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: BBC Breakfast News

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


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: News

Weather followed by Children's BBC
Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters and starting with Defenders of the Earth
Kshin discovers a ghost ship and helps the long-dead pirates locate a compass they need to free themselves from centuries of aimless wandering. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters

: Why Don't You... ?

An adventure drama series. It was a dark and stormy day - the talk was of witches' brew, ghosts and lightning. Most of the gang are stuck inside the cafe, and Phil is determined to crack the Benbook code.
Director Alex Lonsdale


Director: Alex Lonsdale

: Poddington Peas

Sweet-Pea and Hap-Pea go to the Chip-Pea's for old
Pop-Pea's tea. On the way they stop to listen to Hap-Pea singing. (R)

: News

Weather followed by The New Fred and Barney Show
Fred regrets that he bought a robot to take care of the household chores.

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop, where Dave and the children play follow my leader and Liz finds out what will stick to a magnet. Presenters:
Dave Benson Phillips and Elizabeth Watts.
Producer Barbara Roddam (R)


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts.
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Five to Eleven

Readings for Easter presented by Jean Marsh.


Presented By: Jean Marsh.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Join Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving with today's special guest, writer and broadcaster
Valentina Harris , who brings a taste of Italy to the programme.
If you have any questions about television programmes, ring [number removed].
Producer Malcolm Betney
Senior director Tony Harrison
Editor Roger Wilkes
BBC North


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving
Unknown: Valentina Harris
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Director: Tony Harrison
Editor: Roger Wilkes

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
The lunchtime magazine show live from Pebble Mill.
Including the latest report from animal advocate
Jim Cronin. Plus flamboyant chef Keith Floyd relives his past in My First Job. With Andy Craig and Judi Spiers. Editor Simon Shaw
Executive editor Steve Weddle


Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Jim Cronin.
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Andy Craig
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Editor: Simon Shaw
Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'Clock News

Philip Hayton presents the day's top stories.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Neighbours

Joe and Henry's culinary skills are put to a test and Katie's friend finds himself in a stew.
(Cast page 36. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Matchpoint

For the next eight weeks, teams of doubles and mixed doubles will face a volley of questions, and will receive aces and lets in the hope of winning game, set and match of this new general knowledge quiz.
Hosted by Angela Rippon. Answers: 1. The Duke of Atholl
2. Judy Garland ; 3. Iraq and Saudi Arabia; 4. Herman's Hermits: 5. herbal tea/infusion.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.
Unknown: Judy Garland

: Bob Hope in My Favourite Brunette

Also starring
Dorothy Lamour
When the beautiful Carlotta mistakes baby photographer Ronnie Jackson for a private detective, he sees a chance to fulfil his great ambition.
Hired by Carlotta to find her kidnapped uncle, Ronnie is thrilled to be on the case - until he finds himself accused of murder.
Director Elliot Nugen
0 FILMS: pages 7-20


Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Ronnie Jackson
Director: Elliot Nugen
Ronnie Jackson: Bob Hope
Carlotta Montay: Dorothy Lamour
Kismet: Peter Lorre
Willy: Lon Chaney
Major Simon Montague: Charles Dingle
Dr Lundau: John Hoyt
James Collins: Reginald Denny

: Cartoon

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with:

Starring the Chuckle Brothers.
Madness and mayhem as Paul and Barry lend a hand to Maxi the Taxi.
BBC North (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Writer (ChuckleVision): John Sayle
Music (ChuckleVision): Dave Cooke
Producer (ChuckleVision): Martin Hughes
Comedian (ChuckleVision): Paul Chuckle
Comedian (ChuckleVision): Barry Chuckle

: Ovide

Between the mad marshes and the Venetian Jetty, the Virgin Forest and the mysterious caverns, there's no shortage of cartoon 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. 5: The Hon
Cuthbert Fox-Custard discovers what it's like to have fun.
Meanwhile, George the cat is causing a national emergency.
Producer Angela Beeching Director David Bell (R) (Part 6 on Thursday)


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry.
Unknown: Cuthbert Fox-Custard
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Lady Fox-Custard: Joan Sims
Miss Phoeble: Elizabeth Proud
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Hopkins: Joe Grossi
Cuthbert: Ilan Ostrove
Sally: Nicola Stapleton
Jimmy: David Crane
Joyce: Naomie Harris
Tim: James Reinl
John: Craven Himself
Banana: Peter Gideon
Tombola: Janet Henfry

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

While the turtles are planning Irma's birthday party, Shredder steals an Exaboron Isotope from a recent meteorite crash.
Krang creates an Exaboron-powered enlarging ray which causes six times normal growth and intends to use it on Shredder.


Unknown: Exaboron Isotope

: Newsround

The news show for children.

: The Lowdown

Real life stories about children today, told by children themselves. A Pony Tale
At the age of 14, Oliver [text removed] is well on the way to becoming one of the country's top Shetland pony breeders. The Lowdown followed a year in his life, a year which takes him from his stud in Sussex to major county shows, a succession of meetings with the vet, the blacksmith and his sponsor, and some tense moments bidding at the Reading
Shetland Pony sales. Above all is his devoted relationship with his enchanting ponies. Director Mandy Temple
Executive producer Eric Rowan 40 FAMILY: page 113


Unknown: Oliver [text removed]
Producer: Eric Rowan

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey and Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: South Today

The latest news of the day's events throughout the south of England, presented by Bruce Parker and Sally Taylor , with reporters Lisa Ausden ,
James Trollope , Sue Saville ,
Marion Fountayne and Richard Vaughan. At the news desk: Angela Diffley.
The region's weather from Mike Morrish and Helen Bargman. Editor Richard Horobin


Presented By: Bruce Parker
Presented By: Sally Taylor
Reporters: Lisa Ausden
Unknown: James Trollope
Unknown: Sue Saville
Unknown: Marion Fountayne
Unknown: Richard Vaughan.
Unknown: Angela Diffley.
Unknown: Mike Morrish
Unknown: Helen Bargman.
Editor: Richard Horobin

: Style Trial

This week, Nina Myscow , Derek Hatton and Robert Elms investigate the lifestyles of two extraordinary members of the public.
With Helen Atkinson-Wood . Director Gordon Elsbury Producer Andy Lipman Executive producer Janet Street-Porter
A Wall to Wall production for BBCtv


Unknown: Nina Myscow
Unknown: Derek Hatton
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Director: Gordon Elsbury
Producer: Andy Lipman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: EastEnders

Episode by Gillian Richmond.
Nick takes an interest in Dot's diet, while Arthur makes a strange discovery down on the allotments.
Sharon makes a discovery of a disturbing nature.
Devised by Tony Holland and Julia Smith Series designer
Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Story editor Barry Thomas Executive producer Michael Ferguson
Producer Richard Bramall
Director Christopher Hodson
0 HEALTH: page 109


Unknown: Gillian Richmond.
Unknown: Tony Holland
Unknown: Julia Smith
Unknown: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Editor: Barry Thomas
Producer: Michael Ferguson
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Christopher Hodson
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Michelle: Susan Tully
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Frank: Mike Reid
Pat: Pam St Clement
Arthur: Billtreacher
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Jackie: Richard Beale
Pete: Peter Dean
D T Lancing: Richard Walker
Lesley: Judi Lamb
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Ricky: Sid Owen
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Billy: Danny Brown

: To the Manor Born

A comedy series by Peter Spence.
Starring Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles
Audrey tries to adjust to her poverty and makes her first visit to the supermarket.


Writer: Peter Spence
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey: Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere: Peter Bowles
Marjory: Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka: Daphne Heard
Brabinger: John Rudling
Bob Roberts: Blain Fairman
Ned: Michael Bilton
Purvis: John Gleeson
Polly: Celia Imrie

: A Question of Sport

With Bill Beaumont:
Kevin Moran
Blackburn and Eire international defender; Jim McDonnell
Competed twice for the WBC World Super Featherweight title. With Ian Botham :
Derek White
Member of Scotland's
Rugby Union grand-slam team;
Robert Smith
One of Britain's top showjumpers.
Featuring the final part of the viewers' Mystery
Personality Competition. Ring [number removed] if you have the correct answers.
Questionmaster: David Coleman.
Producer Mick Dempsey
Executive Producer Mike Adley


Unknown: Jim McDonnell
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Derek White
Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: David Coleman.
Producer: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Making Out

A drama series by Debbie Horsfield.
7: What are Klepto and Simon doing on a scouts' outing to Blackpool?
Strange encounters at the seaside for the girls of New Lyne Electronics.
Series devised by Franc Roddam Music New Order
Script editor Suzan Harrison Designer Sue Pow
Lighting cameraman Graham Veevers
Producer John Chapman Director Noella Smith


Unknown: Debbie Horsfield.
Editor: Suzan Harrison
Producer: John Chapman
Director: Noella Smith
Klepto: Moya Brady
Carol May: Shirley Stelfox
Queenie: Margi Clarke
Jill: Melanie Kilbum
Pauline: Rachel Davies
Donna: Heather Tobias
Simon: Gary Beadle
Rex: Keith Allen
Norma: Tracie Bennett
Bernie: Alan David
Gavin: John Lynch
Ray: Tim Dantay
Colin: David Hargreaves
Micky: John Salthouse
Elfrieda: Mona Hammond
Yannis: George Zenios
Georgiou: George Jackos
Tino: Mark Gillard
Gypsy Rose Lee: Avril Angers
Rosie: Jane Hazlegrove
Duff: Michael Starke
Corker: Al T Kossey
Sharon: Claire Quigley
Nicky: William Ash
Jed: Jake Abraham
Photographer: Ian Mercer
Hetty: Pat Mills

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

The Hunt for Red October stars Sean Connery as the captain of a Soviet submarine called Red
October. When the nuclear sub makes an unauthorised approach in America's coastal waters, US and Soviet governments order their navies to intercept the errant vessel with explosive results.
Mountains of the Moon, directed by Bob Rafelson , is a classic adventure tale of exploration to discover the true source of the Nile.
Plus a special report on the trials and tribulations of people making their first forays into the world of professional film-making. Director Caius Julyan
Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 17


Unknown: The Hunt
Unknown: Sean Connery
Directed By: Bob Rafelson
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Cagney and Lacey

Sharon Gless
When Chris is shot in the line of duty, Mary Beth is determined to hunt down the armed robber before he strikes again. Then she is assigned a new partner who sees police work as a nine-to-five job.


Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Mary Beth
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Det Bennett: John Lehne

: International Cricket

West Indies v England
Highlights from the fifth and final day's play in the Fifth Test from Antigua.
Introduced by Tony Lewis. Television presentation TWI


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Weather

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