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: Pie in the Sky

A See-Saw programme.
The Pieman, Piewife and Piepilot have a day of disasters and rescues involving fairgrounds, musical boxes, thunderstorms and burnt pies! Fortunately they all help in making the choice for the song pie!
Shadow puppets ANDY HALL
Series producer MICHAEL COLE Producer SHARON MILLER (R)


Unknown: David Hargreaves
Unknown: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Peter Gosling
Music: Peter Gosling
Producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Sharon Miller

: Unlucky Strike

starring Chick Chandler and Tom Kennedy.
Chick and Tom's attempts to increase business at their bowling alley lead to chaos. Directed by BEN HOLMES
An RKO film


Unknown: Chick Chandler
Unknown: Tom Kennedy.
Directed By: Ben Holmes

: News

Weather followed by Sport on Friday
Introduced by David Icke , and featuring Racing from Cheltenham.
2.20 BMW Series Final (3m)
2.55 Food Brokers Ferrero Rocher Steeplechase (3m)
3.30 Coral Golden Hurdle (3m) Commentators JULIAN WILSON
There's action from the Soccer Six tournament in Manchester, the best of the week's UEFA Cup ties, and a look ahead to tomorrow's FA Cup Second Round.
Plus a comprehensive round-up of the day's news, including tennis, rallycross and snooker.
Television presentation: Racing KEITH MACKENZIE Producer MARK SCHOFIELD including at


Introduced By: David Icke
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Mark Schofield

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

BBC2's popular 'brain-teaser'. Anagram: a spry metre Clue: British athlete (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

: Favourite Things

Lady Antonia Fraser in conversation with the late Roy Plomley.
The historian and mystery writer welcomes Roy into her beautiful west London home, where she shows him some of her most cherished possessions, as well as the garden that she tends for herself.
She also takes him to her favourite castle and her favourite hotel; introduces him to her favourite food; consults a fortune-teller; and listens to her favourite singers in performance. Producer MICHAEL KERR (R)


Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Michael Kerr

: Handmade

The television craft magazine, presented by Sue Robinson.
All that glisters is not gold!
For contemporary designers, scrap metal, plastic, wood - even fish skeletons - can provide the basic materials for exciting jewellery. Jane Adam is a young jeweller who has already made an international name for herself. She discovered a technique for printing and dyeing the surface of anodised aluminium to produce a silk-like finish in delicate colours. Also in this week's programme, a look at the revival of a centuries-old art: dry-stone walling.
Larry Cowper and Angus Titherington , two young wallers from the Lake
District, test their skills at the national stone-walling competition held in Scotland. In the studio workshop, a fishy business comes to an end and Charlotte Gerlings starts making a miniature porcelain doll. psiener MAY EAKIN
Studio director KRISTIN MASON Producer MARY SPRENT
Series producer DICK FOSTER (e)


Presented By: Sue Robinson.
Unknown: Jane Adam
Unknown: Larry Cowper
Unknown: Angus Titherington
Director: Kristin Mason

: Food and Drink

: British Comedies: What a Carve Up

Sidney James
Kenneth Connor Shirley Eaton Dennis Price
Donald Pleasence.
A gloomy house on the desolate Yorkshire Moors.
The wind howls and the rain teems down as relatives gather for the reading of a will. Ernie, illiterate proof reader, and the rest of the mad Broughton clan are about to discover what Uncle Gabriel has left them ...
Screenplay by RAY COONEY and TONY HILTON
From the novel The Ghoul by FRANK KING
Directed by PAT JACKSON
0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: Donald Pleasence.
Unknown: Ray Cooney
Unknown: Tony Hilton
Unknown: Frank King
Produced By: Robert S. Baker
Produced By: Monty Berman
Directed By: Pat Jackson
Ernie: Kenneth Connor
Syd: Sidney James
Linda: Shirley Eaton
Guy: Dennis Price
Mr Sloane: Donald Pleasence
Fisk: Michael Gough
Janet: Valerie Taylor
Aunt Emily: Esma Cannon
Dr Edward: George Woodbridge
Malcolm: Michael Gwynn
Gabriel: Philip O'Flynn
Arkwright: Philip O'Flynn
Porter: Timothy Bateson
Hearse driver: Frederick Piper

: Bilko

in The Big Man Hunt. Produced by NAT HIKEN Directed by AL DE CAPRIO (R)


Produced By: Nat Hiken
Directed By: Al De Caprio
Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Prisoners of Conscience

In the last in the series of brief portraits of brave men and women jailed for their beliefs, the story of tonight's prisoner of conscience is presented by Sir George Porter.


Presented By: Sir George Porter.

: The Friday Report

Making Tracks
One year ago workmen began to dig the Channel Tunnel. When it is completed in 1993 it will open up new opportunities for travellers, business and industry on both sides of the Channel. But what effect will the tunnel have on the environment and the economy of the south east? Are British Rail ready to meet the challenges that the tunnel will present?
Guy Michelmore reports on the progress underground and on the controversy on the surface.
A JOHN GAU production for BBC South and East


Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: A John Gau

: First Time Garden

Introduced by Geoff Hamilton Gay Search, Roy Lancaster. The last programme of the present series looks at maintenance and plants for autumn colour.
Not everybody wants to build their own garden so it is important to seek advice from professional landscape designers.
Geoff and Gay visit two gardens designed and built by members of the trade association BALI to see how they overcame different landscaping problems.
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE


Introduced By: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster.
Unknown: Jayne Savage
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King.
Pittsburgh. Everyone in the USA thinks that Pittsburgh is 'the pits'. Named after British Prime Minister Pitt, the city is desperate to change its image and is in fact a very nice place. Recently voted
America's most liveable city, it is on the crest of a new wave. There is a state body building championship on and JK meets some of the muscly contestants; goes buggy racing; checks out a truck that can drive itself, and talks to Mr Rogers, the host of a kids' television show for the last 20 years.
JK also meets Def Leppard, one of the most successful British bands in the USA. Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON Film editor NINA TIMPERI
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King.
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Editor: Nina Timperi
Editor: Roger Martin
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Arena

Moving Across the World on Horses
Born in Sri Lanka in 1943, educated in Dulwich and now living in Canada, Michael Ondaatje has criss-crossed the world in a search for what he calls the 'unofficial story'. Ondaatje takes mythical characters like the outlaw Billy the Kid and the mysterious Buddy Bolden , father of New Orleans Jazz, and reconstructs their stories using 'prose, white space and photographs' with a style that has won him critical acclaim from all over the world. It is a style that has been described as 'cinematic, like a dream and like the notes that stuttered out of Buddy Bolden 's cornet'. Rob Walker , director of Dead Head and Blind Justice, evokes the elusive world of Michael Ondaatje through dramatisation and testimony from the author himself.


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Unknown: Buddy Bolden
Unknown: Buddy Bolden
Unknown: Rob Walker
Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Editor: Ardan Fisher
Director: Rob Walker
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall
Webb: Clarke Peters
Patrick: Clarke Peters
Nora: Lachele Carl
Alice: Lachele Carl
Sallie Chisum: Nancy Beatty
Chisum: Michael Hogan
Buddy Bolden: Colin Graham
Huffman: Christopher Ryan
Bellocq: Christopher Ryan
Pat Garrett: Barrie Houghton
Bopthill Cowboy: Gezakovacs

: Newsnight

: The Late Show with Clive James

Two or three well-known people gather around a table to dispense wit, wisdom and ideas.
Director pieter MORPURGO Producer ELAINE BEDELL


Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Weatherview

: Fatal Attractions: The Lady from Shanghai

Film critic
Judith Williamson introduces a flamboyant and labyrinthine thriller. Tonight starring Orson Welles
Rita Hayworth
Everett Sloane
Orson Welles directs and stars as adventurer
Mike O'Hara who, having rescued the beautiful Elsa Bannister , finds himself working on her husband's yacht.
But Mike's growing obsession with Elsa is complicated by an invitation to stage a phoney murder.
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES Based on a novel by RAYMOND SHERWOOD KING Produced and directed by OKSON WELLES
0 FILMS page 39


Introduces: Judith Williamson
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Everett Sloane
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Mike O'Hara
Unknown: Elsa Bannister
Play By: Orson Welles
Novel By: Raymond Sherwood King
Directed By: Okson Welles
Michael: Orson Welles
Elsa: Rita Hayworth
Arthur: Everett Sloane
George Grisby: Glenn Anders

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