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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Introduced by Frank Bough
,and I Nick Ross
News at 6.30, 7.0, 7.30, 8.0, 8.30 with headlines on every quarter hour
Weather at 6.31,6.57,7.27,7.57,8.27 Sport at 6.42, 7.18, 8.18
Regional News, weather and traffic at 6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
Getting Britain Fit: 6.45 to 7.0
Review of the Papers and a look ahead to the coming day: 7.32, 8.32 Tonight's TV between 7.15 and 7.30 This is America between 7.45 and
8.0 with Bob Friend
Your Stars between 8.30 and 8.45


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Bob Friend

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.15 Treffpunkt: Deutschland An Ort und Stelle
9.32 Encounter: Spain
Town and Village
9.49 Descubra Espafia
Pueblo y Capital
10.10 Science Workshop Levers A '
10.32-10.52 Scene
The National Health
11.5-11.25 Near and Far Deserts
11.30-11.50 Search
Wales and the Americas Patagonia 2: A New Life
From the moment they landed in Patagonia in 1856, the Welsh band of pioneers faced a major problem - survival. How did the colony develop?
Presented by NOREEN BRAY Producer j. PHILIP DAVIES


Unknown: Descubra Espafia
Presented By: Noreen Bray
Producer: J. Philip Davies

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Anne Diamond
12.55-1.0 (Scotland only) The Scottish News
12.57 Regional News (London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Gran: Gran's Goat

A See-Saw programme
by Joanne Cole and Michael Cole.
Narrated by Patricia Hayes.


Writer: Joanne Cole
Writer: Michael Cole
Narrator/voices: Patricia Hayes

: Stop Go!

A See-Saw programme

: You and Me: The Bus Lady

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Music Time Stars
2.40 Computer Club
The Computer and the Transport Planner

: Behind the Horoscope

Astrology is booming. Over 15 million of us read our daily stars - with a sneaking suspicion they may be right. More and more people are consulting astrologers for advice. But a group of eminent scientists has denounced astrology as a dangerous and irrational superstition.

Which view is right? What are the origins of astrology? How does a modem astrologer construct a horoscope chart? Does such character analysis and forecasting stand up to scientific tests?
"Behind the Horoscope" takes a cool look at the evidence.

A "Horizon" programme


Narrator: Paul Bacon
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Written and Produced by: Tony Edwards

: Regional News

: Play School

Story: The Sad Indian by JUDY WHITFIELD Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Fred Harris


Unknown: Judy Whitfield
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Fred Harris

: The Drak Pack

A cartoon series
Today: Perilous Plunder of Pirate Park

: Heidi

A serial in 26 parts
Heidi lives with her grandfather high up in the mountains, but when she falls ill the pastor tries to persuade Grandfather to move down to the village. He refuses. 6: The Departure
English version directed byLouis ELMAN for LEAH INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS


Produced By: Intertel Television
Directed By: Louis Elman
Heidi: Katia Polletin
Grandfather: René Deltgen
Goat Peter: Stefan Arpagaus
Brigitte: Gaby Fehling
Blind grandmother: Lisa Helwig
Dete: Rosalind Speirs

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom
Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Peter Duncan
Producer: Renny Rye
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North, Look North West, Midlands Today, South East at Six, Points West, South Today, Spotlight South West, Scene Around Six, Reporting Scotland, Wales Today and at 6.25

Sue Lawley, Richard Kershaw and Hugh Scully on the news stories that matter and what they mean for the people of Britain.

Including "Speak for Yourself", the new weekly feature that lets you do just that. Sue Lawley goes through your letters to find out what you think of the way Britain's most popular current affairs programme handles the news.

The Real Price of Fame
For the youngsters seeking stardom, their training is over. Now they have to get a job - and jobs in show business are scarce, as Anne Diamond discovers in the fourth of her reports.


Presenter (Nationwide): Sue Lawley
Presenter (Nationwide): Richard Kershaw
Presenter (Nationwide): Hugh Scully
Reporter (The Real Price of Fame): Anne Diamond

: Tomorrow's World

Presented by Kieran Prendiville, Judith Hann, Peter Macann and Maggie Philbin.


Presenter: Kieran Prendiville
Presenter: Judith Hann
Presenter: Peter Macann
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Producer: David Dugan
Producer: Martin Mortimore
Producer: Fiona Holmes
Producer: Cynthia Page
Editor: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mike Read and Tommy Vance.


Presenter: Mike Read
Presenter: Tommy Vance
Sound: Alan Stokes
Lighting: Ron Bristow
Designer: John Anderson
Director: John Bishop
Executive producer: Michael Hurll

: Fame: Teachers

Written by Ken Cauthern.
Bruno's father wants him to audition for a highly-prized Juilliard scholarship but this brings him into conflict with Professor Shorofsky and Lydia - furious at the prospect of being fired from her moonlighting job - clashes with exercise guru, Richard Simmons.


Writer: Ken Cauthern
Director: Robert Scheerer
Lydia: Debbie Allen
Bruno: Lee Curreri
Coco: Erica Gimpel
Shorofsky: Albert Hague
Danny: Carlo Imperato
Sherwood: Carol Mayo Jenkins
Doris: Valerie Landsburg
Leroy: Gene Anthony Ray
Julie: Lori Singer
Reardon: Morgan Stevens
Angelo Martelli: Carmine Caridi
Himself: Richard Simmons

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.

Please send letters to Barry Took, [address removed]


Presenter: Barry Took
Producer: Yvonne Hewett

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk.



Newsreader: Michael Buerk

: Jury

A series in 13 episodes
In the court the defendant, Don. ald Fleming, begins to give his evidence. In the jury box sits
Mary, strong-minded and spirited, but vulnerable too - as an unwelcome visitor reminds her. 6: Mary by DAVE SIMPSON
Title music composed by MIKE WESTBROOK Camera supervisor DAVE WHITE Designer GLORIA CLAYTON Producer COLIN TUCKER
Courtroom sequences directed by PETER DUGUI
Mary's Story directed by CAROL WISEMAN * Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Dave Simpson
Composed By: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Dave White
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Peter Dugui
Directed By: Carol Wiseman
In Mary's story:Mary Matthews: Gabrielle Lloyd
George: Colin Jeavons
Peter: Lewis Fiander
Geoff: Tim Wylton
Pensioner: Jack Le White
Sarah Matthews: Joanna Wallis
In the Court:Judge: Alan Judd
Defence counsel: Hugh Ross
Prosecution counsel: Sam Dastor
Donald Fleming: Grant Cathro
Clerk of the Court: Bronwen Gray
Usher: Roy Evans
The Jurors:Andrew Cook: William Gaunt
Julian Spears: Charles Shaughnessy
Mick Thompson: Richard Piper
Elizabeth Robbins: Angela Morant
Steve Jackson: Steve Alder
Ann Coombes: Margaret Whiting
John Bannister: Desmond McNamara
Christine Cywinska: Debbie Farrington
Louise Barrett: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Gerald Sadler: Hugh Lloyd
David Farrell: David Simeon

: Question Time

With Sir Robin Day tonight are: David Basnett, Lord Lever, The Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley, MP, Elizabeth Sidney.


Presenter: Sir Robin Day
Panellist: David Basnett
Panellist: Lord Lever
Panellist: The Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley
Panellist: Elizabeth Sidney
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Liz Elton
Executive Producer: Barbara Maxwell

: News Headlines

: Everyman: Operation Auca

On 3 January 1956, five American missionaries flew out over the Ecuadorian jungle on the last stage of 'Operation Auca' - the epic attempt to evangelise the Auca Indians, regarded as the most ferocious tribe in the Amazon. Within six days, all five had been speared to death. Two years later, the widow of one of the missionaries and the sister of another decided to make their own attempt to reach the Aucas.

"Everyman" goes back to the scene of the killings; talks to the missionary women, and to the Auca killers themselves. The first of two films examines the impact of Christianity on the tribe that believed all outsiders were cannibals.


Series Producer: Daniel Wolf
Producer: David M. Thompson

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