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: Open University

6.45 The Shape of Flows
7.10 Everyday Violence
7.35 Images: Seeing with Sound
8.00 Donegal: Economy and Culture
8.25 Evolution: Sexual Selection

: Playbus

The Tent Stop
Humphrey and Wobble
Clown tell the story Being Helpful by Clive Duncan. Music Richard BROWN Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Clive Duncan.
Music: Richard Brown
Producer: Ann Reay
Director: Brian Jameson

: Umbrella

with Mark Chatterton
Brenda Garratt Glassman and Amerjit Deu.
Director CELlA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West (R)


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Brenda Garratt Glassman
Unknown: Amerjit Deu.

: This Is the Day

Graham Young visits the home of Michelle Barzey in London's East End.
Reading: I John 4, w 7-15. Director TONY HEMMINGS Editor HELEN ALEXANDER


Unknown: Graham Young
Unknown: Michelle Barzey
Director: Tony Hemmings
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Firebird 2015 AD

Starring Darren McGavin as Red and Doug McClure as McVain

In the not-too-distant future, oil shortages have caused automobiles to be banned; driving a car is a capital offence. But no law can stop die-hard driving enthusiasts like Red and Indie - even when their children are put at risk.
(First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 39


Writer: Maurice Hurley
Writer: Biff McGuire
Writer: Barry Pearson
Producer: Glen Ludlow
Director: David Robertson
Red: Darren McGavin
McVain: Doug McClure
Indie: George Touliatos
Shana: Barbara Williams
Cam: Robert Wisden

: Middle England's Marvel

Celebrating Peterborough Cathedral's 750th anniversary last year, the Bishop, the Rt Rev
Bill Westwood , the Dean, the Very Rev Randolph Wise , the Head Verger, Bob Bolton and HRH The Duke of Gloucester remember the cathedral's past and its present work. Producer BRIAN FAWCETT


Unknown: Bill Westwood
Unknown: Randolph Wise
Unknown: Bob Bolton
Producer: Brian Fawcett

: Sign Extra

A previously broadcast programme with sign language and subtitles added.
Kilroy: PMT-a a Murderous Time of the Month
For some women, the days preceding their monthly period can be catastrophic. Presented by Clive Mason. Interpreter:
Wendy Ebsworth.


Presented By: Clive Mason.
Unknown: Wendy Ebsworth.
Director: Ursula Skelton

: Country File

The Second World War began 50 years ago today. Its impact on the countryside was as great as on our cities. To feed the nation, the face of the British countryside was changed completely.
Brian Redhead reports.
Also John Craven examines the role of the vet today. With veterinary schools closing, will there still be enough vets and will they still be in the James Herriot mould? Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with Ian McCaskill. Producer PHIL FRANKLIN
0 EARTHWATCH: page 105


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Phil Franklin
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Moira Stuart followed by The High
Chaparral starring with North to Tucson
Written by D. c. FONTANA
Directed by HARRY HARRIS (R)


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Written By: D. C. Fontana
Directed By: Harry Harris
Big John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
James Forrest: Kevin McCarthy
Macklin: Jack Elam

: EastEnders

by Tony Jordan.
"I found him with a wad of fivers in one hand, and the family jewels in the other; now if that's innocent, then I suggest someone tells Ronnie Biggs to come home."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony Jordan

: Britain at War: The Dam Busters

Opening a season of British movies to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Starting with One of the most daring and ingenious operations of the war was the bombing of the Moehne and Eder dams. This famous film tells the story of the two men - Wg Cdr Guy
Gibson and Dr Bames Wallis - who masterminded the raid with a unique combination of courage and expertise.
Screenplay by R. C. SHERIFF based on the book by PAUL BRICKHILL and on Wg Cdr Gibson's own account in Enemy Coast Ahead
Produced by ROBERT CLARK
FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Wg Cdr Guy
Unknown: Dr Bames Wallis
Play By: R. C. Sheriff
Book By: Paul Brickhill
Produced By: Robert Clark
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Wg Cdr Guy Gibson: Richard Todd
Dr B N Wallis: Michael Redgrave
Mrs Wallis: Ursula Jeans
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris: Basil Sydney
Capt Joseph (Mutt) Summers: Patrick Barr
Air Vice Marshal The Hon Ralph Cochrane: Ernest Clark
F Sgt Pulford: Robert Shaw

: Mysteries of the Chinese Cranes

(First shown on 'Wildlife on One * CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: The Clothes Show

Selina Scott , Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Raj Dhanda open the latest edition of television's award-winning fashion magazine programme.
The long, hot summer has been bad news for the high street, so what's in store for the autumn? Four major retailers show the collections on which they're pinning their hopes.
Black leather has always been the image of bikers, but is it now disappearing fast? A report from the Shell British Motorcycle Grand Prix.
And with the school holidays over, there is a round-up of the essential accessories and also a colourful behind-the-scenes look at the costumes designed for last week's Notting Hill Carnival. Producer CLARE STRIDE
Executive producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Raj Dhanda

: My Family and Other Animals

by Gerald Durrell.
Screenplay in ten parts by Charles Wood. Starring and with 1: Corfu 1935: Mrs Durrell is persuaded by her eldest son Larry to quit England's rain-soaked shores for the beautiful, sunlit island of Corfu. The Durrell family are promptly pounced upon by Spiro the taxi-driver who announces that he will take them in hand and fix everything.
Music composed and conducted by DARYL RUNSWICK


Unknown: Gerald Durrell.
Unknown: Charles Wood.
Conducted By: Daryl Runswick
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Peter Barber Fleming
Mrs Durrell: Hannah Gordon
Spiro: Brian Blessed
Gerry Durrell: Darren Redmayne
Larry Durrell: Anthony Calf
Leslie Durrell: Guy Scantlebury
Margo Durrell: Sarah-Jane Holm
George: Paul Rhys
Yani: Michael Yiannatos
Customs officer: Christos Valavanidis
Agathi: Evagelia Samiotakis

: News

Moira Stuart brings you the latest national and international news with BBC teams at home and abroad. Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

with the Royal Navy.
In tonight's programme, which marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his experiences in the Royal Navy, and George Hunter remembers his war service on the battleship HMS Valiant.
Sally Magnusson also meets young sailors training for the navy of tomorrow; and a visit, at sea, to the frigate HMS Ambuscade to meet Chief Steward Colin McLean. Their hymns are sung on Plymouth Hoe by a mixed Navy and civilian congregation accompanied by the Regimental Band of the First Battalion the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.
O God, our help in ages past (St Anne); God of our fathers (Folkingham); To God be the glory; All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th); Colours of day; Guide me O thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda); Eternal Father strong to save (Melita); Abide with me (Eventide).
Ceefax Subtitles


Presenter: Sally Magnusson
Speaker: HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
Interviewee: George Hunter
Interviewee: Colin McLean
Musicians: Regimental Band of the 1st Battalion the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
Conductor: Lt Cdr Bob Crick
RN Bandmaster: WO1 Paul Judson
Organist: Roger Sayer
Assistant Producer: Steve Benson
Producer: David Kremer
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: First of the Summer Wine

by Roy Clarke.
June 1939: while Herr Hitler considers the domination of Europe, it's girls who play a more important role in the thoughts of Compo, Wally and Seymour.
1: Not Thee Missus ...
Designer Stephan Paczai Produced and directed by Mike Stephens
Ceefax Subtitles


Writer: Roy Clarke
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Director/producer: Mike Stephens
Norman Clegg: Davro Fenwick
Compo: Paul Wyett
Sherbet: Paul Oldham
Seymour: Paul McLain
Compo's girl: Karen Colin
Scrimshaw: Derek Benfield
Foggy: Richard Lumsden
Mrs Dewhurst: Linda Beckett
Wally: Gary Whitaker
Ivy: Sarah Dangerfield
Dilys: Joanne Heywood
Mrs Clegg: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Nora: Helen Patrick
Lena: Judy Flynn
Mrs Norbury: Patricia England
Mr Clegg: Peter Sallis

: Howards' Way

devised by Gerard Glaister and Allan Prior , written by Mervyn Haisman. Starring and 1: 'Charles has always enjoyed playing with fire.
I somehow have the feeling that he's about to get his fingers burnt.'
Film cameraman JOHN WILLIAMS Designer LYNDA KETTLE


Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Unknown: Allan Prior
Written By: Mervyn Haisman.
Unknown: Leslie Osborne
Unknown: John Williams
Designer: Lynda Kettle
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Robert Reed
Tom Howard: Maurice Colbourne
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Vanessa Andenberg: Lana Morris
Gerald Urquhart: Ivor Danvers
Laura Wilde: Kate O'Mara
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Abby Hudson: Cindy Shelley
Vicki Rockwell: Victoria Burgoyne
Emma Neesome: Sian Webber
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Inspector Morris: Kenneth Lodge
Nurse: Steven Anderson

: Bomber Harris

by Don Shaw. Starring with and Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris was head of Bomber Command in the Second World War. His single-minded determination to win the war by area bombing made him a controversial figure while being revered by the men and women under his command.
Historical adviser NORMAN LONGMATE Technical adviser DENIS c. BATEMAN Script editor STUART GRIFFITHS Lighting director CUVE THOMAS
0 FEATURE: page 34


Unknown: Don Shaw.
Unknown: Norman Longmate
Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Director: Cuve Thomas
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Darlow
Sir Arthur Harris: John Thaw
Winston Churchill: Robert Hardy
Sir Charles Portal: Frederick Treves
Air Marshal Sir Robert Saundby: Bernard Kay
Magnus Spence: Roy Spencer
WgCdr Harry Weldon: Ohn Nettleton
Jillie Harris: Sophie Thompson
Flight sergeant: Bill Monks
Flight Lieutenant John Maze: Julian Harries
Lord Beaverbrook: Phil Brown
Wing commander (RDF): Roger Alborough
Flight Officer Peggy Wherry: Elspeth Charlton
Group Captain Davidson: Richard Heffer
Doctor: Frank Mills
Political warfare officer: Colin Higgins
Rev John Collins: Roger Llewellyn
Lt Gen Ira Eaker, USAAF: David Healy
Sir Stafford Cripps: Charles Kay
Principal medical officer: David Quilter
General Carl Spaatz, USAAF: Bob Sherman
BBC newsreader: Ronald Fletcher

: News

with Martyn Lewis ; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: News 39

3 September 1939
'...and so consequently this country is at war with Germany.'
With these words, Prime
Minister Neville Chamberlain took Britain into the Second World War, 50 years ago today. Sue Lawley brings you the news of that momentous Sunday, as though it were happening today - recapturing the events and the mood of the British people as they went to war. Correspondents: Charles Wheeler , David Sells ,
Tim Sebastian , Christopher Jones Christopher Lee , Paul Burden. Researcher MONA ADAMS
Executive producer HUGH PURCELL Producer STEPHEN PHELPS
0 CASSETTES: from the BBC archives, 'The Second World War'
(£5.99); 'D-Day Despatches I Victory in Europe' (£5.99) - two double cassette packs available from bookshops and record shops.


Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Tim Sebastian
Unknown: Christopher Jones
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Paul Burden.
Unknown: Mona Adams
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Nicholas Witchell

: Everyman

The Young Ambassadors
Summer 1940: Britain faces the Nazis alone. Amid fears of blanket bombing and probable invasion, plans are afoot for a mass evacuation of British schoolchildren to safety in the Dominions and the USA.
Fifty years on, the good intentions stand against a political background of muddle and cynicism. Was Churchill right to scorn the plan as defeatist? Was it safe to send evacuees across a North Atlantic full of German U-boats? Were the children used as pawns to increase American sympathy for the British war effort?
How changed would they be when they returned?
In this Everyman special, the parents who sent children, foster families who offered their homes, and the 'young ambassadors' themselves tell their stories.
The film is narrated by Claire Bloom , herself evacuated to the United States in 1941. Film cameraman Mike Fox Film editor David Eluott
Everyman editor Jane Drabble Producers Gill Barnes and Rex Cowan
An Inca production in association with Worlds Edge Films for BBCtv: Feature page 28


Narrator: Claire Bloom
Editor: Jane Drabble
Producer: Gill Barnes
Producer: Rex Cowan
Cameraman: Mike Fox
Film editor: David Eluott

: In the Miller Mood

No bandleader in the history of popular music has created a style or sound that has retained its appeal as long as Glenn Miller.
In the Miller Mood pays tribute to the musical genius of Major Glenn Miller who, 45 years ago, mysteriously disappeared on a flight from Bedford to Paris.
Presented by Anne Shelton , a former Glenn Miller guest vocalist, from a United States Air Force base in Suffolk, and featuring the USAFE
Ambassadors Band with three soloists from the original Miller Orchestra: Ray McKinley (drums)
'Peanuts' Hucko (clarinet) and Zeke Zarchy (trumpet). Ambassadors' leader
Executive producer JIM DUMIGHAN Producer JOHN g. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Glenn Miller.
Unknown: Major Glenn Miller
Presented By: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Ray McKinley
Unknown: Zeke Zarchy
Unknown: Sgt John Gault
Producer: Jim Dumighan
Producer: John G. Smith

: Weather

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