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: BBC Breakfast News

With Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando.
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast (For full details see page 41)
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Eamonn Holmes takes your queries and comments on last night's television. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Gloria Live

Gloria Hunniford discusses issues of the day with the people who matter in front of a studio audience. Producer Nicola Moody Editor Charles Miller


Producer: Nicola Moody
Editor: Charles Miller

: News

Weather followed by Matchpoint
Hosted by Angela Rippon.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop where Dave helps the children fly their kites. Presented by Dave Benson Phillips and Elizabeth Watts. Producer Barbara Roddam Executive producer Cynthia Felgate
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)
10.50am Bunyip A cartoon series.
The birds have a sing song but the lyrebird confounds them all with a bit of Aussie nostalgia.
Voices by Jill McKay. Animation Mark Trounce
Producer/Director Anne Jolliffe (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Presented By: Dave Benson Phillips
Presented By: Elizabeth Watts.
Producer: Barbara Roddam
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Voices By: Jill McKay.
Director: Anne Jolliffe

: Five to Eleven

Patricia Routledge reads from Julian of Norwich.


Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
With Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving.
Producer Malcolm Betney


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving.
Producer: Malcolm Betney

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
The lunchtime magazine live from Pebble Mill. Today another report from animal advocate Jim Cronin.
With Andy Craig and Judi Spiers. Editor Simon Shaw
Executive editor Steve Weddle


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

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Jane gives Harold a lesson in morality.

: Matchpoint

Sibling rivals: a brother and a sister team play Rugby Twos; and a ladies' team from Rugby take part in their first game of the championships.
Hosted by Angela Rippon. Director Rick Gardner Producer Dave Ross BBC Elstree


Unknown: Angela Rippon.
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Dave Ross

: The Early Bird

Norman Wisdom Jerry Desmonde
The stirring story of Norman Pitkin , Grimsdale Dairies ' only milkman, waging war against a takeover by Consolidated's milkfloats.
Screenplay by Jack Davies ,
Norman Wisdom. Eddie Leslie and Henry Blyth
Director Robert Asher
0 FILMS: pages 16-21


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Jerry Desmonde
Unknown: Norman Pitkin
Unknown: Grimsdale Dairies
Unknown: Jack Davies
Unknown: Norman Wisdom.
Unknown: Eddie Leslie
Unknown: Henry Blyth
Director: Robert Asher
Norman Pitkin: Norman Wisdom
Hunter: Jerry Desmonde
Grimsdale: Edward Chapman
Mrs Hoskins: Paddie O'Neil
Austin: Bryan Pringle
Sir Roger: Richard Vernon
Col Foster: John Le Mesurier

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters

Laurel and Hardy
Stan and Ollie go to a haunted house.

3.55pm ChuckleVision
Starring the Chuckle Brothers. Paul and Barry set out to prove they're completely shipshape-less!
BBC North (R)

4.10pm Ovide
There's no shortage of adventures for Ovide the duck-billed platypus.

4.25pm Simon and the Witch: 9
A 13-part serial by Valerie Georgeson from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry.
Spooky things are happening as the Hallowe'en party nears.
Producer Angela Beeching Director David Bell (R)

4.35pm Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Shredder gives futuristic laser weapons to monster Tony 'The Butcher' Vivaldi.

5.00pm Newsround
The news show for children.

5.10pm The Lowdown: Fighting for Breath
Real life stories about children today, told by children themselves.
'Having asthma is a real pain. When you have an attack your airways close up and you can't breathe in or out. You make a wheezing sound. It's very frightening.' The words of 11 -year-old Gayle Blackman, victim of the most common childhood disease in Britain. Gayle's asthma became so bad that she was urged to go to
Pilgrims in Sussex, Europe's only boarding school for asthmatics. The Lowdown follows her progress. Director Phil Shepherd
Executive producer Eric Rowan
0 HEALTH: page 93


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Writer (ChuckleVision): John Sayle
Music (ChuckleVision): Dave Cooke
Producer (ChuckleVision): Martin Hughes
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry.
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell
Unknown: Gayle Blackman
Producer: Eric Rowan
Witch: Elizabeth Spriggs
Simon: Hugh Pollard
Miss Phoeble: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Bodley: John Rapley
Lady Fox-Custard: Joan Sims
Hopkins: Joe Grossi
Mum: Sarah Wynter
Hatty the Howl: Susan Sloman
Minnie the Moan: Anita Elias
Sally: Nicola Stapleton
Jimmy: David Crane
Cuthbert: Ilan Ostrove
Joyce: Naomie Harris
Tim: James Reinl

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Style Trial

Helen Atkinson Wood hosts another instalment of this show, where a celebrity panel guesses the lifestyle of two unusual guests drawn from the general public. Director Gordon Elsbury Producer Andy Lipman Executive producer Janet Street Porter
A Wall to Wall TV production for BBCtv


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

: EastEnders

Episode by Tony Jordan.
Den Watts is buried, but will the most important mourner be present at the funeral? And Nick Cotton gets an unwelcome blast from the past.
Show times: page 14
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony Jordan
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Designer : Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Executive Producer: Michael Ferguson
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Michael Kerrigan
Pat: Pam St Clement
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Frank: Mike Reid
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Ashraf: Aftab Sachak
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Ricky: Sid Owen
Taylor: Neil Phillips
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Michelle: Susan Tully
Pete: Peter Dean
Jackie: Richard Beale
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Barnsey: John Hallam
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
April: Helen Pearson
Greg: Charlie Hawkins
Carter: John Rolfe
Grant: Ross Kemp
Phil: Steve McFadden

: To the Manor Born

A comedy series by Peter Spence starring
Penelope Keith Peter Bowles
An old friend of Audrey and Marjory comes to stay.
Designer Ian Rawnsley
Producer Gareth Gwenlan (R)


Unknown: Peter Spence
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey: Penelope Keith
Richard: Peter Bowles
Marjory: Angela Thorne
Ned: Michael Bilton
Diana Hodge: Joan Blackham

: A Question of Sport

Last in the series.
With Bill Beaumont :
Barry McGuigan Former boxing featherweight world champion
Ann Brigtitwell
The only British woman to win an Olympic track title. With Ian Botham :
Gareth Edwards
Former Welsh rugby union star Mick Channon
Played football for England nearly 50 times.
Plus the result of the Viewers' Mystery Guest Competition.
Questionmaster: David Coleman.
Producer Mick Dempsey
Executive producer Mike Adley Answer: athlete Roger Black and former Arsenal footballer Pat Rice


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Barry McGuigan
Unknown: Ann Brigtitwell
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: Mick Channon
Unknown: David Coleman.
Producer: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley
Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Pat Rice

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Cassidy

A two-part political thriller based on the novel by Morris West .
Caroline Goodall
Martin Shaw
1: Just before his death, Charles Pamell Cassidy , premier of New South Wales, makes an unofficial trip to London to see his estranged daughter Charlie and his grandson. Charlie soon learns that family reconciliation was not
Cassidy's only motive for the visit. He leaves her a legacy of political and business corruption worth millions, together with a challenge.
Screenplay by Joanna Murray Smith
Director Carl Schultz
A Five Arrows production
● SHOW TIMES: page 14


Novel By: Morris West
Unknown: Caroline Goodall
Unknown: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Charles Pamell Cassidy
Unknown: Joanna Murray Smith
Director: Carl Schultz
Charlie: Caroline Goodall
James Griffin: Martin Shaw
Marius Melville: Denis Quilley
Charles Parnell Cassidy: Bill Hunter
Sam East: Philip Quast
Kate: Tracy Mann
Joshua: Stephen Payne
Loomis: Edwin Hodgeman
Seger: Ivar Kants
Jensen: Steve Jacobs
Graham Morris: John Bonney
Alice: Pauline Chan

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Internal Affairs is a thriller with Richard Gere as a crooked cop. When the Internal Affairs Department investigates a case, they discover Gere is involved with underworld dealings.
See You in the Morning stars Jeff Bridges and Farrah Fawcett as a couple whose marriage fails. When
Bridges later meets and marries a woman with her own children, he finds his affections have to be shared between his own and his adopted family.
And Jessica Lange talks about her role in her forthcoming film Music Box, directed by Costa-Gavras. Director Catus Julyan
Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN: page 16
0 COMPETITION: page 18


Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Farrah Fawcett
Talks: Jessica Lange
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Weather

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