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: Ceefax AM

: News Headlines

followed by The Flintstones Trouble-in-Law (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough
Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman Reports from
Penny Bustin, James Cox Margaret Gilmore Peter Marshall
Guy Michelmore and Michael Stewart


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Michael Stewart

: Watchdog

Can you feed a family of four on E20 food budget a week? With the season of goodwill and over indulgence closing in fast Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton find out what sort of Christmas lunch you can expect on the Welfare State.


Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton

: Day to Day

Got something to say?
Then say it on Day to Day. Join Robert Kilroy-Silk , his studio audience and guests as they discuss a topic that touches your life.
To take part in the studio audience of a future programme ring [number removed]


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Advice Shop

With Christmas in the air, what help is on offer to people who are elderly or housebound and living alone? Margo MacDonald introduces this week's topic: Fighting Isolation. (e)


Introduces: Margo MacDonald

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.

: Play School

'Everything in the King's collection is different. But what he wants, and what he doesn't have, is a collection of pleasant sounds ...'
Presenter FloeUa Benjamin Guest Mike Amatt
Story: The King's Collection by RUTH CRAFT
Illustrated by ELISA TRIMBY


Presenter: Floeua Benjamin
Presenter: Guest Mike Amatt
Illustrated By: Elisa Trimby

: Willo the Wisp

The Flight of Mavis With the voices of Kenneth Williams
Written and produced by NICK SPARGO (R)


Produced By: Nick Spargo

: Five to Eleven

with Geoffrey Wheeler


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Something Simple Like a Scald

Did you know that boiling water can burn a toddler's skin like acid? They certainly know at the burns unit of the Birmingham Accident Hospital, where nearly half of last year's 500 admissions were children under the age of 5. 'Something simple like a scald,' in the words of a consultant at the unit,
'inevitably leaves a scar.' Yet for victims past and present, much is being done to ease the pain of treatment and the stigma of injury. Producer DAVID NELSON


Producer: David Nelson

: 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 including at

: Domesday Detectives

The last day of the quarter-finals as Paul Coia asks the teams to play Domesday Detectives.
The answers to his questions can be found on the amazing Domesday laser discs, and the teams compete to win this treasure trove of information.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Max moves into a bedsitter.
Mrs Forbes forgets to pass on some vital information.


Unknown: Mrs Forbes

: Stop-Go

A See-Saw programme Motorway Patrol (R)

: Hollywood Star Movie: Till the End of Time

Dorothy McGuire Guy Madison
Robert Mitchum Cliff Harper , a discharged GI, returns to his home town after spending four years with the Marines in the Pacific.
Disillusioned and aimless, he drifts into a relationship with the widow of a flyer whose love and understanding help him readjust to civilian life.
Screenplay by ALLEN RIVKIN
Based on the novel They Dream of Home byNIVEN BUSCH
Produced by DORE SCHARY
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Dorothy McGuire
Unknown: Guy Madison
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Cliff Harper
Unknown: Allen Rivkin
Unknown: Niven Busch
Produced By: Dore Schary
Directed By: Edward Dmytryk
Pat Ruscomb: Dorothy McGuire
Cliff Harper: Guy Madison
William Tabeshaw: Robert Mitchum
Perry Kincheloe: Bill Williams
C W Harper: Tom Tully
Sgt Cunny Watrous: William Gargan
Helen Ingersoll: Jean Porter
Tommy: Johnny Sands
Pinky: Loren Tindall
Amy Harper: Ruth Nelson
Mrs Kincheloe: Selena Royle
Scruffy: Harry von Zell
Boy from Idaho: Richard Benedict

: Barney Bear

The Prospecting Bear

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with Scragtag and His Tea-time Telly with special guests The
Chucklehounds Scragtag 's in a panic because his chest of drawers has been sold with all his bits and pieces in it. Don't worry though, he and Tim are hot on its trail and they won't give up searching until they've found it. Find out where the trail leads them and what new friends they make on the way. Tune in! Scragtag's assistant Marcus Kimber
Music by MICHAEL OMER Production ROY MILANI Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Chucklehounds Scragtag
Unknown: Marcus Kimber
Music By: Michael Omer
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Captain Caveman

Mystery of the Meandering Mummy (R)

: Jonny Briggs

by Valerie Georgeson from a story by Joan Eadington
Rita and Mavis still haven't moved the bike, and no-one's quite sure whether Dad has heard about the plans for the anniversary party. (For cast see page 48)


Writer: Valerie Georgeson
From a story by: Joan Eadington

: The Adventures of Bullwinkle and Rocky

Ruby Yacht
6: A Paper Boat Called Hope (R)

: Record Breakers

with Roy Castle Fiona Kennedy and Julian Farino
Will the world record of 121 skips over a single rope by 90 people take a turn for the better, and will another type of jumping record go to the dogs? Find out in this action-packed last programme of the series. Studio director SALLY FRASER Producer MICHAEL FORTE


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Fiona Kennedy
Unknown: Julian Farino
Director: Sally Fraser

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes Episode 21 by Barry Purchese
Examination time at Grange Hill brings special problems for Zammo and Fay. Ant has chosen his options, but Mr Bronson has other ideas.
This week's cast:


Writer: Barry Purchese
Devised by: Phil Redmond
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Margie Barbour
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr Kennedy: Jeffery Kissoon
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Miss Partridge: Karen Lewis
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mrs McGuire: Jenny Twigge
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Mr King: David Straun
Mr Jones: Keith Drinkel
Mr Glover: Vincent Brimble
Mrs Stannard: Beryl King
DC Walters: Gregory Cox
PC Smethurst: Michael Greatorex
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Kevin Baylon: Mmoloki Chrystie
Julie Marchant: Lisa York
Steven Banks: Tim Polcy
Cheryl Webb: Amma Asante
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Ant Jones: Ricky Simmonds
Danny: Jonathan Lambeth
Laura: Fiona Mogridge
Julia Glover: Sara McGlasson
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Imelda Davis: Fleur Taylor
Calley Donnington: Simone Hyams
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Ziggy Greaves: George Wilson
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo: Bradley Sheppard
Shane: David Fenwick

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon The fourth quarter-final is played tonight - the last chance to win through to the semi-finals. The tension builds for the competing teams of THE GOOD GUESSERS from Hull and the BRANDYWELL PRIDE from Northern Ireland.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Telly Addicts

A nine-round contest to decide the overall champions as this year's
Telly Addicts challenge the PAIN FAMILY, champions of 1985. Noel Edmonds poses the questions in this battle of the giants.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Annette Martin
Producer: Tim Manning

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
"I find it very hard to work, Barry, when my flat suddenly seems to resemble a cross between a disco and a fairy grotto."
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Tony Virgo
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Lou: Anna Wing
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Pat: Pam St Clement
Mary: Linda Davidson
Angie: Anita Dobson
Den: Leslie Grantham
Jan: Jane How
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Naima: Shreela Ghosh
Rezaul: Tanveer Ghani
Debs: Shirley Cheriton
Willmott Brown: William Boyde
Tony: Oscar James
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Hannah: Sally Sagoe
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Charlie Cotton: Christopher Hancock
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Tom: Donald Tandy
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Colin: Michael Cashman
Barry: Gary Hailes
PC Gifford: Albert Welling
Ambulance man: Bill Rourke

: Hancock's Half Hour: The New Nose

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Tony Hancock and featuring Sidney James
with John Le Mesurier (R)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Tony Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sidney James
Counterhand: Roger Avon
Second girl in milk bar: Pamela Manson
Girl at Tony's: Barbara Archer
First man at bus stop: Alec Bregonzi
First man at doctor's: Arthur Mullard
Second girl at Tony's: Annabelle Lee
First girl in milk bar: Elizabeth Fraser
Milkman: Mario Fabrizi
Second man at bus stop: Ivor Raymonde
Nurse: Anne Marryott

: Tom O'Connor

During the long march of progress (or was it June?) the invention of the wheel proved to be of great benefit to man and womankind. Just how far it's rolled since then can be seen in tonight's programme, which is devoted almost exclusively to transport.
Tom and his regular team of CHRIS EMMETT.
CAROLINE GRUBER. JEFF STEVENSON and MICK WALKER are joined by guest Adrian Walsh (if his bus arrives on time) in a lighthearted look at the merits of timetables and trains, boats and planes.
Why is it that buses always arrive in threes? Why do train platform announcements sound like frying porters' hats? Why is an aircraft named after an elephant (if they can't fly)? Fancy calling your pet elephant Concorde! Script associate BARRY FAULKNER Sound supervisor DAVID THOMPSON Lighting director ALAN HORNE Set designer MARTIN METHVEN Production RICK GARDNER


Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Unknown: Caroline Gruber.
Unknown: Jeff Stevenson
Unknown: Mick Walker
Unknown: Adrian Walsh
Unknown: Barry Faulkner
Unknown: David Thompson
Director: Alan Horne
Designer: Martin Methven
Unknown: Rick Gardner

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News Weather


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Highpoint

Richard Harris
Christopher Plummer Beverly D'Angelo Desperate for a job,
Lewis Kinney agrees to become bodyguard to the beautiful Lise Hatcher.
Kinney is immediately plunged into a deadly intrigue that involves the CIA, the Mafia and a 'missing' 10 million dollars.
The other problem is Lise's supposedly dead brother,
James, who turns out to be very much alive....
Produced by DANIEL M. FINE Directed by PETER CARTER 0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Beverly D'Angelo
Unknown: Lewis Kinney
Unknown: Lise Hatcher.
Unknown: Richard Guttman
Unknown: Ian Sutherland
Directed By: Peter Carter
Lewis Kinney: Richard Harris
James Hatcher: Christopher Plummer
Lise: Beverly D'Angelo
Mrs Hatcher: Kate Reid
Maranzella: Peter Donat
Banner: Robin Gammell
Centino: Saul Rebinek

: Film 86

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Heartbreak Ridge:
Clint Eastwood stars as a tough gunnery sergeant who trains marines, but whose domestic life is in disarray. Marsha Mason plays his ex-wife, and Clint Eastwood directs. And as 1986 comes to a close, a preview of some of the major releases for the New Year.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Marsha Mason
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Director: Jane Prowse
Producer: Jane Lush

: Ideas Unlimited

presented by William Woollard
Last May saw the launch of the competition to find the best company suggestion schemes.
There will be five winners and a top prize of a holiday for two in America.
Tonight, in this final programme of the series, the entries from companies as small as 115 workers, up to the giants that employ a quarter of a million, are judged. Will the Davids triumph over the Goliaths? Researcher KAREN EDWARDS Director JULIAN STENHOUSE Producer BRYN BROOKS (e)


Presented By: William Woollard
Unknown: Karen Edwards
Director: Julian Stenhouse
Producer: Bryn Brooks

: Weather

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