A See-Saw programme Bertha's Birthday Party by ERIC CHARLES
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker (R)
Mirror with a Memory
'M Daguerre shows the plain plate of copper: he places it, in your presence, in his apparatus, and, in three minutes, he takes out the metal covered with a charming design.'
LITERARY GAZETTE, 1839
To the public the first
Daguerreotypes seemed like witchcraft. Nicephore Niepce made his first experiments as early as 1816, but he died before his partner, Daguerre, achieved success.
Narrated by Brian Coe ,
Curator of the Kodak Museum Quotations spoken by Hugh Burden , Yvonne Gilan and John Leeson
Series adviser AARON SCHARF Producer ANN TURNER (R)
Weather followed by World Bowls
Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
The third quarter-final takes to the indoor portable rink at Bournemouth this afternoon with the possibility of a first-class encounter. Providing they overcome the first-round hurdle, ERIC SANDS and JIM BAKER (Ireland) will be playing PETER SKOGLUND and PETER BELLIS (New Zealand) which should be one of the best matches of the tournament. DAVID ICKE introduces live coverage of the match from the Bournemouth International Conference Centre. Commentators
DAVID RHYS JONES
JIMMY DAVIDSON Summarisers
MAL HUGHES , DAVID MCGILL
KEITH MACKENZIE. PETER HAYWARD
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
Book: BBC Book of Bowls by Keith Phillips , provides a comprehensive coverage of flat and crown green bowling and explains the differences between them. Methods of play, types of greens, rules and a brief history of the codes are all included. £2.95 from booksellers. including at
3.00 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather
Desmond Lynam invites Moira Stuart to share her personal memories of past television moments.
Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
Further coverage of the third quarter-final
Floyd on Food
Keith Floyd visits his Celtic cousins in County Cork for this week's programme where tripe, pigs' trotters, seaweed, oysters and champagne are on the menu. Videotape editor MIKE FOREN Producer DAVID PRITCHARD BBC South West (R)
The Man with Nine Lives
Starbuck is relaxing on The Rising Star after appearing in a recruitment campaign for Colonial Warriors, when he is approached at the gaming tables by the wily Chameleon ...
The book review programme. A. N. Wilson and his guests discuss the pick of new and recent books, including The Embarrassment of Riches, SIMON SCHAMA 'S highly praised history of the Dutch Golden Age.
Researcher CHRIS WILSON
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROLAND KEATING
'His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people ... it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the existing civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine ...'
ARTHUR BALFOUR , 1917
Seventy years later a settlement of the problems raised by that declaration seems no nearer.
This week Michael Ignatieff and his guests
Amos Elon , Israeli writer and historian
Conor Cruise O'Brien , politician and historian
Edward Said , Palestinian writer and critic
Patrick Seale , journalist, discuss: Has Zionism become its own worst enemy?
Research EMMA CRICHTONMILLER Studio director MARK HARRISON Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN BBC Bristol
Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championshiop The quarter-finals are completed this evening and the last match is the most difficult to assess. Certainly STEPHEN REES and JOHN PRICE of Wales will be favourites to reach this stage, but their opponents are bordering on the unknown. Rees and Price reached the final last year and will be out to achieve at least that again this year. Introduced by DAVID ICKE
A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall
Jancis Robinson , Mike Read and Frank Muir
Jane Glover , Spike Milligan
3 Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON
5 Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI
starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds.
The former Prime Minister - Jim Hacker's immediate predecessor - is writing his memoirs. They have to be submitted to the Government for security reasons. Jim has received a chapter which presents him in a bad light; has he grounds for refusing permission to publish?
A 40 Minute Special Investigation
He is tall, slender, given to bouts of lethargy and depression, relieved only by cocaine in a seven per cent solution, and the playing of the fiddle. He first appeared in Beeton Christmas Annual of 1887. He's the world's most famous detective, recognised and revered from New Mexico to Moscow -
Tim Pigott-Smith, who has played both Holmes and Watson, embarks tonight on his most unusual investigation. Why does ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S brilliant creation continue to fascinate us? How to account for the worldwide cult of a fictional character? What is so appealing in a sleuth who uses logic to triumph over evil?
'The more grotesque and outre an incident is, the more carefully it deserves to be examined,' observed Holmes. Tim's enquiries reveal dirty deeds in Moriarty, impersonations in docklands Liverpool, and a singular house-party in Herefordshire. Witnesses include
Len Deighton , Inspector Holmes of the Met, an American undertaker, a Russian star, and some adventuresses.
In evidence - film clips from
Nazi Germany and Czechoslovakia, a black Sherlock, BASIL RATHBONE , JEREMY BRETT , even Conan Doyle himself.
Written by BRIAN THOMPSON and DAVID PEARSON
Music by J. J. JECZALIK
Research CHRISTINE HALL
Photography REX MAIDMENT Film editor TONY HEAVEN
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer DAVID PEARSON
(The Hound of the Baskervilles tomorrow at 6.00pm)
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COMPETITION: page 24
INFO: page 93; WODDIS ON: page 97
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Charles Wheeler , Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran
Midland Bank World Indoor
Further coverage of the last quarter-final played earlier this evening, including the result.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE