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: News

: Westminster

Presenter Brian Curtois.


Presenter: Brian Curtois.

: Heirs and Graces

Hatfield House
Lady Victoria Leatham calls at the home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. Producer BRIAN FAWCETT BBC Norwich (R)


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: Painters

In a Garden
Three artists illustrate the different traditions in botanical painting. (R;

: Inside Japan

5: Morning till Night
Ikuo Konda is foreman in a large car factory.
Katsuji Mizuumi works in a small shipyard. He has few of the benefits of working for a large corporation.


Unknown: Ikuo Konda
Unknown: Katsuji Mizuumi
Directors: Peter Ramsden
Directors: Libby Halliday
Producer: Howard Smith

: Countdown to Christmas

Last in the series.
What to drink with the bird, children's decorations and designer table centres. Producer TONY FISHER
Executive producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Tony Fisher

: Women of Our Century

Helen Muspratt
The retired portrait photographer is interviewed by Grace Robertson. (R)


Unknown: Helen Muspratt
Interviewed By: Grace Robertson.

: Racing the Tide

Laytown Races
A look at a special event in the Irish racing calendar. Producer ROBIN WYLIE
BBC Northern Ireland (R)

: Mosaic

10: Anglo-Saxon Attitudes A shortened version of the 1982 documentary raising questions about in-service and political training of teachers to prepare the next generation for life in a multiracial society.
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11: Police Powers: Blue and Black
The police are supposed to treat everyone as equal before the law. This film goes behind the scenes to see how recruits are trained.
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National Youth Bureau, [address removed] and at 12.55pm
12: Multicultural Education: Languages for Life
Thousands of children in many parts of the country speak languages other than
English. Do our schools need to gear themselves to build upon these linguistic skills? Producer JOHN TWITCHIN (R) (e)
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Producer: John Twitchin

: Green Claws

With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. (R)


Green Claws: Nick Mercer
Iris: Stella Goodier
Claws Family stories writer: Sonya Dann
Script: Ursula Jones
Illustrations: Jane Gedye
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Pinks and Carnations
The pink has delighted gardeners for centuries and its close relative, the carnation, is one of our most popular cut blooms. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Sport on Friday Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Carisberg Commonwealth Cup Commonwealth champions Steve Baddeley and Helen Troke compete alongside other members of England's squad for Auckland in a round-robin tournament.
Commentator: Barry Davies.
Racing from Cheltenham.
2.20 BMW Series Final
(Handicap Steeplechase. 3m If)
2.55 Food Brokers Ferrero Rocher Steeplechase (Handicap. 3m If)
3.30 Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifying Race. 3m) Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan
Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Also a look ahead to the second round of the FA Cup and latest news from Italy on the eve of the draw for the World Cup Finals. Television presentation: Racing KEITH MACKENZIE
Produced by DAVE GORDON including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Steve Baddeley
Unknown: Helen Troke
Commentator: Barry Davies.
Unknown: Ferrero Rocher Steeplechase
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Produced By: Dave Gordon

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: UK clown. Clue: Indian town.
Answer - see today's programme!
With Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Talk of the 80s

Hanif Kureishi , who wrote the screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette, tells
Joan Bakewell that, although he was influenced by the 'angry young men' of the 50s, his writing today looks at a much-changed society - one which must embrace different races, cultures and religions.


Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Clean Slate

The education magazine with Jackie Spreckley and Jill Cochrane.
How far can children with special needs be educated in mainstream schools?
Second Chance: a punk-rocker takes up engineering.
Help: what presents are educational and fun?
King Street Junior: Mrs Rudd (Vivienne Martin) is up in arms about music charges. King Street Junior written by JIM ELDRIDGE
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Jill Cochrane.
Unknown: Mrs Rudd
Written By: Jim Eldridge
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Food and Drink

: Out of the Fog

Starring and Hoodlum and would-be racketeer Harold Goff terrorises the quiet waterfront of Sheepshead Bay, relying on the passivity of his victims to extract 'protection' money. But Stella Goodwin is attracted to the good-looking and worldly Goff, unaware of the hold he has over her father and his friend.
Screenplay by ROBERT ROSSEN.
0 FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Harold Goff
Unknown: Stella Goodwin
Unknown: Robert Rossen.
Unknown: Jerry Wald
Unknown: Richard MacAuley
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Stella Goodwin: Ida Lupino
Harold Goff: John Garfield
Jonah Goodwin: Thomas Mitchell
Olaf Johnson: John Qualen
George Watkins: Eddie Albert
Propotpin: George Tobias
Florence Goodwin: Allne MacMahon

: Friday Report

One Friday Morning....
At 8.18am on 22 September, the genteel calm of Deal on the Kent coast was shattered by an IRA bomb. Eleven Royal Marines bandsmen died and a small community found itself for a brief moment in the full glare of the media spotlight. Michael Delahaye returns two months later to allow the people of Deal to speak with hindsight, now that the shock and immediate outrage have subsided. After the experience of terrorism at first-hand, what has been the effect on their daily lives - and what are their views now on a political conundrum to which there appears no solution?
Producer GEOFF GRIFFITHS Series producer PETER LOWE BBC Elstree
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations in other regions see panel below.
0 SEE HEAR: page 90


Unknown: Michael Delahaye
Producer: Geoff Griffiths

: Prisoners of Conscience

In the last of this series of portraits of people jailed for their beliefs, the story of tonight's prisoner is told by Norman Willis. Writer CAROLINE MOOREHEAD Producer REX BLOOMSTEIN


Told By: Norman Willis.
Unknown: Caroline Moorehead

: Public Eye

Each week Public Eye examines issues and stories at the heart of life in Britain. Its brief is wide, ranging from health and environmental themes to media, arts and sport, from matters of life and death to the less frenetic areas of leisure and culture.
Presented by Peter Taylor. Editor NIGEL CHAPMAN


Presented By: Peter Taylor.
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Travel Show Guides

Northern Yugoslavia A detailed look at the Istrian Peninsula.
Which are the main resorts?
What are their best and worst points? Which is the wettest summer month? And how to make the most of being a Dinar millionaire.
Facts, facts and more facts.
All you need to know for your holiday planning.
Presented by Penny Junor with John Kettley and Matthew Collins.
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON (Details on Ceefax page 619)
* SCRIPT: price 91.80 (crossed cheques made payable to BBC) from [address removed]


Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Matthew Collins.
Producer: Julie K. Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Mornin' Sarge

Internal Investigation By Tony Haase Pete McCarthy and Rebecca Stevens.
Bribery, corruption, and threats of violence.
Two Met officers visit
Middleford Police Station. Starring Robin Driscoll
Tony Haase , Pete McCarthy Rebecca Stevens and Paul Brooke as Sarge.


Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens.
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Unknown: Paul Brooke
Unknown: Jamie Rix
Unknown: John Kilby

: Great Journeys

The Burma Road With writer Miles Kington.
'When the Second World War ended, Burma turned its back on the world, drew up its bamboo drawbridge and put out a notice - do not disturb!'
Travelling by steamer up the Irrawaddy River to
Mandalay was the easiest part of Miles Kington's road to China - even then the boat went aground.
Halted by a guerrilla war he flies on to pick up the road in remote south west China. Half a century ago this tortuous mountain route was the lifeline of Chiang Kai-Shek's nationalist army - today it's the artery of a thriving Burmese black market.
The Burma Road is a secret route that both countries choose to forget.
0 CALENDAR: the Great Journeys Calendar, with 13 photographs by Tom Owen Edmunds , is available by sending a cheque for £5.95, payable to BBC Enterprises Ltd. to [address removed].
0 BOOK: with over 100 colour photographs, available from bookshops. price £16.00.


Unknown: Miles Kington.
Director: David Wallace
Editor: Frances Parker
Unknown: Tom Owen Edmunds

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: John Morrison

: Prisoners of Conscience

In the last of the series about people jailed for their beliefs, tonight's story is told by Norman Willis.


Told By: Norman Willis.

: Weatherview

: Talk of the 80s

Hanif Kureishi talks to
Joan Bakewell. (Shoum at 4.30pm)


Talks: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: Skyline

Gustavo arrives in New York, from Spain, with a portfolio of photographs he hopes will pave the way to a contract with a prestigious news magazine. He has the key to a rented apartment with a telephone that never stops ringing, attends language classes dutifully and tries to make sense of a society with incomprehensible habits.
Written and directed by FERNANDO COLOMO
(A Spanish film with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: page 22


Directed By: Fernando Colomo
Gustavo Fernandez: Antonio Resines
Pat: Beatriz Perez Porro
Elizabeth: Patricia Cisarano
Dr Jaime Bos: Jaime Nos
Roy: Roy Hoffman
Thornton: Whit Stillman

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