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: Ceefax Pages

: -8.15am Noah's Ark

With Philippa Forrester. Stereo
The story of Noah. Rpt

: Playdays

Today: the Playground 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

: Faith to Faith

Gabby and Colin got married in July. She is Jewish, he Christian.

: This Is the Day

Noel Battye visits Bristol and the oldest Methodist chapel in the world.


Unknown: Noel Battye

: See Hear!

Today, a a report on the Festival of Deaf Culture. With signing and subtitles.

: Winning

For people who run their own businesses. What do cars and cockroaches have in common?

: Careering Ahead

The series returns with advice for older people on finding work.

: Measure for Measure

Stories about the history of measurement. Today: shoe sizes. A Windfall Films production for BBCtv

: Take Nobody's Word for It

The do-it-yourself science programme.

: CountryFile

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


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

Analysis of the week's political events with John Humphrys.


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.

: The Lady Vanishes

Thriller set in 1939 Bavaria. A British nanny goes missing during a train journey back to
England. An American heiress she has befriended tries to solve the mystery.
Director Anthony Page (1979) Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages45-52


Robert Condon: Elliott Gould
Amanda Kelly: Cybill Shepherd
MissFroy: Angela Lansbury
DrHartz: Herbert Lom
Charters: Arthur Lowe
Caldicott: Ian Carmichael
Mr Todhunter: Gerald Harper
Baroness Kisling: Jean Anderson

: If the Worst Happens

Gavin Campbell finds out how to deal with fractures. Last in the series.
A Diverse production for BBCtv Subtitled


Unknown: Gavin Campbell

: Stay Tooned!

Tony Robinson takes a look at violence in cartoons. subtitled


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Nanny Knows Best

What can we do if our children turn into little monsters?
Nanny Smith is on hand to help. Series producer Pat Holland
Executive producer Nikki Cheetham


Producer: Pat Holland
Producer: Nikki Cheetham

: The Clothes Show

Britain's navy once depended on a cloth made from the cannabis plant, which was later declared illegal. Now it's poised to make a triumphant comeback as a natural fibre.
There's also a look at one of this autumn's fashion hits, the long cardigan. Presented by Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus.
Executive producer Roger Casstles


Presented By: Jeff Banks
Presented By: Caryn Franklin
Presented By: Brenda Emmanus.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: News

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes reveals the romantic story of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland, and joins the people of Dunfermline as they celebrate the 900th anniversary of the woman who transformed the religious and political life of her country.
Today's hymns include: King of Glory, Kingof Peace, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent and Christ Is Made the Sure
Producer Stuart Miller ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Stuart Miller
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Keeping Up Appearances

Thinking small doesn't come easy to Hyacinth - just as Richard feared.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Written By: Roy Clarke
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar

: Lovejoy

When Charlotte's boyfriend arrives from New York and asks her to move to Paris,
Lovejoy has to prove to her that Suffolk has its own charms.
Episode written by Douglas Watkinson
Producer Jo Wright ; Director Nick Laughland


Written By: Douglas Watkinson
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
Percy Broderick: Lionel Jeffries
Jonathan Wilsher: Jonathan Hyde
Valerie Endacott: Eve Matheson
DetSgtPulver: Gary Waldhorn
KateHenshaw: Maggie Ollerenshaw
MartinStyles: Wayne Foskett
SteffanHolbeck: Joe Montana

: Birds of a Feather

Dorien's husband Marcus - played by Nickolas Grace - makes a rare appearance in tonight's episode. But even when he disappears Sharon and Tracey aren't too worried - until Dorien starts digging up the garden.
Episode written by Tony Millan and Mike Walling Director Terry Kinane
Producer Charlie Hanson
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Played By: Nickolas Grace
Written By: Tony Millan
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Barry: Morgan Jones

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Screen One: Tender Loving Care

Inspired by the real-life case of four nurses in Austria who were tried for the murder of 42 patients in their care, this chilling drama stars comedian Dawn French in her first serious role, as an apparently irreproachable carer.
It is written by Lucy Gannon (Peak Practice and Soldier, Soldier), herself a former night nurse. "When we look for outward signs of evil or madness, we are playing the innocent fool. The worst murderer in the world can appear to be the most benevolent, mild, ordinary creature," says Gannon, whose additional drama credits include Testimony of a Child and Keeping Tom Nice.
A strong supporting cast includes Joan Sims, Rosemary Leach, Gemma Jones, and "Kilroy" as himself.
Night nurse Elaine Dobbs may be overworked and underpaid, but she has created a very special atmosphere in her ward and is extremely attentive to her patients. However, rather too many of them are dying.
Producer Louise Panton ; Director Dewi Humphreys


Written By: Lucy Gannon
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Gemma Jones
Unknown: Elaine Dobbs
Producer: Louise Panton
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Elaine Dobbs: Dawn French
Keith Dobbs: Bob Pugh
Mary: Rosemary Leach
Daisy Potter: Joan Sims
Mr Davies: Peter Jones
Mr Watkins: Llewellyn Rees

: Heart of the Matter

Beggar, ThyNeighbour
Some clergymen believe it is wrong to give money to beggars, others that it is our duty. The Bible, of course, encourages generosity, but what of fraudulent beggars on the streets? Heart of the Matter talks to clergy with radically opposed opinions and Joan Bakewell spends a day on the streets with a beggar and meets the priest who occasionally buys a drink for down-and-outs. Producer Nick Stuart
Series producer Michael Waterhouse
A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Nick Stuart
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Shoulder to Shoulder

Six plays being shown to mark the 75th anniversary of the first gaining of the parliamentary vote by women. First shown in 1974, each tells a story about women's fight for equality from 1886 to 1918. ThePankhursts
1898: Dr and Mrs Pankhurst and their four children live comfortably in Manchester.
However, in that year an event occurs which will radically change all their lives.
Written by Ken Taylor
Producer Verity Lambert
Director Waris Hussein Rpt


Unknown: Mrs Pankhurst
Written By: Ken Taylor
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Waris Hussein Rpt
MrsPankhurst: Sian Phillips
Sylvia Pankhurst: Angela Down
Christabel Pankhurst: Patricia Quinn
Dr Pankhurst: Michael Gough

: Weather

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