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: Open University

6.45 Energy and Rockets
2.15 Weekend Outlook

: Living on the Land

The Wolds of Lincolnshire is the biggest Church of England parish group in the country and Peter Fluck , a professional soldier before he became a priest, is the parson there.
Narrator: Deryck Guyler. Writer/Producer Don Haworth BBC North (R)


Unknown: Peter Fluck
Narrator: Deryck Guyler.
Producer: Don Haworth

: Zoo Vet

Peter Scott specialises in the treatment of exotic animals - anything from llamas to rainbow trout.
Producer Jane French BBC South (R)


Unknown: Peter Scott

: Rally in the Sky

The second of two films in which award-winning cameraman Sid Perou follows a rally of microlight aircraft from coast to coast across northern England. Narrator: Ken Cooper. (R)


Unknown: Sid Perou
Narrator: Ken Cooper.

: Hidden Depths

Sid Perou , with the help of the Cave Diving Group, goes under ground in northern
England and the West Country. Narrator: Ken Cooper. (R)


Unknown: Sid Perou
Narrator: Ken Cooper.

: The Gay Desperado

Nino Martini Ida Lupino Braganza, a bandit chief, is heavily influenced by American gangster films. But he also has a soft spot for beautiful music, so when he kidnaps a well-known tenor there's much to soothe his fevered brow.
Director Rouben Mamoulian
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Chivo: Nino Martini
Jane: Ida Lupino
Braganza: Leo Carrillo
Campo: Harold Huber
Bill: James Blakely

: Harold Lloyd

Back in the Woods Lloyd plays a religious novice in the northern woods with Bebe Daniels as a local tomboy in this classic silent comedy from 1919. Director Hal Roach


Unknown: Woods Lloyd
Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Director: Hal Roach

: Cameron Country

James Cameron lands on the aircraft-carrier HMS
Eagle. He meets the men who serve her, struggling to come to terms with the knowledge that she is no longer needed. Producer/Director
Richard Marquand (R)


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Richard Marquand

: Tales of Aesop: The Prophet

Mrs Bite turns over a new leaf at the village fete.


Writer/ Producer: Graham Lee
Executive producer: Theresa Plummer-Andrews

: Fireman Sam

Sarah and James burst the park water mains. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton

: Better than New

Eight programmes about renovating old furniture.
6: Most cabinets are variations on a simple box structure. Presented by David Day and Albert Jackson. (R)


Presented By: David Day
Presented By: Albert Jackson.

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4-and 5-year-olds. (R)

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of the weekend's Open University programmes.

: Golf and Show Jumping

International Golf
From the Duke's Course at Woburn for the Dunhill British Masters.
Nick Faldo , Ian Woosnam , Rodger Davis and Mark McNulty are at the head of the top-class international field competing this week. Producer Alastair Scott Executive producer John Shrewsbury
International Show Jumping From Hickstead, featuring the Emirates Airlines Cup. The richest grand prix in Britain this year has attracted a world-class field with the riders intent on preparing for the World Championships in Stockholm. All eyes will be on the World Cup winner John Whitaker with Henderson Milton aiming to improve on their third place here last year.
Introduced by David Vine. Commentators:
Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley. Producer Wendy Sheppard
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Rodger Davis
Unknown: Mark McNulty
Producer: Alastair Scott
Unknown: John Whitaker
Unknown: Henderson Milton
Introduced By: David Vine.
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Jerry Lewis in Rock-a-Bye Baby

Also starring
Marilyn Maxwell
Clayton Poole is a long-time admirer of glamorous film star Carla Naples. So when she begs him to look after her soon-to-be-bom baby, he readily agrees.
Unfortunately she has triplets.
Producer Jerry Lewis Director Frank Tashlin
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Marilyn Maxwell
Unknown: Clayton Poole
Unknown: Carla Naples.
Producer: Jerry Lewis
Director: Frank Tashlin
Clayton Poole: Jerry Lewis
Carla Naples: Marilyn Maxwell
Harold Herman: Reginald Gardiner
Salvatore Naples: Baccaloni
Sandy Naples: Connie Stevens
Mr Wright: Hans Conned

: What the Papers Say

A special edition looking at the press in the lead up to the Czech elections as part of the BBC's two-week Tales from Prague season.

: Friday Report

Minding Your Own Business
Has the small business bubble burst? Has the Government's dream of a wealth-creating economy, constantly refuelled by lean, efficient small businesses, finally ended? Although more small businesses are being started than ever before, more are now going bust. The south east has bome the brunt of this downturn and in the past few months the number of bankruptcies has almost doubled from the same period last year.
Terry Dignan investigates this most volatile part of our economy.
Producer Ron Fisher
Series producer Peter Lowe
BBC South and East - Elstree
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME:far details of variations see panel in column 5.


Unknown: Terry Dignan
Producer: Ron Fisher
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Public Eye

Public Eye examines issues and stories at the heart of life in Britain.
Drawing on the expertise of the reporters and correspondents in the BBC's Social Affairs Unit, each edition analyses the facts and opinions at the centre of a domestic issue.
Presented by Peter Taylor. Editor Nigel Chapman


Presented By: Peter Taylor.
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World

Even if rainfall patterns return to normal, there is already a serious risk of hosepipe bans and water shortages this summer. The programme explores ways to ensure that plants don't suffer. Plus plenty of ideas from Barnsdale to fill the garden with colour and fragrance.
With Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colbom , Pippa Greenwood. Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
0 INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calls charged at 25p per minute off-peak, 38p at all other times).
0 GARDENING: page 83


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: Naked Video

They're back: Siadwel, the Bald Man, Helen in the Wine Bar, Rab C Nesbitt plus full supporting bandage reconvene for 30 minutes of comedy. Featuring Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray ,
Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith , Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes. Music David McNiven
Producer/Director Colin Gilbert BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Rab C Nesbitt
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Unknown: John Sparkes.
Music: David McNiven
Director: Colin Gilbert

: Arena: Oooh Er, Missus! - The Frankie Howerd Story

Considered by many to be our greatest living stand-up comedian, the incomparable Francis Alick Howerd holds a special place in the hearts of the British public.

Born during a snowstorm, the shy young Howerd managed to construct a unique comedy persona from his stammering, stumbling manner. A spectacular debut on radio's post-war hit Variety Bandbox was followed by celebrated forays into film, theatre and even opera, although perhaps he is still best remembered as the devious slave Lurcio from television's Up Pompeii. Of late, he has become popular with an entirely new generation of young adults, whom he calls his 'Frankie Pankies'.

Tonight Arena examines the style of this inimitable performer with the help of friends and colleagues including Eric Sykes, Johnny Speight, June Whitfield and Ned Sherrin.

Feature: page 8


Subject: Frankie Howerd
Interviewee: Eric Sykes
Interviewee: Johnny Speight
Interviewee: June Whitfield
Interviewee: Ned Sherrin
Series Editor: Anthony Wall
Series Editor: Nigel Finch
Director: Helen Gallacher

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman in the studio and Peter Snow in Washington.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Late Show Special

Michael Kocab
I never dreamt of it - I was just using my popularity to help in any way I could.
Kocab is Czechoslovakia's most famous rock star. Now he is also the MP for the central district of Prague and a member of the President's kitchen cabinet. This profile charts the change in Kocab life as he exchanges the recording studio for Parliament. Director Richard Lightbody


Unknown: Michael Kocab
Director: Richard Lightbody

: Weatherview

: Daisies

First showing on network television.
Two bored girls decide to contribute to the decadent, materialistic society in which they live.
A witty social allegory, shot and edited with great panache, Daisies shocked the authorities but was an unprecedented success both in Czechoslovakia and abroad.
Director Vera Chytilova
49 FILMS: pages 17-20


Director: Vera Chytilova
First Marie: Jitka Cerhova
Second Marie: Ivana Karbanova
Man about toum with butterfly collection: Julius Albert

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