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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Election Call


: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Playground Stop. ● STEREO

: Children's BBC: Poddington Peas


: Gibberish

Kenny Everett presents the celebrity improvisation quiz.


Unknown: Kenny Everett

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Help Yourself

Pam Rhodes discovers how counselling can help families get to know each other and looks at talking therapies for young people.
0 HELPLINE: to talk to an experienced counsellor call free on [number removed]. 0 LEAFLET: send a large 28p sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Pam Rhodes

: People Today

Presented by Miriam Stoppard and Adrian Mills. With Debi Jones.
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Presented By: Miriam Stoppard
Presented By: Adrian Mills.
Unknown: Debi Jones.

: Pebble Mill

With guests Lorraine Chase , Anna Karen (best known as Olive in On the Buses) and singer Marc Almond. * STEREO


Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Anna Karen
Singer: Marc Almond.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Turnabout

Word game presented by Rob Curling.


Presented By: Rob Curling.

: Two Years Before the Mast

Seafaring drama, starring Alan Ladd Boston 1830s: determined to expose brutality in the merchant navy, Richard Henry Dana sets sail under the command of the notorious Captain Thompson. With Howard da Silva, Brian Donlevy and William Bendix.
Director John Farrow • FILMS: pages 37-42


Unknown: Alan Ladd
Unknown: Richard Henry Dana
Unknown: Brian Donlevy
Unknown: William Bendix.
Director: John Farrow

: Joshua Jones

With Andi Peters.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: New Yogi Bear Show


: Delilah and the Dogspell

First of a three-part story told for Jackanoryby Sandi Toksvig. ● STEREO


Unknown: Jackanoryby Sandi Toksvig.

: Fantastic Max


: The Really Wild Roadshow

From the Welsh Mountain Zoo.
How budgies sleep on swaying branches, and a look at the world through insect eyes.
Plus arctic hares, fishy dragons and dangerous larvae. STEREO

: Newsround

News for children.

: Maid Marian

and Her Merry Men
Tony Robinson 's six-part comedy. 3: The Sheriff invents a fabulous new game, and Robin gives the merry men a new colour co-ordinated look.
(Rpt. Part 4 on Friday at 5. 05pm) ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Marian: Kate Lonerga
Robin: Wayne Morris
Barrington: Danny John-Jules
Rabies: Howard Lew Lewis
LittleRon: Mike Edmonds
KingJohn: Forbes Collins
Sheriff: Tony Robinson
Gary: Mark Billingham
Graeme: David Lloyd

: Neighbours

(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) ● STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Rob McElwee
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Holiday

Reports on an action-packed holiday on New Zealand's South Island which offers a lot more than sheep; a weekend break in Belgium which takes in the medieval city of Bruges; and a National Trust working holiday in Shropshire - take your shovel and pick for one of the cheapest breaks in Britain. Presented by Anneka Rice. Producer Simon Shaw
Series producer Jane Lush
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● BBC HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE: 11.40 from newsagents


Presented By: Anneka Rice.
Producer: Simon Shaw
Producer: Jane Lush

: EastEnders

Pat plays surrogate mother to Mandy. Will Frank play the father role?
This week's episodes written by Tony Jordan
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Tony Jordan
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Barry Letts
Phil: Steve McFadden
Anne: Cassie Stuart
Terry: Neal Swettenham
Pal: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Ricky: Sid Owen
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Mark: Todd Carty
Gill: Susanna Dawson
Michelle: Susan Tully
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Pete: Peter Dean
Nigel: Paul Bradley
Bernie: Patrick Carter
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Jones: Christopher Whittingham
Janine: Rebecca Michael

: Just Good Friends

Written by John Sullivan , starring Paul Nicholas , Jan Francis How does Penny tell Vince that she doesn't want to see him anymore when he hasn't contacted her for three weeks?
Director/Producer Ray Butt


Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
Producer: Ray Butt
Vince Pinner: Paul Nicholas
Penny Warrender: Jan Francis
Elaine: Colette Gleeson
Stan: Royston Tickner
Tina: Jenni George

: A Question of Sport

World snooker champion John Parrott captains the side facing Bill Beaumont 's team as David Coleman questions the stars. Plus round 4 in the viewers'
Mystery Guest competition. Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: David Coleman
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee
TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party

: Rides

Last in the drama series about an all-woman minicab firm, written by Carole Hayman.
Building. It's supposed to be celebration night at Rides but Patrice is beside herself when
Beki runs away from home.
Producer Lavinia Warner
Director Diana Patrick
A Warner Sisters production for BBCtv


Written By: Carole Hayman.
Producer: Lavinia Warner
Director: Diana Patrick
Patrice: Jill Baker
Beki: Lucy Speed
Aileen: Lynda Steadman
George: Nicola Cowper
Scarlett: Caroline Blakiston
Aggie: Nimmy March
Janet: Louise Jameson
Raquel: Suzan Sylvester
Su-Lyn: Katharine Schlesinger
Dale: Erica Grant
Julian: Jesse Birdsall
Jo-Anne: Evelyn Sweeney
Sacha: Charlotte Avery
Hal: Trevor Byfield
Billy: Simon Donald
Luisa: Isabelle Hernandez
Mari: Elizabeth Bradley
Leah: Stella Tanner

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Tonight's reviews include High Heels, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar 's tale of life, love and murder between mother and daughter. Freejack stars Emilio Estevez , Mickjagger and Anthony Hopkins in a futuristic thriller, in which a racing driver awakens 20 years into the future pursued by bounty hunters.
And Michael Douglas talks about his controversial new film, Basic Instinct. Director Heather Goodman Producer Bruce Thompson • STEREO
● COMPETITION: ring 0[number removed].
Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times. 0 BARRY NORMAN : page 36


Director: Pedro Almodovar
Unknown: Emilio Estevez
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Talks: Michael Douglas
Director: Heather Goodman
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Private Eye

A feature-length episode introducing a stylish American drama series about an unlikely pair of private investigators in the Los
Angeles of 1956, starring
Michael Woods , Josh Brolin Jack Cleary , a former policeman, unwillingly inherits his dead brother's private detective agency and the junior partner - a wild young rock 'n' roller.
Together they discover the truth behind Nick Cleary's death.


Unknown: Michael Woods
Unknown: Josh Brolin
Unknown: Jack Cleary
Jock Cleary: Michael Wooos
Johnny Betts: Josh Brolin
Charlie Fontana: Bill Sadler
Dottie Dworski: Lisa Jane Persky
EddieRosen: Robert Picardo

: Hustings

1.20-1.25am Weather

: The Way Ahead

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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