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: Mother Teresa

A thanksgiving for music and song.

: BBC Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer.
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: News

Weather followed by Easter
Children's BBC
Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
Heathcliff with Cats and Co
A cartoon starring
Heathcliff the alley-cat.
Today, he pumps iron. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: Why Don't You... ?

An adventure drama series.
BenByte is left in charge of the cafe, while the rest of the gang are biking up mountains.
Director Pam O'Brien
Producer Trevor Stephenson Long BBC North - Manchester


Director: Pam O'Brien
Producer: Trevor Stephenson

: Poddington Peas

Dump-Pea over-eats at
Tea-Pea's cafe and is unable to leave through the door.
He has to stay the night and do all the washing-up. After perspiring for hours, he fits through the door, but then he orders his breakfast.

: News

Weather followed by Turnabout
A quiz game that tests your word power and vocabulary, with Rob Curling. Today's words are cot and tat.


Unknown: Rob Curling.

: Easter Children's BBC

The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop.
Presenters: Dave Benson
Phillips and Elizabeth Watts. Music Jonathan Cohen (R)


Presenters: Dave Benson
Presenters: Elizabeth Watts.
Music: Jonathan Cohen

: Mother Teresa

A thanksgiving for animals.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Gloria Hunniford and Jayne Irving discuss TV coverage of disasters and the effect on those closely involved. Call on [number removed].


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Jayne Irving

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
The lunchtime magazine live from Pebble Mill.
Today, the latest report from 'animal advocate'
Jim Cronin.
With Andy Craig and Judi Spiers. Editor Simon Shaw


Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Jim Cronin.
Unknown: Andy Craig
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Editor: Simon Shaw

: One O'Clock News

Philip Hayton presents the latest national and international news.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Harold finds it hard to come to terms with his daughter's way of life. Paul's business obsessions cause problems in the Robinson household. (Cast page 34. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Turnabout

The word power quiz game with Rob Curling. Today's words are gen and rob.


Unknown: Rob Curling.

: Dear Murderer

Eric Portman
Greta Gynt
A vengeful husband draws up the perfect murder, killing his wife's lover.
But then a young architect comes into the picture.
Screenplay by Muriel and Sydney Box and Peter Rogers based on the play by St John Legh Clowes
Director Arthur Crabtree
0 FILMS: pages 19-20


Unknown: Eric Portman
Unknown: Greta Gynt
Unknown: Peter Rogers
Director: Arthur Crabtree
Lee Warren: Eric Portman
Vivien Warren: Greta Gynt
Richard Fenton: Dennis Price
Inspector Pembury: Jack Warner
Jimmy Martin: Maxwell Reed
Avis Fenton: Hazel Court
Sgt Fox: Andrew Crawford
Rita: Jane Hylton
Porter: Eric Butcher
Ernie: John Blythe

: ChuckleVision

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with Starring the Chuckle Brothers
Stand by for laughs as Paul and Barry hit the sack and try the post of delivery men.
Written by John Sayle Cameraman Mel Cross
Producer Martin Hughes
BBC North - Manchester (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Written By: John Sayle

: Ovide

Between the mad marshes and the Venetian Jetty, the Virgin Forest and the mysterious caverns, there's no shortage of adventures for Ovide the duck-billed platypus. (R)

: Simon and the Witch

A 13-part serial by Valerie Georgeson from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry. 3: After only one day at school, the Witch decides to play truant. She thinks up a song for the Eurovision
Song Contest. Meanwhile,
Jimmy has a lot of bad luck. This week's cast:
John Craven. .....Himself
Producer Angela Beeching Director David Bell (R)
(Part 4 on Thursday at 4.15pm)


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry.
Unknown: John Craven.
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Miss Phoeble: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Bodley: John Rapley
Lady Fox-Custard: Joan Sims
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Mayor: Charles Pemberton
Hopkins: Joe Grossi
Sally: Nichola Stapleton
Jimmy: David Crane
Joyce: Naomie Harris
Tim: James Reinl

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

A cartoon series. Today: while the Turtles go on a talk show to prove their innocence to the world, Krang steals a robot and some Solarbenite from a military warehouse, with the intention of destroying the Turtles himself.

: Newsround

The news bulletin that keeps Britain's children informed on world events. Series producer Nick Heathcote


Producer: Nick Heathcote

: The Lowdown

Real-life stories about children today, told by children themselves .
Today: a remarkable project pioneered in Bedfordshire is highlighting the problems of child victims of crime.
The Lowdoum hears from children who have experienced robbery, theft and assault and sees how they are being helped by the Victims Support Scheme to overcome their ordeals. Director Sid Waddell
Executive producer Eric Rowan
0 FAMILY: page 81


Told By: Children Themselves
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: Eric Rowan

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Style Trial

Comedy actress Helen Atkinson-Wood hosts a new game show in which a celebrity panel tries to guess the lifestyles of two unusual guests from clues in a short film. Director Gordon Elsbury Producer Andy Lipman Executive producer Janet Street-Porter
A Wall to Wall production for BBCtv


Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Director: Gordon Elsbury
Producer: Andy Lipman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: EastEnders

Episode by Brendan J Cassin.
"If Nick Cotton believed he could walk back into Albert Square and get away with it, there's any number of people ready to put him right."
This week's cast:
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Brendan J Cassin
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Story Editor: Andrew Holden
Executive Producer: Michael Ferguson
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: Matthew Evans
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Frank: Mike Reid
Pat: Pam St Clement
Ricky: Sid Owen
Jackie: Richard Beale
April: Helen Pearson
Greg: Charlie Hawkins
Ashraf: Aftab Sachak
Sufia: Rani Singh
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Sohail: Ronny Jhutti
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
Michelle: Susan Tully
Phil: Steve McFadden
Grant: Ross Kemp
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Jabbar: Gordon Warnecke
Hanif: Badi Uzzaman
Nasreen: Hebe Chitnis
Farah: Souad Farress
Stella: Cindy O'Callaghan

: To the Manor Born

A comedy series by Peter Spence.
Starring Penelope Keith Peter Bowles
Despite abject poverty
(by her standards, that is), Audrey decides she must take a holiday.
Music Ronnie Hazlehurst Designer Ian Rawnsley
Producer Gareth Gwenlan (R)


Unknown: Peter Spence.
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton: Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere: Peter Bowles
Marjory: Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka: Daphne Heard
Rector: Gerald Sim
Brigadier Lamington: Anthony Sharp
Brabinger: John Rudling
Arnold Plunkett: Dennis Ramsden
J S Anderson: Jonathan Elson
Mrs Plunkett: Joyce Windsor

: A Question of Sport

With Ian Botham :
Ally McCoist
Rangers and Scotland striker; Eric Bristow world darts champion. With Bill Beaumont:
Linda Keough track and field medallist; Paul Parker
QPR and England defender. Questionmaster: David Coleman.
Producer Mick Dempsey
Executive producer Mike Adley BBC North - Manchester


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Linda Keough
Unknown: Paul Parker
Unknown: David Coleman.
Producer: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Making Out

A drama series by Debbie Horsfield.
6: If it's not last night's vindaloo. what's giving Queenie a belly ache?
Series devised by Franc Roddam Music New Order
Script editor Suzan Harrison Designer Sue Pow
Lighting cameraman Graham Veevers Producer John Chapman Director Susan Rogers


Unknown: Debbie Horsfield.
Editor: Suzan Harrison
Producer: John Chapman
Director: Susan Rogers
Queenie: Margi Clarke
Pauline: Rachel Davies
Donna: Heather Tobias
Norma: Tracie Bennett
Klepto: Moya Brady
Bernie: Alan David
Simon: Gary Beadle
Chunky: Brian Hibbard
Frankie: John Forgeham
Ray: Tim Dantay
Rosie: Jane Hazlegrove
Gavin: John Lynch
Micky: John Salthouse
Kip: Tony Haygarth
Barticle: Sam Kelly
Duff: Michael Starke
Corker: Al T Kossey
Hotel porter: Chris Langham
Guard: Richard Ridings
Magistrate: Hubert Rees
Hetty: Pat Mills
Nicky: William Ash
Sharon: Claire Quigley

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

John Hughes 's comedy
Uncle Buck stars John Candy as a wacky bachelor who is suddenly given the new responsibility of looking after his nephew and two nieces. Plus Film 90 reports on the prevailing attitudes of cinemas towards the disabled. Director Shaun Williams
Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 19


Unknown: John Hughes
Unknown: John Candy
Director: Shaun Williams
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Quincy Jones: a Celebration in Seattle

A rare live appearance by a man whose remarkable talents range from writing award-winning film scores to producing
Michael Jackson 's Thriller album.
Special guests include Patti Austin and Ray Charles.
Producers Charles and Dan Lewis An Executive production


Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Patti Austin
Unknown: Ray Charles.
Unknown: Dan Lewis

: International Cricket

West Indies v England
Highlights of the final day's play in the Fourth Test from Bridgetown, Barbados.
Introduced by Tony Lewis. Television presentation TWI


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Mother Teresa

A thanksgiving for laughter.

: Weather

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