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: Breakfast News

Nicholas Witchell and Sally Magnusson.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Animated adventures.


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Why Don't You..?

More ideas and fun: play outdoor bingo; cook cheese and tomato bake.

: Playdays

Roundabout Stop. Rpt

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Including: 10.40 Advice Clinic 10.45 Garden Doctor 11.00 News (Subtitled)
Regional News; Weather 11.10 Star Guest of the Day 11.20 Touch oflove 11.30 Patric Walker 's Video Horoscope 11.45 Video Diaries 11.50 Phone-In 12.00 News
(Subtitled) Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

Ross King meets newscaster
Trevor McDonald.


Unknown: Trevor McDonald.

: One O'Clock News

summed Weather

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: The Great British Quiz

The general knowledge quiz presented by Janice Long.


Presented By: Janice Long.

: Racing

From Ascot, featuring races at
2.30,3.00 and 3.35.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan ,
Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Introduced by Julian Wilson. Producer Wendy Sheppard


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Bitsa

With Toby Anstis.
The series in which household junk is rejuvenated. With Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.
Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: Popeye and Son

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Animated adventures.
Based on the novels by Colin Dann


Unknown: Colin Dann

: Gulf

Part 3 of this daily story.

: Newsround

: Dark Season

Last part of this sci-fi adventure.
This time the world can end. This time the madness has a face, and a voice, and its name is Behemoth.
With the voice of Marsha Fitzalan.


Unknown: Marsha Fitzalan.
Inga: Martina Berne
Thomas: Ben Chandler
Miss Maitland: Brigit Forsvth
Marcie: Victoria Lambert
Mr Eldridge: Grant Parsons

: Neighbours

Brad and Lauren make a decision about their future.

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years - the 80s: 1985

The news and music of one year.

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new Soviet leader; a crowd crush results in tragedy at Heysel Stadium; the world tunes in to Live Aid; Madonna marries Sean Penn; there are riots in Handsworth, Brixton and Tottenham; a state of emergency is declared in South Africa; Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev meet.

The music comes from King, the Cure, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and David Bowie, Dire Straits, Simply Red and Wham!


Producer: Katie Pearson

: Here and Now

New current-affairs series.
When the new financial year starts next week, the country's 25 million income-tax payers face alarming increases in direct taxation, equivalent to an extra seven pence in the pound. So what can be done to lessen the impact of the taxman's changes? Lynda
Bryans discovers how people can cash in on tax advantages and "lost" savings and investments.
And, as Britain braces itself for its annual orgy of Easter egg eating, the programme speaks to people who cannot resist chocolate, the country's favourite edible treat.
Series producer Steve Anderson
Editor Peter Horrocks


Producer: Steve Anderson
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: The Detectives

A new comedy series starring Jasper Carrott Robert Powell
Sparring Partners. Briggs and Louis duck and dive through the world of professional boxing on the trail of a dope-dealing trainer.
Written by Steve Knight and Mike Whitehill Director/ProducerEd Bye
A Celador production for BBCtv


Written By: Steve Knight
Written By: Mike Whitehill
Bob Louis: Jasper Carrott
DaveBriggs: Robert Powell
SuptCottam: George Sewell
RonnyGoodall: Tim Healy
Danny Hendry: Nicholas Monu
Barry Kincaide: Len Trusty
Shorty: Eric Mason
Spitting boxer: Gary Mason

: Luv

Carla Lane's comedy series starring Michael Angelis Sue Johnston

Darwin and his fellow animal-rights activists decide to lobby a government minister.


Writer: Carla Lane
Director/Producer: Mike Stephens
Harold Craven: Michael Angelis
Terese: Sue Johnston
Lloyd: Peter Caffrey
Darwin: Stephen Lord
Eden: Julie Peasgood
Arthur: Raymond Coulthard

: Nine O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Rob McElwee


New methods designed to help accident victims make quick and full recoveries from their injuries are being pioneered in Stoke-on-Trent. The Staffordshire Royal
Infirmary is conducting a unique experiment by running a trauma unit in the casualty department.
This means that when an injured patient is admitted, at whatever time of day or night, a specialist consultant is on hand to assess the damage and immediately decide on a course of action. This expertise, when combined with facilities one would normally expect to find in other hospital departments, has proved effective in saving lives and shortening in-patient time.
QED returns with an extended edition following the work of the trauma unit. Says
Tony Redmond , one of the trauma team leaders: "We're saving more lives and the quality of the ones we save is improved." Producer Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones Series editor Susan Spindler


Unknown: Tony Redmond
Producer: Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Editor: Susan Spindler

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Including highlights from a match in the FA Premiership plus goals and analysis from the rest of the midweek games in the top flight. Also, news of matches played in the European competitions. With Alan Hansen.
A report on England's fortunes in the Third Test in Trinidad.
Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Alan Hansen.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: The Easter Stories

Judas's Tale. The man whose name is synonymous with treachery: was he a bad guy or misunderstood underdog?
Judas (Craig Charles ) puts the record straight once and for all. (Pilate's Tale is shown tomorrow 10.30pm onBBCl)


Unknown: Craig Charles

: A New Leaf

Black comedy starring Walter Matthau
Elaine May
Having exhausted his inherited fortune, middle-aged playboy Henry Graham contemplates suicide until his resourceful valet suggests an alternative - marriage to a wealthy woman.
Director Elaine May (1971)


Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Henry Graham
Henry Graham: Walter Matthau
Henrietta Lowell: Elaine May
Andrew McPkerson: Jack Weston
Harold: George Rose
Beckett: William Redfield
UncleHarry: James Coco
Bo: Graham Jarvis

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15 Accountancy Television - scrambled 50811344 3.15-3.45
Legal Network Television - scrambled 61509 5.45 Business Monthly

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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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