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: Open University

6.45 Education - Staffing for the Future
7. 10 Technology: Making the Connections
7.35 Skye: The Field Evidence
8.00 Adult Education: The Quest for Knowledge
8.25 Topological Surfaces

: Play School

Sheelagh Gilbey and friends say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Director PENNY LLOYD
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Director: Richard Brown

: Umbrella

with Bryan Murray and Sara Sugarman
What persuaded a Hindu princess to go on a deadly journey; and why did a group of Northumbrian children risk getting a soaking when they went on a pilgrimage? Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West


Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Sara Sugarman

: This Is the Day

The Desert Flowering Linda Mary Evans introduces a service of prayer and reflection from the home of DAVID AND MATHILDE STEVENS in Belfast.
The Rev David Lapsley reflects on the meaning of Lent. Readings:
Deuteronomy 8, vv 1-3; Matthew 4, w 1-11
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Northern Ireland


Introduces: Linda Mary Evans
Introduces: Mathilde Stevens
Unknown: David Lapsley
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: James Skelly
Producer: Helen Alexander

: What on Earth...?

A wildlife quiz in which
Sheila Anderson catches fish under a big black shadow, Jennifer Owen finds a translucent heartbeat, and Jeremy Cherfas counts the scales on a hairy mammal. Chairman Michael Jordan Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Jennifer Owen
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: John Dobson

: Recovery

Presented by Brian Redhead Last of three programmes about British companies that made it - their story of recovery.
The Gamble: Small Firms 'Small is beautiful' - or so they say. But the people who run small companies take great personal risks to survive. Three of them - in South Wales, Coventry and London's East End - took the gamble, and are winning. Director FIONA PITCHER
Producer BRIAN DA VIES (R) (e)


Presented By: Brian Redhead

: Tele journal

with Carlos Riera and Corina Poore
The week's news as seen through the eyes of Univision - the television service which broadcasts in Spanish to at least 20 million Hispanics living in the United States. Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR


Unknown: Carlos Riera
Producer: Daniella Dangoor
Producer: Bernard Adams

: France actuelle

First of a series of five films on modern France Grenoble
The town in the Alps which, at the turn of the century, was a quiet, provincial backwater, known only for glove-making and the magnificence of its mountain location. By the mid-60s it had become not only the site for the 1968 Winter Olympics, but a blueprint for the city of the future.
Researcher JANE COTTAVE Producer FRANK ASH (R) (e)
Books: 'Allez France' £5.50, 'A vous la France!' £5.25, 'Ensemble' Book E4.50, 'Ensemble' Book 2 £4.50,
'France extra!' £5.50, 'Franc-parler' £4.95, 'Get by in French' £1.75 available from retailers

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners in the 11th of 15 programmes
Heading south from Madrid, Yolanda Vazquez shows how to make travel enquiries and buy tickets. And she introduces the colourful city of Seville, meeting place of the Arab and Christian worlds and home of flamenco. (e)
Book £6.95; two cassettes £4.95 each; computer software £22.95 from retailers.
For a list of residential courses based on Espana Viva, send sae to: [address removed]


Presenter: Yolanda Vazquez
Sound Recordist: Anthony Wornum
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: See Hear

News, views and entertainment with sign language and subtitles
Presented by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark
Interpreted by John Lee Produced by EDDIE MONTAGUE


Presented By: Clive Mason
Unknown: John Lee
Produced By: Eddie Montague

: Farming

The National Farmers' Union has often been called the most powerful political force outside Westminster. But is the NFU's influence now on the wane? A report from the union's annual meeting plus an interview with the president, Simon Gourlay. Producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Simon Gourlay.

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Bernard Davey

: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion
Reporter IAN SMITH Producers


Unknown: Vivian White
Reporter: Ian Smith
Unknown: Vanessa Dowell.
Unknown: Nick Robinson
Editor: Lydia Howard

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale and Rosemary Mason.
"I wasn't the only one fooling around with your missus. They were all at it."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Writer: Rosemary Mason
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Knights of the Round Table

— Only the might of Arthur Pendragon, king by divine right, can bring peace to a strife-torn England. With the gallant Sir Lancelot by his side he sets forth to conquer his enemies, but reckons without the evil Mordred who schemes to bring down the crown


Unknown: Talbot Jennings
Unknown: Jan Lustig
Unknown: Noel Langley
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Lancelot: Robert Taylor
Guinevere: Ava Gardner
Arthur: Mel Ferrer
Mordred: Stanley Baker
Merlin: Felix Aylmer
Morgan Le Fay: Anne Crawford
Elaine: Maureen Swanson
Percival: Gabriel Wolf
Gareth: Anthony Forwood
Gawaine: Robert Urquhart
Green Knight: Niaill MacGinnis

: Cartoon

: Fax

with Bill Oddie , Debbie Rix Billy Butler and tonight's star guest Frankie Vaughan Call Faxline [number removed]or write to Bill Oddie , Fax,
BBCtv, Box 173, Manchester M601FA
Designer STEPHEN BRADSHAW Studio director CHRIS SALT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Call Faxline
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Designer: Stephen Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Antiques Roadshow

Introduced by Hugh Scully The people of Cardiff bring desirable objects for the experts' attention, including a rare 18th-century bamboo carving from Japan and a Pair of fine Italian gouache paintings once sold as souvenirs of Naples. Directors


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Diane Reid.
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report on the latest charity news. Johnny Morris appeals on behalf of the British Veterinary Association
Animal Welfare Foundation which desperately needs funds to support schemes designed substantially to reduce pain and suffering among all farm and domestic animals.
Please give as much as you can. Donations to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Johnny Morris

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

with the Archers
Roger Royle visits
'Ambridge' to meet the cast of the world's longest-running radio serial, including Peggy, Jill and Phil Archer , Walter Gabriel , Tom Forrest , Kathy and Lucy Perks, Jack Woolley ,
Dr Matthew Thorogood , Mike Tucker , Dorothy Adamson and Martha Woodford. He finds a remarkably united group of actors, who share a positive and thoughtful faith. In an ancient barn at
Bredon near Tewkesbury, The Archers and local
Christians come together to sing their songs of praise. 0 praise ye the Lord (Laudate dominum): Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton); For the beauty of the earth (Noricum): The King of love my shepherd is (Dominus regit me): Lord of the dance (Sydney Carter); Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwem); As the deer pants for the water
(Martin Nystrom); The day thou gavest (St Clement)
Producer The Archers LIZ RIGBEY Film director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Pebble Mill
* FEATURE: page 16


Presenter: Roger Royle
Norman Painting: Phil Archer
Chris Gittins: Walter Gabriel
Bob Arnold: Tom Forrest
Arnold Peters: Jack Woolley
Crawford Logan: Dr Matthew Thorogood
Terry Molloy: Mike Tucker
Heather Barrett: Dorothy Adamson
Mollie Harris: Martha Woodford.
Organist: John Belcher
Organist: Researcher Ann Richardson
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: All Creatures Great and Small

Ten episodes based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT 5: Hail Caesar! by ALFRED SHAUGHNESSY starring with and The Herriots go in for highland dancing and Siegfried catches fleas - but the disappearance of a dead stag could be poaching and Tricki Woo goes 'crackerdog'.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Alfred Shaughnessy
Unknown: Tricki Woo
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Peter Moffatt
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Tristan: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Deirdre: Andrea Gibb
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Mrs Greenlaw: Judy Wilson
Hodgekin: Teddy Turner
Harry: Anthony Addams
Coach driver: Mike Wardle
Lord Brawton: John Hart Dyke
Lady Brawton: Mary Kenton
Mrs Westby: Amanda Waldy
Sarah: Kathryn Barry
Jane: Rebecca Sowden
Mr Bushell: Bill Lund
Mr Boddy: Billy Regan

: Whicker's World

Living with Waltzing Matilda Alan Whicker introduces the sixth of ten films in Australia's bicentennial year. To most travellers the real Australia is the Northern
Territory, which attracts the loners, men like Sid Smith from Dudley who runs one of the loneliest pubs in the world. While Sid looks after his one and only regular, his wife Barbara prepares Devonshire cream teas for any passing trade.
It is via a cattle-mustering expedition by helicopter and a stopover at the tiny town of Katherine to meet a fun-loving girl from Southall with a strong right hook that Alan Whicker meets some Aboriginals at an alcohol rehabilitation centre. For them the bicentenary is no time for celebration.
Their existence in the camps is wretched, and lightened only by two young pommy doctors, Dr Clare and Dr Neil.
Assistant producer MO BOWYER Film cameraman RAY HENMAN
Sound recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor LIZ THOYTS Producer ROGER MILLS BBC Bristol


Introduces: Matilda Alan Whicker
Unknown: Sid Smith
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Producer: Mo Bowyer
Unknown: Ray Henman
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson

: News

with Moira Stuart


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
Write to: That's Life! BBC Lime Grove Studios, London W12 7RJ
It is regretted that it is not possible to answer all your letters.


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

: Life without George

written by PENNY CROIT and VAL HUDSON starring Simon Cadell and Carol Royle
Fourth of six episodes
George is back, happily splashing his toothpaste all over the bathroom mirror. Jenny is ecstatic. Larry is not.
and Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT
Executive producer robin NASH Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN (R)


Written By: Penny Croit
Unknown: Val Hudson
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Carol Royle
Sung By: Penny Croft
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Larry: Simon Cadell
Jenny: Carol Royle
Amanda: Rosalind March
Ben: Michael Thomas
Sammy: Kenny Ireland
Carol: Cheryl Maiker
Dolores: Camille Coduri
Barbara: Suzan Crowley
Alan: Aaron Harris
Policeman: Simon Greenall
Mr Chambers: Ronald Fraser

: Everyman

Who'd Marry a Vicar?
Introduced by Prunella Scales In the 16th century
Mrs Cranmer , one of the earliest parsons' wives, was rumoured to have hidden in a box whenever she went out, for fear of embarrassing her husband.
Four centuries later, clergy wives are finding life just as difficult. The fictional stereotype still dominates public perceptions: the dowdy figure who, as well as running her own home on a shoestring, teaches Sunday school, arranges flowers, organises fetes, runs the Mothers' Union and provides endless cups of tea and a sympathetic ear.
In the past, wives have accepted their role as their husband's unpaid curate. But times are changing.
Everyman meets five clergy wives who talk about the reality behind the stereotype. Film editor JIM DUFFY
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN Producer PAT HOLLAND
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE


Introduced By: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Mrs Cranmer
Editor: Jim Duffy
Editor: Roger Martin
Producer: Pat Holland
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Sporting Chance

Anneka Rice presents the fifth of eight programmes. Trevor McDonald takes up tennis under the keen eye of Virginia Wade.
Stan Boardman plumbs the depths with his first scuba-dive in the sea.
And Brian Blessed enters his first field archery competition.
Assistant producer VICKI MOORE Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R) (e)


Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Virginia Wade.
Unknown: Stan Boardman
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Producer: Vicki Moore
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Network East

The topical and sometimes controversial magazine covering Asian affairs in Britain and abroad.

: Weather

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