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: Open University

6.45 Loudspeaker Telephones
7.10 The People's Game
7.35 Plastics Under Pressure
8.0 In the Primordial Soup

: Clangers

from a planet far away. (R)

: The Family-Ness

Silly-Ness and the Bubble Machine (R)

: The Saturday Picture Show

A live non-stop package of entertainment and ideas for summer Saturdays presented by Mark Curry and Cheryl Baker and featuring Gary Davies and Michael Jordan
Mark makes a splash when he visits Rhyl to meet some top synchro swimmers and learns their routine with a smile firmly fixed on his face! Cheryl opens the Picture
Show kitchen for very nearly the last time this summer and she could be featuring some of your recipes today.
Enraptured with raptures! Michael Jordan finds out what bewitches buzzard buffs and excites owl oglers when he visits a special hospital for birds of prey.
The address for competitions, letters, jokes, requests and ideas is:
The Saturday Picture Show BBCtv, Manchester M60 1FR For more Picture Show facts see Ceefax page 187. Studio director PAUL LOOSLEY Producer PIPPA DYSON
Executive producer CRISPIN EVANS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Mark Curry
Presented By: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Gary Davies
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Director: Paul Loosley
Producer: Pippa Dyson
Producer: Crispin Evans

: Battle beneath the Earth

Kerwin Mathews Viviane Ventura
When scientist Arnold Kramer insists that the strange underground noises he has heard mean that America is being invaded by a sinister army burrowing beneath the earth, he is declared insane. But when a maze of tunnel complexes is discovered a special combat team is assigned to fight the menace.
Screenplay by L. z. HARGREAVES Produced by CHARLES REYNOLDS Directed by MONTGOMERY TULLY
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Kerwin Mathews
Unknown: Viviane Ventura
Unknown: Arnold Kramer
Unknown: L. Z. Hargreaves
Produced By: Charles Reynolds
Directed By: Montgomery Tully
Cmdr Shaw: Kerwin Mathews
Tila Yung: Viviane Ventura
Admiral Hillebrand: Robert Ayres
Dr Kramer: Peter Arne
Gen Chan Lu: Martin Benson
Hawkins: Earl Cameron
Kengh Lee: Peter Elliott

: Grandstand

See panel including at
1.0 News Summary
Weather News BILL GILES

: News

Jan Leeming ; Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Roland Rat - The Series

Proudly presented by BBC3
Deep below London town there lies a multi-million-Pound high-tech labyrinth called the Ratcave where millionaire playboy and all-round genius Roland Rat Superstar broadcasts his spectacular series.
This week's show includes a Pot-pourri of starring guests supported somewhat limply by the usual bunch of idiots Kevin, Errol, Fergie, Little Reggie et al.
Music in the Ratcave this week performed by Curiosity Killed the Cat
Conceived and written by David Claridge


Unknown: Little Reggie
Written By: David Claridge
Unknown: Colin Bostock-Smith
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Sean Carson
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Producer: Michael Hurll
Produced and directed by: Marcus Mortimer
Sound: Bob Foley
Lighting: Graham Rimmington
Designer: Donal Woods
Executive Producer: Michael Hurll

: Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 2

by Robert Holmes
Starring Colin Baker
A 14-part adventure
The Doctor has been placed on trial by the Time Lords. If found guilty, he will forfeit his remaining lives!
Videos, Doctor Who - The Day of the Daleks, BBCV/B 2036.
Pyramids of Mars, BBCV/B 2014 The Seeds of Death, BBCV/B 2019 The Five Doctors, BBCV/B 2020 Revenge of the Cybermen, BBCV/B 2003 from retailers
A Doctor Who Exhibition is at Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, until the end of October.


Writer: Robert Holmes
Incidental Music: Dominic Glynn
Script Editor: Eric Saward
Designer: John Anderson
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Nicholas Mallett
The Doctor: Colin Baker
Valeyard: Michael Jayston
Inquisitor: Lynda Bellingham
Balazar: Adam Blackwood
Merdeen: Tom Chadbon
Grell: Timothy Walker
Drathro: Roger Brierley
Katryca: Joan Sims
Peri: Nicola Bryant
Tandrell: Sion Tudor Owen
Humker: Billy McColl
Glitz: Tony Selby
Dibber: Glen Murphy
Broken Tooth: David Rodigan

: The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show

Noel Edmonds and Mike Smith return to the screen to host a live Hit Squad special. Who will be the victims tonight? The Hit Squad team have been in operation for the past four years and tonight they celebrate this very special occasion. Featuring delightful examples of childish behaviour and British reserve. Keep watching, particularly over your shoulder - you never know where they'll strike next.
Researched and compiled by JULIA KNOWLES and CAROLINE THOMAS
Lighting director TERRY BRETT Sound DAVID THOMPSON
Designer DAVID BUCKINGHAM Produced and directed by MICHAEL HURLL


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Julia Knowles
Unknown: Caroline Thomas
Director: Terry Brett
Director: Sound David Thompson
Directed By: Michael Hurll

: Every Second Counts

starring Paul Daniels
Play along at home and compete with the contestants who play for and against the clock in this comedy quiz show. Which one of the lucky couples will play the exciting final game where
Every Second Counts?
If you are a married couple and would like to take part in Every Second Counts please send sae to: Every Second Counts, [address removed]


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Director: Tony Newman
Producer: David Taylor

: The Russ Abbot Show

starring Russ Abbot Special guest star Les Dennis featuring Bella Emberg and Maggie Moone
Tom Bright , Suzy Aitchison Gordon Kennedy
More of Russ's popular characters in the second lively show of the series. Wilf and Nellie seek some marriage guidance, Barratt Holmes comes up against an old adversary, Geronimo tries his hand at Blockbusters and Brucie conducts a chaotic wedding ceremony. Written by BARRY CRYER
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Choreographer TUDOR DAVIES
Sound supervisor LAURIE TAYLOR Lighting director DICKIE HIGHAM
Designers GARY WILLIAMSON , CHRIS HULL Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Maggie Moone
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Suzy Aitchison
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Barratt Holmes
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Neil Shand.
Written By: Gary Clapperton
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: Paul Minett
Unknown: Brian Leveson
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Director: Dickie Higham
Unknown: Designers Gary Williamson
Unknown: Chris Hull
Directed By: John Bishop

: Casualty

A series in 15 parts 2: Hide and Seekby PAUL UNWIN and JEREMY BROCK
'Ewart! There's a woman in the ladies with a baby and she's got a pair of scissors ...'
Series created by PAUL UNWIN and JEREMY BROCK


Debbie Clark: Karen Seers
Jackie Clark: Sophie Millard
Bob Bates: David Simeon
Ewart: Bernard Gallagher
Duffy: Cathy Shipton
Rosie Jessop: Tracy Harper
Phil Jessop: Niven Boyd
Megan: Brenda Fricker
Charlie: Derek Thompson
King: George Harris
Kuba: Christopher Rozycki
Baz: Julia Watson
Susie: Debbie Roza
Ponting: Robert Pugh
Mute: Lisa Bowerman
Ruth White: Zelah Clarke
Richard: Andrew Hall
Jonathan: Alan Coveney
Brenner: Colin Fisher
Mr Clark: Christopher Ashley
Ros Plimmer: Sonia Woolley

: Last Night of the Proms

Part 2
Before the time-honoured last-night favourites, Walton pays tribute to a commedia dell'arte rascal, and Britten re-fashions Rossini.
Walton Overture: Scapino Bax Mediterranean
Britten Soirees musicales Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March
Nol Parry (orch Elgar, words by William Blake ) Jerusalem Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN Directed by RODNEY GREENBERG
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Nol Parry
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: John Caulfield
Unknown: John Rushby Smith
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: Rodney Greenberg

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Blott on the Landscape

Dramatised in six parts by MALCOLM BRADBURY
3: After his night at the Golf Club, Dundridge awakes to discover himself on a lonely country road. He is in his car clad only in his underwear.
He cannot remember anything.


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Roger Bamford
Sir Giles: George Cole
Lady Maud: Geraldine James
Blott: David Suchet
Dundridge: Simon Cadeu
Mrs Forthby: Julia McKenzie
Ganglion: Geoffrey Bayldon
Minister: Geoffrey Chater
Hoskins: Paul Brooke
Lord Leakham: John Welsh
Bessie: Sarah Porter
Densher: Jeremy Clyde
Gen 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: Jolyon McDowell
Freda: Susan Porrett
Receptionist: C P Grogan
Nurse: Eve Shickle
Waiter at club: John Junkin
Policeman: Danny Davies

: In the Heat of the Night

starring Sidney Poitier Rod Steiger
Sparta, Mississippi is a small, quiet southern town broiling on a steamy September night. Virgil Tibbs , a solitary negro from out of town, is arrested for the murder of a rich northern industrialist. Police Chief
Gillespie has no experience of a murder inquiry, and subjects Tibbs to a bigoted, insolent interrogation. But when Tibbs reveals himself to be a top, city homicide cop his is just the assistance Gillespie can do without.
Virgil Tibbs. .....SIDNEY POITIER
Bill Gillespie ........ROD STEIGER
Sam Wood .....WARREN OATES
Delores Purdy. .....QUENTIN DEAN
Purdy............JAMES PATTERSON
Webb Schubert .....WILLIAM SCHALLERT
Mrs Leslie Colbert. .....LEE GRANT
Packy Harrison .....MATT CLARK
Harvey Oberst .....STOTT Wilson
Ralph Henshaw....ANTHONY JAMES
Screenplay by sterling SILLIPHANT Based on the novel by JOHN BALL Produced by WALTER MIRISCH Directed by NORMAN JEWISON


Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: Virgil Tibbs
Unknown: Virgil Tibbs.
Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: Bill Gillespie
Unknown: Steiger Sam Wood
Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: Delores Purdy.
Unknown: Quentin Dean
Unknown: Patterson Webb Schubert
Unknown: William Schallert
Unknown: Mrs Leslie Colbert.
Unknown: Packy Harrison
Unknown: Matt Clark
Unknown: Harvey OBErst
Unknown: Ralph Henshaw
Unknown: Anthony James
Novel By: John Ball
Produced By: Walter Mirisch
Directed By: Norman Jewison

: Weather

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