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: Little Misses and the Mister Men

Little Miss Late and Mister Mean (R)

: Northern Lights

Frank Nelson 's Toys for Grown-Ups.
A man who's part artist, part craftsman, part mechanic, and yet part comic in the saucy seaside postcard tradition - Frank Nelson. Producer MARK ROWLAND (R)


Unknown: Frank Nelson
Unknown: Frank Nelson.
Producer: Mark Rowland

: The First Noels

4: The Protestant Christmas Presented by Sir Geraint Evans with the William Byrd Choir and the Choir of All Saints
Church, West End. (R)


Presented By: Sir Geraint Evans
Unknown: William Byrd Choir

: News

Weather followed by One Man and His Dog Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall. Young Handlers' Championship.
Four young shepherds, all under 20, compete on the Derwentwater trials course. For England:
Janet Mason with Slade for Wales:
Robert Edwards with Max for Scotland:
Neil Ross with Craig for Ireland:
Brian McConnell with Cap Producer IAN SMITH (R)


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall.
Unknown: Janet Mason
Unknown: Robert Edwards
Unknown: Neil Ross
Unknown: Brian McConnell
Producer: Ian Smith

: It's a Small World

Steam in Miniature.
Jonathan Minns - expert, author and collector - explains how model steam engines reflect the development of the Industrial Revolution, and were in some cases an essential part of it. Introduced by Andy Price. Producer PAUL SMITH BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Jonathan Minns
Introduced By: Andy Price.
Producer: Paul Smith

: The Historyman

Bury St Edmunds
Bryan McNerney explores the stormy relationship between the ancient abbey and the town.


Unknown: St Edmunds
Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: News

Weather followed by Chronicle City of the Dead
Nearly 5,000 years ago along the banks of the River Indus, now in Pakistan, a great city arose at Mohenjo-Daro. Discovered early this century, it has proved to be the centre of one of the great civilisations of the world, which spread throughout much of the Indian subcontinent and influenced its lifestyle.
This mysterious culture disappeared before 1800 BC leaving only traces of how the people had lived. Among the findings were seals with still undeciphered writing. Professor Colin Renfrew takes the Chronicle cameras around the site, looks at the clues that have been excavated, and tells the story of what has so far been discovered of this enigmatic society.
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN (R)


Producer: Julia Cave
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Catchword

With Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: International Show Jumping

Tonight the most popular horse show in Britain, already a sellout, gets under way at the Grand Hall, Olympia.
DAVID VINE looks forward to the competition and entertainment on offer over the next five days.
(Coverage continues at 11.00pm on BBC1)
0 FEATURE: page 99

: Grow Biz Quiz

Introduced by Alan Titchmarsh.
Things are really hotting up in the Grow Biz Quiz as the four highest scoring heat winners battle it out in the exciting, hard fought final.
Assisted by Trevor Harrison as Eddie Grundy ,
Alan Titchmarsh will be firing the questions to see who will become the Grow
Biz Champion 1988 and visit this year's Aalsmere Flower Show in Holland. Production assistants
Series producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: Alan Titchmarsh.
Assisted By: Trevor Harrison
Unknown: Eddie Grundy
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Christine Palmer.
Unknown: Julia Durbin
Directed By: Nick Patten
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Country File

: My Learned Friend

starring Will Hay,
Claude Hulbert.
In this film - the last in which the great comedian starred -
Will Hay plays a shady, disbarred barrister on the hit list of a revenge-crazy convict.
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Claude Hulbert.
Unknown: John Dighton
Unknown: Angus MacPhail
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Basil Dearden
William Fitch: Will Hay
Claude Babbington: Claude Hulbert
Grimshaw: Mervyn Jones
Ferris: Ernest Thesiger
Safety Wilson: Charles Victor
Gloria: Derna Hazel
Col Chudleigh: Lloyd Pearson
Aladdin: Maudie Edwards
Dr Scrudamore: G. H. Mulcaster
Carstairs: Gibb McLaughlin

: Choir of the Year

The Final.
Sainsbury's Choir of the Year Competition reaches its climax at the Opera House in Buxton. The six finalists have come a long way since April when they first sang in preliminary heats along with 200 other choirs. Today they put forward their strongest programmes.
Brian Kay talks to some of the singers about their impressions of the competition and recalls its highlights.
Assistant producer DAVID M JACKSON Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland


Talks: Brian Kay
Unknown: Priscilla Hoadley
Designer: Alan Wright
Producer: David M Jackson
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Open Space

The Baby's Fine - But How Are You?
I started to bang into walls, fall over, scream for nothing at all. I had nightmares with physical pain. My whole world went upside down but at the time I thought maybe it was a normal reaction to having a baby.
Fear, guilt, an awful feeling of isolation and months of depression are common features of post-natal illness. It affects more than one in ten new mothers. Yet few people have even heard of it. A group of women in Kendal attack the conspiracy of silence which keeps people from knowing what causes this devastating illness and how they can be helped. Film camera
Sound recording STUART BRUCE Assistant producer TONY MULHOLLAND
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer GAVIN DUTTON
Phone lines will open immediately after the programme until 10.30pm on [number removed]if you want to talk to someone about post-natal illness. An information pack is also available. Please send an A4 26p sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Tom Hilton.
Unknown: Mary Routh
Unknown: Stuart Bruce
Producer: Tony Mulholland
Producer: Gavin Dutton

: The Travel Show Guides

Essential information for holiday planning presented by Penny Junor . Crete
How can you be sure of picking the right resort? The Travel Show Guides have the facts. Which beaches are great, which are awful. Which resorts are peaceful, which look like a building site.
John Kettley has advice on the weather and Matthew Collins on travelling independently. Film editor ANDY CURRIE
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON
Copy of the script available, £1.50each (crossed cheques made payable to
BBC) from [address removed]


Presented By: Penny Junor
Editor: Andy Currie
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: French and Saunders

Very light entertainment. Starring Dawn French Jennifer Saunders featuring Raw Sex with Ben Elton , Ian Sears.
Musical director SIMON BRINT Directed by KEVIN BISHOP
Produced by GEOFF POSNER (R)


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Ian Sears.
Written By: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Simon Brint
Directed By: Kevin Bishop
Produced By: Geoff Posner

: 40 Minutes: Mixed Blessings

Two women, Margaret Wheeler and Blanche Rylatt, go into a nursing home to have their babies - both of them girls. The mothers strike up a friendship, gossiping late into the night. But the next morning things start to go wrong. Margaret is convinced she's been given Blanche's baby.
So begins an extraordinary story of heartache and humour, of friendship and maternal love. Had they got the wrong babies? The Rylatts refused even to consider the possibility of a mistake; besides, they had grown to love their changeling child....
A stunning story - DAILY MIRROR Perfect drama - THE INDEPENDENT


Subject: Margaret Wheeler
Subject: Blanche Rylatt
Producer: Jonathan Gili
40 Minutes Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Tracey Ullman Show

Also starring Julie Kavner Dan Castellaneta
Joe Malone , Sam McMurray. Tonight: Changing Lanes. Samantha finds that life is too quiet at sister Jill's. Treasure.
A multinational assortment seek treasure at sea.
Wings of Love.
When her baby writes her a letter, it's a quick trip to
Travel Club Inc. for Tracey. Produced by RICHARD SAKAI


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

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Jazz 625: In Memoriam - Charlie Parker

Six musicians pay tribute to the genius of Charlie Parker, one of the great innovators in modern jazz.
J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Howard McGhee (trumpet) Walter Bishop (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums).
Introduced by Steve Race [RT credits as Steve Ross]
(Black and white) (R)


Trombonist: J.J. Johnson
Alto saxophonist: Sonny Stitt
Trumpeter: Howard McGhee
Pianist: Walter Bishop
Bassist: Tommy Potter
Drummer: Kenny Clarke
Presenter: Steve Race
Producer/Director: Terry Henebery

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