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An Australian drama series in nine parts adapted from the autobiographical novels by ALAN MARSHALL starring Adam Garnett 1: Run Like the Wind
Alan is a happy, active young boy growing up on a small farm in south-eastern
Australia. His father, a handsome man-about-town, cherishes great ambitions for his only son. But at the age of 11 Alan contracts polio and the doctors confirm his family's worst fears - he will be crippled for life ...
Screenplay by SONIA BORG Produced by JOHN GAUCI
Directed by KEVIN DOBSON An Australian Broadcasting
Commission production

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Marshall
Unknown:
Adam Garnett
Play By:
Sonia Borg
Produced By:
John Gauci
Directed By:
Kevin Dobson
Alan Marshall:
Adam Garnett
Father:
Tony Barry
Mother:
Julie Hamilton
Mary:
Ann Henderson
Joe:
David Clencie
Maggie:
Sally Ann Bourne
Freddy:
Jason Donovan
Steve:
Darren McDonald
Nurse Conrad:
Debra Lawrence

The master comedian from the golden age of silent comedy in excerpts from the films that thrilled and entertained a generation. It's all and any means of transport for Harold as he frantically tries to stop a bigamous marriage in Girl Shy; then, as a wealthy but effete young man-about-town he can't stop crashing about in For Heaven's Sake.
Television version written by PETER DURSTON
Produced by BOB HOAG

Contributors

Written By:
Peter Durston
Produced By:
Bob Hoag

Written and presented by Anthony Burton
In India it has been spun and woven for thousands of years. In America a slave society was needed to produce it. In Britain the industrial revolution used it to make fortunes for a few, and misery for many.
In the first of six films
Anthony Burton unravels some of the complicated threads in the world-wide story of cotton, and shows the effects on the 18th-century
British woollen industry of the arrival of the first cotton samples from India.
Film cameraman IAN PUNTER Film editor KEITH WILTON Producer MICHAEL GARROD Book £10.95 from booksellers 0 INSIGHT pages 69-72

Contributors

Presented By:
Anthony Burton
Unknown:
Anthony Burton
Editor:
Keith Wilton
Producer:
Michael Garrod

John FitzMaurice MiUs looks at techniques used by artists. Charcoal, chalk and pastel are all popular with artists for their speed of application and their subtlety. Sometimes the results are so fragile that an accidental bump can actually shake the picture off the paper.
Studio director FIONA MCKENZIE Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
John Fitzmaurice
Director:
Fiona McKenzie
Producer:
Christopher Lewis

Presented by Peter France The first football hooligans: How new is soccer violence?
Christopher Andrew uncovers new evidence that pitch invasions, mob riots and attacks on rival supporters were at their height before 1914. The first oil crisis: The Abadan oil crisis of 1951 brought Iran and Britain into open conflict. Then the British Government planned for an invasion; today the memory shadows Iranian suspicions of the West. Sir Anthony Parsons , former adviser to Mrs Thatcher and Ambassador to the Shah, assesses this turning-point in post-war Iranian history.
Climate of treason: The plight of Catholics in Elizabethan England. With their allegiance divided between the Pope and their Queen, should they put their conscience or country first? Were they martyrs or traitors?
Executive producer TIMOTHY GARDAM

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter France
Unknown:
Christopher Andrew
Unknown:
Anthony Parsons
Unknown:
Mrs Thatcher
Producer:
Timothy Gardam

by MERVYN HAISMAN starring Glynis Barber as the Daily Mirror strip cartoon heroine, and Fritz the dog as himself, together with the voice of Bob Danvers Walker
In which our heroine finds true love and ends up by getting surprisingly carried away. The third of five thrilling instalments of this brand-new adventure serial. Music by NEIL INNES
(Part 4 tomorrow at 9.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Glynis Barber
Music By:
Neil Innes
Commander L:
Frank Thornton
Tombs:
Max Wall
Boris:
John Savident
Casper:
John Bird
Pola:
Fiona Hendley
Georgie:
Dean Allen
Professor Crankshaft:
Bob Todd

from the Silk Cut Festival David Allan introduces another varied selection of country music from the Wembley Arena, featuring tonight:
Tom Gribbin , B. J. Thomas Susan McCann , Paul Richey Lynn Anderson and Moe Bandy
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Sound
JOHN CAULFIELD , BARRIE HAWES Lighting JOHN KING
Designer PHIL ROBERSON Directors PETER CLEAVER
DAVID PICKTHALL , BOB WILD Producer DAVE PERROTTET

Contributors

Introduces:
David Allan
Unknown:
Tom Gribbin
Unknown:
B. J. Thomas
Unknown:
Susan McCann
Unknown:
Paul Richey
Unknown:
Lynn Anderson
Unknown:
Moe Bandy
Unknown:
John Caulfield
Unknown:
Barrie Hawes
Unknown:
John King
Designer:
Phil Roberson
Directors:
Peter Cleaver
Unknown:
David Pickthall
Producer:
Dave Perrottet

BBC 2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament First semi-final
Tonight's match should be a classic. Roy Armson and Noel Burrows , one of the most successful pairings in the game, take on the holders Ken Strutt and David Blackburn , who are in great form and who beat front-runners for the title, Arthur Murray and Dennis Mercer , to reach the semi-finals.
Introduced by Richard Duckenfield from Mitchells and Butlers Social Club in Birmingham. Commentator Harry Rigby
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Armson
Unknown:
Noel Burrows
Unknown:
Ken Strutt
Unknown:
David Blackburn
Unknown:
Arthur Murray
Unknown:
Dennis Mercer
Introduced By:
Richard Duckenfield
Commentator:
Harry Rigby
Producer:
Keith Phillips

including Trades Union
Congress report John Tusa and Vincent Hanna with a full report on the day's proceedings at the TUC in Brighton, with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick in London to assess the news at home and abroad.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Vincent Hanna
Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick

from Flushing Meadow, New York
Tonight's tennis action from New York features the women's quarter-finals. Last year all interest back home was on Jo Durie , who although only seeded 14 won her way through to the semi-finals.
Introduced by JOHN BARRETT
Commentator DAN MASKELL
MARK COX, GERALD WILLIAMS Television presentation CBS
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Jo Durie
Introduced By:
John Barrett
Commentator:
Dan Maskell
Producer:
Johnnie Watherston

12.0 Geometric Topology: Flows
What sort of pattern can you make on a hairy sphere if you brush the hairs smoothly? What about hairy torus? The answers lead us to some ideas in topology.
12.25 Volunteering and Social Action Can people improve their health by changing their social conditions? This programme looks at a health project in Newcastle.

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