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: Play School

Sheelagh Gubey
Simon Davies and Andrew Secombe say
Hallo Again.
Story: Patrick written and illustrated by QUENTIN BLAKE


Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Andrew Secombe
Illustrated By: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Richard Brown
Unknown: Steve Levine.
Unknown: Alan Grahame
Director: Greg Childs
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Umbrella

With Bryan Murray
Christopher Lillicrap and Tony Osoba
What makes a Buddhist look at a leaf for hours on end, and who made two brothers bury the hatchet? script editor NOEL VINCENT Director CELLA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC NorthWest


Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Editor: Noel Vincent
Director: Cella Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: This Is the Day

A series in which viewers are united by television in a simple service of prayer and reflection.
Linda Mary Evans joins
June Ratty at her home in Harlow, Essex
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER


Unknown: Linda Mary Evans
Director: Mark Waddington
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Asian Magazine

A programme reflecting the events and issues, culture and personalities of Asian communities.
An ASIAN UNIT presentation
BBC Pebble Mill

: Great Experiments

Last of four films presented by Professor Heinz Wolff
Bright Sparks and Long Waves "hen HEINRICH HERTZ
Produced bright blue sparks In his laboratory in 1885, he made a noise that was to encircle the world.
Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD (R) (e)


Presented By: Professor Heinz Wolff
Presented By: Bright Sparks
Directed By: George Auckland
Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

: Buongiorno Italia!

Twenty programmes Presented by Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia 14: Cosa hafatto?
Film director SUSANNA CAPON Producer
MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R) (e) (Complementary programme on Radio 4 VHFIFM at 5.30pm)


Presented By: Lilly Lembo Lambert
Presented By: Enrico Verdecchia
Director: Susanna Capon

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

The Lion and Jawlift Director PAULA GILDER
Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R) (e)


Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Parent Programme

Care Parents

: Telejournal


: Sign Extra

Today: A Quiet Tunnel
About six per cent of people who are congenitally deaf develop tunnel vision as a result of Usher syndrome.
This is the first showing of an Open University production made in collaboration with 'Sense', the national deaf-blind and rubella association. Sign-language interpreter UNDA RICHARDS


Producer: Ann Pointon

: Farming

The 1,500th programme.
A review of nearly 30 years of weekly transmissions, a record that puts Panorama and The Sky at Night in the shade and beats Andy Pandy and Sooty into a cocked hat. Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Andy Pandy
Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather for farmers


: This Week Next Week

with Donald MacCormick
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Reporter: Vivian White
Director: Victor Melleney

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale and Robin Allen.
'If you can't be good, be careful...'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Writer: Robin Allen
Producer: Julia Smith

: Just Another Day: EastEnders

with John Pitman
The flowers are plastic, the leaves are made of material and tied on with cotton and Den and Angie and the gang are shivering on the outside film set at Elstree.


Narrator: John Pitman
Series Producer: Ann Paul
Director: Roger Mills

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
Alex Higgins v Terry Griffiths
The top 16 players in the world come together at Wembley for this year's
E200,000 tournament. This first-round match features the controversial No 6 in the world, Alex Higgins , twice a winner and twice a runner-up in the Masters, against Terry Griffiths , ranked No 10, but without a major tournament victory since the 1982 UK Championship when he defeated Alex Higgins in the final frame.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE
0 FEATURE: page 85


Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Introduced By: David Icke

: The Diary of Anne Frank

The last of a four-part dramatisation by Elaine Morgan
Starring and

'Some time this terrible war will be over. Surely the time will come when we are people again, and not just Jews.'
Info: page 77
(Ceefax subtitles)


Author: Anne Frank
Dramatised by: Elaine Morgan
Music composed and conducted by: Dudley Simpson
Sound Supervisor: Brendan Shore
Script Editor: Devora Pope
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Director: Gareth Davies
Otto Frank: Emrys James
Edith Frank: Elizabeth Bell
Mr Van Daan: Christopher Benjamin
Mrs Van Daan: Susan Tracy
Mr Dussel: David Swift
Peter Van Daan: Steven Mackintosh
Anne: Katharine Schlesinger
Margot Frank: Emma Harbour
Mr Koophuis: Daniel Moynihan
Elli: Kate Mitchell
Warehouse clerk: Christian Rodska
Miep: Janet Amsbury
Mr Kraler: Nigel Anthony
Vegetable man: Harry 'Aitch' Fielder
NSB man: Nicholas Powell
First policeman: Geoffrey Greenhill
Second policeman: Phillip Wright
Gestapo man: Michael Stainton

: Antiques Roadshow

Introduced by Hugh Scully This week the experts visit
Chester. Among quantities of porcelain and objets d'art they find particularly fine paintings from home and abroad with values which bring smiles of disbelief from the surprised owners. Directors ROY CHAPMAN


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

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

from the Farnham Maltings Jazz Festival
When the Real Ale and Thunder Jazz Band included popular hymns such as 'The old rugged cross' in their repertoire, they found their audience joining in. It seemed the band was tapping a source of folk religion. 'Somehow there was an added something - an intensity,' says Chris Walker, the band's leader. Perhaps this is because the roots of jazz are to be found in the spirituals and gospel music of American slaves. In 1985 the band led vespers in Salisbury Cathedral; since then they have played in other churches in the south.
Tonight's programme goes back to one of the hottest days of last summer, when the band was joined at the Farnham Maltings by jazz enthusiasts and Christians from local churches.
Sally Magnusson talks to members of the band. She meets Leo Gale, a harmonica player, as he recovers from a paralysing illness; and jazz singer Nanette Welmans talks to Sally about her faith. What a friend we have in Jesus; The old rugged cross; Just a little while to stay here; Just a closer walk with thee; For me to live is Christ; Abide with me; Surprise medley Assistant producer Christopher Loughlin
Producer Christopher Mann Editor Stephen Whittle
* Ceefax Subtitles


Presenter: Sally Magnusson
Interviewee: Chris Walker
Interviewee: Nanette Welmans
Assistant producer: Christopher Loughlin
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Last of the Summer Wine

by ROY CLARKE starring Michael Aldridge Bill Owen , Peter Sallis with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff in The Really Masculine Purse Compo can't believe his luck when Seymour personally selects him to road-test a revolutionary new concept of a gentleman's purse and, what is more, there will actually be real money provided. For once Compo willingly agrees to help ... Music
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: 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
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley

: Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel: 1

by Agatha Christie
Dramatised in two parts by Jill Hyem
Starring Joan Hickson as Miss Marple
with George Baker Caroline Blakiston Joan Greenwood

'It seemed wonderful at first. Like stepping back into the past. But it should've changed... the essence of life is going forward... yet Bertram's seems to have... it's almost too good to be true.'
(Part 2 next week)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Jill Hyem
Music composed by: Ken Howard
Film Editor: Paul Garrick
Photography: John Walker
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Mary McMurray
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Bess Sedgwick: Caroline Blakiston
Michael Gorman: Brian McGrath
Miss Gorringe: Irene Sutcliffe
Selina Hazy: Joan Greenwood
Col Luscombe: James Cossins
Mr Humfries: Peter Baldwin
Alice: Henrietta Voigts
Canon Pennyfather: Preston Lockwood
Elvira Blake: Helena Michell
Bridget Sotheby: Charlotte Barker
Henry: Neville Phillips
Chief Insp Fred Davy: George Baker
Ladislaus Malinowsky: Robert Reynolds
Rose: Kate Duchene
Dr Whittaker: Edward Burnham
Stewardess: Amanda Royle
Sir Ronald Graves: Douglas Milvain
Indian waiter: Rashid Karapiet
TV commentator: Donald Burton

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
From Stockport Grammar School
Tonight's four contenders are: Elsie Sadek
(retired teacher)
The history of Egypt, 1700-1952
Ian Potts
(railway signalman)
The science fiction works of John Wyndham
Frank Crowhurst
(Peripatetic teacher) The life and works of Hector Berlioz
Rosemary Waugh
(commercial and technical assistant)
The novels of Evelyn Waugh
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG "Rector DAVTD MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY


Unknown: Elsie Sadek
Unknown: Ian Potts
Unknown: John Wyndham
Unknown: Frank Crowhurst
Unknown: Hector Berlioz
Unknown: Rosemary Waugh
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Producer: Mary Craig
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

My Father's World
"The city is like Niagara Falls. The closer you live to the brink, the more likely you will be swept over the edge. We like to live a long way upstream.' The old Mennonite communities of Canada are descendants of European Protestants who fled from terrible persecution in the 17th and 18th centuries. They have retained a separate identity, avoiding the modem world and preserving a 200-year-old way of life. But at the fringes compromises are being made. Everyman visits the farming communities where the old values of peace, humility, hard work and brotherhood are still the priority. What happens when the modern world gets too close? 'There's lots of room, we just move a little further out.'
Everyman editor DANIEL WOLF


Producer: Michael Gerard
Editor: Daniel Wolf

: The London Evening Standard Film Awards

Introduced by Barry Norman Joanna Lumley hosts this evening's award ceremony from the Savoy Hotel in London.
At this annual event the best of British film talent gathers to honour the outstanding achievements of their colleagues. 1986 has been a particularly impressive year for British cinema with films such as The Mission, A Room With a View and Mona Lisa. Director BRUCE THOMPSON Producer JANE LUSH


Introduced By: Barry Norman
Introduced By: Joanna Lumley
Introduced By: Mona Lisa.
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Weather

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