13-19 July 1985
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The battle 111 fight to my dying day SEE PAGES 4-5 and CHANNEL FOUR, SATURDAY
SATURDAY World of Sport ITVs athletics coverage has been offering bigger and yet bigger names as the seaspn progresses, and two meetings this week promise the greatest galaxy of international stars to be seen on British tracks this year. Today, ITV brings viewers the first of two-day's coverage of the Kodak AAA Championship at Crystal Palace, the oldest event in British athletics. And the meeting is due to include the starriest name to emerge from last year's Olympics—America's multi-gold medal winner Carl
MONDAY Des O'Connor Now Tonight sees the last of the present ITV series of Des O'Connor Now in which he sings and introduces other international singers. He returns in the autumn to host another ' series of Des O'Connor Tonight. The different titles have puzzled some viewers. The explanation is that when O'Connor moved from the BBC to ITV two years ago, it was to front Des O'Connor Tonight, a chat show with entertainment. But last year ITV noted that O'Connor is also a very popular singer — selling more than 11 million albums—and so devised a musical show with a little chat — Des O'Connor Now. The next O'Connor series will again see.him in the role of chat show host. Meanwhile, he will •• make his annual tour of Australia, where he has an army of fans, as he does in Canada and America. ('There's not an Englishspeaking country in the world where I don't have friends,' he says.) TVTIMES 13-19 July. 1985
Lewis (pictured). 'This will be the • first time he has competed here in the long jump,' says Alan Parry, who will be commentating on the meeting with Peter Matthews. Also due is Joachim Cruz, the Brazilian 800m Olympic champion, and Britain's Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram. Coe, the 800m world record holder, is now working towards a new challenge, the 5000m, and is steadily increasing the distance he runs.
Bottle Boys It can be a risky business being a milkman. They carry a lot of money on their electric 'traffic hazards' after exacting payment at weekends. Money — or the safekeeping of it — is the launch pad of tonight's episode of Bottle Boys, as the manic milkmen return to ITV in a second series of misadventures. Having collected £10,000 from their customers,- the bottle clatterers return to the depot to deposit the money in the .office safe only to find it is locked with the keys inside. In Things That Go Bump in the Night manager Stan Evans (Richard Davies) and milkman Dave Deacon (Robin Askwith) turn their attention to how the money can be guarded overnight. 'This series gives me the opportunity to do what-1 do best — cause mayhem,' says Askwith, star of those Confessions of a... films.
TUESDAY Fiddling with Nature We've all heard, of talking to plants to make them thrive — but in Fiddling with Nature, on ITV, that great violinist Yehudi Menuhin (below) learns that they thrive on music, too. Menuhin and his wife Diana, both passionate conservationists, toured a number of gardens for the programme. Both were enchanted by what they saw, but especially by the Moor Grange council estate home of Mrs Frieda Brown and her husband Joe. She cossets her greenhouse plants, she told her guests, 'not by talking to them like some people; but by playing Radio 3 music to them— Brahms,- Beethoven, Bach. Don't ask me why, but they grow all the better for it.'
SUNDAY Tales of the Unexpected Although modest inlength—a humble half-hour— TaJesofthe Unexpected on ITV has featured some of the biggest international stars. Not surprising when you consider that Sir John Woolf, who conceived the series after meeting writer Roald Dahl at a Christmas party in 1976, was, for many years, a producer of memorable movies, among them Room at the Top (1958), Oliver (1968) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). Woolf ignored those who told him there was no need to use stars in television plays. The cast lists of Tales have boasted such names as Joseph Gotten, Jose Ferrer, JohnGielgud, Derek Jacobi, John Mills, Joan Collins and Susan George, among others. In the Carols, tonight's story, features the tiny, dark-haired American star Susan Strasberg, whose father, Lee, founded the Method school of acting in America. Susan made her debut in the William Holden movie Picnic in 1955.
Mary O'Hara and Friends If Mary O'Hara had taken her harp to the party, she would surely have been asked to play. But now the singing ex-nun is harpless for a
series of seven musical shows starting on ITV today. Earlier this, year, Mary (above) -was involved in a cycling accident and remembers little of the incident except that her left arm was in plaster for six weeks so she couldn't play her instrument. She's started to play again, but was without the'harp for her new series. 'Although my harp is important, I've always thought of myself as a singer first and foremost, so it's not too much of a loss,' says the serene but businesslike Mary philosophically. Her 'friends' in today's programme include the Highcliffe Junior Choir. Later in the series, Mary will welcome compatriot Dana from Ireland and America's Vic Damone.
A beautiful KGB assassin who kills with bullets made of ice ... she sounds like a character from a James Bond movie. In fact, she features in today's Bulman story on ITV, Sins of Omission. She is played by Katia Tchenko, who was born in France of Russian parents, and is new to British television, though she appeared in the miniseries Lace. She's brought into the world of the exdetective chief inspector because Bulmah's pretty Scottish helper, Lucy McGinty (Siobhan Redmond), is being used by British Intelligence as bait for the hit-woman. This episode is also notable for one of the last TV performances by the now late George Pravda, the Czech-born actor who emigrated to Britain in 1956 and who made more than 50 film and 400 TV appearances, speaking Czech, Russian, Italian, German and French, in all of which he was fluent. -
There's a second chance today to see Remembrance, the acclaimed film on Four drama set in Plymouth in the 24 hours before ships of the Royal Navy leave on a NATO exercise. It was first shown in November 1982, two months after the return of the task force- from the . Falklands, when admiration for the Navy was still running high, and on the eve of Remembrance Day. Director-producer Colin Gregg says: 'The film brought some complaints about the strong language used,, but it also won awards in countries including Italy and the United States,' The faces of some of the then little- known actors in the cast have since become familiar. Timothy Spall went on to play Barry, the motorcyclist from Birmingham in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and David John appeared as a cheeky showroom car - cleaner in a series of commercials for a motor company.
FRIDAY The Making of a Model Tonight, there's a revealing insight into the tough business of breaking into the world of professional modelling. The Making of a Model, on ITV (see page 16), follows the fortunes of 20-year-old Kim Vaughan who, after entering a newspaper competition for aspiring models, found herself in the final six from 10,000 girls. On her first professional assignment, • Kim joined other models on the island of Bali where top girlie photographer Patrick Lichfield was shooting pictures for the 1985 Unipart calendar. Sounds like heaven? For the inexperienced Kim things were a little different. 'She . became disillusioned and depressed,'says programme producer Clive Davison. 'At first she found it hard spending hours being made up only to find she wasn't needed for particular shots. But, by studying the reactions of the other girls, she began to learn more about the job—which is not as easy as it appears,'
SUNDAY 4.30 Pretenders
7.45 Murder, She Wrote
FREDERICK JAEGER CURTIS ARDEN ELIZABETH ROBILLARD JOHN THAW THE PAYMASTER
DEATH CASTS A SPELL Novelist turned private eye Jessica Fletcher's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead behind locked doors. Oracle subtitles page 888 Jessica Fletcher Angela Lansbury Joan Germaine Diana Canova Cagliostro Jose Ferrer Bud Michaels Murray- Hamilton Lt Bergkamp Robert Hogan Sheri Diamond Elaine Joyce
BY IVAN BENBROOK
1.00 Ride DAVID BROOME STEVE HADLEY A series of three films providing an introduction to British horse riding;
1.30 West Country Farming RICHARD KNIGHT MICHAEL CLARK The farming programme which spotlights thi problems and interests of Welt Country farmers, 1 ASSOCIATE PRODUCER RICHARD EDWARDS HTV Production
followed by Weather for Fanners
The Protectors FOR THE REST OF YOUR NATURAL
Further news of the adventures of two children caught up in the civil war of the seventeenth century. Elam, Perfect and Joachim manage to get back to Somerset where Joachim, attempting to steal some food, is captured by the King's Dragoons. Elam sets about rescuing him with the aid of a gang of deserters from Monmputh's army — vagabonds led by Fast Jack from Dorset. • $ Oracle subtitles page 888 Joachim Frederick Jaeger Elam Curtis Arden Perfect Elizabeth Robillard Fast Jaclc John Thaw Thomas Michael Beint Officer Sebastian Breaks Sergeant James Culliford Madcap Jerome Willis Guard Michael Ely Old Elam James Cossins SCRIPT EDITORS BOB BAKER, DAVE MARTIN FILM EDITOR DAVID WILLIAMS DESIGNER KEN JONES DIRECTOR BILL BAIN PRODUCERS PATRICK DROMGOOLE, LEONARD WHITE HTV Production
BY TONY BARWICK
The Contessa is -on trial for her life. . $ Harry Rule Robert Vaughn Contessa Nyree Dawn Porter Paul Buchet . Tony Anholt Colin Grant Norman Rodway Chino Anthony Chinn Suki Yasuko Nagazumi DIRECTOR JOHNNNY HOUGH
2.30 Athletics The Kodak AAA's Championships from Crystal Palace Introduced by Jim Rosenthal It's finals day in the national championships and, with overseas guests competing as well, all seems set for an exhilarating afternoon of athletics, Among the famous names seeking coveted titles are Britain's top track trio of Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram and Steve Ovett — and a confrontation between at least two of them seems a certainty, Watch, too, for such favourites as -New Zealand's John Walker in the 5000 metres and the American triple jumper, world record holder Willie Banks. Commentators are Alan Parry, Adrian Metcalfe, Lynn Davies and Peter Matthews.
5.00 Definition JEREMY BEADLE RUSTIE LEE CHARLIE DRAKE Jeremy Beadle introduces two celebrities from the world of showbusiness who try to crack cryptic crossword clues and help contestants win cash prizes. Last in the series. DIRECTOR/PRODUCER JEFFREY MILLAND HTV Production'
8.45 ITN News 9.00 Connie BY RON HUTCHINSON
Getting into his stride... gutsy racer Phil Brown overhauls his rivals to streak home. See 'Athletics'.
S.30 Falcon Crest SUITABLE FOR FRAMING Angela orders Lance to stop seeing Richard's stepdaughter, Speculation is growing over Angela's will. Angela Charming Jane Wyman Chase Gioberti Robert Foxworth Maggie Gioberti Susan Sullivan Richard Channing David Selby Greg Keardon Simon MacCorkindale Lance Cumson Lorenzo Lamas Cole Gioberti Billy Moses Emma Channing Margaret Ladd Melissa Cumson Ana Alicia Chao-Li Chao-Li Chi Terry Hartford • Laura Johnson
6.30 ITN News 6.36 HTV News
Mary O'Hara and Friends MARY O'HARA Start of a new series featuring international singing star, Mary O'Hara who brings you appropriate musical entertainment for a Sunday evening. Mary .is joined by The Highcliffe Junior Choir from Dorset, directed by Mary Denniss, The City of London Sinfonia, leader Andrew Watkinson, soloist Duke Dobing and singers Arhlene Allan, Sue' Bickley, Steve Davies, Carol Duffy, Graham Godfrey, Philip Blake-Jones, Yvonne Lea and David Skewes, Music director is Matthew Freeman. DESIGNER MARK WARD EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ANGUS WRIGHT DIRECTOR DAVE HEATHER TVS Production
Winner Takes All JIMMY TARBUCK Geoffrey Wheeler Four new contestants pit their wits in this-general knowledge quiz under the watchful eye of host Jimmy Tarbuck, One of them could end up £1000 richer and could even go on to win more big money in next week's. show, Question master is Geoffrey Wheeler. Debbie Browning and Boo Treadweli are the resident hostesses, Questions set by Deborah Sutherland. Additional material by Wally Malston.
PRODUCTION TEAM TONY MILLS, ANDREW DRUMMOND DEPUTY EDITOR RICHARD WORTH DIRECTOR JOHN DAVIS PRODUCER RICHARD RUSSELL Independent Television Sport Production
Some interesting guests provide music and song to brighten your Sunday evening in 'Mary O'Hara and Friends' at 6.40.
CONTESTANT RESEARCH LIZZIE HARRIS DESIGNER GORDON LIVESEY PRODUCERS TERRY HENEBERY, . GRAHAM WETHERELL Yorisnire Television Production
STEPHANIE BEACHAM BRENDA BRUCE PAUL ROGERS RICHARD MORANT PAM FERRIS Connie discovers that.her probing into planning sub: committee minutes is upsetting somebody. Arnie and Dev change sides. Connie Stephanie Beacham Bea Brenda Bruce Hector Paul Rogers Jamieson . Richard Morant •Nesta Pam Ferris Arnie George Costigan Babs Claire Parker Dev Peter Straker Lisa Georgia Allen Jardner Anton Phillips Borridge Philip Locke DESIGNER MICHAEL EVE • DIRECTOR MICHAEL ROLFE PRODUCER NICHOLAS PALMER Centra! Production
10.00 Tales of the Unexpected SUSAN. STRASBERG MAX GAIL IN THE CARDS •BY JOHN COLLIER DRAMATISED BY ROSS THOMAS AND A A ROBERTS
Madame Myra is a cheap-rate fortune teller with an eye to the main chance. When the oafish Charlie comes knocking at her door, the cards foretell a golden future — and Myra stands to make her fortune. Oracle subtitles page 888 Myra Susan Strasberg Charlie Max Gail Grace Elaine Giftos Mr Merrifi'eld Kenneth Tigar DIRECTOR JOHN PEYSER PRODUCER NORMAN LLOYD Anglia Television Production
10.30 The Jimmy Young Television Programme JIMMY YOUNG Could corporal punishment be a more humane answer to Britain's rising crime rate than locking people up in crowded jails? Professor Graeme Newman, from America, argues the case for the short sharp electric shock, when Jimmy Young puts questions to an audience which
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