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: Business Breakfast

Analysis of the main trading stories.
Editor Paul Gibbs


Editor: Paul Gibbs

: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb and Andrew Harvey. Editor Bob Wheaton


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Kilroy

Topical discussion.
A Kilroy production for BBCtv

: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball.

Playdays: Tent Stop

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Including 10.50 Slice of Life - a look at food and our attitudes towards it 11.00 News
Subtitled; Regional News; Weather 11.10 Star Guest of the Day 11.20 Touch of Love 11-30 Patric Walker 's Video Horoscope 11.45
Showbiz Report 11.50 Phone-In 12.00 News Subtitled; Regional News; Weather
Editor Mike Hollingsworth


Unknown: Patric Walker
Editor: Mike Hollingsworth

: Pebble Mill

Withjudi Spiers.

: One O'Clock News

submied Weather

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: Going for Gold

European quiz, with Henry Kelly.
A Reg Grundy production for BBCtv


Presenter: Henry Kelly

: The Flying Doctors

An emergency at an outback oil rig causes problems for Dr Ratcliffe and Johnno Johnson.


Unknown: Johnno Johnson.

: Greenfingers

Making the best use of a small garden. A Straight Forward production for BBCtv

: Bugs Bunny

Cartoon double bill.

: Harum Scarum

With Toby Anstis.
Today's picture books are The Tough Princess, by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson , and Spinky Sulks , by William Steig. Storytellers are Sandi Toksvig and Mike McShane.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.
Unknown: Martin Waddell
Unknown: Patrick Benson
Unknown: Spinky Sulks
Unknown: William Steig.
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mike McShane.

: Radio Roo

Comedy drama. When Clive gets stuck in the loft with an unexploded bomb, the only way out is through the ceiling. With Wayne Jackman , Ian Tregonning , Jo Warne and Rex Taylor.
Written by Wayne Jackman


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Ian Tregonning
Unknown: Jo Warne
Unknown: Rex Taylor.
Written By: Wayne Jackman

: Rugrats

Animation. Rpt

: The Movie Game

Schools quiz show with John Barrowman. Stereo
COMPETITION LINE: [number removed](max call cost 25p.) For a copy of the rules, send an sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: John Barrowman.

: Newsround

: A Likely Lad

Six-part children's drama. 4: Willy has been very ill. With Lee Brennan , Robert Curley , John Flanagan and Alice Martin.
Written by Gillian Avery


Unknown: Lee Brennan
Unknown: Robert Curley
Unknown: John Flanagan
Unknown: Alice Martin.
Written By: Gillian Avery

: Neighbours

Helen tries desperately to protect a family secret, and Julie discovers a shocking fact about her father.

: Six O'Clock News

With Jill Dando and Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Secret Service

Spying on Angels. In the hardest challenge yet for the customer service sleuth with a hidden camera, Dylan Winter goes undercover in a maternity unit. His report from Lincoln County Hospital reveals the long hours that pregnant women have to wait in the ante-natal clinic. Meanwhile, the hospital is doing its own survey of waiting times to find out if it is meeting the demands of the Patient's Charter.
Doctors and nurses tell Dylan that they know how to reduce waiting times. But will the hospital's management listen? Series producer David Dawson-Pick
BOOKLET: send a£2.50 PO or cheque payable to BBC Education to: [address removed]


Producer: David Dawson-Pick

: Tomorrow's World

When Glasgow's Hunterian Museum bought some fossilised eggs for their collection, they were delighted to find that a few were unhatched. Tomorrow's World follows the story of the eggs and the secrets preserved inside them for millions of years. Plus a further report from behind the scenes of dinosaurs on display at London's Natural History Museum. With Howard Stableford, Carmen Pryce , Judith Hann and Kate Bellingham. Producer Saul Nasse ; Editor Dana Purvis


Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Producer: Saul Nasse
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Open All Hours

Comedy about a cantankerous grocer, starring Ronnie Barker
David Jason
Arkwright finds himself preoccupied - not least by the persistant squeak in Granville's bicycle.
Written by Roy Clarke
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason
Written By: Roy Clarke
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone: Stephanie Cole
Milkwoman: Barbara Flynn
Mavis: Maggie Ollerenshaw

: May to December

The romantic comedy starring Anton Rodgers Lesley Dunlop
Take Good Care of My Baby Alec and Zoe desperately search for a suitable nanny for Fleur. Could the solution be staring them in the face?
Episode written by Paul Minett and Brian Leveson Director Paul Harrison ; Producer Sharon Bloom A Cinema Venty production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Lesley Dunlop
Written By: Paul Minett
Unknown: Brian Leveson
Director: Paul Harrison
Producer: Sharon Bloom
Alec Callender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Callender: Lesley Dunlop
VeraTipple: Frances White
Jamie: Paul Venables
Simone: Carolyn Pickles
Dot: Kate Williams
Debbie: Chrissie Cotterill

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis.
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: 999

Eight hundred miles off the west coast of Ireland a small aircraft was hit by lightning, leaving pilot Werner Soehlmann with no long-range radio, no navigational equipment and very little fuel. Michael Buerk introduces some more stories of real-life rescues including reconstruction of the difficult task a Nimrod from RAF Kinloss in Scotland had trying to find Soehlmann and his plane.
Also featured is the story of a mountain bike accident in an isolated area of the Sussex Downs at the Chalk Pit, Offham just outside of Lewes in East Sussex. Although two of Martin Back's companions were doctors, they had no medical equipment with them and Back was fighting for his life.
Juliet Morris provides the third of five reports on the London Helicopter Emergency Service. This week's film - and it is not a reconstruction but the actual events recorded as they happened - covers a call to the scene of a motorbike accident on one of London's busiest roads in the rush hour.

(Stereo) (Subtitled)
(Life-saving courses: there are 1,000 free courses on offer in Yorkshire. To book a place, telephone [number removed]. Lines open at 9.30pm and the call will cost no more than 50p. More safety details on Ceefax [page number removed]


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Reporter: Juliet Morris
Executive Producer: Andy Batten-Foster
Series Producer: Andrea Brown
Pilot: Werner Soehlmann
Mountain-biker: Martin Back

: Poltergeist II: the Other Side

Sequel to the original horror story, starring
JoBeth Williams
Craig T Nelson
Time has passed since the Freeling family's horrific encounter and they are safely resettled. But not for long.
When the site of their old home is disturbed and an Indian burial ground is uncovered, strange things happen.
Director Brian Gibson (1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-48


Unknown: Jobeth Williams
Director: Brian Gibson
Diane Freeling: Jobeth Williams
Steve Freeling: Craigt Nelson
Carol Anne Freeling: Heather O'Rourke
Robbie Freeling: Oliver Robins
Tangina Barrons: Zelda Rubinstein
Taylor: Will Sampson
Kane: Julian Beck

: The Blue Knight

Police drama starring William Holden
Lee Remick
"Bumper" Morgan is a tough LA cop with a reputation for unorthodox working methods. Increasingly, he finds himself at odds with his superiors and decides to quit - after one more case. Withjoe Santos , Eileen Brennan and Emile Meyer.
Director Robert Butler (1973)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-48


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Lee Remick
Unknown: Withjoe Santos
Unknown: Eileen Brennan
Unknown: Emile Meyer.
Director: Robert Butler

: 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.

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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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