Six of the Best
Jimmy Tarbuck and Ben Crenshaw v Eric Sykes and Lee Trevino
PETER ALLISS introduces some of the outstanding matches and personalities that have appeared since the first BBC2 Pro-Celebrity Golf series was made in 1974. A BBC video cassette Play Golf (BBCV 1004), £37.95 from retailers
The Raid on St Nazaire
It was called ' Operation Chariot' and produced 5 vcs, 78 other medals and 51 mentions in dispatches, between 611 men.
At midnight on 27 March 1942, a combined force of Royal Navy and commandos sailed up the River Loire, under heavy fire from German shore batteries. Their objective: to destroy the giant Normandie dock at St Nazaire, prospective Atlantic base for the dreaded battleship Tirpitz.
The story is written and told by one of the survivors, former commando captain, Michael Burn , mc, who finished the war in Colditz.
A BBCtv/ORTF co-production Producer TONY BROUGHTON
A season of classic films
When Boy goes in search of adventure he soon finds his life threatened by the savage Ubardi tribe. He is saved by a scientific expedition led by Professor
. Elliott, but it soon becomes clear that the expedition itself poses a threat to the peace of the jungle.
Screenplay by MYLES CONNOLLY and PAUL GABGELIN Produced by B. p. FINEMAN Directed by RICHARD THORPE
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with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
The weekend gets a kick into life with 40 minutes of music, opinion and entertainment, live from Studio A, Manchester.
Introduced by Jackie Spreckley and Robert Elms
Entertainment from HOT GOSSIP and music by THE BLUES BAND
Ring on [number removed] or write to Oxford Road Show, PO Box 27, Manchester.
Producer PETER HAMILTON
Editor COLIN ADAMS. BBC Manchester
A ten-part beginners' course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE
3: Tuning check; another righthand style; working on a simple song.
Director CHRIS LENT
Book (same title), £2.50, record £4.31, cassette £4.54, from retailers
To farmer Joe Henson , the pigeon in the country is public enemy number one. Looking into the past he finds, however, that it used to be a very different pigeon that pestered the peasant farmer. Today that pigeon lives in our cities and some of them hold endless fascination for flyers and fanciers. Pigeon racing is one of the most popular participant sports in the country and every summer Saturday in Clay Cross and countless other Northern towns, flyers eagerly await their birds to come back from the race. But there's another pigeon sport where the birds stay at home-circling the loft - and the fanciers do the travelling round the country.
Film editor PETER SIMKINS Director JENNY HUGHES
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol
IN THE COUNTRY: page 97
The Unions: The Right Balance?
In 1979 the Conservatives came to power promising to ' redress the balance ' between ' the rights and duties of the Trade Union movement '. Now, only 15 months after its Employment Act became law, the Government is introducing still more legislation to limit trade union power. How far is Mrs Thatcher justified in her belief that the balance is not yet right? Steve Bradshaw reports
Producer COLIN MARTIN Editor PETER IBBOTSON
Once again Mike launches into his now famous marathon budgie routine.
Most of tonight's One Man Show from Blackpool's Grand Theatre features the saga of ' Attila, the Crippen of Budgies', making it one of the longest jokes ever told on television.
Additional music RICHIE CLOSE Sound EDDIE MAGRATH
Lighting JOHN CROWTIIER. STAN SNAPI Produced by BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester
by JOHN HALE
As they go by lorry to start their apprenticeship as Royal Naval Artificers, Pike and Brooks take a tacit dislike to one another. It's going to end in a fight.
Script editor MICHAEL HEFFERNAN Lighting ROBIN LUXFORD Designer DON TAYLOR
Producer ROSEMARY HILL Director MIKE VARDY
'A' Class: Pike:
' H ' Class: Chief:
' Birdie ' Partridge:
PO ' Buck' Taylor:
PO ' 'Dusty' Miller:
Lt' Bogey ' Knight:
Surg Lt Commander:
Chief E R A ' Polly ' Pollock:
Lt Robert Pike:
with PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA
PETER HOBDAY , DONALD MACCORMICK
Sit back and relax
There's a weekend dawning
Friday night, Saturday morning at last ...
A way of ending the week.
Maria Aitken with late-night conversation and guests from the Greenwood Theatre, London
Director PHILIP CHILVERS
Producer FRANCES WHITAKER