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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

A bright start to the day with the Breakfast Time team.
News on the hour and half hour
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55,
8.25, 8.55 and 9.18
Nationwide news, weather and travel at 6.57, 7.27, 7.57 and 8.27
Sports news and features with David Icke and Bob Wilson at 7.20. 7.45 and 8.20 The morning papers reviewed by a guest at 8.37 With today - The Top 20:
Mike Smith at 7.32 with a look at the new chart
Room Service: DIY advice from Gilly Love
Ask Alison: Alison Mitchell presents her weekly money advice
Plus all this week -
School's Out: school holiday fun and features


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Mike Smith

: Play School

Wayne Jackman draws a hen and chicks and then follows Caterpillar Trail with Stuart Bradley


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Stuart Bradley

: Gharbar

Ghazala Amin introduces a discussion about tenants and landlords. Taking part are Kusum Jerath , a Housing Advisory Officer,
Samina Chaudhry , Parveen Mirza and Chhanda de Majumdar, who provides
Bengali translations.
Other guests are Sudarshan and Rashmi Dheer , who present a dance.
An Asian Unit presentation BBCPebbleMill


Introduces: Ghazala Amin
Unknown: Kusum Jerath
Unknown: Samina Chaudhry
Unknown: Parveen Mirza
Unknown: Rashmi Dheer

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Michael Cole

: Pebble Mill at One

Asian agony aunt Kailash Puri compares notes with Claire Rayner on marriage and relationships; and in Chef's Special,
Michael Smith welcomes back Prue Leith, who tackles British cookery schools.


Unknown: Kailash Puri
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Mr Benn: The Cook

A See-Saw programme
Told by Ray Brooks


Narrator: Ray Brooks
Story and illustrations: David McKee

: Regional News

: Lay on Five

with Floella Benjamin Jan Arden and Robin Stevens
The children of Lee Bank
Primary, Birmingham decide to launch their spacecraft; and if you'd like your own robot, Fribble shows you how - but it's not quite what Floella has in mind!
Musical director PETER GOSUNG Percussion WILL HILL
Videotape editor SAM SEAL Outside broadcast director DIANNE KENNY
Designer AUSTIN RUDDY Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Jan Arden
Unknown: Robin Stevens
Director: Peter Gosung
Director: Dianne Kenny
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Unknown: Christine Hewitt

: The Wombles

Told by Bernard Cribbins Music by MIKE BATT
Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD


Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Music By: Mike Batt
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: The Biskitts: Dogfoot; Up to his Old Tricks

A cartoon series about the biscuit-sized dogs that defend the treasure of Biskitt Island from the wicked King Max.

: Take Two

Josephine Buchan presents the programme that gives you the opportunity to comment on BBCtv.
Under discussion this week: One by One.
In the studio,
David Taylor , on whose books the series was based, and Rob Heyland , who plays the part of the vet.
Prizes are given for the best written television criticism, and for drawings and paintings of your favourite television personalities. Producer pump cmlvers


Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Rob Heyland

: The Red Hand Gang

A series of five programmes 4: Beware the Red Hand Gang
The gang play ghosts to frighten the kidnappers.
(Repeat. Final part on Friday at
5.5 pm)


Frankie: Matthew Laborteaux
J R: J R Miller
Joanne: Jolie Newman
Li'l Bill: Johnny Brogna

: Grange Hill

Tests in the examination room and on the sports field, and there's foul play in both! This week's cast:
Script editor ANTHONY MINGHELLA Producer BEN REA


Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Designer: Martin Methven
Editor: Anthony Minghella
Producer: Ben Rea
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr Smart: Simon Haywood
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Miss Washington: Caroline Gruber
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr McCartney: Tony Armatrading
Mrs Girling: Penny Leatherbarrow
Mr Browning: Mike Savage
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo: Bradley Sheppard
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Calley Donnington: Simone Hyams
Jane Bishop: Joann Kenny
Vince Savage: Steve George
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Richard: Luke Hope
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Steven Banks: Tim Polley
Janet St Clair: Simone Nylander
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Julian Fairbrother: Douglas Chamberlain
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Annette Firman: Nadia Chambers
Julie Marchant: Lisa York
Kevin Baylon: Mmoloki Chrystie
Loop Wind: John Harris
Mandy Firth: Anita Savage
Diane Cooney: Julie-Ann Steel
Bob: Ovid Best
Precious: Dulice Liecier
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis
Fabienne: Jessica Harrison
Anne-Marie: Katherine Morgan
Patrick: Martin Lepage
Pierre: Elie Gordon
Francois: Thierry De Canonville
Emma Stebson: Bonita Jones
Denny: Julian Griffiths
Gripper: Mark Savage

: The Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas WitcheU and Jeremy Paxman followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for impromptu knee-squeezing and ever-spontaneous events, live from the Television Theatre, London. Director MICHAEL LEGGO Series producer


Unknown: Join Terry
Director: Michael Leggo
Unknown: Frances Whitaker

: Monkey Business

What has hundreds of tiny teeth all over its body? What might be spotted fiddling the race?
What goes for everything? Floella Benjamin and Jeremy Cherfas try to answer these and other questions the Natural History Unit has never before dared ask.
Chairman Henry Kelly has all the answers. On the teams:
Lynsey De Paul Sheila Anderson
Neil Innes , Mike Smith Designer WILL NOBLE
Assistant producer MARION ZUNZ Director MARTYN SUKER Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Paul Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Neil Innes
Producer: Marion Zunz
Director: Martyn Suker
Producer: John Dobson

: Dallas

Legacy of Hate
Mandy starts slipping on some oily charms as J.R.'s treatment of Sue Ellen and Pam finds him struggling to keep his head above water. The mystery of Naldo's killing deepens, but a key figure appears to have taken flight. Meanwhile Cliff gets into the persuasion business with Jamie, and fires an astonishing first salvo in the war for Ewing Oil.


Unknown: Sue Ellen
Written By: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Directed By: Robert Becker
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
J R: Larry Hagman
Donna: Susan Howard
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Clayton: Howard Keel
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Jenna: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Pam: Victoria Principal
Miss Ellie: Donna Reed
Lucy: Charlene Tilton
Mandy: Deborah Shelton
Jamie: Jenilee Harrison
Scotty Demerest: Stephen Elliott
Harve Smithfield: George 0 . Petrie
Ann McFadden: Rosemary Forsyth

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville Weather News

: Q.E.D.

Riddles of Ball and Cue All the things you never realised you wanted to know about snooker - such as why a straight shot can be rolling in both directions, and why playing from one end of the table is different from playing from the other. Steve Davis , the World
Champion, takes on Peter Lawrenson , a scientist.
With the help of slow-motion cameras, specially marked balls, an executive toy, some coins, a computer and even an electric drill, their unusual contest offers some unexpected revelations.
But no prizes for guessing who wins the game. Series editor DAVID FILKIN Producer CHARLES HUFF


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Peter Lawrenson

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship
Snooker's first millionaire player, STEVE DAVIS , should be through to the last 16 and beginning his second-round match tonight in defence of his world title. Meanwhile Canadian CLIFF THORBURN, the 1980 World Champion and No 3 seed this year, completes his first-round match. At stake for the winner, the richest prize in snooker - £60,000.
Commentators TED LOWE
MARK KAYLOR returns to the ring this week for the first time since losing his British and Commonwealth titles to Tony Sibson last November. Also on the Barrett-Duff promotion at the York Hall in London, American BUSTER DRAYTON , who once knocked out Kaylor. And CORNELIUS BOZA EDWARDS , the former World Junior Lightweight Champion, takes on American opposition. Commentator
And the rest of tonight's news from the sporting world. Television presentation: Snooker NICK HUNTER Boxing BOB DUNCAN


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Steve Davis
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Buster Drayton
Unknown: Cornelius Boza Edwards
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Weather

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