with Debbie Greenwood and Frank Bough in London and full coverage of the SDP Party Conference in Harrogate. Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Michael Fish at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55,8.25,8.55
Regional news and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, and 8.27
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20 Including this morning:
Beverly Alt shows off some more fashion ideas
Live coverage of the final session, including the debate on taxation and social benefit.
The hedgehog is a little beast who likes a quiet wood
Where he can feed his family on proper hedgehog food
Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: The Ants and the Grasshopper
Coverage of the closing session in Harrogate, with the speech by The Rt Hon David Owen , MP, Leader of the SDP. Reporting team
Sir Robin Day and David Dimbleby with Vincent Hanna
with Frances Coverdale and Sue Carpenter
News Headlines with subtitles
A See-Saw programme with Fred Harris Snake
Today it's the Chockabloke who puts the block into
Chock-a-Block's block slot and rocks the Rockablocks to find words that ring Chock-a-Block's rhyme chime. Music PETER
GOSLING Designer MARY PENLEY-EDWARDS Producer MICHAEL COLE (R)
from Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
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The Dolls Wish by RUMER GODDEN
Tottie, a dutch doll made of wood, and her friends
Mr Plantagenet and Apple, live in the doll's house. They are a happy family but, of course, being a doll is very different from being a person. Dolls can't choose. They can only be chosen.
With the voices of Anna Calder-Marshall
Nancy Gair , Olwen Griffiths Music DAVID HENEKER
Animated and directed by OLIVER POSTAGE and PETER FIRMIN
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A cartoon series in eight parts
The Treasure of Monte Zoom 2: Flood Water or Drown in the Valley (R)
A cartoon series about the biscuit-sized dogs that defend the treasure of Biskett Island from the wicked King Max. Today's stories are: The Moonpond
Fly Me to the Goon (R)
A new approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart
Margot Wilson , Mr Bennett Eyes
Featuring eyes in famous paintings from Leonardo to Picasso; there's designer frames and false eyes, eye charts and Mr Bennett 's eyesight!
Watch out for your work in today's Gallery.
Assistant producer CLAIRE WYNYARD Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON
The invention of everyday things. written by CLIVE DOIG
Paul McDowell guides the unruly class of players through the great stories of medical achievement. The thermometer, stethoscope, vaccination, antiseptic and anaesthetic. Watch out for some pretty gruesome stuff with Sylvester McCoy ,
Bernard Holley , Jacqueline Clarke , Mike Savage and Julia Binsted. Wilf Lunn adds his own discoveries to medical science.
Produced by CUVE DOIG
The Astra Nuts
Betty's blunder puts Fred and Barney in the army, where they volunteer for a mission that is decidedly out of this world!
with Sue Lawley and Andrew Harvey followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East
Look North, South Today North West Tonight Midlands Today
As he shakes the rain from his trusty and impermeable umbrella, Terry ponders whether he made a mistake when he trusted that bit of seaweed he found outside the theatre. When it comes to forecasting the weather it's as much use as a concrete lettuce.
Director GEOFF MILES
Producer JON PLOWMAN
Series producer FRANCES WHTTAKER
Paul Williams looks forward to being a giant among
Muppets when he stars in tonight's edition of The
Muppet Show. However, as seasoned fans will know, and the American singer-songwriter is bound to find out, things never go quite according to plan if any Muppets are close at hand. Producer JIM HENSON
A disaster in Colombia sends tremors back to Dallas - where there are other rumblings over J.R.'s manipulative ways. As
Jamie's fears of life repeating itself increase; Ray and Donna try to persuade Tony that misfortune need not strike twice. Meanwhile Sue Ellen and Mandy make a choice about the devil they know....
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Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write. Producer PETER GOURD
Please send your letters to: Points of View
BBC Television Centre London W12 8QT
Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News Weather News
'Us English are Animal Lovers'
Sid Jenkins is called to a house where the condition of a dog is causing concern to neighbours.
It takes two days for Sid to trace the occupant of the house, who denies ever having owned a dog.
After a lengthy confrontation during which Sid calls in the police, the owner admits to 'disposing' of the animal. But where has it gone and can Sid save its life?
Sound recordist RAY PARKER Film editor JANE VAL BAKER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer PAUL BERRIFF
If you wish to contact the RSPCA: RSPCA Headquarters [number removed]3 Scotland [number removed]
Northern Ireland [number removed] Book, S2.50from retailers
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Introduced by Steve Rider Highlights from tonight's
Barrett/Duff promotion from London's Royal Albert Hall featuring the current British and European Middleweight Champion, Herol 'Bomber'
Graham, and the number one contender for those titles, the hard-hitting Mark Kaylor from West Ham.
Both face tough American opposition tonight.
Graham is up against Tony Harrison from
Oklahoma, while Kaylor faces Lennie Lapaglai.
HARRY CARPENTER is at the ringside.
Plus all the night's other sporting news from home and abroad.
Video, Harry Carpenter 's Videobook of Sport Vol 1, BBCV/B 5011 from retailers Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Producer ROGER MOODY Editor JOHN ROWLINSON
Needle in a Haystack
Caught up in the disposal of evidence of an illegal alien smuggling ring, a young diabetic boy is left to wander around Tijuana without his vital insulin. Houston has just 48 hours to find him. Written by DANIEL J. PYNE and SCOTT SHEPHERD
Directed by DON CHAFFEY
C J Parsons:
Det Lt Hoyt:
The 78th Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap
Highlights of the final from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool.
Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD