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: News

: Westminster

Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament presented by Peter Mayne.


Presenter: Peter Mayne
Producer: Janine Thomason
Producer: Geoffrey Sumner

: North Country Special: Wildlife Gardens

There's immense pleasure to be gained from modifying your garden to encourage birds, insects and pond life.


Director: Eric Bower
Producer: Roger Burgess

: Film Fun

RKO archive classics from the golden age of cinema.

: Call Out the Marines

Starring Victor McLaglen, Edmond Lowe

Old buddies McGinnis and Curtis meet after a long separation and rejoin the marines. McGinnis is convinced that a sergeant's uniform will help him win the affections of a beautiful night club singer; Curtis has similar ideas.
Films: pages 20-24


Writer/Director: Frank Ryan
Writer/Director: William Hamilton
McGinnis: Victor McLaglen
Harry Curtis: Edmond Lowe
Vi: Binnie Barnes
Billy Harrison: Robert Smith
Mitzi: Dorothy Lovett

: Dentist on the Job

Starring Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor

David Cookson and Brian Dexter, two young dentists, become involved in a publicity campaign for 'Dreem' toothpaste. But when 'Dreem' fails they have only one answer - to invent 'New Dreem'!
Films: pages 20-24


Director: C M Pennington-Richards
David Cookson: Bob Monkhouse
Sam Field: Kenneth Connor
Jill Venner: Shirley Eaton
Brian Dexter: Ronnie Stevens
Chemist: Charles Hawtrey

: Tex Avery Directs

From the master of the cartoon form, One Cabs Family. (R)

: Festival

Bill Oddie joins the festivities of the annual Village fair weekend at Bredon, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Bill Oddie

: Bertha

Cartoon narrated by Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker. (R)


Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Voices: Sheila Walker
Director: Ivor Wood

: Wimbledon 90

Lawn Tennis Championships.
There's an early start on centre and No 1 court as the quarter-finals get under way. With Harry Carpenter and Helen Rollason.
Plus at 7.40pm athletics and news of Peter Elliot 's world-record bid in the Stockholm Grand Prix.
Including at
2.00 and 3.00pm
News and Weather


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Peter Elliot

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Where on Earth Are We Going?

A series of six personal views by Jonathon Porritt. The former director of Friends of the Earth shows practical examples from around the world of how to control many of our national and global problems. 1: Energy without End. 'We're all fossil fuel junkies'
-without coal, oil and gas our society would collapse, but global warming and finite reserves of these fuels threaten our future. The
United States, Sweden and Holland are already controlling this addiction. The ideas they employ are discussed with Bob Reid , Chief Executive of Shell and Chairman of British Rail, Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University and energy analyst Walt Patterson. Producer Paul Simons
0 BOOKLET: on environmental issues, send large 30p sae to[address removed] 0 FOCUS: page 3
0 EARTHWATCH: page 77


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt.
Unknown: Bob Reid
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Unknown: Walt Patterson.
Producer: Paul Simons

: Curse of Corman

The season of chillers directed by Roger Corman and based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe continues.
The Masque of the Red Death
Vincent Price, Hazel Court
Outside Prince Prospero's castle walls the Red Death rages, and as the surrounding villages succumb, Prospero holds a great feast.
0 FILMS: pages 20-24


Directed By: Roger Corman
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Prince Prospero: Vincent Price
Juliana: Hazel Court
Francesca: Jane Asher
Alfredo: Patrick Magee

: Newsnight

In the Soviet Union the monolith of one-party rule is crumbling - and now the once all-powerful Communist Party may finally split. Jeremy Paxman in Moscow presents Newsnight from the historic 28th Soviet Communist Party Congress, as Gorbachev and his rivals battle for power. And in London Donald MacCormick and Francine Stock bring you the other top stories of the day from home and abroad.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Presenter: Francine Stock
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Bill Movers Interview

The distinguished American broadcaster continues a series of stimulating interviews exploring the ideas and values of the USA.
4: Steven Weinberg. Nobel prize-winning physicist and author of The First Three Minutes. 'I just want to know one thing: why things are the way they are ... We're finding that nature is turning out to be extremely elegant and simple. It's a faith we have that the final answer has to be a simple one.' Producer Roger Stott


Unknown: Steven Weinberg.
Producer: Roger Stott

: One on Two

A short run of comedy monologues. Dirty Weekend starring Caroline Quentin
When nurse Maria Whiteside takes off for a dirty weekend with Dr Eric Spencer , she gets more than she bargained for - his personality. Written by Arthur Smith Producer Juliet Blake
Executive producer Michael Jackson (Tomorrow: 'Optical Allusions 1


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Maria Whiteside
Unknown: Dr Eric Spencer
Written By: Arthur Smith
Producer: Juliet Blake
Producer: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

: Open University

Religion in Victorian Bristol Victorian churches, chapels, citadels, missions and schools tell us about religious activities and class divisions. (R)

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