Nick Ross and Fern Britton in London and Frank Bough and Selina Scott reporting from Washington on the day American voters go to the polls to elect their next President.
Including today: Titch's Pitch your gardening phone-in to Alan Titchmarsh.
And Glynn Christian 's food and cooking.
3: Shamrock V
One of the remaining examples of the 'J' class yachts and one of the loveliest sailing ships ever built. Narrator Tom Salmon Director DAVID MITCHELL .
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol
(Postponed from 5 October)
Coverage of the second day's debate from Eastbourne on taxation and tax reform.
by HM The Queen
In a ceremony almost as old as Parliament itself, HM The Queen drives in procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster to inaugurate the new session of Parliament.
From the throne in the House of Lords, Her Majesty commands Black Rod to summon the members of the House of Commons to attend, and delivers the speech written for her by the Government, outlining the plans for the forthcoming legislation in this Parliamentary Session. Commentators PETER SNOW
Television presentation NEIL ECCLES
Coverage of the closing session with the speech by Sir Terence Beckett ,
Director General of the CBI.
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL
Brendan Shine provides the music and Howard Franklin shows how to reflect autumn in your flower arrangements.
A See -Saw programme
Frogs, ducks and earwigs are all doing the Hokey
Cokey today - it's Riverbank Boatrace Day! With CAROL CHELL and DON SPENCER
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Woodwind MARTIN FRITH
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Directed and produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT. Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Thomas Hardy Lived Here John Arlott explores the landscape of Dorset, which provided the settings for the poems and novels of Thomas Hardy.
Directed by DAVID HEYCOCK
also starring Jon Hall Florence Bates Peggy Drake
Laughton gives a characteristically bravura performance as Jonas Tuttle , patriarch of a large, improvident family whose philosophy is to eat, drink and make merry today, for tomorow they can always borrow from a friend. The Tuttles' easy-going lifestyle is jeopardised by the impractical Jonas when he mortgages the family home and land and stakes the entire fortune on a prize game-cock....
Screenplay by s. LEWIS MELTZER. ROBERT CARSON from the novel
No More Gas by CHARLES NORDHOFF and JAMES NORMAN HALL Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by CHARLES VIDOR
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Adeline de Walt
Presenters Carol Chell , lain Lauchlan, Stuart Bradley Story: Black Dolly by CHARLES KEEPING
Chairman Howard Stableford The Finals
Do you know what
H I J K L M N 0 stands for?
Someone who does will have a chance to win today's star prize - an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Florida.
The last of five programmes by BOB BLOCK
Claypole's self-propelled bed and McWitch's appearance-changing potion have got to be tested, and who better than on the Meakers - heh, heh, heh! 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:
Written by Gene Coon and Carey Wilbur
A derelict spaceship from another age drifts aimlessly across the path of the USS Enterprise bearing the survivors of a past civilisation.
Only after boarding does Captain Kirk realise why his challenge goes unanswered, but it is taken up with a vengeance when the peculiar passengers come under his care and command.
Captain James T Kirk:
Lt Maria McGivers:
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell
London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West Look East, North West Tonight, Look North Midlands Today
Episode 4 by GWENLYN PARRY
'You? But you're only a midwife, aren't you?' 'If I was just that I wouldn't be here'. 'He hates doctors - can't abide them ... but I've a feeling he won't mind you!'
Series devised by JULIA SMITH and TONY HOLLAND Script editor BARRY THOMAS Designer PAULINE HARRISON Associate producer
GWYN HUGHES JONES
Produced by BRIAN SPIBY
Directed by GRAEME HARPER BBC Wales
Presented by Esther Rantzen with Dr Richard Smith
The popular magazine programme which invites viewers of all ages, at home and in the studio, to discuss the joys and tragedies of modem family life.
There is a That's Family
Life phone service after the programme staffed by specialists offering information and referral to local sources of help. Phone [number removed]
Reporters John Mountford and Shaun Woodward Assistant producer BRYHER SCUDAMORE
Director BOB MARSLAND
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor JOHN MORRELL
starring Sharon Gless as Chris Cagney and Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey Old Debts
Detectives Cagney and Lacey are assigned to 'baby sit' a cop killer who has been paroled after eight years in prison. Their demanding mission to keep the prisoner out of harm's way goes well until a series of obscene phone calls spark off a wave of deadly vengeance....
Written by JUDY MERL and PAUL ERIC MYERS
Directed by JOHN PATTERSON
with Julia Somerville Weatherman
Not fiction - but fact:
The programme which asks you, the viewer, to turn crimefighter. Serious recent crimes are dramatically reconstructed -the police provide the evidence to date, you could provide the leads they need.
This month, the discovery of the body of a young mother that has turned a missing person inquiry into a major murder investigation; a half-million pound robbery with the help of a child's mask; and a shotgun execution on Guy Fawkes night under the cover of fireworks celebrations.
Sue Cook and Nick Ross will be waiting for your call. Police officers
David Hatcher and Helen Phelps report on the latest crime news from the Incident Desk. Backing them up, investigating officers man banks of telephone lines, and local police forces round the country will be standing by to act on information received.
If you can help, call the Crimewatch number, [number removed]from 9.25 onwards.
Studio director pieter MORPURGO Producer RITCHIE COGAN Editor PETER CHAFER
(Crimewatch Update at 11.5 pm)
The Turner Prize
A special edition of Omnibus introduced by Humphrey Burton direct from the Tate Gallery in London, with exclusive coverage of the Turner Prize announcement. Worth E10,000, this prestigious new award will be given by the Tate's
Patrons of New Art to 'the person who has made the greatest contribution to art in Britain during the previous year'.
The shortlisted candidates are Richard Deacon , Gilbert & George Howard Hodgkin Richard Long and Malcolm Morley.
Omnibus will be at the Tate for the presentation of the prize by Lord Gowrie,
Minister for the Arts, and for immediate reaction to the award from critics and artists themselves. Production
KEITH CHEETHAM , MIKE MORTIMER Director JONATHAN FULFORD Editor IAN SQUIRES
by ALEX SHEARER A New Departure
The holiday season has arrived and plans are being made. Will it be the Trans-Asia-Overland-Nomadic-Intertrek to India or a camper-van to the Costa del Sol? starring and Designer PAMELA LAMBOOY
Producer ROGER RACE
Developments and reminders from the Crimewatch team.
A series of ten programmes. 5: Getting
Help Dennis and Kathy, together for more than 20 years, ran into difficulties with the sexual side of their marriage. They talk about their experience of sex therapy and their therapists explain the kind of help they can give.
Sandra needed help to sort out a long-standing but tangled relationship. So she went to Marriage Guidance. Sandra and her counsellor explain what happened when she got there.
Research MAGGIE WINKWORTH Film editor HEATHER SMALL Producer BERNARD ADAMS
A Newsnight special
Will Ronald Reagan , at the age of 73, become the third United States President since the War to win a second term? Or will Walter Mondale achieve a historic reversal in fortunes?
David Dimbleby presents coverage of the 1984 Presidential Election, including first news of the big events live from the studios of the American network NBC. BBC reporters bring instant reaction from winners and losers, while in Washington Charles
Wheeler and a panel of distinguished American guests assess the outcome. In London, Peter Snow analyses the results with the BBC computer specially linked to a database across the Atlantic. And Donald MacCormick discusses the implications for Europe with a trio of senior British politicians.
Technical coordinator ERROL RYAN Studio directors
CHRIS FOX , JOHN WILKINSON Producer JANA BENNETT Executive producers
DAVID DICKINSON , GEORGE CAREY Editor PETER BELL
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