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
1 Daily timetable:
' News with Fern Britton
(Debbie Rix , Tues, Thurs,
* ri) 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
Barnsdale Geoff Hamilton starts soft fruit and vegetables in his organic garden, Anne Mayo chooses herbaceous plants, and Phil Damp demonstrates how to propagate dahlias, recommending varieties for the non-competitive gardener.
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill Plant list on Ceefax page 261
from Kirkby Lonsdale
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
Comedian Eric Sykes is among the guests introduced by Donny MacLeod , Marian Foster , Bob Langley and Paul Coia.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE. BBC Pebble Mill
A series of six programmes 4: Change of Life
A look at the menopause
Written and presented by Michael Wood
Eric Bloodaxe : an image from a childhood adventure story. He was twice king in York, the last ruler of an independent Northumbria. His lurid career and death were recorded in a lost chronicle written in York.
Producer DEREK TOWERS
The King's Army
The men of the King's Army spend most of their spare time re-creating in loving, bloodthirsty detail the military traditions of two centuries ago. One day they fought and 'died' for King Charles I in the grounds of Breamore House, near Fordingbridge. 1: Preparation
Film editor BARRIE JOHNSTON Producer JOHN COLEMAN
Presenter Shireen Shah Guest Ben Bazell
Story: Has Anybody Seen My Hamster? by ANN REAY
First of four programmes
There aren't many trains at Weybury Junction, so Christopher Lillicrap can always find time to tell a tale about the Back Alley Kids.
1: How Speedy loses the sack race, and Tubby bounces back.
Producer ALAN RUSSELL
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester
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Lassie now helps the US Forest Rangers with conservation. Today she saves a young fawn.
with Paul McDowell
with Simon Groom
Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER
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 Watchdog; plus The Special Correspondents.
Your Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
6.38* Closing headlines
Rolf Harris takes a lighthearted look at ailments (more imaginary than real) in the company of Claude the Cat, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Hymie-an invisible kangaroo.
Director JONATHAN DENT
Producer DAVID PLATT
The adventure series pilot of a super-helicopter geared to combat crime
The Long Flight
The Blue Thunder team angrily scrap the rule book when their boss's beautiful daughter is kidnapped by drug-running terrorists.
Written by FRED MCKNIGHT Directed by PHIL BONDELLI
Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Producer CAROL WHITE
The Certain Road to Absurdity
Spending on defence now costs nearly £300 each year for every man, woman and child in Britain. We spend more on defence than we do on health, or on education, and the price is rising. Each new generation of weapons costs the Ministry of Defence three times more than the last: if equipment costs continue to go up at this rate, there'll be nothing left in 30 years to pay a single soldier, sailor or airman. Richard Lindley reports on the Government's struggle to get off the road to absurdity without sacrificing any of our worldwide defence commitments.
Producer CHRIS OXLEY Editor PETER IBBOTSON
with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman
starring Peter Falk
Peter Boyle , Gena Rowlands
Jailed for a bungled burglary, Tony Pino , upon his release in 1944, starts looking for new opportunites. Reunited with his old gang of fellow incompetents, Tony first tries his hand unsuccessfully at robbing a bubble-gum company, before stumbling on The Brink's security vault. The stage is set for the true account of America's greatest robbery ...
Screenplay by WALON GREEN
Based on the book Big Stick-up at Brink's by NOEL BEHN
Produced by RALPH SERPE
Directed by William FRIEDKIN
(First showing on British television) Films: page 14
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Stanley 'Gus' Gusciora:
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with Barry Norman including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved.
Blood Bath at the House of Death: Kenny Everett makes his feature film debut starring with Pamela Stephenson in this spoof horror movie.
Swann in Love: Jeremy Irons plays a rich, elegant Parisian obsessively in love with Ornella Muti , a beautiful socialite of dubious reputation, in this adaptation of the novel by MARCEL PROUST.
Producer JANE LUSH
Director BRUCE THOMPSON
The international singing star presents top entertainment in a variety of music and comedy and more music - with this week's guest Brooke Shields. Songs include: 'She's a lady', 'Satisfaction', 'Little Queenie'.
(Programme recorded in America)