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: Tales of a Wise King and the Devil

With Philippa Forrester and Ratz. Stereo

: Playdays: Why Bird Stop

A Felgate production for BBC TV.

: Wishing

Animated drama series. An Action Time production for BBCtv

: Telling Tales

Story time.

: Popeye

: Blue Peter

: Draw Me

Drawing game featuring Bill Tidy and celebrity guests.

: Simon and the Witch

Drama serial. Written by Valerie Georgeson , from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry Rpt


Written By: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry

: Animals of Farthing Wood

New animated adventures.

: TimeBusters

Time-travel game.
Broadsword production for BBCtv

: Grange Hill

Episode written by Alan Janes


Written By: Alan Janes

: As Seen on TV

Children get behind the camera to report
_ on their lives in the first of a six-part camcorder series. Today's programme comes from

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

New adventures from Sherwood Forest.

: The O Zone

With Eternal.

: Doctor Who: The Green Death

Jon Pertwee in the second of a 1973 six-part series.


Dr Who: Jon Pertwee

: The Fugitive

Second part of the American thriller series. e/w

: Tapoori

The story of two Bombay street boys.

: MyrnaLoy

So Nice to Come Home To A tribute to the Hollywood actress who died last month.

: The MuppetsTake Manhattan

FILM The Muppets
I decide to take their college show to Broadway.
Director Frank Oz(1984)

: Ski Sunday

Top slalom action.

: Rugby Special

Highlights of Leicester v
Northampton. With Chris Rea. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Nomads of the Wind

This new five-part series looks at man and nature in the south seas. The Polynesians set out to conquer the Pacific 2,000 years ago; like the people, the wildlife was also carried by wind and wave to every speck of land in this vast island world.
The series begins at the heart of Polynesia, the tropical islands of Tahiti. Here lush forests and clear lagoons are habitat to a huge range of exotic animals. But there is also a dark side to paradise, among a people who were ruled by taboo and sacred ritual long before the arrival of Captain Cook. Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith .
Producer Peter Crawford


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Peter Crawford

: The Money Programme

In over three decades at the top of Lonrho, Tiny Rowland has earned a reputation as a ruthless businessman. Is he prepared to hand over to his chosen successor, Dieter Bock , and is the German property developer any less of an enigma? Tessa Curtis reports. Producer Rizu Hamid ; Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Tiny Rowland
Unknown: Dieter Bock
Unknown: Tessa Curtis
Producer: Rizu Hamid
Editor: Jane Ellison

: The Lost Steptoes

Four episodes of the classic comedy series Steptoe and Son were, for over 20 years, assumed lost. Then a researcher discovered the tapes at the home of one of the writers, Ray Galton , who with Alan Simpson created the characters of the father and son rag-and-bone men fora one-off Comedy Playhouse in 1962. Developed into a series which attracted audiences of 20 million, the Steptoes' adventures continued until
1974, with Wilfrid Brambell as father Albert and Harry H Corbett as his long-suffering son Harold. In this story, first shown in 1970, Harold plans a skl-ing holiday.
Director/Producer Duncan Wood Rpt


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H Corbett
Producer: Duncan Wood Rpt

: Dear Bill

Bill Deedes is the only man alive who has been both a cabinet minister and a Fleet
Street editor. His other claim to fame is that he is the Bill, of the Dear Bill letters from
Denis Thatcher , in Private Eye. Reporter
Michael Cockerell tells the remarkable story of Deedes's colourful life. DirectorClara Glynn; Executive producer
Laurence Rees Stereo


Unknown: Bill Deedes
Unknown: Denis Thatcher
Reporter: Michael Cockerell
Producer: Laurence Rees Stereo

: Comic Asides: The High Life

First of four comedy pilot programmes.
Written by and starring Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson.
Two air stewards have become frustrated by their daily grind. Sebastian longs for glamour. Steve just wants a girlfriend. A series is planned for the spring.

See This Week page 6


Writer: Alan Cumming
Writer: Forbes Masson
Director/Producer: Tony Dow
Sebastian: Alan Cumming
Steve: Forbes Masson
Shona: Siobhan Redmond
Captain Duff: Patrick Ryecart
Avril: Gerda Stevenson
[Actor]: Alex Norton
[Actor]: Geoffrey Toone
[Actor]: Hilary Lyon
[Actor]: Stuart Quarrie

: Auction

A series that goes behind the scenes at Sotheby's.
An aspiring artist has put the entire contents of his house up for sale, on the condition his own paintings are included. How does Sotheby's react?
Producer Jenny Rivarola ; Executive producer
Amanda Theunissen


Producer: Jenny Rivarola
Producer: Amanda Theunissen

: The London International Boat Show

Steve Rider and Carol Smillie report from the annual boating extravaganza at Earls Court.


Unknown: Carol Smillie

: Running on Empty

Drama being shown as a tribute to the late
River Phoenix
A couple on the run from the FBI find their son rebelling against the fugitive lifestyle.
With Martha Plimpton , Jonas Abry. Director Sidney Lumet (1988)


Unknown: Martha Plimpton
Unknown: Jonas Abry.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Danny Pope: River Phoenix
Annie Pope: Christine Lahti
Arthur Pope: Judd Hirsch

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