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: BBC Breakfast News

With Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando.
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: News


: Heathcliff with Cats and Co

With Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
A cartoon series starring that favourite alley-cat. (R)

: Eggs 'n' Baker

Cheryl Baker serves up cookery and pop music. (R)revised

: Laurel and Hardy

Cartoon. Stan and Ollie become policemen. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Matchpoint

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop.
Dave finds a dragon, Liz makes jumping creatures and Lizzie tries to be a clap-a-jump-a-shake-a-supersaurus. Presented by Dave Benson Phillips and Elizabeth Watts. Producer Sheila Fraser (R)


Presented By: Dave Benson Phillips
Presented By: Elizabeth Watts.
Producer: Sheila Fraser

: Barney

Barney ends up a reluctant hero at the seaside. (R)

: Five to Eleven

Vladimir Mirodan reads
Romanian poems.


Unknown: Vladimir Mirodan

: News

Weather followed by Junior Kick Start
The first heat of the BBC's motorcycling event for the Norwich Union Trophy.
Commentators: Peter Purves and Jack Stites.


Commentators: Peter Purves
Commentators: Jack Stites.

: Daytime Live Replay

Judi Spiers looks back at some of the great cooks who have visited Pebble Mill.


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Pebble Mill.

: News

Weather followed by Dallas
Pam clings to life.
(R) (For cast see page 49)

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

Roger Wilkes goes to Lake Windermere.


Unknown: Roger Wilkes

: One O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Harold's getting love letters. (Cast page 34. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Matchpoint

Hosted by Angela Rippon.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: Just My Luck

Starring Norman Wisdom.
Impoverished Norman finds some horsing about puts him on the track to happiness.
Director John Paddy Carstairs
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Norman Wisdom.
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Mrs Dooley: Margaret Rutherford

: Mr Jaws, Supershark

Cartoon. (R)

: ChuckleVision

Introduced by Andi Peters.
Paul and Barry Chuckle turn park keepers. Writer John Sayle Music Dave Cooke
Producer Martin Hughes BBC North (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Introduced By: Barry Chuckle
Unknown: John Sayle
Music: Dave Cooke
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Henry's Cat

Henry's cat visits the circus. Narrator: Bob Godfrey. Music Peter Shade
Production Bob Godfrey (R)


Narrator: Bob Godfrey.
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Happy Families

Mr Tick the teacher gets a phone call from the school's inspector.
(Cast and part 2 Thursday 4.05pm) (R)


Unknown: Mr Tick

: Ovide

Adventures with Ovide the duck-billed platypus. (R)

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

The Rat King kidnaps April.

: Newsround

The news show for children.

: Expo

Johnny Ball visits Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Museum, Australia.
With Claire Stephens. Producer Penny Spence
Executive producer Eric Rowan


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Claire Stephens.
Producer: Eric Rowan

: Neighbours

(Shoum at 1.30pm)

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore. With Michael Wale and Cathy McGowan.
0 WRITE TO: Newsroom South East, BBC Elstree Centre,
Clarendon Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 UF with your news.


Presented By: Guy Michelmore.
Unknown: Michael Wale
Unknown: Cathy McGowan.

: Style Trial

Guessing the lifestyles of two members of the public this week are comedian
Craig Charles , Rocky Horror Show writer Richard O'Brien and actress Michelle Collins (Cindy from EastEnders).
With Helen Atkinson Wood. Director Gordon Elsbury Producer Andy Lipman Executive producer Janet Street Porter
A Wall to Wall TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Richard O'Brien
Unknown: Michelle Collins
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood.
Director: Gordon Elsbury
Producer: Andy Lipman
Producer: Janet Street Porter

: EastEnders

Episode by Paul Doust.
Sharon comes close to finding her mother. Dot hasn't been seen for days.
(For cast see page 51)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Paul Doust

: To the Manor Born

A comedy series by Peter Spence.
Starring Penelope Keith Peter Bowles
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: Penelope Keith
Richard: Peter Bowles
Marjory: Angela Thorne
Brigadier: Anthony Sharp
Rector: Gerald Sim
Brabinger: John Rudling
Sir Peter Allenshaw: David Garth
Ned: Michael Bilton
Miller: Nicholas McArdle
Mrs Beecham: Betty Tucker

: Black in Blue

A documentary series with Desmond Wilcox.
4: Black and white issues.
They knew about racism before they joined; after all, they have lived with it all their lives. At Hendon
Training College it is part of the new curriculum, and civilian volunteers join in role-playing exercises which help train a modern police officer to cope with prejudice. But prejudice exists within their own ranks, too. Cherry finds herself wondering whether to report another recruit for racist remarks, knowing that the offender could be thrown out or 'back classed'. Director John Pettman
Producer Desmond Wilcox
A Wilcox Bulmer production for BBCtv


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox.
Director: John Pettman
Producer: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Wilcox Bulmer

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Chain

A tense thriller by Desmond Lowden.
1: Ten years of property boom in the rich south. Lots of losers, lots of tough cases for Crown Prosecutor Cassidy. Then the mysterious McRae arrives with the first pieces in a jigsaw of murder and corruption that takes over their lives.
Stunt arranger Alf Joint Music Courtney Pine
Script editor Brian Wright Designer Nigel Jones
Photography John Kenway Producer Carol Parks Director Don Leaver BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Desmond Lowden.
Editor: Brian Wright
Robert McRae: Peter Capaldi
Michael Cassidy: Robert Pugh
Sonia Cassidy: Julia Hills
Phil Benson: Michael Troughton
Marianne Benson: Susan Kyd
Barry: Henry Goodman
James Denton: Terence Budd
Hickman: Kenneth MacDonald
Sergeant Roderick: Aran Bell
Samantha: Auriol Goldingham
Chief Prosecutor Royston: Tony Mathews
Assistant police commissioner: Graham Weston
Pike: Sean McKee
Pike's mate: Ian Burfield
Court clerk: Colin Rix
Social worker: Karen Benjamin
Alison Cassidy: Anna Day
Jo-Ann: Viveka Dagnell
Dorinda: Eniola Jaiyeoba

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Robert De Niro and Sean Penn star in Neil Jordan 's
We're No Angels, a remake of the classic prison comedy. The Punisher stars Dolph Lundgren as a successful policeman on the verge of arresting a Mafia chief. And Hard to Kill - a political drama starring
Steven Seagal and Kelly Le Brock. Director Shaun Williams
Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN: page 17 7


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Neil Jordan
Unknown: Dolph Lundgren
Unknown: Steven Seagal
Unknown: Kelly Le Brock.
Director: Shaun Williams
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Class

Rob Lowe
Andrew McCarthy
Two young men are thrown together at an exclusive prep school. Squire 'Skip' Ellsworth Burroughs IV is rich with a bizarre sense of humour. Jonathon Ogner is shy and on a scholarship.
Director Lewis John Carlino
W FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Rob Lowe
Unknown: Andrew McCarthy
Unknown: Ellsworth Burroughs
Unknown: Jonathon Ogner
Director: Lewis John Carlino
Skip: Rob Lowe
Jonathon: Andrew McCarthy
Ellen: Jacqueline Bisset

: Weather

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