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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in No More Relatives.
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and Jeremy Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
The early edition goes live to the Kilroy! studio where
Robert Kilroy-Silk prepares for his show.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Kilroy!

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Playbus
The Playground Stop
The children make playdough food for a picnic, and Lizzie can't decide what to do.
With Dave Benson Phillips. Puppeteer JANE EVE
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley. Story: Sticky Beak and the Ice-Cream Mystery by MARCIA VAUGHAN illustrations by ESTER KASEPUU.
A FELGATE production for BBCtv


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.
Unknown: Anthony Lapsley.
Unknown: Marcia Vaughan
Illustrations By: Ester Kasepuu.
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Paddington

A Bear in Hot Water by MICHAEL BOND.
Narrated by Michael Hordem (R)


Unknown: Michael Bond.
Unknown: Michael Hordem

: Five to Eleven

with Amanda Redman


Unknown: Amanda Redman

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Are you using schools' programmes? Should they be on at 3.00pm instead of in the morning? Ring with your queries and comments on [number removed].

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook
Alan Titchmarsh and Floella Benjamin.
The daily magazine including 'Stepping Out', information for tranquilliser users. A booklet giving advice on tranquilliser withdrawal is available from: [address removed] Cheques and postal orders (payable to Broadcasting Support Services) price £1.50.


Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Floella Benjamin.

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

'There's nothing we can do except hope and pray they're going to get back in time, otherwise we'll have to deliver the baby.' Written by IAN SMITH
Directed by PAUL MOLONEY
(For cast see page 93. Repeated at 5.35pm)


Written By: Ian Smith
Directed By: Paul Moloney

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly. Do you know who sang
Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog in 1956? Join the six remaining contestants and find out the answer.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: The Best of Friends

Angela Punch McGregor Graeme Blundell.
Tom and Melanie have been friends since early childhood and never contemplated being lovers. However, when both are stood up by their dates, a lively evening follows and attitudes begin to change.
Deciding to live together, they face the problem of whether lovers can also be the'best of friends'.
Screenplay by DONALD MACDONALD Produced by TOM JEFFREY
Directed by MICHAEL ROBERTSON 0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Angela Punch McGregor
Unknown: Graeme Blundell.
Unknown: Donald MacDonald
Produced By: Tom Jeffrey
Directed By: Michael Robertson
Melanie: Angela Punch McGregor
Tom: Graeme Blundell
IriS: Ruth Cracknell
Lilo: Henry Szepps
Pammie: Sonja Talus
Colin: Serge Lazareff
Jim: Alan Becher
Fr James: Graham Rouse
Mr Malone: Les Foxcroft
Mrs Malone: Moya O'Sullivan
Grace: Deborah Gray

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

PC Pinkerton: On Your Bikes
With the voices of Ian Lavender , Jessica Martin Sam Kelly , David Shaw Parker Devised and written by GEOFFREY BOURNE TAYLOR and JOHN MURPHY EDWARDS Music JOHN KELHAM
Produced and directed by TREVOR BOND


Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: David Shaw Parker
Written By: Geoffrey Bourne Taylor
Written By: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelham
Directed By: Trevor Bond

: Fireman Sam: Lost Cat


Narrator: John Alderton

: Ratman: 13: The Outrageous Rodent Robbery

with Roland Rat Superstar and Bob Todd. (Repeat)


The Fiddler: Bob Todd
Writer: Colin Bostock-Smith
Writer: David Claridge
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Director: Peter Leslie

: Simon and the Witch

Eighth of a 12-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY.
Tombola's snakes are getting on the Witch's nerves, and the vacuum cleaner won't work. Could there be a connection?


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry.
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Lady Fox-Custard: Joan Sims
Hopkins: Joe Grossi
Tombola: Janet Henfrey
Valdini: C. J Allen
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Sally: Nicola Stapleton
Angelica: Emma-Louise Harrington
Jimmy: David Crane
Cuthbert: Ilan Ostrove
PC Scuff: Christopher Saul

: What's That Noise?

WTN Sound Studios:
6 December 1988: 4.35pm Agenda
1: Craig Charles checks out Charles Augins , choreographer - What's Your Job?
2: Craig to phone
Nigel Kennedy in New York (Ask him to play - violin not football!)
3: Meet Calypso Twins and Wee Papa Girl Rappers. (Tell WTN Band about performance of Sunshine.) 4: Jane Wiedlin and band singing The End of Love. 5: Sinitta arrives to sing. (Has she got the words?)
6: Baroque - Wells School Trio - they now say it's a quartet! (What's another violin among friends?)
NB: Craig - please find out how people 'feel' today! Executive producer


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Charles Augins
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Jane Wiedlin
Unknown: Christopher Pilkington
Directed By: Steve Smith
Produced By: Pippa Dyson

: Newsround

with John Craven Roger Finn and Helen Rollason Editor JOHN CRAVEN


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Helen Rollason
Editor: John Craven

: Grange Hill

Eighteenth of 20 episodes by BARRY PURCHASE.
Robbie waits for Calley on his first date. Will she turn up? Mrs McClusky makes sure the girls know the penalty for shoplifting.


Unknown: Mrs McClusky
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: John Smith
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Mr Mackenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Simon: Peter Meakin
Mrs Pearson: Julia Goodman
Mr Devenish: John Bowler
Cinema manager: Raymond Mason
Fiona: Michelle Gayle
Ronnie: Tina Mahon
Fred: Simon Vaughan
Laura: Fiona Lee-Fraser
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Helen: Ruth Carraway
Vince: Steve West
Ziggy: George Christopher
Gonch: John McMahon
Robbie: John Alford
Calley: Simone Hyams
Trevor: John Drummond
Danny: Jonathan Lambeth
Rasphal: Rasphal Marwa

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas WitcheU and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Regional news magazines



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Telly Addicts

It's the battle of the 'telly-trivia brainboxes' tonight as the Mainwarings from
Swansea meet the Thomases from Cardiff.
Who will become the Telly Addicts of 1988? Join
Noel Edmonds and find out. Director NICK HURRAN
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: Richard Lewis

: EastEnders

by Gerry Huxham.
"Don't do what I did, life don't operate on second chances."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Gerry Huxham
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: Philip Draycott
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Michelle: Susan Tully
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Pat: Pam St Clement
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Mrs Karim: Rani Singh
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Det Insp Ashley: Robin Lermitte
Joanne: Pamela Salem
Frank: Mike Reid
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Pete: Peter Dean
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Guizin: Ishia Bennison
Colin: Michael Cashman
Guido: Nicholas Donovan
Den: Leslie Grantham
Ms Martin: Karen Archer
Barnsey: John Hallam
Johnny Harris: Michael O'Hagan
Queenie: John Labanowski
Officer Crane: Raymond Trickitt
Officer McLeish: Neil Daglish

: Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese and Connie Booth,
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and Connie Booth



Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Sybil: Prunella Scales
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Mr Carnegie: John Quarmby
Polly: Connie Booth
Terry: Brian Hall
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Guest: Stuart Sherwin
Maj Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Taylor: James Taylor
Mrs Taylor: Melody Lang
Ronald: David Neville
Quentina: Sabina Franklyn

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman.
Ian Botham and Bill Beaumont continue their weekly sporting battle of wits. Among their guests are Fatima Whitbread, reigning World and European champion and Olympic silver medallist in the javelin; Andy Holmes , winner of an Olympic gold medal in the fours in Los Angeles and now winner of the gold again in the coxless pairs and Stephen Hendry , snooker's youngest ever winner of a world ranking tournament.


Unknown: David Coleman.
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Andy Holmes
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Regional News; Weather

: South of the Border

written by WINSOME PINNOCK. Seventh of an eight-part series. The struggling private detective partnership finally splits up for lack of money. Pearl investigates ghostly choirs in a local church and Finn develops an interest in the army.
Music composed and performed by ALAN LISK
Film cameraman DAVID WHITSUN


Written By: Winsome Pinnock.
Unknown: Alan Lisk
Editor: Paul Tothill
Unknown: Anna Buruma
Unknown: David Whitsun
Designer: Grenville Horner
Producer: Caroline Oulton
Director: Udayan Prasad
Pearl Parker: Buki Armstrong
Finn Gallagher: Rosie Rowell
Milly: Dinah Stabb
Fitz: Brian Bo Vell
Rose: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Denzil: Kwabena Manso
Krish: James Harkishin
Maura: Angela Bruce
Pastor George: Alllster Bain
Grace: Diane-Louise Jordan
Errol: David Harewood
Laura: Claire Skinner
Sarge: Timothy Block
Fay: Natasha Williams
Mick: Philip Praeger
Cadet: Jason Salkey
Mrs Harvey: Lucita Lijertwood
Mr Nkonwa: Mark Heath

: Film 88

with Barry Norman. Willow is a medieval fantasy with a cast of a baby princess, an evil queen, trolls, fairies, little people, sorcerers and a community of midgets. Jean Marsh plays the wicked queen who makes it her mission to ensure that the baby
Princess Elora Danan never ascends to her throne. George Lucas produces and Ron Howard directs.
High Spirits is a supernatural comedy in which
Peter O'Toole stars as the seedy owner of a rundown castle in Ireland. He promotes the place as a haunted paradise, attracting much needed cash from American tourists including Steve Guttenberg and Beverley D'Angelo. The result is a ghostly mayhem. Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE Producer JANE LUSH


Unknown: Barry Norman.
Unknown: Jean Marsh
Unknown: Princess Elora Danan
Unknown: George Lucas
Unknown: Ron Howard
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Steve Guttenberg
Unknown: Beverley D'Angelo.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Jane Lush

: Network in Ireland

Some of the most powerful images of the people of Northern Ireland come from thrillers and other TV serials - but are these images misleading? Are they a realistic portrayal of people's lives, and if not, does it really matter? Anna Ford chairs the discussion in Belfast between viewers and broadcasters. From Dublin, Kim Howells looks at the way viewers in the Irish Republic have reacted to the media ban on Sinn Fein and other organisations, which has been in operation there for over ten years.
Studio director LINDA NASH
Executive producer ROBIN GUTCH Producer GEOFF GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Kim Howells
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Robin Gutch
Producer: Geoff Griffiths

: Six-a-Side Football

Guinness Soccer Six.
Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Highlights of tonight's indoor action as six more First
Division clubs - Arsenal, Manchester United, West
Ham, Derby, Southampton and Middlesbrough - play off for a place in tomorrow's finals, which you can see in Sportsnight at 10.20pm. Commentators


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Graham Fry

: Weather

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