with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
Bob Friend delves behind the headlines to report on life in the USA.
Sports news from Bob Wilson
The wealthy Hendon housewife who has to lose weight so that she can have her eyes lifted; an ex-WRAF officer in a last-ditch bid to shed six pounds so that she can squeeze into her wedding dress; a professional gambler, too heavy for the scales, who has to be taken to the weighbridge of the local quarry for his weigh-in; these are three of the inmates of Henlow Grange who have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Director MARK CHAPMAN
If the DHSS office turns down your claim to benefit, you can appeal to an independent tribunal. Margo MacDonald and Dilly Braimoh show how to do it.
with Children's BBCtv programme news and your birthday greetings.
Presenter Sarah Long
Guest Stuart Bradley (R)
by Her Majesty The Queen who drives in procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster to inaugurate the new session of Parliament. In a glittering ceremony before the Royal Family and the assembled peers, bishops and judges,
Her Majesty commands Black Rod to summon the members of the House of Commons to attend her in the House of Lords and delivers the speech written by the Prime Minister outlining the Government's plans for the forthcoming legislation in this parliamentary session. Commentator
Television presentation NEIL ECCLES
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Eamonn Holmes Bob Wellings and Pattie Coldwell introduce another edition of the magazine where you can challenge TV programme makers and tell them what you think of their programmes.
Deputy editor cyril GATES Editor PETER WEIL BBC Manchester
with Tony Soper and Nick Davies
Live from Slimbridge - the 'biggest bird table in the world'.
On the menu today - Alan Titchmarsh with planting tips to attract birdlife, Japanese cranes with a craving for potatoes, and how to keep flamingoes in the pink!
12.55 Regional News and Weather
with Martyn Lewis Weather BILL GILES
Julie Robinson has an embarrassing moment at work and finds events at home taking a turn for the worse.
(For cast see page 46. Shown again tomorrow at 10.0am)
A See-Saw programme by ROGER HARGREAVES Little Miss Scatterbrain
Narrated by Pauline Collins and John Alderton
Produced and directed by TERRY WARD and TREVOR BOND
'When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.'
The life story of the sex symbol whose outrageous wit and wisdom shocked and delighted audiences all over the world. From her humble Brooklyn origins to later fame and fortune, Mae's private life was often as controversial as her stage persona; at the centre was her long affair with Jim Timony - the man she loved but would never marry ...
Screenplay by E. ARTHUR KEAN Produced by TERRY MORSE JR Directed by LEE PHILIPS
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Mae at 13:
with Russell Grant
presented by Dr Alan Maryon Davis
An unconscious person lying on their back will die within minutes if left like that.
Would you know what to do? You can save that person's life by putting them in the Recovery Position. This programme shows you how. With Geoff Capes ,
Steve Fletcher , Gary Love , Sarah Jane Varley , Ron Webster and Valerie Whittington. (R) (E)
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Dr Alan Maryon
Phillip Schofield - starting with Pinny's House by PETER FERMIN
Pinny and the Truck
Pinny is a doll no bigger than a pin, but when Victor gets into trouble she is able to help him.
Read by Matilda Thorpe Story and pictures by PETER FIRMIN
Music by AR LOG
Directed and animated by OLIVER POSTGATE
with Don Spencer
I'm a Koala not a bear
And I don 't think it 's fair
The way that people always add
A word that isn't there
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Percussion will HILL Bass DAVE ROSE
Assistant producer ANNE DENEHY Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Production BARBARA RODDAM
Heathcliff's Pet Swamp Fever
with Tony Hart Margot Wilson and Mr Bennett Print
There's floorpainting and fingerprinting, monoprints and rubberstamps, typewriting and a very poetic Mr Bennett !
Director MARTYN SUKER
Assistant producerCLAIRE WINYARD Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON
by VIVIEN ALCOCK , dramatised in four parts by JULIA JONES 3: Kate and Rosie visit the East End in search of Rosie's mother, but what they find out is a shock to them both.
ANN AILES STEVENSON
Costume designer LISA BENJAMIN Designer MARJORIE PRATT
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director MARILYN FOX
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Presented by Angela Rippon You don't have to wear your tiaras, but tonight there is a team which is made up of one lord, one lady and one baron. They call themselves ERMINE AND PEARLS. Join in to see who's who on the teams as they play Masterteam. Director ANDREA CONWAY
Programme associateROSALIND GOLD Producer DAVE ROSS
with Nicholas Witchell and Frances Coverdale
Weather Ian McCaskill
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
Or: Life On Earth
Well, around Shepherd's
Bush Green anyway. Terry (the one in baggy khaki) attempts to engage a variety of warm, cuddly mammals in live conversation. Producer JON PLOWMAN
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER
Selina Scott presents a series on fashion and the fashionable. 'Stars in silk' features the best designer wear created from China's biggest export. Jeff Banks looks at what they're wearing down on the farm, and racehorse trainer
Jenny Pitman gives a twirl. Jane Lomas shows the latest in thermal underwear, and there's ski-wear for the would-be downhill racer. Producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill (R)
Miss Ellie frets over a few of her favourite things as Parmalee's story becomes less colourful - but more believable? Sue Ellen's scheme finds Mandy dressed up, but with little idea of where she's about to go. With capital hard to come by, J.R. decides that, despite Jenna's diplomacy, the time is ripe for a man of action ...
Written by LEAH MARKUS
Directed by MICHAEL PREECE
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Points of View, BBCtv Centre, London W12 8QT
with John Humphrys and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather
Dramatic journeys in five people's lives with Desmond Wilcox
Down to Earth
First of two parts Pat Mummy
Pat Kerr , a British Airways stewardess, has become the figurehead of a rescue campaign for 450 destitute children in Bangladesh.
Five years ago she started to help out in the Families for Children orphanage in a Dhaka backstreet rather than spend her three-day 'lay-over' beside the hotel swimming pool with the rest of the flight crew.
Her example inspired the staff of the British Airways
TriStar fleet and now dozens of them dig drains, repair crumbling walls, disinfect feeding bottles, cuddle babies and work as helpers in the orphanage. It's a far cry from the 'superman' and 'supergirl' images of British Airways commercials; certainly a more down-to-earth - perhaps more worthwhile? - image. But the orphanage is under threat, the children threatened with eviction. The airline staff are fighting for funds and to find a way to build a new home. Can they make it before the deadline? Research JAN RIDDELL
Film cameraman GARRY MORRISON Film editor ROBERT BURNETT Director ALEX MCCALL
Producer DESMOND WILCOX BBC Scotland
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Introduced by Steve Rider International Tennis
The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena Last year's final, in which
IVAN LENDL beat BORIS BECKER in five sets, was possibly the finest men's singles match of 1985. This week both players are back to head the seedings, with their likely challengers the powerful PAT CASH and the young Swedish star
DAN MASKELL and MARK COX are the commentators on the best of tonight's indoor action.
Cricket: First Test
The latest news from
Brisbane on England's preparations for Friday's First Test, and how
Australian television views the forthcoming Ashes series. Plus all tonight's European football news, including a report on the England v Yugoslavia match at Wembley.
Tennis JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
Studio producer CHARLES BALCHIN Editor JOHN ROWUNSON
The Radio Times Film and Video Awards for young movie-makers under 25
Introduced by Mike Smith
Tonight "Showreel" screens the final selection of entries.
Alan Parker takes a day off from finishing "Angel Heart" to talk about the competition, and the winners share prizes worth Â£6,000. (E)