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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Gasaloons
An RKO film


Directed By: Arthur Ripley

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Sally Jones


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Buck Rogers: 9: Bodies without Minds

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes


Director: Ford Beebe
Director: Saul Goodkind

: News


: But First This!

Andy Crane assisted by Siobhan Mayer, Colin Heywood and Sue Devaney

Starting with The Pink Panther Show
Pink Pest Control, Tour de Farce and Pink-a-Boo (R)

9.25 Hartbeat
with Tony Hart, Margot Wilson and Joanna Kirk
Homes and Houses
As the Houses of Parliament pop-up into view, Jo decides to post a giant bus and Tony tries to fathom who might be in the dog house. (R)

9.50 Laurel and Hardy
in Mummy Dummy

10.00 News
Weather followed by But First This!

starting with Silas
4: Silas has managed to escape from the cruel circus owner. He has also got back the black stallion. (R)

10.30 Play School
Presenters Floella Benjamin and Lloyd Johnston
Story: The Birthday Football (R)

10.55 Five to Eleven
with pupils from St Anselm's Primary School, Tooting Bec

11.00 News, Weather followed by But First This!
starting with Cartoon

11.10 Undersea Kingdom
starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
7: The Submarine Trap
Professor Norton finishes making the rocket motors and 'Crash' realises only the priming powder aboard their submarine is needed to complete the maniacal
Unga Khan's plans for world domination.
A Republic serial

11.30 Superman: Superman Week
Starring George Reeves as the Man of Steel
As Metropolis celebrates Superman week his one weakness is about to be revealed.


Unknown: Andy Crane
Assisted By: Siobhan Mayer
Assisted By: Colin Heywood
Assisted By: Sue Devaney
Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Joanna Kirk
Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: Lloyd Johnston
Unknown: Unga Khan
Written By: Peggy Chantler
Directed By: Harry Gerstad
Silas: Patrick Bach
Godik: Lucki Molocher
Philip: Diether Krebs
Deaf woman: Edith Heerdegen
Shrew: Ingsborg Lapsien
Jenny: Nina Rothemund
Nanina: Nelly Huet
Pepe: Jimmy Karoubi
Smuggler: Jean Saudray
Superman: George Reeves
Lois Lane: Noel Neill
Jimmy Olsen: Jack Larson
Perry White: John Hamilton

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes with the issues, the personalities and the music of today.
Liz Kershaw once kept her young brother, Andy, in line - by sitting on him! Today they are two of the most popular disc jockeys on Radio 1. Liz and Andy discuss their 'relative values' with Mavis Nicholson.


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson.

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Neighbours

There's trouble cooking down at Lassiter's.
Written by WAYNE DOYLE Directed by GAYE ARNOLD


Written By: Wayne Doyle
Directed By: Gaye Arnold

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from the Oval First day
TONY LEWIS introduces further live coverage of the afternoon's play.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with Scruffy
A special cartoon story in three episodes.
1: When Scruffy's mother is killed the puppy is alone and a stray but she makes friends with a lonely old tramp. (R)

: Fast Forward

with Nick Wilton Floella Benjamin Robert Harley
Sarah Mortimer
For sale! A fully working life-size model of the planet Earth! It comes complete with six spare mountains and two billion gallons of extra sea water - apply to Milton Keenze , c/o 2 The Avenue, Planet Zymatron.
For free! Watch Fast Forward today! A very funny programme with some very silly extras! Don't miss it! Production DAVID CRICHTON TREVOR MCCALLUM
Series producer ANN REAY (R)


Unknown: Nick Wilton
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Sarah Mortimer
Unknown: Milton Keenze
Unknown: Crichton Trevor McCallum

: Newsround

: Move It

with Simon O'Brien and Fiona Lee Fraser
The entire programme comes from the Kent motor racing circuit of Brands Hatch, where Move It revives the sport of soap-box racing.
Dads can drool as 12-year-olds with Grand Prix ideas race from Druids to Paddock in home-made machines. The same drivers also try their hand at hovercraft racing and Fiona climbs into the seat of a racing car for her first lesson.
Director ALAN YARDLEY Producer CHRIS FEAR BBC North West


Unknown: Simon O'Brien
Unknown: Fiona Lee Fraser
Director: Alan Yardley

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mark Goodier and Janice Long.


Presenter: Mark Goodier
Presenter: Janice Long
Lighting: Rod Litherland
Sound: Keith Mayes
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer/Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes.
"The Square's full of police - all of them showing an unhealthy interest in the Beales and Fowlers."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes

: Bodymatters: Water Works

A magical mystery tour of our own flesh and blood with Dr Graeme Garden, Dr Alan Maryon Davis, Dr Gillian Rice and an audience of intrepid volunteers.
A new series of Bodymatters gets off to a thirst-quenching start with a look at water - and discovers people are positively awash with it. Find out about your own personal water level, as a witch's cauldron, an athlete and a camel help reveal the delicate balance between the water we use and the water we lose.
FEATURE: page 10 and WODDIS ON: page 81


Presenter: Dr Graeme Garden
Presenter: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Presenter: Dr Gillian Rice
Director: Stuart McDonald
Series Editor: David Filkin
Producer: Jane Aldous

: Bread

written by CARLA LANE
Title music by DAVID MACKAY Designer ROGER HARRIS Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH (R)


Written By: Carla Lane
Music By: David MacKay
Designer: Roger Harris
Directed By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Mr Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Martina, DHSS clerk: Pamela Power
Fr Dooley: J G Devlin
Jeweller: Gerry White
First lady: Mandy Walsh
Second lady: Ann Haydn-Edwards
Third lady: Gladys Ambrose
Fourth lady: Georgina Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: The Mercer Play: A Dinner of Herbs

This new work concludes a retrospective season of outstanding plays written for television by DAVID MERCER with Jane, an English journalist goes to Israel to write on the Palestinian situation and meets and falls in love with an Israeli professor of English. As their love affair develops, they realise they have opposing views on Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. Will their love survive their political differences?
Verse reading by John Hurt Camera supervisor GEOFF FELD Lighting director CLIVE THOMAS Designer BARBARA GOSNOLD Producer ANDRÉE MOLYNEUX


Television By: David Mercer
Reading By: John Hurt
Unknown: Geoff Feld
Director: Clive Thomas
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: Andrée Molyneux
Director: Michael Darlow
Jane: Fiona Victory
Nadav: Yoram Gal
Dana: Iva Kafri
: Yosef Ferdymayne
Mr Sion: George Little
Ibrahim: Christopher Simon
Nurit: Meirav Gary
Han: Danny Muggia
Orit: Dorit Seadia-Adi
Aharon: Mati Seri
Dov: Ezra Kafri
: Nitza Nettaahuvl
Doron: Poly Reshef
Hoda: Hana Azoulay
Meerav: Henrietta Garden
Student: Jason Hart
Grandmother: Pnina Gary
Mr Shafir: Heinz Bernard

: Esther Interviews ...

Why is one of Britain's most successful men - gifted comedian, pianist and Hollywood heart-throb - unhappy with his lot?
Esther Rantzen talks to her fifth guest in the series, Dudley Moore , about his joyful and frustrating life. Director ROBIN BEXTOR


Talks: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Director: Robin Bextor
Producer: Deborah Perkin

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the day's play. Commentator


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth.
Unknown: Ian Botham

: Weather

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