In this star-studded vehicle for American radio star Fred Allen he plays a flea circus operator who, expecting to inherit a fortune, ends up with five antique chairs which he sells. Discovering one of the chairs hides a small fortune, a crazy adventure ensues.
Screenplay by JAY DRATLER and ALMA REVILLE Produced by JACK H. SKIRBALL Directed by RICHARD WALLACE
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Weather followed by You and Me
Dibs is very distressed when Jeni is not in the market as expected. Colour song: Blue
Book: My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by EVE SUTTON
Presenter Harry Towb Animation PETER LANG
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
Places like Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall have become Yorkshire's Bohemia: craftsmen and artists have poured in over the last few years, none more energetic than Sally Duxbury. Producer JOHN GRAHAM
(First shown in 'Northern Lights
with guest starsand
Last programme in the series Out of a Concrete Tower
Stung by Yvonne's suicide attempt, Orloff confronts
Noyes and a brilliant young doctor realises there is more to his vocation. (R)
Dr James Kildare:
Dr Leonard Gillespie:
Nurse Zoe Lawton:
Dr Carl Noyes:
Dr Milton Orloff:
Fancy getting wet on holiday? In today's programme, the last in the series, two intrepid water babes John Thirlwell and Kathy Tayler demonstrate the damp but enjoyable alternatives to sunbathing.
Water ski-ing in Nottingham and snorkelling off the East
Coast are among the holidays on offer.
Director MARCEL GUILLOU Producer MIKE MURRAY (R)
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A series of 13 films presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson 7: June
'Flaming June' lives up to its name. Harry is kept busy manipulating the blinds and ventilators of the glasshouses, to protect the emerging tomatoes, cucumbers and melons. Peter shows how the development of the glasshouse allowed the Victorians to grow tropical fruits and flowers hitherto unknown in Britain.
In the garden the bees swarm, and Harry tackles slugs with soot and wireworm with a carrot. Producer KEITH SHEATHER
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A season of recent award-winning animation. Menagerie by JONATHAN HODGSON
A challenge to our attitudes about animals in zoos. and The Same Old Story by PAUL DRIESSEN
An intriguing examination of reality and fantasy.
FSd# 4 is a nice programme. Nice to look at and nice to listen to. Lowlife, despite their name, make a beautiful sound and the Silencers play darn good songs with fine melodies. Deacon Blue 's Ricky Ross looks out over Raintown. Simple Minds' manager Bruce Finlay invites you in for a chat. Nice.
Sound JOHN GARDNER. Lighting RON IRVME. ALAN HENDERSON Design ALAN WRIGHT
Producer hamish BARBOUR BBC Scotland
On a Cheshire hillside, retired lecturer
Alan [text removed] has a heart-to-heart with his son Richard. The family is facing an agonising decision, should they let Richard leave home? Richard is 22, a cheerful young man with the gift of livening up any company he's in. He's one of the thousands of mentally handicapped adults living with their families.
And all their parents, like the [text removed] face the same dilemma: what happens when they're gone?
Mandy, 22, can't walk or talk. Her parents, Norman and May [text removed], have always cared for her. She has never , spent a night away from them. Now they must think about the unthinkable.
40 Minutes Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer HARRY WEISBLOOM (First shown in '40 Minutes
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Dishonour and Death
Christopher Andrew , with matters of life and death on his mind, presents two films which examine stories from the darker and more secret side of British history over the past 150 years.
The Diary of a Very English Spy is an insight, based on a unique document, into the training and instruction given to secret agents at a British Spy school during the First World War where elements of present spycraft were first perfected.
'... and One Law for the Poor' is the story of how the 1832 Anatomy Act denied the poor and the destitute the freedom to bury their dead but supplied anatomy schools, which had previously relied on the stealth of the body snatchers, with a regular and legal supply of human cadavers.
Research CAROL SENNETT Director RUSSELL ENGLAND Producers
JANE TREAYS and NIKKI STOCKLEY Series editor ROY DAVIES
A film with music in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring with Patrick Malahide and Joanne Whalley
What is the connection between the beady private eye crooning soft songs at the Laguna and the disfigured man struggling for his sanity in a hospital bed?
Why does the small boy spy from the top of the tree, and who is the naked girl dragged out of the murky Thames? The clues are bloody and tangled, but the singing detective knows that the answers will eventually jump out of him as long as he keeps singing the right tunes.
Broadcasting Press Guild Award 1986: Best Series: BAFTA Award winner 1986. Best Actor: MICHAEL GAMBON
... drama from heaven....
Photography KEN WESTBURY Designer JIM CLAY
Staff Nurse White:
Philip Marlow (aged 10):
11.30 Public Health: Going with the Flow
The Dee River Management Scheme harmonises engineering and natural resource needs.
Producer PATTI LANGTON
11.55 Science: Nuclear Tunnelling How the nuclear synthesis of elements takes place in stars. Producer DAVID JACKSON
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