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Stressed Eric

Series 2

Episode 1: Cricket

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Stressed single parent Eric Feeble is upstaged every year at the school cricket match by his neighbour Ray Perfect.

Today's Saturday Matinée is a spy adventure, starring
Paul Newman , Edward G Robinson and Elke Sommer. In Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize for
Literature, an alcoholic American author stumbles on an intricate communist plot. Widescreen. Director Mark Robson (1963)
IS) (W) Films: pp 50-55 ***


Paul Newman
Edward G Robinson
Elke Sommer.
Mark Robson

An episode of the little seen comedy starring Frankie Howerd. Those Who Loot We Shoot. When a looter is found prowling round Churchill's bunker the finger of suspicion points to Private Potts. Written by Maurice Sellar , Lou Jones (S) 44


Frankie Howerd.
Written By:
Maurice Sellar
Written By:
Lou Jones

Robbie previews his new album, selects highlights from the Top of the Pops vault and premieres his duet with Kylie Minogue. Includes performances by Madness, Take That and Tight Fit.
Director Phil Chilvers ; Producer Lee Lodge (S) Shown last Wednesday. TOTP 2 is on Wednesday at 6pm


Phil Chilvers
Lee Lodge

When Tony Blair lived in London's labour-held Islington he decided, along with many other parents disgruntled with the quality of the borough's education, to send his children to secondary schools outside the area. In 1999, the Government intervened and Islington LEA became the first to be privatised. Nick Robinson follows the process of change and its impact on schools such as the Catholic secondary St Aloysius, where Tony Blair could have sent his sons. See Choice. (S)


Nick Robinson
Marc Sigsworth
Anne Tyerman

Regional Variations (2)

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Series 4

Lofty's Little Friend

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

An elephant becomes attached to Lofty and follows him into the camp leaving a trail of damage.

Regional Variations (2)

The Private Life of Plants

Episode 5: Living Together

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

David Attenborough looks at how plants often rely on animals, fungi and each other for food, protection or a home, but they do not always co-exist peacefully.

Continuing the Saturday-night strand that celebrates a decade of popular culture, from the fads, fashions and films to its stars, sounds and sport.
Ends 2.20am.
See Choice.

I Love 1976
Muppets star Kermit the frog returns to TV screens to introduce the highlights and heart-throbs of 1976, including tennis legend Bjorn Borg and racing drivers Jackie Stewart and James Hunt. It was the year that Abba released the hit single Dancing Queen, Sylvester Stallone danced the ring in Rocky and punk first rocked the headlines.
(S) (W)


Presenter (I Love 1976):
Kermit the Frog
Irene McMillan
Series Producer:
Alan Brown

Thriller. Lieutenant Bishop is given the easy job of caretaking the last few hours of the precinct police station. But when he gives refuge to a man being chased by a street gang, a nightmare begins. Widescreen.
Director John Carpenter (1976. 18) (S) (W) Films: pp 50-55 ****


John Carpenter
Ethan Bishop:
Austin Stoker
Napoleon Wilson:
Darwin Joston
Laurie Zimmer
Martin West
Tony Burton
Charles Cyphers
Nancy Loomis
Ice-cream man:
Peter Bruni
John J Fox
Kim Richards

Cult science-fiction drama, starring David Bowie. A humanoid alien from another planet mysteriously arrives in New Mexico. Calling himself
Thomas Jerome Newton , he rapidly amasses a vast fortune by coming up with a series of revolutionary inventions, money he hopes will enable him to return to his family on his home planet. Widescreen. Ends 2.20.
Director Nicolas Roeg (1976,18) (S) (W) Films: pp 50-55 ****
Teach Yourself David Bowie : page 46


David Bowie.
Thomas Jerome Newton
Nicolas Roeg
David Bowie
Thomas Jerome Newton:
David Bowie
Nathan Bryce:
Rip Tom
Candy Clark
Oliver Famsworth:
Buck Henry
Bernie Casey
Prof Canutti:
Jackson D Kane
Rick Riccardo
Tony Mascia
Unda Hutton
Captain James Lovell:
James Lovell

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