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: Open University

6.45 Ways of Studying Children
7.10 Semi-Conductors and the Sun
7.35 Evolution: Adaptive Radiation
8.0 Elastomers: Properties and Models
8.25 Computing: The Systems Analyst

: Play School

Floella Benjamin and Fred Harris say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas. Story: The First Rains by PETER BONNICI and LISA KOPPER


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Peter Bonnici
Unknown: Lisa Kopper
Musicians: Michael Omer
Musicians: Will Hill
Musicians: Martin Frith
Producer: Barbara Roddam
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Misterjaw Supershark

The Sea Chase

: Articles of Faith

True Resurrection
Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, sees in the resurrection of Jesus a fact which compels his followers to live as risen people - sharing their lives with those in need, celebrating and rising with them in hope. Director LELIA GUINERY-GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG (R)


Director: Lelia Guinery-Green
Producer: David Craig

: The Coming of Age

In the Family
One situation many families have to face is when an old person loses a partner. After his wife died Ernest Broome lived on his own. Should he move in with his daughter or take sheltered accommodation? Researcher MAGGIE WINKWORTH Produced by LUCY PARKER (R) (e)


Unknown: Ernest Broome
Unknown: Maggie Winkworth
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: Micro File 2

Another chance to see some of the best of the recent series of Micro Live.
Music and Movement A professional music sequencer and stunning computer graphics from Monte Carlo.
Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)


Unknown: Monte Carlo.
Producer: Terry Marsh
Editor: David Allen

: Morning Worship

Let All the World
A service of thanksgiving and praise for the diamond jubilee of the Royal School of Church Music from the Royal Albert Hall, London, in the presence of HM The Queen.
Traditional hymns and anthems, with special commissions by WILLIAM MATTHIAS and RICHARD SHEPHARD , are sung by a choir of 850 drawn from churches associated with the RSCM, with the Michael Laird Brass Ensemble under the direction of Lionel Dakers , Director of the RSCM.
Taking part in the service are the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Cardinal
Archbishop of Westminster and the Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council. Introduced by Stephen Darlington , organist of Christ Church, Oxford. Organist MARTIN HOW Sound ROY BRADSHAW


Unknown: William Matthias
Unknown: Richard Shephard
Unknown: Lionel Dakers
Introduced By: Stephen Darlington
Organist: Martin How
Unknown: Roy Bradshaw
Unknown: Peter Greenyer
Director: David Kremer
Producer: David Craig
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Discovering Portuguese

Last of a six-part introduction to the language and people. Language and Culture
Presented by Roberta Fox (R)(e)


Presented By: Roberta Fox

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see recent programmes with sign language and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
History on Your Doorstep - Reading the Landscape
Few people driving up the M1 realise that the route has been used since prehistoric times. Within a few yards of the service station at Watford Gap there is a Roman road, an 18th-century canal, a 19th-century railway and a 20th-century motorway. Your guides - Christopher Taylor and Fred Housego. Film editor Hugh Tasman Producer Bryn Brooks


Presenter: Fred Housego
Guide: Christopher Taylor
Editor: Hugh Tasman
Producer: Bryn Brooks

: 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: Bernard Davey

: News Headlines

: Bonanza

Search in Limbo
When Ben Cartwright is accused of murder, his only alibi is a blank memory! Written by DON ingalls Directed by LEO PENN (R)


Unknown: Ben Cartwright
Written By: Don Ingalls
Directed By: Leo Penn
Ben Cartwright: Lome Green
Hoss Cartwright: Dan Blocker
Little Joe Cartwright: Michael Landon
Jamie Cartwright: Mitch Vogel

: Cartoon Double Bill

Papoose on the Loose and Salmon Loafer

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood and Tony McHale.
"They're coming.... the judges. They've just been to the Dagmar and now they're coming here".
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Writer: Tony McHale
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Howard Keel in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Beginning a season of films featuring one of Hollywood's most popular singing stars. Today with Jeff Richards Russ Tamblyn
This exuberant multi-million dollar box-office success won an Oscar for its musical score which includes 'Bless your beautiful hide', 'Goin' co'rtin' and 'Sobbin' women'.
In Oregon in 1860, farmer
Adam Pontipee returns from a visit to town with a wife,
Milly. What he has omitted to tell her in their short acquaintance is that he also has six unruly bachelor brothers living with him! The brides: The brothers:
The townspeople:
Based on the story The Sobbin'
0 FEATURE: page 12 and FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Jeff Richards
Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Unknown: Adam Pontipee
Unknown: Stephen Vincent Benet
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Music By: Gene de Paul
Produced By: Jack Cummings
Directed By: Stanley Donen
Milly: Jane Powell
Dorcas: Julie Newmeyer
Alice: Nancy Kilgas
Sarah: Betty Carr
Liza: Virginia Gibson
: Ruth Rutakilmonis
Martha: Norma Doggett
Adam: Howard Keel
Benjamin: Jeff Richards
Gideon: Russ Tamblyn
Frank: Tommy Rall
Daniel: Marc Platt
Caleb: Matt Mattox
Ephraim: Jacques D'Amboise
The Rev Elcott: Ian Wolfe
Pete Perkins: Howard Petrie
Harry: Earl Barton
Matt: Dante Dipaolo
Carl: Kelly Brown
Ruth's uncle: Matt Moore
Dorcas's father: Dick Rich
Mrs Bixby: Marjorie Wood
Mr Bixby: Russell Simpson

: The Pink Panther Show: Pink Panzer, Le Feets Defeat, Pink on the Cob

Today: Pink Panzer, Le Feets Defeat, Pink on the Cob (R)

: The Muppet Show

Today's guest star, comedian Steve Martin , finds that he actually has to audition for the show! Well, if 'Rambling guy' doesn't get them, his spectacular balloon animals surely will.
Even Statler and Waldorf attempt to get their names in lights, and Gonzo learns that you should never perform with dancing cheeses. Producer jim HENSON


Unknown: Steve Martin
Producer: Jim Henson

: Aled

This year Aled Jones retired from singing at the age of 16! Before he did so he recorded this series of programmes featuring his favourite music - arias, ballads and folk songs. Appearing with him in this first programme are Cantabile
Ingrid Surgenor and Huw Tregelles Williams Lighting STAN JONES Sound GEOFF ATKINS Camera KEN WENSLEY Producers
J. MERVYN WILLIAMS. HEFIN OWEN An opus 3 production
0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Stan Jones
Unknown: Geoff Atkins
Unknown: Ken Wensley
Unknown: J. Mervyn Williams.
Unknown: Hefin Owen
Vocal group: Cantabile

: Steam Days

A series of six programmes about the glories of steam trains.
Introduced by Miles Kington
1: Travels with a Duchess Miles investigates the workings of the Duchess of Hamilton, one of Britain's most famous passenger trains, from its building in the 1930s to the present day. Rescued from America, then from Butlin's, it is back in full working order. Miles takes a trip as the Duchess sallies forth for a work-out on the ruggedly beautiful Settle-Carlisle line.
Music composed by ROGER LIMB Film editor GEOFFREY MOORE Producer PETER WALTON
' (Rail enthusiasts may be interested in The Little Train to Lynton, part 1 tomorrow on BBC2 at 10.0pm)
0 INFO: page 77


Introduced By: Miles Kington
Composed By: Roger Limb
Editor: Geoffrey Moore
Producer: Peter Walton

: News

with Debbie Thrower

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird
'Tonight, as it's our last night together on Praise Be!, I think we should have hymns that give thanks to God for all our past blessings, and hymns of dedication and commitment for the future.'
To mark the end of the series, Thora includes the most-requested hymn, 'The old rugged cross', and she also calls in at the Royal Bath and West Show in Shepton Mallett , where she talks to visitors about their favourite hymns.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Morning Light); How much more? We can walk together; I need thee every hour; Will your anchor hold?, Take my life and let it be
(Consecration Hymn); The old rugged cross; Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket); The day thou gavest. Lord, is ended (St Clement)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Shepton Mallett
Producer: Christopher Mann

: ScreenStory: Anzacs

A five-part drama tracing the experiences of a group of disparate Australians in World War I. Starring
4: Fields of Fire
Passchendaele, Flanders 1917: the Anzac forces are the only thing that stand between the Germans and victory. Martin angers Kate by seeking a job on the general staff. Flanagan settles a score with 'Dingo', and Bill Harris 's secret is at last revealed.
Written by JOHN DIXON
Produced by GEOFF BURROWES Directed by PINO AMENTA


Unknown: Bill Harris
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 Collins: Christopher Cummings
'Kaiser' Schmidt: Shane Briant
Bill Harris: Jonathan Sweet
'Dingo' Gordon: Jim Holt
'Bluey': Peter Finlay
'Pudden' Parsons: Alec Wilson
General Monash: Bill Kerr
Sir Rupert Barrington: Vincent Ball
Lady Thea Barrington: Ilona Rogers
The Rev George Lonsdale: Robert Coleby
David Lloyd George: Rhys McConnochie
Keith Murdoch: David Bradshaw

: Bread

Written by CARLA LANE
Title song by DAVBD MACKAY Directed by SUSAN BELBIN
Produced by ROBIN NASH (R)


Written By: Carla Lane
Unknown: Davbd MacKay
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Produced By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Freddie: Ronald Forfar
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Julie: Caroline Milmoe
George: Tom Ryan
Mary: Georgina Smith
Fr Dooley: J G Devlin
Man at docks: Robbie Dee

: 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 BRYHER SCUDAMORE


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

: News

Debbie Thrower ; Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Choices

A series of debates.
What is the future for the family? The extended family was once the basic unit of economic survival; this century has brought the nuclear family - but now that structure is also being challenged. The single-parent family and other groupings are increasing, but are they emotionally and morally satisfactory? Is it time to redefine the family? Is the disintegration of the family producing a generation of neglected, abused and disruptive children?
The discussion is chaired by Rabbi Julia Neuberger with Louis Blom-Cooper , QC, chairman of the enquiries into the deaths of Jasmine Beckford and Kimberly Carlile ; Virginia Bottomley, jp, mp and former social worker; Dr Brian Lask , consultant psychiatrist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children; and Jean
La Fontaine, president of the Royal Anthropological
Institute, who is currently studying child abuse in Britain.
Assistant producer JULIE LOYD Producer SIMON HAMMOND
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Louis Blom-Cooper
Unknown: Kimberly Carlile
Unknown: Dr Brian Lask
Director: Alex Laird
Producer: Julie Loyd
Producer: Simon Hammond
Producer: James Murray

: International Athletics

Highlights of the final day of the European Cup meeting in Prague, where Britain's men and women were trying to build on their 1985 team positions - fourth and third respectively. Watch out for another explosive performance by the men's 4 x 400 squad!
RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY Television presentation CST. Czechoslovakia


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey

: Weather

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