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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News headlines or summaries every quarter hour.
(For details see Monday)

: Kilroy

Topical discussion programme with Robert Kilroy-Silk.


Presenter: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Hot Chefs

Today: tea blancmange with grapefruit syrup.
Recipe on Ceefax page 615

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester.

The Playground Stop.

: The Family Ness


: The Clothes Show

The best of Student Fashion
Week from the Business Design Centre, Islington. Withjeff Banks and Caryn Franklin. • STEREO


Unknown: Caryn Franklin.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: No Kidding

Family quiz with Mike Smith and Kate Copstick.


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Kate Copstick.

: People Today

Presented by Miriam Stoppard and Mairi Maciver. Russell Grant meets celebrities and their pets, Debi Jones continues her karaoke capers at the Motor Fair and there's an interview with the first British woman in space, Helen Sharman.
Including at 12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Presented By: Miriam Stoppard
Presented By: Mairi MacIver.
Unknown: Debi Jones
Unknown: Helen Sharman.

: Pebble Mill

With Judi Spiers.


Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours

(For cast see Monday. Details at 5.35pm) • STEREO

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Raid on Rommel

Starring Richard Burton
Libya, 1942: a British army intelligence agent attempts to liberate a PoW convoy.
FILMS: pages 55-60


Director: Henry Hathaway
Captain Foster: Richard Burton
Major MacKenzie: John Coucos
Major Tarkington: Clinton Greyn
Vivi: Danielle de Metz
General Rommel: Wolfgang Preiss

: Children's BBC

With Andi Peters.

Poddington Peas
Cartoon adventures.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters

: Bodger and Badger

A 12-part comedy drama. 6: Life's a breeze at Letsby Avenue School.
Written by Andy Cunningham • STEREO


Written By: Andy Cunningham

: Heathcliff with Cats and Co

Cartoon about an alley-cat.

: Now Then: Fourpence a Day

Third in a six-part children's history series.
Francis, the archaeologist and Paul, the painter, are at Killhope Lead Mining Centre, County Durham. Here, only 120 years ago, children worked alongside adults in conditions of near-slavery as Thomas English and his sister Mary, the Time children, well remember. A Third Eye production for BBCtv

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Grange Hill

A 20-part children's drama series set in a school.
15: There's a shock in store for Jacko and Locko.
Episode written by Kevin Hood • STEREO


Written By: Kevin Hood

: Neighbours

Harold gives a TV interview about Kerry. Adam and Jim's animosity comes to the surface. STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Every Second Counts

General knowledge game show hosted by Paul Daniels. Director Tony Newman Producer Stanley Appel • STEREO


Unknown: Paul Daniels.

: EastEnders

It's the Fifth of November and there are unexpected visitors at the local firework display.
Episode written by Jyoti Patel and Jez Simons
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Jyoti Patel
Writer: Jez Simons
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: Richard Holthouse
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Frank: Mike Reid
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Mark: Todd Carty
Pete: Peter Dean
Etta: Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence
Celestine: Leroy Golding
Jules: Tommy Eytle
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Phil: Steve McFadden
Winston: Ulric Brown

: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

Classic comedy series written by David Nobbs , starring Leonard Rossiter
Pauline Yates
Reggie's fortunes have taken another downward turn.
Producer Gareth Gwenlan


Written By: David Nobbs
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Reginald Perrin: Leonard Rossiter
Elizabeth Perrin: Pauline Yates
CJ: John Barron
MrPelham: Glynn Edwards
Joan Greengross: Sue Nicholls
David Harris-Jones: Bruce Bould
Tony Webster: Trevor Adams
Linda: Sally-Jane Spencer
Tom: Tim Preece
PeterCartwright: Terence Conoley

: A Question of Sport

David Coleman tests the stars.
Team captain Ian Botham lines up with athlete Roger Black and Commonwealth Games badminton champion
Fiona Smith. Bill Beaumont 's guests are Spurs and England midfielder Paul Stewart and jockey Walter Swinburn. Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Fiona Smith.
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Paul Stewart
Unknown: Walter Swinburn.
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill
TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Making Out

Penultimate episode of the comedy drama written by Debbie Horsfield.
7: When Chunky's mate Kip persuades the girls to invest in a racehorse, Queenie finds herself in for a bumpy ride.
Producer Carol Wilks
Director Alister Hallum STEREO


Written By: Debbie Horsfield.
Producer: Carol Wilks
Director: Alister Hallum
Unknown: Shirley Stelfox
Queenie: Margi Clarke
Jill: Melanie Kilburn
Pauline: Rachel Davies
Carol May: Shirley Stelfox
Norma: Tracie Bennett
Klepto: Moya Brady
Donna: Heather Tobias
Avril: Susan Brown
Bernie: Alan David
Simon: Gary Beadle
Chunky: Brian Hibbard
Kip: Tony Haygarth
Ray: Tim Dantay
Rosie: Jane Hazlegrove
Frankie: John Forge Ham
Axel: Martin Wenner
Tyrone: Paul Ba2ely
Selim: Nirjay Mahindru
Konrad: Adam Bareham
Chizzler O'Farrel: John Rogan
Roger: Richard Derrington
Mr Birnbaum: Adrian Bull
PC Beagle: Dean Williams

: Rough Justice

Murder or Mystery? - -the Curious Case of Baby Glen An investigation into the 1988 conviction of a woman accused of murdering her baby. The death of 6-week-old Glen was a tragedy; but was it a crime? The post-mortem concluded that Glen was one of 1,600 babies who die in Britain each year from unknown but innocent causes - cot death. Yet three years later, his mother was sentenced to life for his murder.
David Jessel investigates. Producer Steve Haywood


Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: Steve Haywood

: Film 91 with Barry Norman

"The Fisher King", a modern-day parable, stars Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams and is directed by Terry Gilliam.
And on the eve of the 35th London Film Festival, a look at some of this year's attractions, including "Frankie and Johnny" with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, and the world premiere of Mike Newell's "Enchanted April", a 1920s comedy following the adventures of four ladies in search of romance.
COMPETITION: ring [number removed]. Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Director: Liz Hartford
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Spenser for Hire

The Hopes and Fears. Spenser and Rita Fiori are Christmas shopping when the buoyant mood is shattered by a gang of masked thugs.


Unknown: Rita Fiori
Spenser: Robert Urich
RitaFiori: Carolyn McCormick
Hawk: Avery Brooks
Sgt Frank Belson: Ron McLarty
Hank: Stephen J Brackley
DanChandler: George Dicenzo

: 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.

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