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: The Adventures of Spot

A See-Saw programme (R)

: What's Inside?

Surprises with Floella Benjamin. Story: The Special Event by PETER BONNICI
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Producer SHEILA FRASER Executive producer


Unknown: Floella Benjamin.
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: The Big Mouthpiece

starring Chick Chandler Tom Kennedy.
When Tom is caught for illegal parking, he gets Chick the lawyer to help out at his trial
Directed by FRED GUIOL
An RKO film


Unknown: Chick Chandler
Unknown: Tom Kennedy.
Directed By: Fred Guiol

: News

Weather followed by Songs of Praise

: Of Green Men and Blue Trains

A nostalgic look at the passing of the Glasgow trains and their drivers - the Green Men - in 1962. Producer JOHN WOOD


Producer: John Wood

: Town Portraits

Seventh of eight programmes. Helmsley, North Yorkshire John Grundy visits one of England's prettiest towns. Producer PAUL PAXTON


Unknown: John Grundy
Producer: Paul Paxton

: News

Weather followed by International
Pro-Celebrity Golf Bruce Forsyth and Lee Trevino take on the two Sandys, Gall and Lyle, for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy.
Peter Alliss is the host over nine holes of the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry Hotel. Executive producer


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Peter Alliss

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: and envies DJ. Clue: Radio disc jockey. (Answer in today's programme.)
Wordsmiths from all over
Britain challenge each other and face Paul Coia and Bryan the computer with his sets of letters.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Blizzard's Outdoor Toys

Today Richard Blizzard builds another toy for his traditional garden play area - the garden house.
Easy to build with timber and screws, this toy will give hours of pleasure to your children and shelter them from the traditional English summer.
Construction assistant MERVYN HURFORD
Produced and directed by PHILIP THICKETT


Unknown: Richard Blizzard
Directed By: Philip Thickett

: Behind the Screen

Rob Curling with the latest « on all things BBC.

: Six-a-Side Football

from Manchester.
Guinness Soccer Six.
Exciting indoor action from the G-Mex Centre, where all 20 First Division clubs are competing for prize money of more than £250,000.
This afternoon features the best of last night's games in which Spurs, Everton, Aston Villa, Newcastle,
Coventry and Charlton were battling to decide which one of them would reach Wednesday's finals.
Introduced by Bob Wilson. Television presentation JOHN SHREWSBURY


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: John Shrewsbury

: DEF II Behind the Beat

Behind the Beat goes behind the scenes of the Mica Paris tour and talks to the musical director, Paul Powell. The new head of Motown explains how he plans to re-shape the famous company. And a live performance from top South African band Zabalaza, the musicians behind
Paul Simon 's Graceland album. Executive producer JENNY COWAN Producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill


Director: Paul Powell.
Unknown: Paul Simon
Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Scene Docs

jast in the ieries.
Refugees - You Æave Because
You Have To.
'I dislike the word refugee, it has no sense of belonging.' There are between 12-15 million refugees in the world today. Does Britain extend a welcome to refugees seeking asylum here? When do you stop being a refugee and become part of your adopted country?
Scene talked to Monika and Vinh from Vietnam and Fareed who comes from Kurdistan.
They consider their lives, past and present, and their hopes for the future.
Senes producer ROGER TONGE Producer SUE ARON
DEFII editor


Unknown: Janet Street-Porter

: Perfect Strangers

Balki becomes the mediator in a spot of sibling warfare when Larry's sister arrives in Chicago and announces her intention to pursue a musical career instead of taking a place at college. Big brother goes beserk ...


Written By: William Bickley
Written By: Michael Warren
Directed By: Joel Zwick
Balki: Bronson Pinchot
Larry: Mark Linn-Baker

: The Education Programme

Let's Get Physical
Most people, especially children, would consider themselves fairly fit. But if you take too little exercise, the foundations of heart disease and other middle-age killers can be laid down well before the symptoms become obvious, even in early childhood. The Sports Council and the Health
Education Authority are joining forces to devise a battery of fitness tests for finding out just how fit today's telly-addict schoolchildren are.
Martin Young and Elin Rhys put the new tests through their paces.
Series producer SALLY KDtKWOOD Producer TERRY MARSH
For a copy of thefactsheet send a large 22p sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Elin Rhys
Producer: Terry Marsh

: Prisoners of Conscience

In this two-week series of brief portraits of brave men and women jailed for their beliefs, the story of tonight's prisoner of conscience is presented by Bernard Levin.


Presented By: Bernard Levin.

: Return to Saigon

First of two programmes written and presented by Anthony Grey.
A Journey through the Ravaged Land of Vietnam. After half a century of guerrilla and open warfare, Vietnam has been at peace for 13 years.
In this film - the first time a Western crew was permitted to report freely on the country - Anthony Grey makes a journey through Vietnam to the temples of Hue, to the Viet Cong
Tunnels of Cu Chi, to a guerrilla hide-out in the Marble Mountain at Da
Nang, to the battlefields of Dien Bien Phu , finally to meet General Giap who master-minded the victories over the French and Americans.
On his journeyings, he looks at the daily life of the Vietnamese who now have to deal with massive inflation. Photography BRIAN MCDAIRMANT Film editors ANDREW NELSON. BRIAN TRENERRY
Executive producer AUBREY E. SINGER A WHITE CITY KILM production for BBCtv


Presented By: Anthony Grey.
Unknown: Anthony Grey
Unknown: Dien Bien Phu
Photography: Brian McDairmant
Editors: Andrew Nelson.
Editors: Brian Trenerry
Producer: Malcolm R. Burgess
Director: Roger Mills
Executive Producer: Aubrey E. Singer

: New Australian Movies: Undercover

Genevieve Picot John Walton.
As her trail approaches Sydney, Libby flings her corset out of the window in a reckless gesture of farewell to provincialism. City life is not all she expects and before long she finds herself back in the underwear business.
David Stevens 's lively comedy is set in the hectic 1920s when attitudes to women were changing as fast as the fashions.
Screenplay by MIRANDA DOWNES Produced by DAVID ELFICK Directed by DAVID STEVENS
0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Genevieve Picot
Unknown: John Walton.
Unknown: David Stevens
Play By: Miranda Downes
Produced By: David Elfick
Directed By: David Stevens
Libby McKenzie: Genevieve Picot
Fred Burley: John Walton
Max Wylde: Michael Pare
Nina: Sandy Gore
Theo Finch: Peter Phelps
Professor Hencket: Barry Otto
Arthur Burley: Andrew Sharp
May: Caz Lederman
Alice: Susan Leith

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Cameron Country

Third in a series of five outstanding film essays by the late James Cameron. Nobody Ever Asks Why.
Tonight a visit to Houston, the multi-million dollar headquarters of America's manned space programme, and a journey along the long trail to Apollo's science fiction launch pad on the Florida coast. In the past all visitors have always asked 'how big?', 'how far?', 'how much?'.


Unknown: James Cameron.
Producer: Richard Marquand
Director: Don Fairservice

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