Little Miss Late and Mister Mean (R)
Frank Nelson 's Toys for Grown-Ups.
A man who's part artist, part craftsman, part mechanic, and yet part comic in the saucy seaside postcard tradition - Frank Nelson. Producer MARK ROWLAND (R)
4: The Protestant Christmas Presented by Sir Geraint Evans with the William Byrd Choir and the Choir of All Saints
Church, West End. (R)
Weather followed by One Man and His Dog Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall. Young Handlers' Championship.
Four young shepherds, all under 20, compete on the Derwentwater trials course. For England:
Janet Mason with Slade for Wales:
Robert Edwards with Max for Scotland:
Neil Ross with Craig for Ireland:
Brian McConnell with Cap Producer IAN SMITH (R)
Steam in Miniature.
Jonathan Minns - expert, author and collector - explains how model steam engines reflect the development of the Industrial Revolution, and were in some cases an essential part of it. Introduced by Andy Price. Producer PAUL SMITH BBC Bristol (R)
Bury St Edmunds
Bryan McNerney explores the stormy relationship between the ancient abbey and the town.
Weather followed by Chronicle City of the Dead
Nearly 5,000 years ago along the banks of the River Indus, now in Pakistan, a great city arose at Mohenjo-Daro. Discovered early this century, it has proved to be the centre of one of the great civilisations of the world, which spread throughout much of the Indian subcontinent and influenced its lifestyle.
This mysterious culture disappeared before 1800 BC leaving only traces of how the people had lived. Among the findings were seals with still undeciphered writing. Professor Colin Renfrew takes the Chronicle cameras around the site, looks at the clues that have been excavated, and tells the story of what has so far been discovered of this enigmatic society.
Producer JULIA CAVE
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN (R)
With Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.
Tonight the most popular horse show in Britain, already a sellout, gets under way at the Grand Hall, Olympia.
DAVID VINE looks forward to the competition and entertainment on offer over the next five days.
(Coverage continues at 11.00pm on BBC1)
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Introduced by Alan Titchmarsh.
Things are really hotting up in the Grow Biz Quiz as the four highest scoring heat winners battle it out in the exciting, hard fought final.
Assisted by Trevor Harrison as Eddie Grundy ,
Alan Titchmarsh will be firing the questions to see who will become the Grow
Biz Champion 1988 and visit this year's Aalsmere Flower Show in Holland. Production assistants
CHRISTINE PALMER. JAYNE SAVAGE Researcher JULIA DURBIN Produced and directed by NICK PATTEN
Series producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
starring Will Hay,
In this film - the last in which the great comedian starred -
Will Hay plays a shady, disbarred barrister on the hit list of a revenge-crazy convict.
Screenplay by JOHN DIGHTON and ANGUS MACPHAIL
Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by BASIL DEARDEN and WILL HAY
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Sainsbury's Choir of the Year Competition reaches its climax at the Opera House in Buxton. The six finalists have come a long way since April when they first sang in preliminary heats along with 200 other choirs. Today they put forward their strongest programmes.
Brian Kay talks to some of the singers about their impressions of the competition and recalls its highlights.
Vision mixer PRISCILLA HOADLEY Designer ALAN WRIGHT
Assistant producer DAVID M JACKSON Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland
The Baby's Fine - But How Are You?
I started to bang into walls, fall over, scream for nothing at all. I had nightmares with physical pain. My whole world went upside down but at the time I thought maybe it was a normal reaction to having a baby.
Fear, guilt, an awful feeling of isolation and months of depression are common features of post-natal illness. It affects more than one in ten new mothers. Yet few people have even heard of it. A group of women in Kendal attack the conspiracy of silence which keeps people from knowing what causes this devastating illness and how they can be helped. Film camera
TOM HILTON. MARY ROUTH
Sound recording STUART BRUCE Assistant producer TONY MULHOLLAND
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer GAVIN DUTTON
Phone lines will open immediately after the programme until 10.30pm on [number removed]if you want to talk to someone about post-natal illness. An information pack is also available. Please send an A4 26p sae to: [address removed]
Essential information for holiday planning presented by Penny Junor . Crete
How can you be sure of picking the right resort? The Travel Show Guides have the facts. Which beaches are great, which are awful. Which resorts are peaceful, which look like a building site.
John Kettley has advice on the weather and Matthew Collins on travelling independently. Film editor ANDY CURRIE
Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON
Copy of the script available, £1.50each (crossed cheques made payable to
BBC) from [address removed]
Regional Variations (2)
Light entertainment from French and Saunders, with the regular helping of Raw Sex and Ben Elton.
Two women, Margaret Wheeler and Blanche Rylatt, go into a nursing home to have their babies - both of them girls. The mothers strike up a friendship, gossiping late into the night. But the next morning things start to go wrong. Margaret is convinced she's been given Blanche's baby.
So begins an extraordinary story of heartache and humour, of friendship and maternal love. Had they got the wrong babies? The Rylatts refused even to consider the possibility of a mistake; besides, they had grown to love their changeling child....
A stunning story - DAILY MIRROR Perfect drama - THE INDEPENDENT
Also starring Julie Kavner Dan Castellaneta
Joe Malone , Sam McMurray. Tonight: Changing Lanes. Samantha finds that life is too quiet at sister Jill's. Treasure.
A multinational assortment seek treasure at sea.
Wings of Love.
When her baby writes her a letter, it's a quick trip to
Travel Club Inc. for Tracey. Produced by RICHARD SAKAI
with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
Six musicians pay tribute to the genius of Charlie Parker, one of the great innovators in modern jazz.
J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Howard McGhee (trumpet) Walter Bishop (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums).
Introduced by Steve Race [RT credits as Steve Ross]
(Black and white) (R)