in Brother Knows Best
An RKO film
with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson Jeremy Paxman and Pamela Armstrong
Reports from Peter Marshall Bill Neely , Guy Michelmore Mike Stewart , Margaret Gilmore , Gail Foley and Sue Robbie
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour
The latest sports news and comment from Sally Jones and Bob Wilson Timetable:
Regional news and travel at 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
Weather with Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, 8.25
But first this ... something a little different, a sort of magazine between the programmes with Siobhan Mayer and news from the music world, latest fashions, films, videos, hobbies, together with your questions and ideas. Starting with Boss Cat
Sergeant Top Cat
Officer Dibble regrets the day he first met T.C. and the gang. (R)
just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead?
Presented by the Bristol gang. Whizzing twirler, spinning plates - and Tim keeps a trick under his hat.
Director VICKY PILE
Series producer PETER CHARLTON (R)
But first.... your birthday greetings with Siobhan Mayer followed by Play School
Take a tickety tickety ticket for a train ride,
Travel down a trackety trackety track
Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Carol Chell
Story: The Train to Glasgow by WILMA HORSBRUGH (R) and The Perishers featuring
Leonard Rossiter as Boot (R)
with children from
Strand-on-the-Green Junior School
Your summertime magazine between the programmes including:
King of the Rocket Men: 11: The Secret of Dr Vulcan
A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 episodes
Wherein the identity of the sinister and shadowy Dr Vulcan is finally revealed when he captures Rocket Man.
A Republic serial
(For cast see page 34. Last episode tomorrow at 11.5am)
Way of the Willow
Narrated by Robert Powell Thriving on the boggy wetlands of the Somerset
Levels, the willow is an old and familiar landmark in this part of Britain. It offers support and shelter to the many animals that share the marshland - not least, the people who live on Sedgemoor.
Adapted from a film by JOHN KING Written and presented by DEREK ANDERSON BBC Bristol (R)
The Sound of Sadness
Griff becomes a reluctant conspirator with a lonely old man when two young brothers run away from an orphanage.
Written and directed by MICHAEL LANDON (R)
with Debbie Thrower
Weather BERNARD DAVEY
Rosemary makes Helen an offer she can't refuse.
(For cast see page 34. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5am)
Ingrid Bergman stars in a two-part screen biography of Golda Meir. Also starring
This final part chronicles the years from 1948 up to Golda Meir's triumphant meeting with Anwar Sadat in 1977. These were turbulent years in which Golda dedicated herself to a career of political involvement and government service. They were also years of enormous self-sacrifice and personal tragedy. (R)
Pets are not only a joy, they're a responsibility. What will it cost to keep them healthy and happy? Marian Foster and Brian Watkins meet some of the creatures that live in people's homes, and there's advice from John Witts and Harold Cotton. BBC Pebble Mill (R)
Andrew Harvey introduces ten programmes for swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages.
With Julie Smith
Phillip Schofield. Starting with:
The Kwicky Koala Show
A cartoon in which Kwicky the clever koala bear, Crazy Claws the wild cat and the city's own gutter-pup, Dirty Dawg, each have their own adventure stories brought to you by kind permission of the Bungle Brothers Circus.
Today: Scream Test, Clyde's Birthday Surprise, Pie-eyed Pooch
Catherine gets on well with her mother and father even though they don't get on with each other and are divorced. On the day of her gym display both parents want to come and watch. Will they quarrel and spoil the day?
with Johnny Ball
This week Johnny discovers the fun behind the facts about Bread. What did it look like to the Romans, how did bakers cheat with it and what did the Earl of Sandwich do with it? And did you know that the ancient Egyptians mixed dough with their feet so it would be untouched by human hand?
So Think Again and take a leading roll - it's better than loafing about.
A cute, cuddly poodle; a sweet baby duckling; a playful pussycat. Pets, as Rolf Harris illustrates, are what turn a house into a home - or do they? Producer DAVID PLATT (R)
with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East
Look North, South Today North West Tonight Midlands Today
by JON WATKINS starring William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood
Too many surprises for Beryl and Arthur's silver wedding cause conflict.
Directed by SUSAN BELBIN
Produced by ROBIN NASH (R) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES
by Juliet Ace.
"Welcome home, stranger. We was wondering whether you'd abandoned us for good."
Feature: page 4
v with and Inspection by TONY CHARLES
Hartley police stand to attention awaiting a visit of the Chief Constable. But life outside goes on, and the emergency phone rings.
Series created by IAN KENNEDY MARTIN producer GERAINT MORRIS
Director GRAEME HARPER (R)
Anne Robinson with your comments in the programme ou help to write. producer ROBERT TONER
Please send letters to: points of View, BBCtv Centre
London W12 8QT
Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather
A retrospective season featuring the first decade of DENNIS potter's outstanding work for television continues With a play first shown in 1968. starring and The first of Dennis Potter 's Plays to be shot on film. It is set in his native Forest of Dean in the 1890s.
Peep in the forest a woman is savagely attacked. The inhabitants of her remote and primitive village are determined to revenge her death and a dancing bear recently brought to the village is the natural victim.
Produced by GRAEME MCDONALD Directed by LIONEL HARRIS (R)
Over at The Comic Strip in New York and The Improv in Los Angeles the audiences are sitting down as another collection of young American comics are standing up - for laughter. You are invited to join them.
Introduced by Jasper Carrott and featuring tonight Rita Rudner Joe Bolster
Marsha Warfield Bobby Slayton John Mendoza and Kip Adotta Produced by JOHN STARKEY and LES WARD Directed by JASPER CARROTT A STARWARD production
In today's programme Ken Hom focuses on some of the key techniques used to cook meat in Chinese cuisine. Steaming preserves the natural flavours of food and is a method much favoured in southern China where his recipe for steamed beef meatballs comes from. He introduces two dishes from western China - spicy chilli pork spare ribs and stir-fried hot and sour kidneys. Ken also looks at the types of meat available in a Hong Kong market and finds out how soy sauce is made. (R) (e)
(Repeated with sign language and subtitles for the hard-of-hearing next Sunday in Sign Extra!);
Book, Â£8.95 hardback, Â£5.95 paperback from booksellers
For a free leaflet on where to obtain authentic Chinese ingredients, send large sae to: [address removed]