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: Design and Innovation

images and Innovation How images of new technology are created. Producer ANDREW MILLINGTON
A BBC/Open University production

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia The first of the afternoon programmes from this famous pre-Christmas show which caters for all the family with its unique blend of entertainment and show jumping of the highest quality.
Introduced by DAVID VINE including at
3.0 News and Weather


Introduced By: David Vine

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

Pamela invites you to join her for conversation and entertainment in the afternoon.

: Blizzard's Wonderful Wooden Toys

The last of six programmes in which Richard Blizzard makes a whole range of toys and models. Models


Unknown: Richard Blizzard
Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Gotta Dance, Gotta Sing

A kaleidoscopic compilation of great scenes from the history of the movie musical. Beginning with Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer in 1927, the impressive parade of stars includes Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers , Shirley Temple, Judy Garland Carmen Miranda ,
Gene Kelly , Frank Sinatra , Elvis Presley , Marilyn Monroe
Barbra Streisand and many others. And the film clips range from the great chorus numbers choreographed by BUSBY BERKELEY, through the MGM favourites to such contemporary musicals as Hair, The Rocky Horror
Picture Show and Pennies from Heaven. A veritable feast for the eye and ear! Narrated by John Harlan


Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Carmen Miranda
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: John Harlan
Produced By: Daniel Helfgott

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England from Adelaide
It is almost four years to the day that England last played Australia in Adelaide. On that occasion DAVID GOWER made a staunch 114, a certain GEOFF LAWSON took nine wickets and the result was an eight-wicket defeat for
England. But following IAN BOTHAM 'S glorious 138 at the Gabba, England's hopes for victory this time will be riding high.
Highlights of the first day's play are introduced by RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation CHANNEL 9 Australia


Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Geoff Lawson
Unknown: Ian Botham
Introduced By: Richie Benaud

: Choir of the Year 1986

St David's Hall, Cardiff plays host to the competition as six choirs from Wales and the West of England compete for the three remaining places in the semi-finals.
Brian Kay finds out what attracts an amateur singer to one, sometimes two rehearsals each week. Lighting GEOFF ALFORD
(In association with J. Sainsbury)


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Geoff Alford
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Director: Vincent Dowdall

: Micro Live

The weekly look at the world of information technology.
A recent survey showed that about 70 per cent of telephone calls fail to get through - either because numbers are engaged or people aren't at their desks. The consumers' magazine Which reported that two in five first-class letters don't get there the next day; and people doing business with, say, Australia or California can find virtually no time when both they and their business contacts are at their desks.
Faced with these frustrations, many people are turning to electronic mail - including 'voice mail' - to get their messages across.
Electronic mail systems offer the chance for people to send written documents immediately to their offices over the phone, from home or from anywhere in the world. Increasingly the systems also offer - at a price - access to databases such as World Reporter and the Official Airlines Guide.
This week's programme looks at this fastest-growing use of the personal computer, expanding at a rate of 100 per cent a year. One commentator says that 'E-mail' may rival the use of the telephone by 1995. Studio director PETER BRATT Producer TERRY MARSH
Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)
Programme notes are available on Teletext Telesoftware page 720; on Telecom Gold type Info Microlive or updated monthly from Micro Live [address removed]. Please enclose sae and a cheque or postal order for 50p.


Director: Peter Bratt
Editor: David Allen

: Thelwell

A portrait of the cartoonist Norman Thelwell whose name gave the language a new type of animal.... the Thelwell pony. Thelwell has been portraying the struggle of little girls and stubborn ponies for more than 30 years and his work is now published throughout the world.
Bob Wellings meets the artist at his home on the banks of the River Test in Hampshire.
(Regional programme - see variation at foot of column)


Subject: Norman Thelwell
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Film Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: David Hanington

: Going to Pot

with Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton
A practical guide to the care of houseplants.
Growing oranges and lemons, a range of hanging plants, and advice on how to keep your houseplants healthy over winter.
There is also information on a range of new plants which are available, many of which are produced by tissue culture and micro propagation. And if you feel lucky why not try your hand at the Name the Plant competition. The address and further details will be given on the programme.
Production assistants


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Christine Hardman.
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon

: Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. 5: Greyhound Racing - Walthamstow
Round and round the dog track at Walthamstow goes 75-year-old Leo Olley , painting everything that doesn't move. He's there every day before the punters arrive, singing old wartime songs and making sure all is spick and span. 'I've got a job for life', he says, 'it's just like the Forth Bridge.'
Greyhound racing is Britain's second most popular sport.
It's colourful and exciting and packed with a cross-section of larger than life characters. Johanna Beumer , schoolmistress by day, owner and punter by night, dresses from head to toe in either red, white or blue, depending on the colour her dog is wearing. Tonight it's red.
Some you win, some you lose. But as trainer Louis Solomon explains, 'If you took away the element of surprise, people would stop coming.' Photography IAN HILTON
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Series producer ANN PAUL Director PAT HOLLAND


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Leo Olley
Unknown: Johanna Beumer
Unknown: Louis Solomon
Editor: Christine Garner
Producer: Ann Paul
Director: Pat Holland

: Arena

Scarfe on Scarfe
In this week's Arena Gerald
Scarfe takes a long, hard look at himself. In his paintings and drawings he mercilessly pillories the powerful and the famous and yet in public he presents an image of docile sociability. In this irreverent investigation of his own personality Scarfe attempts to reconcile his two sides.
He traces his progress from an asthmatic childhood through his early days in Punch and Private Eye to the Sunday Times - his days of reportage in Vietnam, electioneering travels with American presidents; he talks to Richard Ingrams Peter Cook , Harold Evans and Roger Waters and explores how his work has developed through sculpture, animation, films such as The Wall, rock and roll with PINK FLOYD to theatre and opera work.
Film cameraman CHRIS SEAGER Film editor COLIN KNIJFF Producer ANTHONY WALL Director GERALD SCARFE 0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Arena Gerald
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Harold Evans
Unknown: Roger Waters
Unknown: Pink Floyd
Unknown: Chris Seager
Director: Gerald Scarfe

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: The Rockford Files

South by Southeast Jim gets hijacked when he is mistaken for a federal agent. Written by JUANITA BARTLETT Directed by WILLIAM WIARD (R)


Unknown: Southeast Jim
Written By: Juanita Bartlett
Directed By: William Wiard
Jim: James Garner
Christine: Debbie Kavanaugh
Jorge: Isaac Ruiz Jr
Jon van Deerlin: Don Chastain

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