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: Open University

6.45 Velocity Diagrams
7.10 Education: 'And So to Disembed ...'
7.35 Evolution: Conquest of the Air
8.00 Physics: Ideal Sounds
8.25 The Civilisation of the Crowd

: Play School

Elizabeth Watts and friends say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
The Piggy in the Puddle by CHARLOTTE POMERANTZ Producer PENNY LLOYD
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM


Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Musicians: Richard Brown
Unknown: Martin Frith

: Articles of Faith

The Early Church
'People who accepted Jesus as the Messiah needed the support of one another, and that fellowship ... came to be known as the Church.'
Dr Chris Rowland , Dean of Jesus College, Cambridge, explores how the first
Christians had to work out the implications of their new faith. How did they see themselves? What was distinctive about their life together?


Unknown: Dr Chris Rowland
Director: Mark Waddington
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

Today's service of readings, prayers and meditation is introduced by Noel Battye from the home of Frank and Hazel Simms in Stone, Staffordshire.
Ann Morisy, Principal Social Responsibility Officer from the Derby Diocese, explores the expectations people have of Jesus.
Readings: Colossians 1, vv 9-14; John 1, w 35-42 Producer NOEL VINCENT
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC North West


Introduced By: Noel Battye
Unknown: Hazel Simms
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Reefwatch

Live from the Red Sea. Aboard the dive boat
Suellyn in the Gulf of Aqaba, Tony Soper watches final preparations for today's series of live broadcasts from the coral reef.


Unknown: Tony Soper

: Business Matters

The Quality Man
Phil Crosby has worked in quality at all levels for over 30 years. During that time
Britain has lost its reputation for quality while other countries have made near miraculous turnarounds.
In this programme, one of the world's best-known quality experts offers his views on the management of quality in business and industry. Film editor PETER RINGSTED
Producer BRIAN DAVIES (R) (e)


Unknown: Phil Crosby
Producer: Brian Davies

: A Life of Our Own

Third of ten programmes
. for people with learning difficulties
Presented by Gary Bourlet and Peter Burgis with Sir Brian Rix
There are guests sewing, carving, dancing and playing the guitar in this hobbies jamboree. Gary paints.
Peter tries pottery, computer games and knitting. Brian finds himself in a collection of the stars. Let the guests inspire you!
Studio director MARTYN SUKER Producer JOHN BROOKE (e)
For an information pack send £3.00. incpandp, to: MENCAP
123 Golden Lane, London EC Y ORT


Presented By: Gary Bourlet
Presented By: Peter Burgis
Unknown: Sir Brian Rix
Director: Martyn Suker
Producer: John Brooke

: Greek Language and People

Ten programmes with Chris Serle and Katia Dandoulaki 6: Getting Around
Consultant DAVID H HARDY
Producer TERRY DOYLE (R) (e)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Katia Dandoulaki
Producer: Terry Doyle

: In the Know

Eight keys to successful learning
Presented by Sue Edelson with the Go Go Boys 3: Getting Down to It
The Go Go Boys avoid distractions by becoming study partners, and A-level student William Biney-Tay plans his ideal study session. Assistant producer BARRY TOMAUN Producer JULIAN STENHOUSE (R) (e)


Presented By: Sue Edelson
Unknown: William Biney-Tay
Producer: Barry Tomaun
Producer: Julian Stenhouse

: British Sign Language

A Beginner's Guide
Every language has its own way of putting information in order, and in this programme Lorna and Clive show you the most often used order in British Sign Language. Spoken languages give information one word at a time, but BSL can give several pieces of information in only one sign!
Presented by Lorna Allsop with Clive Mason
Language adviser CLARK DENMARK (e) Information on Ceefax page 189


Presented By: Lorna Allsop
Unknown: Clive Mason

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see recent programmes with sign language interpretation and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
This week, in the first of a new series, Clive Mason and John Lee bring you a variety of short extracts, including FA Cup football and a children's cartoon to mark the start of National Deaf Children's Week.


Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: John Lee
Director: Ursula Skelton

: Reefwatch

Live from the coral reefs of the Red Sea - the first of three programmes.
The reef is a blaze of colour. Aboard the Suellyn Tony Soper monitors the progress of the dive team below. Ten metres down
Martha Holmes describes the wonder of the coral gardens as she swims among butterfly, angel and clown fish. In deeper waters at Ras Muhammed, Martha encounters shoals of barracuda, snappers and a Napoleon wrasse as large as herself.
0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Suellyn Tony Soper
Unknown: Martha Holmes

: Farming

Les Cottington visits the Derbyshire farmer who last year won Britain's most prestigious prize for farming conservation, the Country Life Farming and Wildlife Award. Also Claire Powell reports on unique organic beef trials at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture.
Presented by Philip Wrixon Producer MIKE DERBY BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Presented By: Philip Wrixon

: Weather for farmers


: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion making the news with those in power and seeking the views of those who challenge them. Reporters RICHARD LINDLEY JOHN PENYCATE Producers


Unknown: Vivian White
Reporters: Richard Lindley
Reporters: John Penycate
Unknown: Rosaleen Hughes
Unknown: Peter Hill
Director: Nigel Finnis
Editor: James Hogan

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes and Rosemary Mason.
"Look, black, white, I don't care. I'm not part of your bloody battle."
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Writer: Rosemary Mason
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Reefwatch

The second of three programmes
The setting sun casts a red glow on the Jordanian mountains. Down on the reef this is the most active time of day. Martha Holmes has moved on to explore a cave full of brilliant night fish. En route she is likely to encounter the formidable lion fish which traps its prey with deadly spines. Back on the surface Tony Soper monitors pictures from the remote submersible Cyclops as it's driven to depths beyond the reach of divers where sharks are thought to lurk. Overhead, storks, buzzards and eagles are on their way north from Africa to breeding grounds in Europe.


Unknown: Martha Holmes
Unknown: Tony Soper

: John Mills in Ice Cold in Alex

continues a season of films to celebrate the 80th birthday of the distinguished British actor, today with Sylvia Sims
Anthony Quayle
During the German offensive in Libya in 1942, Captain Anson, commander of a motor ambulance convoy, finds himself cut off from his unit with only an old ambulance to take him back to Alexandria. His companions are two young nurses and his sergeant, Tom Pugh. As the little party sets off on the long journey they meet Van der Poel, a South African captain, who begs a lift.
Screenplay by T. M MORRISON and CHRISTOPHER LANDON from the novel by CHRISTOPHER LANDON Produced by w. A WHITTAKER Directed by J. LEE THOMPSON
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Sylvia Sims
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Tom Pugh.
Unknown: Christopher Landon
Novel By: Christopher Landon
Directed By: J. Lee Thompson
Captain Anson: John Mills
Sister Diana Murdoch: Sylvia Sims
Capt Van der Poel: Anthony Quayle
MSM Pugh: Harry Andrews
Sister Denise Norton: Diane Clare
Capt Crosbie: Richard Leech
Brigadier: Liam Redmond

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Why do rabbits have long ears? Which bird can reach speeds of up to 200mph? Which dog can run 100 miles in a day?
Desmond and Sarah visit
Peterborough for the East of England Agricultural Show, one of the biggest country fairs in Britain. It's a celebration shared by 160,000 people and around 20,000 animals.
They meet bassets and foxhounds, the biggest horses and some of the smallest, the rabbits with the longest ears and the birds which have been flown by emperors, popes and kings for a 1,000 years. And they are joined by the strongest horse team in the world: ten shire horses weighing over ten tons. The team stretches 105 feet from its first nose to its last tail. Researchers


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Polly Phillips
Unknown: Mark Stephen
Director: Kate Kinninmont
Producer: Ian Christie
Editor: David Martin

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird who introduces hymns chosen by viewers from
Songs of Praise programmes throughout the year. She follows people who care for others as she meets again DAME CICELY SAUNDERS of St Luke's Hospice. She also visits the BBC subtitlers to see how they put the words up on the screen for viewers to sing along and, at the beginning of Christian Aid Week, she plays a hymn specially written for Harvest. O praise ye the Lord; Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey); Meekness and majesty; Angel voices ever singing;
What a friend we have in Jesus;
To God be the glory; 0 worship the Lord (Was lebet); Care for your world; God is our strength and refuge (Dam Busters' March) Assistant producer KERENA MARCHANT
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC North West


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Dame Cicely Saunders
Producer: Kerena Marchant
Producer: Noel Vincent

: A Question of Entertainment

Tom O'Connor puts A Question of Entertainment to regular team captains Ken Dodd and Larry Grayson, who this week are aided and abetted by Alfred Marks, Stu Francis, James Ellis and Vince Hill for another edition of the family showbiz quiz.
BBC North West


Presenter: Tom O'Connor
Team captain: Ken Dodd
Team captain: Larry Grayson
Panellist: Alfred Marks
Panellist: Stu Francis
Panellist: James Ellis
Panellist: Vince Hill
Lighting: Alan Wilson
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer/Director: John Rooney
Executive Producer: Alan Walsh

: Dear John

by John Sullivan
Starring Ralph Bates
A problem has developed in the relationship between John and his son Toby.


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Sue Bysh
Producer: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Kate: Belinda Lang
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Wendy: Wendy Allnutt
Mrs Lemenski: Irene Prador
Toby: William Bates

: One by One

A series in ten episodes based on the Zoo Vet books by DAVID TAYLOR
3: First Things First by JOHNNY BYRNE starring with and Camel with bloat, a dolphin with ulcers and the head keeper at Bellington Zoo finds that someone is trying to destroy his animals.
Music composed by MICHAEL OMER Produced by BILL SELLARS


Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Johnny Byrne
Composed By: Michael Omer
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Roderick Graham
Donald Turner: Rob Heyland
Paddy Reilly: James Ellis
Ethel Ledbetter: Sonia Graham
Jock Drummond: Andrew Robertson
Liz Collier: Christina Nagy
Challon: Clifford Rose
Logan: David Fleeshman
Saunders: Paul Benzing
Tony Maddon: Frank Brennan
Walter: Anton Brookes
Jim: Kenneth Hadley
Tony Maddon: Richard Hampton
Convicts: Dennis Blanch
Convicts: Danny McCarthy
Brenda: Danielle Akers

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: That's Life!

Presented by Esther Rantzen Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour with Gavin Campbell, Doc Cox, Adrian Mills, Grant Baynham
Write to: That's Life! BBCtv [address removed]
It is regretted that it is not possible to answer all your letters.


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

: Reefwatch

Live from the Red Sea, the last visit to the coral reef at Eilat.
Nightfall. Much has now changed - a marine night shift has emerged.
Illuminated by underwater lights, brittle stars and 'Spanish dancers' appear among the soft corals waving in the current. Curious puffer fish inflate themselves when threatened. On board the Suellyn Tony Soper watches Martha Holmes and the diving team plunge into the sea for the last time. Technical co-ordinator GEOFF STAFFORD


Unknown: Suellyn Tony Soper
Unknown: Martha Holmes
Unknown: Geoff Stafford
Producers: Alastair Fothergill

: Everyman

Monsters and Rainbows
The 'monsters' are the dark secrets which lurk in the minds of children who've been sexually abused. Madge Bray 's ambition is to get rid of the 'monsters', and see the children drawing rainbows again. Through play (which is how all small children communicate) and through painting and drawing, she helps them to find the language to describe those dark secrets.
Madge Bray is a therapist who specialises in child abuse. She also helps run the only course in the country for other professionals - social workers, police, doctors, foster-parents - who have to deal with the problem. The course helps them explore, through role play, the terrible dilemmas they have to face in dealing with abused children. They also learn, through
Madge Bray 's remarkable lectures, how to see things from the child's point of view, to speak the child's language, and to begin the process of healing the psychological damage that's been done. Film cameramen
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE
A NIGEL EVANS production for BBCtv


Unknown: Madge Bray
Unknown: Madge Bray
Unknown: Madge Bray
Unknown: Barry Ackroyd.
Producer: Stephen Mellor
Director: Nigel Evans
Editor: Jane Drabble
Unknown: Nigel Evans

: Rockschool

Seventh of eight programmes Sampling, Chord Voicings and Vocal Harmonies
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Alastair Gavin (keyboards) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) show there's more to sampling than stealing other people's sounds; give advice on synth orchestra; how to modify and extend chords; the use of the pedal note; and vocal harmony ideas.
With comments from
Tony Banks, Police guitarist Andy Summers , West Coast producer David Pack and former Doobie Brothers vocalist Michael McDonald Production assistant ADELE RAWNSLEY
Produced by CHRIS LENT (R) (e)


Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Alastair Gavin
Unknown: Geoff Nicholls
Bass: Henry Thomas
Guitarist: Andy Summers
Producer: David Pack
Unknown: Michael McDonald
Unknown: Adele Rawnsley
Produced By: Chris Lent

: The Sky at Night

Quasars, Redshifts and Controversy
Are quasars remote and super-luminous, or are they comparatively close to our galaxy? Dr Halton C. Arp , formerly of Mount Wilson Observatory, believes that they are not so remote as most people think, and he discusses these exciting and controversial ideas with Patrick Moore.


Unknown: Dr Halton C. Arp
Unknown: Patrick Moore.
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Shrikant

: Weather

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