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: Children's BBC

Simon Parkin and Andi Peters present the morning's entertainment.

King Rollo
Animation narrated by Ray Brooks.
Producer Clive Juster (R)


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

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop. Sophie Aldred reads today's story Dilly Does Some Painting by Tony Bradman. With Dave Benson Phillips.
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Tony Bradman
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips

: Is That a Fact?

The series that looks at legends. 2: The Pendle Witches of Lancashire. With Alwyne Taylor ,
Dave Benson Phillips and children from Blacko County Primary School. Producer Peter Charlton (R)
0 COMPETITION: entries to 'Is That a Fact?;[address removed]


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

: Pinocchio

Cartoon about a boy puppet.

: Animal Album

Today's animal has hooves, a mane and a tail and is a bit of a show off. With the voice of Derek Griffiths. Producer Anne Denehy (R)


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.
Producer: Anne Denehy

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story of pixies in an enchanted forest.

: Corners

Why does a banana bend? Who invented time? 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 Eye of the Beholder

Cartoon adventures. The kids must locate and defeat an evil monster. (Repeat)

: Blue Peter Omnibus

Catch up with Edd's top show today. 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.
2: The plot thickens as the search for the deadly gas continues. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Jim Eldridge.

: Boxpops

More music, popular programmes and, of course, your vox pops. Producer Roy Milani
Executive producer Eric Rowan (R)


Producer: Roy Milani
Producer: Eric Rowan

: The O-Zone

Music, news, competitions, plus the stars' tips for the top pop hits and a chance to choose this week's CBBC blah blah blah video.

: One in Four

BBC2's magazine programme about disability comes from Berlin, where Vidar Hjardeng has been finding out how the disabled people of East Germany have reacted to the political changes. With subtitles and sign language interpretation.
● FACTSHEET: send a large sae to,
[address removed]


Unknown: Vidar Hjardeng

: Golf and Snooker

The final of the Dunhill Cup from
St Andrews played over two rounds of 18 holes. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
Executive producer John Shrewsbury
Rothmans Grand Prix from the Hexagon Theatre, Reading.
Steve James , now in the world's top ten ranked players, should be on table two this afternoon.
Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: St Andrews
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Unknown: Steve James
Introduced By: David Vine.

: Richard Crossman

Chronicler of the Cabinet
Sixteen years after the death of Richard Crossman, Anthony Howard looks back at the life of the writer, teacher and politician, whose three volumes The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister have been hailed as one of the most important books on British government since the Second World War. Reassessing this extraordinary and unorthodox politician are Lord Wilson, Baroness Castle, Lord Marsh, Lord Armstrong, A.J.P. Taylor and David Marquand.
Producer Philip Speight (R)


Unknown: Richard Crossman
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: David Marquand.
Producer: Philip Speight

: Rugby Special

Featuring Northampton v Bath Llanelli v Neath
In the Courage First Division, newly promoted Northampton play host to Bath. In Wales, the match of the day in the Heineken Premier Division is between old rivals
Llanelli and Neath. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Lyn Davies. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Lyn Davies.
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

: The Money Programme

Britain and the world face the prospect of deepening recession and continuing fears about the impact of tensions in the Gulf. In the first of two programmes on the subject, reporters
Michael Robinson , Gordon Brewer and Peter Eustace explore the risks to the world's financial system and the damage to business here at home. Editor David Nissan
9 MONEY: page 95


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Unknown: Gordon Brewer
Unknown: Peter Eustace
Editor: David Nissan

: The Trials of Life

A natural history of behaviour, by David Attenborough
Growing Up. Any parent knows about the problems of bringing up a child. For animals, it is no different. There is no greater challenge than surviving childhood and achieving independence.
9 BOOK: same title, £16.95, available from booksellers.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Born Talking

A personal enquiry into language.
In a Manner of Speaking. In this last programme, Jonathan Miller explores those elements that make language more than just mere strings of words, such as tone of voice, inflexion, facial expressions, turn-taking - the things which help give language meaning.
A John McGreevy/Primedia production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jonathan Miller

: Rhythms of the World Special

The Ballad of Ewan MacColl
Ewan MacColl (1915-89) was a true 'working class hero'. Born in the backstreets of Salford, he is best known as a singer and songwriter with songs like Dirty Old Town. But he was also an accomplished actor and playwright, and with his third wife,
Peggy Seeger , led the folk revival of the 50s - an international movement that has influenced singer-songwriters from Bob Dylan to Tracey Chapman. Director Tim May
Series editors Niget Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Peggy Seeger
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Tracey Chapman.
Editors: Niget Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Snooker

From the Hexagon Theatre,
Reading. Defending champion Steve Davis has had, for him, a miserable year. His last tournament victory was here one year ago. Now is the time to put things right.


Unknown: Steve Davis

: The Elephant Man

Starring John Hurt Anthony Hopkins
Anne Bancroft , John Gielgud 1884: Frederick Treves , an ambitious young London surgeon, is intrigued by a sideshow freak billed as the 'Elephant Man'.
Director David Lynch
● FILMS: pages 32-38


Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Director: David Lynch
John Merrick: John Hurt
Frederick Treves: Anthony Hopkins
Mrs Madge Kendal: Anne Bancroft
Carr Gom: John Gielgud
Mothershead: Wendy Hiller
Bytes: Freddie Jones
Night porter: Michael Elphick
Mrs Treves: Hannah Gordon
Princess Alex: Helen Ryan
Fox: John Standing
Bytes's boy: Dexter Fletcher
Nora: Lesley Dunlop
Merrick's mother: Phoebe Nicholls

: Golf

Harry Carpenter introduces highlights of today's final from St Andrews. Producer Alastair Scott


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: St Andrews.
Producer: Alastair Scott

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