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: Atkinson Huby

Colin Gordon traces the story behind a box of Victorian plate negatives he bought from a market stall. Director Gerry Troyna Narrator/Producer
Brian Thompson (R)


Unknown: Colin Gordon
Narrator: Gerry Troyna

: White Horses

In this final programme Robin and Louella Henbury-Tenison reach the English Channel on their ride from the South of France.
Film editor Chris Waring Producer Howard Perks BBC South West (R)


Unknown: Louella Henbury-Tenison

: Rally in the Sky

The first of two films by cameraman, Sid Perou.
This programme follows a rally of microlight aircraft from coast to coast across northern England.
Narrated by Ken Cooper. Film producer Bryan Jones
Producer Douglas B Smith (R) (Part 2 tomorrow)


Unknown: Sid Perou.
Unknown: Ken Cooper.
Producer: Bryan Jones
Producer: Douglas B Smith

: Hidden Depths

Sid Perou , with the help of the Cave Diving Group, re-creates the expeditions which first explored the underground waters of northern England and the West Country.
Narrator: Ken Cooper. Executive producer Douglas B Smith (R)


Unknown: Sid Perou
Narrator: Ken Cooper.
Producer: Douglas B Smith

: The Las Vegas Story

Starring Jane Russell, Victor Mature

She used to sing at 'The Last Chance' in Vegas; she used to have a broken heart. Now Linda Rollins returns to find the past far from dead, and herself involved in a mystery.
Films: pages 17-20


Director: Robert Stevenson
Linda Rollins: Jane Russell
Dave Andrew: Victor Mature
Lloyd Rollins: Vincent Price
Happy: Hoagy Carmichael
Thomas Hubler: Brad Dexter
Drucker: Gordon Oliver
Harris: Jay C Flippen
Fogarty: Will Wright
Martin: Bill Welsh

: War at Sea

The story of the German battleship Tirpitz and the many ingenious Allied attempts to sink her.
Written and narrated by Ludovic Kennedy.
Producer Edward Mirzoeff (R)


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: PC Pinkerton

Today Jane's class is going on a trip to the police station.
With the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly and David Shaw Parker.
Devised and written by Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor and John Murphy Edwards


Writer/Devised by: Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor
Writer/Devised by: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelham
Producer/Director: Trevor Bond
Voices: Ian Lavender
Voices: Jessica Martin
Voices: Sam Kelly
Voices: David Shaw Parker

: Animal Fair

"If I could fly, If I could fly,
I would flap my wings and wave the world goodbye."
With Don Spencer.


Narrator: Don Spencer
Musical Director: Jonathan Cohen
Percussionist: Will Hill
Woodwind player: Martin Frith
Assistant Producer: Anne Denehy
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Better than New

There are nearly as many designs for tables as there have been designers. One way of getting to know them all is to see them in their proper environment. Presented by Albert Jackson and David Day. Film editor Al Cell
Producer Ron Bloomfield (R)


Presented By: Albert Jackson
Presented By: David Day.
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

: News

Weather followed by The Shepherd
The chronicle of a complete year's work on the slopes of Plynlimon where
John Owen and Erwyd Howells look after a flock of 5,000 Welsh mountain sheep.
Narrator: Donald Houston. Writer/Producer Colin Rose Executive producer
Michael Croucher (R)


Unknown: John Owen
Unknown: Erwyd Howells
Narrator: Donald Houston.
Unknown: Michael Croucher

: The Historyman

British shores haven't been invaded since 1066.
Or have they?
Bryan McNerney reports from the Essex coast. Producer Ian Lilley BBC Norwich (R)


Unknown: Bryan McNerney
Producer: Ian Lilley

: News

Weather followed by The Natural World
Grizzly: villain, trophy, monster! When white settlers forged across North America, no creature in the new land caught their imagination as much as the grizzly bear. It could outrun a man and fell him with a single blow of its paw. It excited terror, awe, even hatred, and became a symbol of all that was wild in wilderness. Today the tangled thread of man's relationship with the grizzly has taken another twist, for the bear is a threatened species and man its reluctant steward.
Narrated by Barry Paine. Producer Theodore Thomas National Geographic Society/WQED Pittsburgh (R)


Unknown: Barry Paine.
Producer: Theodore Thomas

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Narrow Margin

Chartes McGraw
Marie Windsor
Detective Walter Brown is given the dangerous task of making sure that gangster's widow Mrs Neil reaches Los
Angeles to testify in front of the Grand Jury before she is silenced for ever by the mob.
Director Richard Fleischer
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Walter Brown
Unknown: Mrs Neil
Director: Richard Fleischer
Walter Brown: Charles McGraw
Mrs Neil: Marie Windsor
Ann Sinclair: Jacqueline White
Tommy Sinclair: Gordon Gebert
Mrs Troll: Queenie Leonard
Kemp: David Clarke
Dense!: Peter Virgo
Gus Forbes: Don Beddoe
Jennings: Paul Maxey

: In My Lifetime?

Nearly four years ago, broadcaster Glyn Worsnip was told he had an incurable disease of the brain.
Like many thousands with obscure diseases he wanted to know what research is going on? Who is paying for it? And are patients getting the full benefit?
Producer Claire Walmsley Editor Robin Brightwell (First shown in 'Horizon')
0 INFORMATION: for a transcript, please send a cheque for £1. 75, payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Claire Walmsley
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Two Years before the Mast

Starring Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy
Aspiring writer Richard Dana volunteers to join the crew of the notorious brig
Pilgrim determined that the death of his brother in a previous voyage shall not be in vain. His meticulous journal is soon full of the cruelties of the tyrannical Captain Thompson. Enough to begin to change for ever the conditions of men of sea.
FILMS: pages 17-20


Based on the novel by: Richard Henry Dana
Director: John Farrow
Charles Stewart: Alan Ladd
Richard Henry Dana: Brian Donlevy
Mr Amazeen: William Bendix
Capt Thompson: Howard Da Silva
Terence O'Feenaghty: Barry Fitzgerald
Maria Dominguez: Esther Fernandez
Broum: Albert Dekker
Mr Foster: Louis van Rooten
Sam Hooper: Darryl Hickman

: Business Matters

Since the Berlin Wall fell last November, Germany has offered a potential market of 80 million people. What will re-unification mean to British companies doing business there and how real are the opportunities in East Germany?
In the second of three special reports, John Humphrys talks to a number of business people who have been trying to break into what has been called the most difficult market in the world.
Producers David Dawson and Godfrey Johnson
Series editor Brian Davies
* VIDEO: for a training video based on this programme, please telephone BBC Education and Training Sales on [number removed].


Talks: John Humphrys
Producers: David Dawson
Producers: Godfrey Johnson
Editor: Brian Davies

: Yes Minister

A comedy series by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Starring
Paul Eddington
Nigel Hawthorne
Designer Dacre Punt
Producer Peter Whitmore (R)


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn.
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond Glazebrook: Richard Vernon
Sir Frank Gordon: Peter Cellier
Bill Pritchard: Antony Carrick
Mrs Philips: Zulema Dene
Mr Crawford: Rex Robinson
Television director: Roger Martin
Sue Lawley: Herself

: On the Line

With the League soccer season finally drawing to a close, On the Line discovers how managers cope with the constant threat of the sack hanging over their heads. And, in boxing, the programme asks if there are now too many world titles. At the last count there were
68 different titles: is the sport fast becoming a circus?
With Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs.
Production John Rooney Editor David Taylor


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.
Unknown: John Rooney
Editor: David Taylor


From the only satellite station considered responsible enough to cover an event of national importance comes ball-by-ball commentary on the royal wedding of the decade.
Writers Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins Music Philip Pope Director John Kilby Producer Jamie Rix


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Music: Philip Pope
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Jamie Rix
Martin Brown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins
Ken Nash: Philip Pope
Anna Daptor: Helen Atkinson Wood

: Under the Sun

Last in a trilogy of films about the Brazilian Amazon.
There's every likelihood that in the next few years the Indians will be destroyed and then we'll be left with no tribal life on this planet. If we as civilised human beings allow that to happen we should be ashamed. It's a disgrace. Sting Rock star Sting and his partner Trudie Styler visit the Kayapo and Yanomami Indians to discover what we in the west can do to help the Indians' plight.
Producer John-Paul Davidson Series editor Chris Curling
BBC South and East - Elstree
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Trudie Styler
Producer: John-Paul Davidson

: 10x10

Secret Friends with Miranda Richardson
Peter Kelly
Olivia is waiting for the opening night reviews. Not her own: for once she's been out in the audience. And she's discovered the power wielded from the stalls.
This is
Miranda Richardson 's shortest starring role to date in a new screenplay by a new director, Neil Cargill.
Series producer Colin Rose BBC Bristol


Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Peter Kelly
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Director: Neil Cargill.
Producer: Colin Rose
Olivia: Miranda Richardson
Max: Peter Kelly

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman in the studio and Peter Snow in Washington.
Reporters: David Coss ,
Olenka Frenkiel , Anthony Howard , Peter Kellner , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , David Sells , Francine Stock , Janet Trewin , Mark Urban , Charles Wheeler and David Levy.
Editor Tim Gardam
Deputy editors Keith Bowers and Eamonn Matthews


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Reporters: David Coss
Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Mark Urban
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: David Levy.
Editor: Tim Gardam
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews

: The Late Show

One of the world's foremost string quartets, the Talich Quartet from Czechoslovakia, is visiting Britain for the first time in a decade. Tonight they perform Janacek's
Quartet No 2 in the studio. Director Rena Butterwick Editor Roland Keating


Director: Rena Butterwick
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of this weekend's Open University programmes.


Producer: Jean Rowton

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