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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news.
Live from Moscow,
Nicholas Witchell presents and explains the key decisions of the Congress of the Communist Party. With Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando in London. Plus the latest on the World Cup with Bob Wilson and Wimbledon with Sally Jones.
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.
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Sally Jones.

: News

Weather followed by Lovat Road Lovat Road in Preston has a style and character of its own.
Allan Beswick follows some of the events there over seven days. (R)


Unknown: Lovat Road
Unknown: Lovat Road
Unknown: Allan Beswick

: Canoe

Second of a two-part programme. Building Your Own Canoe.
Alan Byde from Oxford builds a canoe in glass fibre. Introduced by John Earle. (R)


Unknown: Alan Byde
Introduced By: John Earle.

: News Weather followed by The Hallo Spencer Show!

With the wildest, zaniest, most adorable group of puppets in Spencerville, Ohio.

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin and starting with The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop where Dot (Rebecca Higgins ) plays the spoons and counts at the playground. Story: In a Minute by Tony Bradman and Eileen Browne. With Paul Valentine.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Rebecca Higgins
Unknown: Tony Bradman
Unknown: Eileen Browne.
Unknown: Paul Valentine.

: Rupert the Bear

Cartoon narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Unknown: Ray Brooks.

: Five to Eleven

Gary Watson presents the poetry and letters of Gerard Manley
Hopkins at St Beuno's College, Clwyd.


Unknown: Gary Watson

: News Weather followed by Hudson and Halls

Peter Hudson and David Halls prepare some terrific dishes. With guest Pam St Clement (Pat from EastEnders). (R)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

Save the Jungle! The natural economy of a tropical rainforest is examined from the basement to the roof. Rain jungles, the last great unspoilt wilderness on earth, are under pressure, posing a vital problem for mankind. (R)

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney explores Orford Castle in Suffolk. (R)


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: News

Weather including the European forecast. Followed by Dallas
The Best Laid Plans. JR schemes to complete the jigsaw puzzle that is the Weststar takeover, but Sue Ellen , much to his chagrin, refuses to be the final piece. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Sue Ellen

: Reviving Antiques

Today, how to clean and repair antique toys.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Neighbours

Scott and Poppy's relationship reaches a dangerous climax.

: Wimbledon 90

The top men's players battle for a place in Friday's semi-finals.

: Ewoks

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with The Phlogs, convinced that the Ewoks kidnapped a baby, set out to destroy the village. (R)

: What's Wrong with Nell?

A drama for children.
A love note from Neil (David French) to his seventh-grade sweetheart falls into the hands of the class tough guy. Director Brad Turner
Producer Michael Chickak


Director: Brad Turner
Producer: Michael Chickak

: Newsround

The news show for children.

: Colour in the Creek

A ten-part drama series about life in the Australian goldfields.
3: The stray dog, Hobie, becomes one of the family.


Dad: Dennis Miller
Mum: Judy Morris
Alec: Ken Talbot

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Wogan

Conversation and entertainment with Terry Wogan and his guests, direct from the Television Theatre.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Columbo: How to Dial Murder

Starring Peter Falk
A noted expert in mind control, Dr Eric Mason , murders his best friend, using his two pet
Dobermans. Columbo investigates.
Director James Frawley
● FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Dr Eric Mason
Director: James Frawley
Lt Columbo: Peter Falk
Dr Eric Mason: Nicol Williamson

: Points of View

Tony Robinson with your views and comments on television. Producer Paul Smith
9 WRITE TO: Points of View,
BBCtr Centre, London W12 7RI.
0 LETTERS: page 84


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Paul Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Frontiers

Eight writers journey along some of the world's most critical frontiers.
Big Brother's Bargain. In 1939, when Stalin began swallowing the Baltic States, Finland stood and fought. Biographer Nigel Hamilton is married to a Finn and on this trip along the Soviet Union's longest land frontier with the west he reveals the hidden price which the Finns still pay for freedom. Producer Michael Dutfield
Executive producer George Carey


Unknown: Nigel Hamilton
Producer: Michael Dutfield
Producer: George Carey

: Today at Wimbledon

Harry Carpenter introduces highlights of the men's quarter-finals.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: World Cup Report

Highlights of the second semi-final from the Stadio Nuovo Comunale, Turin.

: Network

Child in the Forest. At 14
Winifred Foley was forced to leave her beloved Forest of Dean and go into service. In this dramatised documentary she recalls her deep love for the forest. Producer Keith Sheather


Unknown: Winifred Foley
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Weather

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