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BBC One London

Counterstrike: Monolith

by Anthony Skene
[Starring] Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

Sir Charles Munday is the richest man in the world. Might there be a Centauran plan to murder him?
BBC One London

Counterstrike: King's Gambit


Written by Patrick Alexander
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett
Two apparently respectable businessmen, running an electronics factory, are investigated by a journalist called Simon King. The businessmen turn out to be far from respectable and the journalist, they discover, is not a journalist. Who is Simon King - or rather, what is he?
BBC One London

Counterstrike: Joker One

Written by Ray Jenkins
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

Every war has a flash-point, a fuse, a detonator - something, however small, that triggers it off. In 1914 it was an assassin's bullet at Sarajevo. What could trigger off an atomic war today? The Centaurans think they have the answer. And Simon, of all people, appears to be helping them...
BBC One London

Counterstrike: Backlash

by Paul Wheeler
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

In a period of student riots, strong calls for a return to 'law and order' are made by General Falcon, a blood-and-guts commander of the Korean war. Suddenly he starts to emerge as an important political figure capable of swaying public and government opinion during an international crisis. Such a man, Simon King decides, is dangerous.
BBC One London

Counterstrike: All that Glisters

by Adele Rose
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

When adults start acting childishly it is no surprise to Simon. By his standards most people are childish. But when they start acting childishly even by their own standards - when a grown man plays hopscotch and another falls off a rocking horse - then something is wrong. But can there be any connection between childish behaviour and the Centauran plan to take over the earth? It seems unlikely - but Centauran plans frequently do. Until they start to work...
BBC One London

Counterstrike: Nocturne

Written by Anthony Skene
Starring Jon Finch and Sarah Brackett

The madman lives in a No-Man's-Land a borderline between fantasy and reality... where the real becomes unreal, the unreal real - and life itself a waking nightmare. Simon finds himself living in such a nightmare. Has he gone mad or is he merely suffering from temporary delusions? Above all, why should he want to kill a perfect stranger?
BBC One London

Counterstrike: The Mutant

by Dick Sharples
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

A deadly new germ gets loose at a biological warfare laboratory. Can an antidote be found before the germ spreads into a killer plague?
BBC One London

Counterstrike: On Ice

by Max Marquis
Starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

Three scientists are mysteriously lost on a sledging party that set out from a polar research station.
BBC One London

Counterstrike: Out of Mind


by David Cullen
starring Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

Mary, visiting a village where she stayed as a child, finds that the woman who used to look after her, Hannah Webley, is now regarded as a witch by the superstitious villagers and Mary herself is soon caught up in the ensuing witch hunt
BBC One London

Counterstrike: The Lemming Syndrome

by Cyril Abraham
[Starring] Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett

A hundred and forty-three people in one small seaside town commit suicide by drowning. Or were they under some strange and alien influence? Simon decides they probably were...
BBC Two England

Don Giovanni: Act 1

Act 1 of Mozart's opera from this year's Aix-en-Provence Festival
Orchestre de Paris
Conducted by Georges Semkow
Introduced by Antony Hopkins
Sung in Italian with English sub-titles by Julian Budden
Recording made available by courtesy of the French Television Service
Act 2: next Sunday
See page 31
(Colour)
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For the Deaf
Synopses are now available for these forthcoming plays on BBC-1: for adults, The Expert (August 29); Z Cars (August 25 and 26; September 1 and 2; 8 and 9); Counterstrike (September 9); and for children, Dombey and Son (August 17-September 21); The White Horses (August 28-September 11); Circus Boy (August 26); A Handful of Thieves (August 22). Write to R.N.I.D., [address removed].






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