Simon Potter with Sunday morning's entertainment starting with:
Bananaman: Wall of Death
Eric is just another schoolboy - but when danger calls, a few mouthfuls of his special bananas and Eric is Bananaman.
With the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Jill Shilling (R)
Presenter ("Now on Two"):
The Story of Robinson the Hare
Having survived a shipwreck, Robinson Hare lands on a small island. All is well until a merchant ship arrives.
The Greatest Hero of Them All Told by Tony Robinson The Showdown
If Odysseus wants to live happily ever after, one final heroic deed must be done. Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director DAVID BELL (R)
Another cartoon about some old and favourite friends. (R)
Simon Potter with guests, competition news and features especially for you.
Join Mark, Caron and Yvette on board the Omnibus and catch up with their adventures over the past week.
by BERLIE DOHERTY
A serial in three parts 2: Kathleen and Martin
Jeannie discovers Kathleen's and Martin's secret plans, which threaten to disrupt life at White Peak Farm. Producer PAUL STONE
Director ANDREW MORGAN
(Shoum last Wednesday on BBC1)
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This week, Chris Serle takes a look at money. From spending lots of it in Christie's auction room to trying to make a killing with false teeth in Steptoe and Son. JAMES BURKE discovers the origins of money and there is music from the 60s with ADAM FAITH.
ALAN WHICKER talks to billionaire JOHN PAUL GETTY and Paddington buys a share.
This week's special guest is Valerie Singleton.
Assistant producer LIZ RYVES BROWN Director MIKE SEDDON
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN
Here they go again, with Dick Dastardly as the notorious commander of the Vulture
Squadron, sometimes helped by his pal Muttley. (R)
Playing with Madness
Many manic depressives are creative - is it because of their illness?
And what has madness to do with poetry, art, music, literature and leadership? Could mental illness be, in some sense, necessary?
Narrator Stephen Moore Written and produced by JEREMY TAYLOR
Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL
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Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris Rea
The John Player Special Cup Round 3
Rosslyn Park v Leicester The home side are top of Division 2, while Leicester head Division 1.
The McEwan 's Scottish League Division 1
Hawick v Selkirk
With five matches left in the league, Hawick are still favourites to retain their title. The Schweppes Welsh Cup Round 5
Pontypool v Swansea
Pontypool have once more established themselves at the top of Welsh rugby. However, the Cup is a great leveller. Commentators
Series producer HUW JONES
Burt Lancaster Clark Gable
Having lost his own submarine during a raid on Japan's Bungo
'Rich' Richardson assumes control of the USS Nerka, stirring up resentment in his executive officer Lieut Bledsoe, who had anticipated command of the vessel. Once at sea,
Richardson defies his orders and heads once more for the infamous Bungo Straits,
'graveyard of submarines'.
Screenplay by JOHN GAY from the novel by CMDR EDWARD L. BEACH Produced by HAROLD HECHT Directed by ROBERT WISE
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Lieut Jim Bledsoe:
Andrew Watkinson introduces the first in a short series of programmes featuring Music by Britten. The First String Quartet dates from 1941 and was written during a visit to
America where Benjamin Britten , a lifelong pacifist, had gone to escape from the atmosphere of war. It is played by the EndeUion String Quartet.
Andrew Watkinson (violin) Ralph de Souza (violin) Garfield Jackson (viola) David Waterman (cello) Sound RON ALLAN
Lighting RON IRVINE
Designer PETER DEUUNG Producer MIKE NEWMAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland
The arts and media programme.
Eric Griffiths reports from Paris on the differences between French and British attitudes towards each other's culture, and reviews
Jonathan Miller 's new Old Vic production of RACINE'S Andromache which stars
Janet Suzman in the title role. Director Connie Templeman asks whether British film makers are happier with adaptations and nostalgia than with reflecting the state of the nation. She reviews
Withnail and I starring Paul McGann and talks to Stephen Frears whose Sammy and Rosie Get Laid has just been released.
Norman Lebrecht discovers what inspired leading British composer
Harrison Birtwistle to write his new concerto Endless Parade for the brilliant Swedish trumpeter,
Hakan Hardenberger. At only 26 years old this 'remarkably accomplished and startling young soloist' has already made a substantial impact on the music scene.
With excerpts from the recent UK premiere.
Researcher ST JOHN O'ROURKE Directors
JONATHAN FULFORD , KEVIN LOADER Producer ALEX MARENGO Editor JOHN ARCHER
featuring the Men's Downhill from Leukerbad
With the unseasonably warm weather forcing the cancellation of the racing in Wengen this weekend, the downhillers have moved on to this charming Swiss village, near the world championship resort of Crans Montana.
Expect the cow bells to be ringing once again for PIRMIN ZURBRIGGEN, who has shown already that he is a man in form this season by establishing a convincing lead in the World Cup downhill championships.
David Vine has travelled to the Valais region, while
DAVID GOLDSTRUM reports on the women who are racing in the Austrian resort of Bad Gastein.
Television presentation: SRG, Switzerland ORF, Austria
Producer GRAHAM FRY
Compact disc, 'The Best of BBCtv's Themes' PWKS645 includes the theme tunes for 'Ski Sunday', 'Whicker's World'and'EastEnders'.Available from retailers
Ian McCaskill reports on the current ski-ing conditions in the major resorts of Austria, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland and Scotland and considers the prospects for the coming week. Producer JOHN TEATHER
Brian Widlake and Valerie
. Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With PAUL BURDEN
FRANCINE STOCK and HENRY HARINGTON reporting from home and abroad. Studio director SUE TURBETT Editor JONATHAN CRANE
The story of America's civil rights years 1954-65 in six parts
3: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-61)
By 1960 the black community had perfected the art of non-violent demonstrations.
Protestors simply allowed themselves to be arrested.
In the presidential campaign, both candidates supported civil rights with a wary eye on possible repercussions on the white vote in the South. Martin Luther King's arrest put their sympathies to the test. The Kennedy brothers took action, and the black vote, at least, was assured. Written by STEVE FAYER
Produced by ORLANDO BAGWELL A BLACKSIDE INC production
Presented by the Society of West End Theatre Introduced by Russ Abbot and Julia McKenzie from the stage of the Victoria Palace Theatre,
London in the presence of HRH The Prince Edward. A glittering night of stars who present and receive the highest accolades for their work in the theatre, and enjoy special entertainment from West End shows.
The awards include play of the year, comedy of the year, musical of the year, actor and actress of the year, the most promising newcomer of the year, and outstanding achievement of the year in opera and dance.
Stars presenting awards include: Jill Gascoine
Charlton Heston , Hinge and Bracket, Ian McKeUen and Mary Martin
Among the shows represented in the gala are: Kiss Me Kate, Blues in the Night, Up on the Roof, Follies, The Rink, South Pacific,
The Phantom of the Opera Musical director
RONNIE HAZLEHURST Lighting STAN SNAPE Sound BARRIE HAWES Designer DACRE PUNT
Producer BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
Executive producer ROBIN NASH (In association with Gordon's Gin and by special arrangement with the 'Observer')
Miranda Richardson and Liam Neeson with Alex Pakenham Screenplay by WILLIAM NICHOLSON Julia: 'I don't want anyone to know. Because of Katie. If people knew, nobody would touch her, or hug her, or kiss her, ever again. That's why nobody must know.'
Music JOHN DU PREZ Editor SUE WYATT
Designer ROCHELLE SELWYN
Photography REMI ADEFARASIN Producer RUTH CALEB Director ANGELA POPE
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The Benson and Hedges
The 14th year of the Masters brings together the top 16 players in the world. They will be competing for prize money of E225,000, with E56,000 going to the winner.
Two matches are played today, the first between
WILLIE THORNE ranked 11, and renowned for his high breaks; and JOE JOHNSON ranked 5, the 1986 World Champion. The second sees the 1987 Masters
Champion DENNIS TAYLOR (8) against MIKE HALLETT (16) who is making his debut in the event.
DAVID ICKE introduces coverage from the Wembley Conference Centre.
Commentators TED LOWE
Summarisers JOHN SPENCER , JOHN VIRGO EDDIE CHARLTON
WENDY SHEPPARD. PETER HAYWARD Producer KEITH MACKENZIE