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: Bertha

A See-Saw programme Bertha's Birthday Party by ERIC CHARLES
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker (R)


Narrator: Eric Charles
Unknown: Sheila Walker

: Pioneers of Photography

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.'
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)


Unknown: Nicephore Niepce
Unknown: Brian Coe
Spoken By: Hugh Burden
Spoken By: Yvonne Gilan
Spoken By: John Leeson
Unknown: Aaron Scharf

: News

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
Television presentation
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS
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


Unknown: Jim Baker
Unknown: Peter Skoglund
Unknown: Peter Bellis
Introduces: 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
Unknown: Keith Phillips

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: It's My Pleasure

Desmond Lynam invites Moira Stuart to share her personal memories of past television moments.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
Further coverage of the third quarter-final

: Vintage Floyd

Floyd on Food
Intrepid gastronaut
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)


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Editor: Mike Foren

: Battlestar Galactica

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 ...


Writer: Don Bellisario
Director: Rod Holcomb
Commander Adama: Lorne Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Chameleon: Fred Astaire
Athena: Maren Jensen
Col Tigh: Terry Carter
Omega: David Greenan
Maga: Lance Le Gault
Taba: Anthony de Longis
Bora: Robert Feero

: Cover to Cover

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.
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROLAND KEATING


Unknown: A. N. Wilson
Unknown: Simon Schama
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Producer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Roland Keating

: Thinking Aloud

'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 ...'
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?


Unknown: Arthur Balfour
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Amos Elon
Unknown: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Unknown: Edward Said
Unknown: Patrick Seale
Director: Mark Harrison

: World Bowls

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


Unknown: Stephen Rees
Introduced By: David Icke

: Call My Bluff

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


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Yes, Prime Minister: Official Secrets

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?

Ceefax subtitles.


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Titles sequence: Gerald Scarfe
Lighting: Ron Bristow
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Press officer: Antony Carrick
Solicitor General: Jeffry Wickham
Derek Burnham: Denis Lill
Reporters: Tom Bowles
Reporters: Sadie Hamilton
Reporters: James Newall
Reporters: Michael Shallard

: The Case of Sherlock Holmes

A 40 Minute Special Investigation
Tim Pigott-Smith
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.
Music by J. J. JECZALIK
Photography REX MAIDMENT Film editor TONY HEAVEN
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer DAVID PEARSON
(The Hound of the Baskervilles tomorrow at 6.00pm)
0 FEATURE: page 18:
INFO: page 93; WODDIS ON: page 97


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Inspector Holmes
Unknown: Basil Rathbone
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Written By: Brian Thompson
Written By: David Pearson
Music By: J. J. Jeczalik
Music By: Research Christine
Producer: David Pearson

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow , Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with international reports by David Sells ,
Charles Wheeler , Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Weatherview

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor
Pairs Championship
Further coverage of the last quarter-final played earlier this evening, including the result.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE


Introduced By: David Icke

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