First of six programmes
Gloucester to the Malverns Tony Butler takes a highly individual look at life on and alongside the rivers and canals of the Midlands. producer PETER HISCOCKS
BBC Pebble Mill (R)
The Flight of the Eagle
When Frank Christensen set out to design a self-build aeroplane, he ended up designing a set of manuals. Producer ROGER PENFOUND
A BBC OPEN UNIVERSITY production
Robert Sterling Gloria Grahame.
On his way to
California with a herd of thoroughbred horses, Clay Phillips finds himself escorting a group of showgirls in distress. While romance beckons between Clay and the girls' leader, Mary, his troubles really begin when an old enemy escapes from jail and follows their journey with murderous intentions ...
Screenplay by GEOFFREY HOMES and HUGO BUTLER from a story by PETER VIERTEL Produced by RICHARD H BERGER Directed by MARK ROBSON
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The Home of the Future 2: Home, Safe Home with Prof Gareth Roberts (R)
Weather followed by Weekend Outlook
2: Peter the Great and Catherine the Great
Peter the Great revolutionised 17th-century Russia, ruthlessly imposing western technology and customs on the reluctant boyars. Peter Ustinov looks at his life and the life and legacy of the flamboyant Catherine.
Catherine the Great:
Anne Gregg reports on a trip to Newmarket in style.
Director RICHARD LIGHTBODY (R)
Weather followed by International
Showjumping Silk Cut Derby Trial from Hickstead
This afternoon's Class is a trial for Sunday's Derby and the course incorporates several of the famous
Hickstead fences, including the Derby Bank and the Devil's Dyke which have proved so influential in the past.
Introduced by David Vine with commentators
Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley. Producer WENDY SHEPPARD including at
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather
Seventy-five years ago the old professional army of 1914 set out to France as the British Expeditionary Force, but there were very few survivors - in 1984 the luckiest of them were gentle old men. Brian Thompson tells their story. Producer PATRICK HARGREAVES BBC Leeds (R)
During the last year, thousands of seals have been killed by a virus along the east coast. Today, only a few hundred survive.
Brenda Giles and her husband Alan have devoted their lives, through their
West Norfolk Seal Sanctuary, to saving the tiny pups. Narrator: Ian Holm Producer DICK MEADOWS BBC East (R)
- Also starring
When George Butters agrees to switch places with his double, the famous South
Gilli Vanetti , he soon finds himself fleeing from gangsters employed by the singer's manager.... but there's also a chance for the manager to recognise George's comic talents....
Screenplay by LESLIE ARLISS.
NORMAN LEE and AUSTIN MELFORD Produced by BEN HENRY
Directed by MARCEL VARNEL
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George Butters/Gilli Vanetti:
The series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control. Critical Decision
'I just felt there was no power 1 in the people anymore ... that power was vested in big business and people who never thought about the effects of their acts on the future.'
There is much disillusionment about democratic processes when local opposition is over- ruled by decisions deemed to be in the national interest, as happened following the long public inquiry on the Sizewell 'B' nuclear reactor.
Once again the 'Stop Sizewell 'C" campaign is having to demand a public inquiry to argue the case against the building of pressurised water reactors in Suffolk.
This programme looks at the effects of nuclear expansion on local communities in Suffolk and Somerset, and assesses its implications for a nation now going green. Film editor PETER CLARKE
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Produced by SUE ARON, RICHARD HINES
COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT
Cathy McGowan takes an exclusive look behind the scenes at the most important fashion event of the year - the Chanel ready-to-wear show in Paris - with the current king of fashion Karl Lagerfeld and top model Ines de Ie Fressange.
Cameraman MARTIN MATHEWSON Executive producer PETER LOWE Producer MICHAEL DAVIDSON BBC South and East - Elstree (Regional programme - for variations see below)
from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton Anne Swithinbank Pippa Greenwood.
No rose garden is without its Hybrid Teas and the new rose garden at Barnsdale is no exception. Roses in summer look marvellous but what about the rest of the year? Geoff Hamilton has some good ideas on how to make your rose bed attractive all the year round. Plus Anne Swithinbank with house plant advice and more disease prevention from Pippa Greenwood.
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer NICK PATTEN BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 VIDEO: 'Organic Gardening - an Introduction' available from retailers.
The Complete Story Starring
2: The Second World War is over and, at a Long Island mansion, a young woman prepares for her wedding. For Don Corleone , the 'Godfather', this is a double celebration - a daughter's marriage and the coming of peace, which means that
America is once again open for family 'business'... Screenplay by MARIO PUZO and FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
Produced by ALBERT S. RUDDY and FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
Directed by FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA (Part 3 shown next Friday) (R)
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Don Vito Corleone:
the young Vito Corleone:
Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories.
The Jack Benny Show starring Jack Benny with guest Mamie Van Doren. The Death Row Sketch Directed and produced by FREDERICK DE CORDOVA
Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners starring Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden
Art Carney as Ed Norton Audrey Meadows as Alice Joyce Randolph as Trixie. The Deciding Vote
'Caesar had his Brutus and Kramden's got his Norton.' Ralph is in the running for a post at the Racoon Lodge, but is betrayal in the air? Written by A.J. RUSSELL and HERRERT FINN
Directed by FRANK SATENSTEIN
An army deserter arrives in the port of Le Havre hoping to stow away on a freighter. When he runs into an unhappy waif and her bullying protector, his fate is sealed. CarnÃ©'s romantic thriller brought together two stars who were to dominate French cinema.
(A French film with English subtitles. Black and white)
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