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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

The programme that sets the agenda for the day. Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour
Local news and travel information at 6.57, 7.27
7.57 and 8.27
Francis Wilson looks ahead to the weekend weather at home and abroad at 6.55
7.25, 7.55, 8.25, and 8.55


Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Brighton or Bust

Three hundred veterans are revving up in Hyde Park - the youngest, a mere 77 years old, the oldest almost 90.
Two million car buffs line the 57-mile route to Brighton to celebrate the Act of 1896 that freed the motor car from the red flag, and to honour the men of vision who made cars like the Cadillac, the Benz and the De Dion Bouton in an age when motoring was an adventure and motor cars had some character.
This documentary film follows the fortunes of three competitors in the 1981 RAC Rally.
Johnny Thomas from Wales, who had only a month to put his Darracq together. Amanda and Deborah Bennett who were driving the family's 1904 Panhard for the first time as a tribute to their father.
And Lord Montagu in his 1899 Daimler with Stirling Moss riding shotgun.
Film editor ALAN LYGO


Unknown: Dion Bouton
Unknown: Johnny Thomas
Unknown: Deborah Bennett
Unknown: Stirling Moss

: Advice Line

Paul Clark and Eileen Evason answer your questions on social security problems.
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Paul Clark
Unknown: Eileen Evason

: Neighbours

: Phillip Schofield

with Children's BBCtv programme news and your birthday greetings.

: Play School

Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Janet Palmer
Story: Red Fox and his Canoe by NATHANIEL BENCHLEY Musical director MICHAEL OMER Percussion PETER HOWLAND Woodwind MARTIN FRITH


Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Presenter: Guest Janet Palmer
Unknown: Red Fox
Unknown: Nathaniel Benchley
Director: Michael Omer
Director: Percussion Peter Howland
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Henry's Cat

The Invention (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Dora Bryan Producer RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Dora Bryan
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: Public School

A series of films set in one of Britain's top boarding schools for boys.
The Right Habits for Life
A strange and novel world faces 20 new boys who have left their prep schools for
Radley College, Oxfordshire - their home for the next five years.
As dusk falls in chapel the Warden of Radley, Dennis Silk , sets before his new
Radleians a set of guiding principles for life.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer RICHARD DENTON (R)


Unknown: Dennis Silk
Producer: Richard Denton

: Open Air

Alan Titchmarsh joins Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes for the weekend edition of Open Air - your chance to talk back to the producers, directors and TV executives who have been responsible for your week's viewing. The Open Air open line number is [number removed]


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Star Memories

Today Nick Ross talks to Michael Parkinson


Talks: Nick Ross
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: One O'clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Neighbours

Daphne's surprise for Des backfires. Marcia Taylor 's decision to make an example of a boy in her class has appalling repercussions. (For cast see Monday page 46)


Unknown: Marcia Taylor

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Gran

A See-Saw programme (R)

: The Liver Birds

by CARLA LANE and MYRA TAYLOR starring and Beryl and Sandra are two
Liverpudlian girls who share a bedsitter in Huskisson
Street. In this first episode the girls are busily preparing for a forthcoming marriage.


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Myra Taylor
Designer: David Spode
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Mrs Hennessey: Sheila Fay
Mr Hennessey: Cyril Shaps
Gloria: Paula Wilcox
Ernie: Barrie Rutter
Vicar: P G Stephens
Photographer: Chris Gannon

: Knots Landing

The return of the series featuring the black sheep of the Ewing family, Gary, and his wife Val, who escaped the machinations of Southfork, Dallas, to start a new life in Knots Landing, California. starring guest starring
An old friend of Val's drops in and leaves her with a handful of trouble in the shape of a difficult child who goes by the name of Cricket. Written by ANN MARCUS Directed by NICK SGARRO


Written By: Ann Marcus
Directed By: Nick Sgarro
Valene Ewing: Joan Van Ark
Gary Ewing: Ted Shackelford
Lilimae Clements: Julie Harris
Karen Fairgate: Michele Lee
Laura Avery: Constance McCashin
Abby Cunningham: Donna Mills
Olivia Cunningham: Tonya Crowe
Rusty Daniels: Don Stroud
Cricket: Viveka Davis
Joe Cooper: Stephen MacHt

: Box Clever

A new family quiz hosted by Emlyn Hughes
In the first game
James Colgan , aged 17, from Bridlington, Yorkshire, brings his stepfather David and stepgrandfather Jack to make up his family team against Stefan Chilcott , aged 17, from Frensham, Surrey, his mother Jan and aunt Sue. They play a strategic board game with the moves dependant on correct answers to a wide variety of questions put by Dr Sue Kingsman of Trinity College Oxford. The winners of the board game go on to play a computer game for prizes.


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: James Colgan
Unknown: Stefan Chilcott
Unknown: Dr Sue Kingsman
Producer: Henry Murray

: Children's BBC: Whizz Time

Whizz solves the Earth search and 'whizzes' the hands of the clock into the skyport graphic. An old has given her a 'quartz crystal timecoder' and its way of telling the time turns out to be 'amazing'.


Music: Peter Gosling
Designer: Nick Somerville
Production: Pippa Dyson
Whizz: Kate Copstick
Voice: Robin Stevens

: SuperTed

SuperTed in Texas
SuperTed gets homesick for the Lonestar state and other people's longhorn cattle. (R)

: Beat the Teacher

with Paul Jones
The last round before the Champion of Champion's week. Who will be the three highest-scoring pupils and teachers?
Devised by CLIVE DOIG


Unknown: Paul Jones
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Cheggers Plays Pop

starring Keith Chegwin with Michele Kennedy and Sue Wayman
Cheggers bounces on to the screen with chart-topping bands, games, quizzes and this week's special mystery guest star.
Designer Barry Roach Executive producer Peter Ridsdale Scott
Director Jonathan Bullen Producer Martin Hughes


Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Michele Kennedy
Unknown: Sue Wayman
Designer: Barry Roach
Executive producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Director: Jonathan Bullen
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes Episode 8 by FRANCES GALLEYMORE
Imelda and Helen get Ziggy into trouble with Mr Griffiths ; Gonch and Hollo are not too worried when muscle men Trevor and Vince try to move in on them. (R)


Unknown: Frances Galleymore
Unknown: Mr Griffiths

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon Categories up for selection in the Spotlight rounds tonight include the 1960's, Television, Current Affairs and Sport. If you are an expert in any of these subjects why don't you join Angela to find the Masterteam of 1986. Director ANDREA CONWAY
Programme associate ROSALIND GOLD Producer DAVE ROSS


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Dave Ross

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Wogan

Is Terry bound to become another Prometheus, and will his liver last?

: Blankety Blank

LesDawson Join Les and his friends in another edition of this popular comedy quiz. His special guests this week are Gary Davies , William Gaunt Madhur Jaffrey Mary Parkinson
Mandy Shires , Nicholas Smith produced in association with MARK GOODSON and TALBOT TV LTD Sound BOB FOLEY


Unknown: Lesdawson Join Les
Unknown: Gary Davies
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Unknown: Mary Parkinson
Unknown: Mandy Shires
Unknown: Nicholas Smith
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bob Foley
Unknown: Alan Jeffery
Designer: Chris Webster
Director: Bruce Millar
Producer: Stanley Appel

: Dynasty

The Triple Cross
With Blake and Alexis preoccupied with gaining control of each other's companies the way is clear for a third party to double-cross them both. Meanwhile Steven demands to see
Adam's personal files and Dominique starts making plans for her wedding day.
Written by DIANA GOULD Directed by DON MEDFORD


Written By: Diana Gould
Directed By: Don Medford
Blake: John Forsythe
Krystle: Linda Evans
Alexis: Joan Collins
Adam: Gordon Thomson
Steven: Jack Coleman
Claudia: Pamela Bellwood
Dex: Michael Nader
Amanda: Catherine Oxenberg
Dominique: Diahann Carroll
Sammy Jo: Heather Locklear
Clay: Ted McGinley
Ben: Christopher Cazenove
Jackie: Troy Beyer
Minister Han: Dana Lee

: Nine O'Clock News

John Humphrys and Nicholas Witchell present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News
Weekend Weather


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Call Me Mister

starring Steve Bisley as Jack Bartholomew in The Bombay Ducks by TERRY HODGKINSON with and featuring
An encounter with a frightened young Indian and the loan of a tenner involves Jack with a mysterious travel agency and the uncovering of an ugly racket.
Film editor IAN FARR
Photography ELMER COSSEY Created and produced by ROBERT BANKS STEWART Director GUY SLATER


Unknown: Steve Bisley
Unknown: Jack Bartholomew
Unknown: Terry Hodgkinson
Editor: Ian Farr
Designer: Phil Roberson
Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Produced By: Robert Banks Stewart
Director: Guy Slater
Julie Columbus: Dulice Liecier
Fred Hurley: David Bamber
Det Sgt McBride: Dermot Crowley
'Jock': Valerie Gogan
Jumna: Raj Patel
Donald Silverman: Peter Cartwright
Valerie Silverman: Suzanne Church
P K Gupta: Raad Rawi
Capt Winnie Brooke: Diana Davies
Doctor: Barry McCarthy
Beautician: Sarah Payne
Tracy: Karen McMullen
Martland: Nicholas Day
Driver: Mick Oliver
Jaffrey: Rashid Karapiet
Mohun-Lal: Badi Uzzaman
Night sister: Madeline Blakeney
Director: David Conville
Choregrapher: Christopher Wren
Pianist: Zack Laurence

: Omnibus

Ray Charles
From a background of abject poverty in the deep South Ray Charles went on to become one of the most successful performers in the history of popular music. He was blind by the age of 7, but he had begun to play the piano, taught by the man who ran the general store next door. From the late 50s he made a string of hits starting with the million-seller
'Georgia', 'Unchain my heart', 'Hit the road jack' and the biggest of all 'I can't stop loving you'.
In a rare television interview this reclusive star talks to Charlie Gillett , and with a filmed record of his latest sell-out London concert, and classic Charles performances from the past, Omnibus looks at the music of the man
Sinatra calls 'the only real genius in the business.' Film editor JOHN BARNES Associate producers
0 FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: Charlie Gillett
Editor: John Barnes
Unknown: Keith Cheetham.

: The Late Film: Halloween III - Season of the Witch

Tom Atkins
Stacey Nelkin Dan O'Herlihy
A special presentation for Halloween night of this unusual addition to the famous series of horror films.
Northern California, 23
October. A man is admitted to hospital clutching a child's Halloween mask and muttering 'They're going to kill us...... all of us!'. When he is brutally murdered his daughter and a sympathetic doctor set about investigating the mysterious Silver
Shamrock Factory, purveyor of Halloween masks. But the impending ancient festival of the dead begins to claim many victims.....
Screenplay by TOMMY LEE WALLACE Based on a story by NIGEL KNEALE Produced by JOHN CARPENTER and DEBRA HILL Directed by TOMMY LEE WALLACE
(First showing on British Television)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Tom Atkins
Unknown: Stacey Nelkin
Unknown: Dan O'Herlihy
Unknown: Tommy Lee Wallace
Story By: Nigel Kneale
Produced By: John Carpenter
Produced By: Debra Hill
Directed By: Tommy Lee Wallace
Dr Daniel Challis: Tom Atkins
Ellie Grimbridge: Stacey Nelkin
Conal Cochran: Dan O'Herlihy
Buddy Kupfer: Ralph Strait
Rafferty: Michael Currie
Betty Kupfer: Jadeen Barbor
Little Buddy: Bradley Schachter
Marge: Garn Stephens
Linda Challis: Nancy Kyes
Starker: Jon Terry

: Weather

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