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: Children's BBC

Presented by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.

Touche Turtle
Cartoon about the unlikely musketeer Touche Turtle. (R)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Simon Parkin
Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters

: Playdays

The Playbus is at the Dot Stop. Today's story is The Wizard of the West by Michael Cole. With Liz Kitchen and Saskia Wright. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Michael Cole.
Unknown: Liz Kitchen
Unknown: Saskia Wright.

: Is That a Fact?

A series about legends.
Tym Sion Cati from Wales. With Alwyne Taylor and Dave Benson Phillips. Producer Peter Charlton (R)
* COMPETITION: entries to Is That a Fact?[address removed]


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

: Pinocchio

Cartoon adventures of the famous boy puppet.

: Movable Feasts

A children's multi-faith series written by Nick Mclvor.
Out for the Night. At last the team gets the chance of a night off when invited to a barmitzvah party.
Director Jeremy Woolf Producer Judy Merry


Written By: Nick McLvor.
Director: Jeremy Woolf
Producer: Judy Merry
Michael: Kieran Cunningham
Robert: Colin Kerrigan
Sam: Sayan Akaddas

: Litt'l Bits

The cartoon story of pixies in an enchanted forest.

: Corners

How does frost make patterns on windows? Presented by Simon Davies and Sophie Aldred with Jo Korna. (R)
0 QUESTIONS: write to Comers, BBCtv, London Wl 2 7RJ.


Presented By: Simon Davies
Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Jo Korna.

: Defenders of the Earth: Rick Gordon, One-Man-Army

Cartoon adventures with Rick Gordon and the Defenders.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: The Chipmunks


: The Watch House

A ghost story for children in three parts by Robert Westall. 2: More mystery for Anne.


Unknown: Robert Westall.

: Boxpops

Music, popular programmes and your vox pops. H20 - dance in it with Madness, bathe in it with Michael Palin , swim in it with Victoria Wood.
You may be surprised at some of the clips, you'll love the music. Director Nadia Miller Producer Roy Milani


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Director: Nadia Miller
Producer: Roy Milani

: The O-Zone

Music, news, competitions, plus the stars' tips for the top pop hits.

: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Cartoon based on Peanuts. (R)

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the third day's play in Sydney.
TV presentation Channel 9 Australia

: Darts

Embassy World Professional Darts Championship. Live action from the stage of the Lakeside Country Club,
Frimley Green, where No 2 seed Peter Evison (England) meets twice former world champion John Lowe
(England) in the outstanding match of the first round. Jocky Wilson (Scotland) is also due to be on stage this afternoon. Commentary by Sid Waddell and Tony Green.
Introduced by Tony Gubba.


Unknown: Peter Evison
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Commentary By: Sid Waddell
Commentary By: Tony Green.
Introduced By: Tony Gubba.

: There Is Music in the Air

The first of six programmes of music by Elgar , played by the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis. Michael Berkeley , in conversation with a British composer, introduces each performance. Today,
Nigel Osborne probes the Enigma behind Elgar's famous set of Variations.
Director Andrew Quick
Series producer Paul Islwyn Thomas 0 PICTURE STORY: page 41


Music By: Elgar
Conducted By: Andrew Davis.
Conducted By: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Producer: Paul Islwyn Thomas

: Silent Running

Bruce Dern
Cliff Potts
A space station in the year
2001: four men are searching for forests, animals and fruit to refurbish a devastated earth. But after eight years they are recalled.
Director Douglas Trumbull 0 FILMS: pages 27-32


Unknown: Bruce Dern
Unknown: Cliff Potts
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Lowell: Bruce Dern
Wolf: Cliff Potts
Barker: Ron Rifkin
Keenan ,: Jesse Vint

: Cruft's 91

The World of Dogs
This year's preview to Cruft's goes to Birmingham and to a tavern called the Dog! Pubs in the 19th century regularly held dog shows and in this
Cruft's centenary year, Angela Rippon and Mike Stockman visit the Quarantine Centre at London's Heathrow Airport, look at dogs which work for their living and the Parson Jack Russell Terrier , making its debut at Cruft's this year. Producer Joy Corbett
( Cruft's: Working Dogs, Terriers and Hounds, on Friday at 6.00pm) 0 NATURE: page 12
0 PICTURE STORY: page 41


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Mike Stockman
Unknown: Parson Jack Russell Terrier
Producer: Joy Corbett

: Rugby Special

The national squads take a break, though Scotland holds its final trial this weekend at
Murrayfield. With Chris Rea. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

The downhillers are at the 1936 Olympic venue of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Not raced for four years on the World Cup circuit, the redesigned course promises to be steeper, faster and more spectacular.
Introduced by David Vine. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Introduced By: David Vine.
Producer: Mark Wilkin

: The Money Programme

In Japan's fiercely competitive car market Nissan has set the pace in production line technology and marketing but has failed to unseat Toyota from the number one position. Gordon Brewer reports from inside Nissan, with unprecedented filming access from the boardroom to the factory floor, on how it revolutionised the way car manufacturers approach their market.

(Postponed from 25 November 1990)


Reporter: Gordon Brewer
Producer: John Williams
Editor: David Nissan

: The Natural World

Running for Their
Lives. Award-winning wildlife film-maker Hugh Miles provides a fresh view of the social lives of African wild dogs and their struggle for survival. Producers Hugh Miles and Kerth Scholey Senes editor Mike Salisbury • NATURE: page 12


Unknown: Hugh Miles
Producers: Hugh Miles
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: Bradman

In his first major television interview shown in Britain, Australian batsman
Don Bradman looks back with Jack Egan on his cricketing career. Introduced by Tony Lewis. Director/Producer Jack Egan * NATURE: page 12
0 PICTURE STORY: page 41


Unknown: Don Bradman
Unknown: Jack Egan
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Producer: Jack Egan

: A Life in Pieces

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook ) chooses his 12 gifts. With Ludovic Kennedy. 12: Lords a-Leaping


Unknown: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.

: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: 2

The second part of the Jeanette Winterson story.
Starring Geraldine McEwan, Kenneth Cranham, Charlotte Coleman
Jess, now 16, meets Melanie and falls in love. "This can't be unnatural passion", they think. The pastor, the congregation and Jess's mother think something quite different. (R) (For cast see Saturday at 9.05pm. Part 3 tomorrow at 9. OOpm)


Author: Jeanette Winterson

: 84 Charing Cross Road

First showing on network television of the film based on Helene Hanff's celebrated bestseller.
Starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins
January 1969: American writer Helene Hanff at last makes her first trip to England, the culmination of an intense relationship with literary London and, in particular, with the employees of a West End antiquarian bookshop.
Director David Jones
• Barry Norman: page 27 • Ceefax Subtitles


Unknown: Helene Hanff
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Helene Hanff
Director: David Jones
Director: Barry Norman
Helene Hanff: Anne Bancroft
Frank Doel: Anthony Hopkins
Nora Doel: Judi Dench
Maxine Bellamy: Jean de Baer
George Martin: Maurice Denham
Cecily Fan: Eleanor David

: Darts

This evening's highlights of the World Professional Darts
Championship, with Tony Gubba.


Unknown: Tony Gubba.

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