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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Guy Michelmore and Sue Cook in London and full coverage of the SDP Party Conference in Harrogate
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
Regional news and travel information at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Including this morning:
Steve Blacknell pops in with the latest music news and gossip.


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

: SDP Conference 1986

This week in Harrogate the Social Democrats meet to debate their policies for the future. This morning's agenda includes debates on energy, proportional representation, and the SDP's Parliamentary report.

: Play School

Spring, summer, autumn winter
Watch the seasons passing by Spring, summer, autumn winter
See the seasons, how they fly Presenter lain Lauchlan Guest Janet Palmer
Story: The Carrot Seedby RUTH KRAUSS
Pictures from The Cornfield by VANESSA LUFF (R)


Unknown: Janet Palmer
Unknown: Ruth Krauss
Unknown: Vanessa Luff

: SDP Conference 1986

Further live coverage from Harrogate, including the speech by the Leader of the Liberal Party,
The Rt Hon David Steel, MP.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Sue Carpenter
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News, Weather News

Ian McCaskill

: Postman Pat: Letters on Ice

A See-Saw programme

The farm has frozen over and Pat has to get his skates on.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie

: SDP Conference 1986

Coverage of the afternoon's debate on women's policy and the Alliance's 'Partnership for Progress'.

: Regional News

: Pie in the Sky

The Pieman and Piewife at Universal Pies receive the strangest order when they are chosen by the Planet Pi to make pies full of song for the children of Pi.
The Pieman and Piewife are introduced to the Piepilot and the first Pie for the Sky is ordered.
Their choice:
'Sing a song of sixpence'
Series producer MICHAEL COLE Producer SHARON MILLER


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Peter Gosling
Producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Sharon Miller
Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Name's the Same - Recycled Titles 31 May 2019

: Wizbit

by BARRY MURRAY starring Paul Daniels
A new series, set in the strange walled city of Puzzlepolis, sees the return of Wooly the Rabbit, Squidgy Bog, Spoof and Bluff. Produced by PHIL BISHOP


Unknown: Barry Murray
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Produced By: Phil Bishop

: The Mysterious Cities of Gold

The Esperanza, the sailing ship that's taking Esteban and Zia to Peru, has crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Now they have to pass through the furious seas of the Straits of Magellan.

: Beat the Teacher

Paul Jones referees a battle of wits between a teacher from one school and a pupil from another.
Both will be trying to get as many points as possible on the electronic noughts-and-crosses scoreboard, and win a prize for their school. Devised by CLIVE DOIG


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Clive Doig
Director: Oliver MacFarlane

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis, Peter Duncan and Mark Curry
Wild, Wild Water!
Racing down rapids, bashing into boulders and twisting through torrents - that's Peter's first tough assignment of the autumn.
On Saturday, Princess Anne opened the most advanced canoe slalom course in the world at Nottingham's National Water Sports Centre. Daring Duncan braves the dangers of the new 600m run, and World Champion Richard Fox shows him how to canoe up to speeds of 20 mph - and survive.
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER



Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Mark Curry
Guest: Richard Fox
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Flintstones

Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modem of Stone Age families. Ladies Day
Flat-broke Fred desperately wants to see the big baseball game and then discovers that ladies get in free.
Unfortunately, Fred's solution turns out to be a drag for his buddy Barney ...

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Philip Hayton followed by Weather News


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: London Plus

John Stapleton, Linda Mitchell and Caroline Righton bring you all tonight's headlines from London and the south east Plus the day's sport from Michael Wale.


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Linda Mitchell
Unknown: Caroline Righton
Producer: Jane Drabble

: Wogan

As he puts on his galoshes and trudges through the puddles on Shepherd's Bush Green to the day job, Terry wonders two things: will the rain ever stop, and will there be an Indian summer? That leads to a third question: what is an Indian summer?


Unknown: Bush Green

: Life on Earth

A natural history in 13 parts by David Attenborough 3: The First Forests
Over 400 million years ago tiny plants invaded the land, followed by the first animals - the ancestors of scorpions, millipedes and insects. This programme shows how the plants and animals coped with the problems of life on land, and how their subsequent pattern of co-evolution led to the development of flowers. Photography MAURICE FISHER Film editor RON MARTIN Executive producer


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Maurice Fisher
Editor: Ron Martin
Unknown: Christopher Parsons

: Brush Strokes

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhom Elizabeth Counsell with Kim Thomson Mike Walling
Jacko lives in fear of discovery - unwittingly he's taken out the boss's daughter and left her stranded when he found out who she was. If
Lionel finds out he'll kill him - if Lesley finds him she 71 kill him. Solace comes with Julie - a voice at the end of a phone.


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Gary Waldhom
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Kim Thomson
Unknown: Mike Walling
Unknown: Graham Rimmington
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Jacko: Karl Howman
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Lesley: Kim Thomson
Eric: Mike Walling
Julie: Holly de Jong -
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Receptionist: Penny Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Panorama

The Cocaine Explosion
There's a world glut of the drug cocaine, and much of it is aimed at Britain. With demand in the USA virtually saturated, the coke barons are opening up fresh markets in Europe. They have a powerful new asset in 'crack' - a refined form of cocaine that is instantly addictive.
Across the Atlantic there's an alarming 'crack' epidemic.
'Freebase cocaine - crack - is the most dangerous form of drug addiction known to mankind. It is rapid in onslaught, and takes its toll of physical and mental health more quickly than any other substance.
It's not another country's problem - the Bahamas, the United States, Bolivia - it's a world problem.'
DR BRIAN HUMBLESTON , Chief Psychiatrist,
Nassau, Bahamas
John Penycate reports on the cocaine barons and their corrupting business, from the places where 'crack' has taken hold, and asks: must it come here?


Unknown: Dr Brian Humblestone
Unknown: John Penycate
Producer: Lorraine Heggessey
Editor: David Dickinson

: The Monday Film: First Blood

Sylvester Stallone Richard Crenna
Brian Dennehy Vietnam veteran John Rambo is run out of the small town of Hope by rts arrogant sheriff,
Will Teasle. When he turns round to come back Teasle arrests him. Locking Rambo up is the wrong thing to do - after a violent break-out he takes to the hills with a huge posse in hot pursuit. He's unarmed and vastly outnumbered but Colonel Trautman, his old commanding officer and the man who trained him, knows just what Rambo is capable of doing....
Sylvester Stallone stars in this tough thriller - a role he was to repeat in Rambo, one of Hollywood's most successful movies. screenplay by MICHAEL KOZELL William SACKHEIM and SYLVESTER STALLONE Based on the novel by DAVID MORRELL produced by BUZZ FEITSHAN Directed by TED KOTCHEFF
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Richard Crenna
Unknown: Brian Dennehy
Unknown: John Rambo
Unknown: Will Teasle.
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Michael Kozell
Unknown: William Sackheim
Novel By: David Morrell
Produced By: Buzz Feitshan
Directed By: Ted Kotcheff
John Rambo: Sylvester Stallone
Colonel Trautman: Richard Crenna
Sheriff Teasle: Brian Dennehy
Mitch: David Caruso
Gait: Jack Starrett
Balford: Michael Talbot
Shingleton: David Crowley
Ward: Chris Mulkey
Lester: Alf Humphreys
Orval: John McLiam
Kern: Bill McKinney
Pilot: Chuck Tamburro
Cathcart: Bruce Barbour
Radio operator: Craig Wright Huston
Lt Morgen: Patrick Stack

: Weather

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