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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Perfect Strangers

American situation comedy. Seven Card Studs. The chips seem to be down for Balki when he loses his last 100 dollars in a fixed poker game.


Balki: Bronson Pinchot
Larry: Mark Linn-Baker

: Between Ourselves

A Bit on the Side. Forty years ago, a motorbike's sidecar spelt mobility and freedom for working-class families. Nowadays, it's put to a bewildering variety of uses - from travelling bed to theatrical fantasy.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: am Playdays

With Philippa Forrester. • STEREO
At the Patch Stop. • STEREO

: Stoppit and Tidyup


: Tom and Jerry Double Bill

Cartoon fun.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan
First of the series of five
Cornhill Insurance Test matches. Captains
Graham Gooch and Javed Miandad and their teams take to the field at
Edgbaston. Live coverage of the first day's play. Introduced by Tony Lewis. Commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott , Jack Bannister and Asif Iqbal. Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie (Further coverage at 1.50pm) STEREO
• FEATURE: page24
0 EDITOR'S LETTER: page 100
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Javed Miandad
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Asif Iqbal.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours

Harold makes a startling revelation to Madge about his faith. Cody exacts revenge on Darren by stripping him of his pride and everything else.

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan Further coverage from Edgbaston. • STEREO

: Pingu

With Andi Peters.
The animated adventures of a clumsy young penguin.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Chucklevision

The Chuckle Brothers join the world of property developers. • STEREO

: Watt on Earth

A science-fiction comedy thriller in 12 parts.
6: Jonah might be clowning around, but Watt needs to know exactly where he has come from. With Garth Napier Jones , Tom Brodie , Jessica Simpson , Heather Wright , Simon Cook ,
John Grillo , Andrew Henry , Laura McMahon , Alex Staden and Greenwood Morris.
Written by Pip Baker and Jane Baker • STEREO


Unknown: Garth Napier Jones
Unknown: Tom Brodie
Unknown: Jessica Simpson
Unknown: Heather Wright
Unknown: Simon Cook
Unknown: John Grillo
Unknown: Andrew Henry
Unknown: Laura McMahon
Unknown: Alex Staden
Unknown: Greenwood Morris.
Written By: Pip Baker
Unknown: Jane Baker

: Tricks 'n' Tracks

Last in the present series of the action-packed show of magic, miracles, puzzles and pop with Paul Zenon and Sally Gray.
Special guest the Great Xar.


Unknown: Paul Zenon
Unknown: Sally Gray.

: Newsround

News for children.

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding,
John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan. • STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Weather Rob McElwee
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Top of the Pops

The weekly chart show.
Introduced by Tony Dortie and Claudia Simon.
Director Arch Dyson
Producer Stanley Appel • STEREO


Introduced By: Tony Dortie
Introduced By: Claudia Simon.

: EastEnders

Gill fears that Mark will not be able to cope with the difficult times ahead.
Episode written by Michael Robartes
(Stereo; Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Bill Hays
Mark: Todd Carty
Gill: Susanna Dawson
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Pete: Peter Dean
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Michelle: Susan Tully
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Phil: Steve McFadden
Grant: Ross Kemp
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Mrs Hewitt: Elizabeth Power
Ricky: Sid Owen
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Etta: Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence
Celestine: Leroy Golding
Hattie: Michelle Gayle
Mr Papadopoulos: Lee Warner
Steer: Tim Dantay

: Every Second Counts

Paul Daniels introduces three more couples intent on gathering as many seconds as possible to take forward to the final round against the clock, with the chance to compete for major prizes.
DirectorCharles Garland
Producer Stanley Appel STEREO


Introduces: Paul Daniels
Producer: Stanley Appel

: Russ Abbot

Russ Abbot has more trouble with his trousers this week, and the Thick Family are back. With Bella Emberg , Lisa Maxwell , Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson.
Director Peter Laskie
Producer John Bishop


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson.
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Porridge

Classic comedy written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais , starring Ronnie Barker Disturbing the Peace. With
Mackay away, Slade Prison will become a place of rest.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Slade Prison
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mr Wainwright: Peter Jeffrey
Williams: Philip Madoc
Warren: Sam Kelly
McLaren: Tony Osoba
Governor: Michael Barrington
Secretary: Madge Hindle

: Question Time

Peter Sissons chairs another hour of topical debate which this week comes from London.
Producer Lea Sellers
Editor Alexandra Henderson
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: Paradise

Western adventure series.
Orphan Train. Ethan and the Carroll children try to help a runaway orphan boy who has been separated from his sister.

: Cricket: First Test

England vPakistan
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play from Edgbaston. • STEREO


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weather

: Executive Business Club

Marketing Sense
Marketing- WhoMe?Firstina series of marketing programmes produced in association with the Oxford
Hallmark New Manager course.

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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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