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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

Including Nicholas Witchell reporting live from Hong Kong on the arrival of the new
Governor General, Chris Patten. (Hong Kong: the Last Governor at


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Chris Patten.

: Kilroy on the Costa

Has Britain failed the people of Gibraltar in their continuing political battle to stay free from Spanish control? Robert Kilroy -Silk brings together the people and politicians of Gibraltar and Spain to discuss the future of Gibraltar and its people.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy

: Holiday Outings

David Jessel takes a fly/drive holiday to explore Malaysia.


Unknown: David Jessel

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester. • STEREO
Today: at the Patch Stop. • STEREO

: Bananaman


: Showbiz People

Tim Grundy takes a look backstage at Top of the Pops, talks videos with David Frost , and clothes and those parties with Cynthia Payne.


Unknown: Tim Grundy
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Cynthia Payne.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: The Flying Doctors

Operation Solo. An explosion at a gas field injures Geoff, and Kate accompanies him for therapy at Broken Hill - will romance blossom?

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

A visit to St Andrews.


Unknown: St Andrews.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Summer Scene

Guests include actor Jimmy Nail , who talks about his latest video.


Unknown: Jimmy Nail

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather
0 TELETEXTSUBTITLES(news): page 888

: Neighbours


: Ever Thought of Sport?

Diving. Today a look at what's involved in learning to dive and where to learn.

: Still Standing

A film about Cecil and Eileen Clark 's ballroom dancing studio in the centre of Belfast.


Unknown: Eileen Clark

: Cricket

Continued coverage of one of today's 60-over-per-side second round matches.

: Cartoon

: Babar

With Andi Peters.
The cartoon adventures of an elephant family.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Uncle Jack and Operation Green

Six-part comedy drama series. 5: The Vixen's alligator and piranha fish are hungry. Who will she give them for dinner? With Pauljones, Fenella Fielding, Vivian Pickles , Helen Lambert ,
Giuseppe Peluso , Christine Lohr. Written by Jim Eldridge


Unknown: Vivian Pickles
Unknown: Helen Lambert
Unknown: Giuseppe Peluso
Unknown: Christine Lohr.
Written By: Jim Eldridge

: Newsround

News for children.

: Record Breakers

Longleat's the location for a high-flying ski-jump record with champion trampolinist
Richard Cobbing. Chris Barry joins Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker for some political facts and figures and an ear-splitting encounter with Lord David Sutch. Cheryl Baker cools off with the world's largest fruit cocktail and a recycling record is the aim when a one-ton roll of paper is shredded by hand at spectacular speed. • STEREO


Unknown: Richard Cobbing.
Unknown: Chris Barry
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Lord David Sutch.
Unknown: Cheryl Baker

: Neighbours

Helen gives Michael an answer to his marriage proposal. Madge and Dorothy play a grudge table tennis match.
(For cast see Friday. Shown at 1.30pm) STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey presenting the latest news reports.
Weather John Kettley
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: John Kettley

: Top of the Pops

The weekly chart show introduced by Adrian Rose andFemiOke.
Director/Producer Stanley Appel • STEREO


Introduced By: Adrian Rose

: EastEnders

Pat is determined not to let Frank stand in the way of her independence - but Ricky pays the price. Michelle is on tenterhooks as she awaits the results of her first year exams.
Episode written by Michael Robartes
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Bill Hays
Michelle: Susan Tully
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Ricky: Sid Owen
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Mrs Hewitt: Elizabeth Power
Pete: Peter Dean
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Phil: Steve McFadden
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Hattie: Michelle Gayle
Steve: Mark Monero
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Jason: Tristan Maguire
Mick: John Love
Janine: Rebecca Michael

: 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.
Tonight's contestants are the Dewicks from Leicester, the Afzals from Preston,
Lancashire, and the Baileys from Birmingham. Director Charles Garland Producer Stanley Appel • STEREO


Introduces: Paul Daniels
Director: Charles Garland

: Russ Abbot

More zany humour, including an appearance by the Thick Family Robinson, and the orchestra swells to play the premiere of "The Smell of Music". With Bella Emberg, Lisa Maxwell, Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson.

(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Comedian: Russ Abbot
[Actress]: Bella Emberg
[Actress]: Lisa Maxwell
[Actor]: Tom Bright
[Actress]: Sherrie Hewson
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Regional News
Weather John Kettley
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: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: John Kettley

: 999: Dramatic Stories of Real Life Rescues

Michael Buerk presents some more real-life stories of extraordinary heroism and bravery. In an "enhanced documentary" form, they combine actual footage of the rescues with dramatic reconstructions by the emergency services, actors and some of the people involved.
Tonight's programme reveals how a Sunday afternoon stroll turned into a desperate struggle against time and tide, and how one man risked his life by driving his blazing truck away from a crowded town centre.
Plus safety tips and a video report from Fiona Foster on the trail of the rescue services.
Executive producer Peter Salmon
Series producer Andy Batten-Foster STEREO


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Fiona Foster
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: International Dancing

The professional Latin championship is the last of the week's coverage of the UK
Dance Championships from the Bournemouth International Centre. Presented by Donnie Burns , with commentary by Charles Nove and Colin James.


Presented By: Donnie Burns
Commentary By: Charles Nove
Commentary By: Colin James.

: Heaven Can Wait

Lighthearted fantasy starring
Warren Beatty Julie Christie
Joe Pendleton 's promising football career is abruptly ended in a fatal traffic accident.
But it seems Joe was called from this world before his time, and is soon to return - in someone else's body!
A remake of the 1941 film Here
Comes Mr Jordan , this film marks Warren Beatty 's directorial debut and features a strong cast including
Jack Warden , now also familiar from BBC 1 's Sunday-night comedy series Knight and Daye.
Screenplay by Elaine May and Warren Beatty (based on the play by Harry Segall ) Directors Warren Beatty and Buck Henry • BARRY NORMAN : page 36


Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Joe Pendleton
Unknown: Mr Jordan
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Jack Warden
Unknown: Elaine May
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Play By: Harry Segall
Directors: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Barry Norman
Joe Pendleton: Warren Beatty
Betty Logan: Julie Christie
Mr Jordan: James Mason
MaxCorkle: Jack Warden
Tony Abbott: Charles Grodin
Julia Farnsworth: Dyan Cannon
Escort: Buck Henry
Krim: Vincent Gardenia
Sisk: Joseph Maher
Bentley: Hamilton Camp
Everett: Arthur Malet
Corinne: Stephanie Faracy
Lavinia: Jeannie Linero
Gardener: Harry Dk Wong
Peters: Larry Block
Conway: Frank Campanella
Tomarken: Bill Sorrells
Haitian ambassador: Joseph K Makel
Oppenheim: Keene Curtis
Reinfield: William Larsen
Middleton: Morgan Farley
Lawson: William Bogert

: 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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