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: Ovide

Cartoon adventures of a duck-billed platypus.

: Opposites Attract

Tenth of a 15-part nature series. Overground and Underground.In the fields a rabbit is on the run, and underground a badger is taking it easy. Music and narration by Derek Griffiths. ● STEREO


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: The Jetsons

Space-age cartoon.

: Chucklevision

Fun with the Chuckle brothers.
Carpet Layers. Paul and Barry demonstrate the best way to transform a room.

: Dungeons and Dragons

Cartoon adventures.
Bobby is bitten by a poisonous Dragon Turtle.

: Going Live!

This morning's special guests include ballet star Darcey Bussell and environmentalist Jonathon Porritt. And Emma Forbes is in the studio to cook up some tasty treats.
There's cartoon adventure with The Raccoons and Thundercats and Peter Simon presents another edition of Double Dare.
With Phillip Schofield, Sarah Greene, Nick Ball and James Hickish.
Editor Chris Bellinger

● Stereo
● Competition: write to Going Live! [address removed]
* Telephone: call this morning's studio guests on [number removed]


Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter (Double Dare): Peter Simon
Guest: Darcey Bussell
Guest: Jonathon Porritt
Guest: Emma Forbes
Unknown: Nick Ball
Unknown: James Hickish
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football; 12.40 Racing
12.55 News; 1.00 Football
1.10 Racing; 1.25 Snooker
1.40 Racing; 2.00 Snooker
2.50 Rugby league; 3.40 Football half-times; 3.50 Rugby league
4.35 Final Score
UK Professional Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. Stephen Hendry has already won the Rothmans Grand Prix, beating his old rival Steve Davis in the final. And if the seedings go to plan, the world's top two players will be in action again in today's sixth round - on separate tables. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
Rugby League
The pick of the ties from round 2 of the Regal Trophy.
Last season Widnes beat Leeds at this stage in an explosive clash and the second round draw is certain to have thrown up some similarly intriguing encounters. Commentary by Ray French , John Monie and Alex Murphy.
From Newbury.
12.45 North Street Handicap Chase (2m 160yds)
1.15 Gerry Feilden Hurdle (2m 100yds)
1.50 Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Handicap Chase (3m 2f). The most important pre-Christmas steeplechase. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
A review of the first round of the FA Cup and of the crucial midweek matches in the European Championship, including Belgium v Germany in Wales's group and Bulgaria v Romania in Scotland's group. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steve Davis
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Commentary By: Ray French
Commentary By: John Monie
Commentary By: Alex Murphy.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: One to Win

Trivia quiz presented by Andrew O'Connor. Which of tonight's three contestants will win the chance to play for this week's holiday of a lifetime? Director Bill Morton
Executive producer Stephen Leahy An Action Time production for BBCtv ● STEREO
* HOME VIEWER GAME: you can play the game by dialling 0[number removed](calls cost 30p maximum); rules are available from BBC Audiocall. London W 1 M 4AA.


Presented By: Andrew O'Connor.
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: Stephen Leahy

: Only Fools and Horses: Watching the Girls Go By

John Sullivan's classic comedy about a family of south-east London wheeler-dealers.
Starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Rodney is more desperate than usual about finding himself a girlfriend - but his reasons are less than romantic. He's doing it in order to win a bet.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
BBC Book: £8.99 from booksellers.


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Susan Belbin
Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Boycie: John Challis
Maureen: Nula Conwell
Micky Pearce: Patrick Murray
Yvonne: Carolyn Allen

: Noel's House Party

Noel Edmonds throws open the doors of his (supposed) stately home and entertains a packed party of celebrities in front of a live, have-a-go audience.
In the first programme of the series, mischievous Keith Chegwin tricks Henry Cooper into falling for a scam on the golf course, the cast of Birds of a Feather challenge the EastEnders in the Lyric Game, and Ronnie Corbett is on hand to add his own tiny touch of class to the proceedings as the butler. There's also contract gunging in the gunk tank, a chance for viewers to win a £1,000 cash prize, and a candid exchange of home truths between some precocious children and their battered parents that takes place, appropriately enough, in the genial host's dungeons.


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Guest: Keith Chegwin
Guest: Henry Cooper
Guest: Ronnie Corbett
Director/Producer: Michael Leggo

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

Fun for all the family as pairs compete to see who will take part in the conveyor belt challenge with the chance to win a host of prizes.
With Rosemarie Ford.
Director John Gorman
Producer David Taylor ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page888 CONTESTANTS: if you would like to compete, write enclosing an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.
Director: John Gorman
Producer: David Taylor
Unknown: Wood Lane

: Short Circuit

Ally Sheedy Steve Guttenberg
It cost$11 million and was built to kill - but, energised by a freak power overload, Nova Robotics' Unit Five goes
AWOL. On the run, in search of "input", Number 5 encounters animal lover Stephanie. With childlike wonder and innocence he comes to discover the world around him. However the military regard him as a malfunctioning menace, and not even his inventor believes what Stephanie has found out - Number 5 is alive.
Director John Badham
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 49-54


Unknown: Sheedy Steve Guttenberg
Director: John Badham
Stephanie Speck: Ally Sheedy
Newton Crosby: Steve Guttenberg
Ben: Fisher Stevens
Howard Manner: Austin Pendleton
Skroeder: Gw Bailey
Frank: Brian McNamara
Voice of Number 5: Tim Blaney
Duke: Marvin McIntyre
Otis: John Garber
Mrs Cepeda: Penny Stanton
General Washburne: Vernon Weddle
Senator Mills: Barbara Tarbuck

: News and Sport

Martyn Lewis presents the latest stories.
Weather Ian McCaskill
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Saturday Night Clive

Writer and comedian Ben Elton joins Clive James in the studio to cast a wry eye over the world's small screens and from them cull the brightest and the best, the fastest and the funniest television anywhere.
James also gives his own unique interpretation of the week's international news, while commentators and celebrity guests beam in by satellite from around the world.
Series producer Beatrice Ballard
Executive producer Richard Drewett


Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Snooker

UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston.
David Vine introduces the concluding frames of today's
Round 6 ties, with quarter-final places at stake. Editor Rick Waumsiey
A Grand Slam Sports production for BBCtv (Snooker coverage continues tomorrow at 3.00pm)


Introduces: David Vine
Editor: Rick Waumsiey

: Bananas

I Comedy written,
I directed by and starring Woody Allen.
Fielding Mellish, tired of his
New York job and disappointed with his sex life, impulsively takes off to join the rebel forces in the small South American state of San Marcos, and is soon hilariously and outrageously caught up in the midst of revolutionary turmoil.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 49-54


Unknown: Woody Allen.
Fielding Mellish: Woody Allen
Nancy: Louise Lasser
General Emilio M Vargas: Carlos Montalban
Yolanda: Natividad Abascal
Esposito: Jacobo Morales
Luis: Miguel Suarez
Sanchez: David Ortiz
Diaz: Rene Enriquez
Arroyo: Jack Axelrod
MrsMellish: Charlotte Rae
Dr Mellish: Stanley Ackerman

: 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.

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