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: Design and Innovation

Innovation on the Rails
British Rail first proposed an Advanced Passenger Train in November 1966 but, 20 years on, the business has changed. Producer KEVIN NEWPORT
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Kevin Newport

: Sports Afternoon

Introduced by David Icke International Tennis The Nabisco Masters from New York
Highlights of the final that will decide which man rules the roost in the tennis world. Indoor Football
The Guinness Soccer Six from Manchester
Action from the first of this two-day tournament featuring 11 of the leading teams in Division One. 1 Producers GRAHAM FRY and CAMPBELL FERGUSON including at
3.0 News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

Sit back and enjoy half an hour with Pamela as she brings you topical conversation and music. Producer JULIET MAY

: Global Report

The Kerala Solution Kerala is India's most crowded state. Only the size of Switzerland, it has a population bigger than Canada's.
Today Kerala has achieved what has seemed to be impossible for poor countries: a dramatically falling birth-rate. Peter Adamson meets young mothers in a Kerala village, and finds out why they choose to be sterilised. Series producer WILLIAM NICHOLSON Producer ADAM LOW (R)


Unknown: Peter Adamson
Producer: William Nicholson

: Cover to Cover

Presented by Colin MacCabe Under discussion this week are two biographies of Frank Sinatra , one by his daughter, NANCY SINATRA , and the other, by KITTY KELLEY , so scandalously revealing that Sinatra and his lawyers tried to stop its publication. Researcher CHRIS WILSON Producer JOHN wrasTON


Presented By: Colin MacCabe
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Nancy Sinatra
Unknown: Kitty Kelley
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Producer: John Wraston

: The Wednesday Western: Geronimo

Chuck Connors Kamala Devi
1883: Geronimo and his remaining band of Apache warriors surrender to the US military - in return for the promise of land and food. But a government agent and a trader cheat them of their supplies. The Indian chief declares war - 50 men against the US cavalry!
Screenplay by PAT FIELDER Produced and directed by ARNOLD LAVEN
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Unknown: Chuck Connors
Unknown: Kamala Devi
Play By: Pat Fielder
Directed By: Arnold Laven
Geronimo: Chuck Connors
Teela: Kamala Devi
Mangus: Ross Martin
Maynard: Pat Conway
Delahay: Adam West
Huera: Enid Jayes
General Crook: Lawrence Dobkin
Senator Conrad: Denver Pyle
Natchez: Armando Silvestre
Burns: John Anderson
Mrs Bums: Amanda Ames
Giantah: Mario Navarro
Colonel Morales: Eduardo Noriego
Mrs Marsh: Nancy Rodman
Kincaide: Joe Higgins

: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Another opportunity to enjoy the magic of the orchestra - led by John Arthy - as they re-create the authentic sounds of the dance band era. This collection of versatile musicians perform 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 (R) An RTE production


Unknown: John Arthy
Directed By: Avril MacRory

: Out of Court

Whether you think it's an ass or an asset, the law affects us all. Justice may be blind and its path may be strewn with law-makers and law-breakers, but David Jessel and Sue Cook are in the studio to help light its way. And Ed Boyle investigates the controversial cases and the legal loopholes that make justice's route so tortuous and time-consuming. Director PIETER MORPURGO Producer ALAN BOOKBINDER


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Ed Boyle
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: M*A*S*H

Operation Noselift
A soldier with an outsize nose is helped by Trapper and Hawkeye when they lure a renowned plastic surgeon to the 4077th with promise of payment - in kind. The only problem is that the whole procedure is against army orders - and Frank and Hotlips begin to smell a rat.... Written by ERIK TARLOFF
Directed by HY AVERBACK (R)


Written By: Erik Tarloff
Directed By: Hy Averback
Hawkeye: Alan Aida
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Colonel Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Major Stanley Robbins: Stuart Margolin

: Breaking Up

Last of four parts by NIGEL WILLIAMS
Mr Mailer is woken by a telephone call from his distraught wife telling him their son has gone missing.
Music composed by SIMON ROGERS Designer DICK COLES


Unknown: Nigel Williams
Composed By: Simon Rogers
Designer: Dick Coles
Editor: Gwenda Bagshaw
Producer: Sally Head
Director: Stuart Burge
Mrs Mailer: Eileen Atkins
Mr Mailer: Dave King
Mr Posner: Alan Bennett
Tony Mailer: Tim Haynes
Marcia: Rosemary Martin
Clare: Gabrielle Lloyd
Jackson: Alexander Crockatt
John Mailer: Jerome Flynn
Mr Jackson: John Fortune
Mrs Jackson: Wendy Allnutt
Terry: Nita Gavin
Hughes: Jimmy Demetriou
Samuelson: Leo Kay
Schwaner: Ashley Clark
Heritage: Scott Ransome
Mavroleon: Robert Jenkins

: Diving Caves of Marble

High on Norway's Arctic Circle lies the enigma of Lake Glomdal which, although fed by a glacial river, has no known outlet.
In 1982 an Anglo-Norwegian expedition came to Norway and discovered an underwater world of white marble beneath the icy waters.


Cave: Divers Geoff Crossley and Jim Abbott. Stein Erik Lauritzen. Photography by Michael Pitts and Mike James. Sound by Lesley James.

: Newsnight

Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick with Nick Worrall
Ian Smith , Nick Clarke
Gill Nevill and Chris Lowe Producers


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Gill Nevill
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Producers: Tim Gardam.
Unknown: Mark Thompson
Unknown: Diana Morton.
Unknown: John Bridcut
Directors: Chris Fox
Unknown: John Wilkinson.
Unknown: James Gould
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Editor: Tim Orchard
Editor: Richard Tait

: Weatherview

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