Jimmy the One
JAMES PURVIS is the oldest ships' pilot on the River Tyne. Son of a pilot, grandson of a pilot, he is proud of a piloting pedigree which began more than 300 years ago in the days when the Tyne was one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. Today the port is changing fast, but men who know the river as well as Jimmy does are still essential.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY Producer DAVID BEAN (BBC North East) (Fathers' footsteps: pages 60-62)
A Western adventure series and with guest stars
Neville Brand, Pat O'Brien
Shoot-out at Diablo Station
A stagecoach pulls into a relay station and its passengers, including Smith and Jones, are taken prisoner by a gang of outlaws.
A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Rachel Roberts , Brian Redhead and Patrick Campbell
Angela Scoular , Frank Windsor Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK COODSON and BILL TODMAN Director PEGGY WALKER
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES (from Manchester) (People: page 4)
The international singing star in the fifth programme of a new series with The Athenians and special guests John Boulter Design, George Zambetas
With AMBATZOGLOV DIMOSTHENES
THEODORE KALPAXIDES also making a second appearance in the series
Trinidad Philharmonic Steel Orchestra
Musical director and special arrangements PETER KNIGHT Producer YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
I know that you wish to remain neutral - but I can assure you that the Great Powers will not allow it
(Stalin to the Finns: 1939)
Finland made an unforgettable impression on the rest of the world in the Winter War of 1939-40 with white-clad ski troops skirmishing through the pine forests against Russian armoured columns.
But that war is just part of the extraordinary and unexpected story of Finland. Chronicle, using much material never before seen in Britain, tells how this small country of only 41 million people came into being and how, against all odds and terrible dangers, it has survived to this day.
(The tiny land that took on a giant: page 13)
A programme with a point of view defined week by week by the opinions of its guest critics-whether lay or professional.
Producer PETER CARR
with John Edmunds Weather