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: Open University

6.45 Classical Greece: Games, Festivals
7.10 Head Start: Children of the Dream
7.35 Prey for the Predator
8.00 Probing the Structure of Liquids
8.25 Deadline Midnight Wednesday

: Play School

Mike Amatt and friends say Hallo Again.


Unknown: Mike Amatt
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Umbrella

with Mark Chatterton Christopher Lillicrap and Juliet Alexander Why do Hindu girls tie bracelets round their brothers' wrists, and why do Jewish people boo and hiss when they tell the story of Queen Esther?
Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Juliet Alexander

: This Is the Day

Ann Easter introduces a service of prayer and reflection from the home of Bernadette Aldred in the village of Countesthorpe near Leicester.
The Rev Eileen Lake reflects on the theme 'Love your enemies'.
Readings: I Peter l,w 15-22 Matthew 5, vv 38-48
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Pebble Mill


Introduces: Ann Easter
Unknown: Bernadette Aldred
Unknown: Eileen Lake
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Look Who's Laughing

Edgar Bergen
Charlie McCarthy
Wistful Vista - home town of enthusiastic inventor
Fibber McGee. and the last place radio stars Bergen and McCarthy want to be.
But at least getting involved with Fibber's plan to get an aircraft factory built nearby takes their minds off their romantic problems.
A host of comedians and personalities of the period feature in this comedy.
Story and screenplay by JAMES V. KERN
Produced and directed by ALLAN DWAN
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Edgar Bergen
Unknown: Charlie McCarthy
Unknown: Fibber McGee.
Unknown: James V. Kern
Directed By: Allan Dwan
Fibber McGee: Jim Jordan
Molly: Marion Jordan
Julie Patterson: Lucille Ball
Jerry: Lee Bonnell
Marge: Dorothy Lovett
Gildersleeve: Harold Peary
Mrs Uppington: Isabel Randolph
Bill: Walter Baldwin
Edgar Bergen: Himself
Charlie McCarthy: Himself

: Behind the Scenes at Grange Hill ...

Lee (Zammo) MacDonald introduces the cast and production staff of Britain's most famous comprehensive school as the programme eavesdrops on some of the hard work that goes into making the series. (R)


Presenter: Lee MacDonald
Videotape editor: Mykola Pawluk
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Sign Extra

Featuring sign language and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Todav: Second Sight
John Devonshire's vision had steadily deteriorated.
This programme follows the operation to remove a cataract from his left eye. Producer HENRY CAMPION
Series editor DAVID PETERSON (R) (e)


Producer: Henry Campion
Editor: David Peterson

: Country File

As the cricket season comes to an end, Roger Tabor goes back to the roots of the game, to that special kind of willow tree from which cricket bats are made. Ian Breach reports from the largest limestone quarry in Europe - at
Tunstead in Derbyshire. It's here that 'restoration blasting' is under way - a pilot scheme which, it is hoped, will lead to the beautification of unsightly holes in the ground.
Plus at 12.55 weather with Bernard Davey


Unknown: Roger Tabor
Unknown: Bernard Davey
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Bonanza

starring Lorne Greene as Ben Michael Landon as Joe Mitch Vogel as Jamie Tim Matheson as Griff Stallion
Written by JACK B. SOWARDS
Directed by E W. SWACKHAMER (R)


Unknown: Lome Greene
Unknown: Ben Michael Landon
Unknown: Joe Mitch Vogel
Unknown: Jamie Tim Matheson
Unknown: Griff Stallion
Written By: Jack B. Sowards

: Cartoon

Robin Hood Makes Good

: EastEnders

by Charlie Humphreys and Bill Lyons.
"Lady, you're storing up a lot of grief for yourself. A lot of grief."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Charlie Humphreys
Writer: Bill Lyons
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Film Matinee: The Devil at Four O'Clock

Spencer Tracy Frank Sinatra
Fr Doonan , missionary on a small Pacific island, is due to be replaced by a younger priest. But his seaplane also brings three other men - all dangerous criminals.
Suddenly an earthquake and a volcanic eruption sweep the island, and the new arrivals are caught up in a frantic rescue attempt.
Screenplay by UAM O'BRIEN from the novel by MAX CATTO Produced by FRED KOHLMAR Directed by MERVYN LE ROY
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Fr Doonan
Novel By: Max Catto
Produced By: Fred Kohlmar
Fr Doonan: Spencer Tracy
Harry: Frank Sinatra
Fr Perreau: Kerwin Matthews
Jacques: Jean Pierre Aumont
Marcel: Gregoire Aslan
Governor: Alexander Scourby
Camille: Barbara Luna
Matron: Cathy Lewis
Charlie: Bernie Hamilton
Dr Wexler: Martin Brandt
Aristide: Lou Merrill
Gaston: Marcel Dalio
Paul: Tom Middleton
Clarisse: Ann Duggan
Corporal: Louis Mercier
Margot: Michele Montau
Fleur: Nanette Tanaka
Antoine: Tony Maxwell

: Cartoon Double Bill

A-Tominable Snowman Solid Serenade

: Olympic Experience

From Tokyo in 1964 to Los Angeles in 1984, this compilation of unforgettable images draws on the skills of film makers such as John Schlesinger , Milos Forman and Kon Ichikawa to capture sport's greatest showcase.
Narrated by Charlton Heston Produced and directed by ANTHONY HARRILD
A WORLDMARK production in association with VIRGIN VISION


Unknown: John Schlesinger
Unknown: Milos Forman
Unknown: Kon Ichikawa
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Directed By: Anthony Harrild

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Debbie Thrower report on the latest charity news.
Sue Cook appeals on behalf of the Handicapped Adventure
Playground Association. Each year hundreds of children enjoy the special facilities available at these unique playgrounds.
Please send your donation to: [address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Sue Cook
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

from the Isles of Scilly Pam Rhodes travels to the part of Britain where the flowers bloom in January, and where crime is almost non-existent.
She meets Bertram Ashford and Marie Tregear , a brother and sister who have lived all their lives on St Mary 's, and who have baked and delivered bread for over 60 years; and Thomas Parkinson , a Lancastrian who found faith and fulfilment on the Scillies.
Pam joins holiday-makers and residents at the garrison in St Mary's as they sing their songs of praise.
0 for a thousand tongues to sing (Lydia); Who fathoms the eternal thought (Green Hill); Summer suns are glowing (Ruth); In heavenly love abiding (Penlan); Cast thy burden upon the Lord (Mendelssohn);
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den herren); Jesus is Lord!; Ere I sleep (Evensong)
Records and cassettes: Top Ten
Hymns, REC/ZCM 556; Your Songs of Praise Choice, REC/ZCM 469; Compact disc: Top 20 Hymns, BBCCD 579 from retailers


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Bertram Ashford
Unknown: Marie Tregear
Unknown: St Mary
Unknown: Thomas Parkinson
Conductor: Roger Smith
Producer: Ernest Rea
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: First of the Summer Wine

The Just Doesn't Suit
May 1939: Seymour is trying hard to attract the attention of the rich young
Deborah Norbury and improve his situation in life. When Clegg and Sherbet have to deliver lino to the Norbury household, he changes places with Clegg and leaves him in charge of gents' wear - a most unsuitable position.
With PETER SALLIS as Mr Clegg
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS
Studio lighting HARRY BRADLEY Designer STEPHAN PACZAI Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Deborah Norbury
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Mr Clegg
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Unknown: Harry Bradley
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Norman Clegg: David Fenwick
Sherbet: Paul Oldham
Seymour: Paul McLain
Mr Scrimshaw: Derek Benfield
Dilys: Joanne Heywood
Ivy: Sarah Dangerfield
Chunky Livesey: Tony Keetch
Lena: Julie Ann Taylor
Mrs Norbury: Patricia England
Foggy: Richard Lumsden
Compo: Paul Wyett
Suit customer: Ian Bleasdale
Mrs Clegg: Maggie Ollerenshaw

: Howards' Way

Devised by GERARD GLAISTER and ALLAN PRIOR starring and Episode 2 written by RAYMOND THOMPSON
JAN You would be interested in buying into the business, Polly?
POLLY Why not? Assuming you would be interested in selling some of your shares.
Film cameraman JOHN WILLIAMS Designer JIM HATCHARD


Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Unknown: Allan Prior
Written By: Raymond Thompson
Written By: Jan You
Music: Simon May
Music: Leslie Osborne
Unknown: John Williams
Designer: Jim Hatchard
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Tom Howard: Maurice Colbourne
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Kate Harvey: Dulcie Gray
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Sir Edward Frere: Nigel Davenport
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Polly Urquhart: Patricia Shakesby
Gerald Urquhart: Ivor Danvers
Abby Hudson: Cindy Shelley
Emma Neesome: Sian Webber
Sarah Foster: Sarah-Jane Varley
Sir John Stevens: Willoughby Gray
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Antonia Rogers: Annie Lambert
Alan Parker: Leon Sinden
Reporter: Billy Geraghty

: Bread

Written by Carla Lane
(R) (A new series begins next Sunday)


Writer: Carla Lane
Title Music: David MacKay
Designer: Roger Harris
Producer/Director: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Mr Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Roxy: Joanna Phillips-Lane
Stan: Terry Lennaine
Antique dealer: Jon Croft
Fr Dooley: J.G. Devlin
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock

: Sunday Premiere: The Four-Minute Mile

First of two parts by DAVID WILLIAMSON
For two brilliant young athletes - Roger Bannister of England and John Landy of Australia - the 1952 Helsinki Olympics present an exciting challenge. But events help set them on the path to something even more memorable than an Olympic gold medal - the race to break the four-minute mile.... Roger Bannister. ..RICHARDHUW b v
Photography COUN MUNN Designers DON TAYLOR Film editor KEN PEARCE Producers
(Part 2 on Tuesday at 9.30pm)
49 FEATURE: page 76


Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: John Landy
Unknown: Roger Bannister.
Designers: Don Taylor
Editor: Ken Pearce
Unknown: Graham Massey
Unknown: Pom Oliver
Director: Jim Goddard
John Landy: Nique Needles
Chris Chataway: Adrian Rawlins
Wes Santee: John Philbin
Franz Stampfl: Michael York
Denis Johansson: Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Jill Webster: Tracy Mann
Chris Brasher: Robert Burbage
Norris McWhirter: Adrian Dunbar
Harold Abrahams: Richard Wilson
Don MacMillan: Mark Pennell
Percy Cerutty: Ralph Cotterill
Bill Easton: John O'May
Les Perry: Stuart McCreery
Elva Landy: Colleen Fitzpatrick
Gordon Landy: Alan Cassell
Marjorie Jackson: Genevieve Picot
Emil Zatopek: Jacek Koman
Sandy Duncan: Charles Tingwell
Mrs Lambert: Rosemary Martin
BBC interviewer: Ian Flintoff
AAA officials.: Russell Enoch
AAA officials: Robin Dalglish
John Vernon: Peter Lane
Dr Hiddlestone: Gary Files

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Everyman

The Madonna of Medjugorje The Virgin Mary appears on a hillside in a remote village in Yugoslavia. Six children see her, touch her and hear her voice.
She prophesies that Russia will come to glorify the Lord, and denounces the West.
After seven years Medjugorje shows signs of becoming another Lourdes - with the difference that it has all happened in a Marxist country, and that the apparitions are still going on. Narrated by Eileen Atkins Producer ANGELA TILBY
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE (R)


Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Producer: Angela Tilby
Editor: Jane Drabble

: The Sky at Night

Mars in Close-Up
Two Russian space probes are on their way to Mars. Patrick Moore discusses the fascinating red world with Dr Peter Cattermole of the University of Sheffield. Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Peter Cattermole
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: International Golf

Panasonic European Open from Sunningdale Golf Club HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the final round, with E300,000 prize money at stake.
Commentators PETER ALLISS


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark
Producer: Alastair Scott

: Weather

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