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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Introduced by John Mountford with Debbie Greenwood and Mike Smith out and about with the roadshow in Bournemouth. Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Michael Fish at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
News, weather and travel at 6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sports news and features at 7.20, 7.45, 8.20
The morning papers: a personal view from a guest at 8.37
Including this morning:
Lynn Faulds Wood reports from the consumer unit; the latest pop news from Mike Smith ; and Russell Grant presents his stars with a little help from the hawks at Windsor Safari Park. And
Flo's Frolics -
Floella Benjamin with a holiday guide for the young and young at heart.


Introduced By: John Mountford
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Mike Smith
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Michael Fish
Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Floella Benjamin

: The Pink Panther Show

Pinkadilly Circus From Red to Worse
Pinkcome Tax (R)

: Huckleberry Finn and His Friends

A serial in 26 parts based on the two classics by MARK TWAIN
Huck was hiding on his island but the townsfolk, thinking he was dead, held a memorial service for him. Jim, the slave, also had a misunderstanding and, thinking he was going to be sold, ran away. Huck discovered him and suggested they build a raft and escape together to a free state where Jim need no longer be a slave. A storm started and they had to shelter in a cave. 16: The Rains Come This week's cast:
Executive producer TOM WAGNER (R)


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Don S. Williams
Unknown: Jack B. Hivley
Unknown: Writer Ann Udell
Producer: Tom Wagner
Huck Finn: Ian Tracey
Jim: Blu Mankuma
Mrs Loftus: Janet Wright
Col Grangerford: Walter March
Buck: Paul Rothery
Mrs Grangerford: Melissa Dixon
Sophia: Nancy Isaak
Bob Grangerford: Bruce Greenwood
Jack: David Collins

: 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. (R)

: Play School

Presenter Ben Thomas Guest Jane Hardy
Story: Please Keep Still by JUDY WHITFIELD
10.50 Pages from Ceefax


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Presenter: Guest Jane Hardy
Unknown: Judy Whitfield

: News After Noon

with Moira Stuart and Chris Lowe Weather News
1.27 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Bagpuss

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Songs of Praise

from Whitby
2.20 Pages from Ceefax
4.18 Regional News

: Mike, Mop and the Moke

Songs, jokes and stories at the seaside with Mike Amatt and his shaggy Old English sheepdog.
The Promenade
Mike tells the story of Blackhearted Walter and his flea-bitten parrot, and Mop joins in a game of beach bagatelle with the children of Friarage County Primary School.
Assistant producer SID WADDELL Producer DIANE CAMPBELL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Blackhearted Walter
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Producer: Sid Waddell
Producer: Diane Campbell

: Children's Island

A drama serial in eight parts 7: Zero Hour 0200
At last William gets a break. He overhears a young airforce pilot talking about his fighter plane which crashed into an island. The mysterious SOS from the lost children was being broadcast on the special airforce frequency. Perhaps there's a connection. and AUDREY STARK,


Unknown: Nicholas Laurentz
Unknown: Clare Marshall.
Unknown: Julie Marshall
Unknown: Jonathan Taylor
Unknown: Pat Saunders.
Unknown: Peter Tunstall.
Directed By: Nathaniel Gutman
Produced By: Elisabeth Wolters-Alfs
Tommy: Timothy Stark
Stanley: Stefan Gates
William: J D Roth
President: George Montgomery
Mr Grant: Richard Haines

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
Say it with Numbers
Johnny whistles for the thistle sifter, finds out how a turtle draws and even meets a computer that talks back. Written by JOHNNY BALL Music PETER MOSS
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Music: Peter Moss
Director: Tim Byford
Producer: Albert Barber

: Gun Shy

The first of five stories being shown this week in which a handsome young gambler, the two children he won in a poker game and their bumbling bandit friends create havoc in the Old West.
Western Velvet
In a friendly game of poker Donovan beats a visiting Englishman and takes custody of his horse pending payment of an IOU.
Donovan's 'son', Cloyis, wants to keep the animal as a pet, unaware that the horse is an English thoroughbred! (For cast see page 55)


Russell Donovan: Barry Van Dyke

: The Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey , followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: London Plus

with Jeremy Paxman Sally Magnusson and the London Plus reporters. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE and the stars and stories from the world of entertainment.
South East editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Philip Harding

: Wogan

Can Terry ever escape from the culture palace on Shepherd's Bush Green ? Is Wittgenstein just another German gag-writer? Watch and all will be revealed.


Unknown: Bush Green

: Fame: School is Out

It's the end of the year, but while Nicole and Jesse only have to think about a summer apart, Cleo must face the prospect of moving to California and not returning.


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

: Ever Decreasing Circles

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers
Penelope Wilton , Peter Egan with Stanley Lebor Geraldine Newman Designer
TOM YARDLEY-JONES Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY (R)


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Stanley Lebor
Unknown: Geraldine Newman
Unknown: Tom Yardley-Jones
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Martin: Richard Briers
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Paul: Peter Egan
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Frances Coverdale Weather News BILL GILES


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: 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 has given a unique insight into Mafia operations in Italy and the United States. His evidence has already led to over 400 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 has revealed the links between organised crime and respectable politicians. On both sides of the Atlantic it has been hailed as a historic breakthrough in the battle against the Mafia - the so-called Men of Honour. Producer TIM SHAWCROSS Editor PETER IBBOTSON (R)


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

: The Monday Film: Times Square

starring Robin Johnson, Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado
Nicky Marotta has lived most of her life on the rough and seamy streets around New York's Times Square. Pamela Pearl is the pampered daughter of a rising politician. Together they become the Sleez Sisters and set off an a rampage round the city that outrages the authorities and turns them into cult heroines. The film features a packed rock soundtrack that includes music by The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Roxy Music and Gary Numan.
Screenplay by JACOB BRACKMAN
Directed by ALAN MOYLE
(First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Robin Johnson
Unknown: Tim Curry
Unknown: Trini Alvarado
Unknown: Nicky Marotta
Unknown: Pamela Pearl
Unknown: Gary Numan.
Unknown: Jacob Brackman
Produced By: Robert Stigwood
Directed By: Alan Moyle
Johnny LaGuardia: Tim Curry
Pamela Pearl: Trini Alvarado
Nicky Marotta: Robin Johnson
David Pearl: Peter Coffield
Dr Huber: Herbert Berghof
Dr Zymansky: David Margulies
Rosie Washington: Anna Maria Horsford
Jojo: Michael Margotta
Simon: J C Quinn
Roberto: Miguel Pinero
Heavy: Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens
The Blondells: Billy Mernit
The Blondells: Paul Sass,
The Blondells: Artie Weinstein
Eastman: Tim Chaote

: Weather

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