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: Postman Pat: Pat Takes a Message

A See-Saw programme.
Written by John Cunliffe.
The Reverend Timms has to be stopped from catching the train to London. But it proves a tall order for Pat to catch up with him, even with the help of Miss Hubbard's bicycle. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see recent programmes with sign language and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. This week Do It Yourself, part of a brand new video made by young deaf people at the London Deaf Video Project. (e)

: News

Weather followed by Wimbledon 88
Lawn Tennis Championships from the All England Club Action from another busy afternoon on the showcourts, plus all today's news and results, introduced by HARRY CARPENTER.
Commentators DAN MASKELL.
ANN JONES and VIRGINIA WADE including at
3.00 News and Weather
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.
Commentators: Dan Maskell.
Unknown: John Barrett.
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Unknown: Ann Jones
Unknown: Virginia Wade

: Connoisseur

'What did Dali make of Mae West's lips?'
Bamber Gascoigne questions the second group of semi-finalists on the fine and decorative arts.
Hoping to become the Connoisseur of 1988 are: Vera Brumby from Kent
Tom Jones from West Mids John Nash from Essex
Bruce Tattersall from Dorset Series devised and questions set by BAMBER GASCOIGNE
If you would like to take part in a future series of 'Connoisseur' please write to Hawkshead, 3 Fitzroy Square, London W1P 5AH


Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: Vera Brumby
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: John Nash
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Jonathan Wright Miller

: Brass Tacks

The Finishing Line
Half-a-million British workers will retire this year. Better health and earlier retirement promise many of them 20 or 30 years of life after work. Rich or poor, they are the fastest growing sector of the population, and their existence has been described as the greatest challenge to Western society since the Industrial Revolution.
Helen Boaden investigates how ready people are to face the finishing line, with the help of 400 older workers on a pre-retirement course by the sea.
Assistant producer DEBRA PRINSELAAR
0 WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Helen Boaden
Producer: Debra Prinselaar
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Happy Families

A six-part comedy series written by BEN ELTON starring with : Madelaine
Beautiful, imbecelic
Madelaine Fuddle lives in an artistic community in France; ugly imbecelic Guy Fuddle attempts to persuade Madelaine to return home to crotchety Granny Fuddle.
Meanwhile the village priest longs to return to the old religious virtues, like setting fire to people who do not agree with him.
... English comedy at its best TIMES Designer MEL BIBBY
Produced and directed by PAUL JACKSON


Written By: Ben Elton
Unknown: Madelaine Fuddle
Unknown: Guy Fuddle
Unknown: Granny Fuddle.
Designer: Mel Bibby
Directed By: Paul Jackson
the Fuddle Family: Jennifer Saunders
Guy: Adrian Edmondson
Cook: Dawn French
Dr de Quincy: Stephen Fry
Flossie: Helen Lederer
Dalcroix: Jim Broadbent
Village matrons: Christine Edmonds
Village matrons: Pauline Jefferson
Grandpère: Stuart Fell
Village gendarme: Stephen Frost
Village men: Gareth Hale
Village men: Norman Pace
Paulette: Judy Hawkins
Sister Ophelia: Ceri Jackson
Liverpool ticket man: Norman Lovett
Paul: Peter MacQueen
Priest: Rik Mayall
Barman: Nigel Planer
Josephine: Lia Williams

: The Duty Men

The fourth ofnineprogrammes in the award-winning series filmed over two years inside the secretive world of Customs and Excise. Surveillance
Rural Ulster: market day in Ballymena and the powerful voice of the Rev Ian Paisley is booming across the packed market. Unknown to all, undercover officers are surveying the scene from a plain observation van. On one side, Paisley; on the other, their quarry - an old enemy selling poteen.
This very Irish story becomes tense during the night-time surveillance of the target's remote farmhouse. As the team closes in on his still, the brewer makes a run for it and, in scenes reminiscent of 1930s prohibition, the drama unfolds ...
Second unit director SALLY BENGE Producer PAUL HAMANN (R)


Unknown: Ian Paisley
Director: Sally Benge
Producer: Paul Hamann

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

starring Garry Shandling Dial L' for Laundry
Garry's weekly wash at the complex's launderette doesn't seem like the makings of an exciting show, even less does Nancy doing the ironing or Rob Reiner washing dishes, but things hot up after a chance meeting over a half-load with the sultry Sylvia.
Directed by ALAN RAFKIN


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Unknown: Rob Reiner
Written By: Tom Gammill
Unknown: Max Pross
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Pete: Michael Tucci
Grant: Scott Nemes
Ruth Shandling: Barbara Carson
Sylvia: Claudia Christian
Psycho: Chris Mulkey
Rob Reiner: Himself

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Open University

Hansel and Gretel
There is a storytime in every child's day. at home and at school, on television and in books. But what do children make of the stories, what do the stories teach the children. could the witch and the step-mother be one and the same person, are Hansel and Gretel stereotypes of all young children threatened by abandonment? What does the tale tell....?


Producer: Suzanne Campbell-Jones

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