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: Playdays

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters
Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Sheila Hyde
Unknown: Pauline Little
Unknown: Margaret Mahy.
Music: Richard Brown
Director: Brian Jameson

: Jimbo and the Jet Set

Bermuda Triangle
Voices: Peter Hawkins and Susan Sheridan.
Director KEITH LEARNER (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan.
Director: Keith Learner

: Hallo Spencer

The Pinched Words

: Smoggies

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 Special

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
Executive producer
GRAHAM CLUTTERBUCK (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Bond.
Unknown: Sir Michael Hordem.
Directed By: Martin Pullen
Music By: Herbert Chappell
Unknown: Graham Clutterbuck

: Corners

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

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Jo Koma.
Director: Steve Hocking
Producer: Auson Stewart

: Thundercats

Dimension Doom
Cheetara has a vision of a sorcerer called Whizz-Ra. (R)

: Blue Peter Omnibus

With Caron Keating, Yvette Fielding and John Leslie.

(First shown on BBC1)

Contributors

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

: What's That Noise?

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

Contributors

Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Jackie Graham
Unknown: Sandie Shaw.
Unknown: Barry Manilow
Unknown: Keith Mayes
Producer: Pippa Dyson

: Boxpops

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

Contributors

Producer: Eric Rowan
Producer: Roy Milani

: The O Zone

Music news and features with Andy Crane.

Contributors

Presenter: Andy Crane
Producer: Paul Smith

: Westminster Week

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

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Jones
Unknown: Bruce Parker
Unknown: Viv Robins
Producer: Paul Cannon
Editor: Lydia Howard

: Betty Boop

More Pep (R)

: Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way

9: Nervous Dogs
Most people believe that really nervous dogs are incurable, but Barbara Woodhouse shows how to make them confident. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse

: 40 Minutes

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)
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Contributors

Producer: Frank Cvitanovich

: Reportage Update

An updated edition of Wednesday's Reportage.
(R) revised (First shown in 'DEF II')

: Evil Eden

Starring
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

Contributors

Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Luis Alcoriza
Unknown: Raymond Queneau
Novel By: José-André Lacour
Produced By: Oscar Dancigers
Directed By: Luis Bunuel
Chark: Georges Marchal
Djinn: Simone Signoret

: Benny Rubin

in Messenger Boy
Benny looks after the objectionable Clarence....
Directed by EDWARD I. LUDDY
An RKO film

Contributors

Directed By: Edward I. Luddy

: Rugby Special

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.
Executive producer
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Ian Robertson
Unknown: Eddie Butler.
Commentators: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Bill Beaumont.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

Featuring the 50th
Hahnenkamm from
Kitzbühel, Austria.
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

Contributors

Introduces: David Vine
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: The Money Programme

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

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Maddocks
Unknown: Richard Evans.
Editor: Alan Haydn Griffiths
Editor: David Nissan

: The Natural World

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
BBC Bristol
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Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Reich.
Producer: Nigel Marven
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: Ripping Yarns

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones.
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Hilary Mason
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Unknown: Keith Smith
Unknown: Aubrey Morris
Unknown: Nigel Rhodes
Unknown: Judy Loe
Unknown: Bridget Armstrong
Unknown: Michael Stainton
Unknown: Vanessa Furse.
Designer: John Stout
Director: Jim Franklin

: The Midas Touch

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
0 WODDIS: page 76

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Sampson.
Unknown: Anthony Sampson
Unknown: Sir James Goldsmith

: The Talk Show with Clive James

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

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hughes
Unknown: Helen McNeil
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Producer: Elaine Bedell
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: Screen Two: The Man from the Pru

by Robert Smith.
Starring
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
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Contributors

Writer: Robert Smith
Music: Charles Guard
Photography: Steve Saunderson
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Roger Gregory
Director: Rob Rohrer
William Wallace: Jonathan Pryce
Julia Wallace: Anna Massey
Amy Wallace: Susannah York
Hemmerde, KC: Richard Pasco
Oliver, KC: Philip Latham
Professor McFall: Bernard Lloyd
Det Supt Moore: Tom Georgeson
Gordon Parry: Gary Mavers
Lily Lioyd: Sandy Hendrickse
Det Sgt Bailey: Geoffrey Hughes
John Parkes: Paul Codman
Old Parkes: Al T. Kossy
Old Lily: Marji Campi
Mrs Johnston: Valerie Caren
Mr Johnston: Brian Stephens
Mr Beattie: Scott Roberts
Cheerful woman: Marie Jeluman
Widow: Grace Kirby
Telephonist: Anita Parry
Red-haired waitress: Darryl Fishwick
PC: Peter Faulkner
Prison warder: Michael Christopher
Mr Justice Wright: Alan Bird
Prison Governor: John Chegwin
Vicky Foster: Allison Daly
Milk boy: Simon McLeod

: Rapido

This week the Christians, plus interviews with Mano Negra , Tanita Tikaram ,
Personics and Lilac Time.
Presented by Antoine de Caunes.

Contributors

Unknown: Mano Negra
Unknown: Tanita Tikaram
Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.

: Snub TV

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.








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