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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden and the team.
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news with Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando.
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: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: News


: But First This....Belle and Sebastian

With Simon Parkin , Philippa Forrester and Claudia Simon. Starting with
The animated story of a young boy in search of his mother. Belle and Sebastian pose as ghosts. (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Claudia Simon.

: Why Don't You... ?

... turn off your TV set and do something less boring instead. The gang are getting desperate. Director Pam O'Brien
Producer Trevor Stephenson Long (R)


Director: Pam O'Brien
Producer: Trevor Stephenson

: News

Weather followed by The Jetsons
Hi-tech cartoon high jinks.

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop. Elizabeth Watts reads the story A Surprise for Oliver by Sarah Pooley.
With Dave Benson Phillips. (R)


Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Sarah Pooley.
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.

: Five to Eleven

Songs and hymns from the pupils of Newlands Girls' Comprehensive School, Maidenhead. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Peaceable Kingdom
A family drama series set in the Los Angeles County Zoo.
Symphony. Courtney tries to befriend a juvenile offender.


Rebecca Cafferiy: Lindsay Wagner
Jed McFadden: Tom Wopat
DrLangley: David Ackroyd
Ridge: David Renan
Kate: Conchata Ferrell
Dean: Michael Manasseri
Courtney: Melissa Clayton
Sam: Victor Dimattia
Eddie: Danny Nucci

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party
Can Britain return to being a green and pleasant land? The magazine programme looks at green issues. Robert Kilroy-Silk has a lunchtime date with Baroness Barbara Castle.
In Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, Molly Weir unravels the mystery of sumachs, gooseberries and Windsor Castle.
Presented by Paul Coia ,
Jayne Irving and Denis Tuohy.
12.55pm Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Baroness Barbara Castle.
Unknown: Molly Weir
Presented By: Paul Coia
Presented By: Jayne Irving
Presented By: Denis Tuohy.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Neighbours

The Robinsons and Bishops put on a friendly face for the press. Jane returns to find her job taken.
(For cast see Monday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Biking Butler

The fifth in a cycle of six programmes following Tony Butler as he rides his bike through the heart of England. Today he makes a detour to compete for a gold medal and uncovers a medieval scandal. Director John S W Taylor Producer Peter Hiscocks


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

: Conspiracy of Hearts

Starring Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms

Italy 1943: the Sisters of Charity are smuggling children out of a nearby concentration camp. But when Mussolini is deposed the nuns must outwit a ruthless new Nazi commandant.
Films: pages 11-14


Director: Ralph Thomas
Mother Katherine: Lilli Palmer
Sister Mitya: Sylvia Syms
Major Spoletti: Ronald Lewis
Colonel Horsten: Albert Lieven
Sister Gerta: Yvonne Mitchell
Lieutenant Schmidt: Peter Arne

: The All New Popeye Show

Introduced by Andi Peters.
Capers with the cartoon sailor. (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: The Really Wild Show

Winner of the 1989 Bafta Award for Best Children's Educational
Programme. Today: how dinosaurs walked; the ugliest mammal; the Australian bird which is called a 'bushman's clock'; weightlessness in the studio; the 'apes' of Gibraltar; and a rat walking the tightrope. (R)


Presenter: Terry Nutkins
Presenter: Nicola Davies
Presenter: Chris Packham
Producer: Paul Appleby

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Steel Riders

An eight-part fast-action thriller from New Zealand.
1: A new start in the big city for the Mitchell family goes horribly wrong as they become embroiled in the theft of emeralds worth E3 million.
(Part 2 on Thursday) (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Sandra Mitchell: Josie Vendramini
Mike Mitchell: Fraser Stephen-Smith
Gary Hohepa: Neha Belton
Auntie Kim: Sarah Peirse
Brian Mitchell: Peter McCauley

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Last of the Summer Wine

A comedy series based on the adventures of three lovable old rogues.
Happy Anniversary, Gough and Jessie Gough has been the ideal husband to Jessie for 50 years and they are still holding hands. Compo, Clegg and Seymour decide it's their duty to give Gough a break.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell (R)


Unknown: Jessie Gough
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
Eli: Danny O'Dea
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Jessie: Frances Cox
Gough: Cardew Robinson
Vicar: James Beattie

: EastEnders

Michelle is determined to nail Stuart Kendle.
Episode written by Brendan J Cassin.
(For cast see Thursday)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Brendan J Cassin

: May to December

A comedy series starring
Anton Rodgers , Eve Matheson It Never Entered My Mind. Zoe Angell , a 26-year-old teacher seeking a divorce, strolls into the life of widowed, 53-year-old solicitor Alec Callender.
Written by Paul A Mendelson Director Sydney Lotterby
Executive producer Verity Lambert
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv (R) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Zoe Angell
Unknown: Alec Callender.
Written By: Paul A Mendelson
Producer: Verity Lambert
Alec Callender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Angell: Eve Matheson
Miles Henty: Clive Francis
Miss Flood: Frances White
Debbie: Chrissie Cotterill
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Jamie Callender: Paul Venables
Janice Grimwood: Sarah James

: The Les Dennis Laughter Show

Anyone for tennis? Casablanca? Or International Rescue?
With Les Dennis and featuring Martin Daniels , Lisa Maxwell and Mark Walker.
Director/Producer Kevin Bishop (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Les Dennis
Unknown: Martin Daniels
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Mark Walker.
Producer: Kevin Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Deceptions

Judith Michael 's bestseller adapted for television in two parts. Starring Stefanie Powers
1: Stephanie has a husband, two children and a cosy suburban home. Sabrina has a country estate, a glamorous lifestyle and a rich lover. When these identical twin sisters decide to swap lives for a week, their innocent game turns into a deadly adventure.
Directors Robert Cherault and Melville Shavelson
(Part 2 tomorrow at 10.20pm)
FILMS: pages 11-14


Unknown: Judith Michael
Unknown: Stefanie Powers
Directors: Robert Cherault
Stephanie/Sabrina: Stefanie Powers
Grant Roberts: Barry Bostwick
Princess Alessandra: Gina Lollobrigida
Carlo Ferraro: Fabio Testi
Bryan Foxworth: Jeremy Brett
Helen Adams: Brenda Vacarro
Richard Blackwell: James Faulkner
Mrs Thirkell: Joan Sims

: Miami Vice

Too Much, Too Late. Valerie (Pam Grier ), an old flame of Rico (
Philip Michael Thomas ), returns to Miami.


Unknown: Pam Grier
Unknown: Philip Michael Thomas

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play from Old Trafford.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weather

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