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: Open University

6 45 Evaluating a Merger
7.10 Digital Systems
7 35 Images: Viewing the Invisible
8.0 Database: Query Languages
8.25 Topology: Covering Surfaces

: Play School

Carol Chell and guests say Hallo Again with songs. games and play ideas.
Musical director PAUL READE Director MARTIN FISHER Producer MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: Carol Chell
Director: Paul Reade
Director: Martin Fisher
Producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief Longing for the Kingdom Since its inception, the Church has prayed
'Thy kingdom come'.
Charles Elliott considers the practical implications of that prayer both for the Church and the individual believer.


Unknown: Charles Elliott
Director: Lelia Guinery-Green
Producer: David Craig

: This Is the Day

An opportunity to join with other viewers in a simple service of prayer and meditation.
This week Linda Mary Evans joins John Parkin in his home on the outskirts of Nottingham.
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC North West


Unknown: Linda Mary Evans
Unknown: John Parkin
Producer: Helen Alexander

: The Coming of Age

About 20 per cent of old people eventually suffer from senile dementia.
People who look after their relatives suffering in this way share their experiences and Professor Elaine Murphy , a leading psychogeriatrician, gives a view of how to cope. Researcher MAGGIE WINKWORTH Produced by LUCY PARKER (R) (e)


Unknown: Professor Elaine Murphy
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: Antiques at Home

Michael Newman presents the first of nine programmes. Today he joins
Lord and Lady St Levan at one of the country's most romantic castles. St Michael's Mount is full of objects which reflect the changing history and fortunes of the St Levan family.
Director MIKE BOW


Unknown: Michael Newman
Unknown: Lady St Levan

: The Healing Arts

First of nine documentaries that look at many unusual aspects of medicine.
1: Laying on of Hands
Healing hands have always played their part in medicine. In Ireland Danny O'Neil's fame as a bone-setter has spread world-wide. The
Chinese prize blind masseurs for their sensitivity of touch. A psychiatric unit in St Albans has successfully used touch to help disturbed adolescents.
Narrated by Denis Quilley
Series producer MICHAEL CROUCHER Written and produced by MICHAEL YORKE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Denis Quilley
Producer: Michael Croucher
Produced By: Michael Yorke

: Grand Prix

The 1987 Formula One World Championship French Grand Prix
Live from the Paul Ricard circuit, the vital opening laps. Pole position has been held by either AYRTON SENNA or NIGEL MANSELL in every race this year, and it will be a major surprise if that situation changes here.


Unknown: Paul Ricard
Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Nigel Mansell

: See Hear

News and entertainment with sign language and subtitles. Introduced by Clive Mason and John Lee
Produced by EDDIE MONTAGUE (e)


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

: Farming

with Les Cottington and Philip Wrixon
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: John Kettley

: News Headlines

: Grand Prix

Further coverage of the French Grand Prix.
Last year's winner, nigel MANSELL, will be praying for a return to that kind of form after cruel luck robbed him of the lead in the last two races.

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons and Charlie Humphreys.
"Don't even think about it, Roly, or the second prize in that raffle's going to be a hearthrug."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Writer: Charlie Humphreys
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Howard Keel in Kiss Me Kate

Continuing a season of films featuring one of Hollywood's most popular singing stars.Today with Kathryn Gray son Ann Miller
Fred Graham is to play the lead in a new show - an up-dated version of The Taming of the Shrew.
He casts both his ex-wife and his girlfriend in the other leading roles - only to discover their suitability for the parts of Katherine and Bianca is painfully obvious. Currently playing to packed houses in London, this musical features 14 songs by Cole Porter.
Screenplay by DOROTHY KINGSLEY Based on the play by SAMUEL SPEWACK
Music and lyrics by COLE PORTER Produced by JACK CUMMINGS Directed by GEORGE SIDNEY 0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Kathryn Gray
Unknown: Ann Miller
Unknown: Fred Graham
Songs By: Cole Porter.
Play By: Dorothy Kingsley
Play By: Samuel Spewack
Play By: Bella Spewack
Unknown: Cole Porter
Produced By: Jack Cummings
Directed By: George Sidney
Fred Graham/Petruchio: Howard Keel
Lilli Vanessi/Katherine: Kathryn Grayson
Lois Lane/Bianca: Ann Miller
Lippy: Keenan Wynn
Gremio: Bobby Van
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio: Tommy Rall
Slug: James Whitmore
Baptista: Kurt Kasznar
Hortensio: Bob Fosse
Cole Porter: Ron Randell
Tex Callaway: Willard Parker
Ralph: Dave O'Brien

: The Pink Panther Show: Super Pink; Cop on the Rocks; Twinkle Little Pink

Today: Super Pink; Cop on the Rocks; Twinkle Little Pink (R)

: The Muppet Show

Prepare for ghosties, ghoulies and things that go bump in the night as the Muppets welcome the 'frightening' Alice Cooper to their nightmare! Kermit worries about the 'devilish' influence today's guest will have, but has the show ever been anything but chaos and madness?


Unknown: Alice Cooper
Producer: Jim Henson

: Aled

Aled Jones sings his favourite arias, ballads and folk songs with Vovka Ashkenazy BBC Welsh Chorus conducted by John Hugh Thomas Ingrid Surgenor and Huw Tregelles Williams Lighting STAN JONES Sound GEOFF ATKINS
Cameraman KEN WENSLEY Producers


Unknown: Aled Jones
Conducted By: John Hugh Thomas
Conducted By: Ingrid Surgenor
Unknown: Ken Wensley
Unknown: J. Mervyn Williams.

: Steam Days

A series of six programmes about the glories of steam trains.
Introduced by Miles Kington 2: The Fishing Line
From Fort William to Mallaig, history has gone into reverse. Steam trains once again run regularly during the summer months and tourism is booming.
Miles takes a ride through this breathtaking mountain landscape, and meets some of the local heroes.


Introduced By: Miles Kington
Editor: Geoffrey Moore
Producer: Neil Cameron

: News

Debbie Thrower ; Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Home on Sunday

Cliff Michelmore begins a series of summer journeys from Buckinghamshire to County Durham via
Plymouth, London and Berkshire to meet an actress and a bishop, a singer and a violinist and a doctor and the Salvation Army general at home on Sunday.
His first visit is to the home of Val Doonican , who has been a popular entertainer for more than 30 years.
Val is also a life-long Roman Catholic. He talks to Cliff about his life and his faith and chooses some of his favourite religious music including 'Panis angelicus' and 'Light the candles', sung by the Choir of St Philip's, Norbury. Val also makes his own contribution by singing 'You needed me'. Director ANN RICHARDSON


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Val Doonican
Director: Ann Richardson
Producer: Helen Alexander
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: ScreenStory: Anzacs

The last of a five-part drama tracing the experiences of a group of men whose name became a legend. Starring
Now, There was a Day ...
French countryside, mid-1918. With the tank proving an effective weapon and the Americans entering the war, the tide turns in the Allies' favour. Pat Cleary decides to go souvenir-hunting and Martin becomes engaged to Kate. While Roly is hospitalised the order comes through to disband the 60th battalion, and the 'originals' must decide whether to comply or mutiny.
After the Armistice there is time for reunion, and time to remember all those who would never be coming home.
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 Collins: Christopher Cummings
'Kaiser' Schmidt: Shane Briant
Bill Harris: Jonathan Sweet
'Bluey': Peter Finlay
'Pudden' Parsons: Alec Wilson
Gen Monash: Bill Kerr
Keith Murdoch: David Bradshaw
'Pompey' Elliott: Francis Bell
Lady Thea Barrington: Ilona Rogers
Sir Rupert Barrington: Vincent Ball
Max Earnshaw: David Lynch
Cyril Eamshaw: Howard Bell
Harold Armstrong: Tony Bonner

: 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
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Julie: Caroline Milmoe
Aveline Boswell: Gill Coman
Freddie Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Photographer: Michael J. Jackson
Waitress: Jackie Downey
Street singer: Susanna Page

: That's Life!

Presented by Esther Rantzen 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

with Debbie Thrower Weather

: Choices

Thou Shalt Seek Justice Before the Law
The fourth programme of this series seeking a new set of commandments for the 1980s. Rabbi Julia Neuberger asks Judge James Pickles Sheila Cameron , QC
Sir David Napley and Anthony Lester , QC before a specially invited studio audience, whether justice is being strangled by the red tape of legal bureaucracy. Is the law inevitably an ass? What choices can we make for more open justice in the future? Director SIMON HAMMOND
Assistant producer ROGER STOTT Producer FRANCES GUMLEY
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Judge James Pickles
Unknown: Sheila Cameron
Unknown: Sir David Napley
Unknown: Anthony Lester
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Roger Stott
Producer: Frances Gumley
Producer: James Murray

: Wimbledon 87

Match of the Day
Men's Singles Final
DESMOND LYNAM introduces highlights of the afternoon's finals while GERALD WILLIAMS reflects on the talking points of the last fortnight. Producers


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Gerald Williams

: Weather

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