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: Open University

6.40 Introduction to Pure Maths
7.05 Computing

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop and visits Abbotsbury in Dorset. Today's story is Piggo and Edgar's Flood written by Pam Ayres. With Vanessa Amberleigh. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Written By: Pam Ayres.
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh.

: The Muppet Babies

The cartoon series created by Jim Henson. (R)


Unknown: Jim Henson.

: The 8.15 from Manchester

The lively youth magazine.
Joining the 8. 15 on its last trip of the summer are actor/singer Jason Donovan and pop star Cliff Richard. Also featured today are the people with the power, pop group Snap, and Ron Freethy meets the real
Hero Turtles. Ross King launches his first single and Charlotte Hindle goes to Dublin.
Studio director Alan Yardley Series producer Martyn Day
(Cliff Richard will be appeanng as a guest on 'What's That Noise!' on Tuesday at 4.35pm)


Singer: Jason Donovan
Unknown: Cliff Richard.
Unknown: Ron Freethy
Unknown: Ross King
Director: Alan Yardley
Unknown: Cliff Richard

: Secrets of the 'Back to the Future' Trilogy

Featuring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Kirk Cameron
Have you ever wondered how they made skateboards fly, filmed runaway trains, or came up with the wild ideas that made producer Steven Spielberg and director Robert Zemeckis's trilogy so successful? A ZM production


Unknown: Michael J Fox
Unknown: Christopher Lloyd
Unknown: Kirk Cameron
Producer: Steven Spielberg
Director: Robert Zemeckis

: Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?

An animated outing with Charlie Brown , Snoopy and the gang. (R)


Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Popeye Double Bill

More cartoon adventures. (R)

: The Battle of Britain Fly-Past

Raymond Baxter introduces live coverage of the fly-past and parade as the RAF commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. HM the Queen takes the salute as Spitfires and Hurricanes lead more than 150 modern aircraft over Buckingham Palace in the largest fly-past since the coronation. Television presentation David Pickthall


Introduces: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: David Pickthall

: Weather

With Bernard Davey.


Unknown: Bernard Davey.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.50 Football; 1.00 News
1.05 Canoeing; 1.55 Racing
2.10 Boxing; 2.25 Racing
2.40 Boxing; 2.55 Racing
3.10 Boxing; 3.40 Football
3.50 Golf; 4.35 Final Score
A 'beginning of term' report on England and Scotland.
From Goodwood.
2.00 Mail on Sunday 3-Year-Old Series Stakes (Handicap. 1m)
2.30 Highland Spring/Roa Auction Series Nursery Handicap (7f)
3.00 Ladbroke Racing Sprint Stakes (Handicap. 6f)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Featuring Welterweight prospect Gary Logan and ex-ABA
Lightweight finalist Billy Schwer. Commentary by Harry Carpenter from Watford Town Hall.
Also Dave McAuley prepares to make the third defence of his IBF
World Flyweight title tonight.
Nick Faldo , Ian Woosnam , Sandy Lyle , Ronan Rafferty , Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark McNulty and Eduardo Romero in the knock-out
Oki Shoot-Out from Wentworth. Commentatary by Peter Alliss.
Britain's Richard Fox defends his kayak title in the Slalom World Cup final in Yugoslavia.
Commentary by David Goldstrom. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Gary Logan
Unknown: Billy Schwer.
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Dave McAuley
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Ronan Rafferty
Unknown: Jose Maria
Unknown: Mark McNulty
Unknown: Eduardo Romero
Unknown: Peter Alliss.
Unknown: Richard Fox
Commentary By: David Goldstrom.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey
5.20pm Regional News and Sport
0 NEWS BY TELEPHONE: if you can't reach a television or radio, BBC News can now be heard on the telephone between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling [number removed] Calls are charged at 33p per minute (cheap rate), 44p at all other times.


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Stay Tooned!

Once upon a time there were stories that everybody knew like Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and then Bugs Bunny and Popeye got hold of them! Tony Robinson finds out what happened next. Producer Nick Jones


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Jones

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Why is TV presenter Rob Curling speaking German when he doesn't understand a word? Can footballer
Peter Shilton save someone from the Gunge Tank? Why is actor
Bernard Cribbins selling 'one Dalek, low mileage, one careful owner'? Director/Producer Michael Leggo


Presenter: Rob Curling
Unknown: Peter Shilton
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Producer: Michael Leggo

: Every Second Counts

Paul Daniels hosts the comedy quiz show.
Director Tony Newman Producer David Taylor


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Director: Tony Newman
Producer: David Taylor

: Russ Abbot

An array of comic characters bursts onto the screen as Abbot introduces Britain's chaotic and confused Thick Family Robinson.
With special guest star Les Dennis. Also featuring Bella Emberg , Lisa Maxwell , Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson. Director Peter Laskie Producer John Bishop


Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson.
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: John Bishop

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot.
Starring Christopher Timothy Robert Hardy , Peter Davison If Music Be the Food of Love
All three partners are baffled by Biggins, who keeps calling them out to treat perfectly healthy cows.
Episode written by Michael Russell Producer Bill Sellars
Director Michael Brayshaw


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Written By: Michael Russell
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Brayshaw
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Biggins: John Sharp
Mrs Alton: Jean Heywood
Jane Mercer: Lesley Nightingale
Mr Bullock: Roger Walker
Mrs Biggins: Margaret Jackman
Granville Bennett: James Grout
Mr Mercer: Geoffrey Banks

: In Sickness and in Health

Johnny Speight 's comedy series about an old man's struggle with the welfare state.
Starring Warren Mitchell
Alf decides to get a job but Mrs Hollingbery is not convinced.
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Hollingbery
Producer: Richard Boden
AlfGarnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Mrs Johnson: Tricia Kelly
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell
Mrs Carey: Pat Coombs
Mr Carey: Hugh Lloyd

: Last Night of the Proms

The live coverage of this popular musical event continues with Rossini's Overture to William Tell and Non piu mesta from La cenerentola; Delius's Song of Summer, Delibes's Sous le dôme épais from Lakme with soloists
Lesley Garrett (soprano) and Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano); Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March
No 1; Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs; Arne Rule , Britannia! and Parry's Jerusalem orchestrated by Elgar.
Director Kriss Rusmanis


Unknown: William Tell
Soprano: Lesley Garrett
Soprano: Ann Murray
Songs: Arne Rule
Director: Kriss Rusmanis

: * News and Sport

With John Humphrys.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: * World Championship Boxing

Competing in the IBF Flyweight championship are Dave McAuley (champion) v Rodolfo Blanco (challenger).
Introduced by Harry Carpenter from the King's Hall, Belfast. Television presentation Alex Johnston Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Dave McAuley
Unknown: Rodolfo Blanco
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Alex Johnston
Editor: Brian Barwick

: * Rory Bremner

Repeat of the satire series from the man who gets through more character changes in an hour than Mrs Thatcher 's Cabinet does in a week.
Director/Producer Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Kevin Bishop

: Kotch

Starring Walter Matthau Joseph Kotcher is not the baby-sitter that Wilma would choose. In fact her father-in-law, with his maddening ways, is altogether a bad influence on her baby. 'Kotch' feels he is no longer needed but indignantly resists
Wilma's attempts to settle him in an old people's home. Jack Lemmon makes his directing debut in this touching comedy.
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Joseph Kotcher
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Joseph P Kotcher: Walter Matthau
Erica Herzenstiel: Deborah Winters
Wilma Kotcher: Felicia Farr
Gerald Kotcher: Charles Aidman

: * Weather

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