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: Open University

6.45 Discovering Chemistry
7.10 Ring of Steel
7.35 Toys for the Children
8.0 Oceanography: The Tay Estuary
8.25 Chemistry: Colour Photography

: Play School

Brian Jameson , Jane Hardy and Liz Watts say Hallo Again Story: Alistair's Elephant by MARILYN SADLER


Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Liz Watts
Unknown: Marilyn Sadler
Illustrated By: Roger Bollen
Musician: Richard Brown
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Knock Knock

Christopher Lillicrap and Tracie Bennett with stories and songs of ideas and ideals. Producer MARTIN HUGHES
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Tracie Bennett
Producer: Martin Hughes
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

Today Tony Phelan joins Kevin Yell in his flat in Brixton, and on this second Sunday after Pentecost, Deaconess Jackie Petrie examines the meaning of the 'call to be God's people'. Director JUDY FISHER
Series producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: Kevin Yell
Unknown: Deaconess Jackie Petrie
Director: Judy Fisher
Producer: David Craig

: Asian Magazine

with Azmat Bajwa
Brent Council in London pioneered the first Asian Meals-on-Wheels scheme nine years ago. Now they are providing more than 100 meals a day to the Asian elderly in the Borough.
Ghazala Amin meets Pratima Solanki , the organiser.
Music is provided by Chandrakant and Pushpa Hans who sing a Punjabi duet.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ghazala Amin
Unknown: Pratima Solanki
Unknown: Pushpa Hans

: Switch On to English

Presented by Sneh Gupta
The family quiz show which helps speakers of English as a second language. With guests Fevzi Arikan , Mary Ng
Umi Prasad, Aftab Sachak Research CAROLE MONTAGUE Director JOHN M A. LANE


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Unknown: Fevzi Arikan
Unknown: Aftab Sachak
Unknown: Carole Montague
Director: John M A. Lane
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar

: France actuelle

The last of five films Let the People Talk
The French are invited to talk about themselves, their country, their attitudes. Film editor LUIS ESPAÑA Producer FRANK ASH (R)

: Micro File

Seven programmes containing the best of the recent series of Micro Live. 4: The Game Show
Zap! Pow! Wowee!
Fred Harris introduces a selection of arcade and adventure games. Air Traffic Control Phantom Pilots
Game Killer
The Writing of Spellbreaker The Pawn
Series editor DAVID ALLEN
Programme notes from: [address removed]. Enclose sae and a cheque or postal order for 50p payable to BSS.


Introduces: Fred Harris
Editor: David Allen

: The Learning Machine

Tim O'Shea on computers in education.
Why is So Much Educational Software So Lousy?
Why it is so difficult for parents and teachers to find educational software that does something useful, or at the very least does what it's supposed to do?
Studio director ROBERT ALBURY Producer IAN WOOLF (R)


Unknown: Tim O'Shea
Director: Robert Albury
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Family History

Presented by Gordon Honeycombe
The Honeycombes are a Cornish family and have been since the early Middle Ages, but there are no
Honeycombes in Cornwall today. Why did they leave, where did they go and can they be traced?
Producer BRYN BROOKS (R)


Presented By: Gordon Honeycombe

: 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 Donald MacCormick
Starting with News Summary The weekly look at what matters in politics.
In live discussion with those at the heart of events, Donald MacCormick seeks the truth behind the significant issues of the day, and looks ahead to those of tomorrow. Producers


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Philip Campbell.
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood and Al Hunter.
'...This is Lofty, he's going to be your new daddy'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Writer: Al Hunter
Producer: Julia Smith

: The Pink Panther Show: Super Pink; Cop on the Rocks; Twinkle Little Pink

Today: Super Pink; Cop on the Rocks; Twinkle Little Pink (R)


Pink Panther theme: Henry Mancini

: James Mason in The Wicked Lady

The first in a season of films starring one of Britain's most urbane and versatile screen actors. Today with Margaret Lockwood Patricia Roc
Griffith Jones
'All my life I've cheated to get what I wanted,' declares Lady Skelton, who, bored with her marriage to a country squire, turns to highway robbery for excitement. Her adventures lead to encounters with the notorious Captain Jackson, and a love-affair which ends in murder. This classic period adventure shocked press and public alike, and the film became one of the greatest British box-office successes.
Produced by R. J MINNEY Written and directed by LESLIE ARUSS
From the novel The Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton by MAGDALEN KING-HALL
0 FILMS: page 39 and FEATURE: page 109


Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Patricia Roc
Unknown: Griffith Jones
Produced By: R. J Minney
Directed By: Leslie Aruss
Lady Skelton: Margaret Lockwood
Captain Jackson: James Mason
Caroline: Patricia Roc
Sir Ralph Skelton: Griffith Jones
Henrietta Kingsclere: Enid Stamp-Taylor
Kit Locksby: Michael Rennie
Hogarth: Felix Aylmer
Martin Worth: David Horne
Cousin Agatha: Martita Hunt
Lord Kingsclere: Francis Lister
Aunt Doll: Amy Dalby
Aunt Moll: Beatrice Varley
Mistress Betsy: Helen Goss
Doxy: Jean Kent

: Destination D-Day

Presented by Sir Huw Wheldon
On a cold February night in 1944, two British frogmen crawled on to a Normandy beach from the freezing sea to take samples of sand for scientific analysis from under the noses of German sentries. It was one of the most audacious of all the incredible operations that went into the planning of the Allied invasion of Europe. Throughout Britain during the 12 months before June
1944, men had been searching for the weak points in the vast German defences - all to ensure that D-Day, when it came, would be successful. The late Sir Huw Wheldon , then a major in the 6th
Airborne Division, landed with his unit on 6 June to help defend the left flank of the invasion force against counter-attack. In this programme he tells the story of the Allied plans and preparations which helped ensure the success of Operation Overlord.
Outstanding (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Riveting (DAILY EXPRESS) Magnifique (THE GUARDIAN) Joyous triumph (MAIL ON SUNDAY) Written by HUW WHELDON and ROY DAVIES
Assistant producer HARRY THOMPSON Producer ROY DAVIES (R)


Presented By: Sir Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Sir Huw Wheldon
Written By: Huw Wheldon
Written By: Roy Davies
Producer: Harry Thompson
Producer: Roy Davies

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird

The popular hymn 'Through all the changing scenes of life' provides the theme for tonight's selection of viewers' favourite hymns. They range from 'Hills of the north, rejoice', sung in Dornoch in the far north of Scotland, to 'The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended' sung on the front at Bexhill-on-Sea.
Thora herself visits Holmfirth, the beautiful village in Yorkshire that's the setting for Last of the Summer Wine. There she talks to Joe Gladwin, better known as Nora Batty's hen-pecked husband, Wally.
Hills of the north, rejoice (Little Comard): Through all the changing scenes of life (Wiltshire): Jerusalem; You shall go out with joy (Isaiah 55): When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham): Lord of the dance; The Lord's my shepherd (Orlington); The day thou gavest, Lord. is ended (St Clement): Shalom alaychem Director VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer ELIZABETH GORT


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Nora Batty
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: All Creatures Great and Small

starring Simon Ward as James Herriot, Anthony Hopkins as Siegfried Farnon
James Herriot arrives it a tiny village in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales where he is to begin work as an assistant to the local vet, Siegfried Farnon.
This charming evocation of the first few years in the life of a newly-qualified country vet during the 30s, is based on Herriot's famous novels.
Based on the books "If Only They Could Talk" and "It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet" by James Herriot
FILMS: page 39


Screenplay: Hugh Whitemore
Based on books by: James Herriot
Producer: David Susskind
Producer: Duane Bogie
Director: Claude Whatham
James Herriot: Simon Ward
Siegfried Farnon: Anthony Hopkins
Helen Alderson: Lisa Harrow
Tristan Farnon: Brian Stirner
Cranford: Freddie Jones
Soames: T.P. McKenna
Miss Harbottle: Brenda Bruce
Mr Alderson: John Collin
Mrs Hall: Christine Buckley
Connie: Jane Collins
Farmer in cinema: Fred Feast
Joyce: Glynne Geldart
Dinsdale's uncle: Harold Goodwin
Mrs Seaton: Doreen Mantle
Head waiter: John Nettleton
Mrs Pumphrey: Daphne Oxenford
Dr Dean: Bert Palmer
Geoff Mallock: John Rees
Pamela: Jenny Runacre
Brenda: Jane Solo

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson The second place in this year's final is at stake, as a further four first-round winners compete in this semi-final, which takes place in the Nereid Room at the British Museum in London.
Gerard Godfrey (accountant) The life and reign of Henry VIII
Michael Macdonald-Cooper (freelance writer)
The poems of Rudyard Kipling
John Bowers
(chartered town planner)
The history of the Isle of Man Michael Formby
(chartered surveyor)
History and architecture of Lincoln Cathedral from 1072 Lighting DENNIS BUTCHER
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Michael MacDonald-Cooper
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: John Bowers
Unknown: Michael Formby
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

Jan Leeming presents the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
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 Doc Cox


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

: Heart of the Matter

with David Lomax
Week by week as the events in the news unfold, moral dilemmas, controversies and questions are raised which cannot easily be compressed into the black and white summary of a bulletin or headline.
But these questions of public and private morality affect us all and inflame passions and prejudices many of us would rather ignore or try to hide. Reporter David Lomax looks at one of these issues, talks to those who ought to know and tries to discover what is at 'the heart of the matter'. Film editor MICHAEL ALOOF
Series producer OLGA EDRIDGE


Unknown: David Lomax
Reporter: David Lomax
Producer: Olga Edridge

: World Cup Grandstand

France v Canada (Group C)
Live coverage of the whole match from Leon.
The first chance to assess the attacking flair of the French, who could become the first
European country to win the World Cup at a venue outside Europe. Tonight the European champions are going all out for goals against a Canadian team which former England goalkeeper Tony Waiters has guided to their first World Cup finals, but which remains, on paper anyway, the weakest nation in the Group.
Commentary team in the Campo Nuevo Stadium is BARRY DA VIES and BOBBY CHARLTON.
At half-time there are highlights of Brazil v Spain, plus the comments of the experts.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam


Unknown: Tony Waiters
Unknown: Bobby Charlton.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Weather

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