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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News headlines or summaries every quarter hour.

: Kilroy

Live discussion with Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Simon Parkin
10.05 Playdays - the Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop
10.25 The Family Ness - cartoon


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: News; Weather

: People Today

Magazine programme: today the chance to have your say on [number removed].

: Rosemary Conley

Lose weight and tone up.

: Scene Today

From Pebble Mill.


Unknown: Pebble Mill.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours

Joe tries to apologise to Linda Giles for snooping. Melanie feels unloved and unwanted, but somebody has sent her flowers and Jamie goes walkabout. (For cast see Friday. Repeated at 5.35pm)


Unknown: Linda Giles

: Going for Gold

The last game before tomorrow's final of the European quiz, with Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Who Will Love My Children?

Ann-Margret Frederic Forrest
The true story of a terminally ill woman who devotes herself to finding good families for her ten children.
Director John Erman ● FILMS: page 37


Unknown: Ann-Margret Frederic Forrest
Director: John Erman
Ivan Fray: Frederic Forrest
Hazel Anderson: Cathryn Damon
Dick Thomas: Donald Moffat
Cleta Thomas: Patricia Smith

: Dooby's Duck Truck

Introduced by Andi Peters.
Dooby and friends record a video for the BBC.


Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: Gordon the Gopher

Starring Gordon the Gopher and Phillip Schofield. Will Gordon's impressions impress Phillip?


Unknown: Phillip Schofield.

: The Real Thief

Written by William Steig. Told for Jackanory in the second of three parts by Peter Davison.


Written By: William Steig.
Unknown: Peter Davison.

: Fantastic Max

Cartoon about a toddler.

: Dizzy Heights

Children's puppet comedy set in a hotel. Starring
Alan Heap and Mick Wall. 6: With Alan sickly and the Gristles sickening, the Doctor finds himself well and truly in the soup.


Unknown: Mick Wall.

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Blue Peter

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


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Laurie Mayer.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Top of the Pops

The UK's longest-running pop chart show, introduced by Anthea Turner.
Director/Producer Paul Ciani
● MAGAZINE: Number One magazine every Wednesday, 55p from newsagents. This week: includes a free memo board and pen.


Introduced By: Anthea Turner.
Producer: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Dot isn't her usual self, and Ethel finds out why.
This week's episodes written by Tony Jordan
Producer Corinne Hollingworth Director Mervyn Cumming


Written By: Tony Jordan
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: Mervyn Cumming
Grant: Ross Kemp
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Kathy: Gilllan Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
Brenda: Eve Shickle
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Mark: Todd Carty
Steve: Owen Hatchard
Salesman: Frederick Warder
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Phil: Steve McFadden
Mr X: William Marlowe
Mr Y: Billy Murray
Ricky: Sid Owen
Michelle: Susan Tully
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Geraldine: Julie Dawn Cole
Stacey: Kerry Ann White
Gerry: Sion Tudor Owen

: Tomorrow's World

This week: a vision of the future - how robots are learning to look at chocolates, cars and chips. And the sound of the future - can music sound larger than life? Viewers have their own opportunity to sample 3-D stereo by tuning in to a live link-up with Radio l's Mark Goodier 's Evening
Session. With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford,
Kate Bellingham and Peter Macann. Producer Jack Weber
Editor Dana Purvis
● INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]. Calls cost 33p per minute off-peak. 44p per minute at all other times. Also on Ceefax page 627. Thursday. Friday only. 0 MUSIC AND ARTS: page 10 - a chance to win a free demonstration CD.


Unknown: Mark Goodier
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Unknown: Peter MacAnn.
Producer: Jack Weber
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Doctor at the Top

Comedy based on the books of Richard Gordon.
Bye Bye Bickerstaff
Attending former fellow student Kenneth Bickerstaff 's funeral gives Collier the perfect opportunity for a weekend away with the boys.
Episode written by George Layton Producer Susan Belbin


Unknown: Richard Gordon.
Unknown: Kenneth Bickerstaff
Written By: George Layton
Producer: Susan Belbin
Duncan P Waring: Robin Nedwell
Professor Stuart-Clark: Geoffrey Davies
Paul Collier: George Layton
Sir Geoffrey Loftus: Ernest Clark
Geraldine Waring: Georgina Melville
Emma Stuart-Clark: Jill Benedict
Mrs Bickerstaff: Beryl Cooke
Vicar: Peter Reeves
DrAnand: Ayub Khan Din

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Budget 1991

A statement by Alan Beith ,
MP, the treasury spokesman for the Liberal Democrats.


Unknown: Alan Beith

: Open All Hours

A classic comedy by Roy Clarke about a miserly northern shopkeeper.
Starring Ronnie Barker David Jason
Lynda Baron
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Comedy By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
MrsBlewitt: Kathy Staff
Mavis: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Milk woman: Barbara Flynn

: Question Time

Live debate and discussion presented by Peter Sissons. Around the Q-shaped table tonight are leading politicians and public figures.
Audience: if you would like to be in the Question Time audience send a large sae to. [address removed].


Presenter: Peter Sissons
Producer: Mark McDonald
Editor: James Hogan

: HeartBeat

An American drama based in a Los Angeles clinic dedicated to the needs of female patients. Cory's Loss. Cory is forced to perform a dangerous operation by the stubbornness of a young couple demanding a 'natural' childbirth.


Cory: Lynn Whitfield
Eve: Laura Johnson
Leo: Ben Masters
Joanne: Kate Mulgrew
Paul: Darrell Larson
Marilyn: Gail Strickland

: Weather

: Ramadan: a Month to Remember

In the first of four programmes, Imam Shahid
Raza explores how the spirit of Ramadan influences Muslims in their work places. Director Terry Bailey
Producer Steve Benson


Unknown: Imam Shahid
Director: Terry Bailey
Producer: Steve Benson

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.

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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