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: Open University

6.45 Education - Staffing for the Future
7.10 Classical Greece: Land and Sea
7.35 Species and Evolution
8.00 Physics: How Low Can You Go?
8.25 Education: What's Another Year Really?

: Play School

Chloe Ashcroft , lain Lauchlan and Brian Jameson say Hallo Again. Musicians


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Peter Gosling
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Sunday Worship

A series of programmes for
Lent. What do the Beatitudes say about living as a Christian in 1988? The speaker is Dr Jean Vanier , the founder of the remarkable L'Arche communities for the mentally handicapped, who will be exploring the Beatitude: 'Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.'
Gary Davies joins the L'Arche community live in Norwood, south London, for an act of worship.


Unknown: Dr Jean Vanier
Unknown: Gary Davies
Director: Mark Waddington
Producer: Helen Alexander
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: What on Earth...?

A wildlife quiz in which Johnny Morris Sheila Anderson and Jeremy Cherfas are faced with a skipper in the mud, wings in jaws and iodine in an axolotl.
Chairman Michael Jordan Producer JOHN DOBSON
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: John Dobson

: Business Matters

Taking the Critical Path
Previous Olympics have left the host cities with hefty losses. But the organisers in Calgary claim their advanced computerised planning methods will ensure a substantial profit. Business Matters examines how the same planning techniques can help bring success to major projects in Britain. Narrator Paul Vaughan Director david DAWSON Editor BRIAN DAVIES


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Director: David Dawson
Editor: Brian Davies

: Tele journal

with Carlos Riera and Corina Poore
This week in Spain Director AMANDA FIDLER
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS


Unknown: Carlos Riera
Director: Amanda Fidler
Producer: Bernard Adams

: France actuelle

Second of five films The Mountains of the Dauphine
The gradual intrusion of tourism and the close proximity of Grenoble are inevitably having an effect on the mountains.
Researcher JANE COTTAVE Producer FRANK ASH (R) (e)

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners in the 12th of 15 programmes
Yolanda Vazquez shows how to book a hotel room and talks to people about where they live. She looks at the splendour of a Moorish-style palace and communal life in a 'corral'.
Graphic designer ANNE SMITH Director STEPHEN MOSS
Producer DAVID WILSON (e)


Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Designer: Anne Smith
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: From Cradle to Grave This film was originally shown during the Community Programme Unit's Open Space series early in 1987. In it Kim Fisher describes the experience of losing her newly-born daughter Holly shortly after birth. Approximately two in every 100 babies born in the UK in 1987 were stillborn or died during the first month after birth. In her film - made with the help of the Birmingham branch of the Stillbirth and Neonatal
Death Society (SANDS) - Kim addresses some of the emotional aspects of bereavement and offers guidance to everyone who tries to help and comfort those who have suffered the loss of a baby.
BBC Community Programme Unit
If you or someone you know has lost a baby and you would like to talk to somebody, a help line will be available for two hours following this programme. Call 0[number removed], for the cost of a local call, or write to: [address removed]


Unknown: Kim Fisher

: Farming

It's early lambing time, and Les Cottington visits an intensive sheep farm in Oxfordshire, which claims to be one of the most efficient in the world.
Producer MIKE DERBY BBC Pebble Mill
12.58 Weather for farmers

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes and Gilly Fraser.
"Stale smoke. Stale beer. Bad memories hanging in the air."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Writer: Gilly Fraser
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Match of the Day Live

FA Cup Fifth Round Everton v Liverpool
Introduced by Jimmy Hill The FA Cup Fifth Round brings yet another mighty confrontation between the giants of Mersey side, with Everton attempting to reach the final for the fourth time in five seasons and Liverpool chasing a unique second double success in Championship and Cup.
They completed the first by beating Everton 3-1 at - Wembley two years ago.
Everton's path has been hard on the field and vastly profitable at the gate. They needed four matches to overcome Sheffield
Wednesday in Round three, and followed with another marathon against
Middlesbrough. They have already dismissed Liverpool from one Cup this season, 1-0 at Anfield in the Littlewoods
What now, on another day in another knock-out competition?


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: John Motson
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Cartoon

: Fax

Bill Oddie , Debbie Rix
Billy Butler and this week's special guest George Takei , Star Trek's Mr Sulu , with more answers to your questions. Call Faxline on:-[number removed]or write to:-
Bill Oddie , Fax, BBC tv, PO
Box 173, Manchester M60 1FA Designer STEPHEN BRADSHAW Studio director CHRIS SALT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: George Takei
Unknown: Mr Sulu
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Designer: Stephen Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Antiques Roadshow

Introduced by Hugh Scully A Cromwellian lobster-pot helmet, a Zanzibar chest, and a valuable Princess Elizabeth doll dressed to match the curtains add up to an interesting visit to Chelmsford for the Roadshow experts.


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Directors: Diane Reid
Directors: Louise Capell
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: In the Know

Eight keys to successful learning
Presented by Sue Edelson with the Go-Go Boys 6: Making Notes
The test of any note-making system is: does it work for you? William's law notes work as memory aids. At London Zoo Christine's observation notes work as a basis of an essay assignment. Howard's notes work for Andy when he cooks a gourmet meal.
Film editor ALASTAIR MITCHELL Production assistant CHRISTINE GUNNS
Produced by JULIAN STENHOUSE (e)


Presented By: Sue Edelson
Editor: Alastair Mitchell
Unknown: Christine Gunns
Produced By: Julian Stenhouse

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

from Derby Cathedral
Ian Gall visits Rolls-Royce aero-engine factory and hears from an industrial chaplain at British Rail Engineering. He meets CHRISTOPHER NAZIR ALI who works among the Asian community, and discovers how the churches have joined together to care for homeless and lonely people at the Padley Day Centre.
Members of the Central
Churches Fellowship gather to mark the beginning of Lent.
Father hear the prayer we offer (Sussex); Forty days and forty nights; When we walk with the Lord: Ave verum (Mozart): Let there be love; Now thank we all our God (Nun danket); God's spirit is in my heart; Praise to the holiest (Gerontius) Research MARK WADDINGTON Producers


Unknown: Christopher Nazir
Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Unknown: Noel Vincent
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: All Creatures Great and Small

Ten episodes based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT 6: Only One Woof by JOHNNY BYRNE starring
Christopher Timothy as James
A sheepdog that cannot bark and a wild cat receive expert veterinary care, while attractive Mrs Derrick invites Tristan to lunch - to see her 'Toggenburg' goat.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Designer RAY LONDON Producer BILL SELLARS Director ROD GRAHAM


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Johnny Byrne
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Mrs Derrick
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Rod Graham
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Tristan: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: With John McGlynn
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Mr Thwaites: Joe Belcher
Mr Wilkin: Richard Maplecroft
Jim Crossley: Victor Gilling
Mr Biggins: John Sharp
Mollie Minikin: Katharine Page
Mrs Derrick: Sheila Tate
Deirdre McEwan: Andrea Gibb
Winston Mallock: Claude Close
Duke of Mannerton: Ernest Clark
Mr Derrick: Freddie Fletcher

: Whicker's World: Living with Waltzing Matilda

Alan Whicker introduces the seventh of ten films.
'If we have a malaise, I think we can trace most of our industrial attitudes back to the English' - so says David Hill, a Barnardo's boy from Eastbourne, who manages the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. George Campbell holds a senior position in the metalworkers' union. He brings the Belfast waterfront into the living rooms of Australia as he castigates government and bosses.
The metalworkers were on strike when Alan Whicker met Tony Packard, a £10 Pom from Reading, whose multi-million pound motor franchise was threatened by the stoppage.
Roger Smith left Britain in 1964 with £8, and made £20 million. Beaten by restrictive union practices, he's selling up and leaving.
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: David Hill
Unknown: George Campbell
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Tony Packard
Unknown: Roger Smith
Producer: Mo Bowyer
Unknown: Ray Henman
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: That's Life!

Presented by Esther Rantzen with Gavin Campbell Doc Cox , Adrian Mills Grant Baynham
Write to: That's Life! BBC. Lime Grove Studios, London W12 7RJ


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 CROFT and VAL HUDSON starring Simon Cadell and Carol Royle
Fifth of six episodes and Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT
Executive producer ROBIN NASH Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN (R)


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 Maiker
Mrs Flynn: Hilda Fenemore
TV man: Lewis George
Cyclist: James Gow
Mr Chambers: Ronald Fraser

: Heart of the Matter

with Joan Bakewell
Moral issues are now making their own headlines. Behind the daily and often sensational news events lies a clash of views as to how people should respond as individuals and as a society. Joan Bakewell examines just such an issue: its social and political context and the dilemma it presents for those at The Heart of the Matter. FUm editor MIKE ALOOF
Assistant producer SHEREE FOLKSON Series producer OLGA EDRIDGE


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Sheree Folkson
Producer: Olga Edridge

: Sporting Chance

Sixth of eight programmes Presented by Anneka Rice. Anneka continues her pot-holing, Trevor McDonald is back on court with Virginia Wade and Stan Boardman is on a salvage dive.
Assistant producer VICKI MOORE Producer PETER RAMSDEN (e)


Presented By: Anneka Rice.
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Stan Boardman
Producer: Vicki Moore
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: The Sky at Night

The Brilliant Planets
During March, Venus and Jupiter are splendidly placed for observation in the evening sky.
Patrick Moore talks about them, and explains what observers using small telescopes may expect to see on their surfaces.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Network East

: Weather

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