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: Open University

6.45 Pure Maths: Matrix Algebra
7.10 Education: Silence in Class
8.00 The Maxwell-Boltzman Distribution
8.25 Data-Based Aids

: Playbus

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


Unknown: Anthony Corriette
Unknown: Joe Greco
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Tracy Wilkinson
Unknown: Margaret Mahy.
Music: Richard Brown
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Producer: Ann Reay

: Articles of Faith

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


Unknown: Fr Gerry Hughes
Director: Steve Benson
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

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


Unknown: Norma Cradock
Unknown: Gerrie Hawes
Unknown: Roddie McDonald
Unknown: Tim McClure

: Handmade

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)


Unknown: Angus Suttie

: Business Matters

Tom Peters ,
Business Evangelist
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.


Unknown: Tom Peters
Unknown: David Lomax

: Family History

The first of five programmes presented by Gordon Honeycombe and based on his search into his own family history.
Producer BRYN BROOKS (R) (e)


Presented By: Gordon Honeycombe

: Help Your Child with Maths

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)


Presented By: Johnny Ball.
Unknown: Ken MacKay
Directed By: Robert Clamp

: Having a Baby

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)


Unknown: Sue Cook
Editor: Peter Essex
Producer: Anna Jackson

: Sign Extra

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)


Unknown: John Lee

: Country File

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.


Unknown: Ron Johns.
Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Benny Rothman
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

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?


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Reporter: John Nicolson
Producer: Leonie Jameson
Director: David Coleman
Editor: David Aaronovitch

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale and Tony Jordan.
"Don't kid yourself Michelle... sooner or later your father will find out..."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Writer: Tony Jordan

: Film Matinee: Le Mans

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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Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Siegfried Rauch
Unknown: Elga Anderson.
Unknown: Michael Delaney
Unknown: Erich Stabler
Unknown: Harry Kleiner
Produced By: Jack N. Reddish
Michael Delaney: Steve McQueen
Erich Stahler: Siegfried Rauch
Lisa Belgetti: Elga Anderson
David Townsend: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Johann Ritter: Fred Haltiner
Claude Aurac: Luc Merenda
Larry: Christopher Waite
Anna Ritter: Loulse Edlind
Lugo Abratte: Angelo Infanti
Paul: Jean-Claude Bercq
Vito Scalise: Michele Scalera
Loretto Fuselli: Gino Cassani
Tommy Hopkins: Alfred Bell
Paolo Scadenza: Carlo Cecchi

: Head of the Class

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.


Unknown: Howard Hesseman
Unknown: Charlie Moore
Written By: George Beckerman
Directed By: Art Dielhenn
Dr Samuels: William G. Schilling
Darlene: Robin Givens
Sarah: Kimberly Russell
Arvid: Dan Frischman
Maria: Leslie Bega
Jeff: Scotch Ellis Loring

: The Clothes Show

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
• FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: William Oliver.
Unknown: Catherine Walker
Unknown: Jane Packer.
Unknown: Trevor Sorbie
Unknown: Teresa Fairminer.
Producer: Colette Byrne
Producer: Roger Casstles

: The Animals Roadshow

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.
Editor DAVID MARTIN. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Dr Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy.
Unknown: Margaret MacRae
Unknown: Alison Forsyth
Producers: Ian Christie
Producers: Polly Phillips
Editor: David Martin.

: Lifeline

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.
DONATIONS: Send to John Craven , [address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: John Craven
Producer: Jill Dawson
Unknown: John Craven

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

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


Presenter: Ian Gall
Musical Director: David Byers
Researcher: Steve Benson
Producer: James Skelly
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: May to December

by PAUL A. MENDELSON starring
Anton Rodgers Eve Matheson Clive Francis in Fools Rush In
Videotape editor CHRIS WADSWORTH Lighting RON BRISTOW
Executive producer VERITY LAMBERT Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY
A CINEMA VERITY production for BBCtv


Unknown: Paul A. Mendelson
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Matheson Clive Francis
Editor: Chris Wadsworth
Editor: Lighting Ron Bristow
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Verity Lambert
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Alec Callender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Angell: Eve Matheson
Miles Henty: Clive Francis
MiSS Flood: Frances White
Avril: Rosemary Leach
Simone: Carolyn Pickles
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Jamie: Paul Venables
Roy: Paul Raynor
Doreen: Paula Jacobs
Luke: Thomas Chapman
Esther: Poppy Keeling

: All Creatures Great and Small

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)


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Johnny Byrne.
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Peter Moffatt
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Tristan: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Hilary Mottram: Jack Watson
Hodgekin: Teddy Turner
Mrs Greenlaw: Judy Wilson
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Deirdre McEwan: Andrea Gibb
Bert Kealey: Terry Gilligan
Mrs Kealey: Brenda Halbrook
Mr Buckle: Tom Harrison
Billy Buckle: Paul McLain
Mr Ripley: Graham Rigby
Mr Fellowes: Jackie Shinn
Mr Lumsden: John Whittock
Mr Carter: John Rapley
Mr Gregson: Donald Morley
Jeweller: Alan Starkey
Sir William Massingham: Kevin Stoney

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from the Royal College of Music. Four more contestants compete for a place in the semi-final.
Anne Miller
(assistant library manager) Life and Works of Lewis Carroll , 1832-98 David McDonnell (police officer)
History of Roman Britain AD 200-500
Richard Jones
(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


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Anne Miller
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: David McDonnell
Unknown: Richard Jones
Unknown: Raymond Kahn
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: David Mitchell

: News

News and comment from Britain and around the world with Michael Buerk. Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Trouble in Mind

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
0 HEALTH: page 78


Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Linda Wolfe.
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Roger Freeman
Producer: John Morrell
Producer: Patsy Newey

: Everyman: Just an Illness

'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


Unknown: Susan Sontag
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Bishop Richard
Editor: Peter Harris
Producer: Janna Letts
Producer: Roger Stott
Editor: Jane Drabble

: When in Italy

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


Producer: Daniella Dangoor
Producer: David Cordingley

: The Sky at Night

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.
Videotape editor DAVE RIXON Producer PIETER MORPURGO
0 NEWSLETTER: send sae to
[address removed].


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Talks: La Silla
Unknown: Alastair Mitchell
Unknown: Sound Doug Whitaker
Editor: Dave Rixon
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan and Sudha Kumari.
An investigation into DNA testing in immigration cases; and a profile of tabla player Allah Rakah.


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakravan
Presented By: Sudha Kumari.
Unknown: Allah Rakah.

: Weather

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