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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 programme with Nicholas Witchell 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, 7.28, 7.58, 8.28.
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: News Weather followed by The Odd Couple

American comedy starring
Jack Klugman , Tony Randall / Do, / Don't. With Felix (Tony
Randall) off to be best man at a friend's wedding, Oscar (Jack Klugman ) plans a day alone. (R)


Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Tony Randall
Unknown: Jack Klugman

: Best of British

More extracts from 50 years of Rank films.
Reel Lives. A look at portrayals of famous figures from history, including Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra. Narrated by Sir John Mills. (R)


Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Sir John Mills.

: The Historyman

Breweries. Bryan McNerney feels that the big brewers have destroyed traditional pubs and alehouses.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: News Weather followed by The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon adventures of the indestructible panther. (R)

: Playdays

Introduced by Andi Peters.
The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop. Sophie Wilcox tells today's story, What Colour Is It, Grandma? by Carol and Carol. With Dave Benson Phillips and Sue Monroe. (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Sophie Wilcox
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Unknown: Sue Monroe.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Cartoon about a girl and her dog.

: Five to Eleven

Anthologist Anne Harvey reads some of her favourite poems. (R)


Unknown: Anne Harvey

: News Weather followed by Hudson and Halls

The cult cooks prepare kidneys in gin with juniper berries, and liver with onions and pine nuts. With actress Sandra Dickinson. (R)


Unknown: Sandra Dickinson.

: Macgregor's Scotland - on the Outer Edge

Four daily programmes exploring Scotland's islands.
St Kilda. Jimmie Macgregor heads west, out into the Atlantic, to the lonely rocky outpost of St Kilda. Director/Producer Dennis Dick
A Wildview production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Producer: Dennis Dick

: News Weather followed by The Garden Party

How do naval wives feel as the WRNS prepare to join the fleet? Today some of them meet a spokesman from the Admiralty. Robert Kilroy-Silk lunches with Sharron Davies , the former Olympic swimmer who now designs swimwear. Out in the gardens, Molly Weir prepares for spring. The magazine show with Paul Coia , Jayne Irving and Debbie Greenwood.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Sharron Davies
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Jayne Irving
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Beverly has a secret admirer.

: Four Square

The knockout quiz hosted by John Sachs.


Unknown: John Sachs.

: Stage Struck

Starring Henry Fonda
What would-be Broadway actress Eva Lovelace lacks in experience she makes up for in determination when she heads for New York.
Director Sidney Lumet
* FILMS: pages 23-26


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Eva Lovelace
Director: Sidney Lumet
Lewis Easton: Henry Fonda
Eva Lovelace: Susan Strasberg
Rita Vernon: Joan Greenwood
Robert Hedges: Herbert Marshall
Joe Sheridan: Christopher Plummer
Constantine: Daniel Ocko
Benny: Pat Harrington

: Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes

Introduced by Andi Peters.
A seven-part costume drama starring Roland Rat Superstar.
1: Holmes receives an invitation to the theatre.
Producer Steve Haggard (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Producer: Steve Haggard
Irene Wilson: Barbara Windsor
Wilson: John Rapley

: Paw Paws

Adventures of a tribe of tiny bears who live in an enchanted forest. (R)

: What's That Noise!

Take the River City People, a flamenco guitar, a clutch of ukeleles, a harp, a cello and a sitar and what have you got?
The music programme presented by Tony Gregory. Director Julia Knowles
Producer Martin Hughes


Presented By: Tony Gregory.
Director: Julia Knowles
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Grange Hill

Another chance to see the 20-part drama series set in a London school.
Mr Griffiths arrives at school on the first day of a new term to find that someone has beaten him to it!
Episode written by Barry Purchase Producer Albert Barber Director John Smith (R)


Written By: Barry Purchase
Producer: Albert Barber
Director: John Smith
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Mr Hargreaves: Kevin O'Shea
Mr MacKenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Mrs Monroe: Anna Quayle
Mr Hankin: Lee Comes
Rod: Wayne Norman

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons , Moira Stuart. Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Trivial Pursuit

The popular board game hosted by comedian Rory McGrath. Director Peter Orton
Executive producer Mike Bolland
An Initial Film and Television production for BBCtv


Unknown: Rory McGrath.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Mike Bolland

: EastEnders

Cindy and Wicksy are determined to enjoy a holiday in Devon.
(Ceefax subtitles)

: May to December

A comedy series starring
Anton Rodgers , Eve Matheson
They Didn't Believe Me. Alec feels it is time Zoe met his family.
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: Eve Matheson
Written By: Paul A Mendelson
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Verity Lambert
Alec Callender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Angell: Eve Matheson
Miles Henty: Clive Francis
Miss Flood: Frances White
Simone: Carolyn Pickles
Debbie: Chrissie Cotterill
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Jamie: Paul Venables

: On the Up

A comedy series about a self-made millionaire, written by Bob Larbey , starring
Dennis Waterman
Sam Kelly , Joan Sims
Director/Producer Gareth Gwenlan


Written By: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Joan Sims
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Tony Carpenter: Dennis Waterman
Ruth Carpenter: Judy Buxton
Sam: Sam Kelly
Mrs Wembley: Joan Sims
Maggie: Jenna Russell
Mum: Dora Bryan

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Looker

Albert Finney , James Coburn
When three beautiful models die in mysterious circumstances, plastic surgeon Larry Roberts is the chief suspect. To clear his name he launches his own investigation.
Writer/Director Michael Crichton
FILMS: pages 23-26


Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Larry Roberts
Director: Michael Crichton
Dr Larry Roberts: Albert Finney
John Reston: James Coburn
Cindy: Susan Dey
Jennifer Long: Leigh Taylor-Young
Lt Masters: Dorian Harewood
Moustache man: Tim Rossovich
Dr Jim Belfield: Darryl Hickman

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Tonight: Crazy People, starring Dudley Moore , shows how advertising and mental institutions can make an interesting alliance.
Paper Mask, a psychological thriller featuring Paul McGann and Amanda Donohoe , is an unusual examination of hospital life. Director Caius Julyan
Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 23


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Amanda Donohoe
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Spenser for Hire

An American detective series starring Robert Urich
A Day's Wages. Spenser is hired by a dress manufacturer concerned that his designs are being copied.


Unknown: Robert Urich
Spenser: Robert Urich
Hawk: Avery Brooks
Susan: Barbara Stock
Brady: Edward Binns

: Weather

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