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: Children's BBC

Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters - starting with
Playdays: The Dot Stop
Dot stops at four and finds that there are four quarters in one hour and four points on a weathercock.
Storyteller: Iain Lauchlan


Presenter (Children's BBC): Simon Parkin
Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Music (Playdays): Paul Reade
Director (Playdays): John Prowse
Dot: Eithne Hannigan
Storyteller: Iain Lauchlan

: Jimbo and the Jet Set

Jungle Jimbo
Voices: Peter Hawkins and Sue Sheridan. Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Sue Sheridan.
Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Directed By: Keith Learner

: The Railway Dragon

Based on an original Canadian story about a girl whose belief in dragons leads her to find one of the last survivors of this species hiding in a railway tunnel.
She accompanies her new friend by train to a secret celebration of dragons, where they sing, dance, have three-legged races and other contests.
Narrated by Leslie Nielsen.


Narrator: Leslie Nielsen
Dragon: Barry Morse

: Hallo Spencer

Hosted by the world's worst dresser, Mr Hallo Spencer. Six Soldiers of Fortune


Unknown: Mr Hallo Spencer.

: Smoggies

Bubble Trouble
Polluto loves to blow soap bubbles, but weeps when they burst on him. Captain
Clarence comes to the rescue with a new formula which makes virtually indestructible plastic bubbles.

: Corners

How does a shop alarm work and will it stop Jo's hat from being stolen? With
Simon Davies , Diane-Louise Jordan and Jo Koma.
● QUESTIONS: to Corners, BBCtv, London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Jo Koma.
Director: Nick Gardner
Producer: Alison Stewart

: Thundercats

The Astral Prison
Jaga is a prisoner of Nemex, the Astral Prisoner. Although Lion-0 calls for help from the Thundercats, he also needs assistance from Netherwitch. (R)

: Blue Peter Omnibus

With Caron Keating, Yvette Fielding and John Leslie. (First shown on BBC1)


Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Presenter: John Leslie.

: Defenders of the Earth

The Ghost Walks Again
Jedda, believing her father dead, must make the most important decision of her life: is she ready to assume the role of Phantom? (R)

: Not the End of the World: 1

By Hester Burton, dramatised by Valerie Georgeson.
This is Victorian England and Ellen's mother does not approve of her friendship with Etty, a ploughman's daughter. But it seems that Etty has disappeared and no one will talk about her. (r)


Author: Hester Burton
Dramatised By: Valerie Georgeson
Producer: Richard Callanan
Director: Marilyn Fox
Dr Henchman: Andrew Burt
Mrs Henchman: Fiona Mollison
Ellen: Camilla Power
William: Altay Lawrence
Rob: Sam Matthews
Mrs Ransome: Jean Southern
Etty: Lisa Sanderson
Mr Weston: Rodney Litchfield
Mrs Weston: Catherlne Terris
Mrs Ling: Anne Orwin

: Boxpops

Head to Toe
Boxpops looks at the human body. Get ahead with Lenny Henry in 89, discover Morph's weakness in 80 and find out whom ZZ Top show a clean pair of heels to in 85. Executive producer ERIC ROWAN Producer ROY MILANI


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Producer: Roy Milani

: The O Zone

Music news and features with Andy Crane.


Presenter: Andy Crane
Director: Louise Musgrave
Producer: Paul Smith

: The Magic Rectangle

The Anatomy of the Television Personality
The 'magic rectangle' has only to be placed round the head and shoulders, and suddenly everyone is looking at you. Robert Robinson anatomises this novel phenomenon.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Written By: Robert Robinson

: World Darts

Embassy World Professional Championship
Bob Anderson is on the oche first against Jann Hoffman from Denmark; there is live coverage of the penultimate session of the first round. The most unpredictable match will be between Ray Battye and American Paul Lim. The day's final match is between Peter Evison and Jack McKenna.
Introduced by David Icke.
Commentators: Sid Waddell and Tony Green.


Unknown: Bob Anderson
Unknown: Jann Hoffman
Unknown: Ray Battye
Unknown: Paul Lim.
Unknown: Peter Evison
Unknown: Jack McKenna.
Introduced By: David Icke.
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Commentators: Tony Green.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Keith Phillips

: 40 Minutes

Stage Struck
40 Minutes follows five people who found the courage to turn their dream into reality. Producer COLLEEN TOOMEY


Producer: Colleen Toomey

: Dodge City

Starring and Tough cattleman
Wade Hatton takes on the job of bringing law and order to Dodge City in this famous all-action western, featuring one of the most spectacular bar-room brawls in screen history.
Screenplay by ROBERT BUCKNER Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ 0 FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Wade Hatton
Unknown: Robert Buckner
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Wade Hatton: Errol Flynn
Abbie Irving: Olivia de Havilland
Ruby Gilman: Ann Sheridan
Jeff Surrett: Bruce Cabot
Joe Clemens: Frank McHugh
Rusty Hart: Alan Hale
Matt Cole: John Litel
Dr Irving: Henry Travers
Colonel Dodge: Henry O'Neill
Yancey: Victor Jory
Lee Irving: William Lundigan
Tex Baird: Guinn (big Boy) Williams
Harry Cole: Bobs Watson
Mrs Cole: Gloria Holden
Munger: Douglas Fowley

: Ruth Etting

An Old Spanish Onion
How Ruth's beautiful singing voice helps to bring Louisa and Manuel together. Directed by ALF GOULDING


Directed By: Alf Goulding

: Rugby Special

With both English and Welsh squads away on weekend breaks abroad, the domestic matches are very much of a friendly nature. However, with the League, Cup and Internationals on the horizon, there is much to look forward to. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentator:
Nigel Starmer-Smith . Executive producer


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

: Ski Sunday

Featuring the men's slalom from Yugoslavia.
For their first races of the New Year, the skiers have moved to Kranjska Gora,
Yugoslavia. The Scandinavian racers are having their best season. Watch out for
Norway's Ole Christian
Furuseth, already a winner this year, and for the best Swedish skier following the legend of Ingemar Stenmark , Lars-Boerje Eriksson , winner of the opening race of the season in Australia.
Introduced by David Vine. Produced by MARK WILKIN
Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Ole Christian
Unknown: Ingemar Stenmark
Unknown: Lars-Boerje Eriksson
Introduced By: David Vine.
Produced By: Mark Wilkin

: The Money Programme

Into the 90s
A look into the future and the prospects for business in the new decade. Reporter Nisha Pillai looks at the demographic, cultural and political trends that will shape opportunities for business. What sectors can expect to grow, and which might stagnate? What will the consumer be demanding? And what are the likely characteristics of successful businesses?
The Money Programme looks ahead to a decade of substantial change and new role models for success. Producer MARK WAKEFIELD Editor DAVID NISSAN


Reporter: Nisha Pillai
Producer: Mark Wakefield

: The Natural World

The Sisterhood
Portrayed as skulking, cowardly scavengers, hyenas have long received an undeservedly bad press.
To set the record straight, this film reveals, for the first time, some of the most intimate moments in the life of Africa's strangest but most successful large carnivore - the spotted hyena. Forming a secretive, female-dominated society, hyenas operate largely under cover of darkness. In the deadly competition for food, this tough mafia of sisters takes on all comers - including the king of beasts. A film by RICHARD GOSS
Series editor MIKE SALISBURY BBC Bristol


Unknown: Richard Goss

: The Mosquito Coast

Starring and
Allie Fox is a man with a vision. He seeks self-sufficiency - a life untainted by the modern world's corrupting influences. With boundless energy and grim determination he uproots his family to start afresh on Central America's
Mosquito Coast. However,
Allie's quest for paradise is a doomed dream with hellish consequences....
The director and star of Witness are reunited in this tense human drama, based on the best-selling novel by Paul Theroux.
(First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 17


Based on the novel by: Paul Theroux
Screenplay: Paul Schrader
Director: Peter Weir
Allie Fox: Harrison Ford
Mother: Helen Mirren
Charlie: River Phoenix
Jerry: Jadrien Steele
April: Hilary Gordon
Clover: Rebecca Gordon
Clerk: Jason Alexander
Mr Polski: Dick O'Neill
MrsPolski: Alice Sneed
Mr Semper: Tiger Haynes
Captain Smalls: William Newman
Rev Spellgood: Andre Gregory
Mrs Spellgood: Melanie Boland
Emily: Martha Pumpton
Convert: Raymond Clare
Man at bar: Emory King

: The Last African Flying Boat

With writer Alexander Frater.
For the first time in 40 years African skies resound to the roar of a flying boat.
Alexander Frater boards a wartime Catalina in search of the romance and adventure of Imperial Airways' legendary route from Cairo to the Cape. Speeding low across the pyramids of Giza the passengers were pampered with champagne and smoked salmon. Today, Frater discovers that civil wars, cyclones and bungling bureaucracy are now much more the order of the day.
His odyssey takes him down the White Nile to the Rift
Valley lakes of Kenya and on to the astonishing Ilha de
Mocambique - the forgotten jewel of the Indian Ocean. Photography NIGEL MEAKIN Sound RON BROWN
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 12


Unknown: Alexander Frater.
Unknown: Alexander Frater
Unknown: Ron Brown
Director: David Wallace

: World Darts: Embassy World Professional Championship

The final session of the first round takes place this evening with four matches.
Introduced by David Icke.


Introduced By: David Icke.

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