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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Gloria

With Gloria Hunniford.

: Hot Chefs

Today: grilled red mullet with ginger, garlic and tomato.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester. • STEREO
The Dot Stop.

: Rupert


: Bananaman


: News

and Regional News; Weather

: State Opening of Parliament

Her Majesty the Queen formally opens the first session of the new Parliament. From the Throne of the House of Lords, Her Majesty delivers the speech written for her by the Prime Minister, John Major , outlining the Government's proposed legislation for the new session. David Dimbleby describes the ceremony.
Television presentation Neil Eccles


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Neil Eccles

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Hot Chefs

Darina Allen cooks rosette of Irish smoked salmon with a sweet cucumber salad.


Unknown: Darina Allen

: Pebble Mill

With Judi Spiers. • STEREO
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Neighbours

(For details see 5.35pm ; STEREO

: Turnabout

Quarter-final. With Rob Curling. A Turnabout production for BBCtv
0 COMPETITION: daily quiz for viewers. Tel: 089 1 -[number removed]. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at other times.

: Hawaii Five-0

The classic police series starring Jack Lord
A Thousand Pardons, You're Dead. McGarrett probes the deaths of the brides of three soldiers killed in Vietnam.


Unknown: Jack Lord

: Antiques Roadshow

From Queensferry in North
Wales. With Hugh Scully. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: Hokey Wolf

With Andi Peters.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: WildBunch

Wildlife series. A look at why for most animals there's no place like home. Plus why gerbils make such brilliant pets and what happens to the stray animals that end up at the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Cambridge. Presented by Janice Acquah and Mark Evans. • STEREO


Presented By: Janice Acquah
Presented By: Mark Evans.

: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Fantasy animation series. • STEREO

: The Movie Game

Film and video quiz. Presented by Jonathon Morris. • STEREO


Presented By: Jonathon Morris.

: Newsround

News for children.

: Little Sir Nicholas

Last in the drama series.
The search continues for
Nicholas and Cousin Gerald risks his life.
Adapted for television by David Benedictus from the original novel by Cecilia Anne Jones


Unknown: Cousin Gerald
Television By: David Benedictus
Novel By: Cecilia Anne Jones
Sir Nicholas Tremaine: Max Beazley
Gerald Tremaine: Jonathan Norris
Lady Tremaine: Rachel Gurney
MrsTremaine: Bernice Stegers
Margaret Tremaine: Louisa Haigh
William Randle: Christopher Villiers
Penfold: James Ellis
Robinson: Jack Watson

: Neighbours

Harold has been selected to go on an adventure course with the Scouts. Jim has an idea that may save the Willis's but will Doug accept his offer?
(For cast see May Bank Holiday. Shown at 1.30pm) STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

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


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

: Wogan

Conversation and entertainment live from
Television Centre.

: ONE WORLD Tomorrow's World

Live reports on the latest from the world of science and technology.
Spiritually pure but physically corrupt, India's river Ganges is, to Hindus, the source of purification - to wash in it is to be cleansed of the sins of a lifetime. Hindus worship by it, are buried in it, and some even drink from it. But now, swamped by the sewage of 200 million people, the cleanser of sins needs cleansing itself.
Ironically, this new challenge has been brought by the pace of progress in India with the arrival of the water closet.
Since 1986 scientists and technicians have been engaged in the world's most ambitious plan to clean up a river. The aim is to achieve bathing-quality water along the entire length of the river, over 2,500 kilometres. It involves providing new areas to bathe, new arrangements for cremating bodies and persuading industry to take its pollution elsewhere.
But the most important scheme is to treat the sewage and monitor the entire river to decide what needs treatment most and when.
Plus the return of Bob Symes with his round-up of the latest in gardening and garden DIY - from saving water by washing the car in the bath, to doing-up the garden path with lo-tech labour-saving concrete mixers. With Carmen Pryce , Howard Stableford, Judith Hann and Kate Bellingham. Producer Richard Dale Editor Dana Purvis e TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
• INFORMATION LINE:0891 -[number removed]Cals are charged at 36p a minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times.


Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Producer: Richard Dale
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Lovejoy

Another chance to see the second series about the roguish antiques dealer in ten parts, starring Ian McShane
Just Desserts. Lovejoy has been wrongfully convicted of dealing in stolen goods. When he emerges from prison he is determined to find out who framed him.
Director Don Leaver
Producer Richard Everitt


Unknown: Ian McShane
Director: Don Leaver
Producer: Richard Everitt
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Michael Seymour: Anthony Valentine
Lord Felsham: Pavel Douglas
Renata Van Der Gee: Christine Kavanagh
Maartens: Edmund Dehn
Mrs Ives: Edwina Day
Cobbold: Alan Talbot
Mavis: Barry Warren
Mark Paynter: Hugh Munro
Marigold Paynter: Maxine Audley
DI Roache: Lain Lauchlan
PC Bainbridge: Ian Burfield
Harriet Barker: Anna Nicholas
AndyCoote: Anthony Douse
Olivia: Janet Amsbury
Mrs Gooch: Anne Priestley

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Roses Are for the Rich

Concluding the two-part drama about a woman's quest for revenge. Starring
Lisa Hartman , Bruce Dem On trial for the murder of her husband, Autumn Osborne recounts how her determination for revenge led her to the top of the business world where her battle with Douglas Osborne began. (For cast list see Tuesday)
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 45-54


Unknown: Lisa Hartman
Unknown: Bruce Dem
Unknown: Douglas Osborne

: Sportsnight

With Desmond Lynam.
A look ahead to this Saturday's intriguing FA Cup final between the heavily fancied, yet inconsistent Liverpool side and Sunderland who have enjoyed sharply contrasting fortunes in their FA Cup and League form this season.
Desmond Lynam and Tony Gubba spent time with the two respective goalkeepers, Bruce Grobbelaar and Tony Norman. The Scottish FA Cup final between Rangers and Airdrie is also previewed and there is news of tonight's European Cup Winners' Cup final in Lisbon between Monaco of France and Germany's Werder Bremen.
Rugby Union
A report from today's
Whitbread Rugby World
Awards in London where the game's top players gathered for an end of season celebration.
The key action from tonight's George Wimpey ABA finals from London's Royal Albert Hall. Commentary by Harry Carpenter.
Olympic Reflections
More famous faces reflect on their Olympic memories. ProducerVivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Bruce Grobbelaar
Unknown: Tony Norman.
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter.
Editor: Brian Barwick

: 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.

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