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with Debbie Greenwood and Frank Bough
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
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Including this morning:
Alan Titchmarsh takes calls from troubled gardeners on [number removed]Anne Robinson makes her choice of the coming Week's TV.
An ear of corn it ripens
With a snap and a crackle and apop
But the potato life is dark and cool
With soil on the top! Presented by lain Lauchlan
Guest Janet Palmer
Story: The Chef Who Kept Cleaning his Kitchen by DIANA STOW
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Woodwind MARTIN FRITH Director BRIAN LITTLE
Producer CHRISTINE HEWITT Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)
with Frances Coverdale and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles
A See-Saw programme High Summer
Insects are buzzing, crawling, hopping and fluttering to join Hokey and Cokey in the garden today - but there's room for you too! With Carol Chell and Don Spencer (R)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON The main races from the first day's card of the September meeting:
2.30 The Hayner, Hanson and Clark stakes (1 mile)
3 o The Schweppes Autumn Handicap (7f 60 yds)
3 30 The Stable, Stud and Farm East West Stakes (7f)
Diet and Drinks
An interplanetary call on the 'Visiphone' helps Whizz solve the last Earthsearch question. However, they aren't the sort of foods she would choose as a treat, but she spots her favourite delicacy over at the 'Space Bar'. Bug daydreams about s'bug'etti and 'silicon chips' are also part of a droids diet! Whizz can't work out the answer to the Earthsearch so Voice gives her a clue: 'It's saucy, like you!' Do you know what 'it' can be?
Music PETER GOSLING
Designer NICK SOMMERVILLE Producer PIPPA DYSON (R)
SuperTed and Nuts in Space With the voices of Derek Griffiths , Jon Pertwee Victor Spinetti , Melvyn Hayes Roy Kinnear , Sheila Steafel Peter Hawkins
Producer MIKE YOUNG
Director DAVE EDWARDS (R)
with Paul Jones
Round eight of the noughts and crosses quiz game. Only one of today's contestants will go through to Monday's game. Who will it be?
starring Keith Chegwin with a special mystery guest star and music from three chart-topping groups including Hollywood Beyond.
An adventure film series The Children Swim to a Coral Hideaway
Producer BRENDON LUNNEY Director FRANK ARNOLD
Sgt Pat Connolly:
Mr Luong tran:
Autumn Version starring Ian and Janette - The Krankies featuring The Great Soprendo and The Three Degrees with Ann Way , Nina Evans and THE KRANKIES' DANCERS choreographed by DEBBIE ASTELL
Written by SID GREEN
RON OTTAWAY , GRAHAM DEYKIN Script associate SID GREEN
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer CAROL GOLDER Produced and directed by PAUL CIANl (R)
with Sue Lawley and Philip Hayton followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West Look East, Look North North West Tonight Midlands Today
As the rain trickles down his neck from his yellow souwester it dawns on Terry with mounting horror that he hasn't seen a patch of blue sky all week. But his little heart is cheered as he realises that inside the Television Theatre all is sunshine and stars.
starring Les Dawson
Join Les and his friends in another edition of this popular comedy quiz. Les's special guests this week are: Henry Cooper ,
Dana Les Dennis , Ruth Madoc Fiona Richmond Bernie Winters
Produced in association with MARK GOODSON and TALBOT TV LTD Sound BOB FOLEY
Lighting PETER WESSON Designer CHRIS WEBSTER Director BRUCE MILLAR
Producer STANLEY APPEL
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With Francesca out of the way in Acapulco, Sable is convinced that her marriage can be saved and starts making plans for a public reconciliation. Nothing - absolutely nothing - is going to spoil her extravagant party at the Colby Collection with her husband by her side and her 'happy' family in attendance.
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with John Humphrys and Andrew Harvey Regional News
Weekend Weather News
starring in The Creative Accountant by BOB BAKER with and featuring
The follow up to
Arthur Blair 's job application seems a straightforward task for the City Investigation Bureau.
But Blair has knowledge that could topple a Far Eastern dictator, whose agents won't stop at murder to protect their leader's secret.
Film editor JOHN STRICKLAND Designer PHIL ROBERSON Photography JOHN BAKER Created and produced by ROBERT BANKS STEWART Director KEN HANNAM
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Det Sgt McBride:
Meetings with Ambler
... We experimented and we modified, we found the shapes, the elbow room we needed in order to compose moral tales that had things to say about contemporary life but said them incidentally and sometimes in code.
Eric Ambler has written
18 novels of suspense and intrigue and is acknowledged as a master of the thriller.
He began writing in the early 30s, the era of Bulldog Drummond , but in his own early books like the classic Mask of Dimitrios he pioneered a new form, combining suspense and rich characterisation with an accurate portrayal of the real world - Europe in the years leading up to World War n.
Ambler has spent most of his life abroad but has now returned to Britain to live. In this rare television interview, filmed on the eve of his departure from Switzerland and later in London, Ambler, now 77, talks to poet and journalist James Fenton about his life and about the nature of thriller writing, the form to which he stayed true. Film cameraman ELMER COSSEY Sound recordist RON BROWN Film editor SUSAN SPIVEY Producer BOB BEE
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Seaman John Baggs Jr is a nice, easy-going kind of guy. He's interested in two things only - women and killing his old company commander. Put ashore in Seattle for an operation he devotes his boundless energies to both interests.
Happily he meets a beautiful hooker, Maggie Paul , and love blossoms. Only her 11-year-old mulatto son, Doug, stands in the way of domestic bliss. James Caan plays an endearing character, in this sharply observed social comedy where each laugh hides a tear and each twist in the narrative holds surprise - especially in the wonderfully optimistic finale.
Screenplay by DARRYL PONICSAN Produced and directed by MARK RYDELL
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John Baggs Jr: