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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News headlines or summaries everyquarterhour.

: ...But First This

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. ●STEREO
Defenders of the Earth
Cartoon adventures. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Why Don't You..?

Make a waterbomb, cook cheese straws and learn to clown.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

At the Patch Stop.

: The Family Ness

Animated adventures.

: Gibberish

Quiz. With Kenny Everett. ●STEREO


Unknown: Kenny Everett.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Gardenwise

Bumble bee houses and hedgehog domes are just some of the products on the market to help budding conservationists create a wildlife garden. But for a more natural approach, Chris Baines oversees the installation of a pond complete with flora and fauna. And with water shortages likely to be a problem this summer, what can the gardener do to protect plants from drought? Presented by David Stevens and Lydia Cooke. ●STEREO


Unknown: Chris Baines
Presented By: David Stevens
Presented By: Lydia Cooke.

: People Today

Presented by Miriam Stoppard and Adrian Mills. Today: survivors of the Falklands conflict, aboard a naval vessel, talk about the sinking of HMS Sheffield ten years ago.
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather


Presented By: Miriam Stoppard
Presented By: Adrian Mills.

: Pebble Mill

With Alan Titchmarsh. Live music and conversation.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Turnabout

With Rob Curling.

: Miss All-American Beauty

I Satirical drama. I A young music student's success in a beauty pageant plunges her into a frenzied world of commercial exploitation, threatening everything she holds dear.
Director GusTrikonis
●FILMS: pages 46-56


Sally Butterfield: Diane Lane
Agatka Blaine: Cloris Leachman
Avery McPhearson: David Dukes
Gertrude Hunnicut: Jayne Meadows
Marjorie Butterfield: Auce Hirson
Michael Carrington: Brian Kerwin
George Butterfield: Norman Bennett
Petey Butterfield: Bobbie Fite
Buzz Butterfield: Jim Mills
DottieBlaine J: Ane Roberts

: Henry's Cat

With Andi Peters.
Feline fun.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: New Adventures of

Mighty Mouse
Animated action,

: Happy Families

Mr Creep the Crook (Part 2) Will the Creeps'latest fool-proof plan really work?

: Tricks 'n' Tracks

Magic show featuring a dazzling array of tricks, facts, and chart music. With the world's first Sumo magician, Jimmy Carlo. Presented by Paul Zenon and Sally Gray. STEREO


Unknown: Jimmy Carlo.
Presented By: Paul Zenon
Presented By: Sally Gray.

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Blue Peter

With Yvette Fielding,
John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan. ●STEREO


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours

As the Willis's financial plight deepens, Doug asks for Paul's help, but the bank manager could pull the rug from under him. Meanwhile, Harold at last finds a sport at which he can excel.

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Peter Cockroft
●TELETEXTSUBTITLES(news): page 888


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Top of the Pops

The weekly chart show with the best of today's music, plus videos and pre-chart exclusives. Introduced by Mark Franklin and Femi Oke.
Director Arch Dyson
Producer Stanley Appel * STEREO


Introduced By: Mark Franklin
Introduced By: Femi Oke.
Producer: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

The world of glitz and glamour seems to beckon for Sam but will Ricky allow it? The
Taverniers await an important decision on Lloyd's future. And Dot has a bee in her bonnet, but is she fighting a lost cause?
(For cast see Tuesday)
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Arnold Yarrow

: Last of the Summer Wine

Roy Clarke 's gentle comedy, starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde
Pole Star. Humiliated when he finds Nora's clothes line more out of reach than her, Compo accepts help from Foggy in overcoming his height problem.
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Edie: Thora Hird
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora: Kathy Staff
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Eli: Danny Odea
Vicar: Tony Nelson

: 2 Point 4 Children

The domestic chaos continues with another showing for
Andrew Marshall 's comedy series, starring Belinda Lang Gary Olsen
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Shopping. Ben is unaware that Bill has found a phone number on a scrap of paper near to her last encounter with the biker. Director/Producer Richard Boden


Unknown: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Gary Olsen
Producer: Richard Boden
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Jenny: Clare Woodgate
David: John Pickard
Biker: Ray Polhill
Gerry: Leonard Omalley
Paddy: David Kelly
Martha Christie: Deborah Norton
Sharma: Nina Wadia
Christine: Kim Benson
MrsGrimmes: Annette Kerr

: Nine O'Clock News

Michael Buerk with all of the latest national and international news reports.
Regional News
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 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all othertimes.


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Porridge

Classic comedy written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais starring Ronnie Barker A Day Out. Godber looks forward to a breath of fresh air when he and Fletch become part of a work party digging drains for the council. But when
Mackay leaves Barrowclough in charge, the prisoners take their chance to go for a break.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Godber Richard: Beckin Sale
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Ives: Ken Jones
Navyrum: Paul Angelis
Dylan: Philip Jackson
Scrounger: Johnny Wade
Vicar: Robert Gillespie

: The Full Wax

Hollywood actress Teri Garr and the BBC's foreign affairs editor John Simpson join Ruby Wax in the studio for some intimate conversation.
Tonight's show also features the American stand-up comedian Jackie Mason in the Ritz, Taffy Turner in a soap opera and Rik Mayall in a lunatic asylum. Director Ed Bye
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter ●STEREO


Unknown: Teri Garr
Editor: John Simpson
Unknown: Jackie Mason
Unknown: Taffy Turner
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Question Time

Peter Sissons chairs tonight's programme, the first since the General Election, from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, where the panel will answer questions from a representative audience. Producer Lea Sellers
Editor Alexandra Henderson
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv
0 AUDIENCE: if you would liKe to be part of the Question Time audience, write to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Alexandra Henderson
Unknown: Randolph Street

: Paradise

Western starring Lee Horsley
A Gathering of Guns(Part 1)
When Ethan Cord is arrested on false charges and taken to a notorious prison, legendary lawmen Bat Masterson , Wyatt Earp and Pat Garrett are recruited to help get him out.
(Postponed from 12 March. Part 2 next Thursday)


Unknown: Lee Horsley
Unknown: Ethan Cord
Unknown: Bat Masterson
Unknown: Wyatt Earp
Unknown: Pat Garrett
Ethan Cord: Lee Horsley
Amelia Lawson: Sigrid Thornton
Bat Masterson: Gene Barry
Wyatt Earp: Hugh Obrian
Pat Garrett: John Schneider
Gray Feather: Rawley Valverde
Pierce: Charles Frank

: Weather

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