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The Start of the Gillette London Marathon
Over 17,000 runners set out from Blackheath on the classic marathon distance of 26miles 385yards, some with expectations of winning, others seeking a personal goal of just finishing the course.
BBC outside broadcast cameras cover ' live ' the amazing scenes at the start of an event which captured the imagination of viewers last year, and which promises so much more this time. Will the oldest entrant, 80-year-old ALBERT GORDON from New York, reach the finish at Westminster Bridge? Can Britain's Joyce Smith again be the first woman to finish? Over five hours of endeavour he ahead for some. Commentators
DAVID COLEMAN
RON PICKERING and BRENDAN FOSTER
Woddis On .. : page 77

Contributors

Unknown:
Albert Gordon
Unknown:
Joyce Smith
Unknown:
David Coleman
Unknown:
Ron Pickering
Unknown:
Brendan Foster

Last of eight documentary films Staying on Top
Assistant producer SALLY KIRKWOOD Producer ROBERT CLAMP
For series notes, send large sae to: [address removed]

Contributors

Producer:
Sally Kirkwood

A series of ten programmes 9:Do Spies Lip-Read?
Lip-reading practice this week is based on the possibility that maybe ... who knows ... think how useful it would be ...
In the sketch, Tom Adams goes for a job interview.
Director JOHN BROOKE
Producer BRIGIT barry

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Adams
Director:
John Brooke
Producer:
Brigit Barry
Tom Adams:
David Allister
Interviewer:
Allan Cuthbertson

A series of eight programmes 2:Switzerland - with a DifferenceMARIANNE LAWRENCE introduces a report on immigrant workers in the Swiss hotel industry, and a look at the Zurich problem.
Research JANK cottavk
Production SUSAN PATON

Contributors

Introduces:
Marianne Lawrence
Unknown:
Susan Paton

The Finish of the Gillette London Marathon
Live coverage as the leaders make their way past Admiralty Arch, Buckingham Palace and Parliament Square to the finish on Westminster Bridge.
Last year the festival atmosphere was captured as Dick Beardsley of USA and Inge Simonssen of Norway crossed the line with hands aloft in a dead heat. A highly competitive race and a fast time is expected today.

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Beardsley
Unknown:
Inge Simonssen

An invitation to worship at home. People at home, or wherever television is available, are invited to take part in this service as members of a viewing congregation: to meditate together, to pray for and with each other and to break bread together.
Worship starts where you, the viewers, are - in the home; and the themes explored are common to us all. Today THE REV BILL SARGENT talks on the theme of Fear.
Old Testament lesson: Jeremiah 1, vv 4-10, 17, 19
Gospel: Matthew 28, vv 1.10, 16-20 Producer. peter firth. BBC Bristol
It you would like to share a belief, a problem or a request, please write to: This is the Day, BBCtv, London W12 8QT

Contributors

Talks:
Bill Sargent
Producer:
Peter Firth.

features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JIM BACON

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Wrixon
Unknown:
Dan Cherrington
Producer:
John Kenyon.
Unknown:
Jim Bacon

Regional Variations (2)

Agenda

BBC One Scotland

A series of eight programmes for parents.
3: Becoming a Reader
Producer JENNY ROGERS
A special pack for parents to accompany the series, £5.00 including postage and packing from: Education Shop Pack, The Open University[address removed]Cheques/postal orders payable to The Open University.

Contributors

Producer:
Jenny Rogers
Unknown:
Milton Keynes

Regional Variations (2)

The Computer Programme

BBC One Wales

A three-part film version of CONRAD richter's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Elizabeth Montgomery Hal Holbrook 1: The Trees Worth Luckett, with his wife and four daughters, is the first white man to hack his way through the trackless forests of 18th-century Ohio in search of game. Finding a small clearing near a river, Worth builds a cabin and with the few possessions they have carried from Pennsylvania, the Lucketts settle into their new home.
Screenplay by JAMES LEE BARRETT Produced by ROBERT E. REYLEA
Directed by BORIS SAGAL

Contributors

Unknown:
James Lee Barrett
Produced By:
Robert E. Reylea
Directed By:
Boris Sagal
Sayward Luckett:
Elizabeth Montgomery
Portius Wheeler:
Hal Holbrook
Genny Luckett:
Jane Seymour
Jake Tench:
Steven Keats
Worth Luckett:
Tony Mockus
Jary Luckett:
Louise Latham
Achsa Luckett:
Derin Altay
Sulie Luckett:
Michelle Stacy
Will Beagle:
W H MacY
Louie Scurrah:
Barney McFadden
George Roebuck:
Art Kassul
Mathias Cottle:
Bernie Kuby

A Western film series
Starring Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon, Cameron Mitchell as Buck Cannon, Mark Slade as Blue, Linda Cristal as Victoria, Henry Darrow as Manolito

An old friend of Buck's travels from afar to seek his help in finding her erring husband, but, although the search proves easier than expected, 'you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink', is not only true of horses.

Contributors

Big John Cannon:
Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon:
Cameron Mitchell
Blue:
Mark Slade
Victoria:
Linda Cristal
Manolito:
Henry Darrow

Celebrates ' Ralph' Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
In the Golden Jubilee year of Scout Gang Shows, over 100 scouts present a musical revue reflecting the 50 years of Gang Shows, and pay a nostalgic tribute to their creator, Ralph Reader , and his long career in the theatre.
They recall too his involvement with Broadway and West End productions, his RAF Gang Show days and his pageant and festival productions at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Presented by the Coventry Scout Association from the stage of the Apollo Theatre, Coventry.
Devised and directed by PETER MANSLEY-DAWSON
Television production by ian smith

Contributors

Introduced By:
Cliff Michelmore
Unknown:
Ralph Reader
Unknown:
Albert Hall.
Directed By:
Peter Mansley-Dawson
Production By:
Ian Smith

The last of nine episodes starring
In A Long Way Home by MERVYN HAISMAN with ' He's put everything he's got into this venture. Only natural he's worried. And maybe old memories have come back to haunt him.'
Series devised by CYRIL ABRAHAM Producer GERAINT MORRIS
Director GERALD BLAKE
Theme music on Top BBCtv Themes Vol 2 (record REH 365, cassette ZCR 365) from retailers

Contributors

Unknown:
Mervyn Haisman
Unknown:
Cyril Abraham
Producer:
Geraint Morris
Director:
Gerald Blake
James Onedin:
Peter Gilmore
Elizabeth,:
Jessica Benton
Captain Baines:
Lady Fogarty Howard Lang
Samuel Onedin:
Christopher Douglas
Charlotte Onedin:
Laura Hartong
Margarita Onedin:
Roberta Iger
Caroline Onedin:
Jenny Twigge
Dunwoody:
John Rapley
Blagdon:
Brian Grellis
Simon:
Frederick Hall
Alf Scrutton:
Paul Humpoletz

This week: Exeter
Arthur Negus and a team of Britain's leading experts from the world of art and antiques continue on the road. They meet the public informally and discuss treasured possessions brought along for assessment.
The programmes, presented by Hugh Scully , are full of information, excitement and surprises as people discover the truth about objects that have, sometimes, been gathering dust for years.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is that there are more ' finds' than disappointments.
Director ROY chapman Producer ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol
BBC videobooks. The Story of English Furniture Vols 1 and 2 (BBCV 1006 and 1007), £34.95 each from retailers

Contributors

Presented By:
Hugh Scully
Director:
Roy Chapman
Producer:
Robin Drake

Regional Variations (3)

Voyager

BBC One Scotland

Dechrau Canu. Dechrau Canmol

BBC One Wales

from Dagenham

The vast housing estates of Dagenham were built on marshland along the Essex side of the Thames in the early 1920s to house thousands of East End Londoners who were being encouraged to move away from crumbling tenements and depressing slum dwellings. One of the first people who came to live here, Joan Armstrong, tells Michael Armitage about her impressions as a child moving to a place that seemed like paradise. Tonight Christians from 27 local churches gather together in St Alban's Church to sing the favourite hymns chosen by Joan and other Dagenham residents.

Come let us join (Nativity); The king of love (St Columba); All my trials; God is working his purpose out; We rest on thee (Finlandia); Amazing grace; How sweet the name (St Peter ); Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Armstrong
Unknown:
Michael Armitage
Conductor:
Tom Johnson
Organist:
Stephen Nunn
Producer:
Elizabeth Gort
Series Producer:
Jim Murray

Highlights of the Gillette London Marathon
The story of the whole of today s event from the start on Blackheath via some of the great attractions of the capital-the Cutty Sark , Tower Bridge, the Tower and Buckingham Palace to the finish near
How many of the 17,000 who set out finished - surely Jimmy Savile did-what about the 157 journalists, 205 doctors or 564 civil servants?
At the end of the 26 miles 385 yards each will have a story to tell.
Television presentation FRED VINER DAVID KENNING and RICHARD TILLING Producers JOHN SHREWSBURY and MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor HAROLD ANDERSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Cutty Sark
Unknown:
Jimmy Savile
Unknown:
Fred Viner
Unknown:
David Kenning
Editor:
Harold Anderson

starring Lauren Bacall
Ruth Gordon , Sandy Dennis and Lisa Pelikan
A gang of gunmen robs an exclusive hotel and the victims all agree that the thieves behaved like ' perfect gentlemen' - unaware that they were in fact women. It all begins with a chance meeting in a lift ...
Lauren Bacall plays the strategist of this unlikely gang, with Sandy Dennis and Lisa Pelikan as henchgirls and Ruth Gordon as a safe-cracking mother-in-law.
Written by NORA EPHRON
Produced and directed by JACKIE COOPER Films: page 14

Contributors

Unknown:
Lauren Bacall
Unknown:
Ruth Gordon
Unknown:
Sandy Dennis
Unknown:
Lisa Pelikan
Unknown:
Lauren Bacall
Unknown:
Sandy Dennis
Unknown:
Lisa Pelikan
Unknown:
Ruth Gordon
Written By:
Nora Ephron
Directed By:
Jackie Cooper
Lizzie Brown:
Lauren Bacall
Mama Cavagnaro:
Ruth Gordon
Sophie Rosenman:
Sandy Dennis
Annie Cavagnaro:
Lisa Pelikan
Vinnie Cavagnaro:
Steve Collura
Ed Brown:
Robert Alda
Mr Appleton:
Dick O'Neill
Murray Rosenman:
Stephen Pearlman
Nick Auletta:
Rick Garia

The first of six programmes
Old-time Music-hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds (by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph).
For your delectation and delight, your Chairman Leonard Sachs introduces
Roy Hudd , Robert White
Bernadette Greevy , Jimmy Cricket Jenny Till , The Turlupins Guest artist
Sally Ann Howes
Members of the Players Theatre, London
PENNY RIGDEN ,NICOLA KIMBEB DEBBIE GOODMAN , WENDY JONES
PETER SUTHERLAND , CHRIS CONNAH CHRISTOPHER WREN
GRAHAM RICHARDS
ChoreographyDOREEN hermitage
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN ProducerBARNEY COLEHAN BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Hudd
Unknown:
Robert White
Unknown:
Bernadette Greevy
Unknown:
Jimmy Cricket
Unknown:
Jenny Till
Artist:
Sally Ann Howes
Unknown:
Penny Rigden
Unknown:
Nicola Kimbeb
Unknown:
Debbie Goodman
Unknown:
Wendy Jones
Unknown:
Peter Sutherland
Unknown:
Chris Connah
Unknown:
Christopher Wren
Unknown:
Graham Richards
Unknown:
Doreen Hermitage
Director:
Bernard Herrmann
Producer:
Barney Colehan

with Barry Norman
Some hard architectural decisions will soon be made for London's South Bank. Bob Hoskins , current star of the National Theatre's Guys and Dolls, is a Londoner with a passionate interest in what happens to his city. He takes a riverside walk and comes to some disenchanted conclusions about what architects and developers have already done to one of the most important sites in Britain.
Stephen Games looks at the competition entries for the important Vauxhall site and says what he thinks Michael Heseltine , Minister of the Environment, will approve. Whatever happens, the look of Britain's capital is already changing dramatically.
Dame Janet Baker , Britain's best-loved mezzo-soprano, retires from the operatic stage this summer. Tonight she talks about a lifetime in opera and sings a special arrangement of ' Plaisir d'amour' and the famous lament from Gluck's Orpheus-the aria with which she will close her operatic career at Glyndebourne in July.
Producers JILL EVANS and CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM
Director JONATHAN FULFORD Deputy editor IAN SQUIRES Editor CHRISTOPHER MARTIN

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Norman
Unknown:
Bob Hoskins
Unknown:
Michael Heseltine
Unknown:
Dame Janet Baker
Producers:
Jill Evans
Producers:
Christopher Graham
Director:
Jonathan Fulford
Editor:
Christopher Martin

In the last of the present series Libby Purves invites two more members of the public who have each had to face a crucial decision of conscience to describe the choice they've made. They use the conclusions they've drawn to put a proposition to tonight's panel of Mary Kenny , Milton Shulman Leslie Timmins and an invited audience.
Researcher SIMON RICHEY Director RAYMOND SHORT Producers DAVID winter and CHRISTIAN FÓRSSANDER

Contributors

Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Mary Kenny
Unknown:
Milton Shulman
Unknown:
Leslie Timmins
Unknown:
Simon Richey
Director:
Raymond Short

BBC One London

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