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: Children's BBC Two

introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters

Starting with Playbus
The Patch Stop
At Dunwich Heath, Peggy Patch spots insects.

Storyteller: Sophie Aldred. Producer ANNE GOBEY

7.50 am Jimbo and the Jet Set
April Fool's Day
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS

7.55 am Is That a Fact?
Taking a look at legends. 5: St Catherine and the Balmwell

8.10 am The Hallo Spencer Show!
From Spencerville, Ohio, it's the wildest, zaniest, most adorable group of puppets.

8.35 am Umbrella
How did thousands of handfuls of flour, 50 pots and a donkey help to build a school? With Mark Chatterton , Amerjit Deu and Lynne Kieran. Director CELIA BONNER Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West

8.50 am Smoggies
Purple Tide
Clarence empties purple shark-repellant into the bay. It doesn't repel sharks, but turns Clarence and Polluto into helpless, compulsive, tapdancing fools.

9.15 am Corners
How does an acorn grow into an oak tree?

9.30 am Visionaries
Feryl Steps Out
Feryl leaves the Spectral Knights, thinking he is a danger to them.

9.55 am

Blue Peter Omnibus
with Caron Keating , Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.
0 FAST FORWARD: the BBC's new
TV and pop star magazine is out now, price 32p, from newsagents.

10.45 am Bluebirds
A -part series by Angela Ince and Shirley Lowe.

11.10 am Boxpops
Is Michael Jackson 'bad' enough to be a case for this week's Boxpops? The programme takes a look at cops and robbers on TV. Producer ROY MILANI
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN ®

11.50 am The O Zone
Music news and features with Andy Crane. Today, a look behind the scenes of the PWL Roadshow.


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Peggy Patch
Unknown: Sophie Aldred.
Producer: Anne Gobey
Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Directed By: Keith Learner
Producers: Peter Charlton
Producers: Richard Simkin
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Amerjit Deu
Unknown: Lynne Kieran.
Director: Celia Bonner
Unknown: Alison Stewart
Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: John Leslie.
Unknown: Angela Ince
Unknown: Shirley Lowe.
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Producer: Roy Milani
Producer: Eric Rowan
Unknown: Andy Crane.
Director: Louise Musgrave
Producer: Paul Smith
Patch's friend: Colin Kerrigan
Mabel: Barbara Windsor
Annie: Sheila Steafel
Gertrude: Isabelle Lucas
Ivy: Pauline Delany
Proudfoot: Lance Percival
Cullen: Ron Pember
Uncle Arthur: Peter Byrne
Alfred: Dennis Edwards
Dora: Beryl Cooke
Jennifer: Jo Warne
Bill: Sean Blowers
Robbins: Grant Oatley
Pete: Jimmy Lambert
Mr Anderson: Trevor Butler
Mrs Anderson: Vicky Licorish
Aunt Emmy: Roxanne Clinch
Granville: Joseph Kpobie
Leroy: Mark de Couteau
Dave: Alan Dean
Jerry: Martino Lazzeri
Mandy: Martine McCutcheon

: Reportage Update

An updated edition of last
Wednesday's Reportage with all the latest developments in the stories covered. There's the final result of the phone poll, your views on some of the issues covered, plus fashion, sport, and music. (R)revised

: Australian Grand Prix

The Adelaide race should provide a fitting climax to a year of Prost/Senna/Mansell dramas. Nigel Mansell has never finished a race here. and who can forget the spectacular tyre blow-out that deprived him of the world championship in 1986? Commentators: Murray Walker , James Hunt Race presentation
CHANNEL 9. Australia
TV presentation PIERS CROTON Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Commentators: Murray Walker

: 40 Minutes

Crack Doctors
Washington, DC, has become a battleground for competing drug dealers. The cause of the escalating violence is the new drug crack.

: Championship Bowls

CIS UK Indoor Bowls
Two men contest the 1989 championship; the winner receives E12,000 and the runner-up. £6,000. David Icke introduces the final, live from the Guild Hall. Preston.


Introduces: David Icke

: Rugby Special

featuring Wales v All Blacks England v Fiji
France v Australia
An embarrassment of riches this week with the might of the southern hemisphere out to assert itself in Europe.
This should be a showcase of rugby football with the cream of the world's players on view. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentators:
Bill McLaren , Bill Beaumont , Nigel Starmer-Smith and Martyn Williams. Executive producer


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Martyn Williams.
Unknown: Johnnie Wathkrston

: Juke Box Jury

with Jools Holland.
He discusses the week's new singles with four diverse panellists who pronounce the judgment 'hit or miss'. Director PHIL CHILVERS
Series producer SHARON ALI


Unknown: Jools Holland.
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Sharon Ali

: The Money Programme

Power Games
Britain's coal industry faces its toughest challenge yet under the impact of electricity privatisation. To reduce electricity prices, the new power generators want to import cheap coal and buy less from the UK. British Coal is fighting a rearguard action to try to keep its order books full. If it fails, more pits will close. But will the Government come to its rescue? Robin Aitken reports. Producer ANN HAWKER


Unknown: Robin Aitken
Editor: Alan H Griffiths

: The Natural World

Island in the Air
Today it may seem difficult to associate Ethiopia with wildlife. However, in the south a rich variety of animals and plants still flourish — a haunting memorial to the fertile landscapes of Ethiopia's past. Rising 13,000ft above tropical African plains, the Bale Mountains are an island refuge for unique wildlife: the rarest dog on earth, the Queen of Sheba's antelope, a bizarre giant mole rat and more. Narrated by Christopher Reich. Producer KEITH SCHOLEY
Series editor MIKE SALISBURY BBC Bristol


Unknown: Christopher Reich.
Producer: Keith Scholey

: The Magnum Story

The Savage Years
The photographers are at the centre of events in the turbulent decade of the 60s. They witness and document the growing unrest and fragmentation in the world.
Cornell Capa, Burt Glinn and Elliott Erwitt are caught up in the euphoria of the Kennedy era. Don McCullin , Philip Jones Griffiths and Marc Riboud bring us some of the most powerful images of the Vietnam War.
Josef Koudelka is in Prague when the Russian tanks invade and Eve Arnold and a group of Magnum photographers are invited on to the set of The Misfits.
(Philip Jones Griffiths in 'Great Journeys' on' Friday at 9.30pm on BBC2)


Unknown: Burt Glinn
Unknown: Elliott Erwitt
Unknown: Don McCullin
Unknown: Philip Jones Griffiths
Unknown: Marc Riboud
Unknown: Josef Koudelka
Producers: Patricia Wheatley
Producers: Rosemary Bowen
Unknown: Philip Jones Griffiths

: Slim Gaillard's Civilisation

My Dinner with Dizzy
This week Slim Gaillard cooks dinner for his old friend Dizzy Gillespie. They discuss the English language and their contributions to it — 'bebop' and 'Vout-o-reenee'.
They also recall working with Charlie Parker and conjure up the ghosts of the other great names of 52nd Street in its jazz heyday. And from Hollywood - memories of the days when the likes of Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich were swapping items from Gaillard's Vout-o-reenee dictionary.
Executive producer NIGEL FINCH Director ANTHONY WALL An 'Arena' special


Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Producer: Nigel Finch
Director: Anthony Wall

: Young Guns: The Flamingo Kid

starring and Summer 1963: Jeffrey Willie is having the time of his young life.
Graduation is over and it's months before college starts. He's young, handsome and has his first job at a swanky Long Island beach club - a far cry from his crowded
Brooklyn home. Soon Jeffrey is seduced by the glamour and excitement of pretty girls, fast cars and people with money to burn. But life is not that easy....
This heart-warming film blends comedy and tears in its portrait of a young man's coming to terms with himself and his family.
●FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Jeffrey Willie
Produced By: Michael Phillips
Directed By: Garry Marshall
Jeffrey Willis: Matt Dillon
Phil Brody: Richard Crenna
Arthur: Hector Elizondo
Ruth: Molly McCarthy
Nikki: Martha Gehman
Phil Brody: Richard Crenna
Phillis Brody: Jessica Walter
Joyce: Carole R Davis
Carla: Janet Jones
Steve: Brian McNamara
Hawk: Fisher Stevens

: Championship Bowls

CIS UK Indoor Bowls Championship
Highlights of the 1989 Championship played out this afternoon at the Guild Hall, Preston.
Hosted by David Icke. Commentators:
David Rhys-Jones and Jimmy Davidson.
Summarisers: Mal Hughes , David McGill and John Bell.


Unknown: David Icke.
Unknown: David Rhys-Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson.
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: John Bell.

: Rapido

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