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: Children's BBC Two

introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters
- starting with

Playbus: The Playground Stop
Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips. Puppeteer: Jane Eve.
Storyteller: Anthony Lapsley. Music JONATHAN COHEN

7.50am Jimbo and the Jet Set: First Time Flyers
Directed by KEITH LEARNER Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS (R)

7.55am Is That a Fact?
Taking a look at legends 3. Ifor Bach and Cardiff Castle

8.10am Smoggies: The Big Heat
When the icebergs begin to melt, the sea level rises, threatening Suntotown.

8.35am Umbrella
from Whipsnade, where Mark Chatterton finds Girl Guides, white rhinos and a cathedral of trees.
BBC North West

8.50am The Hallo Spencer Show !
It's the wildest, zaniest, most adorable group of puppets. The Visitor

9.15am Corners
How were Egyptian mummies made?

9.30am Visionaries
Quest for the Dragon's Eye
The Spectral Knights escape Merklynn's prison.

9.55am Blue Peter Omnibus
with Caron Keating , Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.

10.45am Bluebirds
by Angela Ince , Shirley Lowe. 3: Betrayal!

11.10am Boxpops: Winners and Losers
England were champions in 66; so were Queen in 77.Top marks for Romania in 76; nil for Norway in 78. Producer ROY MILANI
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN (R)

11.50am The O Zone
Music news and features with Andy Crane.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.
Unknown: Anthony Lapsley.
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Barbara Roddam
Directed By: Keith Learner
Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Producers: Peter Charlton
Producers: Richard Simkin
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Director: Celia Bonner
Unknown: Spencer Show
Director: Steve Hocking
Producer: Alison Stewart
Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: John Leslie.
Unknown: Angela Ince
Unknown: Shirley Lowe.
Producer: Roy Milani
Producer: Eric Rowan
Unknown: Andy Crane.
Directors: Claire Kelly
Directors: Louise Musgrave
Producer: Paul Smith
Mabel: Barbara Windsor
Annie: Sheila Steafel
Gertrude: Isabellelucas
Ivy: Pauline Delany
Proudfoot: Lance Percival
Cullen: Ron Pember
Alfred: Dennis Edwards
Dora: Beryl Cooke
Bill: Sean Blowers
Robbins: Grant Oatley
Pete: Jimmy Lambert
Granville: Joseph Kpobie
Leroy: Mark de Couteau
Dave: Alan Dean
Jerry: Martino Lazzeri
Mandy: Martine McCutcheon
MrPatel: Albert Moses

: Bette Davis In The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

continues a tribute to this great star, appearing here as Queen Elizabeth. With Errol Flynn as the Earl of Essex and Olivia de Havilland as Lady Penelope Grey.
Infatuated with the dashing young Earl of Essex,
Elizabeth I is soon to find herself torn between her love for him and her duty as a monarch.
Screenplay by NORMAN REILLY RAINE and AENEAS MACKENZIE based on the play Elizabeth the Queen by MAXWELL ANDERSON Produced by HAL B WALLIS Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ ('As Summers Die ' tomorrow at 9.00pm)
∙ FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Lady Penelope Grey.
Unknown: Norman Reilly Raine
Unknown: Aeneas MacKenzie
Produced By: Hal B Wallis
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Francis Bacon: Donald Crisp
Earl of Tyrone: Alan Hale
Sir Walter Raleigh: Vincent Price
Lord Burghley: Henry Stephenson
Sir Robert Cecil: Henry Daniell
Lord Knollys: Ralph Forbes

: Japanese Grand Prix

The last two world championships were decided in Japan. In 1987 Nelson Piquet took the title, and last year Ayrton Senna won the race and with it the championship. With only two races left this year, the championship situation could not be clearer: if Senna wins both races, he will be champion driver again; any other result, and team-mate Alain Prost will take the title.
Race presentation Fuji TV, Japan


Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: James Hunt
Television presentation: Piers Croton
Executive Producer: Jim Reside

: International Snooker

Rothmans Grand Prix The final.
The two finalists will be playing for a first prize of E70,000, with £42,000 for the runner-up. It's the best of 19 frames: eight in the afternoon and the match played to a finish this evening. David Vine introduces the action from the Hexagon, Reading. Commentators:
Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
Summariser: John Spencer.


Introduces: David Vine
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: John Spencer.

: Armada

Last in a three-part series. The Scattering
The Armada proved unable to stand up to English gunfire. Underwater archaeology offers new clues and raises new questions about the battles.
The discovery of a private letter from Philip of Spain to his chaplain casts new light on the end of the story of the Armada.
Written and produced by ALAN EREIRA
BBC Elstree (R)


Produced By: Alan Ereira

: Rugby Special

Swansea v All Blacks Bath v Toulon
The New Zealanders continue their tour of Wales with a visit to Swansea, who have had some great battles with the All Blacks in the past.
Bath, English league and cup winners last season, take on Toulon, runners-up in the French Club Championship. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentators:
Nigel Starmer-Smith and Lyn Davies. Executive producer


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

: Juke Box Jury

One of the original pop shows of the 60s is back with Jools Holland in the chair. He 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 the record
'makes it' or not. A mystery guest adds intrigue ... Director PHIL CHILVERS
Series producer SHARON ALI


Unknown: Jools Holland
Director: Phil Chilvers

: The Money Programme

Playing for Poland The new Solidarity government wants help to turn Poland from communism to capitalism in a matter of months and to avert economic collapse. With inflation raging, the stakes are high, but some believe the convulsions that could follow might bring
Eastern Europe's first break with communist rule to a crashing halt.
Nisha Steyn reports on the prospects for one of the most crucial experiments in economic management. Producer MARK WAKEFIELD Deputy editor
(Postponed from 15 October)


Unknown: Nisha Steyn
Producer: Mark Wakefield
Unknown: Alan Haydn Griffiths

: The Natural World

Fear of the Wild
Snakes are worshipped as gods. Killer whales perform tricks. Bulls are taunted.
Great white sharks are killed. We have devised many ways of coping with our fear of dangerous animals, but why, at a time when many of us rarely encounter them in the wild, should we be afraid?
Might the way we treat wild animals be a throwback to a time when they were a real threat? And might our fears lead to their extinction?
Narrator: Anthony Valentine. Film editor TOM POORE
Series editor MIKE SALISBURY BBC Bristol


Narrator: Anthony Valentine.

: The Artist's Eye

John Aiken
Belfast-born sculptor
John Aiken left the city at 18, when the Troubles began, to study at Chelsea College of Art.
He's now Head of Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art. From childhood he's been fascinated by fortifications: the tower houses of Ireland, medieval castles, the barbed wire and corrugated iron of contemporary Belfast and the concrete of the German bunkers in northern France which he describes as 'the biggest sculpture park in the world'. What interests him is the impact of these installations on the landscape, rather than their function.
Film cameraman JOHN MCNEILL Film editor CHRIS MASON Producer JOHN ARCHER
BBC Scotland and Northern Ireland


Unknown: John Aiken
Unknown: John Aiken
Unknown: John McNeill
Editor: Chris Mason

: Slim Gaillard's Civilisation

1: A Traveller's Tale
'Look at the clocks - it doesn't matter if they're wrong. Somewhere in the world the time is right.' A typical line from Slim
Gaillard. He became a jazz legend, collaborating with Charlie Parker ; he was a Second World War bomber pilot; Marvin Gaye 's father-in-law; and is fluent in Greek, Arabic, Spanish and his own 'Vout-o-Reenee' language; he appeared in 25 films including Hellzapoppin' and Roots; and drove a hearse for the notorious
Purple Gang.
Since he was stranded alone in Crete, aged 12, on a voyage from his native Cuba, Slim's life has been a spectacular, and sometimes traumatic, adventure. He tells his amazing story over four episodes with Dizzy Gillespie , Van Morrison , his and Marvin Gaye 's family,
Frankie Laine (whom he discovered) and the peanut that went to the moon. Film editor COLIN KNIJFF Research GILL MELLER
Executive producer NIGEL FINCH Director ANTHONY WALL An 'Arena' special


Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Marvin Gaye
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Van Morrison
Unknown: Marvin Gaye
Unknown: Frankie Laine
Producer: Nigel Finch
Director: Anthony Wall

: International Snooker

Grand Prix The final.
By the end of this evening's session the 1989 Grand Prix will have been decided.
Introduced by David Vine from the Hexagon, Reading. Television presentation


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: * Young Guns: Risky Business

Joel Goodsen is 17, doing fine at school and is generally the perfect son to the perfect parents - that is to say they're rich, going on holiday and they trust Joel with the house, the hi-fi and the Porsche! Well, everyone makes mistakes. While they're away, Joel makes a new friend in Lana, a young, sexy, streetwise girl in business for herself. What she teaches him may be every son's fantasy, but it's every parent's nightmare!
A sharp comedy about sex, love and free enterprise.
Written and directed by PAUL BRICKMAN
* FEATURE: page 21
• FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Joel Goodsen
Directed By: Paul Brickman
Produced By: Jon Avnet
Produced By: Steve Tisch
Joel: Tom Cruise
Lana: Rebecca de Mornay
Miles: Curtis Armstrong
Barry: Bronson Pinchot
Glenn: Raphael Sbarge
Guido: Joe Pantoliano
Joel's father: Nicholas Pryor
Joel's mother: Janet Carroll
Vicki: Shera Danese
Rutherford: Richard Masur

: * International Snooker

Rothmans Grand Prix David Vine introduces highlights of tonight's concluding session.


Introduces: David Vine

: * Rapido

* Approximate times

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