starts your day with half-an-hour of news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers, whether or not they have teletext sets.
with Selina Scott and Mike Smith Daily timetable:
News with Fern Britton
(Debbie Rix , Tues, Thurs, Fri)
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 at 6.55
Review of the Papers:
7.18 and 8.18
Your Stars with Russell Grant :
New Films and Pop Records between 7.45 and 8.0
Ask Alison, your money phone-in with Alison Mitchell , between 8.30 and 9.0
from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Mayo
with Richard Whitmore and Sandi Marshall
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
1.27 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
Jane Austen Lived Here
The distinguished biographer Lord David Cecil visits the Hampshire village of Chawton where Jane Austen wrote some of her greatest novels, Mansfield Park , Emma and Persuasion. Despite being very fully involved in family life, Jane Austen managed to create a uniquely private world of social observation and humour.
Director DAVID HEYCOCK (Repeat )
This week the trades unions meet in Brighton for their 116th Congress.
This year the TUC elects a new General Secretary to take over from Len Murray , at a time when unemployment remains high, the economic recovery is under pressure, and there is a major debate about what kind of relationship the unions should have with Mrs Thatcher 's government.
Reporting team Vincent Hanna with Lord Scanlon, former President of the AUEW, and Nicholas Jones
Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey Guest Wayne Jackmar.
Story: The Line That Got the Bumps by JUDY WHITFIELD
At the end of "Blue Peter"'s Silver Jubilee year a last chance to step back in time as Valerie Singleton takes an affectionate look at the highlights and landmarks from some 50,000 minutes of television.
There are thrills and spills as a succession of intrepid "Blue Peter" presenters climb Big Ben and power station chimneys, and swing from ropes across Tower Bridge - not forgetting the unexpected disaster when the Girl Guides' campfire nearly destroys the studio!
(A new series starts next Monday)
with Paul McDowell
Once again Robert Robinson takes the chair in an exciting series of contests between families from all over the UK. Tonight THE BAYNES FAMILY from Bristol challenges THE
WARD FAMILY from Portstewart, Northern Ireland.
Producer LINDA MCCARTHY
Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the first edition of The Six O'Clock News - 30 minutes of the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and the world. From around the United Kingdom, the BBC's unique network of regional news centres will combine with the reporters and specialist correspondents in London to bring the Six O'Clock audience a comprehensive account of what is happening - and what it means.
Abroad, Martin Bell and Brian Barron in America, Tim Sebastian in Moscow, Keith Graves in the Middle East, Brian Hanrahan in the Far East and Michael Buerk in Africa lead the worldwide team of BBC correspondents who'll be bringing the latest foreign news. David Coss will report on politics, David Cass on sport and special assignment reporters Michael Cole, Gavin Esler, Clive Ferguson and Laurie Mayer will investigate stories behind the headlines. The Six O'Clock will harness the latest television technology - both in the field and in the studio - to give the early evening audience the fastest, clearest news service possible.
And also today the first of our nightly reports from the TUC in Brighton.
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A day-to-day guide to life in Britain's busiest region. Sally Magnusson ,
Guy Michelmore and Bob Wellings bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points, as well as a look at the offbeat and the downright outrageous. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Sports correspondent MICHAEL WALE has the latest action and the inside tips.
Plus the brightest stars and stories from the world of entertainment.
Editor PHILIP HARDING
Today: Pink Blueprint, Bomb
Voyage, Pink Tail Fly
Pulling more than 12 tons of canal barge, heaving ten
75-kilo sandbags into a railway truck -just two of the spectacular events in which eight of the strongest men in the land battle it out in a competition of strength, endurance and character. Introduced from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum,
Telford. Shropshire, by John Craven with expert comments from the World's Strongest Man, Geoff Capes. The competitors:
From Whitechapel, London Steve Zetolofsky - 20 stone.
The Cockney Commonwealth and British Powerlifting record holder - known as 'Talka-lotsky' ... !
From Coleraine, N Ireland Allan Crossley -21 stone.
Former British light-heavy and heavyweight Arm Wrestling Champion.
From Hamilton, Scotland Ray Nobile - 161/2 stone.
A fireman, and 1983 British heavyweight Powerlifting Champion.
From Plumstead, London Peter Tancred 171/2 stone. The former Olympic discus thrower and PE and English teacher.
From Port Talbot, Wales Mike Brown -18'/2 stone. A steel worker, former Commonwealth bronze medallist, Olympic lifter, and Neath rugby player.
From Holbeach, Lines
Simon Taylor - 18 stone.
A horticulturlist and, at 19, the Northern Junior Hammer Champion is the youngest competitor.
Jack Hynd 18 stone.
Elder statesman of the competition at an incredible 42 - last year's runner-up. From Tottenham, London Peter Welch - 20 stone. Great family man - this popular body builder and powerlifter hopes it will be 'third time lucky'.
Produced in association with TRANS WORLD INTERNATIONAL Engineering managers
BRIAN HILL , JIM CLELAND
Videotape editor PETER BIRD Director BOB WILD
Television presentation SIMON BETTS
• FEATURE: page 76
Part 2 Of SIDNEY SHELDON 'S bestseller in three parts starring
Kate McGregor is determined to run Kruger-Brent herself and to marry her one true love. David Blackwell. When tragedy strikes, she dedicates herself to grooming her son Tony to take over the vast corporation she is building. But Tony is intent on becoming an artist. Her wealth and influence can help her son achieve his ambitions. But Kate cannot put anything before the company - not even love.
Written by ALVIN BORETZ
Produced by NORMAN ROSEMONT Directed by KEVIN CONNOR and HARVEY HART (Continued at 9.25)
Margaret Van der Merwe:
South African Prime Minister:
with John Humphrys
Including the first nightly report from the TUC in Brighton.
(Final part next Sunday evening)
Graham Chapman John Cleese
Eric Idle , Terry Jones Michael Palin with Carol Cleveland Connie Booth
_ _ Thrill again to 'Hell's Grannies', 'The Upper Class Twit of the Year Race', the panel game 'Blackmail' and many more episodes as the Monty Python gang re-create and enlarge upon the highlights of their phenomenally successful Flying Circus shows. The anarchic humour, the bad taste, the parodies come thick and fast in this off-beat comedy. It also includes such classic sequences as 'Say no more, nudge, nudge', the 'Inflammatory Hungarian Phrasebook' and 'The Townswomen's Guild
Reconstruction of Pearl Harbor'.
Produced by PATRICIA CASEY
Directed by IAN MACNAUGHTON
0 FILMS: page 19