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: Ceefax AM

starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers whether or not they have teletext sets.

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood Including today -
Gardening advice from Alan Titchmarsh down on Titch's Pitch; Advice Line: the expert panel answers your calls and offers advice;
Glynn Christian has more recipe ideas; and Beverly Alt has the latest trends from the world of fashion.
9.20 Pages from Ceefax


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Play School

Come on down to the quayside to watch the boats come in Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Kate Copstick
Story: Victor Builds a Bridge by JAN LOOF


Presenter: Wayne Jackman
Presenter: Guest Kate Copstick
Director: Sharon Miller

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme

: Vegetarian Kitchen

A six-part series
4: Rices and Grains Sarah Brown shows the secrets of cooking perfect brown rice, together with a quick and easy way of transforming it into a refreshing rice salad with herbs. She prepares some light savoury cornbread muffins which are delicious with soups or cheeses, and a classic middle-eastern salad called tabbouleh. She also goes behind the scenes at
Britain's famous vegetarian restaurant, Cranks. Director PAULA GILDER
Book E4.50 paperback, £& 75 hardback, from booksellers


Unknown: Grains Sarah Brown
Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: The Coming of Age

Second of five programmes Staying Home
Forty per cent of people aged over 75 live alone. For many of them home helps are their anchor in the world and their most intimate and regular relationship.
This programme looks at the work of home helps and then goes on to explore the innovative scheme set up in Kent which uses paid volunteers to help old people stay in their own homes.
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS
Produced by LUCY PARKER For immediate enquiries phone lines are open for an hour after the programme on [number removed]Free booklet available for large sae with 22p stamp from [address removed]


Producer: Bernard Adams
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: Regional News

: Caterpillar Trail

with Stuart Bradley
Follow the trail to spot caterpillars and to look for badgers at night.
Graphic designer JOANNA ISLES Designer JANE CLEMENT Producer ANNE GOBEY


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Designer: Jane Clement
Producer: Anne Gobey
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Dastardly and Muttley

Operation Birdbrain

: Heathcliff and Marmaduke

The cartoon adventures of Heathcliff the alley-cat and Marmaduke the outsized great dane puppy.
Today's stories are called Tricky Treat, Of Mice and Menace and Beach Brawl

: The Kids of Degrassi Street

Griff Makes a Date
Lisa Canard and her family return from Vancouver with their new baby. Lisa meets Griff, a newcomer to the Degrassi Street school, and they arrange a date. But baby Nicholas isn't well and Lisa decides the baby is more important than her date.


Unknown: Lisa Canard

: Wildtrack

First of nine programmes Paradise Lost? with Su Ingle and Michael Jordan
Imagine a tropical island, with sun-washed beaches, damp, lush rain forest, beautiful shady woodlands, lakes, mountains and arid deserts. And everywhere animals - unique animals that are found nowhere else on earth. Inquisitive ring-tailed lemurs, beautiful sifakas, noisy indris, tiny nocturnal mouse lemurs, fabulous birds, colourful chameleons, enormous bats. Su and Mike start this new series with a special programme filmed on the island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. They report on why this paradise is under threat, and what you can do to help.
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Su Ingle
Unknown: Michael Jordan

: Dr Kildare

1: The Atheist and the True Believer
In this six-part story, a top lawyer and an evangelist revive their religious disagreements, little knowing the traumatic effect on their beliefs of a future event. (Repeat. Part 2 on Thursday at
5.35 pm)


as Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
as Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Lawton: Lee Kurty
Justin Post: Jack Hawkins
Amy Post: Diane Baker
as Andrew Webb: Bradford Dillman

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas WitcheU followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu

: Regional news magazines

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

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
'It's not even our van to start with. You've got no licence, no insurance, no nothing...'
(For cast see Thursday page 74)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons

: No Place Like Home

Arthur has to face the fact that he will become a grandfather. But is this cause for celebration?
Designer GARY PRITCHARD Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Unknown: Jon Watkins
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Directed By: Robin Nash
starring as Arthur Crabtree: William Gaunt
and as Beryl Crabtree: Patricia Garwood
Vera Betting: Marcia Warren
Trevor Botting: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Nigel Crabtree: Martin Clunes
Tracy Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Paul: Stephen Watson
Lorraine Codd: Beverley Adams
Raymond Codd: Daniel Hill
Mr Crump: Nicholas McArdle
Mrs Crump: Rosemary Frankau
Nadia: Erica Lynley
Louise: Sophie Huggins

: The Day the Universe Changed

Worlds Without End
In a barn on a Scottish hillside some time around 1600, a woman has been tortured by elders of the church. Their logic now demands that she should pay a final terrible penalty. They know there's no alternative. We know that their decision is barbaric. Not only that but we know that we are right and they are wrong.
But how are we so sure? The final programme of the series asks why we assume that in science we have the first objective version of the truth. Is our truth really
'better' than any other? And if it's not, is knowledge only what we make it? Is all discovery really invention? Written and presented by JAMES BURKE
Series producer RICHARD REISZ


Presented By: James Burke
Producer: John Lynch
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Points of View

with Barry Took


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Bernard Newnham

: The Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Miami Vice

The Milk Run
Crockett and Tubbs employ a little friendly persuasion to deter two young amateurs from taking up a career in cocaine smuggling. When their advice goes unheeded, the detectives decide to use the boys as bait to trap the professionals behind the operation-knowing that one false step will cost the young men their lives.


Written By: Allison Hock
Unknown: Dennis Cooper
Directed By: John Nicolella
starring as Sonny Crockett: Don Johnson
and Philip as Ricardo Tubbs: Michael Thomas
Castillo EDWARD: James Olmos
Switek: Michael Talbott
ZitO: John Diehl

: The Chieftains

The last of six concerts featuring Irish traditional music at its best. with guests
Michael Flatley , Irish dancer, and the Antrim and Derry Country Fiddlers
Production ALAN TONGUE BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Michael Flatley
Designer: Diane Menaul

: Film 85

Cannes Special
The Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events in the film industry calendar, ended last night. An unusual number of English-language films were chosen to compete for the main prize, the Palme D'Or.
Pale Rider, Clint Eastwood 's new Western, had its world premiere, and was in competition with Peter Bogdanovich 's Mask, starring Cher; Alan Parker 's Birdy, starring Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine ; and the British entry, Nicolas Roeg 's Insignificance, starring Theresa Russell ,
Tony Curtis and Gary Busey. Peter Weir 's Witness, starring Harrison Ford , was shown at the opening night gala. Barry Norman previews these films and talks to the stars and directors, with coverage of the closing gala when the results of the main competition are announced. Studio director DAVID JEFFCOCK Assistant producer JANE PROWSE Producer JUDY LINDSAY


Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Peter Bogdanovich
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Nicolas Cage
Unknown: Matthew Modine
Unknown: Nicolas Roeg
Unknown: Theresa Russell
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Gary Busey.
Unknown: Peter Weir
Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Barry Norman
Director: David Jeffcock
Producer: Jane Prowse
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: Taxi

Honeymoon Louie 's delight at seeing his old girlfriend Zena turns sour when he learns she is getting married. After boycotting the wedding he decides to gatecrash the honeymoon to tell her what a good loser he is!
Written by DAVID LLOYD


Unknown: Honeymoon Louie
Written By: David Lloyd
Directed By: Richard Sakai
Alex: Judd Hirsch
Louie: Danny Devito
Tony: Tony Danza
Elaine: Marilu Henner
Jim: Christopher Lloyd
Zena: Rhea Perlman
Tom: Peter Jerasik

: Weather

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