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Worth Noting on TV

By Arthur Unger / August 8, 1985



FRIDAY The Motown Revue (NBC, 9-10 p.m.): New five-part musical series which salutes Detroit's music of the '60s-'80s with guests including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and the Four Tops. Missing, unfortunately, are Diana Ross and the Supremes. Remember them? Before there was Diana Ross, solo. SATURDAY

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PGA Championship (ABC, 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, too): Live golf from Cherry Hills Country Club in Englewood, Colo. Two swinging afternoons.

Ivanhoe (CBS, 8-11 p.m.): Repeat of classic Anthony Andrews (Sebastian of ``Brideshead'') version of Sir Walter Scott novel first aired in 1982. It's also a chance to see the late, beloved James Mason doing one of his typically superb jobs as a Jewish merchant. SUNDAY

National Geographic Explorer (Cable/Nickelodeon, 5-8 p.m.): Three hours (in some areas) of travel, wildlife, etc., footage from the same people who give you the big show on PBS.

Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration (NBC, 7-9 p.m.): Drew Barrymore and John Forsythe host a salute to Disney's dream-theme park in a repeat performance. It's the easy way to escort the kids to Disneyland.

The Electric Horseman (ABC, 8-10:30 p.m.): Repeat of Fonda/Redford drama, directed by Pollack, about one of the last rodeo cowboys. A classic of a sort. But anything with Jane and Robert becomes an instant classic, doesn't it?

Her Life as a Man (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): Repeat of feminist drama about a woman journalist who masquerades as a man and finds out that life isn't easy either way.

Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cable/Arts & Ent., 9-10:30 p.m.): The works of, the composer of ``Cats'' and ``Evita,'' including guest star Pl'acido Domingo singing other songs from the Webber repertoire to prove that not everything sounds alike.

James Jones: Reveille to Taps (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Portrait of the author of ``From Here to Eternity,'' from boyhood to manhood, all of it macho. MONDAY

Alive From Off Center (PBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): If you're still willing to watch avant-garde, Spalding Gray presents avant-garde autobiographical monologues. TUESDAY

Two of a Kind (CBS, 8-10 p.m.): Repeat of moving story of a nursing- home patient and his retarded grandson developing rapport, sensitively acted by George Burns and Robby Benson.

West 57th (CBS, 10-11 p.m.): Premi`ere of new ``Yuppie'' newsmagazine show which promises information with a disco beat. ``60 Minutes'' isn't worried. WEDNESDAY

I Had Three Wives (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): Premi`ere of new summer series about a private eye who calls on all his ex-wives to help solve problems. Police problems, that is.

Ballad of the Irish Horse (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Repeat of National Geographic special on these horses and the two-legged creatures around them.