6.45 Calculating Pi
7.10 Volunteering the Unemployed
7.35 Head Start: Children of the Dream
8.00 The Oldham Experience
8.25 Women and Organisations
The Patch Stop at Llanuwchllyn, North Wales.
Peggy Patch takes the steam train to Bala.
Storyteller: William Thomas. Music JONATHAN COHEN Producer ANNE GOBEY (R)
Why do Hindu girls tie bracelets around their brothers' wrists, and why do Jewish people boo and hiss when they tell the story of Queen Esther?
With Mark Chatterton Christopher Lillicrap and Juliet Alexander. Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West (R)
Every August Bank Holiday weekend thousands of young people travel to Castle Ashby in Northants for the Christian arts festival,
Greenbelt. This morning,
Tony Phelan joins Phil and Hilary Elliot on the campsite for a time of prayer and reflection.
Reading: II Timothy 1, vv 8-14.
Director VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer CHRIS LOUGHLIN Editor HELEN ALEXANDER
Washington Smythe. Arriving in Victorian
England, Phineas T. Barnum , the great American showman, hits on the idea of constructing a rocket ship to journey to the moon. And the passenger for this historic craft? Who else but Barnum's own General Tom Thumb , the world-famous midget. Inspired by the writings of Jules Verne , this colourful period piece features an appropriately larger-than-life performance by Screenplay by DAVE FREEMAN
Produced by HARRY ALAN TOWERS Directed by DON SHARP
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Phineas T Barnum:
Capt Sir Harry:
Professor Von Bulow:
Sir Charles Dillworthy:
Duke of Barset:
General Tom Thumb:
A chance to see a previously broadcast programme with subtitles and sign language interpretation added.
Take Nobody's 's Word for It: 4. In today's programme, find out about the study of fleas - and how to make a 'flea' of your own; the strange connection between luncheon meat and fish; and how to brighten up your home with butterflies.
Sign language interpreter: John Lee. (e)
This weekend, the Country File team heads for the coast....
From Morecambe Bay,
Roger Tabor tells the story of Cedric Robinson whose intimate knowledge of this treacherous stretch of coastline has earned him the special title of Royal Guide to the Sands.
And in Bridgewater Bay, where 'mudhorseman'
Brendan Sellick , working from a huge wooden sled, makes his living fishing on the mud flats, Ian Breach looks at how this centuries-old tradition has been threatened by a decline in the shrimp population.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with Ian McCaskill.
Producer SUE LLOYD Editor
MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill
with Chris Lowe
followed by The High Chaparral: Ebenezer
Written by James L. Henderson
Writer (The High Chaparral):
Director (The High Chaparral):
by Susan Boyd and Rob Gittins.
"Trevor wouldn't take your rings. He's not that stupid."
starring and A love of horses dispels the unhappiness of 14-year-old Sarah, an orphan sent from
America to live with her aunt Velvet in England.
Determined to buy the last foal sired by Pi, the horse which Velvet once rode to victory in the Grand
National, Sarah takes the first step on the road to her dream of becoming an Olympic horsewoman. An exciting sequel to the much-loved National Velvet.
Suggested by the novel
National Velvet by ENID BAGNOLD Written, produced and directed by BRYAN FORBES
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Introduced by Frank Bruno. Films include Jungle Book, The Rescuers, Bambi, Oliver and Co and Cinderella. Producer RICHARD EVANS
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Pat Nevin is unusual among footballers; apart from plying his trade on the wing for
Everton and Scotland, he has an abiding enthusiasm for the visual arts, a collection of prints and paintings, and has taken part in a Tate Gallery film. Glaswegian Nevin returns to his home town to spend his E500, seeking advice from Glasgow School of Art old boy,
Robbie Coltrane , and sculptor David Mach. He looks at the work of established artists Peter Howson and Adrian Wiszniewski , and paintings by some of the city's up-and-coming prospects.
Photograpny JOHN RHODES
Film editor RICHARD BRUNSKILL Producer KEITH ALEXANDER Director JAKE AUERBACH
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with Chris Lowe Weather
Roger Royle meets the people of every race and culture who provide the diversity of the London Borough of Islington. He also discovers what a rich variety of Christian life that brings to the borough.
Among them are Whizz the clown, 3,000 Italian Catholics celebrating their patronal feast day on the streets and a Nigerian church where they worship in radiant white garments.
The children of Islington sum it all up with their own special version of a well-known television theme tune. With the Islington Salvation Army Band.
All hall the power of Jesus' name! (Diadem): And can it be (Sagina); Come see the beauty of the Lord
(Graham Kendrick ); Praise to Jesus; Sing to God new songs of worship (Ode to Joy); We are one in the spirit; Jerusalem.
Conductor JOHN HAYWARD Researcher TONY HEMMINGS Producer CHRISTOPHER MANN Editor ROGER HUTCHINGS
devised by Gerard Glaister and Allan Prior. Starring and Another showing of the final episode of the last series, written by Mervyn Haisman. 'The past is far too valuable for me to forget. It's taught me that you will tread on anyone to get what you want.'
Title music SIMON MAY and LESLIE OSBORNE
Producer GERARD GLAISTER Director GRAEME HARPER (R)
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Sir Edward Frere:
Sir John Stevens:
Paul De Mitry:
Written by Carla Lane.
The Boswell Roman holiday with happy memories and new adventures.
Title music by DAVID MACKAY Designer PAUL TRERISE
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH (R)
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A drama series in eight parts devised by John Hawkesworth and Brian Thompson, written by Brian Thompson. Starring and featuring with 8: A Real House
Michael's dreams for Chelworth remain only partly fulfilled. It is time to square his account with Ewan Chivers.
Music JAMES STEVENS
Film editor PHILIP KLOSS Photography JOHN BAKER Designer JOHN BONE
Produced by JONATHAN ALWYN Directed by ROBERT TRONSON
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Secretary of State:
with Martyn Lewis ; Weather
Paul Eddington introduces the last in a series of four concerts from British cathedrals.
For tonight's concert from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the London
Festival Orchestra, directed by Ross Pople , joins the cathedral choir, directed by Philip Duffy , for a performance of Faure's
Requiem, with Geoffrey Shaw (baritone) and Nicholas Mulroy (treble). leuan Jones is the harp soloist in Debussy's Danse Sacree et
Danse Profane, and Edward Beckett (flute) joins the orchestra in movements from Bach's Suite No 2 in B minor. Sound NORMAN MCLEOD
Lighting GEOFF STAFFORD
Assistant producer STEVE BENSON Producer DAVID KREMER
Highlights from the floodlit esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Fanfare
'La Reine Marie Stuart'
The Massed Pipes and Drums 1st Battalion Scots Guards 1st Battalion The Royal
Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)
1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
Pipes and Drums Royal Air Force (Scotland)
Canadian Cadet Pipes and Drums
Tasmania Police Pipe Band
Royal Artillery Alarm Stakes A get-into-action competition with the Light Gun, featuring gun crews from
16 Air Defence Regiment RA, 19 Field Regiment RA and 40 Field Regiment RA, introduced and controlled by a Forward Observation Party from 7 Commando Battery RA.
The Massed Military Bands The Royal Artillery Band The Royal Artillery (Alanbrooke) Band
The Regimental Band of the King's Own Scottish Borderers The Regimental Band of The Gordon Highlanders
The Junior Leaders
Regiment Royal Artillery
A display featuring the Band of the Regiment and its
Gymnastic Display Team.
The Strongest Man in the World
An exhibition of strength by Dave Gauder , who claims to be the strongest man in the world, pulling a tracked rapier missile, part of the fire power of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Three Hundred Years
A display commemorating the 300th anniversary of The King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Evening Hymn and Last Post Lone Piper.
Commentary for television: Tom Fleming.
Tattoo director of music MAJOR C. R. C GARRITY. RA
Director of army bagpipe music MAJOR J. M. ALLAN ,
Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)
Tattoo producer LT COL L. P. G. DOW , late the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Produced for TV by IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland
(Event given in association with Invergordon Distillers)
Major C. R. C
Major J. M.
L. P. G.