Steels, Stars and Spectra
Soap operas have enormous popular appeal and are very successful at reflecting everyday life. But serials like Brookside and EastEnders also work into the story lines serious and controversial issues.
Through the experiences of the younger characters, they explore some of the problems of growing up. (R) (e)
Six years after Scene filmed Bennett's mob, a group of 14-year-old lads on the Southmead Estate in Bristol, in Anatomy of a Gang - a report on what has happened to some of them. (R) (e)
A See-Saw programme.
Told by Ray Brooks. (R)
Story and illustrations by:
If you can't spell you're not alone! Leo Aylen presents practical help and the Wordtrack quiz. (R) (e)
Cosmo and Dibs invent a new way of talking. A bus makes its journey through part of North Wales collecting children for school.
Song: The Wheels of the Bus (R) (e)
Parents should note that some of 'Daytime on Two' is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Epson Grand Prix from St Pierre Golf and Country Club, Chepstow.
The European tour moves to Britain for the first time this season, and the battle for
Ryder Cup points continues. Bernhard Langer , last year's winner, defends this matchplay title, with Seve Ballesteros and Ian Woosnam among the principal contenders.
Introduced by Steve Rider.
Commentators PETER alliss.
BRUCE CRITCHLEY , CLIVE CLARK Producer ALASTAIR SCOTT Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY including at
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3.50 pm News and Weather
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Gillian Weir , the internationally acclaimed organist, introduces and plays six of Europe's finest instruments.
The fourth programme in the series features the large
Victorian concert organ built by William Hill for the Ulster Hall, Belfast, recently enlarged and refurbished. Lighting GEORGE CAMPBELL Sound GEOFF ATKINS Producer HEFIN OWEN
Judith Anderson Ed Wynn.
Jerry plays a male Cinderella in this lavish and hilarious modern retelling of the classic fairy tale.
Fella is treated as an all-purpose servant by his wicked stepmother and her two greedy sons. But who will inherit the secret fortune? with COUNT BASIE and his orchestra
Produced by JERRY LEWIS Written and directed by FRANK TASHLIN
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Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
with guest star Lee Meriwether
Sgt Bilko talks himself to the brink of disaster when he makes a marriage proposal to a woman he doesn't love. (R)
Marek works as a dispatch rider but wants to be a dancer. Rebecca works in a book shop and she wants to be a film-maker. Duro delivers junk mail but wants to be an alternative performer. Will they make it? Film editor STEVE RONAY
Director MICHAEL GOODING
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(Regional programme - for variations see below)
from Barnsdale and Glendoick with Geoff Hamilton , Roy Lancaster and John Kelly.
Rhododendrons must be among the most popular of the spring-flowering shrubs. The problem is that they are fussy about the soil they grow in, but Geoff Hamilton shows how to fool them into flourishing in any situation. This year, the early spring has matured some varieties earlier than expected, but Roy Lancaster and John Kelly find plenty of magnificent examples in the garden of Peter Cox in Glendoick, Scotland. The Cox family is one of the leading authorities on rhododendrons and their advice on care and maintenance is second to none. Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE
Producer MARK KERSHAW BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
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Last in the current series. If you know of anyone who would like to be included in Mr Bremner's skit, please send their name, address and irritating mannerisms and they will be added to the nailing list.
With John Bird, Steve Nallon (aka Margaret Thatcher), Enn Reitel and Steve Brown (at the piano). Written by RORY BREMNER, GEOFF ATKINSON, DAVID BADDIEL, KIM FULLER, GRAEME GARDEN, PATRICK MARBER and STEVE NALLON Script editor JOHN LANGDON Costume ANNA STUBLEY
Sound supervisor MARK HOLLAND Lighting GRAHAM RIMMINGTON Designer HARRY BANKS
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER
Hugh O'Shaughnessy, Latin America correspondent of The Observer, introduces
Allen Frankovich 's acclaimed three-part investigation of the United States's involvement in Central America. 1: Guatemala
Taking as his starting-point the 1954 CIA-inspired coup which overthrew the elected government of President Arbenz, Frankovich brilliantly intercuts newsreel and interview to paint a searing picture of brutality and duplicity. Candid testimony from
Guatemalan army leaders and 'death squad' operatives is juxtaposed with the vivid experiences of the people at the centre of the vortex of violence - the indigenous Indian population, descendants of the legendary Mayas, who recount appalling events with astonishing dignity and understatement.
Completed in 1987, the culmination of three years' filming, this documentary is an exhaustive and riveting enquiry into the extent and nature of US policy in their 'own back yard'.
Produced and directed by ALLAN FRANKOVICH Television presentation UNDSEY DAVIES
(English and Spanish dialogue with English subtitles)
The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick.
First of six programmes.
The young Scots saxophonist has covered a lot of musical ground since he went to college in Boston six years ago at the age of 16. The release of his new record on the famous Blue Note label, a rare tribute to a non-American artist, has confirmed his international reputation.
In this series he touches on pop and classical music as well as jazz.
His guests in this programme are two of the greatest exponents of modern jazz, pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Designer IAIN MCDONALD Sound mick WILD
Lighting JAMES MAIDEN
Producer DAVE BATCHELOR Director HAMISH BARBOUR BBC Scotland
[in order of height) and 'The Great Nuclear
Misunderstanding lasted two minutes and 28 seconds
(including the peace treaty).' Now, three years after the holocaust, a motley group of survivors leads a precarious existence in a desolate landscape.
Screenplay by JOHN ANTROBUS based on the play by SPIKE MILUGAN and JOHN ANTROBUS
Produced by OSCAR LEWENSTEIN and RICHARD LESTER
Directed by RICHARD LESTER
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