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: Ceefax AM

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

: Leon Errol

in Blondes Away
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman


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

: Open Air

Eamonn Holmes and Natalie Anglesey invite you to phone them on [number removed]. (Answers to your comments 12. 05pm)


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Natalie Anglesey

: Neighbours

: Comic Roots

Roy Hudd 's Croydon
Roy Hudd goes back to his native Croydon, and meets
Dickie Pounds , who gave him his first professional break. Film editor TERRY GABELL Producer JANE OLIVER (R)


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Dickie Pounds
Editor: Terry Gabell
Producer: Jane Oliver

: The Flintstones

Rocky's Raiders

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenters Fred Harris and Lesley Woods
Story: The Big Sneeze by RUTH BROWN and Wlllo the Wisp The Wishbone with the voices of Kenneth Williams Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenters: Fred Harris
Presenters: Lesley Woods
Unknown: Ruth Brown
Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Five to Eleven

with Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: A Voyage through Syria with Freya Stark

Dame Freya Stark returns to one of the lands she loves best and attempts another expedition, down a river known for its unpredictable behaviour, the Euphrates. Narrated by Roland Culver Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and PETER JONES


Unknown: Roland Culver
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Peter Jones

: Open Air

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


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Editor: Maggie Sutcliffe

: Neighbours

Daphne is angered by Zoe's 'betrayal'. Des decides it's time to reveal his parenthood as Eileen returns to Ramsay Street with interesting news. (For cast see page 93. Shown again tomorrow at 9.05am)


Unknown: Ramsay Street

: Vessel of Wrath

Charles Laughton Elsa Lanchester Tyrone Guthrie
Laughton demonstrates his enormous talent for comedy as Ginger Ted, a snutless beachcomber living in the Dutch East Indies , whose taste for alcohol and weakness for native women bring him into conflict with the authorities.
Screenplay by BARTLETT CORMACK adapted from a story by SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Directed by ERICH POMMER
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Elsa Lanchester
Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Unknown: Dutch East Indies
Unknown: Bartlett CormacK
Produced By: Charles Laughton
Directed By: Erich Pommer
Ginger: Charles Laughton
Martha: Elsa Lanchester
Owen Jones: Tyrone Guthrie
Controleur: Robert Newton
Lia: Dolly Mollinger
Kati: Rosita Garcia
Sergeant Henrik: J Solomon
Dutch captain: Fred Groves

: Favourite Things

Sir John Mills invites Richard Baker into his home near London, where he talks about the hobbies he enjoys and reminisces about the people most dear to him during his long career. He reveals, too, the diet which he believes has kept him young; and confides what in his life gives him the greatest joy of all.


Unknown: Sir John Mills
Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Michael Kerr

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Jimbo and the Jet Set
First-Time Flyers
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS
Voices Peter Hawkins and Susan Sheridan
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Directed By: Keith Learner

: What's Inside?: 3: Flying Things

Floella Benjamin with Bea, James, Joanna Natasha , Speedy, Zoe and children from
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Graphics CLAIRE STANLEY Producer SHEILA FRASER Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Joanna Natasha
Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Illustrations By: Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Graphics Claire
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Ratman: The Case of the Runaway Trolleys

starring Roland Rat Superstar with Bob Todd as Mr Grapelli
Supermarket trolleys full of shopping are running away and disappearing. Who is the criminal mastermind behind it? Is this another case for international superhero Ratman?


Unknown: Bob Todd
Unknown: Mr Grapelli
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Director: Peter Leslie
Miss Pecksmith: Maria McErlane

: Ewoks: The Cries of the Trees

A new cartoon series
Morag the Tulgah witch is determined to conquer the Ewoks by destroying their soul trees - the trees planted for each newborn Ewok.
Back pages: 102

: Beat the Teacher

Presented by Bruno Brookes With 600 points to his credit, Mr Jones has catapulted to No 1 in the charts. Can he maintain his position or will Hannah Ross from Hitchin put him out of the running? Devised by CLIVE DOIG


Presented By: Bruno Brookes
Unknown: Mr Jones
Unknown: Hannah Ross
Unknown: Clive Doig
Unknown: Sally Fraser

: Newsround

with Roger Finn Helen Rollason and John Craven
What's happening today in the world? The Newsround team brings you the big stories of the day and explains the facts behind them.


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

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
Expedition USSR
Calling All Gymnasts!
Would you like to spend your holidays practising on Olympic-style apparatus, under the eyes of the star who's won more Olympic medals than anyone else in history? That's what lucky
8-year-old Russians can do in Moscow. The city has not one, but 13 top schools for young gymnasts, which explains why the Soviet Union turns out so many champions.
When Yvette put on her leotard and joined in a training session she found the secret of their success lies, quite simply, in having fun!


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Horse of the Year Show

The first of this week's early-evening programmes from this famous show. With previews of the main classes, interviews with the riders and KEITH CHEGWIN , taking a look behind the scenes.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Introduced By: David Vine

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the latest pictures, stories and events from Britain and around the world.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton
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: Rachel Attwell

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre. Producer JON PLOWMAN


Producer: Jon Plowman

: Doctor Who: Paradise Towers: Part 1

The first of a four-part adventure by Stephen Wyatt
Starring Sylvester McCoy with Bonnie Langford

Paradise Towers won a lot of awards back in the 21st Century. It might even be a nice place to live now, if it weren't for the Kangs, the Caretakers, and the strange behaviour of the Mark 7 Megapodic Cleaners.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Stephen Wyatt
Theme music composed by: Ron Grainer
Theme arrangement and incidental music: Keff McCulloch
Costume Designer: Janet Tharby
Script Editor: Andrew Cartmel
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Nicholas Mallett
Yellow Kang: Astra Sheridan
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Young Caretaker: Joseph Young
Bin Liner: Annabel Yuresha
Fire Escape: Julie Brennon
Blue Kang leader: Catherine Cusak
Deputy Chief Caretaker: Clive Merrison
Tilda: Brenda Bruce
Tabby: Elizabeth Spriggs
Pex: Howard Cooke
Chief Caretaker: Richard Briers

: Hi-de-Hi!

The last in the present series by JIMMY PERRY and David CROFT , featuring and DFC Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1960 Only the Brave
As a birthday treat, the staff take April to the cinema to see Bambi - only to find themselves watching a 1940s war film!
Producer DAVID CROFT (R)


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: 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: Diane Holland
Julian: Ben Aris
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
April: Linda Regan
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins Chris Andrews
Dawn: Laura Jackson
Jack: Freddie Earlle
Cinema manager: Len Howe
RAF Officer: Andrew Collins
WRAF officer: Sorel Johnson
Sammy: Kenneth Connor

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates
This week's episode reveals whether Torquay held the key to all John's dreams.
Designer JOHN ANDERSON Director SUE BYSH Producer RAY BUTT


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Designer: John Anderson
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Ken: Terence Edmond
Maggie: Sue Holderness
Alan: Martin Cochrane
Neighbour: Pauline Little

: Nine O'Clock News

and Debbie Thrower Regional News; Weather

: Panorama: Inner Cities: We Want Them Too

So said Mrs Thatcher in the early hours of 12 June, just after her triumphant return to power. Tomorrow, on the first day of its conference in Blackpool, the Conservative Party debates a resolution that welcomes the government's commitment and success in the inner cities. But how successful has the government been and what exactly is it trying to achieve? Robin Denselow reports from the north west where two adjoining Labour inner-city authorities have responded to government policies in very different ways. Salford, home of the original Coronation Street, is now trying to attract entrepreneurs to its mini-Docklands and has been selling off council estates. Rate-capped Manchester fears for the future of its services, and sees government initiatives as a threat to local democracy. So far, the government's inner-city policy has involved projects from three different Ministries. But what lessons has Mrs Thatcher's government learnt from the success or failure of these policies so far?


Presenter: Robin Denselow
Producer: Elizabeth Clough
Editor: David Dickinson

: Film 87

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases.
Beverly Hills Cop II -
Eddie Murphy is back as the young Detroit policeman who has his own unique way of solving crimes. In this sequel, Murphy is back on the glamorous West Coast beat, tracking down drug-pushers and illegal arms dealers. The film has been one of the runaway successes in America this summer.
River's Edge documents the feelings of today's teenagers who are at the crossroads in their lives, a time of decisions affecting their futures, and remaining loyal to old friends. Dennis Hopper portrays an ex-biker, and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) the gang leader intent on protecting his best friend. Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE Producer BRUCE THOMPSON


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Dennis Hopper
Unknown: Crispin Glover
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: The Horse of the Year Show

from Wembley Arena featuring the Rover Classic A gala opening in aid of charity befits the first night of this world-famous show. Throughout the week over 1,000 horses will compete, representing the elite of the British equestrian world. Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Wendy Sheppard

: Weather

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