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: BBC Breakfast News

Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer with the morning news programme. Reporting and analysis from the BBC's correspondents in Britain and around the world.
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast (For full details see page 37)
9 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: 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 presents her own morning magazine, discussing issues of the day with the people who matter in front of a studio audience. Producer Anthony Cherry Editor Charles Miller


Producer: Anthony Cherry
Editor: Charles Miller

: News

Weather followed by Matchpoint
The general knowledge quiz hosted by Angela Rippon.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin and starting with
The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop in the Lake District where Peggy builds a dry stone wall.
Story: Piggo and the Train Ride written and told by Pam Ayres.
Illustrated by Andy Ellis. Music Jonathan Cohen
Producer Anne Gobey (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Told By: Pam Ayres.
Illustrated By: Andy Ellis.
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Anne Gobey

: Barney

Barney's friends have all forgotten his birthday - or have they?
With the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor Harry Enfield Jan Ravens and Enn Reitel. Director Bob Balser
Producer John Coates (R)


Unknown: Enn Reitel.
Director: Bob Balser
Producer: John Coates
Patch's friend: Vanessa Amberleigh

: Five to Eleven

John Craven remembers some of the younger
Newsround reporters for One World week.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
Ring Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving on [number removed]with your questions and comments on last night's television.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
The lunchtime magazine live from Pebble Mill .
Including the second instalment in Sir Michael Hordern 's search for the locations that inspired Thomas Hardy.
With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.


Unknown: Pebble Mill
Unknown: Sir Michael Hordern
Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: One O'Clock News

Philip Hayton presents the latest national and international news.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Neighbours

Scott finds himself in a no-win situation.
A peaceful trip to the country ends in disaster for Harold and Kerry.
(Cast page 37. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Matchpoint

The Upham Downers play the Feline Fancies.
The general knowledge quiz with tennis scoring hosted by Angela Rippon. Director Rick Gardner Producer David Ross BBC Elstree


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

: The Spanish Main

Starring Maureen O'Hara Paul Henreid
Wrongfully imprisoned on the Spanish island of Cartagena, Dutch Captain Laurent Van Horn returns five years later in a different guise, out to wreak a terrible revenge on his erstwhile captor, the evil Don Alvardo.
Producer/Director Frank Borzage
0 FILMS: page 15-22


Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Paul Henreid
Unknown: Laurent van Horn
Unknown: Don Alvardo.
Director: Frank Borzage
Francisca: Maureen O'Hara
Laurent Van Horn: Paul Henreid
Don Alvardo: Walter Slezak
Anne Bonny: Binnie Barnes
Da Bilar: John Emery
Captain Black: Barton McLane
Pillory: J M Kerrigan

: Rupert

As Podgy Pig tries to stamp out a spark burning in the grass, it flies up and buzzes round his head. He runs home leaving Rupert to find out more about the spark.

: Mersey Tales

Bryan Murray tells the story Sammy at the Supermarket by Beryl Lomas.
Director Graham Booth Producer Celia Bonner BBC North (R)


Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Beryl Lomas.
Producer: Celia Bonner

: The New Yogi Bear Show

A Russian ballerina bear visits Jellystone, and Yogi thinks she and Ranger Smith are part of a spy ring.


Unknown: Ranger Smith

: The All New Popeye Show

More misadventures with Popeye, the spinach guzzling cartoon sailor. (R)

: Tricky Business

A magic comedy series written by Jim Bywater.
7: Woody is rehearsing a new illusion today.
Director Adrian Mills
Producer Judy Whitfield


Written By: Jim Bywater.
Producer: Judy Whitfield

: Newsround

The news show for children.

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and
Diane Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan.
Woody: David Wood
Mickie: Paul Zenon
Mr Sadd: John Surman
Crabtree: Marcus Clarke
Jeanie: Sonya May
Hanna: Prudence Oliver
Zoe: Patsy Palmer
Daniel: Anthony Davis
Matthew: Thomas Duncan
Wayne: William Waghorn
Darren: Joseph Wright

: Neighbours

(Shoum at 1.30pm)

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Top of the Pops

Nicky Campbell introduces the pop chart show.
Lighting director Geoff Beech Producer/Director Paul Ciani


Introduces: Nicky Campbell
Director: Geoff Beech
Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Episode by Tony McHale.
Shireen's romance blossoms, despite her father's affair. And Sharon decides to get to know Cindy better.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Devised by: Tony Holland
Devised by: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Story Editor: Barry Thomas
Executive Producer: Michael Ferguson
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Leonard Lewis
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Ashraf: Aftab Sachak
Sufia: Rani Singh
Stella: Cindy O'Callaghan
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Faran: Souad Faress
Jabbar: Gordon Warnecke
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
Phil: Steve McFadden
Grant: Ross Kemp
Gorillagram: Harry Fielder

: Tomorrow's World

Is there any limit to how small computers can get? Will our television sets in 2020 contain more computing power than all the super computers in Britain today? And how the Soviets have overcome problems to get the first civil aeroplane in the world to fly by gas.
With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham. Producer Cynthia Page
Studio director Philip Dolling Editor Richard Reisz


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Editor: Richard Reisz

: Russ Abbot

Abbot performs his latest operetta Play It Again Samurai.
Featuring Bella Emberg with Tom Bright , Sherrie Hewson and Leigh Miles. Producer/Director John Bishop (R)


Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson
Unknown: Leigh Miles.
Director: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Clive James - Postcard from Miami

Clive James set out to discover the truth about
Miami. The city is now seen as the vice capital of America, teeming with money, illegal aliens and cocaine. He goes under cover and investigates beneath the surface.
During his visit he meets two of Miami's most famous residents, actor Don Johnson and singer Gloria Estefan.
Director Alan Lewens
Producer Beatrice Ballard
0 COVER STORY: page 4


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Don Johnson
Singer: Gloria Estefan.
Director: Alan Lewens
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Question Time

Tonight's panellists are: Paul Foot
Daily Mirror columnist Dr Sheila Lawlor
Deputy Director of Studies, Centre for Policy Studies Jack Straw, MP
Shadow Education
Rt Hon David Waddington , MP
Home Secretary.
Chaired by Peter Sissons at the Oxford Union.
Producer Sue Robertson Editor Barbara Maxwell


Unknown: Dr Sheila Lawlor
Unknown: David Waddington
Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Cagney and Lacey

Starring Sharon Gless Tyne Daly
While investigating a complaint at a railway yard, the two cops confront a psychopathic gunman who abducts Mary Beth.


Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Tyne Daly
Unknown: Mary Beth.
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly

: Weather

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