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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Love on a Ladder
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong
The latest sports news and comment from Bob Wilson and Sally Jones including up-to-the-minute reports from the World Athletics Championships in Rome Regional news and travel updates at 7.15, 7.45, 8.15 Weather forecast from
Ian McCaskill at 7.25, 7.55, and 8.25


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: World Athletics Championships - Rome 87

If you want to see the great all-round track and field star DALEY THOMPSON defend the Decathlon title, live, plus coverage of the 100m, the long jump and the qualifying heats for the Men's 1500m and Women's Hurdles, this one's for you. including at
8.55 Regional News and Weather
9.0 and 10.0
News and Weather


Unknown: Daley Thompson

: Children's BBC

But first this.... your birthday greetings with Andy Crane Starting with Play School
Presenter Fred Harris Guest Sheelagh Gilbey
Story: Mr Archimedes Bath by PAMELA ALLEN (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenter: Fred Harris
Presenter: Guest Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Pamela Allen

: Five to Eleven

with Catherine Griller


Unknown: Catherine Griller

: Children's BBC

But first this ... your summertime magazine between the programmes with Andy Crane. Starting with Hartbeat Tony Hart. Margot Wilson and Mr Bennett
A country ramble and a flock of sheep, road signs, a rustic collage, vegetable stew and a strange hairy beast! (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane.
Unknown: Hartbeat Tony Hart.
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Mr Bennett

: Babar, the Little Elephant

by JEAN DE BRUNHOFF told by Peter Ustinov
The Babar book is brought to life in the cartoon version of the world-famous story of Barbar's return to the jungle to marry Celeste and be crowned King of the Elephants. (R)


Told By: Peter Ustinov

: World Athletics Championships - Rome 87

DALEY THOMPSON completed the first three Decathlon events this morning. There's action from these and a look forward to five more track finals this afternoon.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Dave Moorcroft
Unknown: Daley Thompson

: One O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Jim finds himself the object of two women's affections. (For cast see page 47. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5am)

: Callie and Son

A two-part film. Callie Lord is determined to transcend her poverty stricken background. She attends night school, becomes a stenographer and then marries a newspaper
Publisher. Reunited with the son she abandoned, she reaches a position of power, but her obsessive love for him threatens Callie's achievements.... (For cast see page 67)
(Part 2 tomorrow at 1.50pm) 0 FILMS: page 19

: World Athletics Championships - Rome 87

Live coverage from the Olympic Stadium
DALEY THOMPSON has a good high jump and one quick lap to do (4.0 and 6.40). A British medal in the Men's 400m final at 4.20 may elude BLACK.
REDMOND or BROWN but the Spangled Banner has been rehearsed for BUTCH REYNOLDS.
4.40 Women's 400m Hurdles final
4.50 Men's 110m Hurdles final
5.10 Women's 200m final - DRESCHLER seems likely.
5.25 Men's 200m final -
LINFORD may get a medal.


Unknown: Daley Thompson
Unknown: Butch Reynolds.

: Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mike Smith Lighting DEREK SLEE Sound NEIL SADWICK Designer PAUL HAINES Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL


Introduced By: Mike Smith
Designer: Paul Haines
Producer: Michael Hurll
Unknown: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser.
"You've got the house, the Square, your friends. We'll still be here when you come back."
(For cast see page 48)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser

: Bodymatters

Dr Graeme Garden
Dr Alan Maryon Davis Dr Gillian Rice Hands Up
African drummers and a master of karate need split-second timing to get the most out of their hands.
Lori Reid needs somebody else's to probe their innermost secrets.
Alan Price and a chimpanzee need theirs to compete on a keyboard. It's almost entirely a matter of remote control. Programme associate JOHN JUNKIN Director STUART MCDONALD Series editor DAVID FILKIN Producer HENRY CAMPION


Unknown: Dr Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Unknown: Lori Reid
Unknown: Alan Price
Unknown: John Junkin
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Henry Campion

: Kenny's Christmas Cracker

starring Kenny Everett Watch Reg Prescott demonstrate his DIY
Christmas, watch Napoleon Bonaparte with handy battle hints, and several Trappist monks with their own ideas for a quiet holiday.
Together with popular group Spandau Ballet this promises to be a cracker of a show. Written by BARRY CRYER and NEIL SHAND
Musical director MIKE MORAN Designer phil ROBERSON
Produced by JOHN BISHOP (R)


Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Watch Reg Prescott
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Written By: Barry Cryer
Director: Mike Moran
Designer: Phil Roberson
Produced By: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Regional News Weather

: Alas Smith and Jones

Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself? Still, not restrained by modesty and a good accountant, Mel and Griff bring this series to a close with a show that their agent describes as brilliant.
Main performance support from Laurie Rowley Rory McGrath
Roger Planer , Robin Driscoll Jimmy Mulville and Griff Rhys Jones


Unknown: Laurie Rowley
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Music By: Peter Brewis
Produced By: John Kilby
Produced By: Jimmy Mulville

: ScreenStory: Mussolini

The Untold Story A four-part series starring
George C. Scott Lee Grant
3: As Hitler increases his hold on Germany and its neighbours, Mussolini becomes worried but is impressed by his military might. In Italy the people remain decidedly unimpressed with the prospect of another world war.
(For cast see page 49)
(Part 4 tomorrow at 9.3Opm)


Unknown: George C. Scott
Unknown: Lee Grant

: World Athletics Championships - Rome 87

It's unlikely that this will be the first time you'll have seen DALEY THOMPSON 'S Decathlon performances today, but do you know precisely who won the five gold medals awarded?


Unknown: Daley Thompson

: Weather

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