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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

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

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
This morning's heats feature
Seoul's quintuple gold medallist Matt Biondi and Britain's
Mike Fibbens in the men's 100m freestyle and the unorthodox Californian Janet Evans in the women's 400m freestyle.
The heats of the men's and the women's eights and the coxed pairs, with British brothers Greg and Jonny Searle.
The start of the men's and women's singles. With John Barrett and Virginia Wade.
A new Olympic sport, and Britain has hopes of a women's doubles medal. With Craig Reedie.
Modern Pentathlon
The cross-country discipline.
Plus gymnastics and boxing.
Including at
10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00* News; Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Matt Biondi
Unknown: Mike Fibbens
Unknown: Janet Evans
Unknown: Jonny Searle.
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Virginia Wade.
Unknown: Craig Reedie.

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours


: Olympic Grandstand and Racing

From Glorious Goodwood.
2.30 California Stakes (1 m)
3.10 Gordon Stakes (1 m 4f)
3.45 William Hill Stewards ' Cup (6f)
4.150akTree Stakes (7f).
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and Julian Wilson.
Tennis and Badminton Singles and doubles action.
Coverage of the women's 400m freestyle final, due off at 5pm, and the men's 100m freestyle.
Harry Carpenter with news of the early bouts.


Unknown: William Hill Stewards
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Neighbours

There are a few hiccups at
Helen's wedding. Harold signs himself out of hospital.
(For cast see Wednesday. Shorn at 1 30pm) STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando.
Weather Rob McElwee
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: May to December

Comedy about a love that bridges the generation gap, written by Paul A Mendelson.
I'm Old Fashioned. Zoe doesn't want the baby brought up with prejudices from another age, even if that age is Alec's.
Director John Kilby
Producer Sharon Bloom
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Written By: Paul A Mendelson.
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Sharon Bloom
Alec Cullender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Callender: Lesley Dunlop
Miss Flood: Frances White
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Jamie: Paul Venables
Roy: Paul Raynor
Sonia: Isabelle Lucas
Dangerfield: Pip Miller
Larry: Jonty Stephens
Bernard: Trevor Danby
Mrs Codling: Jacqueline Leonard

: EastEnders

Michelle's life and loves are forging ahead. Surely nothing can spoil her day?
This week's episodes written by Susan Boyd
Producer Helen Greaves Director Philip Casson ●STEREO


Written By: Susan Boyd
Producer: Helen Greaves
Director: Philip Casson
Sharon Mitchell: Letitia Dean
Grant Mitchell: Ross Kemp
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Clyde Tavernier: Steven Woodcock
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Mrs Hewitt: Elizabeth Power
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Hattie Tavernier: Michelle Gayle
Steve Elliot: Mark Monero
Sam Butcher: Danniella Westbrook
Ricky Butcher: Sid Owen
Rachel Kominski: Jacquetta May
Jules: Tommy Eytle
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Paula: Lisa Jacobs

: Olympics Today

Desmond Lynam rounds up the the day's action in Barcelona. In the men's 100m freestyle, American Matt Biondi was aiming to become the first man to win a swimming gold in three different Olympics; in the women's 400m freestyle, Janet Evans , the tiny Californian with the ungainly windmill stroke, began the defence of the first of her three 1988 Olympic titles; and Britain's men's hockey team took on the much-fancied
Germans. Plus news of badminton, tennis, and the modern pentathlon.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Matt Biondi
Unknown: Janet Evans

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Porridge

Classic comedy written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Ronnie Barker
A Storm in a Teacup. Fletcher's routine is disturbed when pilfered pills come his way.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais.
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher,: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Harry Grout: Peter Vaughan
Harris: Ronald Lacey
Warren: Sam Kelly

: Olympic Grandstand

The climax of the women's team final from the Palau Sant Jordi. Except for 1984, when they boycotted the Los Angeles Games, the USSR have won every women's team gold since 1952. But the Soviet Union no longer exists, so which nation will triumph tonight?
Commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
The featherweight final at the Pavello l'Espanya Industrial.
Nairn Suleymanoglu , an ethnic Turk who defected from
Bulgaria to Turkey in 1986, won this category in Seoul. He is just five-foot high and weighs less than ten stone.
Commentary by David Vine.
The finals of the men's and women's half-heavyweight competitions. Ray Stevens and Josie Horton are Britain's entrants. Commentary by Jim Neilly.


Unknown: Palau Sant
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.
Unknown: Nairn Suleymanoglu
Commentary By: David Vine.
Unknown: Ray Stevens
Unknown: Josie Horton
Commentary By: Jim Neilly.

: High Anxiety

Tonight's Midnight Movie is an affectionate pastiche of Hitchcock films directed by and starring
Mel Brooks
Strange happenings greet
Dr Richard H Thorndyke on his appointment as head of the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous.
(Tomorrow's Midnight Movie is Cannon) ● FILMS: pages 44-51


Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Dr Richard H Thorndyke
Richard H Thorndyke: Mel Brooks
Victoria Brisbane: Madeline Kahn
Nurse Charlotte DieseL: Cloris Leachman
Dr Charles Montague: Harvey Korman
Brophy: Ron Carey
Professor Lilloman: Howard Morris
Dr Phillip Wentworth: Dick van Patten

: Weather

: BBC Select

Executive Business Club: this specialist night-time service of management training programmes is now scrambled and available only to subscribers. For information write to [address removed], or telephone (free) 0[number removed].

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