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: Children's BBC Two: Playbus

Simon Parkin and Andi Peters with a whole morning of cartoons, drama, special reports, music and competitions - starting with Playbus: The Tent Stop.
Humphrey and Wobble Clown tell the story Ready, Steady, Go by Ricky Diamond.


Presenter: Simon Parkin
Presenter: Andi Peters
Writer: Ricky Diamond
Music: Richard Brown
Producer: Ann Reay
Director: Brian Jameson

: Jimbo and the Jet Set

A Little Big Problem Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Directed By: Keith Learner

: Is That a Fact?

Taking a look at legends.
1: St Brigid and the Gillyroo Theme music by ALEC DANKWORTH Producers PETER CHARLTON and RICHARD SIMKIN


Music By: Alec Dankworth
Producers: Peter Charlton
Producers: Richard Simkin

: Smoggies

SS Stinkypoo sets sail with Capt Clarence at the wheel.
Today: A Smoggies' Birthday


Unknown: Capt Clarence

: Umbrella

What is the best way to tell people about your faith? Presented by Mark Chatterton with Nina Baden-Semper and Ray Scott-Johnson . Director CELIA BONNER Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West


Presented By: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Nina Baden-Semper
Unknown: Ray Scott-Johnson
Director: Celia Bonner

: The Hallo Spencer Show!

From Spencerville, Ohio, it's the wildest, zaniest, most adorable group of puppets. Hosted by Spencerville's mayor, Mr Hallo Spencer.


Unknown: Mr Hallo Spencer.

: Corners

The programme that answers your questions. Is sea air really good for you? Designer PAUL SUDLOW
● QUESTIONS: to Corners, BBCtv London W12 7RJ.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

with Caron Keating Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.


Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Presenter: John Leslie
Producer: Richard Simkin
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane

: Bluebirds

A six-part series by Angela Ince and Shirley Lowe. 1:Mugged!
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Designer DINAH WALKER Producer JEREMY SWAN


Unknown: Angela Ince
Unknown: Shirley Lowe.
Unknown: Simon Wesley.
Unknown: Daryl Smyth
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Dinah Walker
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Mabel: Barbara Windsor
Annie: Sheila Steafel
Gertrude: Isabelle Lucas
Ivy: Pauline Delany
Proudfoot: Lance Percival
Cullen: Ron Pember
Alfred: Dennis Edwards
Dora: Beryl Cooke
Jennifer: Jo Warne
Bill Parks: Sean Blowers
Robbins: Grant Oatley
Pete: Jimmy Lambert
Dyer: John Wadmore
Granville: Joseph Kpobie
Leroy mark: De Couteau
Dave Parks: Alan Dean
Jerry: Martino Lazzeri
HRH: Jane Hardy
Mayor: Robin Easther
Dogman: John Asquith
Children: Martine McCutcheon

: Boxpops

Boxpops is back with more pop music, popular TV clips and voxpops (your opinions!). This week: fashion. The height of style in 52? Whose boots were walking in 66? Were they so modern in 78? Find out in Boxpops! Producer ROY MILAN]
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN (R)


Producer: Eric Rowan

: The O Zone

Music news and features with Andy Crane.
This week Sonia's on a boat - and Gloria Estefan isn't.
YOUNG RT: page 91


Presenter: Andy Crane
Guest: Sonia
Guest: Gloria Estefan
Researcher: Louise Musgrave
Director: Jeanine Josman
Producer: Paul Smith

: Elvis - That's the Way It Is

A chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at Elvis both in rehearsal and on stage in a film about his 1969 comeback tour, which is being shown in its complete version.
Elvis sings many songs ranging from his later ballads to some of his earliest hits, including Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, All Shook Up, Love Me Tender, One Night with You and Suspicious Minds.
Produced by HERBERT F. SOLOW Written and directed by DENIS SANDERS
● FILMS: page 22


Produced By: Herbert F. Solow

: Forged Papers

Spies, crashed airmen and fugitives from the Gestapo often relied on forged papers on the French Riviera during the war. For the British, like those in this documentary film, papers were essential to avoid arrest. The British were not supposed to be there after 1940. From Nice and Monaco to Clermont-Ferrand, this film traces the stories of five Britons who, by fate, choice or duty, spent the war years in southern France evading the authorities.
Narrated by Michael Bryant. Written and produced by DAVID PEARSON (R)


Unknown: Michael Bryant.
Produced By: David Pearson

: International Hockey

Lada Classic from Kenilworth Road, Luton. England v Australia Australia, World Cup winners in 1986 but beaten by gold medallists Great Britain in a thrilling Olympic semi-final last year, are sure to provide tough opposition in the final match of the tournament. Introduced by David Icke with Ian Taylor. Commentator: Barry Davies. Producer ALAN GRIFFITHS


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Ian Taylor.
Commentator: Barry Davies.
Producer: Alan Griffiths

: The Armada

The Last Crusade
This three-part series stands back from the 400-year-old story of 'victory' and 'defeat' to look at what really happened in 1588. A number of new discoveries in archives and in the wrecks, together with new analysis by experts in many countries, means that the Armada must now be seen in a different way. In this first film, the background to the story is spelled out.
Written and produced by ALAN EREIRA
BBC Elstree (R)
(Part 2 next Sunday)


Produced By: Alan Ereira

: Rugby Special

France v British Isles Durham v Lancashire
The first of a new season of Rugby Special, and what a season it promises to be. The All Blacks start their tour of Wales and Ireland next week, and later in the month Fiji visit these shores.
After the Lions' success in Australia in the summer, what better celebration than a match against France in Paris? Plus the defending
Toshiba County Champions, Durham, start the defence of their title.
Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentator:
Nigel Starmer-Smith . Executive producer


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Harry Worth

in A Policeman's Lot by Ronnie Taylor.
Bill Cotton introduces this tribute to the late Harry Worth , in which he is found creating disorder in the midst of the law.
Signature music by IVOR SLANEY
Incidental music by DENNIS WILSON Designer DAVID MYERSCOUGH JONES Produced and directed by DUNCAN WOOD (R)


Unknown: Ronnie Taylor.
Introduces: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Harry Worth
Music By: Ivor Slaney
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Designer: David Myerscough
Directed By: Duncan Wood
Sergeant Woodruff: Anthony Sagar
Inspector Wallace: Frank Thornton
Constable Simeter: Antony Webb
Traffic Warden Barrett: George Betton
Mr Riley: Ernest Arnley

: Juke Box Jury

Jools Holland discusses the week's new singles with four diverse panellists who pronounce the judgment 'hit or miss'. In the case of a split decision, three members of the audience will decide whether it 'makes it' or not. This week's panel includes Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Director PHIL CHILVERS
Series producer SHARON ALI


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders.
Director: Phil Chilvers

: The Natural World

Ivory Wars
The African elephant - largest and most intelligent of land mammals - is staring extinction in the face.
Thousands are slaughtered every year and their ivory tusks sold for carving.
Poachers risk open warfare to kill elephants and the illegal trade in ivory reveals a complex web of greed and corruption from Africa to Asia and beyond. Can the African elephant, with its unique social behaviour, withstand the terrible pressures of poaching? And what action is needed now to save these majestic animals? Narrated by Julian Pettifer. Photography JOHN DAVEY
Produced by PHmp CAYFORD Series editor MIKE SALISBURY
CHANNEL production in association with BBCtv
*BBC WILDLIFE from newsagents now, price £1.50. A year's subscription costs £20; send a cheque, payable to [address removed]
0 EARTHWATCH: page 97


Unknown: Julian Pettifer.
Produced By: Phmp Cayford
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: The Boat

Continuing the five-part story. Starring
4: Submarine U-96 has received orders to put in to the neutral Spanish port of Vigo to take on supplies.
The officers experience the good life on a German supply ship. For the men it's a brief respite from the war before risking the hazardous Straits of Gibraltar.
Based on the novel by LOTHAR GUNTHER BUCHHEIM Written and directed by WOLFGANG PETERSEN
(A West German film with English subtitles. Final part next Sunday)
8 FILMS: page 22


Novel By: Lothar Gunther Buchheim
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen
the Captain: Jurgen Prochnow
Lt Werner: Herbert Gronemeyer
Chief Engineer: Klaus Wennemann
First Lieutenant: Hubertus Bengsch
Second Lieutenant: Martin Semmelrogge
Bridge officer: Bernd Tauber
Ullmann: Martin May
Johann: Erwin Leder

: The Artist's Eye

John Kiki ,
Painter John Kiki 's career has been shaped by circumstance. Born into a large
Greek-Cypriot family, Kiki's artistic talent was recognised early and encouraged against his parents' wishes. He won a scholarship to the Royal
Academy Schools, where he was given the accolade of his first one-man show. Family pressure soon forced him into a career as a restaurateur, but ten years later he went back to painting. His extraordinary talent was quickly realised:
Charles Saatchi bought a number of his paintings, which should have been a perfect launching pad back into the art world. However, outside forces once again intervened, this time with more serious consequences. Five years later, now in his mid-40s,
Kiki has taken up painting once again, and is determined to pursue the career which has twice previously eluded him. Film editor JONATHAN COOKE Director FRANCO ROSSO


Unknown: John Kiki
Unknown: Painter John Kiki
Unknown: Charles Saatchi
Editor: Jonathan Cooke
Director: Franco Rosso

: Young Guns: About Last Night

starring and Chicago: the breathless life of young singles is the pattern for Danny and Bernie - fast women, late nights and tall stories fill the noisy, boozy evenings after a hard - or not so hard - day's work.
Buddies of a feather for ever, or so it seems until Danny falls for the stunning Debbie Sullivan. Based on the controversial play by David Mamet , writer of The
Untouchables and Glengary Glenross , and directed by Ed Zwick , creator of thirtysomething.
Based on the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by DAVID MAMET
Directed by EDWARD ZWICK
(First showing on British television)
● FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Debbie Sullivan.
Play By: David Mamet
Play By: Glengary Glenross
Directed By: Ed Zwick
Unknown: David Mamet
Unknown: Tim Kazurinksy
Produced By: Jason Brett
Directed By: Edward Zwick
Danny Martin: Rob Lowe
Debbie Sullivan: Demi Moore
Joan: Elizabeth Perkins
Bernie: James Belushi
Mr Favio: George Dicenzo
Mother Malone: Michael Alldredge
Steve Carlson: Robin Thomas
Alex: Donna Gibbons
Pat: Megan Mullally
Leslie: Patricia Duff
Mrs Lyons: Rosana de Soto

: Rapido

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