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: Business Breakfast

(Timetable on Monday)

: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb and Sally Magnusson. (Timetable on Monday)


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: Thundercats

With Chris Jarvis and Ratz.
Feline cartoon,


Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: Growing Up Wild

Looking at the largest animals in the oceans, including whales and sharks.

: News

: Playdays

The Roundabout Stop.

: The Flintstones


: News

submied Regional News; Weather

: Quincy

American crime drama continuing the Daily Detective season, starring Jack Klugman.
Has A nybody Here Seen Quincy? When a series of misadventures prevents
Quincy from getting to the office, police ask Chief Coroner Hiro to take charge. Rpt


Unknown: Jack Klugman.
Unknown: Coroner Hiro

: Cartoon

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Pebble Mill


: One O'Clock News

subtitles Weather

: Neighbours

: Going for Gold

European quiz.

: The Rockford Files

Return of the classic private eye series, starring James Garner.
The Kirkoff Case. A man accused of murdering his parents hires Jim to clear his name.


Unknown: James Garner.

: Gourmet Ireland

Jeanne and Paul Rankin prepare dishes with ingredients from the herb garden. A Brian Waddell production for BBCtv


Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: Brian Waddell

: Making Tracks

Second programme in a series looking at steam railways around the world.
With Mary-Jean Hasler and Bob Symes. A Ltneside Location production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mary-Jean Hasler
Unknown: Bob Symes.

: Cartoon

: Peter Pan and the Pirates

With Toby Anstis.
Animation. Stereo


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Hartbeat

Ideas for picture making.

: Newsround

: Byker Grove

A 20-part children's drama. 7: Shakespeare at the Grove!
Written by Judy Forshaw ; A Zenith North production for BBCtv Rpt Stereo


Written By: Judy Forshaw

: Neighbours

Helen isn't the only one who is surprised on her birthday.
(Shorn at 1.30pm) Stereo

: As Pattern A

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Wipeout

The quiz show where contestants identify the right answers from a selection, to avoid wiping out their cash score. A special prize is on offer to the winner, if they're quick enough to make their final selection. With Paul Daniels.
Director/Producer David Taylor
CONTESTANTS: if you would like to take part. please wnte (enclosing an sae) to [address removed]


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Producer: David Taylor

: Countryfile

The series about life in the British countryside this week focuses on the hundreds of village schools that face closure in a new economy drive. In the future, will parents in the countryside have any choice in the education of their children? Plus a look at the weather for the week ahead.
Presented by John Craven. Executive producerTim Manning
(Revised repeat next Sunday)


Presented By: John Craven.

: Birds of a Feather: Loyalty

An episode of the comedy series, starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Is blood thicker than water? Sharon thinks that sisterly bonds should overcome everything, especially husbands. Tracey doesn't agree. Does this mean that it is curtains for the cafe?

An Alomo production for BBCtv


Writer: Gary Lawson
Writer: John Phelps
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Candida Julian-Jones
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou

: Birds of a Feather: The Chigwell Connection

Another chance to see this extended episode.
Tracey and Sharon start a "Free the Chigwell Two" campaign when they discover that the detective who arrested Darryl and Chris may be bent. Featuring guest appearances by Robert Kilroy-Silk and tennis pro David Lloyd.


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Himself: Robert Kilroy
Himself: David Lloyd.

: Main News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: World Cup Grandstand

From the Giants
I Stadium in New York, the first semi-final of the World Cup. Will penalties once again play a crucial and heartbreaking role in deciding which countries will reach the final in Los Angeles next Sunday?
Four years ago, in Italy, the host nation and England suffered when the penalty shoot-out ended their final dreams, beaten by Argentina and West Germany respectively after both matches had ended in a draw after extra-time. By tradition semi-finals are tight, hard-fought affairs with the majority of players agreeingthat it is more disappointing to lose at this stage of a competition than in the final itself.

: Bad Sports

Jo Brand casts a wry eye over some comical sporting moments from the archives.
Director Alexis Girardet ; Producer Gerard Barry


Unknown: Jo Brand
Director: Alexis Girardet
Producer: Gerard Barry

: Nine O'Clock News

As Pattern A at 8.30pm.

: Where Eagles Dare

Wartime adventure with a screenplay by Alistair MacLean, adapted from his novel, and starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood

An elite group of Allied commandos, led by a British intelligence officer, are sent on a seemingly impossible mission. They must find a way into the almost impregnable
Nazi stronghold "Castle of the Eagles" high in the Bavarian Alps and rescue a high ranking American officer.
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Screenplay: Alistair MacLean
Director: Brian G Hutton
Maj John Smith: Richard Burton
Lt Morris Schaffer: Clint Eastwood
Mary Ellison: Mary Ure
Vice Admiral Rolland: Michael Hordern
Col Wyatt Turner: Patrick Wymark
Cartwright-Jones: Robert Beatty
Col Kramer: Anton Diffring
Olaf Christiansen: Donald Houston
Berkeley: Peter Barkworth
Lee Thomas: William Squire

: Brass Target

Post-war thriller starring
Sophia Loren
John Cassavetes
August 1945: General Patton investigates the disappearance of the Reichsbank gold reserve.
Director John Hough (1978)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: John Cassavetes
Director: John Hough
Mara: Sophia Loren
MajorJoeDeLkca: John Cassavetes
Gen GeorgeSPattonJr: George Kennedy
Colonel Donald Rogers: Robert Vaughn
Colonel Mike McCauley: Patrick McGoohan
Shelley/Webber: Max V0nsyd0w
Colonel Stewart: Ed Bishop
Lucky Luciano: Lee Montague
Col WalterGilchrist: Edward Herrmann

: World Cup Grandstand

From the Rose Bowl,
Pasadena, the second semi-final.
Brazil are in this half of the draw as they bid to end their 24 year wait for a fourth world championship title. As pre-tournament favourites they looked impressive in their early matches, but in recent competitions they have been prone to silly mistakes at
Important stages. A third place in Argentina, in 1978, is their best achievement since winning the World Cup for a third time in 1970.

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.00-2.30 VSTV: Cancer Link. The third programme in the seriesfor people with cancer, theirfamilies, their friends and their carers.
(NB: If BBC shows Pattern 6, this programme will be on BBC2. 25820)
3.15-3.45 Legal Network Television: scrambled

: Weather

: BBC Select

As Pattern A.

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