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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Gloria Live

Topical studio discussion with Gloria Hunniford.

: It's Easy

Tips on dressmaking.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Simon Parkin. - the Playbus is at the Patch Stop in Potterne, Wiltshire 10.25 Stoppit and Tidyup


Unknown: Simon Parkin.

: Cricket

England v West Indies England's international season begins today when it plays the first of three one-day internationals against the West Indies for the Texaco Trophy. England is the current holder of the Trophy after beating the West Indies 3-0 in 1988. Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play from Edgbaston.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie 0 PICTURE STORY: page 69 . SPORT: page 14
Including at
11.00am News; Weather and Regional News; Weather
12.00 News; Weather and Regional News; Weather
12.55 Regional News; Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours

Todd disobeys Beverly's instruction not to go bike riding. Jim makes his peace with Matt.

: Cricket

England v West Indies Further live coverage of the one-day international from Edgbaston.
(Coverage continues on BBC2)

: The Colditz Story

John Mills
Eric Portman
Colditz Castle was considered escape-proof by the Germans in charge, but seen as a challenge by the Allied prisoners of war incarcerated there.
Director Guy Hamilton
• FILMS: pages 31-35


Director: Guy Hamilton
Pat Reid: John Mills
Col Richmond: Eric Portman
Mac McGill: Christopher Rhodes
Harry Tyler: Lionel Jeffries
Jimmy Winslow: Bryan Forbes
Robin Cartwright: Ian Carmichael
Richard Gordon: Richard Wattis
Kommandant: Frederick Valk
Priem: Denis Shaw
Fischer: Anton Diffring
La Tour: Eugene Deckers
Vandy: Theodore Bikel

: Pingu

With Andi Peters.
Animated adventures of a rather clumsy penguin.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Mick and Mac

Comedy starring Michael Barrymore.


Unknown: Michael Barrymore.

: Happy Families

A 12-part children's drama. 4: Master Salt, the sailors' son, and mysterious happenings on board the Jolly Jack. Based on the books of Allan Ahlberg and dramatised by Vicky Ireland


Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Dramatised By: Vicky Ireland

: Tricky Business

Comedy magic show starring Bernie Clifton.


Unknown: Bernie Clifton.

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Blue Peter

The magazine programme for children, 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 Andrew Harvey.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Gary Davies. Director/Producer Stanley Appel
• SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: Radio • MAGAZINE: Number One magazine every Wednesday, 60p from newsagents.


Introduced By: Gary Davies.

: EastEnders

Episode written by Jez Simons and Jyoti Patel
Sharon confronts Grant.
Picture Story: page 69
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Jez Simons
Writer: Jyoti Patel
Producer: Pat Sandys
Director: Douglas Argent
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Ricky: Sid Owen
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Michelle: Susan Tully
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Phil: Steve McFadden
Peggy: Jo Warne
Kevin: Colin McCormack
Pete: Peter Dean
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth

: Tomorrow's World

Could the world's first computer have been built by Victorian
professor Charles Babbage ? Working from one of his original designs, engineers at London's Science Museum are now taking up where he left off. With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford,
Kate Bellingham and Peter Macann. Producer Michael Mosley Editor Dana Purvis
0 INFORMATION: phone 0[number removed]. Calls cost 34p per minute cheap rate. 45p per minute at all other times. Ceefax information on page 627 .
• COMPETITION: page 18


Unknown: Professor Charles Babbage
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Unknown: Peter MacAnn.
Producer: Michael Mosley
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Russ Abbot

There's no stopping Russ
Abbot tonight as he treats you to a heavyweight Madonna, a lightweight bullfighter and some monkey business somewhere in between.
Featuring Bella Emberg ,
Jeffrey Holland , Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson.
Director Peter Laskie Producer John Bishop


Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson.
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Michael Fish
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: 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
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone: Stephanie Cole
Milkwoman: Barbara Flynn
Mavis: Maggie Ollerenshaw

: Question Time

Peter Sissons presents live debate and discussion from
Birmingham. Around the Q-shaped table tonight are leading politicians and public figures.
Producer Mark McDonald
Editor James Hogan
0 AUDIENCE: if you would like to be in the Question Time audience send a large sae to. [address removed].


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

: HeartBeat

An American drama series set in a Los Angeles clinic dedicated to the care and treatment of women.
Prison. Paul comes up against prison bureaucracy when he tries to help a patient serving time for embezzlement.
Meanwhile, Leo notices strained relations between his friend and his tennis-playing son.


Paul: Darrell Larson
Cory: Lynn Whitfield
Joanne: Kate Mulgrew
Leo: Ben Masters
Eddie: William Jordan
Eve: Laura Johnson
Franco: Julian Reyes
Nicky: Michael Faustino
Eddie: William Jordan
Lorraine: Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Larry: Jack Rader
Alma: Beverly Garland
Marilyn: Gail Strickland

: Cricket

England v West Indies Tony Lewis introduces highlights of the first of three one-day internationals.

: 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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