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: CeefaxAM

: Breakfast Time

with Debbie Greenwood and John Mountford including this morning:
Zoe's View: Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent Zoe Brown files her latest report; Wynn Christian learns another recipe from a young cook; and Richard Smith takes your medical calls on his topic of the week - dial [number removed].

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Psychedelic Pink
The Ant and the Aardvark Gong with the Pink (R)

: The Red Hand Gang

* Search and Rescue
The gang race against time to depose the criminals before the jewel is destroyed. (R)

: Hartbeat

A different approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart ,
Margot Wilson and Morph Cold
Make pictures that feel cold by using particular colours and materials. Electronic weather, giant ice cubes, a frozen deckchair and a woolly red hat. Watch out for Morph and your work in the Gallery. (R)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson

: C-P and Qwikstitch

Today: Old Rocket

: Play School

Listen to the ocean,
Echoes of a million sea-shells Presenter
Fraser Wilson
Guest Kate Copstick
Story: Clams Can't Sing by JAMES STEPHENSON (R)


Unknown: Fraser Wilson
Unknown: Guest Kate Copstick
Unknown: James Stephenson

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval First day
Twenty-eight Tests have been played under the gasholders, and England have a healthy match lead of 12-5. The Oval has witnessed the highs and lows of England's performances against
Australia - 903 for 7 declared in 1938 and 52 all-out ten years later.
Introduced by PETER WEST Scorer WENDY WIMBUSH Commentators
Executive producer NICK HUNTER Video, Botham's Ashes, BBCV/BBCB 1028,from retailers


Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Wendy Wimbush
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News After Noon

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional News

(London and SE: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme with Fred Harris
Today it's Chockabloke who puts the block into Chock-a-block's block slot and rocks the Rockablocks to find words that ring Chock-a-block's rhyme chime. Music PETER


Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Gosling Designer Mary
Producer: Michael Cole

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval
PETER WEST introduces coverage from the start of this afternoon's play.
(Coverage continues on BBC2)
4.18 Regional News

: Gran

by JOANNE AND MICHAEL COLE Narrated by Patricia Hayes
Grandmother's Clock
Gran repairs a clock, and from then on everything goes like clockwork.
Music and lyrics by BRYAN DALY Animation by DEREK MOGFORD Designed and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)


Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Stop-Go!

Relief Days
New keepers have to go out from Land's End to
Longships Lighthouse. The only way of getting there is to fly by helicopter and land on top of the lighthouse. Narrated by Ben Thomas


Unknown: Ben Thomas
Editor: Roland Armstrong
Music By: Michael Omer
Producer: Michael Cole

: Lassie

Lassie helps save the woodland creatures when their homes are destroyed by fire.

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Platypus Cove

An adventure story from Australia in three parts.
2: Jim Mason is a young boxer living in the harbour area of Sydney. He was asked to
'throw' a fight and as a result owes money to the bookmaker, Bell, and he can't pay. Now Jim has a fresh chance to make good.
Mr Mason has given him a new job on board the tugboat
Platypus. But it seems Jim's troubles aren't yet over....


Unknown: Jim Mason
Unknown: Mr Mason
Director: Peter Maxwell
Frank Nelson: Tony Barry
Ted Finch: Allen Bickford
Gran Mason: Aileen Britton
Jenny Nelson: Simone Buchanan
Margaret Davis: Carmen Duncan
Paddy O'Neill: Mark Hembrow
Mr Anderson: Bill Kerr
Peter Nelson: Martin Lewis
Leo Baldwin: John Ley
Sgt Don Bailey: Dennis Miller
Jim Mason: Paul Smith

: Kick Start

The last of the heats of International Kick Start has
Jean-Marie Lejeune , the third brother from the remarkable Belgian family who have all now competed in the 1985 series for the Lombard Tricity Trophy, riding against competitors from Great Britain, Holland and Belgium. Commentators
Peter Purves and Jack Stites


Unknown: Jean-Marie Lejeune
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Jack Stites

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser.
'We got the Bill and the blasted social workers round our flat like other folk got fleas ...nobody leaves him be'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J. Medford
Hannah Carpenter: Sally Sagoe
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Stuart: Kieran Parkes
Det Sgt Quick: Douglas Fielding
Alan Grout: Jon Glentoran

: Bodymatters

A mystery tour in eight parts with Dr Graeme Garden Dr Alan Maryon Davis Dr Gillian Rice and an audience of volunteers 6: Mind Over Matter
Why do we get ill? How do we get better? Tonight
Bodymatters enlists the help of Samantha Fox and a redkneed tarantula to reveal all, as the reasons are explored why pets and pals might even be a better prescription for good health than pills and potions.
Studio director STUART MCDONALD Programme associate JOHN JUNKIN Editor DAVID FILKIN


Unknown: Dr Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Unknown: Samantha Fox
Producers: Martin Hughes-Games
Producers: Caroline van Den
Director: Stuart McDonald
Unknown: John Junkin
Editor: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits from the Top 40 and videos from the Top 10.
Introduced by Janice Long and John Peel.


Presenter: Janice Long
Presenter: John Peel
Sound: Graham Wilkinson
Lighting: Henry Barber
Designer: Chris Hardinge
Production: Michael Hurll

: The Laughter Show

starring Les Dennis and Dustin Gee
In the last show of the series they are joined by comedian Greg Rogers and music is supplied by Harvey and the Wallbangers. Script associate NEIL SHAND
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Choreographer BRIAN ROGERS Designer NIGEL CURZON
Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP (R)


Unknown: Greg Rogers
Unknown: Brian Rogers
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Directed By: John Bishop

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Frances Coverdale Weather News


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Crimewatch UK

The programme which asks you the viewer to turn crimefighter with Nick Ross and Sue Cook
Serious recent crimes are dramatically reconstructed - the police show the evidence to date and you could provide the clues they need.
Nine-year-old Imraan Vohra was murdered in a busy park in Preston, seven weeks ago - new witnesses are urgently needed. Three police forces are hunting for the man who's robbed ten building societies by holding the managers at gun-point. And the murder of Roy Page, an elderly Bristol shopkeeper. A 15-stone man was in the neighbourhood testing for gas leaks at the time - police need your help to trace him.
If you have information on these and other crimes Nick Ross and Sue Cook will be waiting for your calls in the Crimewatch studio. John Bly presents an Aladdin's cave of stolen property and police officers David Hatcher and Helen Phelps report from the Incident Desk. If you can help, call the Crimewatch number: [number removed], any time from 9.25 to the end of the evening.
(Crimewatch Update at 11.45pm)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Imraan Vohra
Unknown: Roy Page
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: John Bly
Unknown: David Hatcher

: Bare Essence

Second of a two-part drama starring
Chase and Bobbi comfort each other on a cold Paris morning while Tyger's world falls apart. But soon both
Chase and Tyger learn that all is not fair, either in love or in the competitive perfume business. (R)
(For cast see page 49)


Lady Bobbi Rowan: Linda Evans
Tyger Hayes: Genie Francis
Chase Marshall: Bruce Boxleitner

: Crimewatch Update

Developments and reminders from the Crimewatch team. Studio director PIETER MORPURGO Producers


Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producers: Ritchie Cogan.
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Weather

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