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: Open University

6.45 Teaching by Telephone
7.10 Talking Turtle: Computers in the Classroom
8.0 Cellular Growth

: Clangers

from a planet far away. (R)

: The Family-Ness

Ferocious-Ness Loses
His Roar (R)

: The Saturday Picture Show

with Mark Curry and Cheryl Baker
A live, fast-moving package of entertainment. Train-crazy! Mark spends a day with a crowd of enthusiasts on board the City of Truro express and finds out what fascinates train spotters, as they travel through the glorious Yorkshire countryside.
There are No Limits to the travellers' tales when Jenny Powell and Tony Baker take time off from their frantic filming schedule to bring some behind-the-scenes stories of television's zaniest rock show. 'Hold on tight' says
Samantha Fox when she calls in for a chat and to show her exotic new video - and while on the subject, Godley and Creme, pop's top video - directing team, reveal some of the tncks of their trade.
Plus competitions, cartoons, features, fashions, movies and madness.
Write to Mark and Cheryl at: The Saturday Picture Show BBCtv, PO Box 40
Manchester M60 1FR
Executive producer CRISPIN EVANS More Picture Show facts on Ceefaxpage 187.


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Jenny Powell
Unknown: Tony Baker
Unknown: Samantha Fox
Producer: Crispin Evans

: Megaforce

Barry Bostwick
Persis Khambatta Edward Mulhare
Meet Megaforce, the most potent fighting force the world has ever seen, ready to combat evil wherever it may lie! Barry Bostwick leads the mean, clean, fighting machine with a dazzling array of futuristic hardware in this all-action fantasy adventure.
Produced by ALBERT S. RUDDY Directed by HAL NEEDHAM
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Barry Bostwick
Unknown: Persis Khambatta
Unknown: Edward Mulhare
Unknown: Barry Bostwick
Unknown: James Whittaker
Unknown: Albert S. Ruddy.
Unknown: Hal Needham
Unknown: Andre Morgan
Produced By: Albert S. Ruddy
Directed By: Hal Needham
Ace Hunter: Barry Bostwick
Dallas: Michael Beck
Zara: Persis Khambatta
Bryne-White: Edward Mulhare
Professor Eggstrum: George Furth
Guerera: Henry Silva

: Grandstand

See panel including at

: News Summary



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: * XIV European Athletics Championships

from Stuttgart Introduced by Desmond Lynam Men's Marathon
While you've been away they'll have come three miles closer and at least one should be in the stadium ten minutes from now.
Men's 110m Hurdles Final COLIN JACKSON , the World Junior Champion, may mature very rapidly.
Women's 10,000m Final
Strange expression - fastest in the world 'on paper' - but INGRID KRISTIANSEN is precisely that, by the odd minute in 30. Plus heats of all the relays, carefully now.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Ingrid Kristiansen

: * pm Saturday Night at the Movies: Taps

begins a run of films being shown for the first time on television. Today starring George C. Scott Timothy Hutton
Sean Penn , Tom Cruise
Bunker Hill Military
Academy has trained US
Army officers for 141 years. When the commanding officer, General Bache, announces that the academy is to close, the cadets under
Major Brian Moreland , decide on a protest action. Planned and executed with strict 'military' discipline their occupation soon escalates into a nightmare siege.
Three of Hollywood's most talented and popular young stars feature in this tense and powerful drama.
Based on the novel Father Sky by DEVERY FREEMAN
(First showing on British television).
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: George C. Scott
Unknown: Timothy Hutton
Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Major Brian Moreland
Unknown: Darryl Ponicsan
Unknown: Robert Mark Kamen
Unknown: Devery Freeman
Produced By: Stanley R Jaffe
Produced By: Howard B. Jaffe
Directed By: Harold Becker
General Harlan Bache: George C. Scott
Brian Moreland: Timothy Hutton
Colonel Kerby: Ronny Cox
Alex Dwyer: Sean Penn
David Shawn: Tom Cruise
Charlie Auden: Brendan Ward
Edward West: Evan Handler
Derek Mellott: John P Navin Jr

: * News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: * Blott on the Landscape

Dramatised in six parts by MALCOLM BRADBURY
1: However much Lady Maud Lynchwood may insist, Sir Giles is more than reluctant to give her any children. This triggers a manic chain of events, with many unforseen and surprising consequences.


Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Lady Maud Lynchwood
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Roger Bamford
Sir Giles: George Cole
Lady Maud: Geraldine James
Blott: David Suchet
Mrs Forthby: Julia McKenzie
Ganglion: Geoffrey Bayldon
Lord Leakham: John Welsh
Minister: Geoffrey Chater
Hoskins: Paul Brooke
Prime: John Grillo
Densher: Jeremy Clyde
General Burnett: Nicholas Selby
Mr Bullett-Finch: Patrick Godfrey
Mrs Bullett-Finch: Georgine Anderson
First Miss Percival: Matyelok Gibbs
Second Miss Percival: Sylvia Barter
Col Chapman: John Rapley
Sir Francis Puckerington: Esmond Knight
TV reporter: Jol Yon McDowell
Waiter: Kevin Doyle
Chef: Ken Parry
Marjorie: Ursula Jones

: * Jack Lemmon in The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Also starring
Anne Bancroft
Mel and Edna Edison live on the 14th floor of a New York City apartment house. The air-conditioning has broken down, the toilet flushes continuously and the noise from the neighbouring apartment is unbearable. Outside, the awful midsummer heat makes the stench of the garbage worse. Then, with events at their blackest, Mel losses his job.... Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft give characteristically brilliant performances as the victims of urban paranoia, in Neil Simon 's sophisticated, bitter-sweet comedy.
Screenplay by NEIL SIMON Produced and directed by MELVIN FRANK
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Edna Edison
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Neil Simon
Directed By: Melvin Frank
Mel: Jack Lemmon
Edna: Anne Bancroft
Harry Edison: Gene Saks
Pauline: Elizabeth Wilson
Pearl: Florence Stanley
Belle: Maxine Stuart
Man upstairs: Ed Peck
Doorman: M Emmett Walsh
Taxi driver: F. Murray Abraham
Youth in park: Sylvester Stallone

: * am Weather

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