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: Whistle Test 15

Today is the 15th birthday of Britain's longest-running TV rock show. But do you remember that first series?

: Open University

6.50 Calculus: Differentiating Fields
7.15 Biology: Form and Function 7 40 Warfare and Welfare
8 5 Montgeoffroy: Life in a Chateau
8.30 World Politics
8.55 Design for Science Teaching
9.20 Is Social Science Necessary? 9 45 Maths: Modelling Pollution
10.10 Arts: Early Music Hall
10.35 Science: Particle Physics
11.0 Open Forum:
Preparing for Exams
11.25 Images: Albert Crewe 's Atom
11.50 The Novel and Television
12.15 Minerals: Finds for the Future
12.40 Science: Superflow
1.5 Instruments Under Wraps
1.30 Colliding Continents


Unknown: Albert Crewe

: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Formed in 1969, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra - led by John Arthy - recreate the authentic sounds of the dance band era. This collection of versatile musicians is seen here performing some of the most popular songs of the 20s, 30s and 40s, including
'Putting on the Ritz', 'As time goes by', 'Everything stops for tea' and 'Singing in the rain'.
Produced and directed by AVRIL MACRORY
An RTE production


Unknown: John Arthy
Directed By: Avril MacRory

: The Sea Hawk

starring Errol Flynn
Claude Rains Flora Robson
Errol Flynn plays
Geoffrey Thorpe - alias 'The Sea Hawk' - who wages a private war against the Spanish. His mission is to swell England's coffers, but a trap is laid and he becomes a galley slave.
Screenplay by HOWARD KOCH and SETON 1. MILLER
Produced by HAL B. WALLIS Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ
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Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Geoffrey Thorpe
Unknown: Howard Koch
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Captain Thorpe: Errol Flynn
Donna Maria: Brenda Marshall
Don José: Claude Rains
Sir John: Donald Crisp
Elizabeth I: Flora Robson
Carl Pitt: Alan Hale
Wolfingham: Henry Daniello
Miss Latham: Una O'Connor
Abbott: James Stephenson
Capt Lopez: Gilbert Roland
King Philip II: Montagu Love

: Grandstand Special

Introduced by Steve Rider featuring the Portuguese Grand Prix from Estoril
NIGEL MANSELL'S second place in the Italian Grand Prix a fortnight ago edged him closer to winning the World Drivers Championship.
However, NELSON PIQUET - the winner in Italy, ALAIN PROST and AYRTON SENNA are still very much in the hunt. But
Mansell is in the driving seat! Commentators
Plus the goal action and managerial reaction to today's clash between Everton and Manchester United. Television presentation:
Motor Racing RTP Portugal


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Nelson Piquet
Unknown: Alain Prost
Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: James Hunt
Producer: Campbell Ferguson
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
The third session of the first round begins this afternoon with four newcomers to the major tournament scene competing. PETER EVISON from Peterborough has the hardest match against No 2 seed JOHN LOWE , yet to hold this title, but who may feel this is the year to win the £10,000 first prize. Two of the newcomers face each other,
DAVID HEPBURN of Aberdeenshire and KEVIN KENNY from
Liverpool; while the other first-timer GIL GRAHAM from Inverness has a hard task against former Welsh No 1, CERI MORGAN. Probably the most improved player from last year, the new Welsh No 1 PETER LOCKE , now seeded No 7, plays
St Andrews , Scotland, in the final match of this session. Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Unknown: Peter Evison
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: David Hepburn
Unknown: Kevin Kenny
Unknown: Gil Graham
Unknown: Peter Locke
Unknown: Danny Cunningham
Unknown: St Andrews
Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: Birds for All Seasons

A three-part global celebration of birds Narrated by Magnus Magnusson.
2: Lands of Four Seasons
Spring, summer, autumn and winter are most marked in the temperate zones that are sandwiched between the poles and the tropics.
In temperate China a galaxy of pheasants display beautifully in spring; while a penduline tit in cool South Africa builds a nest with a false entrance to deceive enemies; and the Australian scrub fowl protects its home with personal weaponry.
In summer North American herons employ a variety of techniques, even the use of bait, to capture their prey; while New Zealand penguins climb trees to catch the summer breeze. Autumn finds the jay burying acorns, and the mistle thrush comandeering a berry-laden holly tree in anticipation of winter's pinch period.
The programme includes footage of several behaviour patterns never filmed before. Film editor CHRIS ORRELL Written and produced by JEFFERY BOSWALL BBC Bristol
The book Birds for All Seasons. Ela95 available from booksellers


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: Opera Roadshow

Mike Smith , taking an evening away from his usual musical haunts, introduces highlights from an informal concert of popular operatic music recorded last year in St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Featuring Cardiff Singer of the World winner,
Karita Mattila (soprano) and the thrilling voice of Dennis O'Neill (tenor).
Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera Chorusmaster
Andrew Greenwood
Richard Armstrong Lighting GEOFF ALFORD Sound GEOFF ATKINS
Television presentation ANDREW QUICK BBC Wales
The concert was presented in association with CELLNET


Unknown: Mike Smith
Tenor: Dennis O'Neill

: The White Tribe of Africa

A five-part series written and presented by David Dimbleby
4:The Politics of Fear
The Afrikaners believe that they are facing a Communist onslaught which the rest of the world ignores.
To counter that threat the Nationalist Government has given itself massive powers which it also uses to stifle black protest.
David Dimbleby questions the Afrikaner chief of police in Soweto about interrogation and deaths in detention.
Farmer Riaan Kriel concedes some measures are hard to explain but the point is
... 'the law's protecting me'. Film editor PHILIP CRUMP Producer DAVID HARRISON


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Riaan Kriel
Editor: Philip Crump
Producer: David Harrison

: Grand Prix

The 1986 Formula One World Championship
Portuguese Grand Prix
Estoril marks the end of the European season today - and even after the chequered flag the World Championship will not have been decided.
Britain's NIGEL MANSELL leads the title chase going into the 67-lap race around the picturesque coastal circuit.
Hard on his heels is William's team mate NELSON PIQUET.
With only the 11 best results of 16 races counting for each driver, it is beginning to look like a third world crown for the 34-year-old Brazilian. Commentators
MURRAY WALKER. JAMES HUNT Television presentation RTP Producer ROGER MOODY
(Mexican Grand Prix on 12 October)


Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Nelson Piquet.
Unknown: Murray Walker.

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
The last session of the first round starts this evening.
PETER TAYLOR from Tiverton plays 'Top Cat'
TERRY COLUNS. BOB PHILLIPS from Newbury, faces No 6 seed CLIFF LAZARENKO. RONALD PEEL from Morecambe and PAUL CLARKSON from Gosport line-up against one another in the third match while the final match in the first round is between
No 3 seed DAVE WHITCOMBE , runner-up in 1983, and local
: prospect GEORGE EWART from Sunderland.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA
; Commentators i SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN


Unknown: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Terry Coluns.
Unknown: Bob Phillips
Unknown: Paul Clarkson
Unknown: Dave Whitcombe
Unknown: George Ewart
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Philups

: The Great American Picture Show: Diner

Continues the season of major films new to television.
Tonight starring Steven Guttenberg Mickey Rourke

Baltimore 1959. For Eddie and Boogie and Shrevie and Fenwick and Billy, the local diner is the world. A place to laugh and cry in. To make plans and reminisce in. And to wait for the big game on 27 December when the New York Giants meet their own Baltimore Colts. This is their golden week - as they celebrate Christmas and face up to an adulthood which means saying goodbye to love and the diner.
Barry Levinson 's highly regarded film is a humorous and often touching portrait of life in America at the end of an era. Levinson, who began his Hollywood career as a writer, subsequently directed The Natural and, more recently, Young Sherlock Holmes.
(First showing on British television)
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 27


Unknown: Steven Guttenberg
Unknown: Mickey Rourke
Unknown: Barry Levinson
Unknown: Barry Levinson
Produced By: Jerry Weintraub
Directed By: Barry Levinson
Eddie: Steven Guttenberg
Boogie: Mickey Rourke
Shrevie: Daniel Stern
Fenwick: Kevin Bacon
Billy: Timothy Daly
Beth: Ellen Barkin
Modell: Paul Reiser
Barbara: Kathryn Dowling
Bagel: Michael Tucker
Mrs Simmons: Jessica James
Carol Heathrow: Colette Blonigan
Diane: Kelle Kitt
Tank: John Aquino
David Fraser: Richard Pearson

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