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: But First This on 2

With Simon Parkin and Philippa Forrester.
7.25 Tales of a Wise Kingand the Devil Animation based on King Solomon'sfables 7.30 Hallo
Spencer 7.55 Playdays At the Playground Stop 8.15 Bitsa 8.30 Telling Tales Ancient stories with a modern message (Stereo) 8.45 Babar
Animation 9.10 Blood and Honey Stories from the Old Testament (Stereo) 9.30 Defenders of the Earth Cartoon (Rpt. Teletext) 9.50 Blue Peter Omnibus 10.40 Dark Season (Rpt. stereo; 11.10 Boxpops With Madness and the Pet Shop Boys 11.50 The 0 Zone (Stereo)


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: Around Westminster

The weekly political review for the region, with Laurie Mayer. ●REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: Pardners

Comedy western starring
Dean Martin , Jerry Lewis Martin and Lewis team up as two ill-matched city boys turned cowboys in this zany tale of the wild west.
Director Norman Taurog ●FILMS: pages 47-56


Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Director: Norman Taurog

: Murray Perahia'sMozart

The second of two programmes, continuing
BBC2's Mozart bicentenary celebrations, in which pianist Murray Perahia discusses his interpretations of Mozart's piano concertos with writer Sir Denis Forman.
Director Humphrey Burton Producers Enc Abraham and Katya Krausova
A Portobello production for BBCtv * STEREO
●FEATURE: page 37


Pianist: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Sir Denis Forman.
Director: Humphrey Burton
Director: Katya Krausova

: Operation Petticoat

Starring Cary Grant Tony Curtis
An admiral finds himself in command of a pink submarine carrying nurses, children, an expectant mother and a goat. Director Blake Edwards
●FILMS: pages47-56


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Tony Curtis

: Animation Now

: Rugby Special

Featuring the third round of the Pilkington Cup. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith . Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producerjohnnie Watherston


Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Introduced By: Chris Rea.

: The Travel Show Guides

4: Costa de la Luz. Reports from the Straits of Gibraltar to the north of Cadiz.
Producer Julie Bradshaw
Executive producer Alan Dobson (Details on Ceefaxpage 619)


Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Money Programme

A special report on the conflicts in the computer industry. Editor David Nissan


Editor: David Nissan

: The Natural World

Arctic Wanderers. Each spring, nearly 200,000 caribou of northern Alaska and the Yukon begin one of the greatest overland journeys in the animal world. At the mercy of wolves and human hunters, the caribou struggle to reach their calving grounds at the edge of the Arctic Ocean. But here, beneath the coastal plain, lies oil, which means drilling and disturbance. If conservationists lose their battle, the balance between man, beast and the environment will be destroyed. Written and narrated by Barry Paine. Producer Ned Kelly
Series editor Mike Salisbury * NATURE: page 11


Unknown: Barry Paine.
Producer: Ned Kelly
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: The Dream Machine

The origins of the computer. 3: The Paperback Computer
The manuscripts of the Middle Ages, available to only a select priesthood, turned into the paperback book. How close are we to the "paperback" computer? Narrated by Andrew Sachs and Lesley Judd. Producers Robert Hone. Jon Palfreman


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Lesley Judd.
Producers: Robert Hone.
Producers: Jon Palfreman

: Did You See... ?

Jeremy Paxman and guests review TV programmes. Editor Anne Tyerman * STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Not Mozart

The last of five imaginative collaborations to mark
Mozart's bicentennial year.
Wam! Limited. An enigmatic tale of defence, espionage and geese, featuring a computer tycoon named
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a secret mission and noises in his head.
Written and directed by Anthony Garner , with music composed by Misha Mengelberg.
Instant Composer's Pool Orchestra Series devised by Annette Morreau Producer Elizabeth Queenan
An Artifax production for BBCtv • STEREO
0 FEATURE: page 37


Unknown: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Directed By: Anthony Garner
Composed By: Misha Mengelberg.
Unknown: Annette Morreau
Producer: Elizabeth Queenan
Wolfgang: Timothy Spall
A madetis Mozart: Timothy Spall
Clara Schumann: Jennifer Hall
Krilek: Gerard Thoolen
Arnold Schumann: Adrian Brine
Selina: Gwen Eckhans
Mr Smith: Tony Moun

: Little England

The last profile of very English things. The Beach Hut. Producer Philippa Lowthorpe Series producer Sam Organ


Producer: Philippa Lowthorpe

: Facing Up to Aids

The Butterfly Garden. This special programme for World
Aids Day tells the moving story of three young inmates of Edinburgh's Saughton Prison. It shows how staff and prisoners are breaking down traditional barriers in a joint approach to the problems of Aids. The garden they plan as a place of refuge and reflection remains a dream which inspires them all. Producer Jane Stephenson Director Frank Deasy
A Touch/Vermilion production for BBCtv * HELPLINE: ring National Aids Helpline [number removed] (free 24 hours)


Producer: Jane Stephenson
Director: Frank Deasy

: Andre's Mother

To mark World Aids
Day, a first showing on network television for this
Emmy-award-winning film, starring Richard Thomas Sada Thompson
The story of how Andre's mother comes to terms with her son's death from Aids.
Director Deborah Reinisch
●FILMS: pages47-56


Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Sada Thompson
Director: Deborah Reinisch

: Double Indemnity

Classic thriller shown as a tribute to Fred MacMurray
, who died last month.
Director Billy Wilder ●FILMS: pages 47-56


Unknown: Fred MacMurray
Director: Billy Wilder
Phyllis Dictrichson: Barbara Stanwyck
Walter Neff: Fred MacMurray
Barton Keyes: Edward G Robinson
Mr Jackson: Porter Hall

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