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: The Year of the Crane

A look at how the crane - the "king of the bogs" - is one of the few large birds to be able to cope with the rapidly changing environment of the modern world.

: White Horses

Last of three programmes. Robin and Louella
Henbury-Tenison complete their journey on Camargue horses from the south of France to England. Rpt

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Athletics

There's a new event at the World Championships this year. The women's triple jump, in which Michelle Griffiths is due to compete for Britain, starts this morning. It's also the final day of the decathlon, beginning with the 110m hurdles, and the first round of the women's 1500m. Live coverage from Stuttgart is introduced by Desmond Lynam , with David Moorcroft and Daley Thompson.
(Coverage continues at 00pm on BBC2)


Unknown: Michelle Griffiths
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: David Moorcroft
Unknown: Daley Thompson.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Knots Landing

Paige fears that either Greg or Ted is a murderer.

: Town Portraits

A visit to Scarborough, the Yorkshire coast's biggest holiday resort.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Man on the Rim

Last in the series about the Pacific Ocean and the people who live around it.
Dr Alan Thorne looks at one of the greatest migratory movements in history - that of the Polynesians.
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Dr Alan Thorne

: One O'Clock News

With Edward Stourton.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Neighbours

: Going for Gold

Euro quiz, with Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: The Flying Doctors

Two old university friends come to visit David.

: The Way of the Lakes

A series of programmes about the Lake District National Park. Tony Burton looks at the work of the National Trust, water sports and the poet
William Wordsworth.


Unknown: Tony Burton
Unknown: William Wordsworth.

: The Harp Seal

A look at the hardships faced by this marine mammal.

: Animal Heroes

Cartoons based on true stories of animal bravery.

: Babar

With Andi Peters and Edd.
Animation. Rpt


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Summer with Selik

A three-part documentary series from Norway about an unforgettable three months a young girl spends with a seal pup, deserted by its mother.

: Newsround

: Tomorrow's End

A science-fiction drama.
12: Silverthorn leads the way towards the Time Gate.

: Neighbours

Gaby springs a surprise on Marco and Rick, with the help of her artful father. Concern over Jim's health causes Helen to take drastic action. Cameron makes some startling discoveries about
Raymond Chambers.


Unknown: Raymond Chambers.

: Six O'Clock News

With John Humphrys and Moira Stuart.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Athletics

Further live action from the World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, featuring the men's 110m hurdles final.
7.00 Men's 1500m semi-finals
7.25 Women's 100m hurdles final
7.40 Men's 110m hurdles final
8.00 Men's 200m final
Desmond Lynam introduces what should prove to be an epic 70 minutes of athletics. Colin
Jackson and his great friend and rival Tony Jarrett go for gold in the 110m hurdles final, and the other track finals are the men's
200m and the women's 100m hurdles. Just last month Jackson broke his own
European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles record at
Sestriere in Italy, winning in
12.97 seconds. This clipped more than half a second off his previous personal best, achieved in Cologne a year ago, and while he remains half a second outside
Roger Kingdom 's four-year-old world record, Jackson must now feel that this is coming within his reach. Also, the men's long jump reaches its climax, featuring Mike Powell of the United States, who two years ago broke Bob Beamon 's world record, set 23 years before at altitude during the Mexico
Olympics. With commentary by David Coleman ,
Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster.
(Athletics highlights are at 11. 05pm)


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Tony Jarrett
Unknown: Roger Kingdom
Unknown: Mike Powell
Unknown: Bob Beamon
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster.

: Dad's Army

Classic comedy written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry Starring Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier
Clive Dunn
My Brother and Captain Mainwaring gives a party.
Producer David Croft


Written By: David Croft
Written By: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson JOHN: Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Private Sponge: Colin Bean
Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
General: Arnold Diamond

: Autumn on BBC1

A look ahead to some of the programmes to be seen in the new season on BBC 1.
Among the promised drama highlights are David Jason in a wartime robbery caper, Dawn French's debut in a serious role, Billy Connolly as a Glaswegian villain, and Alec Guinness , Lauren Bacall , Jeanne Moreau and Leo McKern in a nostalgic comedy. Ian Richardson returns in a sequel to House of Cards, while Michael Elphick stars as ex-Fleet Street hack Harry. The new documentary series include Thatcher: the Downing Street Years, and David Attenborough uncovers the secrets of Antarctica. Richard
Briers and Nicholas Lyndhurst appear in new comedy series, and many old favourites return. Also in the line-up is a new late-night chat show hosted by Danny Baker.


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Michael Elphick
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Antarctica. Richard
Unknown: Danny Baker.

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weekend Weather
Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Heart Condition

Action comedy starring
Bob Hoskins
Denzel Washington
Slobbish, racist cop Jack Moony has a short fuse and an even shorter life expectancy.
Following a massive coronary he finds that not only has he had a heart transplant, but that the organ came from an old adversary - suave black lawyer Napoleon Stone. Worst of all, Mooney is bedevilled by Stone's ghost.
Written and directed by James D Parriott (1989)
SEE FILMS page 30-34


Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Denzel Washington
Unknown: Jack Moony
Unknown: Napoleon Stone.
Jack Moony: Bob Hoskins
Napoleon Stone: Denzel Washington
Crystal Gerrity: Chlo Ewebb
Captain Wendt: Roger Emosley
Mrs Stone: Janet Dubois
Dr Posner: Alan Rachins
Harry Zara: Ray Baker
Graham: Jeffrey Meek
Dillnict: Kieran Mulroney

: Athletics

Highlights from the World Athletics Championships, including the climax of the decathlon.

: Love and Bullets

Thriller starring
Charles Bronson
Jill Ireland
Rod Steiger
Charlie Congers is a tough policeman with a seemingly impossible mission - to break a crime network headed by mafia boss Joe Bomposa.
Director Stuart Rosenberg (1979)
SEE FILMS pages 30-34


Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Jill Ireland
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Charlie Congers
Unknown: Joe Bomposa.
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Charlie Congers: Charles Bronson
Jackie Pruitt: Jill Ireland
Joe Bomposa: Rod Steiger
Vittorio Faroni: Henri Silva
Monk: Strother Martin
Brickman: Bradford Dillman
Girlfriend: Lorraine Chase

: Weather

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