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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Including this morning:
Denise Robertson opens the Junior Advice Line 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; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.
The monthly motoring slot - Sue Barker tackles tricky
Christmas present comers.


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

: Play School

Presenter Kate Copstick Guest Ben Bazell
Story: The Steeplejack byMOLLY COX R)


Presenter: Kate Copstick
Unknown: Ben Bazell
Unknown: Molly Cox

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News


: Pebble Mill at One

Koo Stark reviews her choice of Christmas movies; Howard Franklin presents a new concept in flower arranging - mosaics; Dr David Delvin explains current treatments for heart disease.


Unknown: Howard Franklin
Unknown: Dr David Delvin

: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme. (R)

: Birth Right

A view of maternity services by Peter Huntingford The Dignity of Labour
Ten years ago labour was induced in 40 per cent of women. Instead of using technology to identify women in need. it was applied to all. Objections were loud. Today some obstetricians take into account the wishes and expectations of women having babies. Assistant producer CATHERINE ROBINS
Producer BRYN BROOKS (R)


Unknown: Peter Huntingford
Producer: Catherine Robins
Producer: Bryn Brooks (r)

: Claire Rayner's Casebook

Homosexuals still face prejudice. Bernard and Dudley tell Claire about the pressures which force many gay people to live, love, and finally to mourn, in secret. They started The Gay
Bereavement Project, which helps bereaved homosexuals. And Brenda talks about her determination to be open about the loss of her partner. Film editor ROBERT MERCHANT Director JOHN BROOKE (R)


Director: John Brooke

: Regional News

: Postman Pat: Postman Pat's Finding Day

Postman Pat and Jess, his black and white cat, call in as they do every day at Mrs Goggins's post office.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and voices: Ken Barrie
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: SuperTed: SuperTed and the Pothole Rescue

A new series of adventures in which the magical bear and his friend Spottyman challenge the evil Texas Pete.
SuperTed and his friend enter an underground cavern together, but 'Where is Spotty?'

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
Part 8 by VALERIE GEORGESON The moment has come; who will be chosen to look after Benny Buck in the school holidays?
(For cast see Monday page 48. Part 9 next Monday)


Story By: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Unknown: Benny Buck

: Spy Trap

with Bill Homewood and Bill Pertwee
This week's trainee agents are from Whitehaven in Cumbria and Alresford in Essex. Not so much 'from
Russia with love', more 'from Shepherd's Bush, with chips'! Logic, ingenuity, agility and a little luck will make one of the contestants Spycatcher of the Week. Can you spot the likeliest candidate? Designer SUZY LAWRANCE Produced by DAVID CRICHTON. IAN OLIVER


Unknown: Bill Homewood
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Designer: Suzy Lawrance
Produced By: David Crichton.
Produced By: Ian Oliver

: So You Want to be Top

Presented by Gary Wilmot with Leni Harper
Teachers Caroline Bernstein David Coker
Creeps Michelle Freeman Vincent Hall
Crawlers Robert Kenley Natalie Abbott
Have you got pongy feet?
Watch today's programme for a Topkid comedy!


Presented By: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Leni Harper
Unknown: Caroline Bernstein
Unknown: David Coker
Unknown: Creeps Michelle Freeman
Unknown: Vincent Hall
Unknown: Crawlers Robert Kenley
Unknown: Natalie Abbott
Designer: George Wisner
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Grange Hill

A series of 18 programmes Episode 13 by FRANCES GALLEYMORE
Fay and Annette plan a fun foursome baby-sitting. They reckon without the boys! This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Producer BEN REA
Director JOHN SMITH (R)


Unknown: Frances Galleymore
Producer: Ben Rea
Director: John Smith
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Smart: Simon Haywood
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Miss Washington: Caroline Gruber
Mr Legge: Ian Redford
Mr McCartney: Tony Armatrading
Mrs McCartney: Susan Daly
First builder: Frank Jarvis
Second builder: Ben Thomas
Motorist: Edward Brooks
Waitress: Denica Fairman
Phil Banks: John Blundell
Mrs Fairbrother: Ann Curthoys
Mrs Wilks: Cecily Hobbs
Mr Wright: Barry Summerford
Vet: Gary Dean
Calley Donnington: Simone Hyams
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Gonch Gardner: Johnholmes
Hollo Holloway: Bradley Sheppard
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve George
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Annette Firman: Nadia Chambers
Diane Cooney: Julie-Ann Steel
Sarah Wilks: Joanne Eversdonbell
Jackie Wright: Meussa Wilks
Janet St Clair: Simone Nylander
Mandy Firth: Anita Savage
Zammo McGuire: Lee MacDonald
Kevin Baylon: Mmoloki Chrystie
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Julian Fairbrother: Douglas Chamberlain
Eric Wallace: James Hickling
Loop Wind: John Harris
Fabienne: Jessica Harrison
Jean-Paul: Dorian Ford
Claire Scott: Paula-Ann Bland
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon
People who work together or socialise together are setting up quiz teams all over the country. Tonight a team who work together for the DHSS join the competition under the name of the Civil Servants.


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

It's up to the Welsh this week to see whether the Pain family can be beaten.
Noel Edmonds invites the Evanses of Brynmawr, Gwent, to test their knowledge in a bid to become the Telly Addict family of 1985. Production JUUET MAY , JOHN KING


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Juuet May
Unknown: John King

: EastEnders

by Hugh Miller.
'Lou's days in the driving seat are over'.
(For cast see Thursday page 72)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Hugh Miller

: Hold the Back Page!

A ten-part series by ANDREW NICKOLDS and STAN HEY
4: Old Partners
The way Ken sees it, cricket just isn't what it used to be.
Not only was the standard of play higher in the old days, but they were gentlemen as well. Or were they?
Studio soundscott TALBOTT Script editor JOANNA WILLETT DesignerDACRE PUNT


Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Stan Hey
Music By: Gordon Giltrap
Unknown: Scott Talbott
Editor: Joanna Willett
Designer: Dacre Punt
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Adrian Shergold
Ken Wordsworth: David Warner
Reg: With Eric Allan
Alison: Gil Brailey
Charlie: Lee Whitlock
Russell: David Horovitch
Steve: Peter-Hugo Daly
Frank: Richard Ireson
Ruby: Tilly Vosburgh
Doug Stout: Peter Hughes
Maurice Gibbons: John Normington
Percy: Ralph Michael
Cedric Gibbons: Wilfred Grove

: 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: Penelope Mills
Unknown: Barry Took

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the SDP

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Cagney and Lacey

The first ladies of the New
York Police Department
Ordinary Hero
While a counterfeit jeans racket makes Cagney blue, the case of Eddie Carrena disturbs Mary Beth. Awarded a medal for courage in helping to catch a mugger, the publicity reveals Eddie as an illegal immigrant who is threatened with deportation back to Chile. Can the land of the free also be the home of the brave?


Unknown: Eddie Carrena
Unknown: Mary Beth.
Written By: Robert Eisele
Directed By: Reze Badiyi
Christine Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Eddie Carrena: Tony Aoierto
Adelita Carrena: Elizabeth Pena
Dalton: Woody Eney

: Film 85

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Back to the Future -
Steven Spielberg is the producer of the year's biggest hit in America. Barry Norman interviews him tonight as the film has its Royal Premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in the presence of The Prince and Princess of Wales.
Legend - a fantasy adventure set in a timeless world; real-life action is combined with fairy-tale creatures. Its director is Ridley Scott , who also made Alien.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Ridley Scott
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Your Mind in Their Hands

The treatment of mental illness in the National Health Service investigated by Dr Alan Maryon-Davis . Electrical Treatment
'In the appropriate patient, to my mind, it is virtually always effective' - consultant psychiatrist talking about electro-convulsive therapy. A film team saw the interviews between two severely depressed patients and their psychiatrists before and after a course of ECT.
Film editor PETER PIERCE


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis
Editor: Peter Pierce
Producer: David Cordingley

: The Rock Gospel Show

with Sheila Walsh
Top of the bill tonight is Lon Satton, once a minister and now one of the stars of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER 'S
Starlight Express in London's West End. From Leeds
Adrian Snell welcomes you to the circus. Sheila Walsh is joined by Mark Williamson in a duet and, from a night club in London, Maria Muldaur sings some of her gospel favourites.
Series producer JIM MURRAY (R)


Unknown: Sheila Walsh
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Adrian Snell
Unknown: Sheila Walsh
Unknown: Mark Williamson
Unknown: Maria Muldaur
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Jim Murray

: Weather

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