Fern Britton , Richard Whitmore Weather JACK SCOTT
Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
The regular presenting team introduce another edition of the live and lively lunchtime magazine.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE. BBC Pebble Mill
The charming animated feature film
Just 45 inches from Broadway, in a weedy patch of earth surrounded by the cement-and-steel world created by the menace they fear most - the human race -lives a community of little people called insects. The construction of a huge skyscraper threatens the bug community and Hoppity the grasshopper goes out into the world to seek a Shangri-La for his friends-spurred on by Honey Bee. the girl he loves.
Produced by MAX FLEISCHER
Directed by DAVE FLEISCHER. Films: page 15
find that Cinderella's foot doesn't fit the shoe in Slipper Slip Up
with Tom Conti
The Practical Princess and Other Liberating Fairy Tales by JAY WILLIAMS
These days a princess isn't obliged to sit around embroidering, waiting patiently for her prince to come. She doesn't even have to be especially beautiful. But she does need to be practical, clever and, above all, liberated.
Today: Philbert the Fearful
Illustrated by PETER RUSH
The first of ten programmes introduced by Johnny Morris and TERRY NUTKINS
Johnny and Terry are back for a new series with regular animal guests, Rocky the penguin, Toyah the monkey and Brolly the cockatoo.
Some animals can walk on walls, some can walk on ceilings and some can even walk on water-Johnny drives Terry up the wall to see how it's done. Ever tried to take an elephant for a swim and not get wet yourself? Not surprisingly, Terry ends up with a soaking when he spends a day out with the elephants at Longleat. And a surprise end to the programme, will have even Johnny guessing.
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol
with Paul McDowell
by Barry Purchese
A series of 18 programmes
Back to school again and Jonah plays a trick on Zammo. Meanwhile, Gripper thinks it is business as usual but....
(For cast see Friday at 5.5 pm)
with Moira Stuart ; Weatherman
Presented by Laurie Mayer and Fran Morrison with reporters SUSANNAH GREENBERG and MAGGIE NELSON. MICHAEL WALE is at the South East sports desk: At 6.25 Nationwide with Sue Lawley, Richard Kershaw and Hugh Scully
Producers MICHAEL HOGAN , PAUL WOOLWICH Deputy editors PHILIP HARVING , IAN SQUIRES Editor ROGER BOLTON
The Grand Final
A motorcycle trials competition for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. Two groups of six young riders, the Seniors and the Juniors, tackle a new and difficult course. The winner in each group will earn himself the title of Junior Kick Start Champion.
BBC Pebble Mill
Barry Took and his team of special investigators
Dora Bryan , Bernard Cribbins Chris Kelly , Jan Leeming meet the people with the secrets and persuade them to reveal all. Presented by arrangement with GOODSON-TODMAN INC and TALBOT TV LTD Designer PAUL TRERISE Director SIMON BETTS
Producer ROGER MACKAY
In 1962 The Beatles conquered Liverpool; in 1963 they stormed Britain, in 1964 America and then the world. The Beatles were the first supergroup. Never before had fans responded so spontaneously and so vociferously. Until the group gave up performing live in 1966 their concerts were one resounding scream; their lives ones of endless harassment.
This programme looks at Beatlemania through the eyes of the fans. It starts in Liverpool where the first scream was heard at the Cavern Club and finds some of the fans for whom The Beatles were ' the boys next door' and the Cavern Club compère, Bob Wooler. Other early followers of The Beatles include Kenny Everett , then a pirate radio DJ, and Chris Hutchins , then a music journalist. American fans were even more devoted and at a convention in Los Angeles Beatlemania still goes on. Film cameraman KEVIN ROWLEY Film sound MICHAEL TURNER Research CLAIRE GOODMAN
Film editor ANDREW WILLSMORE Producer SANDRA GREGORY
with Michael Buerk ; Weatherman
A serial in four parts, dramatised by PETER PRINCE from the novel A Spring of Love by CELIA DALE starring Carolyn Pickles David Hayman , Liz Smith
1: It is November 1956. Esther and Gran live quietly together in their north London house - much to Gran's frustration. She despairs of Esther ever finding a husband. Then Esther's encounter with a stranger promises to overturn their lives.
Music composed by STEPHEN Oliver Script editor SUSAN A. MCGREGOR Studio lighting JOHN TREAYS Designer BARBARA GOSNOLD Producer COLIN SHINDLER
Directorpetersmith) (Part 2 is tomorrow at 9.25 pm)
Woman in pub:
How Britain's decline might be halted and reversed. A personal view in five parts by Ralf Dahrendorf , Director of the London School of Economics. 1: Decline
One hundred years ago Trafford
Park, Manchester, could boast of being the greatest square mile of production in the world. People came from all over Europe, from the United States even, to admire and copy Britain's industrial miracle. But then something started to go wrong. What was it? Why did Britain start on a slow 100-year slide which has brought the country to its present precarious conditions Film editor NICK RAYNER
Film director JOHN WILLIAMS Series producer ADRIAN MILNE (Part 2 tomorrow at 9.55 pm)
After his success on David Essex Showcase, Philip Jap stars in his own show, with guest appearances by Kenny Lynch , Peter Powell Fiona Richmond , Simon Ward Assistant producer CAROLE CALDWELL Lighting TOMMY MOTTRAM Designer CHRIS GEORGE
Produced and directed by ALAN WALSH BBC Manchester
An International Golf Challenge
The deciding match between Beth Daniel and Jan Stephenson , and Bernhard Langer and Greg Norman. Commentator PETER ALLISS