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: The Adventures of Spot

A See-Saw programme by ERIC HILL
Spot's First Walk
Narrator Paul Nicholas Animation by LEO BELTOFT Music by DUNCAN LAMONT Script editor DAVID MCKEE
Production CLIVE JUSTER (R)


Programme By: Eric Hill
Narrator: Paul Nicholas
Music By: Duncan Lamont
Editor: David McKee

: What's Inside?

Parties and Festivals
Floella Benjamin with David, Elizabeth, Eriko, Ivan, James, Larissa and children from
East Acton First School Story: Amar's City by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storyteller SAEED JAFFREY Musical director RICHARD BROWN Producer SHEILA FRASER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)


Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Illustrations By: Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Landmarks

The traditional brick^ fashioned from clay and baked in a kiln, has helped to build most of Britain's towns and cities. How does the use of them affect those rural areas where much of the clay is now quarried?
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R) (e)


Producer: Robin Gwyn

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Big Dog.... Little Dog
Fred is the big dog in today's story. He likes the colour green, eats spinach and drives a green car - slowly. Ted is the little dog. He prefers the colour red, eats beetroot and drives his red car - fast. They are friends: it is the attraction of opposites. Presenter Vicky Ireland Animation DICK TAYLOR
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Unknown: Little Dog
Presenter: Vicky Ireland
Unknown: Dick Taylor
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Songs of Praise


: Northern Arts

Bloodaxe Books
Named after the last king of Northumbria, Bloodaxe Books mainly publishes poetry, and their editions of the work of Irina Ratushinskaya , produced while she was a prisoner in a Russian labour camp, fuelled the campaign for her release.
Founder Neil Astley looks back over ten years of work in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Producer SUE DURKAN BBC North East (R)


Unknown: Irina Ratushinskaya
Unknown: Neil Astley

: News

Weather followed by See Hear!

: Off the Course

Gordon Hewitt talks to Arnold Palmer , the first player to reach the one million dollar mark in winnings. British Open Champion in 1961 and 1962, Arnold Palmer reflects on his career. (R)


Talks: Gordon Hewitt
Unknown: Arnold Palmer
Producer: Mike Abbott

: Dr Kildare

with Something Old, Something New
Kildare becomes involved in the strained relationship between an irrational mother and a daughter suffering from a serious illness which is complicated by a guilty secret ...(R)


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Lawton: Lee Kurty
guest stars: Lee Kurty
Emily Field: Kim Hunter
Rachel Field: Sharon Farrell

: The Happy Medium

Doris Stokes , spiritualist superstar, publicly demonstrated, to the satisfaction of many thousands, that there is life after death, and that we could contact those who had 'passed over'. At private sittings, in spiritualist churches, in theatres and cinemas, the homely 65-year-old medium chattered away to the dead as if they were her next-door neighbours.
She claimed to be clairaudient - like a radio receiver tuning in to the other side, picking up the voices of the dead, and passing on their messages to the living.


Unknown: Doris Stokes
Producer: Michael Casey

: Macgregor's Scotland

Portknockie to Ben Avon
Four programmes in which Jimmie Macgregor walks from Portknockie on the Moray Firth to the top of Ben Avon in the Cairngorms. 3: The Whisky Trail
Jimmie follows the Spey from Craigellachie to
Ballindalloch. He watches canoeists on the river and meets a fishing gillie. But soon it is time to leave the Spey and climb the slopes of Ben Rinnes.


Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Unknown: Moray Firth
Unknown: Ben Rinnes.
Producer: Dennis Dick

: DEF II Dearassi Junior High

Last in the series
Parent's Night One day after school, a man is waiting for Wheels who claims to be his father. (R)

: Behind the Beat

Last in a series of five programmes. Tonight
Prince gets the look from
Sheena Easton and Behind the Beat goes clubbing in London and Manchester.
Award-winning producer and singer Michael Walden talks about his work with Whitney and Aretha. Meet the rap queens of New York - Roxanne Shante and Princess of the Possee, Queen Latifa. Radio 1 DJ Miss P and Smiley Culture talk about the reggae industry and a look at the fashion for Funki Dreds with Soul 11 Soul and Steven Dante. See would-be entrepreneur
Mahash Bajaj lose out on a deal. Plus footage of premier blues singer Bessie Smith. Producer TERRY JERVIS
Series producer SHARON ALI BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Sheena Easton
Singer: Michael Walden
Unknown: Roxanne Shante
Unknown: Steven Dante.
Unknown: Mahash Bajaj
Singer: Bessie Smith.
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Perfect Strangers

Bronson Pinchot as Balki Mark Linn-Baker as Larry Ernie Sabella as Twinkacetti Beautiful Dreamer
The rigours of the Big Sale at Twinkacetti's discount store are enough to send anyone to bed, so Larry is perplexed when Balki spends his nights rearranging furniture, doing aerobics - anything but going to sleep ... Written by PAULA A. ROTH Directed by JOEL ZWICK


Unknown: Bronson Pinchot
Unknown: Balki Mark Linn-Baker
Unknown: Larry Ernie Sabella
Written By: Paula A. Roth
Directed By: Joel Zwick

: Roy Kinnear - an Actor's Life

"At five feet five-and-a-half inches, fat and balding there aren many juvenile leads for you, and so I became a character actor quite quickly." He was born in Wigan in 1934. His death in Spain last month cut short a long and distinguished career in comedy, from Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop to TW3, the RSC and the NT, sitcoms and pantomimes galore.
Eleanor Bron introduces this celebration of a lovely man and a natural comedian with tributes from friends and Roy's own insights into his profession, from the series An Actor's Life for Me. "My mother wanted me to go into the bank. But from the age of 12, 1 never thought of being anything but an actor."
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Eleanor Bron

: Reaching for the Skies

The fifth programme in this 12-part series
Narrated by Anthony Quayle Bombers
On 6 August 1945, a B29 bomber, called Enola Gay after the captain's mother, dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Seventy-eight thousand people died immediately. It was the ultimate in terror bombing. An aeroplane first dropped a bomb just eight years after the Wright brothers first flew. A new and horrific dimension to warfare had arrived. Conventional bombing reached its climax in the Vietnam War, when the United States, in a ten-year-long campaign dropped six-and-a-half million tons of bombs. More than was used in the whole of the Second World War. Film editor GREG MILLER
Series producer IVAN RENDALL Executive producer JOHN GAU. Producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill
Book: 'Reaching for the Skies', price £14.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Editor: Greg Miller
Producer: Ivan Rendall
Producer: John Gau.
Producer: Dennis Adams

: New Australian Movies: Fran

Noni Hazlehurst
Fran is a deserted wife whose need for a man's attention conflicts with her need to love and protect her children.
Her unorthodox lifestyle and stubborn pride bring her into direct confrontation with the welfare department. Noni Hazlehurst gives a moving performance as the warm but irresponsible Fran.
Produced by DAVID RAPSEY Written and directed by GLENDA HAMBLY
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Noni Hazlehurst
Unknown: Noni Hazlehurst
Produced By: David Rapsey
Directed By: Glenda Hambly
Fran: Noni Hazlehurst
Marge: Annie Byron
Jeff: Alan Fletcher
Lisa: Narelle Simpson
Tom: Travis Ward
Cynthia: Rosie Logie
Ray: Danny Adcock
Michael Butlin: Steve Jodrell
Sally Aspinal: Penny Brown
Waigani supervisor: Faith Clayton
Peter Cook: Richard Tullock
Graham Brooks: Colin McEwan
Carol Brooks: Rosemary Harrison

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
With international reports by DAVID SELLS.


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Nigel Chapman.
Unknown: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Mike Robinson
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: Nurses

Picking Up the Pieces
Mike Walsh is Charge Nurse in the busy Accident and Emergency Department of the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He works a long night shift, coping with everything from a cornflake caught in someone's throat to overdoses and serious accidents - that's when he's not being used as counsellor and confidante. Film editor IAN PITCH Producer PETER SYMES BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Mike Walsh
Producer: Peter Symes

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