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: Ceefax AM

starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers.

: Edgar Kennedy

in Maid to Order
Directed by CHARLES E. ROBERTS An RKO film


Directed By: Charles E. Roberts

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong
What future for the SDP after their vote to merge with the Liberals? Portsmouth is the venue for the first of this year's party conferences. James Cox has live daily reports.
Plus live updates from the World Athletics
Championships in Rome.
Bank holiday weather from Ian McCaskill at 7.25, 7.55, 8.25


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Children's BBC

But first this ... something a little different - a magazine between the programmes with Andy Crane. Starting with Children's Island
A drama serial in eight parts 7: Zero Hour 0200
At last William gets a break. He overhears a young airforce pilot talking about his fighter plane which crashed into an island. The mysterious SOS from the lost children is being broadcast on the special airforce frequency. Perhaps there's a connection. and AUDREY STARK,


Unknown: Andy Crane.
Unknown: Audrey Stark,
Unknown: Nicholas Laurents
Unknown: Clare Marshall
Unknown: Julie Marshall
Unknown: Jonathan Taylor
Unknown: Pat Saunders
Unknown: Peter Tunstall
Unknown: David Abbott
Unknown: Ronald France
Unknown: Dermod Judge
Directed By: Nathaniel Gutman
Produced By: Elisabeth Wolters
Tommy: Timothy Stark
Stanley: Stefan Gates
William: J D Roth
President: George Montgomery
Mr Grant: Richard Haines

: Hartbeat

A different approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart Margot Wilson and Morph
Let's Pretend
There are floating logs and burnt logs, computer graphics and a computer make, flintstones, asteroids and a disappearing tiger.
Watch out for more of your work in today's Gallery. (R)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson

: Boss Cat

Space Monkey
T.C. and the gang volunteer to help the space effort, but they go much further than they anticipate. (R) followed by your birthday greetings with Andy Crane
Play School
'The man is more important than the machine'
Presenter Fred Harris Guest Jane Hardy
Story: The Great Boffo by FRANK DICKENS (R) and The Perishers Skateboard
Written by MAURICE DODD featuring Leonard Rossiter as Boot (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenter: Fred Harris
Presenter: Guest Jane Hardy
Unknown: Frank Dickens
Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter

: Five to Eleven

with Catherine Griller Producer RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Catherine Griller
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: Tubby the Tuba

An animated version of the famous children's classic featuring the voices of Dick Van Dyke Pearl Bailey Ruth Enders
Hermione Gingold
Jack Gilford , Ray Middleton Jane Powell , Cyril Ritchard David Wayne
Even though Tubby the Tuba is a member of a great orchestra, he is envious of the other instruments who can produce lilting, melodious tones. Unhappy with his monotonous 'oompah, oompah' sound, he decides to go away and search for a tuneful melody that would be his own.
Original story, lyrics and narration by PAUL TRIPP
Original music by GEORGE KLEINSINGER
Produced and directed by ALEXANDER SCHURE
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Pearl Bailey
Unknown: Ruth Enders
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Jack Gilford
Unknown: Ray Middleton
Unknown: Jane Powell
Unknown: Cyril Ritchard
Unknown: David Wayne
Music By: George Kleinsinger
Directed By: Alexander Schure

: Weather

: Grandstand

including at 1.0 News Introduced by Desmond Lynam
* Timetable
12.30 Athletics/Football
1.5 Football
1.20 Motorcycling
1.55 Racing
2.5 Motorcycling
2.25 Racing
2.35 Motorcycling/Power Boating
2.55 Racing
3.5 Power Boating
3.30 Athletics
Including football results * Timings are subject to alteration
World Athletics
Championships - Rome 87
Only one woman has ever got over 7,000 points in the Heptathlon - JACKIE JOYNER of the USA, who's done it twice. There are three out of four events in this programme, the other is on BBC2 at 6.0pm.
MOSES, E in a semi at 4.10.
MCKEAN, T, one hopes, in an 800m semi at 4.40 with MORRELL and ELLIOTT in there too - then two finals:
5.0 Women's 400m
5.15 Women's 800m
Plus the Triple Jump and the Women's Discus finals and round two of the male one-lappers. Remember to switch to BBC2 at 6.0.
Commentating in Rome: DAVID COLEMAN
KEVIN COSGROVE and in London:
Focus on today's football. The results will be yours as soon as possible around 5.0.
MCN Superstock Challenge from Cadwell Park
Want to know which bike to buy? Here's a clue. The top few manufacturers
(Japanese) race in teams over two legs to show who's best. Commentators TONY JARDINE and MICK GRANT
Power Boating
1987 London International Power Boat Grand Prix
Speeds on the water of up to 140mph will be achieved on this specially created circuit in the heart of London's dockland.
Commentator TONY GUBBA
Racing from Ripon
2.0 Bonusprint Handicap Stakes (6f)
2.30 ICI Petrol Ripon Rowels Handicap Stakes (1m)
3.0 Bonusprint Champion 2-y-o Trophy 1987 (6f)
A race which very often shows up a top 2-y-o - High Top went on to win the 2,000 Guineas.
Commentators JULIAN wilson and JIMMY LINDLEY Television presentation: Athletics RAI, Italy
Motorcycling ALAN GMFFITHS
Assistant editor, Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK
Producer, Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor. Grandstand JOHN philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Jackie Joyner
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Kevin Cosgrove
Commentators: Tony Jardine
Commentator: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Brian Barwick
Unknown: Martin Hopkins

: News

from the BBC newsroom Weather BERNARD DAVEY


Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Disney Time

The usual bank holiday look at the world of Walt Disney films.
Introduced by Les Dawson Films include: The Aristocats
Three Caballeros Mary Poppins The Rescuers Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Alice in Wonderland Producer RICHARD EVANS


Introduced By: Les Dawson
Producer: Richard Evans

: Wogan

Join Terry for a bank holiday extravaganza of fun and frolics starring the delectable Clementine and the divine Miss M herself -
Bette Midler
And there's more - meet the ultra-laid-back Steven Wright - one of America's funniest comedians and enjoy the music of Robert Cray. Series producer JOHN FISHER Director DAVID G CROFT Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: Bette Midler
Unknown: Steven Wright
Producer: John Fisher
Director: David G Croft
Producer: Peter Estall

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

In the last programme of the series, the birth of a new decade sees the death of a rock legend.
The news; steelworkers strike, others march in the fight for employment and workers in Poland make a stand. The SAS storm the Iranian Embassy and Iraq storms Iran. While everybody asks, 'Who shot JR?', all is revealed on Brighton beach and America elects a B-movie actor as president.
The music: The Jam The Undertones The Pretenders Madness
David Bowie
Adam and the Ants. Videotape editors


Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Collo Caulton.
Unknown: Ursula McCulloch

: Terry and June

Last in the series written by JOHN KANE starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Studio lighting TONY ESCOTT
Sound supervisor RICKY METCALF Designer STEPHEN TALBOT


Written By: John Kane
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Tony Escott
Unknown: Ricky Metcalf
Designer: Stephen Talbot
Directed By: Martin Shardlow
Produced By: Robin Nash
Terry Medford: Terry Scott
June Medford: June Whitfield
Sir Dennis: Reginald Marsh
Malcolm: John Quayle
Beattie: Rosemary Frankau
Miss Fennel: Joanna Henderson
Mr Biggs: Ronnie Stevens
Mrs Bunce: Zara Nutley
Wendy: Caroline Holdaway

: The Cannonball Run

Starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr

The Cannonball Sea-to Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash is an anything goes, totally illegal and free-for-all race across the highways of the USA from Darien, Cornneticut to Redondo in California.

The participants and their vehicles tend to be a little out of the ordinary - from two ageing swingers, disguised as priests, driving a Ferrari to a pair of manic mechanics at the wheel of an ambulance. A star cast go all-out for the finish in this fast-moving comedy of the world's wackiest race.

Films: page 19
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Screenplay: Brock Yates
Producer: Albert Ruddy
Director: Hal Needham
J.J. McClure: Burt Reynolds
Seymour: Roger Moore
Pamela: Farrah Fawcett
Victor: Dom Deluise
Jamie Blake: Dean Martin
Fenderbaum: Sammy Davis Jr
Doctor: Jack Elam
Marcie: Adrienne Barbeau
Terry: Terry Bradshaw
First Subaru driver: Jackie Chan
Brad: Bert Convy
Sheikh: Jamie Farr
Chief biker: Peter Fonda
A.J. Foyt: George Furth
Second Subaru driver: Michael Hui
Sheikh's sister: Bianca Jagger
Mom joldfarb: Molly Picon
'The Greek': Jimmy Snyder

: News and Sport

from the BBC newsroom Regional News; Weather

: Edinburgh Military Tattoo 1987

Highlights from the floodlit Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Fanfare 'Mary and the thistle'
The Massed Pipes and Drums First Battalion, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire regiment)
First Battalion, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's Canadian Cadet Pipes and Drums)
The City of Wellington pipe Band
HM Kongens Garde: The guard of HM The King of Norway
A traditional display of music and drill by HM Kongens Garde Musikkorps
HM Kongens Garde: Celtic Splendour - A medley from Scotland and Ireland
The Regimental Band of the Irish Guards
The Military Band of the Royal Highland Fusiliers
The Regimental Band of the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)
The Regimental Band of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
New Zealand Sounds Scottish: The City of Wellington Pipe Band in a display of music and movement
A Latin Festival
A flamboyant, festive and colourful Latin display presented by a Western United States
Collegiate Band
The Finale
Evening Hymn and taps
Lone piper
Auld lang syne
Commentary for television Tom Fleming
Director of music, Lt. Col. M.G. Lane, Irish Guards
Director of Army Bagpipe music, Major J. M. Allan, Queen's Own Highlanders
Tattoo producer Lt. Col. Leslie Dow, late The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Produced for TV by Ian Christie
BBC Scotland
(Presented by Army Headquarters Scotland and The City of Edinburgh District Council in association with Invergordon Distillers)


Commentary for television: Tom Fleming
Director of Music: Lt. Col. M.G. Lane
Director of Army Bagpipe music: Major J.M. Allan
Tattoo Producer: Lt. Col. Leslie Dow
Produced for TV by: Ian Christie

: Weather

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