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: Open University

Dating a Granite

: News

: England

The 1929 election triumph of Ramsay MacDonald's Labour Party.

: Fly Me

The training of air stewards and stewardesses. Narrated by Eleanor Bron.


Unknown: Eleanor Bron.

: But First This....

With Simon Parkin ,
Philippa Forrester and Esther McVey.
Defenders of the Earth Cartoon.


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Esther McVey.

: Wildside

Environmental issues.
Today: recycling.

: Stoppit and Tidy Up

Cartoon narrated by Terry Wogan.


Unknown: Terry Wogan.

: Playdays

At the Tent Stop.

: Lassie

More canine adventures.

: Junior Pot Black

The grand final of the snooker contest from
Stoke-on-Trent. With
Eamonn Holmes.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.

: The Young in Heart

Romantic comedy starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

The Carletons are attractive and charming confidence tricksters, who attach themselves to a rich old lady.
Films: pages 27-33


Director: Richard Wallace
George-Ann Carleton: Janet Gaynor
Richard Carleton: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

: Holiday Outings

The South family swap their Aldershot home for one in California.

: Fingermouse

Finger puppet fun.

: Weekend Outlook

Open University preview.

: Golf

GA European Open from Walton Heath Golf Club.
With Steve Rider.
Including at


Unknown: Steve Rider.

: News; Weather

and 3.00

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Rooster Cogburn

John Wayne
Katharine Hepburn
A feisty female missionary joins forces with a recently demoted marshal who is promised reinstatement if he can bring to justice a ruthless band of murdering outlaws.
Director Stuart Millar
• KATHARINE HEPBURN 'S ME: STORIES OF MY LIFE: pages 17-23 9 FILMS: pages 27-33


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Director: Stuart Millar
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Rooster Cogburn: John Wayne
Eula Goodnight: Katharine Hepburn
Breed: Anthony Zerbe
Hawk: Richard Jordan
Judge Parker: John McIntyre
Wolf: Richard Romancito
McCoy: Strother Martin

: What the Papers Say

Richard Littlejohn of The Sun looks back at the week.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Richard Littlejohn

: East

Asians from all walks of life are risking the shame of ostracism from their own communities as they convert to Christianity and try to 'Asian-ise' it.
Series producer Charles Bruce Editor Narendhra Morar


Producer: Charles Bruce
Editor: Narendhra Morar

: Gardeners' World

A look at fascinating ferns to celebrate the centenary of the British Pteridological Society. Chris and Pauline Lloyd reach the summit of success in the transformation of their steeply sloping garden. Plus a look at the beauty of roadside verges. With Geoff Hamilton ,
Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn.
Executive producer Stephanie Silk Plant details on Ceefax page 617
* INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]Calls cost 34p per minute cheap rate, 45p other times.
W GARDENING: page 10


Unknown: Pauline Lloyd
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn.

: Indelible Evidence

Ludovic Kennedy introduces the last of six dramas based on actual murder investigations. 6: Process of Elimination. An 11 -year-old boy is the victim of a sexually motivated killing. Police enquiries in the homosexual community lead nowhere, but the forensic scientists notice some tiny fibres on the body.
Directors/Producers Ian Duncan and Oliver Morse


Introduces: Ludovic Kennedy
Producers: Ian Duncan
Producers: Oliver Morse

: The Tracey Ullman Show

Comedy sketch show with special guest star Mel Brooks and Dan Castellaneto.
Due Diligence. Director Buzz Slanger desperately needs a star for his new film.
You Call That a Dress. A daughter has a confrontation with her father at his funeral to say those things left unsaid. * PICTURE STORY: page 59


Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Dan Castellaneto.

: Bed, Chair, Table, Lamp

Last of a four-part series examining furniture.
Lamp. A look at the changing sources of light in our lives - from candles to lightbulbs, to tungsten-halogen designer lamps. The programme shows how, turned on and off at will, the lamp connects ancient symbolism with modern technology in a single object.
Producers Gina Newson , Jeremy Newson A Freelance Film Partners production for BBCtv


Producers: Gina Newson
Producers: Jeremy Newson

: Newsnight

With John Simpson.


Unknown: John Simpson.

: Weatherview

: Edinburgh Nights

The final programme is a trilogy of drama from the last three years of the Edinburgh Festival, opening with a television adaptation of a piece to be chosen from this year.
Followed by
The Eyes of their Whites An abridgement for television of last year's premiere of the Market Theatre, Johannesburg's play which explores apartheid through the convulsed psyche of white South Africans. A series of powerful monologues and songs written and performed by Paul Slabolopsky and David Kramer.
Loose Ends
The 1989 writing debut of actor Stuart Hepburn from the Traverse Theatre. Far from his rural homeland, Callum (Forbes Masson) is offered shelter by the streetwise Spud Valentine (Stuart McQuarrie ). High above the urban sprawl, they appear on the brink of a lasting friendship. As the night wears on, however, it emerges that Spud's confidence is bluff and his success is all part of a fantasy.


Unknown: Paul Slabolopsky
Unknown: David Kramer.
Unknown: Stuart Hepburn
Unknown: Spud Valentine
Unknown: Stuart McQuarrie

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