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: Open University

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

: Playbus

The Patch Stop at Llanuwchllyn, North Wales.
Peggy Patch takes the steam train to Bala.
Patch's friend
Storyteller: William Thomas. Music JONATHAN COHEN Producer ANNE GOBEY (R)


Unknown: Peggy Patch
Unknown: William Thomas.
Music: Jonathan Cohen

: Umbrella

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)


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Juliet Alexander.

: This Is the Day

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.


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: Hilary Elliot
Producer: Chris Loughlin
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon

starring and
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
* FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Washington Smythe.
Unknown: Phineas T. Barnum
Unknown: General Tom Thumb
Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Dave Freeman
Produced By: Harry Alan
Directed By: Don Sharp
Phineas T Barnum: Burl Ives
Gaylord Sullivan: Troy Donahue
Capt Sir Harry: Terry-Thomas
Barnum: Burl Ives
Professor Von Bulow: Gert Frobe
Angelica: Hermione Gingold
Madelaine: Daliah Lavi
Sir Charles Dillworthy: Lionel Jeffries
Duke of Barset: Dennis Price
Warrant officer: Stratford Johns
Grundle: Graham Stark
General Tom Thumb: Jimmy Clitheroe
Henri: Edward de Souza

: Cartoon

Circus Today

: Sign Extra

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)


Unknown: John Lee.

: Country File

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


Unknown: Roger Tabor
Unknown: Cedric Robinson
Unknown: Brendan Sellick
Unknown: Ian Breach
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Sue Lloyd
Unknown: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Chris Lowe
followed by The High Chaparral: Ebenezer
Written by James L. Henderson



Newsreader: Chris Lowe
Writer (The High Chaparral): James L. Henderson
Director (The High Chaparral): Harry Haris
John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Ebenezer Binns: John McGiver

: Cartoon

: EastEnders

by Susan Boyd and Rob Gittins.
"Trevor wouldn't take your rings. He's not that stupid."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Susan Boyd
Writer: Rob Gittins

: Film Matinee: International Velvet

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
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Enid Bagnold
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Sarah Brown: Tatum O'Neal
Velvet Brown: Nanette Newman
John Seaton: Christopher Plummer
Captain Johnson: Anthony Hopkins
Pilot: Peter Barkworth
Mr Curtis: Dinsdale Landen
Beth: Sarah Bullen
Scott: Jeffrey Byron
Tim: Richard Warwick
Wilson: Daniel Abineri

: Disney Time

Introduced by Frank Bruno. Films include Jungle Book, The Rescuers, Bambi, Oliver and Co and Cinderella. Producer RICHARD EVANS
0 SWITCHED ON!: page 73


Introduced By: Frank Bruno.
Producer: Richard Evans

: The Great Picture Chase

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


Unknown: Pat Nevin
Unknown: Glaswegian Nevin
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: David MacH.
Artists: Peter Howson
Artists: Adrian Wiszniewski
Unknown: Photograpny John Rhodes
Editor: Richard Brunskill
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Jake Auerbach

: News

with Chris Lowe Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Songs of Praise

from Islington.
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.


Unknown: Graham Kendrick
Conductor: John Hayward
Conductor: Researcher Tony Hemmings
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Howards' Way

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.'
(New series begins next Sunday) 0 FEATURE: page 5


Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Unknown: Allan Prior.
Written By: Mervyn Haisman.
Unknown: Leslie Osborne
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Graeme Harper
Tom Howard: Maurice Colbourne
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Kate Harvey: Dulcie Gray
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Sir Edward Frere: Nigel Davenport
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Abby Hudson: Cindy Shelley
Gerald Urquhart: Ivor Danvers
Polly Urquhart: Patricia Shakesby
Sarah Foster: Sarah-Jane Varley
Emma Neesome: Sian Webber
Sir John Stevens: Willoughby Gray
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Mike Hanley: Michael Loney
Roy Johnson: Pip Miller
Paul De Mitry: Andree Winterton
Police inspector: Kenneth Lodge

: Bread

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)


Written By: Carla Lane.
Music By: David MacKay
Designer: Paul Trerise
Directed By: Robin Nash
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Aveline: Gilly Coman
Adrian: Jonathan Morris
Shifty: Bryan Murray
Joey: Peter Howitt
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Martina: Pamela Power
Freddie: Ronald Forfar
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Roxy: Joanna Phillips-Lane
Celia: Rita Tushingham
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
Oswald: Giles Watling
Taxi driver: James Culshaw
Magdelena: Patricia Martinelli
Head waiter: Nick Maloney
Receptionist: David Monico
Hotel maid: Lia Williams

: Chelworth

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.
Film editor PHILIP KLOSS Photography JOHN BAKER Designer JOHN BONE


Unknown: John Hawkesworth
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Written By: Brian Thompson.
Unknown: Ewan Chivers.
Editor: Philip Kloss
Editor: Photography John Baker
Designer: John Bone
Produced By: Jonathan Alwyn
Directed By: Robert Tronson
Michael Hincham: Peter Jeffrey
Virginia: Gemma Jones
Barbara Chivers: Angela Browne
Charles Harper: Ronald Hines
Ewan Chivers: John Stride
Peter Thornton: Gareth Thomas
Margaret Harper: Frances White
Tish: Catherine Russell
Jamie: Michael Grandage
Dibs Harper: Caroline Ryder
Dorothy: Caroline Mortimer
Jim: Jon Croft
Daisy: Matyelok Gibbs
Mr Kilbeck: James Cossins
Lord Stannedge: Donald Pickering
Secretary of State: Milton Johns
Tressida: Clare Hudson
Caspar: Neil Daglish
Television interviewer: Margaret Robertson
Television researcher: Alexandra Sumner

: News

with Martyn Lewis ; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Cathedral Classics

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
Assistant producer STEVE BENSON Producer DAVID KREMER


Introduces: Paul Eddington
Directed By: Ross Pople
Directed By: Philip Duffy
Baritone: Geoffrey Shaw
Baritone: Nicholas Mulroy
Flute: Edward Beckett
Producer: Steve Benson
Producer: David Kremer

: Edinburgh Military Tattoo 1989

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)


Unknown: Dave Gauder
Unknown: Tom Fleming.
Music: Major C. R. C Garrity.
Music: Major J. M. Allan
Unknown: L. P. G. Dow

: Weather

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