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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from Paul Burden, Fiona Foster and the team. Followed at 7.00am by the morning news with Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer.
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.
CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


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

: News, Weather followed by: The Odd Couple

An American comedy series. The Blackout. Oscar (Jack Klugman) is in the red, so the lights go out. (R)


Unknown: Jack Klugman

: Best of British

Toe-tappers take to the floor in extracts from Rank films. (R)

: The Historyman

Castle Acre. Bryan McNerney at the ruins of a Cluniac priory in Norfolk.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: News Weather followed by The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon adventures. (R)

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters.

The Playbus stops at the Patch Stop in Barnet, Herts. Today's story is Come Back, Hercules, written by Rob Lewis. With Colin Kerrigan and Sophie Aldred. (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Written By: Rob Lewis.
Unknown: Colin Kerrigan
Unknown: Sophie Aldred.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Cartoon about a girl and her dog.

: Five to Eleven

Anthologist Anne Harvey with some favourite poems and readings. (R)


Unknown: Anne Harvey

: News Weather followed by Hudson and Halls

The cult cooks get a farewell song from Paul Jones and the Blues
Band, and kids' entertainer
Paul Simon cooks up saucy humour. (R)


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Paul Simon

: Macgregor's Scotland - on the Outer Edge

Papa Westray. Jimmie Macgregor travels to a tiny island in Orkney. (R)


Unknown: Papa Westray.
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor

: News Weather followed by The Garden Party

How much can humans learn from animals? Desmond Morris shares a lifetime of experience, and Dr Alan Goodall describes the challenge of protecting gorillas; actress Geraldine McEwan tells Mavis Nicholson about her first kisses; Chris de Burgh provides the music. With Paul Coia, Debbie Greenwood and Denis Tuohy.


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Dr Alan Goodall
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Denis Tuohy.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Neighbours

The 1,000th episode - in which the engagement of Des and Jane holds quite a few surprises.

: Four Square

John Sachs introduces two new contestants to play.


Introduces: John Sachs

: House Calls

Starring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson
Dr Charley Nicholas plans to improve his bedside manner - but the would-be Casanova has reckoned without Ann Atkinson, a 'helpless' accident victim.
Director Howard Zieff
0 FILMS: pages 23-26


Director: Howard Zieff
Dr Charley Nicholas: Walter Matthau
Ann Atkinson: Glenda Jackson
Dr Amos Willoughby: Art Carney
Dr Norman Soloman: Richard Benjamin

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters.

The Brollys
A patchwork quilt and a weather house provide the adventures for a boy called Harry and his small friend, the thundercloud. Animation narrated by David Shaw Parker.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Narrator (The Brollys): David Shaw Parker
Director/Producer (The Brollys): Trevor Bond

: Clockwise

Impressionist and comedian Darren Day presents a new series of the quiz in which time flies as contestants battle it out for some dazzling prizes.
Director Nigel Douglas Producer David Mercer


Unknown: Darren Day
Director: Nigel Douglas
Producer: David Mercer

: Children's BBC

Fantastic Max
Cartoon fun. Zoe has entered Max in a baby contest.

4.35pm Bad Boyes
A ten-part children's drama series. 8: How do you stop a wedding? Get Bryan Boyes to be page.
Producer Jeremy Swan (R)

5.00pm Newsround
The news programme for children.

5.10pm Blue Peter
The team walks through the rainforest in Dominica. With Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: Bryan Boyes
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.
Bryan Boyes: Steven Kember
Mr Boyes: Dean Harris
Bernetta: Nicola Greenhill
Rose Moncrieff: Helen Cotterill
Gran: Lila Kaye
Mr Wiggis: Gregory Cox

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Chris Lowe.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Gary Davies.


Presenter: Gary Davies.
Director/Producer: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Ian catches up with Cindy in Devon and comes up against the truth.
This week's episodes by Deborah Cook Producer Corinne Hollingworth Director Matthew Evans


Unknown: Deborah Cook
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: Matthew Evans
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Mo: Edna Dore
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Eddie: Michael Melia
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
PC: Paul Rainbow
Nurse: Nimmy March
Phil: Steve McFadden
Grant: Ross Kemp
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Ricky: Sid Owen

: Life on One

We throw away so much rubbish that we are running out of places to bury it. What can be done? In the last of the series Sarah Greene and Simon Mayo see what Britain's first recycling city, Sheffield, is doing.
Will every household in Britain have to throw away its old dustbin? Plus Government secrecy on the safety of your car and a look at life after death. Reports by Sankha Guha and Nikki Spencer. Producer Allan Sharpe
Series editor David Paterson


Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Sankha Guha
Unknown: Nikki Spencer.
Producer: Allan Sharpe
Editor: David Paterson

: Birds of a Feather

A comedy series starring Pauline Quirke Linda Robson
Sweet Smell of Success. While their husbands sew mailbags, Sharon and Tracey struggle to make ends meet. To raise some much-needed cash they try a little salesmanship.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Producer/Director Nic Phillips
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Linda Robson
Written By: Laurence Marks
Unknown: Maurice Gran
Director: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Lisa: Christine Ellerbeck
Snatcher: Owen Brenman
Con's wife: Mandy Travis
Prison officer: Stanford Calaman
Car salesman: Andrew Hall

: Nine O'Clock News

With Nicholas Witchell.
Regional News
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Firepower

Starring Sophia Loren, James Coburn
Millionaire Carl Stegner is wanted by the US Government on charges of tax evasion and fraud. But Stegner, the third-richest man in the world, lives in a heavily-guarded mansion in the Caribbean. The only way to get Stegner to America is to kidnap him - and this is where bounty hunter Jerry Fanon comes in. Director Michael Winner


Director: Michael Winner
Adele Tasca: Sophia Loren
Jerry Fanon: James Coburn
Catlett: O.J. Simpson
Sal Hyman: Eli Wallach
Dr Felix: Anthony Franciosa
Gelhorn: George Grizzard
Frank Hull: Vincent Gardenia
Halpin: Fred Suthman
Calman: Richard Caldicot
Manley Reckford: Frank Singuineau
Reckford's bodyguard: Bill Abbott
Stegner: George Touliatos
Harold Everett: Victor Mature

: Linda Ronstadt - a Romantic Evening in Old Mexico

Linda Ronstadt celebrates the evocative music of her Mexican heritage.


Unknown: Linda Ronstadt

: Weather

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