Simon Potter with a whole Sunday morning of entertainment, starting with:
Janosch's Story Time: The Cricket and the Mole
A cricket has spent the entire summer doing nothing but playing the fiddle, and so when winter comes she is unprepared. Only the music-loving mole will let the cricket spend the winter with him.
Presenter ("Now on Two"):
Chuck and PT 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)
The Greatest Hero of Them All
Told by Tony Robinson
The Colour of Birds' Eggs
The Siege of Troy starts well enough - until the Greeks get bored and begin to quarrel. Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director DAVID BELL (R)
Simon Potter with your views and ideas
with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding
Discover the message Yvette received from cosmonaut Alexander Alexandrov, aboard the orbiting Soviet 'Mir' space station.
If you missed last Monday or Thursday's programmes, remember Sunday is your chance for a double helping of Blue Peter.
A serial in five parts
3: Kitty Plays the Piano
The children trick Marwick into leaving his farm and the boys go into the hay loft and find the petrol can.
Marwick hears them and chases them off. Kitty hides in the house and finds the red balaclava in the piano.
This week's delve into the archives resounds with melody as Chris Serle tunes in to music of sundry kinds. There's the unexpected pairing of Stephane
Grappelli and Nigel Kennedy in a duet from Lady Be Good, a comic duet from
Victor Borge and Leonid Hambro , as well as Elgar from
Jacqueline du Pre and guest Ken Russell , with a little Andrew Lloyd Webber thrown in for good measure. Director MIKE SEDDON Producer NEL ROMANO
Series producer ALBERT BARBER (R)
Presented by Jenny Powell ,
Tony Baker and Andy Laverty
Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris'Rea
The Courage English Leagues Division 1
Moseley v Coventry and Ebbw Vale v US Eagles and Ulster v Munster in the Irish Inter Provincial Championship. The local derbyin the Midlands at Moseley provides tough but entertaining rugby and with League points at stake, even more edge. Also a first chance to see the touring USA team in Wales and a look at the form of the Irish Champions, Ulster.
Senes producer HUW JONES
The Rothmans Grand Prix The Final from the Hexagon, Reading The destination of E96,000 in Prize money is decided in today's 19-frame final: eight frames played this afternoon, with 11 more, if needed, this evening. The winner will pick up E60,000, with a modest
E36,000 going to the runner-up. Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM , CUVE EVERTON Summarisers JOHN SPENCER JOHN VIRGO , EDDIE CHARLTON World Gymnastics from Rotterdam
Today, the Championships reach a climax with the individual apparatus finals. Ten gold medals will be decided, four to the women and six to the men. KOROLEV and Co take the floor. Commentators
RON PICKERING. ALAN WEEKS TV presentation NOS. Netherlands Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON and GRAHAM FRY
La Notte and La Tempesta di Mare are two concertos which conjure up particular images. Both feature flute, joined in La Tempesta by oboe and bassoon. As a contrast, a concerto for two mandolins. Soloists
WISSAM BOUSTANY (flute) JULIA GIRDWOOD (oboe)
URSULA LEVEAUX (bassoon) KEN HEGGIE (mandolin)
STEVEN SMITH (mandolin) BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, led by GEOFFREY TRABICHOFF , conducted by JERZYMAKSYMIUK Sound RON ALLAN
Lighting RON IRVINE
Designer DUGALD FINDLAY Producer MIKE NEWMAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland
Soviet Popular Culture How far has the new openness of the Gorbachev regime allowed the popular arts to flourish independent of state control?
Martin Walker of the Guardian reports from Moscow.
Fashion: SIava Tsaitsev is the Soviet Yves St Laurent and designs Raisa Gorbachev's wardrobe - but there is also a highly inventive avant-garde fashion movement.
Cars: Soviet automobiles are prized possessions, very limited in range, but amateur car clubs are busy customising the standard Ladas and Choikas to give them a distinctive identity. Theatre: The Mayakovsky
Theatre Company is bringing its production of Vassiliev's Tomorrow Was War to
Britain's National Theatre next week. It's about the youth of the 40s and their response to the War - and their hopes for the future. Plus an independent company of breakdancers,
Russian rock music and the Obshestvo Parmit
Preservation Society dedicated to conserving the Soviet Union's architectural past.
Production assistant CASSIE BRABAN Director DAISY GOODWIN Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER
Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme.
With PAUL BURDEN,
DAVID CALDER and FRANCINE STOCK reporting from home and abroad on your money - and other people's.
Studio director KATHY GEE Editor JONATHAN CRANE
Pattie Coldwell takes the plunge and changes the washer on a dripping tap while in Troubleshoot Harry Greene finds a watertight solution to
Mr John Powell 's leaking flat roof.
Rick Ball investigates the professional way to restore a damaged cast iron bath and also discovers how an ordinary semi in Wembley has been transmogrified into a designer pad by four young students
Director JULIA D. SIMKIN
Producer ANDREW MEIKLE
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill
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A history of western philosophy in 15 parts 7: Hume with John Passmore of the Australian National
University in Canberra. Widely regarded as the greatest philosopher in the English language,
David Hume wrote his masterpiece in his early 20s. To this day it is essential reading for all serious students of philosophy. In the eyes of many, the basic challenges it posed have never been answered.
Devised and presented by Bryan Magee
Producer JILL DAWSON
Book, £12.95, from retailers
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Ticket to the Wild
Narrated by Barry Paine
Within the fences of Britain's railways lies the longest nature reserve in the world
- a private wildlife sanctuary where people are forbidden to tread. There, two-thirds of our native wild flowers also survive. They are an unwitting bequest of Victorian lengthmen who cared for the verges. This profusion of plants and animals is a unique legacy of 'the age of the train'. Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Written and produced by BARRY PAINE
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol
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Ludovic Kennedy is joined by Howard Schumann and Stuart Cosgrove for a review of Pulaski (BBC1), Open Road (BBC2), The Refuge (Channel 4). And a profile of the US game-show queen Vanna White
Studio director ALISON HILLIARD Producer NICHOLAS BARKER
The Rothmans Grand Prix
Previous winners have been
RAY REARDON , TONY KNOWLES ,
DENNIS TAYLOR , STEVE DAVIS and JIMMY WHITE. Will one of them win again, or will there be a new name on the list? Introduced by DAVID VINE Television presentation
MIKE ADLEY. PETER HAYWARD Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS BBC North West
Highlights from the final day, featuring the women's individual apparatus