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: CeefaxAM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood Including this morning: Advice Line - the panel answers your calls and your letters at 7.32 and 8.45
Titch's Pitch - join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden for seasonal advice
Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas
Beverley Alt finds out what fashions youngsters think their parents should wear
Young film critics give their verdicts on the latest releases.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Beverley Alt

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Think Before You Pink Ants in the Pantry Pink-a-Rella (R)

: Huckleberry Finn and His Friends

Huck and Jim, drifting downriver on their raft, discovered a canoe. They patched a small hole and made it watertight. Huck was paddling up a small creek looking for a stray chicken when two odd-looking characters rushed up with a posse in pursuit, pleading for help. Huck paddled them out of danger. He has met two of the world's worst actors and most crooked con men, the Duke and the Dauphin.
22: Where Art Thou, Romeo? (For cast see Monday page 34. R)

: Hartbeat

featuring Tony Hart and Joanna Kirk Surface
Make pictures on different surfaces; on water, on glass, and on reflective paper. See beneath the surface and examine what's on top!
Watch out for your own work in the gallery, and enjoy
Amm and Dex's double act. (R)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Joanna Kirk

: C-P and Qwikstitch

Today: Fridge

: Play School

Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest Wayne Jackman
Story: Mrs Plug the Plumber by ALLAN AHLBERG
Pictures by JOE WRIGHT


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Guest Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Joe Wright

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from Edgbaston Fifth day
PETER WEST introduces coverage of the whole of this final morning's play.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation


Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Postman Pat: Pat's Windy Day

A See-Saw programme
It's a windy day in Greendale. Pat has a job steering his van, Alf Thompson is nearly blown off his feet, and Peter Fogg has to cut up a fallen tree to unblock the road.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
PETER WEST introduces the start of this afternoon's play. (Coverage continues on BBC2)

: Regional News

(exc London and Scotland)

: Heads and Tails

Home is a Hole
'Home is a hole to a badger or vole' - and when birds build or weave their nests they always leave a hole, to go in and come out.
Voice and music Derek Griffiths
Film editor DAVID PYGRAM Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE (R)


Music: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Laurel and Hardy

play-act at the race track in Horse Detectives (R)

: The Kwicky Koala Show: Race to Riches; Crazy it's Cold Outside; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Zoo

A cartoon series in which Kwicky the clever koala bear, Crazy Claws the wild cat and the city's own gutter-pup Dirty Dawg each have their own adventure stories.

: Grandad

starring Clive Dunn by BOB BLOCK
Grandad decides to use his homemade wine as rocket fuel to get a new job - and Mr Watkins goes to desperate measures to ensure he gets it! Captain the parrot BEAU
Devised by CLIVE DUNN
Film cameraman ROGER TWYMAN Producer JEREMY SWAN (R)


Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Bob Block
Unknown: Mr Watkins
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Roger Twyman
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Grandad: Clive Dunn
Mr Watkins: Geoffrey Russell
Bert Bamford: James Marcus
Miss Crampton: Helen Cotterill
Ronald Brooks: Frank Coda

: Paddles Up

The first of three heats of BBCtv's international canoeing championship has a strong overseas line-up - including the World
Champion from the USA, David Hearn ; the former
World Kayak Champion from Australia, Norbert Sattler ; and the Benelux Champion from Holland, Frits Sins - all competing over two attractive but challenging courses on the River Tryweryn, near Bala, North Wales.
Commentators Tony Gubba and John Gosling


Unknown: David Hearn
Unknown: Norbert Sattler
Unknown: Frits Sins
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Commentators: John Gosling

: The Six O'clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes.
'Nick Cotton's back. He'll be hanging around, looking for mischief. Stay clear of him'.
(For cast see Thursday page 57)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Director: Antonia Bird

: The Time of Your Life

In the last of this series
Noel Edmonds re-creates a special moment in the life of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Featuring the sights and sounds of December 1971. Highlighting the fashions, crazes, styles, pop charts, films, radio, television, and news stories of the time. Comparing the prices in Noel's 1971 shopping bag. With Raewyn Blade, Jonathan Clarke the popgoing policeman, and this week's guest reader of the news clippings, who made headlines at the time because she was leaving the corner shop in Coronation Street. Music from Neil Reid Research WENDY STURGESS
Videotape editor CAROLINE JUDSON Designer VAL WARRENDER Produced and directed by HENRY MURRAY


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Jonathan Clarke
Editor: Caroline Judson
Designer: Val Warrender
Directed By: Henry Murray

: In at the Deep End

Chris Serle and Paul Heiney take it in turns to plunge in at the deep end and learn the hard way about a completely new world.
Ballroom Dancer
This week Chris Serle enters the elegant and sequinned world of competitive ballroom dancing. He admits to having two left feet and gave up dancing lessons in despair at the age of 14. Bravely he tries again.
He tarantellas with Wayne Sleep , waltzes with Bill and Bobbie Irvine , rocks with Hot Gossip, gossips with Terry Wogan and tries formation dancing with Peggy Spencer 's Latin Team. The climax is the United
Kingdom Ballroom Dancing Championships, where Chris pits his paso doble against other would-be champions. Series producer ADAM CLAPHAM Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)
Devastatingly funny.... tremendous!
Nottobemissed. (DAILY EXPRESS) Delightful You'll will Chris to succeed


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Bobbie Irvine
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Peggy Spencer

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather News


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Matt Houston

Last of the series
The Bikini Murders
Houston receives a desperate Phone call which gets him
Wondering where he's heard the voice before. Clues lead him to Karen Andrews , with a Past she would rather forget, and a psychiatrist whose Probing of minds is only a Way to a fortune ...


Unknown: Karen Andrews
Matt Houston: Lee Horsley
Js C J Parsons: Pamela Hensley
as Det Lt Hoyt: Lincoln Kilpatrick

: Regional Programmes

LONDON Good Time George: Jazz with George Melly (R)
SOUTH WEST Floyd on Fish Keith Floyd on fishy trends
SOUTH The Howard Inheritance: A portrait of a dukedom (R)
WEST Day Out: Garry Paine in The Vale of ewsey (R)
MIDLANDS One Man 's Forest: Norman Hicklin on the Wrye Forest (R)
EAST The Arab Invasion: The new lords of horse racing (R)
NORTH WEST A Gambol on Steam: A gathering of steam traction engines
NORTH Gardeners' Direct Line: This week's topic - rockeries
NORTH EAST Big Day at Beck Hole: A top match in the Quoits
SCOTLAND A Moment in Time: The Scottish contribution to Photography (R)
NORTHERN IRELAND As I Roved Out: folk music with Boys of the
WALES Italians: The Mayor of Montemilone (R)


Unknown: Norman Hicklin

: O'Donnell Investigates ... Booze

Dr Michael O'Donnell starts a two-part inquiry into Britain's biggest drug problem - the trouble with booze.
Fifty per cent of police time, a half of accident cases, one in five hospital admissions, are put down to effects of alcohol. Meanwhile, in the corridors of power, official reports suggesting modest action are quietly suppressed. Research VICKI MOORE


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Vicki Moore
Producer: David Conrdingley

: Late Night In Concert

Huey Lewis and the News Huey and his band are currently in the middle of a massive American tour, following the sale of 6.5m albums in the last year.
Anne Nightingale introduces highlights from the recent San Francisco concert by this top-line American band. Director BRUCE GOWERS Television presentation TOM CORCORAN


Unknown: Huey Lewis
Introduces: Anne Nightingale

: Weather

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