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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news.
Followed at 7.00 by the morning news programme. Headlines; 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

: Perfect Strangers

American comedy series. just Desserts. Larry decides to market Balki's baking skills.

: Countrymen

Lake District people tell their own life stories.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Why Bird Stop.

: Bump

Cartoon adventures of a clumsy elephant. Narrated by Simon Cadell.


Unknown: Simon Cadell.

: Major Dad

The Oceanside Chronicle sends liberal reporter Polly Cooper to investigate the Marine Corps.


Reporter: Polly Cooper

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: The High Chaparral: Only the Bad come to Sonora

Classic western series.

Manolito is ambushed.

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills demonstrates how to repair and clean silver antiques.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Inside the Soviet Circus

A look at a vital part of everyday Soviet life.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Four Square

Quiz hosted by John Sachs. 0 STEREO


Unknown: John Sachs.

: Starsky and Hutch

Little Girl Lost. The cops have to protect a 12-year-old girl who has information about some stolen diamonds.

: Pot Black

In today's snooker tournament Doug Mountjoy. plays newcomer Steve James for a place in the quarter-finals.
Commentary by Ted Lowe and John Spencer. Introduced by Eamonn Holmes.


Unknown: Doug Mountjoy.
Unknown: Steve James
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: John Spencer.
Introduced By: Eamonn Holmes.

: The Hogan Family

American comedy series. Saturday Night Feverish
Willie tells a girl Mark likes that he is a great dancer.

: Children's BBC

With Simon Parkin.

Fireman Sam
Puppet series. Narrated by John Alderton. (Repeat)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Simon Parkin
Narrator (Fireman Sam): John Alderton

: The Chipmunks

Cartoon series.

: Pigsty

Musical fun at the pigs' diner.

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Cartoon series.
Teletext subtitles: page 888

: Newsround

Juliet Morris and Krishnan Guru-Murthy report on the climax of the Japan Festival.


Unknown: Juliet Morris

: Blue Peter

Presented by Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours

Ryan learns that borrowing money can lead to trouble.


Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Beverly Marshall: Shaunna O'Grady
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Todd Landers: Kristlan Schmid
Joe Mangel: Mark Little
Kerry Bishop: Linda Hartley
Matthew Robinson: Ashley Paske
Melissa Jarrett: Jade Amenta
Melanie Pearson: Lucinda Cowden
Caroline Alessi: Gillian Blakeney
Christina Alessi: Gayle Blakeney
Josh Anderson: Jeremy Angerson
Ryan McLachlan: Richard Norton
Dorothy Burke: Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel: Ben Geurens
Gemma Ramsay: Beth Buchanan

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles
0 NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times.


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: 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

: Wogan

Tonight's guests are Emmett de Monterey , who has undergone a revolutionary new treatment for cerebral palsy, and his father Charles Rose. Also appearing is actress Cathy Tyson.
Executive producer Peter Estall 0 STEREO


Unknown: Emmett de Monterey
Unknown: Charles Rose.
Unknown: Cathy Tyson.
Producer: Peter Estall

: Jungle Spirits of Madagascar

The indris and the aye-aye live in the trees of Madagascar. To the superstitious people who live there, one represents the spirits of their dead ancestors and the other the harbingers of ill-fortune. To the naturalist they are two species of lemur, a group of strange and rare primates whose future is increasingly under threat. Director/Producer Konrad Wothe
BBC presentation Joe Kennedy 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Joe Kennedy

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds puts two more families under the spotlight as he quizzes them on classic television clips in order to find the Telly Addicts of 1991. Director Nick Hurran
Producer Richard L Lewis


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

: Brush Strokes

Anothe chance to see this comedy series about Motspur Park's most popular ladies' man. Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Starring Karl Howman
The wine bar has become a bone of contention between
Elmo and Leslie, and Veronica wants to sell up the painting and decorating business so that she can concentrate on her forthcoming marriage to Marcello. In an attempt to cheer themselves up, Jacko and Elmo go off to a night spot for a drink and to sample the local talent.
Director/Producer John B Hobbs 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey.
Unknown: Karl Howman
Jacko: Karl Howman
Elmo: Howard Lew Lewis
Lesley: Erika Hoffman
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Eric: Mike Walling
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Jean: Nicky Croydon
Mr Tapsell: Charles Shirvell
Mr Sweet: Bobby Bragg
Suzie: Charlotte Pyecroft
Mr Phillips: Seymour Matthews

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Bill Giles
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Panorama

In-depth investigation, discussion and analysis of major events both at home and abroad with Panorama's 's team of reporters.
Editor Mark Thompson


Editor: Mark Thompson

: Law and Order

The last episode of the powerful American drama series about the investigation and prosecution of crime.
Starring George Dzundza and Michael Moriarty as the tough detectives trying to clean up the streets of New York. ● STEREO


Unknown: George Dzundza
Unknown: Michael Moriarty

: The Black Marble

Off-beat detective story starring
Paula Prentiss
Harry Dean Stanton Robert Foxworth
Sparks fly when the Los
Angeles police department teams detective sergeant
Natalie Zimmerman with A M
Valnikov, a demoralised cop transferred out of homicide after 20 years of heavy duty. Natalie doesn't relish a drunk for a partner but they soon establish a wobbly working relationship which becomes more intimate as they set out on the trail of a dog trainer who has kidnapped a valuable show dog. Paula Prentiss is teamed with Robert Foxworth in this adaptation of Joseph Wamburgh 's best-selling novel, and Harry Dean Stanton, well-known for modern classics such as Paris
Texas, was seen on television recently playing the lone father in the teenage love story Pretty in Pink.
Director Harold Becker
● FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Paula Prentiss
Unknown: Harry Dean Stanton
Unknown: Robert Foxworth
Unknown: Natalie Zimmerman
Unknown: Paula Prentiss
Unknown: Robert Foxworth
Unknown: Joseph Wamburgh
Unknown: Harry Dean
Director: Harold Becker
Natalie Zimmerman: Paula Prentiss
Philo Skinner HARRY: Dean Stanton
A M Valnikov: Robert Foxworth
Madeline Whitfield: Barbara Babcock
Clarence Cromwell: John Hancock
Captain Hooker: Raleigh Bond
PattiMae: Judy Landers
Itchy Mitch: Pat Corley
Detective Bambarella: Paul Henry Itken
Alex Valnikov: Richard Dix
Fiddler: James Woods

: Weather

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