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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Kilroy

With Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Hot Chefs

More bistro food.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Patch Stop.

: Pingu

Animated adventures.

: No Kidding

With Mike Smith. Quiz show. * STEREO


Unknown: Mike Smith.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Cashwise

Gloria Hunniford presents a bundle of cash-saving ideas. ● STEREO


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford

: People Today

Includes a celebration of the 40th anniversary of HM the Queen's accession, comedian Ernie Wise talking to
Phillip Hodson in Personally Speaking, and Tim Grundy checking out flamboyant jazz musician
George Melly 's wardrobe. 0 COVER STORY: page 17
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Phillip Hodson
Unknown: Tim Grundy
Unknown: George Melly

: Pebble Mill

Today, BBCtv sports presenter Helen Rollason looks forward to next week's XVIth Olympic Winter Games.


Presenter: Helen Rollason

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: prr Neighbours


: Going for Gold

Quiz hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Snooker

The Masters from Wembley Conference Centre. The opening quarter-final this afternoon promises a repeat of last year's gripping final between Stephen Hendry and Mike Hallett , if they have overcome Martin Clark and Dean Reynolds respectively.
Presented by Eamonn Holmes.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Mike Hallett
Unknown: Martin Clark
Unknown: Dean Reynolds
Presented By: Eamonn Holmes.

: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

With Andi Peters.
A musical series. The noise gets Melvin down - but Maureen gets down to the noise! With Sophie Aldred and Matthew Devitt.
Written by Simon Davies ● STEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Matthew Devitt.
Written By: Simon Davies

: The Stanley Stories

Stanley in Space (part 1).
Last of three stories by Jeff Brown , told for Jackanory by David Healy.


Stories By: Jeff Brown
Unknown: David Healy.

: The Further Adventures of SuperTed

Cartoon action. (Repeat)

: Kevin's Cousins

Six-part comedy drama series. 5: The gang is breaking up but one person can save the day.
With Antony Eden , Mona Bruce , Carol Leader, Billy Fellows , Jenny McCracken , Samantha Hammond , Lydia Chesshyre , Carl Ferguson , Adam Searles and Benji Gerstein. Written by Martin Riley ● STEREO


Unknown: Antony Eden
Unknown: Mona Bruce
Leader: Billy Fellows
Leader: Jenny McCracken
Leader: Samantha Hammond
Leader: Lydia Chesshyre
Leader: Carl Ferguson
Leader: Adam Searles
Leader: Benji Gerstein.
Written By: Martin Riley

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Blue Peter

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


Presented By: Yvette Fielding
Presented By: John Leslie
Presented By: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours

Melanie decides to get Paul and Christina's horoscope read but doesn't like what she hears.
Helen has come to terms with Jim's infidelity.
(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) ● STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Top of the Pops

The UK's top chart show featuring the best of today's music, including tracks from the album charts. From its custom-built studio at Elstree, the programme hosts live bands and exclusive appearances by top stars, regardless of whether they are in the charts. Introduced by Adrian Rose and Mark Franklin.
Director Arch Dyson
Producer Stanley Appel • STEREO


Introduced By: Adrian Rose
Introduced By: Mark Franklin.

: EastEnders

Kathy realises that Willmott-Brown has not taken in a word she has said, while Frank is concerned that Ian and Pete are heading for trouble. Will they heed his advice? Sharon demands some explanations from Grant, but then decides to play him at his own game. Mark is feeling neglected by Rachel.
Episode written by Helen Millar
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Helen Millar
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Philip Casson
James Willmott-Brown: William Boyde
Grant: Ross Kemp
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Phil: Steve McFadden
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Mark: Todd Carty
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Frank: Mike Reid
Michelle: Susan Tully
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Big Ron: Ron Tarr
Winston: Ulric Brown
Solicitor: Shakuntla Ramanee
George Fielding: Peter Sproule

: Elizabeth R

A film portrait of a year in the life of Her Majesty the Queen - to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne. A milestone in the history of broadcasting, with its unprecedented access behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace, the film records the daily and working life of the monarch in a year packed with incident.
It's the year of the Gulf War and the state visit to the USA, the G7 summit and the Commonwealth conference in Zimbabwe. For the Queen, the regular pattern of activities continues throughout. There are briefings and audiences (the film shows part of one with Prime Minister John Major), travel on the Royal train and the Queen's flight, private receptions and sumptuous banquets.
The full panoply of royalty is shown in preparations for a state banquet held in St
George's Hall, Windsor Castle, for the President of Poland, Lech Walesa. "The magnificence of this occasion - the gold plate, the flowers, the table that seats 160 people - was overwhelming," says
Edward Mirzoeff , who directed and produced the programme.
Her Majesty is also seen spending time in the other royal residences - Sandringham and Windsor, Holyrood and Balmoral. Time, too, for the Queen to relax with her family and grandchildren.
"I hope this film goes some way to increase the public's understanding of what the Queen's job is about and what she's really like," says Mirzoeff.
Narrated by Ian Holm.
8 BBC BOOK AND VIDEO: for details see page 30
● COVER STORY: page 17


Unknown: Lech Walesa.
Unknown: Edward Mirzoeff
Unknown: Ian Holm.

: Main News

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


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Question Time

Tonight the programme has an all-female panel for only the second time in its 13-year history, as Peter Sissons chairs this edition from London. It comprises Edwina Currie , MP; Patricia Hewitt , deputy director of the Institute of Public Policy Research;
Yve Newbold , company secretary of Hanson pic, and Shirley Williams , founder member of the SDP and now a professor at Harvard University. They answer questions from the audience on issues of the day. Producer Lea Sellers
Editor Alexandra Henderson
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv
● AUDIENCE: ifyouwanttobepartofthe Question Time audience, write to: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Yve Newbold
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Editor: Alexandra Henderson
Unknown: Randolph Street

: Snooker

Benson and Hedges Masters from Wembley Conference Centre. Jimmy White 's best form in the Masters came in the middle 80s, when he was champion in 1984 and runner-up two years ago. The London crowd will be right behind
White tonight if, as expected, he takes his place in the second quarter-final, with World Matchplay champion
Gary Wilkinson his likely opponent.


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Gary Wilkinson

: Weather

: The Way Ahead

With signing and subtitles.
0 INFORMATION: if you would like afree information pack, a free leaflet providing advice on setting the timer on your video recorder, or would like tooffer feedback to the programme, phone 0[number removed]
(calls are free). Or write to: The Way Ahead, PO Box 7, London W36XJ.

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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