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: Ceefax AM

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

: Leon Errol

in Panic in the Parlor
Directed by CHARLES ROBERTS An RKO film


Directed By: Charles Roberts

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong
James Cox sets the scene for this year's TUC conference.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Neighbours

: Star Memories

Memories of television go back only 50 years. Everyone has their own favourite moments, but what of the stars of television, what did they enjoy? Each day for the next two weeks Nick Ross finds out. Today he talks to Su Pollard. (R)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Su Pollard.

: The Flintstones: The Return of Stoney Curtis

Yabba-dabba-doo! Some might like it hot, but film star Stoney Curtis gets very bothered when he becomes the Flintstones' slave for a day.
A Hanna Barbera production

: Children's BBC

But first... your birthday greetings with Andy Crane
followed by
Play School
'Follow the bouncing ball'
Presenters Floella Benjamin, Wayne Jackman
Story: The Sneezing Juggler by Wayne Jackman
Willo the Wisp: The Gnome
With the voices of Kenneth Williams
Written and directedby Nick Spargo (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Nick Spargo

: Five to Eleven

with Kenneth Branagh


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

: Dr Kildare: From Nigeria with Love

Starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr James Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr Leonard Gillespie with guest stars Lee Kurty as Nurse Lawton, Darren McGavin as Felix Holman, Patricia Barry as Lydia McGuire and Tippy Walker as Lois Gibson
1: In this four-part story, the arrival of a renowned, but irascible, anthropologist and a romantically inclined young girl poses problems.


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Lawton: Lee Kurty
Felix Holman: Darren McGavin
Lydia McGuire: Patricia Barry
Lois Gibbon: Tippy Walker

: The Comics

Three programmes about great northern comedians. 1:Old Mother Riley and her Daughter Kitty
Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane created a screen legend with their portrayal of the wild Irish washerwoman and her flighty colleen.
Unknown to millions of fans the hilarious screen rows between mother and daughter were but a pale reflection of the real-life bitter quarrels that blighted their years together. Narrator Ken Cooper Film editor BOB GEOGHEGAN Producer JOHN GRAHAM BBC North (R)


Unknown: Mother Riley
Unknown: Daughter Kitty
Unknown: Arthur Lucan
Unknown: Kitty McShane
Narrator: Ken Cooper
Editor: Bob Geoghegan
Producer: John Graham

: Dallas

Ewing Blues
Pam and Ellie find an ally in Mark Graison , but are his intentions honourable? J.R. gets punched again. Written and directed by DAVID PAULSEN


Unknown: Mark Graison
Directed By: David Paulsen

: One O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather MICHAEL FISH

: Neighbours

Shane blames Des for losing a job. Des unburdens himself to Daphne. This week's cast:
Written by JOHN LINTON


Written By: John Linton
Written By: Ginny Lowndes.
Written By: Cheridith Mok
Unknown: Sally Webb.
Unknown: Roger Moulton
Directed By: Julia McSweeney
Directed By: Max Varnel
Max: Francis Bell
Shane: Peter O'Brien
Danny: David Clencie
Jim: Alan Dale
Paul: Stefan Dennis
Scott: Jason Donovan
Helen: Anne Haddy
Des: Paul Keane
Daphne: Elaine Smith
Zoe: Ally Fowler
Madge: Anne Charleston
Clive: Geoff Paine
Eileen: Myra de Groot
Lucy: Kylie Flinker
Mike: Guy Pearce
Nikki: Charlene Fenn
Laura: Carole Skinner
Andrea: Regina Gaigalas
Bradley: Bradley Kilpatrick

: Random Harvest

Ronald Colman Greer Garson with Philip Dom Susan Peters
Dne of the most celebrated of MGM's romantic films which tells the story of a First World
War victim of amnesia, who begins an idyllic marriage with a sympathetic young actress. A chance accident, however, affects his memory and their happiness is threatened....
Based on the novel by JAMES HILTON Produced by SIDNEY FRANKLIN Directed by MERVYN LEROY
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Ronald Colman
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Philip Dom
Unknown: Susan Peters
Unknown: Claudine West
Unknown: George Froeschel
Novel By: James Hilton
Produced By: Sidney Franklin
Directed By: Mervyn Leroy
Charles Rainier: Ronald Colman
Paula: Greer Garson
Dr Jonathan Benet: Philip Dorn
Kitty: Susan Peters
DrSims: Henry Travers
'Biffer': Reginald Owen
Harrison: Bramwell Fletcher
Sam: Rhys Williams

: Make 'em Laugh

Mark Curry looks at some old-time comedies in old-time cars. One film features LARRY SEMON accompanied by OLIVER HARDY (without Stan) as a big, bad villain.


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Larry Semon
Accompanied By: Oliver Hardy
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Directed By: Martin Hughes
Produced By: John Buttery

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

The Voyages of Dr Dolittle: Save My Uncle
Dolittle and his animal friends help a young stowaway. (R)

: Molly's Pilgrim

Molly and her parents have gone to the USA from Russia to find freedom, but children in her new school make Molly feel uncomfortable because she is different. Molly teaches them a lesson ...

: Newsround

with Roger Finn, Helen Rollason and John Craven
The Newsround team bring you the big stories of the day and explain the facts behind them.


Presenter: Roger Finn
Presenter: Helen Rollason
Presenter: John Craven

: Blue Peter Special

It's Lovely When You're In! A wet and watery extravaganza with Mark Curry, Caron Keating, Janet Ellis.
Before the long wet summer, there was a long wet year for the Blue Peter presenters, beginning with an encounter with the Serpentine swimmers - those intrepid people who plunge into the famous lake in Hyde Park, rain or shine.
Mark, Caron and Janet also endured the rigours of Britain's first underwater pop concert, the punishing waterfall training of the Cardiff School of Self-Defence and total submergence at Aberdeen's Off-Shore Survival Centre - and thrown in for good measure - a spot of rubbish collecting on the Thames and a soggy and very dirty day with the Mudhorseman of Bridgewater Bay. Watch them suffer from the comfort of your living room!
Ceefax Subtitles


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: European Three-Day Event Championships

from Luhmiihlen, West Germany.
A look back at these championships in which
Great Britain defended both team and individual titles. Commentator


Unknown: Raymond Brooks

: Six O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: John Kettley

: London Plus

John Stapleton, Lucy Meacock and Steve Clark bring you all tonight's headlines from London and the south east, and the interviews that will make tomorrow's talking points. Plus all the day's sport from Michael Wale.


Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Lucy Meacock
Presenter: Steve Clark
Sports presenter: Michael Wale
Editor: Rachel Attwell

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre. Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: Doctor Who: Time and the Rani: Part 1

The first of a four-part adventure by Pip and Jane Baker
starring Sylvester McCoy with Bonnie Langford
Excerpts from the TARDIS dictionary disc:
Regenerate (verb): to assume a new physical form (of Time Lords, etc.)
Rani (noun): a deadly adversary of the Doctor.
Lakertya (noun): a planet inhabited by serpentine humanoids, until recently utterly peaceful....
* BACK PAGES: 87 and INFO: page 76


Writer: Pip Baker
Writer: Jane Baker
Theme music composed by: Ron Grainer
Theme arrangement and incidental music: Keff McCulloch
Costume Designer: Ken Trew
Script Editor: Andrew Cartmel
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Andrew Morgan
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Ikona: Mark Greenstreet
Rani: Kate O'Mara
Urak: Richard Gauntlett
Sarn: Karen Clegg
Beyus: Donald Pickering

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

: Hi-de-Hi!: Pigs Might Fly

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
featuring and
Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1960
Clive is still engaged to Gladys, Spike wishes he could be, and the camp controller arrives threatening everyone's jobs.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Film Director: Robin Carr
Producer: David Croft
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Peggy: Su Pollard
Sqn Ldr Clive Dempster, DFC: David Griffin
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne: Diane Holland
Julian: Ben Aris
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
April: Linda Regan
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boy: Chris Andrews
Dawn: Laura Jackson
Alec Foster: Ewan Hooper
Mr Turner: Billy Burden
Gatekeeper: Gordon Peters

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates In the first episode an unfamiliar face appears in the 1-2-1 Club.
A new member needs sympathy and understanding as he reveals his past.
Produced and directed by RAY BUTT
0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Designer: John Anderson
Directed By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Kate: Belinda Lang
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Mrs Arnott: Jean Challis
Rick: Kevin Lloyd
Wendy: Wendy Allnutt
Priest: David Buck
Mother Superior: Margaret John

: Nine O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Regional News Weather

: Rough Justice: A Confession to the Impossible

David Jessel investigates.
Bill Funnell is serving a life sentence in Wormwood Scrubs for the murder of his wife. In police cells he confessed to strangling his wife at their home. She'd threatened to leave him for another man. Soon, but too late, he said his confession was false.
New evidence from Rough Justice supports that claim, and could be the key to reopening his case.


Reporter: David Jessel
Studio Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: John Smithson
Series Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Lovejoy

Lovejoy Ian McShane in the third of ten episodes The Sting by IAN LA FRENAIS with Lovejoy decides that one double-cross deserves another as he comes to the rescue of a pretty girl in trouble, and indulges Charlie Gimbert 's passion for jade.
Created for television by IAN LA FRENAIS from the Lovejoy books by JONATHAN GASH


Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Charlie Gimbert
Television By: Ian La Frenais
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Eric: Chris Jury
Carinna: Kika Mirylees
Bigelow: Denys Graham
Amanda: Cassie Stuart
Cuthie: Leslie French
Helen: Jo Ross
Dandy Jack: Geoffrey Bateman
Maple: Ellis Dale
David: Russel Keith Grant
Kate: Charlotte Edwards
Alexander: Pavel Douglas
Mrs Cameron: Jan Wilson
Det Sgt Hill: Paul Antrim
Det Sgt Lloyd: Mark Penfold
Woody: Mark Monero
Shop owner: Jenny Logan
Auctioneer: Peter Tuddenham
Loader: Ron Tarr
Signalman: Norman Fisher

: Film 87

Barry Norman returns to cast a critical eye over the latest cinema releases.
Full Metal Jacket - Stanley Kubrick takes Vietnam as the subject for his latest film. He is renowned for his eye for meticulous detail, but actually shot the entire film in London and the Norfolk countryside.
Outrageous Fortune - Bette Midler and Shelley Long
(Cheers) star as a couple of struggling actresses romantically involved with the same man. This crazy comedy involves deadly toxins, the CIA and the KGB. Hope and Glory -
John Boorman wrote and directed this affectionate tale of his own childhood in London during the blitz.
Plus a brief round-up of the summer's films.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Bette Midler
Unknown: John Boorman
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Seventy Summers

The Story of a Farm
A personal history in five parts by Tony Harman 1: The Grove
Tony Harman , in his 70s, has lived and worked on the same farm all his life - The Grove, near Chesham. He tells the story of the changes in farming and the countryside this century. Produced by LUCY PARKER


Unknown: Tony Harman
Unknown: Tony Harman
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: Weather

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