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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in He Asked for It
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Sally Jones


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Sally Jones

: News

Weather followed by Children's BBC Colin Heywood - starting with Big Top Science
Last programme in the series A visit to the Discovery
Dome to investigate memory. Presenters Terry Marsh and Kjartan Poskitt with the Big Toppers band
Terry and Kjartan ask you to join in with another national experiment, so have a pen and paper ready.
Send your results to: Big Top Experiment, Age Research Centre,
Manchester University, Manchester M13 9PL Production ROBIN MUDGE


Presenters: Terry Marsh
Presenters: Kjartan Poskitt
Unknown: Robin Mudge
Unknown: George Auckland.
Unknown: Brenda Barrie
Unknown: Wendy Hardie

: Laurel and Hardy

Lion Around (R)

: The Really Wild Show

Last programme in the series Invisible animals, a ghost story and a celebration for rabbits. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Charlie Brown


Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Children's BBC

Colin Heywood - starting with
Play School
Story: Patrick and Michael (trad) (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Colin Heywood Presenter (Play School): Sheelagh Gilbey
Guest (Play School): Don Spencer
Guest (Play School): Ben Haggerty
Musical director (Play School): Ian Smith
Woodwind (Play School): Dave Moses
Percussion (Play School): Peter Howland
Producer (Play School): Greg Childs
Editor (Play School): Cynthia Felgate

: Cricket: First Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Trent Bridge Second day
TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage of the start of the morning's play. including at


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: News

Weather followed by Reagan at Guildhall The day after the Moscow
Summit, President Reagan makes a major speech on the future of East-West relations at Guildhall, in the City of London.
A Newsnight special presents live coverage of the speech, with commentary by David Dimbleby.
Producer SUZANNE FRANKS Editors


Commentary By: David Dimbleby.
Producer: Suzanne Franks
Unknown: Neil Eccles
Unknown: Philip Campbell

: Children Talking: Going to the Moon

Gerald Harrison asks children from the Bolton and Nelson areas of Lancashire about Going to the Moon.


Interviewer: Gerald Harrison
Producer: Bob Mozley

: Miniature Worlds

Gnome's-Eye View
Space invaders, acid attacks, deadly traps - all at the bottom of the garden.
Written and narrated by Peter France
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Marion Zunz
Producer: Dilys Breese

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Kelly sets her sights on Shane. Clive blames Paul for everything that's happened so far. Des returns from
Hobart with a secret.


Written By: Dave Worthington

: Montreux Rock Festival 1988

featuring Steve Winwood , Bros Wet Wet Wet, Mica Paris
Blue Mercedes and many more. Introduced by Gary Davies


Unknown: Steve Winwood
Introduced By: Gary Davies


Ambition, Ideas, Motivation, Success
In August 1987, Bill Wyman's Mobile - a 48-track recording studio housed in a truck - rolled into Norwich on the first stage of a gruelling five-month, five-city tour, recording the music of talented young bands. From 145 submitted tapes, ten bands from the eastern counties were given free use of professional equipment and skilled staff to record their own material, with the additional promise that one of them might be selected to perform with Wyman at the Albert Hall, London.
AIMS charts the course of those ten bands and makes a record of Bill Wyman's first AIMS project.


Unknown: Bill Wyman

: First on the Grid

Throughout 1987, Top Gear followed the first year of Formula First, a cheap new racing car formula for the novice driver.
In the money-dominated world of racing, Formula
First set out to eliminate all differences except driver ability, to let the real talent shine through. One make of car, one type of tyre and no scope for engine tuning or suspension modification. Chris Goffey reports on the excitement of the year's racing and Tiff Needell assesses the car's performance.
Executive producer TOM ROSS Producer KEN POLLOCK BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Tom Ross
Producer: Ken Pollock

: Cartoon

Pesky Pelican

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - followed by Caterpillar Trail with Stuart Bradley and Driffield 'Watch' Group 'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!' What do you think lives on the beach?
What's left behind when the tide goes out? Stuart finds the answers and spots birds by the thousand!


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Director: Steve Hocking
Producer: Sheila Fraser

: Paw Paws

8: The Rise of the Evil Spirits

: Friday Film Special: The Sky Bike

There's plenty of fun in this adventure story about two boys and a strange old man who find themselves in a race to build the world's first flying bicycle.
Produced by HAROLD ORTON Directed by CHARLES FREND
0 FILMS: page 26


Produced By: Harold Orton
Directed By: Charles Frend
Tom: Spencer Shires
Porker: Ian Ellis
Daphne: Della Rands
Jack: John Howard
Mr LoveJoy: Liam Redmond
Mr Smith: William Lucas
Mrs Smith: Ellen McIntosh
Wingco: Bill Shine

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East
Look North, South Today North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Wogan

Join Terry live at the Television Theatre.

: Every Second Counts

starring Paul Daniels
Join in and compete with the contestants in Paul's comedy quiz show. Which one of the lucky couples will play for a major prize in the final game where Every Second Counts? Produced in association with TALBOT TELEVISION LTD and GROUP W PRODUCTIONS Programme associates


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Colin Edmonds
Unknown: Howard Huntridge
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Don Babbage
Designer: Peter Findlay
Director: Michael Leggo
Producer: Stanley Appel

: Dynasty

The Scandal
'If I go down, I take everyone with me!' As the truth about Sean begins to spill out,
Blake flies to Africa to get more proof - but it's a trip that threatens his reputation and his life.
Written by FRANK V. FURINO Directed by IRVING J. MOORE


Written By: Frank V. Furino
Directed By: Irving J. Moore
Blake: John Forsythe
Krystle: Linda Evans
Alexis: Joan Collins
Adam: Gordon Thompson
Steven: Jack Coleman
Dex: Michael Nader
Fallon: Emma Samms
Sammy Jo: Heather Locklear
Jeff: John James
Leslie: Terri Garber
Sean: James Healey
Dana: Leann Hunley
Karen: Stephanie Dunnam
Jesse: Christopher Allport
Neal McVane: Paul Burke
Thresher: Daniel Davis

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey Regional News
Weekend Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Rockliffe's Babies

Fourth of eight episodes with A Bad Few Days by BRIAN THOMPSON
Directed by DAVID ATTWOOD (R)


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Directed By: David Attwood
Sgt Rockliffe: Ian Hogg
Willmot: Valentine Nonyela
Wiley Hillam: Ram John Holder
Insp Jack Walters: Bernard Kay
Det Supt J Munro: Malcolm Terris
Det Insp Charles Flight: Edward Wilson
PC Reg Lacey: Stephen Churchett
PC David Adams: Bill Champion
PC Steve Hood: Brett Fancy
Building worker: Jason Fathers
PC Keith Chitty: John Blakey
Mrs Collier-Stowell: Harriet Reynolds
Mal: Norman Beaton
Pilar Aguerra: Heather Emmanuel
Council depot worker: Jack Chissick
Pat: Declan Mulholland
Shopkeeper: Jagdish Kumar
Barmaid: Gina McKee
Det Sgt Hibbert: Peter Armitage
Running boy: Mark Ellington
Girl driver: Anna Skye

: Omnibus

Cinema of Satyajit Ray
'The really crucial moments in a film should be wordless, should be done through the camera. It's easy to use words, too easy ... what sticks in the mind is cinematic method. ' Satyajit Ray has been regarded as one of the masters of world cinema ever since his very first film Pather Panchali astounded the jury of the Cannes Film Festival in 1956. In India. however, his films are virtually unknown outside his home state of Bengal. After a career in which he has made more than 20 major films, Ray now lives in semi-retirement in Calcutta. From there he spoke to Omnibus about a distinguished life in cinema, as writer, director, composer, camera operator, and designer on his own powerful and compassionate films.
Film editor DAVID KITSON Producer ADAM LOW
CKangchenjunga', BBC2 at 11.50pm)


Unknown: Satyajit Ray
Unknown: Satyajit Ray
Editor: David Kitson
Producer: Adam Low

: Montreux Rock Festival 1988

Nearly two hours of the top performances from this year's rock festival - with performances by Jonathan Butler , Boz Scaggs and a duet with Sting and Ziggy Marley
Aswad are performing their current hit Give a Little Love and Smoky Blues.
It is Boz Scaggs 's first television appearance in eight years, performing Jo Jo and Heart of Mine.
Also taking part are Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love, Climie Fisher - Rise to the Occasion, Jermaine Stewart - Gotta Get Lucky and Donny Osmond.
Introduced by Gary Davies


Unknown: Jonathan Butler
Unknown: Boz Scaggs
Unknown: Ziggy Marley
Unknown: Boz Scaggs
Unknown: Jo Jo
Unknown: Taylor Dayne
Unknown: Climie Fisher
Unknown: Jermaine Stewart
Unknown: Donny Osmond.
Introduced By: Gary Davies

: Weather

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