King David High in the Italian mountains in 1985 1,000 movie extras were arriving for what
Hollywood hoped would be the most spectacular biblical battle ever filmed.
Written and presented by Tony Wilkinson Producer CYRIL GATES (R)
The second western this week starring Tim Holt
Cowpunchers Dave and Chito are competing in a Tucson rodeo when they receive a telegram from an old friend. He has struck gold but a gang are trying to jump his mining claim. The duo leave Arizona for Colorado to help their friend out of trouble.
Screenplay by ED EARL REPP Produced by HERMAN SCHLOM Directed by LESLEY SELANDER
starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (R)
The alarm bells are ringing at Sneer Mansion. (R)
Produced and directed by:
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor . This small town is best known for its medieval tithe barn and the tiny Saxon church, 'of historic more than artistic interest'. (R)
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by JOCELYN STEVENSON. Bert's Boring Day
Voices by Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Music and lyrics by MIKE REDWAY Director of animation DEREK MOGFORD
Film editor MARTIN BOHAN Song vocals KEN BARRIE
Created, designed and produced by IVOR WOOD
Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters The pilot cutters of the Bristol Channel were built to take the winds and waves of the Atlantic, and have stood the test of time, as the cutter Baroque testifies.
Narrated by Tom Salmon Director YVONNE DEUTCHMAN Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol (R)
Weather followed by Holiday Outings Ireland with Kathy Tayler Director ANNE MORRISON
Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)
from Ascot on the eve of the three-dav Grand National meeting.
2.30 Golden Eagle Novices' Chase (2tm)
3.00 Keith Prowse Long Distance Hurdle (3m)
3.35 Peregrine Handicap Chase (2tm)
Introduced by Richard Pitman Commentator JULIAN WILSON and JOHN HANMER
Producer WENDY SHEPPARD including at
2.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather
A series of sixprogrammes. 2: Tides and the West Bank
Angela Rippon continues her journey down the river.
Producer PAUL smith. BBC West (R)
British Youth Darts Championship
Tony Gubba introduces the first two quarter-finals, from the Lakeside Country Club. Commentators SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN
TV presentation KEITH MACKENZIE
Producers KEITH PHILLIPS. RON GUBBA BBC North West
Mr George 's Lake
Windermere town was virtually created by George Pattinson 's ancestors. Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY
Director PETER HERCOMBE (R)
from Mount Usher Gardens, Ireland, with Roy Lancaster and John Kelly.
Gil Gerard as Buck Rogers guest stars Buster Crabbe as Brigadier Flash Gordon and Jack Palance as Kaleel in A Blast for Buck Written by JOHN GAYNOR
DICK NELSON. ALAN BRENNERT Directed by DAVID PHINNEY
with Antoine de Cannes. America's favourite rock band REM, superstars of the Miami Sound, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, the latest continental craze, New Beat and The Gipsy Kings, filmed on stage in LA with Joan Baez.
Titles JEAN BAPTISTE MONDINO Director BERNARD FAROUX Executive producers
ALEX BERGER. TIM NEWMAN An N B de c production
DEF II editor JANET STREET-PORTER
An Ebony special.
As Cuban and South African troops withdraw from
Namibia and United Nations forces move in to oversee the transition to independence, what lies ahead for a country that for over 50 years has been dominated by South Africa and devastated by war? SWAPO leaders Toivoja Toivo and Sam Nujoma reflect on the legacy of apartheid, look forward to the first free elections and assess the economic and political situation facing any future government.
Producer KAMSCILLA NAIDOO
An AFRA VISION production for BBCtv
Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor
For nearly 50 years the world has been led to believe President Roosevelt's statement that the attack was a total surprise and completely unsuspected by the neutral Americans.
But witnesses from all over the world are now coming forward to tell a different story - that Washington was repeatedly warned about the coming attack.
Two men who certainly weren't told that they were the likely target for a Japanese air strike were the commanders responsible for the safety of the fleet at Pearl Harbor, 2,000 miles out into the Pacific.
Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor tells the whole story for the first time - from the breaking of the vital Japanese Naval Code by the British more than two years before. Film editor PAUL ASHTON
Photography MARTIN PATMORE Research CAROL SENNETT
Written and produced by ROY DAVIES BBC Elstree
What's Up Doc?
Written by LARRY BALMAGLA Directed by GEORGE TYNE (R)
by RICHARD COOPER.
Sixth of eight cases featuring legendary lawyer
Edward Marshall Hall.
Starring Jonathan Hyde with Michael Feast
David Schofield , Terry Taplin Sian Thomas , Leslee Udwin. Turn Again
The actress Hettie Chattell claims that she has been libelled by an item of 'greenroom gossip' in the Daily Mail. A trivial case, it seems. But a chance remark is to bring Marshall Hall before a hostile Appeal Court, to the brink of financial ruin and a broken career.
Music DUNCAN BROWNE Camera supervisors
GEOFF FELD. TREVOR WIMLETT Designer ROGER CANN
Producer COUN TUCKER
Director MATTHEW ROBINSON
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Lord Justice Mathew:
Man in gallery:
Libel case foreman:
Master of the Rolls:
Burglary case judge:
Sir Edward Clarke:
Lord Justice Stirling:
Narrated by Bob Peck. When Am I a We?
What is the 'risky shift'? Who wins the 'skunk unit shoot-out'? Why is sex so difficult? This series explores radical ideas which challenge the apparent certainties of our universe.
Animation STEVE BURRELL and CATTI CALTHROP Music DAVID STEVENS
Written and directed by STEVEN BILLINGER
A DIVERSE PRODUCTION for BBCtv
with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
Face to Face
In an occasional revival of the classic television interview format, Jeremy Isaacs talks to
Merce Cunningham. At the age of 70, Cunningham is perhaps the world's best-known choreographer of modern dance. Since 1953, when he founded his own company, he has been at the forefront of modern experimentation.
Cunningham talks about the motivation behind his unflagging creative energy, and his collaborations with artists such as John Cage , Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.
Director RENA BUTTERWICK Producers
JULIAN BIRKETT , JAMIE MUIR
11.50 Professional Judgment Data-Based Aids
Producer JEREMY COOPER
12.15 Weapons Procurement
Producer ROGER PENFOUND (R)