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Ovide: Rex on the Rampage
Between the mad marshes and the Venetian jetty, the Virgin Forest and the mysterious caverns, there's no shortage of adventures for Ovide the duckbilled platypus. Today he meets Rex the dinosaur.

9.30am Popeye: Computer Chaos, Chilly Con Caveman and Here Today Goon Tomorrow.

10.00am Blue Peter Omnibus
with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding.
Catch up with a great idea for turning old Christmas cards into thank you notes and help celebrate the 100th birthday of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds with Caron - up a 50ft tree!

10.50am Boss Cat: The Missing Heir
A film cartoon series about the gang of alley cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.
Boss Cat's ideas for making Benny rich are nearly brought to nothing by the combined effort of Chutney and Griswald. (R)

11.15am Boxpops
Boxpops takes a look back at some memorable moments on TV. This week: Eat It!
Which Bread wanted cornflakes?
What made Morph go mountaineering?
Why was Curry shaken?
And when did Weird Al eat it? Find out on Boxpops.


Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Mark Curry
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Caron Keating
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Yvette Fielding
Director ("Boxpops"): Jennifer White
Producer ("Boxpops"): Roy Milani
Executive Producer ("Boxpops"): Eric Rowan

: Reportage

The updated version of DEF IFs current affairs magazine show. The results of the phone poll and round-up of calls to the reaction line. Series producers
(Revised repeat of last Wednesday's broadcast)

: I Remember Mama

Starring Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes.

Wise, practical and indomitable, Mama Hanson leads her family through the trials, large and small, that beset them. Mama's work is never done and money is short, but there is always her bank account of which she is very proud...
Films: page 14


Screenplay: Dewitt Bodeen
Producer: Harriet Parsons
Director: George Stevens
Mama: Irene Dunne
Katrin: Barbara Bel Geddes
Uncle Chris: Oscar Homolka
Papa: Philip Dorn
Mr Hyde: Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Thorkelson: Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson: Rudy Vallee
Jessie Brown: Barbara O'Neil
Nels: Steve Brown

: Oh I Say!

An 80th Birthday Tribute to Dan Maskell
With the help of friends like Fred Perry , Jack Kramer , Bud Collins and HRH The Duke of Kent, Dan Maskell recalls his life in tennis and television.
Narrated by John Barrett Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON. WENDY SHEPPARD (R)


Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Fred Perry
Unknown: Jack Kramer
Unknown: Bud Collins
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Producers: Johnnie Watherston.
Producers: Wendy Sheppard

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Roger Taylor v Bjorn Borg A quarter-final tie, between Britain's Roger Taylor and a 17-year-old Swede, playing in his first Wimbledon.


Unknown: Roger Taylor
Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: Roger Taylor

: Music in Camera

Tokyo String Quartet play SCHUBERT'S Quartet in G major, (D887).
Peter Oundjian (violin) Kikuei Ikeda (violin) Sadao Harada (cello)
Kazuhide Isomura (viola) Sound RON ALLAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Violin: Peter Oundjian
Violin: Kikuei Ikeda
Cello: Sadao Harada
Viola: Kazuhide Isomura
Unknown: Ron Allan
Unknown: Ron Irvine
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Rugby Special

with Orrell v Wasps, Kelso v Hawick and Llanelli v Neath. Orrell, lying second in the Courage League Division 1, must win their match to stay in touch with Bath. And with Scotland playing Wales next week the other matches feature players who will oppose each other at Murrayfield.
Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentators
MARTYN WILLIAMS Executive producer


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Martyn Williams
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

featuring the Men's Downhill Races from Kitzbuhel.
The world's most famous ski race on the sporting world's most famous mountain, the Hahnenkamm, is the challenge to the racers this weekend. David Vine joins the personalities and jetsetters to witness one of the most exhilarating spectacles on the sporting calendar.
Television presentation ORF, Austria Producer GRAHAM FRY


Unknown: David Vine

: The Money Programme

The President of Debt
On the eve of George Bush 's inauguration, The Money Programme reports on the debt crisis that will overshadow his presidency. Government debt, corporate debt and a crisis in home loans have all grown, leaving America prosperous but vulnerable. Could they tip
America, and the world, into recession? John Fryer reports. Producer JILL ROBINSON Editor DAVID NISSAN


Unknown: George Bush
Unknown: John Fryer
Producer: Jill Robinson

: Atlantic Realm

narrated by Martin Jarvis. Ocean of Light
Second of three programmes. The open ocean is a sunlit no-hiding-place world. Through it drift transparent jellyfish, and speedy killers. They all ride on, or hunt by the edges of great currents such as the Gulf Stream. Here, ten million tons of sargassum weed has become a travelling nursery, snackbar and sanctuary for many ocean fish. It also offers lodging for uniquely disguised weed riders - swimming sea slugs and climbing frogfish.
Further north, richer seas are sought out by migrating basking sharks, tuna, and whales. But this ocean of light is only the bright entrance to the black abyss that beckons from below. Photography RICHARD PRICE
Series editor ANDREW NEAL A Natural World programme BBC Bristol


Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Editor: Colin Cradock
Producer: Roger R. Jones

: Simply Mozart

First of three programmes presented by two outstanding Mozartians, pianist Mitsuko Uchida and conductor Jeffrey Tate.
What set Mozart apart as a composer?
And why does his music have such enduring appeal?
Tonight Mitsuko Uchida talks about and performs the c major piano sonata, (K 545) and shows how this 'sonata for beginners' is by no means as simple as first appears. Design CHRIS WEBSTER


Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
Talks: Mitsuko Uchida
Produced By: Jonathan Fulford

: New Scottish Art

Gwen Hardie 's art explores the female form, often in close-up detail, drawing inspiration from the primitive art of the South Seas.
Introduced by John Byrne Picture editor CHRIS MASON
Series producer KEITH ALEXANDER (R)


Unknown: Gwen Hardie
Introduced By: John Byrne
Editor: Chris Mason
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Three-Minute Culture: Television: Michael Grade

Which came first - television or the three-minute culture? An average news story lasts 90 seconds; the commercial breaks are around three minutes and viewers are starting to switch TV channels every ten minutes. But as our visual reactions get quicker and our attention spans grow shorter - and with the lure of multichannel choice just around the corner - what will our TV future look like?
Michael Ignatieff explores the throw-away decade. This week he talks to: Michael Grade, Chief Executive, Channel Four.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Jeremy Humphries
Producer: Mark Harrison

: Screen Two: Angel Voices

by Stephen Wakelam
with Michael Williams as Tommy and the Manchester Boys' Choir.
Summer 1963: the year of the Beatles and wild dances like the Hully Gully.
Tommy's choirboys set off on their annual trip to Blackpool, but Tommy Bray fears that his beloved choir may not survive the temptations of the time.

FILMS: page 14


Writer: Stephen Wakelam
Musical Director: Adrian Jessett
Designer: Derek Dodd
Film Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo
Photography: Barry McCann
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Director: Michael Darlow
Tommy: Michael Williams
Slater: Stephen Bird
Hindle: Kevin Scot
Nokes: Paul Wilson
Angela: Ruth Whitehead
Lentall: Brian Shelley
Tony: Lee Woods
Vicar: Alan Rothwell
Revill: Simon Purvis
Receptionist: Joan Campion
Mr Noble: Raymond Wallbank
Night club manager: John Ryan
Rock band: The Acumen
Slater as an adult: Malcolm Hebden
Choir: Gary Baxter
Choir: Mark Blundell
Choir: Benjamin Bracken
Choir: Chris Bradshaw
Choir: Patrick Cullen
Choir: Gareth Davies
Choir: Neil Haggerty
Choir: Jonathan Helm
Choir: Andrew Kay
Choir: Adam Kelly
Choir: James Kenny
Choir: Joseph Lomas
Choir: Simon McLoughlin
Choir: Keith Mason
Choir: John O'Grady
Choir: Peter Roberts
Choir: Samir Savant
Choir: Jason Staines

: Snub

Presented by Jeanette Lee.
House of Love, Cookie Crew, Yello talk about their new single. Director PETER FOWLER Producer BRENDA KELLY


Presented By: Jeanette Lee.
Director: Peter Fowler
Producer: Brenda Kelly

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