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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 with Nicholas Witchell and Fiona Foster.
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: Fiona Foster.

: News


: But First This....

Presented by Simon Parkin ,
Philippa Forrester and Claudia Simon. Starting with Belle and Sebastian The animated story of a young boy in search of his mother. All are reunited when Sebastian's mother is rescued. (R)
9.25am Record Breakers
Cheryl Baker travels to Niagara Falls to meet the world's fastest man with a yo-yo, Roy Castle tops the pyramid made by the world's oldest motorcycle display team and Richard Cobbing pursues a world record on the trampoline. Director Adrian Mills
Producer Greg Childs (R)
10.00am News
Weather followed by Double Dare
Peter Simon presents another edition of television's messiest game show. (R)
10.30am Playdays
The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop. Mark Sendell tells today's story In Air! With Liz Kitchen. (R)
0 MAGAZINE: same title, 45p, on sale today from newsagents.
10.55am Five to Eleven
With pupils from Moor Park High
School, Preston, reading poetry of their own choice. (R)
11.00am News
Weather followed by Eats for Treats
Jane Asher and her young cooks conjure up some surprises for a silver wedding party. Producer Mary Clyne
0 BOOK: same title, £9.99 from booksellers
11.35am The 0 Zone
The music magazine with news and views from the charts including Britain's number one. Producer Graham Douglas


Presented By: Simon Parkin
Presented By: Claudia Simon.
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Richard Cobbing
Producer: Greg Childs
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Mark Sendell
Unknown: Liz Kitchen.
Unknown: Jane Asher
Producer: Mary Clyne
Producer: Graham Douglas

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party
Christian campaigner
Joni Eareckson Tada talks about overcoming disability; Paul Coia reviews new videos; Leila Aitken makes potpourri and Debbie Greenwood explores recent lifestyle trends. Denis Tuohy presents the magazine show from the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow.


Talks: Joni Eareckson Tada
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Leila Aitken
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Denis Tuohy

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Neighbours

Cecil B De Mangel starts on his video epic. Gail has some startling news for Paul.
(For cast see Friday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: The Train Now Departing

Lines of Industry. Many of the old private industrial railways have now disappeared, but enthusiasts try hard to keep their memory alive. Narrated and written by Anthony Smith.
Producer Brian Hawkins (R)


Written By: Anthony Smith.
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Knots Landing

All Over Bar the Shouting. Ben
(Douglas Sheehan ) is pestered by an unwanted house guest. The result of the election is declared.


Unknown: Douglas Sheehan

: Gardeners' Direct Line

John Thirlwell hosts daytime's popular gardening forum. Air your gardening problems live on the phone to evergreen experts Geoffrey Smith and Peter Seabrook. Ring Leeds [number removed] with your questions from
9.00am to 1.00pm. Director Ann Brockwell Producer Marcel Guillou
• GARDENING: page 69


Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Joe Tasker

The Making of a Climber. In the first of two film portraits,
Chris Bonington traces mountaineer Joe Tasker 's formative years on Teesside through to his early outstanding Himalayan triumphs. Producer Richard Else (R)


Unknown: Chris Bonington
Unknown: Joe Tasker
Producer: Richard Else

: Ewoks

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with Wicket restores an old war wagon. (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters

: KnowHow

How to stay one jump ahead with a laser and why a small kangaroo has wheels. With Johnny Ball , Ann de Caires , Mark Salter and members of Isis C of E Midddle School,
Oxford. Also the fourth part of the comedy drama Hyperspace Hotel. Producer Jane Tarleton (R)
0 FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Ann de Caires
Unknown: Mark Salter
Producer: Jane Tarleton
Unknown: Wood Lane

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Colour in the Creek

The last of a ten-part Australian drama series. Alec is praised by everyone at Coorumbong Creek.


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

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Weather Ian McCaskill


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

: Wogan

Conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre.

: Them and Us

In this series the general public can suggest issues which concern them. Tonight, Rathlin Island farmers fight the Department of the Environment, Islington residents try to stop a tree from being chopped down, and members of the public voice their irritations in Vox Box.
Series producer Sue Bourne
Executive producer David Pearson
INFORMATION: to raise an issue or story phone [number removed] or write to 'Them and Us'. BBCtv Centre, London W12 7RJ.


Producer: Sue Bourne
Producer: David Pearson

: Lovejoy

A comedy thriller series starring Ian McShane
To Sleep No More. Even though it plays a beautiful tune, Lovejoy guesses the silver snuffbox is fake.
Episode written by David Brown Director Ken Hannam
Producer Robert Banks Stewart (R)


Unknown: Ian McShane
Written By: David Brown
Director: Ken Hannam
Producer: Robert Banks Stewart
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Eric: Chris Jury
Mrs Mattock: Norma West
Smiley: Robert Ashby
Arnold: John Forgeham
Helen: Jo Ross
Dandy Jack: Geoffrey Bateman
Mrs Wendell: Margaret Stallard
Bigelow: Denys Graham
Alexander: Pavel Douglas
Mrs Cameron: Jan Wilson
Pilsen: Angus Lennie
Receptionist: Rebecca Lacey
Sam Wendell: Michael Segal
Det Sgt Drabble: John Scholes
Woody: Mark Monero
George: Simon Kaplan
Vicar: Peter Whitbread

: Points of View

Anne Robinson with your views and comments on television. Producer Paul Smith
0 WRITE TO: Points of View,
BBCtv Centre, London W12 7RJ
0 LETTERS: page 76


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Paul Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Crimewatch File

A behind-the-scenes reconstruction of a murder investigation.
Murder Unearthed. In August 1986 a dismembered body was discovered by a passing motorist on the edge of Ashdown Forest in Sussex. Eight weeks later police received a letter reporting a woman missing. Could she be linked to the body in the forest and would the letter lead to her murderer?
Presented by Nick Ross. Producer Jo Johnson


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Producer: Jo Johnson

: Rich and Famous

Jacqueline Bisset Candice Bergen
The story of Liz, a respected novelist, and Merry, her closest friend who dropped out of college and married the man they both loved. When Merry writes a bestseller about her rich Malibu neighbours the friends clash bitterly over literary laurels and love.
Director George Cukor
0 FILMS: pages 14-18


Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset
Director: George Cukor
Liz Hamilton: Jacqueline Bisset
Merry Noel Blake: Candice Bergen
Doug Blake: David Selby
Chris Adams: Hart Bochner
Jules Levi: Steven Hill
Debby (aged 18): Meg Ryan
Jim: Matt Lattanzi

: Weather

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