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: World Cup Rugby

Second Semi-Final
Live coverage of the semi-final in which the winner of the quarter-final between ENGLAND and WALES meets either SCOTLAND or the favourites NEW ZEALAND.
The prize is a place in next
Saturday's first rugby World Cup final, and for the losers a place in Thursday's third-and fourth-place decider. Commentator
Television presentation: ABC Producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Huw Jones

: Interval

: Open University

7.35 The Evolution of Plant Breeding Systems
8.0 The Structure of Solids
8.25 Designing a Booking System

: Play School

with Sheelagh Gilbey Brian Jameson and Don Spencer Musicians IAN SMITH


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Don Spencer
Musicians: Ian Smith
Unknown: Dave Moses
Unknown: Peter Howland
Producer: Greg Childs
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief Be Still and Know...
Esther de Waal looks at ways in which the discipline of personal prayer can be encouraged and developed. Director LEUA GUINERY GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG (R)


Unknown: Esther de Waal
Director: Leua Guinery Green
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

Today Margaret Collingwood joins HE Major General
Laurence New , Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, and Mrs New in their home at Government House. Barbara Bregazzi shares her views on the mystery of faith. Producer NOEL VINCENT
Series producer DAVID CRAIG BBC North West


Unknown: Margaret Collingwood
Unknown: Laurence New
Unknown: Barbara Bregazzi
Producer: Noel Vincent
Producer: David Craig

: Open University

10.0 The Agora of Athens
10.25 Technology: Power Amplifier

: Micro File 2

with Lesley Judd and Fred Harris
Another chance to see some of the best from the recent series of Micro Live. Files of Facts
This week, computerised personal information and a look at some of the implications of its use. Producer TERRY MARSH
Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)
For programme notes send 75p cheque or postal order to: [address removed]


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Terry Marsh
Editor: David Allen

: Cartoon

: You in Mind

Expressing Feelings
Blocked feelings can damage your health. People who have learned to express their feelings by talking through problems with a counsellor and in a group describe the benefits.
Producer SUZANNE DAVIES (R) (e) For booklet send 24p sae to: [address removed]


Director: Catharine Seddon
Producer: Suzanne Davies

: The Goode Kitchen

Shirley Goode reveals the secrets of her simple ways to save in the supermarket and cooks some unusual dishes with everyday ingredients. 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)
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 93


Unknown: Shirley Goode
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Discovering Portuguese

A six-part introduction to the language and people.
4: Alfama, the Alentejo and the April Revolution
On 25 April 1974 Europe's most recent revolution ended 48 years of dictatorship in Portugal.
Presented by Roberta Fox (R) (e)


Presented By: Roberta Fox

: Sign Extra

with sign language and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Discovering Birds -
Strategies for Survival Tony Soper shows the practice of bird watching - in this programme he observes a blue tit in its nest and follows fledglings from birth to when they leave the nest.
Chris Mead shows how to ring the birds and why they need to be ringed. Film editor AL GELL
Producer RON BLOOMFIELD (R) (e)


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Chris Mead

: Farming

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


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Michael Fish

: This Week Next Week

Starting with News Summary
The shape of British politics in the weekend after the General Election. Producers


Unknown: Cathy Holt
Unknown: Virginia Ashcombe
Editor: Colin Stanbridge
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by Juliet Ace and Sarah Daniels.
"I've not met a woman yet who didn't think there was something wrong with her body."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Juliet Ace
Writer: Sarah Daniels
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: The Prize

I starring
Paul Newman
Elke Sommer with Edward G. Robinson
In this exciting thriller adapted from IRVING
WALLACE'S best-seller,
Paul Newman plays a hard-bitten novelist visiting
Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize. What is it, he wonders, that is odd about Dr Stratman, winner of the prize for physics? When he uses his suspicions as the beginning of a new detective plot, fiction alarmingly turns to fact....
Screenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by MARK ROBSON
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Elke Sommer
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Play By: Ernest Lehman
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: Mark Robson
Andrew Craig: Paul Newman
Dr Max Stratman: Edward G. Robinson
Inger Lisa Andersen: Elke Sommer
Emily Stratman: Diane Baker
Dr Denise Marceau: Micheune Presle
Dr Carlo Farelli: Sergio Fantoni
Dr John Garrett: Kevin McCarthy
Count Bertil Jacobsson: Leo G. Carroll
Daranyi: Sacha Pitoeff

: Cartoon

: The Muppet Show

While Granny the gouger and Miss Piggy try to stage some 'good old entertainment' to save the Muppet Theatre, today's guest star Zero Mostel gives a spirited performance as Henry Vm. But he receives less-than-kingly respect from the rest of the Muppet company.


Unknown: Zero Mostel
Unknown: Henry Vm.
Producer: Jim Henson

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Which British animals were hunted wild-west style long before the United States was born? Which dog had its name changed in Britain as a result of World War I?
Each week Desmond and Sarah explore the relationship between people and the animals in their lives.
Today from Builth Wells at the annual show of the Working Breeds of Wales, Desmond meets royal dogs, the dog that gets its name from the Gaelic for 'being useful', and the face that launched a million cans of paint.
Sarah goes out and about to meet the goat which has joined the Royal Welsh Third Battalion, the birds which will adopt any abandoned chicks and visits a children's pet show in a back garden of a Welsh village.
BBC Scotland
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Presenter: Sarah Kennedy
Researcher: Fiona Couper
Researcher: Polly Phillips
Director: Kate Kinninmont
Producer: Ian Christie
Editor: David Martin

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report on the latest charity news. Dr Vicky Clement-Jones , chairman and founder of BACUP (The British
Association of Cancer United Patients and their families and friends), appeals for funds on behalf of this vital organisation. When undergoing treatment for cancer herself she became aware of the desperate need felt by all cancer victims and their relatives for practical guidance and support.
In 1985 she founded BACUP, Britain's first cancer information service. A team of experienced nurses answer telephone calls and written enquiries covering all aspects of cancer care.
Hundreds of people from all over the country contact the service every week. The organisation needs funds. Please give what you can. Send your donations to: BACUP, [address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Dr Vicky Clement-Jones
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

with Debbie Thrower Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird
Tonight Thora looks at the changing seasons and the great hymns which celebrate the festivals of the church's year. The programme includes a reminder of Christmas in Tonga and Easter in Salisbury. Thora also meets the naturalist Simon King , who tells her about the changes that take place in the natural world over the course of a year.
Shall we gather at the river (Lowry); When is he coming?; It came upon a midnight clear (Noel); Away in a manger; Hosanna in the highest!; When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham): Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus): How great thou art!; Through all the changing scenes of life (Wiltshire)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Simon King
Director: Valetta Stallabrass
Producer: Christopher Mann

: ScreenStory: Anzacs

A five-part drama tracing the experiences of a group of Australians in World War I.
2: The Big Push
April 1916. After the chaos of Gallipoli the remnants of the platoon head for the Western front. Martin is reunited with Kate and Pat Cleary finds a new way of making money. The platoon is then thrust into 'the battle that is going to win the war', but instead finds itself under the heaviest artillery barrage of the war at Pozieres. Martin writes,
'We've just come back from a place so terrible that even a raving lunatic could never imagine the horrors.'
Written by JOHN DIXON
Produced by GEOFF BURROWES Directed by PINO AMENTA


Written By: John Dixon
Produced By: Geoff Burrowes
Directed By: Pino Amenta
Directed By: John Dixon
Directed By: George Miller
Pat Cleary: Paul Hogan
Martin Barrington: Andrew Clarke
Flanagan: Jon Blake
Kate Baker: Megan Williams
Roly: Christopher Cummings
'Kaiser' Schmidt: Shane Briant
Bill Harris: Jonathan Sweet
Tom McArthur: Patrick Ward
Harold: Tony Bonner
'Pudden': Alec Wilson
'Dingo' Gordon: Jtm Holt
'Bluey': Peter Finlay
Max Earnshaw: David Lynch
Gen Haig: Noel Trevarthan
Keith Murdoch: David Bradshaw
David Lloyd George: Rhys McConnochie
The Rev George Lonsdale: Robert Coleby
Mrs Baker: Sheila Kenneally
Sir Rupert Barrington: Vincent Ball
Lady Thea Barrington: Ilona Rogers
Cyril Earnshaw: Howard Bell

: Bread

Written by CARLA LANE
The story of the Boswells, a family of lovable rogues, their unity, loyalty and ability to survive in today's world of unemployment with the help of a little gentle skulduggery.
Title song by DAVID MACKAY Directed by SUSAN BELBIN
Produced by ROBIN NASH (R)


Written By: Carla Lane
Unknown: David MacKay
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Produced By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Julie: Caroline Milmoe
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Mr Kelly: Eddie Ross
DHSS clerk: Pamela Power
Boy: Ben Davis
DHSS claimants: Josie Kidd
DHSS claimants: Jan Davies
Van driver: Tony Scoggo

: 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
Director ROBIN BEXTOR Associate producer BRYHERSCUDAMORE


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

: News

with Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Choices

First of 11 programmes 'Thou Shalt Profit at All Costs'
Moral choices have never been easy. Down the ages religious teachers and philosophers have tried to draw up guidelines to help people make the best choices, but can codes from the past have any relevance to life in the 1980s?
Choices explores the human dilemmas which have been tackled by Holy Writ and priestly prohibitions. Have any of these problems been answered once and for all, or is it time to prepare a set of new commandments with fresh answers to the problems of modern living?
Rabbi Julia Neuberger asks Eric Bettelheim , Andrew Phillips , Mary Baker ,
Dr Charles Elliott and an invited audience about the new morality of money-making.
In the brave new world of the post-'Big Bang' city, peppered by stories of scandal and stress and salved by claims of increased opportunity and wider share ownership, are we making choices which will bring greater wealth for everyone or disproportionate riches for a few?
Assistant producer JULIE LOYD Producer FRANCES GUMLEY
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Eric Bettelheim
Unknown: Andrew Phillips
Unknown: Mary Baker
Unknown: Dr Charles Elliott
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Julie Loyd
Producer: Frances Gumley
Producer: James Murray

: Discovering Portuguese

The last of a six-part introduction to the language and people.
Language and Culture
The Portuguese have an immense respect for culture: from the popular nudes of sculptor Joao Cutileiro to the poetry of Luis de Camoes and the paintings of the Centro de Arte Moderna in Lisbon. Writer Jose Saramago , television presenter
Edite Estrela and President Mario Soares discuss the future of Portuguese language and culture.
Presented by Roberta Fox Film editor JOHN L. BAKER
Film cameraman IAN PUNTER Production assistant ELIZABETH MCDOWELL Producer TERRY DOYLE


Unknown: Jose Saramago
Unknown: Edite Estrela
Unknown: Mario Soares
Presented By: Roberta Fox
Editor: John L. Baker
Unknown: Ian Punter
Unknown: Elizabeth McDowell
Producer: Terry Doyle

: The Sky at Night

High Moon
The Earth and the Moon travel together round the Sun, but the movements of the Moon itself are not so straightforward as might be thought. Patrick Moore and Dr Ron Maddison discuss the whole question of how the Moon moves, how it affects the tides, and why it is very slowly receding from the Earth, at the same time slowing down the Earth's rate of rotation.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Ron Maddison
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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