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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in Mutiny in the County An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and Pamela Armstrong with the latest sports news from Sally Jones


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

The classic serial in 15 exciting episodes
4: Ancient Enemies
In which Flash Gordon and Dr Zarkov fight for their lives in a spaceship battle.

: News


: But First This!

Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood , and Sue Devaney. Starting with The Pink Panther Show Think Before You Pink Ants in the Pantry Pink-a-Rella (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Assisted By: Siobhan Mayer
Assisted By: Colin Heywood
Assisted By: Sue Devaney.

: Why Dont You... ?

Helen tries to transform her bedroom with a bit of 'help' from Philip and Joanne. Ian meets two boys who ride the waves and everybody's waiting for the coffee. (R)


Unknown: Joanne. Ian

: Laurel and Hardy

in Truant or Consequences

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Gentle Ben with Dennis Weaver and Clint Howard
Batter Up
A baseball star visits the Glades and gives Mark a few lessons in sportsmanship. (R)


Unknown: Dennis Weaver
Unknown: Clint Howard

: Play School

They went to sea in a sieve they did
In a sieve they went to sea. Presenters
Robin Kingsland , Liz Watts Story: The Jumblies by EDWARD LEAK (R)


Unknown: Robin Kingsland
Unknown: Liz Watts

: Five to Eleven

with pupils from the Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with The Fighting Devil Dogs A classic cliffhanger serial in 12exciting chapters
3: The Silenced Witness
The torpedo cases found in Warehouse No 5 are being transported to Warfield's Laboratory when the 'Lightning' strikes again, but this time Tom and Frank get the better of his men, taking a henchman captive. He is about to speak when the 'Lightning' takes his revenge.
(Part 4 on Friday at 11.00am)

: Great Mysteries

Last progamme in the series The Time Travellers of Bath Can Mrs Smith , Miss Mills and 7-year-old Betty really remember living another life as religious heretics in 13th-century France? They seem to share memories of a previous existence as Cathars - the persecuted victims of the Albigensian
Crusade and the Inquisition. Henry Lincoln investigates the case of the West Country doctor who believes himself to be at the centre of this group reincarnation. Producer PETER BUTLER (R)


Unknown: Mrs Smith
Unknown: Henry Lincoln
Producer: Peter Butler

: News, Weather followed by: The Garden Party

Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes with the issues, the people and the music of today. Professor Erno Rubik meets 'the master of the cube'. Paul Coia reviews the latest videos. And Roddy Llewellyn blossoms on the landscapes of summer.


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Professor Erno Rubik
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Roddy Llewellyn

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Henry asks Jane on a date - is this the start of a big romance?
This week's cast:
Written by YSABELLE DEAN Directed by CHRIS SHIEL


Written By: Ysabelle Dean
Directed By: Chris Shiel
Madge: Anne Charleston
Charlene: Kylie Minogue
Henry: Craig McLachlan
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Scott Robinson: Jason Donovan
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Kean
Daphne Clarke: Elaine Smith
Mike Young: Guy Pearce
Mrs Mangel: Vivean Gray
Jane Harris: Annie Jones
Eileen Clarke: Myra De Groot
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Gail Lewis: Fiona Corke
Rob Lewis: Ernie Bourne
Dean: Burt Cooper
Allan: Neil Fitzpatrick
Christine Wilton: Kerry McGuire
Dennis Wilton: Randall Berger

: AD - Anne Domini

A major five-part series
3: Peter has a mysterious and troubling vision ...
In Rome, Caleb continues his search for Ruth and Sarah. He begins training at the School of Gladiators, but then receives news of his sisters' fate. Enraged and determined on revenge, he vows to kill Caligula. (R)

: Valerie

A Night to Remember
Willie goes on his first date and takes brother Mark as chaperone, then wishes he hadn't.
Written by R. J. COLLEARY
Directed by TONY MORDENTE (R)


Written By: R. J. Colleary
Directed By: Tony Mordente

: Cartoon

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with Heathcliff and Co
Starring that favourite alley-cat Heathcliff, the terror of the town, in: Spike's Cousin and For the Birds (R)

: The Album

Jackie and Dean get trapped inside The Album. Mr Sellers gives his heart to Miss Black. The Bumbles look at circular things including milk bottle tops. The crazy world of the Arcade continues. and The Kid with Steve Fairnie
Producer CLIVE DOIG (R)


Unknown: Mr Sellers
Unknown: Steve Fairnie
Producer: Clive Doig
Mr Albie Bumble: Philip Fox
Mrs Thelma Bumble: Sally Cooper
Mr R Cade: Peter Geeves
Mr B Cade: Mike Savage
Penny Black: Maria McErlane
Bill Sellers: Adrian Hedley
Jackie: Corrina Reardon
Dean: Darren Cudjoe
Gary: Jason Forrester

: Newsround

: The Legend of Tim Tyler

The boy who lost his laugh by JAMES KRUSS Selek Bei
Tim has grown tired of being organised by the Baron and manages to escape ... but he realises that this won't help him to regain his laughter, so he returns to the Baron's hotel.
Tim Tyler. .....TOMMI OHRNE Baron .....HORST FRANK
AnatOl RICHARD LAUFFEN Sister Agatha .....BRUNI LÖBE Henry .....STEFAN BEHRENS Director SIGI ROTHEMUND English version
Script by NEL ROMANO


Unknown: James Kruss
Unknown: Selek Bei
Unknown: Tim Tyler.
Unknown: Horst Frank
Unknown: Anatol Richard Lauffen
Unknown: Stefan Behrens
Director: Sigi Rothemund
Script By: Nel Romano
Producer: Angela Beeching

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas WitcheU and Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: 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, as he talks to people in the news Series producer PETER WEIL Director TOM CORCORAN Producer JON PLOWMAN


Producer: Peter Weil
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Jon Plowman

: International Athletics

live from Zurich
The 'Weltklasse' meeting is traditionally the biggest
Grand Prix of the season - a mini-Olympics in the space of two hours. The world's greatest athletes, including CARL LEWIS , BEN JOHNSON ,
MARY DECKER , STEVE CRAM and SAID AOUITA, are all in action tonight, hoping for the kind of fast times that frighten opponents with Seoul just one month away. Commentators
Television presentation SRG, Switzerland
(Live coverage continues on BBC2 at 9.00pm)


Unknown: Carl Lewis
Unknown: Ben Johnson
Unknown: Mary Decker
Unknown: David Coleman.
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad. Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Crimewatch File

The Railway Murders
Presented by Nick Ross
In 1986 Crimewatch made appeals on three separate murders. Now with special access to police records
Crimewatch File reconstructs the inside story of a major police investigation. Between December 1985 and May 1986 three young women - Alison Day , Maartje Tamboezer and Anne Lock - were raped and murdered.
At first the cases seemed quite separate, but definite links soon emerged. Then police discovered another connection - to 27 rapes in North London.
The investigation involved four police forces and over a million hours of inquiries, until tiny but crucial clues took them to the home of a 28-year-old unemployed carpenter from Kilburn.
Series producer PETER GRIMSDALE
Assistant producer PHILIPPA COUSINS Producer MARTIN O'COLUNS


Presented By: Nick Ross
Unknown: Alison Day
Unknown: Maartje Tamboezer
Unknown: Anne Lock
Producer: Peter Grimsdale
Producer: Martin O'Coluns

: 16 Days of Glory

The final programme
Featured tonight is the women's 3,000 metres final, an event which will be remembered for one controversial moment involving America's Mary Decker and Britain's
Zola Budd ; the phenomenal Carl Lewis attempting to equal
Jesse Owens 's record of four gold medals in separate track and field events; and the stirring closing ceremonies, celebrating 16 days of athletic endeavour in Los
Angeles and anticipating the event the world awaits this summer - the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul.
Produced and directed by BUD GREENSPAN


Unknown: Mary Decker
Unknown: Zola Budd
Unknown: Carl Lewis
Unknown: Jesse Owens
Directed By: Bud Greenspan

: Business Matters

In this special edition the cameras reveal what goes on behind the headlines during a real take-over battle.
For over a year the BBC had unique access to Wordplex, a British manufacturer of word processors, as it fell prey to three attempts to take it over. The story started in May 1987 when hi-tech troubleshooter Dr Geoff Bristow was sent in to save Wordplex from bankruptcy. But when his strategy failed to go through as planned, Wordplex soon found themselves facing the future under another owner. Narrator Fred Emery
Producer ALAN HAYDN GRIFFITHS Series editor BRIAN DAVIES (R) revised


Unknown: Dr Geoff Bristow
Narrator: Fred Emery
Producer: Alan Haydn Griffiths
Editor: Brian Davies

: Weather

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