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: King Rollo

Presented by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters. Starting with Animation narrated by Ray Brooks. Producer Clive Juster (R)


Presented By: Simon Parkin
Presented By: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Ray Brooks.
Producer: Clive Juster

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Why Bird Stop. Story: Flamenco Fish, written and told by Sheila Hyde. With
Simon Harbrow and Ellie Darvill. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Told By: Sheila Hyde.
Unknown: Simon Harbrow
Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: Is That a Fact?

The series that looks at legends.
1: The Tom Hickathrift legend from Norfolk. With Alwyne Taylor , Dave Benson Phillips , 'George' the Computer and UK10. Producer Peter Charlton (R)
* COMPETITION: write to Is That a Fact?'[address removed]


Unknown: Tom Hickathrift
Unknown: Alwyne Taylor
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Producer: Peter Charlton

: Pinocchio Is Alive

Cartoon adventures of the famous puppet.

: Animal Album

Noel's album is packed with animals. With Derek Griffiths and special guest Brian Blessed. Producer Anne Denehy (R)


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Producer: Anne Denehy

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story of pixies in an enchanted forest.

: Corners

Why do cockerels crow, and who invented clothes? Presented by Sophie Aldred and Stephen Johnson with Jo Korna. (R)
● QUESTIONS: to 'Corners. BBCtv. London W12 7RJ.


Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Presented By: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Jo Korna.

: Dungeons and Dragons: The Night of No Tomorrow

Cartoon based on the fantasy game. (Repeat)

: Edd the Duck

Pop star Sonia helps Edd to record his first single.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

With Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Uncle Jack.... and Operation Green

A six-part comedy serial written by Jim Eldridge.
1: A deadly gas which melts human bones is stolen.


Written By: Jim Eldridge.

: Boxpops

More pop music, television clips and voxpops.
Producer Roy Milani
Executive producer Eric Rowan (R)


Producer: Roy Milani
Producer: Eric Rowan

: The O-Zone

Stars' tips for the top pop hits.

: City under the Sea

Starring Vincent Price, David Tomlinson, Tab Hunter
On the Cornish coast a body is washed ashore, dressed in a strange garb, its face contorted with fear. The locals claim it is the victim of a lost city under the sea.
FILMS: pages 23-26


Based on the story by: Edgar Allan Poe
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Captain: Vincent Price
Harold: David Tomlinson
Ben: Tab Hunter
Jill: Susan Hart
Ives: John Le Mesurier

: Animation Now

Cross-Country Detours

: The Sky at Night

Europe in Space. A new European probe, Ulysses, is about to be launched to study the unknown poles of the Sun. Patrick Moore talks to scientists at Noordwijk in the Netherlands.
Producer Pieter Morpurgo (First shown on BBC


Talks: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Hockey

Great Britain v France
In the Daily Telegraph Classic. Introduced by Ralph Dellor.
Commentary by Barry Davies with Ian Taylor.
Producer Alan Griffiths


Introduced By: Ralph Dellor.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Unknown: Ian Taylor.
Producer: Alan Griffiths

: The Horse of the Year Show

David Vine looks back over this year's show.


Unknown: David Vine

: Rugby Special

Featuring Wales v Barbarians Wasps v Leicester
The Barbarians continue their centenary celebrations with the Scottish Amicable match against Wales in Cardiff. In the Courage League Division 1 last season's champions, Wasps, play host to
Leicester. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentary by Bill McLaren , Nigel Starmer-Smith and Bill Beaumont. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Bill Beaumont.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Juke Box Jury

Jools Holland and a jury of pundits predict pop hits and misses. Director David G Hillier
Producer Graham K Smith
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jools Holland
Director: David G Hillier
Producer: Graham K Smith

: Troubleshooter

Last of six programmes in which former ICI chairman
Sir John Harvey-Jones offers advice.
Swimming against the Tide. The Morgan Motor Company has remained virtually unchanged since the 30s. Now Peter Morgan and his son Charles would like to produce more cars, but how will they react to Sir John's dramatic solution? Producer Anne Laking
Executive producer Richard Reisz (R)


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Peter Morgan
Producer: Anne Laking
Producer: Richard Reisz

: The Trials of Life

A natural history of behaviour, by David Attenborough
Arriving. From egg-laying to live birth, animals employ an extraordinary variety of techniques to disperse their offspring. (Shown last Wednesday on BBC 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Born Talking

A personal enquiry into language. Lending a Hand. Jonathan Miller examines how the sign language of the deaf is not only as complex as any spoken language, but how it has revealed something essential about language.
A John McGreevy/Primedia production for BBCtv
● TRENDS: page 88


Unknown: Jonathan Miller

: Children of the Castle

A Bristol-based BBC film crew discovered 250 handicapped youngsters in squalid conditions in a 14th-century Romanian castle during the revolution in January.
Reporter Jenny Craddock returns with Mencap helpers to find out how much has changed. Producer Jim McDougall


Reporter: Jenny Craddock
Producer: Jim McDougall

: Hilary Hook: Before I Die Forever

Three years ago Col Hilary Hook, an eccentric Englishman of the old school, became a national celebrity. A documentary showed him being evicted from his home in Kenya and coming to terms with life in Britain. Last month he died at the age of 72. Tonight he stars in two films. First an award-winning drama made by his son, Harry (who went on to direct The Kitchen Toto). In this touching fairy-tale, made in 1986, Hilary Hook plays an old man who has one last task left to perform. (R)


Unknown: Hilary Hook

: Hilary Hook: Home from the Hill

The 40 Minutes documentary that made him famous. Colonel Hook of the Indian Cavalry has retired. One day the blow falls; there is nothing for it but to return to England. He finds an unfamiliar world. But Hilary Hook, brave, original and funny, reacts as an old soldier should.
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Subject: Hilary Hook
Photographed and directed by: Molly Dineen

: Sweet Dreams

Starring Jessica Lange , Ed Harris From her humble beginnings in Virginia to fame and fortune in Nashville, the life of country and western star Patsy Cline was full of drama and tragedy.
Director Karel Reisz
0 FILMS: pages 23-26


Unknown: Jessica Lange
Unknown: Ed Harris
Unknown: Patsy Cline
Director: Karel Reisz
Patsy Cline: Jessica Lange
Charlie Dick: Ed Harris
Hilda Hensley: Ann Wedgeworth
Randy Hughes: David Clennon
Gerald Cline: James Staley

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