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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Sally Jones
Including the Faces of 87 - Breakfast Time looks back at the year's headline-makers.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones

: News

Weather followed by Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with Laurel and Hardy The Stone Age Kid (R)

: Why Don't You...?

The gang take their wigs for an airing on the Mersey
Ferry and hang on to their bows for a trip on a lifeboat. Director PAM O'BRIEN
Producer KIRSTIE FISHER BBC North West


Director: Pam O'Brien

: Bananaman

Ice Station Zero (R)

: News

Weather followed by Children's BBC with Simon Parkin


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: Play School

Sheelagh Gilbey , Mike Amatt Story: The Princess and the Pea


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Mike Amatt

: Five to Eleven

with Joanna Lumley (R)


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: News

Weather followed by The Littlest Hobo
Photo Finish (R)

: Charlie Brown

It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (R)


Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Cartoon

: News

Weather followed by Montreux Rock
Festival 1987
First of three programmes. An opportunity to see some of the highlights of this year's Montreux Rock Festival, featuring
Simply Red, Paul Young
Depeche Mode, Kim Wilde and many more. (R)


Unknown: Kim Wilde

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

Shane and Tom have to carry out an unpleasant task. A new family arrives in the street.

: Holiday Movie: Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

starring Robert Ryan
Chuck Connors and Nanette Newman In this spectacular adventure inspired by the work of JULES VERNE , six victims of a shipwreck are rescued by the futuristic submarine
Nautilus and taken to the mysterious underwater city of Templemar - a self-sufficient community created by Captain Nemo. Refused permission to leave, the guests attempt to escape from the underwater paradise.
Produced by BERTRAM OSTRER Directed by JAMES HILL
* FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Chuck Connors
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Jules Verne
Play By: Pip And
Unknown: Jane Baker
Unknown: R. Wright Campbell
Produced By: Bertram Ostrer
Directed By: James Hill
Capt Nemo: Robert Ryan
Fraser: Chuck Connors
Helena: Nanetie Newman
Mala: Luciana Paluzzi
Barnaby: Bill Fraser
Swallow: Kenneth Connor
Joab: John Turner
Lomax: Allan Cuthberston
Philip: Christopher Hartstone

: Cartoon

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with A Paddington Special Paddington Goes to School by MICHAEL BOND
Narrated by Michael Hordem Animated and directed by MARTIN PULLEN
Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL Executive producer


Unknown: Michael Hordem
Directed By: Martin Pullen
Music By: Herbert Chappell

: Simon and the Witch

The last of a 13-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY
The great day has arrived! Everyone waits with bated breath as the curtain goes up on The Sleeping Beauty.


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Designer: David Laskey
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Miss Phoeble: Elizabeth Proud
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Lady Fox-Custard: Joan Sims
Mr Bodley: John Rapley
Mayor: Charles Pemberton
Hopkins: Joe Grossi
Tim: James Reinl
Sally: Nicola Stapleton
Jimmy: David Crane
Cuthbert: Ilan Ostrove
Joyce: Naomie Harris

: Film Special: The Glitterball

A feature originally made for the cinema by the Children's Film Foundation. The
Glitterball has arrived unexpectedly from outer space. It has extraordinary powers and causes a lot of problems for young Max and his friend Pete when they discover that other people want to steal it.
Films: page 25


Produced by: Mark Forstater
Directed by: Harley Cokliss
Max: Ben Buckton
Pete: Keith Jayne
Filthy: Ron Pember
Mrs Fielding: Marjorie Yates
Mr Fielding: Barry Jackson
Corporal: Andrew Jackson

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Today: Piker's Peak Swing School
Designs on Jerry Producer


Unknown: David Platt

: Six O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton and Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Telly Addicts

Tonight it's the HOOFERS against the DOOFERS, as two teams of Britain's top TV critics and columnists join Noel Edmonds for a special edition of the small screen quiz.
Will the Press impress? Tune in to find out....
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Annette Martin
Producer: Tim Manning

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
"Screw Willmott, screw this poxy pub and screw Walford."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Story Consultant: Tony Holland
Produced and directed by: Julia Smith
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
Den: Leslie Grantham
Angie: Anita Dobson
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Duncan: David Gillespie
Duncan's mother: Maggie Ford
Pat: Pam St Clement
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Lou: Anna Wing
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Lofty: Tom Watt
Tom: Donald Tandy
Darren: Gary McDonald
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Mary: Linda Davidson
Dr Singh: Amerjit Deu
Sparrow: Richard Ireson
Colin: Michael Cashman
Barry: Gary Hailes
Drunk: Ron Tarr
Lennie: Ivor Raymonde

: The Guinness Book of Records Hall of Fame

Presented by David Frost with Norris McWhirter
More potential achievers of perfection are inducted into 'the most exclusive club in the world' whose existing members include
Paul McCartney ,
Sir Edmund Hillary , Katharine Hepburn , Sir Donald Bradman and Billie Jean King. David Frost also introduces other accomplishments, both serious and light-hearted, that have found their way into the record books. The programme includes a tribute to Elvis Presley with special guest Simon Bowman , plus American rock star
Luis Cardenas with his 75-piece 'status cymbal', the world's largest drum kit. Musical director
Script editor FRED METCALF Designer vie MEREDITH Director MICHAEL LEGGO Producer ALAN RUSSELL


Presented By: David Frost
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Sir Donald Bradman
Unknown: Billie Jean King.
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Simon Bowman
Unknown: Luis Cardenas
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Editor: Fred Metcalf
Director: Michael Leggo
Producer: Alan Russell

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk and Debbie Thrower Regional News Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Cagney and Lacey

The two first ladies of the New York Police Department. Starring
Luck 'n' Bucks is the most popular game show on television, its ever-smiling host a household name. But there's something rotten in the state of this contest and, in the fruitiest undercover job of their careers, Christine and Mary Beth are invited to 'come on down'...


Unknown: Mary Beth
Written By: Douglas Steinberg
Directed By: Nessa Hyams
Christine Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Det Esposito: Robert Hegyes
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Det Corassa: Paul Mantee
Det Jordan: Merry Clayton
Feldberg: David Paymer
Robert B Roberts: Cliff Gorman
Connie Vale: Stevie Sterling

: Review of the Year 87

1987 was the year of Zeebrugge.... Irangate.... Terry Waite. ...
Mikhail Gorbachev. ...Gulf War.... Hungerford ... General Election....Sri Lanka.... King's Cross...Branson's balloons.... AIDS....Enniskillen.... Jeffrey Archer.... Parkinson's return....
Two Davids.... Summit.... Crash of 87 ... Hurricane....
South Korea.... Fred Astaire ...Lester Piggott. ... Van Gogh. ... Philippines....Gary Hart.... South Africa....Windsor jewels... Child abuse.... Abortion Bill....


Film Editor: John Hinkly
Film Editor: Roger Wedlake
Producer: Nick London
Editor: David Dickinson
Researcher: Sarah Jefferson
Researcher: Kirsty Stewart

: Movie Classic: Splendor in the Grass

Natalie Wood
Warren Beatty
Deanie Loomis is in love with Bud Stamper , high school football hero and the most desirable boy in town. Her mother is shocked by the strength of Deanie's passion; nice girls, she says, don't feel 'that way'. Bud's father insists on him going to Yale before any marriage, and the young lovers find the strain on their relationship unbearable.
Playwright William Inge won an Oscar for this tale of young love and parental misunderstanding set in a small Kansas town in the mid-20s.
Written by WILLIAM INGE Directed by ELIA KAZAN
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Deanie Loomis
Unknown: Bud Stamper
Unknown: William Inge
Written By: William Inge
Directed By: Elia Kazan
Wilma Dean Loomis: Natalie Wood
Bud Stamper: Warren Beatty
Ace Stamper: Pat Hingle
Mrs Loomis: Audrey Christie
Ginney Stamper: Barbara Loden
Angelina: Zohra Lampert
Del Loomis: Fred Stewart
Mrs Stamper: Joanna Roos
Juanita Howard: Jan Norris
Toots: Gary Lockwood
Kay: Sandy Dennis

: Weather

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