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: Ceefax AM

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

: Edgar Kennedy

in Dig That Gold
All that glisters is not necessarily gold as Edgar finds to his cost when
Brother does some digging in the neighbour's garden. Directed by HAL YATES
An RKO film


Directed By: Hal Yates

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Sally Magnusson in London
Jeremy Paxman and James Cox at the Labour Party
Conference in Brighton


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

: Open Air

Eamonn Holmes and Natalie Anglesey invite you to phone them on [number removed]with your views on the weekend s television.
(Answers to your comments at


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Natalie Anglesey

: Neighbours

: Labour Party Conference 1987

Live coverage of the opening session of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Commentators
Sir Robin Day
David Dimbleby with Vivian White including at
10.00* News and Weather


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and your birthday greetings followed by Play School
'If only I had that hat,' Horse sighed.
Presenters Stuart Bradley
Elizabeth Watts
Story: Farmer Flinder's Hat by MABEL WATTS (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenters: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Mabel Watts

: Five to Eleven

with Diana Quick

: Labour Party Conference 1987

Live coverage from Brighton including at
12.00* News and Weather

: Open Air

Bob Wellings
Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes open the airwaves to the viewers ... and try to persuade the programme makers to answer your queries.
Deputy editor MAGGIE SUTCUFFE Editor PETER WEIL BBC North West


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: One O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom Weather BERNARD DAVEY


Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Daphne receives unpleasant news and turns to Des for advice. A mysterious intruder tries to break into the Ramsay house. The week's cast:


Unknown: Fraser Ginny Lowndes
Unknown: Jill James
Unknown: Roger Moulton
Unknown: Rick Maier
Directed By: Mark Callan
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
Andrea: Regina Gaigalas
Bradley: Bradley Kilpatrick
Charlene: Kylie Minogue
Jack: Alan Hopgood

: The Buccaneer

starring Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff
New Orleans, 1814. As the struggle between the recently formed United States and the British continues, the notorious Pirate Jean Lafitte is faced with a choice - to accept the generous financial offer to join the invaders, or come to the aid of General Andrew Jackson with the precious firepower at his command.
FILMS: page 26


Screenplay: Edwin Justus Mayer
Screenplay: Harold Lamb
Screenplay: C. Gardner Sullivan
Based on "Lafitte the Pirate" by: Lyle Saxon
Producer/Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Jean Lafitte: Fredric March
Gretchen: Franciska Gaal
Dominique You: Akim Tamiroff
Annette: Margot Grahame
Exra Peavey: Walter Brennan
Crawford: Ian Keith
Dolly: Spring Byington
Governor: Douglass Dumbrille
Capt Brown: Robert Barrat
Andrew: Hugh Sothern
Aunt Charlotte: Beulah Bondi
Beluche: Anthony Quinn
Marle: Louise Campbell
Admiral Cockburn: Montagu Love

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Jimbo and the Jet Set
Trouble at Sea (R)

: What's Inside?: Faces and Feelings

Floella Benjamin with Ben, Daniel, Jane Leah , Natalie, Robert and children from
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER
Storytellers Perminderpal Gill Brian Jameson
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATt


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Jane Leah
Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Illustrations By: Storytellers Perminderpal Gill
Illustrations By: Brian Jameson
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgatt

: Ratman: Diamonds Are for Always

starring Roland Rat Superstar with Pamela Stephenson as Wombat Woman
Ratman has a real mission: to guard the priceless jewel, the Ann Diamond. But the beautiful Wombat Woman has other ideas. Is Wombat Woman a match for our amazing superhero Ratman.


Unknown: Roland Rat Superstar
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson
Unknown: Ann Diamond.
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Director: Peter Leslie
Gallery assistant: Janine Duvttski

: The Voyages of Dr Dolittle

Our Friend, Pushmi-Pullyu. (R)

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes Who's made it into the Beat the Teacher charts?
On today's programme you can find out which three teachers and three pupils are in the top six so far. Devised by CUVE DOIG


Presented By: Bruno Brookes
Unknown: Sally Fraser

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
A Parachute Made for Two!
In 1908, 21-year-old Dolly Shepherd made history by saving the life of a fellow parachutist in a dramatic mid-air rescue. Nearly 80 years later, Dolly's 67-year-old daughter achieves a lifetime ambition when she makes her first parachute jump using the latest 'tandem' techniques.
Blue Peter's own record-breaking free-fall skydiver Janet Ellis reports on Molly Sedgwick's courageous charity tandem dive.


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

: The Flintstones


: 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


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Lucy Meacock
Unknown: Steve Clark
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Rachael Attwell

: Wogan

Help Terry celebrate 20 years of Radio I!
Jogging memories in the theatre Tony Blackburn and John Peel
Plus a live guided tour around Radio 1 as it's happening with Mike Smith , Bruno Brookes and Janice Long
Music from the charts, plus Carl Wayne with a live performance of the first record played on Radio 1, Flowers in the Rain.
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 1. Viewers with stereo Radio 1 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Unknown: Help Terry
Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Bruno Brookes
Unknown: Carl Wayne

: Doctor Who: Time and the Rani: Part 4

Starring Sylvester McCoy with Bonnie Langford
The last of a four-part story by Pip and Jane Baker
Catalyst (noun): vital substance which allows a chain of events to proceed
Countdown (noun): announcement of the last remaining seconds before something takes place
Armageddon (noun): the end of the world


Writer: Pip Baker
Writer: Jane Baker
Incidental music: Keff McCulloch
Lighting: Henry Barber
Script Editor: Andrew Cartmell
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Andrew Morgan
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Rani: Kate O'Mara
Beyus: Donald Pickering
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
Urak: Richard Gauntlett
Ikona: Mark Greenstreet
Faroon: Wanda Ventham
Special voices: Peter Tuddenham
Special voices: Jacki Webb

: Hi-de-Hi!

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT featuring
Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1960 God Bless Our Family
Clive's family arrives en masse to stop his marriage to Gladys. Does this give
Clive the excuse he's been looking for?


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
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 Stuart-Hargreaves: Diane Hollanp
Julian Dalrymple-Sykes: Ben Aris
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
April: Linda Regan
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boy: Chris Andrews
Dawn: Laura Jackson
Sammy: Kenneth Connor
Charles Dempster: Dennis Ramsden
Winifred Dempster: Mavis Pugh
General Sir Claud Dempster: Peter Fontaine
Vice-Adml Neville Dempster: Ian Anders
Bishop Simon Dempster: Fred Bryant
Van driver: Bryan Burdon

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates
John's courtship of his new girlfriend Liz is interrupted by Ken's need of sanctuary.
Produced by RAY BUTT


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Designer: John Anderson
Produced By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Kate: Belinda Lang
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Ken: Terence Edmond
Maggie: Sue Holderness
Liz: Lucy Fleming
Wanda: Linda Marlowe
Dr Osbourne: Debbi Blythe
Mrs Lemenski: Irène Prador
Taylor: Darren Traynor

: Nine O'Clock News

from the BBC newsroom - the day's pictures, stories and events with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather

: Panorama

Must Labour Lose?
The Labour Party begins its annual conference in Brighton today in sombre mood. After three general election defeats in succession, Labour's level of support has slumped to the position it was in more than 50 years ago. Is the party in terminal decline, or will it recover from a long period in the wilderness, as it did in 1964? As Labour's leadership attempts to modernise the party's appeal,
Robert Harris , Political Editor of The Observer, reports on a major new survey of voters' attitudes, and talks to The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , MP, about the prospects for the future. Producer FRANCESCA KIRBY-GREEN Editor DAVID DICKINSON


Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Producer: Francesca Kirby-Green
Editor: David Dickinson

: Lovejoy

starring in To Sleep No More by DAVID BROWN with Even though it plays a beautiful tune, Lovejoy guesses the silver snuff-box is a fake. But is it the clue to a hidden store of valuable antiques?
Created for television by IAN LA FRENAIS from the Lovejoy books byJONATHAN GASH Producer ROBERT BANKS STEWART Director KEN HANNAM (R)


Unknown: David Brown
Television By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Jonathan Gash
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Eric: Chris Jury
Mrs Mattock: Norma West
Smiley: Robert Ashby
Arnold: John Forgeham
Helen: Jo Ross
Dandy Jack: Geoffrey Bateman
Mrs Wendell: Margaret Stallard
BigelOW: Denys Graham
Alexander: Pa Vel Douglas
Mrs Cameron: Jan Wilson
Pilsen: Angus Lennie
Receptionist: Rebecca Lacey
Sam Wendell: Michael Segal
Det Sgt Drabble: John Scholes
: Woody Markmonero
George: Simon Kaplan
Vicar: Peter Whitbread
First guest: John Gleeson
Second guest: Jan Farmery

: Film 87

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases.
Angel Heart, written and directed by Alan Parker.
Mickey Rourke plays a seedy private detective in a powerful thriller set in New York and New Orleans.
Controversy surrounded the film when it was X-rated in America. Parker cut ten seconds to please the American censor.
John Huston , the veteran film director, famous for such films as The African Queen and The Maltese Falcon died last month. From the set of Mr North , a film in which he was to have appeared, Film 87 spoke to his daughter,
Anjelica Huston ,
Robert Mitchum and Lauren Bacall about both the film and John Huston himself.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Directed By: Alan Parker.
Directed By: Mickey Rourke
Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Mr North
Unknown: Anjelica Huston
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: John Huston
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Glass

A four-part series 2: Transparency
The first glass windows brought a new light into architecture, but the dream of making cities of glass eventually turned into a skyscraper nightmare. Today there's a new understanding of using glass in buildings. Series producer BRIGIT BARRY Producer JOHN ALEXANDER (R)


Producer: Brigit Barry
Producer: John Alexander

: Weather

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