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: CeefaxAM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Including this morning:
Denise Robertson opens up a brand new Junior Advice Line at 7.32 with special help for younger viewers. Denise is joined by Sally Hawkins for their regular Advice Line phone-in. Titch's 's Pitch - join Alan Titchmarsh in his garden for seasonal advice; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Selina Scott
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

Presenter Sheelagh GUbey Guest Wayne Jackman Story: Long Neck and Thunderfoot by HELEN PIERS Illustrated by MICHAEL FOREMAN
Materials and information for Play School on BBC1 Ceefax page 188


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Illustrated By: Michael Foreman

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: John Kettley

: Pebble Mill at One

Jeff Banks and Jane Lomas report on menswear fashions from the British Designer Show at Olympia while writer Rosalind Miles talks about women and the pursuit of power. Moyra Bremner reveals some more Supertips and there's music from Hazell Dean.
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Jane Lomas
Talks: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Moyra Bremner
Unknown: Hazell Dean

: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Claire Rayner's Casebook

A series of nine programmes 2: Getting Help
Dennis and Kathy, together for more than 20 years, ran into difficulties with the sexual side of their marriage. They talk about their experience of sex therapy and their therapists explain the kind of help they can give. Sandra needed help to sort out a long-standing but tangled relationship, so she went to marriage guidance. Research MAGGIE WINKWORTH Producer BERNARD ADAMS (R)


Producer: Bernard Adams

: Regional News

: Bertha: Tom Gets Lost

Tom the robot causes confusion when a magnet upsets his circuitry. (R)


Writer: Eric Charles
Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Music composed by: Bryan Daly
Editor: Martin Bohan
Director of animation: Derek Mogford
Designed and produced by: Ivor Wood

: Dastardly and Muttley

Plane Talk (R)

: Beat the Teacher

with Paul Jones
If you bored through the centre of the earth from Herbertville, North Island, New Zealand, would you come out at Nuneaton? Find out this afternoon.


Presenter: Paul Jones

: Galloping Galaxies!

Created and written by Bob Block

An alien on board the Voyager blends in with the surroundings. And the planet Tawlblyte's inhabitants are friendly, which is just as well - who needs enemies when the Tawlblyters are 50 feet tall!


Created and written by: Bob Block
Film Cameraman: Peter Hall
Designer: Alan Spalding
Designer: Nick Somerville
Producer: Jeremy Swan
SID's voice: Kenneth Williams
Capt Pettifer: Robert Swales
Second Officer Morton: Paul Wilce
Communications Officer Webster: Nigel Cooke
Miss Appleby: Priscilla Morgan
Space Pirate Chief Murphy: Sean Caffrey
Robot 7: Michael Deeks
Robot 20: Matthew Sim
Zark: Simon Green
Elsie Appleby: Josie Kidd

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Think Again

with Johnny Ball
In the last of this series
Johnny discovers the fun behind the facts about: Paint
How many colours the Egyptians used, what
Michelangelo painted on the ceiling and the colouring of churches and fairgrounds.
So Think Again about paint
- put on a new coat and paint the town red.
Did you know the Egyptians invented wax crayons? Written by JOHNNY BALL Designer JOHN BONE
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol


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

: Charles in Charge

Last of the series starring Scott Baio as Charles Trick-or-Treat
A Hallowe'en identity crisis springs up for Buddy who insists he's not classy enough to keep a date with the girl of his dreams. While trying to bolster his best friend's lack of self-confidence, Charles has to help the kids with inspired ideas for original trick-or-treat costumes.


Unknown: Scott Baio
Written By: Michael Jacobs
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Jill: Julie Cobb
Stan: James Widdoes
Jason: Michael Pearlman
Douglas: Jonathan Ward
Lila: April Lerman
Buddy: Willie Aames
Gwendolyn: Jennifer Runyon
Diana: Kimberly Ross

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world

followed by Weather News


Newsreader: Sue Lawley
Newsreader: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds welcomes another family who are anxious to challenge the victorious Pains for the title of Telly Addicts 1985.
How high can you score in the comfort of your own home?
Production JOHN KING. JULIET MAY BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: John King.

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Director: Mike Gibbon
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Sheena Mennell: Duuce Liecier
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J Medford
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Saeed Jeffery: Andrew Johnson

: Big Deal

A second series in ten episodes
7: Partners written by MAX MARQUIS
Robby Box , the new owner of the 'Dragon Club', seems to be getting his head above water at last. Then an old enemy turns up ...
Photography KEVIN ROWLEY
Record, RESL 151, from retailers * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Max Marquis
Unknown: Robby Box
Unknown: Kevin Rowley
Editor: Alastair MacKay
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Derek Lister
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Dick: Stephen Tate
Christine: Paulina Dare
Ronnie Day: Donald Sumpter
Jerry: Niall Padden
Secretary: Judy Riley
Geordie: Andy Mulligan
Black George: Alex Tetteh.Lartey
Tommy: James Ottaway
Stan: Eric Francis
Pilot: Desmond Cullen-Jones
Mrs Banks: Jan Carey
Vi: Pamela Cundell
Insurance man: Brian Vaughan
Debby: Lisa Geoghan
Kipper: Roger Walker
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Gil: Frank Mills
Ferret: Kenneth Waller

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Please send letters to Barry Took , Points of View. BBC Television Centre. London W12 8QT


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Took

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Cagney and Lacey

The Emmy Award-winning series continues with the second episode of a two-part story, which won for
Patricia Green the 1985 Emmy Award for Best Writer in a Drama Series. starring
Who Said it's Fair? When the tumour is diagnosed as malignant,
Mary Beth 's fear is translated into an edgy reaction to those who want to help - but at what cost? Kevin Taggart is taken into custody and Christine faces the fury of a mother who has bitter experience of life on the other side of the tracks. For two women, hard choices have to be made.
Directed by RAY DANTON


Unknown: Mary Beth
Unknown: Kevin Taggart
Directed By: Ray Danton
Christine Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Klute
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Mrs Taggart: Lynn Whitfield
Kevin: Bumper Robinson

: Film 85

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.

Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome Mad Mel Gibson returns as Max with Tina Turner co-starring in this futuristic tale of anarchy.

The Flamingo Kid
Matt Dillon is an adolescent who's beguiled by the glamour of a Long Island beach club.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Plague of Hearts

Investigated by Dr Michael O'Donnell The Coronary Stakes
You can work out your odds on having a heart attack. As in any race, nothing is guaranteed. Even rank outsiders sometimes finish first and in Britain we start with a lot of form (one in four of us will die of heart disease). This plague will only be stemmed by improving the odds for the whole nation.


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Director: Susan Spindler
Producer: David Cordingley

: Glitter

The last edition of America's top weekly glossy magazine starring and tonight's guest stars
Mel Ferrer , Jan Smithers and Gordon Thomson
'Invitation to a Murder. An evening of fun and games turns into an investigation of a deadly and sinister crime.' 'Christopher Garwood - America's greatest living artist: the view on life he is destined to lose.'


Unknown: Mel Ferrer
Unknown: Jan Smithers
Unknown: Gordon Thomson
Unknown: Christopher Garwood
Written By: Duane Poole
Directed By: Robert Sweeney
Sam: David Birney
Kate: Morgan Brittany
Earl: Dorian Harewood
Terry: Melinda Culea
'Chip' Craddock: Timothy Patrick Murphy
Angela Timin: Tracy Nelson
Clive: Arte Johnson
Shelley: Barbara Sharma
Charles: Arthur Hill

: 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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