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: Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Animated adventures.


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Why Don't You..?

Make your own video animation or a magnifying glass? Plus tricks, jokes and recipes.

: Playdays

Playground Stop. Rpt

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Including 10.40 Problem-solving with Will Hanrahan 10.45 Needlecrafts 11.00 News
(Subtitled) Regional News; Weather 11.10 Star Guest of the Day 11.20 Touch of Love 11.30 Patric Walker 's Video Horoscope 11.40
Obsessions 11.50 Agony Phone-In 12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Will Hanrahan
Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

Judi Spiers talks to best-selling horror novelist James Herbert.


Talks: Judi Spiers
Unknown: James Herbert.

: Neighbours

(Detailsat5.35pm) Stereo

: The Great British Quiz

General knowledge quiz.

: Columbo

Publish or Perish. Crime novelist
Mickey Spillane stars as a writer marked for death by his publisher.
Columbo investigates.With Peter Falk , Jack Cassidy and Mariette Hartley.


Unknown: Mickey Spillane
Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Jack Cassidy
Unknown: Mariette Hartley.

: The Flintstones

Animated caveman fun.

: Teddy Trucks

With Toby Anstis.
Last of the animated stories.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Sick as a Parrot

Last in the crossword puzzle series.
COMPETITION: send answers to Sick asa Parrot, BBCtv, Wood Lane, London W 1 2 7RJ.

: Rude Dog and the Dweebs


: Hangar 17

With Mickey Hutton , Colette Brown and Paul Leyshon. Last in the current
Series. Stereo COMPETITION: ring [number removed](maximum call 25p). For rules send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Mickey Hutton
Unknown: Colette Brown
Unknown: Paul Leyshon.
Unknown: Wood Lane

: Gulf

Second of a four-part story.

: Newsround

: Dark Season

Fifth in a six-part sci-fi adventure for children. Legends are past but man's 20th-century monsters are real. Written by Russell T Davies

: Neighbours

Julie's decision about Michael's future creates trouble. Brad surprises Lauren with an announcement.


Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Doug Willis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Sue Jones
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Lou Carpenter: Tom Oliver
Lauren Carpenter: Sarah Vandenbergh
Cameron Hudson: Benjamin Mitchell
Beth Brennan , ,: Natalie Imbrugua
Julie Martin: Julie Mullins
Philip Martin: Ian Rawlings
Hannah Martin: Rebecca Ritters
DebbieMartin: Marnie Reece-Wilmore
Michael Martin: Troy Beckwith
Benito Alessi: George Spatels
Rick Alessi: Dan Falzon
Phoebe Gottlieb: Simone Robertson
Stephen Gottlieb: Lochie Daddo
Wayne Duncan: Jonathan Lee
Russell Butler: Stephen Whittaker

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Holiday

This week, Jill Dando visits
Blackpool which is celebrating the centenary of its famous tower; Sue Cook hires a barge and cruises along the Canal du Midi in southern France, and Paul Gogarty escapes on a desert island holiday in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
Producer Simon Shaw ; Editor Jane Lush


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Paul Gogarty
Producer: Simon Shaw

: EastEnders

Kathy makes a decision which changes her life, while Ricky leaves Frank speechless when he describes his new job.

: How Do They Do That?

The programme that goes behind the scenes in the worlds of science, sport, medicine and show business, to reveal the tricks of the trade. With
Desmond Lynam and Jenny Hull. Producers John Longley , Gill Stribling-Wright Executive producer Alan Boyd
A RegGrundy/Telepictures production for
BBCtv Stereo


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Jenny Hull.
Producers: John Longley
Producers: Gill Stribling-Wright
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Points of View

Anne Robinson presents viewers' opinions on BBC programmes. This week the people of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, air their views. Producer Bernard Newnham
WRITETO: Points of View, BBCtv Centre, London W 1 2 7RJ; or phone orfax on: [number removed].


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Bernard Newnham

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Nine O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons.
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Crimewatch File

Another reconstruction of a major real-life crime featured on the Crimewatch UK series.
Sorry, Sarah. Rapist Tony Snow subjected his three victims to a terrifying ordeal of violence and brutality. Yet, after being caught by police, he wrote them letters expressing his remorse and sorrow. In reconstructing the investigation which led to
Snow's conviction, tonight's programme examines the special relationship police established with the victims and their attacker. Presented by Sue Cook.
Producer Steve Bookbinder
Executive producer Anne Morrison


Presented By: Sue Cook.
Producer: Steve Bookbinder
Producer: Anne Morrison

: Omnibus

Hildegard Sister Hildegard of Bingenwasa 12th
_ century nun, a composer of music, a scientist, painter and visionary. Arraigned by her Abbot for harbouring a suspected witch and for her
"false" visions, Hildegard was eventually vindicated and founded her own women-only religious community at Bingen on the Rhine.
Patricia Routledge plays the multi-talented nun in a dramatic re-creation of Hildegard's heroic career by James Runcie and Nigel Williams. And in case anyone should wonder why the life of a medieval nun should interest a 20th-century audience: a recording of Hildegard's unaccompanied plainsong by the Gothic Voices, A Feather on the Breath of God, won Gramophone magazine's
1983 Record of the Year award.


Unknown: Hildegard Sister Hildegard
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: James Runcie
Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Hildegard: Patricia Routledge
Abbot: Peter Vaughan
Marchioness: Janet Suzman
Ricardis: Amanda Root
Volmar: Michael Byrne
Soldier: Robert Gwilym
Archbishop: Edward Jewesbury
Sisters: Tamsin Heatley
Sisters: Linda Hirst,
Sisters: Louise Kerr

: The Easter Stories

Mary 's Tale. Helen Lederer takes an irreverent look at the life of Mary Magdalene , and reveals the "true" story of her life with the Messiah.


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Mary Magdalene

: Hurry Sundown

Drama starring
Michael Caine
Jane Fonda
Rad McDowell returns from the war to his home in Georgia to find his farm threatened with takeover by a cruel property developer.
Director Otto Preminger (1967)


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Rad McDowell
Director: Otto Preminger
Henry Warren: Michael Caine
Julie Ann Warren: Jane Fonda
Rod McDowell: John Phillip Law
Lou McDowell: Faye Dunaway
ReeveScott: Robert Hooks
RoseScott: Beah Richards
Sheriff Coombs: George Kennedy
Judge Purcell: Burgess Meredith
Vivian Thurlow: Diahann Carroll
Professor Thurlow: Rex Ingram
Lipscomb: Peter Goff
Dolph Higginson: Luke Askew

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.45 Executive Business Club: scrambled 95062419 3.15 Legal Network Television: scrambled

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