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: Breakfast News

News every quarter hour.

: Kilroy

Topical studio discussion.

: Ross King

Live down the video line, a contestant plays for the chance to win "the king's ransom".
VIEWERS' QUIZ: see Tuesday

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Toby Anstis.
Today: the Dot Stop.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Good Morning ... with Anne and Nick

Daily magazine presented by Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.
10.50 Green Giants with Toyah Willcox
11.00 News (Subtitled); weather H.lOSecretLifeofWomen
11.25 Library of Romance
11.30 Video Stars
11.35 Agony Aunt Phone-in with Claire Rayner
11.50 Travel
12.00 News (Subtitled); weather
HOTLINE: see Tuesday


Presented By: Anne Diamond
Presented By: Nick Owen.
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Pebble Mill

Presented by Alan Titchmarsh.


Presented By: Alan Titchmarsh.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

: Eldorado

: Hawaii Five-0

Classic police series, starring Jack Lord
Odd Man In. McGarrett pits his wits against his old adversary, Lewis Avery Fisher , who escapes from prison after devising a scheme to steal
$4 million from drug smugglers.


Unknown: Lewis Avery Fisher

: Primetime

Roy Castle and Maggie Philbin investigate the importance of 1993 as European Year of Older People. And top photographer Patrick Lichfield announces the winner of the Primetime photo competition.


Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield

: The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends

With Andi Peters.
Buzzy Bee discovers the mysteries of nature.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Bitsa

Turn junk into something special.

: Misery Guts

Paul Merton reads the third part of the story for Jackanory.


Unknown: Paul Merton

: Quick Draw McGraw

Cartoon adventures.

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

A 13-part animated drama series for children, based on the books by Colin Dann.
4: Cold and wet, the animals take refuge in a barn.


Unknown: Colin Dann.

: Newsround

News for children.

: The Return of the Psammead

Asix-part drama series for children by Helen Cresswell , after the novels of E Nesbit.
4: Aunt Marchmont wishes she could remember what it's like to have the mind of a child.


Unknown: Helen Cresswell
Aunt Marchmont: Anna Massey
George: Toby Uffindell-Phillips
Ellie: Laura Curke
Pip: Leonard Kirby
Lucy: Vicci Avery
The Psammead: Francis Wright
Lil Dawkins: Joanna Barrett
Bessie: Polly Kemp
Mr Dobbs: Frank Taylor

: Neighbours

Brenda is faced with a decision which could change her life.


Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Lucy Robinson: Melissa Bell
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Todd Landers: Kristian Schmid
Caroline Alessi: Gillian Blakeney
Christina Robinson: Gayle Blakeney
Josh Anderson: Jeremy Angerson
Dorothy Burke: Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel: Ben Geurens
Doug Willis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Sue Jones
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Simone Riley: Clarissa House
Brenda Riley: Genevieve Lemon
Guy Carpenter: Andrew Williams
Phoebe Bright: Simone Robertson
Lou Carpenter: Tom Oliver
Roy Riley: Neil Melville
Faye Hudson: Lorraine Bayly

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Chris Lowe.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Eldorado

Joy appears to have a grudge against the world - she has an argument with almost everyone she meets.
Episode written by Jane Hollowood (For cast see Monday.
Repeated on Friday at 1. 50pm)


Written By: Jane Hollowood

: Tomorrow's World

What's new in science, technology and medicine.
Tonight includes a look at how to become a one-man musical quartet. Hyperinstruments have the effect of allowing a musician to play and compose on drums, piano, cello and synthesiser - all at once. Plus a report from the Netherlands on the search to find the fastest bicycle on water. With Kate Bellingham , Carmen Pryce , Judith Harm , and Howard Stableford.
Producer Jack Weber
Editor Dana Purvis
INFORMATION LINE: 089 1-[number removed](calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times).


Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Unknown: Judith Harm
Producer: Jack Weber
Editor: Dana Purvis

: The Detectives

First of a comedy series based on the regular Canned Carrott sketch about two bumbling cops who get into all sorts of scrapes because of their incompetence. Written by Steve Knight and Mike Whitehill , it stars Jasper Carrott Robert Powell
What the Butler Saw. The Earl of Lisson is murdered in his own country hotel. It has the makings of a classic whodunit until detectives Louis and Briggs turn up to solve the crime. This week's celebrity guest stars are model Jerry Hall and actor George Sewell.
Director/Producer Ed Bye
A Celador production for BBCtv


Written By: Steve Knight
Written By: Mike Whitehill
Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Jerry Hall
Unknown: George Sewell.
Producer: Ed Bye
Bob Louis: Jasper Carrott
Dave Briggs: Robert Powell
Jerry Palmer: Jerry Hall
Superintendent Cottam: George Sewell
Butler: Noel Coleman
Chef: Peter Geeves
Barman: Nick Ball
Sir Lionel Case: Paul Williamson
Mr Smith: Rupert Bates
Earl of Lisson: Jon Cartwright

: Victoria Wood: Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah

A series of self-contained comedy plays, first shown in 1989, written by and starring Victoria Wood.
Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah... about shattered hopes on a health farm.
With Julie Walters, Lill Roughley, Liza Tarbuck, Meg Johnson, Anne Reid, Georgia Allen, Selina Cadell, Bryan Burdon, Rosalind March, Peter Martin.


Writer: Victoria Wood
Director: Kevin Bishop
Producer: Geoff Posner
Victoria: Victoria Wood
Nicola: Julie Walters
Lill: Lill Roughley
Dana: Liza Tarbuck
Connie: Meg Johnson
Enid: Anne Reid
Sally Ann: Georgia Allen
Judy: Selina Cadell
Maintenance man: Bryan Burdon
Cafe owner: Peter Martin

: Nine O'clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Clive James - Fame in the Twentieth Century

A series in which Clive James uses archive material to examine the nature of 20th-century fame in his own distinctive style. He traces the change in the public's perception of fame brought about by the rise of the communications industry and the manipulations of the media. 1940-52: James takes a look at some of the people who emerged from all walks of life during this period to become key international figures. Among those featured:
Winston Churchill ,
Frank Sinatra , Humphrey Bogart ,
Rita Hayworth , Noel Coward , Clark Gable , Field Marshal
Montgomery, Glenn Miller and General MacArthur.
Executive producerRichard Drewett Series producer Beatrice Ballard


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Field Marshal
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Producer: Richard Drewett
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Sportsnight

With Desmond Lynam.
A double-bill of the best football from both England and Italy. Highlights from two of tonight's top matches in the Premier League, a roundup of the best of this evening's games and a look back at last night's key fixtures. Plus action from the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup as AC Milan meet their arch-rivals, Inter Milan, in the San Siro Stadium.
Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15-3.15am Accountancy Television: scrambled transmission
INFORMATION: write to, [address removed]; telephone 0[number removed]
4.00-4.50am TV Edits: France
Panorama 7 - scrambled transmission

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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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