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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott with an early morning service of news, comment and features
For timetable see Monday Including today:
Titch's Pitch: gardening tips and advice in your regular phone-in to Alan Titchmarsh Glynn Christian is in the studio with his regular food and cooking spot.
Plus Schools Out: half-term fun and games.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Battle of the Planets

A cartoon series of science fiction adventure stories
The Sky is Falling (Part 1)

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from the Aircraft Hall of the RAF Museum at Hendon
Mary Dicken (schoolteacher) Reign of James I John Hutchings
(probation officer)
Novels of George Orwell
Bill James (tractor driver) Aircraft of World War II
Tim Tatton-Brown
Life and works of Beethoven Director LAURENCE VULLlAMY


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: John Hutchings
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Bill James
Unknown: Tim Tatton-Brown
Unknown: Beethoven Director Laurence
Producer: Roger MacKay

: Play School

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
Including live coverage when HM The Queen greets
President Mitterrand at the start of his State Visit.
12.55 Regional News (London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: News After Noon

David Dimbleby reports from Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace.


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Pebble Mill at One

Michael Bentine joins the younger generation today as Peter Powell and Sarah Greene preview International Youth Year and launch the 1985 Youth Caring Awards. Editor PETER HERCOMBE


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Peter Powell
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme
The sun's up - so wake up and get up - get ready for a busy day on the farm, with CAROL CHELL and DON SPENCER Musical director RICHARD BROWN Percussion PETER HOWLAND Designer MICHAEL TREVOR
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE Directed and produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Percussion Peter Howland
Designer: Michael Trevor
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Produced By: Christine Hewitt
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: International Snooker: The Rothmans Grand Prix

Jimmy White and John Spencer could well be crossing cues over nine frames. But this section of the draw is extremely competitive, Silvino Francisco and Dean Reynolds will have challenged strongly for a place in the third round. David Vine has the names at the tip of his tongue as he introduces live coverage of the first few frames from The Hexagon, Reading.


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Jack Karnehm
Commentator: Clive Everton
Producer: Mike Adley
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Executive producer: Nick Hunter

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Tuesday

Here's a box, here's a box, What's in the box today? Presenter Kate Copstick Guest Fraser Wilson
Story: Tigs and his Pockets by JANET LILLY


Presenter: Kate Copstick
Presenter: Guest Fraser Wilson
Unknown: Janet Lilly

: Wacky Races

Ballpoint Penn or Bust
Here they go again, that well-known double act,
Dick Dastardly and his pal Muttley.


Unknown: Dick Dastardly

: Beat the Teacher

Quizmaster Howard Stableford Which is heavier, an ounce of gold or an ounce of feathers?
It's not the obvious answer! Why? Howard Stableford reveals all in today's programme.


Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Clive Doig
Designed By: Vic Meredith
Unknown: Les McCallum

: Rentaghost

3: After falling off Mount
Everest, Ethel decides to tell the Perkins about the Spooks - Susie Starlight helps her, Claypole and Nadia hinder her; and the dreaded McDonald McDougal witchnaps Hazel! and Dobbin, the pantomime horse Devised by BOB BLOCK Incidental music by JONATHAN COHEN


Unknown: Susie Starlight
Music By: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Colin Green
Director: David Crichton
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Susie Starlight: Aimi MacDonald
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
McSprite: Geoffrey Russell
Bernie St John: Vincent White

: Star Trek

The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise, starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock DeForest Kelley as Dr McCoy Tomorrow is Yesterday
Uhura ............. NICHELLE NICHOLLS Written by DOROTHY FONTANA


Unknown: William Shatner
Unknown: Captain James T. Kirk
Unknown: Leonard Nimoy
Unknown: Spock Deforest Kelley
Unknown: James Christopher.
Unknown: Roger Perry
Unknown: Scott James Doohan
Unknown: Nichelle Nicholls
Written By: Dorothy Fontana
Director: Michael Oherlihy

: Weatherman

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West
Look East, North West Tonight Look North, Midlands Today

: The District Nurse

Episode 2 by WILLIAM INGRAM starring Nerys Hughes as Megan Roberts
'You were seen there, boy.
Seen. Hanging about the back of that school not an hour before the whole place went up in flames ... Admit it, boy! You started it, didn't you?'
Series devised by JULIA SMITH and TONY HOLLAND Script editor BARRY THOMAS Designer GERALD MURPHY Associate producer
Produced by BRIAN SPIBY Directed by MARY RIDGE BBC Wales


Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Megan Roberts
Unknown: Julia Smith
Unknown: Tony Holland
Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Gerald Murphy
Produced By: Brian Spiby
Directed By: Mary Ridge
David Price: John Ogwen
Gwen Harries: Margaret John
Bryn Morris: Gareth Potter
Sergeant Gomer: Mostyn Evans
Hugh Morris: Philip Raymond
Mr Pearce: Denys Graham
Evelina Williams: Beth Morris
Wil Hopkins: Ernest Evans
Nesta Mogg: Deborah Manship
Gryp: William Thomas
Dr O'Casey: Rio Fanning
Gaffer Edwards: Emyr Wyn
Jack Hudson: Martyn Whitby

: That's Family Life

Presented by Esther Rantzen with Dr Richard Smith A magazine programme inviting viewers of all ages, at home and in the studio, to discuss the joys and tragedies of modern family life.
Reporters John Mountford and Shaun Woodward Assistant producer BRYHER SCUDAMORE


Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Dr Richard Smith
Reporters: John Mountford
Producer: Bryher Scudamore
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: Cagney and Lacey

Detectives Cagney and Lacey are despatched to a local railroad yard to answer a routine complaint on vandalism. They soon discover that they have walked into a death-trap and Mary Beth finds herself caught between a psychopathic gunman and a crack team of police snipers.
Written by LEO E. ARTHUR Directed by KAREN ARTHUR


Unknown: Mary Beth
Written By: Leo E. Arthur
Directed By: Karen Arthur
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lieut Samuels: Al Waxman
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Boyd: Michael Madsen
Lieut Palmer: Basil Hoffman
King: Lance Henriksen
Lieut Talbot: Gary Wood
Kelsey: Stan Sells
Det Fickett: Gloria Carlin

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: SOE: Arms and the Dragon

The last of eight stories about the Special Operations Executive
Narrated by Michael Bryant In Malaya, as in Greece and Yugoslavia, SOE faced a problem: should it arm
Communist guerrillas? There was little choice. The Japanese overran Singapore and the Peninsula in ten short weeks. SOE had to build the core of Malayan resistance from
Chinese Communists already practised in the art of subversive operations -against British rule.
SOE officers John Davis and Richard Broome remember the years that followed. But despite wartime camaraderie, SOE had opened a Pandora's box in Malaya.
Three years after the Japanese surrender, the same SOEtrained guerrillas were back in action. This time they were fighting to drive out the British, in a war which was to last for 12 bitter years.
Film cameraman REMI ADEFARASIN Film editor MICHAEL FLYNN
Series producer DOMINIC FLESSATI Written and produced by VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: John Davis
Unknown: Richard Broome
Editor: Michael Flynn
Produced By: Vivienne King

: Sink or Swim: A Slight Hankering

By Alex Shearer.
Starring Peter Davison as Brian, Robert Glenister as Steve and Sara Corper as Sonia.
Sonia finds she has a lot in common with Horace. Brian is similarly involved with Michele. Trouble is brewing when Steve takes his new-found girlfriend to a Chinese restaurant.


Writer: Alex Shearer
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Roger Race
Brian: Peter Davison
Steve: Robert Glenister
Sonia: Sara Corper
Charlotte: Briony McRoberts
Horace: Stephen Bent
Michele: Julie Burton
Anne: Robin Miller
Douglas: Russell Wootton
Girl in Disco: Anne Miles
Chinese Waiter: Rex Wei

: State Visit of President Mitterrand

Earlier today HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh greeted
President Mitterrand when he arrived at Victoria Station and drove in procession to
Buckingham Palace at the start of his State Visit.
A State Banquet is the climax of his first day.
Tonight David Dimbleby describes the scene in the magnificent ballroom in Buckingham Palace, where for the first time, television outside broadcast cameras watch the glittering occasion as the guests arrive and listen to the speeches of HM The Queen and President Mitterrand.
Television presentation by PETER MASSEY


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Presentation By: Peter Massey

: Claire Rayner's Casebook

3: Heroin - Helping Addicts Addiction to heroin is not necessarily a life, or death, sentence.
Mick Ooms was on heroin for eight years, but he got help at Alpha House, Hampshire. Claire talks to Mick about the regime of 'care and confrontation' which has kept him off heroin for more than a year.
Claire also talks to
The Rev Eric Blakebrough who believes that medically controlled supplies of drugs ('maintenance') can help addicts to come off eventually. He has been using this approach at his Kaleidoscope Centre at Kingston for 17 years.
HELPLINES: page 93


Unknown: Mick Ooms
Unknown: Eric Blakebrough
Unknown: Maggie Winkworth
Editor: Heather Small
Producer: Bernard Adams

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