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: Open University

Maths: Modelling Drug Therapy

: Pinny's House

Pinny and the Floppy Frog (R)


Unknown: Peter Firmin

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme. (R)

: Songs of Praise


: West Side Story

A special screening to celebrate Bernstein's 70th birthday starring
Natalie Wood
Richard Beymer Russ Tamblyn
Rita Moreno and George Chakiris
Winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best
Picture, West Side Story tells the tale of two young lovers - a modern Romeo and Juliet - who find themselves caught in the crossfire between two New York gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.
Maria, Tonight and America are some of the many songs in LEONARD BERNSTEIN and STEPHEN SONDHEIM 'S famous musical, which, with JEROME ROBBINS 'S dazzling choreography, make this one of the most exciting and successful films ever to come out of Hollywood.
Maria ................NATALIE WOOD
Anita....................RITA MORENO
Bernardo.......GEORGE CHAKlRIS Ice ......................TUCKER SMITH
Action.............TONY MORDENTE A-Rab ...............DAVID WINTERS Baby John .............. ELIOT FELD Chino .................. JOSE DE VEGA
Pepe .....................JAY NORMAN Indio .................... GUS TRIKONIS
Juano ...................EDDIE VERSO Lt Schrank ..... SIMON OAKLAND Officer
Doc............................NED GLASS Glad hand...............JOHN ASTIN
Anybodys ................ SUE OAKES Graziella ........... GINA TRIKONIS Screenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN
Based on the stage play produced by ROBERT E. GRIFFITH and HAROLD S PRINCE
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Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Richard Beymer
Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Unknown: Rita Moreno
Unknown: George Chakiris
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Jerome Robbins
Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Rita Moreno
Unknown: Tucker Smith
Unknown: Tony Mordente
Unknown: Gus Trikonis
Unknown: Eddie Verso
Unknown: Krupke William Bramley
Unknown: John Astin
Unknown: Oakes Graziella
Play By: Ernest Lehman
Produced By: Robert E. Griffith
Produced By: Robert Wise
Directed By: Robert Wise
Directed By: Jerome Robbins

: Mas 88 Preview

Live from London's Notting Hill Carnival, the day's festivities begin here with a preview of tonight's 'Mas 88' OB producer BOB WILD
Producer vastiana belfon
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: John Wilcox

: Cricket: Test Match

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Sri Lanka from Lord's Fourth day
Further coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play.

: The Escape Artist

starring Griffin O'Neal Raul Julia Teri Garr
Danny - son of the world's (second) greatest escapologist, has inherited his father's talents. When he decides to use them to uncover the mystery surrounding his father's death, the youngster becomes involved in a world of political corruption and intrigue ... This enchanting blend of fantasy and movie magic by the writer of E. T. was masterminded by Francis Coppola at his Zoetrope Studios.
Screenplay by MELISSA MATHISON and STEPHEN ZITO based on the novel The Escape Artist by DAVID WAGONER


Unknown: Griffin O'Neal
Unknown: Raul Julia
Unknown: Teri Garr
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Unknown: Melissa Mathison
Unknown: Stephen Zito
Unknown: David Wagoner
Produced By: Doug Claybourne
Directed By: Caleb Deschanel
Danny Masters: Griffin O'Neal
Stu Quinones: Raul Julia
Arlene: Teri Garr
Mayor Quinones: Desiderio Arnaz
Aunt Sibyl: Joan Hackett
Uncle Burke: Gabriel Dell
Vernon: John P Ryan
Sandra: Elizabeth Daily
Fritz: M Emmet Walsh
Magic shop owner: Jackie Coogan
Cop at Mayor's office: Hal Williams
Neighbour: Helen Page Camp
Newspaper editor: David Clennon
Sax player: Harry Caeser
Turnkey: Huntz Hall

: Showtime at the Apollo

Eartha Kitt introduces vintage performances, all filmed before the notoriously tough audience of Harlem's famous Apollo Theater.


Introduces: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: John McGlashan
Unknown: Michael Spencer
Producer: Helen Gallacher

: Wildlife Showcase

A series of eight programmes featuring natural history films from other countries.
7: The Coelacanth
The coelacanth, a mysterious tassle-finned fish, was thought to have become extinct with the dinosaurs. But some still lurk in the Indian Ocean, around the Comoro Islands.
German marine biologist Dr Hans Fricke descended into the depths to film these 'living fossils' and, for the first time, glimpses a prehistoric world of 400 million years ago when coelacanths and their kin first appeared.
Presented for BBCtv by GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Comoro Islands.
Unknown: Dr Hans Fricke

: Three Men and a Cake

This amusing documentary about perestroika, (changes in the Soviet Union) goes to Talinn, the capital of Soviet Estonia. Avi, a waiter in a state restaurant, decides to set up his own business which will organise weddings. His first order comes through but there is a problem. How does one get hold of a wedding cake in the Soviet Union?
Photography ALEX HANSEN Film editor PETER ROSE


Producer: Agnieszka Piotrowska

: Mas 88

Masquerading fantasy hits Notting Hill again as Carnival 1988 takes to the streets. With its Afro-
Caribbean roots, Carnival comes to Britain for two days every year when more than a million people throng the streets to enjoy the steel bands, reggae sound systems and spectacular parades. The build-up started last weekend with competitions

: Hair

The musical starring John Savage
Treat Williams
Beverly D'Angelo
The time: the late 60s. The place: New York. Oklahoma cowboy
Claude arrives a few days before reporting for military service in Vietnam. His encounter with a group of dancing, singing hippies leads to a change in his lifestyle as he joins the drug-taking counter-culture dedicated to a better world of peace and love.
TWYLA THARP 'S exuberant choreography is combined with classic songs such as Aquarius, I Got Life and Let the Sunshine In in this evocation of 60s optimism.
Screenplay by MICHAEL WELLER Based on the musical play by GEROM RAGNI and JAMES RADO Music by GALT MACDERMOTT Produced by LESTER PERSKY and MICHAEL BUTLER Directed by MILOS FORMAN
(First showing on British television)
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Unknown: Twyla Tharp
Unknown: Michael Weller
Play By: Gerom Ragni
Music By: Galt MacDermott
Produced By: Lester Persky
Produced By: Michael Butler
Directed By: Milos Forman
Claude: John Savage
Berger: Treat Williams
Sheila: Beverly D'Angelo
Jeannis: Annie Golden
Hud: Dorsey Wright
Woof: Don Dacus
Hud's fiancee: Cheryl Barnes
Fenton: Richard Bright
General: Nicholas Ray
Party guest: Charlotte Rae
Steve: Miles Chapin

: Weatherview

: Open University

Volunteering the Unemployed This programme looks at the Government's response to unemployment in Northern Ireland and its impact on social services. Producer FRANCIS SEALEY (R)


Producer: Francis Sealey

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