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: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme Little Miss Scatterbrain and Mister Bounce (R)

: Just a Pain in the Parlour

An RKO film

: News

Weather followed by One Man and His Dog Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall.
Second semi-final - Singles for Wales:
John Lightfoot with Black for Ireland:
John Casey with Ben
The Brace Championship continues today.
Jim Cropper with Cap 1 and Cap 2 (England) v
John Paterson with Don and Jix (Scotland)
Producer LAN SMITH (R)

Contributors

Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall.
Unknown: John Lightfoot
Unknown: John Casey
Unknown: Jim Cropper
Unknown: John Paterson

: It's a Small World

Motoring Miniatures
Gerald Wingrove produces some of the finest model cars in the world.
Introduced by Andy Price. Producer PAUL SMITH BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Wingrove
Introduced By: Andy Price.
Producer: Paul Smith

: The Historyman

Georgetown Presented by Bryan McNerney .
Georgetown is a bustling commercial centre in Malaysia, which owes its prosperity to a man from
Suffolk who established the British colony of Penang. Producer BRYAN MCNERNEY

Contributors

Presented By: Bryan McNerney
Producer: Bryan McNerney

: News

Weather followed by Chronicle
Black
Napoleon Written and narrated by John Julius Norwich.
The first black republic in the world, Haiti, was born in 1804 from a slave rebellion.
The man who led that revolt was himself a former slave - Toussaint l'Ouverture. Once they had tasted freedom, the blacks fought desperately to retain it. Napoleon Bonaparte , however, was determined to reduce Toussaint, 'this gilded African' as he called him, to submission.
Producer KENNETH SHEPHEARD (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Napoleon Written
Unknown: John Julius Norwich.
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Catchword

with Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Coia

: Travellers in Time

Last of six films of early exploration introduced by Duncan Carse.
Amazon Explored.
In 1924, Dr Hamilton Rice , the foremost scientific explorer of his time, forced his way nearly 800 miles up a tributary of the Amazon towards its source.
Producer RICHARD ROBINSON (R)

Contributors

Introduced By: Duncan Carse.
Unknown: Dr Hamilton Rice
Producer: Richard Robinson

: Grow Biz Quiz

Introduced by Alan Titchmarsh.
Can you find nudes around Trevor Harrison 's garden pond and would an apple grower use a candle snuffer in his orchard?
Find out when
Alan Titchmarsh referees Brian, Susan Derrick and Mary as they fight for the last seat in the conservatory at next week's Grow Biz Quiz final. Production assistants
CHRISTINE PALMER. JAYNE SAVAGE Researcher JULIA DURBIN Produced and directed by NICK PATTEN
Series producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Trevor Harrison
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Susan Derrick
Unknown: Christine Palmer.
Unknown: Julia Durbin
Directed By: Nick Patten

: Northern Lights

Taking the Waters
A look at the Royal Baths in Harrogate.
Producer JOHN GRAHAM BBC Leeds (R)

Contributors

Producer: John Graham

: Country File

: All This and World War Two

featuring the music of Lennon and McCartney performed by: AMBROSIA, BEE GEES,
BROTHERS JOHNSON,
LYNSEY DEPAUL,
DAVID ESSEX, BRYAN
FERRY, FOUR SEASONS, PETER GABRIEL , TINA TURNER , ELTON JOHN , FRANKIE LAINE ,
JEFF LYNNE , HELEN REDDY , LEO SAYER , STATUS QUO, ROD STEWART, LONDON SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, ROYAL
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA A vivid musical portrait of the years before and during the Second World War.
Produced by SANDY LIEBERSON and MARTIN J. MACHAT
Directed by SUSIE WINSLOW
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Contributors

Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Tina Turner
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Frankie Laine
Unknown: Jeff Lynne
Unknown: Helen Reddy
Unknown: Leo Sayer
Produced By: Sandy Lieberson
Unknown: Martin J. MacHat
Directed By: Susie Winslow

: Choir of the Year

Two youth choirs, two barbershop choruses and two chamber choirs sing for the last three remaining places in the final of the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year Competition. Brian Kay introduces the second semi-final from the Opera House in Buxton, and looks at the type of grants and sponsorships available to choirs.
Designer ALAN WRIGHT Sound NEIL MURRAY Assistant producer DAVID M. JACKSON
Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland

Contributors

Introduces: Brian Kay
Designer: Alan Wright
Unknown: Neil Murray
Producer: David M. Jackson
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: 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 Tom Stoppard.

Contributors

Presented By: Tom Stoppard.

: Open Space

Without Prejudice.
Most people believe that
British justice is, above all, just. If you're black, however, you're more likely to be arrested, more likely to be prosecuted, more likely to go to prison, and more likely to receive a longer sentence than if you are white, say barristers and solicitors of the Society of Black Lawyers. Using this Open Space, they argue that there is something dangerously wrong at the heart of our criminal justice system - that white Britons are sending black Britons to prison at a rate that condemns the system itself as racist.
Film cameraman GEORGE MORSE Film editor PETER CLARKE
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer MIKE MACCORMACK
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the Community Programme Unit.

Contributors

Unknown: George Morse
Editor: Peter Clarke
Producer: Mike MacCormacK

: The Travel Show Guides

Essential information for holiday planning presented by Penny Junor . The Austrian Tyrol.
The glossy brochures for next summer's holidays are now out. How can you be sure of picking the right resort?
The Travel Show Guides have the facts.
With Matthew Collins, the independent traveller and John Kettley , with advice on the weather.
Film editor MARTIN SANDYS Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON

Contributors

Presented By: Penny Junor
Unknown: John Kettley
Editor: Martin Sandys
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: French and Saunders

Full of dangerousness, spectacularness, and good old-fashioned family fun.
French and Saunders, very light entertainment.
Starring Dawn French Jennifer Saunders featuring Raw Sex with Sue
Jones-Davies Helen Lederer , Clive Panto Chris Ifill , Colin Layne. Special guests Kirsty MacColl and Mavis Nicholson. Written by DAWN FRENCH and JENNIFER SAUNDERS
Musical director SIMON BRINT Choreographer NICKY HINKLEY Directed by KEVIN BISHOP
Produced by GEOFF POSNER (R)
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Contributors

Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Jones-Davies Helen Lederer
Unknown: Clive Panto
Unknown: Chris Ifill
Unknown: Colin Layne.
Unknown: Kirsty MacColl
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson.
Written By: Dawn French
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Simon Brint
Unknown: Nicky Hinkley
Directed By: Kevin Bishop
Produced By: Geoff Posner

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about real lives - now.
Jam Today.
The average family in Britain has debts of £1,500 - over and above the mortgage.
Christmas shoppers pack the stores, tempted to buy now, pay later. Newspapers advertise easy loans, shops offer immediate credit. But debt can bring despair into people's lives - affecting relationships, self-esteem, sometimes even the will to live.
In Manchester Lesley and Eddie Edwards owe E26,000 - and face losing their home. Irene and Rick Mulcahy did lose their home; now they live on a council estate.'
'Ruth', a magistrate, finds herself in the same difficulties as those who appear before her.
Naomi and Billy Smith vow never to take out loans again. 'Support in Debt', a unique self-help scheme, helps them all cope with the problem most people are too ashamed to admit.... Photography
CHRIS SEAGER , RICHARD RANKEN Film editor SIMON ROSE
Producer JULIA MCLAREN
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
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Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Edwards
Unknown: Rick Mulcahy
Unknown: Billy Smith
Unknown: Chris Seager
Unknown: Richard Ranken
Editor: Simon Rose
Producer: Julia McLaren
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Tracey Ullman Show

A series of comic playlets recorded in front of a live audience at the Fox Studio in Los Angeles.
Also starring Julie Kavner Dan Castellaneta , Joe Malone and Sam McMurray. Tonight:
The Affair.
Grant and Sarah 'work out' the problems in their marriage.
When in Rome.
Oklahoma may not have been such a good idea for relocating Ray, once the locals offer a helping hand. Weather or Not.
Louis Alletti has some welcome visitors. Can he cope?
Produced by RICHARD SAKAI

Contributors

Unknown: Julie Kavner
Unknown: Dan Castellaneta
Unknown: Joe Malone
Unknown: Sam McMurray.
Unknown: Louis Alletti
Produced By: Richard Sakai

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick reporting the major events of the day.

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Catching a Snake

Wynton Marsalis - A Profile. 'If you put in the energy and the time you can learn to play classical music.
Learning jazz is not as easy - learning jazz is like trying to catch a snake.'
This film follows trumpeter Wynton Marsalis from classical recordings in London to jazz dates in New York and at the World Fair in New Orleans where he grew up. Producer MIKE NEWMAN
Director MIKE ALEXANDER

Contributors

Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Producer: Mike Newman
Director: Mike Alexander








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