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: Open University

6.45 Sociology: The Home -
Castle or Cage?
7.10 Nuclear Weapons
7.35 Biochemistry:
8.00 Chemistry:
8.25 Maths Methods:
Resonance and Damping

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop. Dot makes six spoons float on the water but someone wants to sink them.
Music Paul Reade
Producer Michael Cole
Executive producer Cynthia Felgate A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Music: Paul Reade
Producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Dot: Eithne Hannigan

: Lent Worship

For the fifth in his series of Lent talks from Sussex
University Chapel, Colin Morris tackles the nature of the power of God.
'Yours is the power....'
But how does God use his power? Is it for hurling thunderbolts at unbelievers?
And if he's really all-powerful, why doesn't he sort out some of the world's problems?
Brian Stone and members of the Central United
Reformed Church lead the worship, and Pauline Webb takes up the theme in a moment of prayer and reflection.
Director Chris Loughlin Producer Steve Benson


Unknown: Colin Morris
Unknown: Brian Stone
Unknown: Pauline Webb
Director: Chris Loughlin
Producer: Steve Benson

: Bazaar

From the Ideal Home
Exhibition, where Sally Ann Voak and the pop group Big Fun demonstrate Hearty Eater fitness exercises.
With Janice Long. Director David Wheeler
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Unknown: Sally Ann
Unknown: Janice Long.
Director: David Wheeler

: The Software Show

Two programmes on using computers at home.
2: A look at word processing and desk-top publishing. Producers Bryn Brooks and Anne O'Dwyer (R)
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Unknown: Anne O'Dwyer

: Mosaic

A series of threeprogrammes about equal opportunities in multicultural Britain.
3: A film exploring inequalities in mental health care. What can be learned from the radical approach of NAFSIYAT, the only community-based intercultural psychotherapy unit in Britain, and from the aftercare service the Harambee Housing
Association offers to young Afro-Caribbeans leaving Birmingham psychiatric hospitals?
Researcher Nick Mirsky
Producer Anne O'Dwyer (R)
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Unknown: Nick Mirsky
Producer: Anne O'Dwyer

: You in Mind

A series on ways to improve your mental health.
Today: people who have learned to express their feelings by talking through problems with a counsellor and in a group describe the benefits.
Director Catharine Seddon
Producer Suzanne Davies (R)
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Director: Catharine Seddon
Producer: Suzanne Davies

: Electric Avenue

When all else fails, a computer-controlled train can be made to 'fail safe', which means that in an emergency it simply stops. But it is more difficult to apply this principle to a computer-controlled plane. With Fred Harris.
Producer Terry Marsh (R)
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Unknown: Fred Harris.
Producer: Terry Marsh

: You Are What You Eat

A practical guide to healthy eating.
5: There's a lot of public concern about the effect on our health of chemical additives in food. Yet the chemical most closely linked to serious health problems is so common we add it ourselves in cooking and at the table: salt.
Presented by Liza Goddard. Production Anna Jackson and Sally Kirkwood (R)
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Presented By: Liza Goddard.
Unknown: Anna Jackson
Unknown: Sally Kirkwood

: Sign Extra

The first of two reports on how the money raised by last year's Comic Relief is being put to work. This week, Lenny Henry bumps his way by truck around Uganda and Griff Rhys
Jones looks at some of the 250 projects in the UK helped by Comic Relief. With subtitles and sign language for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Sign language interpreter: John Lee.
Producer Eddie Montague


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Griff Rhys
Unknown: John Lee.
Producer: Eddie Montague

: Country File

John Craven reports from the market town of Sturminster Newton in Dorset. There's been a market there since the 13th
Century and Thomas Hardy featured it in his novels.
Today it boasts one of the largest calf auctions in Europe, but it's under threat from developers who want to build on the site. Local people are mobilising support to keep their rural heritage. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bernard Davey. Producer Mike Derby
Editor Michael Fitzgerald BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Producer: Mike Derby
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by On the Record
The Poll Tax is under attack from all sides.
John Nicolson reports on the anger in the nation and the worries inside the Conservative Party. On the day the Poll Tax comes into effect in England and Wales, Secretary of State for the Environment, Chris Patten , explains how he intends to solve the Government's difficulty and make the Poll Tax more popular.
With Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole.
Producers lain Picton
Editor David Aaronovitch


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Editor: David Aaronovitch

: EastEnders

Omnibus by Tony McHale.
Frank believes it's time for Diane to put the past behind her, but the man who was stalking her on the streets has no intention of letting her go.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: Lawrence of Arabia

Peter O'Toole
Alec Guinness
David Lean 's acclaimed classic, winner of seven
Academy Awards, is here shown in the restored version released in cinemas around the world last year. Idealistic and enigmatic, scholarly young Lieutenant Lawrence yearns to escape Cairo to see desert action.
His chance comes with a mission to contact Prince
Feisal, a leader of the Arab revolt against the occupying Turks. So Lawrence's legendary exploits begin. However, even as his reputation for invincibility grows, self-doubt sets in. Screenplay by Robert Bolt Director David Lean
(David Lean's 'This Happy Breed' on Friday at 50pm)
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Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: David Lean
Play By: Robert Bolt
Director: David Lean
Lawrence: Peter O'Toole
Prince Feisal: Alec Guinness
Auda Abu Tayi: Anthony Quinn
General Allenby: Jack Hawkins
Sherif Ali: Omar Sharif
Turkish Bey: Jose Ferrer
Col Brighton: Anthony Quayle
Mr Dryden: Claude Rains
Jackson Bentley: Arthur Kennedy

: News

With Moira Stuart.


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Songs of Praise

The tiny villages of Upper and Lower Brailes in the Cotswolds are the setting for this week's programme. Here, villagers have created a tapestry for their local church.
Pam Rhodes meets farmers
Ebby and Helen Gardner. preparing for the spring after a difficult year, and poet Freda Jones , who finds her inspiration in the Warwickshire countryside.
Rejoice! The Lord Is King (Gopsal); The Lord's My Shepherd (Crimond);
Be Thou My Guardian (Abridge): It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Herongate);
What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Colours of Day;
We Love the Place, O God (Quam dilecta);
Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwell's 148th).
Conductor Cyril Cowen Organist William Cross Producer Diane Reid
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Lower Brailes
Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Helen Gardner.
Unknown: Freda Jones
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less: 2

Screenplay in four parts by Sherman Yellen, from the novel by Jeffrey Archer. Starring Ed Begley Jr, Edward Asner

Having lost all their money to Harvey Metcalfe, Stephen, Jean-Pierre, James and Robin unite to steal it back. But although revenge is sweet, it's not easy - they could all land in jail.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Screenplay: Sherman Yellen
From the novel by: Jeffrey Archer.
Script Editor: Devora Pope
Photography: Alec Curtis
Designer: Don Taylor
Film Editor: Ian Farr
Producer: Jacqueline Davis
Director: Clive Donner
Stephen Bradley: Ed Begley Jr
Jean-Pierre Lamanns: Francois-Eric Gendron
James Brigsley: Brian Protheroe
Robin Oakley: Nicholas Jones
Jill Albery: Jenny Agutter
Ronnie: John Forgeham
Nino: Kevin O'Brien
Adam Foster: John Vine
Anne Summerton: Maryam D'Abo
Harvey Metcalfe: Edward Asner
Brigitta: Arhlene Allen
Charles: Jonathan Brook
Ritz doorman: Alan Bennion
Sotheby's auctioneer: David Bedard
Woman at auction: Caroline Burt
Hotel receptionist: Elinor Morrison
Hospital superintendent: Bernard Holley
Chef de casino: Jacques Strocchio
Dr Sherman Baker: Van Hinman

: The Black Adder

The first of six situation 'tragedies' written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson with additional dialogue by William Shakespeare. Starring
Rowan Atkinson
Brian Blessed
From out of the swirling mists of the Dark Ages comes a lone horseman, cursed from youth by a deformed haircut and sporting a particularly evil pair of tights.
Featuring a special guest appearance by Peter Cook as Richard III.
Director Martin Shardlow Producer John Lloyd (R)


Written By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Rowan Atkinson
Dialogue By: William Shakespeare.
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Richard Iii.
Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: John Lloyd
The Black Adder: Rowan Atkinson
King: Brian Blessed
Richard IIl: Peter Cook
Queen: Elspet Gray
Prince Harry: Robert East
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Percy: Tim McLnnerny
Henry VII: Peter Benson

: Mastermind

Tonight's contenders are: James Alexander
(student psychiatric nurse) 20th-century European drama;
Margaret Thomas (housewife)
The life and reign of Queen Victoria; Alan Drury (salesman)
History of London and South Western Railway, 1838-1923;
Bruce Watson
(restorer of antique furniture)
History of English furniture, 1660-1830.
From Aston University in Birmingham, with Magnus Magnusson. Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey BBC Elstree


Unknown: James Alexander
Unknown: Margaret Thomas
Unknown: Alan Drury
Unknown: Bruce Watson
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: That's Life!

Real-life humour, mishaps, special investigations and consumer stories drawn from the 10,000 letters sent to That's Life! every week. With Esther Rantzen
Gavin Campbell Adrian Mills
Howard Leader
Simon Fanshawe and Doc Cox.
Editor Shaun Woodward
Deputy editor Bryher Scudamore


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

Twelve Good Men and True Events surrounding the Guildford Four have thrown into question the infallibility of English justice. Heart of the Matter considers the concept of a fair hearing by focusing on the role of the jury. For a black defendant, just how 'representative' and 'impartial' are 12 white jurors? Can they really be termed as peers?
Joan Bakewell considers the controversial issue of multiracial juries. Should the scales of justice be tipped to ensure greater fairness or is the traditional system of English law 'colour blind' and sufficiently just as it is? Director Claire Hobday
Series producer Olga Edridge


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Claire Hobday
Producer: Olga Edridge

: Dear John: USA

A comedy series starring
Judd Hirsch.
Kate tries to take her mind off her habit of picking the wrong people by canvassing for a political candidate.
Based on the BBC series by John Sullivan


Unknown: Judd Hirsch.
Unknown: John Sullivan
John Lacey: Judd Hirsch
Kate: Isabella Hofmann
Ralph: Harry Groener

: Someone Like Me

A series of films looking at issues relating to work around Britain.
3: A true-life fantasy starring
Nigel Buckland Julie Higginson
Nigel Buckland is not an actor. He is a real person. At least, he thinks he is.
After a decade on the dole, it's hard to be sure. And when an extra-terrestial invades his flat and offers him any work he wants, he knows the old certainties are gone for good. But when is a job a good job? And why do it anyway? Labourer, clerk or financial whizzkid, Nigel discovers that work is stranger than fiction, and that its future could be as weird as its past.
Series producer Frank Ash Producer John Geraint


Unknown: Nigel Buckland
Unknown: Julie Higginson
Unknown: Nigel Buckland
Producer: Frank Ash
Producer: John Geraint
Nigel Buckland: Himself
Alien: Julie Higginson

: Network East

A concert specially recorded for Network East by sitar-player Ravi Shankar , long regarded as India's greatest musical ambassador. Director Bish Mehay
Editor Narendhra Morar BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ravi Shankar
Editor: Narendhra Morar

: Weather

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