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: Children's BBC

With 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 Playbus is at the Patch Stop at Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan.
Chloe Ashcroft tells today's story Mr Arbuthnot to the Rescue, illustrated by Rebecca Jelbert. With Adrian Scarborough. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Mr Arbuthnot
Illustrated By: Rebecca Jelbert.
Unknown: Adrian Scarborough.

: Is That a Fact?

A look at Wales's legend of Prince Llewelyn's Faithful Hound. Producer Peter Charlton (R)


Producer: Peter Charlton

: Pinocchio

Cartoon of the famous boy puppet.

: Movable Feasts: Equal Rights

A children's multi-faith series.

Michael sharpens up his image to visit a Sikh temple. With Kieran Cunningham, Colin Kerrigan and Sayan Akaddas.


Unknown: Kieran Cunningham
Unknown: Colin Kerrigan
Unknown: Sayan Akaddas
Director: Jeremy Woolf
Producer: Judy Merry

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story about pixies.

: Corners

Sophie Aldred and Simon Davies help Jo Korna answer questions. (R)


Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Jo Korna

: Dungeons and Dragons

Cartoon adventures.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

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


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

The award-winning children's comedy, written by Tony Robinson. 3: Little Brown Noses. Why should the government have to look after the poor when a jumble sale can be held for them?


Written By: Tony Robinson.
Unknown: Brown Noses.

: Boxpops

In the first of a new series, Boxpops has a new look. This week's topic is men. Is the image anything like the reality? There are opinions from some of today's male models plus music from Wham, David Bowie and the Weather Girls. Director Penny Ewing Producer Roy Milani


Unknown: David Bowie
Producer: Roy Milani

: The O-Zone

Music, news, competitions and a chance to choose this week's CBBC video.

: Out of Westminster

Issues of the week set in their regional context and examined at neighbourhood level. Presented by Bruce Parker with Viv Robins reporting from Westminster. Editor Paul Cannon


Presented By: Bruce Parker
Unknown: Viv Robins
Editor: Paul Cannon

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter examines the work of Parliamentary committees and asks how well they do their job. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Lydia Howard


Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Lydia Howard

: Captains Courageous

Film. Starring Spencer Tracy

Fate strands millionaire's son Harvey Cheyne on a humble fishing schooner.
Films: pages 31-37


Based on the novel by: Rudyard Kipling
Director: Victor Fleming
Manuel: Spencer Tracy
Harvey: Freddie Bartholomew
Disko: Lionel Barrymore
Mr Cheyne: Melvyn Douglas
Dan: Mickey Rooney

: Animation Now

A National Film Board of Canada animation in which a boy finds a flute with magical properties.

: Local Hero

Starring Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert

MacIntyre attempts to negotiate a 'fair' price for a new oil refinery with the villagers of Ferness in Scotland. But Ferness can have a strange effect on its visitors.
Producer David Puttnam
Barry Norman: page 31
(Ceefax subtitles)


Producer: David Puttnam
Writer/Director: Bill Forsyth
Happer: Burt Lancaster
MacIntyre: Peter Riegert
Urquhart: Denis Lawson
Oldsen: Peter Capaldi
Ben: Fulton MacKay
Victor: Chris Rozycki
Marina: Jenny Seagrove
Stella: Jennifer Black
Rev Mac: Christopher Asante
Geddes: Ricky Fulton

: Animation Now

Life on the production line becomes impossible when the boss tells the workers 'exactly how to do it'.

: Rugby Special

London Division v North Division
The first round of the ADT
Divisional Championship gets under way with defending champions
London playing host to the North. Introduced by Chris Rea , with commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith . Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


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

: The Money Programme

The Dutch electronics giant Philips is in crisis as it restructures, shedding 50,000 jobs across the world. Tom Maddocks assesses this last throw to ensure a future for consumer electronics in Europe.
0 MONEY: page 14


Unknown: Tom Maddocks

: The German Elections

David Dimbleby in Bonn and Peter Snow in Berlin report on the results of today's German elections, the first since unification.


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Snow

: The Trials of Life

A natural history of behaviour by David Attenborough
Friends and Rivals. Recognising friends and respecting the power of rivals is vital. For baboons, it's not how big they are, but who they know, that counts; while chickens need to know their place in the farmyard pecking-order.
* BOOK: same title, £16.95, from booksellers.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Not Only ... but Also ...

Sketches from the original television series starring
Peter Cook , Dudley Moore
Not only the making of a movie -
Robert Neasden; but also Peter the cobbler having problems with Melanie; not to mention the Alan a 'Dale song. With music from the Dudley Moore Trio. (R) revised


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Dudley Moore Trio.

: Nippon

Japan since 1945.
7: Being Japanese. When new recruits join Japanese companies they expect to stay for life. In return for this security they work long hours and dedicate themselves to the firm, their wives and children taking second place. While other nations work in order to live, the Japanese say they live in order to work. Producer Colleen Toomey
Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta
0 BOOK: same title, £15.00, from booksellers.


Producer: Colleen Toomey
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: Club Paradise

First showing on network television. Starring Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole

Jack Moniker is a Chicago fireman, burned out and retired after one too many major alarms. He heads for a Caribbean island, where he is persuaded to invest his money in rejuvenating a holiday club.

Films: pages 31-37


Director: Harold Ramis
Jack Moniker: Robin Williams
Governor Anthony Croyden Hayes: Peter O'Toole
Barry Nye: Rick Moranis
Ernest Reed: Jimmy Cliff
Phillipa Lloyd: Twiggy
Prime Minister Solomon Gundy: Adolph Caesar
Barry Steinberg: Eugene Levy
Terry Hamlin: Joanna Cassidy
Voit Zerbe: Brian Doyle-Murray

: The German Elections

Further reports on the new German government, elected today. How will Germany behave in a rapidly changing Europe and how will the new country relate to Britain?


Director: Don Harley
Editor: David Dickinson

: Dance Energy

Dance culture news with Normski.

: Rapido

The fast-moving cross-channel music show with Antoine de Caunes.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.

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