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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Make the most of the last day of 1985 with Frank Bough and Selina Scott - join them for the Christmas Present Swap and a host of special features for younger viewers. 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 for seasonal advice;
Glynn Christian is on hand with lots of New Year ideas.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: The Littlest Hobo

Romiet and Julio (R)

: Why Don't You... ?

Did you know that scratching records can make them sound better? Find out how with the Cardiff gang.

: The Hunter

Time Marches Out
Time stands still in the city as the Fox strikes again.

: Play Chess

Bill Hartston sets up the chessmen for more complete games, all ending in checkmate.


Unknown: Bill Hartston

: Ivor the Engine



Unknown: Oliver Postgate
Unknown: Peter Firmin
Music By: Vernon Elliott

: Play School

Presenter Carol Leader Guest Stuart McGugan
Story: The New Year's Eve Party by SHARON MILLER


Unknown: Stuart McGugan
Unknown: Sharon Miller

: The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

The Murderous Missile
Burrogone seems a pleasant little town but, as Diana learns, the people are a little funny and will insist on your staying....
Written by DICK NELSON (R)


Written By: Dick Nelson

: The Montreux Rock Festival

Part 2
Another chance to see highlights of the Montreux Rock Festival
Presented by Noel Edmonds who talks to Boy George about his career.
Starring Philip Bailey
Culture Club, Dead or Alive Elton John and Millie Jackson , Howard Jones
Kenny Loggins , Shakatak Talk Talk and Paul Young


Presented By: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Millie Jackson
Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Kenny Loggins
Unknown: Paul Young

: News

with Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles Weather News IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Sport 85

Harry Carpenter recalls the rise of boxing's new hero. The Clones Cyclone - World Champion
Barry McGuigan wears the dove of peace on his shorts, but there's nothing peaceful about the way he fights.
In 1985 he went from being Britain's most promising boxer to World Champion. Early in the year he had his most searching examination ever when he took on JUAN LAPORTE in Belfast. It was a test he had to pass and he did. The McGuigan camp then threw down the challenge to EUSEBIO PEDROZA, world featherweight champion. London's Loftus Road was chosen as the venue and 25,000 fanatical Irishmen made the trip to see their man.
Assistant producer CHARLES BALCHIN Producer BOB DUNCAN


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Barry McGuigan
Unknown: Juan Laporte
Producer: Charles Balchin
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Ice Skating Special

featuring Torvill and Dean Robin Cousins
The Protopopovs
The 1985 World Professional Figure-Skating Championships from Washington, USA The dazzling list of competitors includes:
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean the 1984 World, Olympic and European Figure Skating Champions. Now ending a highly successful professional year. Robin Cousins the 1980 Olympic and European Men's Champion.
Ludmila and Oleg Protopopov the husband-and-wife team considered to he the greatest exponents of pair skating in the history of the sport. Scott Hamilton
1984 Olympic Champion and for four years the US and World Figure Skating Champion.
Dorothy Hamill the former Olympic, World and US Ladies Figure Skating Champion.
Judy Blumberg and Michael Seibert for five years the US Ice Dance Champions. Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner for five years the US Pairs Champions and World Champions in 1979. Commentator Alan Weeks Produced in association with TRANS WORLD INTERNATIONAL BBC production team
DAVID PICKTHALL. LIZ GLADWELL Producer PETER HYLTON CLEAVER (Further coverage tomorrow 2 0 pm)


Unknown: Dean Robin
Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Christopher Dean
Unknown: Oleg Protopopov
Unknown: Scott Hamilton
Unknown: Dorothy Hamill
Unknown: Judy Blumberg
Unknown: Michael Seibert
Unknown: Randy Gardner
Unknown: David Pickthall.
Unknown: Liz Gladwell
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Gone With the Wind

This cinematic landmark charts the passionate love story of Rhett Butler and Southern belle, Scarlett O'Hara, set against the bloodshed and turmoil of the American Civil War and its aftermath. Its vivid depiction of the war set a standard seldom equalled on screen. Based on MARGARET MITCHELL 'S epic novel, the film made Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh into legends for their stunning portrayal of one of the cinema's great romances.
Screenplay by SIDNEY HOWARD Produced by DAVID O. SELZNICK Directed by VICTOR FLEMING
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Margaret Mitchell
Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Play By: Sidney Howard
Directed By: Victor Fleming
Rhett Butler: Clark Gable
Scarlett O'Hara: Vivien Leigh
Ashley Wilkes: Leslie Howard
Melanie Hamilton: Olivia De Havilland
Gerald O'Hara: Thomas Mitchell
Ellen O'Hara: Barbara O'Neil
Suellen O'Hara: Evelyn Keyes
Carreen: Ann Rutherford
Prissy: Butterfly McQueen
Stuart Tarleton: George Reeves
Mammy: Hattie McDaniel
Big Sam: Everett Brown
John Wilkes: Howard Hickman
India Wilkes: Alicia Rhett
Charles Hamilton: Rand Brooks
Frank Kennedy: Carroll Nye
Belle Watling: Ona Munson
Aunt 'Pittypat' Hamilton: Laura Hope Crews
Dr Meade: Harry Davenport
Mrs Meade: Leona Roberts
Mrs Merriwether: Jane Darwell
Maybelle: Mary Anderson
Yankee deserter: Paul Hurst
Emmy Slattery: Isabel Jewell
Bonnie Blue Butler: Cammie King

: News

with Frances Coverdale Weather News


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
'Mark's in Southend, Arthur - it's on the postmark. We've gotta go down and look for him'.
This issue's cast: [see below]
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Title music: Simon May
Title music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Colin Green
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer/Director: Julia Smith
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J. Medford
Cassie Carpenter: Delanie Forbes
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Saeed Jeffery: Andrew Johnson
Naima Jeffery: Shreela Ghosh
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Mary's father: Allan O'Keefe
Det Sgt Quick: Douglas Fielding
WPC: Elaine Donnelly
Mark Fowler: David Scarboro
Ingrid: Sally Faulkner
John: Anthony Short
Vanessa: Vanessa Short
Hannah Carpenter: Sally Sagoe
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Barmaid: Marilyn Gaynor
Lil: Jeannie Taylor
Maude: Doreen Taylor

: The Magnificent Seven

Yul Brynner Eli Wallach
Steve McQueen Horst Buchholz
Charles Bronson
Robert Vaughn
Brad Dexter
The Mexican village of Ixcatlan is constantly being raided by Calvera and his marauding bandits. In desperation the villagers decide to hire a group of professional gunfighters - the Magnificent Seven.
In this famous Western Yul Brynner leads the seven in their heroic fight against the wily Calvera.
Screenplay by WALTER NEWMAN Produced and directed by JOHN STURGES
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Eli Wallach
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Horst Buchholz
Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: Brad Dexter
Unknown: Walter Newman
Directed By: John Sturges
Chris: Yul Brynner
Calvera: Eli Wallach
Vin: Steve McQueen
Chico: Horst Buchholz
O'Reilly: Charles Bronson
Lee: Robert Vaughn
Harry Luck: Brad Dexter
Britt: James Coburn
Old man: Vladimir Sokoloff
Petra: Rosenda Monteros
Hilario: Jorge Martinez de Hoyos

: Nine O'Clock News

with Frances Coverdale
Weather News


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: The Browning Version

by TERENCE RATTIGAN starring Ian Holm
Judi Dench
Michael Kitchen
John Woodvine
Andrew Crocker-Harris 's last day as Classics Master at a public school turns out in more ways than one to be a turning point in his life.
Costume designer JOYCE MORTLOCK Make-up designer


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: Andrew Crocker-Harris
Designer: Joyce Mortlock
Unknown: Marilyn MacDonald
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Michael Simpson
John Taplow: Stephen MacKintosh
Frank Hunter: Michael Kitchen
Millie Crocker-Harris: Judi Dench
Andrew Crocker-Harris: Ian Holm
Dr Frobisher: John Woodvine
Peter Gilbert: Shaun Scott
Mrs Gilbert: Imogen Stubbs

: Comedy Classic: Steptoe and Son

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold, with Leon Eagles.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Douglas Argent
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Customs officer: Leon Eagles

: Wogan

Locked away in the Television Theatre, Terry asks a few friends to come along to the aid of the party: 'New Year's Eve, and some 150 editions of Wogan have dispersed into the ether and are, even as we speak, mingling with the stars high up in the heavens. There were those who said it wouldn't last; well,.we've shown them, my mother and I, we're still there, grimly hanging on. Of course, New Year's Eve is a dreadful time to do a live TV show, because I can't be at home watching Andy Stewart retiring once more, but there we are - that's showbiz.'
Director KEVIN BISHOP . Sound


Director: Kevin Bishop
Unknown: Len Shorey.
Producer: Peter Estall

: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

starring Jane Powell Howard Keel with Jeff Richards Russ Tamblyn Tommy Rail
This exuberant multi-million-dollar box-office success won an Oscar for its musical score which includes 'Bless yore beautiful hide', 'Goin' co'rtin' and 'Sobbin' women'.
In Oregon in 1860, farmer
Adam Pontipee returns from a visit to town with a wife,
Milly. What he has omitted to tell her is that he also has six unruly bachelor brothers! The Brides:
The Brothers:
Based on the story The Sobbin'
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Jeff Richards
Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Unknown: Adam Pontipee
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Unknown: Frances Goodrich
Unknown: Dorothy Kingsley
Unknown: Stephen Vincent Benet
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Music By: Gene De
Produced By: Jack Cummings
Director: Stanley Donen
Milly: Jane Powell
Dorcas: Julie Newmeyer
Alice: Nancy Kilgas
Sarah: Betty Carr
Liza: Virginia Gibson
Ruth: Ruta Kilmonis
Martha: Norma Doggett
Adam: Howard Keel
Benjamin: Jeff Richards
Gideon: Russ Tamblyn
Frank: Tommy Rall
Daniel: Marc Platt
Caleb: Matt Mattox
Ephraim: Jacques D'Amboise

: Weather

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