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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Prank Bough and Nick Ross kick off for the weekend.
Including today: the latest in pop videos with Mike Smith at 7.32; Lynn Faulds Wood presents Danger Watch - a consumer notebook at 8.15;
Steve Blacknell with his preview of weekend events in What's On; Glyn Worsnip 's reflections on the past week in Worsnip's Diary at 8.37; Glynn Christian has weekend shopping advice from Glynn's Barrow; and Alan Titchmarsh is on hand to take your calls on those gardening problems. Ring him on [number removed].


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

: News After Noon

Michael Cole and Chris Lowe Weather News BILL GILES


Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

For many of us pets are an integral part of the family. How did we come to have pets in the first place, and how best can we look after them?
With Easter approaching, how to make chocolate eggs. Special guest Liv Ullman


Unknown: Liv Ullman

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme

: Racing from Aintree

The 1985 Seagram
Grand National Meeting
Coverage continues today with the four top races.
2.35 Sporting Life Weekender Handicap 'Chase (3m If)
3.10 Derby Quincentenary Hurdle (2m)
(Racing continues on BBC2)

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Friday

Presenter lain Lauchlan Guest Jane Hardy
Story: The King Who Hated

: The Magic Pudding

Written and illustrated by NORMAN LINDSAY
Told by William Rushton for Jackanory The Fifth Slice


Illustrated By: Norman Lindsay
Told By: William Rushton

: Secrets Out!!!

Johnny Ball chairs another round of 'find the hobby'. Can Johnny and the contestants make the clues and mimes obscure enough to confuse
Tara Redmond
Marshall Coleman Anna Kipling and Darren Traynor or will the team solve each puzzle after less than ten nos?


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Tara Redmond
Unknown: Marshall Coleman
Unknown: Anna Kipling
Unknown: Darren Traynor
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Ian Oliver

: The Secret Garden

by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT The last of seven episodes dramatised by DOROTHEA BROOKING Magic
The garden weaves its strange spell around Mary, Dickon and Colin until at last more people than the children realise the importance of magic -and how it can change lives.
Film cameraman JOHN BAKER


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Dramatised By: Dorothea Brooking
Unknown: John Baker
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mary Lennox: Sarah Hollis Andrews
Dr Craven: Richard Warner
Nurse: Jennie Goossens
John: William Marsh
Colin: David Patterson
Ben Weatherstaff: Tom Harrison
Dickon: Andrew Harrison
Mrs Sowerby: Lorraine Peters
Mrs Medlock: Hope Johnstone
Martha: Jacqueline Hoyle
Mr Archibald Craven: John Woodnutt
Pitcher: Basil Clarke
Lizabeth Ellen: Alison Lowndes
Sowerby children: Liza Kendrick
Sowerby children: Jonathan Wall

: Friday People

Presented by Mike Smith Stars in the spotlight, personalities at play, and famous faces in unexpected places.
Sarah Greene , Jan Ravens and Tom Brook report the show business events of the week.
This week's Friday People include:
Bruce Oldfield , dress designer to the stars, who presents his latest collection to HRH The Princess of Wales, and other famous clients.


Presented By: Mike Smith
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Tom Brook
Unknown: Bruce Oldfield
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: The Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present 30 minutes of the latest pictures, stories and events of the day followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

Welcome to the Elysian fields of Shepherd's Bush for the show that is a dull opiate for the heat-oppressed brain. Join Terry and guests live from the Television Theatre. With a chance to see two of the entries for A Song for Europe.

: Odd One Out

with Paul Daniels
Which one of the six hopeful contestants can identify the odd one out and win useful, attractive or fun prizes?
Join Paul Daniels for sharp wit and brain-searching. Produced by arrangement with RALPH EDWARDS PRODUCTIONS and ACTION TIME LTD
Based on an original format devised by MARK MAXWELL-SMITH Sound MALCOLM JOHNSON Lighting HENRY BARBER Designer TONY SNOADEN Director DAVID TAYLOR Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Arrangement With: Ralph Edwards
Unknown: Malcolm Johnson
Unknown: Henry Barber
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Director: David Taylor
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Starsky and Hutch

starring Paul Michael Glaser as Starsky and David Soul as Hutch Murder on Stage 17
Movie star Steve Hanson narrowly escapes death in the latest of a series of fatal 'accidents' involving a group of actors known as the Wolfpack. Posing as film stuntmen, Starsky and Hutch investigate and uncover a bizarre tale of thwarted stardom and twisted revenge....
Directed by EARL BELLAMY (Repeat )


Unknown: Paul Michael Glaser
Unknown: David Soul
Unknown: Steve Hanson
Written By: Ben Masselink
Directed By: Earl Bellamy
Capt Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Steve Hanson: Rory Calhoun
Wally Stone: Chuck McCann
Harry Markham: Jeff Goldblum
Julie: Susan Cotton

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world
Weekend Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: Late Starter

A serial in eight parts starring Peter Barkworth Julia Foster
Rowena Cooper Beryl Reid and Michael Elphick
3: Edward learns a new set of standards and begins to realise what work is.
Customer..... PAMELA RUDDOCK Title and incidental music
Executive producer MARK SHIVAS Producer RUTH BOSWELL Director BARRY davis


Unknown: Brian Clark
Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: Julia Foster
Unknown: Rowena Cooper
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Michael Elphick
Unknown: Carl Davis
Designer: Gavin Davies
Producer: Ruth Boswell
Director: Barry Davis
Edward Brett: Peter Barkworth
Liz Weldon: Julia Foster
Helen Magee: Beryl Reid
Jack Owen: Michael Elphick
Mary Brett: Rowena Cooper
Nicki: Akosua Busia
Jane Bourne: Patricia Shakesby
Tracey: Johanna Hargreaves
Mr Filton: Mike Hayward
Mr Ferrar: James Gaddas
Mr Cowlinson: Jeremy Child
Tina: Judith Jacob
Steiner: Leonard Sachs

: The Visit: The Boy David Trilogy

with Desmond Wilcox
Concluding the trilogy, this new film chronicles the progress of the Boy David and reveals new fears about his future.
3: The Adoption
David is now 10 years old and living as part of surgeon Ian [text removed] and his wife Marjorie's family in Rochester, Minnesota. But in Britain and America he is in constant danger of deportation as an illegal alien. And in Peru, bureaucracy and corruption stand between the [text removed]s and their desire to adopt David, in order to protect his future. Meanwhile he is still undergoing plastic surgery - not always successful. He needs courage to face at least another 50 operations ahead of him. With his whole future threatened, the [text removed]s have almost despaired of being able to protect him. So, another expedition across the Andes deep into the jungle was organised, with only days to go before new laws would have made the situation even worse. Film cameraman ALEX SCOTT Film editor ROBERT BURNETT
Director ALEX MCCALL. Producer DESMOND wilcox. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Ian [text removed]
Unknown: Alex Scott
Editor: Robert Burnett
Director: Alex McCall.

: The Late Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Michael Rennie Patricia Neal
'From a distant planet came a giant robot to bring the world face
- to face with its most terrifying threat!' proclaimed the film posters in 1951. But out of space comes the world's most civilised alien to warn mankind of the perils of war. Can the visitor overcome the suspicions of the world's leaders? Can the vital words 'Klaatu.... barada ... nikto' reach the invincible robot Gort in time to save the world?
Screenplay by EDMUND H. NORTH Based on a story by HARRY BATES Produced by JULIAN BLAUSTEIN Directed by ROBERT WISE
0 FILMS: page 20


Unknown: Michael Rennie
Unknown: Patricia Neal
Unknown: Edmund H. North
Story By: Harry Bates
Produced By: Julian Blaustein
Directed By: Robert Wise
KlaatU: Michael Rennie
Helen Benson: Patricia Neal
Tom Stevens: Hugh Marlowe
Dr Barnhardt: Sam Jaffe
Bobby Benson: Billy Gray
Mrs Barley: Frances Bavier
Drew Pearson: Himself

: Weather

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