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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden and Fiona Foster.
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando.
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: Bill Giles.
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Fiona Foster.
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Bill Giles.

: News


: But First This....

Presented by Simon Parkin ,
Philippa Forrester and Claudia Simon. Starting with The Chipmunks
Cartoon fun with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Alvin dresses up as the latest heavy-metal superstar.
9.25am Hartbeat
An inventive approach to art and picture making. The onions spring into shape as the egg head hides under a carefully cut carrot. And watch what can be made from just sugar! With Tony Hart , Margot Wilson and Alison Millar. (R)
0 INFORMATION: if you are 15 or under and would like to send a picture to the gallery, send your entry to 'Hartbeat', BBCtv, London W3 6X2. There 's prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address on the back. But sorry, none can be returned.
10.00am News
Weather followed by Double Dare
Peter Simon presents another edition of the messiest game show on television. (R)
10.30am Playdays
The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop where Humphrey and Wobble join Will Brenton ,
Trish Cooke , Sarah Davison and lain Lauchian to tell the story All around My Hat by Simon Davies.


Presented By: Simon Parkin
Presented By: Claudia Simon.
Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Alison Millar.
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Will Brenton
Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Sarah Davison
Unknown: Simon Davies.

: Five to Eleven

From Rievaulx Abbey, Brian
Blessed reads poetry and prose.

: News

Weather followed by Hudson and Halls
Three Harlem Globetrotters join Peter Hudson and David Halls in their kitchen to create banana rum pie, peach liqueur cake and pear pudding. (R)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls

: 60 Glorious Years

In 1988 the London Taxidrivers' Fund for Underprivileged Children celebrated its 60th anniversary by taking 300 children on a very special outing. Driving through London, they dropped in on the Lord Mayor, had lunch at Wellington Barracks and tea at the zoo. And on the way they called in to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It was a day they will never forget.
Presented by Fred Housego.(R)


Presented By: Fred Housego.
Producer: Rosalind Gold

: News

Weather followed by Golf: the Open
The 119th Open Championship from St Andrews. This is the 24th
Open staged at St Andrews. The first occasion was in 1873, and the most recent in 1984 when
Seve Ballesteros won the trophy. Harry Carpenter introduces coverage of the second day's play.


Unknown: St Andrews.
Unknown: St Andrews.
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Sharon decides to take revenge on Harold for sacking her. Todd faces a serious dilemma.
(For cast see Tuesday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Golf: the Open

Further coverage of the Second Round from the Old Course at
St Andrews.

: Lifeline

Claire Rayner appeals on behalf of Parents for Children, a voluntary adoption agency. With
Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lythgow.
0 DONATIONS: for details see page 32.


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lythgow.

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters
and starting with:

Paw Paws
The animated adventures of a tribe of tiny bear braves. (R)

4.35pm Gentle Ben
A series about the adventures of a boy and his gentle pet, a giant bear called Ben. Bart Starr, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers football team, teaches Mark Wedlow the value of teamwork.

5.00pm Newsround
The news bulletin that keeps Britain's children informed on world events.

5.05pm White Peak Farm
A drama for children in three parts. 2: Jeannie discovers Kathleen and Martin's secret plans which threaten to disrupt life at White Peak Farm.
Written by Berlie Doherty Director Andrew Morgan Producer Paul Stone (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Bart Starr
Unknown: Mark Wedlow
Written By: Berlie Doherty
Director: Andrew Morgan
Producer: Paul Stone
Tom Wedloe: Dennis Weaver
Mark Wedloe: Clint Howard
Bart Starr: null Himself
Jeannie: Margery Bone
Madge Tanner: Annie Raitt
John Tanner: John Hallam
Martin: Billy Fellows
Kathleen: Jan Graveson
Marion: Charlotte Kyle
Boy Baxter: Ted Richards
Alec Baxter: Bob Smeaton
Boy on ledge: Simon Stravoscoufis

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Wogan

Conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre with Terry Wogan and his guests. Producer Jane O'Brien


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Jane O'Brien

: Secrets of the Phantom Caverns

First showing on network television. Starring
Robert Powell
Timothy Bottoms
When a group of anthropologists open a sealed cave on an almost inaccessible Spanish mountain, they inadvertently release a mysterious and deadly creature.
Director Don Sharp
FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Timothy Bottoms
Director: Don Sharp
Wolfson: Robert Powell
Major Stevens: Ti Mothy Bottoms
Leslie Peterson: Lisa Blount
Ben Gannon: Richard Johnson
Frida Shelley: Anne Heywood
Hunter: Jackson Bostwick
Lemurian Elder: Liam Sullivan
Santos Arias: Richard Beauchamp
Lieutenant Barwell: A C Weary

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis presents the day's top stories plus reports from the BBC team of correspondents at home and abroad.
Regional News
Weekend Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: The Paradise Club

A ten-part thriller drama.
4: Crack in the Mirror. Frank tries to trace a missing teenager and Danny takes explosive action to prevent a ruthless drugs baron from pushing crack and heroin.
Written by Murray Smith
DirectorRichardStandeven Producer Selwyn Roberts
A Zenith production for BBCtv (R)


Written By: Murray Smith
Producer: Selwyn Roberts
Frank Kane: Don Henderson
Danny Kane: Leslie Grantham
Detective Inspector Rosy Campbell: Kitty Aldridge
Carol Kane: Barbara Wilshere
Polish Joe: Leon Herbert
Jonjo O'Brady: Peter Gowen
Detective Chief Superintendent Graham: Frederick Warder
Detective Sergeant Fielding: Nigel Harrison
Detective Inspector Fairweather: James Saxon
Detective Constable Lambton: Thomas Craig
Detective Constable Milligan: Pete Lee Wilson
Jake Chapman: Peter Kelly
Colonel Mombassa: Treva Etienne
Phil Tasker: Rory Edwards
Joe McCrindle: Phil Smeeton
Kenneth Prescott: James Mawdsley
Brother Andrew: James Greene
Brother Tom: Kenneth Hadley
Photocopying girl: Clara Onyemere
Samantha Kane: Annie Scott-Horne
Terry Kane: Nick Dawnay

: Omnibus: Van Gogh

A drama documentary by Patrick Barlow starring Linus Roache

'And then what?' 'And then you'll travel to Paris, then to England to be an art dealer. You'll fall in love, get rejected, lose your job, become a missionary in a coalmine, get sacked, fall in love again, get rejected, become an artist, take up with a prostitute, paint 800 pictures, go mad in Provence, spend a year in a mental home and commit suicide at the age of 37.' 'Do I sell any paintings?' 'One.'
In the centenary year of his death, Omnibus pays tribute to this extraordinary painter.
Director/Producer Anna Benson Gyles Editor Andrew Snell
W FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Van Gogh.
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Linus Roache
Producer: Anna Benson Gyles
Editor: Andrew Snell
Vincent: Linus Roache
Theo: Kevin Wallace
Gauguin: Jack Shepherd
Mother: Anna Cropper
Father: David Collings
Sien: Virginia Radcliffe
Postman Roulin: Jim Broadbent
Eugenie: Joanna Roth
Madame Loyer: Elvi Hale
DrGachet: Victor Spinetti
Marguerite: Carol Starks
Gateman: Lawrence Donne
Toulouse-Lautrec: Peter O'Farrell
Dr Peyron: Patrick Barlow
Tersteeg: Terence Bayler
Kee: Claire Vousden
Impressionist man: Martin Duncan
Pissarro: Terence Bayler
Madame Denis: Deddie Davies
Mayor: Alfred Hoffman
Tour operator: Antoinette van Belle
Poulet: Neville Barber
Grandmother: Ann Tirard
Young Vincent: Andrew Snoad
Young Theo: Luke Marcel
Mother Superior: Pat Quayle
Japanese man: Eiji Kusuhara

: Shoot the Moon

Albert Finney Diane Keaton
Award-winning writer George Dunlap has it all - a successful career, three lovely daughters, a charming wife and a young mistress. Juggling all that can be the recipe for an American nightmare, as George soon discovers.
Director Alan Parker
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Diane Keaton
Unknown: George Dunlap
Director: Alan Parker
George Dunlap: Albert Finney
Faith Dunlap: Diane Keaton
Sandy: Karen Allen
Frank Henderson: Peter Weller
Sherry: Dana Hill
Jill Dunlap: Viveka Davis
Marianne Dunlap: Tracey Gold

: Weather

(Wales only: News Summary and Weather)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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