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: Macgregor's Scotland

Portknockie to Ben Avon 3: The Whisky Trail
Jimmie Macgregor follows the Spey from Craigellachie to Ballindalloch. Producer DENNIS DICK BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Ben Avon
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Producer: Dennis Dick

: Laurel and Hardy in: A Chump at Oxford

Stan and Ollie are offered the finest education that money can buy, at Oxford
University, where they find that a little learning is an uncomfortable thing!
Films: page 23


Screenplay: Charles Rogers
Screenplay: Felix Adler
Screenplay: Harry Langdon
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Alfred Goulding
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving

Produced and directed by CHUCK JONES


Directed By: Chuck Jones

: Six More English Towns

written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor Warwick
The showpieces at Warwick are the magnificent castle and the famous Beauchamp Chapel in St Mary's Church. The legacy of the 20th century is not so happy. The concrete county council office block destroys an incomparable view of the church.


Presented By: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: PC Pinkerton

Devised and written by GEOFFREY BOURNE-TAYLOR and JOHN MURPHY EDWARDS Rain Rain Go Away
Even though PC Pinkerton gets very wet on his bicycle he discovers it is by far the most reliable way to travel. With the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly , David Shaw Parker Music JOHN KELHAM
Produced and directed by TREVOR BOND (R)


Written By: Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor
Written By: John Murphy
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: David Shaw Parker
Music: John Kelham
Directed By: Trevor Bond (r)

: Animal Fair

In and Out of the Water with Don Spencer
'An amazing assortment of pieces and bits. Though it doesn't seem possible you have to admit that somehow or other the pieces all fit ...' How many creatures can you spot popping in and out of the water?
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Percussion WILL HILL Bass DAVE ROSE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Production BARBARA RODDAM (R)


Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Bass: Will Hill
Bass: Dave Rose
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Unknown: Barbara Roddam

: In the Making

'I think that the puppet is an extraordinary, powerful force.... In my opinion it means so much more than any painting or any piece of music or any play acted by a live person'.
John Wright runs the Little Angel Theatre in Islington, London. He writes and produces puppet plays and designs, and makes the puppets to take part in them. This film looks at the creation of one puppet, and the play for which it is intended.
Series producer JOHN REID


Unknown: John Wright
Producer: John Reid
Producer: Nigel Williams

: News

Weather followed by Look, Stranger Treasure Hunter
John Webb is a professional treasure hunter, using a beat frequency detector whose
'note' changes when it passes over metal, Roman coins, silver paper, shrapnel and dustbin lids.
His first clues to hoards, lost treasure, highwaymen's booty, come from old books.
What drives him on is the big find - like Mildenhall and Sutton Hoo.
Executive producer BRIDGET WINTER (R)


Unknown: Sutton Hoo.
Producer: Colin Morris

: News, Weather followed by: Valley of the Inca

High in the Peruvian Andes, the remote Cusichaca valley lies at the heart of the ancient Inca empire. Dr Ann Kendall, the driving force behind the Cusichaca research project, set out to test the idea that the original Inca fields and canals could be made to flourish again after five centuries of decay. Narrated by Ray Moore
(First shown in 'Horizon')


Subject: Dr Ann Kendall
Narrator: Ray Moore
Editor: Graham Massey
Writer/Producer: Robin Bootle

: News; Weather

Regional News and Weather

: A Fair Cop?

Guy Michelmore reveals what goes on behind the closed doors of one of the most sensitive and controversial areas of Britain's largest police force. Producer PETER LOWE


Producer: Peter Lowe

: The Solent Way

First of four programmes featuring Bob Wellings as he walks along the south coast of Hampshire.


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Producer: John Coleman

: Patrick

Patrick [text removed] was born a normal baby. But when he was 2 brain damage left him stranded in a solitary world. Patrick survived, but he was left with the mind of a small baby. For six years his mother Valerie has devoted herself to teaching her son the basics of life again. Narrator Julia Booth Producer ROBERT BUFTON


Unknown: Patrick Bolitho
Producer: Robert Bufton

: Gardeners' World

with Geoff Hamilton , Anne Swithinbank and John Kelly
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Kelly
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Champ

Jon Voight
Faye Dunaway Ricky Schroder.
Gambling and drink have reduced
Billy Flynn - once a world championship boxer - to eking out a living for himself and his adored son TJ at a Florida racing stable. When Billy is spotted by his wealthy ex-wife Annie at a race meeting she realises with a shock that the appealing boy with him is her child also ... so begins the greatest fight of Billy's life.
Screenplay by WALTER NEWMAN Produced by DYSON LOVELL
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Jon Voight
Unknown: Faye Dunaway
Unknown: Ricky Schroder.
Unknown: Billy Flynn
Unknown: Walter Newman
Produced By: Dyson Lovell
Directed By: Franco Zeffirelu
Billy: Jon Voight
Annie: Faye Dunaway
TJ: Ricky Schroder
Jackie: Jack Warden
Mike: Arthur Hill
Riley: Strother Martin
Dolly Kenyon: Joan Blondell
Josie: Mary Jo Catlett
Georgie: Elisha Cook
Charlie: Stefan Gierasch

: 9-II-5

In the last of the current series 9-/7-5 looks at the changing world of the fashion trade. It's one of Britain's biggest industries - worth over E4,000 million. Trevor Hyett reports on the new breed of 'fashion forecasters' who earn their living by predicting trends before the designers have even thought of them!
From the 9-II-5 offices a discussion with psychiatrist Dr Annette Lawson on sex and work. And in the final episode of The Move, Derek Walsh of EPL looks back on the company's relocation from north London to Cambridgeshire.
Executive producer PHILIP CLARKE Series editor TIM SHAWCROSS
A DIVERSE production for BBCtv


Unknown: Trevor Hyett
Unknown: Dr Annette Lawson
Unknown: Derek Walsh
Producer: Philip Clarke
Editor: Tim Shawcross

: Nature

Michael Buerk presents a special report. Sickness on the Danube
The River Danube is one of Europe's biggest and most strategic waterways. It supports millions of people and a host of wildlife in eight countries before pouring into the Black Sea.
But the Danube is sick, poisoned by pollution and radioactive waste. In the Eastern Bloc it's become little more than a rubbish dump. Gaining access to environmental stories in eastern Europe has been impossible in recent years.
But Nature was able to join a floating international conference that travelled down-river examining the exploitation of the Danube and was given permission to film sensitive developments. Hungary is now considering a referendum on a huge hydro-electric scheme but can this new green glasnost save the river?
Film cameraman CUVE NORTH Film editor CHRIS WADE


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Editor: Chris Wade
Producer: Jim McDougall
Editor: Peter Salmon

: The 1989 Oscars

Almost live from Hollywood - the thrills, suspense and highlights from last night's glittering Academy Awards ceremony.
Will Rain Man carry off all eight of its nominations or will Dangerous Liaisons or Mississippi Burning, each with seven, prevail? Tune in to find out.
Produced by ALAN CARR
Directed by JEFF MARGOLIS An AMPAS/ABC presentation
8 BARRY NORMAN : page 22


Produced By: Alan Carr
Directed By: Jeff Margolis
Unknown: Barry Norman

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with international reports by DAVID SELLS,


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Directors: John Wilkinson
Directors: Victor Mellaney
Editor: Nigel Chapman
Editor: John Morrison

: The Late Show



Unknown: Janice Hadlow
Producer: Charles Miller

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

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