with Donny MacLeod
Marian Foster and Bob Langley
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN. BBC Birmingham
Told by PAUL JONES
Long ago in the city of Baghdad, there lived a man called Sinbad. One day he decided to travel and see the world, so he bought himself a ship. He made so many voyages and had so many adventures that he became known as Sinbad the Sailor.
A cartoon film made by CZECHOSLOVAK FILMEXPORT
with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan
Top Cats! Last Saturday 2,450 cats and kittens took part in the National Cat Club's 84th annual show - the largest in the world.
Sarah was there judging the Blue Peter classes for pet moggies, and today the eight first prize winners come to the studio with their owners to compete for the silver cup and the title Blue Peter Supreme Champion.
Prize Cats: Thursday 6.25 pm BBC2
Not for the nervous! Classic tales of fear and imagination.
Today Freddie Jones tells The Stolen Bacillus by H. G. WELLS
The bacteriologist took up a sealed tube. ' Here is the living thing - bottled cholera.'
' It is a deadly thing to have in your possession.'
Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman
Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West
Then at 6.20 Nationwide
Sue Lawley, Richard Kershaw Hugh Scully and Sue Cook are the team that each weekday presents the features and films that make up the scene Nationwide. Including Watchdog
Presented by HUGH SCULLY
by BILL LYONS featuring Judith Jacob
Susan Gilmore , Joanna Monro Martin Barrass , Sharon Rosita
Kathryn Apanowicz , Fay Howard
Elizabeth and Dr Drew are alone-at last! Beverley Slater 's condition is diagnosed ...
This week's cast:
Theme music by ALAN PARKER Script editor TONY HOLLAND Designer JIM HATCHARD Producer JULIA SMITH
Directed by MARY RIDGE
in association with Benson and Hedges Frank Bough is your host and Peter Barkworth your Master of Ceremonies at London's Piccadilly Theatre, when Nationwide's outside broadcast cameras cover the presentation of these West End Theatre Awards, coveted accolades awarded by the profession itself for the best plays, musicals and individual performances of 1980. The stars themselves will specially perform extracts from some of this year's hit musicals, including They're Playing Our Song with Gemma Craven , Pat Joey with Sian Phillips and Dennis Lawson , Tom Foolery with Robin Ray , and the comoanv of Oklahoma.
Television presentation Lighting BERT OATEN Sound JEFF BAKER
Producer JOHN BEVERIDGE Director MIKE MANSFIELD Editor HUGH WILLIAMS
Irish Unity - the Only Answer? The Panorama Debate
Presented by David Dimbleby
At the heart of all the troubles over Northern Ireland lies this question: is Ireland one country or two? At the moment, the Republic's Prime Minister, Charles Haughey , is engaged in a new diplomatic campaign to convince the British government that the only way to end the violence is to unify Ireland. Mrs Thatcher remains unconvinced. Who is right? Tonight Panorama cameras visit the Cambridge Union for a debate on the motion that ' The declared long-term aim of British policy in Ireland should be Irish unity'. Speaking in favour are Jack Lynch , Prime Minister of the Irish Republic until last year, and John Hume , leader of the Northern Irish Social and Democratic Labour Party Against will be The Rt Hon William Craig , former Minister of Home Affairs in the Stormont Government, and Conor Cruise O'Brien, former Irish cabinet minister, now editor-in-chief of the Observer.
Producer PHILIP HARDING
Deputy editor ELWYN PARRY JONES Editor ROGER BOLTON
with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman
starring Telly Savalas
Robert Culp , James Mason
When six million dollars-worth of gold is hidden during the war only one person knows its exact whereabouts. Unfortunately he is a former Nazi, now incarcerated in a maximum security prison.
Former US officer Harry Morgan bands together with a small, highly-trained gang. Their mission is to get the prisoner out of his cell for 24 hours so that he can lead them to the loot. Screenplay by JUDD BERNARD , STEPHEN SCHNECK
Produced by JUDD BERNARD
Directed by PETER DUFFELL. Films: p 25
(First showing on British television)
with Barry Norman
A progress report on the continuing saga of the fall and rise of the British film industry, including two current British releases,
Breaking Glass and Babylon.
Stars Alec Guinness and Ricky Schroder and director Jack Gold , on location at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, talk about their remake of Little Lord Fauntleroy. Director JILL MARSHALL Producer JUDY LINDSAY
7: Steam on the Move
The success of the canal led to the development of rivals and vanquishers, the railways. The inadequate power of horses led to the use of steam engines and to the development of the steam boat In the seventh of eight films ANTHONY BURTON visits a stationary steam engine in the Peak District rides on 'an animated knitting machine', looks for the route of the first successful colliery railway and takes a trip on the oldest working steam boat.
Film editor KEITH WILTON
Producer MICHAEL GARROD