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: Open University

Education: Taking the Initiative

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme Keep Fit by JULIE HOLDER
The Flump family follows
Pootle's lead and keeps fit - but do the exercises really work?
Producer DAVID YATES (R)


Producer: David Yates

: News and Weather followed by Only a Game?

The Club William Mcllvanney continues the story of Scottish football-the 'working class theatre', as he calls it - with a close study of the fame and fortunes of the old firm and the new.
How have the rivalries ot Rangers and Celtic been sustained over the years?
Have they been eclipsed by the success in recent seasons of Aberdeen and Dundee United? And does Jim McLean ever smile?
Interviewer Roddy Forsyth


Unknown: William McLlvanney
Unknown: Jim McLean
Interviewer: Roddy Forsyth

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Annabel Takes a Tour

starring Lucille Ball Jack Oakie
[n this sequel to The
Affairs of Annabel the scatterbrained actress finds her career at
Wonder Pictures taking a nose dive. There's only one man who can bring her back into the public eye - Lanny Morgan. His plan for a countrywide publicity tour results in a series of comic disasters which drive
Annabel away from movies and into the world of books - a novel experience for all concerned!
Produced by LOU LUSTY
Directed by LEW LANDERS


Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: Jack Oakie
Unknown: Lanny Morgan.
Unknown: Bert Granet
Produced By: Lou Lusty
Directed By: Lew Landers
Annabel: Lucille Ball
Lanny Morgan: Jack Oakie
Josephine: Ruth Donnelly
Webb: Bradley Page
Viscount: Ralph Forbes
Natalie: Frances Mercer
Thompson: Donald MacBride
Marcella: Alice White
Poochy: Pepito
Pitcairn: Chester Clute
Laura: Jean Rouverol
Viscountess: Clare Verdera
Longshoremen: Edward Gargan

: Colter's Hell

Directed by ROBIN LEHMAN (R)


Directed By: Robin Lehman

: One Village in China

The last of three films about the Chinese countryside
To Taste a Hundred Herbs Dr Shen, a genial, chain-smoking optimist, runs an impromptu surgery which never seems to shut.
He combines ancient cures, learnt as a boy from his father and grandfather, with various contemporary western practices.
Dr Shen and his family provide glimpses of many aspects of Chinese peasant ways and beliefs. (R)

: Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender

continues a season of films starring the King of Rock 'n' Roll to mark the tenth anniversary of his death. Also starring
Richard Egan
Debra Paget
In the last days of the Civil
War, a Confederate troop hijack a Union payroll, setting brother against brother in the pursuit that follows.
Somewhat surprisingly,
Elvis's film debut, two years after the sensational success of his first record, was not in a musical, but in this Western, with its dramatic background of family conflict.
Screenplay by ROBERT BUCKNER Based on a story by MAURICE GERAGHTY
Produced by DAVID WEISBART Directed by ROBERT D. WEBB
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Richard Egan
Unknown: Debra Paget
Unknown: Robert Buckner
Story By: Maurice Geraghty
Produced By: David Weisbart
Directed By: Robert D. Webb
Clint: Elvis Presley
Vance: Richard Egan
Cathy: Debra Paget
Siringo: Robert Middleton
Mike Gavin: Neville Brand
Mother: Mildred Dunnock
Major Kincaid: Bruce Bennett
Ray Reno: James Drury
Ed Gait: Russ Conway
Kelso: Ken Clark
Davis: Barry Coe

: Open Space: Women of God

Wells Cathedral is one of the settings for this year's most extraordinary church event - the first admission of women to the clergy of the Church of England. As deacons, women may now wear the dog collar, but they are still not allowed to become full priests and celebrate communion. The Movement for the Ordination of Women have seized this opportunity to explore the deep-seated sexual and spiritual resistance to femininity at the altar.
Ann Easter is a deacon in Stratford, East London, whose ministry is presented as living proof of a woman's suitability to be a priest.
Open Space is the series where the public make programmes under their own editorial control with help from the Community Programme Unit.
Info: page 77
Page 77: This year, for the first time, women have been admitted to the ranks of the Church of England clergy as deacons, but are still prohibited from becoming priests. Open Space discusses how women have reached this point and explores the struggle that lies ahead.


Film cameraman: Laurie Rush
Film cameraman: Michael Monks
Film editor: Rod Longhurst
Producer: Lucy Parker
Series producer: Peter Lee-Wright

: Q.E.D.

The Invisible Killer
A farming community in a remote part of the UK has been hit by a series of deaths and horrifying deformities among their cattle in the last few years. In Ireland, another farmer faces financial ruin after similar deaths and abnormalities at his farm. In both cases the farmers believe they have found the cause of their troubles. But are they right?
Series editor DAVID FILKIN


Producer: Deborah Cadbury

: Wildlife Showcase

A series of nine programmes 7: Rhythm of Life
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the natural world. Running for 2,000 miles off Queensland, it harbours a greater variety of marine life than any other coastal environment.
Fish and marine slugs of dazzling colour vie with each other in the coral gardens, and deploy an amazing variety of defensive and offensive tactics in their quest for survival. Veteran Australian wildlife cameraman Ben Cropp has recorded the reefs life over a 24-hour period.
Directed and produced by BEN CROPP TV presentation GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ben Cropp
Produced By: Ben Cropp

: International Athletics

Further coverage of tonight's Weltklasse meeting in Zurich.

: ScreenPlay Firsts: See You at Wembley Frankie Walsh

What do you do when you have only two passions in life - Hull City Football Club and your girlfriend Carol?
Normally, you survive -just. Until that is, the semi-final is on the same day as your wedding....
This comedy, made at the National Film School, won an Oscar for the Best Foreign Student Film Category 1987.
Dixieland music
Sound recordist JO SHOOP
Sound editor JAMIE MCCOAN Photography ANDY COLLINS Editor DAVID HILL
Written and directed by MARK HERMAN


Unknown: Pete Corrigan
Music: Adrian Rhodes
Editor: Jamie McCoan
Directed By: Mark Herman
Malcolm: Richard Hope
Carol: Jacqueline Bucknell
Carol's Father: Ronnie Stevens
Carol's Mother: Patricia Leslie
Chief bridesmaid: Elaine Cook
Best man: Nick Fawcett
Vicar: Roy North

: Elkie Brooks

From being a dance band singer in her teens, Elkie Brooks has now become a major international pop/rock artist, whose sophistication and dynamism hallmark every live performance and recording.
In this performance, recorded especially for BBC television at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, Elkie produces a subtle blend of rock numbers and gentle ballads and includes previous hits like Fool if you think it's over and Pearl's 's singer. Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill
(Part two on Friday, 10.5pm)


Unknown: Elkie Brooks
Producer: John G. Smith

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: International Athletics

Further coverage of tonight's Weltklasse meeting in Zurich. Plus a report on the final two days of the Pan American games in Indianapolis.

: Open University

12.10 Energy from Waste
It is estimated that 95 per cent of Britain's municipal waste is buried. Dusseldorf has a massive recycling scheme, converting waste into electricity and district heating. Producer PATTI LANGTON (R)
12.35 Genes: Goals and Supergoals RICHARD DAWKINS and FRED TOATES illustrate how animal behaviour can be described in terms of a series of goals. Producer ANDREW MILLINGTON (R)


Producer: Patti Langton
Producer: Supergoals Richard Dawkins

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