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: Business Breakfast

6.00, 6.02, 6.15, 6.30, 6.45, 6.58 News;
6.15 Financial papers; 6.25 Sport; 6.29,
6.55 Weather.

: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb and Sally Magnusson. News every 15 minutes.
7.12,7.40,8.12,8.40 Business; 7.20,
7.50,8.20,8.50 Sport: 7.25,8.25,8.55 Weather, regional news, travel.


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: Thundercats

With Zoe Ball , Chris Jarvis. Ratz. Stereo


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Growing Up Wild

Baby elephants. With Terry Nutkins.


Unknown: Terry Nutkins.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: The Flintstones


Regional News; Weather

: Cagney and Lacey

The Daily Detective season continues with this 1981 episode of the New York police drama, starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
High Steel. Mary Beth and Chris investigate when Harvey suspects that his friend's death in a fall on a building site was murder. Rpt


Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Tyne Daly.
Unknown: Mary Beth

: Popeye

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Pebble Mill

With Alan Titchmarsh.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: Going for Gold

European quiz, with Henry Kelly. A Reg Grundy production for BBCtv


Unknown: Henry Kelly.
Unknown: Reg Grundy

: Knots Landing

You Can Call Me Nick. Is Anne involved in blackmail?

: Gardens of the World

The late Audrey Hepburn visits
Holland with Michael York to see the spring bulb displays at the Keukenhof park. near Lisse.


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Michael York

: Movie Magic

The series on film special effects today looks at optical illusions.

: Conan the Adventurer

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: The New Adventures of Black Beauty

Last in the series, Stereo

: Newsround


: The Lowdown

Children's documentary series.
Why Don't You Stick to Your Own Kind? Protestant and Catholic teenagers in Northern Ireland take a drama on tour.

: Neighbours

A new arrival gives Annalise an opportunity for blackmail.
Lucy plays matchmaker, Doug has a job interview, and Rick helps himself from the till.

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Newsroom South East

Comprehensive regional news: live reports and interviews on issues affecting people in the south east presented by Tim Ewart ; sport from Rob Curling. Editor Guy Pelham REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Presented By: Tim Ewart
Unknown: Rob Curling.
Editor: Guy Pelham

: That's Showbusiness

Tonight's edition of the showbusiness quiz pits Jilly Goolden from Food and Drink and Ricky Tomlinson (star of the film Riff Raff and more recently BBC1's Roughnecks) against Stan Richards from Emmerdale and comedian Mickey Hutton. Hosted by Mike Smith.


Panellist: Jilly Goolden
Panellist: Ricky Tomlinson
Panellist: Stan Richards
Panellist: Mickey Hutton
Presenter: Mike Smith
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Graham B Owens

: Private Investigations

Last in the series which equips members of the public with a camcorder in order to pursue their own investigations.
This week, Michael O'Keeffe from Liverpool, who is single and in his 20s, finds out if pheromone sprays - which are claimed to make men irresistible to women - really work. He conducts his own research in the night spots of Bolton, asks scientific experts to analyse the components, and tackles the manufacturers about the success stories quoted in their adverts.


Executive producer: Debbie Christie

: EastEnders

Phil resorts to desperate measures in his search for Kathy. Arthur is driven to breaking point by Nellie, and Ian travels north on his quest for the truth about Tricky Dicky.
(For cast see Thursday)

: All Night Long

New comedy series set in an all-night bakery, starring Keith Barron as the reformed burglar Bill Chivers who runs it.
This week, events take an unexpected turn when a local villain asks the bakery to make a special cake.
Written by Dick Fiddy and Mark Wallington Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Bill Chivers
Written By: Dick Fiddy
Written By: Mark Wallington
Bill Chivers: Keith Barron
Vanda: Maureen Beattie
Clare: Dinah Sheridan
Terry: Jacqueline Reddin
Wally: Paul Grunert
Tom: Angus Lennie
WPC Jackson: Jan Winters
PC Digby: John Phythian
Courtney: Robert McKewley
Sid Peters: Michael Attwell

: Nine O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons.
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Panorama

Grassed! The Changing Role of the Police Informant
"The police force should not be enticing people to commit crime
... Ana that is what they have been doing," says
James Daniels , a small-time villain who claims he was set up by a police informer on a major firearms charge, although the charge was later thrown out by a judge.
Informants, grasses, narks - whatever they are called, they have always played a vital role in the police's fight against crime. However, disturbing evidence is revealed in tonight's programme that informants are now being used to set up crimes so that the police's success rate is boosted.
John Penycate examines the work of three police informers and uncovers a pattern of set-ups, pay-outs and headline-making arrests that points to a corruption and devaluation of the system. Producer Simon Ford
EditorGlenwyn Benson


Unknown: James Daniels
Unknown: John Penycate
Producer: Simon Ford

: The Singing Detective

Second in the six-part film with music by Dennis Potter , who died last month. Starring Michael Gambon
Janet Suzman
Patrick Malahide
Heat. Amid Marlow's fevered recollections of his ex-wife
Nicola, an ambitious and demanding actress, she materialises in his hospital ward, exposing his vulnerability.
Producers John Harris and Kenith Trodd
Director Jon Amiel


Music By: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Producers: John Harris
Director: Jon Amiel
Philip Marlow: Michael Gambon
Nicola: Janet Suzman
Mark Binney: Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills: Joanne Whalley
DrGibbon: Bill Paterson
Mr Hall: David Ryall
Reginald: Gerard Horan
Mr Tomkey: Leslie French
Mr Marlow: Jim Carter
Staff Nurse White: Imelda Staunton
Dr Finlay: Simon Chandler
George Adam: Charles Simon
Sister Malone: Mary McLeod
Philip Marlow (aged 10): Lyndon Davies
Sonia: Kate McKenzie
Grancher: Richard Butler
Gran: Maggie Holland
Mark Binney (aged 10): William Speakman

: Come Dancing

In the second heat of the competition for this year's trophy, couples from Belfast step out against their opposite numbers from Liverpool. With Rosemarie Ford.
Producer Simon Betts


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.
Producer: Simon Betts

: Advice Shop

The last programme in the citizens' rights series comes from Brighton.
Editor Deborah Perkin
FREE FACTSHEET: send an A5 stamped addresse envelope to [address removed]


Editor: Deborah Perkin

: Weather

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