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: -8.50am Open University

6.45 Managing a Crisis
7.10 Classical Greece: Social Life
7.35 Evolution: Fossilised Bones
8.00 How Low Can You Go (2)
8.25 Using Libraries

: Play School

Jane Hardy and guests say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
Musician Richard Brown Director FAY WOOLF
Series producer Christine HEWITT (R)


Unknown: Jane Hardy
Musician: Richard Brown
Director: Fay Woolf
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Articles of Faith

The Early Church
Baptism is one of the things which divides today's churches, but what is known about the practice of baptism in the early Church? The Rev
Dr Kenneth Stevenson explains how the earliest Christians valued baptism more than people do today. The service began late at night and ended early in the morning with the eucharist. It was candlelit, and the candidates were anointed with oil.
Fifth of ten programmes Director MARK WADDINGTON Producer HELEN ALEXANDER


Unknown: Dr Kenneth Stevenson
Director: Mark Waddington
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Home on Sunday

Cliff Michelmore visits the Buckinghamshire home of actress Wendy Craig.
She talks to Cliff about her childhood, her career and her faith. She describes how she learned to pray again after years of indifference: 'It's never too late ... you just find people to help you.'
Wendy's choice of music is sung in her local United Reformed Church by the CANTORUM CHOIR and includes Hills of the North, Day by Day and Show Me the Way - a song she wrote herself. Producer HELEN ALEXANDER
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Wendy Craig.
Producer: Helen Alexander
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Sunday Worship for Pentecost

with the Bristol Christian Fellowship a group of 800 charismatic
Christians, who meet today to celebrate God's gift of the Holy Spirit. Their leaders, Dave Day and Peter Lyne , lead them in praise to reflect on what the Holy Spirit is saying to them today.
Readings: Acts 1, vv 3-5, 8 John 21, w 4-11
Songs: Lord of Lords, King of Kings; Jesus we celebrate; Father in heaven: All heaven declares; Be still for the presence of the Lord: There is a Redeemer
Music director RAEWYN FRASER Producer ERNEST REA BBC Bristol


Leaders: Dave Day
Leaders: Peter Lyne
Director: Raewyn Fraser

: A Life of Our Own

Fifthin a series of ten programmes for people with learning difficulties.
Presented by Gary Bourlet and Peter Burgis with Brian Rix
Roben Pattemore and Sara Maynard left the security of living with their parents to set up home together. They enjoy their independence, but they've had to learn the necessary skills.
Anne Hedley , Adrian Morris and Graham Chubb lived for years in hospital. Now they're enjoying their terraced home, and learning the skills with the help of their care worker.
Film cameraman NICK SHIPLEY Studio director MARTYN SUKER Producer JOHN BROOKE (e)
An information pack is available.
Send £3.00, inc pandp. to: [address removed]


Presented By: Gary Bourlet
Presented By: Peter Burgis
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Roben Pattemore
Unknown: Sara Maynard
Unknown: Anne Hedley
Unknown: Adrian Morris
Unknown: Nick Shipley
Director: Martyn Suker
Producer: John Brooke

: Greek Language and People

Eighth of ten programmes with Chris Serle and Katia Dandoulaki Who's Who?
The Greek family, filoxenia (hospitality), and a traditional Greek island wedding.
Consultant DAVID A. HARDY
Producer TERRY DOYLE (R) (e)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Katia Dandoulaki
Unknown: David A. Hardy
Producer: Terry Doyle

: In the Know

Eight keys to successful learning
Presented by Sue Edelson with the Go Go Boys 5: Researching
Assistant producer BARRY TOMALIN Producer JULIAN STENHOUSE (R) (e)


Presented By: Sue Edelson
Producer: Barry Tomalin
Producer: Julian Stenhouse

: British Sign Language

A Beginner's Guide
Like English, BSL has dialects, but the way signs are used is the same in all areas. Lorna and Clive show how the numbers one to 12 are used to give someone's age, to discuss money, and to tell the time.
Presented by Lorna Allsop with Clive Mason
Language adviser CLARK DENMARK (e) Information on Ceefax page 189 Book: 'British Sign Language, a Beginner's Guide 'by Dorothy Miles , £4.95 paperback from booksellers


Presented By: Lorna Allsop
Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Clark Denmark
Unknown: Dorothy Miles

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see recent programmes with sign language and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
The Chelsea Flower Show
The annual Chelsea Flower Show is upon us once again. In 1985 the BBC went behind the scenes with Peter Seabrook and Alan Titchmarsh to look at some of the fantastic floral displays and meet the people enjoying them.
Presenter Clive Mason Interpreter John Lee


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Presenter: Clive Mason
Unknown: John Lee

: Farming

Just Like a Stunned Ox In the second of his two special reports on the state of New Zealand agriculture, Dan Cherrington visits a rural community struggling to survive.
Film cameraman JOHN WILLIAMS Picture editor


Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Unknown: John Williams
Producer: Anne Brown

: 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


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

: EastEnders

by Juliet Ace and Jane Hollowood.
"Even though I'm heartbroken, I'll try and put a brave face on it. I'll even come and wave you goodbye."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Juliet Ace
Writer: Jane Hollowood
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: John Mills in Hobson's Choice

concluding the season of his films with Charles Laughton Brenda De Banzie Henry Hobson , a prosperous bootmaker, is a pompous, but ineffectual, domestic tyrant who spends most of his time drinking while his three daughters run the shop and home.
John Mills plays the meek and mild-mannered Willie Mossop who marries the strong-willed Maggie,
Hobson's eldest daughter, and finds himself in opposition to her father.
Screenplay by DAVID LEAN
Produced and directed by DAVID LEAN
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Brenda de Banzie
Unknown: Henry Hobson
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Willie Mossop
Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Wynyard Browne
Unknown: Norman Spencer
Play By: Harold Brighouse
Directed By: David Lean
Henry Horatio Hobson: Charles Laughton
Willie Mossop: John Mills
Maggie Hobson: Brenda de Banzie
Alice Hobson: Daphne Anderson
Vicky Hobson: Prunella Scales
Albert Prosser: Richard Wattis
Freddy Beenstock: Derek Blomfield
Jim Heeler: Joseph Tomelty

: Cartoon Double Bill

Mouse Trappers Salt- Water Daffy

: Down to Earth

with Desmond Wilcox
2: We'll Take Good Care of You
The men and women of the British Airways TriStar fleet took on the job of caring for 450 destitute children in an orphanage in Dhaka,
Bangladesh. They fought to save the children from eviction, trying to raise a minimum of E300,000 to build a new orphanage. There was a crisis nearly every day at the orphanage, bureaucracy to deal with, money to find.
Pat Kerr , the stewardess who started it all, found herself at the front of an international campaign, a far cry from the glossy image of the men and women who earn their living at 35,000 feet in passenger jets. Director ALEX MCCALL
Producer DESMOND WILCOX BBC Scotland
(First shown in 'The Visit


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Pat Kerr
Director: Alex McCall
Producer: Desmond Wilcox

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
They get the unanimous vote of the House of Commons.
The animals of Westminster come in every political hue - Tory terriers, Labour labradors, African parrots and even squirrel monkeys. Desmond sets out to explore with the help of Michael Foot , Tony Banks ,
Gregg Knight and Sally Oppenheim Barnes. After calling on the Dean of Westminster, he ends up at the Tower.
Meanwhile, Sarah visits the Horse of the Year Show for lessons on side-saddle riding. And David Broom demonstrates why show jumping can be the most exciting sport in the world. Research POLLY PHILLIPS


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Tony Banks
Unknown: Gregg Knight
Unknown: Sally Oppenheim
Unknown: David Broom
Unknown: Polly Phillips
Director: Kate Kinninmont
Producer: Ian Christie
Editor: David Martin

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird
On Whit Sunday Thora marks the 250th anniversary of the conversion of John Wesley. She plays some ever-popular Wesley hymns which have been specially requested. She also brings together an ex-convict and his pastor friend with the solicitor who prosecuted him to hear about their community work.
And can it be (Sagina); We have a gospel (Fulda): Lift high the cross
(Crucifer); Lo! He comes (Helmsley); Put peace into each others' hands (St Columba); The head that once was crowned (Nottingham); Love divine (Blaenwern); Lord of our city (Slane); 0 for a thousand tongues (Richmond)
Assistant producer KERENA MARCHANT Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC North West


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: John Wesley.
Producer: Kerena Marchant

: A Question of Entertainment

With two wins each to their credit, team leaders
Ken Dodd and Larry Grayson do comic battle again under the watchful eye of Tom O'Connor in tonight's family showbiz quiz.
Produced and directed by JOHN ROONEY
Executive producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West


Leaders: Ken Dodd
Leaders: Larry Grayson
Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Directed By: John Rooney
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates
Did Torquay hold the key to all John's dreams?
Director SUE BYSH
Produced by RAY BUTT (R)


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Director: Sue Bysh
Produced By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Ken: Terence Edmond
Maggie: Sue Holderness
Alan: Martin Cochrane
Neighbour: Pauline Little

: One by One

A series of ten programmes based on the Zoo Vet books by DAVID TAYLOR
5: The Monkey in Betweenby TERRY HODGKINSON starring with and An abandoned baby orangutang and an egg-bound emu are but two of the problems Turner has to deal with. Music composed by MICHAEL OMER Produced by BILL SELLARS
Directed by ANDREW MORGAN (R)


Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Terry Hodgkinson
Composed By: Michael Omer
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Andrew Morgan
Donald: Rob Heyland
Paddy: James Ellis
Ethel: Sonia Graham
Jock: Andrew Robertson
Liz: Christina Nagy
Haslam: Tenniel Evans
Maria: Yolanda Vãzquez
De Witt: Peter Birrel
Dirk: Werther van Der Sarren
Van Druten: Christopher Ettridge
Mr Rider: Michael Lefs
Mrs Morgan: Sally Sanders
Kane: Ken Sharrock
Barmaid: Barbara Keogh
Tracy: Gillian Riley
Dr Breen: Arnold Yarrow
PC Williams: Owen Teale
Mrs Burton: Lynn Webb-Turner
Hot-dog man: Roger Tallon
Alf: Norman Mitchell

: News

with Moira Stuart the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad, 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
Write to: That's Life! BBCtv
Lime Grove. 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

: Everyman

Burma Forgotten War
It's 40 years since the last Japanese soldiers surrendered, yet the Karen, Britain's wartime allies, are still fighting in the hills and jungles of Burma. Loyal servants of the Raj, the Karen felt betrayed by the hasty British withdrawal from Burma in 1948 which left power with the Burmese, the traditional enemies of the Karen, and denied them their autonomy.
Since then, unrecognised by any nation, they've run their own state, Kawthoolei. They have their own government, they run their own schools and their own army. They are determined to resist Burmese rule. Stories abound of atrocities by the Burmese army. Many thousands of Karen have fled across the border to Thailand, to face rejection and disease. Every year they lose more ground, and their chances of success in their fight diminish further. So what is it that sustains the Karen in their seemingly hopeless struggle? Film cameraman VERNON MOORE Film editor TIM LEWIS
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE A TWENTY TWENTY television production for BBCtv


Unknown: Vernon Moore
Editor: Tim Lewis
Producer: Claudia Milne
Director: George Case
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Having a Baby

Six programmes in which
Sue Cook presents a practical guide to pregnancy, labour, birth - and after.
1: What to Expect ...
Your own good health is likely to give you a healthier baby. How can you care for yourself before and during pregnancy? How does your baby develop in the womb? And what are the points to think about when considering where to have your baby?
Helpline - For advice on pregnancy phone [number removed]. tonight between 10. 30pm and 12.30am
Health professionals can obtain a set of free guidance notes to accompany the series by sending a large 30p sae to: [address removed]
0 INFO: page 77


Editor: Peter Essex
Producer: Anna Jackson

: Shrikant

An Indian serial starring Farooque Shaikh


Unknown: Farooque Shaikh

: Weather

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