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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Nick Ross and Selina Scott
Festivities continue with your daily visit to the Breakfast Time gift shop. 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,
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20
Morning papers reviewed at 8.37
Including this morning: The Top 20 -
Steve Blacknell 's look at the new charts at 7.32; after nine Beverly Alt is on hand with more fashionable ideas.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Steve Blacknell

: Play School

Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Miguel and Hote Go to the Fair by ROY MILANI Director BARBARA RODDAM


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Roy Milani
Director: Barbara Roddam

: Gharbar

Arranged marriages can run into difficulties and, as the extended family support system is not readily available here, there is a need for counselling, which is beginning to be met.
Shaheen Nawab , who has children of her own, discusses the topic with Saleha Khan , who also has children approaching marriageable age, and marriage guidance counsellor Rani Atma.
Shahnaz Rahmatullah sings a Bangia folk song.
An Asian Unit presentation
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Shaheen Nawab
Unknown: Saleha Khan
Unknown: Rani Atma.
Unknown: Shahnaz Rahmatullah

: 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

with Paul Coia , Marian Foster and Bob Langley
On the eve of Frank Sinatra 's 70th birthday, there's a tribute to this perennially popular entertainer. As Christmas approaches, Michael Smith offers seasonal cookery ideas. And there are fashion ideas for festive party goers.


Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Mop and Smiff

Written and presented by Mike Amatt The Leaves
Mop takes a walk in the woods and Smiff has a sticky problem.
Animation SIMON AND SARA BOR Director SID WADDELL Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Presented By: Mike Amatt
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: Regional News

: Paddington

Fortune Telling by MICHAEL BOND
Narrated by Michael Hordern Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Music By: Herbert Chappell

: Fingermouse

with lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy Sitar
The day dawns to the music of the sitar. Drat decides to be nice for a change and tells
Fingermouse the story of the mouse and the lion. Guess who plays the lion? Music by RICHARD BROWN Puppets by JOANNE COLE Graphics CLARE BEATON


Music By: Richard Brown
Unknown: Joanne Cole
Unknown: Graphics Clare Beaton
Producer: Michael Cole

: The Voyages of Dr Dolittle

Our Town of Puddleby
The doctor has arrived back in Puddleby but he gets a nasty shock when he discovers what's happened to his house ...

: Hartbeat: The Shape of Things

with Tony Hart, Gabrielle Bradshaw and Liza Brown
What makes a picture look balanced and active?
It's the shape of the things you use; there are sticky shapes, cut-outs and a giant cardboard room. Liza Brown tries to throw a pot and then meets designer Michael Cane. Morph cheats at hide and seek and there are computer graphic shapes.
Watch out for the shape of your work in the Gallery.


Presenter: Tony Hart
Co-presenter: Gabrielle Bradshaw
Co-presenter: Liza Brown
Guest: Michael Cane
Assistant Producer: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Colour in the Creek

A drama series in ten parts
9: Alec's father was inside the gold mine when the dynamite exploded. What will happen to the family now, and who will work the mine?


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 A game finished half way through last night with one more game left to play in the rolling knock-out. The eight top-scoring teams start the quarter-finals run tomorrow. Will any of tonight's teams join them in the quest to become Masterteam.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Wogan

Life on the haunted fishtank continues as ever from the Terryvision Theatre. Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer JON PLOWMAN
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER


Director: Bruce Millar
Producer: Jon Plowman
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Carry On Cruising

starring Sidney James Kenneth Williams Kenneth Connor
Liz Frazer Dilys Laye
Esma Cannon Lance Percival
Captain Crowther of the SS
Happy Wanderer sets off on a Mediterranean cruise with a new crew - and grave misgivings. All the regular and key personnel have been replaced by a bunch of raw and incompetent mariners who create havoc and endless chaos on the high seas.
Even the female passengers begin to complicate the already explosive situation when they fall under the romantic spell of the idiotic crew. For Captain Crowther his home port seems far away.
Screenplay by NORMAN HUDIS Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
(The Carry On team return next week in Carry On Up the Khyber) 0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Liz Frazer
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Unknown: Esma Cannon
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Norman Hudis
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Captain Crowther: Sidney James
Leonard Marjoribanks: Kenneth Williams
Arthur Binn: Kenneth Connor
Gladys Trimble: Liz Fraser
Flo Castle: Dilys Laye
Wilfred Haines: Lance Percival
Sam Turner: Jimmy Thompson
Tom Tree: Cyril Chamberlain
Bridget Madderley: Esma Cannon
Jenkins: Vincent Ball

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Soldiers

A History of Men in Battle Presented by Frederick Forsyth Irregular
Most recent wars have not been fought by conventional soldiers supported by tanks and aircraft. They've been fought by the irregular fighter armed only with what he can carry. Whether he operates as a guerrilla, fighting against an oppressive regime, or as part of the special forces of a regular army, his kind of warfare is always hard and frequently bitter. This programme gives a rare glimpse into the war of the irregular. It illustrates the experience of being a guerrilla in El Salvador and a partisan in occupied
Yugoslavia. It reveals what it takes to be selected by the SAS and shows the spectacular results when they raided Pebble Island during the Falklands campaign. Written by RICHARD HOLMES Film editor MIKE JACKSON


Presented By: Frederick Forsyth
Written By: Richard Holmes
Editor: Mike Jackson
Producer: Christopher Warren

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider
European Championship Boxing from the London West Hotel.
Opportunity knocks for
British light-heavyweight champion Dennis Andries , because tonight's fight for the European title, against
Dutchman Alex Blanchard , is an official eliminator for the vacant world title. Blanchard, who won the European crown last April, is rated five by the WBA and WBC, four places above the Hackney-based
Andries, who will of course ha ve local support on his side. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER Plus news of all tonight's
European soccer, and a final reminder on how to win a night out for two at BBCtv's
Sports Review of the Year 1985 Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Dennis Andries
Unknown: Dutchman Alex Blanchard
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowunson

: The Interview Game

Five programmes presented by Dr David Pendleton
Decisions about jobs, health and housing all depend on face-to-face interviews. The outcome of these decisions depend on how both sides play The Interview Game. 4: Doctors and Patients
Documentary film of real consultations between patients and their GPs, and an examination of what constitutes a fruitful interview for both.
Book, £ 2.75 from booksellers


Presented By: Dr David Pendleton
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Weather

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