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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 with Nicholas Witchell and Paul Burden.
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.
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


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

: News


: But First This....

All aboard the BFT submarine for sizzling summer fun from Children's BBC with Simon Parkin , Philippa Forrester , Claudia Simon and some of your favourite programmes. Starting with Belle and Sebastian
The animated story of a young boy in search of his mother. Belle becomes the object of a massive hunt by the townspeople. (R)
9.25am Why Don't You... ?
... turn off your TV set and do something less boring instead.
Considering there are no Why Don't You sheep, there are an awful lot of them about (check those wellies); plus, the gang has a visitor. Director Pam O'Brien
Producer Trevor Stephenson Long (R)
10.00am News
Weather followed by The Jetsons
High-tech cartoon high jinks with the funniest family of the future. George puts his job on the line when he enters the Jetsons in a television quiz show - with his boss's family as the opposition.
10.30am Playdays
The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop. The children paint their faces for a dance,
Dave Benson Phillips makes a giant and five frogs jump into a well. Sophie Aldred tells the story Dilly and the Birthday Treat by Tony Bradman.
10.55am Five to Eleven
Anne Wynn-Wilson explains how
3,000 Friends throughout the world made a tapestry about Quaker belief and practice.
11.00am News
Weather followed by Peaceable Kingdom
A new American family drama starring Lindsay Wagner Tom Wopat
Gorilla. Widowed Rebecca Cafferty takes on more than a few problems when she becomes director of the Los Angeles County Zoo - a kingdom that appears to be anything but peaceable.


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Claudia Simon
Director: Pam O'Brien
Producer: Trevor Stephenson
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Tony Bradman.
Unknown: Anne Wynn-Wilson
Unknown: Lindsay Wagner
Unknown: Tom Wopat
Unknown: Rebecca Cafferty
Rebecca Cafferty: Lindsay Wagner
Jed McFadden: Tom Wopat
Dr Langley: David Ackroyd
Ridge: David Renan
Maggie: Georgia Brown
Dean: Michael Manasseri
Courtney: Melissa Clayton
Sam: Victor Dimattia

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party
Today, Debbie Greenwood greets the ship the Queen Elizabeth 2, Robert Kilroy-Silk takes one of Britain's most fascinating women to lunch and actress Molly Weir shares the secrets of her garden.


Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Molly Weir

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours

Scott is leaving on a jet plane to Brisbane.
(For cast see Friday. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Biking Butler

Six programmes following
Tony Butler on a bicycle journey across the Midlands. Today, he pedals through Shropshire. Director John S W Taylor Producer Peter Hiscocks


Unknown: Tony Butler
Director: John S W Taylor
Producer: Peter Hiscocks

: Legend of the Lost

John Wayne , Sophia Loren
A mysterious stranger hires Joe January to guide him across the Sahara in search of a lost city - a mission made more hazardous by the presence of a beautiful slave girl.
Director/Producer Henry Hathaway
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Producer: Henry Hathaway
Joe January: John Wayne
Dita: Sophia Loren
Paul Bonnard: Rossano Brazzi

: Cartoon

Adventures with the mythical
Australian creature, the Bunyip.

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters.

The All New Popeye Show
Adventures with the cartoon sailor. (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andy Crane

: The Really Wild Show

Winner of 1989 Bafta Award for
Best Children's Educational
Programme. This week's props list includes two American police uniforms, a synthesiser, a Buick car and a 25-hour alarm clock.
With Terry Nutkins , Nicola Davies and Chris Packham. Producer Paul Appleby (R)


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham.
Producer: Paul Appleby

: Newsround

The news show for children.

: Come Midnight Monday

An Australian drama in seven parts. 5: Everyone works to get the train Wombat ready.


Tim: Stephen Comey
Bugsy: Jacqui Gordon
Biff: Sally Boyden
Squeak: Tim Blake
Angus McPhee: Tommy Dysart

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey , Jill Dando. Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Last of the Summer Wine

A comedy series.
The Kiss and Mavis Poskit. Clegg is more than alarmed when Edie and Nora begin to take an unnatural interest in him, especially when he learns that they have a good friend in need of a husband.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell (R)


Unknown: Mavis Poskit.
Written By: Roy Clarke
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Edie: Thora Hird
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Barry: Mike Grady
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Mavis Poskit: Kathleen Worth

: EastEnders

While Pat and Frank are on holiday, havoc reigns at the bed and breakfast.
Episode written by Gerry Huxham.
(For cast see Thursday)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Gerry Huxham

: To the Manor Born

A comedy series starring Penelope Keith Peter Bowles
The Birds and the Bees. A rare bird is nesting in the estate. Audrey discovers a way of turning its visit to her own advantage.
Written by Peter Spence
Producer Gareth Gwenlan (R)


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Written By: Peter Spence
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton: Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere: Peter Bowles

: Carnival Street

Set in the black community of London's Notting Hill, this series follows five families in the months prior to last year's carnival.
Netifa's Story. Netifa is a poet, singer, mini-cab driver, shop owner and mother of three children. She works on All Saints Road, enduring the daily tensions of a heavily policed community. It's a street where a careless word or action can result in grief. Producer Ted Clisby
Executive producer Paul Watson


Producer: Ted Clisby
Producer: Paul Watson

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: I Know My First Name Is Steven

First showing on network televison. A film in two parts. On 4 December 1972, 7-year-old Steven Stayner was abducted by two men and taken to a ramshackle cabin where he began a seven-year sentence of psychological and sexual abuse. This highly acclaimed drama recounts Steven's extraordinary true story and his parents' moving ordeal of faith and hope. Steven Stayner himself makes a brief appearance as the police officer.
Director Larry Elikann t FEATURE: page 15
* FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Steven Stayner
Unknown: Steven Stayner
Director: Larry Elikann
Kay Stayner: Cindy Pickett
Del Stayner: John Ashton
Steven: Corin Nemec
Ken Parnell: Arliss Howard
Bob Augustine: Ray Walston
Ervin Edward: Pruitt Taylor Vince
Jody Edmonton: Amy O'Neill

: Judy, Frank and Dean

Judy Garland , Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in a classic episode from Garland's 60s TV series.


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Dean Martin

: Weather

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