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Fred Allen
Jack Benny
Robert Benchley
In this star-studded vehicle for American radio star Fred Allen he plays a flea circus operator who, expecting to inherit a fortune, ends up with five antique chairs which he sells. Discovering one of the chairs hides a small fortune, a crazy adventure ensues.
Screenplay by JAY DRATLER and ALMA REVILLE Produced by JACK H. SKIRBALL Directed by RICHARD WALLACE
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Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Allen
Unknown:
Jack Benny
Unknown:
Robert Benchley
Unknown:
Fred Allen
Unknown:
Jay Dratler
Unknown:
Alma Reville
Produced By:
Jack H. Skirball
Directed By:
Richard Wallace
Fred Floogle:
Fred Allen
Jack Benny:
Himself
William Bendix:
Himself
Eve Floogle:
Binnie Barnes
Parker:
Robert Benchley
Psychiatrist:
Jerry Colonna
Pike:
John Carradine
Marion:
Gloria Pope
Perry:
William Terry
Mrs Nussbaum:
Minerva Pious
Homer:
Dickie Tyler
Detective Sully:
Sidney Toler
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by You and Me
Dibs is very distressed when Jeni is not in the market as expected. Colour song: Blue
Book: My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by EVE SUTTON
Presenter Harry Towb Animation PETER LANG
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)

Contributors

Presenter:
Harry Towb
Presenter:
Animation Peter Lang

Places like Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall have become Yorkshire's Bohemia: craftsmen and artists have poured in over the last few years, none more energetic than Sally Duxbury. Producer JOHN GRAHAM
(First shown in 'Northern Lights

Contributors

Unknown:
Sally Duxbury.
Producer:
John Graham

with guest starsand
Last programme in the series Out of a Concrete Tower
Stung by Yvonne's suicide attempt, Orloff confronts
Noyes and a brilliant young doctor realises there is more to his vocation. (R)

Contributors

Dr James Kildare:
Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie:
Raymond Massey
Nurse Zoe Lawton:
Lee Kurty
Dr Carl Noyes:
William Shatner
Dr Milton Orloff:
Martin Balsam
Yvonne Barlow:
Joanna Pettet
Jaime Angel:
Jack Nicholson

Last of four programmes A lighthearted chat show, hosted by Glyn Worsnip.
Today, he meets Nottingham-born entertainer, actor and personality Leslie Crowther. Producer KEITH HALEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Glyn Worsnip.
Unknown:
Leslie Crowther.
Producer:
Keith Haley

Hiawatha Scene from a longer ballet performed by Michelle Kocsis and Clifton Bryan of Harehills Middle School, Leeds.
Producer MIKE MURRAY

Contributors

Unknown:
Hiawatha Scene
Unknown:
Michelle Kocsis
Unknown:
Clifton Bryan
Producer:
Mike Murray

Fancy getting wet on holiday? In today's programme, the last in the series, two intrepid water babes John Thirlwell and Kathy Tayler demonstrate the damp but enjoyable alternatives to sunbathing.
Water ski-ing in Nottingham and snorkelling off the East
Coast are among the holidays on offer.
Director MARCEL GUILLOU Producer MIKE MURRAY (R)
For more information please send a sae to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
John Thirlwell
Unknown:
Kathy Tayler
Director:
Marcel Guillou
Producer:
Mike Murray

A series of 13 films presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson 7: June
'Flaming June' lives up to its name. Harry is kept busy manipulating the blinds and ventilators of the glasshouses, to protect the emerging tomatoes, cucumbers and melons. Peter shows how the development of the glasshouse allowed the Victorians to grow tropical fruits and flowers hitherto unknown in Britain.
In the garden the bees swarm, and Harry tackles slugs with soot and wireworm with a carrot. Producer KEITH SHEATHER
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Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Thoday
Unknown:
Harry Dodson
Producer:
Keith Sheather

starring and Space Croppers
When a Cylon attack devastates the Galactican fleet's agro ships the food supplies have to be replenished from Earth.
Wntten by ROBERT L. MCCULLOUGH Directed by DAN HALLER

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert L. McCullough
Directed By:
Dan Haller
Commander Adama:
Lome Greene
Troy:
Kent McCord
Dillon:
Barry van Dyke
Jamie Hamilton:
Robyn Douglas

A season of recent award-winning animation. Menagerie by JONATHAN HODGSON
A challenge to our attitudes about animals in zoos. and The Same Old Story by PAUL DRIESSEN
An intriguing examination of reality and fantasy.

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Hodgson
Story By:
Paul Driessen
on BBC Two England

FSd# 4 is a nice programme. Nice to look at and nice to listen to. Lowlife, despite their name, make a beautiful sound and the Silencers play darn good songs with fine melodies. Deacon Blue 's Ricky Ross looks out over Raintown. Simple Minds' manager Bruce Finlay invites you in for a chat. Nice.
Sound JOHN GARDNER. Lighting RON IRVME. ALAN HENDERSON Design ALAN WRIGHT
Producer hamish BARBOUR BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Deacon Blue
Unknown:
Ricky Ross
Unknown:
Bruce Finlay
Unknown:
John Gardner.
Unknown:
Ron Irvme.
Unknown:
Alan Henderson
Design:
Alan Wright

On a Cheshire hillside, retired lecturer
Alan [text removed] has a heart-to-heart with his son Richard. The family is facing an agonising decision, should they let Richard leave home? Richard is 22, a cheerful young man with the gift of livening up any company he's in. He's one of the thousands of mentally handicapped adults living with their families.
And all their parents, like the [text removed] face the same dilemma: what happens when they're gone?
Mandy, 22, can't walk or talk. Her parents, Norman and May [text removed], have always cared for her. She has never , spent a night away from them. Now they must think about the unthinkable.
40 Minutes Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer HARRY WEISBLOOM (First shown in '40 Minutes
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Contributors

Unknown:
Alan [text removed]
Editor:
Edward Mirzoeff
Producer:
Harry Weisbloom

Dishonour and Death
Christopher Andrew , with matters of life and death on his mind, presents two films which examine stories from the darker and more secret side of British history over the past 150 years.
The Diary of a Very English Spy is an insight, based on a unique document, into the training and instruction given to secret agents at a British Spy school during the First World War where elements of present spycraft were first perfected.
'... and One Law for the Poor' is the story of how the 1832 Anatomy Act denied the poor and the destitute the freedom to bury their dead but supplied anatomy schools, which had previously relied on the stealth of the body snatchers, with a regular and legal supply of human cadavers.
Research CAROL SENNETT Director RUSSELL ENGLAND Producers
JANE TREAYS and NIKKI STOCKLEY Series editor ROY DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Andrew
Unknown:
Carol Sennett
Director:
Russell England
Unknown:
Jane Treays
Unknown:
Nikki Stockley
Editor:
Roy Davies
on BBC Two England

Dear Sigmund Written and directed by ALAN ALDA
(R)

Contributors

Directed By:
Alan Alda
Hawkeye:
Alan Aida
BJ:
Mike Farrell
Col Potter:
Harry Morgan
Hot Lips:
Loretta Swit
Major Frank:
Larry Linville
Radar:
Gary Burghoff
Klinger:
Jamie Farr

A film with music in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring with Patrick Malahide and Joanne Whalley
1: Skin
What is the connection between the beady private eye crooning soft songs at the Laguna and the disfigured man struggling for his sanity in a hospital bed?
Why does the small boy spy from the top of the tree, and who is the naked girl dragged out of the murky Thames? The clues are bloody and tangled, but the singing detective knows that the answers will eventually jump out of him as long as he keeps singing the right tunes.
Broadcasting Press Guild Award 1986: Best Series: BAFTA Award winner 1986. Best Actor: MICHAEL GAMBON
... drama from heaven....
FINANCIAL TIMES
Photography KEN WESTBURY Designer JIM CLAY
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Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Potter
Unknown:
Patrick Malahide
Unknown:
Joanne Whalley
Unknown:
Guild Award
Unknown:
Bafta Award
Unknown:
Michael Gambon
Unknown:
Ken Westbury
Designer:
Jim Clay
Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Busker:
Nigel Pegram
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
MrTomkey:
Leslie French
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Porter:
Geff Francis
Barman:
Trevor Cooper
Amanda:
Charon Bourke
Ali:
Badi Uzzaman
Dr Finlay:
Simon Chandler
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mysterious men:
Ron Cook.
Mysterious men:
George Rossi
Sonia:
Kate McKenzie
Consultant:
Richard Pescud
Houseman:
Paul Lacoux
Registrar:
Thomas Wheatley
Visiting doctor:
John Matshikiza
Sister Marlone:
Mary McLeod
Philip Marlow (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Night nurse:
Sharon D. Clarke

The Singing Detective

Episode 1: Skin

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

on BBC Two England

Dennis Potter's classic drama serial with music about pulp thriller writer Philip Marlow, in hospital with psoriasis, tormented by his past and threatened by his future. Show more

11.30 Public Health: Going with the Flow
The Dee River Management Scheme harmonises engineering and natural resource needs.
Producer PATTI LANGTON
11.55 Science: Nuclear Tunnelling How the nuclear synthesis of elements takes place in stars. Producer DAVID JACKSON

Contributors

Producer:
Patti Langton
Producer:
David Jackson

BBC Two England

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