in Hired Husbands
An RKO film
with John Stapleton and Sally Magnusson
Reports from Mike Stewart Mark Easton , Bill Neely
Caroline Righton , Gail Foley and James Cox.
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half-hour.
Sports news and comment from Sally Jones
Local news and travel updates at 7.15, 7.45, and 8.15 Weather from Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, and 8.25
The Bachelor Party Written by LOWELL GANZ and MARK ROTHMAN Directed by JERRY PARIS
Laverne De Fazio:
Weather followed by Open Air with Eamonn Holmes
(Answers to your comments 11.00am)
with Robert Kilroy-Silk Directors
LINDA NASH. ANN MORLEY Producers DI BURGESS
SUE NIX . HARVEY WOOLFE
Deputy editor JOHN GETGOOD Editor DAVID WICKHAM
Weather followed by Going for Gold
Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Play School
Presenters Stuart Bradley and Carol Chell
Story: Shivery Saturday by MIKE SULLIVAN
Musical director MICHAEL OMER Producer MARTIN FISHER
Series producer CHRISTINE HEWITT and The Wombles by ELISABETH BERESFORD
Told by Bernard Cribbins (R)
with Annette Crosbie
Weather followed by Open Air
Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes give you the chance to voice your criticisms, comments and praise on last night's television. Ring [number removed]or write to: Open Air
PO Box 27, Oxford Road Manchester M60 1SJ
Weather followed by Daytime Live with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers
Fifty minutes of entertainment live from the foyer at Pebble Mill.
Join Alison Rice , who hears your travellers' tales in Daytime Tripper. BBC Pebble Mill
with Michael Buerk
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
Mike decides he likes being 'mothered' by Eileen. Mrs Mangel introduces her granddaughter to the neighbourhood.
(For cast see page 32. Shown again at 5.35pm)
Hosted by Henry Kelly
With six contestants left, who is going to be today's winner? Join them and see if you can get Four-in-a-Row when Going for Gold.
I'll Tell You No Lies
Cathy becomes more like Ciji every day. Karen's dependency on pills increases. Chip's dash for freedom is halted in a dramatic fashion.
Written by MICHAEL GRACE
Directed by NICHOLAS SGARRO
starring with One of the Boys
Mark has always been the brains of the family, now he wants to be one of the boys and take up sports. However, when he chooses wrestling Valerie puts her foot down. Written by JACE RICHDALE
Directed by ASAAD KELADA (R)
Selina Scott , Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin report on a major modelling assignment on the beach at Camber
Sands. There's a look at the 50 designs selected as finalists in the Clothes Show! Aero Knitting Competition and the computers that can help you choose your wardrobe.
BBC Pebble Mill
Andy Crane - starting with Henry's Cat by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD The Hobby
Narrated and directed by Bob Godfrey
Music PETER SHADE
Production BOB GODFREY (R)
with Johnny Ball
When the white kitten with green eyes returns, then you know it's time for another tale from Johnny about adventures on the farm.
Today Philomena helps patch up a quarrel over an old coat. Producer GREG CHILDS (R)
Stan and Ollie chase a river-boat pirate and end up walking the plank. (R)
by BERLIE DOHERTY Told for Jackanory by SYLVESTRA LE TOUZEL 2: Ghosts
Adapted by MOLLY cox
Pictures by SUSAN BROADLEY Designer MARY GREAVES
Producer ANGELA BEECHlNG Director GREG CMLDS
with Terry Nutkins Nick Davies and Chris Packham
Does your dog howl when EastEnders comes on? Britain's top howling dogs get lessons from a wolf.
Do animals smile like us? A laughing horse and a smiling chimpanzee compete. The world's greediest animal? An egg-eating snake has lunch. Producers
ALASTAIR FOTHERGILL , PAUL APPLEBY BBC Bristol
A series of 20 programmes Episode 3 by DAVID ANGUS
Mr Bronson can't believe his ears when Helen tells him why she didn't do her homework, and Gonch lines up Ziggy and Robbie for yet another money-making scheme. This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND
Designer LAWRENCE WILLIAMS Costume designer JACKIE LEVY
Make-up designer LISA WESTCOTT Producer RONALD SMEDLEY Director ALBERT BARBER
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Hip Hop DJ:
Mauler gang members:
Mauler gang members:
Mauler gang members:
Boy in playground:
with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton
Weather BERNARD DAVEY
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
with Frank Bough and Anne Gregg
Happy Birthday Oz
Down under in Crocodile
Dundee country where men are men and beers are tubes, Anne learns to hunt with the Aborigines and gingerly visits the crocodiles Paul Hogan didn't turn into handbags. Then it's off to the Great
Barrier Reef where she lives the life of luxury on a paradise island and finally to Sydney, one of the world's truly beautiful cities, to meet Dave the all-Australian lifeguard. The entire three-week trip is first prize in the Radio TimesjHoliday 88
Competition and Frank will give the first set of clues. Producer PATRICIA HOUUHAN
* COMPETITION: page 2
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by Gilly Fraser.
"I'm seriously thinking of selling up and moving away from here."
(For cast see page 64)
David Coleman is joined by captains Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes and their teams of top sporting celebrities.
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West
Who Really Killed Cock Robin ? Narrated by David Attenborough
The scene - the beautiful gardens of an English manor house. The time - early spring. By the side of a fountain lies a body.... -
The body is that of a robin, killed by a rival. Murder and incest, landgrabbing and seduction are all part of the everyday story of the Christmas card robin.
But this year the real-life robin drama has a twist in its tail that may well be unique. Can the story still have a happy ending?
Photography MICHAEL RICHARDS Film editor ANDREW JOHNSTON Scientific adviser DAVID HARPER Written and produced by DILYSBREESE BBC Bristol
WODDIS ON: page 81
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with Martyn Lewis and Debbie Thrower Regional News Weather
with Sue Cook and Nick Ross Three people died in a fire at a house in Northampton.
Police now know it was arson and are hoping a viewer may recognise the distinctive car seen near the scene of the crime. In Salisbury a gang used specialist drilling equipment in a quarter of a million pound robbery of a post office. Several witnesses may not have realised they saw a crime in progress and could supply crucial clues.
And the tragic murder of 84-year-old Ivy Batten at her home near Honiton in Devon. A pair of gloves and other clues left behind could prompt viewers to lead police to her killer.
Detectives from around the country will be waiting for your call to the Crimewatch studio and police officers Helen Phelps and David Hatcher will report for the Incident Desk.
If you can help, call Crimewatch UK on [number removed]any time from 9 30pm until midnight. Studio director pieter MORPURGO Producer PETER GRIMSDALE Editor RICHIE COGAN
(Crimewatch update at 11.10pm)
from Prague featuring
The Pairs Short Programme For the world's top figure skaters, the start of 12 weeks of intense competition at the Sparta Sports Hall for
European honours. The Saddledome in Calgary beckons those with Olympic ambitions while Hungary hosts the World
Championships in March.
There will be coverage of all three events on BBCtv but it starts without the voice of skating, Alan Weeks , who is convalescing at home.
BARRY DAVIES sends best wishes from the rinkside. Television presentation CST Czechoslovakia
Producer ALASTAIR SCOTT
0 FEATURE: page 85
with Barry Norman
Fatal Attraction - the box office smash in America. Michael Douglas's extramarital affair with Glenn Close is the start of a nightmare relationship. In No Way Out,
Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) and Gene Hackman share the same girlfriend in a story about an elaborate CIA cover-up.
The Glass Menagerie is directed by Paul Newman , whose decision to film
Tennessee Williams's play came after seeing his wife
Joanne Woodward and Karen Allen in a stage version. Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOKE Producer BRUCE THOMPSON
Developments and reminders
Bobby Halket from Stoke-on-Trent holds the title of Britain's champion market trader. At 36, this self-confessed poser runs a multi-million pound business selling crockery. Tonight he reveals the tricks of market trading.
Producer GRAHAM SIMMONS