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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: But First This....

With Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester and Esther McVey.

9.05 Around the World with Willy Fog
9.35 Hartbeat
(Repeat) (Subtitles)
10.00 News; Regional News and Weather
10.05 Playdays - the Patch Stop
10.25 Double Dare
10.50 The O Zone


Presenter ("But First This…."): Simon Parkin
Presenter ("But First This…."): Philippa Forrester
Presenter ("But First This…."): Esther McVey

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Peaceable Kingdom

Symphony. Courtney has problems trying to help a juvenile offender, while
Dr Langley is encouraged to put the fun back into his life.

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

Roger Wilkes visits Northern Ireland's
Mourne Mountains.


Unknown: Roger Wilkes

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: The Garden Party

Why do collectors covet the worst car in the world? How long would it take a thief to break into your car? Plus Sally Jones discovers the finer points of fencing while Anne Gregg tours the Lake District. The music is by Beverley Craven.
12.55 Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Beverley Craven.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: A Summer Journey

The Bristol Channel
Angela Rippon visits Minehead, once an important port, now a major seaside resort with Europe's largest residential holiday centre.


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Her Life as a Man

I Starring
I Joan Collins Robyn Douglass
When aspiring journalist Carly Perkins is turned down for a top sportswriting post, she vows to get the job - even if she has to disguise herself as a man.
Director Robert Ellis Miller * FILMS: pages 27-32


Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Robyn Douglass
Unknown: Carly Perkins
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Pam Dugan: Joan Collins
Carly Perkins/Carl Parsons: Robyn Douglass
Barbara: Laraine Newman
Sheila: Miriam Flynn
Dave Fleming: Robert Culp
Mark Rogers: Marc Singer
Proprietor: Anthony Holland
Gloria Rogers: Patricia Barry
Police officer: Malcolm Campbell

: Cartoons

: Children's BBC

With Andi Peters.

The All New Popeye Show
Double bill of cartoon adventures with the spinach eating sailor. (Repeat)


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Dizzy Heights

Third of a five-part children's comedy series set in an unusual hotel.
Featuring Alan Heap and Mick Wall as the owners, with Martin Brennan as the drummer.
Written by Andy Walker (Repeat)


Writer: Andy Walker

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Record Breakers

This week: a trip to Las Vegas for a high-wire record in the circus big top; Bill Oddie tells hair-raising tales of a trans-Africa trek on the Goodies' bike and Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket judge the fastest performances of Chopin's Minute Waltz. With Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker.


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Dr Evadne Hinge
Unknown: Hilda Bracket
Unknown: Cheryl Baker.

: Neighbours

Madge's niece, Gemma, causes a stir when she arrives in Ramsay Street. Helen meets Jim's 'mystery woman'. (For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm)

: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando.
Weather John Kettley
0NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 34p per minute cheap rate. 45p at all other times.


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Top of the Pops

The UK's longest-running pop chart show.
With Simon Mayo, who next week takes the Radio 1 Roadshow around north Devon.
MAGAZINE: Number One magazine. available every Wednesday. 60p from newsagents.


Presenter: Simon Mayo
Director/Producer: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

Hattie is delighted at the prospect of her holiday job working for Ian, but Etta does not share her enthusiasm. The night after the party, Michelle is suffering from more than a hangover and an overnight guest makes a quick exit.
Episode written by Gerry Huxham
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Gerry Huxham
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: Richard Holthouse
Etta: Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence
Hattie: Michelle Gayle
Michelle: Susan Tully
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Dot: June Brown
Nick: John Altman
Pete: Peter Dean
Phil: Steve McFadden
Grant: Ross Kemp
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Eddie: Michael Melia
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Mark: Todd Carty
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Joe: Jason Rush
Terry: Andrew McCulloch
Frank: Mike Reid
Pat: Pam St Clement
Ricky: Sid Owen
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Janine: Rebecca Michael

: Open All Hours

A comedy by Roy Clarke about a mean northern shopkeeper.
Starring Ronnie Barker David Jason
Arkwright stands behind his till, master of all he surveys - all, that is, except the voluptuous Nurse Gladys .
Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby
BBC VIDEO: "Open All Hours". £9.99, from retailers.


Written by: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone: Stephanie Cole
Milkwoman: Barbara Flynn
Mrs Bickerdyke: Sandra Voe
Salesman: Howell Evans
Stephanie: Julie Shipley

: The Lisa Maxwell Show

A new series of comedy sketches starring
Lisa Maxwell , host of BBC2's No Limits rock show and a familiar face to viewers of the Les Dennis Laughter Show. With guests Mark Walker , Brian Glover , Frank Middlemass and Desmond Barrit.
Director/Producer Geoff Miles


Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Les Dennis
Unknown: Mark Walker
Unknown: Brian Glover
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Unknown: Desmond Barrit.
Producer: Geoff Miles

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather John Kettley
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Play on One: Gas and Candles

Written by Jimmy McGovern , author of the critically-acclaimed Gunpowder Plot drama Traitors. The second in this series of six new plays written for television is a black comedy about two pensioners striking back as they struggle to survive in a high-rise flat. A tin of salmon triggers a chain of events which changes their lives. The key to this intriguing tale is the identity of 'Mr Shah '. See panel below.
Producer Norman McCandlish
Director Alvin Rakoff


Written By: Jimmy McGovern
Unknown: Mr Shah
Producer: Norman McCandlish
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Betty: Edna Dore
Bill: Bert Parnaby
Tom: Leslie Sands
Politician: Simon Oates
Journalist: Richard Brain
Supt Benson: Rod Culbertson
Constable Davis: Mark Lewis Jones
Assassin: Kenneth Bryans

: Capital News

An American drama series about life on a hectic newspaper.
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Cub reporter Anne McKenna arrives at the Washington Capital for her first assignment. She is teamed with unorthodox veteran
Redmond Dunne and thrown in at the deep end, sent to cover a hostage story.
● PICTURE STORY: page 54


Reporter: Anne McKenna
Unknown: Redmond Dunne
Jo Jo Tuner: Lloyd Bridges
Anne McKenna: Helen Slater
Clay Gibson: Michael Woods
Edison King: Mark Blum
Todd Lunden: Christian Clemenson
Miles Plato: Kurt Fuller
Conrad White: Wendell Pierce
Redmond Dunne: William Russ

: 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.

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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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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