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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.

: Perfect Strangers

The Pen Pal. Larry is horrified to discover that Balki has been keeping in touch with a notorious criminal who has just been released from jail, and has invited him to stay at the apartment.

: The Little Train to Lynton

Perchance It Sleepeth. Second of two programmes about the narrow gauge railway from
Barnstaple to Lynton in north Devon, and the people who keep its spirit alive.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
At the Tent Stop.

: Bump


: Raggedy Ann and Andy

Magic Wings Adventure
More cartoon adventures with the mischievous rag doll brother and sister.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Golf

The Epson Grand Prix from St Pierre Golf and Country Club, Chepstow. Live coverage from the second round of this event which offers a prize of £75,000 to the winner.
Introduced by Steve Rider. Executive producer John Shrewsbury
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Careful, He Might Hear You

Australian drama.
Six-year-old PS gets caught in an emotional tug-of-war between two determined aunts.
Director Cart Schultz
● FILMS: pages 35-42


Vanessa: Wendy Hughes
Lite: Robyn Nevin
PS: Nicholas Gledhill
Logan: John Hargreaves

: Lifeline

0 DONATIONS: see page 52

: Touche Turtle

With Simon Parkin.
Cartoon fun.


Unknown: Simon Parkin.

: The Little Green Planet Show

Second in a six-part series about science.
The Telenauts investigate time, temperature, thermometers and telephones.


Writer: Kjartan Poskitt

: Heathcliff with Cats and Co

Alley-cat cartoon.

: Tricky Business

The last in the magical comedy drama series.
Woody wants to put Tricky Business back on its feet.
Written by Jim Bywater


Written By: Jim Bywater

: Newsround

Juliet Morris and Krishnan Guru-Murthy preview the Matsuri, a Japanese carnival being held in London's Hyde Park this weekend.


Presenter: Juliet Morris
Presenter: Krishnan Guru-Murthy

: Grange Hill

A 20-part school drama.
4: Mike goes to an important race in Edinburgh and meets a girl who wishes him luck. Episode written by Barry Purchese (Rpt. Part 5 next Tuesday) ● STEREO


Written By: Barry Purchese

: Neighbours

Madge agrees to put Harold in the spotlight - against her better judgment. (For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) ● STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Wogan with Gloria Hunniford

In her last programme before Terry Wogan returns, Gloria Hunniford welcomes Julie Walters, the star of Buster, Personal Services and Educating Rita, who talks about her latest film, Stepping Out. And from Hollywood an interview with former Police Woman star Angie Dickinson.


Presenter: Gloria Hunniford
Guest: Julie Walters
Guest: Angie Dickinson

: Dad's Army

Another chance to see an episode of the classic comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier
Clive Dunn
Knights of Madness
The platoon stages the battle of St George and the dragon. All goes well until
Mainwaring's dragon encounters another dragon.
Producer David Croft


Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft.
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Producer: David Croft
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean
ARP warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Mrs Yeatman: Olive Mercer

: The Russ Abbot Show

Comedian Russ Abbot welcomes Les Dennis,
Bella Emberg and Sherrie Hewson. Director/Producer Tudor Davies Executive producer John Bishop ● STEREO


Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson.

: On the Up

Comedy series written by Bob Larbey and starring Dennis Waterman
Sam Kelly , Joan Sims
Tony's extended 'family' of live-in staff is threatened as Maggie hands in her notice.
Stephanie Carpenter. ... VANESSA HADAWAY Director/Producer Gareth Gwenlan * STEREO


Written By: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Stephanie Carpenter.
Unknown: Vanessa Hadaway
Tony Carpenter: Dennis Waterman
Sam: Sam Kelly
Mrs Wembley: Joan Sims
Ruth Carpenter: Judy Buxton
Maggie: Jenna Russell
Mum: Pauline Letts

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weekend Weather
Rob McElwee
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Casualty

Dangerous Games. Charlie shows more than a passing interest in a new member of the hospital staff. When an unconscious young girl is admitted to casualty, Duffy suspects foul play.
Episode written by Robin Mukherjee Producer Geraint Morris
Director Charles McDougal 0 STEREO


Written By: Robin Mukherjee
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Charles McDougal
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Beth Ramanee: Mamta Kaash
Julian Chapman: Nigel Le Vaillant
Jimmy Powell: Robson Green
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Kelly Liddle: Adie Allen
Norma Sullivan: Anne Kristen
Patricia Baynes: Maria Friedman
Jane: Caroline Webster
Josh: Ian Bleasdale
Geoff Marks: Matthew Marsh
Mark Sutton: Jo Stone-Fewings
Matthew Charlton: Jim Carter
Claire Charlton: Joanna Phillips-Lane
Dean Charlton: Daniel Coleman
Jeannie Charlton: Angela Shaftoe
Dr George Graves: David Quilter
Danny: Scott Lane

: Omnibus

Song of the Birds: a Portrait of Pablo Casals
Documentary profile of the late Spanish cellist, considered by many to be the greatest of all time. Casals's extraordinary career spanned two centuries - he played for both Queen Victoria and John F Kennedy. In 1939 he left Spain in protest against
Franco's regime and lived the rest of his life in self-imposed exile, dying in Puerto Rico in 1973 at the age of 97. Omnibus journeys to his native Catalonia in the company of Robert Baldock , as he gathers material for a new biography of the performer. The programme taps the source of his inspiration and talks to Marta, the young cello student Casals married when he was 80 and she was 21.
Producer Anna Benson Gyles Editor Andrew Snell


Unknown: John F Kennedy.
Unknown: Robert Baldock
Producer: Anna Benson Gyles
Editor: Andrew Snell

: J Edgar Hoover

First showing on network television of this biography of the man who was for 48 years Director of the FBI. Starring Treat Williams
Rip Torn
Hoover turned the FBI into the most sophisticated and feared investigation agency in the world. His seemingly unshakable power base was built through eight presidents - but powerful men make uncompromising enemies.
Written and directed by Robert Collins 0 FILMS: pages 35-42


Directed By: Robert Collins
J Edgar Hoover: Treat Williams
Lyndon B Johnson: Rip Torn
Franklin D Roosevelt: David Ogden Stiers
Dwight D Eisenhower: Andrew Duggan
Clyde Tolson: Robert Harper
John F Kennedy: Art Hindle
Robert F Kennedy: James F Kelly

: Weather

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