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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott The New Top 20 with Mike Smith between 7.55 and 8.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Mike Smith

: Bellamy on Botany

A series of ten programmes
7: Where have all the Trees Gone?

: Play School

: Gharbar

TAJ HASNAIN is host to SHAMIM CHISHTY, a journalist, PARVEEN RANA, a beautician, and housewives SWARAN TALWAR and SAEEDA JAFFREY. They discuss journalism for Asian women, problems of facial hair and hints on removing stains.
PIAL! RAYMAHASAY talks about the Bharat Natyam style of dance and performs Vandana in this style.
Executive producer ashok RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Saeeda Jaffrey.
Unknown: Bharat Natyam
Producer: Krishan Gould

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

Guests include Suzanne Murphy of the Welsh National Opera and Michael Smith , who begins a new series in the kitchen.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Suzanne Murphy
Unknown: Michael Smith
Editor: Peter Hercombe.

: Gran

A See-Saw programme

: Stop-Go!

A See-Saw programme

: Racing from Ascot

Coverage of three of the races from today's card
2.30 The Golden Eagle Novices' Steeplechase (2 1/2m)
3.0 The Keith Prowse Long Distance Hurdle Race (3m)
3.35 The Peregrine Handicap Steeplechase (24m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Television presentation richard tilling


Unknown: Keith Prowse
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan

: Play School: It's Wednesday

In the wind of windy March The catkins drop down
Presenter Shireen Shah Guest Ben Bazell
Story: The Hedgehog that Wasn't by CHRISTOPHER WALKER


Presenter: Shireen Shah
Presenter: Guest Ben Bazell
Unknown: Christopher Walker

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

Jungle Jeopardy
Arch villain 'The Hooded Claw' schemes to inherit the wealth of the beautiful heroine. But the Ant Hill Mob race to rescue Penelope from her direst peril.
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Rentaghost

A series of 12 programmes by BOB BLOCK
9: The magic camera puts Rentaghostin the movie business - and in a pickle - there's a plot to pinch it! and the Pantomime Horse


Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Bergen: Aubrey Woods
Snell: Berwick Kaler
Mr Barrett: Norman Mitchell
Supernasty: Adrian Gibbs

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Break Point

A serial in six parts by JEREMY BURNHAM
1: Barry plays tennis well -and he knows it. There are problems, at school and at home: his parents despise what they see as snobbishness in the game. When Frank Abbott , a professional coach, spots Barry's talents, the boy finds out just how much he has to learn, about himself and about the people he meets.
Executive producer PAUL STONE
Director ROGER SINGLETON. TURNER * Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Jeremy Burnham
Unknown: Frank Abbott
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Roger Singleton.
Barry Grieves: Ian Barker
Frank Abbott: Jeremy Burnham
Judy Abbott: Ann Morrish
Mr Grieves: Stephen Yardley
Mrs Grieves: Christine Hargreaves
Lucy Roberts: Jane Pearson
Major Houghton-Jones: Norman Bird
Mr Bousfield: Geoffrey Russell
Mr Miller: Peter Settelen
Headmaster: Davyd Harries
Mr Ferris: Derek Benfield
Sam: Frank Singuineau

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Presenters Nick Ross, Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson. National and international news read by Moira Stuart.
Your Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
5.54* Weather
5.55* Regional Magazines
6.38* Closing headlines
(For regional details see Monday)


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.
Read By: Moira Stuart.

: Cartoon Carnival

Double trouble for Wile E. Coyote and a double helping of Bugs Bunny


Unknown: Wile E. Coyote

: Medical Express

The last of this series
Presented by Jill Cochrane , Nigel Farrell , Dr Michael O'Donnell
The way we live, the food we eat, the doctors we visit, all affect our health. This weekly magazine brings stories from the world of health-care to help you and your family keep fit.
Assistant producer LESLEY NEWSON Studio director JUUE HARRUP Editor DICK GILLING


Presented By: Jill Cochrane
Presented By: Nigel Farrell
Presented By: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Hilary Henson
Producer: Lesley Newson
Editor: Dick Gilling

: The Day of the Triffids

written by JOHN WYNDHAM A six-part adaptation by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE with 5: Bill continues his search for Jo through the spreading disease and marauding triffids....
Cast in order of appearance:


Written By: John Wyndham
Unknown: Douglas Livingstone
Producer: David Maloney
Director: Ken Hannam
Bill Masen: John Duttine
Jack Coker: Maurice Colbourne
Miss Durrant: Perlita Neilson
Jo: Emma Relph
Vicar: Christopher Owen
Susan: Emily Dean
Mary Brent: Jenny Lipman
Dennis Brent: Desmond Adams

: A Song for Europe 84

A programme to choose the song which will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Luxembourg on 5 May. The eight finalists will perform live before an invited audience at Television Centre, London. Juries from eight regions will vote for the winning song.
Introduced by Terry Wogan
1 CAPRICE: 'Magical music'
2 NINA SHAW: 'Look at me now
3 BRYAN EVANS : 'This love is deep 4 BELLE AND THE DEVOTIONS: 'Love games' .. ,
5 FIRST DIVISION: 'Where the action is 6 MIRIAM ANNE LESLEY : 'Let it shine 7 SINITTA: 'Imagination'
8 HAZELL DEAN: 'Stay in my life'
Choreography by LUD ROMANO Sound HUGH BARKER


Introduced By: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Bryan Evans
Unknown: Miriam Anne Lesley
Unknown: John Coleman
Choreography By: Lud Romano
Choreography By: Sound Hugh Barker
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Designer: Victor Meredith
Designer: Production Stewart Morris

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Q.E.D

Handful of Light with Anthony Clare
Making the blind see for 14 has to be a bargain. And an artificial leg for a one-legged cyclist costing not much more must be good value too.
It happened in Rajasthan in northern India when Q.E.D. went to film a mobile hospital. Five operating tables in a schoolroom. Boy scouts leading in the patients. Sparrows flying in and out through the 'theatre' windows. An Indian version of M.A.S.H. But Jumna walks once more - and Fatima can see again.
Film cameraman KEN WESTBURY Film editor LES NEWMAN Producer rani DUBE
Written and directed by MICK RHODES


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Editor: Les Newman
Directed By: Mick Rhodes

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
News, views and personalities from the sporting world, including tonight: Athletics
The Newcastle City Centre 5,000
STEVE CRAM, the world 1500 metres champion, and DAVID MOORCROFT , world record holder at 5,000 metres, head the impressive entry for this evening's first race through the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne. Cram will have the support of the local crowd lining the circuit, but fellow north-east athletes BARRY SMITH and MIKE MCLEOD may cause an upset. Commentators RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY
International Boxing from Belfast
BARRY MCGUIGAN (Northern Ireland) v JOSE CABA (Dominican Republic)
Another marvellous night in prospect at the King's Hall, as McGuigan, the European featherweight champion, faces the toughest test of his career against a man who has fought twice for world titles. Victory in tonight's 12-round contest would give McGuigan a crack at the WBA World title held by Eusebio Pedroza of Panama.
Television presentation:
(Athletics organised by the AAA in association with Nike. Boxing sponsored by Smirnoff )


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: David Moorcroft
Unknown: Barry Smith
Unknown: Mike McLeod
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Eusebio Pedroza
Unknown: Rupert Millar
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

: News Headlines

: Remington Steele

starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan Steele in Circulation
Remington plays guardian angel to a suicidal bank clerk and learns that he borrowed 2.3 million dollars - without getting an overdraft!
Written by LEE ZLOTOFF Directed by DON WEIS


Unknown: Stephanie Zimbalist
Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Written By: Lee Zlotoff
Directed By: Don Weis
Laura Holt: Stephanie Zimbalist
Remington Steele: Pierce Brosnan
Murphy Michaels: James Read
Bernice Foxe: Janet Demay
Alfred Mullens: John Doolittle
Angelica: Gina Gallego

: Weatherman

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