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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Stage Fright
An RKO film (Black and white)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman and Sally Jones


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Buck Bogers

Larry 'Buster' Crabbe as Buck Rogers
5: The Phantom Plane

: News


: But First This!

Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood , and Sue Devaney. Starting with The Pink Panther Show
Today: Pink Plunk Plink;
That's No Lady, That's Notre Dame and Pink Outs (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Assisted By: Siobhan Mayer
Assisted By: Colin Heywood
Assisted By: Sue Devaney.

: Hartbeat

Presented by Tony Hart with Margot Wilson and Joanna Kirk
Holes Tony takes a letter to the cat with a halo, there's a screen around the cardboard printing press and a look at the work of sculptor Henry Moore in the Yorkshire countryside. tR)


Presented By: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Joanna Kirk
Unknown: Holes Tony
Unknown: Henry Moore

: Laurel and Hardy

in Quick Change (R)

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Gentle Ben with Dennis Weaver and Clint Howard
Wayward Bear (2) (R)


Unknown: Dennis Weaver

: Play School

Presenters Liz Watts and Fred Harris
Story: Mr Fox 's Photographs by MARTIN FISHER
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Director ADRIAN MILLS


Presenters: Liz Watts
Presenters: Fred Harris
Unknown: Mr Fox
Unknown: Martin Fisher
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Five to Eleven

with Anne Harvey


Unknown: Anne Harvey

: News

Weather followed by But First This! starting with Undersea Kingdom starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan 3: Arena of DeathA REPUBLIC serial

: Wildlife on One

First of six programmes The Impossible Bird Narrated by David Attenborough
An award-winning study of the ostrich.
Filmed and directed by HUGH MILES Written and produced by RICHARD BROCK


Unknown: David Attenborough
Directed By: Hugh Miles
Produced By: Richard Brock

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party Viv Lumsden and John Nicolson with the issues, the people and the music of today.
Virginia Wade joins Archie Macpherson for his weekend review of sport. And Richard Jobson assesses the ups and downs of the world of pop. Producers GORDON MACMILLAN CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Archie MacPherson
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Producers: Gordon MacMillan
Producers: Charles Nairn

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Jim and Des go on their cross-country run and it looks as if Daphne's premonitions are going to come true.
Written by BETTY QUIN
Directed by GAYE ARNOLD
(Cast page 37. Shown again at 5.35pm)


Written By: Betty Quin
Directed By: Gaye Arnold

: 23 Paces to Baker Street

starring Van Johnson Vera Miles
In London with his latest hit play,
American author Phillip Hannon overhears what he believes is a kidnap plot. Failing to convince the police, he pieces together the clues himself. There is one major problem - Hannon is blind.
Screenplay by NIGEL BALCHIN based on a novel by PHILIP MACDONALD Produced by HENRY EPHRON
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Van Johnson
Unknown: Vera Miles
Unknown: Phillip Hannon
Play By: Nigel Balchin
Novel By: Philip MacDonald
Produced By: Henry Ephron
Directed By: Henry Hathaway
Phillip: Van Johnson
Jean Lennox: Vera Miles
Bob Matthews: Cecil Parker
Miss MacDonald: Patricia Laffan
Inspector Grovening: Maurice Denham
Barmaid: Estelle Winwood
Mr Murch: Liam Redmond
Lady Syrett: Isobel Elsom
Janet Murch: Natalie Norwich

: Lifeline

: Charlie Chaplin: The Bank

Written and directed by Charles Chaplin.

Charlie discovers that an eligible coward is more attractive than an insignificant hero.


Writer/director: Charles Chaplin
New music composed and directed by: Dennis Wilson
Executive producer: William Fitzwater
Janitor: Charlie Chaplin
Secretary: Edna Purviance
Cashier: Carl Stockdale
Other janitor: Billy Armstrong
Bond salesman: John Rand
Bank manager: Charles Insley
Police officer: Leo White

: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin - starting with SuperTed
SuperTed on Planet Spot (R)

: Friday Film Special: Friend or Foe

In 1940, like many other city children,
Tucky and David are sent to the country away from London's air raids. They find country life strange and rather lonely. One thing they are sure about is that they hate the enemy, the Germans. When a German plane crashes and they meet the injured pilot, they aren't sure what to do.
Produced by GORDON L. T. scott Directed byJOHN KRISH
9 FILMS: page 16


Produced By: Gordon L. T. Scott
Directed By: John Krish
Tucky: Mark Luxford
David: John Holmes
Ann: Stacey Tendetter
Jerry: John Bardon
Miss Evers: Jennifer Piercey
Miss Roberts: Valerie Lush
German pilot: Jasper Jacobs
Injured German: Robin Hayter
Army captain: Philip Manikum

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Wogan

: No Place Like Home

by JOHN E. WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Arthur's expectations of a quiet Sunday are shattered by the local marathon.


Unknown: John E. Watkins
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Arthur: William Gaunt
Beryl: Patricia Garwood

: Playing for Real

First of six episodes by JULIE WELCH
Billy Buchan , the founder of Real Falkirk Table Football
Club, is dead. Who will succeed him as player/manager?
Sam Montgomery prepares himself, but he has reckoned without Billy's true heiress, Chrissie. Chrissie returns from London to claim her rightful place in the team.
Costume designer DAVID BEETON Sound recordist PETER BRILL
Film cameraman STUART WYLD Designer BOB SMART
Producer TIM ASPINALL Director JIM HILL BBC Scotland
0 FEATURE: page 84


Unknown: Julie Welch
Unknown: Billy Buchan
Unknown: Sam Montgomery
Designer: David Beeton
Unknown: Peter Brill
Unknown: Stuart Wyld
Producer: Tim Aspinall
Director: Jim Hill
Chrissie Buchan: Patricia Kerrigan
Sam Montgomery: Alec Heggie
Dougie Kemp: Jake D'Arcy
Mo Maconachie: Iain Andrew
Bern McAvennie: David Meldrum
Toni Rossi: Lawrie McNicol
Perry Gilbert-Walker: Sandy Welch
Agnes Buchan: Anne Kristen
Teresa Kelly: Juliet Cadzow
Suzy Gilbert-Walker: Grace Glover
June Maconachie: Libby McArthur
Minister: Hugh Ross
Miles Mulliner: Christopher Fulford
Alastair Croucher: Roderick Smith
Ollie Birtles: Tony Caunter
Elton Trelford: Michael Garner
Mal Entwistle: Ray Kingsley
Hairdressing junior: Gary Ralston

: Omnibus at the Proms

with Leonard Bernstein conducting his Songfest
'I love the Proms' declared Leonard Bernstein , after his Prom debut last
September with the Vienna
Philharmonic - 'the audience is incredible, the atmosphere unique.' Tonight Bernstein, who will be 70 next month, returns to the Proms conducting an international youth orchestra from the Schleswig-Holstein Music
Festival in Germany, which he has been training for the past two years.
This first of six Omnibus visits to the Royal Albert
Hall for highlights of the 1988 Prom season reflects this year's literary theme.
Bernstein's large-scale song-cycle for orchestra and six soloists consists of poems by 13 American poets ranging from 1650 to the present day. They include Edgar Allan Poe, e.e. cummings and Edna St Vincent Millay. Soloists:
Janice Meyerson (soprano) Candice Burrows
Daisy Newman (alto)
Salvatore Champagne (tenor) Jerrold Pope (baritone) Robert Osborne (bass) Introduced by Michael Berkeley
Assistant producer KRISS RUSMANIS Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Edgar Allan
Soprano: Janice Meyerson
Mezzo-Soprano: Daisy Newman
Baritone: Jerrold Pope
Bass: Robert Osborne
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Dan Cranefleld
Unknown: Graham Haines
Producer: Kriss Rusmanis
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: Humphrey Burton

: The Late Film: Raymond Chandler's Marlowe

James Garner
Gayle Hunnicutt with Rita Moreno
Carroll O'Connor
When private eye
Philip Marlowe takes on a simple missing-persons case, he doesn't realise what a can of worms he's opening. His investigations soon uncover some unsavoury characters and a web of blackmail, intrigue and murder.
Based on Raymond Chandler 's novel The Little Sister, this thriller is being shown to celebrate the centenary of the writer's birth.
Screenplay by STIRLING SILLIPHANT Produced by GABRIEL KATZKA Directed by PAUL BOGART * FILMS: page 16 and FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Gayle Hunnicutt
Unknown: Rita Moreno
Unknown: Carroll O'Connor
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Play By: Stirling Silliphant
Produced By: Gabriel Katzka
Directed By: Paul Bogart
Philip Marlowe: James Garner
Mavis Wald: Gayle Hunnicutt
Lt Christy French: Carroll O'Connor
Dolores: Rita Moreno
Orfamay Quest: Sharon Farrell
Cromwell: William Daniels
Hicks: Jackie Coogan
Steelgrave: H. M. Wynant
Dr Lagardie: Paul Stevens
Wong: Bruce Lee

: Weather

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