starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers.
with Kirsty Wark and Pamela Armstrong
A classic serial in 15exciting episodes, starring
Larry 'Buster' Crabbe as Flash Gordon
2: The Living Dead
Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood and Sue Devaney.
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Starting with The Pink Panther Show
Today: Le Ball and Chain
Gang; We Give Pink Stamps; Crow De Guerre (R)
The Liverpool gang burst out of their lighthouse and on to Merseyside to try out a dry ski slope. Ernie meets some campaigning kids and Paula tries to dispose of a fat sheep. (R)
Fight of the Bumble Brains
Weather followed by But First This! starting with The Littlest Hobo
The Music Box (R)
Presenters Mike Amatt Janet Palmer
Story: Forget-Me-Not by PAUL ROGERS
Illustrator CELlA BERRIDGE (R)
with pupils from the Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick
Weather followed by But First This! starting with The Fighting Devil Dogs A classic cliffhanger serial in 12parts
1: The Lightning StrikesTom Grayson and Frank Corby , lieutenants in the US Marine Corps, are engaged in a campaign against organised bandits in tropical Lingchuria. On a rescue mission in the jungle, they come across a mysterious fort whose occupants are all dead. While their men are still in the building, it is struck by a mysterious projectile which transforms it into a crackling mass of death-dealing electricity. The Lightning has struck. Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY and JOHN ENGLISH A REPUBLIC serial
A HANNA BARBERA production (R)
Weather followed by The Garden Party
Introduced by Viv Lumsden and John Nicolson
Forty years after the foundation of the Republic of Korea, Simon Winchester discusses the country that will host this autumn's Olympic Games. Glynn
Christian welcomes Charles Price of Gleddoch House to the kitchen in the garden.
And Richard Jobson charts the charts.
Producers GORDON MACMILLAN CHARLES NAIRN , ANNE SOMERS Editor DAVID MARTIN
with Michael Buerk
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
Daphne is furious with Des. Harold buys Madge a small token of his esteem.
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First in a major series in five daily parts, chronicling the birth of Christianity and the decline of the Roman Empire. Starring
Jerusalem, AD30. Two followers of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth pass by the execution site at Golgotha. They are joined by a mysterious stranger who accompanies them to a Passover dinner. (R)
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Heathcliff and Co starring that favourite alley-cat Heathcliff in: City Slicker Cat and House of the Future (R)
written and created by BOB BLOCK
It's quite a day....
Vital assignments in spectacular satellites - a burglary on the Voyager - repulsive behaviour from
Robot 35 - and Superbeing, the biggest show-off in the galaxy!
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Designer JOHN ASBRIDGE
Producer JEREMY SWAN (R)
Space Pirate Murphy:
with Mark Curry
The Crown Jewels of the World by DOROTHY SMITH
At the beginning of the century, Europe was ruled by kings and queens. They were rich and powerful and their crown jewels were the symbols of their strength. Producer EDWARD BARNES
Director CHRISTOPHER TANDY (R)
with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
Richard Bath Penny Bustin Steve Clarke bring you tonight's news and views from London and the south east. Plus sport from Michael Wale
Editor FIONA CHESTERTON
Join Terry live at the Television Theatre where his guests tonight include Marcel Marceau.
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An Athletics Masterclass from the Mary Peters Track, Belfast.
Introduced by Stuart Storey.
In six weeks' time, Tessa Sanderson will stand at the end of the javelin runway in Seoul, preparing to defend her Olympic gold medal. Taking time out from training, Tessa shows the guests - Sean Kerly, hockey Lisa Opie, squash, Steven Redgrave, rowing, Gaynor Stanley, swimming, Neil Adams, judo, and Liz Hobbs from water ski-ing, how to throw the javelin correctly.
BBC Northern Ireland
written by JOHN KANE starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Directed by MARTIN SHARDLOW Produced by ROBIN NASH (R)
Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Starring Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan
with Stanley Lebor, Geraldine Newman
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)
with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton
Regional News; Weather
A series of personal documentaries on the contemporary world.
Trying to Make It Home by MAYA ANGELOU
Many of my ancestors caught their first glimpse of England from the decks of slaveships. So begins Maya Angelou - the American author of the highly successful I Know
Why the Caged Bird Sings on her modern journey through black Britain. Her encounters with first and second generation blacks reveal both an optimism and freshness rarely seen on television. As the journey unfolds from north to south, Maya meets streetwise kids, preachers, politicians and prisoners. At Britain's only black private school she discovers: 'the children are winners. They are proof that diamonds are a result of pressure and time. These children are gems to be proud of, the black community can be proud and Britain can be proud.'
Research SACHA BAVEYSTOCK Film editor PETER SIMPSON
Executive producer DAVID PEARSON Producer PETER CANNON. BBC Bristol
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starring with guest stars
Ira Stone, freelance journalist and acclaimed purveyor of exaggerated stories, arrives in Miami with a potentially explosive videotape - footage of American mercenaries fighting alongside the Nicaraguan Contras.
Crockett thinks this might be another of his friend's con tricks but the strangest people are showing a deep interest in the tape....
Written and directed by DAVID JACKSON
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Dave Lee Travis introduces some famous hit records from the past.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)
Lou, an ageing crook with delusions about his past grandeur, works with increasing difficulty in Atlantic
City, USA. By chance, he encounters Dave, a hoodlum who has a small fortune in stolen cocaine, and together they decide to push the drugs. Unfortunately, the original owners have other plans.
Interwoven with this story is the bittersweet love affair between Lou and the beautiful
Sally, and a haunting portrait of a faded city.
Screenplay by JOHN GUARE Produced by DENIS HEROUX Directed by LOUIS MALLE ● FILMS: page 16
The American Republican Party begins its convention in New Orleans this evening (7.00pm local time) with a tribute to President Reagan, who then addresses the delegates for the last time. David Dimbleby reports live from the Louisiana convention hall as the party formally thanks the President for his eight years in the Oval Office. Before proceedings get underway, an unusual chance to see the news through American eyes, with tonight's edition of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Cameramen KERRY MEYER and MARK MOLESWORTH Editor TIM ORCHARD