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: Open University

7.10 Photosynthesis: Early Events
7.35 The Universe Yesterday
8.0 The Philosophy of Science (2)

: The Saturday Picture Show

Mark Curry and Maggie Philbin welcome the weekend with music, competitions and cartoons. Their guests in the control room are Blancmange.
Gary Davies presents the latest from Madness and Jill Frazer finds out about a Manchester artist whose paintings are 15 metres high! Plus all the usual Picture Show features - Slide-a-Square, Top Cat, Rundown, Battle of the Planets and Popeye.
Mark says, 'I'll be discovering the secrets of the Blackpool Zoo kitchen.'
Producer TONY HARRISON Editor DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Gary Davies
Unknown: Jill Frazer
Producer: Tony Harrison
Editor: David Brown

: Grandstand

see panel including at
1.0 News Summary Weather News

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News
Sport/Regional News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Montreux Rock Festival: Part 4

The final programme featuring highlights from the 1985 Montreux Rock Festival held earlier this year in Switzerland.
Noel Edmonds talks to the groups backstage and introduces their recent releases, including Sting 'Seventh wave' and Bryan Ferry 'Don't stop the dance'.
Starring Agnetha, Bronski Beat, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Bryan Ferry, Huey Lewis and the News, Men At Work, Billy Ocean, The Pointer Sisters, REO Speedwagon, Sting, Tears for Fears


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Singer: Agnetha
Musicians: Bronski Beat
Musicians: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Singer: Bryan Ferry
Musicians: Huey Lewis and the News
Musicians: Men At Work
Singer: Billy Ocean
Singers: The Pointer Sisters
Musicians: REO Speedwagon
Singer: Sting
Musicians: Tears for Fears
Production Manager: John Birkin
Production Manager: Helen Fielding
Lighting Director: Warwick Fielding
Production: Michael Hurll

: Anything Goes

The final programme in this super circus series from the Blackpool Tower.
Three family teams, representing
Wolverhampton, Blackpool and Tenby, get a 'trifle wet' in their attempts to come out top in this slapstick competition. Hosted by Keith Chegwin Referee
Suzanne Dando
Ringmaster Norman Barrett and Tommy
Representing the world of circus: from one of the most famous British circus families, Kitty Roberts Jr performing her aerial act for the first time on television and The Michaela Kaiser Cossack Riders with their fast, exciting equestrian act. Designer JOHN HOLLAND Director MARTIN HUGHES
Producer GEOFFREY WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Suzanne Dando
Unknown: Ringmaster Norman Barrett
Unknown: Kitty Roberts Jr
Unknown: Michaela Kaiser
Designer: John Holland
Director: Martin Hughes
Producer: Geoffrey Wilson
Grimble: Fossett

: Catlow

Starring Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Leonard Nimoy

In the wake of the Civil War Catlow and his band of cowboys roam the plains of Texas rounding up stray cattle to sell as their own. When Marshal Ben Cowan, an old army comrade, tries to arrest him, Catlow heads down to the border to steal two million dollars in Mexican gold. Enter the ruthless bounty hunter Orville Miller whose sinister designs on the happy-go-lucky Catlow can only mean an untimely end for one of them - but which one?
Films: page 20
(Ceefax subtitles)


Screenplay: Scott Finch
Screenplay: J.J. Griffith
Based on the novel by: Louis L'Amour
Producer: Euan Lloyd
Director: Sam Wanamaker
Catlow: Yul Brynner
Cowan: Richard Crenna
Miller: Leonard Nimoy
Rosita: Daliah Lavi
Christina: Jo Ann Pflug
Merridew: Jeff Corey
Rio: Michael Delano
Recalde: Julian Mateos
Caxton: David Ladd
Mrs Frost: Bessie Love

: Are You Being Served?

by JEREMY LLOYD and DAVID CROFT The Pop Star starring
It looks as though Mr Spooner could have a whole new career when his hidden talent is discovered. Of course the rest of the staff feel that they too should be part of his rise to fame. This results in the most spectacular television appearance.
Executive producer david CROFT Produced and directed by MARTIN SHARDLOW (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Mr Spooner
Producer: David Croft
Directed By: Martin Shardlow
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Captain Peacock: Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Mr Spooner: Mike Berry
Mr Harman: Arthur English

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Shogun

by JAMES CLAVELL Last in the series. starring
Richard Chamberlain Toshiro Mifune
Yoko Shimada , Alan Badel John Rhys-Davies
Narrated by Orson Welles
On the Emperor's orders and on pain of death Toranaga must submit to the Council of Regents dominated by his hated enemy, Ishido.
Fr Alvito tells Blackthorne, 'Do you know what it means Pilot, now that you are
Samurai? Now you will be ordered to commit seppuku - suicide.'
As the clouds of civil war rumble ominously over
Japan, Blackthorne, Mariko and Lord Toranaga prepare to face their karma - the destiny pre-ordained for each of them.
Written and produced by ERIC BERCOVICI
Directed by JERRY LONDON (R)


Unknown: James Clavell
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Toshiro Mifune
Unknown: Yoko Shimada
Unknown: Alan Badel
Unknown: John Rhys-Davies
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Fr Alvito
Produced By: Eric Bercovici
Directed By: Jerry London
John Blackthorne: Richard Chamberlain
Lord Toranaga: Toshiro Mifune
Lady Mariko: Yoko Shimada
Fr Alvito: Damien Thomas
Fr Dell'Aqua: Alan Badel
Rodriguez: John Rhys-Davies
Capt Ferreira: Vladek Sheybal
Omi: Yuki Meguro
Lord Ishido: Nobuo Kaneko
Buntaro: Hideo Takamatsu
Lady Ochiba: Atsuko Sano
YabU: Frankie Sakai
Brother Michael: Masumi Okada
Fujiko: Hiromi Senno
Vinck: George Innes
KikU: Mika Kitagawa
Lady Kiri: Miiko Taka

: Late Night In Concert

featuring Elkie Brooks
This concert, recorded at the New Theatre Hull, features many of Elkie's hit songs including 'Lilac wine,' 'Pearl's a singer,' and 'Gasoline alley.'
Director DEREK BURBIDGE Television presentation MICHAEL APPLETON (R)


Unknown: Elkie Brooks
Director: Derek Burbidge
Unknown: Michael Appleton

: Weather

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