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: Smoggies

With Chris Jarvis and JosieD'Arby.
7.30 Cartoon. A lost kiwi starts a wild chase.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: Moomin


: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Adventures with the animals of Busytown. Stereo...............................................

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animation. Rpt Stereo Subtitled ...

: The Artbox Bunch

Today's theme is cars. With Tony Hart.


Presenter: Tony Hart

: TimeBusters

Last in the series of the time-travelling game

: Grange Hill

School drama series. Gripper's racist campaign reaches a climax.
Written by Margaret Simpson (Rpt)


Writer: Margaret Simpson
Gripper: Mark Savage
Claire: Paula Ann Bund
Stewpot: Mark Burdis
Suzanne: Susan Tully
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell

: Elidor

Fantasy adventure. Shown last Wednesday on BBC 1

: As Seen on TV

Camcorder show, today made by children in Norwich.

: The O Zone

Shown last Friday.

: Snowy River: the McGregor Saga

The Savage Land. Matt. Luke and Oliver Blackwood take a tragic short cut.


Unknown: Oliver Blackwood

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko in Wall Street

Classic comedy starring Phil Silvers.
Sergeant Bilko takes Wall Street by storm as he helps a former army buddy get ahead in a banking house.


Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon adventures...................

: South of Westminster

Reports and analysis of the week's political events. With Bruce Parker. . REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Bruce Parker.

: To Catch a Thief

Alfred Hitchcock 's romantic mystery starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly
A retired jewel thief is living in luxury on the French Riviera. But when he comes under suspicion after a series of robberies, the only way to prove his innocence is to catch the copycat thief. (1955) (Subtitled)

FILM REVIEWS pages 39-42


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
John Robie: Cary Grant
Frances Stevens: Grace Kelly
Mrs Stevens: Jessie Royce Landis
H.H. Hughson: John Williams
Bertani: Charles Vanel

: Choir of the Year

The search is on for Britain's top amateur choir. Across the country 12,500 people are taking part in the competition, which reaches the quarter-final stage this afternoon with 16 adult and 16 youth choirs, from chamber to gospel, singing a wide range of music from the Beach Boys to Purcell. With Howard Goodall.
Event sponsored by Sainsbury's.


Presenter: Howard Goodall

: Ski Sunday

Featuring the men's downhill from Wengen, Switzerland. With David Vine.


Presenter: David Vine

: Rugby Special

Highlights from the opening games in this year's Five Nations Championship, at the start of an important six months in rugby. Ireland, playing at home, are looking to repeat last season's surprise victory over England.
Champions Wales will be hopingto overcome their injury crisis and prove that they are, once again, a powerful force in their match against France in Paris. Plus the A-Z of rugby, and views and comments from studio guests. With John Inverdale.
EditorGerardLane Stereo ...............


Unknown: John Inverdale.

: The Natural World: Avenue of the Volcanoes

Home to the condor, tiny killer mice and magnificent bears, the remote volcanic region of Ecuador is a magical place. It was once considered to be the abode of the gods and revered by people whose descendants still work in the shadow of the icy summits.


Producer: Jim Clare
Producer: Teresa Clare
Executive Producer: John Sparks

: Rough Guide to the World: Prague

Continuing the new seven-part series for independent travellers.
Young people in Prague now have a chance to become millionaires overnight, owing to a new policy of restitution that restores assets once confiscated under communism. Magenta DeVine and Simon O'Brien investigate.
And in Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic, they talk to the supermodels of the future, go shopping, and bump into what looks like a very familiar figure.



Presenter: Magenta Devine
Presenter: Simon O'Brien
Producer: Krishna Govender
Series Producer: Clare Pizey

: The Money Programme: Genes Means Beans

Agriculture around the world is being revolutionised by rapid advances in genetic science. Crops are being manipulated to grow where they have never grown before and given qualities they have never before possessed. Some could even be made obsolete.
Now, a new breed of biological pirates is scouring the developing world for genetic material with the potential to earn billions of pounds.
But who are the winners and the losers in the race to develop the foods and agricultural products of the future? Steve Annett reports from Britain, Africa and the United States on the bitter controversies surrounding this science. Presented by Francine Stock.
TRANSCRIPT: for a transcript of this programme, price £20.00, please write to: [address removed]; or telephone [number removed]


Reporter: Steve Annett
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Michael Johnston
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Three Salons at the Seaside

A visit to three Blackpool hairdressing salons where, hidden like the letters in a stick of rock, an elderly community carries on its daily life oblivious to the hordes of tourists on its doorstep. Amongthem are Mrs Lawson and Mrs Buckham , octogenarians who have been regular customers at The Vanity Box for over 25 years.
Director Philippa Lowthorpe ; Executive producer
PeterSymes Rpt Stereo Subtitled ...


Unknown: Mrs Lawson
Unknown: Mrs Buckham
Director: Philippa Lowthorpe

: Reputations: A.J.P. Taylor: An Unusual Kind of Star

At his peak, A.J.P. Taylor was the most famous English-speaking historian in the world, speaking direct to the television camera without any notes. But the don was denied what he really wanted: Oxford's top history job. Was he the victim of a hidebound establishment, or was he too much in love with the media limelight?
Contributing to the discussion are Lew Grade, Alan Clark, Len Deighton, Asa Briggs, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Kenneth Baker, Robert Kee, Taylor's widow Eva and his son Daniel.


Interviewee: Lew Grade
Interviewee: Alan Clark
Interviewee: Len Deighton
Interviewee: Asa Briggs
Interviewee: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Interviewee: Kenneth Baker
Interviewee: Robert Kee
Interviewee: Eva Taylor
Interviewee: Daniel Taylor
Producer: Martin Davidson
Executive Producer: Janice Hadlow
Executive Producer: Tim Kirby

: Eight Men Out

Drama based on real events that rocked American baseball.
Starring John Cusack, Charlie Sheen
Chicago, 1919: Charles Comiskey, owner of the Chicago White Sox, boasts about the unity of his team. But, in reality, the badly-paid players are resentful, making them all too vulnerable to the temptation of fixing the forthcoming World Series.
(1988) Subtitted.... See Barry Norman : page 36


Director: John Sayles
Buck Weaver: John Cusack
Hap Felsch: Charlie Sheen
Kid Gieason: John Mahoney
Shoeless Joe Jackson: D B Sweeney
Charles Comiskey: Clifton James
Eddie Cicotte: David Strathairn
Ray Schalk: Gordon Clapp
Swede Risberg: Don Harvey
Eddie Collins: Bill Irwin
Fred McMullin: Perry Lang

: The BBC 100: Brazil

Science-fiction fantasy directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Jonathan Pryce,
Robert DeNiro
Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information. Then the worst occurs, a mistake in the system. Before he knows it Sam finds himself in a nightmare world.
(1985) (Stereo) (Subtitled)
FILM REVIEWS pages 39-42


Director: Terry Gilliam
Sam Lowry: Jonathan Pryce
Archibald Harry Tuttle: Robert DeNiro
Mrs Ida Lowry: Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann: Ian Holm
Spoor: Bob Hoskins
Jack Lint: Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn: Ian Richardson
Spiro: Bryan Pringle

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