Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters and starting with Playdays
The Playbus stops today at The Tent Stop where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join
Trish Cooke , Ricky Diamond , Sheila Hyde and Pauline Little to tell the story
Thunderstorms and Rainbows by Margaret Mahy.
Music RICHARD BROWN
Director BRIAN JAMESON
Voices: Peter Hawkins and Susan Sheridan.
Director KEITH LEARNER (R)
Goodbye Engine Nine
Uncle Boom wants to replace prematurely the old but faithful Suntot train, Engine Number Nine, with the not-yet-perfected Zoom-Engine.
Paddington Goes to School by Michael Bond.
On his first day at school, Paddington tries to be a model pupil but things don't turn out quite the way that they should!
Narrated by Sir Michael Hordem.
Animated and directed by MARTIN PULLEN
Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL
GRAHAM CLUTTERBUCK (R)
Why do flamingoes stand on one leg?
Who invented umbrellas?
With Simon Davies
Diane-Louise Jordan and Jo Koma.
Director STEVE HOCKING
Producer AUSON STEWART (R)
QUESTIONS to: Corners, BBCtv, London W12 7RJ
Cheetara has a vision of a sorcerer called Whizz-Ra. (R)
With Caron Keating, Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.
(First shown on BBC1)
Craig Charles is into 'image'. Who said that? Was it
'Pop Vox Pops'?
Nigel Kennedy , the Blow Monkeys, Courtney Pine , Jackie Graham and the Britten String Quartet - have they got it right? Is it a family trait? Look at the Jacksons, Bros and the Nevilles.
Do you need a gimmick? Ask Sandie Shaw. And finally
Craig, ask Barry Manilow to check you out.
Sound supervisor KEITH MAYES
Producer PIPPA DYSON
Down to Earth
Find out about a Secret
Garden in 75. Hear about
Toyah's Brave New World in 82 and investigate the Real Good Life in 84. Executive producer ERIC ROWAN
Producer ROY MILANI
Music news and features with Andy Crane.
From Westminster, the heart of Britain's political life,
Christopher Jones presents the week's best speeches, most telling moments and wittiest asides. A look at the politicians at work in the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Committee Rooms.
Then, how the decisions will affect different parts of the country ...
12.35pm Westminster South and West
Bruce Parker examines the regional and local issues emerging from the week in Parliament. And Viv Robins reports on what your MPs have been doing about them ...
Producer PAUL CANNON
Network editor LYDIA HOWARD
9: Nervous Dogs
Most people believe that really nervous dogs are incurable, but Barbara Woodhouse shows how to make them confident. (R)
Darling, Let's Start Up an Airline
A husband and wife run
Suckling Airways, the UK's smallest airline.
Producer FRANK CVITANOVICH
(Shown last Thursday)
An updated edition of Wednesday's Reportage.
(R) revised (First shown in 'DEF II')
A small mining town on the Amazon harbours a group of adventurers and rebels, human flotsam and jetsam. When Chark, a diamond smuggler, escapes from jail his unwilling companions are a prostitute, a compromised priest, a mute girl and her crazy father.
Screenplay by LUIS BUNUEL , and LUIS ALCORIZA RAYMOND QUENEAU From the novel by JOSÉ-ANDRÉ LACOUR
Produced by OSCAR DANCIGERS Directed by LUIS BUNUEL
(A French film with English subtitles)
FILMS: page 18
in Messenger Boy
Benny looks after the objectionable Clarence....
Directed by EDWARD I. LUDDY
An RKO film
Featuring England v Ireland and Wales v France.
The first round of matches in this year's Five Nations
Championship. In the Save and Prosper international at Twickenham, England are hoping to establish a good victory to start their campaign. In the ADT match in Cardiff, France take on the Welsh.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Studio guests: Ian Robertson and Eddie Butler.
Commentators: Bill McLaren
Nigel Starmer-Smith and Bill Beaumont.
Featuring the 50th
David Vine introduces the 50th running of the classic downhill named after the famous Hahnenkamm mountain in Austria's most glamorous resort.
Producer MARK WILKIN
Executive producer JIM RESIDE
The inquiry by House of Commons Select Committees into the purchase of the Rover Group by British Aerospace has kept the name of Britain's biggest exporter constantly in the headlines. Just as important for the group is the prospect of cuts in defence spending, and the challenge of managing an ever more diverse set of businesses.
Tom Maddocks reports on the corporation that's outraged
Opposition politicians by the deals it strikes with the Government. The programme includes a first interview with the new Chief Executive of British Aerospace, Richard Evans.
Deputy editor ALAN HAYDN GRIFFITHS
Editor DAVID NISSAN
The Serpent's Embrace Snakes can build nests of bamboo, dive 100 metres and catch a parrot in midair. In myths serpents can swallow planets, enhance human sexuality or be messengers of evil. But what is the extraordinary truth about the real lives of snakes? Narrated by Christopher Reich.
Producer NIGEL MARVEN
Series editor MIKE SALISBURY
A series by Michael Palin and Terry Jones.
The Curse of the Claw
The terrifying story of a man who dabbled in the dark mysteries of the Orient, and lived to tell the tale. Or did he...?
Starring Michael Palin with Hilary Mason , Tenniel Evans , Keith Smith , Aubrey Morris , Nigel Rhodes , Judy Loe ,
Bridget Armstrong , Michael Stainton and Vanessa Furse. Designer JOHN STOUT
Director JIM FRANKLIN (R)
A six-part documentary series by Anthony Sampson. 1: The World Religion
Money. Worshipped by some - to others, the root of all evil. In the 1980s, money has become more than ever the god of our time, linking distant nations with its own faith in numbers, credit and the bottom line. In the first programme of the series,
Anthony Sampson looks at how money creates fortunes and destroys empires. The past decade has seen the rise of corporate raiders who have challenged the power of the big, established companies such as Goodyear - often making millions of dollars in the process. The billionaire Sir James Goldsmith argues that the profit motive leads to greater efficiency, to the advantage of everyone.
Yet, top bankers warn that short-term speculation is now undermining productive industry.
Film editor MEL MORPETH
Series producer MICK CSAKY
An Antelope/Csaky production for BBCtv
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Before one week ends and another begins, Clive and his guests meet head to head for a conversation about life, and related subjects. This week's guests:
Robert Hughes , art critic and author of The Fatal Shore and The Shock of the New; Helen McNeil , Booker prize judge and critic; and Dennis Potter , controversial television playwright. Producer ELAINE BEDELL
Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE
by Robert Smith.
On 20 January 1931 Julia Wallace was battered to death with an iron bar. Although no motive was established, William Wallace was found guilty of his wife's murder and sentenced to hang.
Did he know of his wife's flirtation? What was Gordon Parry's motive? Was he a charmer or a killer? Fifty years of research and revelations still leave this as the nonpareil of real-life murder mysteries.
FEATURE: page 14
FILMS: page 18
Det Supt Moore:
Det Sgt Bailey:
Mr Justice Wright:
This week the Christians, plus interviews with Mano Negra , Tanita Tikaram ,
Personics and Lilac Time.
Presented by Antoine de Caunes.
Featuring: the Jesus and Mary Chain - a film from the last date on their recent British tour; hurdy-gurdy collides with synth technology in the shape of Ancient Beatbox, plus new Creation label hopes, Ride. And mystery meets art in the form of AC
Marias, plus cult duo EPMD.