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: Open University

Maths: Modelling Cranes

: SDP Conference Report

The Great 'Merger'Debate The Council for Social Democracy, the policy-making body, debates and votes on future relations with the Liberal Party. Presenters
Sir Robin Day and David Dimbleby with Vivian White


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme
Frogs, ducks and earwigs are all doing the hokey cokey today - it's riverbank boatrace day!
With Carol Chell and Don Spencer
Musical director RICHARD FROWN Woodwind MARTIN FRITH
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE
Produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Richard Frown
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Produced By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: See Hear!

: Songs of Praise

from Padstow

: Peter No-Tail

An animated feature film. In a barn, deep in the countryside, five kittens are bom. Four of them find homes, but the fifth seems fated to be drowned. After all, who wants a cat with no tail? Adapted by LEIF KRANTZ from the novels by GOSTA KNUTSSON English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
0 FILMS: page 19


Adapted By: Leif Krantz
Unknown: Gosta Knutsson

: The Magnificent Two

Eric Morecambe Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie, two travelling salesmen, find themselves in the South American state of Parazuellia at the height of the revolution season. Unfortunately, Eric bears a striking resemblance to Torres, the revolution's recently deceased figurehead....
Produced by HUGH STEWART Directed by CLIFF OWEN
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: R. M. Hills
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Unknown: Peter Blackmore
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Directed By: Cliff Owen
Eric: Eric Morecambe
Ernie: Ernie Wise
Carla: Margit Saad
Carillo: Virgillio Texera
British ambassador: Cecil Parker
Juanita: Isobel Black
President Diaz: Martin Benson
Manuelo: Michael Godfrey
Carmelita: Sue Silvaine
Jose: Henry Beltran
Miguel: Tyler Butterworth
Armandez: Sandor Elès
Juan: Andreas Malandrinos
Drunk soldier: Victor Maddern
Doctor: Michael Gover

: World Athletics Championships - Rome 87

... and still to come:
6.0 Heptathlon 200m - that's four events completed.
6.30 Men's 10,000m Final - if SAID AOUITA could just brush up his starts a fraction, he'd have a full set from 100 -
10,000m. JON SOLLY is likely to lead the British challenge.


Unknown: Jon Solly

: Newsnight Special: SDP Conference Report

The Great Merger Debate Peter Snow reports on the speeches and final vote by the Council for Social Democracy, the policy-making body, on future relations with the Liberal Party. Editors


Unknown: Mark Thompson
Unknown: Philip Campbell

: SOE - Arms and the Dragon

The last of eight stories of the Special Operations Executive. Narrated by Michael Bryant In Malaya, as in Greece and Yugoslavia, SOE faced a problem: should it arm Communist guerillas? There was little choice.
The Japanese overran the Peninsula and Singapore in ten short weeks. SOE had to build the core of Malayan resistance from Chinese Communists already practised in the art of subversive operations - against British rule.
SOE officers remember the years that followed: hiding in the jungle with Communists, teaching them - among other things - to play Monopoly. But despite wartime camaraderie, SOE had opened a Pandora's box in Malaya. Three years after the Japanese surrender, the same SOE-trained guerillas were back in action. This time they were fighting to drive out the British in a war which was to last for 12 bitter years. The much-talked-about series
Series producer DOMINIC FLESSATI Written and produced by VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Michael Bryant

: Star Cops

Last of a series in nine parts devised by chris BOUCHER starring with Little Green Men and Other Martiansby CHRIS BOUCHER
The news that something outstanding has been discovered on Mars, and is now on its way to the Moon, creates an interest that results in death.


Unknown: Chris Boucher
Unknown: Chris Boucher
Music: Justin Hayward
Designer: Lynda Woodfield
Designer: Jill Hagger
Designer: Malcolm Thorton
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Graeme Harper
as Nathan Spring: David Calder
as Colin Devis: Trevor Cooper
as Pal Kenzy: Linda Newton
as Alexander Krivenko: Jonathan Adams
as Anna Shoun: Sayo Inaba
Daniel Larwood: Roy Holder
Philpot: Nigel Hughes
Susan Caxton: Lachelle Carl
Operations manager: Wendy MacAdam
Co-pilot: Bridget Lynch-Blosse
Pilot: Kenneth Lodge
Customs officer: Peter Neathey
Outpost controller: Philip Rowlands
Surveyor: David Janes

: Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno

In another edition of Rock
Heroes, Dick Clark looks back at the semi-legendary, semi-comatose Bruno Radolini , the man who put the 'and' into rock and roll, who influenced a legion of megastars, took popular music by the throat and all but strangled it.
Using unique archive footage and the reminiscences of those whose lives and wallets he touched, a picture of Bruno is built up: from his early 'moptop' days, through psychedelia and Woodstock, to his disastrous flirtations with disco and glam-rock in the 1970s, when his erratic behaviour and frequent disappearances threatened to make obscurity fashionable. Yet today, Bruno is back, with hit singles, a smash album and stunning live performances - but hey, rock fans, did he ever go away? Contributors include
Phil Collins , Elton John , Michael J. Fox , Wolfman Jack , Ringo Starr , Jamaal Subgum III
Grace Slick, The Temptations The Bee Gees, Chip Monck Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Willis
Produced by PAUL FLAHERTY Directed by JIM YUKICH
A SPLIT SCREEN INC. production


Unknown: Dick Clark
Unknown: Bruno Radolini
Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Michael J. Fox
Unknown: Wolfman Jack
Unknown: Ringo Starr
Unknown: Jamaal Subgum
Unknown: Chip Monck
Unknown: Jon Bon Jovi
Unknown: Bruce Willis
Produced By: Paul Flaherty
Directed By: Jim Yukich

: World Athletics Championships - Rome 87

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
An opportunity to catch up on things Roman today, starting with the 10,000m Final for men, the Triple
Jump and the Women's 400m, 800m, Discus and Heptathalon, plus Semi-Finals in the Men's 400m Hurdles and 800m.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Dave Moorcroft

: Huey Lewis and the News

All the Way Live
One of America's biggest grossing bands in concert in front of their hometown crowd in Oakland, California featuring The power of love, Hip to be square, Stuck with you, and six other favourites. Introduced by Hugh Lewis of Eyewitness News, who obtains a probing interview with his lookalike namesake. Director PAUL BECKER
TV presentation TREVOR DANN


Introduced By: Hugh Lewis
Director: Paul Becker
Unknown: Trevor Dann

: Weatherview

: Open University

A New Museum in South Kensington Was Prince Albert's dream of bringing together science and art actually realised in the early Victoria and Albert Museum or was it always doomed to fail? COUN CUNNINGHAM investigates.
Producer TONY COE (R)
A BBC/OU production in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum


Unknown: Albert Museum
Producer: Tony Coe
Producer: Albert Museum

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