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: Open University

6.45 Living with Past Technology
7.10 Computing at British Airways
7.35 The Tennessee Evolution Trial
8.0 The North Sea
8.25 Chemistry: History of Norethindrone

: Play School

Fraser Wilson , Kate Copstick and Don Spencer say
Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
Story: Clams Can't Sing by JAMES STEVENSON


Unknown: Fraser Wilson
Unknown: Kate Copstick
Unknown: Don Spencer
Unknown: James Stevenson
Unknown: Musicians Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Phil Todd
Director: Martin Fisher
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Knock Knock

Positive Thinking
Sara Sugarman.
Adrian Dunbar and Bryan Murray with stories and songs about positive thinking.
Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Sara Sugarman.
Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Bryan Murray
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: This is the Day

Ann Easter joins Keith and Mary Hawkesley for a simple service of prayer and meditation at their home in Rugby. Nick Tyndall speaks about Relationships Within the Kingdom.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Series producer DAVID CRAIG


Unknown: Mary Hawkesley
Unknown: Nick Tyndall
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Producer: David Craig

: Asian Magazine

Sab Ras
Parveen Mirza presents musical favourites from
Vani Jairam , Jagjit Singh Allah Bachayo Khan
Shahnaz Rahmatullah
Mehnaz and Nahid Niazi An asian UNIT presentation BBCPebbleMill


Unknown: Vani Jairam
Unknown: Jagjit Singh
Unknown: Allah Bachayo Khan
Unknown: Shahnaz Rahmatullah

: Aristocrats

with Robert Lacey
First of five films on the noble families of Europe.
England: The Duke of Westminster
Shooting, fishing, fast cars, helicopters - the way of life of Gerald Grosvenor , 6th Duke of Westminster, at 34 one of the richest men in England.
Robert Lacey meets the young duke and his wife Natalia - godmother to
Prince William of Wales. He visits their two stately homes and asks how this privileged young couple see their role as aristocrats today.
A glossy look at a glossy lifestyle
Series producer JOHN BIRD Producer RUTH JACKSON


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Unknown: Gerald Grosvenor
Producer: Ruth Jackson

: Cameo

Spring comes to a Berkshire trout stream with a flashing kingfisher, a flush of wild flowers and a myriad of dancing insects.
Narrator Douglas Leach Photography JACK BELLAMY Producer KEITH HOPKINS BBC Bristol (R)


Narrator: Douglas Leach
Narrator: Photography Jack Bellamy

: Three in the Wild

The second of six films depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures Shak the Red Fox (2) by JOSEPHINE POOLE and JOHN KING
Shak, the eldest and strongest of a family of foxes bom on the Somerset Levels, is the only survivor after the vixen brings a poisoned chicken to the earth. Alone and untrained, he ventures into a world full of dangers and surprises.
Photography SIMON KING Produced by JOHN KING BBC South West (R)


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: John King
Produced By: John King

: Bugs Bunny

Hair-raising Hare

: Sign Extra

A chance to see recent BBC programmes, with sign language and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Today: Sparks - The Dedicated Few
Young people making things happen. The swimmer, the flyer and the Buddhist monk. Sign language interpretation by JOHN LEE
Assistant producer ALEX LAIRD
Producer TONY MATTHEWS (R) (E)


Unknown: John Lee
Producer: Alex Laird
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon Dan Cherrington Leslie Cottington and Claire Powell Producers
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Prices and the week's weather on Ceefax page 192


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

: News Headlines

: Bonanza

The Iron Butterfly
Hoss displays an unusual interest in the arrival of opera star Lola Fairmont , but when arias turn into horror the big man finds himself implicated in a murder. Wntten by HAROLD SWANTON Directed by LEO PENN (R)


Unknown: Lola Fairmont
Directed By: Leo Penn
Ben: Starring Lome Greene
Hoss: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Jamie: Mitch Vogel
Lola: With Mariette Hartley

: Cartoon

The Peachy Cobbler An MGM cartoon

: EastEnders

by Rosemary Mason and Bev Doyle.
'I've got to say sorry to Andy...'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Rosemary Mason
Writer: Bev Doyle
Producer: Julia Smith

: Deborah Kerr in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

with Anton Walbrook Roger Livesey
The military career of Clive Candy , vc, personification of the traditional British gentleman-soldier. From the Boer War through the First
World War to the brink of the second, Candy pursues the elusive virtues of honour, magnanimity and fairness in love and war. Deborah Kerr displays her versatility in the three different roles she is required to play in this great British epic.
Written, produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER
41 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Clive Candy
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Directed By: Michael Powell
Edith Hunter/Barbara Wynne/Johnny Cannon: Deborah Kerr
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff: Anton Walbrook
Clive Candy: Roger Livesey
Spud Wilson: James McKechnie
Stuffy Graves: Neville Mapp
Colonel Betteridge: Roland Culver
Hoppy: David Hutcheson
Period Blimp: Spencer Trevor
Kaunitz: David Ward
von Schonborn: Valentine Dyall
von Reumann: Carl Jaffe
Murdoch: John Laurie

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Dietetic Pink Sneaker Snack
Sprinkle Me Pink


Unknown: Henry Mancini

: Wild Britain

The video eye on nature with Michael Jordan Nick Davies and Peaches Golding
Last in the present series - will the two barn owl chicks still be in the barn?
The remote video camera has been spying on them round the clock. Both look like their parents but can they fly like adults too?
There are sand lizards hatching live in the studio, and Mike visits the most remote British island. Assistant producers


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Paul Appleby.

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather News


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

from Sidmouth
Cliff Michelmore returns to the scene of his childhood holidays in this south Devon resort. He meets TONY RALLS, who uses his past experiences as a heroin addict to help prisoners and young people through their problems. Cliff also assesses the form of MARY THOMSON , one of Britain's up-and-coming young horsewomen, as she prepares to fulfil her ambition of representing her country in the 1988 Olympics. Visitors and local people sing their songs of praise in the Connaught Gardens on the sea shore.
Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol); Ye holy angels bright (Darwall's 148th); I'll praise my maker while I've breath (Monmouth); Lord Jesus Christ
(Living Lord); God of grace and God of glory (Regent Square); Tell out, my soul (Woodlands); And can it be?
(Sagina); Thou, whose almighty word (Moscow)


Unknown: Mary Thomson
Unknown: Kerena Marchant

: Howards' Way

Another showing of the final episode of the last series written by RAYMOND THOMPSON starring
'There's just one problem - if we can't complete sea-trials by next weekend we've lost the franchise and we're just not ready.'
Title music
SIMON MAY and LESLIE OSBORNE Producer GERARD GLAISTER Director SARAH RELLINGS (R) (A new series starts next week)
* FEATURE: page 10 and INFO: page 75


Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Written By: Raymond Thompson
Unknown: Leslie Osborne
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Sarah Rellings
Tom Howard: Maurice Colbourne
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Kate Harvey: Dulcie Gray
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Lynne: Tracey Childs
Leo: Edward Highmore
Gerald: Ivor Danvers
Polly: Patricia Shakesby
Abby: Cindy Shelley
Richard Shellet: Oscar Quitak
Claude Dupont: Malcolm Jamieson
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Davy: Kulvtnder Ghir
Sir John Stevens: Willoughby Gray
David Lloyd: Bruce Bould
James Sinclair: John Rolfe
First engineer: Iain Rattray
Barrister: Timothy Morand
Doctor: Sarah James
Samantha: Maria Eldridge
Vanessa: Dione Inman
Honey: Vicki Richards

: That's Life

A special holiday edition presented by Esther Rantzen featuring some of the last series' best-loved and most requested moments.
Reporters Gavin Campbell Grant Baynham Adrian Mills with Mollie Sugden and Doc Cox


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

: News

Moira Stuart ; Weather News


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Born in the Gardens

by PETER NICHOLS with The eccentric Maud lives in a run-down Tudor mansion with her equally eccentric son Morris. When her husband dies, the rest of her family try to move her somewhere more suitable - with unexpected results.... Sound RICHARD CHUBB Lighting HOWARD KING Designer DON HOMFRAY Producer SHAUN sutton
9 FEATURE: page 17


Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Howard King
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Robert Chetwyn
Maud: Constance Chapman
Morris: Barry Foster
Queenie: Sheila Gish
Hedley: John Stride

: Choices

The last in the series with Rabbi Julia Neuberger Facing Death
Over the last few years much of the death taboo has broken down, but it is still seen as a full stop, not a right of passage, by many. Should we incorporate death into our way of life? Are there any choices which we can make about death? How do we cope with the unexpected death of the young or the more predictable death of the old? Is death the final failure or our last chance of success? Does faith help?
Julia Neuberger discusses these issues with The Rt Rev Tony Bridge, DeanofGuildford
Dr Vicky Clement-Jones , cancer victim who founded the British Association of Cancer United Patients Dr Tom West ,
Medical Director of St Christopher's Hospice and Professor Ted Honderich , atheist and philosopher Director SIMON HAMMOND
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Dr Vicky Clement-Jones
Unknown: Dr Tom West
Unknown: Professor Ted Honderich
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: James Murray

: The Black and White Media Show

Be your own TV critic. Are the BBC and ITV doing a good job in the images they present of black people? This programme offers a chance to assess extracts from comedy and drama programmes, and to test some of your own attitudes. Comedian Lenny Henry and BBC TV's Director of Programmes Michael Grade help introduce this thought-provoking first programme, shown last year, and followed up by a new show on Wednesday at 9.30 pm
(R) (E)
Questions of 'racism awareness' are covered in detail in the new expanded edition of 'Multi-Cultural Education,' available from bookshops, or direct from [address removed], price £3.75 plus 70p postage and packing.
Info: page 75


Narrator: Lenny Henry
Presenter: Michael Grade
Film editor: Paul Sinclair
Producer: John Twitchin

: Weather

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