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: Open University

6.45 Maths: Intermediate Value Theorem
7.10 Public Place and Private Space
7.35 Images: the Third Dimension
8.00 Photochemistry: Sun. Cities and Smog
8.25 Evolution: Conquest of the Air

: Playbus

The Tent Stop
Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Trish Cooke ,
Ricky Diamond , Amerjit Deu and Tracey Wilkinson to tell the story of The Great Cake-Eating Mystery by SHEILA HYDE Music RICHARD BROWN Director BRIAN JAMESON Producer ANN REAY Executive producer BARBARA RODDAM
A FELGATE production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Amerjit Deu
Unknown: Tracey Wilkinson
Unknown: Sheila Hyde
Music: Richard Brown
Director: Brian Jameson
Producer: Ann Reay

: Making Sense

... of God with Donald Reeves.
The traditional image of God is of a white, autocratic, distant male. Donald Reeves argues this is a dangerous image for today when 'we need to speak of a God who cares for our world and is on the side of life - a God who wants life to continue.' It is time to find fresh images - mother, lover or friend - which speak of God's closeness and God's intimacy.
Videotape editor TIM NICHOLSON Director RICHARD ALWYN


Unknown: Donald Reeves.
Unknown: Donald Reeves
Editor: Tim Nicholson
Director: Richard Alwyn
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

Tony Phelan joins
Pappaia Leo in his home in Essex for a simple service of prayer and reflection at the start of Christian Aid Week.
He discovers why Leo left South India to work in London. Graham Young, a director of Traidcraft, reflects on how the Spirit enables us to live now, and to look forward to the hope of glory. Director STEVE BENSON


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: Pappaia Leo
Director: Steve Benson
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Handmade

The television craft magazine presented by Sue Robinson.
Town and country is the theme this week.
Lynne Curran lives in the dales of Northumbria, weaving images with very personal significance, while Lois Walpole makes baskets from materials gathered in city streets.
Series producer DICK FOSTER (R) (e)


Presented By: Sue Robinson.
Unknown: Lynne Curran
Unknown: Lois Walpole

: Business Matters

Just in Time
Michael Rodd investigates the new Japanese management practice of 'just in time'. Currently sweeping through British industry like a new religion, its supporters claim dramatic cost savings and improvements in product quality.
Series editor BRIAN DAVIES


Unknown: Michael Rodd
Producer: David Dawson
Editor: Brian Davies

: Family History

Presented by Gordon Honeycombe.
Legend claims that the first Honeycombe was a Norman who became a great landowner in Cornwall.
But will the Domesday Book at the Public Record Office reveal the legendary ancestor in 1086? Producer BRYN BROOKS (R) (e)


Presented By: Gordon Honeycombe.

: Help Your Child with Maths

Eight programmes for parents of 4- to 11-year-olds presented by Johnny Ball 5: Family Projects
So much maths is used in the home -just give your children a chance to join in. Cameraman KEN MACKAY Produced and directed by ROBERT CLAMP
A PALACE GATE production for BBCtv (R) (e)


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

: Having a Baby

with Sue Cook.
Six programmes which present a guide to pregnancy, labour, birth - and after. 5: Home and Away
Follow Julie's labour and delivery in hospital, and Helena's at home.
Producer ANNA JACKSON (R) (e)


Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producer: Anna Jackson

: Sign Extra

A chance to see previously broadcast programmes, this time with sign language and subtitles. This week, an item from Advice Shop on hearing aids; help with machine knitting and an excerpt from a recent Holiday programme. Interpreter JOHN LEE


Unknown: John Lee

: Country File

Pesticide is just one of the basic tools of modern farming, but there are growing fears that it is finding its way into the food chain. Ian Breach asks if there is such a thing as a safe level of pesticide residue?
Also the continuing portrait of village life, this week through the eyes of Andrew Moss , farmworker of Linley, Shropshire.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather With IAN MCCASKILL. Producer DICK COLTHURST
Editor MIKE DERBY. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ian Breach
Unknown: Andrew Moss
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Editor: Mike Derby.

: News

with Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
Reporter John Nicolson As the campaign for the elections to the European
Parliament gets under way, what's at stake for Britain? Reporting from France and Germany, On the Record shows how the political battles over the future of Europe are shaping up and examines Britain's role in a changing community. Producer GERARD BAKER


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Reporter: John Nicolson
Producer: Gerard Baker
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

by Rob Gittins and John Maynard.
"No divorce. I want us to give it another go."
Record: 'The Best of BBCtv's Themes' PWKS 645, £6.99 from retailers
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Rob Gittins
Writer: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon

: Film Matinee: Hotel

Rod Taylor
Catherine Spaak Merle Oberon
Michael Rennie.
The St Gregory in New Orleans - a last bastion of old-style hospitality and first-class service. But an ageing building, heavy financial losses, and an outdated owner make the hotel ripe for a takeover. It is also the setting for stories of blackmail, racism, robbery.... and romance.
This sumptuous adaptation of Arthur Hailey 's novel showcases an excellent cast in the intertwined tales of intrigue and deception.
Written and produced by WENDELL MAYES
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Rod Taylor
Unknown: Catherine Spaak
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Unknown: Michael Rennie.
Unknown: Arthur Hailey
Produced By: Wendell Mayes
Directed By: Richard Quine
Peter McDermott: Rod Taylor
Jeanne: Catherine Spaak
Keycase: Karl Malden
Trent: Melvyn Douglas
O'Keefe: Kevin McCarthy
Duchess: Merle OBEron
Dupere: Richard Conte
Duke of Lanbourne: Michael Rennie
Christine, the singer: Carmen McRae
Captain Yolles: Alfred Ryder
Bailey: Roy Roberts
Herbie: Al Checco
Mrs Grandin: Sheila Bromley
Sam: Harry Hickox
Laswell: Ken Lynch
Morgan: Clinton Sundberg
Mason: William Lanteau
Kilbrick: Tol A Very
Dr Adams: Davis Roberts
Elliott: Jack Donner

: Head of the Class

Psyched Out at Fillmore
Clinical psychologist Dr Beth Westin meets opposition in the individual honors class when she refuses to divulge the results of her test....
Written by MARA LIDEKS


Unknown: Dr Beth Westin
Written By: Mara Lideks
Directed By: Tony Singletary
Charlie Moore in: Howard Hesseman
Beth Westin: Donna Ponterotto
Maria: Leslie Bega
Darlene: Robin Givens
Arvid: Dan Frischman

: Clothes Show Travel Classics

Selina Scott and Jeff Banks report from the home of the world's largest fashion industry. Now concentrating more on quality rather than quantity, Hong Kong is producing clothes not only for the world's leading fashion names but also for its newly emerging home-grown design talent. Jeff meets English designer
Sara Sturgeon and Selina bargains with Sam the tailor. Series producer ROGER CASSTLES (R) revised
0 TRAVEL: page 84


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Sara Sturgeon
Producer: Roger Casstles

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
In the second of two special safari editions from Kenya, Desmond and Sarah come face to face with some of Africa's bigger animals. They meet a giant forest hog, visit a man who has spent five years in a lion's den, and find out why Michaela Denis has done more for animals than anyone else in the world. At the Ark, they meet the animals that Noah left behind and decide whether the Bosmans Poto really is the ugliest pet on earth. Research ALISON FORSYTHE Producers
Editor DAVID MARTIN. BBC Scotland
0 EARTHWATCH: page 92


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Michaela Denis
Unknown: Bosmans Poto
Unknown: Alison Forsythe
Unknown: Polly Phillips
Editor: David Martin.

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

Last in the series.
Roger Royle joins
Birmingham Christians celebrating their city's centenary at Villa Park. The celebrations are led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu , whose coming united black and white Christians.
Hosanna; Lord, help me; Siyahamba; O for a thousand tongues; He is Lord; We shall not be moved; Rejoice Researcher HELENA TAYLOR Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE


Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Villa Park.
Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Helena Taylor
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Three Up, Two Down

Much to Daphne's delight, Sam has packed up taxidermy, but to her disgust has taken up with Rhonda, their next-door neighbour.
Angie is becoming successful as a model and Nick is pursuing a career as a photo-journalist.
Make-up designer
Film cameraman BARRY MCCANN Lighting director HENRY BARBER Designer MARY GREAVES Produced and directed by JOHN B. HOBBS
0 FEATURE: page 7


Unknown: Richard Ommanney
Unknown: Sally Bounden-Warren
Unknown: Barry McCann
Director: Henry Barber
Designer: Mary Greaves
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Daphne: Angela Thorne
Sam: Michael Elphick
Angie: Lysette Anthony
Nick: Ray Burdis
Baby Joe: Shaun Andrew Birrell
Wilf: John Grillo
Rhonda: Vicki Woolf
Rob: David Easter
Greg: Marcus Bray
Sharon: Caroline Mander
George: Timothy Bentinck
Pub customer: John Duval

: All Creatures Great and Small

based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT Only One Woof by JOHNNY BYRNE starring with A sheepdog that cannot bark and a wild cat receive expert veterinary care, while attractive Mrs Derrick invites Tristan to lunch - to see her
'Toggenburg' goat.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Produced by bill SELLARS
Directed by ROD GRAHAM (R)


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Johnny Byrne
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Rod Graham
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Calum Buchanan: John McGlynn
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Thwaites: Joe Belcher
Wilkin: Richard Maplecroft
Jim Crossley: Victor Gilling
Mr Biggins: John Sharp
Mollie Minikin: Katharine Page
Mrs Derrick: Sheila Tait
DeirdreMcEwan: Andreagibb
Winston Mallock: Claude Close
Duke of Mannerton: Ernest Clark
Mr Derrick: Freddie Fletcher

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The second semi-final, and four more contenders are hoping to secure a place in the final.
William Donnelly (smallholder)
Life and Short Stories of H. G. Wells
Myra Knight (housewife)
Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Bob Haigh
(computer systems programmer)
City of Norwich from earliest times Dawn Tozer (teacher)
Songs of Schubert Lightmg GEOFF HIGGS
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director ANDREA CONWAY Producer DAVID MITCHELL


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: William Donnelly
Stories Of: H. G. Wells
Stories Of: Myra Knight
Unknown: Bob Haigh
Unknown: Geoff Higgs
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: David Mitchell

: News

with Michael Buerk Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: That's Life!

Presented by Esther Rantzen. with Adrian Mills Grant Baynham Gavin Campbell and Doc Cox.
Director STEPHEN STEWART Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Deputy editor
Regretfully, it is not possible to answer all your letters.


Presented By: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Grant Baynham
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Director: Stephen Stewart
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Bryher Scudamore
Editor: Shaun Woodward

: Everyman: One Fatal Day

"It's not raving maniacs who take other people's lives, it's people who are inadequate to the stresses of life and finally crumple in an awful, destructive way."
Eight years ago, Graham would never have thought he was capable of killing anyone. He is still struggling to understand why he did. The popular belief is that a typical murderer is a violent maniac who will kill again if not locked away. In reality, three murderers out of four are husbands, wives, lovers or children who fail to cope with difficult events.
In this programme, two men who have been tried for murder talk about the family pressures which led them to kill.


Film Editor: John Lee
Producer: Pamela Smith
Everyman Editor: Jane Drabble

: Betjeman: The Queen's Realm: a Prospect of England

Presented by Sir John Betjeman
This programme launches the season of six daily films commemorating the fifth anniversary of the death of Sir John Betjeman.
Tonight - his celebrated aerial anthology of English landscape, poetry and music filmed through the seasons.
Voices Michael Hordern, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, Janet Suzman
('Metro Land' tomorrow at 3.00 pm on BBC2)


Presenter: Sir John Betjeman
Voice: Michael Hordern
Voice: Richard Pasco
Voice: Prunella Scales
Voice: Janet Suzman
Film Editor: Edward Roberts
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Berliners

Three films with Andrew Sachs 1: Yellow Benches
As a boy in Berlin, Andrew Sachs thought that having yellow benches to sit on was one of the privileges of being half-Jewish.
Film editor BEN MORRIS
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (R) (e)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Editor: Ben Morris
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Network East

: Weather

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