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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Frank Bough and Selina Scott welcome former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan and actor/producer David Wood on to the famous Breakfast Time red sofa. Including this morning: the Green Goddess continues her series on keeping fit through the Christmas break. And Looking Back - another selection from the past year.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Producer: David Wood

: Charlie Brown

A cartoon series based on Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
You're Not Elected Charlie Brown


Unknown: Charles M. Schultz
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Inch High Private Eye

Super Flea

: Laurel and Hardy

Sassy Sea Serpent

: Lassie

On its way to the zoo a Bengal tiger escapes from its crate. Everyone in the forest is in danger until Lassie manages to track the tiger down.

: Jackanory: Jack and the Beanstalk

Read by Cherie Lunghi for Jackanory
Jack is a dreamer and instead of selling his mother's cow at market for a good price, he accepts a handful of coloured beans from a man he meets on the road. What a fool! Or is he...?


Narrator: Cherie Lunghi
Illustrations: John Gosler
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell

: Play School: It's Friday

Presenter Carol Chell Guest Fred Harris
Story: The Oddest Relations by DIANA STOW
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Woodwind MARTIN FRITH


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Guest Fred Harris
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Unknown: Percussion Peter Howland
Unknown: Graphics Tom Brooks.
Designer: John Asbridge
Director: Sharon Miller
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme

: Cartoons

: Bonanza

A Long Way to Ogden

: Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Help Wanted
A HANNA-BARBERA production

: Midday News

with Frances Coverdale Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Regional News

: Junior Kick Start

The Grand Final of BBCtv's junior motorcycling competition for the Lombard Tricity Trophy comes from a specially designed new course on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire. Some of the best young riders in the UK compete for two trophies - one for competitors between 8-12, and another for those in the 12-15 age group.
Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Commentators: Peter Purves
Producer: John G. Smith

: Kung Fu: Flight to Orion

Starring David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine

Caine barely escapes a massive manhunt when he goes on the run with his brother's wife and son...


Writer: Stephen Karpf
Writer: Elinor Karpf
Director: Marc Daniels
Kwai Chang Caine: David Carradine
Delonia: Lois Nettleton
Corbino: Leslie Nielsen
Zeke Caine: John Blyth Barrymore
McCord: John Lupton
Mendoza: Val de Vargas
Fuller: Ted Gehring

: Tom and Jerry

: The Summer Olympics

The Best of the 1984 Los Angeles Games
After all the arguments about security and finance, the Los Angeles Olympic
Games proved one of the most successful ever. The eastern bloc boycott was largely forgotten in the celebrations which followed another feast of athletic achievement, recalled in this special programme of highlights.
Among them, Carl Lewis 's four gold medals in track and field, and the successful defence of their Olympic titles by Sebastian Coe and Daley Thompson. Gold was won for Britain, too, by Tessa Sanderson in the javelin, by shooting's
Malcolm Cooper and by our coxed four on Lake Casitas.


Unknown: Carl Lewis
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Daley Thompson.
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Malcolm Cooper

: Henry's Cat

New Year Resolution
Narration Bob Godfrey Music JOHN HYDE
Production BOB GODFREY


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Music: John Hyde
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: William - at Christmas: The Outlaws and Cousin Percy

by Richmal Crompton, adapted and told by Martin Jarvis for Jackanory.

Today: The Outlaws and Cousin Percy
(Another William story next Wednesday at 4.30)


Author: Richmal Crompton
Adapted by/Storyteller: Martin Jarvis

: Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince

with Today's episode is the last in this first set of stories about Yubi, the Prince from outer space, his guardian robot Zax, and his stray dog friend from earth, Benji. Director JOE CAMP
Executive producers


Unknown: Joseph Barbera.
Unknown: Margaret Loesch
Prince Yubi: Chris Burton

: Pop Quiz Special

Mike Read hosts a special edition in which two of Britain's best-known bands fight it out to the death.
Duran Duran : Simon Le Bon John Taylor , Roger Taylor Andy Taylor , Nick Rhodes v
Spandau Ballet: Tony Hadley Martin Kemp , Gary Kemp
John Keeble , Steve Norman From the archives - T. Rex Dire Straits and Queen Director PHlLlP CHILVERS Producer JOHN PLOWMAN


Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Simon Le Bon
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Roger Taylor
Unknown: Andy Taylor
Unknown: Nick Rhodes
Unknown: Tony Hadley
Unknown: Martin Kemp
Unknown: Gary Kemp
Unknown: John Keeble
Unknown: Steve Norman
Unknown: Queen Director Phlllp Chilvers
Producer: John Plowman

: The Boy Who Turned Yellow

Mark Dightman Robert Eddison Travelling home by underground from school
John suddenly turns yellow. Nothing organically wrong says the doctor! But in the middle of the night John is dropped in on by a yellow fellow from outer space -called 'Nick'.
Together the pair share a series of complicated and comic adventures ... This highly enjoyable film for the family was made by Powell and Pressburger - two legendary figures in British cinema history.
Screenplay by EMERIC PRESSBURGER Produced by ROGER CHERRILL Directed by MICHAEL POWELL Production
(First showing on British television) • FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Mark Dightman
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Play By: Emeric Pressburger
Produced By: Roger Cherrill
Directed By: Michael Powell
John: Mark Dightman
Nick: Robert Eddison
Mrs Saunders: Helen Weir
Mr Saunders: Brian Worth
Doctor: Esmond Knight
Schoolteacher: Laurence Carter
Supreme Beefeater: Patrick McAlinney
Munro: Lem Kitaj

: The Evening News

with Frances Coverdale Weatherman
6.15 Regional News


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Christmas Knockout 1984

A festive international competition of Yo! Ho! Ho! on ice from the Ice Drome, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Featuring teams of young people from:
Bottrop representing Germany
Tourcoing representing France
Blackpool representing Great Britain
Your host Stuart Hall Designer STUART FURBER Director PAUL WALKER
Producer GEOFFREY WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stuart Hall
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Paul Walker
Producer: Geoffrey Wilson

: North Sea Hijack

Starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins

A gang of ruthless hijackers pull off the first stage of a daring plot to besiege a mammoth North Sea oil rig. Within hours of being on the rig and the production platform, they plant explosives and make their ransom demand of £25million. The British government has to act fast and one man - the most eccentric expert in the underwater sabotage game - is called upon for the most dangerous caper of his life.... a deadly 11th hour chess-game involving hundreds of lives and trillions of oil dollars.
Screenplay by Jack Davies, based on his own novel
Films: page 29
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Screenplay: Jack Davies
Producer: Elliott Kastner
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes: Roger Moore
Admiral Sir Francis Brinsden: James Mason
Lou Kramer: Anthony Perkins
Shulman: Michael Parks
King: David Hedison
Olafsen: Jack Watson
Fletcher: George Baker
Tipping: Jeremy Clyde
Herring: David Wood
Prime Minister: Faith Brook
Sanna: Lea Brodie
Akerman: Anthony Pullen Shaw

: The Main News

with Frances Coverdale Weekend Weather


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Miss Marple: The Body in the Library: Part 3

by Agatha Christie
the last of three daily parts dramatised by T. R. Bowen

While the official net tightens inexorably, Miss Marple pursues her own dogged enquiries. She returns from a quick trip to London with the fresh evidence necessary to allow a thrilling trap to be set for the killer.

(For full cast see page 64)
(Three further stories will be shown next year)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: T. R. Bowen
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Mrs Bantry: Gwen Watford
Conway Jefferson: Andrew Cruickshank
Sir Henry Clithering: Raymond Francis
Colonel Melchett: Frederick Jaeger
Det Insp Slack: David Horovitch
Adelaide Jefferson: Ciaran Madden
Basil Blake: Anthony Smee
Mark Gaskell: Keith Drinkel
Raymond Starr: Jess Conrad
Dinah Lee: Debbie Arnold

: Manilow's Christmas Magic

Barry Manilow in his first Christmas 'special' for
British television invites his millions of fans to join him in a Yuletide celebration. The programme, specially recorded at the International Arena at Birmingham's
National Exhibition Centre, features a blend of traditional and new
Christmas songs, as well as some new compositions. Production JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Barry Manilow
Unknown: John G. Smith

: All-Time Great Movies: Brief Encounter

starring Celia Johnson Trevor Howard
Laura Jesson and Alec Harvey are happily married until a chance meeting in a suburban railway station brings them together. They fall in love, but their secret happiness is marred by the furtive way they must carry on the affair and the realisation that eventually a choice must be made...
Noel Coward's classic love story features beautifully understated performances from Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, counterpointed by the music of Rachmaninov.
Produced and adapted by NOEL COWARD from his play Still Life
Directed by DAVID LEAN
• FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Laura Jesson
Unknown: Alec Harvey
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Adapted By: Noel Coward
Directed By: David Lean
Laura Jesson: Celia Johnson
Alec Harvey: Trevor Howard
Albert Godby: Stanley Holloway
Myrtle Bagot: Joyce Carey
Fred Jesson: Cyril Raymond
Dolly Messiter: Everley Gregg
Beryl Waters: Margaret Barton

: Harty Goes to Hollywood

During the summer of 84 Russell Harty was reporting daily from Los Angeles during the Olympic Games. Tonight, a chance to see again, and remember, some of the highlights of that visit.
Production assistant REBECCA HAVERS
Director JOHN ROONEY Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Rebecca Havers
Director: John Rooney

: Weatherman

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