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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Major Dad

Major Mom. Can Mac cope with being a single parent?

: Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia

The Blue Nile. The expedition explores a gorge as grand as the Grand Canyon. The most famous inhabitant is the Nile crocodile, closest living relative of the dinosaur. And on Lake Tana there is a teeming water-bird city, guarded by a Coptic priest. (Rpt. Tomorrow the Tablelands)

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
The Patch Stop. • STEREO


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Barney

Barney's friends have forgotten his birthday.

: Hudson and Halls

The New Zealand cooks welcome comedian Bernie Winters and his
St Bernard, Schnorbitz, for a salad meal.


Unknown: Bernie Winters

: News

and Regional News; Weather
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: The High Chaparral: For What We Are About to Receive

John Cannon's quarrels with a neighbour and Indians interrupt Victoria's Thanksgiving plans.

: The Historyman

What secrets lie buried in the pre-historic stone circles of Cornwall?

: News

and Regional News; Weather
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Summer Scene

Presented by Caron Keating and Linda Mitchell.


Presented By: Caron Keating
Presented By: Linda Mitchell.

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours

(For cast see Wednesday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Going for Gold

European quiz with Henry Kelly. ● STEREO


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: The Children's Hour

An adaptation of Lillian Hellman 's classic play, starring Audrey Hepburn Shirley MacLaine
A whiff of scandal threatens the work and lives of two women founders of a girls' school.
Director William Wyler
● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Director: William Wyler
Karen Wright: Audrey Hepburn
Martha Dobie: Shirley MacLaine
Dr Joe Cardin: James Garner
Mrs Lily Mortar: Miriam Hopkins
MrsAmelia Tilford: Fay Bainter
MaryTilford: Karen Balkin
Rosalie: Veronica Cartwright

: Tom and Jerry Double Bill

Cartoon fun.

: Babar

With Andi Peters.
Cartoon adventures.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Dizzy Heights

A six-part children's comedy.
4: Two strangers approach Alan with an offer he can't refuse.
With Alan Heap and Mick Wall. Written by Andy Walker (Repeat)


Unknown: Mick Wall.
Written By: Andy Walker

: Newsround

News for children.

: We Are the Champions

A special sporting competition between teams of children with disabilities - the Cam Comets, Lee Lions and Nene Nomads.
Presented by Gary Lineker , with guest judges, paralympic athletes Robin Surgeoner and Christine Blackmore.
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p888 FACTSHEET: about sport for people with a disability, send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Robin Surgeoner
Unknown: Christine Blackmore.

: Neighbours

Adam leaves Ramsay Street to be with Gemma, but makes a generous gesture to Pam as a parting gift. Melanie has to choose between Simon and Joe. Madge and Harold's camping holiday takes a disastrous turn.

: Six O'Clock News

Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey present the latest news reports from home and abroad.
Weather John Kettley
0TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


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

: Top of the Pops

The UK's top chart show featuring the best of today's music and pre-chart exclusives. Introduced by Tony Dortie. Director Arch Dyson
Producer Stanley Appel • STEREO


Introduced By: Tony Dortie.

: EastEnders

Dot and Ethel have an afternoon out at a tea-dance to mark Ethel's wedding anniversary, and enjoy a brief encounter with the mysterious Major Grace. Mark seeks advice from his father on how to cope with his grief, but Mandy offers a more instant solution. Kathy learns not to rely on Nigel.

This week's episodes written by Barrie Shore
(Stereo) (Teletext Subtitles: p 888)
Todd Carty's Kind of Day: page 106


Writer: Barrie Shore
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Ronald Wilson
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Mandy Salter: Nicola Stapleton
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Major Grace: Frank Windsor
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Sharon Mitchell: Letitia Dean
Grant Mitchell: Ross Kemp
Hattie Tavernier: Michelle Gayle
Steve Elliot: Mark Monero
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Nigel: Paul Bradley
Rachel Kominski: Jacquetta May
Richard Cole: Ian Reddington
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Jules: Tommy Eytle
Clyde Tavernier: Steven Woodcock
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Ricky: Sid Owen

: The Russ Abbot Show

More sketches from the zany comedian, including the Risque family whose shopping is full of double meanings, and the hair-raising story of the Hell Toupee. Featuring
Bella Emberg and Sherrie Hewson , with special guest Les Dennis. Producer Tudor Davies
Executive producer John Bishop STEREO


Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson
Producer: Tudor Davies
Producer: John Bishop

: Waiting for God

I The return of the comedy series about two of the inhabitants of Bayview Retirement Home who continue to shock their fellow residents and antagonise Bayview's manager by blocking his crafty schemes. Written by Michael Aitkens and starring Stephanie Cole
Graham Crowden
When a local vicar has a nervous breakdown at one of the resident's funerals, Tom and Diana set him off on an interesting path to sanity.
Tom's son has a spot of bother with his dypsomaniac and nymphomaniac wife.
Director/Producer Gareth Gwenlan * STEREO


Written By: Michael Aitkens
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Tom: Graham Crowden
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Geoffrey: Andrew Tourell
Marion: Sandra Payne
Basil: Michael Bilton
Rev Dennis Sparrow: Tim Preece

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis presents the latest national and international reports. 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 dialling0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all othertimes.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: F/X- Murder by Illusion

Thriller about a special effects man, starring
Bryan Brown
Brian Dennehy
Walking into a restaurant, an armed man starts shooting. Is it a real attack? For technical wizard Rollie Tyler fact and fiction begin to blur when his special talents are called upon to help "kill" a man.
Director Robert Mandel STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Bryan Brown
Unknown: Brian Dennehy
Unknown: Rollie Tyler
Director: Robert Mandel
Rollie Tyler: Bryan Brown
Leo McCarthy: Brian Dennehy
Ellen: Diane Venora
Lipton: Cliff de Young
Col Mason: Mason Adams
Nicholas De Franco: Jerry Orbach
Mickey: Joe Grifasi
Andy: Martha Gehman
Capt Wallenger: Roscoe Orman
Lt Murdoch: Trey Wilson
Varrick: Tom Noonan
Gallagher: Paul D'Amato
Marisa Velez: Jossie Deguzman

: Madigan

American police drama starring Richard Widmark
The Park Avenue Beat. Dan
Madigan is a New York City police detective - and a loner. In tonight's episode he has a tough job on his hands when he has to prevent an old friend and ex-partner from turning into a hired killer.
With John Larch , Rae Allen ,
Charles Cioffi , William Roerick ,
Lois Markle , David Spielbert , Val Avery and Sally Gracie.


Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: John Larch
Unknown: Rae Allen
Unknown: Charles Cioffi
Unknown: William Roerick
Unknown: Lois Markle
Unknown: David Spielbert
Unknown: Val Avery
Unknown: Sally Gracie.

: Weather

: BBC Select

Executive Business Club: this scrambled night-time management training series isonly availabletosubscribingcompanies and institutions. Forinformation phone (free) 0[number removed]. For other BBC Select services, phone the Subscriber Management Centre on 0[number removed].

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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