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Two couples talk with Nancy Kohner about the experience of becoming the parents of a Premature baby.
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Story: The Gingerbread Man (traditional)
MacWomble the Terrible by EUSABETH BERESFORD Told by Bernard Cribbins Music by Mike Batt
Animated by BARRY LEITH Directed by IVOR WOOD (R)
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This week Tom and Debbie put on their thermals as the roadshow goes to the ski and leisure resort of Aviemore in the Highlands.
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Series producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill
with Martyn Lewis
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
Philip Martin has deceived her.
The mysterious woman in Des's life is revealed. This week's cast:
Written by JOHN UPTON , CHRIS MILNE Directed by MAE VARNEL
MARK PIPER. ANDREW FRIEDMAN
A See-Saw programme Ready for a walk in the jungle? Keep a look out for wild animals! with Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Percussion PETER HOWLAND
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE Produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer
CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)
by Allan Prior
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass
and Philip Bond, Brian Rawlinson, Howard Lang, Jessica Benton
James is lured by the prospect of high profits into attempting to run the Unionist blockade to the beleaguered southern states of America during the Civil War. The venture proves to be more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined.
A light-hearted musical quiz presented by Barry Cryer. Liza Goddard leads the ladies' team and Willie Rushton captains the gentlemen.
A live band provides the music as the teams hunt for clues hidden in the titles of popular tunes, from Irving Berlin to the Beatles.
Musical director LAURIE HOLLOWAY Director ANDREA CONWAY Producer KEITH STEWART
Day of the Full
Moon Mark wins his school's good citizen award and promptly gets suspended.
Written by JUDY PIOLI
Directed by JEFF CHAMBERS
starring as Valerie Hogan:
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Postman Pat: Pat's Foggy Day
There's thick fog in Greendale, and Pat has to drive very slowly.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)
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Cavey and the Teen Angels search for the missing star car. (R)
by ERICH KASTNER Told for Jackanory by David Suchet
When Emil goes to visit his grandmother in the big city, he falls asleep on the train.
What happens next leads him to assemble a band of detectives to track his quarry through the streets of Berlin. 1: Alone with a Stranger Illustrations BARRY WILKINSON Designer MARY GREAVES Executive producer ANGELA BEECHING
Director MICHAEL COLE
The children find a lake with gold gleaming in the depths of the water.
with Janet Ellis, Mark Curry and Caron Keating
Tom and Jerry become the best of friends, Foghorn Leghorn is reunited with an old college chum and Droopy and Butch agree to share everything 50-50. Producer DAVID PLATT
Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world. Weather JOHN KETTLEY
Deborah Hall and Caroline Righton bring you all tonight's headlines from London and the south east. Plus all the day's sport from MICHAEL WALE Editor JANE DRABBLE
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Derek Jameson live at the Television Theatre as he talks to people in the news, presents the best in entertainment and springs the occasional surprise.
Programme associate NEIL SHAND Director TONY NEWMAN Producer PETER ESTALL
Series producer JOHN FISHER
Another chance to see the first series of programmes in which Dave Lee Travis introduced some famous hit records from the past, helped by various film makers who were asked to present the images that these great old songs created for them. Producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)
The Case of the Vanishing Squirrel Narrated by David Attenborough
When Squirrel Nutkin was published in 1903, Beatrix Potter 's hero was familiar to British readers. 'One of the most beautiful and entertaining of our native animals', wrote a naturalist of the time. Today red squirrels may still be thought delightful, but few of us will have seen one. Since World War n they have disappeared from most
English counties and are much reduced in the rest of Britain.
What has caused this dramatic decline? Disease?
Starvation? The introduction of grey squirrels?
Jessica Holm is trying to unravel the mystery.
Photography MARTYN COLBECK Film editor PETER HEELEY Written and produced by DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
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by RICHARD OMMANNEY
Daphne receives good news and bad news - for Sam it's bad news and good news.
Designer NIGEL CURZON
Produced and directed by JOHN B. HOBBS (R)
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Nigel Davenport What begins as a holiday on the spectacular coast of Ireland ends in tragedy for
American businessman Steve Donigen when his wife and child are killed in an accident. But when Donigen discovers a sinister secret behind their deaths he begins a dangerous investigation of his own.
Screenplay by ROY CLARKE Based on a story by FREDERICK FORSYTH
Produced and directed by MICHAEL O'HERLIHY
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Kay Donigen/Candia Layton:
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Six episodes in the history of NATO
4: Rather like a Wasp's Nest
It took five years of argument and debate during the 1960s to get approval for NATO's current strategy of flexible response. Why did it take so long? What does 'flexible response' mean and is it an effective strategy?
Introduced by John Barry with The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP Robert McNamara Pierre Messmer and Kai-Uwe von Hassel Film editor TONY WILLIAMS Produced by HOWARD SMITH (R) (e)