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: Ceefax Pages

: Animal World

With Philippa Forrester.
Nature series. Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.

: Pigeon Street

Cartoon. Rpt

: Playdays

Today: The Patch Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the Sunday papers with his guests.
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8. 15am and


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Faith to Faith

A series looking at how people of different religions respond to each other.
Story of a Community. Sikh and Christian, Muslim and Hindu come together for an inter-faith celebration in Manchester.

: This Is the Day

A look at the influence of saints and scholars. Today: the writings of a 14th-century hermit.

: See Hear!

The second of three chat shows from the Silent Network in Texas. With signing and subtitles.

: Gypsy and the Gentleman

Drama starring
Melina Mercouri
Regency rake
Sir Paul Deverill meets his match when he meets a passionate gypsy.
Director Joseph Losey (1958)
SEE FILMS pages 43-48


Unknown: Sir Paul Deverill
Director: Joseph Losey
Belle: Melina Mercouri
Deverill: Keith Michell
Jess: Patrick McGoohan
Mrs Haggard: Flora Robson

: To Latvia with Love

John Hammond reports on a party of exiles who recently returned to Latvia for the first time in nearly 50 years.


Unknown: John Hammond

: CountryFile

With John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55pm.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Followed by Cartoon

: Harry and the Hendersons

The Hendersons become the target of harassment.

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

One for the Books
An elderly college janitor amazes himself, his wife and the scientific community.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Can Arthur save his marriage?

: Scaramouche

Swashbuckling adventure starring Stewart Granger, shown as a tribute to the actor who died last month.

French nobleman Andre Moreau is determined to avenge his friend's death at the hand of master duellist - the Marquis de Maynes.

(See Films pages 43-48)


Director: George Sidney
Andre Moreau/Scaramouche: Stewart Granger
Lenore: Eleanor Parker
Aline de Gavrillac: Janet Leigh
Noel, Marquis de Maynes: Mel Ferrer
Marie Antoinette: Nina Foch

: If the Worst Happens

Gavin Campbell finds out how to deal with a child who may have taken poison. With paramedic Muriel Abbott. A Diverse production for BBCtv
FREE: a poster and booklet is available to accompany the series. Write to BBC
Education, PO Box 7, London W 12 7TS.


Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Muriel Abbott.

: Biteback

Viewers voice their concerns about BBCtv programmes. With Sue Lawley.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv


Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: Nanny Knows Best

Jealousy. Meet Nanny Smith, a 71-year-old professional nanny with answers to today's parental problems. With over 50 years of experience in the nursery, she visits families across Britain to help them deal with everything from teething to temper tantrums. This week she tackles jealousy between brothers and sisters.
Four-year-old Hal [text removed] is biting his new "rival", baby brother Charlie. Can
Nanny help?
Series producer Pat Holland
Executive producer Nikki Cheetham
BBC BOOK: Nanny Knows Best, L 12.99, from booksellers.
Expert advice on the art of childcare


Unknown: Hal [text removed]
Producer: Pat Holland
Producer: Nikki Cheetham

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

Thank You for the Music. Two thousand singers, the choirs of 150 churches and the New English Orchestra welcome the return of Songs of Praise with a musical feast. Shoppers and shop-workers join the congregation in the Meadowhall Oasis in Sheffield to raise the roof in joyful celebration. Pam Rhodes and Alan Titchmarsh look at the magic and majesty that music brings to worship, with the help of the Sheffield Celebration Choir, the Duke Street and Shi Loh Gospel Choirs and the award-winning Bolstertone Male Voice Choir.


Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Keeping Up Appearances

Plans to buy a small weekend retreat in the country take an unexpected turn.
Written by Roy Clarke
Producer/Director Harold Snoad


Written By: Roy Clarke
Director: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar
Emmet: David Griffin

: Lovejoy

Who Is the Fairest? Is it time for Lovejoy to make an honest woman of Jane, or has someone got there before him? Eric blames the evil-eye mirror for the major emotional upheaval that enters all their lives.
Episode written by Jeremy Paul
Producer Jo Wright ; Director Baz Taylor


Written By: Jeremy Paul
Producer: Jo Wright
Director: Baz Taylor
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane Felsham: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Roderick Frew: John Hallam
Smallman-Smith: Roger Lloyd Pack
Miss Robiette: Colette O'Neil
Lord Alexander Felsham: Pavel Douglas
Mrs De Vere Hunt: Jane How

: Birds of a Feather: Bang

It's an explosive time in Chigwell, with upheavals for Sharon, Tracey and Dorien.

Episode written by Gary Lawson and John Phelps
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Writer: Gary Lawson
Writer: John Phelps
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Screen One: A Foreign Field

Starring Alec Guinness, Lauren Bacall, Leo McKern, Jeanne Moreau
This nostalgic comedy was written especially for Guinness by Roy Clarke, better known for successful series like Last of theSummer Wine and Keeping Up Appearances. Cyril takes Amos to France to visit the grave of their wartime buddy Briggsy. While in Normandy they encounter Waldo, an American D-day veteran. Cyril and Waldo are determined to find their old girlfriend from 50 years before. Also in their party is the mysterious Lisa, whose secret is revealed only at the end of their journey.

Andrew Duncan meets two movie greats SEE FEATURE page 24


Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer: Martyn Auty
Producer: Steve Lanning
Director: Charles Sturridge
Amos: Alec Guinness
Lisa: Lauren Bacall
Cyril: Leo McKern
Angelique: Jeanne Moreau
Beverley: Geraldine Chaplin
Waldo: John Randolph
Ralph: Edward Herrmann

: Everyman Evensong

The haunting music of Evensong has the power to move believers and non-believers alike. Dame
Betty Ridley is 84, and she has been going to Evensong since she was a child. This elegiac film weaves Stanford's
Magnificat and Howells's Nunc Dimittis with reminiscences and reflections on her faith.
Producer David Willcock
Series editor John Blake


Unknown: Betty Ridley
Producer: David Willcock
Editor: John Blake

: A Case of Deadly Force

- Drama starring
Richard Crenna
John Shea
Shortly after two undercover police officers spot a getaway car shots ring out and a man is dead. A bitter courtroom battle ensues when a Boston attorney fights to clear the name of the police's innocent victim.
Director Michael Miller (1986)
SEE FILMS pages 43-48


Unknown: Richard Crenna
Unknown: John Shea
Director: Michael Miller
Lawrence O'Donnell Sr: Richard Crenna
Michael O'Donnell: John Shea
Pat Bowden: Lorraine Toussaint
Hanna: Frank McCarthy
Kevin O'Donnell: Dylan Baker
Billy O'Donnell: Tom Isbell

: 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.

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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