Frank Bough and Nick Ross invite you to join them to start the day with a lively mix of news, comment and features. Joining them in the studio this morning is author Gore Vidal.
News with Debbie Rix (Fern Britton, Tues, Wed)
6.30, 7.0, 7.30, 8.0, 8.30 with headlines every quarter hour and at 8.59
Weather with Francis Wilson: 6.31, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sport with Bob Wilson and David Icke: 6.40 and 7.40
Regional News, traffic and weather: 6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
TV Choice with David Wheal: the pick of the day's BBC programmes at 6.55
The Morning Papers, reviewed by a personality making the headlines: 7.18 and 8.18
Your Stars with Russell Grant: 8.33
Plus today: Ask Alison - your money advice. Phone Alison Mitchell, between 8.30 and 9.0
Newsreader (Tues, Wed):
with Chris Lowe and Frances Coverdale Weather JIM BACON
Sewing expert Hilary James returns with another Sew Easy dressmaking series, and the best of the bunch in the Pebble Mill Dahlia Competition.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE
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Stephen Gottlieb initially studied architecture but abandoned it for lute-making because, he says 'lute-making is putting it together yourself'. The film shows the delicate and painstaking work involved in the making of a lute and shows the finished instrument being played by lutanist Christopher Wilson.
Series producer JOHN READ Producer DOROTHY SPOKES
also starring Robert Ryan Leon Ames
'The Iron Major' was the nickname American soldiers in World War I gave Frank Cavanaugh , famous captain, lawyer, family man and above all football coach throughout the nation. Pat O'Brien portrays this heroic figure whose last words were 'fight for what you believe in and believe in three things - love of God ... love of country.... and love of family'.
Screenplay by ABEN KANDEL and WARREN DUFF , from an original story by FLORENCE CAVANAUGH Produced by ROBERT FELLOWS Directed by RAY ENRIGHT (Blackandwhite).
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Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Sheelagh Gilbey
Story: We Are Best Friends by ALIKI ALAN GRAHAME (percussion)
Howard Stableford referees a battle of wits, logic and observation between schools from Cambridge and north London.
The game is in four parts with team prizes, individual prizes and even booby prizes.
This week's winning team goes into the semi-fmals later in the autumn to try to win a holiday of a lifetime plus computer equipment for the school.
(Part 2 tomorrow at 4.20 pm)
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A cartoon series
Trapped in the realm of Dungeons and Dragons, a young team of adventurers have to fight the forces of evil together in order to find a way back home.
with Paul McDowell
with Simon Groom and Janet Ellis Get Weaving!
Simon and Goldie join the spinners and weavers at the' Quarry Bank Mill, Styal - 1984 Museum of the Year - and discover how children as young as 8 or 9, working as apprentices, kept the looms turning for over 50 years, in the days when cotton was king!
Robert Robinson takes the chair in the fourth match of this exciting contest between families from all over the United Kingdom. Tonight THE BUCKLEY FAMILY from Stockport, Cheshire challenges THE SHERWIN-SMITH
FAMILY from Horsham, Sussex. Producer LINDA MCCARTHY
Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present 30 minutes of the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world.
A day to day guide to life in Britain's busiest region. Sally Magnusson , Guy Michelmore and Bob Writings bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points, as well as a look at the offbeat and the downright outrageous. Sports correspondent MICHAEL WALE has the latest action and the inside tips. Plus the brightest stars and stories from the world of entertainment in and out of the capital.
Editor PHILIP HARDING
In tonight's show Russell will be discovering the secrets of darkest Africa with explorer
Christina Dodwell. He will be talking to 'the nurd' himself - Rowan Atkinson-and he will be meeting the man with a million-pound scheme to catch the Loch Ness monster.
Producer SALLYANN JACOBSON Executive producer TOM GUTTERIDGE
starring Michael Barrymore
Another round of fun and tension in this exciting new word game for active teams with fast minds. with Julia Gale
Produced in association with TALBOT TELEVISION LTD Music by KEN JONES
Programme associate NEIL SHAND Script associate HOWARD IMBER Lighting WARWICK FIELDING Sound JOHN DELANY Designer BOB COVE
Produced by JOHN FISHER
Prisoners of Zion
In Israel the trial has just begun of 25 alleged terrorists, which is already causing alarm throughout the country. It is the climax of a chain of events that began when two Arab mayors on the occupied West Bank were blown up in their cars in 1980. Next
Palestinian students at a West Bank university were gunned down by masked men. Finally Israeli secret service agents discovered bombs underneath five Jerusalem buses timed to explode at the height of the rush-hour. When the suspects were arrested, they turned out to be respectable devout Jews: the leading defendants even had a personal friend in the cabinet. There had also been plans for the most spectacular operation -to blow up the Dome of the Rock - Islam's most sacred shrine in Jerusalem.
Who are the terrorists - the so-called 'Jewish Underground'? Why did it take Israel's crack Shin Beth - their MI5 - over four years to break the case? Tom Mangold reports. Producer TIM SHAWCROSS Editor PETER IBBOTSON
with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman
Charlton Heston Susannah York
Stephanie ZimbaUst Egypt, 1961.
Archaeologist Matthew Corbeck uncovers the lost tomb of the evil
Queen Kara at the very moment his daughter is born. Eighteen years later, Corbeck ships the mummy to England and returns to Egypt with his daughter to steal artifacts from Kara's tomb. But he soon suspects that the dead queen, infamous for killing her incestuous father, is possessing the soul of his daughter....
Charlton Heston stars in this stylish adaptation of Bram Stoker 's tale of terror.
Screenplay by ALLAN SCOTT
CHRIS BRYANT and CLTVE EXTON based on the novel The Jewel of the Seven Stars by BRAM STOKER Produced by ROBERT SOLO Directed by MIKE NEWELL
(First showing on British television)
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Dr El Sadek:
with Barry Norman
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved. The Bounty: Mel Gibson plays Fletcher Christian and Anthony Hopkins is Captain Bligh in this reworking of the classic story of mutiny. The two stars talk about their respective roles.
Lassiter: Tom Selleck stars as a jewel thief employed by British Intelligence to outwit the Nazis.
Comfort and Joy: Bill Forsyth talks about his new comedy set in Glasgow, which stars Bill Paterson as a local radio disc jockey who becomes entangled with the Italian ice-cream gangsters. Director JONATHAN DENT Producer JUDY UNDSAY
by Jo Grimond with Keith Kyle
In the 1964 General Election Jo Grimond , as Leader of the Liberal Party, saw the number of Liberal seats increase for the first time since 1929. In the last of three programmes, he talks to Keith Kyle about his hopes at the time for a radical re-alignment of the politics of the Left.
At the age of 53, he quit the leadership of the Party - he reflects on the years that followed; on the crisis brought about by Jeremy Thorpe 's resignation as Leader, on his opposition to David Steel's
Lib/Lab pact which kept the Callaghan Labour Government in power for a further two years.
Film cameraman COLIN DEEHAN Film sound FRED DOWNTON Research MONA ADAMS Film editor JOHN KENT Producer JOHN WALKER