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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Including this morning: Denise Robertson with Junior Advice Line for younger viewers at 7.32, joined an hour or so later by Sally Hawkins for their regular Advice Line phone-in. Titch's Pitch - -join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden for seasonal advice;
Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

There's 's deevy, deevy diver at the bottom of the sea - and other things too!
Presenter Elizabeth Millbank Guest Brian Jameson
Story: Father Neptune and the Whales by DONALD BISSET (R)
10.50 Pages from Ceefax


Presenter: Elizabeth Millbank
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Donald Bisset

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson Marian Foster , Paul Coia
Today Chris Baines looks at the work of Greenpeace;
Maggie Moon sings her latest single.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Maggie Moon

: Mr Benn: The Caveman

A See-Saw programme
Told by Ray Brooks (R)


Story and illustrations: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Claire Rayner's Casebook

Manic Depression
Margaret has been a sufferer for three years. She describes to Claire what it feels like; the swings of mood, the mania, the depression. Philip and Yvonne look back on the effects of his untreated mania, how their business collapsed and their home had to be sold. Their son, Michael, witnessed as a teenager the devastation of the disease. He is now Chairman of the Manic Depressive Fellowship, formed to bring more support to sufferers.


Director: John Brooke

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix Tony Knowles , the world's number three, puts in his first appearance at The Hexagon this afternoon. He plays World Billiard
Champion Ray Edmonds. Doug Mountjoy and John Campbell play what is certain to be a very competitive match on the other table.
Campbell is the new
Australian champion, having inflicted a rare defeat on Eddie Charlton down under. DAVID VINE introduces coverage of both matches.


Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: John Campbell
Unknown: Eddie Charlton

: Regional News

: Bertha

The Flying Bear (R)

: Dastardly and Muttley

Happy Bird Day (R)

: Beat the Teacher

with Paul Jones
Will the pupil beat the teacher or will the teacher beat the pupil? Noughts versus crosses this afternoon. Devised by CLIVE DOIG


Unknown: Paul Jones

: Galloping Galaxies!

Created and written by BOB BLOCK
SID introduces Son of SID, a real microchip off the old block, for a visit to the planet Ouch where the beautiful Gorgonia Dingbatt must choose a blindfolded husband. Will it be Captain Pettifer? Or Mr Murphy ?


Written By: Bob Block
Unknown: Mr Murphy
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Alan Spalding
Producer: Jeremy Swan
SID's voice and Son of SID's voice: Kenneth Williams
Capt Pettifer: Robert Swales
Second Officer Morton: Paul Wilce
Communications Officer Webster: Nigel Cooke
Space Pirate Chief Murphy: Sean Caffrey
Robot 7: Michael Deeks
Robot 20: Matthew Sim
Princess Gorgonia Dingbatt: Norma Dunbar
Major Hinchpindle Blurt: Robert Dorning

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Grange Hill

A series of 18 programmes
Episode 1 by BARRY PURCHESE A new year and a new school: Grange Hill has merged with arch-rivals Brookdale and Rodney Bennett. Sparks fly! This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Producer BEN REA
Director EDWARD PUGH (R)


Unknown: Barry Purchese
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Producer: Ben Rea
Director: Edward Pugh
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Humphries: Dennis Edwards
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr Smart: Simon Haywood
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr McCartney: Tony Armatrading
Miss Washington: Caroline Gruber
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mrs Moorcroft: Denyse Alexander
Calley Donnington: Simone Hyams
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo Holloway: Bradley Sheppard
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve George
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Annette Firman: Nadia Chambers
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Julie Marchant: Lisa York
Diane Cooney: Julie-Ann Steel
Mandy Firth: Anita Savage
Sarah Wilks: Joanne Bell
Zammo McGuire: Lee MacDonald
Kevin Baylon: Mmoloki Chrystie
Janet St Clair: Simone Nylander
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Ray: Julian Williams
Eric Wallace: James Hickling
Banksie Banks: Tim Polley
Loop Wind: John Harris
Julian Fairbrother: Douglas Chamberlain
Larry Blythe: Andrew Cornell
Jimmy Flynn: Terry Kinsella
Terry Mitchell: Keith Meade
Claire Scott: Paula-Ann Bland
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon Who's going to be the Masterteam for 1985?
If a team wins two games in a row they receive a bronze medal, three games gives them a silver, and after four game wins they get a Masterteam gold medal. The highest accumulated scores could take them into the final.
Spotlight is where individual team members are given a grilling on their selected subjects. Tonight's Spotlight subjects include television, history, transport and current affairs. Let's see if you can beat the teams and play Masterteam.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: 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

: Telly Addicts

Who presents the show? Name one novelty round. Which family has won the most shows so far? Sing the signature tune. For the answers watch tonight's show.
Production JOHN KING. JULIET MAY BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John King.
Unknown: Juliet May

: EastEnders

by Peter Batt.
'Well, you ain't gonna be a groupie no more. You're gonna be a star'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Peter Batt
Title music: Simon May
Title music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Script editor: Tony Holland
Director: Robert Gabriel
Producer: Julia Smith
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Sheena Mennell: Dulice Liecier
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J. Medford
Saeed Jeffery: Andrew Johnson
Guizin Osman: Ishia Bennison

: Big Deal

A second series in ten episodes
8: The Rabbit and the Hare written by GAWN GRAINGER
Ferret's dog, Mrs MacGregor , goes missing again and Robby Box sees a long-odds chance of making a killing.


Written By: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: Mrs MacGregor
Unknown: Robby Box
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Editor: John Strickland
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Carol Wiseman
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Kipper: Roger Walker
O'Connor: James Ellis
Alt: Harry Fowler
Driving instructor: Geoffrey Larder
Geordie: Andy Mulligan
Ferret: Kenneth Waller
Mr Judd: Ian Barritt
Dick: Stephen Tate
Debby: Lisa Geoghan
Gil: Frank Mills
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Vi: Pamela Cundell
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Aaron: Terry Sue Patt
Mr Clark: Peter Dennis
Tommy: James Ottaway
Driving examiner: Anthony Dawes

: 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
Producer: Bernard Newnham
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 starring and Lost and Found
Part Two of the Sergeant's Exam finds Isbecki crestfallen to learn that his machismo is no guarantee of success, and Cagney's composure is disturbed when 'Grand Theft Auto' hits close to home. Meanwhile, a recovering Mary Beth seriously questions her future on the force. Is Chris about to lose her car and her colleague?


Unknown: Mary Beth
Written By: Georgia Jeffries
Directed By: Al Waxman
Chris 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
El Vengador: Eddie Velez

: Film 85

with Barry Norman
Prizzi's Honour -
John Huston directs
Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner in this bizarre comedy about a Mafia hit man. He falls in love with a woman who turns out to be his female counterpart.
Catholic Boys - Donald Sutherland is Brother
Thadeus, the headmaster of a boys' Catholic school in Brooklyn where the boys rebel against the strict regime.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Plague of Hearts

Licensed to Kill
For smokers, the plague of hearts is as virulent as the Black Death. Our response has been voluntary codes to control advertising and sponsorship. Would any other killer of 100,000 people a year be dealt with so lightly? Dr Michael O'Donnell investigates the abuses. Director JENNY STEVENS


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Director: Jenny Stevens
Producer: David Cordingley

: The Rock Gospel Show

The first of eight programmes in this award-winning series. Tonight Sheila Walsh introduces Amy Grant , the first superstar of the Christian pop industry.
From Britain, the group New Beginnings, the London
Community Gospel Choir with 'the greatest gospel song of all time', and from
California, Randy Stonehill pays a return visit to the show.
Assistant producer ANN RICHARDSON Series producer JIM MURRAY (R)


Introduces: Sheila Walsh
Unknown: Amy Grant
Unknown: Randy Stonehill
Producer: Ann Richardson
Producer: Jim Murray

: Weather

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