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: Ceefax AM

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

: Breakfast Time

with Sue Cook and Guy Michelmore in London and Nick Ross at the TUC's Annual Congress in Brighton Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather from Francis Wilson 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 A review of the morning
Papers at 8.37
Including this morning: Steve Blacknell with the latest pop gossip at 7.32


Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Nick Ross
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Steve Blacknell

: Trades Union Congress 1986

Today the 118th Trades Union Congress opens in Brighton, with the continuing high level of unemployment a major concern. On the agenda are changes to the law on Industrial relations, how to revive manufacturing industry, and the future relationship between the Labour Party and the TUC. Reporting team Vincent Hanna and Nicholas Jones Editor PETER KENYATTA
(Martin Adeney sets the scene for this year's Congress on page 42.)


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Nicholas Jones
Editor: Peter Kenyatta

: Play School

Do you know any games?
Have you ever seen anyone working away like this to play with names?
Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Sheelagh Gilbey
Story: We Are Best Friends by alki (R)


Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Presenter: Guest Sheelagh Gilbey

: Trades Union Congress 1986

Further live coverage from Brighton

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Sue Carpenter
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

Weather News BILL GILES

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Trades Union Congress 1986

Coverage of the afternoon session, including the debate on industrial relations.

: Regional News

: Dastardly and Muttley

Windy Windmill (R)

: Wacky Races

By Roller Coaster Upsan Downs (R)

: The Mysterious Cities of Gold

In 16th-century Spain, Esteban the orphan boy listens to Sailors' stories about huge cities made out of gold to be found faraway in the Americas. He longs to go and find them. He meets Zia, an Inca girl from South America and together they set out on a long search for these mysterious cities.

: Phillip's Preview

Phillip Schofield looks forward to the highlights of Children's BBC.


Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Producer: Tim Robinson

: Blue Peter

Goldie's Wonders!
A progress report on the famous eight with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan.
If all goes well, Goldie's second litter of pups will provide seven pairs of eyes for the blind. Halley, Bonzo, Honey, Fergie, Snowy, Amber and Bruno are all trainee guide dogs and Puppy Walking Manager Derek Freeman says they're all making excellent progress. Bonnie's taken over from Goldie as the Blue Peter dog, and her training is being followed by viewers every Monday and Thursday. All eight are a great credit to their famous mum, and in this report you can follow their development from the moment they were born, seven months ago, to the chaotic afternoon, last month, when photographer Robert Hill tried to take their picture.
Assistant editor Lewis Bronze Editor Biddy Baxter
Back Pages: 78
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Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Contributor: Derek Freeman
Contributor: Robert Hill
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Kick Start

The start of BBC Television's
1986 international trials competition for the Norwich Union Kick Start trophy. Defending champion,
Eddy Lejeune of Belgium, competes against top riders from Canada, Northern
Ireland and England on a new and formidable course of natural and man-made obstacles on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire. Commentators


Unknown: Eddy Lejeune
Unknown: Peter Purves
Producer: John G. Smith

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events from
Britain and around the world followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: London Plus

John Stapleton
Linda Mitchell and Caroline Righton bring you all tonight's headlines from London and the south east plus the interviews that will make tomorrow's talking points. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news.
Plus all the day's sport from MICHAEL WALE Producer JANE DRABBLE Editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Linda Mitchell
Unknown: Caroline Righton
Unknown: Michael Wale
Producer: Jane Drabble
Editor: Philip Harding

: Wogan

Tonight's host is former bank executive, Mr Terry Wogan from the south east. If he passes tonight's gruelling test, Terry will win a guaranteed live appearance on Wednesday's Wogan.


Unknown: Mr Terry Wogan

: Life on Earth

A natural history in 13 parts by David Attenborough
The story of life from the first primitive cells to plants and animals that live around us. 1: The Infinite Variety
The millions of forms of life that exist today are as varied as apes, amoeba, mantids and monkeys, whelks and whales. David Attenborough looks at the incredible variety of living things, and fossils, which throw light on the ancestry of life. Photography


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Maurice Fisher
Unknown: Christopher Parsons

: Brush Strokes

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhorn Elizabeth Counsell with Mike Walling
Jacko is a painter who enjoys life and spends his spare time appreciating the fairer sex. In this first episode his appreciation wins him a parking ticket, animosity from the office secretary, and nearly the loss of his job.
0 FEATURE: page 11


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Mike Walling
Unknown: Graham Rimmington
Designer: Richard McManan-Smith
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Jacko: Karl Howman
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Eric: Mike Walling
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Catherine: Marsha Fitzalan
Clerk: Elaine Lordan
Traffic warden: Miranda Forbes
Novice: Bernadette Shortt

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Fighting Back

The last part of a serial based on an idea by VICTORIA HINE with and Bruce is dead, but what's happened to Neil? Yvonne drops a bombshell. Viv has emerged as a street leader, and the local elections are coming. Is this the start of Viv the people's politician? And just what does Eddy expect her to do? How long can she go on fighting back? £
Incidental music PAUL JONES Script editor BETH PORTER Lighting DICK BENTLEY Designer ROB HINDS Producer CHRIS PARR Director PAUL SEED


Unknown: Gareth Jones
Unknown: Victoria Hine
Music: Paul Jones
Editor: Beth Porter
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Designer: Rob Hinds
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Paul Seed
Viv: Hazel O'Connor
Eddy: Madhav Sharma
Danny: Malcolm Frederick
Yvonne: Cheryl Maiker
Neil: Tony Carney
Gabriel: Larrington Walker
Eleanor: Natasha Williams
Cheryl: Sasha Mitchell
Billy: Anna Nygh
Bailiff: John Abineri
Councillor Lynch: John Rowe
Police sergeant: Jon St Cyr

: Steve McQueen - The Cincinnati Kid

continuing a season of films featuring the great Hollywood star. Tonight with Edward G. Robinson
Ann-Margret Karl Maiden
In the twilight world of New Orleans gambling clubs, 'The Kid' takes on Lancey Howard , the legendary king of five-card studpoker. The prize is not simply money, but also the coveted title of 'The Man'. Steve McQueen gives one of his most famous performances in this tense portrait of rivalry, leading to the memorable, final gambling marathon.
Screenplay by RING LARDNER JR and TERRY SOUTHERN Based on the novel by RICHARD JESSUP
(Steve McQueen stars in The Getaway on Thursday at 10.0pm)
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 15


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Ann-Margret Karl Maiden
Unknown: Lancey Howard
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Play By: Ring Lardner Jr
Unknown: Terry Southern
Novel By: Richard Jessup
Produced By: Martin Ranschoff
Directed By: Norman Jewison
Directed By: Steve McQueen
Cincinnati Kid: Steve McQueen
Lancey Howard: Edward G. Robinson
Melba: Ann-Margret
Shooter: Karl Malden
Christian: Tuesday Weld
Lady Fingers: Joan Blondell
Slade: Rip Torn
Pig: Jack Weston
Yeller: Cab Calloway
Hoban: Jeff Corey
Felix: Theo Marcuse
Sokal: Milton Selzer
Mr Rudd: Karl Swenson
Cajun: Emile Genest

: Weather

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