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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Perfect Strangers

You Gotta Have Friends
When Balki announces that he's just spent a great evening with athletics superstar Carl Lewis , he's shocked to find that no one believes him.


Unknown: Carl Lewis

: Labour Party Conference

Second day of the Labour Party Conference, with debates on education and Labour's strategy on employees' rights.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Playground Stop.

: Bump

Cartoon. Whizzer turns over a new leaf after a game of hide-and-seek. Narrated by Simon Cadell.


Unknown: Simon Cadell.

: Labour Party Conference

Further live coverage.
Including at
11.00am and 12.00
News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
12.55 Regional News; Weather

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours

Joe's latest scheme to get some easy money has alarming consequences for the rest of Ramsay Street. Kerry confesses all to Dorothy but will it do any good? (For cast see Monday) ● STEREO

: Four Square

Two more contestants take part in the general knowledge quiz. With John Sachs. 0 STEREO


Unknown: John Sachs.

: The Grey Fox

A Canadian western with a difference.
Gentleman outlaw Bill Miner emerges from jail in 1901. The world has changed, but he cannot. The true story of the greatest bandit of that time. With Richard Farnsworth.
Director Phillip Borsos 0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Richard Farnsworth.
Director: Phillip Borsos

: Ngurunderi

The legend of Ngurunderi - Aboriginal hero of the Ngarrindjeri people.

: Poddington Peas

With Andi Peters.
Cartoon adventures.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Bodger and Badger

Comedy chaos at
Letsby Avenue School.
Mrs Trout lays on a slap-up meal for the new chairman of the school governors - with disasterous results.
Written by Andy Cunningham


Unknown: Mrs Trout
Written By: Andy Cunningham
Simon Bodger: Andy Cunningham
Mrs Trout: Lila Kaye
Miss Moon: Selina Cadell
Mr Valentino: Rudolph Walker

: Heathcliff with Cats and Co


: What's That Noise?

This week, Tony Gregory taps into the world of dance with top choreographers
Jacob Marley and Claire Eastman. 0 STEREO


Unknown: Tony Gregory
Unknown: Jacob Marley
Unknown: Claire Eastman.

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Grange Hill

A 20-part children's school drama series.
7: The new school lockers have to be paid for.
Episode written by Kevin Hood (Rpt. Part 8 on Friday) ● STEREO


Written By: Kevin Hood

: Neighbours

(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Chris Lowe.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Every Second Counts

General knowledge game show hosted by Paul Daniels. Three couples compete, first against each other and then against the clock for prizes. Producer Stanley Appel 0 STEREO


Unknown: Paul Daniels.
Producer: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

Clyde Tavernier is in A1 condition for the big fight tonight - but his mind is hardly on boxing.
Episode written by Gillian Richmond
(For cast see Thursday)
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Gillian Richmond

: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

Classic comedy from 1976 with the late, fast-talking
Leonard Rossiter as Reggie, the middle-aged, suburbanite office worker at Sunshine
Desserts. The sitcom achieved cult status, largely due to the clever scripts of David Nobbs , based on his original Perrin novel. Booming boss CJ (John Barron ) made famous the 'I didn't get where I am today without....' catch-phrase and simpering colleagues David and Tony (Bruce Bould and Trevor Adams ) parrot 'Super' and 'Great' constantly. Pauline Yates plays the long-suffering wife Elizabeth. In tonight's episode Reggie makes a disastrous speech to the British Fruit Association, but this proves to be just a prelude to the real crisis in his life.
Producer Gareth Gwenlan


Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: Bruce Bould
Unknown: Trevor Adams
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Joan Greengross: Sue Nicholls
Peter Cartwright: Terence Conoley
Doc Morrissey: John Horsley
Dr Hump: Dennis Ramsden
Elwyn Watkins: Tenniel Evans
Bill: John Rudling

: Two Point Four Children

Comedy series about a woman's soul-searching amid domestic chaos written by Andrew Marshall.
Starring Belinda Lang Gary Olsen
Dirty Bowling. Bill has decided to take her long deferred driving test. Ben also has a secret.
Director/Producer Richard Boden * STEREO


Written By: Andrew Marshall.
Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Gary Olsen
Producer: Richard Boden
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Jenny: Clare Woodgate
David: John Pickard
Biker: Ray Polhill
Gerry: Leonard O'Malley
Paddy: David Kelly
Van Helsing: Stephen Lewis
Rory: Francis Maston

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Making Out

Comedy drama written by Debbie Horsfield , starring Margi Clarke
Melanie Kilburn
Queenie and Rosie prepare for motherhood. But is the hospital prepared for Queenie?
Producer Carol Wilks
Director John Woods 0 STEREO


Written By: Debbie Horsfield
Unknown: Margi Clarke
Unknown: Melanie Kilburn
Producer: Carol Wilks
Director: John Woods
Queenie: Margi Clarke
Jill: Melanie Kilburn
Donna: Heather Tobias
Pauline: Rachel Davies
Carol May: Shirley Stelfox
Norma: Tracie Bennett
Ray: Tim Dantay
Rosie: Jane Hazlegrove
Chunky: Brian Hibbard
Kip: Tony Haygarth
Bernie: Alan David
Gordon: Jonathan Barlow
Mr Beaver-Wilks: Norman Rodway
Willow: Annette Badland

: Film 91 with Barry Norman

A critical look at the week's cinema releases including Alan Parker 's The Commitments, set in present-day Dublin, about the formation of a soul band. Let Him Have It is a film based on the controversial case of 1952 in which
Derek Bentley was hanged for the murder of a policeman. His friend Christopher Craig actually pulled the trigger, though he was too young to receive the death penalty. And Billy Crystal talks to
Barry Norman about his comedy hit City Slickers in which three friends going through the mid-life crisis decide to go on a 'different' holiday, driving cattle like real cowboys. Director Caius Julyan
Producer Bruce Thompson 0 STEREO
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 40


Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Derek Bentley
Unknown: Christopher Craig
Talks: Billy Crystal
Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Trenchcoat in Paradise

First showing on network television for this comedy thriller starring Dirk Benedict
Catherine Oxenberg Bruce Dern
When wise-cracking private eye Eddie Mazda moves to Hawaii, all he's looking forward to are some waves and some rays. But the tropical heat of paradise has more than its fair share of intrigue, passion and cold-blooded murder.
Director Martha Coolidge 0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Dirk Benedict
Unknown: Catherine Oxenberg
Unknown: Bruce Dern
Unknown: Eddie Mazda
Director: Martha Coolidge
Eddie Mazda: Dirk Benedict
Lisa Duncan: Catherine Oxenberg
John Hollander: Bruce Dern
Claire Hollander: Kim Zimmer
Mona Williams: Sydney Walsh
Susanna Hollander: Michelle Phillips
Carmen Nunzio jr: Vincent Guastaferro
Jack Christie: Steve Lundquist

: 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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