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: BBC Select

5.30 RCN Nursing Update Unit 56: nursing in homes.........................

: Open University

6.20 Animal Physiology: Breathing Deeply

6.45 Social Problems and Social Welfare: Why Care?

7.10 Wheels of Progress

7.35 British Car Transplants

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitled ....

: Dangerous Mission

' A woman witnesses the murder of a mobsterand flees. The search for the vital witness leads to the remote Glacier National Park. With
Victor Mature and Piper Laurie.
Director Louis King (1954) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58

: Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

Comedy. When an attorney is murdered at a hotel, a shady
Indian fakir and several of the guests try to frame the bellboy. With
Bud Abbott , Lou Costello and Boris Karloff.
Director Charles T Barton (1949) B/W .... + FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58


Unknown: Bud Abbott
Unknown: Lou Costello
Unknown: Boris Karloff.
Director: Charles T Barton

: Star Trek Animation

Sci-fi adventure series

: The Little Convict

Animated adventure with live action backgrounds, starring
Rolf Harris
A 1 3-year-old boy, tried and convicted for aiding a highwayman, is sent to the penal colony of New South Wales, Australia. Director Yoram Gross (1980) .................. * FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Director: Yoram Gross

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news........

: The Horror of It All

A look at the history of horror movies. Why do people love to be scared?

: Town Portraits

John Grundy visits the town of Washington, Tyne and Wear.


Unknown: John Grundy

: Open View

A preview of Open University programmes.
Shown last night Stereo ....................

: Dead on the Money

Actress Jennifer Ashford is swept off herfeet by dashing
Carter Matthews. But he aims to involve her in a plot to expose his cousin, whom he suspects of murder. With Corbin Bernsen , Amanda Pays and John Glover. Director Mark Cullingham (
* FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58
Including at 3.00 News Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Jennifer Ashford
Unknown: Carter Matthews.
Unknown: Corbin Bernsen
Unknown: John Glover.
Director: Mark Cullingham

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

News quiz, with Martyn Lewis. Stereo......34


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Last in the series of the cookery challenge show. With Fern Britton. stereo......18


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Show Jumping

From Hickstead. The first major outdoor show of the season, featuringthe British Grand Prix. Commentary by Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley. With David Vine.
Producer Wendy Sheppard


Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Unknown: David Vine.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: The Munsters: My Fair Munster

Last in the spoof horror series.

When Marilyn becomes depressed because of her inability to keep a boyfriend, Grandpa decides that a love potion is the answer.
With Fred Gwynne, Yvonne de Carlo and Al Lewis.
(First shown on BBC1) (B/W) (Subtitled)


Herman Munster: Fred Gwynne
Lily Munster: Yvonne De Carlo
Grandpa: Al Lewis

: The Champions: The Experiment

Fantasy espionage series from the 60s.
While holidaying in England Sharon is recruited by an organisation researching physical and mental powers. With William Gaunt, Alexandra Bastedo and Stuart Damon.
(First shown on ITV)


Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Alexandra Bastedo
Unknown: Stuart Damon

: Animal Crackers

The last of five views on animals.
The Theologian. Oxford don Andrew Linzey , the world's first animal theologian, believes not only that God gave animals equal rights with human beings, but that we have an ethical duty to alleviate their suffering. Producer Peter Lee-Wright


Unknown: Andrew Linzey
Producer: Peter Lee-Wright

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years - the 80s: 1985

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader, and meets Ronald Reagan. There is tragedy at Heysel Stadium, there are riots in Handsworth, Brixton and Tottenham, a state of emergency is declared in South Africa and the world tunes in to Live Aid.

Including music from King, the Cure, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and David Bowie, Dire Straits, Simply Red and Wham.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Producer: Katie Pearson

: A Country House Reborn

A documentary marking the National Trust's re-opening of Uppark, an elegant 17th-century country house on the Sussex Downs which was badly damaged by fire in 1989. The programme traces the history of the house and follows six years of restoration work by skilled craftspeople to recreate its period splendour.
Producer Richard Taylor ; Executive producers
George Carey and Fiona Pitcher INFORMATION: forfurther information on Uppark, the fire and the restoration, send a large sae to [address removed]


Producer: Richard Taylor
Producers: George Carey

: Gardeners' World

In the first of four visits to National Trust gardens to celebrate the Trust's centenary, Geoff Hamilton goes to
Bodnant in Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, where he meets head gardener Martin Puddle and learns how to create a laburnum arch. Back at Barnsdale he puts his
"rockless" rocks in place. Plus Vanessa Collingridge pays a visit to Tony and Susanne Mace and their collection of more than 1,000 cacti and succulents. Series producer Betty Talks; Executive producer
TonyLaryea Stereo # See Geoff Hamilton : page 36


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Martin Puddle
Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Unknown: Susanne MacE
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Rab C Nesbitt: Offski

Another chance to see the first series of the Scottish comedy.

The lovestruck Gash Nesbitt runs away to Sidcup. He's closely followed by his father Rab, who meets some of the more respectable elements of the Nesbitt clan. With
Gregor Fisher, Elaine C Smith, Andrew Fairlie and Eric Cullen.


Writer: Ian Pattison
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Andrew Fairlie
Unknown: Eric Cullen

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

Surreal comedy show with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
Muscles. Donald and Davey Stott talk to pop star Sting, the Bra Men are involved in a robbery, councillors Cox and Evans present another invention, and Vie and Bob perform some magic.
Producer John Birkin ; Executive producer Alan Marke


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer.
Unknown: Davey Stott
Producer: John Birkin
Producer: Alan Marke

: Have I Got News for You

Satirical news quiz. Tonight, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by the Prime Minister's brother, Terry Major-Ball, and Tim Rice. Hosted by Angus Deayton.
Director John F D Northover; Producer Colin Swash

Followed by Talking X's
Alexander Walker discusses Frankenstein.


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Terry Major-Ball
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Alexander Walker

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Vibe

Inthisnewquizon black music, Lisa I'Anson tests two teams to see if they know ragga from reggae and hip hop from house. See today's choices.
Director Dennis Gartside ; Series producer
Caroline Gosling COMPETITION LINE: [number removed]. Lines are open from 11.15pm tonight until 12 midnight on Sunday. Calls cost a maximum of 25p.


Director: Dennis Gartside
Producer: Caroline Gosling

: Christy

A film profile of the Irish singer and songwriter Christy Moore, mixing music with memories of his childhood in Newbridge, County Kildare.
Director Philip King ; Producer Nuala O'Connor


Director: Philip King
Producer: Nuala O'Connor

: Weatherview

: La Ronde

Drama starring
Anton Walbrook
A series of amorous liaisons is set in train by the charming and cynical storyteller, in Max Ophüls's adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler 's merry-go-round of love. In French with English subtitles. (1950) 8/W
+ FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58


Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Storyteller: Anton Walbrook
Leocadie, the prostitute: Simon Esignoret
Franz, the soldier: Serge Reggiani
Marie, the maid: Simone Simon
Alfred, the youngman: Daniel Gelin
Emma Breitkopf, the wife: Danielle Darrieux

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