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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday in Parliament.

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Buck Privates Come Home

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello star as two returning GIs, who cause as much chaos on the streets of New York as in Europe.
Director Charles T Barton
• FILMS: pages 33-40


Unknown: Bud Abbott
Unknown: Lou Costello
Director: Charles T Barton

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v West Indies Live coverage of the morning's play in the first day of the Cornhill
Insurance Test from
Edgbaston. Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister , with Ray Illingworth and Tom Graveney. Television presentation Alan Griffiths
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Delia Smith's One Is Fun

Delia Smith creates more recipes for those who cook for themselves.


Unknown: Delia Smith

: Greenclaws

Children's adventure series.

: Cricket and Tennis

Cricket: Fourth Test
England v West Indies Further live coverage.
Live coverage of the Federation Cup from the city of Nottingham Tennis Centre. Quarter-final action from the world's premier women's team event. Commentary by Dan Maskell , Christine Janes , Bill Threlfall and Paul Hutchins. With Barry Davies.
Including at
2.00pm News; Weather


Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Christine Janes
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Commentary By: Paul Hutchins.
Unknown: Barry Davies.

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Cricket and Tennis

Further live coverage.

: Business Matters

A Will to Win. David Lomax reports from California's
Silicon Valley on the comings and goings at Apple
Computers and how America's highest paid computer executive, John Scully , is facing up to the growing threat of competition from the Japanese.
Producer/Editor Brian Davies


Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: John Scully
Editor: Brian Davies

: Italian Regional Cookery

A series of six programmes. 5: North-East Italy
Valentina Harris visits
Chioggia's fish market and port which rival nearby Venice and travels to Alto-Adige. Producer Clare Brigstocke 0BOOK: same title, price £7.99 paperback, £12.95 hardback, from booksellers.
0 FACTSHEET: for a list of restaurants visited, send a large sae to Italian Regional Cookery, [address removed]


Unknown: Valentina Harris
Producer: Clare Brigstocke

: On the Line

With the Olympics looming, male triple jumpers, pole vaulters, hammer-throwers and steeplechasers are in training. But women are barred from competing at Olympic level in the same events. James Hogg reports on accusations by women athletes that the Olympic
Committee is sexist. With Sue
Mott and Ray Stubbs.
Executive producer Susan Woodward Editor David Taylor


Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Ray Stubbs.
Producer: Susan Woodward
Editor: David Taylor

: The Travel Show

News, facts and information on this summer's holiday scene. This week: a foreign resort report from Arcachon the major resort on France's south west coast; UK Mini-Guide to Matlock and the surrounding area of Derbyshire. Plus calls from the Moan Line, the number to ring when things go wrong with your holiday -
[number removed]. Presented by Penny Junor, with Matthew Collins , Mairi Maclver and Dr John Thomes. Director Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
* INFORMATION LINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Mairi MacLver
Unknown: Dr John Thomes.
Director: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Under the Sun

A series exploring cultures in far-flung parts of the world. The Actress, the Bishop and the Carnival Queen Divination, sacrifice, spirit possession and witchcraft all play a part in the preparation for a carnival that has taken place in the north-eastern city of Recife in Brazil since the 17th century. Dona Elda is
Queen of the Marcatu nation of Porto Rico, and as she explains, Carnival is actually the festival of Exum, the West African trickster god, master of rebellion, chaos and revelry. The film follows her to victory for the third successive year at Carnival and through the much tougher task ahead. See panel below. Producer Howard Reid
Series Editor Chris Curling


Unknown: Dona Elda
Producer: Howard Reid

: City Shorts: One Day

by Helen Edmundson.
Short dramas for television.
The quiet haven of South Molton Street provides a fantasy playground for a young mother and her child.
With Kate Byers
A Betsan Films/Fatboy production for BBCtv


Writer: Helen Edmundson
Producer: Betsan Morris Evans
Producer: Simon Cellan Jones
Director: Ian Potts
[Actor]: Kate Byers

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v West Indies
Highlights of the first day's play from Edgbaston.
Introduced by Richie Benaud.
0 VIDEO: 'Cricket The 70s', L 10.2 from retailers.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of OU programmes.

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