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: Ceefax Pages

: Animal World

With Philippa Forrester.
Nature series. Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.

: Pigeon Street

Last in the cartoon series. Rpt

: Playdays

Today: the Why Bird Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews news makers.
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News and Weather


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Morning Worship

Harvest thanksgiving service from St Bartholomew's Church, Ducklington, Oxfordshire.
Hymns include: Come Ye Thankful People Come; To Thee 0 Lord, Our Hearts We Raise; We Plough the Fields and Scatter.

: See Hear!

Magazine programme for deaf and hard of hearing people.
This week, a look at problems digital phones can cause hearing-aid users. With signing and subtitles.

: A Canterbury Tale

Drama starring Eric Portman
Sheila Sim
Three wartime pilgrims on their way to Canterbury discover that the girls in a quiet Kent village are frightened to go out at night because of a mysterious man who pours glue in their hair.
With Dennis Price, John Sweet , Esmond Knight and Charles Hawtrey.
Directors Michael Powell and Emenc Pressburger
(1944) 8/W pages 67-74


Unknown: Eric Portman
Unknown: Sheila Sim
Unknown: John Sweet
Unknown: Esmond Knight
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey.
Directors: Michael Powell

: CountryFile

With John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55pm. Stereo


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Followed by On the Record
Analysis of the week's political events withjohn Humphrys.

: Grand Prix

Live coverage from Estoril, Portugal. With commentary by Murray Walker and Jonathan Palmer. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Jonathan Palmer.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. The stalemate continues between Pauline and Arthur.

: If the Worst Happens

Gavin Campbell finds out how to cope in a crisis from paramedic Muriel Abbot.
A Diverse production for BBCtv Subtitled


Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Muriel Abbot.

: Lifeline

Jon Snow appeals on behalf of the "Who Cares?" Trust, which gives support to young people in the care system. (Repeatedon Wednesday at 3.30pm)
DONATIONS: Jon Snow[address removed] (Telephone free on 0[number removed])


Unknown: Jon Snow
Unknown: Jon Snow.

: Nanny Knows Best

This week, Nanny Smith talks to parents who have children with sleeping problems. Series producer Pat Holland
Executive producer Nikki Cheetham


Talks: Nanny Smith
Producer: Pat Holland
Producer: Nikki Cheetham

: The Clothes Show

Pop idols Take That have a break from touring to reveal their wardrobe, while young shoe designers Lawler Duffy put their best feet forward.
The search starts tonight for the Bride of the Year, with a honeymoon in Barbados awaiting the eventual winners. With Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus.
Executive producer Roger Casstles


Designers: Lawler Duffy
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Songs of Praise

This week, a visit to the Yesterday's Farming show at Crewkerne in south Somerset to see how the harvest was brought in a century ago. Alan Titchmarsh celebrates the rural ways of a past generation and sees how their modern-day counterparts cope with life in the countryside. Among the hymns are harvest favourites We Plough the Fields and Scatter and Come Ye Thankful People Come.
Producer Allan Lee ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Allan Lee
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Keeping Up Appearances

Hyacinth agrees to meet the Ladies' Luncheon Club special guest at the railway station, but the assignment proves more difficult than she imagined. With Patricia Routledge , Clive Swift , Josephine Tewson ,
Judy Cornwell , Geoffrey Hughes , Mary Millar and David Griffin.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Judy Cornwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Hughes
Unknown: Mary Millar
Unknown: David Griffin.
Written By: Roy Clarke

: Lovejoy

Lovejoy is menaced by a private debt collector, causing him to attempt to hijack one of Charlotte's auctions.
Episode written by Roger Marshall
Producer Jo Wright : Director Nick Laughland


Written By: Roger Marshall
Producer: Jo Wright
Director: Nick Laughland
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Charlotte Cavendish: Caroline Langrishe
Beth: Diane Parish
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Litvak: Kenneth Cranham
SnipSaunders: John Grillo
Rathbone: Colin Salmon
Jerry Boyle: James Nesbitt

: Birds of a Feather

A spate of burglaries throws suspicion on Sharon and Tracey. But can they rely on Dorien to take their side?

Episode written by Geoff Rowley
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Writer: Geoff Rowley
Director/Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Garth: Matthew Savage
Reg: Gareth Armstrong

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Screen One: Royal Celebration

A bittersweet drama about a street party held in a suburban London square to mark the 1981 Royal Wedding. After two years of the Thatcher administration there is recession and unrest, but the economic boom is just around the corner.
Meanwhile, there's the fairytale wedding of Charles and Diana to celebrate.
Among the assorted revellers at the party is veteran comic actor Leslie Phillips, and Bread star Peter Howitt. The screenplay is by William Humble, whose previous Screen One credits include Hancock.


Writer: William Humble
Producer: Jacinta Peel
Director: Ferdinand Fairfax
Mandy: Caroline Goodall
Neil: Rupert Graves
Sally: Minnie Driver
Jim: Peter Howitt
Douglas: Kenneth Cranham
Anita: Gaye Brown
Johnny: Leslie Phillips

: Heart of the Matter

A Suitable Case for Treatment? For the past four years a 59-year-old sex abuser of children has been trying to persuade doctors to castrate him, without success. The doctors want instead to treat him with drugs, and argue that whereas a sex-change castration is based on "free and informed" consent, this man's desire for such drastic treatment is based on fear. But what if he belie ves that it is the only way he can be prevented from further offences? He has rejected drugs because of possible side effects, and because he does not believe he has the self-discipline necessary to make regular clinical visits. Instead, he wants an irreversible operation.
Doesn't he have the right to choose? Shouldn't he be allowed the operation for the sake of potential victims? Producer Kim Gordon
Series producer Michael Waterhouse
A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Producer: Kim Gordon
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Sunday Too Far Away

Drama starring
Jack Thompson Foley and "Black"
Arthur battle it out for the position of top man in the harsh, boozy, isolated world of Australian sheep shearing.
Director Ken Hannam (1975)
FILM REVIEWS pages 67-74


Unknown: Jack Thompson
Director: Ken Hannam
Foley: Jack Thompson
Ivy: Phyllis Ophel
Black Arthur: Peter Cummins
OldGarth: Reg Lyle
Barman: John Charman
Michael Simpson: Gregory Apps

: Golf: Ryder Cup

Highlights of the climax to the three-day Ryder Cup competition.

: Weather

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