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Live action drama.
An old man who lives next to a railway line exerts a power over Billy and his pals that both fascinates and frightens them.
Featuring John Carradine. ............

Contributors

Unknown:
John Carradine.

The series from 1985.
Has Stewpot got what it takes?
Stewpot MARK BURDIS , Claire PAULA ANN-BLAND . Mrs McClusky GWYNETH POWELL , Miss Gordon KARA WILSON
, Suzanne SUSAN TULLY , Pogo PETER EMMETT Written by Jane Hollowood

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Burdis
Unknown:
Claire Paula Ann-Bland
Unknown:
Mrs McClusky Gwyneth Powell
Unknown:
Miss Gordon Kara Wilson
Unknown:
Suzanne Susan Tully
Unknown:
Pogo Peter Emmett
Written By:
Jane Hollowood

First ofa 13-part fantasy drama about a valley where peace will reign only with the return of the Moon Princess. Featuring Noah Huntley and Camilla
Power - Luke and Jessica in Emmerda/e.
Robin NOAH HUNTLEY. Maria CAMILLA POWER, Peter THOMAS SZEKERES. Miss Heliotrope JEAN
ANDERSON. Father Francis IAIN CUTHBERTSON. Simon Blackheart RICHARD ELFYN, Sir Benjamin PHILIP MADOC, Old Elspeth MIRIAM MARGOLYES

Contributors

Unknown:
Noah Huntley
Unknown:
Robin Noah Huntley.
Unknown:
Maria Camilla
Unknown:
Peter Thomas Szekeres.
Unknown:
Miss Heliotrope Jean
Unknown:
Sir Benjamin Philip

Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.35 Motor Racing Magny-Cours in south-east France is the settingforlive coverage of the French Grand Prix, the seventh round of the 1995 Formula One
World Championship. Michael Schumacher , who heads the points table, won here last year. Commentary by Murray Walker ,
Jonathan Palmer , Tony Jardine. Highlights at 7.30pm and on Monday at 9.1 1 0am.
2.50, 4.30 Cricket Early season pacesetters Worcestershire take on Leicestershire at New Road in the Sunday League. Worcestershire have the free-scoring Graeme Hick leading their chase for a fourth one-day title.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Jack Bannister and Geoffrey Boycott. * See Jonathan Agnew : page 37
3.30, 4.15 Motor Sport The British Touring Car Championship reaches rounds 13 and 14, from Donington Park . Commentary by Murray Walker.
3.45 Racing The Irish Derby from the Curragh. British hopefuls include Celtic Swing, who confirmed his potential with victory in the French Derby. Commentary byPeter O'Sullevan and Julian Wilson. TV presentation (cricket) Alan Griffiths ,
MalcolmKemp Stereo ......................

Contributors

Introduced By:
Steve Rider.
Unknown:
Michael SchumacHer
Commentary By:
Murray Walker
Commentary By:
Jonathan Palmer
Commentary By:
Tony Jardine.
Unknown:
Graeme Hick
Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Jack Bannister
Commentary By:
Geoffrey Boycott.
Unknown:
Jonathan Agnew
Unknown:
Donington Park
Commentary By:
Murray Walker.
Unknown:
French Derby.
Commentary By:
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By:
Julian Wilson.
Unknown:
Alan Griffiths

The Ghosts of Ruby
Popular images of the American Wild West of the last century generally populate it with grizzled gunfighters involved in barroom free-for-alls. But sharing that landscape with the human animals were a host of the natural world's representatives.
Nestling between hills shot through with seams of gold, Ruby, Arizona, was just such a town, a noisy, bustling mining community. As it mushroomed in size, though, the wildlife dwindled. The highly venomous black widow spider no longer lurked in the dark recesses of outdoortoilets, while lesser known species such as the cacomistles, the killdeers and the killer-mice, whose presence predated human invasion, were evicted.
Now things have turned full circle.
As soon as the mineral deposits were all harvested to exhaustion, the townspeople drifted away, leaving
Ruby a ghost town - and allowing the wildlife to make a comeback.
Narrated by Julian Pettifer. Producer Robin Brown

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Pettifer.
Producer:
Robin Brown

Highlights of this afternoon's French Grand Prix from Magny-Cours in the south-east of the country. Ferrari enjoyed a resurgence last time out with Jean Alesi 's victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.
Producer Mark Wilkin ; Executive producer Jim Reside
Repeated tomorrow at 9. 10am .............

Contributors

Unknown:
Jean Alesi
Producer:
Mark Wilkin

Second of a four-part series, narrated by Robert Lindsay , which marks 50 years of the often troubled evolution of the Welfare State as it endeavoured to tackle and overcome the four principal social concerns of housing, education, health and poverty.
A Place in the Class. The early proponents of the Welfare State dreamed of creating a classless society through free schoolingfor all. Even before the end of the war, education minister R A Butlerwas the architect of a bill promising universal secondary education at no cost. The quality of that schooling was a different matter. Pupils who passed the II-plus examination went to grammar schools but children whodidn'twere relegated to secondary moderns and inevitably regarded as failures. In response to disaffection from the middle classes, who didn't want their children stigmatised, the Labour Party of the 1960s introduced the comprehensive system. But it too has had its critics. "Parental choice" has become the fashion of the nineties.
But what of the classless society?
Using archive footage of one Liverpool school which began as a grammar school and made the change into a comprehensive, this programme traces the unresolved arguments over how best to educate our children.
Producer Alex Sutherland ; Series producer
SallyDoganis Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Lindsay
Producer:
Alex Sutherland

The third in a four-part series presented by Peter Taylor in which radical stances about the Second
Wortd War are proposed and debated.
Dr Nick Tiratsoo , social historian at the London School of Economics, argues that the British did not pull together on the Home Front. He maintainsthatthe cosy image of a society wholly united against the Nazis is a myth, the product of skilfully manipulated propaganda disguising escalating social conflicts. Instead, Tiratsoo paints a picture of a divided society in which the rich were better protected than the panic-stricken poor who were forced to face the Blitz with inadequate shelters. Those who lived through the war, together with historians, challenge and debate this controversial thesis.
Producer Stephen Haggard ; Series producer
Laurence Rees

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Taylor
Unknown:
Dr Nick Tiratsoo
Producer:
Stephen Haggard
Producer:
Laurence Rees

Continuing the season of Sunday westerns, tarring
John Wayne , Jennifer O'Neill
Following a bullion robbery by Confederate soldiers, Colonel Cord McNally vows revenge. More importantly, he determines to find the two Yankee traitors responsible for the death of his best friend and fellow officer. The search leads to a showdown at the town of Rio Lobo.
Director Howard Hawks (1970) * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-54

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wayne
Unknown:
Jennifer O'Neill
Unknown:
Colonel Cord McNally
Unknown:
Rio Lobo.
Director:
Howard Hawks
Colonel Cord McNally:
John Wayne
Shasta Delaney:
Jennifer O'Neill
Phillips:
Jack Elam
Sergeant Tuscarora:
Chris Mitchum
Captain Pierre Cordona:
Jorge Rivero
Ketcham:
Victor French
Deputy Riley:
Jim Davis
Maria Carmen:
Susana Dosamantes
Dr Jones:
David Huddleston
Sheriff Tom Hendricks:
Mike Henry
Sheriff Pat Cronin:
Bill Williams
Amelita:
Sherry Lansing
Bitey:
Dean Smith

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