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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Sue Cook in London and full coverage of the SDP Conference in Harrogate Timetable:
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
News and travel information 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: Denise Robertson and Sally Hawkins open their Advice Line;
Alan Titchmarsh has some more tips for gardeners; and Glynn Christian demonstrates another recipe.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sue Cook
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: SDP Conference 1986

from Harrogate
Live coverage of the debates on industry and inflation. Outside Broadcast producer NEIL ECCLES


Unknown: Campbell James Hogan.
Unknown: Julie Hadwin
Editor: Peter Kenyatta

: Play School

I've tried everywhere to find one,
Africa, Jamaica and Havana, But I've never, never, never, never,
I've never seen a straight banana!
Presenter lain Lauchlan Guest Carol Leader
Story: Best in the Show by DIANA STOW (R)

: SDP Conference 1986

Coverage from Harrogate of the debate on industrial relations.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Sue Carpenter
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Bagpuss

A See-Saw programme by PETER FIRMIN and JOHN FAULKNER
Bagpuss, an old cloth cat, lives with his friends in the window of Emily's shop ... where anything can happen. (R)


Programme By: Peter Firmin
Programme By: John Faulkner

: SDP Conference 1986

Live coverage from Harrogate of the address by The Rt Hon Shirley Williams , President of the SDP


Unknown: Shirley Williams

: Regional News

: Jimbo and the Jet Set

A Little Big Problem
Jimbo is a small jet plane - built by an aircraft designer who couldn't tell the difference between inches and centimetres.
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Voices Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Directed By: Keith Learner

: The Chucklehounds

The Chuckle Brothers in Music Mayhem
When the Chucklehounds take delivery of a grand piano, not everything is harmonious ... ! Music DAVE COOKE
Designer MARCUS NORTH Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC Manchester (R)


Music: Dave Cooke
Designer: Marcus North
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Captain Caveman: The Dummy

Sealed in ice for centuries, Captain Caveman has thawed out to help the Teen Angels in an odd assortment of adventures, which they encounter while solving many mysteries. When Mrs Gildergelt's jewels are stolen, the Teen Angels suspect Voico the Ventriloquist. (R)

: Beat the Teacher

with Paul Jones
In the jungle, which fictional character would possibly mow gliders for fun?
Will today's contestants get the right answer? Have you?
All will be revealed this afternoon.


Unknown: Paul Jones

: Rentaghost

When Whatsisname Smith says 'jump!' everybody jumps. But the jumpiest of all is the Perkins's Aunt Mabel! and Dobbin, the pantomime horse Devised by BOB BLOCK Incidental music by JONATHAN COHEN


Unknown: Whatsisname Smith
Music By: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Director: David Crichton
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Susie Starlight: Aimi MacDonald
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Whatsisname Smith: Kenneth Connor
Aunt Mabel: Patsy Smart
Bernie St John: Vincent White

: Butterfly Island

An adventure film series Explosion in a Tropical Paradise
(For cast see page 67)

: The Flintstones

The Good Scout
When Fred assumes command of a Scout troop on a camping trip, his young charges had better be prepared for some typical Flintstone fumbling!

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Philip Hayton followed by Weather News


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Telly Addicts

In the perfect telly addict family, granny watched The Groves, mum knew The
Newcomers, dad loved United and junior grew up with Grange Hill. But how well will they remember them? Join Noel Edmonds in his search for Britain's Telly Addict Family of 1986. Producer JOHN G. SMITH
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Grange Hill.
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Producer: John G. Smith

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes.
'Where's Arthur?'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Mike Lloyd
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Monty Kreitman: Charles Rea
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Mr Wilmott-Brown: William Boyde
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Harry Reynolds: Gareth Potter
Eddie Hunter: Simon Henderson
Kelvin Carpenter: Paul J Medford
Cassie Carpenter: Delanie Forbes
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Colin Russell: Michael Cashman
Mehmet Osman: Haluk Bilginer
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Maude: Doreen Taylor
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Lou Beale: Anna Wing

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
Starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
with Lynda Baron

(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Director/Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone: Stephanie Cole
Milkwoman: Barbara Flynn
Mrs Bickerdyke: Sandra Voe
Weird old person: Pat Kane
Mrs Parsloe: Frances Cox
Shopfitter man: Joe Belcher

: Help!

written by JOE BOYLE starring
Missing, Presumed....
Dawa's grandad has been grabbed by the Shi'ites - and Dawa can't even spell it!
Help is at hand in the shape of the lads. After all, a grandad who drove the Japs out of Birkenhead is worth his weight in Annie's chip butties.
Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS BBC Manchester


Written By: Joe Boyle
Unknown: Tommy Mottram
Designer: Mel Bibby
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Tex: Stephen McGann
Lenny: David Albany
Dawa: Jack Abraham
Annie: Sheila Fay
Mrs Riley: Sheila Flitton
Mrs Costello: Mandy Walsh
Grandad: Anthony Benson
Bianca: Majella Reynolds
Fr McKenzie: Brian Gwaspari
Policeman: Rodney Litchfield
Tough man: Robbie Dee

: 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

: Big Deal

Deals on Wheels written by GAWN GRAINGER
Robby Box sorts out a fiddle at Gil's Betting Shop and helps a friend in need.
Photography KEVIN ROWLEY Film editor ROY SHARMAN
Producer TERENCE Williams Director JAN SARGENT


Written By: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: Robby Box
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Jan Sargent
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Jim: Brian Hall
Fatman: Dave Atkins
Debby: Usa Geoghan
Alan: Matthew Taylor
Taxi driver: Maurice Lane
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Geordie: Andy Mulligan
Vi: Pamela Cundell
Tommy: James Ottaway
Gil: Frank Mills
Kipper: Roger Walker
Ferret: Kenneth Waller
Black George: Alex Tetteh-Lartey
Powell: John Price
Ann Winter: Sally Knyvette
Charlie Mayer: Peter Pacey
Dick Mayer: Stephen Tate

: Film 86

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps in touch with the cinema.
Poltergeist II, the sequel to the 1982 hit, in which the Freeling family find themselves terrorised once again.
David Puttnam , Britain's foremost film producer, starts a new career this month as head of one of Hollywood's major studios, Columbia Pictures. Before he left he spoke to Barry Norman about his plans and aspirations, and about the British film industry he has left behind. Director BRUCE THOMPSON Producer JANE LUSH


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Barry Norman
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: The Taste of Health

The last of seven programmes on healthy cooking presented by Judith Hann. Budget Cooking
If you think healthy food has to be brown and boring you're in for a big surprise. Even cheap food needn't be dreary when the recipes come from Antonio Carluccio , an Italian restaurateur and Claudia Roden , a Middle
Eastern cookery writer. They both come from cultures where people stay healthy on the cheapest of ingredients, and they pass on some of their tips here.


Presented By: Judith Hann.
Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Unknown: Claudia Roden
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Rhoda

Myrna Story
Rhoda sets out to prove that she can have a strictly business relationship with a man when she learns that Myrna has been dating customers....


Unknown: Myrna Story
Written By: Linda Bloodworth
Directed By: Marty Cohen
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Joe: David Groh
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Myrna: Barbara Sharma

: Weather

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