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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Frank Bough and Fern Britton invite you to join them to start the day with a lively mix of news, comment and guests. News with Debbie Rix
(Fern Britton , Tues, Wed)
6.30, 7.0, 7.30, 8.0, 8.30 with headlines every quarter hour and at 8.59
Weather with Francis Wilson :
6.31, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sport with Bob Wilson and David Icke : 6.40 and 7.40 Regional News, traffic and weather: 6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15 TV Choice with David Wheal : the pick of the day's BBC programmes at 6.55
The Morning Papers, reviewed by a personality making the headlines: 7.18 and 8.18 Including all this week: Selina in the Hebrides
Selina Scott with five film reports from the Western Isles of Scotland


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: David Wheal
Unknown: Selina Scott

: Election USA

The Reagan-Mondale Debate With four weeks to go before the United States Presidential Election, the two candidates come face-to-face on television for the first time in the campaign.
A chance to see in full a 90-minute debate between President Reagan and his
Democratic challenger, Walter Mondale , held in Louisville, Kentucky, last night.


Unknown: Walter Mondale

: * Play School

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Pebble Mill at One

Presented by Paul Coia, Marian Foster , Bob Langley Hilary James demonstrates her Sew Easy way with zips and zippers.


Presented By: Paul Coia
Presented By: Marian Foster
Presented By: Bob Langley
Presented By: Hilary James
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Pigeon Street

A See -Saw programme

: The World of Cooking

A series of films celebrating the traditional cuisine of different countries. Hong Kong
Narrator Derek Cooper Presented for the BBC by PETER RIDING and CATHERINE ROBINS
A SCREENSCOPE production


Narrator: Hong Kong
Narrator: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Catherine Robins

: See Hear!

: In the Making

Robert Bates paints small, finely detailed landscapes. His work has been compared with Samuel Palmer , Stanley Spencer and Graham Sutherland. His paintings are not simply impressions of reality. They are both visionary and mysterious. They preserve the magic of the first joy of seeing. Series producer JOHN READ Producer JANE COLES


Unknown: Robert Bates
Unknown: Samuel Palmer
Unknown: Stanley Spencer
Unknown: Graham Sutherland.
Producer: Jane Coles

: Songs of Praise

from Euston
3.48 Regional News

: Play School: It's Monday

Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Chloe Ashcroft
Story: The Runaway Tram by PEGGY BLAKELEY
Illustrated by KOTA TANIUCHI


Presenter: Wayne Jackman
Presenter: Guest Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Peggy Blakeley
Illustrated By: Kota Taniuchi

: The Hunter: Fort Knox Fox

The Hunter gets a hole in one when he plays golf with The Fox at Fort Knox.

: Beat the Teacher

Howard Stableford referees a battle of wits, logic and observation between this week's teams: from WEALD SCHOOL, BILLINGSHURST Miss
Peattie, Christopher Lloyd ,
Clare Green, Mr Humphries , and from MONK'S WALK SCHOOL,
WELWYN GARDEN CITY Mrs Aspin Lisa Gold , Warwick Ainger and Mr Swift
(Part 2 tomorrow at 4.20 pm)


Unknown: Christopher Lloyd
Unknown: Mr Humphries
Unknown: Lisa Gold
Unknown: Warwick Ainger
Unknown: Mr Swift

: Dungeons and Dragons: In Search of Dungeon Master

A cartoon series
Six young adventurers travel into a land of magic where they must tackle many fearful dangers before they can all get back home.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Michael Sundin
Terror on the Track!
Eighty-five years ago killer lions ate 28 navvies attempting to build Kenya's Mombasa-to-Lake Victoria railway.
Colonel J. H. Patterson 's master plan outwitted the man-eaters and saved the day! Simon reports from Tsavo, the very spot where the lions attacked.
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER



Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Michael Sundin
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Ask the Family

Robert Robinson takes the chair for the second of the semi-finals.
Tonight THE BUCKLEY FAMILY from Stockport, Cheshire, challenges THE WARD FAMILY from Portstewart, Northern Ireland, for the remaining place in the final.
5.58 Weatherman


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: The Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: London Plus

Sally Magnusson ,
Guy Michelmore and Bob Wellings bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points, as well as a look at the off-beat 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 in and out of the capital.


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Philip Harding

: Harty

Join Russell in London's
Greenwood Theatre for his weekly live mixture of entertainment, chat and music. As always, he'll be meeting the famous, the not-so-famous and the unusual.
This week's guests include Barbara Cartland Ken Livingstone and Spandau Ballet Producer


Unknown: Join Russell
Unknown: Greenwood Theatre
Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Sallyann Jacobson
Producer: Tom Gutteridge

: Get Set Go!

starring Michael Barrymore
Another round of fun and tension in this exciting new word game for active teams with fast minds. with Julia Gale
Produced in association with TALBOT TELEVISION LTD Music by KEN JONES Programme associate NEIL SHAND
Script associate HOWARD IMBER Lighting
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Michael Barrymore
Unknown: Julia Gale
Music By: Ken Jones
Unknown: John Delany
Designer: Bob Cove
Director: Geoff Miles
Produced By: John Fisher

: Panorama

Thatcher's Revolution: What Next?
As the Conservatives gather in Brighton for their annual
Conference, Michael Cockerell reports on the state of the Party. Have Mrs Thatcher 's five years in Downing Street permanently changed the landscape of British politics? What has happened to her critics in the Tory ranks - the so-called Wets? And what's on the Government's agenda for the next few years?
In the studio, Fred Emery interviews the Secretary for Trade and Industry, The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit , mp. Producer COLIN MARTIN Editor PETER IBBOTSON


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Fred Emery
Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Producer: Colin Martin
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: The Amsterdam Kill

Robert Mitchum Bradford Dillman Richard Egan
In Hong Kong, a charred body is found in a burning car. In
Amsterdam, two people are mercilessly gunned down. A body is fished out of the North Sea. These brutal murders indicate that a full-scale war is developing between the international drug dealers.
Robert Mitchum stars as Quinlan, the seedy but stubborn ex-narcotics agent, who attempts to bust the vicious drug gangs and unmask the men behind the scenes with the aid of an Amsterdam-based dealer turned police informant.
Produced by ANDRE MORGAN Directed by ROBERT CLOUSE
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Bradford Dillman
Unknown: Richard Egan
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Robert Clouse
Unknown: Gregory Teifer
Produced By: Andre Morgan
Directed By: Robert Clouse
Quinlan: Robert Mitchum
Odums: Bradford Dillman
Ridgeway: Richard Egan
Riley Knight: Leslie Nielsen
Chung Wei: Keye Luke
Jimmy Wong: George Cheung
Assassin: Chen Hsing
Inspector Paul Fon: Stephen Leung

: Film 84

with Barry Norman
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved. Once Upon a Time in America: Robert De Niro , James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern star in Sergio Leone's epic saga about Jewish-American hoodlums.
Cal: Helen Mirren and newcomer John Lynch are the ill-matched couple in a love story set amid today's Ulster troubles.
Moscow on the Hudson: Robin Williams plays a Russian saxophonist who defects in one of America's most revered institutions - Bloomingdales. Director DAVID JEFFCOCK Producer JUDY LINDSAY


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: James Woods
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: John Lynch
Unknown: Robin Williams
Director: David Jeffcock
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: News Headlines

: Sparks

A series of six programmes about young people making things happen.
1: The Crowdpullers
Walk up! Walk up! Here's how to be an impresario and influence people.
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS Directed by STEPHEN MOSS
For notes by Sparks contributors send a large sae (with 22p stamp) to: Sparks, BBCtv, London [Postcode removed]


Produced By: Tony Matthews
Directed By: Stephen Moss

: Weatherman

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