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: It's My Pleasure

Desmond Lynam takes pleasure in inviting his guests to unlock the film and video vaults with their personal memories of past television moments. Today's guest is Thora Hird , whose choice includes When the Boat Comes In, Open All
Hours and Romeo and Juliet. Producer PHIL CHIVERS (R) * FEATURE: page 8

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Thora Hird

: This Is the Day

Norma Cradock joins Wendy Weaver in her farmhouse in Gloucestershire for a simple service of reading, prayer and reflection.
James Jones speaks about the role of the carer in family living.
Director STEPHEN LYNAS Editor HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Norma Cradock
Unknown: Wendy Weaver
Unknown: James Jones
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Geordie

starring Bill Travers
Having spent his Highland childhood self-conscious about his frail physique, young Geordie secretly enrols in a correspondence course in body-building. The results bring him athletic prowess ...and a whole new set of problems ensue!
This affectionate and engaging film is based on the novel by David Walker.
FILMS: page 22

Contributors

Novel by: David Walker.
Written and produced by: Sidney Gilliat
Written and produced by: Frank Launder
Directed by: Frank Launder
The Laird: Alastair Sim
Geordie: Bill Travers
Jean Donaldson: Norah Gorsen
Geordie's mother: Molly Urquhart
Henry Samson: Francis de Wolff
Geordie's father: Jamieson Clarke
Rev McNab: Jack Radcliffe
Harley: Brian Reece
Rawlins: Raymond Huntley
Helga: Doris Goddard
Lord Paunceton: Miles Malleson
Postman: Stanley Baxter
Schoolmaster: Duncan MacRae
Young Geordie: Paul Young
Laird's housekeeper: Margaret Boyd

: Barney Bear

Bear and the Beavers (R)

: See Hear!

This summer in the USA, more than 6,000 deaf and hearing people from 76 countries met in Washington, DC for 'Deaf Way', the biggest celebration of deaf culture and language. Presenters:
Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason. Director TERRY RILEY Producer IAN WOOLF

Contributors

Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: Clive Mason.
Director: Terry Riley
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Country File

Britain has just completed its first year of 'Set Aside' - the scheme whereby farmers are paid not to produce.
In the USA they have had similar government programmes for 50 years. In her second film on Set
Aside, Anne Brown reports from the American North West where there are some hard lessons to be learnt. Set Aside can damage communities and put a lot of people out of business. It can also be very efficient - but perhaps not in the way British farmers and environmentalists imagine. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Ian McCaskill.
Producer MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill
(Postponed from 1 October. Repeated tomorrow at 4.35pm on BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Moira Stuart

followed by On the Record
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole. The Tories gather in Blackpool in a state of apprehension. Tory MPs fear that their health and poll tax policies could cost them the next election. And they worry that voters want to hear less about the free market and more about the quality of life. How will the Government meet this double challenge? And will the stumbling block be Mrs Thatcher herself? On the Record looks to the Tory future with Kenneth Baker , Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Reporter: David Walter. Producer MICHAEL STEVENSON
Studio director VICTOR MELLENEY Deputy editor DAVID JORDAN Editor DAVID AARONOVITCH

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Reporter: David Walter.
Producer: Michael Stevenson
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: David Jordan
Editor: David Aaronovitch

: EastEnders

by Gillian Richmond and John Maynard.
'I wanted to be on neutral territory. I want an answer closing time.'
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Contributors

Writer: Gillian Richmond
Writer: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon

: Britain at War: San Demetrio, London

Starring Walter Fitzgerald as Charles Pollard and Mervyn Johns as John Boyle
Based on actual events, Ealing Studios' tribute to the Merchant Navy details the heroic recovery of the tanker San Demetrio by her crew. In November 1940,
900 miles from Britain and carrying 12,000 tons of petrol, the vessel was shelled by a German battleship and caught fire.
(Black and white)
FILMS: page 22

Contributors

Screenplay: Robert Hamer
Screenplay/Director: Charles Frend
From the official account by: F. Tennyson Jesse
Producer: Michael Balcon
Charles Pollard: Walter Fitzgerald
John Boyle: Mervyn Johns
Hawkins: Ralph Michael
Yank Preston: Robert Beatty
Deckhand: Charles Victor
Bosun Fletcher: Frederick Piper
John Jamieson: Gordon Jackson

: The Horse of the Year Show

from Wembley Arena. Last night, the 40th show came to a close.
David Vine looks back over the highlights of the week's competitions.
Commentators:
Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley. Producer WENDY SHEPPARD

Contributors

Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: The Clothes Show

A group of dinner ladies from Yorkshire are served the latest make-up colours by Barbara Daly. There's a report on what's in vogue in the clubs and the march of the mods - the parka is back. And how do you measure up? The answer seems to depend on the store - not on the golden rule.
Suit yourself with Selina Scott , Jeff Banks Caryn Franklin and Raj Dhanda.
Producer CLARE STRIDE
Executive producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Daly.
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Raj Dhanda.

: My Family and Other Animals

by Gerald Durrell.
Screenplay in ten parts by Charles Wood. Starring and 6: After a moonlight boating expedition nearly ending up in Albania, Gerry announces that what he really wants for his birthday is a boat of his own. Peter, Gerry's latest tutor, is hopelessly in love with Margo. It's plain he'll have to go.
Gerry ........ DARREN REDMAYNE Larry ............... ANTHONY CALF Leslie ......... GUY SCANTLEBURY Margo ......... SARAH-JANE HOLM Peter .................... NICK REDING Dr Androuchelli
TONY TAKOVAKIS
Lugaretzia ..... DINA KONSTA Music composed and conducted by DARYL RUNSWICK
Natural history associate NIGEL MARVEN
Producer JOE WATERS
Director PETER BARBER-FLEMING (R)
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Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell.
Unknown: Charles Wood.
Unknown: Darren Redmayne
Unknown: Scantlebury Margo
Unknown: Sarah-Jane Holm
Unknown: Nick Reding
Unknown: Tony Takovakis
Conducted By: Daryl Runswick
Director: Peter Barber-Fleming
Spiro: Brian Blessed
Mrs Durrell: Hannah Gordon

: Stepping Up

The first of an eight-part series, introduced this week by Max Boyce. With Gilly Coman as Linda Johnson , and also introducing Yam, a cheeky chappie who has a unique way with words!
Linda Johnson feels that life should have more to offer, but every week she encounters a seemingly small situation that has her stumped - a form to fill in, an important letter to write, a meeting at her son's school. There are millions of people in Britain just like Linda, and the programme hears from some who have improved their lives by brushing up on their communication skills. Producer GEORGE AUCKLAND
● RELATED PROGRAMME: 'Using Your Wordpower' is broadcast on Sundays at 5.00pm on Radio 4 FM
● HELPLINE: phone [number removed] (calls are free).
● FEATURE: page 12
● VOICE OVER: page 95

Contributors

Unknown: Max Boyce.
Unknown: Gilly Coman
Unknown: Linda Johnson
Unknown: Linda Johnson

: News

with Moira Stuart
Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

from Banbridge, County Down. Roger Royle visits
Magherally in the beautiful heart of County Down. Helen Weddell, the Ulster poet and scholar, loved this place and the local people this year celebrate the centenary of her birth. Roger meets her niece Mollie Martin ,
Josie Kerr who describes the work of the Northern Ireland
Kidney Research Fund and Brian Henning who explains how he helped to set up an integrated primary school for Protestants and Catholics.
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham); What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse); I to the Hills Will Lift Mine Eyes (French); We Are One in the Spirit; Lover of Souls and Lord of All the Living (Wilton); Christ Is the World's
Redeemer (Moville); Take My Life, and Let It Be (Lubeck); Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts (Maryton). Musical director DAVID BYERS Researcher ROS NEVIN Producer JAMES SKELLY Editor ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Northern Ireland
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Contributors

Unknown: Mollie Martin
Unknown: Josie Kerr
Unknown: Brian Henning
Director: David Byers
Producer: James Skelly
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: First of the Summer Wine

by Roy Clarke.
September 1939: in the final hours before war is declared, celebrations and tears are the order of the day as the Cleggs prepare for a surprise wedding....in a registry office. 6:Quiet Wedding with Designer STEPHAN PACZAI Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS
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Contributors

Unknown: Roy Clarke.
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Norman Clegg: David Fenwick
Mrs Clegg: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Radio newsreader: Richard Aylen
Sherbet: Paul Oldham
Anita: Linda Davidson
Lena: Judy Flynn
Ivy: Sarah Dangerfield
Nora: Helen Patrick
Seymour: Paul McLain
CompO: Paul Wyett
Foggy: Richard Lumsden
Wally: Gary Whitaker
Brad: Adrian Lochhead
Aunt Annie: Madge Hindle
Uncle Fred: Roger Brierley
Mr Scrimshaw: Derek Benfield
Mrs Scrimshaw: Margaret Stallard
Dilys: Joanne Heywood
Wedding guest: Dick Brannick
Mr Clegg: Peter Sallis

: Howards' Way

devised by Gerard Glaister and Allan Prior , written by Christopher Green.
'Beneath the teeth and smiles, I suspect Laura Wilde is out for one person only - herself.'
Title music SIMON MAY and LESLIE OSBORNE
Film cameraman JOHN Williams Designer LYNDA KETTLE
Producer GERARD GLAISTER Director ROBERT REED
*BOOK: 'Howards' Way' by Gerard Glaister , £5.95 paperback, available from bookshops.
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Contributors

Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Unknown: Allan Prior
Written By: Christopher Green.
Unknown: Laura Wilde
Unknown: Leslie Osborne
Unknown: John Williams
Designer: Lynda Kettle
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Robert Reed
Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Tom Howard: Maurice Colbourne
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Vanessa Andenberg: Lana Morris
James Brooke: Andrew Bicknell
Gerald Urquhart: Ivor Danvers
Laura Wilde: Kate O'Mara
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Abby Hudson: Cindy Shelley
Polly Urquhart: Patricia Shakesby
Orrin Hudson: Jeff Harding
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Vicki Rockwell: Victoria Burgoyne
Dave Hutchinson: Ian Lowe
Sergeant Ellis: David Cunningham
Ted: Kelly George

: Bread

written by Carla Lane. Aveline's phantom pregnancy gives cause for growing concern.
Title music by DAVID MACKAY
Sound supervisor ALAN MACHIN Lighting director HENRY BARBER Designer RICHARD DUPRE Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH
● MUSIC: the theme from 'Bread; entitled 'Home' and performed by the cast, is included on 'The World of BBCtv Themes', available from record shops on LP, cassette and CD.
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Contributors

Written By: Carla Lane.
Music By: David MacKay
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Director: Henry Barber
Designer: Richard Dupre
Directed By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Aveline: Melanie Hill
Joey Boswell: Graham Bickley
Oswald: Giles Watling
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Billy: Boswell Nickconway
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Freddie Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Postman: Don Hall
Mrs Cumberland: Evie Garratt
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock

: Screen One: She's Been Away

A new BBC film written by Stephen Poliakoff. Starring
An unexpected pact develops between two women - Lillian, who's been away in a 'home' since she was a rebellious girl half a century ago, and sophisticated, 'happily married' Harriet.
Brought reluctantly together when Lillian is returned to the world, the pair find a common purpose which has hilarious and risky consequences for those around them ...
With CRYSS JEAN HEALEY , LESLIE GOODHALL , EDGAR GOODHALL , RENE ZAGGER. BARNABY HOLM , DAVID HARGREAVES , HUGH ROSS ,
CARRIE THOMAS , SALLY ANN GOODWORTH, JON STRICKLAND , MICHAEL CARTER , NICK KEMP , HARRY TAIT TRIO, CLAIRE WILLIAMSON, GRAHAM CALLAN , JAMES GRIFFITHS , FRANCESCA BULLER , MAUREEN NELSON ,
ROBYN MOORE , PAMELA DALE , RICHARD HADDON HAINES , DAVID TIMSON, RICHARD HUW , MALCOLM MUDIE , ANNE HAYDN , DOYLE RICHMOND.
Original music by STEPHEN EDWARDS
Costume designer ANUSHIA NIERADZIK Production designer GARY WILLIAMSON
Lighting cameraman PHILIP BONHAM CARTER
Editor ARDAN FISHER
Produced by KENITH TRODD
Directed by PETER HALL
FEATURE: page 14
FILMS: page 22
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Contributors

Written By: Stephen Poliakoff.
Unknown: Cryss Jean Healey
Unknown: Leslie Goodhall
Unknown: Edgar Goodhall
Unknown: Rene Zagger.
Unknown: Barnaby Holm
Unknown: David Hargreaves
Unknown: Hugh Ross
Unknown: Carrie Thomas
Unknown: Sally Ann
Unknown: Jon Strickland
Unknown: Michael Carter
Unknown: Nick Kemp
Unknown: Harry Tait
Unknown: Graham Callan
Unknown: James Griffiths
Unknown: Francesca Buller
Unknown: Maureen Nelson
Unknown: Robyn Moore
Unknown: Pamela Dale
Unknown: Richard Haddon Haines
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Richard Huw
Unknown: Malcolm Mudie
Unknown: Anne Haydn
Music By: Stephen Edwards
Unknown: Philip Bonham Carter
Editor: Ardan Fisher
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Peter Hall
Lillian Huckle: Peggy Ashcroft
Harriet Ambrose: Geraldine James
Hugh Ambrose: James Fox
Dominic Ambrose: Jackson Kyle
Gladys: Rosalie Crutchley
Matilda: Rachel Kempson
Young Lillian: Rebecca Pidgeon
Lillian's father: Donald Douglas
George: Hugh Lloyd
Lillian's nurse: Brid Brennan

: News

with Martyn Lewis Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Everyman

Back to the Edge
A Return to Vietnam.
For 20 years, thousands have lived with the trauma of the Vietnam war. A tour of Vietnam by ten US combat veterans was a radical attempt to deal with the trauma by taking them back to where it all began.
Producers STEPHEN WALKER and ANGELA KAYE
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE (R)

Contributors

Producers: Stephen Walker
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Network East

: Weather









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