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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Nick Ross and Fern Britton in London and Frank Bough and Selina Scott reporting from Washington on the day American voters go to the polls to elect their next President.
Including today: Titch's Pitch your gardening phone-in to Alan Titchmarsh.
And Glynn Christian 's food and cooking.

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Under Sail

3: Shamrock V
One of the remaining examples of the 'J' class yachts and one of the loveliest sailing ships ever built. Narrator Tom Salmon Director DAVID MITCHELL .
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol
(Postponed from 5 October)

Contributors

Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake.

: CBI Conference

Coverage of the second day's debate from Eastbourne on taxation and tax reform.

: Play School

: The State Opening of Parliament

by HM The Queen
In a ceremony almost as old as Parliament itself, HM The Queen drives in procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster to inaugurate the new session of Parliament.
From the throne in the House of Lords, Her Majesty commands Black Rod to summon the members of the House of Commons to attend, and delivers the speech written for her by the Government, outlining the plans for the forthcoming legislation in this Parliamentary Session. Commentators PETER SNOW
CHRISTOPHER JONES
Television presentation NEIL ECCLES

Contributors

Unknown: Black Rod

: * CBI Conference

Coverage of the closing session with the speech by Sir Terence Beckett ,
Director General of the CBI.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Terence Beckett

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Regional News

: Pebble Mill at One

Brendan Shine provides the music and Howard Franklin shows how to reflect autumn in your flower arrangements.

Contributors

Unknown: Brendan Shine
Unknown: Howard Franklin

: Hokey Cokey

A See -Saw programme
Frogs, ducks and earwigs are all doing the Hokey
Cokey today - it's Riverbank Boatrace Day! With CAROL CHELL and DON SPENCER
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Woodwind MARTIN FRITH
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Directed and produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT. Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Designer: Michael Trevor
Produced By: Christine Hewitt.
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Writers' Houses

Thomas Hardy Lived Here John Arlott explores the landscape of Dorset, which provided the settings for the poems and novels of Thomas Hardy.
Directed by DAVID HEYCOCK

Contributors

Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Directed By: David Heycock

: Star Movie: Charles Laughton in The Tuttles of Tahiti

also starring Jon Hall Florence Bates Peggy Drake
Laughton gives a characteristically bravura performance as Jonas Tuttle , patriarch of a large, improvident family whose philosophy is to eat, drink and make merry today, for tomorow they can always borrow from a friend. The Tuttles' easy-going lifestyle is jeopardised by the impractical Jonas when he mortgages the family home and land and stakes the entire fortune on a prize game-cock....
Screenplay by s. LEWIS MELTZER. ROBERT CARSON from the novel
No More Gas by CHARLES NORDHOFF and JAMES NORMAN HALL Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by CHARLES VIDOR
● FILMS: page 31

Contributors

Unknown: Jon Hall
Unknown: Florence Bates
Unknown: Peggy Drake
Unknown: Jonas Tuttle
Unknown: Lewis Meltzer.
Unknown: Charles Nordhoff
Unknown: James Norman
Produced By: Sol Lesser
Directed By: Charles Vidor
Jonas: Charles Laughton
Chester: Jon Hall
Tamara: Peggy Drake
Dr Blondin: Victor Francen
Emily: Florence Bates
Ru: Gene Reynolds
Jensen: Curt Bois
Mama Ruau: Adeline de Walt Reynolds
Nat: Mala

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Tuesday

Presenters Carol Chell , lain Lauchlan, Stuart Bradley Story: Black Dolly by CHARLES KEEPING

Contributors

Presenters: Carol Chell
Unknown: Stuart Bradley

: Wacky Races

Race Rally to Raleigh

: Beat the Teacher

Chairman Howard Stableford The Finals
Do you know what
H I J K L M N 0 stands for?
Someone who does will have a chance to win today's star prize - an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Florida.

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Stableford

: Rentaghost

The last of five programmes by BOB BLOCK
Pixilated Potions!
Claypole's self-propelled bed and McWitch's appearance-changing potion have got to be tested, and who better than on the Meakers - heh, heh, heh! and Dobbin, the pantomime horse Devised by BOB BLOCK
Incidental music by JONATHAN COHEN Designer COLIN GREEN
Film director DAVID CRICHTON Producer JEREMY SWAN

Contributors

Music By: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Colin Green
Director: David Crichton
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Timothy: Michael Staniforth
Harold: Edward Brayshaw
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
Policeman: Anthony Smee
Police sergeant: John Oxley
Bernie St John: Vincent White

: Star Trek

Space Seed
A derelict spaceship from another age drifts aimlessly across the path of the USS Enterprise bearing the survivors of a past civilisation.
Only after boarding does
Captain Kirk realise why his challenge goes unanswered, but it is taken up with a vengeance when the peculiar passengers come under his care and command. Written by GENE COON and CAREY WILBUR
Directed by MARC DANIELS

Contributors

Written By: Gene Coon
Written By: Carey Wilbur
Directed By: Marc Daniels
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Kahn: Ricardo Montalban
Lt Maria McGivers: Madlyn Rhue
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Scott: James Doohan
Spinelli: Blaisdell Makee

: Weatherman

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell

Contributors

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 4 by GWENLYN PARRY
'You? But you're only a midwife, aren't you?' 'If I was just that I wouldn't be here'. 'He hates doctors - can't abide them ... but I've a feeling he won't mind you!'
Series devised by JULIA SMITH and TONY HOLLAND Script editor BARRY THOMAS Designer PAULINE HARRISON Associate producer
GWYN HUGHES JONES
Produced by BRIAN SPIBY
Directed by GRAEME HARPER BBC Wales
*CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Gwenlyn Parry
Unknown: Julia Smith
Unknown: Tony Holland
Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Pauline Harrison
Produced By: Brian Spiby
Directed By: Graeme Harper
Megan Roberts: Nerys Hughes
Dr Barclay: Philip Hurwood
Dr O'Casey: Rio Fanning
Tecwyn Davies: Meredith Edwards
Elin Parry: Rachel Thomas
Percy Richards: Duane Phillips
Evelina Williams: Beth Morris
Gwen Harries: Margaret John
David Price: John Ogwen
Nesta Mogg: Deborah Manship
Lisa Evans: Dilys Price
Ephraim Hughes: Islwyn Morris

: That's Family Life

Presented by Esther Rantzen with Dr Richard Smith
The popular magazine programme which invites viewers of all ages, at home and in the studio, to discuss the joys and tragedies of modem family life.
There is a That's Family
Life phone service after the programme staffed by specialists offering information and referral to local sources of help. Phone [number removed]
Reporters John Mountford and Shaun Woodward Assistant producer BRYHER SCUDAMORE
Director BOB MARSLAND
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor JOHN MORRELL

Contributors

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

starring Sharon Gless as Chris Cagney and Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey Old Debts
Detectives Cagney and Lacey are assigned to 'baby sit' a cop killer who has been paroled after eight years in prison. Their demanding mission to keep the prisoner out of harm's way goes well until a series of obscene phone calls spark off a wave of deadly vengeance....
Written by JUDY MERL and PAUL ERIC MYERS
Directed by JOHN PATTERSON

Contributors

Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Chris Cagney
Unknown: Tyne Daly
Unknown: Mary Beth Lacey
Written By: Judy Merl
Unknown: Paul Eric Myers
Directed By: John Patterson

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Julia Somerville

: Crimewatch UK

Not fiction - but fact:
The programme which asks you, the viewer, to turn crimefighter. Serious recent crimes are dramatically reconstructed -the police provide the evidence to date, you could provide the leads they need.
This month, the discovery of the body of a young mother that has turned a missing person inquiry into a major murder investigation; a half-million pound robbery with the help of a child's mask; and a shotgun execution on Guy Fawkes night under the cover of fireworks celebrations.
Sue Cook and Nick Ross will be waiting for your call. Police officers
David Hatcher and Helen Phelps report on the latest crime news from the Incident Desk. Backing them up, investigating officers man banks of telephone lines, and local police forces round the country will be standing by to act on information received.
If you can help, call the Crimewatch number, [number removed]from 9.25 onwards.
Studio director pieter MORPURGO Producer RITCHIE COGAN Editor PETER CHAFER
(Crimewatch Update at 11.5 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: David Hatcher
Unknown: Helen Phelps
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Ritchie Cogan
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Omnibus at the Tate

The Turner Prize
A special edition of Omnibus introduced by Humphrey Burton direct from the Tate Gallery in London, with exclusive coverage of the Turner Prize announcement. Worth E10,000, this prestigious new award will be given by the Tate's
Patrons of New Art to 'the person who has made the greatest contribution to art in Britain during the previous year'.
The shortlisted candidates are Richard Deacon , Gilbert & George Howard Hodgkin Richard Long and Malcolm Morley.
Omnibus will be at the Tate for the presentation of the prize by Lord Gowrie,
Minister for the Arts, and for immediate reaction to the award from critics and artists themselves. Production
KEITH CHEETHAM , MIKE MORTIMER Director JONATHAN FULFORD Editor IAN SQUIRES

Contributors

Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Richard Deacon
Unknown: Malcolm Morley.
Unknown: Keith Cheetham
Unknown: Mike Mortimer
Director: Jonathan Fulford

: Sink or Swim

by ALEX SHEARER A New Departure
The holiday season has arrived and plans are being made. Will it be the Trans-Asia-Overland-Nomadic-Intertrek to India or a camper-van to the Costa del Sol? starring and Designer PAMELA LAMBOOY
Producer ROGER RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Alex Shearer
Unknown: Costa Del
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Roger Race
Brian: Peter Davison
Steve: Robert Glenister
Sonia: Sara Corper
Charlotte: Briony McRoberts
Travel agent: Andrew Branch
Steve's mate: Jeremy Blake
Photo-booth girl: Debbie Arnold
Purser: James Bryce

: Crimewatch Update

Developments and reminders from the Crimewatch team.

: Claire Rayner's Casebook

A series of ten programmes. 5: Getting
Help Dennis and Kathy, together for more than 20 years, ran into difficulties with the sexual side of their marriage. They talk about their experience of sex therapy and their therapists explain the kind of help they can give.
Sandra needed help to sort out a long-standing but tangled relationship. So she went to Marriage Guidance. Sandra and her counsellor explain what happened when she got there.
Research MAGGIE WINKWORTH Film editor HEATHER SMALL Producer BERNARD ADAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Help Dennis
Producer: Bernard Adams

: News Headlines;

Weatherman

: * Election USA

A Newsnight special
Will Ronald Reagan , at the age of 73, become the third United States President since the War to win a second term? Or will Walter Mondale achieve a historic reversal in fortunes?
David Dimbleby presents coverage of the 1984 Presidential Election, including first news of the big events live from the studios of the American network NBC. BBC reporters bring instant reaction from winners and losers, while in Washington Charles
Wheeler and a panel of distinguished American guests assess the outcome. In London, Peter Snow analyses the results with the BBC computer specially linked to a database across the Atlantic. And Donald MacCormick discusses the implications for Europe with a trio of senior British politicians.
Technical coordinator ERROL RYAN Studio directors
CHRIS FOX , JOHN WILKINSON Producer JANA BENNETT Executive producers
DAVID DICKINSON , GEORGE CAREY Editor PETER BELL
• FEATURE: page 3

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Chris Fox
Unknown: John Wilkinson
Producer: Jana Bennett
Unknown: David Dickinson
Unknown: George Carey
Editor: Peter Bell








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