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with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
Nationwide news, weather and travel from local
BBC studios at 6.57, 7.27,
7.57 and 8.27
Sports news and features at
7.20 and 8.20
Including this morning:
The Top 20 - a look at the latest pop charts at 7.32 with Steve Blacknell ;
Beverly Alt presents this week's fashion tips;
Ask Alison - Alison Mitchell presents her weekly money advice and takes your calls on [number removed].
Five piglets help create a farmyard feel today, 'and on this farm there was a goat - that quacked!' Presenters
Ben Thomas and Carol Chell Story: 'Quack! 'said the Billy-goat by CHARLES CAUSLEY
Link House in Birmingham was established in 1980 to give advice and guidance to young Asian girls and their parents.
Now the Asian Family
Conciliation Service has also been set up at Link House to help husbands and wives. In today's programme Parveen Mirza talks to
Project Director Shashi Joshi about this service.
Also taking part are
Karamjit Kaur Ballagan , a project worker and Chandrika Acharya , a housewife.
Ajit Singh plays an evening raga on vichitre veena. An Asian Unit presentation BBCPebbleMill
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
Weather News MICHAEL FISH
with Bob Langley Paul Coia and Marian Foster
Today an update on the prestigious Richard Burton Drama Award, launched by Pebble Mill in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company and RADIO TIMES, to find new playwriting talent. Sally Burton is here, together with one of the judges, actor John Hurt - who worked with Richard Burton on his last film, 1984. Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill
(Sally Burton looks at The Real Life of a Hollywood Wife in 40 Minutes tomorrow at 9.30 pm. BBC2)
The Chuckle Brothers in Deckchair Dilemma
What could be more peaceful than a sunny afternoon in the garden .. ?
Writer JOHN SAYLE Music DAVE COOKE
Designer MARCUS NORTH Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC Manchester
A game of cat and mouse with the pepper and salt in The Mouse Trapper (R) and 100 bucks for Heathcliff from the cowboys' bucking bronco in Rodeo Dough (R)
by ENID BLYTON
Told by Joanna Monro for Jackanory
Today: Jack is on His Own
go into the backwoods to search for Stan's hill-billy cousin in Feud for Thought (R)
Hosted by Vince Purity Heat 3
Two more stage schools are ready to 'Play-the-Game', but first it's time to
'Pick-a-Performer'! Who will it be, how will they do, what will they do? It's all to play for on the 'Big-Board Game'. Whoever wins will return for the grand final and compete again for the coveted 'Vinnie' award.
THE REDROOFS THEATRE
SCHOOL, Maidenhead and THE BRAESIDE INTERNATIONAL
THEATRE SCHOOL, Stockport
Devised by COLIN BENNETT Music by MIKE MCNAUGHT
Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON
with Roger Finn
by GINNIE HOLE
Amy is jealous of Paul. Paul gets all the attention and most of the treats, and it doesn't seem fair, even though Amy knows he is soon going to have a serious heart operation.
Directors EDWARD PUGH
ROGER SINGLETON-TURNER (R)
The Video Quiz
The final of the knock-out tournament to find the First Class of 1986 - will they be from Scotland, England or Wales? Join
Debbie Greenwood and find out! Designer JIM LONGMUIR Director JUSTIN C. ADAMS Producer CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland
(Celebrity First Class tomorrow at
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Point West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
'Mr Shepherd 's Bush Green ', 'Sock Wearer of the Century', 'Handkerchief Person of 1985' - is there no end to the dreadful polls this man will win?
Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer JON PLOWMAN Series producer
A special feature-length episode opens a new chapter in the saga of Texas's first family. starring with The Family Ewing
In the aftermath of the tragedy, a solemn Ewing clan gathers for Bobby's funeral and the reading of his will.
A grieving J. R. is haunted by his brother's memory - in more ways than one - as Sue Ellen takes a walk on the wild side and Pam once again finds herself in the middle of the Barnes-Ewing war. What face can Miss Ellie put on troubled times that will either unite her family ... or tear it apart?
Written by LEONARD KATZMAN and JOEL J. FEIGENBAUM
Directed by NICK HAVINGA and MICHAEL PREECE
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Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News Weather News
Robots: Taking the Biscuit
The day is dawning, so they say, when your personal domestic robot will trundle to fulfil your merest whim. It is already possible to programme one to make you a cup of coffee. But what if you then decided you'd like a biscuit too - chocolate of course? Jane Lapotaire wanted a biscuit; but the robot didn't want to know. Q.E.D. explores what would be involved in designing a robot that could see, recognise, aim and reach for, hold and hand her this biscuit - and, on the way, discovers quite a lot about what people can do too.
Series editor DAVID FlLKlN Producer SHEILA HAYMAN
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Introduced by Steve Rider featuring tonight
Exclusive coverage of the big fight from Wembley where Britain's Frank Bruno was trying to earn himself a shot at the World Heavyweight title by beating
Gerrie Coetzee in the Levene/Duff promotion.
The latest news and action from the quarter-final first leg matches in the three
European club competitions. Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Football JOHN SHREWSBURY Producer ROGER MOODY Editor JOHN ROWLINSON
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from the Bournemouth International Centre
Ray Moore introduces the second of two programmes. Tonight the Professional Latin American and Amateur Modern titles.
With ANDY ROSS AND HIS BAND Professional assessment from ex-World Champion RICHARD GLEAVE
Sound JOHN CAULFIELD Lighting JOHN WIGGINS Producer KEN GRIFFIN
(Event organised by BADA. A Mecca Leisure promotion in association with the Bottlers of Coca-Cola)