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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Mike Smith and Selina Scott
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 's Pitch - join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

Have you seen a driver driving a train?
Have you seen a postman down the lane?
Who have you seen today? Presenter Elizabeth Watts Guest Ben Thomas
Story: The Button Shop by SHEILA FRONT


Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Presenter: Guest Ben Thomas

: 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 , Paul Coia and Josephine Buchan Today Jan Beaney continues her series on creative embroidery with a look at some new dissolvable fabrics. Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Jan Beaney
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme with Carol Leader (R)

: The Goode Kitchen

The third of ten programmes Can you make a hearty casserole now this minute, without going shopping or even leaving the kitchen? Shirley Goode can, and proves that with the right things in your store cupboard, you'll never be short of ideas for tempting meals. She also challenges you to enter her competition and win a wonderful prize. Jenny Day is young, out of work and keen to pick up
Shirley's money-saving tips. Join Jenny in The
Goode Kichen and find out how you can eat better for less. Director GEORGE AUCKLAND Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Book £1.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Shirley Goode
Unknown: Goode Kichen

: The Parent Programme

How to cope with, survive and enjoy your under-5s. with Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly
Worries about Hearing and Learning to Talk
'I just keep chatting, chatting ... with Dawn I didn't chat enough, so I'm not making the same mistake with Lorraine. I'm chatting as much as I can'.
A Helpline is open from 2.30 until
7.0 pm. Ring [number removed]or. in Scotland, [number removed]


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Unknown: Phylis Williams

: Regional News

: Postman Pat: The Sheep in the Clover Field



Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie

: Jimbo and the Jet Set: Jet Leg

Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Voices Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan

: The Iron Man

Told by Tom Baker for Jackanory. Today:
The Return of the Iron Man


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Told By: Tom Baker

: Bananaman: The Snowman Cometh

with the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Jill Shilling
Written by Bernie Kay


Voices: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Voices: Bill Oddie
Voices: Graeme Garden
Voices: Jill Shilling
Writer: Bernie Kay
Music: Dave Cooke
Producer/Director: Terry Ward

: The Really Wild Show

with Terry Nutkins, Nick Davies, Chris Packham
Animals, animals, animals! Wildlife, pets, zoo animals, exotic species. The Really
Wild Show is in business to answer any question you've got. What's the most poisonous animal in the world? What's the rarest animal in Britain? What animal might live on you? How many times a second does a humming bird beat its wings?
On the Spot: Try and stump Terry, Nick and Chris by asking them a question they can't answer.

I Want To: Got an urge to meet a certain animal face-to-face? The show will try and fix it for you.

And Now for Something Really Nasty: Spiders are horrible, and tarantulas are even horribler! Except they aren't, as Marc Shedden finds out when he handles one in the studio.

Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol



Presenter: Terry Nutkins
Presenter: Nick Davies
Presenter: Chris Packham
Contributor: Marc Shedden
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Grange Hill

A series in 24 parts
Ep 5 by MARGARET SIMPSON Ziggy tries to get his own back on Georgina, but Ant comes to the rescue just in time. There's a party at
Louise's house, and a shock for Mrs Reagan when she comes to collect her daughter. This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Designer DEREK EVANS Script editors


Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Unknown: Mrs Reagan
Designer: Derek Evans
Unknown: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Norma Flint
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Miss Partridge: Karen Lewis
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Kennedy: Jeffery Kissoon
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr King: David Straun
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Miss Telfer: Tamsin Heatley
Gonch's mother: Joanna MacKie
Delivery man: Mark Jax
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Julie Marchant: Lisa York
Janet: Simone Nylander
Cheryl Webb: Amma Asante
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Kevin: Mmoloki Chrystie
Julia Glover: Sara McGlasson
Laura Reagan: Fiona Mogridge
Louise Webb: Alison McLaughlin
Ant Jones: Ricky Simmonds
Danny Kendall: Jonathan Lambeth
Imelda Davis: Fleur Taylor
Helen Kelly: Ruth Carraway
Georgina Hayes: Samantha Lewis
Ziggy Greaves: George Wilson
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve George
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Calley: Simone Hyams
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo: Bradley Sheppard
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Andrew: Charlespeat
Donna: Samantha B Lewis
Lizzy: Michelle Akers
Lynn: Martha Constantinou
Sixth-formers: Sonya Saul
Sixth-formers: Vanessa Cook
Third-year boy: Justin Lagadec
Boy at party: Alston Charles
Toast buyers: Caroline Ihenacho
Toast buyers: Nikky Gordon
Toast buyers: Philip Brown
Toast buyers: Horace Oliver
Swimmers: Siobhan Cobley
Swimmers: Paul J. Harding
Scrap merchant: Robert Packham

: Fax!

Another edition of your fun information programme when Bill Oddie , Wendy Leavesley and 'Mr Trivia'
Billy Butler answer more of your questions.
Faxline number [number removed]Designer RAY LANGHORN
Studio director PAUL COLBERT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC Manchester
* INFO: page 77


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Wendy Leavesley
Unknown: Billy Butler
Designer: Ray Langhorn
Director: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell 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

: Holiday 86

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
An exclusive club/hotel on the Caribbean island of Antigua, which boasts a beach for every day of the year. Take a holiday there and tie it to the supersonic elegance of travel on Concorde. Interested? If so, it can be yours for the price of a postage stamp, for it's the first prize in the RADIO TIMES/ Holiday competition. You can sample it in John Carter 's film report.
'Why can't the holiday companies do more for the single traveller?' That question is very often asked by Holiday viewers, so Sarah Kennedy took off for the Italian lakes to find out what kind of deals are being offered to those who travel solo.
Bill Buckley goes in at the deep end - literally - in his report from Plymouth on a holiday for people who want to try out the sport of diving. In the studio, the latest news and comment to help you make your holiday decisions. Producer TOM SAVAGE


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Bill Buckley

: EastEnders

'Funny, they call marriage an institution, makes it sound like a mad house.' Title music
Script editor TONY HOLLAND Director ROBERT GABRIEL Producer JULIA SMITH (For cast see page 63)


Unknown: Rosemary Mason
Unknown: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Editor: Tony Holland
Director: Robert Gabriel
Producer: Julia Smith

: Hold the Back Page!

A ten-part series by ANDREW NICKOLDS , STAN HEY
9: Power Games
REG: Don't give the game away, Frank - I want him to write about this with a fresh pair of eyes.
KEN: Sorry, Reg - they wouldn't be seen dead there. When sport and showbiz get into bed together, their illegitimate baby's called Junk....
Costume designer pip BRYCE Script editor JOANNA WILLETT Designer CHRIS HULL


Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Music By: Gordon Giltrap
Editor: Joanna Willett
Designer: Chris Hull
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Christopher Baker
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
ah Simons: Janet Fielding
Geoff Butcher: Pip Torrens

: 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

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: Cagney and Lacey

Mothers and Sons
A vicious and persistent robber is again acquitted on the testimony of his mother - a travesty of justice which Mary Beth loathes, while understanding the woman's feelings. Meanwhile the Laceys' elder son is involved in a fight, starting a chain of events which finds Harvey questioning his wife's loyalty to her family ...
Written by FRANK SOUTH
Directed by RAY DANTON (R)


Unknown: Mary Beth
Written By: Frank South
Directed By: Ray Danton
Christine: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxnian
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Det Newman: Dan Shop
Harvey Jr: Tony La Torre
Carruthers: Charles Aidman
Mrs Carruthers: Peggy McCay
Toby Carruthers: Etan Boritzer

: Film 86

with Barry Norman
Teenwolf - Michael J. Fox , of Back to the Future fame, stars as a teenage basketball player who suddenly finds certain biological changes taking place.
Dreamchild - Dennis Potter 's screenplay about
Lewis Carroll and Alice Hargreaves (who as a child was the inspiration for Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland) with puppets by JIM HENSON , creator of the Muppets.
Also the UK Top 10, and a chance to enter the Film 86 competition.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Michael J. Fox
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Alice Hargreaves
Unknown: Jim Henson
Director: Jane Prowse
Producer: Jane Lush

: Nothing But the Best

An eight-part guide to secondary education 3: The Good, the Bad and the Irrelevant
How much should education prepare your child in practical terms for adult life? What lies behind the jargon ofTVEIandSPD?
Beverly Anderson examines some of the new schemes to make school learning more 'relevant'.
For information pack send a Sin
12in sae (50p) to Nothing But the Best,[address removed]


Editor: Paul Sinclair
Producer: John Brooke
Director: Catharine Seddon

: James Last in Scotland

from the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
The James Last Orchestra during their recent tour. Also appearing:
Phyllis Hutchinson , Joanne Cairns , Cecelia Orr , Simone Lahbib and Pipe
Major Seamus Johnstone of the Argyll and Southern Highlanders. (R) Also recorded on location at Gleneagles and St Andrews


Unknown: Phyllis Hutchinson
Unknown: Joanne Cairns
Unknown: Cecelia Orr
Unknown: Simone Lahbib
Unknown: Major Seamus Johnstone

: Weather

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