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: Open University

From Snowdon to the Sea

: Mordlcus the Buzzard

First of two programmes by Josephine Poole and Simon King.
Mordicus is the youngest of three buzzard chicks - the smallest and the weakest. It is nature's way that he is unlikely to survive. In the nest, high in the Exmoor beech wood, life will begin precariously.
Produced by JOHN KING BBC South West (R) (Part 2 next Friday)


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: Simon King.
Produced By: John King

: Education Showcase

Open University continue their special preview of programmes looking at education today.
National Curriculum Project The National Curriculum
A programme commissioned by the new National Curriculum Council. Producer ANNE diack

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from the Oval. Second day. Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the whole of the morning's play.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Weekend Outlook

: Town Portraits

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Behind Sid's Cafe and Nora Batty 's steps lies a lively
Yorkshire mill town. A real town built of rock in a rocky place. Presenter: John Grundy. Director PAUL PAXTON
Producer ROGER BURGESS BBC Newcastle (R)


Unknown: Nora Batty
Presenter: John Grundy.
Director: Paul Paxton
Producer: Roger Burgess

: Postman Pat: Pat's Foggy Day

There's a thick fog and Pat has to drive very slowly.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from the Oval. Second day.
Tony Lewis introduces further live coverage.
Scorer: Malcolm Ashton. Commentators:
Richie Benaud , Jack Bannister. Summarisers:
Ray Dlingworth , Tom Graveney.
Television presentation


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Malcolm Ashton.
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Dlingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths.
Unknown: Simon Wheeler
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: News

Weather followed by Cricket and Racing Sixth Test
England v Australia
Introduced by Tony Lewis. Racing from Goodwood
2.40 Schroeder Investment Management Stakes (1m)
3.10 Black Bottle Scotch
Whisky Prestige Stakes (7f) It was on this day 12 months ago that Steve Cauthen had his terrifying accident.
Now he is determined to win this valuable prize, worth over £25,000.
3.40 Taylor Woodrow
Guaranteed Stakes (1m)
Introduced by Julian Wilson. Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer.
Television presentation (racing) KEITH PHILLIPS including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Steve Cauthen
Unknown: Taylor Woodrow
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer.
Unknown: Keith Phillips

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from the Oval.
Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Cartoon

: The Pirate

With its 19th-century Caribbean island setting, sumptuous costumes and Cole Porter songs, like Be a Clown and Love of My Life, The Pirate has long been acclaimed as one of the great Hollywood musicals.
Judy Garland plays the enchantingly lovelorn
Manuela and Gene Kelly confirmed his star status as the dashing 'pirate' Serafin.
Screenplay by ALBERT HACKETT and FRANCES GOODRICH based on the play by S.N. BEHRAM Produced by ARTHUR FREED
0 FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Unknown: Frances Goodrich
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Manuela: Judy Garland
Serafin: Gene Kelly
Don Pedro: Walter Slezak
Aunt Inez: Gladys Cooper
Advocate: Reginald Owen
Viceroy: George Zucco
Speciality dancers: Nicholas Brothers

: The Bard of Southwark

For over 20 years, American actor Sam Wanamaker has nurtured a dream of rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe Theatre near its original site in Southwark, south east London. As building work begins, that dream is now coming true. It was in Southwark and not Stratford-upon-Avon that
Shakespeare lived and wrote many of his greatest plays. Sir Micheal Hordem leads a distinguished cast of actors, architects and academics who look forward to the fulfilment of Wanamaker's dream and the opening of the theatre on Shakespeare's birthday in 1992. Reporter: Guy Michelmore Producer MIKE DAVIDSON
BBC South and East - Elstree
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Unknown: Sir Micheal Hordem
Reporter: Guy Michelmore
Producer: Mike Davidson

: Gardeners' World

with Geoff Hamilton and John Kelly , from Barnsdale and Ross-on-Wye.
Bulbs for Christmas and ways of doubling your money from bedding plants.
Alison and David Pople have a garden with a very free draining soil, a sunny aspect and watering restrictions.
David tries new varieties and ideas because he writes on gardening. 'Ours is a thing of shreds and patches' he says. Alison regards it as a chore, 'survival of the fittest' is her philosophy. A good place to take stock after all that sunshine.
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 GARDENING: page 86


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: John Kelly
Unknown: David Pople
Producer: John Kenyon

: International Athletics

Further coverage of tonight's grand prix in Brussels, including an attempt on the men's 10,000m world record.
Introduced by David Icke with Brendan Foster. Commentators:
David Coleman , Ron Pickering and Stuart Storey Television presentation BRT, Belgium


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Brendan Foster.
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: John Rowunson

: The Godfather

The Complete Story
The final part of Coppola's adaptation from his two
Oscar-winning films, inspired by Mario Puzo 's novel. Starring
5: Following the abortive excursion to Cuba, Michael returns to face two crises: Senate investigations into organised crime and the bitter breakdown of his marriage. In an atmosphere of betrayal and revenge, the 'Godfather' emerges as a singular man - chillingly ruthless, all-powerful, alone.


Unknown: Mario Puzo
Unknown: Mario Puzo
Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Produced By: Albert S. Ruddy
Produced By: Francis Ford Coppola
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola
Don Vito Corleone: Marlon Brando
Michael: Al Pacino
Tom Hagan: Robert Duvall
Sonny: James Caan
Clemenza: Richard Castellano
Kay Adams: Diane Keaton
the young Vito Corleone: Robert De Niro
Connie Rizzi: Talia Shire
McCluskey: Sterling Hayden
Jack Woltz: John Marley
Barzini: Richard Conte
Hyman Roth: Lee Strasberg
Fredo Corleone: John Cazale
Frankie: Michael V Grazzo

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick.
Reporters: Paul Burden , Nick Clarke , Chris Lowe , David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel ,
Margaret Gilmore ,
Wesley Kerr , Peter Marshall , Julian O'Halloran , David Sells ,
Rupert Segar , Sarah Spiller ,
Francine Stock , Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler. Assignment editors


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick.
Reporters: Paul Burden
Reporters: Nick Clarke
Reporters: Chris Lowe
Reporters: David Coss
Reporters: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Unknown: Julian Coles
Unknown: John Wilkinson

: Weatherview

: Edinburgh Nights

Programme 6.
The House with the Green Shutters
Communicado, winner this year of the Prudential Award for Theatre, present their revolutionary adaptation of the classic novel by George Douglas Brown , currently a sell-out on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A cross between Dr Finlay and Dallas, it distils Brown's vivid account of rivalries and obsessions in a 19th-century Scottish town into a fast-moving stage play. The story charts the tragic rise and fall of the small-town tyrant, John Gourlay , whose arrogance and petty-minded greed unleash a tidal wave of resentment. In its six years the company has four times won Scotsman Fringe Firsts.
Designer COUN MACNEIL Music by STEVEN KETTLEY. KAREN WIMHURST Written and directed for the stage by GERALD MULGREW
Directed for television by DAVID G. CROFT
(Programme 7 next Monday)


Novel By: George Douglas Brown
Unknown: John Gourlay
Designer: Coun MacNeil
Music By: Steven Kettley.
Music By: Karen Wimhurst
Unknown: Gerald Mulgrew
Television By: David G. Croft
Editor: John Archer
John Gourlay: Sandy Welch
Mrs Gourlay: Anne Lacey
John Gourlay Jr: Kenneth Glenaan
Wilson: Alastair Cording
Deacon: Robert Pickavance
Provost: Jim Twaddale

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