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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
For regular features see Monday
Plus today: The Breakfast
Time Doctor between 8.30 and 9.0 Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.30 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Quilting

A series of ten programmes presented by Penny McMorris
8:Group-Mode Quilts .
Many strikingly beautiful applique quilts have been made by groups tor special celebrations. This programme shows many examples of group-made quilts and gives hints on how to avoid some of the problems.
Production WBGU-TV OHIO

: Animal Magic and Gemini

with Johnny Morris , Terry Nutkins Another chance to see one of Children's Programmes best-loved animals-Gemini the sea-lion. Gemini, abandoned at birth and brought up by Terry appeared on Animal Magic over three years. Today's programme recalls her first swim in deep water.


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Jackanory

with Donald Douglas
The Spuddy by LILLIAN BECKWITH 4:Fateful Trip
Illustrations CHRIS RYLEY
Adapted and directed by ED PUGH


Unknown: Donald Douglas
Unknown: Lillian Beckwith
Producer: Angela Beeching
Directed By: Ed Pugh

: Why Don't You.... ?

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

: Play School

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies PETER WEST introduces this morning's play.
TV presentation BILL TAYLOR , MIKE ADLEY Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Wendy Wimbush
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: 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)

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Old Trafford
PETER WEST introduces coverage of the start of this afternoon's play.
4.18 Regional News (exc London)

: Play School: It's Thursday

Keep it secret, keep it mum, Not a word to anyone....
Presenter Stuart Bradley
Guests Jane Hardy and Johnny Ball Story: Mr Mergle 's Muddled Day by CHERRY PEARCE


Presenter: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Mr Mergle
Unknown: Cherry Pearce

: Huckleberry Finn and his Friends

A serial in 26 parts based on the books by MARK TWAIN
After the storm, Huck and Jim found a cabin floating on flood waters. In it were women's clothes, candles, a knife and other useful things. Huck went ashore disguised as a girl but he didn't fool Mrs Loftus who told him about a search for a runaway slave. Huck hurried back to the island to warn Jim. They are heading down river on a raft. 17:Smallpox
Director D. s. WILLIAMS Writer ALAN OMAN
Executive producer TOM WAGNER


Unknown: Mrs Loftus
Producer: Tom Wagner
Produced By: Madison Pacific
Huck: Ian Tracey
Jim: Blu Mankuma

: We Are the Champions

An inter-school sports competition Heat 6 - The Play -Off from Wilmslow Leisure Centre, Cheshire between Scotland
OUR LADY'S HIGH SCHOOL, Motherwell, England
TORPOINT SCHOOL, Cornwall and Northern Ireland
Introduced by Ron Pickering with guest world karate champion Jeoff Thompson
Engineering manager BRYAN HILL Sound JOHN DRAKE


Unknown: St Nicholas
Introduced By: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Jeoff Thompson
Unknown: Bryan Hill
Unknown: John Drake
Producer: Peter Charlton

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Nick Ross, Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson present a lively mix of news, views and topical features, with national and international news read by Moira Stuart. Contributions from The Special Correspondents, Sixty Minutes' own team of humorists.
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.

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Pet Pink Pebbles, Nest Quest, Pink of Baghdad
Pink Panther theme by HENRY MANCINI


Unknown: Henry Mancini

: Junior Kick Start

The Giant Pyramid and Zig Zag are some of the obstacles that the final six riders in both age groups of television's Junior Motorcycle Trials Competition compete over on the completely new course, on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire, for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. Commentators Peter Purves and Mick Andrews
Producer JOHN G. SMITH . BBC Pebble Mill


Commentators: Peter Purves
Commentators: Mick Andrews
Producer: John G. Smith

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Dave Lee Travis and Janice Long


Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
Presenter: Janice Long
Sound: Scott Talbot
Lighting: Warwick Fielding
Designer: Colin Green
Production: Michael Hurll

: Hi-di-Hi!

Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1959 The Graven Image
Joe Maplin has commissioned his own statue and given specific instructions as to the form the unveiling should take. But, in the best Maplin's tradition, all does not go according to plan.
Executive producer DAVID CROFT
Produced and directed by JOHN KILBY icSubtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Joe Maplin
Producer: David Croft
Directed By: John Kilby
Jeffrey Fairbrother: Simon Cadell
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Mr Partridge: Leslie Dwyer
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne: Diane Holland
Barry: Barry Howard
Peggy: Su Pollard
Harold Fox: Gavin Richards
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
Betty: Rikki Howard
Tracey: Susan Beagley
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boys: Chris Andrews
Gatekeeper: Rex Lear
Photographer: Stuart Rayner

: The Paras

A series of seven programmes Written and presented by Glyn Worsnip
2:The Maroon Machine
The recruits of 480 Platoon face their first exercise in the field; they learn how to survive in the open and do their first 'stag' of sentry duty. 'Tabbing' or 'yomping', as the marines called it on the Falklands, becomes a regular means of transport. PRIVATE ANDY CUNNINGHAM commits one of the Army's cardinal sins and finds himself 'tapping the planks'. On the square, the platoon faces a critical test of muscle and memory. But things don't quite go as planned ...
Executive producer DAVID HARRISON Book (same title), 99.95 from booksellers


Presented By: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Andy Cunningham
Producer: David Harrison

: Nine O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell ; Weatherman


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: 'Olympic' Challenge

The 1984 International Games for the Disabled
After years of rigorous training, the anticipation for 'Olympic' competition is as sharp for Ronan Tynan as it is for Steve Cram or Sebastian Coe. Ronan, a double amputee from County Kilkenny, who throws shot and discus and tells the odd story or two, will not be seen in Los Angeles; his games took place last month on Long Island, New
York. He was one of the 1,600 athletes from 46 nations who competed for their own gold, silver and bronze.
Cliff Morgan was there to meet competitors and coaches, and to hear their stories. Take, for example, the man who ran from Peking to Hong Kong to raise enough money to bring teams from both Hong Kong and mainland China to Long Island. Cameraman IAN KENNEDY
0 HELPLINES: page 71


Unknown: Ronan Tynan
Unknown: Steve Cram
Unknown: Sebastian Coe.
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Ian Kennedy
Unknown: Fred Clark.

: Solo

by CARLA LANE starring with Designer
Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN (Repeat )
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Tony Snoaden
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
Gemma: Felicity Kendal
Mrs Palmer: Elspet Gray
Sebastian: Michael Howe
Rosie: Belinda Mayne
Mrs Hayward: June Ellis
Danny: Stephen Moore

: Whicker's World

The First Million Miles
Alan Whicker looks back at some of the people, places and experiences on which he reported during his first ten years in television.
6: Skin like black velvet -and breasts that'll poke your eye out....
In the last of the series Whicker remembers some of his earliest Tonight stories. In Australia BILL HARNEY told him about his philosophy of least effort. He met the drover who killed poisonous snakes by cracking them like whips. He went on a drugs raid with axe-swinging Singapore police and in 1961 visited the birthplace of the atom bomb at Los Alamos. Back home there was the lady who rang the entire peal in her village church single-handed; and the mysterious case of Hexham street numbers.


Unknown: Alan Whicker
Producer: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Can You Avoid Cancer?

Last of five programmes on how to reduce risks.
Which is the cancer you can find and prevent before you've even got it? Are there any tests to find a cancer in an early stage? Is there any point in knowing sooner than you need to? Dr Michael O'Donnell answers these questions, and finds out the truth about the curability of cancer.
Assistant producer DIANA WEST
Film editor AL GELL


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Editor: Al Gell.
Producer: Anna Jackson

: Open University

Chemistry: Ferrocene

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