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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Perfect Strangers

The Horn Blows at Midnight Larry's first visit to a famous psychic threatens to be his last as predictions come true.

: Today's Gourmet

Today: a four-course meal of only 700 calories per person.

: Children's BBC

With Toby Anstis.

Playdays: The Playground Stop
Playdays Magazine: 50p, on sale Wednesday from newsagents.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Toby Anstis

: Stoppit and Tidyup

Animated cartoon.

: Beautywise

The Skin Game. Liz Earle and Karen Krizanovich talk about skin types and offer advice on medication and make-up.


Unknown: Liz Earle
Unknown: Karen Krizanovich

: The Travel Show Guides

A visit to Brittany, France.

: The Hogan Family

Stan and Deliver. Sandy encourages a friend to propose to his girlfriend but she turns him down.

: Summer Scene

Today's programme features actresses Jane Asher and Patricia Routledge , and naturalist David Bellamy. Live from the National Garden
Festival in Ebbw Vale with Caron Keating and Linda Mitchell. 9 FOOD: page 20
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: David Bellamy.
Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: Linda Mitchell.

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours


: Royal Ascot

The opening day of racing's social highlight of the year, with the traditional royal drive heralding the start of this spectacular pageant.
2.30 Queen Anne Stakes (1 m)
3.05 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Im4f)
3.45 St James 's Palace Stakes
(Old Mile)
Henry Cecil can add to his 53 Royal Ascot winners with Pursuit of Love. The winner's prize is over £120,000.
The fashion scene is described by Eve Pollard. Introduced by Julian Wilson , with Tracy Piggott. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer.
Producer Wendy Sheppard
(Coverage continues with the 4.20pm Coventry Stakes on BBC2) * STEREO
0 SPORT: page 18


Unknown: Queen Anne Stakes
Unknown: St James
Unknown: Henry Cecil
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Tracy Piggott.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester.
Just So Stories
Last in the series of Rudyard Kipling's classic tales.
The Cat That Walked by Himself Narrated by Geoffrey Matthews.


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews.

: Chucklevision

Paul and Barry try their hand as inventors. * STEREO

: Watt on Earth

Part nine of the 12-part science-fiction comedy thriller. Watt joins in a football match and ends up covered in bruises and flour.
(Rpt. Part 10 on Thursday) • STEREO

: Pirates of Dark Water

Animated adventures.

: Newsround

News for children.

: Activ-8

Earthball, canoe camping, plus an investigation into the dangers of aerobics for under-15s. Details on Ceefax page 628 • STEREO

: Neighbours

Melanie's date arrives - will his interest in pigs put them on a firm footing?
(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) * STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Noel's Addicts

Noel Edmonds 's lighthearted series on people's obsessions.
Tonight, meet a group of people obsessed with being tattooed and a man whose passion is vacuum cleaners. Claire
Rayner gets an Addicts 12 test on the topic of historical medical equipment; and a factory worker displays his knowledge of George Formby. Director Graham Wetherell
Producer Richard L Lewis
0 STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 0 CONTRIBUTORS: if you are a collector or if you are obsessed with a subject, write to Noel'sAddicts, BBC. Birmingham B5 7QQ


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: George Formby.
Director: Graham Wetherell

: EastEnders

The secret's out and Sam gets some unwelcome exposure.
(For cast see Thursday)
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)

: Just Good Friends

Classic comedy series, written by John Sullivan , starring
Paul Nicholas , Jan Francis Just as Penny starts to recover from her last meeting with Vince, a chance encounter complicates the relationship.
Director Sue Bysh
Producer Ray Butt


Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
Director: Sue Bysh
Producer: Ray Butt
Vince Pinner: Paul Nicholas
Penny Warrender: Jan Francis
Lennie: James Lister
Elaine: Colette Glesson
Georgina Marshall: Charlotte Seely

: Crime Limited

The series that takes the cameras behind the scenes of crime tonight goes back to 1935 and reconstructs the celebrated case of Lancaster
With Nick Ross and Sue Cook.
Series producer John Getgood Editor Nikki Cheetham


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producer: John Getgood
Editor: Nikki Cheetham

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Boys from the Bush

Comedy-drama set in Australia, written by Douglas Livingstone. Starring Tim Healy Chris Haywood
Catching Up with You. Reg and Dennis are hired to sneak an illegal immigrant ashore from a merchant ship. Also on board is Stevie, the tycoon's son who is still convinced he is married to
Arlene. He is being watched by underworld figures who think his father still controls a fortune from his prison cell. Doris enters a competition to win a trip to England so that she can attend the marriage of her mother to Reg's stepfather.
Producers Verity Lambert. David Shanks Director Robert Marchand
A Cinema Verity/Entertainment Media production for BBCtv


Written By: Douglas Livingstone.
Unknown: Tim Healy
Unknown: Chris Haywood
Producers: Verity Lambert.
Producers: David Shanks
Director: Robert Marchand
Reg: Tim Healy
Dennis: Chris Haywood
Leslie: Mark Haddigan
Arlene: Nadine Garner
Doris: Pat Thomson
Stuart: Stranks Robsteele
Stevie Stranks: Russell Fletcher
Hickey: Don Bridges
Ben: Boris Brkic
Prisoner Nol: Stephen Sculley
Jacko: Terry Gill
Johnno: John Raaen
Tracy: Desiree Smith
Danny: Steve Millichamp
Billy the postman: Tom Travers
Mr Lim: John Alansu

: Film 92 from LA withBarry Norman

In the last programme of the current series, Barry Norman travels to Los Angeles to preview the summer in the cinema.
Lethal Weapon 3 stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover ;
Batman Returns finds
Michael Keaton in the company of Michelle Pfieffer (Catwoman) and Danny DeVito (Penguin); and in Far and Away Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman portray a couple of Irish emigrants fleeing to a new life. Sigourney Weaver reprises her role for Alien 3, and Tom Brook goes behind the scenes at the famous special effects house, Industrial Light and Magic. Plus a look at how the film community is reacting to the recent troubles in LA.
Director Caius Julyan
Producer Bruce Thompson ● STEREO
● BARRY NORMAN : page 48


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Danny Glover
Unknown: Michael Keaton
Unknown: Michelle Pfieffer
Unknown: Danny Devito
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver
Unknown: Tom Brook
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: More Than a Game

Documentary series examining the state of modern-day sport. Is Sportsmanship Dead?
Cricketers hurl abuse and the ball at opponents' heads; footballers try their tricks when the referee isn't looking and often abuse him when he is.
Television seems to exalt this behaviour by dwelling on the action in slow motion replay. More Than a Gawdooks at what is being done to bring sportsmanship back into sport and visits a sports centre near London where one visionary shows how sporting behaviour can begin with 2-year-olds. Director David Harrison
Executive producer David Wickham
An Independent Image production for BBCtv


Director: David Harrison
Producer: David Wickham

: Royal Ascot

Highlights of the opening day's fashion and racing, including the Ascot Derby - the King Edward VII Stakes.
12.05 12. 10am Weather

: BBC Select

Executive Business Club: this specialist night-time service of management training programmes is now scrambled. For details see Thursday.

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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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