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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Kilroy

Live discusssion programme with Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Hot Chefs

Today, Lancashire hot pot. Recipe on Ceefax page 615

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Dot Stop.

: The Family Ness


: Happy Memories

Cliff Michelmore and Wendy Gibson re-live viewers' favourite moments. With guest Royal-watcher Elizabeth Barron.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Wendy Gibson
Unknown: Elizabeth Barron.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: No Kidding

Family quiz show, with Mike Smith and Kate Copstick. OSTEREO


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Kate Copstick.

: People Today

Russell Grant stargazes with the stars, and Mairi Maciver checks out the latest maternity wear. With Miriam Stoppard.
Including at


Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Mairi MacIver
Unknown: Miriam Stoppard.

: Pebble Mill

Alan Titchmarsh meets opera singer Lesley Garrett , the "diva from Doncaster".
12.55 Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Singer: Lesley Garrett

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Racing

From Ascot, on the first day of the National Hunt season.
2.00 Bagshot Handicap Steeplechase (3m)
2.35 United House Construction
Steeplechase (H'cap. 2m)
3.10 Hairy Mary Novices ' Hurdle Race (2m)
3.40 Steel Plate and Sections
Young Chasers Qualifier (Novices' Steeplechase. 2m 4f).
Introduced by Julian Wilson , with commentary by Peter O'Sullevan and Richard Pitman.
Producer Wendy Sheppard


Unknown: Mary Novices
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Children's BBC

With Andi Peters.

Dooby's Duck Truck


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters

: Orville and Cuddles

Cartoon. A nasty storm scares Orville and Cuddles.

: F I P

Comedy series. A giraffe head, a wedding cake, even
Mel Gibson and Madonna find their way into Flea and Patsy-Fs office. • STEREO


Unknown: Mel Gibson

: The Chipmunks


: Hartbeat

Creative picture-making ideas. Today, the studio is full of words, and Morph is letting his hair down. With Tony Hart and Gabrielle Bradshaw.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● PICTURE GALLERY: if you are 15or under, send your picture to Hartbeat, BBC Television, London W3 6XZ.
(Unfortunately they cannot be returned.)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Gabrielle Bradshaw.

: Newsround

News for children.

: Byker Grove

The 18-part children's drama series.
1: Julie's return to Newcastle renews old tensions. Robert visits the doctor.
Written by Don Webb
A Zenith North production for BBCtv (Part 2 on Friday)


Written By: Don Webb

: Neighbours

Harold and Joe clash over the funeral arrangements. Melissa discovers some unsavoury goings on at Lassiters. Gemma is shocked to hear about Matt's secret love.
(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) ●STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey and Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Wogan

Among the guests tonight is Graham Kerr , the "galloping gourmet", celebrating his return to television after 15 years (his series Graham Kerr is shown on Monday afternoons in most ITV regions). In the 70s, he was probably the best-known TV cook in the world, never without a glass in his hand ("just a quick slurp") and a double entendre on his lips. Now, after a serious car accident (ironically, involving a lorryload of vegetables), he's become a born-again Christian, and a born-again believer in healthy eating. * STEREO


Unknown: Graham Kerr
Unknown: Graham Kerr

: Tomorrow's World in Berlin

A special edition of the popular science magazine, from Berlin. To bring the once-divided city in from the cold, scientists from the former east and west sectors are collaborating on projects straight from the realms of sci-fi. Bacteria that eat rubbish, the development of a fishy slime to speed up torpedoes, a boat that flies and a journey, via virtual reality, to an underground station that closed 30 years ago, are some of the discoveries made by presenters Judith Hann , Kate Bellingham and John Diamond. Producers Judith Bunting and Richard Dale
Editor Dana Purvis
0 INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 36p a minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times.


Presenters: Judith Hann
Presenters: Kate Bellingham
Presenters: John Diamond.
Producers: Judith Bunting
Producers: Richard Dale
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Specials

Fifth in a 12-part drama series telling the story of five ordinary men and women from different walks of life who become special constables.
Freddy Calder settles an angry dispute in an unorthodox way. And there are sinister consequences for Redwood, when he agrees to take on a legal-aid case involving a teenager who has been accused of "steaming".
Uncle Ram is still matchmaking and after his efforts on Anjali's behalf, family tensions are running high.
Created, written and produced by Brian Degas and Harry Robertson Director Christopher Baker ● STEREO


Produced By: Brian Degas
Unknown: Harry Robertson
Director: Christopher Baker
Bob Loach: Martin Cochrane
Freddy Calder: Ron Donachie
John Redwood: Brian Gwaspari
VivSmith: Cindy O'Callaghan
Anjali Shah: Kim Vithana
Sgt McAllister: Campbell Morrison
Noreen Loach: Polly Hemingway
Dicky Padgett: Richard Heffer
Uncle Ram: Badi Uzzaman
Derek Loach: Dominic Rickhards
Denzil: John Brobbey
Rita Loosemore: Jill Brassington
MrsCo/eman: Karen Benjamin
Piggott: Peter Benson
Grout: Andrew Livingston

: Points of View

Anne Robinson delves into her postbag for this week's selection of viewers' comments on and reactions to recent television programmes. Producer Paul Smith
● WRITE TO: Points of View, BBCtv Centre, London W 12 7RJ.
● TELEPHONE: [number removed]● LETTERS: page 99


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Nine O'Clock News

Michael Buerk with the latest national and international reports. Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888'


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Inside Story

The final programme in the current series of investigative documentaries. Suicide Killers. The Tamil
Tigers of Sri Lanka are one of the most ruthless groups of independence fighters in the modern world. The Indian authorities believe that
Rajiv Gandhi , killed in May this year, fell victim to a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber. Many members of the group are willing to take part in suicide attacks, and a large number of the frontline fighters are just young boys and girls.
Inside Story talks to the Tigers' leaders and to those who are prepared to kill themselves for the cause. What motivates their
"fanatical" commitment and why would they have wanted to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi ? ProducerStephen Lambert
Executive producer Paul Hamann


Unknown: Rajiv Gandhi
Unknown: Rajiv Gandhi
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Sportsnight

The midweek sports magazine, presented by Desmond Lynam.
Auxerre v Liverpool
Liverpool continue their
European campaign with the first leg of their second-round UEFA cup tie against Auxerre, the French first division side who beat Ikast of Denmark in the first round. Highlights also of other European games and a full results roundup.
From Atlantic City, where
Tommy Morrison meets WBO heavyweight champion
Ray Mercer. Morrison had a leading role in Rocky V, but can he turn mbvie fantasy into reality?
From the Rothman's Grand
Prix at the Hexagon, Reading. Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Presented By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Tommy Morrison
Unknown: Ray Mercer.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: 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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