fontaine
Arriving in San Francisco, ambitious but angelic-looking Christabel Caine is soon toying with the hearts of two very different men.
Films: pages 27-32


Director: Nicholas Ray
Christabel Caine: Joan Fontaine
Nick Bradley: Robert Ryan
Curtis Carey: Zachary Scott
Donna Foster: Joan Leslie
Cobby: Mel Ferrer
John Caine: Harold Vermilyea
Aunt Clara: Virginia Farmer

: Dooby's Duck Truck

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with Dooby's Duck Truck with the star puppet Dooby Duck
Live from the bright lights of Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, Dooby 's Duck Truck brings you an exciting mixture of music and dance. Rocky Rooster tries his hand at the fruit machine and the Pet Shop Ducks make lots of money.
Producer David Crichton


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Producer: David Crichton

: Gordon the Gopher

Starring Gordon the Gopher and Phillip Schofield.
Scoop! When Mr Hack arrives at the TV studio, Phillip is tempted to spill the beans about Gordon.
Producer Claire Winyard Executive producer
Christopher Pilkington


Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Unknown: Mr Hack
Producer: Claire Winyard
Producer: Christopher Pilkington
Gordon's hairdresser: Paul Smith
Mr Hack: Roger Sloman
Voices: Hugh Dennis

: Jlmbo and the Jet Set

Cartoon with the voices of Peter Hawkins and Susan Sheridan. (R)


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan.

: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl.
Told for Jackanory in five parts by Sylvester McCoy. 4: The Great Glass Lift


Written By: Roald Dahl.
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy.

: Fantastic Max

Cartoon. (R)

: Billy Webb's Amazing Story

Children's drama in six parts written by Steve Attridge and based on characters created by Andrew Da vies.
2: 'Something about him reminded me of someone.
I was sure I'd seen him before.
But I couldn't have done.'
Who are these mysterious characters who keep turning up in Billy's life?
Producer Angela Beeching Director John Smith


Written By: Steve Attridge
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: John Smith
Billy Webb: Scott Riley
Trotman: Mike Walling
Mr Hardwood: Tony Melody
Mrs Peasgood: Gil Brailey
Mrs Kaur: Sudha Bhuchar
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
Annette: Phyllis Osie
Nigel: Raymond Butcher
Anita: Anna Williams
Winston: Sean Carnegie
June: Llsa O'Connell

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Blue Peter

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


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jakki Brambles. Director/Producer Paul Ciani
0 MAGAZINE: for the latest pop news. get Number One magazine every
Wednesday, 55p from newsagents. This week with a free address book!


Introduced By: Jakki Brambles.
Producer: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Mark is desperate to tell his secret to someone. But who can he trust in Albert Square?
This week's episodes written by Tony McHale
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: Richard Holthouse
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Mark: Todd Carty
Disa: Jan Graveson
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ken: Ian Redford
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Ricky: Sid Owen
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Eddie: Michael Melia
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Oliver: Lee Sparke
Pete: Peter Dean
Jason: George Russo
Mr Warren: Glyn Grimstead
Jacquie Coles: Anita Parry

: Tomorrow's World

The problems of Hungary's polluted inland sea and a preview from Europe's most imaginative computer animation festival.
With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham. Producer Cynthia Page Editor Dana Purvis


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Editor: Dana Purvis

: The Brittas Empire

A comedy series written by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss.
Starring Chris Barrie
Brittas finalises meticulous plans for the royal opening.
Director/Producer Mike Stephens • PICTURE STORY: page 81 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Richard Fegen
Written By: Andrew Norriss.
Unknown: Chris Barrie
Gordon Brittas: Chris Barrie
Laura: Julia St John
Linda: Jill Greenacre
Tim: Russell Porter
Gavin: Tim Marriott
Carole: Harriet Thorpe
Angie: Andree Bernard
Colin: Michael Burns
Helen: Philippa Haywood
Boilerman Barnes: Declan Mulholland
Foreman: Ian Bleasdale
Workman: Felix Bowness
Electrician: David Webber
Michael: Davidson Knight
Boy Scout: Ross McCall

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Crisis In Africa

A special appeal on behalf of the Disasters Emergency
Committee for money to help the victims of famine threatening millions in Africa. DONATIONS: Crisis in Africa,
[address removed]. 24-hour credit card donations 0[number removed]

: The Shiralee

A two-part adaptation of D'Arcy Niland 's classic Australian novel. Starring Bryan Brown Noni Hazelhurst Rebecca Smart
1: After falling from a train in a small town in the Australian outback, Mac meets Lily, the daughter of the local butcher.
Director George Ogilvie
(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.30pm) 0 FILMS: pages 27-32 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: D'Arcy Niland
Unknown: Bryan Brown
Director: George Ogilvie
MacAuley: Bryan Brown
Lily: Noni Hazelhurst
Buster: Rebecca Smart
Tony: Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Marge: Lorna Lesley
Jim: Ned Manning

: Question Time

Peter Sissons presents live debate from the Barbican
Centre in London. Guests include the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Douglas Hurd , MP, and the Shadow
Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , MP. Producer Mark McDonald
Editor James Hogan


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Producer: Mark McDonald
Editor: James Hogan

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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