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: Teddy Bear's Picnic

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Animation. Rpt


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Babar

Adventures with the elephant king and his family.

: Litt'l Bits


: Smoggies!


: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animation. Rpt Stereo

: The Activ-8

Sporting action. Rpt

: Henry's Cat

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: Favourite Songs

Toby the teapot and Jenny the jug have an adventure.

: Oliver Twist

Classic drama starring Alec Guinness
Robert Newton
A compelling and moving adaptation of Charles Dickens 's classic novel. When orphan Oliver Twist runs away from the brutality of the workhouse, he little realises the dangers he will face in London - especially when he joins a gang headed by arch-villain Fagin.
Director David Lean (1948) 8/W


Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Robert Newton
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Director: David Lean
Unknown: Barry Norman
Fagin: Alec Guinness
Bill Sikes: Robert Newton
Oliver Twist: John Howard Davies
Nancy: Kay Walsh
Artful Dodger: Anthony Newley
Monks: Ralph Truman

: Neighbours

(Detailsat5.35pm) Stereo

: High Chaparral

Classic western series.

: Spartacus

Historical epic starring Kirk Douglas
Laurence Olivier
76 BC: born into slavery, the gladiator Spartacus longs for freedom and soon finds himself at the head of an army of slaves in revolt against the might of the Roman Empire.
Stanley Kubrick's story is being shown in a fully restored version.
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Spartacus: Kirk Douglas
Marcus Crassus: Laurence Olivier
Antoninus: Tony Curtis
Varinia: Jean Simmons
Gracchus: Charles Laughton
Batiatus: Peter Ustlnov
Julius Caesar: John Gavin
Helena Glabrus: Nina Foch
Tigranes: Herbert Lom

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Regional News

: Neighbours

Julie, stunned by the revelation that Jim Robinson was not her real father, is forced to re-evaluate her family relationships and her own identity. Annalise and Gaby are competing in the fashion stakes at a day at the races.


Unknown: Jim Robinson

: The Children's Royal Variety Performance

Imagine you had a gadget that let you travel to any point in history. Then imagine you could put together a bill of your favourite comedians, pop stars and even cartoon characters.
That will give you some idea of this year's Children's Royal
Variety Performance, An Adventure through Time.
Joseph star Darren Day is the host for a spectacular performance recorded last night at the London Palladium in the presence of HRH Princess Margaret. The show moves through history from the stone age to the space age, with musical guests including Bad Boys Inc, Dina Carroll, Eternal and The Italia Conti Academy Choir. Shane Richie , Mickey Hutton (who wrote the script) and Mr Blobby are on hand to provide the laughs,
Noel Edmonds will be gunging some mystery celebrities, and a host of Disney characters appear in a musical medley from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book and Aladdin.
And it's all in a good cause: proceeds go to the NSPCC. Producer Kevin Bishop Director John L Spencer
See This Week page 14


Host: Darren Day
Performer: Dina Carroll
Performers: Eternal
Performers: The Italia Conti Academy Choir
Performer: Shane Richie
Performer/scriptwriter: Mickey Hutton
Performer: Noel Edmonds
Producer: Kevin Bishop
Director: John L Spencer

: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The first of Steven Spielberg 's trilogy aDout tne adventures of daring archaeologist Indiana Jones starring Harrison Ford Karen Allen
Indiana Jones 's outrageous exploits take him around the world in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a religious artifact of unspeakable power wanted by the Nazis. From being trapped in tombs to overcoming his fear of snakes in the desert, it is up to Indy to out-fight and outwit his enemies, with the help of a feisty old flame, in a terrifying and death-defying battle to the finish.


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Indiana Jones
Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Karen Allen
Unknown: Indiana Jones
Indianojones: Harrison Ford
Marion Ravenwood: Karen Allen
Belioq: Paul Freeman
Toht: Ronald Lacey
Sallah: John Rhys-Davies
Brody: Denholm Elliott
Dietrich: Wolf Kahler
Gobler: Anthony Higgins
Satipo: Alfred Molina
Barranca: Vic Tablian
Col Musgrove: Don Fellows
Major Eaton: William Hootkins
Jock: Fred Sorenson

: Main News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Dusty

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (or Dusty Springfield as she is better known) is arguably one of Britain's best female pop singers. In this film biography of her she is interviewed - and frequently interrupted - by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, but she still manages to talk about her life and her music, including her childhood, her involvement with Motown and her "deportation" from South Africa for playing to mixed audiences. Her success she says was because "people gave me good songs. To be given songs by Burt Bacharach was such a joy."
Fans will not be disappointed by the mass of archive footage. Clips range from an enthusiastic early performance by the Springfields of "Wimoweh", through an extraordinary duet with Jimi Hendrix to her more recent hit with the Pet Shop
Boys. And, of course, there's film of her singing all her hits.
Among them are "I Only Want to Be with You", "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "Son of a Preacher Man" and "I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten".
The programme is peppered with accolades from people such as Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Martha Reeves and Elvis Costello, who says Dusty Springfield has "one of the greatest voices in pop music. I don't think she's got credit for that, because people concentrate on the.... hair and the eyelashes and the hand movements."

An Initial production for BBCtv
Andrew Duncan interview with Dusty Springfield


Subject: Dusty Springfield
Presenter: Dawn French
Presenter: Jennifer Saunders
Interviewee: Dionne Warwick
Interviewee: Burt Bacharach
Interviewee: Martha Reeves
Interviewee: Elvis Costello
Director: Roger Pomphrey
Producer: Brendan Hughes

: The Medusa Touch

Supernatural thriller starring
Richard Burton
Lee Remick
"I am the man with the power to create catastrophe." John Morlar 's entire life has been surrounded by tragedy. His psychiatrist Zonfeld is convinced that the events are coincidental but Detective
Inspector Brunei, investigating a brutal attack on Morlar, becomes increasingly convinced that an evil force is at work.
Director Jack Gold (1978)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Lee Remick
Unknown: John Morlar
John Morlar: Richard Burton
Dr Zonfeld: Lee Remick
Detective Inspector Brunei: Lino Ventura
Assistant Commissioner: Harry Andrews
Patricia: Marie-Christine Barrault
Atropos: Michael Hordern
Dr Johnson: Gordon Jackson
Townley: Derek Jacobi
Duff: Michael Byrne
Parrish: Jeremy Brett
Pennington: Robert Lang
Barrister: Alan Badel

: Weather

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