6.45 Pure Maths: Matrix Algebra
7.10 Education: Silence in Class
8.00 The Maxwell-Boltzman Distribution
8.25 Data-Based Aids
The Play Tent where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join
Anthony Corriette , Joe Greco , Ricky Diamond and Tracy Wilkinson to tell the story The Princess and the Clown by MARGARET MAHY. Music RICHARD BROWN Director
BRIAN JAMESON Producer ANN REAY (R)
Prayer.... Using the Imagination (1)
Fr Gerry Hughes explains how prayer can sometimes achieve a deeper dimension if a biblical scene is pictured. Director STEVE BENSON
Producer HELEN ALEXANDER (R)
At the close of the Student
Christian Movement conference, Norma Cradock joins two members,
Gerrie Hawes and Roddie McDonald , in the Roman Catholic
Chaplaincy at Newcastle
University. The title of the conference is Nomads' Land and the Rev Tim McClure takes that as the theme of today's meditation. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC North West
The first of ten programmes features the work of potter
Angus Suttie and sculptures in Grizedale Forest, Cumbria. In the studio workshop projects in canvas embroidery and machine knitting get underway. Producer MARY SPRENT
Series producer DICK FOSTER (R) (e)
Tom Peters ,
David Lomax reports, in the first of eleven programmes. (e)
(e) This programme may be recorded by educational institutions for non-commercial use. For details write to: BBC Education. Villiers House. The Broadway. Ealing. London W52PA.
The first of five programmes presented by Gordon Honeycombe and based on his search into his own family history.
Producer BRYN BROOKS (R) (e)
First of eight programmes for parents of 4- to 11-year-olds. Presented by Johnny Ball. A Place to Begin
Cameraman KEN MACKAY Produced and directed by ROBERT CLAMP (R) (e)
What to Expect
Sue Cook presents the first of a six-part guide to pregnancy, labour, birth and after. Film editor PETER ESSEX
Producer ANNA JACKSON (R) (e)
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A chance to see previously-broadcast programmes, this time with sign language and subtitles.
This week, a Tomorrow's World special investigates the possible consequences of changes in the Earth's weather as a result of the greenhouse effect.
Sign language interpreter JOHN LEE (e)
It's every frustrated commuter's dream to live and work in the countryside. But what is village life really like? Over the coming weeks Country File will be featuring a whole range of villagers. The series starts with Lakeland vicar, the Rev Ron Johns. And Chris Baines joins
Benny Rothman who, in 1932, led a mass trespass onto
Kinder Scout in Derbyshire, and won access to the countryside for generations to come.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with BERNARD DAVEY.
Editor MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill
with Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
The Gender Gap
After years of being more conservative than men, why are women now becoming more left wing?
Reporter JOHN NICOLSON Producer LEONIE JAMESON
Studio director DAVID COLEMAN Editor DAVID AARONOVITCH
by Tony McHale and Tony Jordan.
"Don't kid yourself Michelle... sooner or later your father will find out..."
Steve McQueen with Siegfried Rauch Elga Anderson.
For Michael Delaney and his rival
Erich Stabler , to race is everything. Their latest sporting trial, the gruelling 24-hour Le Mans contest, with all its thrills and dangers, is at the core of this dramatic depiction of what drives men to devote their lives to the hazardous world of motor racing.
Screenplay by HARRY KLEINER Produced by JACK N. REDDISH Directed by LEE H. KATZIN
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starring Howard Hesseman as Charlie Moore in Trouble in Perfectville
Charlie is asked to cover for the journalism teacher as the deadline for the school newspaper approaches.
Darlene is editor-in-chief, but her editorial judgment gets clouded by jealousy.
Written by GEORGE BECKERMAN Directed by ART DIELHENN
Selina Scott and Jeff Banks are guests at the Wedding of the Year - the marriage of Nia Parry to William Oliver. The bride's dress is by Catherine Walker , shoes by Manolo Blahnik and flowers by Jane Packer. Her hair is styled by Trevor Sorbie and make-up is by Teresa Fairminer. And the wedding video is by The Clothes Show. Assistant producer COLETTE BYRNE Producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill
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with Dr Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy. Can the border collie hypnotise sheep? If the golden eagle can see its prey two miles away, why can't it spot its worst enemy? Why is the most ferocious dog in the world hiding in a Tibetan temple in the Scottish hills? Desmond and Sarah find the answers as the Roadshow tours Scotland. They meet
Lucy, the retriever who keeps David Steel healthy.
And Taggart, scourge of Glasgow's underworld, demonstrates that it's not just prison canaries that sing sweetly.
Sarah visits the ponies which have inhabited the Highlands since time immemorial and Desmond finds out why baby elephants from Africa have a luckier life among the white heather.
Researchers MARGARET MACRAE and ALISON FORSYTH
Director david WALLACE Producers IAN CHRISTIE and POLLY PHILLIPS
Editor DAVID MARTIN. BBC Scotland
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Cliff Michelmore and Debbie Thrower report on the latest charity news. John Craven appeals on behalf of the Fieldfare Trust, which aims to help disabled people gain access to countryside recreation and to stimulate new ideas and good practice throughout the country. The Trust's policy is to work directly with disabled people to ensure that provisions made are appropriate to their needs.
Money is urgently needed for new initiatives.
Producer JILL DAWSON
DONATIONS: Send to John Craven , [address removed]
with Moira Stuart
from Craigavon, Northern Ireland.
Craigavon was a vision, in the 1960s, of a new town on a grand scale. The rich farmland of County Armagh was mercilessly ploughed by the bulldozers and earthmovers as roads, hospitals, schools and housing estates were built to cater for the needs of an eventual population of 180,000. Today's reality scarcely matches the dreams. In tonight's programme Ian Gall talks to some of the people whose work and faith attempt to resurrect the dream and, in the parish church of Seagoe, once the old farming parish church of the area - local people sing their songs of praise. Praise to the Lord; My song is love unknown: The King of love: Great is thy faithfulness; Soldiers of the cross, arise; Mother Teresa's message; Be thou my vision; Look. ye saints, the sight is glorious.
BBC Northern Ireland
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by PAUL A. MENDELSON starring
Anton Rodgers Eve Matheson Clive Francis in Fools Rush In
Videotape editor CHRIS WADSWORTH Lighting RON BRISTOW
Designer VALERIE WARRENDER
Executive producer VERITY LAMBERT Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY
A CINEMA VERITY production for BBCtv
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First of ten episodes based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT One of Nature's Little Miracles by JOHNNY BYRNE. Starringwithand
Siegfried engages another assistant who brings his badger!
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Produced by BILL SELLARS
Directed by PETER MOFFATT (R)
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Sir William Massingham:
with Magnus Magnusson from the Royal College of Music. Four more contestants compete for a place in the semi-final.
(assistant library manager) Life and Works of Lewis Carroll , 1832-98 David McDonnell (police officer)
History of Roman Britain AD 200-500
(policy research officer) History of the Conservative Party 1832-1914 Raymond Kahn (schoolmaster)
The Savoy Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan Lighting GEOFF HIGGS
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director ANDREA CONWAY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBCElstree
News and comment from Britain and around the world with Michael Buerk. Weather
Presented by Esther Rantzen
Film reporter Linda Wolfe. 'It's not me that's mad, it's him.' A down-and-out, a vicar, famous singer, a midwife, leading journalist
Ludovic Kennedy and a trade union activist have all experienced mental illness and describe its effects.
They're not alone. Every day in Britain 50 people enter a psychiatric hospital for the first time. Every year, one in four people visits their GP with a psychological problem. No family is immune to mental illness, but it's still a subject many people are ashamed to talk about.
This special programme looks at mental illness, its causes, treatment, and possible ways forward now that so many psychiatric hospitals are closing. Dr Jonathan Miller ,
Professor Anthony Clare and Roger Freeman , the government minister responsible for mental health, join the debate.
Executive producer JOHN MORRELL Producer PATSY NEWEY
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'I think cancer is just an illness, I think tuberculosis is just an illness, I think AIDS is just an illness. But we know that certain illnesses become the vessels of fantasy and anxiety: they become metaphoric.' The arrival of AIDS has uncovered fears and prejudices which have been associated with plagues and epidemics throughout history. With so much dread surrounding it, how can people find their way to a rational assessment of the disease?
In this richly-textured film, Susan Sontag, the distinguished American writer, joins with Jonathan Miller, Bishop Richard Holloway and others to explore these dark images and to look for a way out of them.
Film editor PETER HARRIS
Assistant producer JANNA LETTS Producer ROGER STOTT
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE
First of five programmes in holiday mood with some simple Italian phrases.
Quanto costa? How much? 1: Hannibal, Flowers and Isola Maggiore
Roman actress Mirella d'Angelo discovers Umbria, past and present.
Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR Series producer DAVID CORDINGLEY (e)
(A complementary radio programme is on Radio 4 FM on Saturdays at
Observing from La Silla with Patrick Moore
High in the Andes mountains of Chile lies one of the world's major observatories, La Silla, with its 15 telescopes.
Conditions there are ideal - far better than anywhere in Europe. In this programme
Patrick Moore visits La Silla , talks to the astronomers there, and even has what may be his last view of Halley's Comet.
Photography ALASTAIR MITCHELL Sound DOUG WHITAKER
Videotape editor DAVE RIXON Producer PIETER MORPURGO
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Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan and Sudha Kumari.
An investigation into DNA testing in immigration cases; and a profile of tabla player Allah Rakah.