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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Guy Michelmore and reports from
James Cox , Peter Marshall Penny Bustin ,
Margaret Gilmore , Mike Stewart , Guy Michelmore and Sally Jones. Newsreader Sue Carpenter


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Penny Bustin
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: Mike Stewart
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Sally Jones.

: Children's Parties

The best of times, the worst of times.... magic or misery, funny or frightful, happy or horrendous.
This documentary film looks in on just a few of the thousands of children's birthdays celebrated in the summer of 1981. Photography ANTHONY BRAGG Director philip BONHAM CARTER (First shown in 40 Minutes;


Unknown: Anthony Bragg
Director: Philip Bonham

: Advice Shop

Margo MacDonald with information about social security benefits. This week's topic: Getting Help. Directed by JEREMY ORELEBAR
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS (E) (Tomorrow: Other Sources of Help) For information on social security benefits, see Ceefax page 188


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Jeremy Orelebar
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Neighbours

: Phillip Schofield

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

: Play School

Presenter Carol Chell Guest Simon Davies Story: Cold Feet by SUSAN EAMES


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Guest Simon Davies
Unknown: Susan Eames

: Henry's Cat

Narration Bob Godfrey Music PETER SHADE
Production BOB GODFREY (R)


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward
Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Music: Peter Shade
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Five to Eleven

with Joanna Lumley


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Vegetarian Kitchen

In this second programme of the series, Sarah Brown introduces some of the many versatile and colourful members of the pulse family, and visits Middle Eastern cookery expert,
Claudia Roden , to discover the secret of making harrira, an exotic Moroccan bean soup. Director PAULA GILDER
Producer JENNY STEVENS (R) (E)


Introduces: Sarah Brown
Unknown: Claudia Roden
Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Open Air

Invites you to give your views on the TV programmes you like - and the ones you don't! The Open Air number is [number removed].
Deputy editor CYRIL GATES Editor PETER WEIL BBC Manchester

: Star Memories

Today, Nick Ross talks to Cliff Michelmore Research JENNI pozzi
Studio director BERNARD NEWNHAM Produced by COLIN STRONG


Talks: Nick Ross
Produced By: Colin Strong

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

The continuing drama of life in an Australian suburb.
Scott and Kim are together but alone.
Max Ramsay has some vital information for Jim.
(For cast seepage 54. Shown again tomorrow at 10.0 am)


Unknown: Max Ramsay

: Stop-Go

A See-Saw programme All Wheel Drive
'Off Roaders' come in buggies and front-wheel-drive cars to take part in a crazy cross-country rally. (R)

: Hollywood Star Movie: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

starring Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland
Around the throne of Elizabeth I rages the intrigue of her courtiers, all plotting for her favour and their own glory.
The Queen is infatuated with the dashing young Earl of Essex, but is soon to find herself torn between her love for Essex and her duty as a monarch.


Screenplay: Norman Reilly Raine
Screenplay: Aeneas MacKenzie
Based on the play "Elizabeth the Queen" by: Maxwell Anderson
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Michael Curtiz
Queen Elizabeth: Bette Davis
Earl of Essex: Errol Flynn
Lady Penelope Grey: Olivia de Havilland
Francis Bacon: Donald Crisp
Earl of Tyrone: Alan Hale
Sir Walter Raleigh: Vincent Price
Lord Burghley: Henry Stephenson
Sir Robert Cecil: Henry Daniell
Sir Thomas Egerton: James Stephenson
Margaret Radcliffe: Nanette Fabares
Sir Edward Coke: Leo G. Carroll

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with:
Jimbo and the Jet Set: Jet Leg
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS Voices
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)

4.0 The Chucklehounds: Caterpillar Crisis
Starring the Chuckle Brothers in Caterpillar Crisis...in which a cuddly caterpillar runs amok in the Chucklehounds' cabbage patch..... Music DAVE COOKE
Designer JOHN HOLLAND Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC Manchester

4.5 Captain Caveman
Cavey gets in among the stars on the film set when the lights go out ...(R)

4.15 Beat the Teacher
with Paul Jones Today sees teacher and pupil battle it out in the second heat of the Champion of Champions Week.

4.30 Record Breakers
with Roy Castle Fiona Kennedy and Julian Farino
I say, I say, I say, how many record breakers can you squeeze into one programme? I don't know, how many record breakers can you squeeze into one programme? Find out in this olde-tyme music-hall slant on some brand-new records.
Assistant producer SALLY FRASER Producer MICHAEL FORTE

5.00 John Craven's Newsround

5.10 Grange Hill
A series of 24 programmes Episode 9 by SARAH DANIELS
Ziggy and Robbie set out to get their revenge on Imelda - with unfortunate results. Jackie suspects Zammo is seeing another girl and follows him out of school to find out.
Director MARGIE BARBOUR (R) (For cast see page 85)


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Directed By: Keith Learner
Music: Dave Cooke
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Martin Hughes
Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Fiona Kennedy
Unknown: Julian Farino
Producer: Sally Fraser
Unknown: Sarah Daniels
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Margie Barbour

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon It's no joke that three comedians are waiting in the wings to compete against the winning team. THE NORTHERN COMEDIANS come down to
London tonight to compete.
Will they be game for a laugh or going for gold when they are put in the Spotlight?
Tonight's catagories include Cinema, Sport, Pop Music, and Current Affairs. Maybe your subject will come up on the board in Masterteam.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Philip Hayton

: Telly Addicts

There's classic comedy, drama, puppet shows and adventure tonight.
Noel Edmonds poses the questions to test the television knowledge of two more families vying for the title of Telly Addicts of 1986. Director ANNETTE MARTIN Producer JOHN G. SMITH
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Annette Martin
Producer: John G. Smith

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser.
'It's your life. Can't you just get on with it, out of the way of mine?'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Antonia Bird
Pat Wicks: Pam St. Clements
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Dr Singh: Amerjit Deu
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Hannah: Sally Sagoe
Carmel Roberts: Judith Jacob
Kelvin: Paul J. Medford
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Colin Russell: Michael Cashman
James Willmott-Brown: William Boyde
Debbie: Shirley Cheriton
Tom Clements: Donald Tandy
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Adele: Lisa Lancashire
Gina: Charlotte Edwards
Social worker: Paul Kelly

: No Place Like Home

by JON WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Arthur enlists Trevor's help in planning a surprise family reunion for Beryl, which has unexpected results.
Designer RICHARD MCNANAN-SMITH Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Unknown: Jon Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Directed By: Robin Nash
Arthur Crabtree: William Gaunt
Beryl: Patricia Garwood
Trevor Botting: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Raymond Codd: Daniel Hill
Paul Crabtree: Stephen Watson
Tracy Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Lorraine Codd: Beverley Adams
Nigel Crabtree: Andrew Charleson

: Yes, Prime Minister

by ANTHONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN starring Paul Eddington Nigel Hawthorne Derek Fowlds in The
Key Jim is persuaded that Sir Humphrey's influence is becoming too powerful. What can he do? The door between the Cabinet Office and 10 Downing Street provides the key.
Its closely-observed portrayal of what goes on in the corridors of power has given me hours of pure joy.
Far and away the best comedy on the box. (TRIBUNE) Designer VALERIE WARRENDER Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY


Unknown: Anthony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Key Jim
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Frank: Peter Celuer
Dorothy Wainwright: Deborah Norton
Policeman: Victor Winding

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Big Deal

Last in the present series Innocent, OK?
The bottom has dropped out of Robby Box 's world. Has
Robby's gambler's luck run out at last?
Photography PAUL V. WHEELER Film editor PETER HARRIS
Producer TERENCE Williams Director JEREMY SUMMERS


Written By: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: Robby Box
Editor: Peter Harris
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Jeremy Summers
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Vi: Pamela Cundell
Tommy: James Ottaway
Debby: Lisa Geoghan
Ferret: Kenneth Waller
Kipper: Roger Walker
Geordie: Andy Mulligan
Black George: Alex Tetteh-Lartey
Court PC: Stanley McGeagh
Gil: Frank Mills
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Magistrate: Alan Brown
Remand prisoners: Christopher Bowen
Remand prisoners: Richard Earthy
Robby's solicitor: Geoffrey Bateman
Danes: Harry Jones
Prison officer: Andrew Cuthbert
Charlie Mayer: Peter Pacey
Dick Mayer: Stephen Tate
Christine: Paulina Dare
Peter Davis: Mike Reid
Prosecution counsel: Shaughan Seymour
Defence counsel: Janet Key
Det inspector: Terry Taplin
Judge: Brian Hawksley
Clerk of court: John Flint
Jury foreman: David Gregory
Garage attendant: Katherine Barry
Hal Brookman: Bob Sherman
Market PC: David Whitworth

: Film 86

with Barry Norman
Ginger and Fred - an ageing pair of hoofers who were famous as a ballroom and tapdance team 30 years ago are reunited for a TV show. Federico Fellini directs. Ruthless People -
Bette Midler is the kidnapped wife and Danny DeVito is the husband who doesn't want to pay the ransom in this black comedy.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Federico Fellini
Unknown: Bette Midler
Unknown: Danny Devito
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: The Money Makers

India's Steel Man
In the middle of the poorest state in India, Bihar, is one of the country's four industrial successes - a company town built round the TATA Steel Works. Russi Mody , who runs it, talks to reporter David Lomax.
Film editor ALEX RICHARDSON Producer BRIAN DA VIES (R) (E)


Unknown: Russi Mody
Reporter: David Lomax.
Editor: Alex Richardson

: Championship Bowling

The CIS Insurance
United Kingdom Indoor
Singles Bowls Championship Tonight's second-round match has the possibility of being one of the best in the tournament if Brian Duncan , Waterloo Crown Green
Champion this year for the second time, and David Bryant , the world's most prestigious and successful flat green tournament player, manage to survive the first round.
DAVID ICKE introduces highlights of this match from the Guild Hall, Preston. Commentators
Summarisers MAL HUGHES , DAVID MCGILL Television presentation
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Brian Duncan
Unknown: David Bryant
Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Summarisers Mal Hughes
Unknown: Keith Phillips.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Weather

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