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: Open University

6.45 Classical Greece: Social Life
7.10 Sodium Chemistry
7.35 Evolution: Fossilised Bones
8.0 How Low Can You Go (2)
8.25 Trees in Data Processing

: Play School

Ben Thomas , Jane Hardy
Howard Lee and Alison Rose say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
Wake up, wake up, the circus is here
The big drum is beating, the music sounds clear
Story: Me and My Flying Machine by MARIANNA AND MERCER MAYER


Unknown: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Howard Lee
Unknown: Alison Rose
Unknown: Mercer Mayer
Unknown: Musicians Ian Smith.
Unknown: Peter Howland
Director: Alison Stewart
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief God.... the Common Core For Jew, Christian and Muslim, God is creator, judge and inspirer of human actions.
Keith Ward talks to
Rabbi Dr Jonathon Sacks and Dr Zaki Badawi about the ways Jews and Muslims understand this God and what he means to the individual believer.


Talks: Keith Ward
Unknown: Dr Jonathon Sacks
Unknown: Dr Zaki Badawi
Director: Lelia Guinery-Green
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

This week from the home of a community member at Scargill House. The preacher is
The Rev Stephen Clarke. Producer NOEL VINCENT
Series producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stephen Clarke.
Producer: David Craig

: North Country Special

Wildlife Gardens
Whether it's a window-box or your own private woodland, there's immense pleasure to be gained from modifying your garden to encourage birds, insects and pond-life. Producer ROGER BURGESS Director ERIC BOWER


Producer: Roger Burgess
Director: Eric Bower

: Micro File 2

Music and Movement
Another chance to see some of the best of the recent series of Micro Live.
This week, a professional music sequencer and stunning computer animations from Monte Carlo. Producer TERRY MARSH
Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)
Programme notes are available from [address removed]. Please enclose sae and cheque or PO for 75P.


Unknown: Monte Carlo.
Editor: David Allen

: Two Nations?

In Work and Out Little Acorns
Birmingham and the West
Midlands: industrial collapse and high unemployment. Can small business come to the rescue? This programme looks at youth and ethnic initiatives and the fostering role of Enterprise Agencies. Narrator Anita Bhalla
Series producer HOWARD SMITH Produced by PAUL SIMONS (R) (e)


Producer: Howard Smith
Produced By: Paul Simons

: You in Mind

A series suggesting ways to improve your mental health. Overcoming Insomnia
Ex-insomniacs talk about how to re-establish good sleep without the help of pills. Director CATHARINE SEDDON
Producer SUZANNE DAVIES (R) (e) For booklet send 24p sae to: [address removed]


Director: Catharine Seddon
Producer: Suzanne Davies

: The Goode Kitchen

Do take-away pizzas take away too much of your housekeeping money?
Shirley Goode shows how you can make a pizza faster and cheaper than you can buy one and reveals the secret of her light pizza dough. 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) Book. £1.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Shirley Goode
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Discovering Portuguese

A six-part introduction to the language and people
1: Who are the Portuguese? Try your hand at the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.
Explore the diverse regions of one of the oldest and smallest countries in Europe. (e)

: Sign Extra: Ken Hom Chinese Cookery: Stir-frying

Another chance to see recent programmes with sign language and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

The wok is China's most versatile cooking implement and Ken Hom advises on choosing and using it. He makes three mouth-watering dishes: chicken in black bean sauce, stir-fried prawns with eggs, and a quick-and-easy vegetable dish - stir-fried ginger broccoli. Ken also visits a Chinese family in Hong Kong to see what they have for dinner. (e)


Cook/presenter: Ken Hom
Studio director: Anne O'Dwyer
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Farming

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


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

: Weather for farmers


: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion. Producers


Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Cathy Holt.
Unknown: Rosaleen Hughes
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser and Jane Hollowood.
"Three quarters of the Walford police force is in there, Kath. Place is teeming with them."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Writer: Jane Hollowood
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Popeye

in She-Sick Sailors

: The Bad and the Beautiful

Continues a season of films featuring dynamic Hollywood star Kirk Douglas. Today with Lana Turner, Dick Powell, Walter Pidgeon
When a Hollywood producer calls together a writer, a director and a star they are curious to know his purpose. He reveals that Jonathan Shields, a ruthless movie mogul from their past, needs their help. All three have sworn never to work with Shields again - and each remembers why...
Screenplay by Charles Schnee Based on a story by George Bradshaw
Produced by John Houseman
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Films: page 29


Screenwriter: Charles Schnee
Author: George Bradshaw
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Producer: John Houseman
Jonathan Shields: Kirk Douglas
Georgia Lorrison: Lana Turner
Harry Pebbel: Walter Pidgeon
James Lee Bartlow: Dick Powell
Fred Amiel: Barry Sullivan
Rosemary Bartlow: Gloria Grahame
Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera: Gilbert Roland
Henry Whitfield: Leo G. Carroll
Kay Amiel: Vanessa Brown
Syd Murphy: Paul Stewart
Gus: Sammy White

: The Domesday Project

From Lismore to Cwmbran, from Dover to Belleek, the BBC celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Domesday Book was a phenomenal event. All over the UK, children from 15,000 schools, the WI, scouts, guides and parish councils - in all, more than a million people - collected information for the Domesday Project.
What grew out of their involvement reveals the pattern of life in the 80s. Narrator Paul Coia
Film editor AMANDA SMITH Written and produced by MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)


Narrator: Paul Coia
Editor: Amanda Smith
Produced By: Michael Coyle

: The Animals Roadshow

The tractor seemed to make the Clydesdale an anachronism - but are these great horses, weighing up to a ton, to have the last laugh? Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy explore the relationships between people and the animals in their lives. Today, in Carlisle, Desmond explores the gundog breeds and meets the man who aspires to 'think like a dog'. Out in the Border countryside, Sarah sees the end of a campaign that
Winston Churchill helped to launch 75 years ago. And she talks to the housewife adopted by a goat family and the man adopted by an owl. Researchers
Editor DAVID MARTIN. BBC Scotland 0 BACK PAGES: 102


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

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report on the latest charity news.
On film Sarah Greene appeals on behalf of the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
ASBAH provides emotional support and direct help to thousands of children and young people who suffer from these incurable conditions. ASBAH also provides residential care, special equipment, grants and supports vital research. Now in its 21st year, the association urgently needs funds to enable its excellent work to continue. Please give what you can. Send your donation, preferably by crossed cheque or PO, to: Sarah Greene , [address removed]Producer JILL DAWSON


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

with Debbie Thrower Weather

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird
In the month when Thora celebrates her own golden wedding anniversary, the theme is love and marriage, and she introduces some of the very popular hymns that viewers remember from their own weddings.
Thora is joined at home by husband Scottie and daughter Janette Scott , and she also goes to the headquarters of the National Marriage Guidance Council in Rugby to discuss the magic recipe for a happy marriage. Director VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer CHRISTOPHER MANN
(For hymns see tomorrow BBC2.


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Janette Scott
Producer: Christopher Mann

: The Russ Abbot Show

starring Russ Abbot special guest star Les Dennis featuring Bella Emberg and MAGGIE MOONE
In the final show of the present series Russ dabbles in a little bit of black magic, an eccentric professor shows off some of his new inventions, and Dr Profile tests his vocal chords as he leads the entire company in a 'medical musical'.
Written by BARRY CRYER
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Choreographer TUDOR DAVIES Designer DON GILES
Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP (R)


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Maggie Moone
Unknown: Suzy Aitchison
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Neil Shand.
Unknown: Colin Bostock Smith
Unknown: Gary Clapperton.
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Mike Burton.
Unknown: Paul M1nett
Unknown: Brian Leveson
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tudor Davies
Designer: Don Giles
Directed By: John Bishop

: The District Nurse

A 12-part series starring Nerys Hughes.
11: A Blind Eye by FRANK VICKERY
The word is very clear. 'God said unto them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth"' - nothing about contraception!
Series devised by JULIA SMITH and TONY HOLLAND DesignerRAY PRICE


Unknown: Frank Vickery
Unknown: Julia Smith
Unknown: Tony Holland
Designer: Ray Price
Producer: Peter Edwards
Directed By: Ron Craddock
as Megan Roberts: Nerys Hughes
Dr Emlyn: Freddie Jones
as Dr James Isaacs: Nicholas Jones
Ruth Jones: Janet Aethwy
Mansel: Jack Walters
Marie: Carol Holmes
R T Williams: Owen Garmon
Edith Turner: Marged Esli
Morris: Turner Gilbertwynne
Fr O'Brian: Allan Devlin
Raymond: Gavin Cunningham
Phyllis: Anna Linustrum
Donald: Richard Harrington
Grace: Wendy Williams
Constance: Rosemary Martin
Noah Rees: David Garfield
Mary Elias: Lisabeth Miles
Rosita May Bowen: Jan Edwards
Milwen: Melanie Walters

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
The University of Leicester is host for the third of this year's semi-finals. Four first-round winners from Darlington, London and Oxford compete. Paul Henderson
(Oxfam district organiser) The life and works of Shostakovich Suzannah Harris (pharmacist)
The films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Mike Billson (milkman)
The life and times of Manfred von Richthofen, 1892-1918
Heinz Spitz (schoolmaster) British theatre, 1945-1975 Lighting DENNIS BUTCHER
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Paul Henderson
Unknown: Shostakovich Suzannah Harris
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Mike Billson
Unknown: Heinz Spitz
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

Debbie Thrower; Weather

: That's Life!

Presented by Esther Rantzen Consumer advice, mishaps and real-life humour. 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: Robin Bextor
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: ScreenStory

Previews an epic summer season of film stories on BBC1. (R)

: When I Get to Heaven

The Rt Rev Richard Holloway talks to
Lord Soper Donald Soper has been preaching and debating the kingdom of heaven from his 'soap box' on Tower Hill for more than 60 years. But what does he think heaven will he like? Does he look forward to going there? In the fourth of six programmes he talks about his hopes and fears. Director ROGER STOTT Producer JIM MURRAY


Talks: Richard Holloway
Unknown: Lord Soper Donald Soper
Director: Roger Stott
Producer: Jim Murray

: Discovering Portuguese

A six-part introduction to the language and people. 2: The Sea - o mar
Come sardine fishing in the Algarve, join the seaweed collectors - or moliceiros - of Aveiro, watch Chefe Silva ,
Portugal's favourite TV chef, prepare a mouth-watering version of Portugal's national dish bacalhau na cataplana. Discover the delights of Portuguese seafood, and find out how to order lunch and dinner in Portugal.
Presented by Roberta Fox Film editor JOHN L. BAKER
Film cameraman LAN PUNTER Production assistant ELIZABETH MCDOWELL Producer TERRY DOYLE


Unknown: Chefe Silva
Presented By: Roberta Fox
Editor: John L. Baker
Unknown: Elizabeth McDowell
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Getting Wise

Every year writers, critics and teachers gather in major American cities to attend the MLA - the conference of the Modern Language
Association of America. Eric Griffiths , Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, offers a personal record of his recent visit to the 100th annual convention in New York. Producer KEVIN JACKSON Editor JOHN ARCHER


Unknown: Eric Griffiths
Unknown: New York.
Producer: Kevin Jackson
Editor: John Archer

: Facing Up to AIDS

The Power to Protect
Presented by Angharad Mair and Adrian Mills with The Go Go Boys
Deidre Sanders of the Sun and Maggie Tomkins of the AIDS Helpline
Over 40,000 people have rung AIDS Helpline in the last few months.


Presented By: Angharad Mair
Presented By: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Deidre Sanders
Unknown: Maggie Tomkins

: The Sky at Night

Air on Other Worlds
We depend upon our atmosphere, without it, no life on earth could have appeared. Other worlds, too, have atmospheres of various kinds, some of them dense and corrosive, others incredibly thin. Patrick Moore talks to Dr Garry Hunt about our neighbour worlds.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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