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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Kilroy

Live discussion programme.

: Hot Chefs

Inspirational ideas from the Italian kitchen. Today: lobster spaghettini and tirami su. Recipe on Ceefax page 615

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Christmas Tree Stop.

: Bunylp


: Happy Memories

In the last programme of this series Cliff Michelmore and Wendy Gibson re-live more viewers' favourite moments and there's a carol from the Vienna Boys' Choir.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Wendy Gibson

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: No Kidding

With Mike Smith and Kate
Copstick. Family quiz show. • STEREO


Unknown: Mike Smith

: People Today

Miriam Stoppard talks babies, and Russell Grant stargazes with the stars. With Adrian
Mills and Mairi Maciver.
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


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

: Pebble Mill

Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is Judi Spiers 's guest. * STEREO


Singer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Unknown: Judi Spiers

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) STEREO

: Going for Gold

Quiz hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Hawaii Five-0

American police series. Starring Jack Lord
The Ways of Love. Steve McGarrett has himself committed to a California prison to solve a case of theft.


Unknown: Steve McGarrett

: Primetime

David Jacobs and Sheila McClennon meet the panto world, welcome the BBC Big Band and look forward to the festive season.


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Sheila McClennon

: Dooby's Duck Truck

With Andi Peters.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Bananaman



Comedy series. Is Dr Emilius Slimebucket as evil as he seems? - Probably! * STEREO


Unknown: Dr Emilius Slimebucket

: The Chipmunks


: Artifax

In the style and design magazine this week: what is virtual reality and how does it work? Which of today's everyday items will become tomorrow's antiques?
Contributions from Phillip Schofield, Sarah Greene and Bluey. With Margot Wilson and Helen Fort.


Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Margot Wilson

: Newsround

News for children.

: Byker Grove

Children's drama series set in a youth club. Nicola receives some bad news.
This week's episodes written by Adele Rose A Zenith North production for BBCtv (Final part on Friday at 5.05pm)


Written By: Adele Rose

: Neighbours

Ryan, suffering from exam nerves, develops a nasty rash but Gemma is unhappy with the treatment that the doctor has prescribed. Matt manages to get Gemma off the hook with Harold. And try as he may, Joe finds it really difficult to dislike a sworn enemy.
(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) • STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

Anna Ford and Laurie Mayer present the latest national and international news.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Wogan

Conversation and entertainment with Terry Wogan and his guests direct from Television Centre.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Tomorrow's World Christmas Quiz

Can you work out who's telling the truth when special guests actor David McCallum , recently seen in the BBCtv series Trainer, and comedian Paul Merton join the Tomorrow's World team to unveil some mystery inventions?
Will the studio audience (made up of Tomorrow's World fans) be able to outwit former
Tomorrow's World presenter James Burke and his panel of experts - including the Dean of St Bartholomew's Hospital and a particle physicist - in separating fact from fiction? Lady Penelope's pink
Rolls-Royce might give the game away, but the final score could depend on whether
Anneka Rice can turn James Burke into a frog.
Presented by Kate Bellingham , John Diamond , Judith Hann , Carmen Pryce ,
Howard Stableford and Bob Symes. Producer Ja ne Aldous
Editor Dana Purvis
* INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed].
Calls are charged at 36p a minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times.


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Paul Merton
Presenter: James Burke
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: James Burke
Presented By: Kate Bellingham
Presented By: John Diamond
Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Carmen Pryce
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Bob Symes.
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Specials

Last in the drama series about the work of special constables.
Uncle Ram entraps Anjali into an arranged marriage with surprising consequences. On a lonely houseboat Bob Loach and Freddy Calder's courage is cruelly tested when a disturbed woman threatens them with a loaded shotgun.
Created, written and produced by Brian Degas and Harry Robertson
Director Christopher Hodson


Unknown: Bob Loach
Unknown: Freddy Calder
Produced By: Bnan Degas
Bob Loach: Martin Cochrane
Freddy Calder: Ron Donachie
JohnRedwood: Brian Gwaspari
Viv Smith: Cindy O'Callaghan
Anjali Shah: Kim Vithana
Sgt McAllister: Campbell Morrison
Noreen Loach: Polly Hemingway
Dicky Padgett: Richard Heffer
Hilda Calder: Jean Heywood
: Ritaloosemore Jillbrassington
Uncle Ram: Bad Iuzzaman
Naresh Prakash: Ahmed Khalil
Richard Bellamy: Frank Grimes

: Points of View

Anne Robinson presents more of your opinions on recent BBC television programmes. Producer Paul Smith • STEREO
• WRITE TO: Points of View. BBCtv Centre. London W 12 7RJ; or you can telephone on 08 1 -[number removed]. 0 RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page 118


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Witness

A romantic thriller starring
Harrison Ford
Kelly McGillis
John Book , a hardened
Philadelphia cop, is assigned to protect Rachel Lapp , a member of the reclusive Amish community, when her son
Samuel witnesses a savage murder on a rare trip to the big city. Forced to run for their lives, the trio flees to the Lapps' home - a rural idyll unchanged by modern technology and governed by devout pacifist beliefs. But the violence of the outside world is never far behind.
Set against a background of clashing cultures this acclaimed film features one of Harrison
Ford's finest performances. It also marks the acting debut of Alexander Godunov , former Bolshoi Ballet star.
Director Peter Weir
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 55-64


Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Kelly McGillis
Unknown: John Book
Unknown: Rachel Lapp
Unknown: Alexander Godunov
Director: Peter Weir
John Book: Harrison Ford
Rachel Lapp: Kelly McGillis
Daniel Hochleitner: Alexander Godunov
Deputy Commissioner Schaeffer: Josef Sommer
Samuel Lapp: Luka Shaas
Eli Lapp: Jan Rubes
McFee: Danny Glover
Carter: Brent Jennings
Elaine: Patti Lupone
Fergie: Angus MacInnes
Stoltzfus: Frederick Rolf

: Show Jumping

From the Grand Hall, Olympia, the first of five days' coverage of the most popular horse show in Europe. The cream of the equestrian world will compete for a total of E 160,000 in prize money, and indulge in some jolly Christmas horseplay.
This gala evening is in aid of the British Equestrian Olympic
Fund, with many of those riders hoping to go to Barcelona competing. The highspot is the Modern Alarms Christmas
Turkey Stakes (£10,000 and a turkey to the winner).
Introduced by David Vine. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Television presentation Wendy Sheppard and Johnnie Watherston
(Coverage continues tomorrow at


Introduced By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Unknown: Wendy Sheppard
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: 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.

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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.

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