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: Open University

6.45 Pure Maths: Isomorphisms
7.10 Nuclear Weapons: Crisis Management
7.35 Images: Holography at Work
8.00 Engineering Mechanics
8.25 Evolution: Fossilised Bones

: Playbus

The Why Bird Stop
Driver BRIAN JAMESON
Puppeteer FIONA BEYNON BROWN Title music RICHARD BROWN Designer TONY LAWRENCE Producer PENNY LLOYD (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Puppeteer Fiona Beynon Brown
Music: Richard Brown
Designer: Tony Lawrence

: Making Sense

... of Suffering with Donald Reeves.
If God is a God of love, why do people suffer? It's one of the oldest and most difficult questions for Christians. Donald Reeves talks to
Dr Margaret Spufford of Newnham College,
Cambridge, who has had to make sense of her own experience of suffering.
Videotape editor TIM NICHOLSON Director RICHARD ALWYN
Producer HELEN ALEXANDER

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Reeves.
Talks: Donald Reeves
Unknown: Dr Margaret Spufford
Editor: Tim Nicholson
Director: Richard Alwyn
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

Norma Cradock joins
Joy Pollard , a schoolteacher, at her home in Swindon for a service of prayer and reflection on the theme 'Become like children'.
Reading: Matthew 18, w 1-5 and 10-14 Producer STEPHEN LYNAS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Norma Cradock
Unknown: Joy Pollard

: Handmade

Presented by Sue Robinson. Paper: a familiar but underrated medium, according to paper artist Paul Johnson.
His colourful creations neatly prove the point.
Producer MARY SPRENT
Series producer DICK FOSTER (R) (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Sue Robinson.
Artist: Paul Johnson.

: Business Matters

Make Money Make Money A Concrete Investment
Second of four programmes with Andrew Neil.

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Neil.

: When in Italy

A series in five parts.
2: Fish, Wine, Chestnuts and Sportscars
Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR
Series producer DAVID CORDINGLEY (R) (e)

Contributors

Producer: Daniella Dangoor
Producer: David Cordingley

: Help Your Child with Maths

Eight programmes presented by Johnny Ball 7: Looking for Patterns Cameraman KEN MACKAY Produced and directed by ROBERT CLAMP
A PALACE GATE production for BBCtv (R) (e)

Contributors

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

: Who Cares?

A series of six programmes presented by Jonathan Miller 1: Out of Sight - Out of MindGillian and Jack are among the six million people in Britain who look after relatives or friends needing long-term care, but they need help in order to go on coping. This programme shows how carers can get the support. and information they need. Film editor PETER RINGSTED Producer TONY MATTHEWS
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Contributors

Presented By: Jonathan Miller
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Producer: Tony Matthews

: See Hear!

Magazine programme for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Introduced by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark.

Contributors

Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: Maureen Denmark.

: Country File

As water is privatised and what comes out of the tap ceases to be a public commodity, the quality of Britain's rivers becomes the . responsibility of a new organisation, the National
Rivers Authority. Ian Breach meets its recently appointed chief executive,
Dr John Bowman , and speculates on its future. Also the last in the series on village life. This week: Angela Hughes , headmistress of Temple
Sowerby School. Cumbria.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with SUZANNE CHARLTON. Producer MIKE DERBY
Editor MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Dr John Bowman
Unknown: Angela Hughes
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton.
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Moira Stuart followed by On the Record presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
For 40 years the glue that has held the NATO alliance together has been the threat from the East. But now the West cannot agree whether or not the threat still exists.
On the weekend of the NATO summit, On the Record asks if the allies can summon up a new vision of how to keep the peace.
Reporter David Walter Producer ADRIAN DAVIES
Studio director VICTOR MELLENEY Deputy editor GLENWYN BENSON Editor DAVID AARONOVITCH

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Reporter: David Walter
Producer: Adrian Davies
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser, Tony Jordan.
"Mr Osman, I'm afraid we have some bad news about your wife..."
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Gilly Fraser
Writer: Tony Jordan

: Porridge

starring Ronnie Barker Richard Beckinsale Fulton Mackay.
This cinema version of the popular television comedy series finds Norman Stanley
Fletcher still doing 'porridge' - detained at Her Majesty's pleasure in Slade Prison. New arrivals bring new ideas, like a celebrities versus convicts football match. But this is the cover for an escape attempt - with two unwilling accomplices!
Screenplay by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS
Produced by ALLAN MCKEOWN and IAN LA FRENAIS
Directed by DICK CLEMENT
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Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Fulton MacKay.
Unknown: Norman Stanley
Unknown: Slade Prison.
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Produced By: Allan McKeown
Directed By: Dick Clement
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
'Grouty': Peter Vaughan
Bainbridge: Julian Holloway
Governor: Geoffrey Bayldon

: Disney Time

Introduced by Lulu.
Today's films include: Lady and the Tramp, Jungle Book, Peter Pan , Mary Poppins , Cinderella and Pinocchio. Producer RICHARD EVANS

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Mary Poppins
Producer: Richard Evans

: Clothes Show Travel Classics

Ireland
Jeff Banks travels to Donegal to catch a couple of sheep for bank manager's wife Hilary Jenks. Together they shear the sheep by hand. With the help of weaver John McNutt they produce a special tweed. Executive producer ROGER CASSTLES (R) revised
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Contributors

Unknown: Hilary Jenks.
Unknown: John McNutt
Producer: Roger Casstles

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Why does Gerald Durrell keep gorillas in his spare bedroom? Does the spectacle bear have better than average eyesight? Today from Jersey, Desmond and Sarah find out how animals are adding to the entente cordiale of island life. They meet international author
Jack Higgins who describes the special rewards of cat companionship at the typewriter. And Desmond pays a flying visit to the Concorde of the animal world, that can run 150 yards in ten seconds. In Bouley Bay they discover the ghost dog that has been frightening French smugglers for hundreds of years, and Sarah meets the most famous lady on Jersey.
Research ALISON FORSYTH Director DAVID WALLACE Producers
IAN CHRISTIE. POLLY PHILLIPS Editor DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland
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Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Jack Higgins
Unknown: Alison Forsyth
Director: David Wallace
Unknown: Ian Christie.

: Lifeline

Contact a Family
Cliff Michelmore and Debbie Thrower report on the latest charity news.
John Alderton appeals on behalf of Contact a Family which supports families who have children with any type of special need, including mental and physical handicaps, rare disorders and life-threatening conditions. The charity urgently needs funds to continue and expand its vital work linking families across Britain. Please help. Producer JILL DAWSON

Contributors

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

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Val Doonican's Homeward Bound

with Enya and Daniel O'Donnell.
In music and conversation, Val Doonican explores the spirituality and beauty of his homeland. This week he is on the road to Donegal in the north west of Ireland where community spirit and music are a part of normal life.
Enya grew from a musical family to develop her own style of music that has been influenced by the grandeur and solitude of the Donegal landscape.
The popular country-and-western singer, Daniel O'Donnell. takes Val to the islands and beaches of his childhood.
Musical director LAURIE HOLLOWAY Engineering manager GEORGE CAMPBELL
Photography BRIAN LITTLER. JIM CREAGH Research JUDITH PEERS
Producer SIMON HAMMOND
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Contributors

Unknown: Daniel O'Donnell.
Unknown: Val Doonican
Singer: Daniel O'Donnell.
Director: Laurie Holloway
Unknown: George Campbell
Unknown: Photography Brian Littler.
Producer: Simon Hammond

: Three Up, Two Down

by RICHARD OMMANNEY
Sam and Daphne discover a new kind of friendship, creating a problem for Sam and Rhonda. Nick is concerned about Rob and Angie but is still determined to go through with his article.
Costume designer richard CROFT Make-up designer
SALLY BOUNDEN WARREN Designer MARY GREAVES Produced and directed by JOHN B. HOBBS
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Contributors

Unknown: Richard Ommanney
Unknown: Sally Bounden Warren
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
George: Timothy Bentinck
Tony: Henry Goodman

: All Creatures Great and Small: The Healing Touch

by Johnny Byrne
Based on the books by James Herriot
Starring Christopher Timothy as James Herriot, Robert Hardy as Siegfried, Peter Davison as Tristan, Lynda Bellingham as Helen, John McGlynn as Calum

James visits Granville Bennett's lavishly impressive small animal hospital.
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Johnny Byrne
Based on the books by: James Herriot
Music composed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Rod Graham
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Tristan: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Calvert: Alan Partington
Bosworth: Michael Lees
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Mr Boggs: Tony Nelson
Mr Dugdale: Harry Beety
Zoe Bennett: Pamela Salem
Rachel: Dominique Barnes
Granville: James Grout
Susan: Sabina Franklyn
Deirdre McEwan: Andrea Gibb
Peregrin Hawden: William Fox

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from the Speech Room. Harrow School.
The fourth semi-final and four more contenders hoping to secure a place in the final. Roger Woods (farmer)
The Cornish Mining Industry Dick Jones
(policy research officer) The Life and Works of Claude Debussy Peter North
(management consultant) The Second Punic War
218-201 BC
Robert Sutherland (systems analyst)
The Life and Works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Lighting GEOFF HIGGS
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director ANDREA CONWAY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBC Elstree

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Roger Woods
Unknown: Dick Jones
Unknown: Robert Sutherland
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: David Mitchell

: News

with Michael Buerk ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk

: That's Life!

Presented by Esther Rantzen with Adrian Mills ,
Grant Baynham , Gavin Campbell and Doc Cox.
Consumer advice, investigations, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send.
Director STEPHEN STEWART Producer ESTHER RANTZEN
Deputy editor BRYHER SCUDAMORE Editor SHAUN WOODWARD

Contributors

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

: Everyman

Toby: Who Cares?
Toby [text removed] was born in Nottingham on 15 January 1987, a normal healthy non-identical twin. At three months he developed Reyes syndrome and suffered severe brain damage. His twin sister was unaffected. At 11 months, Toby's parents had to face the agonising fact that they were unable to care for him themselves. This decision brought relatives, foster parents, social services and a charitable home in Kent into Toby's life.
Everyman looks at the dilemmas faced by everyone concerned in trying to decide what is best for Toby.
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Producer PAT HOLLAND
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE ('Who Cares', Thursday 7.30pm BBC2)
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Contributors

Unknown: Mike Radford
Editor: Christine Garner
Producer: Pat Holland
Editor: Jane Drabble

: 'Lawrence of Arabia': a Tickling of Talents

with David Lean , Peter O'Toole , Anne V. Coates and Robert A. Harris.
Last Friday saw the West
End opening of the restored version of David Lean 's epic Lawrence of Arabia.
Describing the art of film direction as 'a tickling of talents', Lean reveals the process of restoring footage not seen since the film's premiere in 1962. Produced by COLIN BURROWS and DAVID CASTELL
A SPECIAL TREATS production

Contributors

Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Anne V. Coates
Unknown: Robert A. Harris.
Unknown: David Lean
Produced By: Colin Burrows
Produced By: David Castell

: Berliners

Last in the three-part series with Andrew Sachs West and East
Film editor BEN MORRIS
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (R) (e)

Contributors

Editor: Ben Morris
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Network East

: Weather









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