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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden. Followed at
7.00am by the morning news programme with Nicholas Witchell and Fiona Foster.
Headlines or news summaries every quarter hour. Business news:
7.12, 7.40, 8.12, 8.40.
Sport: 7.23, 7.52, 8.23, 8.52.
Weather, regional and traffic news:
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25.
Weather: John Kettley
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Fiona Foster.

: News

Weather followed by The Travel Show Guides
The facts about Ibiza. (R) (Tomorrow: the Austrian Tyrol)

: Discovering

The pleasures of birdwatching with Tony Soper. (R)


Unknown: Tony Soper.

: News

Weather followed by Matchpoint
Quiz with tennis scoring hosted by Angela Rippon.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Simon Parkin and starting with:

The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop.
Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips. Story: Dilly Does Some Painting by Tony Bradman.

10.50am Stoppit and Tidyup
Cartoon narrated by Terry Wogan. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips.
Unknown: Tony Bradman.
Unknown: Terry Wogan.

: Five to Eleven

Akbar Ahmed reads from his book, Discovering Islam.


Unknown: Akbar Ahmed

: News

Weather followed by Hudson and Halls
Peter Hudson and David Halls design the perfect dinner party, while Karen Kay claims can cook too'. (R)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls
Unknown: Karen Kay

: Tricks of the Trade

How can egg white stop prying eyes? Why give a party at the crack of dawn? Find out the answers ..
.plus tricks and handy hints galore in this series which takes the lid off trade secrets.
With celebrity tips from
Russell Grant and Claire Rayner. Presented by Debbie Greenwood and Paul Coia. (R)
0 FACTSHEETS: can be obtained by sending a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Claire Rayner.
Presented By: Debbie Greenwood
Presented By: Paul Coia.

: News

Weather followed by Dallas
Tough Love. JRE Industries continue to be threatened by Weststar and the cartel, so its boss resolves to get even by hook or by crook. (R)

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

What to see, where to go and what to do in the cathedral city of Wells and the surrounding area of Somerset.
Commentary Roger Wilkes. (R)


Unknown: Roger Wilkes.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton
Weather Michael Fish

: Neighbours

Harold is smitten by his sex kitten. (For cast see Friday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Matchpoint

Manchester Reunited plays the Sibling Rivals in the first of the semi-finals in today's Matchpoint.

: One Good Turn

Norman Wisdom
Norman's efforts to save an orphanage lead him into a succession of wild adventures.
Director John Paddy Carstairs
0 FILMS: pages 20-26


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Iris: Joan Rice
Mary: Shirley Abicair
Cook: Thora Hird
Alec: William Russell
Bigley: Richard Caldicot
Tuppeny: Majorie Fender
Jimmy: Keith Gilman
Matron: Joan Ingram
Igor Petrovich: Harold Kasket

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with


The Chuckle Brothers take to their bikes. (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters

: Happy Families

Mr Creep the Crook. Mr Creep and his family are crooks but they're always being caught.
Based on Allan Ahlberg 's books dramatised by Vicky Ireland
Director Roger Singleton-Turner Producer Angela Beeching (R) (Part 2 on Thursday at 4.05pm)


Unknown: Mr Creep
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Dramatised By: Vicky Ireland
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Producer: Angela Beeching
Mr Creep: Milton Johns
Mrs Creep: Elizabeth Estensen
Kevin Creep: Jacob Soper
Katy Creep: Abigail Hart
PC Arntby: Richard Hope
Mr Wallis the warder: Ben Thomas
Growler the bulldog: Robbie Barnett

: Ovide

There's no shortage of adventures for the duck-billed platypus. (R)

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

The Turtles venture to the earth's core and discover a lost world.

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Expo

Johnny Ball visits Tokai University's Marine Science Museum in Japan which houses the world's largest glass-walled water tank, home to 40 species of fish. It also features strange robots, called
'mech-animals', that imitate the movements of marine creatures. An NHK Japan production
Executive producer Eric Rowan


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Producer: Eric Rowan

: 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

The lifestyle game hosted by Helen Atkinson Wood. Playing the game tonight are Labour MP
Ken Livingstone , singer/songwriter Sam Brown and comedienne Eve Ferrett. Director Gordon Elsbury Producer Andy Lipman
A Wall to Wall TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood.
Singer: Ken Livingstone
Songwriter: Sam Brown
Director: Gordon Elsbury
Producer: Andy Lipman

: EastEnders

A visit from Jabbar's father leaves Ashraf with some bad news for Shireen, while Sharon tackles Simon on the subject of marriage.
(For cast see Thursday)
(Ceefax subtitles)

: To the Manor Born

Starring Penelope Keith Peter Bowles
A comedy of class in which Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton 's pride and prejudices confront the modern world in the shape of nouveau riche neighbour Richard DeVere.
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Peter Spence
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton: Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere: Peter Bowles

: Black in Blue

A documentary series with Desmond Wilcox. Judgement Day. On the eve of the passing-out parade with the graduation ball approaching, the final exams are vital. Denzil has already been cautioned, finding it difficult to fit in as part of a team. Julie, a favourite with everybody, knew she would have trouble with what she calls
'the academic side' - and she does. 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 Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Chain

A four-part thriller. 2: Vicky Elliott. Nobody's talking about fraud any more - they're too frightened, or missing. But someone's still making lots of illegal money. Cass and McRae look for the source of the cash, and find a young student who learns fast, but not fast enough.
Written by Desmond Lowden Director Don Leaver Producer Carol Parks


Unknown: Vicky Elliott.
Written By: Desmond Lowden
Director: Don Leaver
Robert McRae: Peter Capaldi
Michael Cassidy: Robert Pugh
Vicky Elliott: Holly Aird
Neill: Paul Moriarty
Sonia Cassidy: Julia Hills
Phil Benson: Michael Troughton
Marianne Benson: Susan Kyd
Barry: Henry Goodman
Sergeant Roderick: Aran Bell
Geoff Adams: Christopher Saul
Mrs Elliott: Susan Brown
Hawkins: Ian Hart

: Arafat - behind the Myth

Who is the real Yasser Arafat ?
Middle East correspondent Marie Colvin spent a year investigating the man behind the public image. Gaining unusual access, Colvin goes behind the scenes to discover another side of Arafat's life, from moments of private ritual aboard his jet, to preparations for a secret meeting with Colonel Gadhafi.
Through eyewitness accounts and unique archive, the film examines Arafat's controversial past. Where did he come from? What motivates him? Why do people follow this controversial leader without a land? Narrated by John Rowe Producer Anthony Geffen


Unknown: Yasser Arafat
Unknown: Marie Colvin
Unknown: John Rowe
Producer: Anthony Geffen

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

The Package is a political thriller with Gene Hackman as an army sergeant at the centre of an international crisis. Gabriel Byrne and Amanda Donohue star in Diamond Skulls, set among the English aristocracy. And on the set of Memphis Belle, an interview with director Michael Caton Jones and producer David Puttnam. Director Janne Read
Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 20


Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Gabriel Byrne
Unknown: Amanda Donohue
Director: Michael Caton Jones
Producer: David Puttnam.
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Weather

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