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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Nick Ross
Live reports from the Liberal Assembly in Dundee. Leading Liberals look at the papers at 7.37 and 8.37
Including this morning: Advice Line - the panel answers your calls and your letters at 7.32 and 8.45; Titch's 's Pitch - join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Liz Watts
Story: How They Lived at
Littlecote by ROBIN HALDANE
Photographs by BARRY BOXALL (R)
10.50 Pages from Ceefax


Presenter: Wayne Jackman
Presenter: Guest Liz Watts
Unknown: Barry Boxall

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Pebble Mill at One

Magnusson Paul Coia , Josephine Buchan and Marian Foster are joined by two world travellers: Alan Whicker talks about his
BBCl series on the British who live in America, and travel expert Jill Crawshaw discusses holiday possibilities.


Unknown: Magnusson Paul Coia
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Marian Foster
Talks: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Jill Crawshaw

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Liberal Assembly 1985

Live coverage of the opening in Dundee. This afternoon the Assembly debates Social Security and Scottish Local Government Finance.
Reporting team: Sir Robin Day and David Dimbleby Proaucers


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Editor: Peter Kenyatta

: Regional News

: Bertha: The Great Painting Job

by Eric Charles
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker (R)


Writer: Eric Charles
Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Voice: Sheila Walker

: Dastardly and Muttley

Balmy Swami (R)

: Saturday Superstore News

On 28 September Mike Read, Sarah Greene and the Superstore team open the doors for another season of Saturday morning entertainment. Tune in for a sneak preview of what's in store, plus details of how to enter the Search for a SuperStar competition.

Back pages: 86


Presenter: Mike Read
Presenter: Sarah Greene

: Beat the Teacher

Chairman Paul Jones referees another ding-dong game between a teacher and a pupil. One of today's questions is:
'The man was riding over a bridge ... and yet was walking.' How is that? Find out if today's contestants get the answer right. Devised by CLIVE DOIG


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Clive Doig

: Think Again

with Johnny Ball
This week Johnny discovers the fun behind the facts about Bread.What it looked like to the Romans, how bakers cheated with it, and what the Earl of Sandwich did with it. So Think Again and take a leading roll - it's better than loafing about. Did you know that the ancient Egyptians mixed dough with their feet so it would be untouched by human hand?
Written by JOHNNY BALL Designer JOHN BONE Director MIKE SEDDON
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Designer: John Bone
Director: Mike Seddon
Producer: Albert Barber

: Charles in Charge

Scott Baio as Charles
Another Saturday Night
Charles's romantic plans for a quiet Saturday night with Gwendolyn are spoiled when Buddy wants to take him out for a night with the boys. With his two best friends trading insults, Charles feels forced to choose between them....


Unknown: Scott Baio
Unknown: Jennifer Runyon
Written By: Michael Jacobs
Directed By: Tony Singletary
Jill: Julie Cobb
Stan: James Widdoes
Jason: Michael Pearlman
Douglas: Jonathan Ward
Lila: April Lerman
Buddy: Willie Aames

: 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

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds continues his search for the Telly Addict family of 1985. Another family of self-confessed addicts has come out of the closet, taken up the challenge, and exposed their knowledge of television to the viewers of Britain.
Pebble Mill


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Production: John King
Production: Juliet May

: EastEnders

by Chris Anstis.
'Don't be like that, Princess.... stay "Sharon" a bit longer, eh? Just be yourself'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Chris Anstis
Title music: Simon May
Title music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Script editor: Tony Holland
Director: Stephen Butcher
Producer: Julia Smith
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J. Medford
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Detective Sergeant Quick: Douglas Fielding
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Saeed Jeffery: Andrew Johnson
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Stuart: Kieran Parkes

: Big Deal

A second series in ten episodes 3: What are Friends For? written by TONY COUCH
Mum's marriage on the rocks already? And a well-heeled rival for Jan's affections ... everything seems to be falling apart again for Robby Box.
Photography IAN HILTON


Written By: Tony Couch
Unknown: Robby Box.
Editor: Alastair MacKay
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: John Glenister
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Dick: Stephen Tate
Arthur: Harry Beety
Christine: Paulina Dare
Vi: Pamela Cundell
Tommy: James Ottaway
Grover: Michael Jayston
Dai Phillips: Richard Davies
Lenny: Mike Carnell
Bill: Douglas Stark
Mrs Banks: Jan Carey
Nurse: Susan Leong

: Points of View

Andrew Sachs with your comments.
Producer BERNARD NEWNHAM Please send letters to: Points of View,
BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Cagney and Lacey

her dream house when
Harvey's career takes an upswing. But are the down-to-earth Laceys ready to move uptown?


Unknown: Mary Beth
Directed By: Sharron Miller
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Aaron Seymour: Lou Jacobi
Freyda Seymour: Erica Yohn
Written by: Harvey Brenner

: Film 85

Introduced by Barry Norman
In its new regular time slot, the programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Cocoon - the surprise hit of the summer in America, this science fantasy features a host of veteran film stars including Don Ameche and Maureen Stapleton.
Desperately Seeking Susan - Rosanna Arquette and Madonna play contrasting characters in this offbeat comedy.
Rambo: First Blood Part II - in which Sylvester Stallone re-creates his role as a Vietnam war veteran. A report on the phenomenal success of this film and the impact it has had on both sides of the Atlantic. Director BRUCE THOMPSON Producer JANE LUSH


Introduced By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Don Ameche
Unknown: Maureen Stapleton.
Unknown: Rosanna Arquette
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: O'Donnell Investigates ... Food

Does it Matter What We Eat? 'There are some scientists who talk about the fat/heart disease "hypothesis" as if these links are based on a few experiments with rabbits in a laboratory. We are talking about the biggest survey of health ever undertaken.'
So says Dr Michael O'Donnell as he investigates vital evidence from southern Italy and eastern Finland.
Film editor PETER RINGSTED Producer david CORDINGLEY


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Producer: David Cordingley

: Late Night In Concert

Chris de Burgh
Anne Nightingale introduces highlights from a concert given by the Dublin-born singer-songwriter.
Recorded at the Olympiahalle in Munich, this was the climax to a 60-date sell-out tour of Europe and features many of his new songs. Director DEREK BURBRIDGE Television presentation TOM CORCORAN


Introduces: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Tom Corcoran

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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