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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Nick Ross
News on the hour and half hour read by Debbie Rix
Weather with Francis Wilson :
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55, 9.18 News, weather and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sport with David Icke and Bob Wilson at 7.20, 7.45, 8.20 The morning papers reviewed by a guest at 8.37 Including this morning: the latest pop news from Mike Smith at 7.32; Lynn Faulds Wood reports from the consumer desk at 8.15;
David Wheal presents In Vision - a preview of the week's TV; Fit to Eat -
Diana Moran and Glynn Christian continue their campaign for a healthy lifestyle through Lent; and Month by Month:
Alan Titchmarsh on the April countryside.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Nick Ross
Read By: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: David Wheal
Unknown: Diana Moran
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Battle of the Planets

Perils of the Preying Mantis Tiny is on leave when he hears that Spectra has attacked his friends with their latest deadly space vehicle. He sets off to rescue them.

: Why Don't You...?

Out and about in the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow. Alan, Sam and Ross find a glass palace and get lost in the jungle.

: Play School

Presenter Stuart McGugan Guests Sarah Long
Wayne Jackman. Story: Gary the Greatest by MARGARET JOY


Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Wayne Jackman.

: Bugs Bunny

In The Unruly Hare and Hold the Lion Please

: Bonanza

The Gold Mine

: Wildlife on One

Amorous Amphibians Narrated by David Attenborough
Naturalists Tim Halliday and Nick Davies investigate amphibian courtship.
Film editor CHARLES ALDRIDGE Written and produced by CAROLINE WEAVER


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Naturalists Tim Halliday
Unknown: Nick Davies
Editor: Charles Aldridge
Produced By: Caroline Weaver

: The Gospel According to St John

In the beginning was the Word.... In the first of eight special Holy Week programmes, Paul Alexander tells of the early days of Jesus's ministry.
Sound RON BROWN. Editor JOHN LEE. Producer jim MURRAY
0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Paul Alexander
Unknown: Jim Peirson
Unknown: Sound Ron Brown.
Editor: John Lee.
Producer: Jim Murray

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
12.57 Regional News (London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

Olympic gold medallist
Tessa Sanderson reviews the latest film releases. Plus excitement and colour from the Georgian State Dancers.


Unknown: Tessa Sanderson

: Chigley

A See-Saw programme. (Rpt)

: Men

Last of the series 5: ... and Power
Robert Key, MP and women attending a TUC conference talk about male power and what prevents women from challenging it effectively. Commentary Kenneth Branagh


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Editor: Terry Williams
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Streetwise

Self-defence teacher Judith Lowe shows Sarah Kennedy a simple technique for escaping a mugger.


Unknown: Judith Lowe
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Clare Brigstocke
Unknown: Jenny Rogers

: Prima!

Eight programmes about tourist German devised by TERRY HAWKlN 6: Zweimal Bitte!


Unknown: Terry Hawkln
Directed By: Nicholas Metcalfe
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: Songs of Praise

from Chelmsford

: Daffy Duck's Easter Special

In three separate adventures Daffy Duck proves yet again that he hasn't learned any of life's lessons.
Executive producer HAL GEER
3.53 Regional News


Producer: Hal Geer

: Bertha: The Great Painting Job

by Eric Charles
Bertha is a large machine with a mind of her own.
Everyone in the factory is pleased when she produces TOM, a talk-operated machine.
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker
Back pages: 86


Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Composer: Bryan Daly
Editor: Martin Bohan
Director of animation: Derek Mogford
Designed/ Produced by: Ivor Wood

: Captain Caveman: Cavey's Crazy Car Caper

Cavey and the Teen Angels look for the missing Star Car.

: Busker

A series of eight programmes written and told by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP 1: Ernie's April Fool
'You gotta be able to take a joke, son,' says Ernie to his apprentice Clive. So when they start work on a 'haunted' house, Clive decides to play one of his own.
Executive producer DAVID BROWN


Told By: Christopher Lillicrap
Producer: Alan Russell
Producer: David Brown

: Dungeons and Dragons: The Girl Who Dreamed Tomorrow

A cartoon series
The further adventures of the six youngsters who are trapped in a land of magic and must tackle many fearful dangers before they can all get back home.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis, Michael Sundin
Biggles Flies Again!
Janet goes behind the scenes as a new Biggles adventure is turned into a full length feature film - complete with bi-planes, helicopters and spies!


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Michael Sundin
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Grange Hill: Episode 13

by Frances Galleymore
A series of 18 programmes
Fay and Annette plan a fun foursome baby-sitting. They reckon without the boys!
(Episode 14 Wednesday 5: 35 Pm)
Ceefax Subtitles


Writer: Frances Galleymore
Devised by: Phil Redmond
Designer: Colin Green
Script editor: Anthony Minghella
Producer: Ben Rea
Director: John Smith
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Smart: Simon Haywood
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Miss Washington: Caroline Gruber
Mr Legge: Ian Redford
Mr McCartney: Tony Armatrading
Mrs McCartney: Susan Daly
Frank Jarvis: Ben Thomas
Motorist: Edward Brooks
Waitress: Denica Fairman
Phil Banks: John Blundell
Mrs Fairbrother: Ann Curthoys
Mrs Wilks: Cecily Hobbs
Mr Wright: Barry Summerford
Vet: Gary Dean
Calley Donnington: Simone Hyams
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo Holloway: Bradley Sheppard
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve George
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Annette Firman: Nadia Chambers
Diane Cooney: Julie-Ann Steel
Sarah Wilks: Joanne Eversdon-Bell
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Janet St Clair: Simone Nylander
Mandy Firth: Anita Savage
Zammo McGuire: Lee MacDonald
Kevin Baylon: Mmoloki Chrystie
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Julian Fairbrother: Douglas Chamberlain
Eric Wallace: James Hickling
Loop Wind: John Harris
Fabienne: Jessica Harrison
Jean-Paul: Dorian Ford
Claire Scott: Paula-Ann Bland
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis

: The Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Jeremy Paxman present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day followed by Weather News


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: London Plus

Sally Magnusson Guy Michelmore and Bob Wellings bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE and the stars and stories from the world of entertainment. Editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Philip Harding

: Wogan

Join the old fool on April Fool's Day for a foolish 40 minutes of tomfoolery.
With a chance to see two of the entries for A Song for Europe.

(Terry introduces A Song for Europe 1985 on Friday 7.0 pm BBC1)


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Lighting: Fred Wright
Director: Michael Leggo
Series Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Fame

I Never Danced for My Father
Thanksgiving may be a time for families to get together, but when Leroy's runaway father turns up unexpectedly, he finds himself painfully out of step with his son.
Vernon Johnson. ALAN WEEKS Written by JOANNE PAGLIARO Directed by KEVIN HOOKS


Unknown: Vernon Johnson.
Written By: Joanne Pagliaro
Directed By: Kevin Hooks
Lydia: Debbie Allen
Jesse: Jesse Borrego
Holly: Cynthia Gibb
Shorofsky: Albert Hague
Christopher: Billy Hufsey
Danny: Carlo Imperato
Cleo: Janet Jackson
Elizabeth: Carol Mayo Jenkins
Doris: Valerie Landsburg
Mrs Berg: Ann Nelson
Nicole: Nia Peeples
Leroy: Gene Anthony Ray
Morloch: Ken Swofford

: Are You Being Served?: The Pop Star

The last of the series by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
It looks as though Mr Spooner could have a whole new career when his hidden talent is discovered. Of course the rest of the staff feel that they too should be part of his rise to fame. This results in the most spectacular television appearance.


Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: David Croft
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Executive Producer: David Croft
Producer/Director: Martin Shardlow
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Captain Peacock: Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Mr Spooner: Mike Berry
Mr Harman: Arthur English

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: You Have Been Watching... Are You Being Served? 28 August 2016

: The Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world
Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Panorama

Men of Honour
One of the most powerful
Mafia Godfathers has broken the organisation's code of silence: omerta.
The confession of Tommasso Buscetta gives a unique insight into Mafia operations in Italy and the United States. His evidence has already led to over 100 arrests.
Martin Young reports on the organisation which included the world's biggest drugs racket and on the secret operations of the FBI which show how a billion dollars worth of narcotics were smuggled into America.
In Italy, Buscetta reveals the links between organised crime and respectable politicians.
On both sides of the Atlantic it is being hailed as a historic breakthrough in the battle against the Mafia - the so-called Men of Honour. Producer TIM SHAWCROSS Editor PETER IBBOTSON


Unknown: Tommasso Buscetta
Producer: Tim Shawcross
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: The Monday Film: House Calls

Walter Matthau Glenda Jackson
Art Carney
Richard Benjamin Recently widowed,
Dr Charley Nicholas is determined to make up for 31 years of marital fidelity by living the life of a latter-day Casanova. His plans, however, are drastically upset when he embarks on a relationship with divorcee Ann Atkinson who, now that she is rid of her philandering husband, is not prepared to share
Charley with other women.


Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Art Carney
Unknown: Richard Benjamin
Unknown: Dr Charley Nicholas
Unknown: Ann Atkinson
Unknown: Max Shulman
Unknown: Julius J. Epstein
Unknown: Alan Mandel
Produced By: Alex Winitsky
Directed By: Howard Zieff
Dr Charley Nicholas: Walter Matthau
Ann Atkinson: Glenda Jackson
Dr Willoughby: Art Carney
Dr Solomon: Richard Benjamin
Ellen Grady: Candice Azzara
Irwin Owett: Dick O'Neill
Phil PogOStin: Thayer David
TV moderator: Anthony Holland
Mrs De Voto: Reva Rose
Lani Mason: Sandra Kerns
Quinn: Brad Dexter
Mrs Conway: Jane Connell

: Weather

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