25 The Novel and Television
6.50 Geologist on the Moon
7.15 Computing: Friend or Foe
7.40 Graphs, Networks and Design
8.5 Genetic Engineering
A See-Saw programme
Music and narration DEREK GRIFFITHS
Stories from God's wide world.
LESLEY JUDD tells the story of Mary Jones and Her Bible.
CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP finds Squirt inspecting a new present.
WAYNE LARYEA tells a Muslim story about A Debt of Honour.
Director SID WADDELL
Producer DAVID BROWN
An invitation to join in an act of worship which links you with other viewers.
Prayers are offered in response to letters sent in by viewers, and for the world, as reflected in the Sunday newspapers.
This is the day which the Lord has made!
We shall rejoice and be glad in it During the service Ipswich viewers join the programme. The speaker is THE REV MARTIN SIMMONDS
Bible readings: Revelation 21, vv 1-4; John 21, w 9-14. Hymn for meditation: In the city where the Lamb is the light
Producer ELIZABETH GORT
Series producer ANGELA TILBY
Since winning the 1981 Booker-McConnell prize for Midnight's Children SALMAN RUSHDIE has become one of the most important names in English literary circles. In today's programme MICHAEL CHARLTON talks to him about his work and his latest novel Shame which has not only been tipped to take this year's Booker prize but the theme of which is already being considered controversial.
On a different note we present a film profile of RAJINDER SINGH SUTHAR , an accomplished accordion player living in Bristol.
TARA RAJKUMAR presents a traditional Indian dance.
Producer KRISHAN GOULD
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
In a live edition of Making the Most of the Micro, Ian McNaught-Davis is joined in the studio by an audience of micro users and a team of experts. There are demonstrations of hardware and software, including a live download of a program from the BBC's new Telesoftware service, and a look at how the micro can be used to subtitle home videos. Dave Ellis makes micros make music, John Coll demonstrates an electronic mail service, and three teams of programmers, working on different micros, write software against the clock. And a national software competition is launched by the Minister for Information Technology, Kenneth Baker. Whether you are expert or novice, you can take part in the programme by joining in the phone-in, and putting questions or comments to the experts. The number to ring is [number removed], and the lines are open from 10.30. You can also contact the programme by electronic mail, on [number removed].
Stockbeds and Steam
A portrait of ALAN bloom , horticultural maverick, founder of one of the biggest plant nurseries in the country, gardener extraordinary and steam engine fanatic.
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers MICHAEL FISH
The plants we grow in our gardens are some of the richest and most varied in the world. But very few of them are native to this country. So where do they come from? Who brought them? How have we changed them? Rhododendrons
Director ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer BRIAN DAVIES
starring John Mills Sylvia Sims
During the German offensive in Libya in 1942, Captain Anson, commander of a motor ambulance convoy, finds himself cut off from his unit with only an old ambulance to take him back to Alexandria. His companions are two young nurses and his sergeant, Tom Pugh. As the little party sets off on the long journey, they meet Van der Poel , a South African captain, who begs a lift.
Screenplay by T. J. MORRISON and CHRISTOPHER LANDON from the novel by CHRISTHOPHER LANDON Produced by w. A. WHITTAKER Directed by j. LER-THOMPSON
Films: page 20
Sister Diana Murdoch:
Captain Van der Poel:
Sister Denise Norton:
Introduced by Desmond Lynam
Racing from Longchamp
The Trusthouse Forte Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe
Never has Britain fielded a stronger team for Europe's richest prize-this year's first prize is a record £228,728. Berkshire-trained Time Charter and Sun Princess both have an outstanding chance of becoming the fifth consecutive winning filly. Diamond Shoal and Seymour Hicks are other leading British contenders.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and JULIAN WILSON
Motor Racing from Silverstone
The Marlboro Formula Three Championship
The 19th round of the championship that has produced thrilling racing between the Raits of Brazilian AYTON SENNA and Britain's MARTIN BRUNDLE.
Commentator MURRAY WALKER
Horse Racing FRENCH TV service Motor Racing JOHN philips
Assistant editor Grandstand JOHN ROWLINSON
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKIN ' Editor Grandstand MIKE MURPHY
Written by JONATHAN SMITH
Dramatised by ROBIN CHAPMAN starring
2: Eileen returns to London with Wilfred and enlists outside help in her fight to keep Wilfred alive.
Producer COLIN SHINDLER
Directed by DAVID GREEN
Nurse at hospital:
with Jan Leemlng ; Weatherman
from Runcorn, Merseyside
Although there's been a town there for hundreds of years, since 1976 13,000 new homes have been built and it is still growing. Geoffrey Wheeler discovers some of the joys and sorrows of living in a large new town. Just before the Programme was made, the church was broken into and the organ vandalised. Geoffrey meets Jimmy and Valerie Carmichael. Jimmy has been out of work for four years but now he runs a help agency called Phone-Aid, which gives practical help to anyone who needs it. Colin Jones is an architect who is leading a team of volunteers building a new church in their spare time. Representatives of many local churches gathered in All Saints Parish Church, Runcorn, to sing the hymns:
Firmly I believe and truly (Halton Holgate ); Lord of our life (Cloisters); One more step (Sydney Carter): 0 purest of creatures; Rock of ages (Petra): 0 thou who earnest (Hereford); "Tis marvellous; Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren)
Conductor Cecilia Matthews Organist Simon Dunbavand
Prayers The Rev Don Thomas
Producer Noel Vincent
Series producer Jim Murray
The Rev Don
Albert Finney Martin Sheen
Susannah York Colin Blakely
The vault of one of the world's largest and safest holding-banks is reputed to be completely ' burglar-proof However, there is one loophole ... an expert team of professional criminals, cramped in the putrid labyrinth of sewers beneath the streets of London, ingeniously prepare to exploit the loophole and pull off one of the most ambitious and daring heists.
Screenplay by JONATHAN HALES Produced by DAVID KORDA and JULIAN HOLLOW AV Directed by JOHN QUESTED Films: page 20
A celebration of 30 years of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
For your delectation and delight, your Chairman, Leonard Sachs, introduces
John Inman, Mary O'Hara, Neville King, Jacquie Toye, Ted Durante and Hilda,
The Turlupins, Doreen Hermitage
Guest artist Vince Hill
Members of the Players' Theatre, London:
Penny Rigden, Martyn Knight, Wendy Jones, Chris Connah, Amanda Newman, Peter Sutherland, Jilly Hurst, Graham Richards
By arrangement with Stanley Joseph and Michael Joseph
Ted Durante and
Producer and director:
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
with David Jessel
The great issues of the day touch us all-yet we usually have time for only brief flickers of information from our TV and newpapers. Heart of the Matter believes that we can learn more about the lives we lead - and the way we live them -by listening to people who have to confront and reconcile the dilemmas, the certainties, the compromises they, and all of us, must face. Each week DAVID JESSEL ventures into a matter of current concern; not to turn a spotlight on it, but to explore it from" the inside - straight from the heart of the people involved.
Assistant producer ANGELA KAYE Film editor MICHAEL ALOOF
Series producer COLIN CAMERON
Five programmes about being 50 in the 80s.
4: Loss and change
Coping with the loss of a job or a close relative can be a traumatic experience but it can sometimes be made the basis of change in people's lives.
Presenter Kay Carmichael
Film editor SHELAGH BRADY Director JOHN BROOKE
Producers IAN WOOLF , BRIGIT BARRY
as Sergeant Bilko Mardi Gras
Bilko decides to get even with a society girl who refuses to reign as queen of the Motor Pool Mardi Gras.
Sergeant Bilko Mardi