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: Breakfast News

Presented by Andrew Harvey and Sally Magnusson.


Presented By: Andrew Harvey
Presented By: Sally Magnusson.

: Kilroy

Topical discussion.

: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Zoe Ball.
Playground Stop. Rpt


Unknown: Zoe Ball.

: 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 11.20 Touch of Love
11.30 Patric Walker 's Video Horoscope
11.40 Obsessions 11.50 Phone-In 12.00 News Subtitled; Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Will Hanrahan
Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

Veteran broadcaster Charlie Chester is Judi Spiers 's guest today.


Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Judi Spiers

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: Going for Gold

European quiz, with Henry Kelly.


Presenter: Henry Kelly

: Columbo

Old Fashioned Murder. A woman plans murder when her brother threatens to close down the family-owned museum. With Peter Falk and Joyce Van Patten.


Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Joyce van Patten.

: 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

A 12-part sci-fi comedy thriller.
7: Sean is concerned with a life-and-death matter, while Watt finds out about money.
Written by Pip and Jane Baker


Unknown: Jane Baker

: The Addams Family

Cartoon fun. Rpt

: Newsround

: The Lowdown

Children's documentary series. The Exchange. The children of Rotherham in South Yorkshire and Gorlovka in the Ukraine are bound by a common industrial culture - coal-mining. This intimate "fly-on-the-wall" film follows the British teenagers as they embark on an exchange visit to their twin town in the former Soviet Union - a trip that's full of surprises.

: Neighbours

Gaby is alarmed by Wayne's aggressive behaviour.

: Six O'Clock News

With Moira Stuart and Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: The Brittas Empire

Comedy series starring Chris Barrie
An Inspector Calls. The leisure centre is due a visit from a council inspector, but a loose pigeon has everyone in a flap.
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
Linda: Jill Greenacre

: EastEnders

Michelle and Sharon try to pick up the pieces after their encounter with Dougie.
Written by Susan Boyd
(For cast see Thursday)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Susan Boyd

: How Do They Do That?

It seems that the public really wanted to know How Do They Do That?
Not only has the programme been watched by between 10 and 11 million people each week but thousands of viewers wrote in with suggestions for future items. Producer John Longley
says: "We have received enough ideas from the public to make several series - although we've also got a few ideasofourown."
Tonight presenters
Desmond Lynam and Jenny Hull reveal the tricks of the trade for the last time in this series. However, there are plans - as well as enough ideas - for a new series to be broadcast next year. ProducerGill Stribling-Wright Executive producer Alan Boyd
A RegGrundy/Telepictures production for
BBCtv Stereo


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

: Points of View

Anne Robinson presents viewers' opinions on BBC programmes. This week the people of Jersey air their views. Producer Bernard Newnham
WRITE TO: Points of View, BBCtv Centre, London W 12 7RJ: or phone or fax on: [number removed].


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Bernard Newnham

: Nine O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Keeping Up Appearances

More classic comedy from the first series starring
Patricia Routtedge
Hyacinth is looking forward to soaking up a little culture at her favourite stately home, but not all goes to plan.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


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

: The Riff Raff Element

Debbie Horsfield 's six-part comedy of class conflict featuring the Belcher and Tundish families.
2: Pet and Alister finally prepare to leave for Italy, while Joanna is not the only one to fall pregnant at Tundish Hall.
Producer Liz Trubridge Director Rick Stroud


Unknown: Debbie Horsfield
Producer: Liz Trubridge
Director: Rick Stroud
Acky: Trevor Peacock
Maggie: Susan Brown
Pet: Mossie Smith
Carmen: Jayne Ashbourne
Declan: Cal MacAmnch
Nathan: Ashley Wright
Roger: Ronald Pickup
Phoenix: Pippa Guaro
Mortimer: Richard Hope
Joanna: Celia Imrie
Boyd: Nicholas Farrell
Alister: Greg Wise
Oliver: Stewart Pile

: Omnibus

Sir John Betjeman
In the week that a collection of Sir John Betjeman's letters is published, this documentary reflects on one of our most popular and engaging poets.
Betjeman's poetry was accessible: it told of suburban correctness and indiscretions, urban loneliness and sadness and he made many films for the BBC which he felt were poems in their way, too.
This portrait includes extracts from his much-loved Metro/and, comments from some of his admirers such as Professor Malcolm Bradbury and Barry Humphries , as well as a sprinkling of classic Betjeman quotes ("I've always admired people who were taller than myself. I like freckles, turned-up noses, wide-apart grey-blue eyes and locks thrown loosely back, and sulky lips and a hint of latent power.").
There are some rare insights, too, from Lady (Mary) Wilson and Betjeman's daughter, Candida Lycett-Green , who puts the record straight on some of the myths that have built up around him. This programme launches a brief Betjeman season, starting on Saturday afternoon with the seven-part series Time with Betjeman. Director Rick Stroud
Series editor Nigel Williams


Unknown: Sir John Bet
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Barry Humphries
Unknown: Candida Lycett-Green
Director: Rick Stroud
Editor: Nigel Williams

: The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Drama starring Peter Finch
A dramatic re-creation of the two trials which saw Wilde jailed for his homosexuality.
Director Ken Hughes (1960)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-48


Unknown: Peter Finch
Director: Ken Hughes
Oscar Wilde: Peter Finch
Sir Edward Carson: James Mason
Constance Wilde: Yvonne Mitchell
Sir Edward Clarke: Nigel Patrick
Lord Alfred Douglas: John Fraser
Marquis of Queensberry: Lionel Jeffries
Ada Leverson: Maxine Audley

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.45 Executive Business Club: scrambled 130341143.15 Legal Network TV: scrambled

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