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: Ceefax Pages

: Animal World

With Philippa Forrester.
Nature series.


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.

: Pigeon Street


: Playdays

Today: the Tent Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews papers with his guests.
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15am and


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Faith to Faith

Stories of Art. Museum curator Harry Dunlop talks about his reaction to religious exhibits.


Talks: Harry Dunlop

: This Is the Day

Judy Merry travels to Little Gidding, Cambridgeshire, to find out about the continuing influence of poet George Herbert.


Unknown: Judy Merry
Unknown: George Herbert.

: See Hear!

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

: Thunder Over Arizona

. Tim Mallory kills an outlaw in self-defence, but finds himself mistaken for the killer.
With Skip Homeier , Kristine Miller , George Macready , Wallace Ford.
Director Joe Kane (1956)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45


Unknown: . Tim Mallory
Unknown: Skip Homeier
Unknown: Kristine Miller
Unknown: George MacReady
Unknown: Wallace Ford.
Director: Joe Kane

: The Plank

Slapstick silent comedy starring Eric Sykes Tommy Cooper
Two workmen try to transport a wooden plank to a building site, but stumble across a few mishaps along the way.
Director Eric Sykes (1967)
SEE FILMS pages 40 45


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Tommy Cooper
Director: Eric Sykes
Workmen: Eric Sykes,
Workmen: Tommy Cooper
Policeman: Jimmy Edwards
Garbage man: Roy Castle
Amorous van driver: Graham Stark
Station sergeant: Stratford Johns
House painter: Jim Dale
Barman: Jimmy Tarbuck
Woman with rose: Hattie Jacques
Chauffeur: Johnny Speight

: CountryFile

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


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Followed by On the Record
New presenter
John Humphrys introduces this analysis of the week's political events, including an interview with Paddy Ashdown.


Introduces: John Humphrys
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. The Fowler family picks up the pieces.

: The Thirty-Nine Steps

Based on John Buchan 's famous novel, starring Robert Powell
1914: with war looming, engineer Richard Hannay is inadvertently embroiled in a deadly conspiracy. Hunted by enemy agents and the police, he has to solve the mystery of "the thirty-nine steps".
Director Don Sharp (1978)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Richard Hannay
Director: Don Sharp
Richard Hannay: Robert Powell
Appleton: David Warner
Chief Supt Lomas: Eric Porter
Alex Mackenzie: Karen Dotrice
Scudder: John Mills
Sir Walter Bullivant: George Baker
Porton: Timothy West

: If the Worst Happens

Gavin Campbell finds out how to deal with cuts and bleeding. 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 1 2 7TS.


Unknown: Gavin Campbell

: Stay Tooned

Tony Robinson presents more cartoons from around the world, today featuring cartoon bad guys.
Series producer Nick Freand Jones


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Freand

: Nanny Knows Best

Faddy Eating. This week
Nanny Smith deals with the problems posed by fussy young eaters. She meets three families for whom mealtime is a daily battle.
Series producer Pat Holland
Executive producer Nikki Cheetham A Bazal production for BBCtv
BBC BOOK: Nanny Knows Best, £12.99, from booksellers.


Producer: Pat Holland
Producer: Nikki Cheetham

: The Clothes Show

In this first show
Elizabeth Emanuel demonstrates how costume design for the movies has been a major influence on this autumn's clothes, and actress Dulcie Gray looks back at the glamour of the 1930s.
Withjeff Banks, Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus.
Executive producer Roger Casstles


Unknown: Elizabeth Emanuel
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Songs of Praise

Come Back to Erin. Pam
Rhodes savours life in Europe's youngest capital Dublin, where over half the population is under 25. Here, music and blarney abound in a cauldron of creativity, yet a mere stone's throw away churches and social workers contend with the evils of unemployment, homelessness, drug abuse and crime. Tonight's hymns are sung in the new St Michael 's Church, Dun Laoghaire. Producer Maurice Maguire Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: St Michael
Producer: Maurice Maguire
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Keeping UpAppearances

Patricia Routledge
An outdoors-indoors luxury barbecue sounds complicated - and it is!
Written by Roy Clarke
Producer/Director Harold Snoad


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
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
CP Benedict: Paul Williamson

: Lovejoy: A Going Concern

Felsham Hall is up for auction, but can anyone ever replace Lady Jane in Lovejoy's affections? Auctioneer Charlotte Cavendish turns out to be a real challenge. Patricia Hayes guest stars in this episode, which is directed by Ian McShane himself.

Episode written by Steve Coombes and Dave Robinson
See Preview pages


Writer: Steve Coombes
Writer: Dave Robinson
Producer: Jo Wright
Director: Ian McShane
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Charlotte Cavendish: Caroline Langrishe
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Lady Alfreston: Patricia Hayes
Mrs Webb: Susan Kyd
Geoffrey: David Weston
Camillia: Jane Lowe
Kate Henshaw: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Crawley: David Lodge

: Birds of a Feather: Non Starter

Sharon persuades Tracey to teach her to drive, and it's a smashing success.

Episode written by Geoff Rowley
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Writer: Geoff Rowley
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Screen One: Down among the Big Boys

Comedian Billy Connolly returns to Glasgow to star in a film written by Peter McDougall, a fellow worker in the Clydeside shipyards of his youth and screenwriter of The Long Good Friday. Connolly plays Jojo, a big-time operator in Glasgow's criminal underworld, who masterminds a daring bank robbery. But his steps are dogged by a smart young police officer who also happens to be his son-in-law.
Producer Andy Park; Director Charles Gormley
Billy Connolly talks with Andrew Duncan


Writer: Peter McDougall
Producer: Andy Park
Director: Charles Gormley
Jojo Donnelly: Billy Connolly
Louie Gibbons: Douglas Henshall
Dan Gibbons: Alex Norton
Jean Donnelly: Maggie Bell
Louis Gibbons: Ken Drury
Jenny Gibbons: Katherine Stark
Claire Donnelly: Ashley Jensen

: Heart of the Matter

Must the Priest Believe?
A newsix-part series opens with an issue which has caused consternation in the Church.
Last month, priest Anthony Freeman was sacked for proclaiming that he did not believe in God. Did Freeman have to go? Joan Bakewell talks to the priests who don't believe that God is in his Heaven.
Producer Mike Mitchell
Series producer Michael Waterhouse.
Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anthony Freeman
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Mike Mitchell
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Nobody's Child

Marlo Thomas won an Emmy award for her performance in this powerful, true story of a woman wrongly detained in an asylum for more than 20 years, and her fight for freedom.
With Ray Baker , Caroline Kava , Kathy Baker , Blanche Baker and Anna Maria Horsford.
Director Lee Grant (1986)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45


Unknown: Marlo Thomas
Unknown: Ray Baker
Unknown: Caroline Kava
Unknown: Kathy Baker
Unknown: Blanche Baker
Unknown: Anna Maria Horsford.
Director: Lee Grant

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore talks to Prof
Richard Davis of Jodrell Bank about his current work with the Lovell radio telescope. Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Richard Davis
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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.

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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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