with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman Reports from
JAMES COX, MIKE STEWART PETER MARSHALL
BUSTIN MARGARET GILMORE and BILL NEELY
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour plus Bob Friend 's view of life across the Atlantic, USA
School's out for the week, but what will it be like when you're back? Are you happy with the way your school is run and do your views count? Today it's teachers in the hot seat and it's your chance to give them a lesson.
Join Robert Kilroy-Silk , his studio audience and guests.
with Margo MacDonald
Are you ready for retirement? Play the benefits quiz and compare the pensions of two workers who have just retired from the same firm. (e)
Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.
Presenter lain Lauchlan Guest Sheelagh Gilbey
Story: Rooster Sets Out to See the World by eric CARLE
Told by Bernard Cribbins (R)
with Hugh Dickson
from the home of Mary Whitehouse with Bob Wellings and Eamonn Holmes including at
Today Tom welcomes top show business names on stage at the Speyside Theatre, Aviemore.
with Martyn Lewis
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
Maria goes out with a younger man.
(For cast see page 39. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5 am)
A See-Saw programme With Carol Leader (R)
James Whitmore Beverly Garland
The heartwarming story of a boy growing up in Oklahoma in the 1930s. Twelve-year-old
Billy Coleman secretly saves *50 for the pair of hounds he longs for. The boy and the dogs, Dan and Ann, soon become inseparable and their fame as a raccoon hunting team spreads throughout the valley. But neighbouring children, the Pritchards, are jealous....
The film features songs
Written by THE OSMONDS and SUng by ANDY WILLIAMS.
Screenplay by DOUGLAS c. STEWART and ELEANOR LAMB, based on the novel by WILSON RAWLS
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Presented by Jimmy Savile Poisoning
Director JUUA DRUM
Producer PETER RIDING (R) (e)
For Play it Safe! booklet send your name and address on a postcard to: Play it Safe! [address removed]
Phillip Schofield - starting with Stilgoe's On with Richard Stilgoe
The programme ties itself in knots today and holding on to some of the strings are guests, The Puppeteers Company. Music by RICHARD STILGOE Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Producer PIPPA DYSON (R)
by ERICH KASTNER Told for Jackanory by David Suchet
3: The Detectives Assemble
with Nick Wilton ,
Floella Benjamin , Robert Harley and Sarah Mortimer
Do you want to know the best of the nation's jokes? Follow the gripping adventures of India Rubber Jones and his faithful chum, Cheeseplant? Hear the latest and daftest news from the Fast Forward News Desk? See a hippo burp? Discover if Milton Keenze from the planet Zymatron makes an appearance on your TV set? If the answer is Yes! Yes! Yes! Then watch Fast Forward today! The programme with a lot of funny bits!
Musical director STEVE BROWN Designer ANDREW PURCELL Production
DAVID CRICHTON. TREVOR MCCALLUM
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by ALLAN BAKER
Second of three parts File 2
The mysterious death of the diver is under investigation by both Galbraith's team and journalist Melissa Nelson - but then she is warned off the story as disturbing events start taking place....
Costume designer SUSANNA BUXTON Make-up designer CHRISTINE POWERS Designer GRAEME THOMSON
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director MARGIE BARBOUR
The Video Quiz
The final of the tournament to find the First Class of 1987. DR CHALLONER'S GRAMMAR and BOSTON GRAMMAR battle it out.
Join Debbie Greenwood to find the video victors.
with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West Look East, Look North North West Tonight Midlands Today
Join Terry's guest host Derek Jameson and his guests for conversation and entertainment, live from the Television Theatre.
A special two-part drama which returns to the 1930s and uncovers the roots of the rivalry that ignited a bitter feud between the families
Ewing and Barnes. Starring and a special appearance by Part 1. 1951: celebrations at the Southfork barbecue are shattered by a shot and the sight of a drunken 'Digger' Barnes holding a gun. His target, Jock Ewing - the boss of Ewing Oil - escapes, wondering why this should happen now, 18 years after Digger ran away from the affections of young Ellie and teamed up with Jock in those heady, adventurous days of wildcatting in the Texan oilfields....
Written by DAVID JACOBS
Directed by LARRY ELIKANN (Part 2 next Wednesday)
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as Ellie Southworth:
as Willard 'Digger' Barnes:
as Aaron Southworth:
J R Ewing:
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with Anne Robinson Producer VICKI MARRIOT Please send letters to:
Points of View, BBCtv Centre London W12 8QT
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by the Conservative Party
with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather
A Fall from Grace
Everyone makes mistakes. It wouldn't be human not to.
Forgetting keys, burning the toast, missing an appointment ... every day, a succession of tiny disruptions to the usual smooth surface of everyday lives; infuriating, yes, but hardly disastrous.
But what would happen if the same kind of lapses were made on the flight deck of a jumbo, or at the controls of a nuclear power station?
Narrated by Anthony Clare Series editor DAVID FILKIN Producer MICK JACKSON
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with Lee Canalito Armand Assante
Hell's Kitchen - New York City, 1946. Three brothers search desperately for a way out of their slum existence. The solution seems to be Vic's enormous strength and ability in the ring. But as success grows, so the brothers grow apart. Only love can save them ...
In his first film as director, Stallone presents a moving portrait of a family and a critical view of the American dream of success. Vivid and compulsively entertaining, this is one of the most remarkable debuts in American cinema.
Screenplay by SYLVESTER STALLONE Produced by JOHN F. ROACH and RONALD A. SUPPA Directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE
(Sylvester Stallone stars in The Lords of Flatbush at 11.45 pm on Friday)
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Victor 'Kid Salami' Carboni:
'Franky the Thumper: