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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Perfect Strangers

American comedy series.
Aliens. Larry braves a horror-movie marathon.

: The Solent Way

First of four daily programmes which follow Bob Wellings 's walks along the south coast of Hampshire. Today, Hurst to Beaulieu. (Rpt. Part 2 tomorrow)


Unknown: Bob Wellings

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Andi Peters.
The Playground Stop. ● STEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Barney


: Hudson and Halls

Today the Antipodean chefs dish up lamb curry and curried rice salad. With guest Mark Rattray , who scooped first prize on Opportunity Knocks in 1990.


Unknown: Mark Rattray

: News

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

: Aussies

A five-part series in which Jack Pizzey looks at the Australian way of life.
2: The Lucky Country


Unknown: Jack Pizzey

: News

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

: The Incredible Machine

A National Geographic film that takes a look at new camera techniques that can reveal the workings of the human body.

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours


: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly. ● STEREO


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Dm Puzzle

Australian thriller, starring
James Franciscus
After her second husband commits suicide,
Claudine Cunningham receives a demand for$1 million. It is requested as payment for a precious object stolen for him by a gang of thieves. The only man she can trust to help her is Harry Scott - her former husband.
Director Gordon Hessler
FILMS: pages 37-42


Unknown: James Franciscus
Unknown: Claudine Cunningham
Unknown: Harry Scott
Director: Gordon Hessler
Harry Scott: James Franciscus
Claudine Cunningham: Wendy Hughes
Buckminster Shepherd: Robert Helpmann
Diana: Kerry McGuire
Det Sgt Knox: Peter Gwynne

: Opposites Attract

With Andi Peters.
Nature series. Gibbons and lemurs are masters of the high tree tops, but closer to the ground ladybirds have a finer sense of balance. ● STEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: The Further Adventures of SuperTed

Animation. (Repeat)

: Potsworth and Co

Animated adventures.

: Hartbeat

Tony Hart and Gabrielle Bradshaw with more inventive ideas for making pictures.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Gabrielle Bradshaw

: Newsround

: The Village by the Sea

First in a six-part drama series about the lives of an Indian family and the hard times they face in their pursuit of simple happiness. WithSaeedJaffrey.
Based on the novel by Anita Desai , adapted for TV by James Andrew Hall 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Novel By: Anita Desai
Unknown: James Andrew Hall

: Neighbours

Brenda believes she has a chance with Doug and pulls out all the stops. An armed robber breaks into Lassiters.

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Rob McElwee
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES(news): page 888


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds tests another two teams on their knowledge of television trivia.
Director Graham Wetherell
Producer Richard L Lewis
● COMPETITION: page 16


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Graham Wetherell
Producer: Richard L Lewis

: EastEnders

Cockroaches at the Meal Machine threaten Ian's success. Rachel's patience is tested by her mother's surprise visit. And Pauline comes home to find her family gone.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)

: Citizen Smith

John Sullivan 's classic comedy series about urban guerrilla Wolfie Smith , starring Robert Lindsay
But Is It Art? Wolfie sets out to out-Beatle the Beatles. At the same time Ken has painted a masterpiece. With Mike Grady. Producer Dennis Main Wilson ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Wolfie Smith
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Mike Grady.

: 2 Point 4 Children

A domestic comedy, written by Andrew Marshall and starring Belinda Lang , Gary Olsen Hormones. Bill faces two new problems: Ben's aggression and an unexpected pregnancy in the Porter household.
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Written By: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Gary Olsen
Producer: Richard Boden
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Jenny: Clare Woodgate
David: John Pickard
Christine: Kim Benson
Gareth: Richard Davies
Joss: Mik Scarlet
Babs: Pauline Melville
Sven: Peter Jordan
Bea: Amanda Wise

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Civvies

Hard-hitting six-part drama series by Lynda La Plante , award-winning writer of Prime Suspect.
Having reluctantly left the Paras after 14 years,
Frank Dillon finds it difficult to adjust to civilian life. Missing the excitement of military action he sets up a security company with four other ex-paratroopers. Can they resist the pull of the voracious underworld of organised crime and run a legitimate business?
Peter O'Toole makes a rare cameo appearance.
Producer Ruth Caleb
Director Karl Francis


Unknown: Lynda La Plante
Unknown: Frank Dillon
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Producer: Ruth Caleb
Director: Karl Francis
Frank Dillon: Jason Isaacs
Steve Harris: Peter Howitt
Jimmy Hammond: Edward O'Connell
Barry Newman: Peter O'Toole
Susie Dillon: Elizabeth Rider
Helen: Shirley Stelfox
Kenny Dillon: Caleb Lloyd
Phil Dillon: Bobby Coombes
Cliff Morgan: Lennie James
Harry Travers: Seamus O'Neill
Taffy Davies: John Francis
Wally Simpkins: Gareth Marks
Johnny Blair: David Jnicholls
Colin: Peter McNamara
DCI Riggs: Neil Caple
Jeweller's assistant: Toby Cockerill
Keenan: Dave Duffy
Duty Sgt Sinclair: Steve Edison

: Omnibus

Disney: the Fairy-Tale Years Walt Disney's studio has been animating fairy-tales for 70 years. From the 20-year-old Disney's earliest work,
Puss-in-Boots and Cinderella, to the studio's recent successes
The Little Mermaidand Beauty and the Beast, it has retold centuries-old, European fairy-tales in the pioneering art form of film animation.
Omnibus traces the fairy-tale/Disney connection using previously unshown archive footage as well as a preview of the company's 1993 release Aladdin. Contributors include veteran animators Ollie
Johnston, Marc Davis , Ward Kimball and Chuck Jones. Producer Brian Skeet
Series editor Andrew Snell


Unknown: Marc Davis
Unknown: Ward Kimball
Unknown: Chuck Jones.
Producer: Brian Skeet
Editor: Andrew Snell

: The Elephant Man

David Lynch 's moving dramatisation of the life of John Merrick , starring John Hurt
1884: an ambitious young
London surgeon is intrigued by a sideshow freak billed as the "Elephant Man". He finds, behind the appallingly disfigured and brutalised exhibit, an intelligent and sensitive person whose rehabilitation he undertakes.
Evocatively shot in black and white by Freddie Francis.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: John Merrick
Unknown: Freddie Francis.
Unknown: Barry Norman
John Merrick: John Hurt
Frederick Treves: Anthony Hopkins
Mrs Madge Kendal: Anne Bancroft
Carr Gom: John Gielgud
Mothershead: Wendy Hiller
Bytes: Freddie Jones
Night porter: Michael Elphick
Mrs Treves: Hannah Gordon
Princess Alex: Helen Ryan
Fox: John Standing
Bytes's boy: Dexter Fletcher
Nora: Lesley Dunlop
Merrick's mother: Phoebe Nicholls

: Weather

: BBC Select

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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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