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: Breakfast News

Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast Business and financial news.
Followed at 7.00 by the morning news programme.
Headlines or news summaries every quarter hour.
Business news: 7.12, 7.40,
Sport: 7.23, 7.50, 8.23, 8.50. Weather, regional and traffic:
6.55,7.25,7.55,8.25,8.55. Editor Bob Wheaton


Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Children's BBC

With Simon Parkin.
9.05 Defenders of the Earth: Torn Earth
9.25 Ipso Facto
10.00 News; Regional News; Weather
10.05 Playdays - the Playground Stop
10.25 Pinny's House
10.35 Lassie

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: The High Chaparral: Time of Your Life

Classic western series.

Blue (Mark Slade) faces a tough decision.


Blue: Mark Slade

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice gives advice on how to clean your old prints and drawings.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Summer People

Highlights from People
Today with Adrian Mills.


Unknown: Adrian Mills.

: Heirs and Graces

Blenheim Palace
Lady Victoria Leatham visits England's most famous country seat.


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours

Christian and Eddie turn the tables on Caroline. (For cast see Wednesday. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Who's Bluffing Who?

General knowledge quiz show with Ulrika Jonsson and Richard Cartridge.


Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Richard Cartridge.

: The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Leo McKern
A team of journalists tries to uncover the cause of a series of world disasters.
Director Val Guest
0 FILMS: pages 29-35


Unknown: Leo McKern
Director: Val Guest
BillMaguire: Leo McKern
Jeannie: Janet Munro
Peter Stenning: Edward Judd
Night editor: Michael Goodliffe
News editor: Bernard Braden
Harry: Reginald Beckwith

: Children's BBC: Quick Draw McGraw

Introduced by Andi Peters.
Cartoon fun.


Introduced by: Andi Peters

: Pigsty

Troyboy and Pinks go out to play.

: Happy Families

A 12-part children's drama. 1: Mr and Mrs Brick hope baby Blossom will follow the family tradition and become a great builder. Based on the books of Allan Ahlberg and dramatised by Vicky Ireland.
(Part 2 on Thursday at 4.00pm)


Unknown: Mrs Brick
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Dramatised By: Vicky Ireland.

: The Further Adventures of SuperTed

Cartoon adventures with the magical bear. (Repeat)

: Dungeons and Dragons: The Traitor

Cartoon. (Repeat)

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Activ-8

First programme in a new sport and leisure six-part series. Young reporters, Andrew, Debbie, Jenny, Jo and Neil will be trying out everything from skimboarding to circus skills. This week they go rock-climbing and zap each other with laser beams.
0 PICTURE STORY: page 65

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore and Louise Batchelor , with sport from Michael Wale. Editor Fiona Chesterton


Presented By: Guy Michelmore
Presented By: Louise Batchelor
Unknown: Michael Wale.
Editor: Fiona Chesterton

: Bread

Carla Lane 's comedy series about a Liverpudhan family's efforts to earn a crust.
An accident in the family leaves Joey trying to contact his mother urgently.
Director/Producer John B Hobbs ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Carla Lane
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Derek: Peter Byrne
Aveline: Melanie Hill
Oswald: Giles Watling
Mr Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Joey Boswell: Graham Bickley
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Leonora Campbell: Deborah Grant
LiloLill: Eileen Pollock
Father: Phillip O'Brien

: EastEnders

Episode written by Brendan J Cassin
Grant has plans for Clyde's future which he hopes will make them both rich.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Brendan J Cassin

: Dad's Army

Classic comedy series about the Home Guard written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. When You've Got to Go
Private Pike receives his call-up papers and is passed as Al.
Producer David Croft


Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft.
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Cllve Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Walker: James Beck
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender

: Big Break

Jim Davidson hosts this general knowledge game show in which international snooker stars play against the clock on behalf of contestants. Today's players are Allison Fisher , women's world title holder at the age of 17; James Wattana , at 20 one of snooker's brightest prospects; plus
Silvino Francisco , one of the fastest potters in the business. 'On cue' as usual will be referee and assistant John 'Mr Trick Shot' Virgo. Director Nick Hurran
Producer John Burrowes


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Allison Fisher
Unknown: James Wattana
Unknown: Silvino Francisco
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: John Burrowes

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather John Kettley
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: All Good Things

Drama series by Lesley Bruce starring Brenda Blethyn Warren Clarke
Reading Lessons. After the trauma of Vincent, Shirley finds someone who really does deserve her help.
Director Sharon Miller
Producer Lynn Horsford


Unknown: Lesley Bruce
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Warren Clarke
Director: Sharon Miller
Producer: Lynn Horsford
Shirley Frame: Brenda Blethyn
Phil Frame: Warren Clarke
Anthony Frame: Paul Reynolds
Paul Frame: Timothy Stark
Lawrence Wilson: Ken Stott
Elaine Wilson: Jemma Redgrave
Hetty Wilson: Barbara Young
Rachel Bromley: Celia Imrie
Frank Bromley: Nick Dunning
Gordon Whittaker: Paul McCleary
Gwen Whittaker: Stephanie Fayerman
Doll: Deborah Findlay
Vincent Gibney: John Lynch
Karen: Liza Hayden
Clare: Ruth Woods
Dean: Simon Jones
Lily: Beverley Hills
Rick: Stanley Kowalski

: Byline

The series that provides a platform for people to express their views.
A Kiss is Just a Kiss. Actor
Michael Cashman challenges society's hostile attitude towards homosexuals. See panel below.
Director Peter Farrell
Executive producer Peter Symes A CST production for BBCtv


Unknown: Michael Cashman
Director: Peter Farrell
Producer: Peter Symes

: Film 91 with Barry Norman

The Silence of the Lambs, a huge hit with American audiences, is a disturbing psychological thriller featuring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. Mermaids starring
Cher, Bob Hoskins and Winona Ryder, in a warm tale of a single parent searching for love. Plus Robert De Niro in Guilty By Suspicion, an examination of the McCarthy witch-hunt in Hollywood. Director Caius Julyan
Producer Bruce Thompson
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 28


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Jodie Foster.
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Cagney and Lacey

Lost and Found. After a clean bill of health, Mary Beth (Tyne Daly ) informs her colleagues at the 14th that she won't be returning to work.


Unknown: Mary Beth
Unknown: Tyne Daly

: Weather

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