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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Fern Britton For timetable of regular features see Monday.
Plus today:
Farming with John Mountford between 6.30 and 7.0
The Breakfast Time Doctor between 8.30 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: John Mountford

: The New Adventures of Flash Gordon: Monster of the Glacier

Flash Gordon comes to the rescue of Queen Frigia, whose life is in great danger.

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson Contestants
George Beggs Brian Cooklin Alan Shearer John Wheeler
Director LAURENCE vulliamy


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: George Beggs
Unknown: Brian Cooklin
Unknown: Alan Shearer
Unknown: John Wheeler
Director: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Roger MacKay

: In Deepest Britain

Islands of the Grey Wind
Orcadian Sheila Spence and in-comers David Lea and John Crothers with some of the sights and sounds of Orkney in winter.
Film cameraman MAURICE FISHER
Producer dilys BREESE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sheila Spence
Unknown: David Lea
Unknown: John Crothers
Unknown: Maurice Fisher
Producer: Dilys Breese.

: Interval

: Play School

Presenter Chris Tranchell Guests Elizabeth Watts
Wayne Jackman , Bunny English, Sandra Kerr


Presenter: Chris Tranchell
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Sandra Kerr

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore , Judi Lines Weather Ian Mccaskill


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Pebble Mill at One

The Woman ' British Fashion Awards: with the best of high street fashion on show Toyah Willcox will be among those helping Pebble Mill expert Jeff Banks choose his successor as Designer of the Year.
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Jeff Banks

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme

: Star Movie: Fred Astaire in A Damsel in Distress

with George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine
In this bright Gershwin musical, based on a P. G. Wodehouse story, a sweepstake is organised by the servants in a large English country house, to determine who the heiress, Lady Alyce, should marry. The songs, by George and Ira Gershwin, include 'Nice work if you can get it' and ' A foggy day in London town'.
(First showing on British television)


Based on a story by: P. G. Wodehouse
Music: Ira Gershwin
Music: George Gershwin
Jerry Halliday: Fred Astaire
George: George Burns
Gracie: Gracie Allen
Lady Alyce: Joan Fontaine
Keggs: Reginald Gardiner
Reggie: Ray Noble
Lady Caroline: Constance Collier

: Daffy Duck Double Bill

Daffy Doodles , Along Came Daffy
WARNER Bros cartoons

: Play School: It's Thursday

Presenter Carol Chell Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: The Giant's Causeway (trad). Told by guest storyteller Doreen Keogh


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Doreen Keogh
Directed By: Evelyn Skinner

: SuperTed: Nuts in Space

SuperTed and his friend Spottyman are always on the alert when the evil Texas Pete is around...

: Jackanory

with Mike Harding
Jump! by KEN WHITMORE. 4: Dickie Duckworth Lives Dangerously


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Ken Whitmore.

: Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: Sunfire

Fire-Star enjoys the friendship of a handsome Japanese boy with power over fire equal to her own. But his uncle plans to use their combined energy to control the world...
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom , Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
Jumping Janet! Janet sees how parachutes like the one she'll use for her free-fall drop with the Falcons are carefully packed. Then comes a jump of 1,000 feet - not from a plane but a balloon.


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Peter Duncan
Unknown: Janet Ellis

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines Nick Ross, Desmond Wilcox Beverly Anderson and Sally Magnusson present the issues of the hour and some stories with a smile - lively mix of news, views and topical features from Britain and around the world, with national and international news read by Moira Stuart.
Sixty Minutes reporters travel far and wide to bring you the people and places that are making the news, at home and abroad.
HUGH SCULLY with latest investigations from the Watchdog unit and Sixty Minutes' own team of humorists with some less serious observations on the day's events. Your countdown through Sixty Minutes
5.40 The News
5.53* Regional Magazines
6.15* Weather
6.38* Closing headlines


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Beverly Anderson
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Read By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Hugh Scully

: Angels

Alison secretly plans her future, and Tracey is rushed to hospital.
Designer GAVIN Davis
Director Sue Butterworth


Unknown: Ginnie Hole
Tracey Carr: Julia Williams
Alison Streeter: Juliet Waley
Vicky Smith: Pauline Quirke
Janet Dickins: Michelle Martin
Josh Jones: Tony Armatrading
Dave Nowell: Neil West
Chris Carr: Martin Rutledge
Mike Roberts: Philip Lowrie
Antonia Miles: Caroline Holdaway
Dick Willoughby: Stacy Davies
Edward Clarke: Jon Glentoran
Charles Miles: Julian Fellowes
Sister Catherine: Patricia Maynard
Simon Roberts: Gavin Skinner
John Willoughby: Robert Grose
Susan Willoughby: Jill Meers

: Tomorrow's World

Presented by Maggie Philbin
Judith Hann , Kieran Prendivilie and Peter Macann
Producers Fiona Holmes , David DUCAN, CYNTHIA PAGE , MARTIN MORTIMORE Studio director peter livers Editor David Filkin


Presented By: Maggie Philbin
Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Kieran Prendivilie
Presented By: Peter MacAnn
Producers: Fiona Holmes
Producers: David Ducan
Producers: Cynthia Page
Unknown: Martin Mortimori

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Dave Lee Travis and Tony Blackburn
Designer George Kyriakides
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Production BRIAN WHITEHOUSE


Introduced By: Dave Lee Travis

: Give Us a Break

Business is Business written by GEOFF MCQUEEN
' We need a result on this one, badly.' Micky Noades sets up a game which Mo must win. But is the pressure too much for him?
Photography PAUL WHEELER Film editor BILL wricht Designer TONY thorpe
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Written By: Geoff McQueen
Unknown: Micky Noades
Unknown: Paul Wheeler
Editor: Bill Wricht
Designer: Tony Thorpe
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: David Reynolds
Micky Noades: Robert Lindsay
Mo Morris: Paul McGann
Tina Morris: Shirin Taylor
Ron Palmer: David Daker
Anna Kirby: Brenda Fricker
Benny: Tony Selby
Bobby Weeks: Ron Pember
Patrick O'Donnell: P G Stephens
Boatman: George Malpas
Nobby Wilson: Alan Ford
Billy Wilson: David Sibley
Boy in park: Sid Owen

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Just Good Friends

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis
Penny's parents plan a surprise for her birthday, but the biggest surprise is on them.
Produced and directed by RAY butt


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
Designer: David Hitchcock
Directed By: Ray Butt
Vince Pinner: Paul Nicholas
Penny Warrender: Jan Francis
Mrs Warrender: Sylvia Kay
Mr Warrender: John Ringham

: Question Time

with Sir Robin Day
As the political year gets underway Sir Robin Day returns with the weekly opportunity for members of the general public to question and argue with those in power, those who seek it and those who influence the decisions taken. A programme of popular and important debate about the issues foremost in the public mind.
With Sir Robin Day tonight at the Greenwood Theatre, London are John Selwyn Gummer , mp
Ken Livingstone , Claire Brooks and Sir Clive Sinclair
Director ANN MORLEY Producer LIZ ELTON


Unknown: Sir Robin Day
Unknown: Sir Robin Day
Unknown: John Selwyn Gummer
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Claire Brooks
Unknown: Sir Clive Sinclair
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Liz Elton
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: World Gymnastics

The XXIInd World Gymnastics
Championships from Budapest
The SOVIET UNION, who dominated these Championships on their home ground in 1981, are firm favourites for the gold medals this year. The women's team competition is today's event, with their strongest challenge coming from CHINA, the GDR and ROMANIA. Commentators ALAN WEEKS and RON PICKERING


Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Alastair Scott

: News Headlines

: The World of Golf

A series in seven parts about the growth and development of golf. Introduced by Peter Alliss 6: The Modern Greats
In the late 50s a phenomenon called ARNOLD PALMER gatecrashed the golf scene. Charismatic, a crowd-puller, almost inevitably involved in drama, Palmer was the first of a new breed of millionaire superstars. During the next 20 years he was to be joined in golf's Valhalla by GARY PLAYER, LEE TREVINO , TOM WATSON and, towering above them all, JACK nicklaus. Is Nicklaus greater than Jones or Hogan? Who will be next to earn the title of ' all-time great' ?
Film editor JOCK CLARK
Producer GORDON MENZIES BBC Scotland


Introduced By: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Arnold Palmer
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Tom Watson
Producer: Gordon Menzies

: Weatherman

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