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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

Dad Always Pays
When Leon tries to get his daughter married to the son of a wealthy client he finds out the hard way that it's Dad who pays!
Directed by HAL YATES
An RKO film


Directed By: Hal Yates

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman


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

: Open

Pattie Coldwell and Mike Shaft present the early edition of the programme where you, the viewer, set the agenda.
(Answers to your comments at


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Mike Shaft

: Neighbours

: Comic Roots

Les Dawson 's Lanes
Pawnbrokers, poverty, policemen and boxers - these are a few of Les's Collyhurst memories. But it was a Manchester community which stuck together and lives on in the minds of those who have left it to the ravages of the developers. Lancashire mill folk and Blackpool landladies are also a fertile source of fun for Les - so they feature in this amiable amble around the people and places of his past. With Roy Barraclough Film editor DON CANDLIN


Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: Roy Barraclough

: The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock

Yabba-dabba-doo! Roll on down to Bedrock to meet that most modern of Stone Age families.
...All that glitters isn't gold, but two con artists find that it's all too easy to make a fool out of Fred C. Flintstone.

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and your birthday greetings followed by Play School
'Anna was excited about moving to a new town, but already she was missing the friends she had left behind.'
Mike Amatt , Sheelagh Gilbey Story: Anna's 's Secret Friend by YORIKO TSUTSUI


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Yoriko Tsutsui

: Five to Eleven

with Cyril Shaps


Unknown: Cyril Shaps

: Sheriff Hoot Kloot

Mesa Trouble

: Dallas

Web Bobby discovers that Pam is in France with Mark Graison. Written by DAVID PAULSEN Director NICHOLAS SGARRO
(For cast see page 80 Nextepisode tomorrow at 11.10am) (R)


Unknown: Web Bobby
Unknown: Mark Graison.
Written By: David Paulsen
Director: Nicholas Sgarro

: Open Air

Pattie Coldwell and Bob Wellings give you the chance to voice your criticisms, comments and praise on last night's television. Ring [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Wellings

: One O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

The tension between Paul and Jim reaches breaking point.
(For cast see page 46 Shown again tomorrow at 9.05am)

: Random Harvest

Ronald Colman Greer Garson with Philip Dom Susan Peters
One 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 26
(Postponed from 7 September)


Unknown: Ronald Colman
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Philip Dom
Unknown: Susan Peters
Unknown: Claudine West
Unknown: George Froeschel
Unknown: Arthur Wimperis
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

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane-starting with Henry's Cat
Out for the Count by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD
Once again Henry's Cat and Chris Rabbit foil Rum Baba's attempt to rule the world! Narrated and directed by Bob Godfrey


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward
Unknown: Chris Rabbit
Directed By: Bob Godfrey
Directed By: Animation Kevin Baldwin
Unknown: Mike Hayes

: Sebastian, the Incredible Drawing Dog

with Michael Barrymore The Man with Big Ideas
Today's story is about Mr Merrybean , the inventor. Devised and illustrated by DAVID MYERS


Unknown: Michael Barrymore
Unknown: Mr Merrybean
Illustrated By: David Myers
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Dudley Do-Right

Coming Out Party
Fenwick gives a coming out party for Nell, and Snidely arrives in top hat and tails

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes Who will be in the hot seat today? The only thing that's certain is that the new contender is from Copleston High School in Ipswich.


Presented By: Bruno Brookes

: Bad Boyes

A comedy serial in six episodes by JIM AND DUNCAN ELDRIDGE 2: The Slug Returns
Slug has got Penguin's
Disease; Bryan's lost his memory. Can these illnesses be genuine?
Executive producerPAUL STONE Designer PIA GRAHAM


Unknown: Duncan Eldridge
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Paul Stone
Designer: Pia Graham
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Bryan Boyes: Steven Kember
Edward Slogg: Warren Brian
Nurse: Jayne Moore
Mr Wiggis: Gregory Cox
Weed: Michael Diamond
Miss King: Linda Robson
Bernetta: Nicola Greenhill
Mr Boyes: Dean Harris
Headmaster: Christopher Owen
Police sergeant: Mike Lewin
Mrs Boyes: Susan Jameson
Dr Robins, the psychologist: Jennie Goossens
Dr O'Rourke, GP: Dennis Edwards

: Newsround

: Chegwin Checks It Out

Having a Wonderful Time? This week Keith enjoys the summer break, from sunny Tenerife to a Liverpudlian adventure playground. He joins raspberry pickers in Perthshire, has a go at grass ski-ing, survives a run away train ride and meets the drama stars of tomorrow.
BBC North West


Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Production team: Annie Lewis
Production team: Martine Croghan
Film Editor: John Wigger
Editor: Edward Pugh
Production: Crispin Evans
Production: Kirstie Fisher

: The Muppet Babies

Once Upon an Egg Timer
When Rowlf loses his voice the Babies start searching for it. But what does a voice look like? It's a baffling case. Created for television by JIM HENSON (R)


Television By: Jim Henson

: Six O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today

: No Place Like Home

by JOHN E. WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Arthur's Managing Director's visit gets mixed up in Trevor's surprise birthday party, with almost disastrous results.
Sound supervisor ALAN MACHIN Lighting director DAVE LOCK Designer PAUL TRERISE
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Unknown: John E. Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Director: Dave Lock
Designer: Paul Trerise
Directed By: Robin Nash
Arthur: William Gaunt
Beryl: Patricia Garwood
Trevor Botting: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Vera Botting: Ann Penfold
Lorraine Crabtree: Beverley Adams
Tracy Crabtree: Dee Sadler
Nigel Crabtree: Andrew Charleson
Roger Duff: Roger Martin
Henry Halley: David Beale
Janet (Arthur's secretary): Carolyn Lyster
Miss: Peabody Hildakriseman
Cyril (Arthur's assistant): Duncan Gould

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes.
"Do you think it's a good idea to have a baby just for someone else's sake?"
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Series Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Chris Lovett
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Den: Leslie Grantham
Pat: Pam St Clement
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Darren: Gary McDonald
Colin: Michael Cashman
Barry: Gary Hailes
Mags: Kathryn Apanowicz
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Dr Singh: Amerjit Deu
Mary: Linda Davidson
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Angie: Anita Dobson
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Naima: Shreela Ghosh
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Lou: Anna Wing
Arthur: Bill Treacher

: Last of the Summer Wine

by ROY CLARKE starring Michael Aldridge Bill Owen , Peter Sallis with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff in Dried Dates and Codfanglers Compo discovers - too late - that the little black ball he has just tossed into
Seymour's pond is of great sentimental value to him - particularly relating to one
Nora Batty.
Music by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer STEPHAN PACZAI Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL (R)


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Unknown: Nora Batty.
Music By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Fergusson

: You Must Be the Husband

by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH Little Round Objects
There are some things a successful novelist can't afford to lose, and Alice has lost them. She'd better find them before Tom finds out she's lost them. Meanwhile, Miranda finds she's found a lover.
Studio sound MIKE FELTON
Studio lighting RON BRISTOW Designers


Unknown: Mike Felton
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Unknown: Jim Clay.
Unknown: David Hitchcock
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: John Kilby
Tom: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Alice: Diane Keen
Miranda: Sheila Steaffl
Gerald: Garfield Morgan
Pat: Brian Hall
Don: Michael Stainton

: Nine O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Regional News; Weather

: Truckers

An eight-part series written by JAN NEEDLE
3: Shoot, if You'll Pardon My French
Picard's over-riding passion for boats sinks him in a morass of debt, when Denzil's cheques prove worthless.
Film editor PAUL GARRICK Photography JOHN BAKER Designer KEN STARKEY


Written By: Jan Needle
Editor: Paul Garrick
Unknown: John Baker
Designer: Ken Starkey
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Laurence Moody
Peter Picard: James Hazeldine
Amanda Robinson: Sharon Maughan
Debbie: Caroline Ryder
Eggman: Trevor Thomas
Denzil Sweetman: Edmund Pegge
Jill Rayner: Julie Shipley
Stubs: Kenneth Cope
Beryl: Jayne Dowell
Bedrock: Daragh O'Malley
Fogoff: Jack Carr
Mary Brough: Maureen Beattie
Ray: Paul Angeus
O'Brady: Liam O'Callaghan
Cowboy: Philip Davis
Horse: Peter Christian
Rollo: Maynard Williams
Snoggo: Cuve Duncan
Crane driver: Peter Martin

: Network

It's your BBC, so each month Network offers a platform for viewers to examine the major topical issues that can divide TV programme makers and their audience.
On Network it's up to the viewer. You can make the films that voice your concern, and join other viewers in debating the implications with the broadcasters responsible. Director NIGEL FINNIS
Series producer JEREMY GIBSON
If you want to use Network, write to Network. BBCtv Centre, London W12 8QT. Or leave a message any time on [number removed].


Director: Nigel Finnis
Producer: Barrie Whatley
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Take the Strain

This week the town of Wexford in the Irish Republic has been preparing to host the European
Championships of one of the world's oldest team sports. Tug of war is as old as time itself, but its history in Ireland can be traced back at least 200 years. During that period inter-village competition has produced teams that have beaten the best in the world.
Barry Cowan visits Boley in the south and Richill in the north to watch their teams prepare for a special match and, on the way, he discovers that 'pulling' has as much to do with brains as it has with brawn!
Film cameraman PHILIP DAWSON Film sound PETER LINDSAY Film editor MARTIN DUFFY Executive producer LAURENCE ST JOHN
A BRIDGE TELEVISION production for BBC Northern Ireland and Radio Telefis Eireann


Unknown: Barry Cowan
Unknown: Philip Dawson
Unknown: Peter Lindsay
Editor: Martin Duffy
Producer: Laurence St John

: Weather

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