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: Ceefax AM

: Olympic Breakfast Time

Introduced by Frank Bough Gold medals won include: Swimming
Men's 400m Freestyle
Women's 100m Butterfly Men's 200m Breaststroke Men's 100m Breaststroke Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Fencing
Men's Individual Foil Gymnastics
Men's Individual Overall Weightlifting
Middleweight Division Greco-Roman Wrestling
Flyweight, welterweight and super heavyweight divisions Shooting
Women's Small-bore Rifle Men's Rapid Fire Pistol
Plus yachting, cycling and boxing Olympic Action Summary with David Icke at 7.5, 8.5, 8.50
(For regular features see Monday)


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: David Icke

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson
Extended coverage of the overnight action from Los Angeles featuring
Gymnastics Final
A look at the Men's Individual
Overall Championship from
J Pauley Pavilion
Weightlifting Final
Today's report from DAVID VINE features the Middleweight Division
Fencing Final
Men's Individual Foil The foil is one of three swords used in competition. It has a flexible rectangular blade and a blunt point.
Yachting: BOB FISHER looks at the third set of races from the Long Beach Olympic Yachting Centre.
Boxing: any future World Champions emerging? HARRY CARPENTER with reports on the preliminary bouts.
Plus a round-up of the swimming, shooting and wrestling events decided overnight.


Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Bob Fisher
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL


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

: Regional News

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

: Olympic Report

Introduced by David Icke


Introduced By: David Icke

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme

: William Cowper Lived Here

P. J. Kavanagh in Olney
P. J. Kavanagh visits the Buckinghamshire village of Olney, where the melancholy 18th-century poet WILLIAM COWPER wrote the comic poem John Gilpin in one sleepless night and in bouts of intense depression composed a body of some of the most beautiful nature poetry in the language.


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: William Cowper
Unknown: John Gilpin
Director: David Heycock

: Jump Jet

There are only two known types of fixed wing vertical take-off aircraft in the world in service. The first was the British-designed Harrier, followed by the Soviet Union's seaborne Yakalov 36 (NATO code name 'Forger').
This film traces the rise and fall of Britain's 'Jump Jet' from first principles to the present day.
Commentary Alexander John
Film editor COLIN JONES
Written, produced by BRIAN JOHNSON


Unknown: Alexander John
Editor: Colin Jones
Produced By: Brian Johnson

: Hooray for Love

Feature film starring Ann Sothern Gene Raymond , 'Fats' Waller
A struggling producer of musical shows dreams of a hit but suffers a series of misfortunes. The girl he loves snubs him, he's bankrupted, and lands in jail. Then events take a distinct turn for the better ...
Music and lyrics byDOROTHY FIELDS and JIMMY MCHUGH. Directed by WALTER LANG Produced by FELIX YOUNG
Films: page 14


Unknown: Ann Sothern
Unknown: Gene Raymond
Unknown: Lawrence Hazard
Unknown: Ray Harris
Unknown: Dorothy Fields
Unknown: Jimmy McHugh.
Directed By: Walter Lang
Produced By: Felix Young
Pat: Ann Sothern
Doug: Gene Raymond
'Fats': Fats' Waller
Bill: Bill Robinson
Commodore: Thurston Hall
Trixie: Pert Kelton
Duchess: Georgia Caine
Chowsky: Lionel Stander
Judge: Etienne Girardot
Regan: Harry Kernell
Ganz: Sam Hardy
Grady: Eddie Kane

: Play School: It's Friday

Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Sheelagh Gilbey
Story: The Story of Grace Darling by BARBARA RODDAM
Musical director PETER PONTZEN Percussionist LYN EDWARDS Graphics TOM BROOKS
Photographer JOHN JEFFORD


Presenter: Brian Jameson
Presenter: Guest Sheelagh Gilbey
Director: Peter Pontzen
Director: Percussionist Lyn Edwards
Director: Graphics Tom Brooks
Unknown: Photographer John Jefford
Directors: Roy Milani
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Jigsaw

Adrian Hedley , Julia Binsted Paul Shearer with Wilf Lunn
1: Jigg is back again with a word for you to guess.
Written and produced by CLIVE DOIG Director BOB BLAGDEN


Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Julia Binsted
Unknown: Paul Shearer
Unknown: Wilf Lunn
Produced By: Clive Doig
Director: Bob Blagden

: Children of Fire Mountain

A serial in 13 parts
Sir Charles starts to build a spa hotel on land once belonging to the Maoris and said to be sacred or 'tapu'. Strange things begin to happen. Then Tom finds Hema is the latest culprit. 10: Heroes
Executive producer JOHN MCRAE


Written By: Roger Simpson
Producer: John McRae
Tom: Paul Airey
Sarah Jane: Rachel Weston
Davie: Ian Narev
Hema: Ross Duzevich
Kiri: Melissa-Aroha Baker
Sir Charles: Terence Cooper
James Gregory: Peter Vere-Jones
Elizabeth Gregory: Marion Parry
Gilfillan: Waric Slyfield
Emily Gregory: Keri Johnson
Christopher Bain: John Givins
Doomy Dwyer: Martyn Sanderson
Mabel Dwyer: Helen Dorward
Sid: Mark Hadlow
Guide Anna: Esther Davis
Te Pourinui: Tamahina Tinirau

: The Amazing Adventures of Morph

The Day Nothing Happened

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Regional Magazines

(For regional details see Monday)

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam First Action
Reports on today's events which include athletics, featuring the first round of the Men's 100m, swimming heats and cycling, plus Overnight Action
Gymnastics-the men's individual final, fencing, swimming and cycling finals, rowing semi-finals, boxing, shooting, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: I'll Fly You For a Quid

by DICK CLEMENT , IAN LA FRENAIS starring Ronnie Barker and featuring Emrys James Music


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Emrys James
Unknown: Max Harris
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Produced By: Sidney Lotterby
Evan Owen/Grandpa Owen: Ronnie Barker
The Rev Simmonds: Emrys James
Mortlake Owen: Richard O'Callaghan
Mrs Owen: Margaret John
April Owen: Beth Morris
Mr Pugh: Talfryn Thomas
Auntie: Gwyneth Owen

: The Kenny Everett Television Show

written by RAY CAMERON
The show you've been praying for, writing in for-well, Kenny has. It's the best of Kenny Everett , 1983. Remember 1983? The year in which Queen Victoria celebrated her Jubilee and Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first controlled flight of a heavier-than-air machine. (Some mistake here surely? EDITOR).


Written By: Ray Cameron
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Wilbur Wright
Designers: Martin Collins
Designers: David Hitchcock
Produced By: Bill Wilson

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam Three-Day Event Final
Can Britain ride to gold? Live coverage from the Santa Anita Park of the decisive show-jumping phase in the competition. World Champion LUCINDA GREEN started the competition as our main gold-medal hope and former Olympic champion RICHARD MEADE helps assess her chances of success from the London studio.
Commentator RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD Also Athletics: coverage from the Los Angeles Coliseum of the qualifying rounds of the men's 400m and 400m hurdles plus the men's 100m, 2nd round.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Lucinda Green
Unknown: Richard Meade

: Nine O'Clock News

Weekend Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam Three-Day Event
Further live coverage from the Santa Anita Park of the show-jumping phase which will decide the medal positions in the competition.
Commentator RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD Also Athletics: the qualifying rounds of the men's 400m hurdles and 400m, and the men's 100m, second round; plus Cycling: the Sprint Finals from the Olympic Velodrome.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: A Town Like Alice: 1

Another chance to see this four-part adaptation of Nevil Shute's classic novel - a tender love story which unfolds against the backgrounds of Japanese-occupied Malaya, the cold winters of blitzed England and the faded, flyblown outback of Australia. Starring

Jean Paget, an attractive carefree girl, is taken prisoner by the Japanese shortly before the fall of Singapore. While the men are taken off to a prison camp Jean, together with other English women and children, is forced to walk across the length and breadth of Malaya with very little food and no medical supplies. Into this living hell comes a benefactor in the shape of a good-natured, handsome Australian - Joe Harman.
'A Town Like Alice' is not only a good yarn: it is a memorable love story ...compelling TV (DAILY EXPRESS)
This romance has polish and class. The photography is excellent, the stars are handsome, the emotion tugs effectively without cheating or repelling, and Jean's integrity is hypnotic. (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
Directed by DAVID STEVENS (Part 2 will be shown tomorrow)
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Based on the novel by: Nevil Shute
Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Writer: Tom Hegarty
Produced By: Henry Crawford
Directed By: David Stevens
Jean Paget: Helen Morse
Joe Harman: Bryan Brown
Noel Strachan: Gordon Jackson
Mrs Frith: With Dorothy Alison
Sergeant Mifune: Yuki Shimoda
Sally Wilson-Hayes: Anna Volska
Derek Wilson-Hayes: Donald MacDonald
Mrs Horsefall: Jennifer West
Mrs Collard: Pat Evison
Marlene Collard: Mandy Boocock
Rita Collard: Rebecca Marshall
Audrey Forbes: Debbie Baile
Eileen Holland: Cecily Polson
Robyn Holland: Melissa Crawford
Bill Holland: John Allen
Jane Holland: Lucy Bell
Johnnie Horsefall: Crispian Ashby
Donald Paget: John Howard
Captain Sugamo: Richard Narita
Captain Yoniata: Hatsuo Uda
Major Nemu: Lim Beng Choon

: ' am Olympic Grandstand

featuring live coverage of the opening day of athletics competition, five swimming finals, cycling finals, gymnastics, boxing, and a look back at the decisive show-jumping phase of the Three-Day Event, earlier tonight. Introduced by Desmond Lynam
Athletics Finals
Two finals decided tonight in the Women's Shot and the Men's 20km Walk, where Britain achieved a gold medal in Tokyo 1964 with Ken Matthews. Men's 20km Walk
World record: J. Pribilinec (Cze) 1:19.30 1983 Olympic Champion and record holder: M. Damilano (Ita) 1:23.36 1980
Women's Shot
World record: N. Lisovskaya (USSR) 22.53m 1984
Olympic Champion and record holder 1. Slupianek (GDR) 22.41m 1980
Also in tonight's session in the Olympic Stadium:
Women's 800m First Round
Men's 800m First Round
Olympic Champion STEVE OVETT begins the defence of his title with SEBASTIAN COE and PETER ELLIOTT also in qualifying action.
Men's 10,000m First Round
Britain's trio are NICK ROSE, STEVE JONES and MIKE MCLEOD.
Women's Heptathlon
Two more disciplines are completed: the shot and 200m.
Commentators DAVID COLEMAN
Swimming Finals from the Olympic Pool Tonight's finals include the Women's 200m Individual Medley which is reinstated since it was last held in 1972. Women's 200m Individual Medley World record: U. Geweniger (GDR) 2:11.73 1981
Olympic record: S. Gould (Aus) 2:23.07 1972
Men's 200m Butterfly
Commonwealth Champion PHIL HUBBLE won the silver medal in Moscow.
World record: M. Gross (FRG) 1:57.05 1983 Olympic record: M. Brunner (USA) 1:59.23 1976
Olympic champion: S. Fesenko (USSR)
Women's 800m Freestyle
SARAH HARDCASTLE is among the fastest in the world at this distance.
World record: T. Wickham (Aus) 8:24.62 1978
Olympic Champion and record holder: M. Ford (Aus) 8:28.90
Men's 100m Backstroke
World record: R. Carey (USA) 55.19 1983
Olympic record: J. Naber (USA) 55.49 1976 Olympic Champion: B. Baron (Swe)
Women's 4 X 100m Medley Relay
World record: GDR 4:05.79 1983
Olympic Champions and record holders: GDR 4:06.67 1980
Cycling Finals
The last session in the Olympic Velodrome in Dominguez Hills. Sprint
Three laps of the track, but it's a tactical game of cat and mouse, until the raw speed of the final 200m, covered in under 11 seconds.
Olympic Champion: L. Hesslich (GDR)
Team Pursuit
Britain have a remarkable record of winning bronze medals in this event, having done so on eight occasions including Munich and Montreal.
Olympic Champions and record holders: USSR 4:14.64 1980
Points Race
In this new Olympic event, over 50km, riders score points in sprints at half-way and the finish. Speed, stamina, and a tactical brain are needed as the large bunch circle the track. Commentators
Gymnastics Final
The Women's
Individual Overall
Tonight's winner follows great legends of sport: Latynina, Caslavska, Tourischeva, Comaneci, who have all won this title in the past. Commentator RON PICKERING
Olympic Champion: E. Davydova (USSR)
Great Britain v New Zealand Highlights of tonight's match
Action-News-Results of the rest of the Olympic competition including boxing, basketball, shooting and volleyball.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Ken Matthews.
Unknown: M. Damilano
Unknown: N. Lisovskaya
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Peter Elliott
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Mike McLeod.
Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: S. Gould
Unknown: M. Gross
Unknown: M. Brunner
Unknown: Sarah Hardcastle
Unknown: T. Wickham
Unknown: R. Carey
Unknown: B. Baron
Unknown: L. Hesslich
Unknown: Hugh Porter
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Unknown: E. Davydova

: Ceefax Olympics AM

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