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: Open University

Mother-in-Law: Mussolini with Knickers

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Pigeon at Sea
Mr Macadoo, Mr Baskerville and 'Long Distance Clara' help a pigeon realise that it can't take to water like a duck or gull. With the voices of George Layton and John Telfer Music by BENN1 LEES
Written by MICHAEL COLE Designed by ALAN ROGERS Animated by PETER LANG
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Written By: Michael Cole
Designed By: Alan Rogers
Unknown: Peter Lang
Produced By: David Yates

: News

Weather followed by The Care Bearers
Eleven-year-old Adel Frudd is Britain's most caring child. She's got an award telling her so. Each night, and all weekend, she is solely responsible for her disabled mother.
Adel has been doing this since she was 6 years old. She is one among many: children whose dedication is applauded, but whose predicament is ignored.
Gerry Northam reports on those least able to bear this burden, and asks, who cares for the kids who care? Producer JOHN DRURY Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: Adel Frudd
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Drury

: Italians

A portrait of Italy today seen through the lives of ten different Italians. 3: The Restorer
Leonetto Tintori has dedicated 50 years of his life to restoring Italy's early
Renaissance masterpieces.
He finds it agonising to see a deteriorating painting.
Like a visiting doctor, he tends damaged works of art throughout Tuscany.
Leonetto is also an artist and sculptor and his favourite model is his wife and companion, Elena. Narrated by Michael Pennington
Written by DAVID WILLEY (R)


Unknown: Leonetto Tintori
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Written By: David Willey

: News

Weather followed by James Cameron :
Once Upon a Time 1: In the Beginning Was the Word ...
James Cameron , one of the outstanding figures of British journalism, earned universal respect for his courage in working in different places but even more for his forthright reporting and fearless independence of view. In this five-part series he analyses his career, revisiting places of historical and political significance, reassessing his views in the light of later experience. In this first programme, James traces his career from his early days in journalism to his first steps in television. Producer JENNY CROPPER
Executive producer ANTHONY ISAACS (R)
(Postponed from 20 July)


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: James Cameron
Producer: Jenny Cropper
Producer: Anthony Isaacs

: Dr Kildare

A seven-part story with 1: The Life Machine
A committee is faced with choosing only five people to use a kidney machine. (R)


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Lawton: Lee Kurty
Harry: Leslie Nielsen
Judd: Robert Reed
Rhoda: Cloris Leachman

: Great Little Railways

A series in five parts 3:The Goldrush Line
Written and narrated by Simon Hoggart
Gold fever ended with the turn of the century but the White Pass and Yukon railroad is still there, hauling the tourist up some of the toughest gradients in the world.
Producer CYRIL GATES BBC North West (R)


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Couples

Seven years ago
Lucinda Prior-Palmer and David Green married. They talk to Dilys Morgan about how they have coped with their competitive careers, dissimilar backgrounds, and each other. Producer JEANNE LACHARD


Unknown: Lucinda Prior-Palmer
Unknown: David Green
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Producer: Jeanne Lachard

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden

A series of 13 films presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson 9: August
The preoccupation of the Victorian gardener during
August was getting water to his plants. The invention of the India rubber hosepipe transformed his task. Peter visits Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire to find out about Thomas Rivers , the 19th-century nurseryman. Producer KEITH SHEATHER BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Thomas Rivers
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Mission Impossible: The Hostage

Mistaken for a hotel magnate, Paris is held for ransom by South American revolutionaries. Operating between a stubborn government and desperate kidnappers, the Impossible Missions Force hatch a plan to free their comrade. (R)


Writer: Harold Livingston
Director: Barry Crane

: That Was Then.... This Is Now

This week the Cure From the Crawley bandstand to South
American amphitheatres, Robert Smith , often described as the post-punk intellectual, talks about their ten-year career and relentless rise to fame.
Videotape editor COLLO CAW-TON Researcher RORY SHEEHAN Produced and directed by DAVID G. CROFT


Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: Rory Sheehan
Directed By: David G. Croft
Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Pans: Leonard Nimoy
Dana: Lesley Warren
Barney: Greg Morris
Doug: Sam Elliot

: Under Sail

Lome Leader
At 96-years-old, Lome Leader, an 80-foot Brixham sailing trawler, is still earning her keep. Her skipper,
Donald Hind , manages to make a living from her, while conserving part of Britain's maritime heritage at the same time. Under Sail takes a holiday cruise in the Hebrides ...
Narrator Tom Salmon
Series producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald Hind
Unknown: Jeremy Humphries
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Mediterranean Cookery

Seven programmes with Claudia Roden
3: Turkey
A look at the cuisine that developed in Istanbul over 500 years of Ottoman rule.
Assistant producer CLARE BRIGSTOCKE Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R) (e)


Unknown: Claudia Roden
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Armada

2: The Floating Fortress
The old view was that the Armada was defeated by English seadogs in smaller, less well-armed ships. The new version is that it was prevented from succeeding by bad planning, and destroyed by bad luck. But a computer analysis reveals a quite different picture.
The Armada took a week to sail from Land's End to Calais. On the way there were a number of skirmishes, but the English did not sink a single Spanish ship - and on the last two days, not a shot was fired. Yet by the time it reached Calais, the Armada had been cheated of its goal.

: M*A*S*H

38 Across
Cross-word fever hits the 4077th when Hawkeye finds an old Times crossword. Written by JIM FRITZELL and EVERETT GREENBAUM
Directed by BURT METCALFE (R)


Written By: Jim Fritzell
Written By: Everett Greenbaum
Directed By: Burt Metcalfe
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Col Potter: Harry Morgan

: ScreenPlay: Eskimos Do It

When the widowed Mrs Bing goes into hospital for a routine operation, she little realises she will soon make a dramatic bid for the most essential freedom of all ...
* FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Jim Barton
Music: Carl Davis
Designer: Ken Starkey
Producer: Richard Langridge
Director: Derek Lister
Mrs Bing: Jean Boht
Mrs Dewey: Liz Fraser
Gordon Bing: Ian Brimble
Jack Bing: Neil Pearson
Dr Wilson: Ania Marson
Sister Norris: Francis Low
Mr Leith: Oscar Quitak
Linda: Jo Unwin
Nurse Coles: Cheryl Maiker
Nurse Peters: Catrin Menna

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background on events


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Behind the Beat Prince Special

Prince 4 U - 2 Good 2 Be True ! Prince has been in London all week with a series of seven sell-out shows at
Wembley. For those of you who weren't able to make it or who simply want more
Behind the Beat brings you exclusive clips from Prince's new film Sign '0' The Times and a look at his multi-million dollar Paisley Park empire just outside his home town of Minneapolis. Producer TERRY JERVIS
Series producer SHARON ALI BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Producer: Terry Jervis

: Open University

11.40 Public Health: Noise Abatement - Two Case Studies
The Derby ring road passes close to residential areas; some householders are entitled to compensation, and the first case study looks at the statutory limits. The second case study looks at the statutory limits for work environments.
12.05 The History of Mongolism This award-winning programme traces the history of our prejudices about the 'typical' Down's syndrome child.


Producer: Martin Wright
Producer: Nick Brenton

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