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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.

: Perfect Strangers

The Karate Kids. Larry persuades Balki to join him in learning the martial arts.

: Farrell in Pursuit of ...

Fame. Nigel Farrell meets the octogenarian who believes it's never too late to make it big in the world of showbiz.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Dot Stop.

: Stoppit and Tidyup

Cartoon. Go to Bed just can't stay awake.

: Raggedy Ann and Andy

Cartoon adventures.

: The High Chaparral: Too Late the Epitaph

The classic western series.

In a case of mistaken identity, Manolito is jailed on charges of robbery and murder.

: Reviving Antiques

Today, John FitzMaurice Mills cleans asphaltum.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: The Garden Party

Television food expert Keith Floyd joins the party and Kenneth Branagh discusses his new film, Dead Again.


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Four Square

Quiz show with John Sachs. 0 STEREO


Unknown: John Sachs.

: Knots Landing

In Too Deep. Val lands Karen with a moral dilemma.

: Pot Black

Today's frame features former world champion Steve Davis against Martin Clark. With Eamonn Holmes.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Martin Clark.
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.

: Tom and Jerry Triple Bill

Cartoon fun.

: Children's BBC

With Andi Peters.

Poddington Peas
Cartoon. (Repeat)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters

: Radio Roo

A five-part children's comedy. 2: A spooky story on Radio Roo comes true! * STEREO

: Heathcllff with Cats and Co

Cartoon fun. (Rpt)

: Hartbeat

Tony Hart and Gabrielle Bradshaw introduce a host of inventive ideas on the art of picture-making. Who's hiding in the undergrowth and why are the plants looking larger than life? And Morph is having a little trouble with the pencils.
PICTURE GALLERY: if you are 15 or under send your picture to Hartbeat, [address removed]
(Unfortunately they cannot be returned)


Presenter: Tony Hart
Presenter: Gabrielle Bradshaw

: Newsround

News for children.

: Byker Grove

A 20-part children's drama.
15: Gill's split with Julie makes him wild. Spuggie and Fraser settle in at Speedy's.
Episode written by Adele Rose 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Written By: Adele Rose

: Neighbours

Josh's songwriting impresses Melissa, but she inadvertently puts him in an awkward position. Harold thinks he may have found a solution to his problem with the 'bottomless cup of coffee' leaflets. Roger is treating Melanie like a housewife and they aren't even married. And Madge decides to do Darryl Cotton a favour - but what does she want in return?
(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) 0 STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey present the latest national and international news reports. Weather Rob McElwee
0 NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0839.[number removed]. Calls are charged at 34p per minute cheap rate, 45p at all other times.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Wogan with Gloria Hunniford

Appearing on the chat show tonight is Lenny Henry, the comedian and prime mover behind the BBC's annual charity fundraiser, Comic Relief. His new film, True
Identity, in which he plays an actor who longs to be taken seriously but is only ever given stereotyped 'black parts', goes on general release on Friday. Henry can also be seen on BBC1 soon in Alive and Kicking, a powerful and disturbing black comedy about a drug addict shown as part of the Screen One season.
Also on tonight's show are Simply Red, performing their new single, Something Got Me Started. Their first album for a year, Stars, will be released at the end of this month and, in a deliberate change of direction for the band, will feature no cover versions. All the songs are originals, written by lead singer Mick Hucknall. STEREO


Interviewee: Lenny Henry
Singer: Mick Hucknall

: Bergerac

Another chance to see the feature-length episode of the detective series that was first shown last Boxing Day. Starring John Nettles
Therefor the Picking. At the Chateau Leufroid, the grape harvest is approaching and Albert is short of help. But when Roderick and Sarah, two young pickers with an unusually advanced interest in electronics, arrive from Jersey, Jim finds himself knee-deep, not in grapes, but in arms dealers and computer hackers. Melanie Thaw is the daughter of John Thaw , who stars in ITV's Inspector Morse.
Written by Desmond Lowden Producer George Gallaccio
Director Gordon Fleming 0 STEREO
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 BOOK: 'Bergerac's Jersey', £9.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: Melanie Thaw
Unknown: John Thaw
Written By: Desmond Lowden
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Gordon Fleming
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charlie Hungerford: Terence Alexander
Danielle Aubry: Therese Liotard
Gascoigne: Ken Cranham
Sumner: Simon Chandler
Roderick Hazelton: Warren Saire
Sarah: Melanie Thaw
Albert Leufroid: Michael Mellinger
Crazier: Sean Arnold
Willy Pettit: John Telfer
Ben Lomas: David Kershaw
Christopher: Altay Lawrence
Baz: Rupert Holuday Evans
French inspector: Laurence Davidson
Arthur Hazelton: David Hargreaves
Lester: Julian Freeman
Bank manager: Tim Meats
Bank clerk: Wayne Morris
Cafe owner: Leslie Clack
Hippy: David Keys
Deggsy: Graham Fletcher Cook
Jake: Grant Oatley
Killick: Luke Hanson
Laborde: Bill Moody
Margaret Hazelton: Paula Topham

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Sportsnight

The midweek sports magazine returns for the winter, introduced by Desmond Lynam , who is giving up his Grandstand seat after 500 programmes. 'I'm looking forward to watching some football on a Saturday afternoon,' he says. 'I've told
Brighton and Hove Albion that their crowd will be swollen by a total of one this season.'
Live coverage from London's Hammersmith Odeon of the WBC Light-Heavyweight World Championship fight between the holder Dennis Andries
, and the No 1 contender, Australia's Jeff Harding. Commentary by Harry Carpenter.
Graham Taylor 's England kick off their international season against Germany in the Guinness International at
Wembley. Scotland are in Switzerland for a group two European Championship match that they will regard as vital with an away clash against Romania still to come. Northern Ireland are at home to the Faroe Islands in group four of the same competition, and hoping to do better than their 1-1 draw in May's away leg. And the Wales team, rejuvenated by their astonishing 1-0 victory over Germany in June, have a friendly match against the Brazilians at the National
Stadium in Cardiff.
Commentary by John Motson and Tony Gubba.
Plus, Ray Stubbs reports on Liverpool's return to
European competition, six years after the Heysel Stadium tragedy. Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Dennis Andries
Unknown: Jeff Harding.
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter.
Unknown: Graham Taylor
Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Tony Gubba.
Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Weather

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