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: Breakfast News

Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
Business and financial news.
Followed at 7.00 by the morning news programme. Headlines; news summaries every quarter hour.
Weather, regional and traffic:
Business: 7.12, 7.40, 8.12, 8.40 Sport: 7.23, 7.50, 8.23, 8.50 Editor Bob Wheaton


Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Major Dad

American comedy series.
The Twinkle. When Elizabeth's date for a pop concert drops out at the last minute, Mac saves the day by finding a replacement.

: Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia

First in a rerun of the six-part series that follows an expedition across Ethiopia. Across the Great Salt Desert
The expedition embarks on a six-month journey from the lowest point in Ethiopia to the top of the empire's highest mountain. The starting point is at the bottom of the Danakil depression, 300ft below sea level, one of the hottest and most forbidding places on earth. The prize animal here is the shy, rare wild ass. (Tomorrow the Dahlaks)

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
The Why Bird Stop. .•STEREO


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Barney

Barney is very excited when the fair comes to town.

: Hudson and Halls

The wacky cooking series featuring Antipodean cooks
Peter Hudson and David Halls.
Today's celebrity guest, boxer Frank Bruno , helps his hosts make three chicken dishes - poussins with sage and hazelnut stuffing, the exotic hot-peppered chicken and peanuts, and finally the fiery skewered spatchcock, Thai style.
A Friday production for BBCtv


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: David Halls.
Unknown: Frank Bruno

: News

and Regional News; Weather
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: The High Chaparral: North to Tucson

Victoria saves the life of a man injured in a stagecoach robbery, only to find he has vowed to kill her husband.

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney visits South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall, where one of the great 19th-century mine engines has been restored to full working order.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: News

and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Summer Scene

Live from the National Garden
Festival in Ebbw Vale with Caron Keating and Linda Mitchell.


Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: Linda Mitchell.

: One O'Clock News

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

: Neighbours


: Going for Gold

A new series of the quiz show in which contestants from all over
Europe participate. Hosted by Henry Kelly.
A Grundy production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Knots Landing

Straight Down the Line. Greg is in Washington DC as a candidate for a government job as US trade representative to Japan.


Gary Ewing: Ted Shackleford
Val Gibson: Joan van Ark
Abby Ewing: Donna Mills
Mack Mackenzie: Kevin Dobson
Karen Mackenzie: Michele Lee
Greg Sumner: William Devane
Ted Melcher: Robert Desiderio
Rick Hawkins: Terrence E McNally

: Pot Black Timeframe

For the first time, a new snooker championship where the balls * have to be potted against the clock. The game is launched by Pot Black and six-times world champion Steve Davis, and the former world amateur and 1991 Junior Pot Black champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Commentary by Ted Lowe and Willie Thorne. Presented by Eamonn Holmes.
A White Rabbit production for BBCtv


Snooker Player: Steve Davis
Snooker Player: Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Willie Thorne.
Presented By: Eamonn Holmes.

: f A Place to Call Our Own

A documentary looking at how 46 families spent two years building their own homes.

: Tom and Jerry Triple Bill

Cartoon fun.

: Children's BBC

With Andi Peters.

The All New Popeye Show
Cartoon misadventures with the spinach-guzzling sailor. (Repeat)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters

: What's Wrong with Nell? *

Children's drama about a troubled teenager, set in Canada. i A love note from Neil to his seventh-grade sweetheart falls into the hands of the class tough-guy. Neil is embarrassed and desperate, and locks himself in his room.

: Newsround

News for children.

: Blue Peter in Japan

John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan present their final report on last summer's visit to Japan. The team report from Hiroshima on the city's destruction and rebirth, and explore Japan's hi-tech vision of the future.


Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan

: Neighbours

Jim's desperate search for Paul continues, and Dorothy is persuaded to go into politics.

: Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore and Louise Batchelor , with sports news from Rob Curling. Editor Guy Pelham


Presented By: Guy Michelmore
Presented By: Louise Batchelor
Unknown: Rob Curling.

: Eldorado

Was Bunny imagining things? Freddie comes clean to Gerry, and Marcus plays detective.
Episode written by Gilly Fraser Producer Julia Smith Director Henry Foster
A Cinema Verity/J D y T production for BBCtv 0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p888


Written By: Gilly Fraser
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Henry Foster
Drew Lockhead: Campbell Morrison
Gwen Lockhead: Patricia Brake
Blair Lockhead: Josh Nathan
Nessa Lockhead: Julie Fernandez
Bunny Charlson: Roger Walker
Fizz: Kathy Pitkin
Marcus Tandy: Jesse Birdsall
Pilar Moreno: Sandra Sandri
Antonio: Antonio Jose Navarro
Freddie: Roland Curram
Gerry: Buki Armstrong
Rosemary Webb: Hilary Crane
Stanley Webb: William Lucas
Per Svendsen: Kim Romer
IsabelleLeduc: Framboise Gommendy
Philippe Leduc: Daniel Lombart
Roberto Fernandez: Franco Rey
Maria Fernandez: Maria Sanchez
Joy Slater: Leslee Udwin
Trish Valentine: Polly Perkins
Rosario Fernandez: Stella Maris
Javier Fernandez: Iker Ibanez
Ingrid: Bo Corre
Snowy White: Patch Connolly

: Watchdog

The consumer series I returns to expose new horrors in the high street, hazards in the home and scams and cons. Items planned for tonight's programme include safety on children's bouncy castles, and VAT on school uniforms. With Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton. Editor Sarah Caplin
● HOTLINE: tell Watchdog your story on 08 1 -[number removed]or write to PO Box 5555, London W126WD.
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 12


Unknown: John Stapleton.
Editor: Sarah Caplin

: So Haunt Me

Comedy series written by Paul A Mendelson, creator of May to December, and starring Tessa Peake-Jones, George Costigan, Miriam Karlin.

When Pete faces the spectre of unemployment, Sally turns to the spectre of Willesden.
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Paul A Mendelson
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Caroline Gold
Sally Rokeby: Tessa Peake-Jones
Pete Rokeby: George Costigan
Yetta Feldman: Miriam Karlin
Tammy Rokeby: Laura Simmons
David Rokeby: Jeremy Green
Mr Bloom: David Graham
Stephen Greene: Christopher Baines
Greta: Caroline Bernstein
Darren: Sam Curtis

: The Velvet Claw

I The first of seven I programmes that bring to life some of the extraordinary carnivores and prey that once lived on earth, using animations and 3-D computer graphics.
The Carnassial Connection
With the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs 63 million years ago, different animals developed, all competing to be top predator. Up in the trees, one small shrew-like creature had the secret anatomical weapon that made it supreme hunter. From this insignificant ancestor, the Cimolestes, all our modern dynasties of dogs, cats, bears, and other true carnivores, have evolved. Narrated by Derekjacobi. Producer Mike Beynon


Producer: Mike Beynon

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Panorama

For Fools and Horses?
Horse racing in Britain is in crisis. Is it because it's not run in a business-like way or because the bookies aren't paying their fair share? Jane Corbin investigates the reasons for the decline in the sport of kings. Producer David Rolfe
Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Jane Corbin
Producer: David Rolfe
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Barry Norman casts a critical eye over the new cinema releases.
Films under review are
Christopher Columbus: the Discovery, which features
Marlon Brando in a cameo role; Housesitter starring
Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn; and Bob Roberts , a biting satire on American electioneering, written and directed by, and starring Tim Robbins , recently seen in The Player. Plus a preview of this autumn's new films.
Director Caius Julyan
Producer Bruce Thompson
● COMPETITION: ring 0[number removed](calls charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all othertimes) ● BARRY NORMAN : page 32


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Bob Roberts
Unknown: Tim Robbins
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Cagney and Lacey: To Thine Own Self Be True

Police drama series set in New York and starring Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly

A policewoman is accused of murdering a suspected rapist.


Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Tyne Daly

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden

August. The walled garden continues to be restored and worked as it was 100 years ago. With Peter Thoday and head gardener Harry Dodson. Producer Keith Sheather


Unknown: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson.
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Weather

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