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: BBC Select

Cable and Wireless: Highlights of yesterday's Annual General
Meeting of Cable and Wireless pic.

: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: ...But First This

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
Defenders of the Earth
Space-age animation.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Why Don't You..?

Including a chance to find out how cartoons are made. ● STEREO

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

The Dot Stop.

: Double Dare

More contestants go through the obstacle course. ● STEREO

: The O Zone

Dannii Minogue talks about her new single in aid of the Spastics Society.


Talks: Dannii Minogue

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: The Flying Doctors

Australian drama series.
The Wrangler's Daughter. The people of Cooper's Crossing are involved in a search for a mentally handicapped girl. 0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Travel Show Traveller

Today: northern Majorca. (Tomorrow: the Carinthian Lakes)

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Summer Scene

In today's holiday special, Alan Whicker introduces his latest
TV series, Around Whicker's World, which begins on ITV on Friday. Plus an interview with actress Honor Blackman.
12.55 pm Regional News; Weather


Introduces: Alan Whicker

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours

(For cast see Friday. Rptdat 5.35pm)

: Eldorado

Olive makes a nasty discovery.

: Over My Dead Body

Detective series starring Edward Woodward
Jessica Lundy
Carrie Christmas and a Nappy New Year. Max and Nikki probe the mystery surrounding a mother's disappearance. * STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Jessica Lundy
Unknown: Carrie Christmas

: Antiques Roadshow

From Stratford-upon-Avon, including a singing bird box and a walking stick made from the stalk of a cabbage.

: Cartoon

: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

With Andi Peters.
Fantasy animation series. ● STEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Tricky Business

Children's comedy series starring Bernie Clifton 2: Bernie manufactures a confectionery concoction. With Zap and Russ Stevens. Written by Tony Hare


Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Russ Stevens.
Written By: Tony Hare

: Newsround

News for children.

: Five Children and It: 1

Another chance to see the six-part adaptation of E Nesbit's classic story.
The children found it when they were digging in the sand. It could grant three wishes but trying to think of a good wish is not as easy as it sounds.
Dramatised by Helen Cresswell.
(Teletext Subtitles: p 888)


Author: E Nesbit
Dramatised by: Helen Cresswell
Cyril: Simon Godwin
Anthea: Nicole Mowat
Robert: Charlie Richards
Jane: Tamzen Audas
Psammead: Francis Wright
Martha: Laura Brattan
Mother: Mary Conlon
Mr Crispin: Ron Welling
Cook: Joyce Windsor

: Neighbours

Gemma leaves Ramsay Street for pastures new. Dorothy has arranged some risque entertainment for Helen's hen night.
(For cast see Friday. Shown at 1.30pm.) ● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Eldorado

Marcus appears on television and Freddie strays into terrible danger. Trish wows the tourists in Joy's Bar, much to Dieter's annoyance.
Rosemary's concern for
Stanley continues; Olive falls asleep on the beach, with disastrous results.
Episode written by Tony McHale
(For cast see Monday. Repeated on Friday at 1. 50pm) STEREO.


Written By: Tony McHale

: Fighting Back

The series in which well-known people reveal how they coped with losing their health.
A three-million-to-one chance saved Desmond Wilcox 's life when an annual medical revealed that he was minutes away from a major heart attack. He tells Lynn Redgrave of the urgent bypass surgery that followed and how his wife
Esther Rantzen reacted. He also returns to hospital to watch the identical operation performed on a fellow sufferer. Of the treatment he received, he says, "If I have a quarrel with our brilliant medical profession it is that the information they have they simply share among themselves. On the whole, the patient is something into which they stick things and from which they take things. They do it all brilliantly but they forget there is a frightened, sensitive, inquisitive person hiding inside." Producer Nicola Glucksmann Cheslaw
Series editor Michael Latham
● INFORMATION: write to [address removed]; phone [number removed].


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Lynn Redgrave
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Michael Latham

: Lovejoy

Light-hearted drama series about a roguish antiques dealer, starring Ian McShane
Raise the Hispanic. While attending a society wedding Lovejoy overhears a row between a rich landowner and his new son-in-law. That night Lovejoy discovers that the young man has been murdered, but nobody will believe him because the body has mysteriously disappeared.
Episode wntten by Douglass Watkinson Producer Richard Everitt
Director Bill Hays


Unknown: Ian McShane
Producer: Richard Everitt
Director: Bill Hays
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Ralph Peagram: Frank Windsor
Amanda Peagram: Sylvestrale Touzel
Frances Beauchamp: Catherine Schell
Bill Fredericks: Michael Medwin
Roger Hall: Robert Gwilym
Sgt Hartley: Tony Selby
DI Burgess: Andrew Forbes
Malcolm Tandy: Bryan Pringle
Henry Miller: John Sharp
Marion: Justine Glenton
Helen Beauchamp: Katey Newell

: Points of View

Anne Robinson presents a selection of viewers' opinions on BBCtv programmes. Producer Bernard Newnham ● STEREO
0 WRITE TO: Points of View, BBCtv Centre. London W 12 7RJ; or you can telephone on 08 1 -[number removed]● RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page 92


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Regional News
Weather John Kettley
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: CIA: Executive Action

A documentary series taking a comprehensive look at one of the world's most powerful and mysterious organisations.
Executive Action: An examination of how the CIA developed the techniques and methods for executive action - that is, action designed to make individuals "disappear".
"From time to time," recalls former head of CIA operations Richard Bissell, "individuals would appear on the scene and it would be very important to have them disappear."
Fidel Castro was a prime target for CIA assassination attempts and tonight's programme reveals the full extent of the CIA's efforts to get rid of him and his allies. The assassins ranged from a mistress turned poisoner, to the Mafia and a former physician to the London Commodity Exchange. From Bolivia there's the real story behind the hunt, capture and execution of Castro's ally - Che Guevara; and from Chile the CIA role in the overthrow of President Salvador Allende.
(Telextext subtitles: page 888)
BBC Book: CIA: A History by John Ranelagh, price £15.95 from booksellers.


Interviewee: Richard Bissell
Executive producer: George Carey
Series producer: Peter Molloy

: GungHo

A broad comedy of international misunderstanding featuring the star of Batman and the new
Batman Returns, Michael Keaton
The only way to save the waning prosperity of Hadleyville, Pennsylvania, is to send factory foreman
Hunt Stevenson to Tokyo. His mission is to convince the mammoth
Assan Motors to relocate their next factory in his home town.
Director Ron Howard
0 FILMS: pages 39-45


Unknown: Michael Keaton
Unknown: Hunt Stevenson
Director: Ron Howard
Hunt Stevenson: Michael Keaton
Audry: Mimi Rogers
Buster: George Wendt
Kazihiro: Gedde Watanabe
Willie: John Turburro
Mr Sakamoto: Soh Yamamura
Saito: Sab Shimono
Googie: Rick Overton
Paul: Clint Howard

: Weather

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