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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Wholesailing Along
When the Greens need a new bath, Leon decides to install it himself....
An RKO film


Director: Al Boasberg

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark in London. As the Conservative Party returns to Brighton for the first time since the IRA bomb, Jeremy Paxman is at the Prime Minister's headquarters, the Grand Hotel, to report on the build-up to the conference. Plus national and international news and the latest sports news from Rob Bonnet.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Rob Bonnet.

: News

Weather followed by In the Making First of four daily programmes Bells
The Whitechapel Bell
Foundry has made some of the most famous bells in the world, including the Liberty Bell of America and Big Ben of London. Today's film shows the process of making a bell, and features several of the craftsmen who make up this small firm which has been in existence for over 500 years.
Producer ANNE JAMES (R)

: Conservative Party Conference

The opening session of the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, including a major debate on inner cities and a speech by Conservative Party
Chairman, Peter Brooke.
10.00am News and Weather


Unknown: Peter Brooke.
Commentators: Sir Robin Day
Commentators: David Dimbleby
Editor: James Hocan

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Play School
Presenters Wayne Jackman and Elizabeth Watts Story: Jonah and the Manly Ferry
Written and illustrated by PETER GOULDTHORPE (R)
Jimbo and the Jet Set
April Fools' Day


Presenters: Wayne Jackman
Presenters: Elizabeth Watts
Illustrated By: Peter Gouldthorpe

: Five to Eleven

with John Cording


Unknown: John Cording

: News

Weather followed by Conservative
Party Conference Further live coverage from Brighton including at
12.00 News and Weather

: Look, Stranger

Jack's Eye View
Dave Dawson and Pete Thompson are
Somerset steeplejacks.
For them, Truro Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor are jobs. A cathedral spire doesn't seem quite so elegant when worked on from two feet away, and the world doesn't look quite the same when seen from 250ft up. Producer COLIN THOMAS BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Dave Dawson
Unknown: Pete Thompson
Producer: Colin Thomas

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Neighbours

Scott and Charlene are having a battle with their parents to gain some independence. Written by CHRIS MCCOURT Directed by CHRIS SHIEL
(For cast see page 64. Repeated at5.35pm)


Written By: Chris McCourt
Directed By: Chris Shiel

: Jupiter's Darling

218BC: Hannibal's army is advancing on ancient Rome. Amytis, the beautiful and independent fiancee of Rome's dictator, becomes fascinated with Hannibal but her scheme to save the city has unforeseen results!
Screenplay by DOROTHY KINGSLEY based on the play Road to Rome by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD Producer GEORGE WELLS Director GEORGE SIDNEY
* FILMS: page 26


Play By: Dorothy Kingsley
Unknown: Robert E. Sherwood
Producer: George Wells
Director: George Sidney
Hannibal: Howard Keel
Amytis: Esther Williams
Fabius Maximus: George Sanders
Meta: Marge Champion
Varius: Gower Champion
Horatio: Richard Haydn
MagO: William Demarest
Fabia: Norma Varden
Scipio: Douglass Dumbrille
Carthalo: Henry Corden
Maharbal: Michael Ansare
Widow Titus: Martha Wentworth

: Laverne and Shirley

Guilty until Not Proven Innocent IR)


Laverne de Fazio: Penny Marshall
Shirley Feeney: Cindy Williams

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

PC Pinkerton: Practice Makes Perfect
Today you are invited to a solo lunchtime concert by PC Pinkerton.
With the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly, David Shaw Parker
Produced and directed by TREVOR BOND

3.55pm Fireman Sam
Narrated by John Alderton (R)

4.05pm Ratman
starring Roland Rat Superstar with Pamela Stephenson as Wombat Woman in Money and Wombats Don't Mix

4.15pm Beat the Teacher
Presented by Bruno Brookes The Jackson Five with I Want You Back is today's featured pop video and as an added bonus it's also a cartoon. Don't miss it!

4.35pm Chegwin Checks It Out
In the fifth of six programmes Keith Chegwin explores fear. Why do people - especially children - love being spooked by horror stories or terrified by fairground rides? And does it do them any harm? Film editor CHRIS TONGE Producer KIRSTIE FISHER Director PAM O'BRIEN

5.00pm Newsround

5.10pm Grange Hill
Ninth of 20 episodes by MARGARET SIMPSON
Gonch's strip-hire service runs into even more trouble and Ronnie and Fiona practice their hip-hop. They get an offer of help from an enthusiastic Danny. This week's cast:


Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: David Shaw Parker
Written By: Geoffrey Bourne.
Written By: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelham
Directed By: Trevor Bond
Unknown: John Alderton
Producers: Ian Frampton
Producers: John Walker
Unknown: Roland Rat Superstar
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Director: Peter Leslie
Presented By: Bruno Brookes
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Robert Gabriel
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Griffiths: George A. Cooper
Simon Peers: Peter Meakin
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr MacKenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Miss Bowrah: Kamilla Blanche
Mrs Donnington: Deidre Costello
Laura Reagan: Fiona Lee-Fraser
Gonch Gardner: John McMahon
Danny Kendall: Jonathan Lambeth
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Ziggy Greaves: George Christopher
Terry Parker: David Bell
Al: Marcus Barnett
Fred: Simon Vaughan
Tony Trent: Clives Parker
Helen: Ruth Carraway
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Jane Bishop: Joann Kenny
Calley: Simone Hyams
Vince Savage: Steve West
Trevor: John Drummond
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Fiona Wilson: Michelle Gayle
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Mauler: Joshua Fenton
Mauler's sidekick: Warren Bryan
Mauler's sidekick: Stuart McGregor
Rory: Matthew Coxall
Alan: David Kenning
John Fletcher: Guy Brougham
Ted: Ian Congdon
Rajesh: Imran Pishori
Liam: Steve Coe
Jennifer: Laura Kingston
Adam: Adam Clamp
Michael Webb: Wesley Whynt

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Mike Smartt present the latest pictures, stories and events from Britain and around the world.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Mike Smartt
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Telly Addicts

Sir John Gielgud and Jeremy Irons are just two of the stars of classic television clips the Moran family from Dalton and the Hatcher family from Newport watch, as Noel Edmonds quizzes them in the search for the Telly Addicts champions of 1988. Director NICK HURRAN Producer TIM MANNING
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: Tim Manning

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser.
"You can't let one man ruin the rest of your life... You're a good-looking woman and what's wrong with that?"
Video: 'EastEnders - The Queen Vic' BBCV B 4024, available from retailers
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by/Series Producer: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Story Editor: Bill Lyons
Series Script Editor: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Director: William Slater
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Joanne: Pamela Salem
Brad: Jonathan Stratt
Mantel: Pavel Douglas
Colin: Michael Cashman
Guido: Nicholas Donovan
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Den: Leslie Grantham
Ms Martin: Karen Archer
Johnny Harris: Michael O'Hagan
Queenie: John Labanowski
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Mr Bloom: Arnold Yarrow
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
David: Christopher Reich
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Frank: Mike Reid
Mo: Edna Dore
Pat: Pam St Clement
Ricky: Sid Owen
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
ViC: Michael Brogan
Trevor: Peter Doran
Barnsey: John Hallam

: Fawlty Towers

by JOHN CLEESE , CONNIE BOOTH and Basil hears that some hotel inspectors are in town.


Unknown: John Cleese
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: John Howard Davies
Basil: Starring John Cleese
Sybil: Prunella Scales
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Polly: Connie Booth
Mr Hutchinson: Bernard Cribbins
Mr Walt: James Cossins
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
John: Geoffrey Morris
Brian: Peter Brett

: Double First

Fifth of a six-part series by JOHN ESMONDE , BOB LARBEY with N.V. Standish discovers that William is ill and receiving no attention in his squalid digs, so he decides that
William could benefit from a little of Louise and Mary's 'hospitality'. He does, however, neglect to tell anyone that William is in his room. William's illness stretches out interminably and N.V. eventually has to find a way of sending him home.
Film cameraman KEITH BURTON Designer TIM GLEESON Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Keith Burton
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
N V Standish: Michael Williams
Mary Webster: Ann Bell
Louise Hobson: Jennifer Hilary
Ellen: Holly Aird
Derek: Clive Merrison
Mrs Wicks: Hilary Mason
William: Peter Tuddenham

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Mike Smartt
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: James Clavell's Noble House

Last of four episodes starring Pierce Brosnan, Deborah Raffin, Ben Masters and John Rhys-Davies
The bitter rivalry between Dunross and Gornt comes to a fatal head at the Happy Valley racetrack and old wounds are reopened.
Line is not disturbed by the truth about Orlanda as their affair increases in passion and feelings become real. And as the Noble House teeters on the brink of collapse there are dangerous rumbles of a deadly kind in the hills above Hong Kong.
Screenplay by Eric Bercovici based on the book Noble House by James Clavell


Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Unknown: Deborah Raffin
Unknown: Ben Masters
Unknown: John Rhys-Davies
Screenplay/Producer: Eric Bercovici
Based on the book by/Producer: James Clavell
Director: Gary Nelson
Ian Dunross: Pierce Brosnan
Casey Tcholok: Deborah Raffin
Line Bartlett: Ben Masters
Quillan Gornt: John Rhys-Davies
Orlanda Ramos: Julia Nickson
Sir Geoffrey Allison: John Houseman
Four Finger Wu: Khigh Dhiegh
Supt Armstrong: Gordon Jackson
Tip Tok-Toh: Keith Bonnard
Venus Poon: Tia Carrere
Goodweather Poon: Brian Fong
Baldhead Kin: John Fujioka
Mrs Kwang: Helen Funai
Claudia Chen: Nancy Kwan
Phillip Chen: Burt Kwouk
John Chen: Steven Leigh
Supt Brian Kwok: Kay Tong Lim
Richard Kwang: Bennett Oh Ta
Jason Plumm: Edward Petherbridge
Linbar Struan: Michael Siberry
Commissioner Crosse: Dudley Sutton
Jacques de Ville: John Van Dreelen
Paul Choy: Ping Wu

: The Untouchables

starring with The Jack 'Legs'Diamond Story
1934: the big-league criminals of the day all have notoriety, but few have the celebrity granted to Jack Diamond.
Not all his partners in crime welcome Jack's fame - a weakness that Eliot Ness exploits on a major drug-smuggling case....


Unknown: Eliot Ness
Written By: Charles O'Neal
Director: John Peyser
Eliot Ness: Robert Stack
Jack 'Legs' Diamond: Steven Hill

: Weather

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