with Mike Smith and Selina Scott
Including this morning:
Denise Robertson opens the Junior Advice Line at 7.32, joined an hour or so later by Sally Hawkins for their regular Advice Line phone-in; Titch's 's Pitch - join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.
Have you seen a driver driving a train?
Have you seen a postman down the lane?
Who have you seen today? Presenter Elizabeth Watts Guest Ben Thomas
Story: The Button Shop by SHEILA FRONT
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
Weather News MICHAEL FISH
with Magnus Magnusson , Paul Coia and Josephine Buchan Today Jan Beaney continues her series on creative embroidery with a look at some new dissolvable fabrics. Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill
A See-Saw programme with Carol Leader (R)
The third of ten programmes Can you make a hearty casserole now this minute, without going shopping or even leaving the kitchen? Shirley Goode can, and proves that with the right things in your store cupboard, you'll never be short of ideas for tempting meals. She also challenges you to enter her competition and win a wonderful prize. Jenny Day is young, out of work and keen to pick up
Shirley's money-saving tips. Join Jenny in The
Goode Kichen and find out how you can eat better for less. Director GEORGE AUCKLAND Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Book £1.95 from booksellers
How to cope with, survive and enjoy your under-5s. with Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly
Worries about Hearing and Learning to Talk
'I just keep chatting, chatting ... with Dawn I didn't chat enough, so I'm not making the same mistake with Lorraine. I'm chatting as much as I can'.
(PHYLIS WILLIAMS )
A Helpline is open from 2.30 until
7.0 pm. Ring [number removed]or. in Scotland, [number removed]
Narration and vocals:
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS
Voices PETER HAWKINS and SUSAN SHERIDAN
by TED HUGHES
Told by Tom Baker for Jackanory. Today:
The Return of the Iron Man
with the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Jill Shilling
Written by Bernie Kay
with Terry Nutkins, Nick Davies, Chris Packham
Animals, animals, animals! Wildlife, pets, zoo animals, exotic species. The Really
Wild Show is in business to answer any question you've got. What's the most poisonous animal in the world? What's the rarest animal in Britain? What animal might live on you? How many times a second does a humming bird beat its wings?
On the Spot: Try and stump Terry, Nick and Chris by asking them a question they can't answer.
I Want To: Got an urge to meet a certain animal face-to-face? The show will try and fix it for you.
And Now for Something Really Nasty: Spiders are horrible, and tarantulas are even horribler! Except they aren't, as Marc Shedden finds out when he handles one in the studio.
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol
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A series in 24 parts
Ep 5 by MARGARET SIMPSON Ziggy tries to get his own back on Georgina, but Ant comes to the rescue just in time. There's a party at
Louise's house, and a shock for Mrs Reagan when she comes to collect her daughter. This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Designer DEREK EVANS Script editors
ANTHONY MINGHELLA , NORMA FLINT Producer RONALD SMEDLEY
Director ROGER SINGLETON-TURNER
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Boy at party:
Another edition of your fun information programme when Bill Oddie , Wendy Leavesley and 'Mr Trivia'
Billy Butler answer more of your questions.
Faxline number [number removed]Designer RAY LANGHORN
Studio director PAUL COLBERT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC Manchester
* INFO: page 77
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
An exclusive club/hotel on the Caribbean island of Antigua, which boasts a beach for every day of the year. Take a holiday there and tie it to the supersonic elegance of travel on Concorde. Interested? If so, it can be yours for the price of a postage stamp, for it's the first prize in the RADIO TIMES/ Holiday competition. You can sample it in John Carter 's film report.
'Why can't the holiday companies do more for the single traveller?' That question is very often asked by Holiday viewers, so Sarah Kennedy took off for the Italian lakes to find out what kind of deals are being offered to those who travel solo.
Bill Buckley goes in at the deep end - literally - in his report from Plymouth on a holiday for people who want to try out the sport of diving. In the studio, the latest news and comment to help you make your holiday decisions. Producer TOM SAVAGE
* COMPETITION: page 2
by ROSEMARY MASON
'Funny, they call marriage an institution, makes it sound like a mad house.' Title music
SIMON MAY and LESLIE OSBORNE Designer KEITH HARRIS
Script editor TONY HOLLAND Director ROBERT GABRIEL Producer JULIA SMITH (For cast see page 63)
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A ten-part series by ANDREW NICKOLDS , STAN HEY
9: Power Games
REG: Don't give the game away, Frank - I want him to write about this with a fresh pair of eyes.
KEN: Sorry, Reg - they wouldn't be seen dead there. When sport and showbiz get into bed together, their illegitimate baby's called Junk....
Music by GORDON GILTRAP
Costume designer pip BRYCE Script editor JOANNA WILLETT Designer CHRIS HULL
Producer EVGENY GRIDNEFF Director CHRISTOPHER BAKER
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Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Producer PENELOPE MILLS
Please send letters to Barry Took , Points of View. BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT
with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather News
Mothers and Sons
A vicious and persistent robber is again acquitted on the testimony of his mother - a travesty of justice which Mary Beth loathes, while understanding the woman's feelings. Meanwhile the Laceys' elder son is involved in a fight, starting a chain of events which finds Harvey questioning his wife's loyalty to her family ...
Written by FRANK SOUTH
Directed by RAY DANTON (R)
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with Barry Norman
Teenwolf - Michael J. Fox , of Back to the Future fame, stars as a teenage basketball player who suddenly finds certain biological changes taking place.
Dreamchild - Dennis Potter 's screenplay about
Lewis Carroll and Alice Hargreaves (who as a child was the inspiration for Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland) with puppets by JIM HENSON , creator of the Muppets.
Also the UK Top 10, and a chance to enter the Film 86 competition.
Director JANE PROWSE Producer JANE LUSH
An eight-part guide to secondary education 3: The Good, the Bad and the Irrelevant
How much should education prepare your child in practical terms for adult life? What lies behind the jargon ofTVEIandSPD?
Beverly Anderson examines some of the new schemes to make school learning more 'relevant'.
Film editor PAUL SINCLAIR Producer JOHN BROOKE
Director CATHARINE SEDDON
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from the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
The James Last Orchestra during their recent tour. Also appearing:
Phyllis Hutchinson , Joanne Cairns , Cecelia Orr , Simone Lahbib and Pipe
Major Seamus Johnstone of the Argyll and Southern Highlanders. (R) Also recorded on location at Gleneagles and St Andrews