6.40 Design for Science Teaching. 7.5 Gloriana. 7.30 Conflict in the Family.
Tony Bilbow presents his popular weekly feature Film Focus: a searching look at the movie world; previews; new releases; and interviews with personalities in front of and behind the camera. Today Bilbow pays tribute to the genius of the late Peter Sellers and includes extracts from an interview Sellers recorded for Pebble Mill at One at this year's Cannes Film Festival, only two months before his death. Music from MAGGIE MOON
TV or Not TV; The Giggler
A serial in three parts 1: The Photo Clue
The Gang visits an animal park and begin to uncover a plot involving a chimpanzee.
A D'ANGELO/BULLOCK/ALLEN production
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with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan
Today, Blue Peter's new boy makes his first-ever appearance on the programme. Think you've seen him before? You probably have. if you watched the "King Cinder" series, where Peter Duncan played the dare-devil speedway fanatic Kerry. Peter's keen to get into more action in "Blue Peter", and today he has a go at navigating Keying II, a 20-metre Chinese sailing junk, up the River Thames. In the studio there's the first-ever television appearance of Britain's record-breaking litter of 17 poodle pups.
with John Edmunds ; Weatherman
With FRANK BOUGH, SUE LAWLEY RICHARD KERSHAW , HUGH SCULLY and SUE COOK
Including tonight Grass Roots
Presented this week by Gillian Miles from Spotlight South West in Plymouth
The latest ideas in science and technology, presented by Michael Rodd , Judith Hann and Kieran Prendiville With SU INGLE
Plants that can live without roots, the first of a series of reports on science in South Africa, and of course the launch of the competition, to be run especially by Tomorrow's World, for the Prince, of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation and Production.
Studio director JOHN GORMAN Producers ANDY WISEMAN
LAURIE JOHN , JOHN GROOM Editor DAVID FILKIN
Introduced by Jimmy Savile , OBE LEGS & CO
Choreography FLICK COLBY
Sound ALAN MACHIN. Lighting RON BRISTOW Designer JOHN HOLLAND Producer STANLEY APPEL
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL See Letters page
Terry Wogan hosts the comedy quiz game in which contestants attempt to match their 'blanks' with star guests: Paul Daniels, John Junkin, Barbara Kelly, Maureen Lipman, Patrick Moore, Madeline Smith.
Presented by arrangement with Goodson-Todman Inc and Talbot TV Ltd
Paul Eddington , Nigel Hawthorne in The Official Visit by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN with Derek Fowlds
Jim Hacker is in charge of the President of Buranda's official visit and, to the disapproval of Sir Humphrey Appleby , turns it to party political advantage.
MUSiC RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer TIM GLEESON
Produced by SYDNEY LOTTERBY
Jim Hacker, MP:
Sir Frederick (Jumbo):
President Selim Mohammed:
with Jan Leeming and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman
A serial in 12 episodes by ANDREA NEWMAN starring with and 2: Outline Consent - October 1956 ' You're a happily married man and I'm your bit on the side. So we sign the Rule Book. I don't tell you and you don't ask. I promise not to rock the marital boat and we go on as long as it lasts and no one gets hurt.'
Programme adviser CHARLES PRICE
Designers PETER BLACKER ,COLIN SHAW Produced by GEORGE GALLACCIO Directed by KENNY MCBAIN
A Journey in Space and Time 1: The Greek Beginning
What was special about the ancient Greeks? What did they do that still matters today? In this four-part series, the distinguished Greek scholar, Sir Kenneth Dover , President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and the producer of the series, Christopher Burstall , travel together in the ancient Greek world of South Italy, Sicily, the Aegean islands and the heart-land of Greece itself. They set out to explore the achievements of the daring, resolute and thoughtful people who lived there 2,500 years ago, and whose deeds, words and art have shaped the course of life today. with in scenes from works by Greek dramatists, historians and thinkers
Translations by KENNETH DOVER
Associate producer DENIS MORIARTY Film cameramen
HENRY FARRAR , SIDNEY DAVIES Designer DACRE PUNT Film editor DAVE KING Directed by CHRISTOPHER BURSTALL
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with Russell Harty
Frederick Forsyth is the phenomenally successful author of such books as The Day of the Jackal and The Dogs of War. He has come back from Ireland to live in Britain and tonight he talks about his book The Devil's Alternative.
Plus Yuri Krotkov , who worked for the Russian secret service, defected to the West, and has now used his intimate knowledge of the Russian leadership to write a highly-acclaimed book about Boris Pasternak , The Nobel Prize.
Research DOROTHY SPOKES, CHRIS WILSON Director HELEN MORTOM
Producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Editor RUSSELL HARTY