introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters
- starting with
Playbus which stops today at The Dot Stop
Storyteller: lain Lauchlan. Producer JOHN PROWSE
7.55 am Jimbo and the Jet Set: UFO
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)
8.00 am Is That a Fact? 4: The Green Children
Theme music ALEC DANKWORTH Producers PETER CHARLTON and RICHARD SIMKIN
8.15 am Smoggies You Are What You Eat
Arnold the Shark is everybody's friend until he eats a Smoggies rubbish bin.
8.40 am Umbrella
Do you make your own decisions, or are you just a puppet on a string? With Mark Chatterton , Sara Sugarman and Christopher Lillicrap. Director CEL1A BONNER Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West
8.55 am The Hallo Spencer Show !
Hosted by the biggest know-it-all, Mr Hallo Spencer.
9.15 am Corners
Why do we say the moon is 'new'?
Designer PAUL SUDLOW
Production ALISON STEWART
9.30 am Visionaries: The Price of Freedom
The Darkling Lords discover a lost race of people.
9.55 am Blue Peter Omnibus
with Caron Keating , Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.
by Angela Ince , Shirley Lowe. 4: Fire!
This week: Love and Kisses 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
starring and Hoping to settle down, migratory worker Sam Tucker and his family face the hardships of life as tenant farmers in Texas - unaware of how the terrible rigours will test them to the limit.
Produced by DAVID L LOEW and ROBERT HAKIM based on the novel
Hold Autumn in Your Hand by GEORGE SESSIONS PERRY
Written and directed by JEAN RENOIR
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Three disabled people,
Isobel Ward , Simon Barnes and Chris Davies , present this magazine programme. Producer CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINS (With subtitles and sign language interpretation.ShownlastWednesday)
Me and My Bike
An affectionate look at a long-standing love affair with the bicycle.
Producer JOHN ALEXANDER
40 Minutes editor CAROLINE PICK
Midland Bank Championships Ladies' final.
Steffi Graf defends her title against a strong field including Monica Seles , Manuela Maleeva , Mary Jo Fernandez and Hana Mandlikova. Dan Maskell and John Barrett commentate on the live coverage from Brighton. Director JOHN DAVIES
A TWI production for BBCtv
Championship Bowls CIS UK Indoor Bowls Championship
Day 2 of the tournament. Joyce Lindores opens the ladies' account against number 13 seed Neil McGhee. Willie Wood , the number 4 seed, meets Brian Rattray. A favourite for the title is number 3 seed
David Corkhill , who plays
David Cox , new to television bowls. Introduced by David Icke.
starring and An ordinary officer in the First World War,
Jay Gatsby emerges in 1928 as a fabulously wealthy playboy with a shady background, quietly determined to win back the love of his life ...
Screenplay by CYRIL HUME and RICHARD MAIBAUM. based on the novel by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Produced by RICHARD MAIBAUM Directed by ELLIOT NUGENT
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featuring Scotland v Fiji Llanelli v All Blacks Bristol v Bath.
Scotland and Fiji, both with reputations for open-running rugby, should produce an exhilarating match. The New Zealanders visit Stradey Park where, in 1972, they suffered a rare defeat. And in the Courage League, what is traditionally a typical local derby - Bristol v Bath.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Commentators: Bill McLaren , Nigel Starmer-Smith and Lyn Davies. Executive producer
with Jools Holland.
He discusses the week's new singles with four diverse panellists. This week's panel includes Lulu, Kit Hollerbach and Gary Stretch. Director PHIL CHILVERS
Series producer SHARON ALI
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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 one of the most crucial experiments in economic management. Producer MARK WAKEFIELD Deputy editor
ALAN HAYDN GRIFFITHS Editor DAVID NISSAN
(Postponed from 22 October)
A Diver's Natural History.
Plunge beneath the surface of our familiar coastline and enter an unseen world of the beautiful and bizarre. Marine biologist Martha Holmes leads an underwater journey from Swanage Pier to Scapa
Flow, and beyond to Ireland's sea caves, navigating the world's third largest whirlpool and diving on a shipwreck. Face to face, she meets diving seabirds, graceful seals, a dolphin that befriends humans and one of the ugliest fish in the world. Directed by MARK JACOBS
Produced by ROGER R. JONES Series editor MIKE SALISBURY
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1: Decisive Moments
From war and revolution to Marilyn Monroe and James Dean , Magnum photographers have produced some of the century's most memorable images. A co-operative of the world's leading photojournalists, Magnum was founded in 1947 by the legendary war photographer Robert Capa , with David 'Chim' Seymour,
George Rodger and the acknowledged master, Henri Cartier-Bresson . Both Capa and Seymour were killed in the 1950s, but Rodger and Cartier-Bresson have granted rare interviews for this series of three programmes. The first tells the story of the founders' careers in the 30s and 40s, the birth of the collective and its early, eventful years.
Film cameraman CHRIS SEAGER Film recordist JIM GREENHORN Film editor MICHAEL FLYNN
Executive producer DIANA LASHMORE Producers PATRICIA WHEATLEY and ROSEMARY BOWEN. JONES
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In 1938 jazz legend and international star Slim Gaillard went to Hollywood to appear in Hellzapoppin: and then war broke out. Gaillard became one of America's first black bomber pilots; this week he recalls that profound and traumatic experience. With the help of Van Morrison he re-enacts a famous encounter with his beat disciple, novelist Jack Kerouac; he settles an old score with Little Richard; appears on America's craziest chat show; and meets the peanut that went to the moon.
An 'Arena' special
starring and Brooklyn, 1965: young
Michael Dunn arrives at
St Basil's Catholic School for Boys, looking forward to an easy life, and immediately makes a disastrous choice - he falls in with the school reprobates. Michael begins to find that being a rebel with a cause can be a lot of fun!
Screenplay by CHARLES PURPURA Produced by DAN WIGUTOW and MARK CARUNER
Directed by MICHAEL DINNER
(First showing on British television)
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CIS UK Indoor Bowls Championship
David Icke brings further coverage from Preston. Commentators:
David Rhys-Jones , Jimmy Davidson. Summarisers: Mal Hughes , David McGill and John Bell. Television presentation
HUW JOSEPH and JOHN TAIT Producers KEITH PHILLIPS and PETER HAYWARD Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE