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: CeefaxAM

: 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 and 8.55 with Francis Wilson
Local news and travel information at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57 and 8.27
Including this morning:
Dr Richard Smith helps with this week's medical problems on [number removed].


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Dr Richard Smith

: Play School

Blow, blow, blow the wind blow,
Faster and faster the windmill sails go
Presenter lain Lauchlan Guest Carol Leader
Story: The Cakeby WILMA HORSBRUGH (R)

: News After Noon

with Frances Coverdale and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Mop and Smiff

Written and presented by Mike Amatt The Treasure
Animation SIMON AND SARA BOR Director SID WADDELL Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester (R)


Presented By: Mike Amatt
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: Regional News

: Children's BBC: Scragtag and His Tea Time Telly

Scragtag and Tim have been on their summer holidays, but are back and desperate to see their favourite programmes. There's just one problem, not every television gets Tea Time Telly. Scragtag makes some new friends on a strange kind of bus and even goes to school for a while, where he's delighted to find they've got a telly...
Back pages: 86


Scragtag's assistant: Marcus Kimber
Anita Voice: Rosella Longinotti
Music: Michael Omer
Director: Ian Stubbs
Producer: Roy Milani
Executive producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Sebastian the Incredible Drawing Dog!

with Michael Barrymore
2: The Man with Big Ideas
Mr Merrybean, the inventor, without whom our seasides would not be as they are today! Sebastian draws the characters and Michael has trouble with a genie lamp!


Sebastian assisted by: Richard Robinson
Sebastian assisted by: Ricky Greene
Devised and illustrated by: David Myers
Music: Mike McNaught
Designer: Janet Budden
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Beat the Teacher

with Paul Jones
Can challenger Jared Hill from Glyncoed Junior
Comprehensive, Ebbw Vale, unseat the reigning champion? Find out this afternoon.


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Jared Hill

: Dungeons and Dragons: Presto Spells Disaster

Six youngsters are trapped in a land of magic. (R)

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis, Peter Duncan and Mark Curry
Bonnie Goes to School
Now she's taken over from her famous mum as the new Blue Peter dog, 7-month-old Bonnie has to be on her best behaviour every Monday and Thursday! Like all golden retrievers, Bonnie's eager to learn and did well at her 'summer school' when top trainer Richard Duckworth put her through her paces. There were some useful tips for Janet, too, as she and Bonnie got to grips with 'sit', 'stay', 'heel' and even retrieving. See how many marks out of ten you'd give them!


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Mark Curry
Contributor: Richard Duckworth

: The Flintstones

Yabba-dabba-doo! Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modem of Stone Age families.
The Hit Songwriters
Flintstone and Rubble follow in the footsteps of Rodgers and Hammerstone when Fred figures there's loot in Barney's lyrics - but is this another off-key idea?

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Philip Hayton followed by Weather News


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: 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 Peter Powell and Steve Wright.


Presenter: Peter Powell
Presenter: Steve Wright
Sound: Mike McCarthy
Lighting: Derek Slee
Designer: Adele Marolf
Production: Michael Hurll

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
"I dunno about glamorous grannies. I reckon we'll enter you for Miss World".
EastEnders line: Bristol [number removed], Cambridge [number removed], Carlisle [number removed], Liverpool [number removed], London [number removed],
Manchester [number removed], Middlesbrough [number removed], Newcastle upon Tyne [number removed], Preston [number removed], Southampton [number removed]
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons

: Bodymatters

A magical mystery tour of our own flesh and blood with Dr Graeme Garden, Dr Alan Maryon Davis, Dr Gillian Rice and an audience of intrepid volunteers
Gut Feelings
Tonight, a journey with a difference as Bodymatters gives you the inside story on your digestive system. Exploring the recesses of the body's food processor, find out what makes your mouth water and why a rumbling stomach can be a healthy sign. So feast your eyes on the last Bodymatters in this series.
Ceefax subtitles


Presenter: Dr Graeme Garden
Presenter: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Presenter: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul
Director: Stuart McDonald
Series editor: David Filkin
Programme associate: John Junkin

: Lenny Henry Tonite

The greatest detective in history is about to travel into the future to solve a crime that won't happen for 49 years. You might think that's impressive. Even more impressive than non-simmer chicken noodle soup. But to Gronk Zillman it's no big deal. He's so far ahead of his time that he considers travelling into the future to be already a thing of the past. Starring
Lenny Henry and George Baker Connie Booth Ronnie Brody John Challis Brian Coburn
Mark Elliott
Billy Hamon Brian Oulton
Alan Talbot
Harriet Thorpe with special guest Midge Ure
Produced and directed by GEOFF POSNER


Unknown: Gronk Zillman
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: Connie Booth
Unknown: Ronnie Brody
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Brian Coburn
Unknown: Mark Elliott
Unknown: Billy Hamon
Unknown: Brian Oulton
Unknown: Alan Talbot
Unknown: Harriet Thorpe
Unknown: Midge Ure
Written By: Kim Fuller
Music: Simon Brint
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Fred Wright
Designer: David Laskey
Directed By: Geoff Posner

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Regional News Weather News

: Crimewatch UK

The programme that enables the viewer to solve and prevent crime. With Nick Ross and Sue Cook
Diane Sindall was 21 when she died. She worked some evenings in the Wellington pub in Bebington. On 1 August she ran out of petrol on her way home and was attacked and murdered. Just seven weeks on, viewers from Merseyside and beyond might help track down her killer.
In February the Wilberforce Museum in Hull was burgled and £30,000 worth of silver was taken. Since then small museums from Huddersfield to Shrewsbury have been hit by the same gang - the method of operation has been fast and efficient. But with more and more historic silverware on the market the chances are high that somebody somewhere can help crack the case.
And the savage murder of Che Keng Fung in London - it appears that burglars killed for the sake of £100 cash and some jewellery.
Nick Ross and Sue Cook , along with detectives from around the country, are waiting for your call to the


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Diane Sindall
Unknown: Keng Fung
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sue Cook

: In Sickness and in Health

by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring Warren Mitchell
Alf acts strangely after being locked in his bedroom by Mrs Hollingbery. The milkman arrives with good news. designer PAUL ALLEN
Directed by RICHARD BODEN Produced by ROGER RACE


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Hollingbery.
Designer: Paul Allen
Directed By: Richard Boden
Produced By: Roger Race
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Rita: Una Stubbs
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Winston: Eamonn Walker
Mrs Johnson: Eileen Kennally
Mr Johnson: Ken Campbell
Milkman: Harry Fowler
Mr Kittel: Renu Setna
Christy: Jan Arden

: Matt Houston

with The Woman in White
Houston takes on the case of Wade Kimball , an ex-cop serving time for a murder he swears he did not commit. As Houston tries to track down Kimball's only alibi, the seemingly non-existent 'woman in white', he encounters the terror tactics of criminals determined to maintain the cop's guilt by Protecting a vicious secret.... Written by SKIP WEBSTER and LARRY ALEXANDER
Directed by KIM MANNERS


Unknown: Wade Kimball
Unknown: Larry Alexander
Directed By: Kim Manners
Matt Houston: Lee Horsley
C J: Pamela Hensley
Det Lt Hoyt: Lincoln Kilpatrick
Terry Spence: Don Johnson
Wade Kimball: Robert F. Lyons
Valentine: Joseph Ruskin
Nan Kimball: Rebecca Balding
Sunny Kimball: Heather O'Rourke
Charity: Fay Hauser

: Crimewatch Update

Developments and reminders from the Crimewatch team.

: Rhoda

Love Song ofJ. Nicholas Lobo Nick Lobo has a talent for
Wrecking things, so when Joe gives him a job at the demolition company, you'd think he had found his forte.... Written by COLEMAN MITCHELL and GEOFFREY NEIGHER
"irected by JOAN DARLING (R)


Unknown: Nicholas Lobo
Unknown: Nick Lobo
Written By: Coleman Mitchell
Written By: Geoffrey Neigher
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Joe: David Groh
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Nick: Richard Masur

: Weather

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