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: Open University

6.45 Computing: Simplex Method
7.10 Cyanide. Crystals and Co-ordination
7.35 Measuring with Light
8.0 Canal and Harbour Modelling
8.25 Education: Literacy in Jamaica

: Play School

Wayne Jackman and Elizabeth Watts say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas. Musician JONATHAN COHEN
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE
Books, Play School Stories. £1.25 Play School Stories 2, £1.50
Storytime from Play School. 95p from booksellers

Contributors

Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Musician: Jonathan Cohen
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief In the beginning.... God
Any attempt to understand what God means to us today involves listening to thinkers of the past and observing the lives of the prophets and saints.
Professor Keith Ward begins his exploration into our understanding of God by asking how we can describe the indescribable.
Director LELIA GUINERY GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Keith Ward
Director: Lelia Guinery
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

Noel Battye introduces a service of prayer and meditation from a viewer's home in the Midlands.
The new series begins by considering the significance for Christians today of the appearances of Jesus after the resurrection.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Series producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Introduces: Noel Battye
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Producer: David Craig

: Asian Magazine

with Rashid Ashraf
A programme for Asians was first shown on BBC television in October 1965.
Today, as programmes in a Hindi-Urdu medium come to an end with the last edition of Asian Magazine, two veteran presenters Mahendra Kaul and Saleem Shahed talk about the early years.
Also, the competition for a new programme title. Producer KRISHAN GOULD BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Rashid Ashraf
Presenters: Mahendra Kaul
Presenters: Saleem Shahed

: Micro File

Another chance to see the Micro Live special on computers in the music industry.
Few rock and pop records are made today without the help of sophisticated computer-based synthesisers.
This film traces their development.
Film editor HORACIO QUEIRO Producer PATRICK TITLEY (R)

Contributors

Producer: Patrick Titley

: Two Nations?

In Work and Out Scars of Struggle
In 1981 Sheffield City Council responded to rising unemployment in the city by setting up an employment department, the first in the country. How has the department set out to tackle the problem and what has it achieved? Introduced by John Bennington , former head of the city's employment department
Film editor CHRIS STEPHEN
Produced by HOWARD SMITH (R) (e)

Contributors

Introduced By: John Bennington
Editor: Chris Stephen
Produced By: Howard Smith

: You in Mind

The Tranquiliser Trap
The first of a series which suggests ways to improve your own mental health.
This week, people who have learned to survive without tranquilisers, describe how they did it.
Producer JOHN BROOKE Series producer
SUZANNE DAVIES (R) (e)

Contributors

Producer: John Brooke
Unknown: Suzanne Davies

: The Goode Kitchen

Have you ever measured your cod steaks with a tape measure, or wrapped up your mackerel in a parcel?
Shirley Goode reveals some fishy tricks to save money and produce winning meals. Jenny Day is young, out of work and keen to pick up
Shirley's money-saving tips. Director GEORGE AUCKLAND
Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Shirley Goode
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Politics of Pressure

A series of programmes about the art of political lobbying. Devised by MALCOLM DAVIES Country Matters with Richard Course Robin Grove-White and Sir Henry Plumb Narrator Moira Stuart Director CHRIS LENT
Producer TONY ROBERTS (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Course
Unknown: Robin Grove-White
Narrator: Moira Stuart
Director: Chris Lent
Producer: Tony Roberts

: See Hear

A fortnightly magazine
News and entertainment with sign-language and subtitles. Introduced by Clive Mason and John Lee Produced by EDDIE MONTAGUE

Contributors

Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: John Lee
Produced By: Eddie Montague

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon Dan Cherrington Leslie Cottington and Claire Powell Producers
KEN POLLOCK. MARTIN SMALL
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

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

: Weather for farmers

BILL GILES

: This Week Next Week

with Donald MacCormick
Starting with News Summary Reporter VIVIAN WHITE Producers
CATHY HOLT. LYDIA HOWARD
Deputy editor COLIN STANBRIDGE Editor PAUL NORRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Reporter: Vivian White
Producers: Cathy Holt.
Unknown: Lydia Howard
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by BILL LYONS and BEV DOYLE
'This isn't going to turn into one of those "My wife doesn't understand me" conversations, is it?'
Series producer JULIA SMITH
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Lyons
Unknown: Bev Doyle
Producer: Julia Smith

: Kirk Douglas in Last Train from Gun Hill

Continuing a season of films featuring the dynamic
Hollywood star. Today with Anthony Quinn When his wife is murdered by two young drunks, Marshal Matt
Morgan tracks down the killers to Gun Hill - and discovers that one of them is the son of an old friend. Craig Belden , who once saved the Marshal's life, now begs for his son's life in return, but the Marshal is determined to see justice done.
Kirk Douglas plays a characteristically forceful role in this intelligent and exciting Western.
Screenplay by JAMES POE Produced by HAL WALLIS Directed by JOHN STURGES
0 FILMS: page 20

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Marshal Matt
Unknown: Craig Belden
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Play By: James Poe
Produced By: Hal Wallis
Directed By: John Sturges
Matt Morgan: Kirk Douglas
Craig Belden: Anthony Quinn
Rick Belden: Earl Hollman
Linda: Carolyn Jones
Lee: Brian Hutton
Catherine: Ziva Rodann
Petey: Lars Henderson
Belden foreman: Brad Dexter

: Eurovision Song Contest Previews

Part 1
An opportunity to preview some of this year's entries in the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held on Saturday 9 May in Brussels, Belgium.
Introduced by Ray Moore
Presenter Brian Whitehouse

Contributors

Introduced By: Ray Moore
Presenter: Brian Whitehouse

: The Duke's Award

The second of two programmes written and presented by HRH The Prince Edward 'I could smell the sea; I couldn't see it, but I knew it was there.'
Using braille maps and compasses, a group of blind and partially-sighted children venture out on a gruelling expedition to North Wales.
No concessions are asked for and none are given in proving that they're as tough and resilient as the five teenage girls who went on a trip to the Scottish Highlands, but quickly realised that they might as well have picked the Himalayas.
Film editor DICK PULL
Producer MICHAEL BEGG (A Royal Family Album on Wednesday at 8.0pm)
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Producer: Michael Begg

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Cats have been worshipped as gods and goddesses - and condemned as instruments of evil. Today, happily, they are among the most popular of pets. At the Scottish Cat
Show in Glasgow, Desmond meets the smartest cat of all, the cat which holds the key to paradise and the moggy which becomes a champion. Out in the countryside Sarah finds the dogs who were the heroes of the Yukon gold-rush and a lady who thinks the parrot is misunderstood. Sarah also goes to prison to join the man serving a life sentence who has become the Birdman of Saughton. Researchers
FIONA COUPER. POLLY PHILUPS Producer IAN CHRISTIE Editor DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Fiona Couper.
Unknown: Polly Philups
Producer: Ian Christie
Editor: David Martin

: News

Debbie Thrower; Weather

: Songs of Praise

from Notting Hill
Portobello Road market, carnival, and community enterprises housed under an urban motorway, are among the things which help make Netting Hill one of London's most cosmopolitan villages. Roger Royle hears how local Christians are giving young People a chance in a time of high unemployment, and RHAUNE LASLETTO 'BRIEN tells him how carnival started.
Choirs, congregations and a steel band gather in the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary of the Angels.
Praise my soul; The church's one foundation (Aurelia): By the rivers of Babylon; God is love; Ave verum corpus; In the sweet by and by; Breathe on me (Carlisle); All creatures of our God (Easter Song) Organist GARY EYRE
Conductor SEAN HINTON
Researcher KERENA MARCHANT Film director ANN RICHARDSON Producer SIMON HAMMOND Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE
(Mown again Tues on BBC2 2.25 pm)
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Contributors

Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Rhaune Lasletto
Conductor: Sean Hinton
Conductor: Researcher Kerena Marchant
Director: Ann Richardson
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: The Russ Abbot Show

starring Russ Abbot special guest star Les Dennis featuring Bella Emberg and MAGGIE MOONE
TOM BRIGHT. SUZY ATTCHISON GORDON KENNEDY
Written by BARRY CRYER
NEIL SHAND GARY CLAPPERTON JAMES HENDRIE. MKE BURTON PAUL MlNETT BRIAN LEVESON script associates
BARRY CRYER and NEIL SHAND
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Choreographer TUDOR DAVIES Designer CHRIS HULL
Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP (R)
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Maggie Moone
Unknown: Suzy Attchison
Written By: Barry Cryer
Unknown: James Hendrie.
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Designer: Chris Hull
Directed By: John Bishop

: The District Nurse

A 12-part series starring Nerys Hughes
8: The Market Price by HARRY DUFFIN
'It's all wired up. I've got enough gelignite to bring the whole place down!'
Series devised by JULIA SMITH and TONY HOLLAND Designer RAY PRICE
Producer PETER EDWARDS
Directed by FRANK W. SMITH
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Duffin
Unknown: Julia Smith
Unknown: Tony Holland
Designer: Ray Price
Producer: Peter Edwards
Directed By: Frank W. Smith
as Megan Roberts: Nerys Hughes
Dr Emlyn: Freddie Jones
as Dr James Isaacs and: Nicholas Jones
Ruth Jones: Janet Aethwy
R T Williams: Owen Garmon
Marie: Carol Holmes
Matron: Iola Gregory
Ambrose: Gordon Whiting
Olivia Gill: Tara Ward
Jed Daniels: Andy Rivers
Owen Morris: Dorien Thomas
John Evans: Alun Elidyr
Mavis Evans: Sera Williams
Gareth Evans: Rhys Howlett
Foreman: Jonathan Hackett
Test official: "philip Rowlands

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
Tonight sees the end of the first round of Mastermind 1987. The last place in the semi-finals is at stake as four contenders from the north and east of England compete at the Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Northumberland.
Jim Hollingsworth (teacher) The life and works of H. G. Wells
Jean Burke (secretary)
Tsar Nicholas [number removed]-1918 Keith Scott
(chartered accountant)
Classical music 1600-1950
Stewart Cross (Department store general manager)
Italian Renaissance painting Lighting DENNIS BUTCHER
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Jean Burke
Unknown: Tsar Nicholas
Unknown: Keith Scott
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

with Debbie Thrower Weather

: Yes Minister

Party Games written by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN starring Paul Eddington Nigel Hawthorne
Winner of the 1986 BAFTA Best Light Entertainment Performance Award with Derek Fowlds
The seasonal festivities at the Ministry of Administrative
Affairs are overshadowed by rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle.
LUDOVIC KENNEDY as himself with LAURA CALLAND
ROGER DAVIDSON , DAVID HOWEY BERNARD LOSH , ROGER OSTIME JOHN PENNINGTON
MARTYN READ, REX ROBINSON Designer ROCHELLE SELWYN Produced and directed by PETER WHITMORE
*CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Written By: Antony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Laura Calland
Unknown: Roger Davidson
Unknown: David Howey
Unknown: Bernard Losh
Unknown: Roger Ostime
Unknown: John Pennington
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold: John Nettleton
Chief Whip: James Grout
Chancellor: Peter Jeffrey
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: .Philip . Stone
Annie: Diana Hoddinott
Maurice: André Maranne
Policemen: Anthony Pedley
Policemen: David Warwick

: When I Get to Heaven

What happens to us after we die? Are we simply extinguished or do we survive? Is a 'spirit life' a credible idea? Do we receive signals or instructions that there is an after life? How would we view our present lives if it were possible to look back at them from beyond death? Or is heaven,
(with its threatening opposite number, hell) only a metaphor which concentrates our minds on the way we live now?
In the first of six programmes The Rt Rev Richard Holloway discusses with distinguished writer Jan Morris what she hopes for when she gets to heaven.
Researcher ROGER STOTT Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer JIM MURRAY

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Holloway
Unknown: Jan Morris
Unknown: Roger Stott
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Jim Murray

: Video Active

An introductory guide in six parts to making home videos 5: Effective Illusions
Sue Robbie discovers from two young video-makers how they used special effects and animation techniques to give their videos mood and atmosphere. She also looks at methods for transferring film and slides to video. Film editor PETER ESSEX
Series producer ROBERT ALBURY Producer ANNE O'DWYER (e)

Contributors

Editor: Peter Essex
Producer: Robert Albury
Producer: Anne O'Dwyer

: A Toast to the Trams

Riding to Town
One hundred years ago electric tramways were being set up throughout Britain, and quickly the faces of towns began to change.
You could tell a town by its tramcars. Many still run in their original liveries at the National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire; they provide a permanent record of a particular kind of public transport that developed, flourished and all but died in the space of 100 years. Producer ALF BATES Executive producer TONY BROUGHTON

Contributors

Producer: Alf Bates
Producer: Tony Broughton

: Weather









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