with Frank Bough and Selina Scott Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
Nationwide news, weather and travel from local
BBC studios at 6.57, 7.27,
7.57 and 8.27
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20 Including this morning:
The Top 20 - a look at the latest pop charts at 7.32;
Beverly Alt with this week's fashion tips; Ask Alison - Alison Mitchell keeps an eye on the finances and takes your calls on [number removed].
Have you ever seen a cow-pig-fish?
Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: The Lion and the Mouse
(A fable from AESOP)
Today's programme is a 'Mehfil', an informal get-together in which Parveen Mirza's guests are fashion designer Devi Parekh , some of whose dresses are demonstrated; poet-diplomat Saroj Srivastav , who recites poems; raconteur
Nafees Ahmed ; and Asha Gulhane , who sings a Marathi geet. An Asian Unit presentation BBC Pebble Mill
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
Weather News BILL GILES
with Magnus Magnusson
Marian Foster and Paul Coia Are we a nation of addicted telly-watchers? An American media-expert thinks the box is taking over.
Also in the foyer, the cooking clerics with some more 'simply divine' food. Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill
A See-Saw programme
by Peter Firmin and John Faulkner
Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
With the Cheltenham
Festival just five weeks away BBCtv cameras cover four races, each with a bearing on the big meeting.
2.0 The Sapling Novices' Steeplechase (2m)
The key trial for the Arkle Challenge Trophy.
2.30 The Fembank Hurdle Race (3m)
3.5 The Charterhouse Steeplechase (3m)
Commentators JUUAN WILSON and JOHN HANMER Producer BRIAN ROGERS
by Bob Godfrey and Stan Hayward
Henry's Cat befriends a computer and decides that he wants one. But can he afford it?
Written and created by Peter Maddocks
by E. NESBIT
Told by Jane Asher for Jackanory. Part 3
Pictures by GARETH FLOYD Producer ANGELA BEECMNG Director MARILYN FOX (R)
Record or cassette More Bedtime Stories - Johnny Morris ,
REC333/ZCM333 from retailers
try their hand as door-to-door salesmen in A Tale of a Sale (R)
by BARRY MURRAY starring
The Super Riddle
The Gatekeeper will not let anybody into Puzzleopolis until they have answered the riddle of the day. Today's riddle is just a piece of blank paper. Pierre-Oh, the clown, also loses his nose. Wizbit comes to the rescue.
With DEBBIE MCGEE and PATRICK PAGE
Produced by CLIVE DOIG
Directed by DAVID G. ROSE
A thriller in six parts by BERNARD ASHLEY
4: Paula begins to unravel the clue left by her grandfather, and hopes it will prevent
Narinder's family going back to India.
STEVE HAGGARD and CUFF PINNOCK Designer GRAEME THOMSON
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director MARILYN FOX
The Video Quiz
It's quarter-final time, and tonight Aylesbury and Conyers schools meet head to head. Who'll win the battle of the videos? And in the arcade, clay pigeons fly in to see who's the best marksman. Debbie Greenwood leads them through this knock-out tournament to find the First Class of 1986. BBC Scotland
Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
Terry's febrile fancies feature fantastically tonight.
by JON WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Should Paul marry Louise? Everyone offers advice - but they find their own solution.
Directed by SUSAN BELBIN Produced by ROBIN NASH
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Moment of Truth
Tension fills the Colby's Thanksgiving Day celebrations as Jason ponders his doctor's grim prognosis, and Sable makes an announcement deliberately planned to drive a wedge between Miles and Jeff. Francesca's presence casts a further shadow over the family gathering. What is the secret only she and Jason share?
Written by WILLIAM BAST and PAUL HUSON
Directed by NANCY MALONE
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with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Regional News Weather News
A documentary serial in six parts with Desmond Wilcox 5:For Better for WorseTrouble hits Marc and Karen's new marriage. And it's because, although Karen may be Marc's love, rugby is his passion. He announced he was following the Welsh team to Edinburgh, for the international against
Scotland. He declared there was no place for a wife on such a trip. He was less than truthful in one respect. It turned out that there was room for an ex-girlfriend in the party. Wives have a way of discovering these things. And Karen did. To say that Marc was in trouble is an understatement - his marriage was at risk. Being sorry might not be enough, saying sorry is at least a start. But Marc and Karen's relationship could be changed fundamentally by this crisis of love.
Film cameraman NORMAN SHEPHERD Film editor CHRIS MASON Director JOHN PETTMAN
Producer DESMOND WILCOX BBC Scotland
Introduced by Steve Rider European Championship Boxing
Ayub Kalule (Champion) v Herol Graham (Challenger) Live coverage from Sheffield of tonight's 12-round middleweight title fight with local hero 'Bomber' Graham bidding for his 35th win in as many contests. Standing in his way, the Danish-based Ugandan Kalule - a south-paw veteran of 48 fights. Commentators
HARRY CARPENTER and former World Middleweight
Champion ALAN MINTER Football
Highlights of one of tonight's rearranged games from the Canon League or one of the cup competitions.
Commentator JOHN MOTSON
Embassy World Indoor Bowls Championships
Three times winner of the world title, England's
David Bryant makes his first appearance of the competition in tonight's second round match at
Coatbridge. At stake - £41,000 prize money.
Fifty years ago this week alpine ski-ing was introduced into the Winter Olympics.
RON PICKERING recalls some of the spectacular action from this white world of sport. Television presentation:
Football JOHN SHREWSBURY Boxing BOB DUNCAN Bowls BILL MALCOLM
Producer ROGER MOODY Editor JOHN ROWUNSON