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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Kilroy

Robert Kilroy-Silk leads a topical studio debate.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Hot Chefs

Today, salted cod and lobster.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Patch Stop. 0STEREO

: Rupert


: Health UK

Martyn Lewis and Linda Mitchell discover how relaxation techniques can reduce stress.
A Prospect Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Linda Mitchell

: No Kidding

With Mike Smith. Family quiz. • STEREO


Unknown: Mike Smith.

: People Today

Agony uncle Phillip Hodson meets a couple who have fought against the odds. A celebrity reveals "private passions". With Miriam Stoppard ,
Mairi Maciver and Adrian Mills.
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Phillip Hodson
Unknown: Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Mairi MacIver
Unknown: Adrian Mills.

: Pebble Mill

Featuring live music from Irish musician Davy Spillaine. With Alan Titchmarsh.


Musician: Davy Spillaine.
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Neighbours

(For cast see Monday. For details see 5.35pm) STEREO

: Going for Gold

Quiz hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Crashout

William Bendix
Arthur Kennedy
Six violent men escape from jail leaving a trail of destruction in their quest for a stolen hoard.
Director Lewis R Foster ● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: William Bendix
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy

: Children's BBC: Ready, Teddy, Go!

With Andi Peters.

Ready, Teddy, Go!
The countdown has started to Children in Need 1991. Phillip Schofield shows your fund-raising home movies and reveals what the stars are doing for this year's appeal. He passes "go" with Gary Davies in a life-sized Radio 1 Monopoly game, meets Jason Donovan backstage at the London Palladium and drops in on the Really Wild Show team talking to the animals. Anneka Rice reports on her UK Challenge and Terry Wogan previews tomorrow night's spectacular.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Gary Davies
Unknown: Jason Donovan
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Get Your Own Back

Action-packed game show with Dave Benson Phillips. • STEREO


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.

: New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

Cartoon action. (Repeat)

: Dark Season

Second episode in the six-part sci-fi series. Tonight the children will go home. And they will turn to the machine. And the machine will embrace them.

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane Louise-Jordan . ● STEREO


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane Louise-Jordan

: Neighbours

Melanie's surprise for Des backfires. Dorothy tries to help Ryan decide on a career. ● STEREO
Six O'Clock News
With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Top of the Pops

The UK's longest-running chart show. With
Mark Franklin and Steve Anderson.
Director Arch Dyson
Producer Stanley Appel ● STEREO
● MAGAZINE: Number One magazine. available every Wednesday, 65p from newsagents.


Unknown: Mark Franklin
Unknown: Steve Anderson.

: EastEnders

Written by Linda Dearsley, Steve Waye
Will Mark find Joe? And if he does, will he Joe able to give him any clues about Eddie's murderer?
(For cast see Tuesday)
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Linda Dearsley
Writer: Steve Waye

: Schofield's Europe

The second of Phillip Schofield 's offbeat visits to a European city. Amsterdam. Schofield discovers the trials of walking tall from Bob Bruintjes , the 7ft 4in chairman of the Association for Tall People ... he hitches a ride round the canals with refuse collector Chris Mattu ... he meets Julius Vischjager , who runs his own one-man cult newspaper, The Daily Invisible ... and talks to Marte Roling , sculptress, pin-up, official royal portrait painter, and proud owner of a fighter plane she keeps in her back garden. He also examines the controversial campaign to legalise euthanasia and talks to some of the people involved. There's a visit to the world's biggest flower auction at
Aalsmeer, and he samples the national fish - raw herring.
Plus, the woman who receives a government grant for being a "living art form". Director Mandy Temple
Executive producer Eric Rowan ● STEREO


Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Bob Bruintjes
Unknown: Chris Mattu
Unknown: Julius Vischjager
Unknown: Marte Roling
Producer: Eric Rowan

: An Actor's Life for Me

A new comedy series about a struggling thespian, written by Paul Mayhew-Archer . Starring John Gordon-Sinclair
I Can Do That. Robbie promises film producer Tom every skill in the world.
Henry Kelly. HIMSELF
Director/Producer Bryan Izzard • STEREO


Written By: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Unknown: Henry Kelly.
Robert Neilson: John Gordon-Sinclair
Sue Bishop: Gina McKee
Desmond Shaw: Victor Spinetti
Tom Miller: Gareth Hunt
Simon: Christopher Brindley
Simon's mother: Vikki Chambers
Linda: Jan Ravens
Simon's father: Dave Roberts
Brenda: Lynn Scott-Farrell

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Canned Carrott

Brummie comedian Jasper Carrott returns with a new six-part series and new targets for his cynical sense of humour. Tonight, his idiosyncratic monologues focus on facts and figures and royalty, while he also dons his "rug" as bungling Everyman "Wiggy" and silently examines the woes of a mechanic. There's more unfortunate sleuthing in The Detectives when Robert Powell joins Carrott to go under cover in prison to trap a notorious Mr Big, Jack "Scarface" McBride (played by James Cosmo). Plus Carrott's own commercial breaks, and contributions from Steve (Punt) and Hugh (Dennis). Also with George Sewell and Robin Griffiths.
Director/Producer Ed Bye
Executive producer Paul Smith A Ceiador production for BBCtv • STEREO
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 COMEDY: page 5


Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: Detectiveswhen Robert Powell
Unknown: Mr Big
Played By: James Cosmo
Unknown: George Sewell
Unknown: Robin Griffiths.
Producer: Paul Smith

: So You Think You've Got Troubles

Comedy series by Laurence
Marks and Maurice Gran , the team responsible for Birds of Feather and The New Statesman.
Warren Mitchell
Getting It off Your Chest. Ivan develops a bad cough and ends up in a cemetery with the doctor. Director Colm Villa
Producer TaraPrem
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Unknown: Maurice Gran
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Director: Colm Villa
Ivan Fox: Warren Mitchell
Charley Adamson: James Ellis
George Nathan: Harry Towb
Anne Adamson: Lindaw Ray
Roberta Nathan: Stella McCusker
LouiseNathan: Emer Gillespie
SeanDoherty: John Keegan

: Question Time

Peter Sissons is in the chair for tonight's programme from
Cardiff. The panel of guests will be answering questions on the issues of the day from a representative audience. Producer Lea Sellers
Editor Alexandra Henderson
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv a AUDIENCE: if you want to be part of the Question Time audience, write to: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: Spenser for Hire

American drama series about a former Boston cop turned private detective.
Starring Robert Urich
Murder and Acquisitions While investigating the suspicious death of a high-powered corporate executive, Spenser and Hawk uncover dirt beneath the boardroom's polished veneer.


Unknown: Robert Urich
Spenser: Robert Urich
Hawk: Avery Brooks
Rita Fiori: Carolyn McCormick
Sgt Frank Belson: Ron McLarty
CynthiaBodman: Ekatherine Kerr
Andrew Lawford: Jt Walsh
LisaBodman: Danielle von Zerneck

: 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.

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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.

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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