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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Also today: The New Top 20: with Mike Smith. And School's Out - guests and features for the half-term break.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith.

: Battle of the Planets

The Sky is Falling: 2
Zoltar's scheme to destroy life on earth comes to a head and G-Force battle desperately against all odds.

: The Yugoslav Way

Six memories of Yugoslavian life in six different places as they were in 1976. 2: The Island of the Mechanical Donkey
October on Mljet, a Dalmatian island which has changed little since St Paul was shipwrecked there on his way to Rome.
Narrator Eric Thompson Producer MICHAEL CROUCHER
Written and directed by COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol


Narrator: Eric Thompson
Producer: Michael Croucher
Directed By: Colin Rose

: Play School

: Gharbar

Diwali - a day when women can wear their most colourful clothes and precious jewels. Samina Mir talks to
Farida Abidi and Mira Trivedi about the do's and don'ts of cleaning jewellery. Also, a seasonal dance from Smita Shastri. An Asian Unit presentation BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Farida Abidi
Unknown: Mira Trivedi
Unknown: Smita Shastri.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Jim Bacon

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

,The second helping of 'Cooking with Herbs' with Eileen Clarke.


Unknown: Eileen Clarke.

: Gran

A See-Saw programme

: Stop-Go!

A See -Saw programme

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix The First Quarter-final
TONY KNOWLES , seeded No 1 as the holder of the title, meets the No 8 seed, TERRY GRIFFITHS , over nine frames, according to the seedings.
DAVID VINE sets the scene for the nine-frame quarter-finals.


Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Terry Griffiths

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Wednesday

Presenter Kate Copstick Guest Fred Harris
Story: My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by EVE SUTTON


Presenter: Kate Copstick
Presenter: Guest Fred Harris
Unknown: Eve Sutton
Director: Pippa Dyson

: SuperTed: Trouble In Space: 1


: Curious Creatures

A Jackanory special with Bernard Cribbins Penelope Wilton and Jonathon Morris
The first of three programmes of music and rhyme features animals, birds and insects both strange and familiar - from the caterpillar to the yak, and the hippo to the gnu. Illustrations LYNNE BYRNES


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Jonathon Morris
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Woodwind Dick Blewett
Designer: Mary Greaves
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe

: Screen Test

Mark Curry introduces the fourth heat which features two teams from Lincolnshire and Staffordshire attempting to answer questions based on clips from, 101 Dalmatians, BMX Bandits and Splash.
Animated models are the stars of The Slave and the Wounded Lion which was made by KAY GRIFFIN-SMITH for the Young Film Maker's Competition. Designer BARRY ROACH Director JUDY MERRY
Producer TONY HARRISON BBC Manchester


Introduces: Mark Curry
Designer: Barry Roach
Director: Judy Merry
Producer: Tony Harrison

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
A lighthearted exploration of science and number.
This week Johnny joins a galaxy of stars and discovers there's more to telescopes than meets the eye.
Also find out how to make a map to help your star-spotting. From the sun to the stars, comets to constellations - it's all telescoped into an All Star Think of a Number Show. Written by JOHNNY BALL Music PETER MOSS
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Music: Peter Moss
Designer: Len Birchenall
Director: Tim Byford
Producer: Albert Barber

: The Good Life: Just My Bill

by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith with Paul Eddington
Tom Good finds marketing his garden produce more difficult than he thought. Especially when the rates are due...


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Howard Davies
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Margo Leadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington
Restaurant manager: Wolfe Morris
Woman: Ruth Kettlewell
Van driver: Blake Butler
Clerk: Frank Gatliff

: Weatherman

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: I've Got a Secret

Tom O'Connor introduces a light hearted panel game where interrogators Jan Leeming ,
Derek Jameson , Anneka Rice and Barry Cryer attempt to uncover the secrets held by Tom's guests, who tonight include Duncan Goodhew.
Presented by arrangement with Mark Goodson and Talbot Television Ltd Lighting GEOFF SHAW Sound TONY PHILPOT
Designer ANDY DIMOND Director BOB WILD


Introduces: Tom O'Connor
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Duncan Goodhew.
Arrangement With: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Tony Philpot
Designer: Andy Dimond
Director: Bob Wild
Producer: Tim Marshall

: Sporting Chance

A series of eight programmes. 1: 'It was the movies that did it', says Billy Connolly , 'I've always wanted to ride a horse since seeing the Westerns.'
Flying models as a kid set off Martin Shaw 's ambition to learn to fly.
Martin. Billy and presenter Anneka Rice appear in this programme, the first of the series, in which well-known personalities get the chance to take up the sport of their choice. Research VICKI MOORE


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Martin. Billy
Presenter: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Vicki Moore
Produced By: Peter Ramsden

: No Place Like Home

by JON WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Beryl's mother comes to stay. At last an ally for Arthur - or is she?
Designer SHELAGH LAWSON Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Unknown: Jon Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Designer: Shelagh Lawson
Directed By: Robin Nash
Arthur Crabtree: William Gaunt
Beryl: Patricia Garwood
Vera Botting: Marcia Warren
Trevor Botting: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Lillian Bannister: Jean Heywood
Nigel Crabtree: Martin Clunes
Tracy Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Paul Crabtree: Stephen Watson
Lorraine Codd: Beverley Adams
Raymond Codd: Daniel Hill
Louise: Sophie Huggins
Sandra: Erika Hoffman

: Cold Warrior

7:A Message from Trebizond by DAVID REID with Dean Harris and Lucy Fleming
'We do nothing until I tell you. Don't look so glum - your chaps will get all the glory in the end. On the whole we prefer not to draw attention to ourselves....'
Series based on the character created by ARDEN WINCH
Music composed by SIMON MAY and LESLIE OSBORNE
Lighting director HOWARD KING Script editor TONY HOLLAND Designer GRAHAM LOUGH


Unknown: David Reid
Unknown: Dean Harris
Unknown: Lucy Fleming
Composed By: Simon May
Composed By: Leslie Osborne
Director: Howard King
Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Graham Lough
Directed By: Pennant Roberts
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Captain Percival: Michael Denison
Richard Ellison: Martin Cochrane
Jane Minto: Adrienne Burgess
Michael: Madhav Sharma
Usher: Michael Redfern
JO: Lucy Fleming
Danny: Dean Harris
Man by taxi: Ian Ratcliffe
Woman by taxi: Betsan Jones
Latimer: Godfrey James

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Please send letters to: Barry Took , Points of View, BBC Television Centre, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Took

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: In at the Deep End

Six films in which Chris Serle and Paul Heiney take it in turns to plunge in at the deep end and learn the hard way about a completely new world.
Film Actor
As an actor, Paul Heiney is an absolute beginner. Now he must work for the chance to play a brutal German mercenary who tries to throttle Michael Caine. The film is Water, a major new feature written and produced by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (creators of Porridge and The Likely Lads)
Paul goes to RADA hoping to become the most dangerous man you've ever seen. He visits Oliver Reed to ask how to play a screen heavy - and finds he has taken on more than he expected. A
Hollywood dialect doctor teaches him the German accent. And he must learn to fight like a trained killer.
Before Paul faces the camera, Billy Connolly and Brenda Vaccaro offer last-minute advice. Michael Caine 's tip is 'Say the lines as you would to anyone you disliked intensely - which is me in this case....'
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer NICK HANDEL


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Michael Caine.
Produced By: Dick Clement
Produced By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Brenda Vaccaro
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Mike Spooner.
Unknown: Patrick Turley

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter

News, views and personalities from the sporting world, including tonight:

Ten out of 16 clubs survived the first stage of the three European club competitions.
In tonight's second round, can Liverpool again overcome Benfica at Anfield? Can Spurs and Manchester United gain the initiative in Bruges and Eindhoven? And can little Wrexham hold on against the rich and powerful AS Roma? Highlights of one of the matches, and news of all this evening's first-leg matches.
Commentator John Motson

International Snooker: The Rothmans Grand Prix
This new championship, whose total prize money of £225,000 makes it the richest snooker tournament ever staged, today reached the quarter-final round.
Ray Reardon, seeded fifth, and Kirk Stevens, seeded fourth, were both expected to be in action in best-of-nine-frame matches.
Commentators Ted Lowe, Jack Karnehm, Clive Everton

Rugby Union from Cardiff
Highlights of this afternoon's match at Cardiff Arms Park, where the home side took on the Australians in the third match of their British tour.
Commentator David Parry-Jones

Television presentation:
Football John Shewsbury
Snooker Nick Hunter
Rugby Dewi Griffiths


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Motson
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Jack Karnehm
Commentator: Clive Everton
Commentator: David Parry-Jones
Television presentation: John Shewsbury
Television presentation: Nick Hunter
Television presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

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