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Written and presented by Mike Amatt
Mop is a shaggy-haired sheepdog, Smiff a bright-eyed tabby cat. They live in the village on the hill, where daydreams are free and wishes come true.
Animation SIMON AND SARA BOR Director SID WADDELL Producer DAVID BROWN BBC North West (R)

Contributors

Presented By:
Mike Amatt
Director:
Sid Waddell
Producer:
David Brown
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Look, Stranger
The Birdman of St James 's Arthur May was parent to thousands of ducklings. In 21 years as birdkeeper on Duck Island, opposite Buckingham Palace, he cared for the residents of St James's Park. The highlight of his year was watching his spring ducklings hatch; the saddest moment in autumn when they left him to go out on the lake. The continuing company of Daphne, the one-winged pelican, provided consolation. Never in his life had Arthur May had duck for dinner.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
St James
Unknown:
Arthur May
Unknown:
Arthur May
Producer:
Jennifer Jeremy
on BBC Two England

from Newbury
2.40 Seven Barrows Maiden Fillies Stakes (6f)
3.10 Gardner Merchant
Hungerford Stakes (7f 60yds) Top filly Ghariba, conqueror of the brilliant Diminuendo earlier this season, reappears after a three-and-a-half month break.
3.40 Washington Singer Stakes (7f)
4.10 Russley Handicap Stakes (1m)
Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN Commentators
JULIAN WILSON , JIMMY LINDLEY and JOHN HANMER Producer BOB DUNCAN including at

Contributors

Introduced By:
Richard Pitman
Unknown:
Julian Wilson
Unknown:
Jimmy Lindley
Unknown:
John Hanmer
Producer:
Bob Duncan

2: Upton upon Severn to Stourport
The irrepressible Brummie Tony Butler takes a special look at the Midlands - from canals and rivers.
On this trip he travels up the River Severn to the Staffs - Worcester Canal.

Contributors

Unknown:
Brummie Tony Butler

In today's programme of non-stop music, Wendy Eathorne is the star singer and Alan Morrison the star cornet soloist.
First Old Boys' Association Silver Band conducted by Alfred Burch

Contributors

Music:
Wendy Eathorne
Music:
Alan Morrison
Conducted By:
Alfred Burch

with John Tovey and Marjorie Lofthouse A gentle cruise on Lake Windermere in company with George Pattinson , lifelong devotee of Victorian steam launches. John offers drinks and canapes and demonstrates how to impress your dinner guests with some simple garnishes.
Producer KEN STEPHINSON
A FALKMAN TELEVISION production for BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tovey
Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown:
George Pattinson
Producer:
Ken Stephinson

starring
Tom Conway Rita Corday
A child claiming she's a virtual prisoner, links with a former gangster, the generosity of a lady stranger, and dishonour among thieves all serve to disturb the Californian vacation of Tom Lawrence , the debonair detective better known as the 'Falcon'.
Screenplay by ROBERT KENT and BEN MARKSON
Produced by MAURICE GERAGHTY Directed by JOSEPH H. LEWIS
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Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Conway
Unknown:
Rita Corday
Unknown:
Tom Lawrence
Unknown:
Robert Kent
Unknown:
Ben Markson
Produced By:
Maurice Geraghty
Directed By:
Joseph H. Lewis
Tom Lawrence:
Tom Conway
Joan Marshall:
Rita Corday
Goldie Locke:
Edward S. Brophy
Annie Marshall:
Sharyn Moffett
Doreen Temple:
Faye Helm
Mr DeForrest:
Robert Armstrong
Rickey:
Carl Kent

starring in Rock and Roll Rookie
Teenage heart-throb rock 'n' roll star Elvin Pelvin has been drafted. The top brass at the Pentagon are flummoxed - how can they keep him from his screaming fans?
Produced by EDWARD J. MONTAGNE

Contributors

Unknown:
Elvin Pelvin
Produced By:
Edward J. Montagne
Sergeant Bilko:
Phil Silvers
on BBC Two England

In 1978 Dr Rick Turner , a banned political science lecturer at the University of Natal, was shot dead. Ten years later Dulcie September, a member of the African
National Congress, was killed in Paris. Albie Sachs was badly injured in a car-bomb attack. In the intervening years, Matthew Goniwe , Sparrow Mkhonto , Ford Calata , Sicelo Dhlomo and Dr Fabian Ribero have all died. Their killers have never been found.
This week Ebony investigates attacks on South African political activists. Series producer
VASTIANA BELFON
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Rick Turner
Unknown:
Matthew Goniwe
Unknown:
Sparrow Mkhonto
Unknown:
Ford Calata
Unknown:
Sicelo Dhlomo
Unknown:
Dr Fabian Ribero
Unknown:
Vastiana Belfon
Producer:
John Wilcox

In the second of two Friday Report special programmes, Guy Michelmore looks at the issues and controversy surrounding the Complaints Investigation Bureau of the Metropolitan Police.
Film editor RICHARD BRUNSKILL Producer PETER LOWE (R)
(Regional programme - for variations see below)

Contributors

Unknown:
Guy Michelmore
Editor:
Richard Brunskill
Producer:
Peter Lowe

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and John Kelly
With a taste of this year's strawberries still in the mind, it's time to think of next year's crop, but which varieties can you choose to harvest from pre-Wimbledon to post-cricket?
Plus tips on taking alpine cuttings, on trimming hedges, and planting bulbs that flower this autumn. Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill .
'The Gardeners' World Handbook with useful and easy-to-follow advice for the keen gardener. including tips from Geoff Hamilton on paving a path and John Kelly on alpines, is now available from booksellers. price £4.95

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Hamilton
Unknown:
John Kelly
Unknown:
Jean Laughton
Producer:
John Kenyon

starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones
Nobody could ever accuse
Alas Smith and Jones of poor taste. It costs a fortune. with Tracie Bennett
Debbie Blythe , Jane Booker John Challis , Kim Clifford Alexandra Dane Robin Driscoll Peter McCarthy Michael Redfern Walter Sparrow Claire Toeman
Written by CLIVE ANDERSON
MARTIN BOOTH . ROBIN DRISCOLL JOHN KILBY. JOHN MACHIN
RORY MCGRATH. GRIFF RHYS JONES JAMIE RIX. MEL SMITH
Music by PETER brewis
Production JOHN KILBY. JAMIE RIX (R)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Mel Smith
Unknown:
Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown:
Alas Smith
Unknown:
Tracie Bennett
Unknown:
Debbie Blythe
Unknown:
Jane Booker
Unknown:
John Challis
Unknown:
Kim Clifford
Unknown:
Alexandra Dane
Unknown:
Robin Driscoll
Unknown:
Peter McCarthy
Unknown:
Michael Redfern
Unknown:
Walter Sparrow
Unknown:
Claire Toeman
Written By:
Clive Anderson
Written By:
Martin Booth
Written By:
Robin Driscoll
Unknown:
John Kilby.
Unknown:
John MacHin
Unknown:
Rory McGrath.
Unknown:
Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown:
Jamie Rix.
Unknown:
Mel Smith
Music By:
Peter Brewis
Music By:
Production John Kilby.

A glimpse into the world of the new Adam Faith. Once best known as a pop star and actor, he's since built up a thriving city business. Autumn 87 was to be a crucial time for Adam.
Despite a heart operation, he was hoping to re-launch his singing career and set up his own unit trust. The stakes were high and the risks were great. Would he succeed? Film cameraman CHRIS SEAGER
Film editor CAROL MACGUILUVRAY Producer AGNIESZKA PIOTROWSKA BBC Elstree

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Seager

from the International
Festival of Country Music
David Allan is your host for the last of this series.
Tonight the excellent British guitarist Albert Lee leads his own group, Hogan's Heroes, proving again that the Americans aren't the only ones with country talent. Also featured are
Patty Loveless and Freddy Fender, with Willie Nelson rounding the show off with one more song from his popular stage act.
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Lighting JOHN WIGGINS Designer JOHN STOUT
Directors JOHN BURROWES TOM CORCORAN
Producer DAVE PERROTTET

Contributors

Unknown:
David Allan
Guitarist:
Albert Lee
Unknown:
Patty Loveless
Unknown:
Willie Nelson
Unknown:
Mervyn Conn
Unknown:
John Wiggins
Designer:
John Stout
Directors:
John Burrowes
Directors:
Tom Corcoran
Producer:
Dave Perrottet

starring Jack Weston Rita Moreno
On the run from his murderous brother-in-law, Gaetano Proclo takes refuge in a Manhattan bathhouse
- the Ritz. Unfortunately for the chubby fugitive, the Ritz is madcap, gay and one of its clients dotes on fat men. This outrageous farce is based on the successful Broadway show and features many of the original cast including Rita Moreno as the hopelessly untalented pop singer who provides the Ritz's hilarious cabaret.
Screenplay by TERRANCE MCNALLY based upon his play. The Ritz Produced by DENIS O'DELL
Directed by RICHARD LESTER

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Weston
Unknown:
Rita Moreno
Unknown:
Gaetano Proclo
Unknown:
Rita Moreno
Unknown:
Terrance McNally
Produced By:
Denis O'Dell
Directed By:
Richard Lester
Gaetano Proclo:
Jack Weston
Googie Gomez:
Rita Moreno
Carmine Vespucci:
Jerry Stiller
Vivian Proclo:
Kaye Ballar
Chris:
F Murray Abraham
Claude:
Paul B Price
Michael Brick:
Treat Williams
Tiger:
John Everson
Duff:
Christopher J Brown
Abe:
Dave King
Maurine:
Bessie Love
Sheldon Farenthold:
Tony de Santis
Patron with bicycle:
Ben Aris
Patron in chaps:
Peter Butter Worth
Small patron:
Ronnie Brody
Patron:
John Ratzenberger

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