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: CeefaxAM

starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel - available to all viewers whether or not they have teletext sets.

: Breakfast Time

Join Frank Bough in Portsmouth for the start of BBCl's Hospital Watch, a week of programmes presenting life as it happens from two of Britain's busiest hospitals. In the first of his regular Breakfast Time reports Frank encounters some of the early arrivals in Outpatients' at Queen Alexandra's Hospital.
Mike Smith and Debbie Greenwood are in the Breakfast Time studio in London
Including this morning:
Lynn Faulds Wood has news and reports from the consumer unit; the latest pop news from Steve BlackneU ; and Russell Grant starts the day with a guide to the stars.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: Steve Blackneu
Unknown: Russell Grant

: Play School

There's a rather funny gluggle when you're pulling out the pluggle
Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest lain Lauchlan
Story: Mrs Lather 's Laundry by ALLAN AHLBERG and ANDRE AMSTUTZ


Unknown: Mrs Lather
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Unknown: Andre Amstutz

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News



Unknown: John Kettley

: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson
Josephine Buchan , Paul Coia In his series on the paradise islands of the Seychelles Paul Coia is joined by Bill Oddie, who goes 'island hopping' to the island of Praslin in search of its famed Vallee de Mai, reputed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, and to the idyllic 'back in time' island of La Digue.
Ten years on, how has the Race Relations Act worked? What changes can be made?


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Paul Coia

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme (R)

: The Parent Programme

with Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly
Helping Parents of Children with Special Needs
Today's programme looks at support groups for parents of handicapped children, and at the Portage Project, which brings professional help into the homes of parents of under-5s with special needs. Film editor TONY KOVACS Directed by STACEY ADAMS
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS A Helpline is open from 2.15 until
7.0 pm. Ring [number removed]or, in Scotland, [number removed].


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Editor: Tony Kovacs
Directed By: Stacey Adams
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Play it Safe!

Presented by Jimmy Savile Nine programmes which show how many serious child accidents are preventable. 6: Shattering Glass (R)


Presented By: Jimmy Savile

: See Hear!

: Songs of Praise

from HM Prison, Maidstone * CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Regional News

: Paddington

Paddington Clears the Coach (R)

: Heads and Tails

Bright Eyes (R)

: Jimbo and the Jet Set: Chinese Pandamonium

Written and created by Peter Maddocks
Voices Peter Hawkins and Susan Sheridan


Writer/Created by: Peter Maddocks
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Susan Sheridan
Director: Keith Learner

: Stig of the Dump

Told by Christopher Guard for Jackanory
He's a sort of boy. He wears rabbit skins and lives in a cave. He gets his water through a vacuum cleaner and puts chalk in his bath.
Today: The Ground Gives Way


Unknown: Clive King
Told By: Christopher Guard

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan

Hold the Front Page! Armed with only a notebook and pencil, the Liverpool Echo's latest cub reporter is looking for hot news. Will Janet's story appear in print or will her words end up on the spike?



Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan

: Hospital Watch

A week in hospital life presented live by Frank Bough , Maggie Philbin Debbie Thrower and Robbie Vincent
Emergency Ward 10,
Dr Kildare and Angels showed hospitals as a setting for romance and miracles. How different is the reality? How do patients, relatives and staff feel about life in a big National Health Service hospital in 1986? Throughout the week the cameras are at two major hospitals in Portsmouth.
From Queen Alexandra's and St Mary's the reporters bring an up-to-the-minute account of each day's dramatic and humdrum events.
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON
0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Producers: Fiona Holmes
Producers: Caroline van Den
Producer: David Paterson

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: London Plus

Jeremy Paxman brings you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE and the stars and stories from the world of entertainment. Producer DAVE STANFORD Editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Philip Harding

: Wogan

Terry invites you to the Terryvision Theatre, nestling amid the newly-afforested acres of the Euonymus fortunei and tropical lianas - which strangle the cyclists on their velotrucks.

: It's Your Move

starring with guest star
The Rival
Matt is determined to break up his mother's and Norman's relationship and hits on a scheme guaranteed to drive Norman into a jealous rage - a trait his mother despises in men.
Directed by JIM DRAKE


Written By: Ron Leavitt
Written By: Michael G. Moye
Directed By: Jim Drake
Matthew Burton: Jason Bateman
Eileen Burton: Caren Kaye
Julie Burton: Tricia Cast
Lou Donatelli: Ernie Sabella
Norman Lamb: David Garrison
Eli: Adam Sadowsky
Jack Wolf: Geoffrey Scott

: Scott Free

Six programmes in which
Selina Scott takes the road to Scotland in search of people who have found their own kind of freedom.
I: A Cloistered Life
The monks of Pluscarden Abbey in Morayshire have given up the worldly life. Selina asks them what it means to retreat behind the closed doors of a monastery, and discovers that they are far from dull.


Producer: Keith Sheather

: Dear John....

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates
John, a schoolteacher, arrives home one day to find that his wife has left him.
Produced and directed by RAY BUTT 0 FEATURE: page 9 * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Directed By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Roger: Michael Cochrane
Kirk: Peter Blake
Kate: Belinda Lang
Ralph: Peter Denver
Louise: Rachel Bell
Clive: Ruddy L Davis
Brian: Tim Brown
Fay: Pippa Steel
Mrs Amott: Jean Challis

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: Panorama

Mrs Thatcher's Future
The Prime Minister live from No 10 Downing Street.
'Let me give you my vision: a man's right to work as he will, to spend what he earns, to own property, to have the State as servant and not as master: these are the British inheritance.'
Eleven years on and in her seventh year as Prime
Minister, how much of Mrs Thatcher 's original vision has been achieved? Inflation is lower and the power of the trade unions has been curbed, but there are still over three million people unemployed. After the resignations of Michael Heseltine and Leon Brittan over the Westland affair, will Mrs Thatcher change her style of running the Government? And what fresh vision of Britain's future does the Prime Minister hold as she begins the long run-up towards the next General
Election? Mrs Thatcher talks to Panorama live from No 10 Downing Street. Producer PETER BELL


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Leon Brittan
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Talks: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Peter Bell
Editor: David Dickinson

: Hospital Watch

A live update of the day's activities in Queen
Alexandra's and St Mary's hospitals.

: The Monday Film: Fun and Games

'He likes a little fun and games. Who doesn't? He's just an ordinary family man.' That may be the male's-eye view of Garvey's antics on the shop floor. But for Carol, who isn't prepared to sleep with him to earn promotion, fun and games means sexual harassment.... She takes on the factory, the union, and finally the Wall Street head office in her fight against Garvey and the attitude that a female employee's work does not stop when the office closes....

FILMS: page 23


Screenplay: David Smilow
Screenplay: Elizabeth Wilson
Producer: Lillian Gallo
Producer: Fay Kanin
Director: Alan Smithee
Carol: Valerie Harper
Pete: Cliff De Young
Garvey: Max Gail
Laura: Jobeth Williams
Ted: Peter Donat
Gordy: Art Hindle
Greg: Michael Nouri
Rose: Peggy Rea
Delaney: Frank Maxwell
Fred Fermin: Lloyd Gough
Helen: Naomi Stevens
Eileen: Yolanda Marquez
Blodgett: Richard Roat
Frank: Laurence Haddon
Lois McKay: Dee Timberlake
Tex Landers: Brad English
Berta: Maria Richwine

: Weather

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