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: Open University

6.45 Pure Maths: Conics
7.10 Developments in School Architecture Since the War
7.35 Organic Chemistry: Azodyes
8-00 Elastomers: Properties and Models
8.25 Mental Handicap: 'No Problem's Too Big'

: Playbus

stops today at
The Why Bird Stop
Driver Brian Jameson Puppeteer
FIONA BEYNON BROWN Title music RICHARD BROWN Producer PENNY LLOYD (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Fiona Beynon Brown

: Making Sense

. . . of Compassion
Donald Reeves suggests that if society is to be truly compassionate then it should look again at two well-known Old Testament Stories:
Jacob's Ladder and the story of Sarah.
These stories can be seen as different symbols of compassion but, 'A choice has to be made between
Sarah's Circle and Jacob's Ladder. You cannot have one foot in the circle and one foot on the ladder!'
Videotape editor TIM NICHOLSON Director RICHARD ALWYN
Producer HELEN ALEXANDER

Contributors

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

: Morning Service

from Lancaster Priory.
John Whale introduces this service of morning prayer which marks the quincentenary of the birth of Archbishop
Thomas Cranmer. It follows the form found in the Book of Common Prayer, which he produced before his martyrdom in Oxford.
Hymn: Come down, 0 love Divine (Down Ampney) Psalm 56
Reading: Genesis 50, VV 15-26 Te Deum: Stanford in c
Reading: 1 John 2, w 1-17
Responses: Wishart Hodgson Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord Hymn: Lift up your hearts (Woodlands). Officiant
Canon Maurice Bartlett Organist KEITH WORSMAN Choirmaster
JEREMY TRUSLOVE
Television presentation NOEL VINCENT
BBC North West

Contributors

Introduces: John Whale
Unknown: Thomas Cranmer.
Unknown: Wishart Hodgson
Organist: Canon Maurice Bartlett
Organist: Keith Worsman
Choirmaster: Jeremy Truslove

: Open University

10.15 Mechanical Manipulation
10.40 A Case of Flu

: Killing Fields

This is British Food and Farming Year. But behind the celebrations lie more sinister statistics. Fifty-six people, many of them children, died on Britain's farms in 1987. Five thousand injuries occurred.
Next to the construction industry, farming is the most hazardous occupation.
David Lomax investigates, meeting farmers, safety officers, and the victims of the killing fields themselves. Film editor SIMON HOLLAND
Producer DAVID HANNINGTON BBC Norwich

Contributors

Unknown: David Lomax
Editor: Simon Holland
Producer: David Hannington

: Who Cares?

Introduced by Jonathan Miller
A Better Deal for Carers
Carers are in the front line of the Government's community care policy. But the support they get in return is often inadequate. Margo MacDonald chairs this final programme in the series, and asks what should be done to boost the support on offer to Britain's carers. With
Jill Pitkeathley , director of the Carers National Association, and David Mellor , Minister of State for Health.
Directed by MARY SPRENT
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS (e) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Introduced By: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Jill Pitkeathley
Unknown: David Mellor
Directed By: Mary Sprent
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Sign Extra

A chance to see previously-broadcast programmes, this time with sign language and subtitles. This week, a series of shorter clips from recent programmes.
Presented by Clive Mason
Interpreter BRENDA MACKAY (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Clive Mason
Unknown: Brenda MacKay

: Country File

Chris Baines visits the Ministry of Agriculture's centre at Boxworth in Cambridgeshire, and reports on the completion of a unique series of experiments into the effects of pesticides on the environment. He meets scientists who worked on the project, and reveals the results of their seven-year study, published this week.
Also Sheila Young reports on the storm in a tea pot in the West Country over
Muscardinus Avellanarius - the dormouse.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with BERNARD DAVEY. Producer MIKE DERBY
Editor MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Sheila Young
Unknown: Muscardinus Avellanarius
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

Moira Stuart with news and comment from around the world. followed by Bonanza starring
Lome Greene as Ben Cartwright Michael Landon as Little Joe
Mitch Vogel as Jamie David Canary as Candy and Bonnie Bedelia as Alice Harper Andy Robinson as John Harper Forever - Part 1
A visitor to Virginia City brings something new into
Little Joe's life, and he is soon spending time in the company of a beautiful young woman ...
Written and directed by MICHAEL LANDON (R) (Part 2 next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Lome Greene
Unknown: Ben Cartwright
Unknown: Michael Landon
Unknown: Little Joe
Unknown: Mitch Vogel
Unknown: Jamie David Canary
Unknown: Bonnie Bedelia
Unknown: Alice Harper
Unknown: Andy Robinson
Directed By: Michael Landon

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale and Charlie Humphreys.
"You were a loser from the start, Dot. Charlie's one of life's mistakes."
(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Tony McHale
Writer: Charlie Humphreys
Producer: Mike Gibbon

: Film Matinee: Guns of the Magnificent Seven

starring
George Kennedy Joe Don Baker Reni Santoni.
Without Quintero to lead them, the oppressed Mexican
Peasants cannot hope to win their revolt. So his most ardent follower, Maximiliano, must attempt to rescue him from the vicious Colonel
Diego. To do so, young Max seeks the aid of the legendary gunfighter known as Chris - who recruits five other men for the dangerous mission.
Screenplay by HERMAN HOFFMAN
Produced by VINCENT M FENNELLY Directed by PAUL WENDKOS 0 FILMS: page 16

Contributors

Unknown: George Kennedy
Unknown: Joe Don Baker
Unknown: Reni Santoni.
Unknown: Herman Hoffman
Directed By: Paul Wendkos
Chris: George Kennedy
Levi Morgan: James Whitmore
Keno: Monte Markham
Cassie: Bernie Casey
Slater: Joe Don Baker
P J: Scott Thomas
Max: Reni Santoni
Col Diego: Michael Ansara
Tina: Wende Wagner
Quintero: Fernando Rey

: Blue Racer Double Bill

Boa Friend and Support Your Local Serpent (R)

: Go for It

with Gloria Hunniford and Dr Alan Maryon Davis It's never too late to change to a healthier lifestyle. That's the message when three retired people accept the Go for It! challenge.
Gloria uncovers the vices and virtues of Joan Garner from Grantham, once a deputy headmistress; Keith Webb , now a keen yachtsman, from Winchester; and Eileen Dagnall , a retired nurse from Wakefield. Directors
ERIC HARWOOD. PHILLIP CASSON Producer FRANK HAYES
A HAWKSHEAD production in association with PROSPECT PICTURES for BBCtv (e)
0 HEALTH: page 79

Contributors

Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Joan Garner
Unknown: Keith Webb
Unknown: Eileen Dagnall
Unknown: Eric Harwood.
Unknown: Phillip Casson
Producer: Frank Hayes

: Our House

The return of the warm-hearted Witherspoons.
Choices
Kris tells her mother that she wants to see a pop group playing in San Francisco 300 miles away - and she's going with Stuart, her date.
Written by UNDA ELSTAD Directed by BOB SCHEERER

Contributors

Written By: Unda Elstad
Directed By: Bob Scheerer
Gus: Wilford Brimley
Jessie: Deidre Hall
Kris: Shannen Doherty
David: Chad Allen
Molly: Keri Houlihan
Joe: Gerald S O'Loughlin
Stuart: Daniel Trent

: The Big E

What a Waste
The first of tonight's pair of programmes presented by Chris Baines
Have you ever stopped to wonder what happens to the rubbish you and your family throw away? Chris Baines finds out when he opens his front door to find a ton of the stuff on his doorstep! That's the amount of rubbish produced by the average
British household in a single year. Chris looks at what can be done to reduce this mountain of garbage. (Part 2 is at 10.40pm)
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Contributors

Presented By: Chris Baines
Unknown: Chris Baines

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Praise Be!

Thora Hird returns with a new series of Praise Be!
Tonight, Thora meets the songwriter Donald Swann, to talk about his music and some of the songs he has written. She introduces songs sung by children in Derby and at the Glasgow Garden Festival. Thora also visits Wakefield to see the place where her favourite hymn was written - Onward Christian Soldiers.
One more step; 0 for a thousand tongues (Lyngham); Tell out my soul; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton); 0 love that wilt not let me go (St Margaret); Walk, walk in the light; Onward Christian soldiers (St Gertrude); Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord; Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Morning Light). Assistant producer
VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC North West
0 MY KIND OF DAY: page 90
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Contributors

Unknown: Thora Hird
Songwriter: Donald Swann

: Only Fools and Horses....: The Miracle of Peckham

by John Sullivan
Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst
with Buster Merryfield
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Albert: Buster Merryfield
Fr. O'Keith: P.G. Stephens
Biffo: John Pierce Jones
Reporter: Peter Wickham
Reporter: Carol Cleveland
Man in church: James Richardson

: Supersense

Sound Sense
Enter strange sound worlds to discover elephant conversations pitched below human hearing, birds that navigate using distant sound guides and whales that call across oceans. Find owls that hunt using sound maps, fish as noisy as birds, and rats that can hear a rattlesnake strike.
Assistant producer MARK JACOBS Written and produced by JOHN DOWNER BBC Bristol (R)
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Contributors

Producer: Mark Jacobs
Produced By: John Downer

: All Creatures Great and Small

based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT Place of Honour by JOHNNY BYRNE starringwith
Mrs Pumphrey sends trout, and Siegfried decides it's time he got onto the Pumphrey Parcel list ...
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Producer BILL SELLARS
Director ROBERT TRONSON
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Contributors

Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Johnny Byrne
Unknown: Mrs Pumphrey
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Robert Tronson
as James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Mr Busby: Harold Goodwin
Peter Trenholm: James Norris
Mary Trenholm: Vivienkeene
Hodgekin: Teddy Turner
Edna: Anthea Holloway
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Bourbon Ensemble . JOHN MILLER: Harvey Brough
Bourbon Ensemble .: John Miller
Bourbon Ensemble .: Jeremy Taylor
Bourbon Ensemble .: Richard Allen
Bourbon Ensemble .: Nick Barraclough

: News

with Michael Buerk Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk

: That's Life!

Last in the series presented by Esther Rantzen with Adrian Mills Grant Baynham Gavin Campbell and Doc Cox.
Consumer advice, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send each week.
Director STEPHEN STEWART Producer ESTHER RANTZEN
Deputy editor BRYHER SCUDAMORE Editor SHAUN WOODWARD
Regretfully, it is not possible to answer all your letters.

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

: Heart of the Matter

with Joan Bakewell.
The public are becoming ever more aware of moral issues - the headlines proclaim as much.
But where headlines deal in black and white, the issues themselves are rarely so simple.
Heart of the Matter seeks out such issues; Joan Bakewell examines the moral conflict between people with strongly-held and frequently opposing views, and considers what their dilemma means for everyone. Film editor MIKE ALOOF
Series producer OLGA EDRIDGE

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Olga Edridge

: The Big E

The second of tonight's programmes
The Throwaway Society
Presented by Chris Baines What on earth can be done with the millions of tons of rubbish produced each year? Well, as Chris Baines finds out, an awful lot. Yesterday's papers can be made into tomorrow's loo rolls, fridges can be rescued from the scrap heap, and the contents of your dustbin can even be turned into the backs of television sets!
Film editor PETER ESSEX
Series producer RON BLOOMFIELD Producer STEPHEN MOSS
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Contributors

Presented By: Chris Baines
Unknown: Chris Baines
Editor: Peter Essex
Producer: Stephen Moss

: The Odd Couple

starring Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison and Tony Randall as Felix Unger
Felix, the Calypso Singer
Written by DICK BENSFIELD and PERRY GRANT
Directed by JACK DONOHUE

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Oscar Madison
Unknown: Tony Randall
Unknown: Felix Unger
Written By: Dick Bensfield
Written By: Perry Grant
Directed By: Jack Donohue
Nancy: Joan Hotchkis

: The Sky at Night

The Curious Little World of Pluto with Patrick Moore
Pluto is the smallest of the planets, and also one of the most puzzling. It is so far from the sun that it takes almost 248 years to complete one orbit; it is made up of a mixture of rock and ice; it has an extensive though thin atmosphere; and it is attended by a companion.
This autumn Pluto reaches its closest point to the sun, and Patrick Moore takes the opportunity to sum up what is known about this curious little world.
Producer PIETER MORPURGO
0 NEWSLETTER: send sae to
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Contributors

Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather









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