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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Perfect Strangers

Gift of the Mypiot. When Balki gets caught up in the Christmas spirit, it threatens to ruin everyone else's Christmas holiday mood.

: Between Ourselves

A Life in Ruins. Roger Cappa lives in the past. He dines by candlelight, sleeps in a fourposter and refuses to own a TV. He has also spent 20 years restoring old buildings.


Unknown: Roger Cappa

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester. ● STEREO
The Tent Stop. • STEREO

: Stopplt and Tidyup


: Tom and Jerry Double Bill

Cartoon fun.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan
Live coverage of the second day's play in the First Cornhill Insurance Test from Edgbaston. (Further coverage at 1.50pm) ● STEREO
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours


: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan Further coverage.
(Further coverage at 2. 00pm on BBC2) ● STEREO

: Flame in the Streets

Starring John Mills Sylvia Syms
Jacko Palmer 's "liberal" attitudes are put to the test when his daughter says she is going to marry a black teacher.
Director Roy Baker
● FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Jacko Palmer
Director: Roy Baker
Jacko: Palmer Johnmills
Katkie: Palmer Sylviasyms
Nell Palmer: Brenda de Banzie
Peter Lincoln: Johnny Sekka
Judy Gomez: Ann Lynn
Mr Palmer Sr: Wilfrid Brambell

: A Bear Behind

With Andi Peters.
Boz meets his match. ● STEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Fantastic Max


: The New Lassie

Will becomes the victim of a prank when he falls through the floorboards of an old shed.

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Cartoon fun.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Troublemakers

First of a six-part serial.
Eastender Toby Jenks has a lot on his mind. His mum doesn't like the company he keeps, his dad's in prison, and there are some strange goings-on at the old warehouse where his gang has its secret den.
Written by Roger Parkes


Unknown: Toby Jenks
Written By: Roger Parkes
Toby Jenks: Paul Keating
Barney Harper: Martin Bowden
Mandy Harper: Keeley Hawes
Mak Mukerjee,: Assam Mamodeally
Albert Griggs: Glyn Houston
Mrs Jenks: Kate Lock
Evejenks: Bethan Cory
Avajenks: Marianne Cory
Ron Calpin: Richard Albrecht
Lucy Darcy: Jane Booker

: Neighbours

Caroline makes a shocking discovery about Paul's new business partner.
Joe and Bouncer perform at a talent show. fFor cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) ● STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888 ● NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed], Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all othertimes.


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Wogan

Dolly Parton , America's country and western queen, welcomes Terry Wogan to Nashville, Tennessee. ● STEREO


Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Tales of Gold

Last in the series about
Britain's Olympic champions, narrated by Kenneth Branagh , and written by sports journalist Patrick Collins.
Chris Finnegan and David Burghley. Boxer
Chris Finnegan looks back on his golden day in Mexico in 1968, recalls his subsequent professional career, and talks candidly about how life has treated him badly since he retired from the ring.
There's also a portrait of the "Leaping Lord"
David Burghley , the 1928 400m hurdles gold medallist and life-long supporter of the Olympic movement. His inheritance offered him an easy life, but he dedicated his energy and passion to sport. The former Eton schoolboy's run around the Trinity Great Court at Cambridge inspired the unforgettable scene in the film Chariots of Fire.
He was the first non-American to win the 400m hurdles, after which he said: "The Americans are frightfully good losers."
Producer Neil Duncanson
A Chrysalis production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Patrick Collins.
Unknown: Chris Finnegan
Unknown: David Burghley.
Unknown: Chris Finnegan
Unknown: David Burghley
Producer: Neil Duncanson

: Birds of a Feather: Baby Come Back

Comedy created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

When Sharon meets an old flame, her thoughts turn to motherhood. Dorien is wondering what to wear to her nephew's circumcision.
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Created by: Laurence Marks
Created by: Maurice Gran
Writer: Sue Teddern
Director/Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Garth: Matthew Savage
Dave: Stephen Marcus
Lyn: Gillian Tomkins

: Joker In the Pack

Jokes and jokers from around the country feature in this new series with Marti Caine.
In the studio, two teams compete to tell the most jokes per minute in the Jokerthon, and members of the audience join in with their own jokes. Producer Rick Gardner
Executive producers Stephen Leahy and Michael Leggo
An Action Time production for BBCtv


Unknown: Marti Caine.
Producer: Rick Gardner
Producers: Stephen Leahy
Producers: Michael Leggo

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Airplane!

Comedy spoof of Airport-type films, made by the Kentucky Fried Movie team, starring Robert Hays
Julie Hagerty Leslie Nielsen
This parody of disaster films combines an anthology of movie cliches with life-threatening situations from every classic disaster film: a war-hero pilot who's lost his nerve has to land a passenger plane because the pilots have food poisoning; the passenger list consists of the most bizarre assortment of people; and the ground controller has chosen this day to give up smoking ... and just about everything else.
So what's Airplane? Well, it's that big steel flying machine with wings.
Written and directed by Jim Abrahams , David Zucker and Jerry Zucker
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Robert Hays
Unknown: Julie Hagerty
Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Directed By: Jim Abrahams
Directed By: David Zucker
Directed By: Jerry Zucker
Ted Striker: Robert Hays
Elaine: Julie Hagerty
Dr Rumack: Leslie Nielsen
Murdock: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
McCroskey: Lloyd Bridges
Captain Oveur: Peter Graves
Randy: Lorna Patterson
Kramer: Robert Stack

: A Man Called Horse

Western dealing in graphic detail with Indian tribal life and customs, starring Richard Harris Judith Anderson
Captured by a tribe of Sioux Indians, English aristocrat
Lord John Morgan is tortured, humiliated and treated as a horse. In an attempt to survive, he integrates himself with the Indians and their culture, learning to live in the wilderness.
This powerful film is based on authentic records of the period and was followed by two sequels.
Director Elliot Silverstein ● FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Judith Anderson
Unknown: Lord John Morgan
Director: Elliot Silverstein
Lord John Morgan: Richard Harris
Buffalo Cow Head: Judith Anderson
Yellow Hand: Manu Tupou
Batise: Jean Gascon
Running Deer: Corinna Tsopei
Joe: Dub Taylor
Bent: William Jordan
Ed: James Gammon
Black Eagle: Edward Little Sky
Thorn Rose: Lina Marin

: 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.

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.

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