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: Now on Two

Simon Potter with a whole Sunday morning of entertainment, starting with

Janosch's Story Time: Post for the Tiger
The hare with the swift shoes becomes a postman - and soon everybody is writing letters.

Contributors

Presenter ("Now on Two"): Simon Potter

: Whirlybirds

Chuck and P.T. run a 'round-the-clock' helicopter service. When no other machine can get through the Whirlybirds are ready to fly into difficulty and danger. (R)

: Odysseus

The Greatest Hero of Them All told by Tony Robinson The Burly Nun
Who is the sinister one-eyed man? Why is Achilles dressed in women's clothes? And where is Troy?
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director DAVID BELL (R)

Contributors

Told By: Tony Robinson
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell

: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Straws
Lucy and Charlie drink their lemonade through straws, Snoopy joins in.

: Now It's You

Simon Potter with your views and ideas

Contributors

Presenter: Simon Potter

: Blue Peter Omnibus

Join Mark, Caron and Yvette on board the Omnibus and catch up with their adventures over the past week.

: The Fire Raiser

A five-part serial
2: Chalmer's Warehouse Kitty recognises the fire raiser while for Noel and Phil the situation heats up.
Edgar Marwick. ...JON TRIMMER

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Marwick.
Mrs Marwick: Elizabeth Moody
Clippy Hedges: Peter Hayden
Phil Miller: Miles Murphy
Kitty Wix: Alk Chapman
Noel WiX: Darryl Beattie
Irene Chalmers: Emma Vere-Jones
Frau Stauffel: Donna Akersten

: Windmill

In this week's exploration into BBCtv's film and videotape library Chris Serle discovers childhood.
Find out what it was like to go Back to School in 1949, and in Special Enquiry how cold a 1955 classroom could get.
Joyce Grenfell as the classic schoolmistress explains to
George that we don't do that, while Richard Dimbleby finds out what else we don't do at Marlborough College in Portrait of a Public School,
1954.There's early childrens' viewing with Rag, Tag and Bobtail, Mr Pastry and Whacko, with a whistle in the dark from the Clangers.
There's star guest Richard Stilgoe with a feast of memories of childhood, not forgetting Billy Bunter of Greyfriars with a feast of his own.
Director NIGEL HAUNCH Series producer
ALBERT BARBER (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Mr Pastry
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Billy Bunter
Unknown: Albert Barber

: No Limits

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Chris Rea
Courage English Leagues: Division 1
Bath v Bristol and from Wales
Neath v Swansea
Two of Britain's top club sides play at home in local Derbys. Bath, the English Cup holders, look for more championship points against centenary side Bristol, while Welsh Club champions Neath aim to keep up their impressive record this season in their clash with Swansea. Series producer HUW JONES

Contributors

Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Introduced By: Chris Rea

: international Golf

The Suntory World
Matchplay Championship from Wentworth Golf Club,
Surrey
Will the Americans be able to salvage a matchplay victory in a year which has already cost them the Ryder Cup? Will
GREG NORMAN retain his title or will a European player make it another home celebration?
Introduced by HARRY CARPENTER

Contributors

Unknown: Greg Norman
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: Burt Lancaster in The Flame and the Arrow

with Virginia Mayo
Burt Lancaster is at his acrobatic best as Dardo the Arrow in this colourful, action-packed adventure in the true Robin Hood tradition. When his young son is taken prisoner by the ruler of Lombardy, Dardo vows vengeance ...
Directed by JACQUES TOURNEUR
0 FILMS: page 28

Contributors

Unknown: Virginia Mayo
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
Dardo: Burt Lancaster
Anne: Virginia Mayo
Alessandro: Robert Douglas
Nonna: Aline MacMahon
Ulrich: Frank Allenby
Piccolo: Nick Cravat
Francesca: Lynnebaggett
Rudi: Gordon Gerbert

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
This afternoon's two fourth-round matches feature three more players new to most television viewers.
Paul Gibson v Graham Cripsey Terry Griffiths v Tony Chappel DAVID VINE introduces highlights of these two nine-frame matches from the Hexagon, Reading.
Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM , CLIVE EVERTON Summarisers JOHN SPENCER
JOHN VIRGO , EDDIE CHARLTON TV presentation
MIKE ADLEY , PETER HAYWARD Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Gibson
Unknown: Tony Chappel
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Summarisers John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Music in Camera

Vivaldi Concertos
For close on 40 years Antonio Vivaldi taught at an orphanage in Venice and many of his concertos were written for the girls of the 'Pieta' orchestra. This week's programme begins with a concerto for solo cello which is followed by one for cello and violin. The final work exploits the rich sound of two violins and two cellos.
Soloists COLIN CARR (cello) YOUNG UCK KIM (violin) LOWRI BLAKE (cello)
LORRAINE MCASLAN (violin) BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by JERZY MAKSYMIUK led by GEOFFREY TRABICHOFF Sound RON ALLAN
Lighting RON IRVINE
Design DUGALD FINDLAY Producer MIKE NEWMAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Antonio Vivaldi
Soloists: Colin Carr
Violin: Young Uck Kim
Cello: Lowri Blake
Violin: Lorraine McAslan
Conducted By: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Unknown: Ron Allan
Unknown: Ron Irvine
Design: Dugald Findlay
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Review

The arts and media magazine presented this week by novelist Beryl Bainbridge State of the Dance
As the Ninth Dance Umbrella Festival gets underway
Judith Mackrell looks at the work of DV8 Physical
Theatre, The Cholmondeleys and Yolanda Snaith - proof that a radical new generation of choreographers is emerging despite the crisis in arts funding. Witches of Eastwick
Fay Weldon reviews JACK NICHOLSON and CHER in the film of JOHN UPDIKE'S book
Artfor Ads Sake?
With the Bristol Animation Festival beginning next week, Review asks whether the creative work of animators like Oscar Grillo , Paul Vester , Joan Ashworth and the Aardmans Studio is helped or hindered by the ad world's patronage.
Researcher SASKIA BARON Director BOB LOCKYER
Producer JOHN WHISTON Editor JOHN ARCHER

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Judith MacKrell
Unknown: Yolanda Snaith
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Oscar Grillo
Unknown: Paul Vester
Unknown: Joan Ashworth
Unknown: Saskia Baron
Director: Bob Lockyer
Producer: John Whiston
Editor: John Archer

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Privatising Electricity
The privatisation of Gas and Telecom was good for share-holders, but disappointing for customers. Now electricity is due for sale. The City and the CEGB would like to keep the industry in one huge lump - but others fear that could lead to a private monopoly. What are the options? Producers
ALEX GERUS. STEPHEN ROSE Editor JONATHAN CRANE

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Alex Gerus.
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: On the House

Hammer glamour with Pattie Coldwell and the DIY team.
Rick Ball beats the overload problem and fits an additional power socket outlet while
Harry Greene strips years of accumulated paint from
Rosemary Rice 's staircase. Hilary James reveals some Sew Easy tips on making
Austrian blinds and there's What's in Store
Director JULIA D. SIMKIN
Producer ANDREW MEIKLE
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill
0 FEATURE: page 96

Contributors

Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Rick Ball
Unknown: Harry Greene
Unknown: Rosemary Rice
Unknown: Hilary James
Director: Julia D. Simkin

: The Great Philosophers

A history of western philosophy in 15 parts 6: Locke and Berkeley with Michael Ayers , Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford The makers of the French Revolution, and also of the American Revolution, acknowledged the inspiration of John Locke 's philosophy. For this reason alone, he could be seen as the most influential philosopher between Aristotle and Marx. The first great philosopher to react against him was George Berkeley. Many of Berkeley's readers find his views impossible to accept, yet impossible to refute.
Devised and presented by Bryan Magee
Producer JILL DAWSON
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Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayers
Unknown: John Locke
Unknown: George Berkeley.
Presented By: Bryan Magee
Producer: Jill Dawson

: The Natural World

Icebird
Narrated by Tony Soper
This month spring comes to the Antarctic, but it is a spring quite unlike our own gentle season. The bitter cold continues almost unrelieved. Yet millions of penguins leap from the sea and walk as much as 80 kilometres over the ice to their traditional nesting-sites. Each is engaged in a race against time, for it must raise its young before the return of winter brings blizzard, darkness and even more unimaginable cold.
Photographed by ROBERT BROWN Produced for TV1 New Zealand by NEIL HARRAWAY
BBCtv presentation by GEOR GEINGER
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Robert Brown
Unknown: Neil Harraway
Presentation By: Geor Geinger
Editor: Andrew Neal

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy is joined by Gillian Reynolds , Julian Critchley and Charles Wheeler for a review of Seven Ages of Man (BBC2) The New Statesman (ITV) Avoiding Armageddon (Channel 4)
Assistant producer AUSON MILLIARD Producer NICHOLAS BARKER

Contributors

Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Auson Milliard
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Sports Special

Introduced by Steve Rider
Timetable
22.05 Snooker
23.00 Motor Racing
00.00 Snooker
00.30 Golf
International Snooker
The Rothmans Grand Prix from Reading
The initial prize money for this event when first staged back in 1982, was a not immodest £32,000. Five years on the total prize money is £300,000. Time to take up this sport, methinks!
Motor Racing
The Mexican Grand Prix The Formula One circus crosses the Atlantic as the battle for the world drivers title reaches a vital stage. The mathematical permutations at this stage of the season are complicated, but quite simply,
NIGEL MANSELL must win here to stay in the hunt. Apart from NELSON PIQUET, his teammate in the Williams, the revitalised Ferraris are likely to be the biggest threat. And don't forget that GERHARD BERGER won here last year before joining the Italian team. Commentators MURRAY WALKER, JAMES HUNT
International Golf The Suntory World Matchplay Championship from Wentworth
The Final - last year it was between eventual winner GREG NORMAN and SANDY LYLE. Both men entered this year - but so did another ten players capable of wresting the top prize of £75,000. Commentators HARRY CARPENTER, PETER ALLISS, BRUCE CRITCHLEY, TONY JACKLIN, ALEX HAY, CLIVE CLARK
Plus a round-up of all the day's other sporting stories
Golf producers FRED VINER. ALASTAIR SCOTT
Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY
Grand Prix TV presentation im VISION, Mexico
Studio producer CHARLES BALCHIN Edited by BRIAN BARWICK

Contributors

Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Nelson Piquet
Unknown: Gerhard Berger
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Sandy Lyle.
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Fred Viner.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Producer: Charles Balchin
Edited By: Brtan Barwick








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