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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden and Fiona Forster
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with Laurie Mayer and Jill Dando.
Headlines or news summaries every quarter hour. Business news:
Sport: 7.23, 7.50, 8.23, 8.50.
Weather, regional and traffic news:
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25.
Weather: Francis Wilson Editor Bob Wheaton
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Fiona Forster
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: News Weather followed by The Odd Couple

A classic American comedy about two divorced flatmates starring Jack Klugman , Tony Randall Where's Grandpa? Oscar's (Jack Klugman ) relaxation period is disrupted by Grandpa Unger. (R)


Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Tony Randall
Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Grandpa Unger.

: Best of British

Film highlights from Lord Grade's ITC during the 1970s and 80s.
Bonds of Love. Clips include Brief Encounter, On Golden Pond and Voyage of the Damned, with stars including Jane Fonda , Richard Burton and Burt Lancaster.
Narrated by Sir Anthony Quayle. (R)


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Burt Lancaster.
Unknown: Sir Anthony Quayle.

: News

Weather followed by Popeye Triple Bill
Cartoon thrills with the spinach-guzzling strongman.

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop. Story: Lovely Bright Knitting from Summer in Small Street by Geraldine Kaye. With Simon Davies and Ellie Darvill.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Geraldine Kaye.
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog.

: Five to Eleven

Actor Leonard Fenton reads from Samuel Beckett 's novel Molloy. Producer Ralph Rolls
A Forge production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: News Weather followed by Go Birding

Last in the series of daily films presented by Tony Soper.
In bird management, the most important practice is the care of the birds' living environment.
Producers George Inger and Robin Prytherch (R)
* BOOK: same title, £4.95, from booksellers.
● INFORMATION PACK: send large sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Tony Soper.
Producers: George Inger
Producers: Robin Prytherch

: Eating Out with Tovey

To mark the end of the series, John Tovey prepares a celebration dinner party in the dining room of Belle
Isle House, an elegant 18th century round house in the middle of Lake Windermere. Meanwhile,
Susan Curwen , the owner, shows Marjorie Lofthouse around the house. Producer Ken Stephinson
A Falkman production for BBCtv (R)
* FOOD: page 83


Unknown: John Tovey
Unknown: Susan Curwen
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Ken Stephinson

: News Weather followed by Starsky and Hutch

90lbs of Trouble. Hutch (David Soul) poses as a hit-man, while Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser ) is plagued by a young admirer. (R)


Unknown: Paul Michael Glaser

: One O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Neighbours

Joe finds a home for one stray, then promptly acquires another.


Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Henry Ramsay: Craig McLachlan
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Beverly Marshall: Shaunna O'Grady
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Gail Robinson: Fiona Corke
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Mike Young: Guy Pearce
Jane Harris: Annie Jones
Todd Landers: Kristian Schmid
Katie Landers: Sally Jensen
Bronwyn Davies: Rachel Friend
Sharon DaMes: Jessica Muschamp
Nick Page: Mark Stevens
Joe Mangel: Mark Little
Toby Mangel: Finn Greentree Keene
Kerry Bishop: Linda Hartley
Hilary: Anne Scott-Pendlebury
Matthew Robinson: Ashley Paske
Mary Crombie: Alethea McGrath
Jonathan Whiting: Terry Bader
Robyn Taylor: Gerda Nicholson

: Four Square

Quiz hosted by John Sachs. Producer Dave Ross Director John James


Unknown: John Sachs.
Producer: Dave Ross
Director: John James

: The Six Million Dollar Man

Steve Austin, Fugitive. Steve Austin (Lee Majors) flees from the law.


Unknown: Steve Austin

: Hudson and Halls

Bafta award-winning character actress Liz Smith joins cult cooks Peter Hudson and David Halls to rustle up baked fish cutlets, spicy Cajun blackened fish and fish burgers with cheese centres. Director/Producer Philip Casson
Series producer Georgina Abrahams A Friday production for BBCtv
0 RECIPES: for a complete set of the recipes from this series, please send a large 30p sae to [address removed].
0 FOOD: page 83


Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls
Producer: Georgina Abrahams

: Head of the Class

A comedy series set in a classroom of gifted students.
Little Shop Till You Drop (part 1)
Charlie Moore (Howard Hesseman ) takes over directing the spring musical Little Shop of Horrors. (Part 2 next week)


Unknown: Charlie Moore
Unknown: Howard Hesseman

: Penny Crayon

Introduced by Andi Peters.
A cartoon series about a girl who loves to draw. Narrated by Su Pollard and Peter Hawkins.
Written and created by Peter Maddocks (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Peter Hawkins.
Unknown: Peter Maddocks

: The Chipmunks

The cartoon capers of a chipmunk family.

: Pigsty

A comedy series set in a pizza cafe. Red alert, no food, no drink, could the pigs be down the sink?
Director Steven Andrew Producer Pippa Dyson


Director: Steven Andrew
Producer: Pippa Dyson
Troyboy: Richard Gauntlett
Pinks: Tessa Crockett
Little Pig: Peter Mandell
MT: Mark Hadfield
'Hunx' lead singer: Paul Kyle
Grocer: Nic Radcliffe

: Thundercats

A cartoon about super-hero cats.

: Newsround

The news programme for children with Roger Finn and Juliet Morris. Editor Nick Heathcote


Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Juliet Morris.
Editor: Nick Heathcote

: Blue Peter

Education and entertainment presented by Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan. Producer Oliver MacFarlane Editor Lewis Bronze


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey.


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

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore with reports from Michael Wale and Cathy McGowan.


Presented By: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Michael Wale
Unknown: Cathy McGowan.

: Wogan with Sue Lawley

Whoopi Goldberg and Demi Moore , stars of Ghost, America's recent hit film, talk to Sue Lawley as she returns to the Wogan hot seat. Producer Jane O'Brien
Executive producer Peter Estall
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Demi Moore
Producer: Jane O'Brien
Producer: Peter Estall

: Watchdog

Consumer champions Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton investigate and campaign on the public's behalf, with Sue Bishop and Bill Hanrahan. Watching the Watchdogs looks at how Abta deals with holidaymakers' complaints. Editor Sarah Caplin
TOPICS: if you have something that needs investigating, write to 'Watchdog', BBCtv, London W12 7RJ or phone the 'Watchdog' hotline on[number removed].


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bill Hanrahan
Editor: Sarah Caplin

: Telly Addicts

Two more families tackle questions on TV programmes old and new as Noel Edmonds continues his search for the Telly Addicts of 1990. Director Nick Hurran
Producer Richard L Lewis
9 COMPETITION: page 17


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: Richard L Lewis

: 'Allo 'Allo!

A comedy series written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. Cafe Rene is the venue for a clandestine deal involving five anonymous characters wearing paper bags over their heads.
Director Martin Dennis
Producer David Croft (R)


Written By: Jeremy Lloyd
Written By: David Croft.
Director: Martin Dennis
Producer: David Croft
René: Gorden Kaye
Edith: Carmen Silvera
Fairfax: John D Collins
Carstairs: Nicholas Frankau
Mimi: Sue Hodge
Alfonse: Kenneth Connor
Yvette: Vicki Michelle
Michelle: Kirsten Cooke
Flick: Richard Gibson
Von Smallhausen: John Louis Mansi
Colonel: Richard Marner
Gruber: Guy Siner
Helga: Kim Hartman
Bertorelli: Gavin Richards
Fanny: Rose Hill
Leclerc: Derek Royle
Crabtree: Arthur Bostrom
Grace: Sarah Sherborne
Priest: Lain Mitchell

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Panorama

Who Pays for the Party?
Gavin Hewitt has been examining who actually pays for the Conservative Party. Why do individuals and companies give and what do they expect in return? Panorama talks to the treasurer of the Conservative Party, Lord Beaverbrook. Producer Mark Killick Editor Mark Thompson


Unknown: Gavin Hewitt
Producer: Mark Killick
Editor: Mark Thompson

: Mancuso FBI

An American drama series starring Robert Loggia
/ Cover the Waterfront. Mancuso's
(Robert Loggia) attempts to protect a witness are foiled by a fateful series of leaks.


Unknown: Robert Loggia

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

1971: the news - a million workers down tools to protest against Tory industrial policy. The music - Elton John and a legendary performance of While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Eric Clapton and George Harrison. Producer Ann Freer (R)


Music: Elton John
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: George Harrison.

: Help Your Child with Reading

In this third of eight programmes Maggie Philbin shows how the under-5s can learn to recognise print in their everyday lives. Producer Mary Fourt
Series producer Jenny Stevens
● ADVICE LINE: for parents with queries about their children's reading, dial freefone
[number removed]tomorrow from 7.00pm to9.00pm. ● BOOK: same title, £5.99, from booksellers
● FREE BOOKLET: send large 30p sae to: [address removed]
● FAMILY: page 87


Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Producer: Mary Fourt
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Weather

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