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: Open University

Cancer: Some of the Options

: Gran

Gran the Goalie (R)

: Philomena

with Johnny Ball (R)


Unknown: Johnny Ball

: News

Weather followed by Sign Extra

: The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales

Newport 1988
The Crowning Ceremony
Today's live coverage joins the assembled members of the Gorsedd of Bards in the first of this week's major poetry ceremonies - the Crowning of the Bard.
An award for the best poem written in traditional style, the ceremony honours the winning poet with one of the most coveted poetry prizes in Wales. The commentator is Martyn Williams. Television presentation by DAFYDD OWEN. BBC Wales


Unknown: Martyn Williams.
Presentation By: Dafydd Owen.

: Northern Arts

Margaret Pine moved into a County Durham mining community during the strike to gain material for a play. Producer SUE BURKAN

: DrKildare

The last of a six-part story
Never So Happy
Justin Post 's determination to declare his faith has its expected end, as others are left with renewed hope. (R) (A new 'Dr Kildare'story begins tomorrow)


Unknown: Justin Post
Justin Post: Jack Hawkins
Amy Post: Diane Baker
Andrew: Bradford Dillman

: Wainwright

... on the Pennine Way Wainwright guides
Eric Robson through the finest section of the walk - Wynch Bridge in Teesdale, finishing 2,700 feet up in the Pennines. Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK
Producer RICHARD ELSE BBC Newcastle (R)


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Holiday Outings

A Snooker Weekend
Kathy Tayler becomes a graduate of the Pegasus Academy of Snooker,
Basingstoke. She improves her cue action, but still gets snookered by the pros. Producer PATRICIA HOUUHAN


Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Producer: Patricia Houuhan

: It's a Dog's Life

A series of five programmes 3: Gun Dogs
Phil Drabble delves into the working life of retrievers and spaniels.


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Gardeners' World

from Bamsdale

: John Wayne in Flying Tigers

also starring John Carroll Anna Lee
Jim Gordon leads a crack squadron of volunteer American fighter pilots aiding the Chinese in their struggle against the Japanese, prior to Pearl Harbor. Adding fearless flyer Woody Jason to the roster seems sensible, but the man proves irresponsible ...
0 FILMS: page 13


Unknown: John Carroll
Unknown: Anna Lee
Unknown: Jim Gordon
Unknown: Pearl Harbor.
Unknown: Woody Jason
Produced By: Edmund Grainger
Directed By: David Miller
Jim Gordon: John Wayne
Woody Jason: John Carroll
Brooke Elliott: Anna Lee
Hap Davis: Paul Kelly
Verna Bales: Mae Clarke
Blackie Bales: Edmond MacDonald
Alabama: Gordon Jones
Colonel Lindsay: Addison Richards
Dale: Bill Shirley
Reardon: Tom Neal
McCurdey: Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart
Barton: David Bruce

: Showtime at the Apollo

Eartha Kitt introduces vintage performances filmed before the notoriously tough audience of Harlem's Apollo Theatre.
Tonight's show includes Duke Ellington and his orchestra; R'n'B from
Amos Milburn : comedy from Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant ; swing from Dinah Washington; Martha Davis and her spouse; and cult screamer Ruth Brown , currently enjoying a comeback in John Waters's
Him Hairspray, but seen here at the start of her career.


Introduces: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Amos Milburn
Unknown: Leonard Reed
Unknown: Willie Bryant
Unknown: Martha Davis
Unknown: Ruth Brown
Unknown: John McGlashan
Unknown: Michael Spencer
Editor: Colin Knijff
Producer: Helen Gallacher

: Entertainment USA II

Introduced by Jonathan King The last time this show was aired, someone wrote saying that the city looked so nice he was leaving the UK to go and live there. Hopefully he made the right decision - it's a great city but it can get very cold. In winter the temperature falls to 40 degrees below and you can get frostbite just walking the streets - so JK had to keep his mouth shut for a change. He meets (inside, of course) Bon Jovi , and the hottest producers in the US, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis , and goes in search of Prince.
Plus new videos, movie clips, new news and the famous chicken commercial. Producer GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Unknown: Bon Jovi
Unknown: Jimmy Jam
Unknown: Terry Lewis
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: On the Line

Brass Tacks on Sport
Britain's chances of winning medals at the Seoul Olympics could be endangered because of this country's selection policy. That's the view of Sebastian Coe , who features in one of the reports in tonight's programme, in which David Taylor and Kathy Tayler explore the issues behind the sporting headlines.
The programme also examines some extravagant claims made about golf equipment and reports on how a disorder known as the 'yips' has turned triumph into tragedy for a number of sports figures.
Studio director ROBERT KHODADAD Series producer MALCOLM BETNEY Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Director: Robert Khodadad
Producer: Malcolm Betney

: George Washington

A drama series in six parts 2: George's quest for a commission with the regular British army is frustrated. Written and produced by RICHARD FIELDER
Based on the biography by JAMES THOMAS FLEXNER Directed by BUZZ KULIK (R)


Produced By: Richard Fielder
Unknown: James Thomas Flexner

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

The last in the series starring Garry Shandling Nancy Gets Amnesia
As the storm rages outside on the patio, Officer Sweeney arrives with a very confused Nancy. An unlucky lightning strike has affected her memory, which fails to respond to the gentle therapy of Uncle Lester, dry ice or the echo machine. Is the Flashback Booth adapted for amnesia? And will it cure the crush she has developed for Garry?


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Written By: Marshall Goldberg
Directed By: Alan Rafkln
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Pete: Michael Tucci
Grant/Fabian: Scott Nemes
Officer Sweeney/Sweene: Jason Bernard
Ruth: Barbara Cason

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Interval

: Open University

Who says what to whom, when, how, why and with what effect? Producer JEREMY COOPER (R)


Producer: Jeremy Cooper

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