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: Now on Two

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

Janosch's Story Time
The Snail Train

Blueberry Woods and Grass Hill House are just two of the stops on an amazing Snail Train journey.


Presenter ("Now on Two"): Simon Potter

: Now on Two: Whirlybirds: The Brothers

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)

: Odysseus

The Greatest Hero of Them All
Told by Tony Robinson The Fat Batsman
The Cyclops traps the Greeks in his cave and gets ready for a tasty kebab. But it's one in the eye for him when his sheep are stolen.


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

: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Snoopy's Robot

: Now It's You

Simon Potter with guests, competition news and features especially for you


Presenter: Simon Potter

: Blue Peter Omnibus

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

: Aliens in the Family

by MARGARET MAHY dramatised in six parts by ALLAN BAKER
3: Bond is in danger - and Dora seems to be the only one who can help him.


Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Unknown: Allan Baker

: Windmill: Hands

A new series in which Chris Serle looks back at television's past. This week Chris takes a look at Hands. Mime from The Silent World of Marcel Marceau, handicraft from The Ascent of Man and a song from Max Bygraves 'Off the Record.'
Discover who pulls Bill and Ben's strings, what keeps Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques together and why President Reagan holds hands and sings.
The special guest is Paul Daniels , who remembers some magical moments.
Back Pages: 102


Presenter: Chris Serle
Guest: Paul Daniels
Producer: Mike Seddon
Executive Producer: Eric Rowan

: No Limits

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris Rea
The Toshiba Divisional Championship
North Division v London Division
Last year's champions, the North, led by England captain Mike Harrison, return to their happy hunting ground, Otley. Also news of the other divisional match.
Glamorgan Wanderers
The top club match of the day from Wales plus analysis and talking points of the week.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Chris Rea

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
Thirty-two of the world's top bowlers have been selected to take part in the third world pairs championship which commences this afternoon on the portable rink at Bournemouth.
Players from eight countries will be bowling from the mat in this knock-out competition ending with the final on Saturday, over the best of nine sets.
The first-round match today will be between the reigning champions DAVID BRYANT and TONY ALLCOCK , bidding for the hat-trick, and STAN EPSIE and SAMMY ALLEN from Ireland.
DAVID ICKE introduces coverage of this afternoon's play which will also include the match between PETER FONG (Fiji) and CECIL BRANSKY (Israel) and CARL LEWIS and CLIVE TAYLOR from Wales. Total prize money is
£50,000, and the games will be the best of five sets, seven ends per set.


Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Tony Allcock
Unknown: Stan Epsie
Unknown: Sammy Allen
Introduces: David Icke
Introduces: Cecil Bransky
Introduces: Carl Lewis
Introduces: Clive Taylor

: Music in Camera

Sweet Honey in the Rock A childhood in the Black
American Church of Albany, Georgia taught Bernice Reagon her songs and harmonies, but involvement in the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s taught her how to apply singing to her life. In the 17 years since she formed Sweet Honey in the Rock, the group's call for social justice has remained constant. Their songs span the struggle in South Africa, racism at home, the nuclear threat, but also love and the wonder - and pain - of being a black woman in this world.
Sweet Honey in the Rock has become as historically viable as the National Archive WASHINGTON POST Series producer KEITH ALEXANDER Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland


Unknown: Bernice Reagon
Producer: Keith Alexander
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Ski Sunday

The Men's Downhill from Val d'Isere, France
This fashionable resort once again hosts the curtain raiser - la première neige - to the men's downhill season in the World Cup. The all-conquering Swiss team boast the reigning world champion, PETER MUELLER , who snatched the title in Crans
Montana from his compatriot PIRMIN ZURBRIGGEN, the World Cup downhill champion and winner here a year ago. Let's hope too, that Britain's
MARTIN BELL can rediscover the form that promised so much in 1986. David Vine reports from the French Alps together with DAVID GOLDSTROM who'll be watching the women also in Val d'Isere this weekend.
Television presentation A2F FRANCE Producer GRAHAM FRY
Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Peter Mueller
Unknown: Martin Bell
Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: David Goldstrom

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with PAUL BURDEN,
Studio director KATHY GEE Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: David Calder
Unknown: Henry Harington

: The Travel Show Guide

Six programmes of essential facts on popular continental holiday areas.
Presented by Paul Heiney with John Kettley and Matthew Collins
5: Tunisia
How can you be sure of picking the right resort for next summer's holiday? The Travel Show Guide gives you those facts the brochures leave out
Film editor MARTIN SANDYS Studio director SUE LOCHEAD Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
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: Martin Sandys
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Great Philosophers

A history of western philosophy in 15 parts
12: Husserl, Heidegger and Modem Existentialism with Professor Hubert Dreyfus of the University of California at Berkeley
The modern philosophy whose name is most familiar is Existentialism. But how many of us really know what the word means? Today's programme explains it, and carries its story up to Jean-Paul Sartre and the period since the Second World War. Devised and presented by Bryan Magee


Unknown: Professor Hubert Dreyfus
Unknown: Paul Sartre
Presented By: Bryan Magee
Producer: Jill Dawson

: The Natural World

Okavango - Jewel of the Kalahari
The first of three programmes written and narrated by Barry Paine Search for the Jewel
Bushbabies, bat-eared foxes and anthill tigers emerge into the Kalahari night. By day only sun and wind embrace this mysterious land. Suddenly a rainstorm transforms the parched earth. With magical timing, millions of flamingoes arrive to feed in the new lakes.
Fresh grass attracts herds of nomadic zebras and wildebeest. But the fierce sun quickly destroys this transient paradise, so in their continuous quest for food the animals must move on or die. Beyond the horizon is an oasis for wildlife, the Okavango Delta. Will they reach their goal, the jewel of the Kalahari? Photography
Music composed by JENNIE MUSKETT Producer MICHAEL ROSENBERG Series editor ANDREW NEAL
A PARTRIDGE FILMS production for BBCtv. BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 98


Unknown: Barry Paine
Composed By: Jennie Muskett
Producer: Michael Rosenberg

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy is joined by guests for a review of A Perfect Spy (BBC1)
The Gemini Factor (ITV)
An Idea of Europe (Channel 4) 'Women aren't funny. In recent sitcoms women have been banished altogether.' Andy Medhurst ,
George Layton , Richard Briers and Harold Snoad discuss the changing face of the British sitcom, including tonight's episode of Ever Decreasing Circles.
Film director KATHY MYERS


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Andy Medhurst
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Harold Snoad
Director: Kathy Myers
Director: Alison Hilliard
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
This evening, on the portable indoor rink at Bournemouth, Scotland take on England in the third match of this international competition.
Scotland are represented by the up-and-coming HUGH DUFF with experienced campaigner WILLIE WOOD , while England have chosen GARY SMITH and ANDY THOMPSON , who had a memorable match last year against Alan McMullan and David Corkill of Ireland. DAVID ICKE introduces highlights of the match direct from the Bournemouth International Centre.


Unknown: Hugh Duff
Unknown: Willie Wood
Unknown: Gary Smith
Unknown: Andy Thompson
Unknown: Alan McMullan
Unknown: David Corkill
Introduces: David Icke

: Burt Lancaster in Valdez Is Coming

with Susan Clark
Bob Valdez - a Mexican constable living in the border regions of the American south west - shoots a man accused of murder by ranch owner
Frank Tanner. Later Valdez discovers that the victim - a black labourer - was innocent. Despite brutal humiliation at the hands of Tanner and his men, Valdez determines to seek retribution.
Based on the novel by ELMORE LEONARD
Produced by IRA STEINER Directed by EDWIN SHERIN
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Susan Clark
Unknown: Bob Valdez
Unknown: Frank Tanner.
Unknown: Roland Kibbee
Unknown: David Rayfiel
Novel By: Elmore Leonard
Produced By: Ira Steiner
Directed By: Edwin Sherin
Bob Valdez: Burt Lancaster
Gay Erin: Susan Clark
Frank Tanner: Jon Cypher
R 1 Davis: Richard Jordon
El Segundo: Barton Heyman
Diego: Frank Silvera
Mexican rider: Hector Elizondo
Malson: Phil Brown
Beaudry: Ralph Brown
Apache woman: Juanita Penaloza
Rincon: Lex Monson

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
Continuing coverage from the Bournemouth
International Conference Centre.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE Commentators
MAL HUGHES , DAVID MCGILL Television presentation


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Ian Edwards
Producer: Keith Phillips

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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