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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.

: Defenders of the Earth

Cartoon adventures.
Kshin must save the Defenders from an evil monster who is out to destroy the Earth. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Activ-8

Last in the series. Today: tenpin bowling, and the state of British tennis.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

...But First This
With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis.
The Tent Stop.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Bunyip


: Dear John: USA

American comedy series, starring Judd Hirsch
John's Night Out. John, fearing he has become addicted to the One-to-One club, decides to skip a meeting.


Unknown: Judd Hirsch

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Golf

Live coverage of the second round of the Dunhill British
Masters from Woburn.
Defending champion
Seve Ballesteros is joined by the elite of European golf, including
Nick Faldo , Ian Woosnam and Bernhard Langer. Commentary by Peter Alliss ,
Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay ,
Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
(Further coverage on BBC2 at 2.20pm)
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather;


Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Bernhard Langer.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Neighbours


: The Bostonians

The Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Henry James 's novel, starring Christopher Reeve Vanessa Redgrave
19th-century New England: a suffragette takes on the education of a gifted but naive young woman. However, the girl is distracted by the attentions of an attractive lawyer.
With Nancy Merchand ,
Wesley Addy , Barbara Bryne , Linda Hunt , Nancy New , John van Ness Philip , Wallace Shawn , Maura Moynihan. 0 FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Christopher Reeve
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Nancy Merchand
Unknown: Wesley Addy
Unknown: Barbara Bryne
Unknown: Linda Hunt
Unknown: Nancy New
Unknown: John van Ness Philip
Unknown: Wallace Shawn
Unknown: Maura Moynihan.
Basil Ransome: Christopher Reeve
Olive Chancellor: Vanessa Redgrave
Verena Tarrant: Madeleine Potter
Miss Birdseye: Jessica Tandy

: A Bear Behind

With Andi Peters.
It's school sports day. • STEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Fantastic Max


: The New Lassie

Will accepts a dare to enter a "deserted" house.

: Teenage Mutant

Hero Turtles
Cartoon fun.

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Torch

Last in the futuristic drama, starring Judi Dench
Michael Williams and their daughter Finty
TheEndoftheWorld.The children meet the Sage.
With Kate McGrath , Taylor Scipio , Borivoj Navratil , Roman Skamene. Adapted by William Corlett from the original novel by Jill Paton Walsh


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Kate McGrath
Unknown: Taylor Scipio
Unknown: Borivoj Navratil
Adapted By: William Corlett
Novel By: Jill Paton Walsh
Aba: Judi Dench
The Sage: Michael Williams
Cal: Finty Williams
Dio: Lyndon Davies
Nikathlon: Altay Lawrence
Peri: Graham McGrath

: Neighbours

Paul is determined to find out who left the putrid bag of old prawn shells in his new car.

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Rob McElwee
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888 ● NEWS BYTELEPHONE: 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: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Wogan

With Annie Lennox , who sings her new single, Precious. ● STEREO


Unknown: Annie Lennox

: Tales of Gold

The documentary series about Britain's Olympic champions, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. Jack Beresford , Dick McTaggart and Don Thompson
Featuring a tribute to the oarsman Jack Beresford , who won three golds and two silvers between 1920 and 1936; a look back at the 1956 success of boxer Dick McTaggart in Melbourne, and walker Don Thompson 's memories of his triumph in the 1960 Rome sun. Director Ken McGill
Producer Neil Duncanson
A Chrysalis production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Unknown: Jack Beresford
Unknown: Dick McTaggart
Unknown: Don Thompson
Unknown: Jack Beresford
Unknown: Dick McTaggart
Unknown: Don Thompson
Director: Ken McGill
Producer: Neil Duncanson

: Birds of a Feather

Comedy created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran , starring Pauline Quirke Linda Robson
Tinker, Tailor. Sharon and Tracey are under investigation.
Written by Peter Tilbury DirectorCharlie Hanson
ProducerNic Phillips
An Alomo production for BBCtv ● TELETEXTSUBTITLES: page 888 * COVER STORY: page 26


Unknown: Laurence Marks
Unknown: Maurice Gran
Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Linda Robson
Written By: Peter Tilbury
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Charles: Fitzroy Paulshearer
Insp Draycott: David Howey
PC Phillips: Andrew Forbes

: Joker in the Pack

Jokes and jokers from around the country feature in this new series with Marti Caine.
Marti has travelled the land to find ordinary people with a natural joke-telling talent. In the studio, two teams compete in a comedy contest, members of the audience join in with their own favourite jokes, and there's a search for the loudest laughs in the UK. Producer Rick Gardner
Executive producers Stephen Leahy and Michael Leggo
An Action Time production for BBCtv * STEREO


Unknown: Marti Caine.
Producer: Rick Gardner
Producers: Stephen Leahy
Producers: Michael Leggo

: Nine O'Clock News

Michael Buerk presents the latest news.
Regional News
Weekend Weather
Rob McElwee
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page888


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Friday on My Mind

Last episode of the drama written by Alick Rowe about a wife coming to terms with the death of her husband.
Starring Maggie O'Neill Christopher Eccleston
Estranged from his wife, Sean also loses contact with Louise, who disappears with her son
Toby in search of solitude. But there is no escape - either from her own situation or from the effects of the Gulf War.
Producer Philip Hinchcliffe Director Marc Evans
A Portman Entertainment production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Written By: Alick Rowe
Unknown: Maggie O'Neill
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: Marc Evans
Louise: Maggie Oneill
Sean: Christopher Eccleston
Donahue: David Calder
Sophie: Deborah Poplett
Debbie: Caroline Berry
Nick: Robert Beach
Toby: John Matthews
Peter: Dafydd Emyr
Kath: Gwenyth Petty
Lucy: Holly Rivers
Giles ,: Martin Troakes
Ted: Mark Heal
Joe: Nicolas Tennant
Chrissie: Donna Edwards
Sara: Ella Hood
Derek Pearson: Russell Gomer
Dr Weedon: Brinley Jenkins
Dr Carr: Melanie Walters

: The Dead Can't Lie

First showing on network television for this supernatural thriller.
Starring Tommy Lee Jones Virginia Madsen
Private eye Eddie Mallard believes his rich client is crazy - he claims to be harrassed by his dead wife. Then Eddie meets the bewitching Rachel and, seduced into her weird scheme, begins to believe the impossible.
Director Lloyd Fonvielle * STEREO
● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Tommy Lee Jones
Unknown: Virginia Madsen
Unknown: Eddie Mallard
Director: Lloyd Fonvielle
Eddie Martel Mallard: Tommy Lee Jones
Rachel Carlyle: Virginia Madsen
Charlie Rand: Colin Bruce
Tim: Kevin Jarre
Debbie: Denise Stephenson
Fr George: Frederic Forrest
Jimbo: J B White
Landlord: Michael Chapman
Bartender: Alec Willows
Grandfather: Jack Creley

: Welcome to Hard Times

Western, adapted from E L Doctorow's novel, starring Henry Fonda Aldo Ray
The frontier settlement of Hard Times (population 50) is plunged into violence and despair when a mysterious bandit rides into town one hot summer's night.
Written and directed by Burt Kennedy ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Aldo Ray
Directed By: Burt Kennedy
Will Blue: Henry Fonda
Man from Bodie: Aldo Ray
Molly Riordan: Janice Rule
Zar: Keenan Wynn
Adah: Janis Page

: Weather

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