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: Children's BBC

Presented by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.

King Rollo
Animation narrated by Ray Brooks.


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

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Why Bird Stop. Today's story is King Roger
Loses His Keys by Wayne Jackman. With Simon Harbrow and Ellie Darvill.
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Wayne Jackman.
Unknown: Simon Harbrow
Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: Is That a Fact?

A look at the Isle of Man's legend of the Brigand and the Key. Producer Peter Charlton (R)


Producer: Peter Charlton

: Pinocchio

Cartoon about a boy puppet.

: Movable Feasts

A children's multi-faith series written by Nick Mclvor.
A Better Offer, What's the connection between a couple about to get married and Robert's guilty conscience?
Director Jeremy Woolf Producer Judy Merry


Written By: Nick McLvor.
Director: Jeremy Woolf
Producer: Judy Merry

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story about pixies.

: Corners

Presented by Sophie Aldred and Simon Davies with Jo Korna. (R)


Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Presented By: 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. 4: Rabies in Love. Rabies isn't too happy when he finds that the girl of his dreams is the main attraction at the wedding of the year.


Written By: Tony Robinson.

: Boxpops

Views on the subject of war and peace from investigative journalist Kevin Turvey , pop group Culture
Club and Youth CND, among others. Director Collo Caulton Producer Roy Milani


Unknown: Kevin Turvey
Producer: Roy Milani

: The O-Zone

Music, news and competitions.


Michael: Kieran Cunningham
Robert: Colin Kerrigan
Sam: Sayan Akaddas

: 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 presents news of the Parliamentary committees who scrutinise the work of government. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Lydia Howard


Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Lydia Howard

: One in Four

The magazine programme about disability. Presented by Simon Barnes and Chris Davies , with subtitles and sign language interpretation.


Presented By: Simon Barnes
Presented By: Chris Davies

: Viva Max!

Starring Peter Ustinov
In memory of the Alamo, a Mexican general attempts to re-occupy the historic Texas fort in 1969. Based on the novel by James Lehrer Director Jerry Paris
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Novel By: James Lehrer
Director: Jerry Paris
General De Santos: Peter Ustinov
Paula Whitland: Pamela Tiffin
General Hallson: Jonathan Winters
Sergeant Valdez: John Astin
General LaComber: Keenan Wynn
Chief of police: Harry Morgan

: One World, One Voice

A symphony created by some 300 musicians from more than
20 countries, based on ex-10cc drummer, Kevin Godley's award-winning idea. Featuring rock stars, classical musicians and artists from every continent, including Sting, Dave Stewart, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, the Kodo Drummers, Clannad and the entire Leningrad Symphony Orchestra. Director Kevin Godley
Producer Andy Ward (R)

This unique musical adventure was first screened in May as the climax to One World Week. Kevin Godley (below), producer, video-maker and ex-10cc songwriter and drummer, began with a bass line recorded in New York by Sting. He then took the tape 'around the world in 44 days', building up a musical chain letter involving 65 acts from five continents - from Lou Reed to the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra. Tonight's film shows Godley's musical journey followed by his video record of the complete work.


Unknown: Kevin Godley
Unknown: Dave Stewart
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Lou Reed
Director: Kevin Godley
Producer: Andy Ward

: Crime Does Pay

It certainly did for Agatha Christie , the queen of crime: world sales and royalties from her crime-ridden books, plays and films bring in around E10 million a year. Keith Blackler reports on how Torquay, the town where she was born and spent much of her life, celebrated her birth centenary in September. Producer David Spires


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Keith Blackler
Producer: David Spires

: Rugby Special

This week London play host to
Midland Division and the North play the South West in the ADT
Divisional Championship. And a look ahead to the 109th meeting of Oxford and Cambridge at
Twickenham which can be seen on Tuesday at 1.50pm on BBC1.
Commentary by Nigel Starmer -Smith. Introduced by Chris Rea. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Commentary By: Nigel Starmer
Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

Featuring the Men's Downhill from Val d'lsere.
The 14th BBC2 snow season begins with La premiere neige, the traditional World Cup downhill curtain-raiser from the French Savoie. Commentary by David Vine.
Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside
0 SPORT: page 4


Commentary By: David Vine.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: The Money Programme

A Closure Too Far. The shake-up at British Coal is one of the proudest boasts of the Government. But, as Michael Robinson reports, when electricity privatisation is combined with environmental pressure, the coal industry could be all but wiped out.
Producer Jenny Rathbone Editor David Nissan
0 MONEY: page 19


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Jenny Rathbone

: The Trials of Life

A natural history of behaviour by David Attenborough
Talking to Strangers. This week
David Attenborough takes a global look at animal communication.
* BOOK: same title, 4 16.95, from booksellers.
* NATURE: page 14


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough

: Not Only ... but Also ...

Last in the series of sketches starring Peter Cook , Dudley Moore With Barry Humphreys , John Lennon , Norman Rossington ,
Sheila Steafel , and music from the Dudley Moore Trio.
Producers Dick Clement and Joe McGrath (R) revised


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Barry Humphreys
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Dudley Moore Trio.
Producers: Dick Clement
Producers: Joe McGrath

: Nippon

The last in the series looking at Japan since 1945.
Risen Sun. Japan's economic achievements have brought resistance from other countries and a revival of old fears. How will
Japan deal with the rest of the world in the 1990s? Producer Vivian Ducat
Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta


Producer: Vivian Ducat
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: The Right Stuff

Starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn
Part 1: the heroic Chuck Yeager becomes the first man to break the sound barrier. His display of the 'right stuff' is the first step towards the conquest of space.
Director Philip Kaufman
FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Sam Shepard
Unknown: Scott Glenn
Unknown: Chuck Yeager
Director: Philip Kaufman
Chuck Yeager: Sam Shepard
Alan Shepard: Scott Glenn
John Gless: Ed Harris
Gordon Cooper: Dennis Quaid
Gus Grissom: Fred Ward
Glennis Yeager: Barbara Hershey
Pancho Barnes: Kim Stanley
Betty Grissom: Veronica Cartwright
Trudy Cooper: Pamela Reed

: Cricket

Australia v England
The World Series Cup from Perth. Richie Benaud with highlights of play in the one-day international. Television presentation Channel 9 Australia

: Dance Energy

Presented by Normski.

: Rapido

With Antoine de Caunes.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.

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