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Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Old Trafford Final day
Introduced by TONY LEWIS
Commentator RICHIE BENAUD
JACK BANNISTER Summarisers
RAY ILLINGWORTH
TOM GRAVENEY
Television presentation
KEITH MACKENZIE. ALAN GRIFFITHS

Contributors

Introduced By:
Tony Lewis
Commentator:
Richie Benaud
Unknown:
Jack Bannister
Unknown:
Ray Illingworth
Unknown:
Tom Graveney
Unknown:
Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown:
Alan Griffiths

with Johnny Ball
When the white kitten with green eyes returns, then you know it's time for another tale from Johnny about adventures down on the farm. Today Philomena finds out who and what is what when the farm is at work. (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnny Ball

A Village Reborn
The village of Llanaelhaeam in North Wales was dying.
The slate quarries had closed and young people were moving away to find work.
Carl Clowes , the new village doctor, became the moving spirit behind a co-operative society which achieved surprising results.
Producer JENNIFER JEREMY (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Carl Clowes
Producer:
Jennifer Jeremy

George Cunningham Painting Sheffield Grey
George Cunningham took up painting as a hobby at the age of 48. Then, one
Christmas Eve, he was made redundant from his job as a die-sinker and painting became his trade.
Producer JOHN GRAHAM (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
George Cunningham
Unknown:
Sheffield Grey
Unknown:
George Cunningham
Producer:
John Graham
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Horizon
Eurekaaargh!
Twenty years ago, lone inventor Ron Hickman came up with a handy portable tool which people could use in their workshops and garages. He called it the Workmate - and now he's a millionaire. But Ron's success is the exception. Two thirds of all private inventors fail to renew their patents when the opportunity comes. What goes wrong for the hundreds who fail to strike it rich? Presenter Robert Symes offers Ten Golden Guidelines to help the embryonic inventor. Written and produced by BOB BOOTLE Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ron Hickman
Presenter:
Robert Symes
Produced By:
Bob Bootle
Editor:
Graham Massey

This classic Western begins a season of films starring the cinema's leading man of action. With Maureen O'Hara On the Mexican border in the 1880s,
Lt Col Yorke of the US Cavalry is conducting a lonely and vain campaign against marauding Indians. When his trooper son arrives at the fort, followed by the colonel's estranged wife, family conflict adds to his troubles.
Films: page 16

Contributors

Screenplay:
James Kevin McGuinness
Based on a Saturday Evening Post story by:
James Warner Bellah
Producer/Director:
John Ford
Producer:
Merian C. Cooper
Col Yorke:
John Wayne
Mrs Yorke:
Maureen O'Hara
Trooper Tyree:
Ben Johnson
Trooper Jeff Yorke:
Claude Jarman Jr
Trooper Boone:
Harry Carey Jr
Dr Wilkins:
Chill Wills
General Sheridan:
J. Carrol Naish
Sgt Quincannon:
Victor McLagen
Deputy Marshal:
Grant Withers
Capt St Jacques:
Peter Ortiz
Musicians:
The Sons of the Pioneers

'Who put Leonardo in a spin?' Bamber Gascoigne presents the final programme in his quiz game on the fine and decorative arts.
The four finalists competing for the title of Connoisseur of 1988 are:
Andrew Brunt from Cheshire Tom Jones from West Midlands
John Nash from Essex
Bruce Tattersall from Dorset Series devised and questions set by BAMBER GASCOIGNE
Graphic designer PAUL JOHNSON Designer JOHN BONE
Director ROY CHAPMAN
Producer JONATHAN WRIGHT MILLER A HAWKSHEAD production for BBC Bristol
If you would like to take part in a future series of 'Connoisseur', please write to: Hawkshead, 3 Fitzroy Square, London W1P 5AH
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Contributors

Unknown:
Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown:
John Nash
Unknown:
Bamber Gascoigne
Designer:
Paul Johnson
Designer:
John Bone
Director:
Roy Chapman
Producer:
Jonathan Wright Miller

The Ball Game
Anxious to celebrate their success and improve their public image, docklands property developers hold a lavish ball in aid of charity. The cause is the London
Hospital in the city's East End, where the children's wards are little changed since Victorian times.
On the 40th birthday of the NHS, John Sweeney looks at the expanding business of charity fund-raising in hospitals: a welcome addition to state funding or a throwback to a dependence on the generosity of the rich? Research PAUL SAPIN
Producer STEVE HEWLETT Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown:
John Sweeney
Unknown:
Paul Sapin
Producer:
Steve Hewlett
Editor:
Colin Cameron

A six-part comedy series written by BEN ELTON starring with and 4: Joyce
... It must be a really terrible thing to be a nun locked up in a closed order with a seriously annoying novice like Joyce. However,
Novice Joyce has seen The Sound of Music ... and likes being a nun, so to get her home Guy will have to be really clever which, unfortunately, is out of the question.
Designer MEL BIBBY
Produced and directed by PAUL JACKSON
BBC North West (R)
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Contributors

Written By:
Ben Elton
Unknown:
Novice Joyce
Designer:
Mel Bibby
Directed By:
Paul Jackson
the Fuddle Family:
Jennifer Saunders
Guy:
Adrian Edmondson
Cook:
Dawn French
Dr de Quincy:
Stephen Fry
Hospital patient:
Josephine Antosz
Sister Prudence:
Vikki Chambers
Shopkeeper:
Mary Chester
Sister Ophelia:
Ceri Jackson
Policeman:
Arthur Smith
Mother Superior:
Una Stubbs
Novice Mary:
Sara Sugarman
Hospital sister:
Amanda Symonds
Novice Catherine:
Sarah Thomas
Jill:
Claudette Williams

The fifth of nine programmes The Red and the Green
A wry, yet disturbing, look at the daily grind in the red and green Customs' channels of the world's busiest international airport, London Heathrow. Target flights from drug-growing areas usually produce results but mostly officers have to rely on a mix of intuition, graft, luck and the 'revenue nose'. 'Fifty per cent of those we stop will have something over the top,' says one officer. The insight into the 'Throne Room', where officers doing the nastiest job in Customs wait for the 'stuffers' and 'swallowers', ensures that no-one can ever look at those quiet
Customs people in the same way again.
Assistant producer ROGER COURTIOUR
Producer PAUL HAMANN (R)
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Contributors

Producer:
Roger Courtiour
Producer:
Paul Hamann

starring Garry Shandling Force Boxman
Can it be true? Garry leaving his own show for a better offer? Some far-sighted network has cast Garry as their own answer to the Equalizer, so it's off to
New York for his first show without his mother. With
It's Garry Shandling 's Show not even cold, his so-called friends have a new sit- com - It's 's Red Buttons's Show. Has Garry made a disastrous career move?
Written by JEFF FRANKUN and ED SOLOMON
Directed by ALAN RAFKIN

Contributors

Unknown:
Garry Shandling
Unknown:
Garry Shandling
Written By:
Jeff Frankun
Directed By:
Alan Rafkin
Nancy:
Molly Cheek
Pete:
Michael Tucci
Grant:
Scott Nemes
Jackie:
Bernadette Birkett
Ruth:
Barbara Cason
Red Buttons:
Himself

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