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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
Nationwide news, weather and travel from local
BBC studios at 6.57, 7.27,
7.57 and 8.27
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20 Including this morning: The Top 20 -
Steve Blacknell 's look at the new charts at 7.32; Beverly Alt with this week's fashion tips; Ask Alison - Alison Mitchell presents her weekly money advice and takes your calls on [number removed].


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Play School

Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley Story: Break of Day by KATHY MEAGHER


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Kathy Meagher

: Gharbar

Gharbar takes on a magazine look and opens with a ghazal sung by Rita Ganguli , who then talks to
Sarla Maheshwari about her music. Parveen Mirza discusses with Mira Trivedi and Sharam-
Jeet Shan their successes and failures in mother-tongue teaching for their children.
The programme also includes a Gujarati ghazal sung by Purushottam Upadhyay An Asian Unit presentation BBC Pebble Mill


Sung By: Rita Ganguli
Unknown: Sarla Maheshwari
Unknown: Mira Trivedi
Unknown: Jeet Shan
Sung By: Purushottam Upadhyay

: Write Now!

A series of eight programmes on letter-writing with scenes written by SUE TOWNSEND
7: Love and Sympathy
When you're putting your emotions down on paper - whether in a love letter or a message of condolence - it's best to say what you really feel.
Assistant producer STEPHEN MOSS Producer SALLY KIRKWOOD (R)
Accompanying pack from:
Write Now! Letter-Pack, BBCtv, Freepost (no stamp required),
Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 ITU Send your address and three first class stamps.


Producer: Stephen Moss
Producer: Sally Kirkwood
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Bella: Brenda Bruce
Andrew: George Layton
Jackie: Helen Pearson
Boy Brewer: Nicholas Newman

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

Weather News BILL GILES

: Pebble Mill at One

with Josephine Buchan and Bob Langley
How much should parents be involved in their children's schooling? Education expert Professor Ted Wragg looks at this important area. Beverley Piper is back in the kitchen with more microwave cookery.


Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg

: Mop and Smiff

Written and presented by Mike Amatt The School
Animation SIMON AND SARA BOR Director sm WADDELL Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester (R)


Presented By: Mike Amatt
Producer: David Brown

: Championship Snooker

The Coral United Kingdom Championship
Two quarter-finals, best of 17 frames, begin this afternoon and STEVE DAVIS (1) RAY REARDON (6)
CLIFF THORBURN (3) and TERRY GRIFFITHS (8) are the seeds who will be hoping to do the potting. DAVID VINE introduces the action from the Guild Hall, Preston.
JOHN VIRGO , JOHN SPENCER Video, Snooker Century Breakers, BBCV/B 5023 from retailers


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: John Spencer

: Regional News

: Paddington: Paddington Hits the Jackpot

by Michael Bond
Narrated by Michael Hordern


Writer: Michael Bond
Narrator: Michael Hordern

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse

with lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy Jazz
Fingermouse learns to play the piano, but is rudely interupted by Drat the Rat. Drat wants to sing as well, but Fingermouse decides to look for a better singer among his friends on the river bank.


Music by: Richard Brown
Puppets by: Joanne Cole
Designer: Richard Brackenbury
Producer: Michael Cole

: The Voyages of Dr Dolittle

A cartoon serial about the good doctor who can talk with animals. Save My Uncle
Dolittle and his animal friends help a young stowaway.

: Hartbeat

A different approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart , Margot Wilson
Why do some things catch the eye and some not? There are good posters and not so good posters, a winning duvet design, a flashy tie and your own 'you are here' map. Mr Bennett fails to catch anyone's eye and Chas dresses up for the occasion. Watch out for more of your work in the Gallery.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Mr Bennett
Producer: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Christopher Pilkington
the Caretaker: Colin Bennett

: Colour in the Creek

A drama series in ten parts 7: The children have found a nugget of pure gold in the creek but will it bring them good fortune?


Producer: Michael Midlan
Director: Rob Stewart
Dad: Dennis Miller
Mum: Judy Morris
Alec: Ken Talbot
Biddy: Pascale Moray
Jonno: Hugh Clairmont-Simpson

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon Robert Maclennan , SDP, Patrick Cormack , Tory, and Austin Mitchell, Labour, form a team called The
Honourable Members, when they face question time from Angela Rippon in tonight's quest to find the Masterteam.


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Presented By: Robert MacLennan
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Six O'clock News

with Nicholas WitcheU and Andrew Harvey followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Wogan

Which would Terry rather be doing, out on stage in front of hundreds in the Television Theatre and millions of viewers, or sitting at home watching the haunted fishtank in a velvet smoking jacket with a large Romeo y Julietta?

: Porridge

starring Ronnie Barker Rough Justice by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde , Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and Maurice Denham
Ronald Lacey Designer


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Ronald Lacey
Unknown: Tim Gleeson
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Rawley: Maurice Denham
Harris: Ronald Lacey
Warren: Sam Kelly
McLaren: Tony Osoba

: Championship Snooker

The Coral United Kingdom Championship
STEVE DAVIS and CLIFF THORBURN have each won a major championship this season and are expected to be finishing off their quarter-final matches tonight.
RAY REARDON and TERRY GRIFFITHS are hoping to stop them.
DAVID VINE traces the hopes and expectations from the Guild Hall. Preston.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Terry Griffiths

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Soldiers

A History of Men in Battle Presented by Frederick Forsyth Sinews of War
It is the dramatic events at the sharp end of war that tend to attract most attention. But battles need to be planned and armies organised. Napoleon and Wellington who won famous victories by superior tactical skill were also masters of the logistically possible. As wars have grown more complex and armies larger, the fate of the fighting soldier has depended more than ever on the staff and organisation behind the scenes. For the Allies and the Germans in two World Wars, and later for Britain in the Falklands campaign, the skill in moving the right number of soldiers with the right suplies to the right place has dictated the course of victory or defeat. Written by RICHARD HOLMES
Production assistant JUDY EVANS Film editor MIKE JACKSON Producer ROBERT TONER Series producer JOHN GAU


Presented By: Frederick Forsyth
Written By: Richard Holmes
Editor: Mike Jackson
Producer: Robert Toner

: Sportsnight

Steve Rider introduces a programme which promises action all the way, featuring: Snooker from Preston
The Coral United Kingdom Championship
Two 17-frame quarter-final matches are concluded tonight. In the first, the holder STEVE DAVIS was seeded to meet RAY REARDON , with CUFF THORBURN and TERRY GRIFFITHS expected to contest the other for a place in Friday's semi-final. Commentators
Amateur Boxing from Milton Keynes The George Wimpey International
This evening England takes on Hungary, which includes five medallists from the 1985 European Championships.
Fight of the night is likely to be England's experienced flyweight JOHN LYON against Olympic bronze medallist
Television presentation: Snooker KEITH PHILLIPS Boxing BOB DUNCAN


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: John Lyon
Unknown: Janos Varadi.
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Boxing Bob Duncan
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Weather

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