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: Start Up Your Own Business

A Leap in the Dark
Self-employment can lead to emotional conflict - independence on the one hand; risking everything on the other.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Roger Penfound

: Resource Utilisation

Managing to Save It
1986 is Energy Year. This programme looks at how two successful UK companies are 'managing to save it'. Producer IAN SPRATLEY
A BBC/Open University production

: Windmill

Chris Serle discovers some of those glorious golden moments from the largest film and videotape library in the world. Today he looks at what we all stand up in - the body. There are beautiful 60s bodies from Whicker's World, fashionable bodies from the 30s, and unique footage from original keep fit expert EILEEN FOWLER. Guest
Bonnie Langford shows how to move the body on The Hot Shoe Show and looks at Chris moving his in In at the Deep End. There's comedy from The Rag Trade, the best of the 1984 Olympics, even flowerpot bodies from Bill and Ben The Flowerpot Men. All this - plus, the naughty bits from Monty Python 's 's Flying Circus.
Series producer ALBERT BARBER (R)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Eileen Fowler.
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Monty Python
Producer: Albert Barber

: Boom Town

The first of two films featuring the legendary star Clark Gable. Also starring Spencer Tracy
Claudette Colbert Hedy Lamarr
Two tough oil wildcatters - Big John McMaster and Square John Sand - meet in a small Texas town in the early days of the great American oil boom. They start off as partners and strike it rich, but both business and friendship are threatened when McMaster marries ...
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST Directed by JACK CONWAY
* FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Clark Gable.
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: John McMaster
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Produced By: Sam Zimbalist
Directed By: Jack Conway
Big John McMaster: Clark Gable
Square John Sand: Spencer Tracy
Betsy Bartlett: Claudette Colbert
Karen Vanmeer: Hedy Lamarr
Luther Aldrich: Frank Morgan
Harry Compton: Lionel Atwill
Harmony Jones: Chill Wills
Whitey: Marion Martin
Spanish Eva: Minna Gombell
Ed Murphy: Horace Murphy
McCreary: Roy Gordon

: Paper Chase

Judgement Day
Associate Professor Wendell Peterson is a much-loved teacher, but less successful as a writer of legal articles.
Unfortunately, his chances for permanent tenure depend on his latest article being published....
Professor Wendell Peterson
Written by PAUL L. EHRMANN Directed by NICK HAVINGA


Unknown: Professor Wendell Peterson
Unknown: Professor Wendell Peterson
Unknown: John Rubinstein
Written By: Paul L. Ehrmann
Directed By: Nick Havinga

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Grain Run: A Voyage to the North

By barge and boat, Pete Morgan navigates the ancient waterway used by the Romans to provision their northern garrisons.
Sails Along the Trent and Ouse Pete boards the sloop Amy Howson to do it the way the Romans did - by wind and tide. Once a familiar sight with her fore and aft rig and high black leeboards, this working vessel has now been retired to the Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society. But she's still eager for the fast flowing waters of the Ouse on the voyage towards Howden and the towers of Selby Abbey. Film editor MARTIN HARRIS Producer DOUGLAS B. SMITH


Unknown: Pete Morgan
Unknown: Amy Howson
Unknown: Selby Abbey.
Editor: Martin Harris
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: Whistle Test Extra

Joni Mitchell
A profile and extended interview with one of the most influencial personalities in rock. Whistle Test visits folk minstrel, jazz singer, composer and painter
Joni Mitchell in California.
Richard Skinner finds the writer of 'Big yellow taxi',
'Woodstock' and 'Free man in Paris' simultaneously putting the finishing touches to her latest LP Dog Eat Dog and preparing an exhibition of her startling abstract paintings for a prestigious Los Angeles gallery. During discussions about her unusual style of painting Ms Mitchell picks up the brushes and demonstrates her technique, providing an amusing and instructive commentary.
Including music from a 1970 BBC special, London concerts in 1974 and 1983 and a lavish new video.
0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Joni Mitchell
Unknown: Joni Mitchell
Producer: Trevor Dann

: Those Hollywood Movie Stuntmen

The fights, the chases, the spectacular flaming car crashes - they are all an illusion. Top Hollywood stuntmen provide step-by-step demonstrations of these unique and often dangerous special effects.

: A Question of Fact: The Face at the Window

The first in an occasional series in which some of the world's great mysteries are re-examined and, in some cases, solved. Tonight's programme takes as its starting point a sensational discovery made by a film researcher while viewing newsreel material for a series on the 1930s. A trail of clues that had been hidden for half a century was unearthed, and an amazing conclusion reached. Narrated by Magnus Magnusson.


Narrator: Magnus Magnusson
Writer: Alistair Beaton
Editor: Les Newman
Director: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Ian Keill

: Slow Train to Riccarton

Long before Dr Beeching wielded his axe, the railway line from Hexham to
Riccarton Junction had disappeared from the map.
The Border Counties line was highly scenic and totally unprofitable. Its closure and the opening of Kielder
Reservoir destroyed entire communities.
But memories disappear less easily than bricks and mortar ... Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK Producer


Producer: John Mapplebeck
Producer: Ian Krause

: Starshot

Ladies' Championship for the Budweiser Trophy Presented by David Vine
The second programme from Hever Castle, Kent - a dramatic setting for Starshot, the new and exciting way of watching the sport of clay pigeon shooting.
The two ladies' pro-celebrity team finalists are:
Suzi Quatro , the rock and roller who shoots pool and clays equally well, with Chrissie Alexander , the British Ladies' Skeet champion for nine years - against Divina Galica who skis down mountains at almost 120 mph and drives cars even faster, with Anthea Hillyer who holds the record for the most titles ever held by a shooter in one year. (Produced in association with Trans World International)
Videotape editor PETER REASON Designer IAN RAWNSLEY Television production


Presented By: David Vine
Unknown: Suzi Quatro
Unknown: Chrissie Alexander
Unknown: Divina Galica
Unknown: Anthea Hillyer
Producer: David Maxwell
Unknown: John Livingstone
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: I, Claudius

A serial in 12 parts based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
11: A God in Colchester
Written by JACK PULMAN
Claudius has ruled wisely for a year with the support of Messalina whom he loves deeply. Convinced of her devotion, he is unaware that she is deceiving him.
Directed by HERBERT WISE (R)


Unknown: Robert Graves
Written By: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Usemore
Directed By: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Mnester: Nicholas Amer
Messalina: Sheila White
Pallas: Bernard Hepton
Narcissus: John Cater
Slave: Danny Schiller
Scylla: Charlotte Howard
Quintus Justus: George Innes
Marsus Vibius: Manning Wilson
Silius: Stuart Wilson
Domitia: Moira Redmond
Slave: Glenn Cunningham
Herod: James Faulkner
Calpurnia: Jo Rowbottom
Girl: Souad Faress
Geta: Linal Haft

: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight Tour

'Let's dance under the moonlight, the serious moonlight.'
David Bowie, one of rock music's most influential and surprising artists, is here seen performing in Japan during his 1984 World Tour. In a spectacular stage show the many facets of Bowie's extraordinary talent are on display as a fascinating picture emerges of the man's musical changes. Songs include, 'Heroes', 'Golden years', 'China girl', 'Space Oddity' and 'Young Americans'.
A Stenton SA production.


Singer: David Bowie
Producer: Anthony Eaton
Director: David Mallet

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present the main stories of the day.
Ian Smith and Jenni Murray with a round-up of the news from home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Weatherview

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