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With Toby Anstis.
Today, Sandi Toksvig tells the story of Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell ; Mike McShane reads The Dog that Dug by Jonathan Long ; and Pamela Allen 's tale Bertie and the Bear is told by Celia Imrie.


Toby Anstis.
Sandi Toksvig
Martin Waddell
Mike McShane
Jonathan Long
Pamela Allen
Told By:
Celia Imrie.

The first of a seven-part comedy drama. Dennis gets his big break for stardom. With Wayne Jackman and Ian Tregonning. Written by Wayne Jackman.


Wayne Jackman
Ian Tregonning.
Written By:
Wayne Jackman.

Enter the world of mini-monsters, where an allotment in Bristol provides the drama, conflict and tragedy normally associated with the plains of Africa. This is the world of one female earwig, from the moment of being orphaned at birth through to her own motherhood.
Armour-plated mole crickets, pseudoscorpions, shrews, hedgehogs, worms, thrushes, snails and centipedes have walk on parts in the drama. And why do earwigs have wings but don't fly? Do they really crawl into human ears? And what about those pincers?
For producer Martin Hughes -
Games a discovery of his own: he accidentally sucked an earwig into his mouth and says: "It was as if I had a mouthful of battery acid and chilli powder. As far as I know nobody knew earwigs could produce such a noxious chemical cocktail.
Narrated by David Attenborough. Series producer Keith Scholey


Martin Hughes
David Attenborough.
Keith Scholey

Plans for the world's tallest building are under way.
Kate Bellingham travels to Chicago to find out the secret of its height. And Howard Stableford goes in search of a mysterious animal which is believed to inhabit the hills of Vietnam. With
Judith Harm and Carmen Pryce. Producer Saul Nasse ; Editor Dana Purvis


Kate Bellingham
Judith Harm
Carmen Pryce.
Saul Nasse
Dana Purvis

Stand and Deliver. Asecret memory system discovered by the ancient Greeks, perfected for the art of public speaking, and carried down the generations (through the most eminent speakers of all time) is put to the test by Greg Proops on stage at London's Comedy Store. Producer Nick Mirsky
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Greg Proops
Nick Mirsky

Michael Buerk returns with a new series of the programme recounting dramatic stories of real-life rescues. As before, emergency service personnel and those involved in the actual rescue operations combine with actors in the reconstructions.

When a crane driver collapses 180 feet above the ground, the ambulanceman attempting to rescue him must grapple not just with the obvious dangers of the situation but with his own fear of heights. In the Isles of Scilly, the dramatic rescue of a lone yachtsman is captured on video, and in Manchester a 3-year-old boy and his dog Max go missing.

There's also advice on how to help a heart-attack victim, and an offer of 1,000 free places on a life-saving course in Scotland. To book a place, telephone [number removed]. Lines open at 9.30pm and the call will cost no more than 50p. There's further safety information on Ceefax page 621.


Michael Buerk
Executive Producer:
Andy Batten-Foster
Series Producer:
Andrea Brown

Comedy mystery starring Chevy Chase
The reckless I M Fletcher returns in this sequel to the 1985 film Fletch, about an LA reporter and master of disguise. This time, he travels to Louisiana to claim his inheritance - an 80-acre plantation called Belle Isle. But things at Belle Isle are not what they seem and a killer is at large.
Director Michael Ritchie (1989)
FILM REVIEWS pages 57-67


Michael Ritchie
Chevy Chase
Ham Johnson:
Hal Holbrook
Becky Ann Culpepper:
Juuanne Phillips
Jimmy Lee Farnsworth:
Rlee Ermey
Frank Walker:
Richard Libertini
Ben Dover:
Randall "tex" Cobb
Cleavon Little
George Wyner

The Late Hitch season concludes with this espionage thriller starring Paul Newman
Julie Andrews American scientist
Michael Armstrong is attending a nuclear conference in Stockholm when he suddenly leaves for East Berlin. His fiancee Sarah Sherman follows him across the Iron Curtain, unaware that her actions will put Armstrong in grave danger.
Director Alfred Hitchcock (1966)
FILM REVIEWS pages 57-67


Paul Newman
Julie Andrews
Michael Armstrong
Sarah Sherman
Alfred Hitchcock
Professor Michael Armstrong:
Paul Newman
Sarah Sherman:
Julie Andrews
Countess Kuchinska:
Ula Kedrova
Heinrich Gerhard:
Hansjorg Felmy
Herman Gromek:
Wolfgang Kieling
Professor Manfred:
Gunter Strack
Professor Lindt:
Ludwig Donath
Mr Jacobi:
David Opatoshu

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