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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.

: Perfect Strangers

American comedy series.
Future Shock. Larry seems unconcerned about Jennifer moving to Los Angeles. But then he gets a glimpse of life in the future without her.

: Today's Gourmet

Last in the series.
Jacques Pepin cooks mushroom-stuffed pancakes, veal chops with mushrooms, corn and pepper saute, and fruit nut cups.


Unknown: Jacques Pepin

: Children's BBC Playdays

With Toby Anstis. ●STEREO
The Tent Stop. ● STEREO


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Tales of Aesop

The Bear and the Travellers
Animation based on the Ancient
Greek fables.

: Daffy Duck Double Bill

More cartoon fun.

: Cricket: Second Test

England υ (Pakistan
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage from Lord's of the second morning's play in the Second Cornhill Insurance Test match. Commentary by Richie Benaud , Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott ,
Jack Bannister and Asif Iqbal. ● STEREO
Including at
12.00 News and Regional News; Weather
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Asif Iqbal.

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours


: Cricket and Racing

Cricket: Second Test
England v Pakistan Further live coverage.
Royal Ascot
Final day of the Royal meeting when the title of Ascot's top jockey will be decided.
2.30 Windsor Castle Stakes (5f)
3.05 Hardwicke Stakes (1 m 4f)
3.45 Wokingham Stakes (Handicap. 6f)
Introduced by Julian Wilson , with Tracy Piggott.
(Coverage continues with the 4.20pm King's Stand Stakes on BBC2) ● STEREO


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Tracy Piggott.

: Children's BBC: A Bear Behind

With Philippa Forrester.
A Bear Behind
Lindsey's feeling poorly. (Repeat)

: Fantastic Max

Animated adventures. (Repeat)

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon adventures. (Repeat)

: The True Story of Spit Macphee

An eight-part children's drama serial set in Australia.
1: Spit lives with his grandfather in an old boiler house. Their tranquil life is threatened by a nosey neighbour.
With John Mills, Phillip Hancock , John Bach , Elspeth Balantyne ,
Rebecca Smart , Ray Meagher and Linda Cropper.


Unknown: Phillip Hancock
Unknown: John Bach
Unknown: Elspeth Balantyne
Unknown: Rebecca Smart
Unknown: Ray Meagher
Unknown: Linda Cropper.

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Troublemakers: 3

A six-part drama serial.

In trouble with his mum for being led astray by the Harpers, Toby Jenks has now attracted the attention of the police. With Paul Keating, Martin Bowden, Keeley Hawes, Assam Mamodeally , Glyn Houston, Kate Lock and Paul Moriarty. Written by Roger Parkes
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Harpers: Toby Jenks
Unknown: Paul Keating
Unknown: Martin Bowden
Unknown: Keeley Hawes
Unknown: Assam Mamodeally
Unknown: Glyn Houston
Unknown: Kate Lock
Unknown: Paul Moriarty.
Written By: Roger Parkes

: Neighbours

Joe is accused of manslaughter and Melanie's evidence could help convict him.
IForcastsee Monday. Shown at 1.30pm) * STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

: Six O'Clock News

Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart. Weather Michael Fish
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES(news): page 888


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Wogan

Actor Roger Moore is
Terry Wogan 's special guest tonight. He talks about his plans to return as Simon Templar , the Saint, reveals some of his favourite moments as 007, and discusses his latest role as Special Ambassador of Unicef. Music is from Des'ree.


Unknown: Roger Moore
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Simon Templar

: Harry and theHendersons

American comedy series.
Hallowe'en. When Hallowe'en descends on the Henderson home, Harry dresses up as the legendary Bigfoot.

: Birds of a Feather: Just Family

Comedy created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Darryl's parents visit Sharon and Tracey.
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Created by: Laurence Marks
Created by: Maurice Gran
Writer: Geoff Rowley
Director/Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Olive Stubbs: Liz Fraser
Les Stubbs: John Bardon

: Joker in the Pack

Marti Caine introduces some more jokes and jokers from around the country. Two more teams compete to tell the most jokes per minute, while the studio audience contribute their own array of jokes.
Executive producers Stephen Leahy and Michael Leggo
An Action Time production forBBCtv


Producers: Stephen Leahy
Producers: Michael Leggo

: Nine O'Clock News

Martyn Lewis presents all the latest national and international news. Regional News
Weekend Weather
Michael Fish
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888 ● NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling[number removed] (36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times).


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Ring of Scorpio

First of a four-part
Australian film drama about three women who share a secret of love, betrayal and revenge. Starring
Caroline Goodall
Catherine Oxenberg Linda Cropper
Helen Simmons , an attractive, ambitious stockbroking executive working in Australia, seems to be leading a contented existence. Then one day she catches a glimpse of a man who she believed for years was dead. A man who brings back dark secrets and terrifying memories. A man who led Helen and her two friends,
Fiona and Marlene, into a living hell. Now Helen needs to contact her long-lost friends and discover what this man is planning in order to thwart him and devise a suitable revenge. Featuring Australian actress
Rebecca Gibney , probably best known in this country for the Flying Doctors series.
Written by Suzanne Hawley Director Ian Barry
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: page 49-56


Unknown: Caroline Goodall
Unknown: Catherine Oxenberg
Unknown: Linda Cropper
Unknown: Helen Simmons
Unknown: Rebecca Gibney
Written By: Suzanne Hawley
Director: Ian Barry
Helen Simmons: Caroline Goodall
Fiona McDonald: Catherine Oxenberg
Marlene Walker: Linda Cropper
Richard Devereaux: Jack Scalia
Judith: Rebecca Gibney
Gary Withers: Peter Kowitz
Peter: Martin Jacobs
Mr Watts: Alastair Duncan
Mandy: Camille Stone
Pauline: Caz Lederman

: The Couch Trip

First showing on network television for this comedy starring Dan Ackroyd
Charles Grodin
Walter Matthau
An escaped mental patient assumes the identity of a Beverly Hills psychiatrist and radio show adviser, causing headaches for his "colleagues". Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters star Dan Ackroyd plays the fast-talking trickster.
Director Michael Ritchie
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Dan Ackroyd
Unknown: Charles Grodin
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Dan Ackroyd
Director: Michael Ritchie
John W Burns Jr: Dan Ackroyd
Dr George Maitlin: Charles Grodin
Donald Becker: Walter Matthau
Laura Rollins: Donna Dixon
Harvey Michaels: Richard Romanus
Dr Lawrence Baird: David Clennon
Perry Kovin: Ayre Gross
Vera Maitlin: Mary Gross
Robin: Victoria Jackson

: The Masque of the Red Death

Horror adapted from an Edgar Allen Poe story, starring Vincent Price
Hazel Court, Jane Asher
A medieval Italian prince revels in the corruption of innocence, the exercise of cruelty, and the pursuit of pleasure. Outside his castle walls, the plague rages. The photography is by Nicolas Roeg , whose later directing credits include Don't Look Now.
Director Roger Corman
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Edgar Allen Poe
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Nicolas Roeg
Director: Roger Corman
Prince Prospero: Vincent Price
Juliana: Hazel Court
Francesca: Jane Asher
Gino: David Weston
Alfredo: Patrick Magee
Ludovico: Nigel Green
Hop Toad: Skip Martin
Señora Escobar: Gaybrown
Seiior Veronese: Julian Burton
Anna-Marie: Doreen Dawn
Scarlatti: Paul Whitsun-Jones

: Weather

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