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: Children's BBC

Presented by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.

King Rollo
Animation narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Simon Parkin
Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Narrator (King Rollo): Ray Brooks

: Playdays

The Patch Stop today sees Peggy bird-watching and spotting a golden eagle, the king of birds.
Today's story is The Sleepy Owl by Marcus Pfister. With
Vanessa Amberleigh and Simon Davies. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Marcus Pfister.
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh
Unknown: Simon Davies.

: Is That a Fact?

The series that looks at legends.
4: Scotland - the Fairy Flag of the McCleods. With Alwyne Taylor ,
Dave Benson Phillips and children from Dunvegan Primary School, Isle of Skye.
Producer Peter Chariton (R)
9 COMPETITION: entries to 'Is That a Fact?;[address removed]


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

: Pinocchio

Cartoon about a boy puppet.

: Animal Album

Today's special guest is EastEnder Wendy Richard , and the animal is amphibious, yellowy-green and hops about a lot. With
Derek Griffiths as the voice of Noel. (R)


Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story of pixies in an enchanted forest.

: Corners

What's a microwave eye? Which bit of a whistle whistles? And how long does a dream take? Presented by Sophie Aldred and Stephen Johnson with Jo Korna. (R)


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

: Dungeons and Dragons: Valley of the Unicorns

Cartoon adventures. Uni, the baby Unicorn, is in great danger. (Repeat)

: Blue Peter Omnibus

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


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Uncle Jack.... and Operation Green: 4

Oil on the beaches puts Uncle Jack on the trail of something very nasty.
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Boxpops

This week Boxpops looks at the human body.
Producer Roy Milani
Executive producer Eric Rowan (R)


Producer: Roy Milani
Producer: Eric Rowan

: The O-Zone

A Jason Donovan Special.
Spend a day with him preparing for his first night at Wembley.


Guest: Jason Donovan

: Joyous Sound

Starring Lassie
Lucy, a young girl suffering from an illness which affects her hearing, is given the chance of an operation. She heads for the big city with her parents and Lassie. But while Lucy is in surgery, Lassie is frightened and runs off into the busy streets.
With Larry Pennell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Jay W Mcintosh, Kevin Brodie, John Lasell and Jay North. Director Jack Wrather
0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Lassie Lucy
Unknown: Larry Pennell
Unknown: Pamelyn Ferdin
Unknown: Jay W McIntosh
Unknown: Kevin Brodie
Unknown: John Lasell
Unknown: Jay North.
Director: Jack Wrather

: Born Talking

A personal enquiry into language. Lending a Hand. Jonathan Miller examines sign language. With open subtitles and sign language for the hard-of-hearing.
Interpreted by John Lee.
A John McGreevy/Primedia production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: John Lee.

: Tennis

The final of the Midland Bank Ladies Championships from Brighton. World No 1 Steffi Graf attempts to win this event for a third consecutive time and a record fourth overall. Her opponent is expected to come from leading seeds Katerina Maleeva , Jana Novotna and Natalia Zvereva.
Introduced by Barry Davies.
Commentary by Dan Maskell and Virginia Wade.


Unknown: Steffi Graf
Unknown: Katerina Maleeva
Unknown: Jana Novotna
Unknown: Natalia Zvereva.
Introduced By: Barry Davies.
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Virginia Wade.

: Food and Drink Special

A Man's Place? In February Food and Drink challenged seven men who had never cooked before in their lives to learn. Their tutors were food writer Roz Denny and vegetarian cook Roseline Masselin. The seven made such rapid progress that they decided to cater professionally for a dinner. Producer Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones Executive producer Peter Bazalgette A Bazal production for BBCtv
(A new senes of 'Food and Drink' starts on Tuesday at 8.30pm)
● FEATURE: page 13
● FOOD: page 92


Unknown: Roz Denny
Unknown: Roseline Masselin.
Producer: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: A Taste of Jazz

From the 1990 Bath International Festival, Miles Kington presents Andy Sheppard with Nana Vasconcelos, Ernst Reijseger and Orphy Robinson; the Louis Sclavis Quartet; Robin Kenyatta with Peter Jacobsen, Mario Castronare and Dave Barry; and Ivo Papasov's Bulgarian Wedding Band. Producer Caroline Maynard


Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Nana Vasconcelos
Unknown: Ernst Reijseger
Unknown: Orphy Robinson
Unknown: Robin Kenyatta
Unknown: Peter Jacobsen
Unknown: Mario Castronare
Unknown: Dave Barry
Unknown: Ivo Papasov
Producer: Caroline Maynard

: Rugby Special

Ireland v Argentina
In this Digital match against Ireland, the Argentine Pumas play the first of three internationals.
Gloucester v Nottingham
In the First Division of the Courage Leagues, Nottingham travel to
Gloucester, both teams looking for a convincing win.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Commentary by Bill McLaren and Nigel Starmer-Smith .
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


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

: Juke Box Jury

Jools Holland invites singer Robert Smith , television presenter Tracey Macleod , comedian Craig Ferguson and singer Durga McBroom to judge this week's pop hits and misses.
Director David G Hillier
Producer Graham K Smith
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jools Holland
Singer: Robert Smith
Presenter: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Craig Ferguson
Singer: Durga McBroom
Director: David G Hillier
Producer: Graham K Smith

: The Money Programme

Larry Goodman , Ireland's best-known businessman with friends in high places, was a king of the beef industry. Today his meat-trading empire is fighting for its life. As Rory Cellan-Jones reports, the shockwaves have spread from Dublin's financial circles to banks around the world. Producer Martin Small Editor David Nissan
0 MONEY: page 92


Unknown: Larry Goodman
Unknown: Rory Cellan-Jones

: The Trials of Life

A natural history of behaviour, by David Attenborough
Hunting and Escaping. Life and death duels are fought daily in the wild.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Nippon

Japan since 1945.
2: Catching Up. Their factories were destroyed, they were cut off from their raw materials, their technology lagged behind. From the moment of defeat, the Japanese had one priority - to rebuild their heavy industries and catch up with the west. Told by engineers and managers, shopfloor workers and bureaucrats, and with rare archive film, this is the inside story of how the Japanese achieved their goals. Producer Glynn Jones
Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta


Producer: Glynn Jones
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: Ran

First showing on network television of Akira Kurosawa 's Japanese version of King Lear starring Tatsuya Nakadai
Hidetora, an aged warlord, determines to divide his lands among his three sons, but the youngest, Saburo, incurs the old man's wrath by plain speaking. Before long, the heirs to the kingdom are at war. Fool Peter
(In Japanese with English subtitles) 9 BARRY NORMAN : page 29


Unknown: Akira Kurosawa
Unknown: Tatsuya Nakadai
Unknown: Barry Norman
Lord Hidetora: Tatsuya Nakadai
Taro: Satoshi Terao
Jiro: Jinpachi Nezu
Saburo: Daisuke Ryu
LadyKaede: Mieko Harada
Kurogane: Hisashi Igawa
Tango: Maskayuke Yui
Lady Sué: Yoshiko Miyazaki

: Dance Energy

Dance culture news with Normski.

: Rapido

Antoine de Caunes presents the cross-channel music show.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes

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