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: Dilly the Dinosaur


: Playdays

: Telling Tales

: Breakfast with Frost

Peter Sissons interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Summer Sunday

An open-air celebration of I faith with songs and hymns for the summer. This week live from HMS Victory, Portsmouth. Introduced by KrissAkabusi. Stereo

: See Hear!

Today: Uganda. With signing and subtitles. Stereo Subtitled

: Blue Fin

Drama set in Australia. A young boy tries to prove himself to his strict father. With Hardy Kruger and Greg Rowe.
Director Carl Shultz (1978)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Hardy Kruger
Unknown: Greg Rowe.
Director: Carl Shultz

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; Harry and the Hendersons

Moonlighting. Nancy's new job brings Harry a new friend - a chimpanzee.

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

The 21-Inch Sun
A writer dozes off and awakes to a finished script, mysteriously sitting in his typewriter. Stereo Subtitled

: EastEnders: Omnibus

(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Boeing Boeing

Comedy starring Tony Curtis
A journalist flies into a panic when his three stewardess girlfriends arrive in town at the same time. With Jerry Lewis. Director John Rich (1965)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Jerry Lewis.
Director: John Rich

: The Lady and the Highwayman

Barbara Cartland romance starring Hugh Grant , Lysette Anthony Lady Panthea Vyne must marry the lecherous Christian Drysdale - will the mysterious masked rider called the Silver Blade rescue her in time?
With Oliver Reed , Robert Morley , Gordon Jackson , Christopher Cazenove.
Written by Terence Feely and Peter Manley


Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Lysette Anthony
Unknown: Lady Panthea Vyne
Unknown: Christian Drysdale
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Gordon Jackson
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove.
Written By: Terence Feely
Written By: Peter Manley
Lord Lucius: Hugh Grant
Lady Panthea Vyne: Lysette Anthony
KingChartesII: Michael York
Lady Barbara Castlemaine: Emma Samms
Christian Drysdale: Ian Bannen
Sir Lawrence Dobson: John Mills
Lady Darlington: Claire Bloom

: News

With Huw Edwards.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Summer Praise

The return of a new series of musical celebrations. From a gospel convention by the sea to a jazz festival on the River Severn, from Tower Bridge to
Blackpool Tower, presenter David Matthew and actress/ singer Jumoke Fashola climb aboard their trusty Morris Minor for a six-week tour of Britain's festivals.
They start in Manchester where they join 1,000 singers assembled in the Castlefield
Arena for the YMCA's 150th birthday party to sing hymns such as Come On and Celebrate, We Are Marching, and Thine Be the Glory. Producer Maurice Maguire Editor Helen Alexander


Presenter: David Matthew
Singer: Jumoke Fashola
Producer: Maurice Maguire
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Small Talk

A show which combines the observations of children with all the fun of a panel game.
Contestants have to predict the answer a child will give to a question or match an answer to a child. Hosted by Ronnie Corbett.
Producer Danny Greenstone Executive producer Alan Boyd
ARegGrundy production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Producer: Alan Boyd

: 2 Point 4 Children

Another chance to see the comedy series about family life. When the Children Are Asleep Bill and Ben face a night filled with terror, burglary and radio phone-ins.
Written by Andrew Marshall
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Written By: Andrew Marshall
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Jenny: Clare Buckfield
David: John Pickard
Mrs Grimes: Annette Kerr

: The Tales of Para Handy: Para Handy, Master Mariner

Forty-somethings will probably remember a 1959 situation comedy called The Vital Spark. It starred Duncan Macrae as the skipper of a notoriously unreliable vessel. Younger viewers may recall the 70s versions, with Roddy McMillan in the starring role.

Now Gregor Fisher (probably best known as Rab C Nesbitt) takes over the helm in a new six-part comedy drama series about the crew of that famous Scottish puffer. This time the aim is to evoke the character and gentle humour of Neil Munro's original Para Handy Tales set in the 1930s, rather than playing it strictly for laughs.
Joining Fisher are several of his Rab C Nesbitt colleagues including Sean Scanlan, Andrew Fairlie and producer Colin Gilbert as well as Scotch and Wry comedian Rikki Fulton.

In this first episode - Para Handy, Master Mariner - the Vital Spark's cargo of coal, a double bed and a prize Highland bull cause trouble for the crew.

Gregor Fisher's Kind of Day: page


Writer: Bob Black
Created by: Neil Munro
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Para Handy: Gregor Fisher
Macphail: Rikki Fulton
Dougie: Sean Scanlan
Sunny Jim: Andrew Fairlie
Andrew Campbell: Paul Young
Miss Kelly: Sally Howitt
Capt Angus: Gilbert Martin
Margaret: Alyxis Daly
Susan: Joanne Bett
MacTaggart: Grant Smeaton
John: Ricky Ferguson
Mrs Strachan: Michele Waering
Dougald: Ron Bain
Donald: Tony Curran

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

: News

With Nicholas Witchell. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Gallowglass

Last part of the psychological thriller by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine.
Paul ignores the demands of the kidnappers who are out to get the "princess", believing he can handle the situation.
Screenplay Jacqueline Holborough
Producer Phillippa Giles ; Director Tim Fywell


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Barbara Vine.
Unknown: Jacqueline Holborough
Producer: Phillippa Giles
Director: Tim Fywell
Paul Garnet: John McArdle
Nina: Arkie Whiteley
Sandor: Paul Rhys
Joe: Michael Sheen
Diana: Nerys Hughes
RalphApsoland: Gary Waldhorn
Tilly: Claire Hackett
Jessica: Harriet Owen
Stan: Trevor Cooper
Doreen: Susan Porrett

: Mastermind

From Haddo House in Aberdeen. The subjects in the second semi-final are the life and Raj Quartet of Paul Scott ; the life and career of Heinz Guderian ; history of chemistry 1500-1870; and the life and works of James Joyce. With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Paul Scott
Unknown: Heinz Guderian
Unknown: James Joyce.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman The Bishop of the Arctic

The seal trade enabled the Inuit people, the Eskimos, to hold on to their traditions. But pressure from the anti-fur trade lobby to stop the killing led to an international boycott supported by the Church of England but not the Bishop of the Arctic,
Christopher Williams. He believes his own colleagues are helping to destroy a way of life.
This programme profiles the lives of the Inuit and shows how the Bishop's personal beliefs have been transformed since he has been living with them. Director Joe Kennedy : Editor John Drury A Scorer production for BBCtv


Unknown: Christopher Williams.
Director: Joe Kennedy
Editor: John Drury

: The Sky at Night

Earlier this month, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacted on Jupiter and was destroyed. Patrick Moore reports on the event with Drs Jim Scotti, Steven Miller and John Mason.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. Jim Scotti
Guest: Dr. Steven Miller
Guest: Dr. John Mason
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: The Bank Shot

I Crime comedy starring
George C Scott
A gang leader comes up with an unconventional plan to rob a bank. With Joanna Cassidy , Sorrell Brooke and Clifton James. Director Gower Champion (1974)


Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Joanna Cassidy
Unknown: Sorrell Brooke
Unknown: Clifton James.

: Weather

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