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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

in South Sea Sickness
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Wark
Sports news from Bob Wilson


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Bob Wilson

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Join Eamonn Holmes with your comments on last night's television, and ring [number removed].


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Kilroy!

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Playbus which stops today at The Playground Stop where the children work in the garden and Lizzie tries to remember being small. Presenter
Dave Benson Phillips Puppeteer JANE EVE
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley Story: Sticky Beak and the Mystery of the Shrinking
Devil by MARCIA VAUGHAN , illustrations by ESTER KASEPUU
10.50am Paddington A Picnic on the River by MICHAEL BOND Narrated by Michael Hordem (R)


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Unknown: Puppeteer Jane
Unknown: Anthony Lapsley
Unknown: Marcia Vaughan
Illustrations By: Ester Kasepuu
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Barbara Roddam
Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Michael Hordem

: Five to Eleven

Viewers' Own Poetry (2) with Nicolette McKenzie and Edmund Pegge


Unknown: Nicolette McKenzie
Unknown: Edmund Pegge

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Eamonn Holmes and Pattie Coldwell invite you to challenge the programme makers or interview television personalities. Producers CHARLES BRUCE , DON JONES , ROGER WILKES ,


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Producers: Charles Bruce
Producers: Don Jones
Producers: Roger Wilkes
Unknown: Liz McCallum
Unknown: Karen Blumenfeld.
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Director: Roger Neale
Editor: Susan L. Woodward

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook ,
Alan Titchmarsh and Floella Benjamin. Today in Stepping Out there's more practical advice for people wishing to stop taking tranquillisers.
(Special helpline available from 1.00pm to 6.00pm on 0[number removed].) Editor STEVE WEDDLE


Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Floella Benjamin.
Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'clock News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Lucy faces a frightening future. Scott's pride leads him to make a major financial decision.
(Cast page 57.Repeated at 5.35pm)


Written By: David Phillips
Directed By: Kendal Flanagan

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly
In today's Going for Gold six remaining contestants battle it out for a place in this week's heat final.


Presenter: Henry Kelly

: Pitfall

Starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott.
A family man bored by his routine life begins an affair with a gangster's moll. But when her old boyfriend gets out of jail, his troubles begin....
Films: page 14


Screenplay: Karl Kamb.
Based on the novel "The Pitfall" by: Jay Dratler
Producer: Samuel Bischoff
Director: Andre De Toth
John Forbes: Dick Powell
Mona Stevens: Lizabeth Scott
Sue Forbes: Jane Wyatt
MacDonald: Raymond Burr
District Attorney: John Utel
Bill Smiley: Byron Barr
Tommy Forbes: Jimmy Hunt
Maggie: Ann Doran
Ed Brawley: Selmer Jackson
Terry: Margaret Wells
Desk Sergeant: Dick Wassell

: Cartoon Double Bill

Greatest Man in Siam; Recruiting Days (R)

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Green Claws with Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
There's trouble at the royal palace and Green Claws is asked to help out. Everyone joins in: Iris searches high and low.... and Owlma is trying her hardest to help - if only Green Claws could understand her!
Claws Family stories by Sonya Dann
Illustrations Jane Gedye Script by Ursula Jones Director Adrian Mills
Producer Christine Hewitt
4.05pm Touche Turtle Takes Two to Tangle
4.15pm Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl told by Joss Ackland for Jackanory
2: The Secret Methods
4.25pm Hokey Wolf Castle Hastle
The fastest-talking con artist ever, Hokey Wolf is full of fun.
4.35pm What's That Noise?
WTN Sound Studios: 4.35pm. This is it - 'the Performance'. Craig Charles, put on your dancing shoes.
1. Put out the red carpet for Gary Glitter.
2. The York Waits show how it happened way back when....
3. Nigel Kennedy is tuning up his violin in New York.
4. Then Jerico are making the walls rock!
5. John Holt will tell how to put the lights on it all.
6. Wells School have done it again with a trio of soloists.
7. And there's Kid 'n' Play - get with that 'kick' step.
No, Craig, we don't need the parachute ... Oh, all right! Format devised by Tim Graham and Richard Addison Executive producer Christopher Pilkington Directed by Steve Smith Produced by Pippa Dyson
5.00pm Newsround with John Craven Roger Finn and Helen Rollason Editor John Craven
5.05pm Grange Hill Fifth of 20 episodes by Kay Trainor
Susi and Chrissy find a way to get some nice, new clothes - on approval. Mr Bronson takes a dim view of Danny's extra-mural activities. This week's cast:
Devised by Phil Redmond
Script editor Leigh Jackson
Production associate Albert Barber Producer Ronald Smedley Director John Smith


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Stories By: Sonya Dann
Stories By: Illustrations Jane Gedye
Script By: Ursula Jones
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Author: Roald Dahl
Told By: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Gary Glitter.
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: John Holt
Unknown: Tim Graham
Unknown: Richard Addison
Executive producer : Christopher Pilkington
Directed By: Steve Smith
Produced By: Pippa Dyson
Presenter: John Craven
Presenter: Roger Finn
Presenter: Helen Rollason
Editor: John Craven
Unknown: Kay Trainor
Unknown: Mr Bronson
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Editor: Leigh Jackson
Unknown: Albert Barber
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: John Smith
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Miss Stone: Madeline Church
Miss Drummer: Geraldine Wright
Mr Tilley: Niven Boyd
Foreman at pool: Clem Davis
Gym teacher: Jean Channon
Helen Kelly: Ruth Carraway
Georgina Hayes: Samantha Lewis
Fiona Wilson: Michelle Gayle
Mauler McCaul: Joshua Fenton
Ted: Ian Congdon-Lee
Gonch Gardner: John McMahon
Ziggy Greaves: George Christopher
Danny Kendall: Jonathan Lambeth
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve West
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Calley Donnington: Simone Hyams
Matthew Pearson: Paul Adams
Clarke Trent: Darren Cudjoe
Susi Young: Lynne Radford
Chrissy Mainwaring: Sonya Kearns
Tegs Ratcliffe: Sean Maguire
Justine Dean: Rachel Roberts
Thomas: Alexander Corder
Stephen: Gary Christofi
Mandy: Melanie Hiscock

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Regional news magazines

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

: Tomorrow's World

with Judith Hann , Maggie Philbin , Peter Macann and Howard Stableford.
Including this week a look at past finalists from the Prince of Wales Award for Innovation and Production. Some are now multi-million-pound businesses; but whatever happened to the electrostatic garden sprayer, or the remarkable plane which would fly almost as slowly as a helicopter? Producer MARTIN MORTIMORE


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Producer: Martin Mortimore
Director: Stuart McDonald
Editor: Richard Reisz

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
"If you don't have a blood test you're wrong and if you do you're still wrong..."
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Story Editor: Bill Lyons
Series Script Editor: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Series Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Philip Draycott
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Mr Karim: Aftab Sachak
Guido: Nicholas Donovan
Colin: Michael Cashman
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Matthew: Steven Hartley
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Mr Bloom: Arnold Yarrow
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Ricky: Sid Owen
Brad: Jonathan Stratt
Mantel: Pavel Douglas
Den: Leslie Grantham
Barnsey: John Hallam
Queenie: John Labanowski
Trevor: Peter Doran
Nick Cotton: John Altman

: Comedy Classic: The Good Life

by JOHN ESMONDE , BOB LARBEY starring with Mr Fix-It
The Press visits the Goods.


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Steve Emerson
Music By: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom: Richard Briers
Barbara: Felicity Kendal
Margo: Penelope Keith
Jerry: Paul Eddington
Mr Coles: John Quayle

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman
Tonight Bill Beaumont lines up with the Manchester
United and Northern Ireland striker Norman Whiteside and the Northamptonshire and England Test batsman,
Allan Lamb Ian Botham has invited along the reigning Commonwealth Games heptathlon gold medallist,
Judy Simpson and Britain's 1987 Open winner, Nick Faldo. Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Norman Whiteside
Unknown: Allan Lamb
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Judy Simpson
Unknown: Nick Faldo.
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'clock News

with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The French Connection

Gene Hackman Fernando Rey Roy Scheider.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle, a tough New York policeman, becomes obsessed with breaking a narcotics ring operating between Marseilles and America, and in his pursuit of the truth gradually finds himself at odds with both criminals and his superiors. This Oscar-winning film is famous for its car chase never surpassed for virtuosity or excitement.
Screenplay by ERNEST TOYMAN
Based on the book by ROBIN MOORE Produced by PHILIP D'ANTONI Directed by WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Fernando Rey
Unknown: Roy Scheider.
Play By: Ernest Toyman
Book By: Robin Moore
Produced By: Philip D'Antoni
Directed By: William Friedkin
Jimmy Doyle: Gene Hackman
Alain Charnier: Fernando Rey
Buddy Russo: Roy Scheider
Sal Boca: Tony Lo Bianco
Pierre Nicoli: Marcel Bozzuffi
Devereaux: Frederic De Pasquale
Mulderig: Bill Hickman

: Film 89

Barry Norman presents his review of the week's releases. Cocktail - Tom Cruise stars as a Manhattan barman on the make in New York.
Seasoned pro Bryan Brown leads him into a world of easy money and sex.
For Queen and Country -
This stars American Denzel Washington as a black
British paratrooper who has served his Queen and country in Northern Ireland and the Falklands. Leaving the army he faces not only racism in the high-rise slums, but also a new law depriving him of his British citizenship. Director DOMIMC BRIGSTOCKE producerJANE LUSH
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 14


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Bryan Brown
Unknown: Denzel Washington
Director: Domimc Brigstocke
Producer: Jane Lush
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Network

Tonight's Network looks at children's television: is it too influenced by the USA? Does it often consist of frenetic, mindless programmes? Does it simply act as a childminder generating passivity and dependence? Or is the real danger that deregulation will mean the end of children's programmes? Anna Ford chairs a discussion involving broadcasters, teachers, parents and children. Also, Kim Howells introduces viewers' criticisms (and producers' defences) of a variety of programmes. Studio director LINDA NASH Producer GEOFF GRIFFITHS
Ifuou want to use 'Network to
Criticise television, write to: Network,
BBCtv Centre, London W12 8QT, or telephone [number removed].


Unknown: Anna Ford
Introduces: Kim Howells
Producer: Geoff Griffiths

: Weather

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