starts your day with half-an-hour of news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers, whether or not they have teletext sets.
Selina Scott and Mike Smith are the Breakfast Time hosts to people and personalities making the headlines.
News with Fern Britton (Debbie Rix , Tues, Thurs, Fri) 6.30, 7.0, 7.30,
8.0, 8.30 with headlines on every quarter hour
Weather with Francis Wilson : 6.31,
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sport with David Icke and Bob Wilson : 6.40 and 7.40
Regional News, weather and traffic:
6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
TV Choice with David Wheal at 6.55 Review of the Papers: 7.18 and 8.18
Your Stars with Russell Grant : 8.33 Plus today:
New Films and Pop Records between
7.45 and 8.0
Record and cassette Russell Grant 's Zodiac Jukebox (REH/ZCR 491) from retailers
from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Mayo
How effective are natural pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers? Organics expert David Stickland helps GEOFF HAMILTON to design the Gardeners' World organic trial. ANNE MAYO looks at plants suitable for covering a bare wall.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
from Newcastle, Co Down
0 brother man (Londonderry air); I vow to thee, my country (Flight of the Earls); The Lord's my Shepherd (Gaelic); I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (Jackson); All my hope on God is founded (Neine Hoffnung ); Let there be peace on earth; Sweet heart of Jesus; For all the saints (Sine Nomine).
Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Carol Chell
Story: Six Foolish Fishermen by BENJAMIN ELKIN
Illustrated by KATHERINE ELKIN
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather JIM BACON
(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
Anna Ford talks to Dame Cicely Saunders , who founded the modern hospice movement; Ron Pickering discusses bodily abuses by sportsmen in the pursuit of excellence.
Producer PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill
A See-Saw programme by JULIE HOLDER
The Flump vegetables aren't growing, so Father Flump uses some 'right and bright' mixture on them ...
Narration GAY SOPER
A series of six programmes 2: Rhythm and Blues
A look at the menstrual cycle, and how to relieve some common problems that women experience before and during their periods.
Producer SUZANNE DAVIES
Director JULIA DRUM
Written and presented by Michael Wood
Churchill called him 'the greatest Englishman'. Like Churchill, he fought a decisive rearguard action in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds. So, appropriately, the story of Alfred's decisive struggle - against the Vikings-begins deep under London in Churchill's own Cabinet War Room. From here, the strategy of Alfred's final campaign unfolds on the maps of a Dark Age western front.
Producer DEREK TOWERS BBC Manchester
A BBC Ariel Book, In Search of the Dark Ages, 13.95 from booksellers
The Tall Ship
A week in the life of a novice crew on the Sail Training Association's schooner Sir Winston Churchill, when they left home comforts to face March winds and heaving decks in the English Channel.
Film editor BARRIE JOHNSTON Producer JOHN COLEMAN
English version written and told by Eric Thompson.
The wind is creeping through the trees, It swirls and twirls where no one sees Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Aunt Jessie's Hat by WILMA HORSBRUGH
The first move in a deadly game of cat and mouse in outer space. (Repeat)
with Norman Beaton
Jet, a Gift to the Family by GEOFFREY KILNER Part 1
'Black is a gift.' That is the strange prophesy given to David's dad by the sinister Obeahmen. But what does it mean?
Chaired by Richard Stilgoe with teams from
Hotwells Primary School, Bristol and Bitterne Park Middle School,
And your chance to win a BBC computer.
Designer STEPHEN MELLOR Producer IAN Oliver
with Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
The Great Escape
This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest mass escapes of all time. Seventy-six allied POWs broke out of Stalag Luft III, using the 350-foot tunnel they'd constructed under the very noses of their guards. Sadly, all but three were caught and 50 men were murdered. But Ley Kenyon, who helped to mastermind the plot, survived and tells the true story of 'The Great Escape'..
A BBC video, Blue Peter Makes.... (BBCV 9007); record and cassette, BBC Children's TV Themes (REH/ZCR486) from retailers
The News and tonight's Weather
Nick Ross , Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson present the issues of the hour.
News read by Moira Stuart
HUGH SCULLY with the latest investigations from the Watchdog unit, and special contributions from The Special Correspondents, 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
6.38* Closing headlines
Rolf Harris presents half-an-hour of comedy, and for tonight's cartoon fun he heads out West in the company of Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam , Droopy, and Tom and Jerry and The Terror!
Director JONATHAN DENT
Producer DAVID PLATT
The adventure series starring James Farentino as Frank Chaney , pilot of a super-helicopter geared to combat crime with the most sophisticated aerial technology, weaponry and surveillance systems available. Sky Diver
Alone in the sky, Chaney is torn between protecting a beautiful President of a Third World nation or rushing to save Bubba and Ski who are aboard an unpiloted plane about to crash.
Written by RICK KELBAUGH Directed by GUY MAGAR
Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Producer CAROL WHITE
Please send letters to: Barry Took , BBC Television Centre, London [Postcode removed]
America's Other Election
Next weekend El Salvador goes to the polls to elect a new president, against a background of civil war which has already claimed 30,000 lives. President Reagan has declared that the stability of El Salvador is vital for American security, and is looking for eight billion dollars in economic aid. But will the election provide the result the White House needs to persuade the critics that the death squads can be curbed and that democratic rights will be upheld?
Jeremy Paxman reports
Producer TIM SHAWCROSS Editor PETER IBBOTSON
with John Humphrys ; Weatherman
starring with Caboblanco, a small fishing village on the coast of Peru. The year is 1948 and former Nazi Gunther Beckdorff , hiding after the war, learns that a ship carrying 20 million dollars of gold looted by the Germans may lie just off the coast. Greed, passion and murder erupt in the formerly tranquil village as a desperate search for the treasure begins.
Screenplay by MILT GILMAN
Produced by LANCE HOOL and PAUL A. JOSEPH Directed by J. LEE THOMPSON
with Barry Norman
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved.
Terms of Endearment: this drama-comedy explores the stormy relationship between Shirley MacLaine , a domineering mother, and Debra Winger as her defiant daughter. Including an interview with DEBRA WINGER, who has been nominated for an Oscar as best actress for her role in this film.
Never Cry Wolf: the true story of a young biologist whose lonely trek through the Arctic to live among the wolf-packs leads to alarming discoveries.
Producer JANE LUSH
Director BRUCE THOMPSON
Ten films about development issues in India.
9: All in the Family