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: CeefaxAM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Mike Smith
This morning 'Together at Christmas'. Breakfast Time reunites families and friends who find themselves separated at this festive season.
And if you find it hard choosing presents for the family, call into the Breakfast Gift Shop for some bright ideas.
Also this morning Denise Robertson and Sally Hawkins open the Advice Line with some special thoughts on coping with Christmas.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sauy Hawkins

: Play School

Deck the hall with boughs of holly
Tis the season to be jolly Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Wayne Jackman Story: A Christmas Crib for Mrs Richards by JEAN MCKENZIE


Presenter: Jane Hardy
Presenter: Guest Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Mrs Richards
Unknown: Jean McKenzie

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News


: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson Josephine Buchan and Paul Coia
Fashion expert Jane Lomas offers advice on make-up and hairstyles for Christmas parties. Howard Franklin ends his series on flower arranging.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Jane Lomas
Unknown: Howard Franklin

: Mr Benn: Mr Benn and the Magic Carpet

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


Story and illustrations by: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Birth Right

The last in the series Peter Huntingford
The New Relationship
Doctors usually attach far too much importance to pregnancy and birth. Birth is merely the first step in a relationship which is going to develop over the coming years. But going home and starting to get to know your baby can be an overwhelming experience.
Director CATHERINE ROBINS Producer BRYN BROOKS (R) Book, £3.25 from booksellers


Unknown: Peter Huntingford
Director: Catherine Robins

: Claire Rayner's Casebook

Last of the series Childlessness
After many trials and disappointments Rose and Peter have accepted their childlessness. But Jane and Andy decided not to and have adopted a daughter, Katy. Research MANDY CUNLIFFE


Unknown: Mandy Cunliffe
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Regional News

: Postman Pat: Letters on Ice

The farm has frozen over and Pat has to get his skates on to do his round - and go by sledge as well.
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 Gorilla

The magical bear and his friend Spottyman challenge the evil Texas Pete.
Tex and Bulk get to grips with a flying gorilla and SuperTed organises an ape rescue.

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes by JOAN EADINGTON Part 12
Jonny is not the only worried member of the Briggs family - Mam is wondering why
Jonny needs £5 so urgently. (For cast see Monday page 49. Final eptsode next Monday)


Unknown: Joan Eadington

: Spy Trap

with Bill Homewood and Bill Pertwee
Your final chance to crack the codes before the teams do. This week they're from
Trowbridge and Bebington.
For instance, what would you make of this:
Le Bon B40
Twist Chegwin Kershaw Corbett Botham Moyet
Ant The Terrible
Batty Newton-John
Drake Sinatra Designer
(Final programme on Friday 4.20pm)


Unknown: Bill Homewood
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Chegwin Kershaw Corbett
Unknown: Botham Moyet
Unknown: Suzy Lawrance
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 John Wadmore
Crawlers Robert Kenley Elizabeth Wenden
Hiya, topkids! It's your final chance to catch the show that everyone watches for the adverts! Topkids products this week include the lovable dormadesk - everyone will want one, and the fungo pad
- specially designed to get you out of the swimming class.


Presented By: Gary Wilmot
Presented By: Leni Harper
Unknown: Caroline Bernstein
Unknown: David Coker
Unknown: Creeps Michelle Freeman
Unknown: John Wadmore
Unknown: Crawlers Robert Kenley
Unknown: Elizabeth Wenden
Designer: George Wisner
Director: Phillippa Giles
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Grange Hill

A series of 18 programmes Episode 17 by MARGARET SIMPSON
Tests in the examination room and on the sports field - and there's foul play in both! (R)
(Final episode on Friday at 5.05 pm)


Unknown: Margaret Simpson

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon The last quarter-final is played tonight. As tension builds, tonight's teams have their last chance to win through to the semi-finals of Masterteam 1985. The winners will join the three other semi-finalists doing battle for the title of Masterteam.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day followed by Weather News


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East
Look North, South Today North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Telly Addicts

As the contest reaches its final stages the pressure is on the Liddell family from
Auchinleck, Ayrshire, to see if they can topple the Pains of Swindon.
Find out whether the so-far unbeaten Pains will be pipped at the post, as Noel Edmonds almost ends his search for the Telly Addict family of 1985. Production JOHN king, JULIET MAY BBC Pebble Mill
9 FEATURE: page 3

: EastEnders

by David Ashton.
'We all love you, Mum. We're going to give you the best Christmas you ever had!'
EastEnders 1986 Calendar, £2.99 inclusive, from [address removed]. Cheques payable to BBC Enterprises
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: David Ashton
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Colin Green
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Director: William Slater
Producer: Julia Smith

: Hold the Back Page!

A ten-part series by ANDREW NICKOLDS , STAN HEY starring David Warner as Ken Wordsworth
6: Running Feuds
The London Marathon:
'Twenty-six miles ... 26 great Ken Wordsworth columns charting your progress from an average slob-in-the-street to a shining example of what makes Britain great!'
Make-up designer JENNIFER HUGHES Script editor JOANNA WILLETT Designer CHRIS HULL


Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Stan Hey
Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Ken Wordsworth
Music By: Gordon Giltrap
Designer: Jennifer Hughes
Editor: Joanna Willett
Designer: Chris Hull
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Christopher Baker
Reg: With Eric Allan
Alison: Gil Brailey
Charlie: Lee Whitlock
Russell: David Horovitch
Steve: Peter-Hugo Daly
Frank: Richard Ireson
Ruby: Tilly Vosburgh
Jack Mells: David Allister
Angie Phillips: Tina Bond
Harry: Charles Lewson
Spreckley: Russell Wootton

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


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Cagney and Lacey

The two first ladies of the New York police department
Cagney has less than a whale of a time with the new man on the precinct and Mary Beth encounters the third degree when the Laceys face an IRS tax audit. Meanwhile, millions stand to be lost in a possible lottery fraud which finds the two detectives doggedly pursuing a very confusing set of clues ...


Written By: Steve Johnson
Directed By: James Frawley
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
Det Jonah Newman: Dan Shor
Bill Carstairs: Jack Dodson
Al Phelps: Richard Karron
Sharon Burnside: Elizabeth Huddle
Claude Sycamore: Scott Marlowe

: Film 85

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Silverado - a brand new Western, directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Kevin Kline , Scott Glenn and John Cleese.
Barry Norman interviews
Michael Cimino , director of Heaven's Gate, the film some say was responsible for the downfall of United Artists.
His new film, Year of the Dragon, opens in the new year.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Directed By: Lawrence Kasdan
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Unknown: Scott Glenn
Unknown: John Cleese.
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Michael Cimino
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Your Mind in Their Hands

The last in a series on the treatment of mental illness in the National Health Service investigated by Dr Alan Maryon-Davis .
Schizophrenia Paul , a brilliant graduate, was tormented by thought disturbance, persecution complex and voices in his head.
Assistant producer JEREMY ORLEBAR Producer DAVID CORDINGLEY (R)


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis
Unknown: Schizophrenia Paul
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar
Producer: David Cordingley

: The Rock Gospel Show

with Sheila Walsh
Tonight's special guest from America is Larry Norman , credited with inventing
Christian rock and roll. Plus British talent: Steve Butler from Glasgow, and newcomer Julie Moon. On film, the Rez Band - heavy metal and radical lifestyle.
Series producer JIM MURRAY (R)


Unknown: Sheila Walsh
Unknown: Larry Norman
Unknown: Steve Butler
Unknown: Julie Moon.
Producer: Jim Murray

: Weather

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