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: Open University

6.45 Photochemistry: Sun, Cities and Smog
7.10 Physical Chemistry: Methanol
7.35 Images and Information
8.00 A Community by Design?
8.25 Prehistoric People: Unearthing Our Past

: Playbus

stops today at The Patch Stop where Peggy Patch finds some flowers.
Storyteller: Sophie Aldred Music JONATHAN COHEN Producer ANNE GOBEY
A FELGATE production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Patch's friend: Colin Kerrigan

: Umbrella

from Bridge Integrated
Primary School, Banbridge, Northern Ireland.
With Mark Chatterton and Stella McCusker.
What made an Irish saint set off for Scotland?
Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West (R)


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Stella McCusker.

: This Is the Day

Graham Young joins
Carol Featherstone at her home in Yalding, Kent for a simple service of prayer and reflection.
Polly March looks at the implications of today's theme, 'Living for the Gospel'.
Reading: II Timothy 2, w 8-15 Director VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer CHRIS LOUGHUN Editor HELEN ALEXANDER


Unknown: Carol Featherstone
Director: Valetta Stallabrass
Producer: Chris Loughun
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Knights of the Round Table

starring and Only the might of Arthur Pendragon, king by divine right, can bring peace to a strife-torn England.
With the gallant Sir Lancelot by his side, he sets forth to conquer his enemies, but reckons without the evil Modred, who schemes to bring down the crown.
8FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Talbot Jennings
Unknown: Jan Lustig
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Lancelot: Robert Taylor
Guinevere: Ava Gardner
Arthur: Mel Ferrer
Modred: Stanley Baker
Merlin: Felix Aylmer
Mogan Le Fay: Anne Crawford
Elaine: Maureen Swanson

: Sheriff Hoot Kloot Double Bill

Big Beef at the OK Corral and Pay Your Buffalo Bill.

: Sign Extra

A previously broadcast programme with subtitles and sign language added.
O'Donnell Investigates.... Age Retirement and redundancy can bring with them severe financial changes.
Dr Michael O'Donnell examines the effects.
Sign language interpreter: John Lee (e)


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: John Lee

: Country File

Britain has just completed its first year of 'Set Aside' - the scheme whereby farmers are paid not to produce.
In the USA they have had similar government programmes for 50 years.
In her second film on Set
Aside, Anne Brown reports from the American North West, where there are some hard lessons to be learnt. Set Aside can damage communities and put a lot of people out of business.
It can also be very efficient - but perhaps not in the way British farmers and environmentalists imagine. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bill Giles.


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Bill Giles.
Producer: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Moira Stuart followed by On the Record Britain under Labour
Labour is ahead in the polls. But what would
Neil Kinnock 's party actually do if it gained power?
Today, On the Record looks at Labour's plans for the economy of the nation and, with the help of leading economists, MPs and trade unionists, paints a picture of Kinnockite Britain, its problems and opportunities. In the hot seat will be
Shadow Chancellor
John Smith , answering questions about inflation, taxation and much more. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: John Smith
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Producers: Jane Ashley
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

by Juliet Ace and Graeme Curry.
"You'll go over to her house, Ricky, you'll face her like a man, and you'll apologise, ok?"
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Juliet Ace
Writer: Graeme Curry

: Britain at War: Carve Her Name with Pride

continues a season of , British movies about the personalities and events of the Second World War.
Starring and
Virginia McKenna gives a fine performance in this moving true story of the first woman to be awarded the George Cross.
Young Violette Bushell 's life in London is barely touched by the war, until she meets and marries a French officer. Then the war takes him from her, and she finds herself drawn into secret service work, risking her life in occupied France....
Produced by DANIEL M. ANGEL Directed by LEWIS GILBERT
8 FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: George Cross.
Unknown: Violette Bushell
Unknown: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Lewis Gilbert
Produced By: Daniel M. Angel
Directed By: Lewis Gilbert
Violette Szabo: Virginia McKenna
Tony Fraser: Paul Scofield
Mr Bushell: Jack Warner
Mrs Bushell: Denise Grey
Etienne Szabo: Alain Saury
Jacques: Maurice Ronet
Lillian Rolfe: Anne Leon
Potter: Sydney Tafler
Vera Atkins: Avice Landone
Denise Bloch: Nicole Stephane
Interrogator: Noel Willman
NCO instructor: Bill Owen
Winnie: Billie Whitelaw
Col Buckmaster: William Mervyn
Commandant Suhren: Harold Lang

: Play It Again, Charlie Brown

Another animated adventure with Charlie Brown , Snoopy and the gang.
Based on characters created by CHARLES M.SCHULZ


Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charles M.Schulz

: The Clothes Show

In Holland they're celebrating 25 years of Europe's leading childrenswear label, and body adornment is big news at the tattoo Expo 89 in Dunstable. Barnsley, once a coal mine, is now a gold mine for a young menswear entrepreneur, and there's the best in creative black hairstyling at the Afro-Dizziac hairshow.
Get smart with Selina Scott , Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Raj Dhanda.
Executive producer ROGER CASSTLES


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Raj Dhanda.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: My Family and Other Animals

by Gerald Durrell.
Screenplay in ten parts by Charles Wood. Starring and 5: The family have moved to a larger villa to accommodate Larry's weird Bohemian guests. Hoping to cure her acne, Margo kisses the feet of the mummified St Spiridion. Gerry is preoccupied with a pregnant scorpion whose offspring soon cause chaos.
Music composed and conducted by DARYL RUNSWICK


Unknown: Gerald Durrell.
Unknown: Charles Wood.
Conducted By: Daryl Runswick
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Peter Barber.
Mrs Durrell: Hannah Gordon
Spiro: Brian Blessed
Gerry: Darren Redmayne
Larry: Anthony Calf
Leslie: Guy Scantlebury
MargO: Sarah-Jane Holm
Zatopec: David Gant
Durant: Bob Goody
Michael: Philip Herbert
Jonquil: Cathy Murphy
Melanie, Countess de Torro: Charmian May
Lugaretzia: Dina Konsta
Dr Androuchelli: Tony Yakovakis
Theodosius: Christos Efthimiou

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow report on the latest charity news.
Lulu appeals on behalf of the Asthma Research Council which funds research into asthma, allergy and allied respiratory disorders. The incidence of asthma and the numbers of deaths it causes has increased sharply over the last ten years. The Council is urgently seeking funds for additional research into childhood asthma, the most chronic disease of childhood. The most severely affected sufferers lead very restricted lives.
8 DONATIONS: to [address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

from Youth Action 89.
Sue Rinaldi, of the group Heartbeat, and Krishnan Guru-Murthy , from DEF II, join thousands of young people at Youth Action 89 - a lively event held at the Wembley Conference Centre this summer, which offered a huge variety of activities and ideas. In the spirit of the event, this edition of Songs of Praise focuses on the faith and the music of 3,000 young Christians. Their worship is fresh and joyful, and the programme explores projects from a touring drama group, to an organisation set up to help Christian prisoners of conscience.
Glory: 0 Lord, the Clouds Are
Gathering: I Will Follow: Weight of the World: We Shall Stand: God
Never Fails: Am I Forgotten? Stir My Heart: Raise Up an Army.


Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Director: David Peacock
Director: Researcher Kerena Marchant
Director: Ann Richardson
Director: Chris Loughun
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: First of the Summer Wine

by Roy Clarke.
August 1939: Foggy Dewhirst is in the Territorial Army, but he's never seen a dead body.
'They teach us how to make dead people, you'd think they'd show us a few....'
The boys aim to complete his military training!
5: The Body Snatchers with Designer STEPHAN PACZAI Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS


Unknown: Roy Clarke.
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Norman Clegg: David Fenwick
Mr Scrimshaw: Derek Benfield
Seymour: Paul McLain
Foggy: Richard Lumsden
Wally: Gary Whitaker
Sherbet: Paul Oldham
Compo: Paul Wyett
Nora: Helen Patrick
Dilys: Joanne Heywood
Ivy: Sarah Dangerfield
Mrs Clegg: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Lena: Judy Flynn
Mexican Admiral: Joe Belcher
Mr Clegg: Peter Sallis

: Howards' Way: 5

Devised by Gerard Glaister and Allan Prior, written by Christopher Green.
Starring Maurice Colbourne as Tom Howard, Jan Harvey as Jan Howard, Glyn Owen as Jack Rolfe, Tony Anholt as Charles Frere, Susan Gilmore as Avril Rolfe, Stephen Yardley as Ken Masters, Lana Morris as Vanessa Andenberg, Andrew Bicknell as James Brooke, Ivor Danvers as Gerald Urquhart and Kate O'Mara as Laura Wilde

'He's very taken with Vanessa, Tom. If she's seeing another man, it could break him.'

(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Christopher Green
Devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Devised by: Allan Prior
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Film Cameraman: John Williams
Designer: Lynda Kettle
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
James Brooke: Andrew Bicknell
Gerald Urquhart: Ivor Danvers
Laura Wilde: Kate O'Mara
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Abby Hudson: Cindy Shelley
Polly Urquhart: Patricia Shakesby
Orrin Hudson: Jeff Harding
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Vicki Rockwell: Victoria Burgoyne
Ted: Kelly George

: Bread

written by Carla Lane.
The recovery of a stolen piano brings the Boswells face to face again with Yizzel and Yizzel's mate.
Title music by DAVID MACKAY
Sound supervisor ALAN MACHIN Lighting director HENRY BARBER Designer RICHARD DUPRE Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Written By: Carla Lane.
Music By: David MacKay
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Director: Henry Barber
Designer: Richard Dupre
Directed By: Robin Nash
Freddie: Ronald Forfar
Joey: Graham Bickley
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Billy: Nick Conway
Aveline: Melanie Hill
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Jack: Victor McGuire
Martina: Pamela Power
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Shifty: Bryan Murray
Oswald: Giles Watling
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
Yizzel's mate: Simon Rouse
Yizzel: Charles Lawson

: Screen One: Home Run

by Andy Armitage
starring Michael Kitchen as Bill English
Corinne Dacla as Anna
with Keith Barron as McAlister, Ethna Roddy as Linda and Tom Georgeson as Goodis.

Back in London from abroad, Bill English has it all - smart flat with a river view, flash car and, of course, the beautiful Anna.
But he was born and brought up in these parts and everything's changed.
Anna asks: 'Where are the ghosts Bill?'

(Films: page 21)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Andy Armitage
Music: Bill Connor
Musicians: Halle Orchestra
Designer: Jane Martin
Photography: Philip Bonham Carter
Producer: David Snodin
Director: Nicholas Renton
Bill English: Michael Kitchen
Anna: Corinne Dacla
McAlister: Keith Barron
Linda: Ethna Roddy
Goodis: Tom Georgeson
Joy McAlister: Anne Carroll
Tony Roberts: Terence Hillyer
Dolly Roberts: Georgia Allen
Giles: Michael Fitzgerald
Lawrence: David Pullan
Graham: Dominic Jephcott
Celia: Christine Kavanagh
Brian: Dean Harris
Den: Michael Hizer
Trent Saddler: Michael Mueller
Old lady: Rose Hill
Bill's wife: Barbara Marten
Fleck: David Doyle
Youth: John Fletcher
Neighbour: Andrew Powell
Children: Alice Dawnay
Children: Nick Dawnay

: News

with Martyn Lewis Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Everyman

Toby: Who Cares?
Toby [text removed] was born in Nottingham on 15 January 1987, a normal healthy non-identical twin. At 3 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. Producer PAT HOLLAND
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE (R)


Producer: Pat Holland
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Network East

: Weather

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