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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Perfect Strangers

American comedy series.
The Defiant Guys. Larry and Balki become inseparable companions when they are accidentally handcuffed together. With Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker .


Unknown: Mark Linn-Baker

: Hot Chefs

Anton Edelmann returns with some more exciting dishes. ● STEREO


Unknown: Anton Edelmann

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester. ● STEREO
The Patch Stop. 0 STEREO

: Bananaman

Further adventures of a cartoon superhero.

: Showbiz People

Guests today include film director Michael Winner , singer Julia Fordham and actor Gregor Fisher , alias Scottish string-vested street philosopher Rab C Nesbitt. With Tim Grundy.


Singer: Michael Winner
Singer: Julia Fordham
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Rab C Nesbitt.
Unknown: Tim Grundy.

: The Flying Doctors

All in a Day's Work. A routine clinic run turns into a succession of diverting emergencies - just as the Vice President of the RFDS arrives for a snap inspection. -
Meanwhile, Jack reveals he has a romantic interest in Chris. ● STEREO

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

A visit to Tenby.

: Summer Scene

With Caron Keating and Linda Mitchell and their guests, inEbbwVale.
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: Linda Mitchell

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours


: Wimbledon

Live coverage this afternoon of the ladies' semi-finals from the centre court - the matches to decide Saturday's finalists. Can Steffi Graf reach her fifth final in six years? ● STEREO


Unknown: Steffi Graf

: Babar

With Andi Peters
Cartoon adventures of I an elephant family. A mysterious object causes grief for Babar and Retaxes.


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Uncle Jack and Operation Green: 4

Six-part comedy drama series.
There is some nasty business afoot in Barley-by-the-Sea. With Paul Jones, Kenneth Cope, Josie Kidd, Helen Lambert, Guiseppe Peluso, Tricia George, Edward Brayshaw, Maurice Thorogood, Roger Ostime and Christine Ozanne.
Written by Jim Eldridge


Unknown: Kenneth Cope
Unknown: Josie Kidd.
Unknown: Helen Lambert
Unknown: Guiseppe Peluso
Unknown: Tricia George
Unknown: Edward Brayshaw
Unknown: Maurice Thorogood
Unknown: Roger Ostime
Unknown: Christine Ozanne.
Written By: Jim Eldridge

: Newsround

News for children.

: Record Breakers

Another chance to see the 20th anniversary series of the record-breaking show. Veteran rockers Status Quo travel the UK for their mammoth one-day concert tour, while strongman Russ Bradley climbs a 12-ft ladder with a 32-stone load of bricks. Plus an interview with astronaut Helen Sharman.
Presented by Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker , with Norris McWhirter.


Unknown: Russ Bradley
Unknown: Helen Sharman.
Presented By: Roy Castle
Presented By: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Norris McWhirter.

: Neighbours

The person stalking Joe is tightening the screw - will Joe crack? Just when Jim thinks he's caught Todd and Cody out in a lie he's reminded about doubts over his honesty.

: Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Top of the Pops

The weekly chart show introduced by Tony Dortie. Producer/Director Michael Hurll ● STEREO


Introduced By: Tony Dortie.
Director: Michael Hurll

: EastEnders

Pete's caught with his trousers down. Hattie feels that Steve's mind should be turned to more romantic matters.
This week's episodes written by Ashley Pharoah
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Gillian Taylforth's Kind of Day: page 106


Writer: Ashley Pharoah
Producer: Helen Greaves
Director: Philip Casson
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pete: Peter Dean
Mrs Hewitt: Elizabeth Power
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Hattie: Michelle Gayle
Steve: Mark Monero
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Phil: Steve McFadden
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Jules: Tommy Eytle
Nigel: Paul Bradley
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Janine: Rebecca Michael
Ricky: Sid Owen
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
PC: Terry John

: 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.
Director Charles Garland
Producer Stanley Appel ● STEREO


Introduces: Paul Daniels
Director: Charles Garland

: Russ Abbot

More zany humour, including Spock with the ears; and an expectant father who can't believe his eyes when he identifies his baby.
With Les Dennis,
Bella Emberg , Jeffrey Holland , Lisa Maxwell , Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson.
Director Peter Laskie
Producer John Bishop


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

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis with all the latest news reports.
Regional News
Weather Bill Giles
● 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 other times.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: 999: Dramatic Stories of Real Life Rescues

Michael Buerk presents some more real-life stories of extraordinary heroism and bravery demonstrated by the emergency services. A form of "enhanced documentary" they combine actual footage of the rescues with dramatic reconstructions by actors and some of the people involved.
Tonight's programme features a video recording of what happened when a 5-year-old boy toppled into a zoo's gorilla pit. As ambulance crews and a zoo keeper tried to save him, an eyewitness filmed the rescue bid. Plus a bizarre accident that left a motorist impaled on a 40ft scaffolding pole; and the fishing trip which put two men at the centre of a massive search and rescue operation.
And video reporter
Fiona Foster takes another trip to the frontline of the rescue business.
Executive producer Peter Salmon
Series producer Andy Batten Foster


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Fiona Foster
Producer: Peter Salmon
Producer: Andy Batten Foster

: Today at Wimbledon

Harry Carpenter introduces the best action from this afternoon's ladies' semi-finals.
You would need to look back to
1974 for the last time the top seed failed to reach this stage - Billie Jean King the absentee.
Plus a look ahead to tomorrow's men's semi-finals in the company of one of the game's legendary figures.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Billie Jean King

: Paradise

Western adventure series.
Boom Town. Can Paradise remain a quiet western town when precious metal is discovered nearby and the town's folk go crazy with gold rush fever?

: Weather

: BBC Select

Executive Business Club
Specialist management training programmes in scrambled form.
For subscription information write to [address removed], or telephone (free) 0[number removed].

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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.

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.

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