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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55,
8.25, 8.55
News, weather and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20 Morning's papers at 8.37 Including this morning:
Zoe View - Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent
Zoe Brown files her latest report; and Richard Smith takes your medical calls on [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Zoe View
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Richard Smith

: The Parent Programme

How to cope with, survive and enjoy your under-5s with Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly Shock of the New
Parents from many different backgrounds talk about giving birth and getting to know their babies. Director ANNE O'DWYER
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (R) The Parent Programme helpline is available to provide advice and information on [number removed]or in Scotland [number removed]


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Director: Anne O'Dwyer
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Play School

If you want to be a monster, now your chance,
'Cause everybody's doing the monster dance!
Presenter Floella Benjamin Guest Ben Bazell
Story: Where the Wild Things Are
Written and illustrated by MAURICE SENDAK (R)


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Guest Ben Bazell
Illustrated By: Maurice Sendak

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News
Weather News BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: News Headlines

: Pebble Mill at One

at the National Garden Festival Today the gates open for Britain's first National
Garden Festival at Stoke-on-Trent. Direct from the Pebble Mill Gardens at the festival, Magnus Magnusson , Peter Seabrook and Chris Baines take a look round the colourful 180-acre site which has been reclaimed from the derelict Shelton Steelworks.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Chris Baines

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme Get ready for blast off. 5-4-3-2-1... we're heading for the moon! With Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Percussion PETER HOWLAND
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE Produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer
Songs from this series on BBC record and cassette
RECiZCM 557 from retailers


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Percussion Peter Howland
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Produced By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship The dust has settled on yesterday's quarter-finals and DAVID ICKE looks at the semi-finalists and how they got there as the two tables in the Crucible are reduced to one. At 2.30* DAVID VINE introduces Snooker Break and at 2.50 reveals who has won Shot of the Decade - and tickets for Sunday's and Monday's final.
(Coverage continues on BBC2)


Unknown: David Icke

: Regional News

: Lay on Five

with Floella Benjamin and Robin Stevens
Floella puts on her flippers and snorkel today, and joins in the fun at the Kingfisher Swimming Pool. Meanwhile, Fribble has a terrible tale to tell about ferocious pirates who roam the high seas. There's water, water everywhere.... and certain people are going to get rather wet!
Musical director PETER GOSLING Percussion WILL HILL Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Robin Stevens
Director: Peter Gosling
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Director: Alison Stewart
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Laurel and Hardy

try some magic in the little house in the forest in Witch Switch

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
Part 8 by VALERIE GEORGESON The moment has come: who will be chosen to look after Benny Buck in the school holidays? (R)


Story By: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Unknown: Benny Buck

: Ulysses 31: Calypso

Calypso, the green-eyed queen of the Crystal planet, is ordered by the gods to crush Ulysses but, when he visits her, she falls in love with him instead ...

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan

Take a Deep Breath!

Janet plunges in at the deep end and reports on Britain's first underwater concert - where the audience dive down to hear the submerged band, complete with snorkels, flippers and compressed air tanks. Discover the art of underwater communication as Janet meets aqua-clowns, frogs, steel drummers, mermaids and dolphins.



Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Go for It!

with Robbie Vincent and Angharad Mair
Can you match up to the Go for It! challenge? This week an Irish family bare their health to the two inquisitors in the Go for It! test.
And do babies sink or swim? Producer PAUL SIMONS
For info pack with do-it-yourself health assessment, send large (22p) sae to: Go for It!, [address removed]


Unknown: Robbie Vincent
Unknown: Angharad Mair
Producer: Paul Simons
Editor: David Cordingley

: 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

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits and videos from the Top 40.
Introduced by Mike Smith Sound NEIL SADWICK


Introduced By: Mike Smith
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Designer: Rosemary Hester

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
'Marriage - it's just an institution to keep us down'.
Record or cassette, EastEnders Singalong, REH/ZCR 586 from retailers
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Director: Tony Virgo
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Delivery man: Martyn Whitby
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Tracey: Jane Slaughter
Lil: Jeannie Taylor
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J. Medford
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Mehmet Osman: Haluk Bilginer
Guizin Osman: Isiua Bennison
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully

: Tomorrow's World

with Maggie Philbin Howard Stableford Judith Hann and Peter Macann bringing you the new and fantastic from the world of science.
This week: Intelligent Plastic 'Smart' banking cards which store all the details of your bank account have yet to reach this country.
But a similar card, which means you can carry your medical history with you wherever you go, is about to be launched. Producers


Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Martin Freeth.
Unknown: Cynthia Page
Unknown: Martin Mortimore
Editor: Richard Reisz

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities in the last programme of the current series.
An international line-up includes the two captains who will be facing each other next week in the first all-
Merseyside FA Cup Final: from Everton and Wales, Kevin Ratcliffe ; and from Liverpool and Scotland, Alan Hansen.
They're joined by two top sportsmen from abroad: from Test cricket, New Zealand's Richard Hadlee , one of the world's great all-rounders; and from Pakistan, Jahangir Khan , the reigning World
Squash Champion, unbeaten since collecting his first world title five years ago. David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats in sport. Director JOHN TAIT
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Kevin Ratcliffe
Unknown: Alan Hansen.
Unknown: Richard Hadlee
Unknown: Jahangir Khan
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: John Tait
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Bread

Written by Carla Lane
The story of the Boswells, a family of lovable rogues - their unity, loyalty and ability to survive in today's world of unemployment with the help of a little gentle skulduggery.
Title song by David Mackay
Film cameraman Rex Maidment Film recordist Terry Elms Designer Gary Pritchard Directed by Susan Belbin Produced by Robin Nash Feature: page 4


Writer: Carla Lane
Title song: David MacKay
Cameraman: Rex Maidment
Film recordist: Terry Elms
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Director: Susan Belbin
Producer: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Julie: Caroline Milmoe
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Mr Kelly: Eddie Ross
DHSS clerk: Pamela Power
Boy: Ben Davis
DHSS claimant: Josie Kidd
DHSS claimant: Jan Davies
Van driver: Tony Scoggo

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: Wendy Craig 4 December 2016
Carla's decades of comedy 4 May 2016

: Birdwatch Live from Florida

Last of three programmes Live from the Everglades
BBC cameras go deep into the vast, marshy wetland of the Everglades National Park, hoping for pictures of the anhinga - the 'darter' bird - which swims underwater to spear fish.
Tony Soper completes his week's birdwatching in Florida with this report from the hot, steamy southern tip of the Sunshine State. Also in the Everglades: herons, ibis, egrets, and some rarities - snail kite and limpkin; and alligators, of course.
Plus pictures from the sanctuary at Corkscrew Swamp, one of the last remaining areas of virgin bald cypress - the oldest trees in eastern North America.
The following titles are available as BBC records or cassettes:
Sound Guide to Waders in Britain on REQZCM 545
Your Favourite Bird Songs on REQZCM 511
British Wild Birds in Stereo on REQZCM 4008
Bird Spot on REC/ZCM 438


Unknown: Tony Soper

: Question Time

from Aberdeen
The weekly opportunity for the general public to pose the questions and debate the answers with those in power, those who seek it and those who influence events.
Sir Robin Day and his guests go to Scotland to face the questions and arguments of an Aberdeen audience.
Around the Question Time table at the University of Aberdeen are:
Margaret Ewing
Archy Kirkwood , mp
DAOonagh McDonald , mp Geoffrey Pattie , mp Director ANN MORLEY


Unknown: Sir Robin Day
Unknown: Margaret Ewing
Unknown: Archy Kirkwood
Unknown: Daoonagh McDonald
Unknown: Geoffrey Pattie
Director: Ann Morley
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: World Snooker

Second Semi-final
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of the first eight frames of this best-of-31-frames match from Sheffield. Commentators TED LOWE
JOHN VIRGO , JOHN SPENCER Television presentation
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Keith Phillips.
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Weather

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