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: Open University

6.45 Biology: Drinking Motivation
7.10 Topology: Covering Surfaces
7.35 Engineering Structures
8.0 Ecology: Seals
8.25 The Nature of Chemistry

: Play School

Sheelagh Gilbey and Stuart Bradley say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
Pull a funny face,
Move your eyes and nose and mouth all over the place
Story: The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by RONDA AND


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: David Armttage
Unknown: Musician Peter Pontzen
Director: Roy Milani
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Knock Knock

Shireen Shah , Mike Amatt and Christopher LiUicrap with stories and songs about making the right choices. Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Christopher Liuicrap
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: This is the Day

Loved and Loving
The series which unites viewers throughout the country in fellowship and prayer. Ann Easter joins
The Rev Ian Cunningham , team leader of a Summer
Mission for young people in Ayr. And American evangelist Shawn Mitchell examines the theme of 'Loved and Loving'.
Series producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Scotland


Unknown: Rev Ian Cunningham
Unknown: Shawn Mitchell
Director: Judy Fisher
Producer: David Craig

: Asian Magazine

Artist Sobha Singh , aged 85, popularly known as 'Painter of the People', was born in India. He was invited by the Sikh community of Newcastle Upon Tyne to paint a large canvas depicting the Tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh , sitting on the throne. Self-educated and well-informed about happenings in the art world, his faith in himself is firm. His art varies from portraiture, landscapes and still life to 3D.
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri award.
He believes that the secret of living is not rest but work and he paints for love, not for money.
Producer BISH MEHAY Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Artist: Sobha Singh
Unknown: Gobind Singh
Unknown: Padma Shri

: The Great Palace: The Story of Parliament

The third of eight programmes
Narrated by Anthony Quayle Victorian Masterpiece
After fire destroyed the old
Palace of Westminster in 1834 the Victorian architect Charles Barry and his decorator Augustus Welby
Pugin created one of the most extraordinary buildings in the world.
More than a century later their palace of stone is in need of constant attention to meet the pressures of a modern legislature.
Written by CHIRSTOPHER JONES Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer ALAN SCALES


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Charles Barry
Unknown: Augustus Welby
Written By: Chirstopher Jones
Producer: John Gau
Producer: Alan Scales

: Cameo

The first of six programmes Majorca is a mecca for package holiday sun-worshippers. But how many tourists see the rainbow- coloured bee-eaters, the elegant black-winged stilts, or the ospreys and falcons which swoop the island's skies?
Narrator Douglas Leach Produced by KEITH HOPKINS BBCBristol


Narrator: Douglas Leach
Produced By: Keith Hopkins

: Seabrook's Year

Winter's End
The first of five films which tell the story of a critical year in the life of Richard Seabrook , shepherd, freelance farm-worker and a man of the old-fashioned virtues.
Narrator Barry Paine Photography ARTHUR SMITH Written and produced by DON HAWORTH
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Richard Seabrook
Narrator: Barry Paine
Narrator: Photography Arthur Smith
Produced By: Don Haworth

: Cartoon


: See Hear!

A magazine programme for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. This programme, the first of a new fortnightly series, has a report from the British Deaf Association's Congress in Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Introduced by Maggie Woolley
Clive Mason and John Lee Producer CHARLES PASCOE


Introduced By: Maggie Woolley
Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: John Lee
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: 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

: Weather News

for farmers BILL GILES


Unknown: Bill Giles

: News Headlines

: Bonanza

The Silent Killers
The Ponderosa is quarantined when influenza strikes, but the only person who can help finds her attempts thwarted by professional resentment...


Ben: Lorne Greene
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Hoss: Dan Blocker
Jamie: Mitch Vogel
Evangeline Woodtree: Meg Foster
Dr Martin: Harry Holcombe

: Bugs Bunny

Rabbit's Feat

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons and Rob Gittins.
'Walford's definitely going downhill - it'll be strip clubs and massage parlours next'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Writer: Rob Gittins
Producer: Julia Smith

: James Mason in Tiara Tahiti

continuing a season of films starring one of Britain's most urbane and versatile screen actors. Today with John Mills
Claude Dauphin
Herbert Lorn
Clifford Southey , a pompous, self-made man, arrives in Tahiti to establish a luxury tourist hotel. There, to his horror, he discovers his old army and class enemy Brett Aimsley living an idyllic existence with a beautiful Tahitian girl. Ancient rivalries are rekindled when Southey confesses that he was responsible for Aimsley's ignominious dismissal from the British Army....
Produced by IVAN FOXWELL
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Claude Dauphin
Unknown: Herbert Lorn
Unknown: Clifford Southey
Unknown: Brett Aimsley
Unknown: Geoffrey Cotterell
Unknown: Ivan Foxwell
Produced By: Ivan Foxwell
Directed By: William T. Kotcheff
Capt Brett Aimsley: James Mason
Lt-Col Clifford Southey: John Mills
Henri Farengue: Claude Dauphin
Chong Sing: Herbert Lom
Belle Annie: Rosenda Monteros
Desmoulins: Jacques Marin
Adele Franklin: Libby Morris
Millie Brooks: Madge Ryan
Joey: Gary Cockrell
Lt David Harper: Peter Barkworth
Capt Tom Enderby: Roy Kinnear

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris introduces cartoon characters on both sides of the law: a glamorous female cop, Sergeant
McPoodle of the Mounties and a racketeer rabbit. Producer DAVID PLATT


Producer: David Platt

: Great Railway Journeys of the World

The first of seven programmes Deccan with Brian Thompson
Nothing in the imagination can quite prepare the first-time visitor for the pure shock of India. But armed with a E30 rail pass, Brian Thompson boards the '85 Down Madras Mail' with a few inward butterflies - but all South India to aim at.
Series producer ROGER LAUGHTON Director GERRY TROYNA BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Producer: Roger Laughton
Director: Gerry Troyna

: Wild Britain

The video eye on wildlife now with Michael Jordan Nick Davies and Peaches Golding
A swift returns to her nest with food for her chicks. A fallow deer suckles her newborn fawn. A barn owl feeds her young in the privacy of a deserted country shed.
They are deserted except for you, the audience, because in an ambitious countryside link-up, hidden remote-controlled cameras are watching these animals and beaming back pictures, as they happen, to the studio in Bristol. Wild Britain also looks at both the serious issues and the lighter side of wildlife that's in the news at the moment.


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Nick Davies

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Home on Sunday

Cliff Michelmore visits Paul Eddington at his
London home by the river. Paul is well-known as an actor and as Britain's other
Prime Minister. But he is also a Quaker with strong moral principles which led him to register as a conscientious objector and resign from the Bristol Old Vic. Tonight he talks about his life as an actor and his commitment to the Society of Friends: 'I'm not by nature a rootless person. I want to know exactly what I am, who I am, what I believe.' His choice of music is sung at his old school meeting house in Sibford Gower in Oxfordshire. It includes 'Adam lay y bounden',
'I know that my Redeemer liveth' and 'Praise to the holiest in the height', and is performed by the CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD, and players from the LONDON BAROQUE. Conductor DR EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM Assistant producer
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Conductor: Dr Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Lelia Guinery
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: A Deadly Puzzle

Karen Valentine Ben Masters
When her husband is reported killed in a plane crash off the coast of France,
Linda Dobbins finds herself unable to believe the official explanation. She takes over his sales job in Europe hoping that she may uncover more information about his death. What she discovers, to her growing terror, is that her husband was not the man she believed him to be and that his dangerous world is threatening to engulf her.
Produced and directed by WALTER GRAUMAN
(First showing on British television. Postponed frorm 15 June) 0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Karen Valentine
Unknown: Linda Dobbins
Play By: Carole Cherry
Unknown: Stanley Z. Cherry
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Linda Dobbins: Karen Valentine
Larry Dobbins: Ben Masters
Claude de Rochemont: Brian Murray
Cliff: Wayne Tippitt
Arnie: Joe Silver
Jim Desmond: Mark Walker
Anne: Bronwen Mantel
Iris: Renee Girard
Grover: Vlastra Vrana
Parker: John Lefebvre
McNabb: Harry Full
Davidson: Philip Spensley
Robaine: Victor Desy
Colonel Shapiro: Neil Shee
MacEnemy: Carl Mar07re
Inge: Lyn Jackson
Dr Pascal: Pierre Zimmer

: News

Jan Leeming presents the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: That's Life

The last in the present series Presented by Esther Rantzen Consumer advice, investigations, misprints and real-life humour. With Mollie Sugden and reporters
Gavin Campbell , Adrian Mills Grant Baynham , Doc Cox Director BOB MARSLAND


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

: Wimbledon 86

Match of the Day
DESMOND LYNAM introduces highlights of the afternoon's
Finals while GERALD WILLIAMS reflects on the talking points of the past fortnight. Producers


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Charles Balchin.

: Choices

What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?
With Rabbi Julia Neuberger Work is one area where choice has been drastically reduced in the last few years. But while the world of work has changed, our attitude towards it has remained the same and we live in a society where people are defined by what they do for money - not what they are.
With Lord Murray, retired trades union leader,
Victor Kiam , the American entrepreneur,
Clive Thornton , former Chairman of Mirror
Newspapers and Chief Executive of the Abbey National, and Julia Cleverdon of the Industrial Society. Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Leader: Victor Kiam
Unknown: Clive Thornton
Unknown: Julia Cleverdon
Producer: James Murray

: Favourite Walks

A Dales Walk with Thomas Lawlor
The first of six British walks. Singer and amateur geologist Thomas Lawlor escapes the opera stage to recharge his lungs in the air of the Yorkshire Dales. At
Melhamdale he discovers a limestone landscape formed by the erosive power of water. Photography MAX SAMETT


Unknown: Thomas Lawlor
Unknown: Thomas Lawlor
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: Weather

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