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: Play School

Janet Palmer and guests say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas on a make-believe theme. Musician RICHARD BROWN


Unknown: Janet Palmer
Musician: Richard Brown
Producer: Barbara Roddam
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Umbrella

with Bryan Murray Lynne Kieran and Susan Leong
Is there more to strength than muscle?
Tessa Sanderson thinks so - and how did four friends learn there is strength in numbers? Script editor NOEL VINCENT Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West


Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Lynne Kieran
Unknown: Susan Leong
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Editor: Noel Vincent
Director: Celia Thomson

: This Is the Day

A series in which viewers are united by television in a simple service of prayer and reflection.
Tony Phelan joins
Edward Ockenden at his home in Keresley, Coventry.
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: Edward Ockenden
Director: David Willcock
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Asian Magazine

A programme reflecting the events and issues, culture and personalities of Asian communities around the country.
An ASIAN UNIT presentation BBCPebbleMill

: Great Experiments

Four films about turning points in science presented by Professor Heinz Wolff
3: At the End of the Rainbow When a young man made a purple dye by accident in 1856, he little knew that this would lead to the conquest of bacterial infections. Film editor KEITH WILTON
Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD (R) (e)


Presented By: Professor Heinz Wolff
Editor: Keith Wilton
Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

: Buongiorno Italia!

Twenty programmes for beginners in Italian, featuring film specially shot in Italy, and presented in the studio by Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia 13: Viene fatto cosi
A look at the major industry in the countryside around Orvieto: white wine.
Film director SUSANNA CAPON Producer
Book, audio cassettes and notes for teachers available from booksellers or direct from BBC Publications
(Complementary programme on Radio 4 VHFIFM at 5.30 pm)


Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia
Director: Susanna Capon

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

A sequence of yoga movements that builds up day by day into a routine that will stretch and exercise the entire body.
The Front Push-up Director PAULA GILDER
Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R) (e)
Book, £4.95 from booksellers, record or cassette REH/ZCR 461, £3.35 each


Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Parent Programme

When the Money Runs Out
Three years ago the DHSS put E6 million into new projects for the under-5s. How many will survive when the funding stops in March? Series producer LAN WOOLF Director STACEY ADAMS (e)


Director: Stacey Adams

: Telejournal

with Carlos Riera
24 Horas from Mexico
Telejoumal crosses the Atlantic and shows the very informal lunchtime bulletin from Televisa SA in Mexico City.
Carlos Riera helps with the Latin-American Spanish, while Peter Fiddick looks at Televisa's US arm, SIN news, broadcasting from Miami to the Hispanics in the USA. Director NICK DAVIES
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Peter Fiddick
Director: Nick Davies
Producer: Bernard Adams

: See Hear

A fortnightly magazine News, views and entertainment, with sign-language and subtitles. Introduced by Maggie Woolley
Clive Mason and John Lee Produced by CHARLES PASCOE


Introduced By: Maggie Woolley
Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: John Lee
Produced By: 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: Claire Powell
Unknown: Ken Pollock.
Unknown: Martin Smal
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Pebble Mill

: Weather for farmers

Ian McCaskill


Presenter: Ian McCaskill

: This Week Next Week

with Donald MacCormick
Starting with News Summary
The weekly programme of lively discussion - making the news with those in power and hearing the views of those who challenge them.


Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Producer: Caroline Haydon
Producer: Rosaleen Hughes
Producer: Dinah Lord
Deputy Editor: Colin Stanbridge
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons and Juliet Ace.
'Den's the backbone... but Angie is the Queen Vic...'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Writer: Juliet Ace
Producer: Julia Smith

: Cary Grant in Father Goose

continues the BBCtv tribute to Cary Grant who died last year. Today with Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard
'Mother Goose' is the unlikely radio code-name for Cary Grant, playing a South Seas beachcomber who is pressed into service as a military observer during World War.
In the midst of bombing Leslie Caron, as a French schoolteacher, turns up with a troop of seven young schoolgirls and Cary finds himself having to take the role of 'Father Goose' as well, as the stage is set for comedy all the way.



Screenplay: Peter Stone
Screenplay: Frank Tarloff
Based on a story by: S.H. Barnett
Director: Ralph Nelson
Producer: Robert Arthur
Walter Eckland: Cary Grant
Catherine: Leslie Caron
Frank Houghton: Trevor Howard
Elizabeth: Stephanie Berrington
Harriet: Jennifer Berrington
Kristina: Verina Greenlaw
Angelique: Laurelle Felsette
Dominique: Nicole Felsette
Anne: Pip Sparke
Jenny: Sharyl Locke
Stebbings: Jack Good

: The Diary of Anne Frank

Dramatised in four parts by ELAINE MORGAN starring and
3: 'The sun is shining, the sky is a deep blue, there is a lovely breeze and I'm longing so longing - for everything. To talk, for freedom, for friends, to be alone.'
Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Make-up designer SUZANNE JANSEN
Script editor DEVORA POPE


Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Conducted By: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Suzanne Jansen
Editor: Devora Pope
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Producer: Irector Gareth Davies
Otto Frank: Emrys James
Edith Frank: Elizabeth Bell
Mr Dussel: David Swift
Peter Van Daan: Steven MacKintosh
Anne: Katharine Schlesinger
Margot Frank: Emma Harbour
Mrs Van Daan: Susan Tracy
Mr Van Daan: Christopher Benjamin
Vegetable man: Harry Aitch Fielder
Miep: Janet Amsbury
Elli: Kate Mitchell
Warehouse clerk: Christian Rodska
Mr Kraler: Nigel Anthony
Gestapo man: Roger McKern
German lieutenant: Andrew Black
Lies: Eva Griffith
Peter Wessel: Grant Thatcher
Mr Koophuis: Daniel Moynihan

: Antiques Roadshow

Introduced by Hugh Scully
The people of Southampton show the experts fine ornaments from the Orient, a Pair of Venetian blackamoors and a remarkable Russian silver dish.
BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Directors: Roy Chapman
Unknown: Ian Paul
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report on the latest charity news and progress of recent television appeals. On film Julia McKenzie appeals on behalf of the British Foundation for Age Research. The foundation aims to improve the quality of life for the elderly by funding medical and scientific research into the diseases and disabilities of old people.
Please send your donations to Julia McKenzie , [address removed] Producer jill DAWSON


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Holmfirth is a Yorkshire textile town fighting industrial decline. In recent years it has developed a tourist industry, with fans of Last of the Summer Wine coming to see where
Nora Batty , Compo and the rest live.
When Roger Royle visited the town he caught the ferocious Nora in sunny mood. He was taught some of the local dialect by ELSIE HOUGHTON and he also discovered how a local Methodist minister and his wife coped when one of their daughters disappeared. The people of Holmfirth meet in the parish church to sing their songs of praise.
Ye servants of God, your master proclaim (Laudate Dominum); Jesus is Lord (Yisu ne kaha); 0 worship the Lord (Was lebet); The Lord is my shepherd (Crimond); God is working his purpose out (Benson); Dear Lord and Father (Repton); Lift high the cross (Crucifer); The day thou gavest (St Clement)


Unknown: Nora Batty
Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Elsie Houghton
Organist: Graham Kennedy
Conductor: Ken Rothery
Conductor: Researcher Chris Loughlin
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Last of the Summer Wine

starring Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis
with Jane Freeman, Joe Gladwin, Kathy Staff
in Dried Dates and Codfanglers
Compo discovers - too late - that the little black ball he has just tossed into Seymour's pond is of great sentimental value to him - particularly relating to one Nora Batty. But Seymour is more interested in demonstrating his new voice-activated, electronic door-lock.
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Film recordist RICHARD MERRICK Film editor JOHN WILKINSON Designer STEPHAN PACZAI Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Unknown: Nora Batty.
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Unknown: Richard Merrick
Editor: John Wilkinson
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Fergusson

: Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder

Dramatised in two parts by KEN TAYLOR starring with Geraldine Alexander John Moulder-Brown Frederick Treves
2: 'There's always the possibility of X, the unknown factor, someone who hasn't appeared yet.... but whose presence can be deduced. A lover, perhaps?'
Make-up designer SHEELAGH WELLS Costume designer JUDY PEPPERDINE Designervic MEREDITH
Produced by GEORGE GALLACCIO Directed by JOHN DAVIES (Next week Miss Marple is 'At Bertram's Hotel


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Ken Taylor
Unknown: Geraldine Alexander
Unknown: John Moulder-Brown
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Designer: Sheelagh Wells
Designer: Judy Pepperdine
Designer: Vic Meredith
Produced By: George Gallaccio
Directed By: John Davies
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Gwenda Reed: Geraldine Alexander
Giles Reed: John Moulder.Brown
Walter Fane: Terrence Hardiman
Draper's assistant: Sheila Raynor
Edith Pagett: Jean Heywood
Dr James Kennedy: Frederick Treves
Lily Kimble: Eryl Maynard
Richard Erskine: John Bennett
Janet Erskine: Geraldine Newman
Mrs Fane: Jean Anderson
Jim Kimble: Ken Kitson
Mr Foster: Jack Watson
Mrs Cocker: Joan Scott
Jackie Afflick: Kenneth Cope
Det Insp Last: Peter Spraggon

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
Stockport Grammar School, this year celebrating the quincentenary of its foundation, is host to four contenders from the north of England competing for the title Mastermind 1987. Anthony Attree (Catholic priest)
The life and works of Antonin Dvorak Yvonne Weir
(retired teacher)
The Earls of Orkney, 874-1200 David Kirkham (teacher)
The history of the German Democratic Republic John Chester
(data communications manager)
The railways of Greater London
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY


Unknown: Anthony Attree
Unknown: Antonin Dvorak
Unknown: Yvonne Weir
Unknown: David Kirkham
Unknown: John Chester
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather


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 each week.
With Gavin Campbell Doc Cox , Adrian Mills Grant Baynham


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

: Everyman

Fear Thy Neighbour
Figures show that crime is rising year by year. Fear of crime seems to be growing even more rapidly: police forces encourage neighbourhood watch groups, alarmed individuals train in techniques of self-defence and security guards now outnumber police officers.
Jeremy Paxman asks where the rising tide of fear will end, and discovers that in some areas citizens are already taking up arms because they believe the state can no longer protect them.
Reporter Jeremy Paxman Film editor CHRIS LYSAGHT Researcher JULIAN BIRKETT
Everyman editor DANIEL WOLF Producer PATn STEEPLES


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Reporter: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Chris Lysaght
Editor: Researcher Julian Birkett

: Designers

Six films about the things we use and their designers. 3: Robert Welch
From cathedral silver to kitchen knives, cast-iron pepper pots to office lighting. Robert Welch has bridged the worlds of hand-made craft and mass production. Film editor BERYL WILKINS Producer IAN WOOLF (R) (e)


Designers: Robert Welch
Unknown: Robert Welch
Editor: Beryl Wilkins

: The Sky at Night

Photographing the Sky
Can you take astronomical photographs with limited equipment? The surprising answer is yes. Though such pictures cannot rival those of professional astronomers or skilled, well-equipped amateurs, they are pleasing to the eye and may even be of some scientific value. Patrick Moore talks to
Douglas Arnold about what can be achieved with very limited photographic equipment.
Producer PIETER MORPURGO For newsletter send sae to:
[address removed]


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Douglas Arnold
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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