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: BBC Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer.
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: News

Weather followed by Children's BBC
Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
Defenders of the Earth
The older Defenders shrink to three inches. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: Why Don't You... ?

An adventure drama series. The noisy mob take a trip to Blackpool.

: Poddington Peas

Dough-Pea the silly baker gets lost on his round. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Matchpoint

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop.
Puppeteer: Saskia Wright. Producer Michael Cole (R)


Unknown: Saskia Wright.
Producer: Michael Cole
Dot: Liz Kitchen

: Five to Eleven

Readings for Easter presented by Jean Marsh.


Presented By: Jean Marsh.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Phone Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving on [number removed]with views on anti-drugs adverts. Also, a day in the life of Judith Chalmers. Producer Alison Morse


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving
Unknown: Judith Chalmers.
Producer: Alison Morse

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

A funeral takes place in Ramsay Street.
(Cast page 36. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Matchpoint

Hosted by Angela Rippon.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: Knots Landing

Abby picks herself up and starts all over again.


Gary Ewing: Ted Shackleford
AbbyEwing: Donna Mills

: Gardeners' Direct Line

Leeds(0532)[number removed]
The popular gardening forum returns. Air your gardening problems live on the phone to evergreen experts Geoffrey Smith and Peter Seabrook.
Hosted by John Thirlwell. Ring in with questions between 9.00am and 1.00pm. Gardening adviser Daphne Leaward Director Ann Brockwell Producer Marcel Guillou
Details on Ceefax page 616


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Peter Seabrook.
Unknown: John Thirlwell.
Unknown: Daphne Leaward
Director: Ann Brockwell
Producer: Marcel Guillou
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Caterpillar Trail

Introduced by Andy Crane.
Stuart Bradley and Nicola Davies forecast weather all over the country.
Series producer Jane Tarleton
Director Jennifer White


Introduced By: Andy Crane.
Introduced By: Nicola Davies
Producer: Jane Tarleton
Director: Jennifer White

: Around the World with Willy Fog

Willy Fog and his friends have their passports stolen. (R)

: The Movie Game

Phillip Schofield hosts the film and video quiz.
Videotape editor Collo Caulton Producer Christopher Tandy


Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Producer: Christopher Tandy

: Newsround

: The Gift

A six-part drama series.
4: John Price is planning the perfect robbery.
Original novel by Peter Dickinson Adapted by Anthony Horowitz Music Michael Storey
Photography Jason Lehel Producer Linda James Directors Marc Evans and Red Saunders
A Red Rooster Films production for BBCtv


Novel By: Peter Dickinson
Adapted By: Anthony Horowitz
Music: Michael Storey
Unknown: Photography Jason Lehel
Producer: Linda James
Directors: Marc Evans
Davy Price: Tat Whalley
Sonia: Jodhi May
John Price: Jeff Rawle
Rita Price: Jacqueline Tong
Wolf: Gary Whelan
Jack Venn: Peter O'Brien

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton and Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Wogan

Guests include singer
Vic Damone and Dynasty star Diahann Carroll.


Singer: Vic Damone
Unknown: Diahann Carroll.

: The Kon-Tiki Man

Thor Heyerdahl: the Story of a Great Adventurer Second in the series. All islands of the eastern Pacific are inhabited by the same ethnic group of people - the Polynesians. But where did they all come from? In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl set out to demonstrate that all the existing theories might be wrong, embarking with a handful of compatriots on a flimsy balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki.
Narrator: Christopher Railing. Producer Christopher Railing Director Bengt Jonson
A Sebrafilm/John Gau production for BBCtv


Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Director: Bengt Jonson

: Dallas

When James attempts to set up his own deal he finds a surprising stumbling block.
Executive producers Leonard Katzman and Larry Hagman 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Producers: Leonard Katzman
Producers: Larry Hagman
Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Stephanie Rogers: Lesley-Anne Down
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Shelley: Kimberly Foster
JR: Larry Hagman
Clayton: Howard Keel
Carter McKay: George Kennedy
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
James Richard Beaumont: Sasha Mitchell
Cally: Cathy Podewell

: Points of View

Anne Robinson with your comments and criticisms. Producer Helen Gartell
0 WRITE TO: Points of View,
BBCtv Centre, London W12 7RJ. * LETTERS: pages 101-103


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Helen Gartell

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Inside Story: Our Reactor Is on Fire

In October 1957 a fire was discovered inside Reactor One at Windscale. Until
Chernobyl it was the world's worst reactor disaster. But the fire had one hidden benefit. It stopped the secret and severe contamination of West Cumbria.
Two years before the fire, officials denied that any radioactivity was leaking from the Windscale reactors.
Today, men and women who worked at the site tell Inside Story the truth: that leaks from the reactor severely contaminated the area for many years and subjected local people unknowingly to radiation.
Our Reactor Is on Fire tells, for the first time on television, the chilling story of obsessive secrecy and unsafe technology which ended in atomic disaster.


Writer/Producer: Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider. International Athletics
The General Portfolio City Centre 5,000. Some of the most famous names in world athletics compete in the shadow of the Tyne Bridge. John Ngugi , Kenya's Olympic 5,000m gold medallist, Eammon Martin , Commonwealth 10,000m champion and East German Hans Peter Herold , Olympic 1500m bronze medallist, all hope to emulate last year's winner Tim Hutchings. Plus a women's international 3,000m race. Snooker
The Embassy World
Snooker Championship.
Tonight sees the conclusion of the first-round matches and the start of the second round.
Best of the action from the ABA British semi-finals from Blackpool.
Producer Vivien Kent Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Tyne Bridge.
Unknown: John Ngugi
Unknown: Eammon Martin
Unknown: Hans Peter Herold
Unknown: Tim Hutchings.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Weather

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