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: Ceefax AM

: The Newlyweds

in Prize Maid starring Robert Neil and Suzi Crandall
Keeping up with the Joneses, the Newlyweds have a maid for six months. They have made a big mistake! Directed by HAL YATES
An RKO mm


Unknown: Robert Neil
Unknown: Suzi Crandall
Directed By: Hal Yates

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Sally Jones
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half-hour read by Jill Dando.
Francis Wilson looks ahead to the weekend weather at home and abroad at
7.25, 7.55 and 8.25


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Read By: Jill Dando.
Read By: Francis Wilson

: News

Weather followed by Dallas
The Oil Barons' Ball III The Oil Man of the Year is announced - will it be Cliff again? JR has an announcement of his own to make.
Directed by MICHAEL PREECE (R) (For cast seepage 37)


Written By: David Paulsen
Directed By: Michael Preece

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

A sequence of yoga movements that builds up day by day into a routine that will stretch and exercise the entire body.
The Back Push-Up (R)

: News

Weather followed by Miniature Worlds
As the leaves fall in an autumn woodland, decay is in the air. Yet tree stumps invaded by mosses and fungi are in bloom - the weather ideal for spore-casting.
Narrated by Peter France BBC Bristol (R)

: Cartoon

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Play School
'Sometimes he became so odd he did not know what he was.'
Presenters Floella Benjamin Nigel Makin
Story: The Ha-Ha Bird by PENELOPE JANIC
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Film editor STEPHEN SCALES Director FAY WOOLF Producer ANN REAY
Series producer CHRISTIE HEWITT Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE (R) and Paddington
In and Out of Trouble (R)


Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: Nigel Makin
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Christie Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Five to Eleven

with Mary Chater


Unknown: Mary Chater

: News

Weather followed by Cook with Clare
In this last programme of Clare Connery's series on healthy eating, Clare demonstrates recipes for
Puddings and Desserts and features: a healthy cheesecake; a variety of homemade ice creams and fruit sorbets and mixed summer fruit pudding. Producer IAN HAMILTON


Producer: Ian Hamilton

: On the House

Pattie Coldwell invites
Desmond Morris to impart the colourful findings of his research into The Human Nestbuilder.
Harry Greene 's Troubleshoot takes him to Gloucester to advise some young househunters on how to approach an initial DIY survey that could save them time and money. Rick Ball is at Number 50 restoring a ceiling rose to its original
Victorian splendour, and see how Bright Sparks winner Steve Williams spent his all-electric prize money. Producer ANDREW MEIKLE
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Harry Greene
Unknown: Rick Ball
Unknown: Steve Williams

: News, Weather followed by: The Animals Roadshow

Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy report from the Royal Borough of Windsor on some of the remarkable relationships between people and the animals in their lives. Is the dolphin truly the St Christopher of the sea? How can pets make humans healthier? And why has polo become the sport of princes? The polo manager to the Prince of Wales, Major Ronald Ferguson, joins the Roadshow to explain.
BBC Scotland (R)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Presenter: Sarah Kennedy
Guest: Major Ronald Ferguson
Editor: David Martin

: Cartoon

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

The moment Helen has been dreading arrives.
Written by JOHN UPTON
Directed by MARK CALLAN


Written By: John Upton
Directed By: Mark Callan

: I'm All Right Jack

starring Peter Sellers
Ian Carmichael
Terry-Thomas Richard Attenborough Corrupt businessmen, inefficient managers and obstinate shop stewards are all mercilessly and equally lampooned in this famous Boulting Brothers' satire.
Ian Carmichael is the hopelessly incompetent innocent who breaks the rules of the game and Peter Sellers excels as Fred Kite , a pillar of short-sighted integrity.
Produced by ROY BOULTING Directed by JOHN BOULTING
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Terry-Thomas Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Fred Kite
Unknown: Frank Harvey
Unknown: John Boulting
Unknown: Alan Hackney
Produced By: Roy Boulting
Directed By: John Boulting
Fred Kite: Peter Sellers
Stanley Windrush: Ian Carmichael
Maj: Hitchcock Terry-Thomas
Sidney de Vere Cox: Richard Attenborough
Bertram Tracepurcel: Dennis Price
Aunt Dolly: Margaret Rutherford
Mrs Kite: Irene Handl
Cynthia Kite: Liz Fraser
Windrush Sr: Miles Malleson
Mr Mohammed: Marne Maitland
Waters: John Le Mesurier
Magistrate: Raymond Huntley
Knowles: Victor Maddern
Dai: Kenneth Griffith
Charlie: Fred Griffiths
Perce Carter: Donal Donnelly

: Lifeline

: Cartoon

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Laurel and Hardy Birds of a Feather (R)


Unknown: Hardy Birds

: Caterpillar Trail

with Stuart Bradley
With a touch of Irish magic, Stuart travels back in time for a flavour of farm life as it was last century. He discovers how to hand-milk a goat, make butter in a churn and bread on a griddle.
Follow the trail through old Ireland with him and meet some rare breeds on the way. Director FAY WOOLF


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Director: Fay Woolf
Producer: Sheila Fraser

: Paw Paws

A tribe of tiny bear braves who live in an enchanted forest.
9: Totem Termi-nation

: Friday Film Special: 4-D Special Agent

A group of children, including the daughter of a policeman, help the police force catch a gang of robbers - even though the girl is generally considered to be a goody-two-shoes.
0 FILMS: page 14

: Neighbours

: Six O'clock News

Sue Lawley and Andrew Harvey present the latest events of the day from Britain and around the world. Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

Join Terry live at the Television Theatre.

: Every Second Counts

starring Paul Daniels
Play along and try to beat the contestants in Paul's comedy quiz show.
Produced in association with TALBOT TELEVISION LTD and GROUP W PRODUCTIONS Programme associates


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Colin Edmonds.
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Don Babbage
Designer: Peter Findlay
Director: Michael Leggo
Unknown: P Stanley Appel

: Dynasty

The Trial
Adam and Dana are put through emotional turmoil as the custody hearing for their surrogate child gets underway. Blake faces another kind of trial as Alexis discards the widow weeds to make capital of the gun-running charges against him. Meanwhile, all the excitement seems to be going to Krystle's head


Written By: Barbara Esensten
Written By: James Harmon Brown
Directed By: Ray Danton
Blake: John Forsythe
Krystle: Linda Evans
Alexis: Joan Collins
Adam: Gordon Thompson
Steven: Jack Coleman
Dex: Michael Nader
Fallon: Emma Samms
Sammy Jo: Heather Locklear
Jeff: John James
Leslie: Terri Garber
Sean Rowan: James Healey
Dana: Leann Hunley
Karen: Stephanie Dunnam
Jesse: Christopher Allport

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey Regional News
Weekend Weather: BILL GILES


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Rockliffe's Babies

Fifth of eight episodes with In the Bag by DON WEBB
Sgt Rockliffe thinks that PC Paul Georgiou is lazy. So why has Georgiou activated himself and acquired an informant? And a dodgy one at that.
Directed by DEREK LISTER (R)


Unknown: Don Webb
Unknown: Sgt Rockliffe
Unknown: Paul Georgiou
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Directed By: Derek Lister
Sgt Rockliffe: Ian Hogg
WPC Karen Walsh: Susanna Shelling
PC Paul Georgiou: Martyn Ellis
Ferns: Lonnie Donegan
Joe Dutton: Mark Powley
PC Steve Hood: Brett Fancy
PC Gerry O'Dowd: Joe McGann
WPC Janice Hargreaves: Alphonsia Emmanuel
Det Insp Charles Flight: Edward Wilson
PC Tibbett: David Lonsdale
Bonnamy: John Michie
Oriental girl: Choy-Ling Man
Young Tirney: Mark Dawson
Tirney: David Jackson
Mrs Duncan: Elspeth Charlton
Bailey: Sidney Livingstone

: The 1988 European Football Championship

from Dusseldorf
West Germany v Italy Highlights of tonight's opening match in the Rheinstadion between the two 'heavyweights' in Group One. The Italians have rebuilt successfully since beating the Germans in the 1982 World Cup Final, but Franz Beckenbauer 's team, with home advantage, start favourites to win the Championship for the third time.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES


Unknown: Franz Beckenbauer
Commentator: Barry Davies
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Terry Venables

: Omnibus

My Homeland
Documentary film-maker Robert Vas made his most personal film, a moving and beautiful evocation of memories of his homeland, Hungary, for Omnibus in 1976. It is shown again tonight, ten years after
Robert Vas 's tragic death, and in it he narrates his own personal account of the events in Hungary in 1956 that so strongly marked his vision and his film-making.
Going into self-imposed exile, Vas settled in England and became one of the most admired and individual directors working in British television. My Homeland shows him at his most impassioned, seeking the essence and ideals of his country through its poetry and art.
Readings Michael Bryant and Judi Dench


Unknown: Robert Vas
Unknown: Robert Vas
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Judi Dench
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Director: Robert Vas

: The Late Film: Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins

Starring Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman

Mackenzie Phillips Rafferty is an easy-going kind of guy who has not had much success with his army career. He is not that great as a Los Angeles driving instructor either. But it's a job he gets plenty of practice at when he is kidnapped by the 'Gold Dust Twins', a couple of vagrants called Mac and Frisbee, who force him to begin a hectic and hilarious journey way down to New Orleans.
Films: page 14


Screenplay: John Kaye
Producer: Michael Gruskoff
Producer: Art Linson
Director: Dick Richards
Rafferty: Alan Arkin
Mac: Sally Kellerman
Frisbee: Mackenzie Phillips
Vinnie: Alex Rocco
Alan: Charlie Martin Smith
Billy: Harry Dean Stanton
John: John McLiam
Jesus freak: Richard Hale
Louis Prima: Himself

: Weather

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