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: Ceefax AM

: Olympic Breakfast Time

Frank Bough introduces your breakfast-time look at the overnight action from the Olympic Games. Gold medals won include: Swimming
Women's 400m Freestyle Men's 100m Freestyle
Women's 100m Backstroke Men's 200m Backstroke
Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Shooting
Men or Women's Trap
Men's Running Game Target Women's Air Rifle Weightlifting
Featherweight division Gymnastics
Men's Optional Exercises completing the Team Event
Plus action from boxing and cycling Olympic Action Summary with David Icke at 7.5, 8.5, 8.50
(For regular features see Monday)


Introduces: Frank Bough
Unknown: David Icke

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson
Extended coverage of the overnight action from Los Angeles featuring
Gymnastics Final
Have the Chinese gymnasts captured gold? RON PICKERING describes the Men's Optional Exercises which decide the team event.
Weightlifting Final
The gradual progression through the weights continues with the decisive lifts in the featherweight division.
DAVID VINE reports.
Shooting Finals
Three more gold medals were decided yesterday the Men or Women's Trap, the Men's Running Game Target and the Women's Air Rifle.
Cycling: more two-wheeled competition from the Olympic Velodrome including the individual pursuits and sprints - with HUGH PORTER and PHIL LIGGETT witnessing the action.
Yachting: the first day of the Olympic Regatta.
BOB FISHER reports.
Plus all the gold-medal action from the swimming-pool.


Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Hugh Porter
Unknown: Bob Fisher

: Gharbar

For the next four weeks Gharbar presents some musical favourites from over the years. Taking part in today's programme are
An Asian Unit presentation BBC Pebble Mill

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL


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

: Regional News

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

: Olympic Report

Introduced by David Icke XXIII Olympic Games
A regular lunch-time check on all the important action, results and news from yesterday's events in Los Angeles.
Reporters TONY GUBBA


Introduced By: David Icke
Reporters: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Kevin Cosgrove
Unknown: Archie MacPherson
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme by DAVID MCKEE
The magician finds a way to get King Rollo to take a bath.
Narration RAY BROOKS


Programme By: David McKee
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Music: Duncan Lamont
Unknown: Leo Beltoff
Unknown: Cuve Juster

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme with BRIAN CANT
Brian has fun finding things that begin with the same sound as fridge, fence, flowers and flippers among his Bric-a-Brac and unfolds a book full of circus folk.
Written and directed by NICK WILSON Produced by MICHAEL COLE


Directed By: Nick Wilson
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Gilbert White Lived Here

In the lanes and beechwoods of Selbome David Attenborough goes on some of the journeys described by Gilbert White in A Natural History of Selborne, and explains why to him it is in no way surprising that for two centuries this book has been one of the most well-loved in the English language.


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Gilbert White

: Cricket

The NatWest Bank Trophy Quarter-final
PETER WEST introduces coverage of the afternoon's play in one of today's matches.
4.18 Regional News (exc London)


Unknown: Richie Benaud

: Play School: It's Wednesday

Seals are clumsy on the land
They heave themselves along the sand But in the sea they race the tide
They turn and chase and dive and glide!
Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Sarah Long
Story: The Sea-lion and the Slick written and illustrated by DON FREEMAN


Presenter: Brian Jameson
Presenter: Guest Sarah
Illustrated By: Don Freeman

: The Monkees: Monkee Mother

When the Monkees fall behind with their rent, the landlord moves in another tenant who takes over the flat and the Monkees.

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Silas

The last of 12 episodes
The Shrew has kidnapped Silas and Jasper and has sent a note demanding money in exchange for their release. Although the Shrew's partner, Baldrian, has promised to help the boys, they are still prisoners.
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Directed By: Louis Elman
Silas: Patrick Bach
Godik: Lucki Molocher
Shrew: Ingeborg Lapsien
Mr Sandal: Hans-Helmut Dickens
Mrs Sandal: Evelyne Pianka
Jasper: Armin Schawe
Anna: Jeannette Granval
Teacher: Gunter Meisner
Baldrian: André Rafford
Toby: Benoit Serre
Jones: Jacques van Dooren
Belinda: Valerie Quenessen

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional Magazines

(For regional details see Monday)

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam First Action -
Reports on today's events which include the start of the Three-Day Event cross-country phase, rowing, cycling, modern pentathlon (shooting) and women's gymnastics, plus Overnight Action -
Swimming finals, boxing, weightlifting, gymnastics and yachting.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Wednesday Western: The Last Wagon

Richard Widmark ,
Felicia Farr Arizona , 1873. A small wagon of pioneers narrowly survives an Indian raid on their wagon train. The only person who can lead them safely through the hazardous Apache territory is a frontiersman who stands accused of multiple murder.
Richard Widmark stars as Commanche Todd who brings his rough and ready morality to the West in this spectacular frontier story.
Based on a story by GWEN bagni GIELGUD Produced by WILLIAM B. HAWKS Directed by DELMER DAVES Films: page 14


Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Felicia Farr Arizona
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: James Edward Grant
Unknown: Delmer Daves
Unknown: Gwen Bagni Gielgud
Story By: Gwen Bagni Gielgud
Produced By: William B. Hawks
Directed By: Delmer Daves
Todd: Richard Widmark
Jenny: Felicia Farr
Jolie: Susan Kohner
Billy: Tommy Rettig
Valinda: Stephanie Griffin
Clint: Ray Stricklyn
Ridge: Nick Adams
General Howard: Carl Benton Reid
Colonel Normand: Douglas Kennedy
Bull Harper: George Mathews
Lt Kelly: James Drury

: Nine O'Clock News

with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world. Weatherman

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
Three-Day Event: live coverage from San Diego of the cross-country section with LUCINDA GREEN, the World Champion, hoping to improve her own, and the British team's position. with the show jumping phase to come on Friday. In the London studio RICHARD MEADE , our most successful Olympic event rider, assesses their chances.
Cycling Final
Individual Pursuit Coverage from the Olympic Velodrome of the races to decide the medals in this event.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Richard Meade

: The Bob Monkhouse Show

Bob Monkhouse presents another edition of his international comedy showcase. Tonight's show features the naughtiness of Kenny Everett, the whimsicality of Charlie Drake, the lyrical wit of Libby Morris, and from America the startling comic invention of Monteith and Rand. Music from The Harry Stoneham Band
(First shown on BBC2)


Presenter: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Charlie Drake
Unknown: Libby Morris
Programme Associate: Neil Shand
Script Associate: Dennis Berson
Script Associate: Spike Mullins
Director: Geoff Miles
Producer: John Fisher

: * am Olympic Grandstand

Desmond Lynam introduces the main events from Los Angeles on day four of the Olympic Games. Three-Day Event
RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD reports on the concluding stages of today's crucial and testing cross-country phase at Fairbanks Ranch, San Diego County - 100 miles south of Los Angeles, with comments from RICHARD MEADE , individual Olympic champion in 1972 and winner of three Olympic gold medals in this event. LUCINDA GREEN, world champion, and six times winner at Badminton, seeks an individual success that has so far eluded her, and Britain's team aim to repeat our Olympic victories in 1956, 1968 and 1972. Cycling Final
Individual Pursuit
The races to decide the medals in this event where the riders start on opposite sides of the track.
Olympic Champion and record holder: R. Dill-Bundi (Swi) 4:34.92 1980
Also: Sprint quarter-finals Points Race qualifying
Modern Pentathlon Final
The individual and team gold medals are decided as the shooting and running competitions complete the five events of the Modem Pentathlon. Britain won the team gold medal in 1976. Commentators
Individual Olympic Champion: A. Starostin (USSR)
Team Olympic Champions: USSR
The British men play Canada tonight in the second of their five Group matches. Britain's group also includes Pakistan, Netherlands, New Zealand and Kenya.
Action - News - Results from tonight's other Olympic competition including boxing, gymnastics, rowing, shooting and volleyball. including at
11.30* News Headlines; Weather


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Richard Meade
Unknown: R. Dill-Bundi
Unknown: Stuart Storey

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