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: Grand Prix

The 1987 Formula One World Championship
The Australian Grand Prix
After the drama surrounding NIGEL MANSELL 'S practice crash in Japan two weeks ago, the major championship issues have already been decided. NELSON PIQUET is World Champion for the third time. His team, Williams, take the Constructors' title and JONATHAN PALMER and Tyrrell have the three-and-a-half-litre championship.
But this race could give vital clues to next season's fortunes. Ferrari's win in Japan, their first in over two years, re-establishes them at the forefront and another win here could signal a major shift in the Formula One power struggle. Commentators


Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Nelson Piquet
Unknown: Jonathan Palmer
Unknown: Murray Walker
Producer: Charles Balchin

: Now on Two

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

Janosch's Story Time: The Chattering Clown
Caspar the chattering clown has some exciting adventures when he is given to a little girl as a birthday present.

9.35 Whirlybirds: Seven Orchids
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.

10.00 Odysseus The Greatest Hero of Them All
Told by Tony Robinson
Revenge of the White Goddess The Greek army chooses a new hero, and Odysseus takes Diomedes down a sewer on a secret mission. (R)

10.20 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Vulture

10.40 Now It's You: Simon Potter with your views and ideas

10.45 Blue Peter Omnibus: Join Mark, Caron and Yvette board the Omnibus and catch up with their adventures last week

11.35 Ernie's Incredible Illucinations
by Alan Ayckbourn adapted for television by Chris Barlas
Young Ernie has been 'seeing things' and his daydreams threaten to wreck his home, the school library and the doctor's surgery.

12.00 Windmill: Chris Serle goes in search of The Sea and Ships. There's diving adventure from Hans and Lotte Hass, and Jacques Cousteau; Rod Stewart Sailing for The Old Grey Whistle Test, and cameraman Dave Whitson talking of the problems of filming Shackleton and Moonfleet in a tank of water. Ludovic Kennedy talks of his association with the sea. Also discover Sykes and a Boat, Morecambe and Wise and Captain Pugwash. (R)

1.00pm No Limits


Presenter ("Now on Two" and "Now It's You"): Simon Potter
Storyteller ("Odysseus The Greatest Hero of Them All"): Tony Robinson
Producer ("Odysseus The Greatest Hero of Them All"): Angela Beeching
Director ("Odysseus The Greatest Hero of Them All"): David Bell
Writer ("Ernie's Incredible Illucinations"): Alan Ayckbourn
Writer for television ("Ernie's Incredible Illucinations"): Chris Barlas
Executive Producer ("Ernie's Incredible Illucinations"): Paul Stone
Director ("Ernie's Incredible Illucinations"): Colin Cant
Presenter ("Windmill"): Chris Serle
Contributor ("Windmill"): Hans Hass
Contributor ("Windmill"): Lotte Hass
Contributor ("Windmill"): Jacques Cousteau
Contributor ("Windmill"): Rod Stewart
Contributor ("Windmill"): Dave Whitson
Contributor ("Windmill"): Ludovic Kennedy
Designer ("Windmill"): Suzy Lawrence
Series Producer ("Windmill"): Albert Barber

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris Rea
The Courage English Leagues Division 2
Richmond v
Liverpool St Helens
Promotion to the top division is the most important aim of these two clubs, and after a good start to the season for both of them, victory here is crucial.
Newport v Aberavon
Two clubs who are still looking for the form which will give them a good run in the cup which starts for them next week.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Chris Rea

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena Live coverage of this afternoon's final of a tournament which over the years has produced some of the great tennis matches.
Seeded to meet this afternoon are IVAN LENDL and MILOSLAV MECIR
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators


Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Unknown: Miloslav Mecir
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott

: Music in Camera

Melvyn Tan introduces a programme of music by Telemann given by the Chandos Baroque Players with the counter-tenor Michael Chance
The elegant Kibble Palace in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens provides a delightful setting for music by a composer whose popularity in his lifetime eclipsed even his contemporary Bach. Sound TONY K1ME
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scot/and


Introduces: Melvyn Tan
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Review

This week including Joseph Brodsky , winner of this year's Nobel Prize for literature. In Russia his poems had earned him five years of hard labour for corrupting youth, but after two years in a Soviet labour camp he was released to the West in 1972. Brodsky now lives and works in America. In this revised interview, he talks to novelist
Nigel Williams about his latest work Less Than One, a collection of essays, ranging from a touching memoir of his parents to a long and critical study of Brodsky's friend, the late W. H. Auden. Director ARDEN FISHER Editor JOHN ARCHER


Unknown: Joseph Brodsky
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: H. Auden.
Director: Arden Fisher
Editor: John Archer

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Studio director KATHY GEE Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Travel Show Guide

Six programmes of essential facts on popular continental holiday areas 2: The Algarve
Presented by Paul Heiney with John Kettley and Matthew Collins
The brochures for next summer's holidays are now out. How can you be sure of picking the right resort?
The Travel Show Guide gives you the facts. What the beaches are like, which resorts are noisy, how many British go there, is there so much development that it's like a building site? All you need to help you choose your holiday in the sun.
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON
For script send crossed cheque or PO for £1.50 payable to BBC, to [address removed]


Presented By: Paul Heiney
Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Editor: Christine Royle
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Great Philosophers

A history of western philosophy in 15 parts 9: Hegel and Marx with Peter Singer
Professor of Philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
The thoughts of Hegel and Marx gave rise to the modern idea of the organic state, a society planned as a single whole and organised on rational principles. So their influence on our times has been incalculable - it is not really possible to understand the world we live in without some knowledge of their ideas. Devised and presented by Bryan Magee


Presented By: Bryan Magee
Producer: Jill Dawson

: The Natural World

Islands of the Fire Goddess Narrated by Jack Watson
The Hawaiian islands were born from the fiery womb of the sea. They grew in eruptions of glowing lava into a mighty mountain range soaring nine kilometres above the océan floor.
It's a world of ice and snow, jagged sea cliffs and sparkling coral sands; a place of dense forests veiled in perpetual rain, of bubbling lava lakes and rivers of molten magma. Here live albatrosses and frigatebirds. Offshore prowl sharks, manta rays, voracious moray eels and monk seals.
Spectacular photography reveals the underworld of the volcanoes - a labyrinth of tunnels spreading seawards spewing liquid rock into the surf. Fish lead a hazardous life in this maelstrom of turbulent waves where explosions of lava boil the waters.
But all that Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, creates eventually drowns beneath the waves as erosion, time and tide take their toll.
Filmed and directed by PAUL ATKINS. MICHAEL DEGRUY Film editor PETER SIMPSON Producer KEENAN SMART
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jack Watson
Directed By: Paul Atkins.
Editor: Peter Simpson
Producer: Keenan Smart

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy is joined by guests for a review of Fortunes of War (BBC1) Living on the Edge (ITV)
The Refuge (Channel Four)
And Sheila Hancock looks at how the Open University changes peoples lives. Film director MUKTI JAIN


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Director: Alison Hilliard
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Burt Lancaster in Brute Force

with Charles Bickford
In this powerful drama of violence, hate and suffering, set in Westgate Penitentiary, Captain Munsey, a sadistic and ambitious prison officer rules by 'brute force'. Tension mounts as Joe Collins plans a prison break and the despised Munsey ferments trouble among the convicts for his own ends. The Men on the 'Inside':
Screenplay by RICHARD BROOKS Produced by MARK HELLINGER Directed by JULES DASSIN
0 FILMS: page 38


Unknown: Charles Bickford
Unknown: Joe Collins
Unknown: Richard Brooks
Produced By: Mark Hellinger
Directed By: Jules Dassin
Joe Collins: Burt Lancaster
Capt Munsey: Hume Cronyn
Gallagher: Charles Bickford
Tom Lister: Whitner Bissell
Louie: Sam Levene
Spencer: John Hoyt
The Women on the 'Outside': Gina: Yvonne de Carlo
Ruth: Ann Blyth
Cora: Ella Raines

: Grand Prix

The 1987 Formula
One World Championship The Australian Grand Prix Early this morning the Formula One teams packed their cases and said goodbye to the 1987 season. Some will have regretted its end.
Williams and NELSON PIQUET for example. NIGEL MANSELL , on the other hand, will probably have been delighted to see it end - can he ever be as unlucky again?
All of them will have been trying to register a win to send them into the long months of winter testing in good heart.


Unknown: Nelson Piquet
Unknown: Nigel Mansell

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships
The best of the action from this afternoon's final at Wembley Arena


Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Commentators: Gerald Williams
Commentators: Mark Cox
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

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