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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 Laurie Mayer.
Headlines or news summaries every quarter hour. Business news:
Sport: 7.23, 7.52, 8.23, 8.52.
Weather, regional and traffic news:
6.55, 7.25, 7:55, 8.25.
Weather: Francis Wilson. Editor Bob Wheaton
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer.
Unknown: Francis Wilson.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: News


: But First This....

Introduced by Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester and Claudia Simon.
Producer Graham Douglas

The Chipmunks
Cartoon starring Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Today, Dave considers getting married.

9.25am Hartbeat
Interesting and different ways to create your own pictures. With Tony Hart and Margot Wilson.
(Repeat) (Subtitles)

10.00am News, Weather
followed by:
Double Dare
Peter Simon invites four contestants to compete for a chance to go round the Double Dare obstacle course. (Repeat)

10.30am Playdays
The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop.
Today's story is Matt's Mask by Diana Stow.


Presenter ("But First This"): Simon Parkin
Presenter ("But First This"): Philippa Forrester
Presenter ("But First This"): Claudia Simon
Producer ("But First This"): Graham Douglas
Presenter ("Hartbeat"): Tony Hart
Presenter ("Hartbeat"): Margot Wilson
Producer ("Hartbeat"): Christopher Tandy
Presenter ("Double Dare"): Peter Simon
Director ("Double Dare"): Jeremy Swan
Producer ("Double Dare"): Angela Sharp
"Playdays" story by: Diana Stow

: Five to Eleven

From Rievauix Abbey, Brian
Blessed reads poetry and prose. Producer Ralph Rolls
A Forge Production Ltd programme for BBCtv

: News

Weather followed by Hudson and Halls
Peter Hudson and David Halls 'carry on' in the kitchen, assisted by today's guest, actress Barbara Windsor. Director Bob Marsland
Producer Georgina Abrahams
A Friday Productions programme for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls
Unknown: Barbara Windsor.
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Georgina Abrahams

: A Fisherman's Diary

North country fisherman Derek Law 's personal angling year. 1: Winter. Fishing for pike and Producer Marcel Guillou


Unknown: Derek Law
Producer: Marcel Guillou

: News

Weather followed by Dallas Top Gun. JR might believe that his remorseless will to win will get him what he wants, but the fury of his victims may turn the tables. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Reviving Antiques

Today, how to care for amber. An Arts Channel production (Tomorrow: bone and ivory)
W ANTIQUES: page 79

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

It's a showdown at the Waterhole for Scott and Stavros.
(For cast see Tuesday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: The Allotment Show

Eric Robson , Henry Noblett and Ron McParlin present the programme for produce growers. Today's edition includes a look at different ways of growing crops, with John Lewis and Roy Lacey at
Otley College of Agriculture, Suffolk. Director Alan Farrington Producer Eric Robson
0 GARDENING: page 82


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Henry Noblett
Unknown: Ron McParlin
Unknown: John Lewis
Unknown: Roy Lacey
Director: Alan Farrington
Producer: Eric Robson

: The Six Million Dollar Man

Cross-Country Kidnap. Steve Austin (Lee Majors) must protect a young computer expert who has the key to the secret agents' code.


Unknown: Steve Austin

: Head of the Class

A comedy series set in a classroom of gifted students. Back to the USSR. Preparations are under way for the honours team's trip to Moscow.

: A Summer's Journey

Four programmes in which Angela Rippon travels the length of the Kennet and Avon Canal from
Reading to Bristol.
1: The River Kennet. Rippon journeys from the eastern canalised end as far as Hungerford. Producer Paul Smith


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Kennet. Rippon
Producer: Paul Smith

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with The New Lassie
Will becomes the victim of a dangerous prank.
4.35pm Droids
Cartoon with R2-D2 and C-3PO. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
5.00pm Newsround
The news programme for children. Series producer Nick Heathcote
5.05pm What's that Noise?
Craig Charles asks Charles Augins , Nigel Kennedy , the Calypso Twins, Wee Papa Girl Rappers,
Jane Wiedlin , Sinitta and a trio from the Wells School of Music how they feel about their music. Director Steve Smith
Producer Pippa Dyson (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Producer: Nick Heathcote
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Charles Augins
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Jane Wiedlin
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: Pippa Dyson
Dee McCulloch: Dee Wallace Stone
Chris McCulloch: Christopher Stone
Will McCulloch: Will Nipper
Megan McCulloch: Wendy Cox

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore , with reports from Michael Wale and Cathy McGowan.


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

: Wogan

Live conversation from the Television Theatre with Terry Wogan and his guests. Producer Jane O'Brien


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Jane O'Brien

: Masterchef

The search for the best amateur chef in Britain. Tonight, three cooks from the Midlands contend for a place in the semi-final under the poised forks of Loyd Grossman and his two guest judges, cookery writer Sophie Grigson and actor George Baker.
Director Richard Bryan
Producer Philippa Robinson
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: George Baker.
Director: Richard Bryan
Producer: Philippa Robinson

: Bread

A comic slice of Merseyside life by Carla Lane. Problems for Jack, decisions for Aveline and the phone rings again for Mrs Boswell.
Director/Producer Robin Nash (R) ● TV WATCH: page 10


Unknown: Carla Lane.
Unknown: Mrs Boswell.
Producer: Robin Nash
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Joey Boswell: Graham Bickley
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Aveline: Melanie Hill

: Up to Something!

A comedy series. With Britain in the grip of a general strike, Zero Talent attempts to bend a cucumber and two aliens offer to mend the ozone layer. With Suzy Aitchison , Frances Dodge , Mike Hayley , Lewis MacLeod , Shane Richie and David Schneider. Director/Producer Michael Leggo


Unknown: Suzy Aitchison
Unknown: Frances Dodge
Unknown: Mike Hayley
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Shane Richie
Unknown: David Schneider.

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Byline

My Friend Little Ben. At a time when most other reporters are busy in his native Soviet Union, investigative journalist Vitaii Vitaliev brings his unique blend of satire and observation to bear on the very heart of England, a country which he describes as having the loneliest people in the world. Director Graham Moore
Executive producer Peter Symes A CST production for BBCtv
* FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Little Ben.
Unknown: Vitaii Vitaliev
Director: Graham Moore
Producer: Peter Symes

: Come Dancing 90

Angela Rippon and Charles Nove introduce the contest between
Liverpool and London South from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Producer Simon Betts


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Charles Nove
Producer: Simon Betts

: Miami Vice

Over the Une. Crockett (Don Johnson ) and Tubbs (
Philip Michael Thomas ) uncover a band of vigilante policemen.


Unknown: Don Johnson
Unknown: Philip Michael Thomas

: A Certain Age

A series of six programmes about people in their 50s.
2: Reach for the Dream. Three people decide to make a change from their present careers before they get any older. Producer Tony Matthews
0 INFORMATION: send a large A4 size, 24p sae to 'A Certain Age: [address removed]


Producer: Tony Matthews

: Weather

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