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: Open University

6.45 A Year with Three Children
7.10 Introductory Electronics
7.35 Evolution: Conquest of the Air
8.0 Physics: Ideal Sounds
8.25 A Sample Story of Country Folk

: Play School

Floella Benjamin and Fred Harris say Hallo Again with songs and play ideas.
Story: "Pennies for the Dog" by Ann Thwaite
Illustrated by Margery Gill

Contributors

Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Fred Harris
Story author: Ann Thwaite
Illustrator: Margery Gill
Musician: Chris Walker
Musician: Peter Beament
Director: Sheila Fraser
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief In the Beginning ... God Created
The Bible assures us that the God who created the universe created it to fulfil a moral purpose. But has modem science disproved God and made a creator redundant? Keith Ward talks with John Polkinghorne , formerly
Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge.
Director LEUA GUINERY-GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG (R)

Contributors

Talks: Keith Ward
Unknown: John Polkinghorne
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

The series in which viewers are united by television in a simple service of prayer and meditation.
Today Margaret CoUingwood joins Maureen Farrant at her home in Eastbourne.
Jean Anderson reflects on the Gospel words: 'and their eyes were opened'. Director STEVE BENSON Producer david CRAIG

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Couingwood
Unknown: Maureen Farrant
Director: Steve Benson
Producer: David Craig

: A Touch of the Butterflies

Narrated by David Attenborough
In an exotic hot-house, tropical 'birdwings' fly free among delighted visitors. In the jungles of Malaysia these creatures are the livelihood of the forest people.
These two worlds are drawn together as the camera unravels the butterflies' astonishing life-cycles.
Film cameraman OWEN NEWMAN Written and produced by JOHN DOWNER. BBC Bristol
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Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough
Produced By: John Downer.

: Micro File

Another chance to see the Micro Live special on computer games. The Game Show
Zap! Pow! Wowee!
Fred Harris introduces arcade and adventure games. Producer TERRY MARSH
Series editor DAVID ALLEN (R) (e)

Contributors

Introduces: Fred Harris
Editor: David Allen

: Two Nations?

In Work and Out Fog on the Tyne
Fifty years of attempts by successive governments to halt Tyneside's decline by attracting new jobs from elsewhere have only treated the symptoms of the area's problems. The only real solution is to develop a new industrial base with the kind of dynamic which first made Tyneside a world leader. Introduced by Professor John Goddard Film editor CHRIS STEPHEN
Produced by HOWARD SMITH (R) (e)

Contributors

Introduced By: Professor John Goddard
Editor: Chris Stephen
Produced By: Howard Smith

: You in Mind

A series suggesting ways to improve your mental health. Being Assertive
How to express what you feel without getting angry or being a doormat.
Producer PETER RAMSDEN
Series producer SUZANNE DA VIES (R) (e)

Contributors

Producer: Peter Ramsden

: The Goode Kitchen

Can you make a hearty casserole this minute without going shopping?
Shirley Goode can, and she proves that with the right things in your store cupboard you'll never be short of ideas. Jenny Day is keen to pick up Shirley's money-saving tips. Find out how you can eat better for less.
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 Using the Media
The media are crucial in launching and maintaining a campaign.
Going public; presentation; leaks; images and bias; arousing public sympathy. With Des Wilson Mary Whitehouse and Frank Field , mp
Narrator Moira Stuart Director CHRIS LENT
Producer TONY ROBERTS (R) (e) Book, £5.25 from booksellers

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Davies
Unknown: Des Wilson
Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Unknown: Frank Field
Narrator: Moira Stuart
Director: Chris Lent
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Sign Extra

Recent programmes with sign language and subtitles added Advice Shop - Supplementary Benefits
Margo MacDonald with Dilly Braimoh looks at how to claim supplementary benefit. Produced by TONY MATTHEWS (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Dilly Braimoh
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Farming

Les Cottington and Philip Wrixon report on the life and business of the countryside. Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Les Cottington
Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather for farmers

BILL GILES

: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion.
Producers CAROLINE HAYDON and VIRGINIA ASHCOMBE
Deputy editor COUN STANBRTDGE Editor PAUL NORRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Vivian White
Producers: Caroline Haydon
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by David Hopkins and Rosemary Mason.
"I'm fed up with trying to keep up some pretence that I'm younger and livelier and trendier than I really am."

EastEnders line: Bristol [number removed], Cambridge [number removed], Carlisle [number removed], Liverpool [number removed], London [number removed],
Manchester [number removed], Middlesbrough [number removed], Newcastle upon Tyne [number removed], Preston [number removed], Southampton [number removed]
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: David Hopkins
Writer: Rosemary Mason
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Anything You Can Do

'Anything you can do,' as the song says, 'I can do better.'
So why can't women join the Magic Circle? And who says men can't be beauty queens? Bel Mooney, Glyn Worsnip and the studio audience take a wry look at the problems of role reversal.
BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presenter: Bel Mooney
Presenter: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: William G. Stewart

: Eurovision Song Contest Previews

Second of two opportunities to preview some of this year's entries in the Eurovision
Song Contest, to be held on 9 May in Brussels, Belgium. Introduced by Ray Moore Presented by BRIAN WHITEHOUSE

Contributors

Introduced By: Ray Moore
Presented By: Brian Whitehouse

: Cartoon

The Cagey Canary

: The Muppet Show

As the Great Gonzo prepares for his famous piano balancing act and Dr Bunsen Honeydew tries out his new growth pill, tonight's guest-stars Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge perform some of their greatest hits, including 'Help me make it through the night' and 'A song I'd like to sing'.

Contributors

Musician: Kris Kristofferson
Musician: Rita Coolidge
Producer: Jim Henson

: Unnatural History

The Royal Television Society Huw Wheldon
Memorial Lecture
Sir David Attenborough explores the fact and fiction of wildlife film-making. All programmes, even documentaries, involve an element of contrivance, but to what extent is it acceptable to manipulate events?
Special techniques reveal intimate cameos of animal behaviour. Sophisticated items of equipment including remote-control submersibles, microlites and endoscopes have become everyday tools of the trade. Do the stunning pictures they produce present an unacceptable distortion or a revealing reflection of the world about us? David Attenborough considers how far the natural world can be rearranged for television.
From the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Producer ROBIN HELLlER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Sir David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
The chimpanzee is the second most intelligent animal on the face of the earth. In the right circumstances it can achieve the warmest of friendships with humans. But can they also learn to 'talk' to each other? Nine-year-old
Martina Fitzpatrick joins
Desmond in the chimpanzee house to find out.
From the biggest dog show in the world - run by women - Sarah reports on the dogs of legend. They include the mastiffs who confronted
Julius Caesar , the superdogs 'created' by man, and the St Bernards who conquered the Alps. Desmond joins a six-legged drugs patrol and visits the hospital where cats, goats and donkeys are allowed to walk in, bringing new hope to the patients. Researchers
FIONA COUPER. POLLY PHILLIPS Producer IAN CHRISTIE
Editor DAVID MARTIN. BBC Scotland
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Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Martina Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Fiona Couper.
Unknown: Polly Phillips
Producer: Ian Christie
Editor: David Martin.

: News

with Debbie Thrower
Weather

: Songs of Praise

from the Farnham Maltings Jazz Festival
By popular request, another chance to enjoy one of the hottest days of last summer, when the Real Ale and Thunder Jazz Band was joined at the Farnham
Maltings by jazz enthusiasts and Christians from local churches.
Producer CHRISTOPHER MANN Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE (R)
Video, BBCV/B 8500 £19.99, from retailers
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Contributors

Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: The Russ Abbot Show

starring Russ Abbot special guest star Les Dennis featuring
Bella Emberg and MAGGIE MOONE
TOM BRIGHT. SUZY AITCHISON GORDON KENNEDY
Pirate Brucie rules the waves; Cooperman finds he has psychic powers and Russ takes on several quick-change roles in a B-movie send-up. There's music from Vince Prince and some street trading from Sid and Ringo.
Written by BARRY CRYER
NEIL SHAND. JAMES HENDRIE BILL NAYLOR , PAUL MINETT and BRIAN LEVESON Script associates
BARRY CRYER and NEIL SHAND
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Choreographer TUDOR DAVIES Designer GARY WILLIAMSON Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP (R)
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Contributors

Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Maggie Moone
Unknown: Suzy Aitchison
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Neil Shand.
Unknown: Hendrie Bill Naylor
Unknown: Paul Minett
Unknown: Brian Leveson
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Directed By: John Bishop

: The District Nurse

A 12-part series starring Nerys Hughes.
9: Mghjinks and Tomfooling by WILLIAM INGRAM
'I'll have you in the courts for that.... you old lecher, you! Indecent assault and interference, that's what it is!'
Series devised by JULIA SMITH and TONY HOLLAND Designer GERALD MURPHY
Executive producer JULIA SMITH Directed by PETER EDWARDS
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Contributors

Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Julia Smith
Unknown: Tony Holland
Designer: Gerald Murphy
Producer: Julia Smith
Directed By: Peter Edwards
Megan Roberts: Nerys Hughes
Dr Emlyn Isaacs: Freddie Jones
Dr James Isaacs: Nicholas Jones
Ruth Jones: Janet Aethwy
Dilys Humphries: Christine Pollon
Mansel: Jack Walters
Irene Wynne-Lewis: Mis Jones
Lucy Rees: Vivienne Burgess
Emily Rees: Aimée Delamain
Deacon Davies: Grey Evans
Mrs Deacon Davies: Eleanor Thomas
Billy Williams: Jãms Thomas
PC ALUN: Ap Brinley
gwynets: Siwan Bowen Davies

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
Tonight Mastermind reaches the semi-final stage. Four of the early first-round winners compete in the imposing setting of the great transept of Lincoln Cathedral.
Alistair Hanson
(diamond valuator)
The life and novels of Thomas Hardy
John Sutherland
(retired civil servant) The life and times of John Paul Jones , 1747-1792 Jill McFatridge (area reporter)
The 'Flashman' novels of George MacDonald Frazer
Ian Potts (railway signalman) The life and times of Alexander the Great Lighting DENNIS BUTCHER
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Alistair Hanson
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: John Sutherland
Unknown: John Paul Jones
Unknown: Jill McFatridge
Unknown: George MacDonald Frazer
Unknown: Ian Potts
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

Debbie Thrower; Weather

: 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 JVlills Grant Baynham
Director ROBIN BEXTOR
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor JOHN MORRELL

Contributors

Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Doc Cox
Unknown: Adrian Jvlills
Unknown: Grant Baynham
Director: Robin Bextor
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: When I Get to Heaven

If we survive after death, what form would that life take and where would it be? Do we have 'intimations of immortality' during our present lives? And how would those lives appear to us if we were able to look back on them from an after life? In the second of six programmes The Rt Rev
Richard Holloway discusses with the distinguished writer and explorer Sir Laurens Van Der Post his view of life after death.
Researcher ROGER STOTT Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer JIM MURRAY

Contributors

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

: Video Active

The last of six introductory guides to making home videos.
Worth a Thousand Words
Many individuals and groups are finding that video is a powerful way of communicating their views and ideas to a wider audience. Media Arts Lab in Swindon is a community-based workshop committed to bringing the pleasure and potential of video within the reach of everyone.
Film editor PETER ESSEX
Series producer ROBERT ALBURY Producer ANNE O'DWYER (e)
Video £9. 99; book £4.95. from retailers and BBC Publications
0 INFO: page 77

Contributors

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

: Grand Prix

The 1987 Formula One World Championship
San Marino Grand Prix
The first four drivers home in Brazil three weeks ago also figured in the top four places here in Italy in 1986. Defending World Champion ALAIN PROST registered his first win of last year in Imola, and after his masterly victory in Rio who would bet against him this time?
The Italian tifosi will be out in force to see if Ferrari can mount a real challenge, while Britain's NIGEL MANSELL Will be hoping his left rear tyre isn't going for a hat-trick of mishaps.
Commentators
MURRAY WALKER and JAMES HUNT
Television presentation RAI, Italy Producer CHARLES BALCHIN
(Belgian Grand Prix: 17 May)

Contributors

Unknown: Alain Prost
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Murray Walker
Producer: Charles Balchin

: Weather









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