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: News; Weather

: European Athletics

From the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki. Featuring live coverage of the men's marathon on the final day of the championships. British hopefuls include Richard Nerurkar , the winner of the World Cup marathon last year.
Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Brendan Foster , Paul Dickenson. Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Producers Vivien Kent , Martin Webster
Editors Brian Barwick , Dave Gordon


Unknown: Richard Nerurkar
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Producers: Vivien Kent
Producers: Martin Webster
Editors: Brian Barwick
Editors: Dave Gordon

: Summer Sunday

Kriss Akabusi introduces a celebration of faith live from Covent Garden Piazza.
The Summer Sunday band leads songs and hymns including We Share a New Day Dawn to the tune of Nessun Dorma , and Baptist minister Steve Chalke reflects on the God who releases.


Introduces: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Nessun Dorma
Unknown: Steve Chalke

: See Hear!

A series focusing on recent news stories. This week: the birth of democracy and the first black president in South
Africa. Presented by Jeff McWhinney. With signing and subtitles.


Presented By: Jeff McWhinney.

: Wichita

Western starring
Joel McCrea , Vera Miles
1874: when Wyatt Earp agrees to accept the dangerous job of law enforcement officer in Wichita, his first move is to ban all guns within city limits - a step not calculated to win approval in that wild and lawless town.
Director Jacques Toumeur (1955)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Vera Miles
Unknown: Wyatt Earp
Director: Jacques Toumeur
Wyatt Earp: Joel McCrea
Laurie: Vera Miles
Gyp: Lloyd Bridges
Whiteside: Wallace Ford
Doc Black: Edgar Buchanan
Morgan Earp: Peter Graves

: Cartoon

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; European Athletics

Further live coverage. This afternoon's finals include a number of British medal prospects: Kelly Holmes in the women's 1500 metres (1.45), the women's 4 x 400 metres relay led by Sally Gunnell (2.10), the men's 4 x metres (2.35), with the squad looking for Britain's third successive European gold, and Rob Denmark in the 5,000 metres (3.05). Other highlights include the men's 800 metres, the women's high jump and the men's discus.


Unknown: Kelly Holmes
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Unknown: Rob Denmark

: EastEnders

Omnibus. Stereo Suhtitled

: Junior Masterchef

The first of 13 programmes to I find the best young cook in the UK between the ages of 10 and 15. This week, three contestants from the Midlands set out to impress the guest judges, TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson and chef Gary Rhodes. Presented by Loyd Grossman.
A Union production forBBCtv


Presenter: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Gary Rhodes.
Presented By: Loyd Grossman.

: The Great Antiques Hunt

Combining the seriousness of antique hunting with the fun of a competition this new eight-part series is being described as " The Antiques Roadshow's younger cousin". Each week two pairs of contestants are given tasks that will reveal both their ability to spot a real antique and their eye for quality.
The tasks are set by Antiques Roadshow experts and in this first programme include an early morning trip to Bermondsey Market in London to buy a piece of silver, the identification of a real diamond from a paste one and a spell on the rostrum at a Bond Street auction house.
Presenter Jilly Goolden, best known for her appearances on Food and Drink, admits she knows nothing about antiques. Even so, she was caught up in the atmosphere of bargain hunting at antique auctions: "I had enormous difficulties with my right arm.... it kept straying upwards and waving!" Director David Cumming Producer Jannine Waddell
Radio Times Readers' Offer exclusive limited edition of Henry Sandon's toby jug, £99.95. For details see page 102.
Meet the contestants
See Feature page 28


Presenter: Jilly Goolden
Director: David Cumming
Producer: Jannine Waddell

: News

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Summer Praise

David Matthew and Jumoke Fashola visit a jazz festival at Upton-upon-Sevem in Worcestershire. Hymns with a jazz flavour include: Down by the Riverside, Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho, Nobody
Knows the Trouble I've Seen and The Old Rugged Cross. Producer MoiraKean
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: David Matthew
Unknown: Jumoke Fashola
Unknown: Joshua Fit
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Small Talk

A show which combines the observations of children with all the fun of a panel game. Hosted by Ronnie Corbett.
A Reg Grundy production for BBCtv


Presenter: Ronnie Corbett
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Executive Producer: Alan Boyd

: 2 Point 4 Children

Comedy series about family life. Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown. Bill and Rona's first job is disrupted by Mother Nature. With Belinda Lang , Gary Olsen , Julia Hills , Clare Buckfield , John Pickard. Written by Andrew Marshall
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Gary Olsen
Unknown: Julia Hills
Unknown: Clare Buckfield
Unknown: John Pickard.
Written By: Andrew Marshall

: The Tales of Para Handy: Salvage!

New comedy drama starring Gregor Fisher, Rikki Fulton
Para Handy and his hapless crew rescue a drifting boat intending to claim salvage.
See this week page 6


Writer: Bob Black
Director: Morag Fullarton
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Para Handy: Gregor Fisher
MacPhail: Rikki Fulton
Dougie: Sean Scanlan
Sunny Jim: Andrew Fairlie
Andrew Campbell: Paul Young
Lady Ramsay: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Kelly: Sally Howitt
Captain Angus: Gilbert Martin
John MacCallum: Joseph Greig
Mrs MacCallum: June Watson
Frazer: Robert Patterson
Hughie: Laurie Ventry

: News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: A Fatal Inversion

A three-part thriller by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine. 2: Adam and Rufus prepare to confront their terrible past.
Screenplay by Sandy Welch
Producer Phillippa Giles ; Director Tim Fywell


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Barbara Vine.
Unknown: Sandy Welch
Producer: Phillippa Giles
Director: Tim Fywell
Rufus: Jeremy Northam
Zosie: Saira Tood
Adam: Douglas Hodge
Shiva: Gordon Warnecke
Vivien: Julia Ford
Lily: Janet Steel
Mary: Clara Salaman
Andrew , ,: Joshua Cann

: Mastermind

From Oakham Castle in Leicestershire. Tonight's five semi-finalists' subjects are: the English garden 1700-1914; the world chess championship since 1886; Wimbledon tennis championships;
Samuel Beckett ; Sir Donald Bradman. With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell ; Producer
Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Sir Donald Bradman.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: David Mitchell

: Everyman

Welcome to Happy Valley
An apple a day might keep the doctor away but many of the inhabitants of Wenatchee in America prefer a Prozac a day to keep them happy and healthy. This documentary takes a look at the most prescribed anti-depressant drug in America by visiting Wenatchee - or "Happy Valley, Prozac Capital of the World" as it is known.
Wenatchee psychologist Dr Jim Goodwin prescribes Prozac for all his clients because he believes everyone is depressed, they just don't realise it. He argues that Prozac is "probably less toxic than salt" - he even takes it himself.
Not surprisingly he has his critics. Psychiatrist
Dr Peter Breggin puts forward his theory that suffering is a necessary fact of life, while members of the Prozac Survivors Support Group give some harrowing accounts of how their lives have been destroyed by the drug.
Producer Paul Sapin ; Series editor John Drury


Unknown: Dr Jim Goodwin
Unknown: Dr Peter Breggin
Producer: Paul Sapin
Editor: John Drury

: Match of the Day

Highlights of the FA Charity Shield between Manchester
United and Blackburn Rovers at Wemb!°y Stadium.
Plus coverage of the final day's action from the European
Athletics Championships in Helsinki.


Unknown: Alan Hansen

: Hands of the Ripper

Horror starring Eric Porter
A psychiatrist attempts to protect the daughter ofjack the Ripper. With Angharad Rees , Dora Bryan , Margaret Rawlings.
Director Peter Sasdy 1971)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Angharad Rees
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Margaret Rawlings.
Director: Peter Sasdy

: Weather

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