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Technology: Electric Money

: Postman Pat: Postman Pat and the Magpie Hen

A See-Saw programme
It's a warm day and Postman Pat stops off for a picnic lunch half way through his round. He falls asleep in the warm sunshine and while he sleeps, a thieving hen - a magpie hen - causes him no end of trouble.
Written by JOHN CUNLIFFE Narration and vocals by Ken Barrie
Designed and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Bugs Bunny

Elmer's Candid Camera

: King of the Rocket Men

A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 episodes starring
9: Ten Seconds to Live
Wherein Professor Jeff King builds a new version of the destructive Decimator, only to see it stolen by the arch-villain Dr Vulcan.
Directed by FRED BRANNON


Unknown: Professor Jeff King
Directed By: Fred Brannon
Professor Jeff King: Tristram Coffin
Glenda Thomas: Mae Clarke
Tony Dirken: Don Haggerty
Burt Winslow: House Peters Jr
Prof Millard: James Craven
Prof Bryant: 1. Stanford Jolley
Martin Conway: Ted Adams
Gunther Von Strum: Stanley Price

: News

Weather followed by Sign Extra

: Look, Stranger

The Bobby and the Birds
Not every police constable can hope to see a life-long dream come true - especially if his dream is to make hundreds of acres of some of the loveliest - and most expensive - land in Britain a permanent sanctuary for wild life. Oddly enough it was the coming of a vast modern industrial plant to the middle of Anglesey that enabled PC Ken Williams to realise his ambition. Producer WYNFORD JONES Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY BBC Wales (R)


Unknown: Ken Williams
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Children Talking: Emotions

In 1969 Gerald Harrison talked to boys and girls at Halesowen, Worcestershire, and Oswestry, Shropshire.


Interviewer: Gerald Harrison

: News

Weather followed by The World About Us
The Samurai from Twickenham Narrator Michael Dean
Michael Jay is an airline pilot from Twickenham whose obsessive interest lies on the other side of the world, in Japan. Having won his black belt in judo, he became deeply involved in the martial arts of that exclusive warrior class, the Samurai. Married into a Japanese family, he is now accepted by the descendents of the fighting horsemen of the Soma Region as a Samurai himself - indeed he has become the only foreigner to take part in the Soma Wild Horse Chase, an event that dates back to the days when the warriors rode out to round up the wild horses.


Narrator: Michael Dean
Narrator: Michael Jay
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Peter Jones

: One in Four

Isobel Ward, Chris Davies and Simon Barnes present this magazine programme about disability. Included this month, a profile of wheelchair athlete
Chris Hallam , a look at a special school for children with severe asthma and eczema, disability news and music. With subtitles for the hard of hearing.


Unknown: Chris Davies
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Chris Hallam
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Junior Darts

Haywards Pickles British Youth Championship
Three more first-round matches take place today in this inaugural championship with the youngest player in the tournament taking part. He is Wayne Mardle ,
14 years old, a schoolboy from Romford in Essex, who plays 17-year-old Robert Earle.
The other two matches are: Darren Wilson (17) v Andrew Wallace (17) John Hook (17) v Paul Durham (17)
Introduced by Tony Gubba from the Lakeside Country
Club, Frimley Green, Surrey.


Unknown: Wayne Mardle
Unknown: Robert Earle.
Unknown: Darren Wilson
Unknown: Andrew Wallace
Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: My Music

Ian Wallace sings
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes at the close of this music quiz, chaired by Steve Race and featuring Denis Norden , John Amis and Frank Muir. (R)


Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir.

: Gardeners' World

from Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. BBC Pebble Mill

: One Man and His Dog

BBC Television
International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble and Eric Halsall
The Young Handlers Championship
Four young shepherds, all under 20, compete on the trials course on the slopes above Derwentwater.
Before the runs, you can meet the youngsters and learn about their families and the dogs who play such an important part in their lives. The competitors
England - JANET MASON with Slade Wales - ROBERT EDWARDS with Max
Scotland - NEIL ROSS with Craig
Ireland - BRIAN MCCONNELL with Cap


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Introduced By: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Janet Mason
Unknown: Slade Wales
Unknown: Robert Edwards
Unknown: Neil Ross
Unknown: Brian McConnell
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Architecture at the Crossroads

Ten films about contemporary architecture 7: Stop the Bulldozer
Conservationists have become a potent force in contemporary architecture, lamenting, and sometimes preventing, the demolition of old buildings and the destruction of our architectural heritage. Equally vociferous and convinced are those who believe that conservation at all costs is desperately inhibiting contemporary architecture, and standing in the way of a proper heritage for future generations. Will love of the old become a sellout of the genuinely exciting building concepts of our time? Or is the answer to continue to adapt old buildings and give them a new lease of life: stations to museums, warehouses to flats, post offices to restaurants.
Narrator Andrew Sachs
A scholarly, urbane. trenchant series
Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM (R)
(The series continues in three weeks ' time with Berlin: a City for People)


Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Produced By: Peter Adam

: Wainwright in Scotland

with Eric Robson
A re-creation of Wainwright's 40-year love affair with Scotland. 2: The North- Western
The towering giants of Torridon and the five sisters of Kintail combine to make this one of Wainwright's favourite regions. Yet since he first came here there have been dramatic changes, 'that have robbed this district of its former loneliness and sombre atmosphere'. But while Kishorn may have changed dramatically - and places like Sheildaig more subtly - 'A.W.' was relieved to discover that the high places have remained as he first remembered them.
Film cameraman RICHARD RANKEN Film editor IAN SUTHERLAND Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK
Producer RICHARD ELSE BBC Newcastle
Book, £14.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Eric Robson
Editor: Ian Sutherland
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Russell Harty's Grand Tour

A series of five films in which Russell Harty makes a thoroughly modern journey following in the footsteps of the 18th-century travellers in order to further his education and have a pleasurable time. Part 3
In which Frank Delaney takes him round
James Joyce 's Zurich; he meets a Matisse over a meal; he passes Egg and calls on a crown prince; he bumps into hordes of Japanese on the top of Europe; he finds
Peter Ustinov at home; he gets the treatment in Evian. Camera GRAHAM VEEVERS Sound DENNIS CARTWRIGHT Film editor PAT O'GRADY
Executive producer IAN SQUIRES Produced and directed by DEREK BAILEY
BBC North West


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Dennis Cartwright
Directed By: Derek Bailey

: The 1988 Oscars Ceremony

Barry Norman introduces highlights of yesterday evening's glittering 60th Academy Awards Presentation.
Box office successes with British connections - Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory and The Last Emperor - will compete for the coveted Best Film Oscar with the American hits Moonstruck and Broadcast News.
So even if you've heard the main results there are surprises in store as Barry Norman toasts the winners and comforts the losers. Produced by SAM GOLDWYN JR Directed by MARTY PASETTA
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 16


Introduces: Barry Norman
Unknown: Barry Norman
Produced By: Sam Goldwyn Jr
Directed By: Marty Pasetta

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with political and economic reports from Adam Raphael , Nick Clarke and Will Hutton


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Will Hutton

: Weatherview

: One in Four

: Open University

World Politics
Potsdam - the Deal
This is the third of four programmes that follow the progress of the Potsdam Conference. It includes dramatised debate between Truman. Churchill and Stalin about recognition of the Franco regime, reparations and the German/Polish frontier.


Producer: Carol Haslam

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