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: Love, Lust and Loneliness

The first television agony column to allow members of the public to become agony aunts for the day. Today, the Gilberts from Birmingham are joined by Deirdre Sanders from The Sun. Presented by Shyama Perera.


Unknown: Deirdre Sanders
Presented By: Shyama Perera.

: King of the Road

Ross King and Anna Walker continue their tour of UK towns and cities meeting local
"characters" and searching out unusual outdoor activities and places of interest.
Today's venue is scenic
Plymouth in Devon. VIEWERS' QUIZ: phone your entry on 0[number removed](calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times).


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Anna Walker

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Playground Stop. Today the children are playing an unusual kind of hiding game.

: Tom and Jerry's Greatest Hits

Triple cartoon fun.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Cricket

Live coverage from one of today's Benson and Hedges
Cup matches. Commentary by Richie Benaud , Ray Illingworth and Jack Bannister. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
TV presentation Alan Griffiths
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie
Including at


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Newt

Regional News; Weather

: One O'clock News

With John Tusa. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

: Cricket

Further coverage from one of today's 55-overs-per-side matches.

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester.

The Brollys
Animation. A patchwork quilt and a weatherhouse provide the adventures for Harry and his small friend the Thundercloud.

: Bodger and Badger

Comedy chaos at Letsby Avenue School, written by and starring Andy Cunningham.


Writer/Bodger: Andy Cunningham

: Happy Families: Miss Jump the Jockey: Part 1

Stories based on the books by Allan Ahlberg, dramatised by Vicky Ireland.
Josie Jump dreams of owning a racehorse of her very own and of becoming a jockey.
(Part 2 and cast on Thursday at 4.15pm)


Author: Allan Ahlberg
Dramatised by: Vicky Ireland

: Prince Valiant

Animation adventure series.
The adventures of a knight of the Round Table.

: Newsround

News for children.

: The Lowdown

Last in the award- winning series of real stories about children today, told by children themselves.
The Turn of the Tide. Since the beginning of this year 40,000 schoolchildren and 16 professional orchestras have been combining forces in one of the most ambitious music projects ever mounted, composing and performing The Turn of the Tide, a new work with an environmental theme by the leading composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.


Unknown: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

: Neighbours

Madge makes a decision about Lou's marriage proposal.
Marco is trapped in the conflict between Paul and Christina.

: Six O'Clock News

Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Wildlife 100: The Fastest Claw in the West

Another of David Attenborough's 12 favourite Wildlife on One programmes.

The mantis shrimp packs a knock-out punch with the impact of a .22 calibre bullet, can break crabs and lobsters apart, and is audacious enough to take on an octopus twice its size and 20 times its weight. But why should a shrimp need such powerful weaponry?
Narrator David Attenborough.
See Preview page 9


Narrator: David Attenborough
Producer: Keenan Smart

: EastEnders

Pat is sent to prison, while Grant is released. Rose decides she can't live without Pete.

Today also sees the first screening of an updated title sequence, with a full-colour map and re-recorded music.
(For cast see Thursday)
See Preview page

: Luv

Final episode of Carla Lane 's family comedy series, starring Michael Angelis, Sue Johnston
Terese has returned home to find that Harold has been away overnight - with Eden.


Writer: Carla Lane
Director/Producer: Mike Stephens
Harold Craven: Michael Angelis
Terese Craven: Sue Johnston
Darwin Craven: Stephen Lord
Lloyd: Peter Caffrey
Eden: Julie Peasgood
Bernie: Jackie Downey
Carro: Debbie Andrews
Betty: Penelope Freeman
Mari: Beverley Hills
Hannah Craven: Sandy Hendrickse

: On the Up

Bob Larbey 's comedy series about a self-made millionaire who has marital problems.
Starring Dennis Waterman Dawn steps in as Tony's temporary secretary.
Director Paul Harrison
Producer Gareth Gwenlan


Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Director: Paul Harrison
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Tony Carpenter: Dennis Waterman
Sam: Sam Kelly
Mrs Wembley: Joan Sims
Tony's mum: Pauline Letts
Jane Webster: Fiona Mollison
Dawn: Michelle Hatch
Barry: Bunny May
Sharon: Su-Lin Looi
Gardener: Shaun Curry

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: 999

Extraordinary stories of heroism and bravery reconstructed by emergency services, actors, and those involved in the original rescue.

Tonight: a terrible lorry crash requiring a long and difficult rescue that many thought no one could possibly survive; and practical tips on what to do if you are first at the scene of an accident. Also a rescue bid by helicopter pilots battling against hurricane force winds and 40 foot waves to rescue 51 workers marooned on a sinking oil rig in the North Sea.
Juliet Morris goes behind the scenes with the medical team at Wembley Stadium and there are 200 free life saving courses on offer in Northumberland.
Presented by Michael Buerk.

Life Saver Guide: send a cheque for £2.50 made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]
Safety Information: see Ceefax 686.


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Reporter: Juliet Morris
Series Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: The Big Sleep

Updated version of Raymond Chandler's classic detective story, starring Robert Mitchum
Summoned to the British country estate of General Sternwood, expatriate
American private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to help settle a family "problem" concerning one of the man's two unusual daughters. However, the tough detective finds himself troubled by both women, and an increasingly complex web of deceit and murder.
SEE FILMS pages 41-50


Director: Michael Winner
Philip Marlowe: Robert Mitchum
Charlotte Regan: Sarah Miles
Lash Canino: Richard Boone
Camilla Sternwood: Candy Clark
Agnes Lozelle: Joan Collins
Joe Brody: Edward Fox
Inspector Carson: John Mills
General Sternwood: James Stewart
Eddie Mars: Oliver Reed
Norris: Harry Andrews
Harry Jones: Colin Blakely
Commander Barker: Richard Todd
Mona Grant: Diana Quick
Inspector Gregory: James Donald
Arthur Geiger: John Justin
Karl Lundgren: Simon Turner
OwenTaylor: Martin Potter
Rusty Regan: David Savile
Lanny: Dudley Sutton
Lou: Don Henderson
Croupier: Nik Forster
Reg: Patrick Durkin

: Cricket

Tony Lewis introduces highlights from one of today's Benson and Hedges Cup matches.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15am Executive Business
Club: scrambled.
3.15am Legal Network
Television: scrambled.

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