with Frank Bough and Selina Scott with an early morning service of news, comment and features
For timetable see Monday Including today:
Titch's Pitch: gardening tips and advice in your regular phone-in to Alan Titchmarsh Glynn Christian is in the studio with his regular food and cooking spot.
Plus Schools Out: half-term fun and games.
A cartoon series of science fiction adventure stories
The Sky is Falling (Part 1)
with Magnus Magnusson from the Aircraft Hall of the RAF Museum at Hendon
Mary Dicken (schoolteacher) Reign of James I John Hutchings
Novels of George Orwell
Bill James (tractor driver) Aircraft of World War II
Life and works of Beethoven Director LAURENCE VULLlAMY
Producer ROGER MACKAY
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
Including live coverage when HM The Queen greets
President Mitterrand at the start of his State Visit.
Weather MICHAEL FISH
12.55 Regional News (London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
David Dimbleby reports from Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace.
Michael Bentine joins the younger generation today as Peter Powell and Sarah Greene preview International Youth Year and launch the 1985 Youth Caring Awards. Editor PETER HERCOMBE
A See-Saw programme
The sun's up - so wake up and get up - get ready for a busy day on the farm, with CAROL CHELL and DON SPENCER Musical director RICHARD BROWN Percussion PETER HOWLAND Designer MICHAEL TREVOR
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE Directed and produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Jimmy White and John Spencer could well be crossing cues over nine frames. But this section of the draw is extremely competitive, Silvino Francisco and Dean Reynolds will have challenged strongly for a place in the third round. David Vine has the names at the tip of his tongue as he introduces live coverage of the first few frames from The Hexagon, Reading.
Here's a box, here's a box, What's in the box today? Presenter Kate Copstick Guest Fraser Wilson
Story: Tigs and his Pockets by JANET LILLY
Ballpoint Penn or Bust
Here they go again, that well-known double act,
Dick Dastardly and his pal Muttley.
Quizmaster Howard Stableford Which is heavier, an ounce of gold or an ounce of feathers?
It's not the obvious answer! Why? Howard Stableford reveals all in today's programme.
Devised by CLIVE DOIG Designed by VIC MEREDITH and LES MCCALLUM Producer LAN OLIVER
by BOB BLOCK
3: After falling off Mount
Everest, Ethel decides to tell the Perkins about the Spooks - Susie Starlight helps her, Claypole and Nadia hinder her; and the dreaded McDonald McDougal witchnaps Hazel! and Dobbin, the pantomime horse Devised by BOB BLOCK Incidental music by JONATHAN COHEN
Designer COLIN GREEN
Film director DAVID CRICHTON Producer JEREMY SWAN
Hazel the McWitch:
Bernie St John:
The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise, starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock DeForest Kelley as Dr McCoy Tomorrow is Yesterday
James Christopher. ROGER PERRY ScOtt JAMES DOOHAN
Uhura ............. NICHELLE NICHOLLS Written by DOROTHY FONTANA
Director MICHAEL OHERLIHY
Captain James T.
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell
London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West
Look East, North West Tonight Look North, Midlands Today
Episode 2 by WILLIAM INGRAM starring Nerys Hughes as Megan Roberts
'You were seen there, boy.
Seen. Hanging about the back of that school not an hour before the whole place went up in flames ... Admit it, boy! You started it, didn't you?'
Series devised by JULIA SMITH and TONY HOLLAND Script editor BARRY THOMAS Designer GERALD MURPHY Associate producer
GWYN HUGHES JONES
Produced by BRIAN SPIBY Directed by MARY RIDGE BBC Wales
Presented by Esther Rantzen with Dr Richard Smith A magazine programme inviting viewers of all ages, at home and in the studio, to discuss the joys and tragedies of modern family life.
Reporters John Mountford and Shaun Woodward Assistant producer BRYHER SCUDAMORE
Director BOB MARSLAND
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor JOHN MORRELL
Detectives Cagney and Lacey are despatched to a local railroad yard to answer a routine complaint on vandalism. They soon discover that they have walked into a death-trap and Mary Beth finds herself caught between a psychopathic gunman and a crack team of police snipers.
Written by LEO E. ARTHUR Directed by KAREN ARTHUR
Mary Beth Lacey:
with Julia Somerville
The last of eight stories about the Special Operations Executive
Narrated by Michael Bryant In Malaya, as in Greece and Yugoslavia, SOE faced a problem: should it arm
Communist guerrillas? There was little choice. The Japanese overran Singapore and the Peninsula in ten short weeks. SOE had to build the core of Malayan resistance from
Chinese Communists already practised in the art of subversive operations -against British rule.
SOE officers John Davis and Richard Broome remember the years that followed. But despite wartime camaraderie, SOE had opened a Pandora's box in Malaya.
Three years after the Japanese surrender, the same SOEtrained guerrillas were back in action. This time they were fighting to drive out the British, in a war which was to last for 12 bitter years.
Film cameraman REMI ADEFARASIN Film editor MICHAEL FLYNN
Series producer DOMINIC FLESSATI Written and produced by VIVIENNE KING
By Alex Shearer.
Starring Peter Davison as Brian, Robert Glenister as Steve and Sara Corper as Sonia.
Sonia finds she has a lot in common with Horace. Brian is similarly involved with Michele. Trouble is brewing when Steve takes his new-found girlfriend to a Chinese restaurant.
Girl in Disco:
Earlier today HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh greeted
President Mitterrand when he arrived at Victoria Station and drove in procession to
Buckingham Palace at the start of his State Visit.
A State Banquet is the climax of his first day.
Tonight David Dimbleby describes the scene in the magnificent ballroom in Buckingham Palace, where for the first time, television outside broadcast cameras watch the glittering occasion as the guests arrive and listen to the speeches of HM The Queen and President Mitterrand.
Television presentation by PETER MASSEY
3: Heroin - Helping Addicts Addiction to heroin is not necessarily a life, or death, sentence.
Mick Ooms was on heroin for eight years, but he got help at Alpha House, Hampshire. Claire talks to Mick about the regime of 'care and confrontation' which has kept him off heroin for more than a year.
Claire also talks to
The Rev Eric Blakebrough who believes that medically controlled supplies of drugs ('maintenance') can help addicts to come off eventually. He has been using this approach at his Kaleidoscope Centre at Kingston for 17 years.
Researcher MAGGIE WINKWORTH Editor HEATHER SMALL
Producer BERNARD ADAMS
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