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: Felix the Cat

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone in on 081.[number removed]for a chance to play Maggot Moments. • STEREO
Felix uses his charm and imagination to outwit the nasty professor.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Playdays

The Patch Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv • STEREO

: Smoggles

SS Stinkypoo sets sail.

: Telling Tales

With Philip Hawthorn.


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn.

: Orville and Cuddles

Orville learns to swim.

: Bltsa

Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe recycle a load of junk into unusual objects. STEREO
• FACTPACK: cheque/PO for £1.00. payable to BBCtv. to [address removed]


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe

: Gentle Ben

Mark brings home a wild doe. * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Wetter, the Better!

Children's splash hit game show. • STEREO

: Thundercats

A Terator starship is pursued by a Kymera craft.

: Kevin and Co

A six-part comedy drama.
4: Looking after Ali proves a real problem.
(Shown last Thursday on BBC1. Next episode and cast details this Thursday at 4.30pm on BBC 1)

: Blue Peter Omnibus

A roundup of last week's shows. • STEREO

: The O Zone

Music news and features.

: Shakespeare:

the Animated Tales
Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet's families are mortal enemies. Theirs is a story of violent quarrels, flashing swords and sudden death.

: Thunderbirds

Terror in New York. A plan to move the Empire State
Building goes badly wrong. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Invaders

The Believers. Vincent now has a small group of helpers.

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

Of Florists and Horses. The fate of the planet lies in the hands of a horse surgeon. * STEREO

: Around Westminster

The region's political review.
With Laurie Mayer , Tim Friend and Philippa Thomas.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Tim Friend
Unknown: Philippa Thomas.

: South of Westminster

Discussion of the week's main political news in the region. Presented by Bruce Parker.


Presented By: Bruce Parker.

: Trivial Pursuit? - the Natural Mystery of Play

Why do animals play so much?
With David Attenborough. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Mister Roberts

Continuing the John Ford season with this comedy, starring Henry Fonda

The crew of a small US navy supply ship in the war-torn Pacific dream of action.
With James Cagney, Jack Lemmon, William Powell and Betsy Palmer.
Co-director Mervyn Le Roy
(The next film in the John Ford season is The Informer, tomorrow at 9.30am) • FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: William Powell
Unknown: Betsy Palmer
Unknown: Mervyn Le Roy

: Rugby Special

London (Midlands
North v South /South West The first round of the ADT
Divisional championship. With Chris Rea , and commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith .
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston • STEREO


Unknown: Chris Rea
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Ski Sunday

The new season begins with the men's downhill from Val d'Isere, the traditional curtain-raiser to the World Cup downhill championship.
Commentary by David Vine. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside • SPORT: page 15


Commentary By: David Vine.
Producer: Mark Wilkin

: The Money Programme

Top stories from the world of business and finance.
Editor David Nissan


Editor: David Nissan

: Realms of the Russian Bear

The Arctic Frontier. For much of the year, Russia's large slice of the Arctic is an inhospitable place, but in summer it is full of activity. The tundra is grazed by musk ox and three million reindeer, and birds fly from all points of the compass to nest on the marshes. On Wrangel
Island in spring great white bears emerge from their dens with cubs, and in autumn they tackle walruses in their battle to survive the polar winter.
Presented by Nikolai Drozdov. Producer John Sparks
Followed by Advent Calendar(Txt)


Presented By: Nikolai Drozdov.
Producer: John Sparks

: Funny Business

Series on the art of comedy. Let There Be Love. "It'slikea marriage," says
Tommy Cannon. This film examines the close but stormy partnership which goes to make up a comedy double-act. Featuring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin , Peter Cook and Dudley Moore , Cannon and Ball, Cheech and Chong, and Ernie Wise. Series producer Sarah Williams A Tiger production for BBCtv • STEREO
• COMEDY: page 5


Unknown: Tommy Cannon.
Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Ernie Wise.
Producer: Sarah Williams

: Did You See...?

Jeremy Paxman and guests look back at the week's TV highlights. Editor Anne Tyerman * STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Prisoners of Conscience

To introduce a fortnight of appeals, this programme describes how the human rights world reacts to news of global violations.
Joining Helena Kennedy , QC, are seven former prisoners of conscience and human rights activists who each talk about their personal experiences.
Since this series began in 1988, 60,000 viewers have asked how they can help. Of the 49 prisoners featured, 29 are now free. Written by Caroline Moorehead Producer Rex Bloomstein
0 FURTHER INFORMATION: for an illustrated booklet on the background and history of human rights, send a cheque for £2.50 (payable to BBCtv) to [address removed] • FEATURE: page 31


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Written By: Caroline Moorehead
Producer: Rex Bloomstein

: The Cry

A series of music videos for
Advent, commissioned from five leading composers. 2: The Cry of Zephaniah Michael Finnissy , newly confirmed member of the Church of England, sets an ancient text which he believes is still chillingly relevant. With Richard Jackson (baritone), the BBC Singers, the Nash Ensemble , conducted by Simon Joly.
Producer Jonathan Fulford (Part b/w) • STEREO


Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Baritone: Richard Jackson
Unknown: Nash Ensemble
Conducted By: Simon Joly.
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Longtime Companion

I First network showing on International Aids
Day for this drama featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Bruce Davison
July 1981: the first American reports are published of a mysterious "cancer" among the gay community. Within a few years, Aids has taken its toll.
Director Norman Rene
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Bruce Davison
Director: Norman Rene
David: Bruce Davison
Willy: Campbell Scott
Fuzzy: Stephen Caffrey
Sean: Mark Lamos

: The Big Heat

Crime drama starring
Glenn Ford
When a homicide detective investigates a colleague's suicide, he experiences the big heat of a brutal mob boss.
With Gloria Grahame , Lee Marvin and Jocelyn Brando.
Director Fritz Lang 0 FILMS: pages 55.62


Unknown: Glenn Ford
Unknown: Gloria Grahame
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Jocelyn Brando.
Director: Fritz Lang

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