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: Opposites Attract

With Toby Anstis.
Nature series.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Charlie Chalk


: Playdays

Today: the Dot Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the Sunday papers with his guests. Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15am and 9.00am News and Weather


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: London's Marathon

Live coverage of the 13th
London Marathon, which this year sees race debuts for two of Britain's top distance runners. Liz McColgan , world 10,000m champion, is challenged by the reigning New York marathon champion, Australia's
Lisa Ondieki. Eamonn Martin makes his race debut alongside one of the great marathon runners of the last decade, Rob de Castella of Australia. This year's event, sponsored by NutraSweet, has attracted another record entry of more than 35,000 people.
The 26-mile course takes them from Greenwich Park through London to the finish at
Westminster Bridge.
Commentary by David Coleman , Brendan Foster , Paul Dickenson and Chris Hallam.
The starting timetable is: 9. 10 Elite women
9.20 Wheelchair men
9.21 Wheelchair women
9.30 Elite men and mass race
Producers Martin Hopkins and Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Liz McColgan
Unknown: Lisa Ondieki.
Unknown: Eamonn Martin
Unknown: Rob de Castella
Unknown: Westminster Bridge.
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Chris Hallam.
Producers: Martin Hopkins
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Scarborough Fayre

From one marathon to another, as Pam Rhodes joins a huge gathering of musicians, choirs, dancers, actors and a congregation of over 2,000 for a live worship from the Spa
Complex, Scarborough.


Unknown: Pam Rhodes

: London's Marathon

The top runners and wheelchair racers have finished, but Stuart Storey , Bob Wilson , Hazel Irvine and Anna Walker report on the progress of the many thousands of club and fun runners.
(Highlights at 7.00pm on BBC2)


Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Anna Walker

: News

Followed by The Flintstones
More Stone-Age fun.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Arthur gives Mrs Hewitt an ultimatum while
Steve and Mark cause a stir.


Unknown: Mrs Hewitt

: The Heroes of Telemark

Exciting wartime thriller starring
Kirk Douglas
Occupied Norway, 1942: a team of resistance fighters undertake a dangerous mission to destroy a heavy-water plant where the Nazis are producing an atomic bomb.
Director Anthony Mann
SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Director: Anthony Mann
Dr Rolf Pedersen: Kirk Douglas
Knut Straud: Richard Harris
Anna: Ulla Jacobsson
Uncle: Michael Redgrave
Arne: David Weston
Major Frick: Anton Diffring
Terboven: Eric Porter
Colonel Wilkinson: Mervyn Johns
Sigrid: Jennifer Hilary
Jensen: Roy Dotrice
Professor Logan: Barry Jones
Nilssen: Ralph Michael

: The Clothes Show

Highlights from the last series including an interview with a designer who, despite being profoundly deaf, has achieved major success. Plus,
Caryn Franklin shows how flags can be fashionable.


Unknown: Caryn Franklin

: Masterchef

Three contestants from
London battle for a place in the semi-finals to find the best amateur chef in Great Britain. Loyd Grossman is joined by chef Hilary Brown and radio personality Ned Sherrin to help choose this week's winner.
Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
MASTERCHEF MENU COLLECTION: for details see page 16


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Hilary Brown
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Praise Be!

Thora Hird returns with a selection of requested hymns. She also visits Suffolk where
Paul Heiney farms in the old-fashioned way, and takes part in a service blessing the animals at her own church.
Hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; There Is a Green Hill Far Away; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Dear Lord and Father of Mankind; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; Praise the Lord, His Glories Show; How Great Thou Art.
Series producer Diane Reid Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Last of the Summer Wine

Comedy series by Roy Clarke , starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde Quick, Quick, Slow. Compo thinks Smiler is taking advantage of Nora Batty.
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Nora Batty.
Producer: Alan J W Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Salus
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Edie: Thora Hird
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora: Kathy Staff
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Marina: Jean Fergusson

: The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: A Man Lay Dead

A series of five period thrillers featuring the Scotland Yard sleuth created by Ngaio Marsh, adapted by Barbara Machin, and starring Patrick Malahide.
Spring 1948: Alleyn joins a weekend party at Frantock Hall where the theft of a priceless chalice and a game of murder that goes horribly wrong, test his deductive powers to the limit.

How does Inspector Alleyn compare with other TV 'tecs?
See Feature page 20


Author: Ngaio Marsh
Adapted by: Barbara Machin
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Sarah Pia Anderson
Chief lnspector Alleyn: Patrick Malahide
Agatha Troy: Belinda Lang
Inspector Fox: William Simons
Sir Hubert Handesley: Julian Glover
Arthur Wilde: David Haig
Marjorie Wilde: Clare Higgins
Rosamund Grant: Susan Wooldridge
Dr Hans Hoffner: Nickolas Grace
Dieter Krantz: Michael Feast
Mother Superior: Patricia Lawrence
Charles Rankin: Robert Reynolds
Nigel Bathgate: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Walters: Robin Soans
Asst Commissioner Connors: Leslie Schofield
Benningden: Martin Wimbush
Det Sergeant Bailey: Tim Dutton
Mary: Harriette Ashcroft
Florence: Clare Cathcart
Dr Beatrice Eaton: Sian Webber
Edith: Brenda Peters
Nellie Weston: Jan Chappell

: A Year In Provence

The 12-part dramatisation of Peter Mayle 's light-hearted bestseller starring John Thaw Lindsay Duncan
8: Frogbusters. It's August in Provence and Peter and Annie
Mayle discover the delights of goat-racing and the secrets of the French game of petanque.
Screenplay by Michael Sadler Producer Ken Riddington Director David Tucker


Unknown: Peter Mayle
Unknown: John Thaw
Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Unknown: Michael Sadler
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Peter Mayle: John Thaw
Annie Mayle: Lindsay Duncan
Amedée Clément: Jo Doumerg
Colombani: Jean-Pierre Delage
Clive Parrott: Frank Middlemass
Fernand: Jean Panisse
Animateur: Eric Berenger
Raymond: Christian Luciani

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Mastermind

The first semi-final from
Huddersfield, where the subjects are: P D James, the Napoleonic Wars, the Cornish china clay industry from 1745; and the medieval castle in the British Isles, 1050-1500. With Magnus Magnusson. DirectorStephen Potter
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman: Alive 20 Years On

For the first time the 16 survivors of the 1972 Andes plane crash, who managed to live for three months by eating the bodies of their dead friends, have agreed to participate in a documentary. They are still close friends, living within half a mile of each other in Montevideo, and this compelling and sometimes disquieting film shows how for 20 years they have been unable to escape the consequences of their decision. They live beside the families of those who died, and whose bodies saved them, but they have never talked to them about the human taboo they broke and the relatives interviewed in the film continue to grieve their loss.
A Paradox production for BBCtv


Producer: Jill Fullerton-Smith
Series Editor: John Blake

: Shakespeare: the Animated Tales

Romeo and Juliet. Soviet animation, narrated by Felicity Kendal.
Director/ Series producer Dave Edwards


Unknown: Felicity Kendal.
Producer: Dave Edwards

: Cats

Roger Tabor looks at how the cat population has expanded.


Unknown: Roger Tabor

: Weather

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