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: Open University

6.45 Neurochemistry
7.10 Computing: Simplex Method
7.35 Psychology: Happy Landing
8.0 Desert Ecology
8.25 Chemistry: Caffeine Project

: Play School

Wayne Jackman and Kate Copstick say
Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
She couldn't believe her eyes. Old Ted wasn't lost, after all. Story: Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted by MAIRI HEDDERWICK
Musical director MICHAEL OMER Director FAY WOOLF


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Kate Copstick
Unknown: Katie Morag
Director: Michael Omer
Director: Fay Woolf
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Knock Knock

Alan Rothwell , Mike Amatt and Deborah Appleby with stories and songs about friends and friendships. Producer MARTIN HUGHES
Executive producer DAVID BROWN (R) BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alan Rothwell
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Deborah Appleby
Producer: Martin Hughes
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

The series in which viewers are united in prayer and fellowship.
Ann Easter joins Mitchell Bunting in the home he shares with other members of the lona Community in Birmingham. The preacher is The Rev Roderick Hewitt. Director SIMON HAMMOND
Series producer DAVID CRAIG


Unknown: Roderick Hewitt.
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: David Craig

: Asian Magazine

Kapil Dev is the youngest man in the history of test cricket to achieve the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets. A brilliant all-rounder, he began as a slow bowler, but after the disappointment of not being selected for his school team, he made a determined effort to 'bowl fast and hit hard'. Under his captaincy the Indian team won the 1983 World Cup. He talks to Peter Walker about his life, his lifestyle and his love of cricket. Producer BISH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Peter Walker

: Switch On to English

Presented by Sneh Gupta
The family quiz show which helps speakers of English as a second language to improve their understanding and use of English.
With guests Carolyn Choa
Kulvinder Ghir. Burt Kwouk Alfredo Michelson
For free leaflet, How to Use Switch On to English, send sae (12' x 9') to [address removed]


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Unknown: Carolyn Choa
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir.
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: Alfredo Michelson
Unknown: Carole Montague
Director: John M A. Lane
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar

: Women in Science and Engineering Choice

Baroness Platt introduces two films which encourage girls to consider careers in engineering and computer science.
1: Women in Engineering A film from the Learning Resources branch of the ILEA.
Young women who have chosen engineering talk about their jobs, how their family and friends reacted to their choice of career, their plans for the future, and what it is like to work in an area dominated by men. 2: The Gender Gap
Girls are often excluded from computers at home and in school. They're even told that they shouldn't be interested in technology.
Celia Hoyles , Professor of Mathematics at the London Institute of Education, explores the myths and prejudices about computing and girls. Producers


Introduces: Baroness Platt
Unknown: Celia Hoyles
Unknown: Roy Marshall
Unknown: Robert Albury

: With a Little Help from the Chip

Six programmes 4: Getting About
A talking bus stop; wheelchairs that climb kerbs, that raise and lower, or that can be operated by two switches - the versatile chip is the key to all these. It can improve muscle-control, and help you learn to drive. Producer ANNA JACKSON
For booklet send sae (28p) to [address removed]


Producer: Anna Jackson
Director: Catherine Robins

: Sorry, Mate, I Didn't See You!

Seven programmes
6: Dave Taylor Goes to School If you're too young to ride on the road legally, how do you find out what motorcycling is really like? Dave Taylor does 'wheelies' in school playgrounds all over the country, but follows it with a hard-hitting lecture about the good and bad in motorcycling. Directed by MIKE COCKER Producer LAN WOOLF (R)
Book, £1.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Dave Taylor
Unknown: Dave Taylor
Directed By: Mike Cocker

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon Dan Cherrington Leslie Cottington and Claire Powell Producers
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Kenyon

: This Week Next Week

with David Dimbleby
Starting with News Summary The weekly look at what matters in politics. 'My aim,' says David Dimbleby. 'is to get at the truth behind the contentious issues of the moment, through reasoned discussion with those at the heart of events.' Producers


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Dimbleby.
Unknown: Philip Campbell
Director: Victor Melleny
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by Peter Batt and Tony Bilbow.
'Well, love is in the air, innit? It is in our house, anyway'.
EastEnders line: Bristol [number removed], Liverpool [number removed], London [number removed], Manchester [number removed], Middlesbrough [number removed], Newcastle upon Tyne, [number removed], Preston [number removed],
Southampton [number removed]
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Peter Batt
Writer: Tony Bilbow
Producer: Julia Smith

: Bonanza

On a visit to Nevada State Prison, which is rife with official corruption, Ben is held hostage by inmates desperate for changes to their appalling conditions ...
Written by ROBERT I'IROSH Directed by LEWIS ALLEN


Directed By: Lewis Allen
Ben: Lome Greene
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Jamie: Mitch Vogel
Candy: David Canary
Heiser: Aldo Ray

: Gregory Peck in Days of Glory

continuing a season of films starring one of the great names of Hollywood. Today with Tamara Toumanova
Alan Reed
Gregory Peck made his film debut in this fateful
World War II story in which Nina, a Russian dancer stranded behind Nazi lines, is rescued by a band of Russian freedom fighters. A deep affection grows between Nina and the guerrilla leader ...
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Tamara Toumanova
Unknown: Alan Reed
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Casey Robinson
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
Produced By: Casey Robinson
Vladimir: Gregory Peck
Nina: Tamara Toumanova
Sasha: Alan Reed
Yelena: Maria Palmer
Semyon: Lowell Gilmore
Fedor: Hugo Haas
Olga: Dena Penn
Mitya: Glen Vernon
Dmitri: Igor Dolgoruki

: Eurovision Song Contest

In the second of two programmes, viewers have a chance to see the rest of the entries for this year's event to be held in Bergen on 3 May - songs representing Ireland.
Belgium. Germany, Cyprus, Austria, Sweden, Denmark,
Finland, Portugal and the UK entry 'Runner in the night', performed by Ryder. Introduced by David Hamilton
Television presentation YVONNE LITTLEWOOI )


Introduced By: David Hamilton
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewooi

: Antiques Roadshow

This week from Watford, where Hugh Scully and experts examine more objects brought in by the public. Among the items are a miniature billiard table, a valuable bureau and a family picture worth £15,000. Director ROY CHAPMAN
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Robin Drake.

: Richard Baker

appeals on behalf of the Winchester Cathedral Trust and looks at the continuing restoration work on Winchester Cathedral with Corinne Bennett. the consultant architect.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque (made payable to Winchester Cathedral Trust), to Richard Baker ,
[address removed]


Unknown: Corinne Bennett.
Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird
The new series starts on a note of celebration. This is Thora's tenth year of presenting viewers' favourite Songs of Praise. Tonight she asks viewers to join her in celebrating the Queen's 60th birthday, 80 years of the Diocese of Southwark, 150 years of the Great Western Railway, and countless other birthdays and anniversaries, all with popular hymns from the year's Songs of Praise.
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Praise, my soul): Lift high the cross (Crucifier); I will sing, I will sing: To God be the glory: Jubilate (Psalm 100); 0 for a thousand tongues (Lyngham): Seek ye first the kingdom of God: Mine eyes have seen (Battle Hymn): Our God reigns Director VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer ELIZABETH GORT


Unknown: Thora Hird
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: Hancock's Half Hour: The Lawyer: The Crown v James S

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James
with John Le Mesurier, Bill Fraser, Raymond Rollett, Arthur Mullard, John Vere, John Vyvyan
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: George Djarkovic
Producer: Duncan Wood
Tony Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sidney James
Judge: John Le Mesurier
Police Sergeant: Bill Fraser
Barrister: Raymond Rollett
PC Trubshawe: Arthur Mullard
Prosecuting counsel: John Vere
Barrister's clerk: John Vyvyan

: Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye

by AGATHA CHRISTIE dramatised in two parts by T. R. BOWEN , starring
1: The Home Counties golf and commuter belt.... late 1940s. When Rex Fortescue dies suddenly in his City office, Inspector Neele is called in to investigate. His only clue is a handful of rye in the dead man's pocket.
When the poison which killed Rex is identified as deriving from yew, it is on the household and staff at Yew Tree Lodge that suspicion falls.
Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAIKEY


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: T. R. Bowen
Unknown: Inspector Neele
Composed By: Ken Howard
Composed By: Alan Blaikey
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Guy Slater
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Miss Henderson: Fabia Drake
Rex Fortescue: Timothy West
Lance Fortescue: Peter Davison
Det Insp Neele: Tom Wilkinson
Percival Fortescue: Clive Merrison
AdeleFortescue: Stacy Doming
Mary Dove: Selina Cadell
Miss Grosvenor: Susan Gilmore
Miss Griffith: Nancie Herrod
Dr French: Louis Mahoney
Det Sgt Hay: Jon Glover
Ellen: Beau Daniells
Mrs Crump: Merelina Kendall
Mr Crump: Frank Mills
Gladys Martin: Annette Badland
Daisy: Suzie Cerys
Mrs Brogan: Rhoda Lewis
Jennifer Fortescue: Rachel Bell
Vivian Dubois: Martyn Stanbridge
Patricia Fortescue: Frances Low
Boy soprano: Aled Jones

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
The London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel is host to four contenders from London and the south east. Robin Gordon-Walker
(government information officer)
Labour Government 1964-70
Phillip Clayton (civil servant) Norse mythology
Jennifer Keaveney
(careers information officer) Life and works of Elizabeth Gaskell
Douglas Pickett
(examinations officer)
Life and works of Richard Strauss
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Robin Gordon-Walker
Unknown: Phillip Clayton
Unknown: Jennifer Keaveney
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Douglas Pickett
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: That's Life

Presented by Esther Rantzen
Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send in every week. With Mollie Sugden and reporters
Gavin Campbell Adrian Mills
Grant Baynham , Doe Cox Director BOB MARSLAND


Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Grant Baynham
Unknown: Doe Cox
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: Birdwatch Live from Florida

Tea-time in America's
'Sunshine State'. Tony Soper sends the first of three live reports on the fabulous waterbirds of Florida.
1: Pelicans at Port Orange 'Clowns' of the waterfront and masters of the plunge dive, brown pelicans are one of North America's favourite birds.
At Port Orange, 50 miles north of the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, a tiny shingle-bank has been entirely taken over by a vast breeding colony of brown pelicans, plus cormorants, egrets and herons. It is the height of the breeding season. Technical co-ordinator GEOFF STAFFORD
Production assistants
SARA FORD. JENNY BUDD Assistant producers
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Geoff Stafford
Unknown: Robin Prytherch.
Unknown: Paul Appleby
Unknown: Dan Freeman
Producer: John Dobson

: The Rock Gospel Show

Introduced by Sheila Walsh and Alvin Stardust
Guests include Stephanie Lawrence and, from
America, De Garmo and Key Technical co-ordinator JIM COOK Lighting ERIC WALLIS
Series producer JIM MURRAY


Introduced By: Sheila Walsh
Introduced By: Alvin Stardust
Unknown: Stephanie Lawrence
Unknown: De Garmo

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Geoffrey Smith travels to Mexico in search of the ancestors of this brilliantly-coloured garden flower.
Assistant producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer BRIAN DAVIES


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Davies

: The Sky at Night

The Story of Satum
When the planet Saturn was first examined telescopically in 1610, it was believed by Galileo to be a triple world. Patrick Moore shows what can be seen this month, while Saturn is best placed, with a small telescope.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Grand Prix

The 1986 Formula One World Championship
The San Marino Grand Prix
NIGEL MANSELL (Williams) and AYRTON SENNA (Lotus) again made the news last time out, with motor racing's most spectacular finish at the new Jerez circuit.
Senna now leads the World
Drivers' Championship for the first time in his short career, and will be determined to increase his advantage at the demanding Imola track. Commentators
MURRAY WALKER , JAMES HUNT Television presentation RA1, Italy Producer ROGER MOODY


Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Murray Walker

: Weather

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