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: Open University

6.55 Mussolini with Knickers
7.20 Weekend Outlook

: The Pink Panther Show

Dr Pink, Bugg Off and Pink Pictures (R)

: Dudley Do-Right

Snidely Mounted Police

: Record Breakers

with Roy Castle Fiona Kennedy and Julian Farino
More records, more unusual facts and more of your letters in another packed programme.


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Fiona Kennedy
Director: Sally Fraser

: Newsround

Presented by John Craven Today, It's a gas! as Roger Finn flies out to a North Sea gas platform.


Presented By: John Craven
Unknown: Roger Finn

: The Adventures of Bullwinkle and Rocky

9: It's in the Bag or Rocky Gets the Sack (R)

: Why Don't You....

just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead?
The Bristol Gang with yet another competition - and a conducted tour of Bewdley. (R)

: The Adventures of Bullwinkle and Rocky

Last of ten parts
A Short Weight for All
Seasons or One of Our Trunks is Missing (R)

: Play School

Wake up, wake up,
The circus is coming
Presenter Ben Thomas
Guests Jane Hardy , Howard Lee
Story: The Clown Who Forgot by JUDY WHTTFIELD
Musical director IAN SMITH Woodwind MARTIN FRITH


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Guests Jane Hardy
Unknown: Howard Lee
Director: Ian Smith
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Unknown: Percussion Peter Howland
Director: Alison Stewart
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: News After Noon

with Frances Coverdale and Sue Carpenter
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Regional News

Weather News BILL GILES


Unknown: Bill Giles

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme
Ready to put your whole sell in?... into the bath that is!
With Carol Chell and Don Spencer. (R)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Don Spencer
Musical director: Richard Brown
Director/Producer: Christine Hewitt
Executive producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Umbrella

The umbrella doesn't only make an appearance in British summertime.
As this award-winning documentary illustrates, the umbrella has an important role to play in all countries and human events. It is discovered hoisted above jazz funerals in New Orleans, queens in Ghana, pagodas in Bali, in the bazaars of Nepal, in Hollywood musicals and on the first trip to the moon. Written, produced and directed by KATHY LEVITT (R)


Directed By: Kathy Levitt

: Glorious Goodwood

Top-class racing in a festive atmosphere, from one of the most picturesque race courses in Britain.
2.30 The Ralph Hubbard Memorial Nursery Stakes (Handicap. 5f)
3.0 The Hofmeister Stakes (Handicap. 7f)
3.30 The Extel Stakes (Handicap, lim)
Luca Cumani starters have won this for the past two years, with Free Guest and Fish 'n' Chips. What does the Italian-born trainer have in store for 1986?
4.10 The Alycidon Stakes dim)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentator


Unknown: Ralph Hubbard
Unknown: Luca Cumani
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Reporter: Richard Pitman
Producer: Brian Rogers

: Regional News

: The Roman Holidays

Switch is Which
When she is unable to rouse her sleeping husband, Laurel has to impersonate Gus and deliver the blueprints that he has worked on through the night to Mr Amalgamated , Forum Construction
Company's biggest client.


Unknown: Mr Amalgamated

: Heidi

Heidi has come to Germany to be a companion to Klara, a rich, crippled girl.
The Sesemann House


Heidi: Katia Polletin
Klara: Kathi Bölm
Fraulein Rottenmeier: Sonja Sutter
Sebastian: Henri van Lyck
Tinette: Muriel Villiers

: Fame

To Soar and Never Falter
The true spirit of the students comes through when a talented dancer is forced to reveal secrets about her health that puts a question mark over her future at the school......
Directed by HARRY HARRIS (R) (Another episode next Monday)


Written By: William Bunn
Directed By: Harry Harris

: XIII Commonwealth Games

Edinburgh 1986 Introduced by Boxing - Steve Rider The Finals
There are 12 weight divisions, and in the past six Games champions have gone on to win world professional titles (three at featherweight), Howard Winstone
Barry McGuigan , Azumah Nelson , Ayub Kalule ,
Mike McCallum and John Conteh.
Commentary by HARRY CARPENTER , who has been to every Commonwealth Games since 1958, which not only makes him very old indeed, but means he's seen 'em all. Badminton The Finals
The Champions of 1982 Men Singles: Syed Modi (Ind)
Men 's Doubles: Sidek and Ong (Mal)
Women's Singles: Helen Troke (Eng)
Women's Doubles: Backhouse and Falardeau (Can)
Mixed Doubles: Dew and Chapman (Eng) Team: England
Final matches in the Men's Pairs (Watson and Gourlay from Scotland in 1982) and the Women's Singles (this will be a first).
News of Wrestling and Shooting


Unknown: Howard Winstone
Unknown: Barry McGuigan
Unknown: Azumah Nelson
Unknown: Ayub Kalule
Unknown: Mike McCallum
Unknown: John Conteh.
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Helen Troke

: Ebony

Presented by Vastiana Belfon who introduces a feature on Sickle Cell Anaemia.
Every year thousands of people contract this debilitating disease. Many are slowly crippled. Some even die from its effects. Tonight's programme features highlights of the first
Sickle Cell Gala. Lenny
Henry, Trevor McDonald ,
Hot Chocolate, Princess and Cliff Richard are among the many stars who helped to raise funds for much-needed research. Ebony also reports on the latest moves to help sufferers and discovers how the money raised from the Gala will be spent.
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX Producer TERRENCE FRANCIS BBC Pebble Mill
9 INFO: page 79


Presented By: Vastiana Belfon
Unknown: Gala. Lenny
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Terrence Francis

: The Great Egg Race

Presented by Professor Heinz Wolff
Fourth Heat: The Long Tide On Brancaster Sands in Norfolk the teams have only a few hours to build a wave-powered machine to hoist a flag.
The incentive to work fast is the incoming tide which will soon surround the teams, sets and all.
When the starting gun fires, they are already at sea as they carry out frantic last-minute changes to their stranded contraptions. Guest judge
Professor Ian Fells Director ALEX LAIRD


Presented By: Professor Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Director: Alex Laird
Producer: Charles Huff

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale
Presented by Geoff Hamilton
Margaret Waddy , John Kelly Early August is an ideal time for propagation and with this in mind the team shows how to take softwood and semi-ripe cuttings and how to build a do-it-yourself propagator.
Fuchsia expert John Smith joins the team, while in the vegetable area attention turns to unusual vegetables such as pak choi, saladisi and chrysanthemum.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Production assistant
Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
The E2 Garden: how to grow produce cheaply £2.25 from booksellers Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton
Presented By: Margaret Waddy
Presented By: John Kelly
Unknown: John Smith
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Christine Hardman

: My Music

The regular quartet of Frank Muir , John Amis Denis Norden and Ian Wallace gathers to answer musical questions set by Steve Race Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: The Healing Arts

Nine documentaries that look at many unusual aspects of medicine.
5: Doctors Yang, Liou and Zheng Chinese medicine has a history of more than 2,000 years of continuous development. In the West we know about aspects of it such as acupuncture. At the College of Traditional
Medicine in Sechuan in southern China, the whole system is in everyday use. Narrator Geraldine James Series adviser TED KAPTCHUK Photography JIM SAUNDERS Sound


Narrator: Geraldine James
Unknown: Ted Kaptchuk
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson.
Unknown: Andy Nelson
Editor: Alan Hoida
Producer: Michael Croucher

: The Fairer Sax

Definition of the saxophone: 'An ill wind that nobody blows good.'
Definition of a gentleman: 'Someone who can play the saxophone but doesn't.' Armed with an array of stunning visual imagery and the music of four centuries, four young lady saxophonists ride to the rescue of the instrument.
Anne-Louise Lane (soprano) Gabrielle Lane (alto) Karen Street (tenor)
Beverley Calland (baritone) play 16th-century madrigals, a Bach fugue, rags by Joplin and Debussy, Gershwin evergreens, jazz quartets by John Gardner , Graham Lyons and Pierre Max Dubois. Lighting TEDDY WILLIAMS Sound PETER ROSE


Soprano: Gabrielle Lane
Unknown: John Gardner
Unknown: Graham Lyons
Unknown: Pierre Max Dubois.
Unknown: Teddy Williams
Unknown: Peter Rose
Editor: Nigel Perry
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Director: Keith Cheetham

: Newsnight

11.45 Weatherview

: John Huston Directs: In This Our Life

starring Bette Davis Olivia de Havilland
Stanley Timberlake is a ruthless, mean young woman who spurns her fiance Craig to run away with an already married surgeon. Craig turns for affection to Stanley's gentle sister Roy. But Stanley is determined that their happiness should be short-lived....
Screenplay by HOWARD KOCH Based on the novel by ELLEN GLASGOW
Produced by DAVID LEWIS
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Stanley Timberlake
Unknown: Howard Koch
Novel By: Ellen Glasgow
Produced By: David Lewis
Stanley: Bette Davis
Roy: Olivia De Havilland
Craig Fleming: George Brent
Peter Kingsmill: Dennis Morgan
William Fitzroy: Charles Coburn
Asa Timberlake: Frank Craven
Lavinia Timberlake: Billie Burke
Minerva Clay: Hattie McDaniel
Betty Wilmoth: Lee Patrick

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