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: Breakfast News

News every quarter hour.

: Kilroy

Robert Kilroy-Silk presents his topical studio discussion.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Ross King

Ross King 's guest is soap actor of the year, Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale in EastEnders).
VIEWERS' QUIZ: see Tuesday


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Adam Woodyatt

: Playdays

With Toby Anstis.
Today: the Dot Stop.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Good Morning... with Anne and Nick

Daily magazine presented by Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.
10.50 Green Giants with Toyah Willcox
11.00 News (Subtitled); weather
11.10 Secret Life of Women
11.25 Library of Romance
11.30 Video Stars
11.35 Travel
11.45 Agony Aunt Phone-in with Claire Rayner
12.00 News (Subtitled); weather
HOTLINE: see Friday


Presented By: Anne Diamond
Presented By: Nick Owen.
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Pebble Mill

Val Doonican is Judi Spiers's guest on today's programme.


Presenter: Judi Spiers
Guest: Val Doonican

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

: Eldorado

: Hawaii Five-0

Classic police series, starring Jack Lord
The Burning Ice.
Dr Alex Southmore discovers he has become a suspect in the murder of his wife. With guest star
Jackie Cooper.


Unknown: Dr Alex Southmore
Unknown: Jackie Cooper.

: Primetime

Roy Castle and Maggie Philbin return with a report from John Pitman on intimacy in later life. Plus latest developments in the treatment of arthritis.


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: John Pitman

: The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends

With Andi Peters.
Animated country tales in which Buzzy Bee discovers the mysteries of nature.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Bitsa

Imaginative recycling ideas with Caitlin Easterby
and Simon Pascoe.


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: The Fwog Pwince the Twuth!

Rik Mayall reads the final part of the story for Jackanory.


Unknown: Rik Mayall

: Quick Draw McGraw


: The Animals of Farthing Wood

A 13-part animation of Colin Dann 's classic stories about developers who drive the animals of Farthing Wood from their homes. With the voice of Ron Moody.


Unknown: Colin Dann

: Newsround

: The Return of the Psammead

First of a six-part period drama series for children by Helen Cresswell , after the novels by E Nesbit.
Four strange children arrive at the White House.


Unknown: Helen Cresswell
George: Toby Uffindeil-Philups
Ellie/Harriet: Laura Clarke
Pip: Leonard Kirby
Lucy: Viccia Very
The Psammead: Francis Wright
Bessie: Polly Kemp

: Neighbours

Paul finds a way of getting some quick money and an even quicker way of losing it. Pressure is put on Glen to drop the lawsuit against Paul. Lucy and Beth play a prank on the boys.


Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Lucy Robinson: Melissa Bell
Helen: Daniels Annehaddy
Todd Landers: Kristian Schmid
Caroline Alessi: Gillian Blakeney
Christina Robinson: Gayle Blakeney
Josh Anderson: Jeremy Angerson
Dorothy Burke: Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel: Ben Geurens
Doug Willis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Sue Jones
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakel
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Phoebe Bright: Simone Robertson
FayeHudson: Lorraine Bayly
Glen Donnelly: Richard Huggett
Brenda Riley: Genevieve Lemon
Guy Carpenter: Andrew Williams
Lou Carpenter: Tom Oliver
David Brennan: Simon Stokes
Shannon Keene: Bindi Edwardes

: Six O'Clock News

Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Eldorado

Drew has severe stomach pains and Gwen fears the worst.
Terry discovers that Marcus has a very short fuse - why does he look so pleased?
Episode written by Juliet Ace (For castsee Monday.
Repeated on Friday at 1. 50pm)


Written By: Juliet Ace

: Tomorrow's World

What's new in science, technology and medicine.
Some scientists believe that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a giant meteorite hitting the earth. Could the same thing happen again - to us? And how would we defend ourselves?
One plan is for a nuclear weapon 10,000 times more powerful than anything we've had before. On a more cheerful note, the programme takes a look at how science is now turning its attention to one of the great mysteries of wine-making - how to make champagne bubbles last longer. With Judith Hann , Howard
Stableford, Kate Bellingham and Carmen Pryce. Producer Jack Weber Editor Dana Purvis
INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed](calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times).


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Unknown: Carmen Pryce.
Producer: Jack Weber
Editor: Dana Purvis

: The Morecambe and Wise Classics

Ernie Wise introduces highlights from some of the much-loved comedy double act's Christmas shows, which were broadcast on BBCtv from 1968 to 1978. It was a tradition that each show featured guest stars who would drop by - usually to perform in one of the plays what Ernie wrote - and frequently become the butt of the duo's jokes. Risking their reputation in the clips shown tonight are: Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, Shirley Bassey, Frank Bough, Ian Carmichael, Robert Dougall, Fenella Fielding, Glenda Jackson, Philip Jenkinson, Jack Jones, Penelope Keith, Cliff Michelmore, Patrick Moore, Marian Montgomery, Barry Norman, Michael Parkinson, Andre Previn, Eric Porter, Angela Rippon, Eddie Waring, Richard Whitmore, Peter Woods.
Presented by Robin Nash.
Producers John Ammonds, Ernest Maxin


Introduces: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Marian Montgomery
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Peter Woods.
Presented by: Robin Nash
Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Clive James - Fame in the Twentieth Century

In this eight-part series Clive James uses archive material and his own distinctive commentary to examine the nature of fame.
The phenomenon of being famous has changed radically in the 20th century as the growth of the mass media has shaped the public's perception of who is a celebrity and why. Tracing the development of fame through the century, James highlights key figures who emerged in many different walks of life. Among those featured in this first programme are Elvis Presley , Madonna, the Princess of Wales, Charlie Chaplin ,
Lawrence of Arabia,
Greta Garbo and Rudolph Valentino. Executive producer Richard Drewett Series producer Beatrice Ballard
The Clive James interview on the fame game SEE FEATURE page 30


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Rudolph Valentino.
Producer: Richard Drewett
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Unknown: Clive James

: Madame Sousatzka

Drama about a flamboyant and eccentric piano teacher, starring
Shirley MacLaine Peggy Ashcroft
Twiggy Madame Sousatzka teaches
"not only how to play, but how to live". When 14-year-old
Manek comes for lessons, his cultural education begins and he is forced to balance the needs of his mother with the aspirations of Madame.
Director John Schiesinger ● SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Twiggy Madame Sousatzka
Director: John Schiesinger
Madame Sousatzka: Shirley MacLaine
Lady Emily: Peggy Ashcroft
Jenny: Twiggy
Manek: Navin Chowdhry
Sushila: Shaba Naazmi
Ronnie Blum: Leigh Lawson
Mr Cordle: Geoffrey Bayldon
Vincent Pick: Lee Montague

: Weather

: BBC Select

Accountancy Television: scrambled transmission
INFORMATION: write to. [address removed]

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