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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Kilroy

Live discussion programme with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Hot Chefs

Leading chef Paul Gayler prepares vegetarian food: ricotta and spinach gnocchis. Recipe on Ceefax page 615


Unknown: Paul Gayler

: 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 the Rev Jack Richardson.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Wendy Gibson
Unknown: Jack Richardson.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: No Kidding

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


Unknown: Kate Copstick.

: People Today

Miriam Stoppard discusses the pros and cons of home birth with actor Peter Duncan and wife Annie and the Radio
Times/Care Bears search continues for Britain's most caring dad.
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Peter Duncan

: Pebble Mill

Today, the winners of the Radio Times Comedy Awards. The Comedy Store will perform extracts from the six short-listed plays. ● COMEDY: page 12

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Four Square

Quiz hosted by John Sachs.


Presenter: John Sachs

: Hawaii Five-0

Return of America's longest-running police series. Starring Jack Lord
Full Fathom Five. Wealthy women are being killed.


Unknown: Jack Lord

: Primetime

David Jacobs and Sheila McClennon introduce a new series of the lively magazine. With Neil Sedaka.


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Neil Sedaka.

: Dooby's Duck Truck

With Andi Peters.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Orville and Cuddles



Comedy series. The Jamaican Flip office is very untidy. ● STEREO

: The Chipmunks


: Hartbeat

Today, making a scrap sculpture and using seaweed to produce a marbled pattern. ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● PICTURE GALLERY: ifyou are 15 or under send your picture to Hartbeat. BBC Television, London W36XZ.
(Unfortunately they cannot be returned.)

: Newsround

News for children.

: Byker Grove

The 18-part children's drama series set in a youth club.
3: Debbie receives a fright and Geoff makes a discovery. Written by Don Webb
A Zenith North production for BBCtv (Part 4 on Friday)


Written By: Don Webb

: Neighbours

Will Josh and Melissa be able to last out the night? Dorothy makes a decision which could affect her future.
(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) ● STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey present the latest national and international news.
Weather John Kettley
* NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calisare charged at 36p perminute cheap rate, 48p at all othertimes.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: John Kettley

: Wogan

Among Terry Wogan 's guests tonight is artist and expert art faker Eric Hebborn , who will be talking about how to reproduce an Old Master and why he became the art establisment's most lethal saboteur.


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Eric Hebborn

: Tomorrow's World

The live magazine show which covers the latest in technology, medicine and the environment.
This week: aphids eat crops but what will eat aphids? The story of the search for the insect that could take on a whole field of the number one wheat pest. And Karina Kelly reports on Australian efforts to save the giant green turtle from extinction. Tourism and hunting have led to a 90 per cent drop in the numbers of the turtles in the last 30 years. The creatures have a life span of 150 years but don't start breeding until they are 50. Off the coast of Queensland scientists are trying to find out more about the sexual habits of the turtles so that a strategy for their survival can be planned.
With Kate Bellingham , Howard Stableford, Judith Hann. John Diamond , and Carmen Pryce.
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 atall othertimes.


Unknown: Karina Kelly
Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Unknown: Judith Hann.
Unknown: John Diamond
Unknown: Carmen Pryce.
Producers: Judith Bunting
Producers: Richard Dale
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Specials

Violence stalks the streets for the Specials of Division S as Anjali Shah has a close brush with death to save her partner, and an old Special from the class of 41 enforces the law with tragic consequences.
Episode written by Tony Bagley
Producers Brian Degas. Harry Robertson Director Christopher Baker ● STEREO


Unknown: Anjali Shah
Written By: Tony Bagley
Producers: Brian Degas.
Bob Loach: Martin Cochrane
Freddy Calder: Ron Donachie
John Redwood: Brian Gwaspari
Viv Smith: Cindy O'Callaghan
Anjali Shah: Kim Vithana
Sgl McAllister: Campbell Morrison
Chief Supt Ellsmore: Robert Swann
DC Whittaker: Stephen Churchett
Noreen Loach: Polly Hemingway
Dicky Padgett: Richard Heffer
Uncle Ram: Badi Uzzaman
Percy: Jack Watson
David Hibling: Tim Brierley
Alison Hibling: Maggie Saunders

: Points of View

More of your opinions on recent BBC Television programmes, presented by Anne Robinson. Producer Paul Smith ● STEREO
● WRITE TO: Points ofView, BBCtv Centre. London W 1 2 7RJ; or you can telephone on [number removed] ● RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page 107


Presented By: Anne Robinson.

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.


A gripping new six-part documentary series which follows agents of the US Drug Enforcement
Administration as they risk kidnap, torture and violent death to penetrate the vicious world of the drug traffickers. Associate producer
Roger Courtiour persuaded agents to allow the camera to put the real life Miami Vice men under surveillance, following them everywhere, sharing and actually increasing, the ever-present risk of danger. In the first programme undercover agent Ed Follis must con treacherous Nigerian dope dealers and trade with criminal "offloaders" - arms traffickers - in order to bring his complex investigation to an extraordinary climax. Producer Christopher Jeans
Executive producer Paul Hamann STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FEATURE: page 30


Unknown: Roger Courtiour
Unknown: Ed Follis
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Sportsnight

Desmond Lynam introduces a boxing double header. Wharton v Gent
Yorkshireman Henry Wharton , one of Britain's brightest boxing prospects and still unbeaten, makes the first defence of his Commonwealth
Super-Middleweight title against Londoner Lou Gent in front of partisan support at
Leeds Town Hall. Commentary Harry Carpenter.
Holyfield v Tyson
A preview of the heavyweight confrontation scheduled for
8 November in Las Vegas.
Plus a report from the British boxing annual awards presentation, and the latest football news and results.
Producer Vivien Kent Editor Brian Barwick


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Henry Wharton
Unknown: Londoner Lou Gent
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Hard Contract

James Coburn
Lee Remick
A jet set beauty falls in love with a ruthless assassin.
Directors Lee Pogostin 0 FILMS: pages 45-52


Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Lee Remick
Directors: Lee Pogostin
John Cunningham: James Coburn
Sheila Metcalfe: Lee Remick
Ramsey Williams: Burgess Meredith
Adrianne: Lilli Palmer
Alexi: Patrick Magee
Michael Carlson: Sterling Hayden

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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