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: Open University

6.45 The Shape of Things to Come
7.10 Crust and Mantle of the Earth
7.35 Stressed Materials:
Made without Flaw
8.00 Physical Chemistry:
Reaction Mechanisms
8.25 Maths: The Fabulous
Perfect Spring

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop.
Producer Anne Gobey (R)


Producer: Anne Gobey
Patch's friend: Vanessa Amberleigh

: Morning Worship

Colin Morris continues his series of Lent talks from the chapel at Sussex University. Father, Shepherd, Judge or King? Everyone has a different image of what God is like. And, as today is
Mothering Sunday, aren't there also ways in which God is like a mother?
Morris is joined by worshippers from All Saints' Church. Patcham, and Pauline Webb , who leads the meditation.
Director Berry Billingsley Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Colin Morris
Unknown: Pauline Webb
Director: Berry Billingsley
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Bazaar

Today, one of the finalists in the Bonzer Baked Potato competition will win a trip to the Neighbours set in Melbourne, with advice from future Neighbours star Derek Nimmo.
Alison Mitchell sorts out an amicable way to make the cost of divorce simpler; Harry Greene fits a telephone extension and Jan Beaney irons some crafty transfers onto denims. Director Anne O'Dwyer
0 FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Derek Nimmo.
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Harry Greene
Unknown: Jan Beaney
Director: Anne O'Dwyer

: The Software Show

Two programmes on using computers at home.
1: A look at databases.
With Carol Vorderman
Tony Soper and Fred Housego. Producers Bryn Brooks and Anne O'Dwyer (R)
0 INFORMATION: 'The Software Show Magazine' is available from: [address removed], price £1.30. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to BSS.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Unknown: Anne O'Dwyer

: Mosaic

Three programmes about equal opportunities in multicultural Britain.
2: An examination of the system of 'after-entry' control. Each week, 30 foreigners are deported for infringing the immigration rules. The numbers have soared recently following a change in the law. Mosaic finds out whether black people are subject to greater suspicion simply because they are black.
Series producer John Twitchin Producer Tim Lambert (R)
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Producer: John Twitchin
Producer: Tim Lambert

: You in Mind

A series on ways to improve your mental health.
This week, people who have learned to cope with depression describe how belonging to a support group, thinking positively and exercise can help. Producer John Brooke
Series producer Suzanne Davies (R)
0 BOOKLET: send a 24p sae to: [address removed]
0 HEALTH: page 83


Producer: John Brooke
Producer: Suzanne Davies

: Step Up to Wordpower

A series to help you communicate more effectively.
15: Chris Serle has some useful tips on how to get the better of written instructions. Film director David Upshal Producer David Wilson
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed]. calls are free.
0 BOOK: 'Step Up to Wordpower: £3.99, available from booksellers.


Unknown: Chris Serle
Director: David Upshal
Producer: David Wilson

: You Are What You Eat

A practical guide to healthy eating presented by Liza Goddard.
4: Advice on how to break the sugar habit.
Production Anna Jackson and Sally Kirkwood (R)
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Presented By: Liza Goddard.
Unknown: Anna Jackson
Unknown: Sally Kirkwood

: See Hear Extra!

This week, an extended interview with Oliver Sacks , who recently published one of the most important books on sign language and the deaf community to appear for years.
Presented by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark.
Sign language interpreters:
John Lee and Brenda Mackay. Series producer Ian Woolf


Unknown: Oliver Sacks
Presented By: Clive Mason
Presented By: Maureen Denmark.
Unknown: John Lee
Unknown: Brenda MacKay.
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Country File

Fears about pollution from coal and oil, and doubts about the safety of nuclear power have put energy production at the top of the political agenda. Yet almost unnoticed, the British countryside is brimful with safe, renewable energy: wind, waves, the sun - even farm waste.
Chris Baines reports from Jutland and Eero in Denmark, where rural schemes are already in hand, and discovers how
Calstock in Devon could be self-supporting in energy - and could even have the capacity to supply another three small towns.
Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bill Giles.
Producer Alan Miller
Editor Michael Fitzgerald BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Bill Giles.
Producer: Alan Miller
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
In the week of the Budget and the Mid-Staffordshire by-election, Jonathan Dimbleby talks to the Chancellor, John Major. The Tories are in deep trouble. Unpopular policies are eroding their support. Some Conservatives now believe that only the Chancellor of the Exchequer can bail them out. Can
Major engineer an economic revival in time for the next election?
With John Cole.
Producer Sam Collyns
Editor David Aaronovitch


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Talks: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Major.
Unknown: John Cole.
Producer: Sam Collyns
Editor: David Aaronovitch

: EastEnders

Omnibus by Deborah Cook.
Why has Nick Cotton returned to the Square? Dot reckons she knows, but Nick has a surprising story to tell. Problems with Janine fade into the background as Diane makes contact with Frank.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Deborah Cook

: Film Matinee: The Bridge on the River Kwai

William Holden
Alec Guinness
An epic depiction of the hardships endured by prisoners of war constructing the Japanese 'death railway' during the Second World War. The film combines spectacular action sequences with close-up character studies of men who are in command, but not always in control.
Screenplay by Pierre Boulle based on his own novel Director David Lean
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Pierre Boulle
Director: David Lean
Shears: William Holden
Colonel Nicholson: Alec Guinness
Major Warden: Jack Hawkins
Colonel Saite: Sessue Hayakawa
Major Clipton: James Donald
Lt Joyce: Geoffrey Horne
Colonel Green: Andre Morell
Captain Reeves: Peter Williams
Major Hughes: John Boxer
Grogan: Percy Herbert

: Tom and Jerry

More cartoon adventures with Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse.

: The Clothes Show

French dressing hits the catwalk in Paris Fashion
Week, but at what age do the French acquire thatje ne sais quoi! To find out, there's a look at what trendy French children are wearing. Plus there's a report from behind the scenes of one of Paris's most famous institutions, the Folies Bergere, and a look at who decides what fashion victims will be wearing in two years' time.
With Selina Scott ,
Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin. Producer Colette Byrne
Executive producer Roger Casstles BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin.
Producer: Colette Byrne
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Lifeline

Jean Boht (Bread's Nellie
Boswell) appeals on behalf of the National Out of School Alliance which works to promote and develop schemes providing care and play opportunities for young children before and after school hours.
With Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow. Producer Jill Dawson
* DONATIONS: send to [address removed].


Unknown: Jean Boht
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow.
Producer: Jill Dawson
Unknown: Jean Boht.

: News

With Moira Stuart.


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Songs of Praise

For Mothering Sunday from St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Middlesbrough.
Roger Royle discovers the joys and sorrows of family life in industrial
Middlesbrough. He visits a community centre where Kathleen Dobbs provides support to those who find themselves parted from their families; and he meets Bob Watson , who is trying to maintain family life in spite of unemployment.
The Church's One Foundation
(Aurelia); Amazing Grace; Tell Out My Soul (Woodlands); When I
Needed a Neighbour; I Sing of a Lady; How Great Thou Art;
Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching); Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket). Organist Alan Barber Conductor John Cooke Producer Noel Vincent Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Kathleen Dobbs
Unknown: Bob Watson
Organist: Alan Barber
Conductor: John Cooke
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

Screenplay in four parts by Sherman Yellen , from the novel by Jeffrey Archer. Starring Ed Begley Jr Edward Asner
1: Shady American millionaire Harvey Metcalfe hires David Kesler to run
Specta Oil's London office. confident that his new employee is eager, naive - and the biggest sucker going.
Script editor Devora Pope Film editor Ian Farr Designer Don Taylor
Photography Alec Curtis
Producer Jacqueline Davis Director Clive Donner
('Behind the Screen', tomorrow at
2.50pm on BBC2)
0 COVER STORY: page 4


Unknown: Sherman Yellen
Novel By: Jeffrey Archer.
Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: Harvey Metcalfe
Unknown: David Kesler
Editor: Devora Pope
Editor: Ian Farr
Designer: Don Taylor
Unknown: Alec Curtis
Producer: Jacqueline Davis
Director: Clive Donner
Harvey Metcalfe: Edward Asner
Saunders: Bill Hutchinson
Chartes: Jonathan Brook
David Kesler: Nicolas Colicos
Harvard Club waiier: Mel Cobb
Jill Albery: Jenny Agutter
Stephen Bradley Ed: Begley Jr
Judith Tipton: Shelley Pielou
Richard Eliot: Dean Harris
Bernard Lampson: Nicholas Geeks
Simon: Neal Swettenham
Trevor: Harry Audley
Robin Oakley: Nicholas Jones
Georgina Oakley: Victoria Wicks
Douggie Oakley: Damien Hunt
Alan Oakley: Nicholas Spring
Jean-Pierre Lamanns: Francois-Eric Gendron
James Brigsley: Brian Protheroe
Nino: Kevin O'Brien
Louise: Paris Jefferson
Second girlfriend: Virginie Gilchrist
Adam Foster: John Vine
Anne Summerton: Maryam D'Abo
Philip Izard: James Snell
Workman: David Telfer
Lady Haversham: Carola Stewart
Richard Carlton: Edmund Kente
Mr Harrison: John Quarmby

: Don't Wait Up

A comedy series written by George Layton. Starring
Tony Britton Nigel Havers
Tom is expecting to be a father at any minute, while Toby has his arm in a sling and Felicity offers to do his driving.
Producer/Director Harold Snoad


Written By: George Layton.
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Director: Harold Snoad
Dr Toby Latimer: Tony Britton
Dr Tom Latimer: Nigel Havers
Angela Latimer: Dinah Sheridan
Madeline Latimer: Susan Skipper
Felicity Spicer-Gibbs: Jane Booker
Dr Charles Cartwright: Simon Williams
Paul Barber: Andrew Paul
John: Andrew Naylor
Hospital receptionist: Eric Carte
Sister: Tricia Thorns
Hospital porter: Jeremy Bennett
Milkman: Jason Salkey
Postman: Richard Douglas
Baby: Felicity Cross

: Mastermind

Tonight's contenders are:
Peter Hooper (immigration officer): British and American musical theatre since 1945; David Edwards
(schoolteacher): Life and work of Michael Faraday ; Mary Rattle (housewife):
Life and Shropshire novels of Mary Webb ; Allan Draycott
(part-time lecturer):
British politics since 1900. With Magnus Magnusson , from the Great Hall of Aston
Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey BBC Elstree


Unknown: Peter Hooper
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Michael Faraday
Unknown: Mary Rattle
Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Allan Draycott
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: That's Life!

With Esther Rantzen , Gavin Campbell , Adrian Mills , Howard Leader , Simon Fanshawe and Doc Cox. Editor Shaun Woodward
Deputy editor Bryher Scudamore
('That's Life' is taking a short break and will be returning next month)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Howard Leader
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Editor: Shaun Woodward
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: News

With Michael Buerk.


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Heart of the Matter

Telling Tales
What would make you pass on information about others which could be used against them? Joan Bakewell talks to doctors who have been asked to inform on potential drink drivers and travel agents involved in the war against drugs. Heart of the Matter asks where the line is to be drawn between becoming a society of tale-tellers or active citizens. Director Candida Pryce-Jones Series producer Olga Edridge


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Director: Candida Pryce-Jones
Producer: Olga Edridge

: Dear John: USA

A comedy series starring Judd Hirsch
As Christmas approaches there seems to be little seasonal cheer for John.
Based on the BBC series by John Sullivan


Unknown: Judd Hirsch
Unknown: John Sullivan
John Lacey: Judd Hirsch
Mrs Lumenski: Sylvia Sydney

: Someone Like Me

A series of films looking at issues relating to work around Britain.
2: Don Sullivan is a singer/songwriter who returned to his native
Donegal in the north of Ireland, after spending much of his adult life on the road. Many of his songs deal with the theme of emigration and in this film he tells of his own experience of the emigrant life.
Series producer Frank Ash Producer Henry Laverty


Unknown: Don Sullivan
Producer: Frank Ash
Producer: Henry Laverty

: International Cricket

West Indies v England
Highlights of the third day's play in the Third Test from Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Network East

Sarod player Amjad Ali
Khan performs classical ragas. (Shoum yesterday at 2.45pm BBC2)


Unknown: Amjad Ali

: Weather

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