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
Producer BARBARA RODDAM
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
Theme music ALEC DANKWORTH Producers PETER CHARLTON and RICHARD SIMKIN
8.10am Smoggies: The Big Heat
When the icebergs begin to melt, the sea level rises, threatening Suntotown.
from Whipsnade, where Mark Chatterton finds Girl Guides, white rhinos and a cathedral of trees.
Director CELIA BONNER Producer JUDY MERRY
BBC North West
8.50am The Hallo Spencer Show !
It's the wildest, zaniest, most adorable group of puppets. The Visitor
How were Egyptian mummies made?
Director STEVE HOCKING
Producer ALISON STEWART
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.
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.
Directors CLAIRE KELLY and LOUISE MUSGRAVE Producer PAUL SMITH
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)
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Earl of Tyrone:
Sir Walter Raleigh:
Sir Robert Cecil:
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
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.
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)
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
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
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
ALAN HAYDN GRIFFITHS Editor DAVID NISSAN
(Postponed from 15 October)
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
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
Series editor MIKE SALISBURY BBC Bristol
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
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
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
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
KEITH PHILLIPS and PETER HAYWARD Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE
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
Produced by JON AVNET and STEVE TISCH
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Rothmans Grand Prix David Vine introduces highlights of tonight's concluding session.