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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Kilroy

Topical discussion programme with Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Hot Chefs

Anton Edelmann makes tarte auxfigues.


Unknown: Anton Edelmann

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Playground Stop. ● STEREO

: Poddington Peas


: Gibberish

Kenny Everett presents the celebrity improvisation quiz.


Unknown: Kenny Everett

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Help Yourself

Pam Rhodes discusses how counselling can sort out even the most intimate of relationship problems.
* HELPLINE: to talktoan experienced counsellor call free on [number removed]. LEAFLET: send a large 28p sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Pam Rhodes

: People Today

With Miriam Stoppard and Adrian Mills.
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Adrian Mills.

: Pebble Mill

Pop star Des'ree joins Judi Spiers in the studio for a morning of music and chat. ● STEREO


Unknown: Judi Spiers

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Going for Gold

European quiz show, hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: House Calls

Comedy, starring
Walter Matthau
Glenda Jackson
Dr Charley Nicholas plans to improve his "bedside manner" - but he has reckoned without the attentions of an accident victim.
With Art Carney,
Richard Benjamin and Candice Azzara. Director Howard Zieff • FILMS: pages 38-41


Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Dr Charley Nicholas
Unknown: Richard Benjamin

: Joshua Jones

With Andi Peters.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: New Yogi Bear Show


: The Story of Doctor Dollttle

Second in a five-part story told by Bernard Cribbins. ● STEREO


Told By: Bernard Cribbins.

: Fantastic Max


: The Really Wild Roadshow

From the Wildfowl and Wetlands
Trust, Slimbridge. Why do elephants only use four teeth at a time? How do animals identify their parents? Plus, safe ways to dispose of batteries and how emus cope with the rain. ● STEREO

: Newsround

News for children.

: Maid Marian

and Her Merry Men
Another chance to see Tony Robinson 's six-part comedy. From the ashes of King John's underpants a legend is reborn.
(Part 2 on Friday at 5.05pm)


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Marian: Kate Lonergan
Robin: Wayne Morris
Barrington: Danny John-Jules
Rabies: Howard Lew Lewis
Little Ron: Mike Edmonds
King John: Forbes Collins
Sheriff: Tony Robinson
Gary: Mark Billingham
Graeme: David Lloyd
Gladys: Hilary Mason

: Neighbours

Matt's jealousy can no longer be contained. Helen decides it's time to find Todd.
(For cast see Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) ● STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Peter Cockroft
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888 ● NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 34p per minute cheap rate. 45p at all other times.


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.

: Holiday

This week, three alternative winter destinations.
Kathy Tayler goes to Finnish Lapland with a group of children who want to visit Santa in his homeland. Eamonn Holmes discovers a part of the Bahamas barely touched by tourism. And Julia Butt takes an affordable winter break in Brittany.
Presented by Anneka Rice. Producer Simon Shaw
Senes producer Jane Lush
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 BBC HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE: 1 .40 from newsagents
● TRAVEL: page 15


Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Julia Butt
Presented By: Anneka Rice.
Producer: Simon Shaw
Producer: Jane Lush

: EastEnders

Phil plans the perfect date, but is his idea of a romantic evening the same as Anne's? Gill gives Mark some advice about Arthur.
Written by Lisa Evans
(For cast see Thursday)
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Lisa Evans

: Just Good Friends

Classic comedy, written by John Sullivan , starring
Paul Nicholas , Jan Francis At the ripe old age of 31, Vince decides to go to his father for advice. And Penny learns a few home truths from her mother.
Director/Producer Ray Butt


Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
VincePinner: Paul Nicholas
Penny Warrender: Jan Francis
Mrs Warrender: Sylvia Kay
Mr Warrender: John Ringham
LesPinner: Shaun Curry
Clifford Pinner: Adam French
Robin: Arthur Bostrom
Batman: John Colclough

: A Question of Sport

Roger Black lines up with John Aldridge , Tranmere Rovers and Ireland striker, and Alan Tait , the Widnes and Great
Britain fullback. Bill Beaumont is joined by Eamonn Martin ,
British record holder at 10,000m, and Richard Dunwoody , the National Hunt jockey. David Coleman asks the questions. Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: John Aldridge
Unknown: Alan Tait
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Eamonn Martin
Unknown: Richard Dunwoody
Unknown: David Coleman
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Rides

Carole Hayman 's drama series about an all-woman minicab firm.
For Richer for Poorer. Patrice tries to solve her money problems through a city friend of Bryant. Aileen confesses her worries about Jo-Anne to Janet.
Producer Lavinia Warner
Director Andrew Morgan
A Warner Sisters production for BBCtv


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Producer: Lavinia Warner
Director: Andrew Morgan
Patrice: Jill Baker
HalGoldie: Trevor Byfield
Bryant: Judith Scott
Raquel: Suzan Sylvester
Janet: Louise Jameson
Scarlett: Caroline Blakiston
Dale: Erica Grant
Aggie: Nimmy March
Aileen: Lynda Steadman
Sacha: Charlotte Avery
Beki: Lucy Speed
Jo-Anne: Evelyn Sweeney
Tony: John Vine
Robin: Ben Daniels
Julian: Jesse Birdsall

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Tonight's reviews include
Bugsy, Barry Levinson 's Oscar-nominated film, starring
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in a dramatic tale of the life of gangster Bugsy Siegel , and Shining Through, a wartime spy thriller starring
Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith. Plus a report on just how difficult it can be for small independent films to secure a distribution deal.
Director Liz Hartford
Producer Bruce Thompson. • STEREO
● COMPETITION: ring 0[number removed].
Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times.


Unknown: Barry Levinson
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Annette Bening
Unknown: Bugsy Siegel
Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Melanie Griffith.
Producer: Bruce Thompson.

: Black in Blue

The Metropolitan Police still needs more black and Asian officers. More than three years ago Desmond Wilcox filmed the progress of seven such recruits - three men and four women - through training and on to the streets. But by the end of the series, two had quit. Since then, one more has left the force and those still serving have learned much about prejudice that should be useful to their bosses.
This programme provides an update on the progress of those who stayed the course, and theyjoin those who quit for a debate with the Metropolitan
Police Commissioner, Sir Peter Imbert , on the force's future as a multiracial organisation. Wilcox, who chairs the discussion, believes racial prejudice still exists in areas of the force: "I discovered that there's less of it than many people think, but much more of it than there ought to be. And, what is more, the commissioner agrees with me." Director John Pettman
A Wilcox Bulmer production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Sir Peter Imbert
Director: John Pettman
Unknown: Wilcox Bulmer

: Spenser for Hire

If You Knew Sammy. Spenser
(Robert Urich ) finds himself the protecting a man wanted by both the Mafia and the FBI.


Unknown: Robert Urich

: Weather

: The Way Ahead

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