with Frank Bough and Selina Scott Including today:
Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.30 and 9.0
Ask Alison: your phone-in to
Alison Mitchell on money matters
A series of six programmes Across the Cactus Desert
The expedition camps for a month in an extraordinary desert where the world's highest temperature was recorded.
Morning, noon and night the animals respond differently to the problems of high temperatures and scanty water. In the early morning black-tailed hares are active. As the sun gets higher curious lizards appear, like the regal horned toad. At noon there are few creatures to see beside the soaring turkey vulture and grazing pronghom antelopes. At night the desert comes alive: elf owls pursuing beetles, rattle-snakes after kangaroo rats, poor wills catching moths, scorpions and tarantulas waiting by their holes for unwary insects.
Producer JEFFREY BOSWALL BBC Bristol
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL
(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
Historian and novelist Antonia Fraser and the King's Singers contribute to the mix of conversation and music in the foyer.
A See-Saw programme by ROGER HARGREAVES Little Miss Neat
Narrated by PAULINE COLLINS and JOHN ALDERTON Mister Chatterbox
Narrated by ARTHUR LOWE
Produced and directed by TERRY WARD and TREVOR BOND
with Don Ameche, Robert Cummings
The first of three films featuring versatile actress Claudette Colbert who shot to stardom during Hollywood's golden era. She portrays wealthy Alison Courtland who is mystified by the strange events which surround her every move. Although horrified by her husband's concern for her sanity, she reluctantly agrees to see a specialist. Her growing anxiety quickly turns to fear when the doctor arrives...
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Screenplay/From the novel by:
Blue Monday and A Day at the Beach
When and where and how
And why and what and who?
Find out how the shapes machine works from the man who invented it. Presenter Carol Chell
Guests Johnny Ball, Simon York Story: The Disappearing Trick by Liz YOUNG
Armoured Car Coup
Even when he's gone fishing, the Hunter still answers the call to duty when the army is threatened. But where is the Fox?
with Charlie Drake
5: How can the professor and his friends escape from the two mysterious strangers?
Directed by GERALD O'HARA Produced by ROY Simpson
A Children's Film and Television Foundation production
starring Keith Chegwin with guests Bernadette Nolan, Gary Davis and chart-topping group Kajagoogoo.
Cheggers presents another top pop spectacular with quick quizzes and the craziest games as his twin teams the Reds and the Yellows battle it out in a feast of fun.
Designer SHIRLEY MILLER
Executive producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC Manchester
with Paul McDowell
with Johnny Ball
This week Johnny looks at all that glisters.
A lively look at jewellery, from belles with rings on their fingers to rocks and robbers the men who stole the crown jewels.
Also the most valuable collection of jewellery, gold and diamonds ever seen in a television studio.
Written by JOHNNY BALL Director MIKE SEDDON
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol
The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Nick Ross, Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson present news, views and topical features
News read by Frances Coverdale Sixty Minutes reporters:
BOB WELLINGS, BERNARD FALK
PHILIP TIBENHAM, GLYN WORSNIP
CHRIS SERLE, NICK WOOLLEY
FRAN MORRISON, PATTI COLDWELL
LAURIE MAYER, JOHN MOUNTFORD
BOB WHITTAKER, MICHAEL WALE
SUSANNAH GREENBERG and MAGGIE NELSON
Your countdown through Sixty Minutes
5.40 The News
5.55* Regional Magazines
6.38* Closing headlines
(For regional details see Monday)
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
All four of the quarter-finals began today with STEVE DAVIS, ALEX HIGGINS, CLIFF THORBURN, RAY REARDON and TONY KNOWLES the top seeds.
DAVID VINE has all the latest news as the best eight players in the world of snooker battle it out over 25 frames.
with David Bellamy
How well do you know your local trees? David Bellamy, on a train journey south from Scotland, shows how native species arrived from the continent in the wake of the last Ice Age.
Series producer MICHAEL GARROD
Director DAVID WILLIAMS
For free leaflet send large sae to You Can't See the Wood .. [address removed] BBC Wildlife magazine from newsagents
Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain teams of sporting celebrities. Questionmaster David Coleman tests their knowledge of faces, facts and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
Director PETER HAYWARD Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester
Wedding fever spreads at Southfork and Jessica plans to cure it - by surgery? J.R. has Katherine taped and uses it to his full advantage. Cliff begins to sell off his properties but has still failed to pass go. Peter is warned by Sue Ellen - but too late ...
Written by ARTHUR BERNARD LEWIS Directed by GWEN ARNER
Record On the Air (REF 454), from retailers
with Sue Lawley and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman
A trilogy of films about the Jews of the United States presented by Desmond Wilcox.
To Us It Was Paradise
From penniless frightened immigrant to the mother of a millionaire, Sonia Mitchelson has had a remarkable life. But not all immigrants achieved her kind of success-and for all of them America was, and still may be, a threat to their Jewish identity. From New York to Los Angeles, Jews like Tony Curtis, whose father was an impoverished Hungarian tailor, and the 93-year-old Hollywood rabbi who remembers marrying Norma Shearer to Irving Thalberg, tell what being an American Jew means to them.
Photography DAVID FEIG Film editor ROY SHARMAN Producer COLIN SHINDLER Director DAVID GREEN
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Introduced by David Jacobs
The magnificent Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, is the setting as this annual inter-regional competition enters its 34th year.
David Jacobs returns to host the series and this first programme of amateur dancing for the Come Dancing trophy is between SCOTLAND and HOME COUNTIES SOUTH.
Commentator is BRUCE HAMMAL and the orchestra is led by ANDY ROSS, also giving the downbeat to the professional demonstrators, former World Latin Champions
Alan and Hazel Fletcher.
In a new weekly feature, Broadway dancer Vicki Regan with her partner Peter Maxwell will be dancing a tribute to the musicals.
Arranged by ERIC MORLEY Sound ALAN FOX
Lighting JOHN CROWTHER Designer GRANT MAJOR Producer SIMON BETTS
starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan
Steele Crazy After All These Years
A reunion at Murphy's old college turns into a short-term affair for some of the ex-students. Laura and 'Remington' compete for honours in tracking down the killer-their researches uncover a campus ghost and some ageing anarchists, all of which make the solution less than academic.
Written by R. J. STEWART and ANDREW LASKOS Directed by DON WEIS