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: Open University

Open Forum: It's Never Too Late Mature students in the Open University (R)

: Whirlybirds: Ghost Town Flight

Chuck and P.T. run a round-the-clock helicopter service. (R)

: Blue Peter Review of the Year

with Janet Ellis, Mark Curry, Caron Keating, Peter Duncan, Simon Groom
Your very last chance to say goodbye to 1986 with the highlights of over 80 programmes!


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Simon Groom

: The Monkees

The boys take jobs as artists in a most unusual film
Monkees at the Movies (R)

: Laramie

The Fugitives
When a robbery suspect refuses to reveal the wounded Slim's whereabouts unless he is released, Jess takes the law into his own hands ... Written by DONALD SANFORD Directed by JOE KANE (R)


Written By: Donald Sanford
Directed By: Joe Kane
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Joel Greevy: Jan Merlin
Myra Greevy: Phyllis Avery

: Windmill

Chris Serle discovers what Transport means to
Robbie and a flying boat, Basil Fawlty in Fawlty
Towers and for Weed and The Flowerpot Men.
There's classic comedy from Sykes and a Bus and a Bus Strike in 1946 that seems like a holiday. From
Nationwide there's a vicar with a wheelbarrow, and even a churchmobile.
There's trouble on a train in Telegoons: The Hasting's Flier with the voices of Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan.
Guest traveller Alan Whicker tells tales of Tonight, when he was Whicker Down Under, and of the time he stopped a train in Whicker on Top of the World.
Series producer ALBERT BARBER (R)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan.
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Producer: Mike Seddon
Producer: Albert Barber

: Rugby Special

Swansea v Aberavon Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces highlights of this west Wales derby which has provided many exciting matches.
Also some of the great tries that have appeared on Rugby Special in its first 21 years. Series producer huw JONES

: Maestro

Jackie Stewart
From garage mechanic in Dumbartonshire to multimillionaire commuting the world from his mansion above Lake Geneva. His was a calculating genius, one which minutely controlled both his racing, and the rewards therefrom.


Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Written By: Frank Keating
Editor: Paddy Wilson
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Gary Grant in Operation Petticoat

- Continues the BBC television tribute to Cary Grant who died last year. with Tony Curtis In order to get his damaged submarine to
Darwin for repairs, Admiral Matt Sherman agrees to the unorthodox schemes of his enterprising first officer, Lt Holden. Sherman soon regrets his relaxation of naval regulations, however, when he finds himself in command of a pink submarine carrying a cargo of attractive nurses, abandoned children, an expectant mother and a goat!
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Matt Sherman
Play By: Stanley Shapiro
Unknown: Maurice Richlin
Story By: Paul King
Unknown: Joseph Stone
Produced By: Robert Arthur
Directed By: Blake Edwards
Admiral Matt Sherman: Cary Grant
Lt Nick Holden: Tony Curtis
Dolores: Joan O'Brien
Barbara Duran: Dina Merrill

: Music in Camera

The Rasumovsky Quartets
The first of three programmes featuring the quartets
Beethoven wrote for Count
Rasumovsky. He was Russian Ambassador to Vienna and famous for his amours with women of the highest rank!
The works earned Beethoven a certain notoriety. Many musicians thought he had gone mad. 'Do you consider these works to be music?' one said. Beethoven replied, 'Oh, they are not for you, but for a later age.'
The Lindsay Quartet Peter Cropper (violin) Ronald Birks (violin) Roger Bigley (viola)
Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello) play The String Quartet in F Op 59 No 1
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Violin: Peter Cropper
Violin: Ronald Birks
Viola: Roger Bigley
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith
Unknown: Stuart Stevenson
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Ski Sunday

The Men's Downhill from Laax, Switzerland
At speeds over 80 miles per hour, the holiday hangovers should soon disappear as the ski racers strive to regain their finest form less than a month before the World Alpine Championships. DAVID VINE is with the downhillers for today's World Cup event high in the Swiss
Alps, while DAVID GOLDSTROM describes the first ladies' action of 1987 from Maribor in Yugoslavia.
Television presentation by SRG, Switzerland and JRT, Yugoslavia Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: David Vine

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With
PAUL BURDEN, MARK ROGERSON and FRANCINE STOCK reporting from home and abroad on your money - and other people's.
Studio director KATHY GEE Editor JONATHAN CRANE Books:
The Money Makers: Six Portraits of Power in Industry, £3.95
But Chancellor: An Inquiry into the Treasury, £5.95 hardback, £3. 50 paperback
Economics of the Real World,
91.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Mark Rogerson

: Seventy Summers

The Story of a Farm A personal history in five parts by Tony Harman 1: The Grove
Tony Harman , in his 70s, has lived and worked on the same farm all his life; The Grove, near Chesham. He tells the story of the changes in farming and the countryside in this century. In one lifetime the changes have been greater than in the previous 400 years.
Produced by LUCY PARKER (e)


Unknown: Tony Harman
Unknown: Tony Harman
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: The Return of the Soldier

starring Chris Baldry
World War I: Chris, a wealthy landowner, returns shell-shocked from the battlefront, suffering from a 20-year gap in his memory. He is intent on reliving his first love affair with Margaret who is now married to a teacher.... Not surprisingly his wife is more than disturbed by the chain of events. This handsomely photographed film is adapted from the distinguished novel by Rebecca West and boasts a memorable cast of British actors.
Screenplay by HUGH WHITEMORE
Based on the novel by REBECCA WEST Produced by ALAN SKINNER and SMON RALPH Directed by ALAN BRIDGES
0 FILMS: page 15


Novel By: Rebecca West
Unknown: Hugh Whitemore
Novel By: Rebecca West
Produced By: Alan Skinner
Unknown: Smon Ralph
Directed By: Alan Bridges
Captain: Alan Bates
Jenny: Ann Margret
Margaret Grey: Glenda Jackson
Kitty Baldry: Julie Christie
William Grey: Frank Finlay
Dr Gilbert Anderson: Ian Holm
Frank: Jeremy Kemp
Edward: Edward de Souza
Brigadier: Jack May
Young Jenny: Emily Irvin
Young Chris: William Booker
Emery: Elizabeth Edmonds
Ward: Hilary Mason
Pearson: John Sharp
Ballerina: Valerie Aitken

: Jazz Week: Jazz at the Philharmonic

Norman Granz presents the second part of an all-star concert which was recorded at the Poplar Town Hall in London and first shown in November 1967. Taking part are
Coleman Hawkins Benny Carter Teddy Wilson Dizzy Gillespie Clark Terry Zoot Sims
James Moody
Bob Cranshaw and Louie Bellson


Unknown: Norman Granz
Unknown: Coleman Hawkins
Unknown: Benny Carter
Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Clark Terry
Unknown: Zoot Sims
Unknown: James Moody
Unknown: Bob Cranshaw
Unknown: Louie Bellson

: Screen Two: Coast to Coast

starring Lenny Henry and John Shea
Screenplay by STAN HEY One black Englishman who's always wished he was American, and one white American who wishes he wasn't, team up to run a mobile disco. A spot of bother in Liverpool obliges them to hit the road with both sides of the law in pursuit.
Film cameraman COLIN munn Script editor martyn auty
0 FEATURE: page 4 and FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: John Shea
Unknown: Stan Hey
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Editor: Ken Pearce
Unknown: Colin Munn
Producer: Graham Benson
Director: Sandy Johnson
Ritchie Lee: Lenny Henry
John Carloff: John Shea
Chiropodist: Peter Vaughan
Greaves: George Baker
Susan: Cherie Lunghi
Kecks: Pete Postlethwaite
Curtis: Al Matthews
Police constables: Edward Peel
Police constables: Paul Bown
Garage owner: Bobby Knutt
Courier: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Cato: Iggy Navarro
Police Insp: Ken Sharrock
Desk Sergeant: Gerry White
Reporters: Alan Bird
Reporters: Robbie Dee
Mabel: Stacey Zuckerman
Hotel porter: Dick Brannick
Wedding guest: Neville Smith
Pathologist: Gregory Floy
Mortuary attendant: Tony Haygarth
Cockney gangster: John Shannon
Pub landlord: Tim Barker
Waitress: Mary Kurowski
Liverpool barman: Carl Chase
BR Inspector: Peter Kerrigan
Doreen: Pearl-Ann Turner
USAF airmen: Mac McDonald
USAF airmen: Mark Burton
Newscaster: John Mundy

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