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: It's My Pleasure

Desmond Lynam invites Irene Handl to unlock the film and video vaults with personal memories of past television moments, together with extracts from her own work.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Irene Handl
Producer: Phil Chilvers

: This Is the Day

Tony Phelan joins George Newby , one of the participants at the Wheelchair Dance
Association International Festival in north Wales.
Reading: Psalm 145, vv8-17. Director GARRY BOON


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: George Newby
Editor: Helen Alexander

: A Life of Our Own

Seventh in a series of ten programmes specially for people with learning difficulties.
Susan Cleverley helps in a Playgroup; Cath Parsons and Maureen Wiltshire do shopping for people in hospital. They are members of a volunteer scheme at
Middlefield Training Centre, working for people who need help. Maeve Opie talks about the huge need for volunteers and how to start.
Presented by Gary Bourlet and Peter Burgis with Sir Brian Rix.
●INFORMATION PACK: send £3.00 to: [address removed]


Unknown: Susan Cleverley
Unknown: Cath Parsons
Talks: Maeve Opie
Presented By: Gary Bourlet
Presented By: Peter Burgis
Unknown: Sir Brian Rix.
Editor: Paul Sinclair
Producer: John Brooke

: Buongiorno Italial

Twenty programmes for beginners in Italian. Presented by Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia. 6: A che ora parte ... ? Going places.
Film director SUSANNA CAPON


Presented By: Lilly Lembo Lambert
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia.
Director: Susanna Capon
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Help Your Child with Maths

Eight programmes for parents of 4- to 11-year-olds presented by Johnny Ball. 5: Family Projects
So much maths is used everyday in the home - just give your children a chance to join in. Produced and directed by ROBERT CLAMP
A Palace Gate production for BBCtv (R)(e)


Presented By: Johnny Ball.
Directed By: Robert Clamp

: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal

A ten-part course for beginners presented by Sneh Gupta and Omar Salimi. 7: Education
Sneh talks to students in Glasgow and meets a class of 11 year olds learning to speak Hindi and Urdu.


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Presented By: Omar Salimi.
Director: Lakviar Singh
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar

: In the Know

Eight keys to successful learning.
5: Researching
Production assistant CHRISTINE GUNNS


Unknown: Christine Gunns
Producer: Julian Stenhouse

: Step Up to Wordpower

Twenty programmes to help you
_ communicate more effectively, presented by Chris Serle.
2: Putting It Down on Paper Writing a note, a letter or a work memo is a bit like cooking - you usually get a better result if you take it step by step.


Presented By: Chris Serle.
Producers: Elizabeth Cretch
Producers: John Brooke

: See Hear!

A magazine programme for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. News, views and entertainment, with sign language and subtitles.
Presented by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark. Interpreted by John Lee. Produced by EDDIE MONTAGUE


Presented By: Clive Mason
Presented By: Maureen Denmark.
Unknown: John Lee.
Produced By: Eddie Montague

: Country File

The Government faces a crucial test in the run-up to the publication of its Green Bill. It is over the future of their own wildlife watchdog, the Nature Conservancy Council. Under present proposals it is going to be split into three, with Scotland, England and Wales setting their own conservation agendas. Critics claim it is a cynical attempt to gag the NCC, who have fought several running battles with the Government, particularly in Scotland. The Scottish Office argues that it is simply devolution.
John Craven reports on the political intrigue surrounding the future of nature conservation in Britain.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with Michael Fish.


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Michael Fish.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
Patten's Paradox
Are market economics and action to preserve the environment compatible? The new Environment
Secretary, Chris Patten , thinks they are. On the Record puts him and his ideas to the test.
Reporter: John Rentoul. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole. Deputy editor DAVID JORDAN Editor DAVID AARONOVITCH


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Chris Patten
Reporter: John Rentoul.
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

by Susan Boyd and Gary Hopkins.
"Tell 'em straight: either he lets you get on with the job or you'll move somewhere else."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Susan Boyd
Writer: Gary Hopkins
Producer: Mike Gibbon

: International Snooker

Stormseal United Kingdom Championship
From the Guild Hall, Preston. Stephen Hendry could be playing the recently defeated Grand Prix finalist,
Dean Reynolds. On the other table is John Parrott.
Introduced by David Vine. Commentators: Ted Lowe ,
Jack Kamehm , Clive Everton.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Dean Reynolds.
Unknown: John Parrott.
Introduced By: David Vine.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Kamehm
Unknown: Clive Everton.

: Superdogs

For the Winalot Challenge Trophy. In this fourth quarter-final Wales meets the north east. Introduced by Deborah Hall with commentator Peter Purves and vet John Wilson.
Videotape editor JON BIGNOLD Producer STEPHEN MORRIS
(Event organised in association with Charles Barker productions)


Introduced By: Deborah Hall
Commentator: Peter Purves
Unknown: John Wilson.
Editor: Jon Bignold
Producer: Stephen Morris
Unknown: Charles Barker

: The Clothes Show

In Edinburgh there's all that's Scottish in the Fabric of the Nation; and in Paris there's a peek inside the wardrobes of the late
Duchess of Windsor. In
Accrington it's time to play Blind Sniff - a consumer guide to perfumes and potions. And the knitting machine celebrates its 400th birthday. With Selina Scott Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Raj Dhanda.
Executive producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill


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

: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: 2

By C.S. Lewis.
Dramatised by Alan Seymour.
Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy, with the guidance of Aslan, rush to help Prince Caspian in his battle with King Miraz.


Author: C.S. Lewis
Dramatised by: Alan Seymour
Music composed and conducted by: Geoffrey Burgon
Fight Arranger: Gareth Milne
Make-up and Masks: Sylvia Thornton
Costume Designer: Judy Pepperdine
Designer: Alan Spalding
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Alex Kirby
Peter: Richard Dempsey
Susan: Sophie Cook
Edmund: Jonathan R. Scott
Lucy: Sophie Wilcox
Prince Caspian: Jean-Marc Perret
Trumpkin: Big Mick
Aslan: Ailsa Berk
Aslan: William Todd Jones
Aslan: Tim Rose
Aslan's voice: Ronald Pickup
King Miraz: Robert Lang
Lord Glozelle: Joe McGann
Lord Sopespian: Rory Edwards
Nikabrik: George Claydon
Dr Cornelius: Henry Woolf
Trufflehunter: Julie Peters
Trufflehunter's voice: Joanna David
Old hag: Barbara Kellerman
Wolfman: Martin Stone
Glenstorm: William Todd-Jones
Reepicheep: Warwick Davis
Eustace: David Thwaites

: Stepping Up

Introduced by Pam Ayres. Writing a good letter is not always easy. But Yam is never lost for words. Director Hendrik Ball
Producer George Auckland (e)
Helpline: phone [number removed] (calls are free)
● Book: 'Step Up to Wordpower; £3.99, available from bookshops.
Related programme: 'Wordpower Writing, 5.00pm Radio 4 FM


Presenter: Pam Ayres
Director: Hendrik Ball
Producer: George Auckland

: News

With Moira Stuart. Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Songs of Praise

For Thanksgiving from Massachusetts, USA.
Debbie Thrower goes to New England to discover the origins of the American festival of Thanksgiving, and to join the Christians of Stockbridge in their celebrations. She visits the sites of some of the earliest settlements, and sees paintings by Norman Rockwell. Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket); We Gather Together
(Kremser): The Lord Is My Shepherd (Pilgrim Tune); Come, Ye Thankful People (St George's Windsor); All
Things Bright and Beautiful (Royal Oak); Lone Wild Bird (Prospect); Amazing Grace (Trad); Mine Eyes
Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn). Producer CHRIS LOUGHLIN Editor ROGER HUTCHINGS eCEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Norman Rockwell.
Producer: Chris Loughlin
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Last of the Summer Wine

Last in the series by Roy Clarke. Starring and andby
Three Men and a Mangle An invitation into
Nora Batty 's bedroom turns out to be a moving experience for Compo and one which
Seymour won't easily forget.
Music RONNIE HAZLEHURST Produced and directed by ALAN J.W. BELL


Unknown: Roy Clarke.
Unknown: Nora Batty
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Directed By: Alan J.W. Bell
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
a special guest appearance: Peter Sallis
Edie: Thora Hird
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Barry: Mike Grady
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
First PC: Louis Emerick
Second PC: Ken Kitson
Pub landlord: Joe Marsden
Frank: Denis Maws
Eli: Danny O'Dea

: Howards' Way

Last in the series devised by Gerard Glaister and Allan Prior , written by Mervyn Haisman.
'A hotel and marina may be all right but they don't belong here.'


Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Unknown: Allan Prior
Written By: Mervyn Haisman.
Music: Simon May
Music: Leslie Osborne
Unknown: John Williams
Designer: Lynda Kettle
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Jeremy Summers
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Kate Harvey: Dulcie Gray
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Vanessa: Lana Morris
James: Andrew Bicknell
Gerald: Ivor Danvers
Laura Wilde: Kate O'Mara
Leo: Edward Highmore
Abby Hudson: Cindy Shelley
Sir John Stevens: Willoughby Gray
Vicki: Victoria Burgoyne
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Robert Lazell: Angus McInnes
Doctor: Donal Cox
Navigator: Matt Bradley

: Bread

Written by Carla Lane.
Grandad is robbed and all the family rally round to replace his lost possessions.
Title music by DAVID MACKAY Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH eCEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Carla Lane.
Music By: David MacKay
Directed By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Derek: Peter Byrne
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Billy: Nick Conway
Oswald: Giles Watling
Aveline: Melanie Hill
Fr Brennan: Philip O'Brien
Joey: Graham Bickley
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Jack: Victor McGuire
Freddie: Ronald Forfar
Antique dealer: Al T Kossy
Martina: Pamela Power
Furniture manager: Bernard Merrick
Yizzel: Charles Lawson
Yizzel's mate: Simon Rouse
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock

: The Ginger Tree

Screenplay by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Oswald Wynd.
A series in four parts starring with and Parti.
1903: Mary Mackenzie makes an epic journey to Manchuria to wed her dashing fiance
Richard Collingsworth. But the region is on the brink of war, and Mary's life proves very different from what she imagined.
Music composed and conducted by DOMINIC MULDOWNEY
Lighting director CLIVE THOMAS Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Executive producer ALAN SHALLCROSS


Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Mary MacKenzie
Unknown: Richard Collingsworth.
Conducted By: Dominic Muldowney
Director: Clive Thomas
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Alan Shallcross
Producer: Tim Ironside Wood
Director: Anthony Garner
Mary Mackenzie: Samantha Bond
Count Kentaro Kurihama: Daisuke Ryu
Isabelle de Chamonpierre: Cecile Paoli
Richard Collingsworth: Adrian Rawlins
Margaret Blair: Carol Starks
Fr Anthony: Nicholas Farrell
Michael Evans: Oliver Parker
Armand: Jean Badin
Sir Claude MacDonald: Nicholas Le Prevost
Yao Tsu: Kwong-Chee Leong

: News

With Philip Hayton. Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Everyman

People Like My Mum Don't Get AIDS
Sally is a grandmother in her 50s. She has AIDS-related complex. There are 1,300 women in Britain who are known to be carrying the human immuno-deficiency virus, HIV. Up to ten times as many may be infected and still undiagnosed. Unlike
Sally, many are in their 20s and 30s and they want children. But there's a 25 per cent chance that a positive mother will pass the virus on to her child. Is this a risk she's entitled to take? And what about the fact that she may not live to see her children grow up? Some of the women who have been caught in this tragic dilemma talk to Sarah Dunant about the choices they have made, and about what it means to be an HIV-positive woman. Producer CATHARINE SEDDON Editor JANE DRABBLE


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Catharine Seddon
Editor: Jane Drabble

: International Snooker

Stormseal United Kingdom Championship
From the Guild Hall, Preston. The final ten frames of today's matches are played tonight. The first to nine frames advances to the next round.
Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Network East

: Weather

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