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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Selina Scott and Nick Ross
This morning - Together at Christmas. Breakfast Time sets out to reunite families and friends who find themselves separated at this time.
If you find it hard choosing presents, call into the Gift Shop for some bright ideas. Also, Denise Robertson and Sally Hawkins open the Advice Line with some special thoughts on coping with Christmas.


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins

: Play School

The sun has got his hat on Presenter Carol Leader Guests Stuart Bradley Ayu Manik Karang
Story: Ayu and the Perfect Moon by DAVID COX (R)


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Ayu Manik Karang

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

Howard Franklin brings a Christmas theme to his flower arranging with ideas for simple yet effective
Christmas arrangements. Dr David Delvin continues his series on heart problems, and discusses the latest drugs available to control the disease.


Unknown: Howard Franklin
Unknown: Dr David Delvin

: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Rugby Union

The 104th University Match Oxford University v
Cambridge University for the Bowring Bowl
Last year the Cambridge side won for the fifth year in succession with a style of rugby and commitment reminiscent of the great years of the Varsity Match. Oxford, with the usual determination and fitness that is the hallmark of this match, start as marginal underdogs, but as ever the best side on the day will take the trophy. Commentators


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Bob Heller
Unknown: Ian Robertson
Producer: Huw Jones

: Regional News

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme (R)

: SuperTed: SuperTed and the Blue Whales

A new series of adventures

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTON Part 10 by VALERIE GEORGESON
Razzle is in real disgrace - and Jonny faces yet another decision.


Story By: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson

: Spy Trap

with Bill Homewood and Bill Pertwee
This week's contenders for the title Spycatcher of the Week are from Ferndown and Bedford.
Who is the mysterious figure in the beard and glasses?
What secrets now lie beneath the streets of Ealing? Has agent 0031 really got a split personality? And will any of these questions be answered in today's programme? Designer SUZY LAWRENCE Produced by DAVID CRICHTON , IAN OLIVER


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

: So You Want to be Top

Presented by Gary Wilmot Leni Harper
Teachers Caroline Bernstein
David Coker
Creeps Michelle Freeman Shaun Waller
Crawlers Robert Kenley Catrina Hylton Hull
Don't miss the flabbergasting fun this week, when Gary Wilmot rescues the creeps and crawlers from a tidal wave of banana split - a scene that even Steven Spielberg didn't dare shoot!


Presented By: Gary Wilmot
Presented By: Leni Harper
Unknown: Caroline Bernstein
Unknown: David Coker
Unknown: Michelle Freeman
Unknown: Shaun Waller
Unknown: Robert Kenley
Unknown: Catrina Hylton Hull
Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Director: Phillippa Giles
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Grange Hill

A series of 18 programmes Episode 15 by JOHN GODBER
Gonch lands himself in deep water when he discovers Mr Bronson 's swimming habit. This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Producer BEN REA
Director DAVID BELL (R)


Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Mr Bronson
Producer: Ben Rea
Director: David Bell
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr Smart: ,simon Haywood
Miss Washington: Caroline Gruber
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr McCartney: Tony Armatrading
Mr Legge: Ian Redford
Mrs Girling: Penny Leatherbarrow
Mrs Wallace: Zienia Merton
Mr Browning: Mike Savage
Chairman: Stephen Churchett
First builder: Frank Jarvis
Second builder: Ben Thomas
Hollo: Bradley Sheppard
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Vince Savage: Steve George
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Calley: Simone Hyams
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Janet: Simone Nylander
Roland: Erkan Mustafa
Julian: Douglas Chamberlain
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Annette: Nadia Chambers
Julie Marchant: Lisa York
Kevin: Mmoloki Chrystie
Precious: Dulice Liecier
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis
Fabienne: Jessica Harrison
Eric Wallace: James Hickling
Anne Marie: Katherine Morgan
Patrick: Martin Lepage
Pierre: Elie Gordon
Francois: Thierry de Canonville
Emma Stebson: Bonita Jones
Denny: Julian Griffiths
Gripper: Mark Savage

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon The top eight teams on the Leaderboard anxiously await the outcome of tonight's games. Could they be eliminated?


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day 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

Noel Edmonds invites you to draw up a comfy chair and test your TV knowledge against this week's Telly Addict families.
It's likely to be a close contest, as the HalliweUs from Cheltenham take on the Pains of Swindon in their bid to become the Telly Addict family of 1985. Production JOHN KING , JULIET MAY BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: John King

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
'If I want to give Annie a bit of happiness... I can't see the harm in it'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Title music: Simon May
Title music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Script editor: Tony Holland
Director: Antonia Bird
Producer: Julia Smith
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Naima Jeffery: Shreela Ghosh
Saeed Jeffery: Andrew Johnson
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J. Medford
Ruth Lyons: Judy Liebert

: Hold the Back Page!

A ten-part series by ANDREW NICKOLDS and STAN HEY starring with 5: Two Tribes
KEN: Doesn't make sense - a real rugby player like you, all washed up at 33; yet here's a physical wreck like me getting a new lease of life - out of sport....
Costume designer PIP BRYCE


Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Stan Hey
Music By: Gordon Giltrap
Designer: Pip Bryce
Editor: Joanna Willett
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Adrian Shergold
Ken Wordsworth: David Warner
Reg: Eric Allan
Alison: Gil Brailey
Charlie: Lee Whitlock
Russell: David Horovitch
Steve: Peter-Hugo Daly
Frank: Richard Ireson
Ruby: Tilly Vosburgh
Bob Donnelly: Graham Sinclair
Buzzer Beesley: Edward de Souza
Belinda Potter: Catherine Hall
Malcolm Sadler: Jack Elliott
Young Beesley: Adrian Ross-Magenty
TV presenters: Nick Ross
TV presenters: Debbie Greenwood
Dancer: Linzi Drew

: 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 two first ladies of the New York Police Department starring and The Psychic
With a media circus in tow, a psychic joins Cagney and Lacey on a missing person's case and suggests there may be more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in the police manual.
Meanwhile, Isbecki and Petrie discover that rock 'n' roll hero worship can go to extraordinary lengths ...
Directed by RAY DANTON


Written By: Debra Frank
Written By: Scott Rubenstein
Directed By: Ray Danton
Christine Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary: Beth Lacey
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Madame Zal: Elizabeth Ashley
Howard Tanner: Michael Alldredge
Eli Leavitt: Richard Frank

: Film 85

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
A Chorus Line - Broadway's longest-running musical has now been turned into a film directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. It had its gala opening last night at New
York's Radio City Music Hall. Back to the Future - following coverage of last week's Royal Premiere, Barry Norman reviews this blockbuster hit.
It is the story of a young boy, Michael J. Fox , who is transported back in time to his own parents' courting days.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Directed By: Sir Richard Attenborough.
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Michael J. Fox
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 Depressive Illness
It is the most common reason for psychiatric care. Sometimes a severe depression lifts within a few weeks of treatment. However, depressive illness can recur and in a few cases be totally unresponsive to all forms of treatment.


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: David Cordingley

: The Rock Gospel Show

with Sheila Walsh
Once a year gospel stars and musicians gather together in America's music city,
Nashville, Tennessee, for the prestigious Gospel Music
Association of America Dove Awards.
Tonight's programme features the awards ceremony, plus film from concert spectaculars with the best of the award-winners and other gospel stars.


Unknown: Sheila Walsh
Producer: Jim Murray

: Weather

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