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: Open University

6.20 Light from Semiconductors
6.45 Barnacle Geese: a Natural Model
7980383 7.10 History of Technology 2018383 7.35 Images and Innovation

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitled ..................

: Children's BBC: The New Adventures of Black Beauty

Drama series. (Rpt) (Subtitled)

: Blitz on Cartooning

With cartoonist Bruce Blitz


Unknown: Bruce Blitz

: Myths and Legends

Garry Rice visits North Wales. Rpt.


Unknown: Garry Rice

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News reels from 1955. b/w

: Reviving Antiques

Howtorepairgoldleaf. Rpt .........

: Camp Wilder: That Was Thin, This Is Now

The girls take their dieting too far. (Stereo)

: Christopher Columbus

Historical biography starring
Fredric March
The story of the great explorer and his epic voyage to the New World.
Director David MacDonald (1949).... ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 33-37


Director: David MacDonald

: Making Tracks

Bob Symes and Mary-Jean Haslervisit more of the world's railway lines..


Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: Mary-Jean Haslervisit

: Children's BBC: Stingray: Emergency at Marineville

There's drama when Marineville comes under fire.

: Open View

Shown last night at 12 midnight Stereo..

: Valentino

Romantic drama starring
Anthony Dexter , Eleanor Parker
Italian dancer Rudy Valentino falls forthe leading lady of a silent movie.
Director Lewis Allen (1951)
FILM REVIEWS pages 33-37


Unknown: Anthony Dexter
Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Rudy Valentino
Director: Lewis Allen

: News

Regional News and Weather
Man on the Rim
Road Without Wheels. A look at Asian migrants in South America. Rpt.....
3.55 News submied
Regional News and Weather

: International Showjumping

From Hickstead, featuringthe qualifying competition for Sunday's Derby.
Commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker. Introduced by David Vine. ProducerWendySheppard


Commentary By: Stephen Hadley
Commentary By: Michael Tucker.
Introduced By: David Vine.

: Jackie Stewart's Celebrity Challenge

From Gleneagles, a charity event combining golf and clay-pigeon shooting. Among the competitors are the Duke of York, Ian Botham , Kenny Dalglish , Gavin Hastings , Sean Connery , and Kirite Kanawa. Commentary by Peter Alliss and Tony Gubba. Introduced by Hazel Irvine.


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Kenny Dalglish
Unknown: Gavin Hastings
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Kirite Kanawa.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Tony Gubba.
Introduced By: Hazel Irvine.

: Tex Avery Double Bill

Animated fun.

: The Moving Target

Thrillerstarring Paul Newman
When the glamorous
Mrs Sampson hires private eye
Lew Harperto track down her missing millionaire husband, Harperfinds himself on a dangerous trail of theft, kidnap and murder.
Director Jack Smight (1966) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 33-37


Unknown: Thrillerstarring Paul Newman
Unknown: Mrs Sampson
Unknown: Lew Harperto
Director: Jack Smight
Lew Harper: Paul Newman
Mrs Sampson: Lauren Bacall
Betty Fraley: Julie Harris
Albert Graves: Arthur Hill
Susan Harper: Janet Leigh
Miranda Sampson: Pamela Tiffin
Alan Taggert: Robert Wagner
Dwight Troy: Robert Webber
Fay Estabrook: Shelley Winters
Sheriff Spanner: Harold Gould
Claude: Strother Martin
Puddler: Roy Jensen

: Ready, Steady, Cook

The cookery game show in which top chefs are put to the test with mystery ingredients and limited cookingtime. Tonight, chefs Kevin Woodford and Ross Burden compete to create some delicious new recipes incorporating seafood and duck. Presented by Fern Britton.
Director Chris Fox ; Producer Linda Clifford
PROGRAMME RECIPES: see Ceefax page 613.


Unknown: Kevin Woodford
Unknown: Ross Burden
Presented By: Fern Britton.
Director: Chris Fox
Producer: Linda Clifford

: Gardeners' World

Another selection of beautiful gardens and advice from the experts. With
Geoff Hamilton , Nick Wray ,
Stephen Lacey and Pippa Greenwood. See today's choices.
Series producer Betty Talks; Executive producer
TonyLaryea Stereo Subtitled ............... ♦ See Geoff Hamilton : page 22
♦ See Radio Times Offers: page


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nick Wray
Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: RabCNesbitt

Continuingthe third series of the comedy starringGregor
Fisher Rich. With Mary atdeath'sdoor, Rab decides to take the kids away from it all, on a holiday to Blackpool.
Written by Ian Pattison ; Director/Producer
ColinGilbert Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Fisher Rich.
Written By: Ian Pattison
RabCNesbctt: Gregor Fisher
MaryNesbitt: Elaine Csmith
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
GashNesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Shug: Sean Scanlan
Phoebe: Sara Corper
Mrs Monterth: Jean Anderson
Cath: Anita Dobson
Sylvie: Gerry Cowper

: Comic Asides

The first of a four-part seriesfrom the makers of Naked Video.
Pulp Video. A comic look at issues of the day, featuring comedian Ford Kiernan , Andrew Fairlie (who plays
Sunny Jim in The Tales of Para Handy) BBC Radio Scotland presenter Greg Hemphill , actress Veronica Leer and newcomers Jane McCarry ,
David McGowan , Gavin Mitchell and Nicola Park. With stand-up comics
Fred MacAulay and Parrot, and Radio l's Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley. Producers Dave Behrens and Philip Differ
Executive producer Colin Gilbert Stereo....


Unknown: Ford Kiernan
Unknown: Andrew Fairlie
Unknown: Sunny Jim
Presenter: Greg Hemphill
Unknown: Veronica Leer
Unknown: Jane McCarry
Unknown: David McGowan
Unknown: Gavin Mitchell
Unknown: Nicola Park.
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Marc Riley.
Producers: Dave Behrens
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Classic comedy, including how to recognise different parts of the body, an introduction to the Bruces of the philosophy department at the University ofWoolamaloo, army drills, and there is a special performance by theBatleyTownswomen'sGuild. StarringGraham Chapman ,
John Cleese , Eric Idle , Terry Jones , Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam. Producer Ian MacNaughton
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Starringgraham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam.
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Newsnight

Topical news analysis, presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Fallen Angels

The third in a series of dramas by American crime writers is directed by Steven Soderbergh , whose film credits include Sex, Lies, and Videotape. The Quiet Room
The police are running a scam by arresting prostitutes, then blackmailing their clients. However, a suicide threatens to ruin their scheme.
See today's choices.
Screenplay by Howard A Rodman
Colour and B/W
11.45 Weatherview


Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
Carl Streeter: Joe Mantegna
Sally Creighton: Bonnie Bedelia
Jeannie Streeter: Vinessa Shaw
Doc: Patrick Breen
Johnny Cabe: Je Freeman

: Slightly Scarlet

Crime drama starring
John Payne
Rhonda Fleming , Arlene Dahl
Vice boss Sol Caspar 's empire is threatened when a popular law-and-ordercandidate decides to run for mayor. Caspar orders small-time hood Ben Grace to smear the opposition, but Ben has some ideas of his own.
Director Allan Dwan (1956) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 33-37


Unknown: John Payne
Unknown: Rhonda Fleming
Unknown: Arlene Dahl
Unknown: Vice Boss Sol Caspar
Unknown: Ben Grace
Director: Allan Dwan
Ben Grace: John Payne
June Lyons: Rhonda Fleming
Dorothy Lyons: Arlene Dahl
Frank Jansen: Kent Taylor
Sol Caspar: Ted De Corsia
Gauss: Lance Fuller
Lenhardt: Buddy Baer
Martha: Ellen Corby

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