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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
Bob Friend views life across the Atlantic.
Sports news from Sally Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Bob Friend
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Watchdog

Presented by John Stapleton Have you got a grouse about gas? Today your chance to grill Ron Probert , Marketing Director of newly-privatised British Gas. Is the change good or bad for consumers? u you want someone in the Hot Seat, write to Watchdog. BBCtv. Lime
Grove, London W12 7RJ or ring the Watchdog hotline: [number removed]

Contributors

Presented By: John Stapleton
Unknown: Ron Probert

: Day to Day

with Robert Kilroy-Silk

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Advice Shop

Margo MacDonald looks at what the Government's
'Restart' schemes can offer people who have been out of work for a long time. Directed by BRYN BROOKS
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS (e) For leaflet send large 24p sae to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Bryn Brooks
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.

Contributors

Presenter: Phillip Schofield

: Play School

Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley Story: The Lion and the Mouse
A fable from Aesop (R)

Contributors

Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley

: Willo the Wisp

Magic Golf
Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)

Contributors

Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Five to Eleven

with Jan Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Harvey

: Holiday 87

: Open Air

with Pattie Coldwell Bob Wellings and Eamonn Holmes
BBC Manchester

including at:

Contributors

Presenter: Pattie Coldwell
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter: Eamonn Holmes
Deputy Editor: Cyril Gates
Editor: Peter Weil

: The Tom O'Connor Roadshow

Live from the Derby
Assembly Rooms Tom O'Connor and 'Out and About' girl
Debbie Greenwood bring you the sights and sounds of Derby, as well as the best of British show business.
Series producer STEVE WEDDLE Executive producer PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Producer: Steve Weddle
Producer: Peter Hercombe

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Weather MICHAEL FISH

Contributors

Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Maria tells Shane about
Danny's father. Paul helps Scott and Kim.

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme (R)

: The Wednesday Matinee: The Loneliest Runner

starring
Lance Kerwin with Brian Keith Michael Landon
John Curtis became one of America's finest athletes, eventually gaining success as an Olympic gold medallist, yet his childhood was one of loneliness and humiliation. This story tells of John's withdrawal from his family and friends because of his chronic incontinence. As a result of his loneliness,
John trained continually as an athlete and eventually became a hero to the people he was afraid of. Screenplay, produced and directed by MICHAEL LANDON
0 FILMS: page 15

Contributors

Unknown: Lance Kerwin
Unknown: Brian Keith
Unknown: Michael Landon
Unknown: John Curtis
Directed By: Michael Landon
John Curtis (young): Lance Kerwin
John Curtis (adult): Michael Landon
Arnold Curtis: Brian Keith
Alice Curtis: Deann Mears
Nancy: Melissa Sue Anderson
Rafer Johnson: Himself
Tony: Randy Faustino
Donnie: Dermott Downs
Dr Claymer: Walker Edmiston
Security guard: Herb Vigran
George Sanders: Cliff Bellow

: Off the Record

Martin Shaw talks to
Steve Blacknell about his record collection and illustrates some of his favourites with archive footage.
Producer JON PLOWMAN (R)

Contributors

Talks: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Box Clever

Hosted by Emlyn Hughes
A family quiz played as a strategic board game with moves dependent on correct answers to questions put by grSueKingsman.
Director JEREMY MILLS
"oducer HENRY MURRAY

Contributors

Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Director: Jeremy Mills
Unknown: Henry Murray

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with:

Corners
An introduction to a new series with Tracy Brabin, Simon Davies and introducing Jo Korna
"you're puzzled, send in a question to Corners, [address removed]
Back Pages: 86

Contributors

Unknown: Tracy Brabin
Unknown: Jo Korna

: Stilgoe's On

Presented by Richard Stilgoe
Today's programme has a magical' twist with a guest appearance by The Great Soprendo. (R)

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Stilgoe

: The Witch in the Cherry Tree

Illustrated by JENNY WILLIAMS and Jam illustrated by HELEN CRAIG read by Liza Goddard for Jackanory
Two picture books by MARGARET MAHY tell the stories of two ordinary families who have extraordinary experiences - a visiting cake-burglar, and a father with a passion for Jam-making.

Contributors

Unknown: Jenny Williams
Illustrated By: Helen Craig
Read By: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Margaret Mahy

: Bananaman

The Final Orbit (R)

: You Should Be So Lucky!

starring Vince Purity and his big board game. Oh yea, oh yea, oh yea, the all-star showvan is on the road!
The schools are
JANET DUPONT STAGE SCHOOL, Leicester and SHEILA ANN STUDIOS, Swansea.
Written and devised by COLIN BENNETT
Assistant producer CLAIRE WINYARD Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON

Contributors

Unknown: Vince Purity
Unknown: Janet Dupont
Unknown: Sheila Ann
Unknown: Colin Bennett
Producer: Claire Winyard
Producer: Christopher Pilkington
Purettes .............: Donna Young
Purettes ............: Julie Newell,
Purettes ............: Alex Cowens
Purettes ............: Joanna Borman
Jock: Mike McNaught
Janice: Chrissy Lee

: Treasure Houses

with Mark Curry
Westminster Abbey by DOROTHY SMITH
The Abbey Church is called a 'Royal Peculiar,' which means that the Dean and Chapter are responsible to no one but the monarch.
It has been the theatre for royal dramas for almost 1,000 years. Mark tells some of the backstage stories of splendour, intrigue and murder, from William the Conquerer's coronation to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York.
Film cameraman NIALL KENNEDY
Film editor CHRISTOPHER RICHARDS Producer EDWARD BARNES Director JEREMY SWAN

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Westminster Abbey
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Niall Kennedy
Editor: Christopher Richards
Producer: Edward Barnes
Director: Jeremy Swan

: First Class

The video quiz
Debbie Greenwood chairs this knock-out tournament to find the First Class of 1987. Tonight: BISHOP RAWSTORNE from Lancashire and BOSTON from Lincolnshire.
Designer jim LONGMUIR Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS Producer ANNE SOMERS
Series producer CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Director: Justin C. Adams
Producer: Anne Somers
Producer: Charles Nairn

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Wogan

Thirty-five minutes of homely fun presenting the people to the people from the stage somewhere in the West End of Shepherd's Bush.

: The Muppet Show

Tonight's guest star Ethel Merman can be counted on never to deliver a wrong note when she sings a selection of her hits and persuades Fozzie that there's no business like show business.
Producer jim HENSON

Contributors

Unknown: Ethel Merman
Producer: Jim Henson

: Dallas

So Shall Ye Reap
From little seeds ... J. R. discovers that when it's time to pay the piper, money can sometimes be insufficient. Bobby and Ray ponder the future for their unborn children, but Clayton is still obsessed with the past.
Meanwhile, Cliff is found to have stretched his financial credibility - with someone else's money ...
Written by LEONARD KATZMAN Directed by JERRY JAMESON
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Written By: Leonard Katzman
Directed By: Jerry Jameson
Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
J R: Larry Hagman
Donna: Susan Howard
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Clayton: Howard Keel
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Jenna: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Pam: Victoria Principal
April: Sheree J Wilson
Calhoun: Hunter von Leer
Wendell: William Smithers
Gordon: Jim Haynie
Jordan Lee: Don Starr
McSween: James L Brown

: Points of View

Anne Robinson with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Producer VICKI MARRIOTT

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Vicki Marriott

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: We Can Keep You Forever

... a Vietnamese guard tells his American prisoner.
Were American POWs left behind in South-East Asia? On the banks of the Mekong river, Vietnam veteran Vincent Amone plans a rescue mission into Laos. On the other side, he believes, Americans are still held hostage; 'If the communists catch me, they'll shoot me.' In a remote corner of Vietnam, a Swedish engineer sees white men in a jungle prison camp. 'You seen Rambo? It was like that.... bamboo walls and guard towers.'
In Florida, Air Force wife Anne Hart discovers that, after American POWs were supposedly sent home, a US spy plane photographed her husband's initials stamped out in long grass in Laos. The intelligence report concluded: 'This was thought to be Capt Hart.' For ten years, nobody told her ...
Officially, US administrations and the Vietnamese have long denied prisoners were left behind. Today intelligence men, former Vietnam government officials and nearly 1,000 eyewitnesses say that they were. To MIA wives, their men were abandoned.
Production assistant JILL DALES Film editor MALCOLM DANIEL
Executive producer GEORGE CAREY Written and directed by CHRISTOPHER OLGIATI
FEATURE: page 76 and WODDIS ON: page 81
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Contributors

Unknown: Vincent Amone
Unknown: Anne Hart
Unknown: Capt Hart.
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: George Carey
Directed By: Christopher Olgiati

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider
Highlights from an important evening of football in the quarter-finals of the Littlewoods Cup. There are three all-First-Division ties tonight: ARSENAL v
NOTTINGHAM FOREST; WEST
HAM UNITED V TOTTENHAM
HOTSPUR; EVERTON V
LIVERPOOL. You can see the final live on BBC Television on Sunday 5 April.
Plus all the other sporting news from home and abroad. Commentators BARRY DAVIES and JOHN MOTSON
Television presentation JOHN SHREWSBURY
Producer CHARLES BALCHIN Editor JOHN ROWLINSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: John Motson
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Producer: Charles Balchin
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Weather









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