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An RKO film
with Gavin Esler and Sally Jones
The classic serial in 12 parts starring Larry 'Buster' Crabbe as Buck Rogers
In which Buck Rogers flies to Saturn by spaceship to seek the help of the Saturnians in the final battle against Killer Kane.
Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood , and Sue Devaney. Starting with The Pink Panther Show
Pink of the Litter; The Great de Gaulle-Stone Operation; Shocking Pink (R)
The Belfast gang, still in the process of transforming the den, put down the paint and brushes and host 25 minutes of wacky action. Things to make, eat, laugh at and enjoy, sharing a tiny space with a seven-foot carrot and a wicker basket called Alan!
in Fly Spy
starting with The Littlest Hobo Photo Finish (R)
Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Carol Chell
Story: The Runaway Tram by PEGGY BLAKELY and KOTA TANIUCHI (R)
with pupils from St Anselm's Primary School, Tooting Bee
starting with Undersea Kingdom
The classic cliffhanger serial in 12 parts starring
Ray 'Crash' Corrigan 9: Death in the Air
'Crash' kidnaps the still transformed Professor
Norton and steals a Volplane in a desperate endeavour to escape the evil tyrant's all-powerful clutches....
Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound - Superman! Who fights for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Starring George Reeves as the Man of Steel
Great Caesar's Ghost
Perry White appears to be suffering from hallucinations on the eve of an important gangster trial in which he has to testify, but is seeing believing?
Written by JACKSON GILLIS (For cast see page 60)
Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes with the issues, the people and the music of today.
Will the Dalai Lama ever be restored to his ancient kingdom of Tibet? Today celebrates the opening of the first Tibetan monastery to be built in Britain - Samye Ling in the Border hills of Scotland. The date is propitious - 8/8/88.
Joining today's Garden Party are refugees from the Chinese invasion, Tibetan dancers and a remarkable woman, Sorrel Wilby, who trekked 1,800 miles across the Himalayas to the ancient capital of Lhasa.
Glynn Christian and David Wilson provide summer fare. And Richard Jobson goes pop.
with Laurie Mayer
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
Chaos reigns when Dean Bartholomew turns up in the hotel kitchen - he has to be silenced, but how? This week's cast:
Written by CHRIS MCCOURT Directed by STEVE MANN
Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from the Oval. Fourth day
Further live coverage of the afternoon's play.
Producer KEITH MACKENZIE
in Prospecting Bear
Simon Parkin - starting with Heathcliff and Co
A cartoon series starring
Heathcliff, the terror of the town. Today's stories: King of the Beasts and Cat Can Do (R)
written and created by BOB BLOCK
Question: How have Murphy and the robots managed to find themselves in an explosive situation in a London cellar in 1605? Answer: Because Dinwiddy Snurdle is repairing the Time Machine!
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Designer JONATHAN TAYLOR Producer JEREMY SWAN (R)
with Mark Curry
A Very Queer, Small Boy by DOROTHY SMITH
Charles Dickens , one of the world's most famous writers, always remembered the 'very queer, small boy' he once had been. Mark goes to his house in London and his birthplace in Portsmouth, on the trail of the boy whose tragic childhood inspired him to write stories which would hold the nation spellbound. Charles Dickens
Producer EDWARD BARNES Director ROB BENFIELD (R)
Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the latest pictures, stories and events from
Britain and around the world.
Weather MICHAEL FISH
Penny Bustin Steve Clarke bring you tonight's news and views from London and the south east.
Plus sport from Michael Wale
Editor FIONA CHESTERTON
Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from Television Theatre.
An Athletics Masterclass from the Mary Peters Track in Belfast.
Introduced by Stuart Storey. One hundred and ten metres over ten barriers, set at a height of three feet six inches, in a time of 13.29 seconds! That's what Jon Ridgeon did last year to win the World Championship silver medal for the high hurdles. Rivalry between guests - Sean Kerly, hockey, Lisa Opie, squash, Steven Redgrave, rowing, Gaynor Stanley, swimming, Neil Adams, judo, and Liz Hobbs, water ski-ing - is beginning to show. Stuart Storey (a former
Olympic hurdler himself) and Jon see who will come out best over the hurdles. Produced and directed by SUE ASHWORTH
Executive producer JOY Williams BBC Northern Ireland
written by John Kane
starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
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Regional Variations (2)
Ever Decreasing Circles
Domestic sitcom starring Richard Briers as the inept Martin and Penelope Wilton as his long-suffering wife, Ann. Martin tries to co-ordinate the neighbourhood watch.
Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News; Weather
A series of personal documentaries on the contemporary world. Dinner at Noon by ALAN BENNETT
In the setting of a northern hotel, with its leisure breaks and conference facilities,
Alan Bennett reflects on the subject of class - 'My mother's scheme of things admitted to much finer distinctions than are allowed by the sociologists. She'd talk about people being better glass, well-off, nicely-spoken, refined, educated, genuine, ordinary, and (the ultimate condemnation) common.'
As the events unfold - a Road Haulage Ladies Luncheon, a gathering of Environmental Health Officers, cocktails for the Flower Show Committee
- Bennett observes that people trying to behave are always more interesting than people just behaving. 'The real solvent of class distinction', he writes, 'is a proper measure of self-esteem, a kind of unselfconsciousness. Some people are at ease with themselves, so the world is at ease with them.'
Photography MIKE FOX
Film recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor IAN PITCH
Executive producer DAVID PEARSON Producer JONATHAN STEDALL BBC Bristol
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Better Living Through Chemistry
As Wango Mack , a major dealer, prepares to flood the streets of Miami with synthetic cocaine, the vice cops attempt to prevent the inevitable drug war. But their operation is endangered by a figure from Tubbs's past - a man with a grievance....
Written by KEN EDWARDS Directed by LEON TCHASO
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Another chance to see
Dave Lee Travis introduce some famous hit records from the past, helped by various film-makers who were asked to present the 'images' that these great old songs evoked for them.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)
A mystery series based on the famous feature film. Sparks of a Dead Fire starring
A mysterious cache of diamonds left for Harry Lime leads him to Anton Rodek , an old friend from post-war
Vienna. Rodek has discovered a new source of high-grade gems and attracted the attention of a ruthless dealer.
Screenplay by ROBERT YALE LIBOTT Produced by FELIX JACKSON Directed by PAUL STANLEY