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: Ceefax AM

starts your day with half-an-hour of news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers whether or not they have teletext sets.

: Breakfast Time

Selina Scott and Nick Ross welcome you to another week of early morning news, comment and features. Their studio guest this morning is
Julian Lloyd Webber News with Debbie Rix
(Fern Britton , Tues, Wed, Fri)
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


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: David Wheal

: Gardeners' World

from Albrighton,
Wolverhampton Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster visit this delightful all-year-round garden packed full of rare and interesting plants, which has been designed to fulfil two major objectives. Firstly it provides a place of recreation and beauty for the family. But secondly.
Pat and Michael Edwards run the local garden centre and nurseries, so their garden has become a trial ground for new ideas and new plant introductions.
Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
(Plant list on Ceefax page 261)


Unknown: Wolverhampton Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Michael Edwards

: Play School

10.50 Pages from Ceefax

: 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)

: Pebble Mill at One

Marian Foster and Paul Coia welcome a bevy of guests including American jazz clarinettist Buddy de Franco.
Hillary James is at full stretch demonstrating the Sew Easy way of dealing with elastic and Chris Baines gives Nature a helping hand in the Pebble Mill Wild Garden.


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Paul Coia
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Pigeon Street

A See -Saw programme

: The World of Cooking

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


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Catherine Robins

: See Hear!

A weekly magazine for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

: In the Making

Dorothy Bohm came to
England in 1939 from the Baltic States. She studied photography at the Manchester College of Technology, and at the age of 21 became a successful portrait photographer. When she began using natural light each picture became for her a fragment of the ever-changing imagery that she wanted to possess. A photograph is made in a fraction of a second. The ' film examines what happens in that second, both to the photographer and the person being photographed.
Series producer JOHN READ Producer JANE COLES


Unknown: Dorothy Bohm
Producer: Jane Coles

: Songs of Praise

from Maidstone

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Monday

Presenter Ben Thomas Guest Jane Hardy
Story: A Very Important King Indeed by PETER WILTSHIRE


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Presenter: Guest Jane Hardy
Unknown: Peter Wiltshire

: The Hunter: Concrete Crook

The Fox gets into a mix-up with the Hunter over some ice-cream.

: Beat the Teacher

with Howard Stableford
Do you know when Queen Elizabeth I was first called
Queen Elizabeth I? Do either of today's contestants know? They're from
Paul Holbrook , Alex Hemming and BEDFORDS PARK LOWER SCHOOL,
Miss Sands, Mr Ritchie
John Roberts , Julie Priest Devised by CLIVE DOIG Designers vie MEREDITH LES MCCALLUM
(Part 2: tomorrow at 4.20 pm)


Unknown: Mrs Button
Unknown: Mr Gacon
Unknown: Paul Holbrook
Unknown: Alex Hemming
Unknown: Mr Ritchie
Unknown: John Roberts
Unknown: Clive Doig
Unknown: Meredith Les McCallum
Producer: Ian Oliver

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis, Michael Sundin
Bothie The Polar Dog: Two years ago a seven-year-old Jack Russell terrier made history by becoming the first dog in the world to put four paws on both the North and South Poles - and the smallest to have been to either!
On the day the canine hero of the Transglobe expedition has a book published in his honour, he joins the team for a reunion with Goldie.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Michael Sundin

: Ask the Family

The Final
With Robert Robinson in the chair, eight families have done battle and two have survived to fight for victory in tonight's final The Nicholls Family from Cambridge and The Ward Family from
Portstewart, Northern Ireland. Who will this year's winners be and how will they fare next week against last year's champion family?


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Weatherman

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell


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 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 in and out of the capital. Editor PHILIP HARDING


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

: Harty

This week Russell will be talking to Hollywood actress Candice Bergen about the revelations in her best-selling new book Knock Wood. And there will be live coverage of the competition to select the champion children of Britain -'Superkid 84'. Director LAN HAMILTON
Executive producer TOM GUTTERIDGE


Producer: 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 WARWICK FIELDING Sound JOHN DELANY Designer BOB COVE
Produced by JOHN FISHER


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

: Panorama: The Battle for Power

The miners' strike seems set to continue into the winter.
It's become a test of will as to who can last out longest. The striking miners seem to be hardening against a return to work and claim that power cuts are not far off. The
Government, who says it can't compromise with the NUM's demands, states that electricity supplies will be maintained.
Panorama reports on the Government's plans and tactics to keep power stations working and on the strikers' belief that they can stick it out and win despite their hardships.


Producer: Mike Dutfield
Producer: Suzanne Franks
Producer: Chris Oxley
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: The Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Monday Film: Escape

Timothy Bottoms Kay Lenz
Colleen Dewhurst
Caught at Mexico City
Airport with a concealed package of cocaine, Dwight Worker , an American citizen, is incarcerated without trial in the notorious Lecumberri
Prison. Brutally beaten by the wardens in an attempt to extort money from him for better treatment, Dwight is finally visited by an American girl, Barbara, who instils in him a new hope for the future. Together they plan a daring jail break from the escape-proof jail....
Timothy Bottoms stars in this engrossing drama based on the true story of Dwight
Worker's attempt to be the first man to escape from Lecumberri Prison since Pancho Villa in 1913. Dwight Worker. TiMOTHY BOTTOMS
Screenplay by MICHAEL ZAGER based on the book by DWIGHT AND BARBARA WORKER
Produced by MICHAEL JAFFE Directed by ROBERT LEWIS
(First showing on British Television)
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Timothy Bottoms
Unknown: Kay Lenz
Unknown: Colleen Dewhurst
Unknown: Dwight Worker
Unknown: Timothy Bottoms
Unknown: Pancho Villa
Unknown: Dwight Worker.
Unknown: Michael Zager
Produced By: Michael Jaffe
Directed By: Robert Lewis
Barbara Chilcoate Worker: Kay Lenz
Lily Levinson: Colleen Dewhurst
Gardner-Pasqual: Miguel Angel Suarez
Jaime Valdez: Antonio Fargas
Gabrielle: Sandra Alexander
Jack Branch: Allan Miller
J W White: Vincent Schiavelll
Tierno: Jorge Cervera
Roger: Elliott Street
Col Fuentes: Wllllam Marquez

: Film 84

with Barry Norman
1984: John Hurt and Richard Burton star in this timely adaptation of George Orwell 's classic.
The Woman in Red: Gene Wilder wrote, directed and stars in this comedy about infatuation.
A Private Function:
Alan Bennett , the screenwriter, and Michael Palin , the star, talk on location in Yorkshire about their new comedy.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Michael Palin
Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: News Headlines

: Sparks

2: The Boss Cats
This week: how to succeed in business. Take a disused cafe in Liverpool, add Adam,
Collette and Tony plus a lot of hard work, and you've got cow pie at Desperate Dan's.


Produced By: Tony Matthews
Directed By: Lazell Daley
Directed By: Stephen Moss

: Weatherman

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