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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
For timetable of regular features see Tuesday Plus today:
Pop with Mike Smith between 7.45 and 8.0
The That's Life file with Esther Rantzen between 7.30 and 7.45, and phone-in between 8.30 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Why Don't You.. ?

Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Scottish Why Don't You..? gang.

: Wacky Races

The Super Silly Swamp Sprint
Here they go again - that well-known villain Dick Dastardly and his pal Muttley.


Unknown: Dick Dastardly

: Play Chess!



Unknown: Bill Hartston

: Jackanory

with Bernard Cribbins
The Mystery of Mr Jones 's Disappearing Taxi by JOAN AIKEN
3: The Rescue


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Mr Jones

: Paddington

A Visit to the Bank by MICHAEL BOND
Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL
Executive producer GRAHAM CLUTTERBUCK


Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Directed By: Ivor Wood
Music By: Herbert Chappell
Producer: Graham Clutterbuck

: Play School

Presenter Carol Leader Guests Fred Harris
Wayne Jackman , Fraser Wilson Story: The Pantomime by WILMA HORSBRUGH


Presenter: Carol Leader
Presenter: Guests Fred Harris
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Fraser Wilson
Unknown: Wilma Horsbrugh

: Gharbar

Gharbar welcomes 1984 with a compilation of favourite music items by some of the well-known artists from the sub-continent. They include JAGJIT SINGH , GHULAM ALI , USTAD RAIS KHAN and ROQSANA AHMED.
Producer BlSH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Jagjit Singh
Unknown: Ghulam Ali
Unknown: Ustad Rais Khan
Unknown: Roqsana Ahmed.
Producer: Blsh Mehay
Producer: Ashok Rampal

: Mary Chipperfield's Trunk Call to Sri Lanka

Elephants have had a special place in the lives of the Chipperfield family ever since they shipped their first herd from Sri Lanka in 1947. Over the following two years, 25 elephants arrived in Britain and helped transform their small circus into the largest tenting show in Europe.
Mary Chipperfield, whose mother accompanied these animals on their voyages, visits Sri Lanka for the first time to find out about the elephant population today.
She meets the Director of Wildlife Conservation, Lyn De Alwis , at Colombo Zoo, observes herds of wild elephants in the Gal Oya National Park, working elephants at a logging camp near Kandy and rescued baby elephants at the orphanage in Pinnewala.
Film recordist graham ross
Producer IAN CHRISTIE. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Lyn de Alwis
Unknown: Graham Ross
Unknown: Norman Shepherd
Editor: Robert Bathgate
Producer: Ian Christie.

: Look Back with Noakes

John Noakes and Shep review the adventures and travels of the Go with Noakes series.
Along the South Downs
John rides through Sussex to the sea. Director CHRIS CLOUGH Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Noakes
Director: Chris Clough
Producer: David Brown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

Guests include Bertice Reading and Beryl Bryden , and the cooking Canon The Rev John Eley.


Unknown: Beryl Bryden
Unknown: John Eley.

: Bod

A See-Saw programme

: Merry Andrew

The feature film starring Danny Kaye with Pier Angeli , Baccaloni Noel Purcell , Robert Coote
Andrew Larabee is a timid school teacher-until, that is, he becomes involved with a travelling circus, and discovers an unsuspected talent as a clown....
Screenplay by ISOBEL LENNARD and I a. L. DIAMOND Produced by SOL C. SIEGEL
Directed by MICHAEL KIDD Films: page 17


Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Pier Angeli
Unknown: Baccaloni Noel Purcell
Unknown: Robert Coote
Unknown: Andrew Larabee
Play By: Isobel Lennard
Unknown: A. L. Diamond
Produced By: Sol C. Siegel
Directed By: Michael Kidd
Andrew Larabee: Danny Kaye
Selena: Pier Angeli
Antonio Gallini: Baccaloni
Matthew Larabee: Noel Purcell
Dudley Larabee: Robert Coote
Letitia Fairchild: Patricia Cutts
Gregory Larabee: Rex Evans
Mr Fairchild: Walter Kingsford
Vittorio Gallini: Peter Mamakos
Giacomo Gallini: Tommy Rall
Constable: Rhys Williams

: Cartoon

House-Hunting Mice

: Ivor the Engine


: Play School: It's Wednesday

Gardening tips from TTV's Tom Tendril
Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Floella Benjamin
Story: The Barber who Thought he Could Sing by JEAN WATSON


Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Presenter: Guest Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Jean Watson

: Heathcliff: Feline Fugitive

A new cartoon series
A scruffy ginger cat who rules his neighbourhood with mischievous skill.

: Jackanory

with Joanna David
The Ordinary Princess by M. M. KAYE 2: Amy


Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: M. M. Kaye

: Grandad

A series in five parts by Bob Block
Starring Clive Dunn
Happy birthday to Nero and Mrs Travers! But it's more chaotic than happy when Grandad treble-books the hall for Mrs Travers, Mr Watkins and Amelia Wilcox !
Devised by CLIVE DUNN
Film cameraman ROGER TWYMAN Designer JOHN BONE
Grandad at Large hardback £.6.25, Paperback £ 1.25, from booksellers


Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Mrs Travers
Unknown: Mrs Travers
Unknown: Mr Watkms
Unknown: Amelia Wilcox
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Roger Twyman
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Grandad: Clive Dunn
Mr Watkins: Geoffrey Russell
Bert Bamford: James Marcus
Captain, the parrot: null Beau
Amelia Wilcox: Pamela Cundell
Mrs Travers: Priscilla Morgan

: John Craven's Newsround

News reports and background on Ceefax

: Think of a Number: In the Balance

A 16-part series with Johnny Ball. Johnny bounces back with some lighthearted explorations into numbers and science.
This week Johnny gets thrown off balance by two junior judo champions, but realising the gravity of the situation, recovers sufficiently to take a bicycle ride on a tightrope. Does he fall off? Weight and see!
Meanwhile - weigh this one up.
A half is a third of it... what is it?
BBC Bristol
(Answer: one and a half)


Presenter: Johnny Ball
Written by: Johnny Ball
Music: Peter Moss
Designer: Graeme Thomson
Director: Tim Byford
Producer: Albert Barber

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Nick Ross , Sally Magnusson and Beverly Anderson present the issues of the hour and some stories with a smile - a lively mix of news, views and topical features from Britain and around the world, including national and international news read by Moira Stuart.
Sixty Minutes reporters travel far and wide to bring you the people and the places that are making the news, at home and abroad. ,
And contributions from The Special Correspondents, Sixty Minutes' own team of humorists, with 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: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Beverly Anderson
Read By: Moira Stuart.

: 1983 Team Disco Dance Championships

from the Powerhouse, Birmingham
Peter Powell introduces the teams from the National Association of Youth Clubs who have danced their way into the finals and the chance of becoming this year's Team Disco Champions. with special guests Bucks Fizz
Music by LUNA PARK
Television lighting DICK BENTLEY Sound BARRIE HAWES
Television presentation PETER HYLTON CLEAVER (Organised by Mecca Leisure. Arranged by Ernest E. Smith )


Introduces: Peter Powell
Music By: Luna Park
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver
Arranged By: Ernest E. Smith

: So You Think.... You're Switched On?

A quiz about television presented by Cliff Michelmore
Can you hum the Compact signature tune? Which famous television joke film starts with blossom-laden trees in Lugano valley? Why are Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise leaving before the end of their show? Join in and see if you can score higher than the panel: Esther Rantzen , Toyah Barry Cryer , Lenny Henry
Clips of your favourite programmes, characters, catchphrases, broadcasting boobs and classic events, together with a signature tune medley from Steve Race and a pop group pastiche from the Barron Knights.
Assistant producer CHARLES fourneaux Producer HENRY MURRAY


Presented By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Toyah Barry Cryer
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Henry Murray

: Cockles

The first of six episodes starring
1: Toe in the Water
'Nobody comes to Cocklesea twice.' Except Arthur Dumpton ... and he hasn't been for 30 years. Can he bring back its glory days? and THE HASLAND SCHOOL OF DANCING
Music composed and conducted by MARC WILKINSON Videotape editor RON BOWMAN
Outside broadcast lighting COLIN WIDGERY Designer CHRIS EDWARDS Producer RUTH BOSWELL Directed by barry davis •FEATURE:page8


Unknown: Douglas Livingstone
Unknown: Arthur Dumpton
Conducted By: Marc Wilkinson
Editor: Ron Bowman
Unknown: Colin Widgery
Designer: Chris Edwards
Producer: Ruth Boswell
Directed By: Barry Davis
Arthur Dumpton: James Grout
Gloria du Bois: Joan Sims
Jacques du Bois: Norman Rodway
Emma: Elizabeth Edmonds
George: Tim Wylton
Graham: David Bamber
Madam Rosa: Fanny Carby
Mabel Gutteridge: Jane Lowe
Collis: Roger Brierley
Browne: Mike Hayward
Miss Ida Findlesham: Sarah Crowden
Chewy Caramel Jr: Perry Benson
Bill: Tony McEvoy
Sam: Ian Sharp
Sid: Harry Webster
Barbara: Dawn Charatan
Drummer: Michael Jaques
Pedro and Pepita: The Cherokees
Frank: Jimmy Mac
Frank's wife: Wyn McLeod

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley; Weatherman

: Whicker's World

A Fast Boat to China
Alan Whicker aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 on her three-month winter voyage around the Pacific -the ultimate cruise.
1: Tahiti - Wellington
'I'm a well-adjusted old lady...
This new series considers the buoyant upstairs-downstairs life experienced sailing around the Pacific in 80 days.
Here Whicker is dazzled by emeralds too enormous not to be real, surprised by the most pampered passenger, disappointed by the ship's wheel, swayed by South Sea islanders - and tempted into totally sinful behaviour ...
Film cameraman MARTIN SAUNDERS Film recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor IAN PITCH
Director MTCHAEL TUCHSER. BBC Bristol 0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Martin Saunders
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson
Director: Mtchael Tuchser.

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter International Tennis from the Royal Albert Hall, London The Barratt World Doubles Championship
Eight top teams are gathered in one of the best tennis venues for this festival of doubles.
HEINZ GUNTHARDT and BALAZS TAROCZY defend their title against French Champions ANDERS JARRYD and HANS SIMONSSON , former US Open Champions KEVIN CURREN and STEVE DENTON , Wimbledon runners-up TIM AND TOM GULLIKSON , and, representing Great Britain, COLIN DOWDESWELL and JOHN FEAVER. Commentators DAN MASKELL , JOHN BARRETT
World Darts from Stoke-on-Trent The Embassy
World Professional Championship
Highlights from the second of this evening's quarter-finals at Jollees Showclub , as the game's top stars chase a £9,000 first prize. Commentators SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN
Television presentation:


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Hans Simonsson
Unknown: Kevin Curren
Unknown: Steve Denton
Unknown: Tom Gullikson
Unknown: Colin Dowdeswell
Unknown: John Feaver.
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Unknown: Jollees Showclub
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston.
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Producer: Roger Moody.
Editor: John Rowlinson

: The Rockford Files

The Italian Bird Fiasco
When it comes to fun and games, the legendary Maltese Falcon hasn't a leg to stand on compared with the precious cormorant Rockford is commissioned to acquire - as he finds out to his cost.


Jim Rockford: James Garner
Becker: Joe Santos
Edward Barrows: Gerald S Peters
Thomas Caine: William Daniels
Jeffers: William Jordan
Stack: Peter Palmer
Whitlock: Eric Server
Evelyn Stoneman: Camilla Sparv
Ted Haller: Ron Silver
Clerk: Peter Ashton
Collins: Dean Santoro
Guard: D'Mitch Davis

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