in Home Boner
Leon returns from his honeymoon with his new bride to hear the bad news that the home he had bought has fallen through.
Directed by HARRY D'ARCY
An RKO film
with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong. Reports from
PETER MARSHALL , BILL NEELY GUY MICHELMORE MIKE STEWART
MARGARET GILMORE and GAIL FOLEY
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour
The latest sports news and comment from
Sally Jones and Bob Wilson
But first this ... something a litle different, a sort of magazine between the programmes with Anthea Turner and news from the music world, latest fashions, films, videos, hobbies, together with your questions and ideas.
Starting with Children's Island
A drama serial in eight parts 5: Going to Canada
After their ship is torpedoed in the Atlantic during the war, 11 British children are stranded on a small island. As the weeks go by they begin to feel the world has forgotten them. (R)
(For cast see page 58)
with Tony Hart , Joanna Kirk and Mr Bennett Bits and Pieces
Tony and Joanna make pictures from odd bits and pieces that the Caretaker is throwing out.
There are special reports on a school in Exeter, a homemade drinks dispenser and an over-active can of drink!
Watch out for more of your work in the Gallery. Director MARTYN SUKER
Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON (R)
But first ... your birthday greetings with Anthea Turner followed by Play School
'The sun was able to achieve by warmth and gentleness what the north wind in all his strength and fury could not do.' Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey Nigel Makin
Story: The North Wind and the Sun
Illustrated by BRIAN WILDSMITH
Records and Cassettes: Sing a song of Play School REC/MRMC 031
Play On (Songs from Play School) REC/ZCM 332
Pfcy School-Hello REC/ZCM 425 from retailers
MCC v Rest of the World from Lord's Final day
TONY LEWIS with live coverage of this morning's play.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD RAY ILLNGWORTH
Summarisers TED DEXTER JACK BANNISTER
KEITH MACKENZIE , ALAN GRIFFITHS including at 10.55 News and Weather
The Ewing family is split more than ever, and it could put Ewing Oil in jeopardy.
Directed by LEONARD KATZMAN (R) (For cast see page 38. Next episode tomorrow at 12.5pm)
with Philip Hayton
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
Scott turns to drink to solve his problems.
(For cast see page 38. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5am)
MCC v Rest of the World from Lord's Final day
TONY LEWIS with coverage of this afternoon's play.
Andy Crane - starting with The All New Popeye Show
Misadventures with Popeye, the spinach-guzzling cartoon sailor
W.O.I.L. Tough Sledding and Unidentified Fighting Object (R)
Martin Meets the Pirates
Martin Schlegel is quite flattered when the tough gang, the Pirates, invite him to join them. But when they attack his sister Melanie, he has second thoughts. (R)
with Johnny Ball
This week Johnny discovers the fun behind the facts about the Office - what the office was like before the typewriter, the calculator and the computer, and what it's likely to be like tomorrow. And did you know that penknives were invented for making quill pens? So Think Again about offices - if you're the type!
Written by JOHNNY BALL Director MIKE SEDDON
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol (R)
A triple helping of cartoon comedy presented by Rolf Harris. Today's theme is fishing, with classic cartoons starring Tom and Jerry and Barney Bear.
Producer DAVID PLATT (R)
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather IAN MCCASKILL
by JOHN WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Arthur and Beryl try to matchmake for Trevor in Vera's absence and get some unexpected and comic results.
Director MARTIN SHARDLOW Producer ROBIN NASH (R)
Flower shop lady:
by Bill Lyons.
"He ain't half the man his father was Ethel, that's why."
Series Script Editor:
starring with and In a Man's World by TONY CHARLES
There are four candidates for the post of Chief Inspector Juvenile Bureau. Three are men. The fourth candidate is a woman - Kate Longton - and she wants the job.
Producer GERAINT MORRIS Director COUN CANT (R)
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Insp Kate Longton:
Sgt Joseph Beck:
Det Chief Insp Perrin:
WPC Sheila Saunders:
Chief Supt Alec Maxwell:
Assistant Chief Constable:
Chief Supt Jim Catley:
Alan Titchmarsh with your comments in the programme you help to write
Producer VICKI MARRIOTT
with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey
Regional News; Weather
'Sometimes I sit and think', says Colonel Hilary Hook , on his verandah in the Kenya hills, 'and sometimes I just sit.' Hilary Hook , an eccentric Englishman of the old school, formerly of the Indian cavalry, then leader of extravagant safaris, has now retired. He's looked after by his butler Keperingi and a handful of servants.
Then the blow falls.
Hilary Hook 's African landlord evicts him. There's nothing for it but to return 'to my wrinkled, battered, bloody old first love - England'. He finds an unfamiliar world. He has to live in a cottage beside a supermarket car park in Wiltshire. There are problems that prove hard to solve - how to change a plug, how to open a tin. He buys thermal underwear and rather too much alcohol. It's a poignant contrast to his life abroad. 'I don't know, I might have made a grave mistake, a very grave mistake indeed....' But Hilary Hook , brave, original and funny, reacts as an old soldier should.
A touching, hilarious documentary
Wonderfully witty DAILY EXPRESS Priceless TIMES 40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Photographed and directed by MOLLY DINEEN
by DENNIS POTTER
All he wants is to be left alone with their daughter. But Pattie can't speak for herself so how do her parents know if the charming Martin is really all he seems?
Made in 1976, Brimstone and Treacle was withdrawn shortly before transmission and this is its first public showing.
Sound TONY MILLIER
Lighting DAVE SYDENHAM Designer COLIN SHAW
Produced by KENITH TRODD Directed by BARRY DAVIS
0 LETTERS: page 80
Man with dog:
Woman in street:
Man in street:
A special review following the first showing of Dennis Potter 's Brimstone and Treacle.
Ludovic Kennedy and guests assess the play and the reasons for its belated premiere.
Contributions from Alasdair Milne Michael Grade Kenith Trodd Peter Fiddick Dennis Potter
Researcher LOUISE TILLARD Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCK Producer NICHOLAS BARKER