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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Bested by a Beard
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and James Cox at the TUC Conference in Blackpool


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

: Neighbours

: Star Memories

Memories of television go back only 50 years. Everyone has their own favourite moments and Nick Ross talks to David Bellamy to find out which are his. (R)


Talks: Nick Ross
Unknown: David Bellamy

: The Flintstones


: Children's BBC

But first this ... your birthday greetings with Andy Crane followed by Play School
'Swimming and sailing' Presenters
Floella Benjamin and Lloyd Johnston
Story: The Little Boy with a Secret by DAVID L. HARRISON and Wlllo the Wisp The Hot, Hot Day with the voices of Kenneth Williams Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Lloyd Johnston
Unknown: David L. Harrison
Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Five to Eleven

with Kenneth Branagh Producer RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: Or Klldare

A four-part story
3: When Shadows Fall
Confessions abound as Felix and Lydia wake up to their emotions and Kildare admits to the reason for his attention to Lois. (R)
(Part 4 tomorrow at 11.05am) (For cast see page 39)

: The Comics

The last of three programmes about the life and work of great northern comedians. The Laughter Tsar of Movie Land
In his heyday of the 30s
Sydney Howard was one of Britain's top box-office draws. He starred in the West End with such giants as Leslie Henson , Fred Astaire , Arthur Riscoe and Stanley Holloway. He had an enormously successful film career - and went to
Hollywood as well. In his later years he lived like a lord on the French Riviera. Today though, even northerners find it hard to remember him. Narrator Ken Cooper BBC North (R)


Unknown: Sydney Howard
Unknown: Leslie Henson
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Arthur Riscoe
Narrator: Ken Cooper

: Dallas

A Ewing is a Ewing
J.R. uses Sue Ellen again and upsets Clayton.
Directed by LARRY HAGMAN (R) (For cast see page 59)


Written By: Frank Furino
Directed By: Larry Hagman

: One O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather MICHAEL FISH

: Neighbours

Lucy has to undergo emergency surgery on the kitchen table.
(For cast see page 39. Shown again tomorrow at 9.05am)

: Yangtse Incident

starring Richard Todd William Hartnell
HMS Amethyst's daring flight down the communist-controlled Yangtse river in July 1949 is already part of naval history. This film, directed by Michael Anderson who was also responsible for The Dam
Busters, stars Richard Todd in the part of Lt Cdr John S. Kerans, who captained the crippled ship during its 140-mile ordeal.
Screenplay by ERIC AMBLER
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Richard Todd
Unknown: William Hartnell
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Unknown: Richard Todd
Play By: Eric Ambler
Produced By: Herbert Wilcox
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Lt Cdr Kerans: Richard Todd
Leading Seaman Frank: William Hartnell
Colonel Peng: Akim Tamiroff
Lt Weston: Donald Houston
Capt Kuo Tai: Keye Luke
Charlotte Dunlap: Sophie Stewart
Fit Lt Fearnley: Robert Urquhart
Lt Hett: James Kenney
Lt Strain: Richard Leech
Lt Berger: Michael Brill

: Gardeners' Direct Line

The live TV phone-in that'll keep your garden blooming, with Geoffrey Smith and Daphne Ledward Solve your gardening problems from the comfort of your armchair.
To take part ring
Leeds(0532)[number removed]between 11.30am and 2.30pm. Give us your question and we'll take it from there!
Introduced by John Thirlwell Director MARCEL GUILLOU Producer MIKE ROBERTSON BBC Leeds


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Introduced By: John Thirlwell
Director: Marcel Guillou
Producer: Mike Robertson

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with The Puppy's
New Adventures
A cartoon adventure series about Petey the brave puppy who goes half way across the world in search of his master. His friends Dolly, Duke, Dash and Lucky go with him and take part in Petey's amazing adventures.
Petey and the 101 Seals (R)

: The Really Wild Show

Winner of the 1987 BAFTA award for factual children s programmes.
With Terry Nutkins Nick Davies and Chris Packham
Do lemmings really commit mass suicide? Why do zebras have stripes? Which male animal gives birth? Seven-year-old Euan Southcott handles some really nasty animals and Terry goes filming a prime contender for the title: the rarest animal in Britain - the Scottish wildcat. Assistant producer


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham
Unknown: Euan Southcott
Unknown: Alastair Fothergill

: Newsround

with Roger Finn Helen Rollason and John Craven
What's happening today in the world? The Newsround team bring you the big stones of the day and explain the facts behind them. Editor JOHN CRAVEN


Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Helen Rollason
Unknown: John Craven
Editor: John Craven

: Colour in the Creek

A drama series in ten parts about life in the Australian goldfields.
8: News of the gold found at Coorumbong begins to spread and strangers arrive at the mines.


Producer: Michael Midlem
Director: Rob Stewart
Dad: Dennis Miller
Mum: Judy Morris
Alec: Ken Talbot
Biddy: Pascale Moray
Jonno: Hugh Clairmont-Simpson

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris presents cartoon comedy featuring well-known characters and some of their lesser-known relatives. Videotape editor ROY DEMERY Producer DAVID PLATT (R)


Editor: Roy Demery
Producer: David Platt

: Six O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather BILL GILES

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
(For detailsseeMonday)

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment, live from the Television Theatre.


Unknown: Join Terry

: The Muppet Show

Crystal Gale
Kermit's collar is stolen by the Prairie Dog Glee Club whose motto is 'the best things in life are free' while today's guest Crystal Gayle sings 'River road'. Meanwhile the Swinetrek ship is invaded by storm chickens led by the evil Dirk Nader - but doesn't he look a little familiar? Producer JIM HENSON


Unknown: Dirk Nader
Producer: Jim Henson

: Dynasty

The Affair
'Those kids might be on the way to ruining their lives. If you don't tell them the truth, I will!' - two lovers' dreams wait to be shattered. As Dominique struggles with her daughter's emotions, Alexis takes time off from wedding preparations for an unusual - and fateful - night on the town ...
Written byFRANK V. FURINO Directed by DON MEDFORD


Written By: Frank V. Furino
Directed By: Don Medford
Blake: John Forsythe
Krystle: Linda Evans
Alexis: Joan Collins
Adam: Gordon Thomson
Steven: Jack Coleman
Dex: Michael Nader
Dominique: Diahann Carroll
Sammy Jo: Heather Locklear
Clay: Ted McGinley
Ben: Christopher Cazenove
Michael: Wayne Northrop
Leslie: Terri Garber
Sarah Curtis: Cassie Yates
Dana: Leann Hunley
Jackie: Troy Beyer
Gavin Maurier: Neil Dickson
Buck Fallmont: Richard Anderson
Nick Kimball: Richard Lawson
Gerard: William Beckley
Krystina: Jessica Player

: Points of View

Anne Robinson with your comments in the programme you help to write
Please send letters to: Points of View. BBCtv Centre, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Vicki Marriott

: Nine O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Regional News; Weather

: The Eton of Africa

Written and narrated by Dr John Rae
'No man is truly educated unless he understands the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome....'
Determined to prove his maxim, Dr Kamuzu Banda. Life-President of Malawi, spent an estimated E15 million to build Kamuzu
Academy in the heart of the African bush. He is making sure that the brightest children in his country get an academic education equal to any in the world.
So .. Greek, Calculus and straw boaters in the Bush ... and to prove it works, the Academy celebrates its fifth birthday with a party that combines ancient Roman comedy and African tribal dancing.
Dr John Rae , formerly
Headmaster of Westminster School, assesses the impact this grafted-on Eton will have on its pupils, and the implications of creating an elite in a developing country. Film cameramen


Unknown: Dr John Rae
Unknown: Dr Kamuzu Banda.
Unknown: Dr John Rae
Producer: Jenny Barraclough
Producer: Desmond Lapsley

: Lovesick

F Dudley Moore
I Elizabeth McGovern and Alec Guinness
L Dr Saul Benjamin is a M successful psychiatrist and has a happy marriage, in other words - he's got the lot! When a colleague dies Saul 'inherits' Chloe, a beautiful and talented playwright and patient of the deceased. Against his professional judgement he is immediately attracted to Chloe and begins to pursue her passionately from the theatre to her bedroom. All seems to go well until he receives a visit from Dr Sigmund Freud who, although long dead, has a stronger grasp on reality than Saul!
An inventive New York comedy from
Marshall Brickman - Woody Allen 's collaborator on Annie Hall and Manhattan.
Written and directed by MARSHALL BRICKMAN
Produced by CHARLES OKUN
(First showing on British television) * FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Dr Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Marshall Brickman
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Annie Hall
Directed By: Marshall Brickman
Produced By: Charles Okun
Saul Benjamin: Dudley Moore
Chloe Allen: Elizabeth McGovern
Freud: Alec Guinness
Nymphmaniac: Christine Baranski
Frantic patient: Gene Saks
Mrs Mondragon: Renee Taylor
Otto Jaffe: Wallace Shawn
Jaffe's wife: Suzanne Barrie
Jac Applezweig: Larry Rivers
Larry Geller, MD: John Huston
Lionel Cross, MD: Alan King

: Weather

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