Rabbits and Chalk Grasslands
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)
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)
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
Regional News and Weather
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.
What Goes Up
An original contemporary dance performed by students from Intake High School, Leeds.
Producer MIKE MURRAY BBC Leeds (R)
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
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
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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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
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
Executive 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)
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
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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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
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
with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
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