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Simon Parkin with Sunday's entertainment starting with:

Laurel and Hardy in Dog Tired (R)

9.30am Popeye and Son
Today's stories: Orchid You Not; Ain't Mythbehaving.

10.00am Blue Peter Omnibus
Catch up on all the happenings of last week, including the Blue Peter/Radio Times Cover Competition.

10.50am Boss Cat
Million Dollar Derby. Boss Cat thinks he has a winner in Arab-Belle. (R)

11.15am Boxpops
Pop music on the Box. Popular programmes on the Box. Vox Pops (your opinions) on the Box. Boxpops takes a look back at some memorable moments on TV. This week: Winners and Losers. England were champions in 66. So were Queen in 77. Top marks for Romania in 76. Nil for Norway in 78. A record for running in 54, and one for driving in 80.

Contributors

Presenter ("Now on Two"):
Simon Parkin
Director ("Boxpops"):
Anne Denehy
Director ("Boxpops"):
Amanda Thomas
Producer ("Boxpops"):
Roy Milani
Executive Producer ("Boxpops"):
Eric Rowan

A series of 13 programmes presented by Colin Blakemore.
12:Models in the Mind.
Why does the brain have mechanisms that can perform biologically useless activities?
The frontal lobes may have evolved to help us plan ahead, navigate and communicate - but now they give us the powers of higher thought. Producer (WNET) RICHARD HUTTON
Series producer MARTIN FREETH

Contributors

Presented By:
Colin Blakemore.
Producer:
Martin Freeth

A series of films about real lives - now. Mixed Blessings.
Two women,
Margaret Wheeler and Blanche Rylatt , go into a nursing home to have their babies - both of them girls.
But the next morning things start to go wrong. Margaret is convinced she's been given Blanche's baby ... Producer JONATHAN GILI Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
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Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Wheeler
Unknown:
Blanche Rylatt

Starring Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn

Thirteen-year-old Tad Bayliss runs away from the ill-run Springville orphanage and hitches a lift with the travelling 'Doc' Tilbee and his companion Enoch. The duo run a show from their horse-drawn wagon - visiting small towns and county fairs. One day they discover that Tad has a beautiful voice... This nostalgic portrait of turn-of-the-century America is one of Douglas Sirk's most heart-warming films, combining comedy, music and romance, and of course, a happy ending in the best Hollywood style.
Screenplay by IRVING WALLACE Produced by ALBERT J. COHEN Directed by DOUGLAS SIRK 0 FILMS: page 24

Contributors

Unknown:
Dan Dailey
Unknown:
Diana Lynn
Unknown:
Douglas Sirk
Play By:
Irving Wallace
Produced By:
Albert J. Cohen
Directed By:
Douglas Sirk
'Doc':
Dan Dailey
Zerelda Wing:
Diana Lynn
Chilton Corr:
Hugh O'Brian
Clara Brink:
Carole Mathews
Enoch Jones:
'Scat Man' Crothers
Pete MeCoy:
Rhys Williams
Ted Bayliss:
Chet Allen

Brahms Horn Trio.
Horn player Michael Thompson joins two members of the Borodin Trio, husband and wife Rosty and Luba Dubinsky on violin and piano.
Sound RON ALLAN
Lighting ALAN HENDERSON Producer MIKE NEWMAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland

Contributors

Horn:
Brahms Horn Trio.
Unknown:
Michael Thompson
Unknown:
Luba Dubinsky
Unknown:
Ron Allan
Unknown:
Alan Henderson
Producer:
Mike Newman
Editor:
Keith Alexander

The final weekend of the Toshiba Divisional
Championship with the NORTH V SOUTH/SOUTH-WEST DIVISION and LONDON v
MIDLANDS.
In Wales it's the fourth round of the Schweppes Cup with FELINFOEL V BRIDGEND. (R) Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentators
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH MARTYN WILLIAMS Executive producer
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Introduced By:
Chris Rea.
Unknown:
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown:
Martyn Williams
Unknown:
Johnnie Watherston

Featuring the Men's Slalom from Kranjska Gora and the Ladies' Downhill from
Altenmarkt, introduced by David Vine with Sally Faber. Television presentation
JRT, Yugoslavia: ORF, Austria Producer GRAHAM FRY

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Vine
Unknown:
Sally Faber.

How the West Was Won. Peter de Savary is a businessman more likely to be quoted in the gossip columns than the financial pages. His was the glittering world of casino ownership and the consuming passion of winning yachting's premier trophy, the America's Cup.
But does a recent whirlwind spending spree giving him control of harbours and ports in the West Country and the Thames Estuary indicate a push toward becoming a major force in the more prosaic, but profitable, world of property and port development?
Rory Cellan-Jones meets the man who bought Land's End and hopes to continue to win over the West Country.
Producer GERALDINE MCCLELLAND Editor DAVID NISSAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter de Savary
Unknown:
Rory Cellan-Jones
Producer:
Geraldine McClelland
Editor:
David Nissan

Last of an African odyssey in three parts.
Breaking the Continent.
The Ethiopian highlands - a giant blister on the earth's crust - are an ancient freezing landscape with unique wildlife. They overlook the Afar Triangle - an oppressively hot desert where people survive by mining for salt and digging for precious water. It is the most active part of the Rift Valley splitting the continent apart.
The Red Sea is widening - a new ocean in embryo with spectacular coral reefs. Narrator John Carson Film editor MARTIN ELSBURY
Assistant producer KEITH SCHOLEY Producer ADRIAN WARREN Editor ANDREW NEAL
A Natural World production BBC Bristol

Contributors

Narrator:
John Carson
Editor:
Martin Elsbury
Producer:
Keith Scholey
Producer:
Adrian Warren
Editor:
Andrew Neal

Regional Variations (2)

Face to Face

Gilbert Harding

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two East

John Freeman interviews the broadcaster, chairman of the Brains Trust and outspoken 'What's My Line' panellist Gilbert Harding.(1960) Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Gilbert Harding
Producer:
Hugh Burnett

Genres

Last of four special commissions in which some of Britain's finest young composers were invited to create pieces combining the vivid imagery of film and video with an adventurous approach to musical sound. Tonight: Albion by Steve Martland. Original lyrics by Stevan Keane.
In 1987, Liverpool bom composer Steve Martland returned home having finished his studies in Europe. It was the day after the General Election. He was struck by the feelings, moods and changes that had taken place while he had been away. His piece reflects on some of the events that have taken place in England over the last ten years.
With Test Department and Sarah Jane Morris.
Photography DAVID WHITSON Sound CLIVE DERBYSHIRE
Film editors DAOUD SARHANDI Producer DENNIS MARKS Director PETER WEST BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Martland.
Unknown:
Stevan Keane.
Unknown:
Steve Martland
Unknown:
Sarah Jane Morris.

Great Britain's triumph in the men's hockey tournament at the Olympic Games was one of the sporting highlights of the year. Barry Davies looks back on a memorable two weeks in Seoul and talks to some gold medal heroes. Producers ALAN GRIFFITHS and GRAHAM WELLHAM

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Davies
Producers:
Alan Griffiths

New directions from the latest generation of movie makers.
Starring
Richard Gere
Valerie Kaprisky
Jesse Lujack is a wild spirit who lives on his wits stealing cars and whatever else he needs to live. Forced to go on the run after killing a cop, Jesse seeks help from Monica, a sensual French student with whom he hopes to escape to Mexico. But Monica has other ideas, and the cops are never far behind ...
Jim McBride mixes French passion with American toughness in this stylish re-interpretation of Godard's A bout de souffle.
Screenplay by L. M. 'Kir CARSON and JIM MCBRIDE
Produced by MARTIN ERLICHMAN Directed by JIM MCBRIDE
(First showing on British television) A specially produced booklet 'The American Wave ' is now available.
Send a cheque/postal order for £1, 75 to [address removed]
(Richard Gere stars in 'The Cotton Club' next Wednesday at 9. 40pm on BBC2)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Gere
Unknown:
Valerie Kaprisky
Unknown:
Jesse Lujack
Unknown:
Jim McBride
Produced By:
Martin Erlichman
Directed By:
Jim McBride
Jesse:
Richard Gere
Monica:
Valerie Kaprisky
Birnbaum:
Art Metrano
Lt Parmental:
John P Ryan
Paul:
William Tepper
Sgt Enright:
Robert Dunn
Berutti:
Garry Goodrew
Salesgirl:
Lisa Persky
Grocer:
James Hong
Tolmatchoff:
Waldemar Kalinowski
Highway patrolman:
Jack Leustig
Dr Boudreaux:
Eugene Lourie
Kid:
Georg Olden
Carlito:
Miguel Pinero

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