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: BBC Breakfast News

6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news from
Paul Burden and Fiona Foster.
Followed at 7.00am by the morning news programme with Laurie Mayer 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, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25.
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Fiona Foster.
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: News

Weather followed by The Odd Couple
The Big Brothers. Felix (
Tony Randall ) volunteers to take care of a small boy. (R)


Unknown: Tony Randall

: Conservative Party Conference

The 107th Conservative
Conference opens at the Bournemouth International Centre with a debate on the family.
Presented by Donald MacCormick , Vivian White and Ian Smith. Editor Barbara Maxwell
Including at
10.00am News and Weather


Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White
Presented By: Ian Smith.
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Playdays

Introduced by Simon Parkin.
The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop. Johnny Ball tells the story Grandad and Lucy and the Garden by Carol and Carol. With
Dave Benson Phillips and Liz Watts.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin.
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Unknown: Liz Watts.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog.

: Five to Eleven

Actress Anna Carteret reads her own choice of poetry and prose. (R)


Unknown: Anna Carteret

: News Weather followed by Conservative Party Conference

Coverage continues with speeches by the Trade and Industry
Secretary, the Rt Hon Peter Lilley , MP, and Party Chairman, the Rt Hon Kenneth Baker , MP.
Including at
12.00 News and Weather


Unknown: Peter Lilley
Unknown: Kenneth Baker

: One O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Harold's relationship with Robyn blossoms.
(For cast see Monday Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Four Square

The knockout quiz hosted by John Sachs.


Unknown: John Sachs.

: Carry On Screaming

The last in a season of the famous
British comedies.
Starring Harry H Corbett Kenneth Williams
The Carry On team deals with the lighter side of living death.
Director Gerald Thomas


Unknown: Harry H Corbett
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Director: Gerald Thomas
Det Sgt Sidney Bung: Harry H Corbett
Dr Watt: Kenneth Williams
Albert Potter: Jim Dale
Dan Dann: Charles Hawtrey
Valeria: Fenella Fielding
Emily Bung: Joan Sims
Dons Mann: Angela Douglas
Sockett: Bernard Bresslaw
Detective Constable Slobotham: Peter Butterworth

: Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes

Introduced by Andi Peters.
A costume drama starring Roland Rat Superstar with guest star
Bernard Bresslaw as Moriarty 5: Who sent Holmes an empty cardboard box in the post? Producer Steve Haggard (R)


Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Producer: Steve Haggard

: Paw Paws

Cartoon about tiny bear braves who live in an enchanted forest. (R)

: What's That Noise!

Bob Geldof talks about the roots of rock 'n' roll. With Tony Gregory. Director Julia Knowles
Producer Martin Hughes


Talks: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Tony Gregory.
Director: Julia Knowles
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Newsround

The news programme for children.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.

: Trivial Pursuit

A quiz show based on the popular board game hosted by comedian Rory McGrath. Director Peter Orton Producer Simon Ross
An Initial production for BBCtv


Unknown: Rory McGrath.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Simon Ross

: EastEnders

Episode written by Sarah Daniels
Pauline and Arthur return from their second honeymoon to a surprise reunion with Mark, but Pauline knows things are not as they seem.
(For cast see Thursday)
Feature: page 10
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Sarah Daniels

: May to December

A romantic comedy series, written by Paul A Mendelson and starring Anton Rodgers , Eve Matheson You're Driving Me Crazy. Male chauvinism rears its ugly head.
Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby Executive producer Verity Lambert
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv (R)


Written By: Paul A Mendelson
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Producer: Verity Lambert
Alec Callender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Angell: Eve Matheson
Miss Flood: Frances White
Debbie: Chrissie Cotterill
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Jamie Callender: Paul Venables
Mr Kennedy: Tony Millan
Mr Choudri: Renu Setna
Savin: Mark Dawson

: On the Up

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


Written By: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Joan Sims
Tony Carpenter: Dennis Waterman
Ruth Carpenter: Judy Buxton
Sam: Sam Kelly
Mrs Wembley: Joan Sims
Maggie: Jenna Russell
Man: Alexander John
Douglas: William Lucas
Housekeeper: Lola Rand
Stephen: John Harding

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: The Paradise Club

A thriller drama series about two unlikely brothers, villain and priest. Faces from the Past. While Frank rekindles a romance, Danny deals with a vicious ex-convict. Newsagent Bhasker
Episode written by Russell Murray Producer Selwyn Roberts Director Derek Banham
A Zenith production for BBCtv 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Russell Murray
Producer: Selwyn Roberts
Director: Derek Banham
Frank Kane: Don Henderson
Danny Kane: Leslie Grantham
Jonjo O'Brady: Peter Gowen
Polish Joe: Leon Herbert
Det Sgt Jack Nesbit: Jack Galloway
Jack Deverell: Tony Selby
Maggie Deverell: Celia Gregory
Bishop Sykes: David Ryall
Albert Styles: Robin Summers
Miles Macey: Ged McKenna
Monsignor Drayford: Philip Voss
Rev O'Connor: Tony Rohr
DC Johnson: James Bowers
Harry Platt: Lain Rattray
Charlie: Stephen Bateman
Luther: Mark Monero
Bill: Tom Hudson
Stanley: Frank Lee
Salvation Army Officer: Duncan Gould
Styles's neighbour: Hilary Sesta

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Tonight: the exterminators.
Featuring Robocop 2, the sequel to the 1987 hit, and a French thriller, Nikita. Director Alexandra Beazley Producer Bruce Thompson


Director: Alexandra Beazley
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Spenser for Hire

An American detective series starring Robert Urich
Brother to Dragons. Spenser
(Robert Urich ) engages his friend Hawk (Avery Brooks ) to help uncover a drugs racket.


Unknown: Robert Urich
Unknown: Robert Urich
Unknown: Avery Brooks

: Heirs and Graces

Lady Victoria Leatham visits Broughton Castle, a fortified medieval manor house, where the owner, Lord Saye and Sele, remembers his treasonous ancestors. With furniture expert John Bly and porcelain expert Gordon Lang.
Producer Brian Fawcett


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham
Unknown: John Bly
Unknown: Gordon Lang.
Producer: Brian Fawcett

: Weather

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