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: Ceefax Pages

: Children's BBC

With Toby Anstis.

Wiz Bang


Presenter (Children's BBC): Toby Anstis

: Pigeon Street

Cartoon. Rpt

: Playdays

Today: the Why Bird Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Breakfast with Frost

This week Michael Buerk replaces David Frost in the hot seat, to interview the people in the news.
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15am and 9.00am News and Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Getting Through

Third of five programmes about how different people have coped with life's challenges.
Sybil Phoenix , a foster mum to 200 children and organiser of a refuge for homeless youngsters, discusses the things which have helped her survive.


Unknown: Sybil Phoenix

: This Is the Day

Noel Battye joins Susan Hadley at her studio in Chichester to discover how sculpting has influenced her life.


Unknown: Noel Battye
Unknown: Susan Hadley

: See Hear!

A World of Quiet. This US documentary explores the relationship between a family in which the parents are deaf and the daughter has hearing. With signing and subtitles.

: Monte Carlo or Bust

Comedy starring Tony Curtis
In the late 1920s the Monte Carlo Rally attracts sportsmen from all over the world - though some are less sporting than others.
Director Ken Annakin (1969)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: Tony Curtis
Director: Ken Annakin
Chester Schofield: Tony Curtis
Major Dawlish: Peter Cook
Sir Cuthbert: Terry Thomas
Lieutenant Harrington: Dudley Moore
Perkins: Eric Sykes
Lady journalist: Hattie Jacques
Marcel/o: Lando Buzzanca
Angela: Walter Chiari
Marie-Claude: Mireille Darc
Betty: Susan Hampshire
Count Levinovitch: Jack Hawkins

: CountryFile

With John Craven , plus weather for the week ahead at 12.55pm.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
Prime Minister John Major is interviewed at his Huntingdon home by Jonathan Dimbleby in this special programme, the last of the series.


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Arthur has trouble with his double life.

: Grease

Fun-filled musical set in the 50s starring John Travolta
Olivia Newton-John
After a summer romance,
Danny and Sandy meet again at high school. But his super-cool image masks his warmer feelings, leaving Sandy cold.
Director Randal Kleiser 1978)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: John Travolta
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Director: Randal Kleiser
Danny Zucco: John Travolta
Sandy Olsson: Olivia Newton-John
Betty Rizzo: Stockard Channing
Kenickie: Jeff Conaway
Doody: Barry Pearl
Sonny: Michael Tucci
Putzie: Kelly Ward
Frenchie: Do Conn
Jan: Jamie Donnelly
Marty: Dinah Manoff
Principal McGee: Eve Arden
Teen Angel: Frankie Avalon
Vi: Joan Blondell
Vince Fontaine: Edd Byrnes
Coach Calhoun: Sid Caesar

: Cartoon Classic

Animated fun. Subtitled

: Biteback

A chance for viewers to voice their criticisms and concerns about BBCtv programmes. With Sue Lawley.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv


Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Superdogs

Teams of dogs and their handlers, each representing a region of the United Kingdom, compete for the Winalot Challenge in a variety of fun events that test speed, skill, agility and obedience. In the fourth quarter-final, the North West meets East Anglia.
Introduced by Peter Purves, Cheryl Baker and Superdogs vet Bradley Viner.


Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Cheryl Baker
Presenter: Bradley Viner
Producer: Stephen Morris

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Thora on the Straight and Narrow

One Voice. What happens to people who make the right or wrong decisions? That's the theme this week as Thora Hird explores the difficult path to heaven and the easy slope to hell. As a turn-of-the-century religious poster comes to life in word, music and song, she meets the Angel Voices choir, organist Carlo Curley , the Morriston Orpheus Choir, the Jenkins Family Singers, the Salvation Army's Staines
Citadel Choir and Father Noel Godwin.
A Bryan Izzard production for BBCtv


Unknown: Thora Hird
Organist: Carlo Curley
Organist: Father Noel Godwin.
Unknown: Bryan Izzard

: Last of the Summer Wine

Comedy series by Roy Clarke , starring Bill Owen ,
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde Pole Star. Compo finds that
Nora's clothes line is even more out of reach than she is.
With Thora Hird , Jane Freeman , Kathy Staff and Stephen Lewis. Director/Producer Alan J W Bell


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Unknown: Stephen Lewis.

: As Time Goes By

Re-run of Bob Larbey 's romantic comedy starring Judi Dench Geoffrey Palmer
Lionel has a nagging doubt about Alistair's concern for his book to be a success.
With Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton.
Producer Sydney Lotterby
Executive producer Philip Jones A Theatre of Comedy/D L Taffner production for BBCtv


Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Moira Brooker

: Strathblair

Gossip is rife in Strathblair about the attack on Umberto and Jenny finds herself at the centre of it.
Episode written by Sue Glover Producer Leonard White Director Haldane Duncan


Written By: Sue Glover
Producer: Leonard White
Director: Haldane Duncan
Macrae of Balbuie: Andrew Keir
Andrew Menzies: David Robb
Alec Rikhie: Derek Riddell
Jennifer Ritchie: Francesca Hunt
Flora McInnes: Kika Mirylees
Pheemie Robertson: Alison Peebles
Umberto Fabiani: Urbano Barberini
Robert Sinclair: Neil McKinven
Kathleen Crowe: Hilary MacLean
Janet Urquhart: Sarah Collier
Kitty Crowe: Janette Foggo
Billy Gibb: John Kazek
Mrs Forbes: Ann Scott-Jones
Forbes: Nicholas McArdle
Sergeant Currie: Liam Brennan
Grant: Stuart McGugan

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Resnick: Rough Treatment

A new two-part story of crime on the streets of Nottingham, adapted by John Harvey from his own novel and starring Tom Wilkinson
The unorthodox detective with a taste for exotic sandwiches and jazz meets his match in the shape of two equally unorthodox burglars who find more than they bargained for in an apparently deserted home.
Producer Colin Rogers Director Peter Smith
A Deco production for BBCtv


Adapted By: John Harvey
Unknown: Tom Wilkinson
Producer: Colin Rogers
Director: Peter Smith
DI Charlie Resnick: Tom Wilkinson
DS Graham Millington: David Neilson
DC Lynn Kellogg: Kate Eaton
DC Mark Divine: William Ivory
DC Kevin Nicholls: Daniel Ryan
DC Dipak Patel: Paul Bazely
Supt Jack Skelton: Paul Jesson
Claire Millinder: Diana Hardcastle
Grabianski: Jim Carter
Grice: Tom Georgeson
Maria Roy: Sheila Gish
Harold Roy: Philip McGough
Kate Skelton: Gail Kemp
Alice Skelton: Karen Lewis
DIJeff Harrison: Edward Clayton
Latchman: Michael N Harbour
Rachel Chaplin: Fiona Victory
William Doria: Neil Dudgeon
Alan Stafford: Ronan Vibert
Hugo Furlong: James Tomlinson
Naomi: Janie Booth
Laurence: Leonard Preston

: Everyman

If Talking Brought Peace
When Dublin housewife Susan McHugh
heard that an IRA bomb had killed 3-year-old
Jonathan Ball in Warrington she expressed what was in the hearts of many: "enough is enough". Four days later she launched Peace 93. This film tells the story of her journey of learning, from her first emotional outcry to confrontational meetings with Republicans and Loyalists. But can peace movements influence those who have chosen violence?
Producer Nikki Stockley Editor John Blake


Unknown: Susan McHugh
Unknown: Jonathan Ball
Producer: Nikki Stockley
Editor: John Blake

: The Train Now Departing

The series on Britain's last steam railways visits Scotland's West Highland Railway, where holiday trains are hauled through some of Britain's finest scenery. Producer Andrew Johnson


Producer: Andrew Johnson

: Golf: the Open

Highlights of the final round in the 122nd Open championship. With Steve Rider.


Unknown: Steve Rider.

: Weather

: BBC Select

Pathways to Care: Playing the Game: Taking Risks.

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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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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.

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