by David McKee. (R)
Parties and Festivals
Floella Benjamin with DAVID.
ELIZABETH ERIKO, IVAN, JAMES. LARISSA and children from
EAST ACTON FIRST SCHOOL.
Story: Amar's City by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storyteller SAEED JAFFREY Musical director RICHARD BROWN Designer RICHARD DUPRE
Producer SHEILA FRASER (R)
A serial in 12 episodes
11: The Secret ofDr Vulcan The identity of Dr Vulcan is finally revealed.
(For cast see page 47)
Weather followed by Writer's Houses
The Brontes Lived Here
Margaret Drabble at
Haworth Margaret Drabble visits the isolated Yorkshire parsonage where the three Bronte sisters wrote such masterpieces as Jane Eyre , Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Despite their shared isolation, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte wrote the most vivid accounts of human passion and inevitability. Producer JULIA CAVE
A tribute to the British national drink and all who serve it. We take 196,000,000 cups of tea a day. We reach for a cup in a crisis; we break for tea when we can.
And the heroines of our favourite brew are the ladies of the tea trolley.
Alice, Dolly, Edna and Margaret dispense advice and succour, entertainment and good cheer to their thirsty customers.
Jack and Daisy, who lost their partners years ago, tea dance their blues away in the Palm Court once a week. WVS ladies tell stirring tales of how a nice cuppa kept them going in the Blitz. Tough men on army manoeuvres prepare their own special brew. And so do the chimps. But over all hangs the threat of the dispenser ... Producer MARK CHAPMAN Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
(First shown on '40 Minutes
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Weather followed by Wild World
Place of the Ancient King
A mountain revered as a god; a strange plant which flowers just once in its long life then dies; and the signs of an ancient sorcerer carved in the rocks. These are just a few of the mysteries uncovered 80 years ago in a remote Alpine valley by the English naturalist and clergyman, Clarence Bicknell. Today, the Val des Merveilles has become the Mercantour National Park. Alongside the natural and man-made marvels, one can still delight in a wealth of flowers and wildlife.
Narrated by Andrew Sachs Written by DESMOND HAWKINS Film editor CHARLES ALDRIDGE Producer DILYS BREESE
A personal enquiry in six parts by Ean Begg , a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist 4: The Smile of the Buddha Physical life may be a preparation rather than an end in itself. The Hindu scriptures say the journey to enlightenment takes many lifetimes: we must live and die many times before the end of our journey.
Is it possible to catch a glimpse of past lives, or prepare for future ones? Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ANGELA TILBY
If you have any comments or experiences that you would like considered in this series, write to:
Ean Begg , BBCtv Centre, Wood Lane , London W128QT
British Youth Championship from the Lakeside Country
Club, Frimley Green, Surrey Three quarter-final matches played today complete the last eight players left in the championship. Prizes worth El,500 are to be won by the players who make the finals. Introduced by Tony Gubba Commentators
SID WADDELL. TONY GREEN Assistant producers
HUW JOSEPH , PETER HAYWARD Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
The popular musical challenge featuring
Frank Muir , John Amis , Ian Wallace and Denis Norden under the musical chairmanship of Steve Race (R)
First of six programmes Corfu
Presented by Paul Heiney with John Kettley and Matthew Collins
The brochures for next summer's holidays are now out. How can you be sure of picking the right resort?
The Travel Show Guide gives you the facts plus general information on the area. Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON BBC North West (R)
0 INFO: page 76
Second of a two-part story. Troy and Dillon have disguised the Galactican children as a scout group to escape detection, but unused to the earth's gravity three children fall gravely ill.
Desperate to find a cure for them, Commander Adama and Dr Zee board their new anti-gravity spaceship for an emergency mission.
Written by GLEN A. LARSON Directed by SIG NEUFELD
Harlem Wednesday Directed by JOHN HUBLEY AND FAITH HUBLEY
In the last of the present series, Jill Neville and her guests talk to exiled Russian writer Vladimir Voinovich about his comic, satirical novel, Moscow 2042, and to
Robin Blackburn , author of the first book about the overthrow of American colonial slavery. They also discuss
The Lantern Bearers, a selection of the finest essays by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON. Researcher CHRIS WILSON
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROSEMARY BOWEN-JONES
A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir Jan Leeming
Jeffrey Archer and Arthur Marshall
Moira Anderson Ian Ogilvy
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON
Produced and directed by PAUL ClANI
From the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
Can motorcycling be made safer without destroying its inherent excitement? The 'Feet First' design concept is claimed to offer just that. Paul Blezard reports on various British attempts at designing such machines and tests the extraordinary Swiss Oekomobil - a fully enclosed motorcycle capable of 160mph and yet offering 90mpg at 75mph.
Four-wheel steering is said to offer safety advantages to car drivers. Chris Goffey compares the two cars, both Japanese, that are now available fitted with the system. It also forms the basis for a new technique for teaching all drivers how to control a skidding car.
William Woollard tries out the new device that may offer the key to skid training for all learner drivers.
Tony Mason reports on the result of the Radio Times Rally Quest 88 competition. BBC Pebble Mill
From Aerosols to Zoos A hard look at the world around us with Michael Buerk and reporters John Howard and Linda Mitchell
Thousands of migrating geese invade the Scottish island of Islay ever year.
For bird-watchers the place is a unique and unspoilt paradise. But for some local crofters the birds are a pest, and for visiting hunting parties they're fair game. Is there a balance to be struck? Nature's Site Report brings together both sides of an argument that is splitting a close-knit community.
Studio director ANDY BATTEN FOSTER Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN Editor PETER SALMON BBC Bristol
by RICHARD CURTIS and BEN ELTON
5: Beer - England, 1565.
An embarrassing incident with a turnip, an ostrich feather and a fat aunt.
Director MANDIE FLETCHER Producer JOHN LLOYD
Queen Elizabeth I:
A series of films about our lives - now
Who Needs a Machine Gunner? Colin Talbot has been out of work since 1980. It's not for want of trying. He trudges regularly to the nearest phone box, a mile away - but the message seems to be that, at 42, he's past it. He served in the army for 14 years, but his wife Leslie couldn't stand the life. Now they are in an isolated council house in rural Herefordshire, five miles from the nearest town. They have three children, with another on the way. Their total weekly income is E75.75. They don't want to be kept by the State.
There are glimpses of a life free from the shadow of long-term unemployment - a voluntary evening with the Territorials, even the rare treat of a picnic at the seaside. Then, for the Talbots, there's a happy surprise....
Sound recordist DEREK WILLIAMS Film editor GREG HARRIS
Directed and photographed by NICK GIFFORD
Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
A LANDSEER film for BBCtv
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Three nomads, wandering the deserts of London and the provinces, and holding on by the skin of our teeth to keep the Yiddish theatre ... alive!
Anna Tzelniker , Harry Ariel and Bernard Mendelovitch are the last three Yiddish actors in the country. With no permanent theatre of their own, they struggle to bring their unique tradition of theatre to an audience of nostalgic older people and younger people searching for their roots.
Half an hour of unbroken interest and unalloyed entertainment STAGE A gentle, moving portrait of the last three professional Yiddish actors
Film editor PETER BARBER Producer ROSALIND GOLD
A BBC/Open University production
Mathematics Foundation Course Producer GLAN THOMAS (R)