in Talking Turkey
An RKO film
with John Stapleton and Sally Jones
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half-hour read by Jill Dando.
Francis Wilson looks ahead to the weekend weather at home and abroad at
7.25, 7.55 and 8.25
Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood , and Sue Devaney. Starting with The Pink Panther Show
Pink Arcade, Life with Feathers, Pink SWAT (R)
0.25 Record Breakers
Dominoes Special A special edition of television's top record-breaking show presented by Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
One-and-a-half million dominoes were painstakingly set up in patterns representing scenes and symbols from the 12 member countries of the EEC. The aim, to knock them all down for a new world domino-toppling record.
Television presentation TROS. Holland
Producer BART BIJSTERVELD (R)
9.50 Laurel and Hardy Pie in the Sky (R)
Weather followed by But First This! starting with Hartbeat
An exciting approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart and Margot Wilson String 'n' Tape
There's a tail about a cat, a rather special video player at the beach, patterns in the Buckinghamshire countryside and a little orange house with a peel. (R)
Play School 'Right, said Fred'
Presenters Fred Harris Lesley Woods
Story: Mrs Simpkin and the Magic Wheelbarrow by LINDA ALLEN
Musical director PAUL READE Director BRIAN JAMESON
Series producer CHRISTINE HEWITT Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)
10.55 Five to Eleven with Philip Madoc
Weather followed by But First This! starting with SOS Coast Guard
A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 thrilling chapters starring
10: The Acid Trail
Where is the 200th box of disintegrating gas? Boroff suspects Terry as he races to Bells supplies for his
Harmard 'Type 4' compressor which Dick needs urgently for his experiments. A REPUBLIC serial
11.30 Take Nobody's Word for It
'Do-it-yourself science presented by Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University.
In the last programme of the series, studio guest Dr Frank Close explains how to build a universe out of quarks, leptons and bosons (what?), and takes Carol to see the inmates of the particle zoo.... There's the story of the Yorkshire school that found itself to be one of the few independent sources of radiation monitoring after the explosion at Chernobyl in 1986. (R)
Weather followed by The Garden Party Viv Lumsden and John Nicolson with the issues, the people and the music of today.
Deacon Blue provide the music as Richard Jobson explores Friday Pop.
Archie Macpherson reviews summer sport. And
Koo Stark shares her vision of 'A Secret Garden'.
with Michael Buerk
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
A competition is set between Scott and Mike and Des and Jim, will it lead to broken friendships? Madge has to make a momentous decision. Helen is held to ransom by a greedy neighbour. Writer GINNY LOWNDES
Director ANDREW FRIEDMAN
(For cast see page 73. Shown again at 5. 35pm)
The Steam-Powered Vicar The Rev E. R. Boston must have had the only backyard in the country that was officially designated as a National Transport Museum. At the last count there were three traction engines, two steamrollers, five narrow-gauge steam-engines and six diesel locomotives.
Producer JENNIFER JEREMY (R)
Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Headingley Second day
Further live coverage of the afternoon's play.
Simon Parkin - starting with Paw Paws
Egging Dark Paw On
Two young anglers find some dead fish in their favourite pond. Is the pond water being poisoned?
Their enquiries lead them into some dangerous places.
Produced by MARK FORSTATER Directed by HARLEY COKLISS
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Last programme in the series
with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey
Weather BERNARD DAVEY
by JOHN E. WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Arthur advertises for domestic assistance.
Designer PAUL TRERISE
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH (R)
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A colourful Australian series following the adventures of the Royal Flying Doctor
Service in the outback town of Coopers Crossing. Starring
Dreams of Sand
Chris and Tom have a difference of opinion over the welfare of an ageing opal miner. Hurtle comes back from a holiday filled with romantic dreams. It looks like he's building a new future for himself, but where does that leave Ron?
Written by PETER HEPWORTH Directed byARCH NICHOLSON
Dr Tom Callaghan:
Dr Chris Randall:
Sgt Jack Carruthers:
Dr Frank Turner:
Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey
Present the day's news at home and abroad. Regional News
Songs from 'My Fair Lady' Kiri Te Kanawa Jeremy Irons and Warren Mitchell star in a gala concert from the Royal Albert Hall , featuring the music and lyrics Of FREDERICK LOEWE and ALAN JAY LERNER with the London Symphony Orchestra led by MICHAEL DA VIS and the London Voices director TERRY EDWARDS conducted by John Mauceri Executive event producer MICHAEL STORRS
Television presentation YVONNE UTTLEWOOD (R)
ApoembyHeathcote Williams performed by Roy Hutchins Omnibus presents a spellbinding hymn celebrating the oldest and largest mammal in the world. When Heathcote Williams began to have dreams about whales he decided to find out about these mysterious, intelligent and gentle creatures whose brains evolved 30 million years before man's.
Why is it that we are more willing to consider the possibility of other intelligences on distant planets than on our own? The poem poses this question and with rare and beautiful film footage you are taken on a fantastic voyage into the heart and mind of the Leviathan, the family of whales and dolphins:
An extra-terrestrial who has already landed
A marine intelligentsia with a knowledge of the deep.
Film editor DAVID KITSON
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer nadia HAGGAR
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'Nobody pays 120,000 bucks for a kid with potential.' Or do they?
- When Geoff Hayward is bought for big money, he finds his star status causes problems on and off the pitch. This powerful look at the world of Australian football concentrates as much on the boardroom rows and dramas as on the game itself. An early success from the writer of Travelling
North and the director of Breaker Morant.
Screenplay by DAVID WILLIAMSON Produced by MATT CARROLL
Directed by BRUCE BERESFORD
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