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: Business Breakfast

Analysis of the main stories.

: King of the Road

Today: a visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

: Labour Live

On day two of the Conference John Smith , Leader of the Labour Party, makes his keynote speech.


Leader: John Smith

: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: Bunylp

Animated cartoon. Rpt

: Labour Live stereo

Including 11.00; 12.00 News Subtitled Regional News; Weather
12.55 Regional News; Weather

: Neighbours

Stereo Subtitled

: Going for Gold

Quiz with Henry Kelly , Stereo


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Romantic Comedy

Comedy starring Dudley Moore
Mary Steenburgen
When playwright Jason Carmichael strikes up a partnership with fellow writer Phoebe Craddock , they have some success and some failures. But romantically, it's a failure.
Director Arthur Hiller (1983)
FILM REVIEWS pages 67-74


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Jason Carmichael
Unknown: Phoebe Craddock
Director: Arthur Hiller
Jason Carmichael: Dudley Moore
Phoebe Craddock: Mary Steenburgen
Blanche: Frances Sternhagen
Allison St James: Janet Eilber

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Moomin

Animated adventures.

: Spacevets

The crew of the starship
I Dispensable face the ultimate nightmare of Second Officer
Two as their new captain.

: What's That Noise?

The Tracy Brothers explore Britain's music scene. This week: South Wales, with a look at the U2 Zooropa Tour.
COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (Max call cost 25p). For copy of Rules, send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Wood Lane

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

Mary is still a mystery - where has she come from?
This week's episodes written by Diane WhiUey


Written By: Diane Whiuey

: Neighbours

Doug panics when Jill threatens to tell Pam of their affair. Philip is devasted by Julie's ultimatum.


MadgeBishop: Anne Charleston
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Helen Danieli: Anne Haddy
Dorothy Burke: Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel: Ben Geurens
DougWillis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Su Ejones
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Phoebe Bright: Simone Robertson
LouCarpenter: Tom Oliver
Rick Alessi: Dan Falzon
Julie Martin: Julie Mullins
Philip Martin: Ian Rawlings
Hannah Martin: Rebecca Ritters
DebbieMartin: Marnie Reece-Wilmore
BenitoAlessi: George Spatels
Cathy Alessi: Elspeth Ballantyne
Jill Weir: Lyn Semler
Michael Martin: Troy Beckworth
Stephen Gottlieb: Lochie Daddo

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish.


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Michael Fish.

: The Brittas Empire

Last episode in the series.
Helen's twins are due and she is determined that Laura should drive her to hospital.
Written by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss
Producer Mike Stephens


Written By: Richard Fegen
Written By: Andrew Norriss
Producer: Mike Stephens
Gordon Brittas: Chris Barrie
Helen: Pippa Haywood
Laura: Julia St John
Colin: Michael Burns
Carole: Harriet Thorpe
Julie: Judy Flynn

: EastEnders

Arthur's attempts to console Christine get him into trouble, Sanjay's hopes of a windfall are dashed and Nigel has some visitors from the past. Episode written by Barrie Shore (For cast see Thursday)


Writer: Barrie Shore

: The Skipper

Series following the life of a Newlyn fisherman. Skipper Roger Nowell tows his brother's damaged ship into port, revelling in the situation: "I just love having brother on the end of a piece of rope and he hates it!" The tow rope breaks and his brother is left drifting towards the rocks.
Executive producerSteve Hewlett Series producer Jeremy Mills
The high-seas adventures of skipper Roger Nowell


Unknown: Roger Nowell
Unknown: Roger Nowell

: 2 Point 4 Children

Bill and Rona'sfirstjobis disrupted by Mother Nature.
Written by Andrew Marshall
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Written By: Andrew Marshall
Producer: Richard Boden
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Jenny: Clare Buckfield
David: John Pickard
Tina: Sandra Dickinson
Christine: Kim Benson
Tony: Tom Roberts

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Crimewatch File

Crimewatch reconstructs a major police investigation. Presented by Sue Cook. Double Identity. A supermarket manager is forced to rob his own store while his family is held hostage. Police took a calculated risk when a man they arrested gave information about the gang.
Later, they discovered that all was not what it seemed.
Producer Linda Cleeve
Executive producer Anne Morrison


Presented By: Sue Cook.
Producer: Linda Cleeve
Producer: Anne Morrison

: Omnibus

BBC 1's long-running arts series returns for a new 26-week run with a film about the award-winning Chinese author JungChang. Her personal account of three generations caught in the upheaval of 20th-century
Chinese history has become one of the best-selling non-fiction books of recent years. Chang's grandmother, born in Imperial China in 1909, was sold as a concubine to a Manchurian warlord. The author's mother joined her idealistic young husband on the Long March only to be locked up in later years for "bourgeois crimes".
JungChang herself grew up
In the Cultural Revolution but left China in 1978 and came to Britain on a scholarship; she has remained here ever since. Mischa Scorer's film uses archive footage, interviews with JungChang and her mother De Hong and readings from Wild Swans to tell this extraordinary story. Series editor Nigel Williams


Unknown: De Hong

: Some Like It Hot

This vintage comedy opens an new season of Movie Classics.
It stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe

Chicago 1929: when two musicians witness the St Valentine's Day massacre, they nearly become victims. Their only escape is a jazz band heading for Florida. But it's an all-girl orchestra.


Director: Billy Wilder
Jerry/Daphne: Jack Lemmon
Joe/Josephine: Tony Curtis
Sugar Kane Kowa: Marilyn Monroe
Spats Columbo: George Raft
Mulligan: Pato' Brien
Osgood E Fielding III: Joe E Brown
Little Bonaparte: Nehemiah Persoff
Sweet Sue: Joan Shawlee

: Weather

: BBC Select

Legal Network TV: scrambled.

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