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: CeefaxAM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood
The search is on for Superdad - Britain's favourite father. More details of the festive competition that could take your family on a Christmas trip to Disneyland, USA. Including this morning:
Save Our Soccer -
Emlyn Hughes with more ways to improve the image of British football and combat violence on the terraces;
Lynn Faulds Wood presents Danger Watch - a consumer notebook - at 8.15;
Glynn's Barrow - weekend shopping and price advice from Glynn Christian;
Alan Titchmarsh answers your weekend gardening queries on [number removed]. Plus Steve Blacknell with his round-up of pop news and gossip; and Nigel Coombs has high-flying ideas for Christmas presents.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Nigel Coombs

: Play School

Come and see! Come and see! The beautiful Christmas tree! Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Wayne Jackman
Story: The Little Green Tree by SONYA DANN
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Percussion TONY MCVEY Woodwind MARTIN FRITH Graphics JOANNA ISLES


Presenter: Jane Hardy
Presenter: Guest Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Sonya Dann
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Percussion Tony McVey
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Director: Graphics Joanna
Editor: Chris Gilders
Director: Sheila Fraser
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: News After Noon

with Frances Coverdale and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

with Bob Langley Marian Foster and Josephine Buchan
Lunchtime entertainment with a seasonal flavour, as stars from the worlds of music, theatre and show business drop in to wish everyone a Happy Christmas. Peter Seabrook offers advice on tending pot plants and Christmas trees. Music comes from Steeleye Span.


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Josephine Buchan

: Chigley: Willie Munn

A See-Saw programme.
Chigley is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a pottery, a stately home and a vintage steam railway. (R)


Narration: Brian Cant

: Regional News

: Count Me In

with Antony Johns
Antony gets his skates on today and steps on to the ice. But the first thing he needs to learn about 'ice skating' is how to stop!
Musical director ALLAN ROGERS Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Produced and directed by PIPPA DYSON


Unknown: Antony Johns
Director: Allan Rogers
Designer: Michael Trevor
Directed By: Pippa Dyson

: The All-New Popeye Show: Beyond the Spinach Brick Road

Misadventures with Popeye the cartoon sailor.

: Spy Trap

The last of the series with Bill Homewood and Bill Pertwee and incognito incarnate (or at least in-alphabet):
19215:[number removed].
Cracked the code? It's as easy as A B C! Hoping to track down the agent are this week's teams from
Trowbridge and Bebington.


Unknown: Bill Homewood
Unknown: Bill Pertwee

: The Family-Ness

Professor Dumkopf Makes a Monster Film with the voices of SUSAN SHERIDAN


Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Music By: Roger Greenaway
Unknown: Gavin Greenaway

: Record Breakers

with Roy Castle, Fiona Kennedy and Julian Farino
In the last programme of the current series two of Britain's top trampolinists attempt to somersault their way into the record books.
There's a surprise in store for the three writers of the best Record Write In letters.
One-man-band Dave Sheriff tries to prove that 13 is not an unlucky number.


Presenter: Roy Castle
Presenter: Fiona Kennedy
Presenter: Julian Farino
Guest: Dave Sheriff
Assistant Producer: Sally Fraser
Producer: Michael Forte

: Grange Hill

Last of the present series by BARRY PURCHESE
The end of the school year and rehearsals for the Brighton Rock musical limp towards the big night.
Helping hands come from unexpected quarters. This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Producer BEN REA Director


Unknown: Barry Purchese
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Producer: Ben Rea
Unknown: Roger Singleton-Turner
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr Smart: Simon Haywood
Miss Washington: Caroline Gruber
Mr McCartney: Tony Armatrading
Mayor: Roger Ostime
Phil Banks: John Blundell
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis
Precious: Dulice Liecier
Annette Firman: Nadia Chambers
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo Holloway: Bradley Sheppard
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Calley: Simone Hyams
Vince Savage: Steve George
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Jane Bishop: Joann Kenny
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Steven Banks: Ttm Polley
Fay Lucas: Auson Bettles
Jackie Wright: Meussa Wilks
Julian Fairbrother: Douglas Chamberlain
Kevin Baylon: Mmoloki Chrystie
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Loop Wind: John Harris
Mandy Firth: Anita Savage
Janet St Clair: Simone Nylander
Julie Marchant: Usa York
Diane Cooney: Julie-Ann Steel
Larry Blythe: Andrew Cornell
Bob: Ovid Best

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon Sixty-four teams have taken part over the last nine weeks, and tonight the top two compete for the trophy and the title of Masterteam of 1985. Michael Grade , Controller of BBC1, will present the trophy.


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Michael Grade

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

Wogan's Christmas Box
Terry dips a tentative toe into the pool of exciting television programmes lined up on BBC1 for your delectation over the Christmas holiday, and talks to some of the stars who will be taking part.

: Blankety Blank

starring Les Dawson as the host of the comedy quiz game everyone can play at home.
Join Les and his celebrities for lots of fun and frolics in another edition of Blankety Blank.
Special guests this week are: Ken Dodd, Cherry Gillespie, Anita Harris, Roland Rat Superstar, Wendy Richard, Freddie Trueman
Produced in association with Mark Goodson and Talbot TV Ltd Sound Michael McCarthy Designer Martin Collins Director Bruce Millar
Producer Stanley Appel
* Ceefax Subtitles


Host: Les Dawson
Guest: Ken Dodd
Guest: Cherry Gillespie
Guest: Anita Harris
Guest: Roland Rat
Guest: Wendy Richard
Guest: Freddie Trueman
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Designer: Martin Collins
Director: Bruce Millar
Producer: Stanley Appel

: Dynasty

The Aftermath
Which members of the Colby and Carrington families have survived the wedding-day massacre in Moldavia? Written by EDWARD DEBLASIO Directed by ROBERT SCHEERER


Written By: Edward Deblasio
Directed By: Robert Scheerer

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Bergerac

Last of the present series created by ROBERT BANKS STEWART starring John Nettles in Avenge, 0 Lord by JOHN FLETCHER with Terence Alexander Louise Jameson Sean Arnold
Guest star Bernard Hepton
To the Bureau des Etrangers, Mick Davies is simply a hired killer. But, in politics, especially international politics, nothing is ever simple....
Theme music by GEORGE FENTON Script editor CHRIS BOUCHER Film editor FRANCES PARKER Designer PHIL ROBERSON Photography ALEC CURTIS


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: Louise Jameson
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Mick Davies
Music By: George Fenton
Editor: Chris Boucher
Editor: Frances Parker
Designer: Phil Roberson
Unknown: Alec Curtis
Produced By: Jonathan Alwyn
Directed By: Robert Tronson
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charles Hungerford: Terence Alexander
Sir Geoffrey Newton: Bernard Hepton
Mick Davies: Ian Redford
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Susan: Louise Jameson
Nigel Ripley: Terence Hardiman
Fowler: Ian McNeice
Peggy Masters: Nancy Mansfield
Det Con Goddard: Jolyon Baker
Ahmed: Haluk Bilginer
Farmer: Charles Rea
Simpson: Brian Poyser

: Edge of Darkness

an original screenplay in three parts by TROY KENNEDY MARTIN starring
2: Burden of Proof
'Lowe: you put him away ten years ago, remember?'
As the police pursue the 'revenge' motive for Emma's murder, news of her past connection with a raid on the Northmoor nuclear-waste plant convinces Craven that there is another dimension to the case.
(Part 3 tomorrow at 9.35 pm) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin
Ronald Craven: Bob Peck
Darius Jedburgh: Joe Don Baker
Pendleton: Charles Kay
Harcourt: Ian McNeice
James Godbolt: Jack Watson
Emma Craven: Joanne Whalley
Clemmy: Zoe Wanamaker
Bennett: Hugh Fraser
Grogan: Kenneth Nelson
Det Chief Supt Ross: John Woodvine
Det Sgt Jones: David Fleeshman
Det Chief Supt Elham: Paul Humpoletz
Det Insp Dingle: Bill Stewart
Chilwell: Allan Cuthbertson
Polly Pelham: Sarah Martin
Childs: Trevor Bowen
Bewes: Paul Williamson
Maberley: Rowland Davies
McCroon: Sean Caffrey
Oakley: Patrick Godfrey
Young Emma: Imogen Staley
Terry Shields: Tim McInnerny
Mac: Struan Rodger
Lowe: Roy Heather
Menzies: Matthew Guinness
Toby Berwick: Tony Mathews
Miriam Berwick: Jo Ross
Schumaker: Manning Redwood
Wagner: Jerry Harte
John: Mike Fitzgerald
Police sergeant: Jim Dunk
Clergymen on TV: Neville Barber
Clergymen on TV: Paul Nicholson

: The Late Film: Cops and Robbers

Cliff Gorman Joe Bologna
Joe, a New York policeman, confides to his colleague Tom that he has robbed a liquor store. Tired of the routine of police life, the pair hatch a plot that involves the Mafia and two million dollars!
Complications set in when the would-be criminals put their bold plan into action ...
* FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Cliff Gorman
Unknown: Joe Bologna
Unknown: Donald E. Westlake
Produced By: Elliott Kastner
Directed By: Aram Avakian
Tom: Cliff Gorman
Joe: Joe Bologna
Paul Jones: Dick Ward
Mr Eastpoole: Shepperd Strudwick
Mrs Wells: Ellen Holly
Patsy O'Neill: John P Ryan
Mr Joe: Nino Ruggeri
Mary: Gayle Gorman
Grace: Lucy Martin

: Weather

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