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: Play School

lain Lauchlan and his guests say Hallo Again.
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Director SHEILA FRASER Series producer


Director: Richard Brown
Director: Sheila Fraser

: Umbrella

with Bryan Murray
Irma Inniss and Tony Osoba Why did a group of angry Moslems walk out of a mosque in protest; and what made some children give up their daily crisp packet?
BBC North West


Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Irma Inniss
Unknown: Tony Osoba

: This Is the Day

The Healer
Noel Battye joins Graham Preedy at his home in Greenford, Middlesex for prayer and meditation.
The Rev David Dale of the Churches' Council for Health and Healing reflects on what it means to be made whole. Readings: Acts 3, wl-10 Mark 1, vv29-38
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Noel Battye
Unknown: Graham Preedy
Unknown: David Dale
Director: Mark Waddington
Producer: Helen Alexander

: What on Earth...?

David Bellamy , Jenny Owen and Michael Stoddart meet the spider that 'listens' with its feet and the frog that floats upside down.
Chairman Michael Jordan Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Jenny Owen
Unknown: Michael Stoddart
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: John Dobson

: Talking Business

Last of six programmes
Are You a Good Employer? Efstathios Christodoulou , Stephen Tse and Amrik Singh all have expanding businesses. Finding the right employees and getting the best out of them is difficult.
How far are they succeeding? Assistant producer FIONA PITCHER Producer MARY SPRENT (R) (e)


Unknown: Efstathios Christodoulou
Unknown: Stephen Tse
Unknown: Amrik Singh

: Tele journal

with Carlos Riera and Yolanda Vazquez
What's been happening in Spain, plus an interview with Nickolas Grace , star of a Spanish television series about the life and death of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Director NICK DA VIES
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (R) (e)


Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Unknown: Nickolas Grace
Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca.
Producer: Bernard Adams

: A vous la France!

French for beginners in the 13th of 15 programmes. Talking about the Past Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how to say where you've been.
Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e) (Complementary programme on Radio 4 VHFIFMat 5.00pm)


Unknown: Carolle Rousseau
Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones
Producer: David Wilson

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners in the eighth of 15 programmes
There's more to Spanish food than paella - if you know what to ask for.
Yolanda Vazquez shows how to order in a restaurant and in one of Madrid's famous 'tapas' bars. She visits the school where Spain's top chefs are trained, and goes into the kitchens of a popular cookery writer.
Production assistant JENNY WALKER Director STEPHEN MOSS
Producer DAVID WILSON (e)
(Shoum again next Saturday on BBC2. Complementary programme on Radio 4 VHFIFM at 5.30pm)


Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Unknown: Jenny Walker
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see recent programmes with sign language interpretation and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Today: Sporting Chance
Presented by Anneka Rice Glider pilot Martin Shaw goes solo, Breakfast Time weatherman Francis Wilson starts weight training, and Superstars World Champion Brian Hooper takes up white-water canoeing. Film editor PATRICK FLEMING Research VICKI MOORE


Presented By: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Brian Hooper
Editor: Patrick Fleming
Unknown: Vicki Moore
Produced By: Peter Ramsden

: Farming

When the rains came, the hill farmers of Cumbria were caught with their sheep out on the fells. Twice in a week the radioactive cloud from
Chernobyl dropped its fallout on one of the fairest comers of England. The results have been fear, misunderstanding, debt and uncertainty.
This report looks at the consequences for four farmers living with the aftermath of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Camera STEVE SAUNDERSON


Unknown: Steve Saunderson
Producer: Michael Fitzgerald
Producer: Martin Small

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary From the special Liberal Assembly in Blackpool
Vivian White discusses the vote on whether the Liberal Party should be wound up.
Former leader Jo Grimond is one of the guests.
Producer VANESSA DOWELL Studio director NIGEL FINNIS
Senior producer JAMES HOGAN Editor LYDIA HOWARD


Unknown: Vivian White
Leader: Jo Grimond
Producer: Vanessa Dowell
Director: Nigel Finnis
Producer: James Hogan
Editor: Lydia Howard

: EastEnders

by Charlie Humphreys and Tony McHale.
"How much do you hate me Michelle... how much further do you want to stick the knife in?"
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Charlie Humphreys
Writer: Tony McHale
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Match of the Day Live

Barclays League Division One Arsenal v Manchester Utd Introduced by Jimmy Hill with Terry Venables
After establishing a club record of 14 straight wins in the first half of the season, Arsenal have momentarily gone off the boil.
A draw against West Ham and victories over Charlton and Queens Park Rangers make up Manchester
United's record in London this season.
Past form at Highbury favours United and a close encounter. They have won there three times in the last four seasons, all by the odd goal, as was Arsenal's victory in the corresponding match last season.
Commentators BARRY DAVIES


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Terry Venables
Commentators: Barry Davies
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Cartoon

: Fax

Argument-settling Knowledge-giving Trivia-teasing
Curiosity-curing Mind-blowing Never-boring
Ever-fizzing ... Fax with Bill Oddie Debbie Rix and Billy Butler
Faxline: [number removed]or write to Bill Oddie , Fax, BBCtv, PO Box 173,
Manchester M60 1FA Designer JOHN HOLLAND
Studio director CHRIS SALT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Antiques Roadshow

Introduced by Hugh Scully A 19th-century wine cistern presented to a local motorcycling club, an automated clock-picture of a blacksmith's forge and an early 'spy' camera -just some of the curious objects brought for the experts to see when they visit Bradford. Directors IAN PAUL. DIANE REID Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Directors: Ian Paul.
Directors: Diane Reid
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: In the Know

Eight keys to successful learning
Presented by Sue Edelson with The Go Go Boys 3: Restarting Learning The Go Go Boys avoid distractions by becoming study partners, and A-level student William Biney-Tay plans his ideal study session. Film editor ALASTAIR MITCHELL
Assistant producer BARRY TOMALIN Produced by JULIAN STENHOUSE (e) A BBC/Open College book 'In the Know', £3.95, from booksellers. An Open College course 'The Effective Learner: a Guide for People
Studying £9.95. (inc pandp) from [address removed]. Cheques payable to The Open College or order with Visa or Access by ringing [number removed]


Presented By: Sue Edelson
Unknown: William Biney-Tay
Editor: Alastair Mitchell
Producer: Barry Tomalin
Produced By: Julian Stenhouse

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Songs of Praise

from Sydney
On 26 January 1788 a fleet of 12 ships sailed into a natural harbour on the other side of the world. They carried transported convicts and government officials who were to set up the new colony of Australia.
Roger Royle visits Sydney to commemorate the bicentenary of European settlement. He talks to the REV JOHN MCKNIGHT , directly descended from those 'first fleet' convicts. He meets JOYCE CLAGUE , whose
Aboriginal ancestors have been there for 40,000 years and who finds little to celebrate after 200 years of immigration. He goes to the beach to meet two 'surfies' who mix faith and fun.
Members of Sydney churches gather in the convict-built church of St James to sing their Australian Songs of Praise.
Sings all creation (Iste confessor); Holy Father, God of might
(Catherine); What a friend we have in Jesus; Lift high the cross; Seek, 0 seek the Lord (Venantius); Do not be afraid; Lord of earth and all creation (Bennelong); Love divine (Blaenwem) Researcher LELIA GUlNERY -GREEN Producer NOEL VINCENT Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE (In association with ABC)
(Shoum again tomorrow 2.15pm. BBC2)


Unknown: John McKnight
Unknown: Joyce Clague
Unknown: St James
Unknown: Lelia Gulnery
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: All Creatures Great and Small

Ten episodes based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT 2: Barks and Bitesby ALFRED SHAUGHNESSY starring
James and Tristan examine a consignment of sheep for export to Russia, and for
Tristan the Russian woman vet is perfect confirmation of his prejudice - all Russian women are discus throwers!
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Produced by BILL SELLARS Directed by PETER MOFFATT


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Alfred Shaughnessy
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Ray London
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Peter Moffatt
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Famon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Mrs Greenlaw: Judy Wilson
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Dobbs: Edward Peel
Mr Whithorn: Edwin Richfield
Mrs Whithorn: Jenny Laird
Mr Hawley: David Miller
Mr Dibble: Ced Beaumont
Mr Casling: Johnny Allen
Mr Binns: John Keech
Mr Pinkerton: Alan Hockey
Mr Crawford: Richard Syms
Ludmilla Pavlechenko: Kay Woodman
Capt Polenov: Michael Poole
Radiogram salesman: Max Mason

: Whicker's World: Living with Waltzing Matilda

The third of ten films in Australia's bicentennial year presented by Alan Whicker. No one exemplifies the buccaneering, entrepreneurial spirit of Western Australia more than Alan Bond, who left Hammersmith as a 13-year-old and is now a megamillionaire and Australian folk hero, the only man to wrest the America's Cup from the Americans. Alister Norwood, son of a Belfast carpenter, is to jeans what Bond is to beer, and Peter Briggs from Streatham, believes that someone who's worth five or ten million 'hasn't really made it'. Briggs owns 150 vintage cars, and offers Alan Whicker a chance to drive in York's annual 'Flying Fifty' endurance trial.
Assistant producer MO BOWYER Film cameraman RAY HENMAN
Sound recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor LIZ THOYTS Producer ROGER MILLS BBC Bristol


Presented By: Alan Whicker.
Unknown: Alan Bond
Unknown: Alister Norwood
Unknown: Peter Briggs
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Producer: Mo Bowyer
Unknown: Ray Henman
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: 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
Producer Esther Rantzen Editor John Morrell
Send letters to: That's Life, BBC [address removed]
It is regretted that it is not possible to answer all your letters.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Co-presenter: Gavin Campbell
Co-presenter: Doc Cox
Co-presenter: Adrian Mills
Co-presenter: Grant Baynham
Director: Robin Bextor
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: Lite without George

written by PENNY CROFT and VAL HUDSON starring Simon Cadell and Carol Royle
Second of six episodes
Now that George is getting married, will Jenny finally accept the fact that he's never coming back? and Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT
Executive producer ROBIN NASH Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN (R)


Written By: Penny Croft
Unknown: Val Hudson
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Carol Royle
Sung By: Penny Croft
Producer: Robin Nash
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Larry: Simon Cadell
Jenny: Carol Royle
Amanda: Rosalind March
Ben: Michael Thomas
Sammy: Kenny Ireland
Carol: Cheryl Maker
Alison: Ann Thornton
Vicar: Jeffrey Gardiner
Mr Chambers: Ronald Fraser

: Everyman

The Moment of Truth
When white missionaries converted black tribes in South Africa to Christianity 200 years ago, they created for their converts an abiding dilemma. Should black
Christians today put their trust in Christian forgiveness and peaceful negotiation, or does their belief in the rightness of overcoming apartheid justify militancy? This film explores that tension. The dilemma leads many black Christians to rebel against their Church's conservatism and look for a new form of faith. Some of them go back to their African tribal roots to mark their separation from 'white'
Christianity. How far should they go towards violent resistance? Or does Christian teaching on forgiveness forbid the overthrow of oppression?
Film editor RON TAYLOR
Research alita NAUGHTON Producer FRANCIS GERARD
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE


Editor: Ron Taylor
Producer: Francis Gerard
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Sporting Chance

Presented by Anneka Rice Third of eight programmes
Brian Blessed takes up one of the oldest English sports, the longbow: 'I've often held a longbow on stage, playing Shakespeare, but I never thought I'd get the chance to shoot one.'
Marti Caine gets off the nursery slopes as her ski-ing improves: 'This is my first trip up the mountain and if you look down you don't need a laxative, I can tell you.'
Paul Nicholas gets to play his first snooker match, and Anneka talks to him about his experience on the snooker table.
Assistant producer VICKI MOORE Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R) (e)


Presented By: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Unknown: Marti Caine
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Producer: Vicki Moore
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Network East

The topical and sometimes controversial magazine covering Asian affairs.

: Weather

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