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: Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Tanya Sillem.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Tanya Sillem.

: Kilroy


: Newshound


: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Zoe Ball , Stereo
The Patch Stop. Rpt


Unknown: Zoe Ball

: Bump

Animation. (Rpt)

: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: The State Opening of Parliament

Her Majesty the Queen is driven to the Palace of Westminster to open the new session of Parliament. There she delivers the speech, written for her by the Prime Minister, which outlines the government's proposed legislation for the new session.
Vivian White describes the ceremony in the House of Lords. TV presentation Neil Eccles


Unknown: Vivian White

: Pebble Mill

With Alan Titchmarsh and guest
Richard Baker.
12.55 Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Richard Baker.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled


General knowledge quiz.

: The White Tower

Drama starring Glenn Ford.
A group of climbers attempt to conquer a Swiss mountain.


Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Martin Ordway: Glenn Ford
Paul Delambre: Claude Rains
Carla Alton: Alida Valli
Nicholas Raddiffe: Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Hein: Lloyd Bridges

: Blinky Bill

With Toby Anstis.
Cartoon. Stereo


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Get Your Own Back

Game show with Dave Benson Phillips.


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.

: The Boot Street Band

The Management is threatened by the arrival of a school inspector.
Written by Andrew Davies and Steve Attndge


Written By: Andrew Davies
Written By: Steve Attndge
Mr Lear: Roland MacLeod
Mrs Springit: Linda Polan
Mr Cramp: Richard Davies

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

Including today the presentation of the Smarties book prize.
With John Leslie, Diane-Louise Jordan and Anthea Turner.


Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Anthea Turner

: Neighbours

Toby plays matchmaker for
Dorothy, a new woman enters Lou's life, and Michael cooks up more mischief for Julie.

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Top of the Pops

The weekly look at the UK charts, plus some pre-chart exclusives. With Tony Dortie. Director/Producer Stanley Appel


Unknown: Tony Dortie.

: EastEnders

Tensions flare up in Amsterdam as relationships are put to the test, and Michelle and Shelley come home with more than they bargained for.
This week's episodes written by Tony McHale Producer Barbara Emile Director Tony McHale


Written By: Tony McHale
Producer: Barbara Emile
Director: Tony McHale
Michelle: Susan Tully
Shelley: Nicole Arumugam
Mark: Todd Carty
Clem: Jason Yates
Phil: Steve McFadden
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Pat: Pam St Clement
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Mian: Sean Maguire
Carol: Lindsey Coulson
Alan: Howard Antony
Gita: Shobu Kapoor
Meena: Sudha Bhuchar
Richard: Ian Reddington
Sanjay: Deepak Verma
Bianco: Patsy Palmer
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Jan: Hans Kesting
Else: Camilla Siegertz
Vicki: Samantha Leigh Martin

: Life in the Freezer

David Attenborough braves mountainous seas, blizzards and temperatures of -60 degrees Celsius for this new six-part natural history of Antarctica.

It's the coldest, wildest, most lonely place on earth. In winter the temperature drops to below -70 and winds reach 100mph; only 800 people live year-round on this land one-and-a-half times the size of Europe. As the sea freezes over in the depths of the winter, the continent effectively doubles in size.

And yet this inhospitable wasteland supports abundant wildlife. Penguins by the million, thousands of whales and half the world's seal population live here, feeding on the swarms of krill In the ocean surrounding the ice. On the outer islands wandering albatrosses and king penguins can also be found, raising their sturdy, slow-growing chicks.

Three years of filming using many technical innovations has resulted, in the words of series producer Alastair Fothergill, in "revolutionary pictures, better than anything you have ever seen from Antarctica".

The Andrew Duncan interview with David Attenborough - See Feature page 32


Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: Alastair Fothergill

: Goodnight Sweetheart

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, creators of Birds of a Feather and Love Hurts, return to comedy after their recent foray into serious drama with the controversial Wall of Silence.
Goodnight Sweetheart is the latest vehicle for Nicholas Lyndhurst, whose rise since Only Fools and Horses seems irresistible. He stars as Gary, an unhappily married TV engineer who one day wanders down an alley and into a time warp. At first he thinks he's in a 1940s theme pub, but then he meets Phoebe, the landlord's beautiful daughter...
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: John Bartlett
Gary: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Phoebe: Dervla Kirwan
Yvonne: Michelle Holmes
Eric: David Ryall
Ron: Victor McGuire
PC Deadman: Christopher Ettridge

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: If You See God, Tell Him

New comedy series, written by One Foot in the Grave and 2 Point 4 Children creators
David Renwick and Andrew Marshall , and starring Richard Briers as a retired widower obsessed by television commercials.
Tonight, by carefully choosing the right brand of after-shave, he finds that having sex with beautiful young women really is as simple as can be.
Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer


Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: Richard Briers
Producer: Marcus Mortimer
Godfrey Spry: Richard Briers
Gordon Spry: Adrian Edmondson
Muriel Spry: Imelda Staunton
Avis: Anna Cropper
Workman: Paul Merton
Insuranceman: Patrick Barlow
Monica: Tracey Childs
Waiter: Neil Mullarkey
MrGudgeon: David Ross
MrCameron: Peter Dawson
Callgirl: Katy Newell
Voiceovers: Enn Reitel
Voiceovers: Jan Ravens

: Question Time

Tonight's edition comes from Bristol. The panel includes the Rt Hon Sir Norman Fowler MP, Chairman of the Conservative
Party, and Gordon Brown MP, Labour's Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Chaired by Peter Sissons.
Producer Prue Keely
Editor Alexandra Henderson A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv
AUDIENCE: Ifyou would like to be part of the Question Time audience please write to: [address removed]


Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Producer: Prue Keely
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: Spenser for Hire

Spenser agrees to help a theatre producer accused of homicide.

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15-2.45 Executive Business Club (scrambled)
3.00 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 40

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.

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