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: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb and Jill Dando.


Presenter: Justin Webb
Presenter: Jill Dando.

: Kilroy

Topical discussion.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Chris Jarvis
Playground Stop.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Including 10.40 Problem-solving with Will Hanrahan 10.45 Needlecraft 11.00 News
(Subtitled) Regional News; Weather 11.10 Star Guest of the Day 11.20Touch of Love 11.30 Patric Walker 's Video Horoscope 11.40
Obsessions 11.50 Agony Phone-in 12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather
HOTLINE: [number removed](24 hours), or write to: PO Box 9000. Birmingham B5 7AN.


Unknown: Will Hanrahan
Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

Judi Spiers introduces more star guests and surprises.


Introduces: Judi Spiers

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: The Great British Quiz

The first of the quarter-finals in this general knowledge quiz.

: Columbo

Try and Catch Me. Top actress
Ruth Gordon plays a crime writer who hatches her own murder plot to avenge the death of her niece. But with Columbo on the case, the closing chapter is not a happy one. With Peter Falk and Mariette Hartley.


Unknown: Ruth Gordon
Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Mariette Hartley.

: Tom and Jerry's Greatest Hits

Cartoon fun.

: Noddy

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Marlene Marlowe Investigates

Live action cartoon starring Kate Copstick.
Written by Roy Apps


Unknown: Kate Copstick.
Written By: Roy Apps

: Watt on Earth

Third of a 12-part sci-fi comedy thriller. Watt's hunger leads him to take risks. Written by Pip Baker. and Jane Baker.


Written By: Pip Baker.
Unknown: Jane Baker.

: The Addams Family

Cartoonfun. Rpt

: Newsround

: The Lowdown

Children's documentary series.
Happy Birthday to You. A fast-moving and thought-provoking snapshot of how children celebrate their favourite day. It also looks beyond the cards, presents and parties to uncover some unusual and touching stories - potent reminders that birthdays are about much more than presents.

: Neighbours

Debbie tells Rick about her feelings for Harvey. Gaby finds good reason to question
Philip's managerial ability.


Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Lauren Carpenter: Sarah Vandenbergh
Cameron Hudson: Benjamin Mitchell
Beth Brennan: Natalie Imbruglia
Philip Martin: Ian Rawlings
Rick Alessi: Dan Falzon
Phoebe Gottlieb: Simone Robertson
Stephen Gottlieb: Lochie Daddo
Wayne Duncan: Jonthan Lee
Russeli Butler: Stephen Whittaker
Harvey Johnson: Damien Foley

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Penny Tranter


Newsreader: Martyn Lewis
Newsreader: Andrew Harvey
Weather: Penny Tranter

: The Brittas Empire

Another chance to see the second series of this popular comedy, first screened in 1991/2 and starring Chris Barrie
Back from the Dead. The centre is unusually popular.
Word is out that Brittas is dead.
Written by Richard Feegen and Andrew Norriss Director/Producer Mike Stephens


Unknown: Chris Barrie
Written By: Richard Feegen
Written By: Andrew Norriss
Producer: Mike Stephens
Gordon Brittas: Chris Barrie
Helen Brittas: Pippa Haywood
Laura Lancing: Julia St John
Colin Wetherby: Michael Burns
Julie: Judy Flynn
Tim: Russell Porter
Gavin: Tim Marriott
Carole: Harriet Thorpe

: EastEnders

Sharon and Michelle want an early night, but the unpredictable Dougie has other plans.

: How Do They Do That?

The programme that goes behind the scenes in the worlds of science, sport, medicine and show business. With
Desmond Lynam and Jenny Hull.
Producers John Longley , Gill Stribling-Wright Executive producer Alan Boyd
A Reg Grundy/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 Truro in Cornwall air their views.
Producer Bernard Newnham
WRITET0: Points ofView, BBCtv Centre. London W 12 7RJ; or phone or fax on: [number removed].


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Bernard Newnham

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Keeping Up Appearances

Acclaimed comedy starring Patricia Routledge
Another chance to see the six-part series that first launched the delightfully fragrant Hyacinth Bucket onto an unsuspecting world in 1990. Tonight's introduction to Hyacinth reveals her as a woman obsessed with image, whose quest for perfection is not always successful.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Written By: Roy Clarke
Producer: Harold Snoad
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Rose: Shirley Stelfox
Liz: Josephine Tewson
Richard: Clive Swift
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
MrOxley: James Ottaway

: Omnibus

Gielgud: Scenes from Nine Decades
From the stage of the Old Vic Theatre , where he first walked on in 1921, one of Britain's greatest actors Sir John Gielgud reflects on a career that has spanned over seven decades.
Shown to coincide with Gielgud's 90th birthday this week, the programme, narrated by Kenneth Branagh , includes footage of his key performances as well as past interviews with him where he discussed his work, his life and his world. It also gives an insight into the actor and the man through the views of colleagues such as Sir Peter Hall , who reveals that he sometimes thinks of Gielgud as a "terrible old rascal sitting in the rehearsal room doing The Times crossword with an enormous fag ash hanging out of his mouth!" and Sir Alec Guinness who describes Gielgud's voice as "like silver trumpets muffled in silk".
From mainstream Hollywood to avant garde theatre,
Gielgud's appetite for work seems insatiable - in fact, while filming this documentary, he also recorded a radio version of King Lear (heard on Sunday on Radio 3), a television play and a cameo in the new sequel to Gone with the Wind.
Producers Charles Chabot and Ann Hummel
Series editor Nigel Williams
Andrew Duncan interview with Sir John Gielgud
See Feature page 28


Subject: Sir John Gielgud
Narrator: Kenneth Branagh
Speaker: Sir Peter Hall
Speaker: Sir Alec Guinness
Editor: Nigel Williams

: Arthur

The hit comedy in which John Gielgud, subject of this evening's Omnibus, gave an Academy Award winning performance as the gentleman's gentleman. Co-starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli
Spending money like water and drinking like a fish, playboy Arthur Bach will flush his chances of inheritance down the drain unless he marries a respectable heiress. Instead, Arthur falls for impoverished Linda Marolla.
Director Steve Gordon (1981)


Director: Steve Gordon
Arthur Bach: Dudley Moore
Linda Marolla: Liza Minnelli
Hobson: John Gielgud
Martha Bach: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Susan johnson: Jill Eikenberry
Burl Johnson: Stephen Elliot
Ralph Marolla: Barney Martin

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.45 Executive Business Club: scrambled 13532706 3. 15 Legal Network TV: scrambled

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