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: Open University

6.45 Sociology: Life
History Interviews
7.10 The Earth:
Ocean Crust
7.35 Technology: Living with Cracks
8.00 Physical Chemistry:
Reaction Mechanisms
8.25 Maths Methods: Heat


Unknown: Ocean Crust

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop.
Puppeteer: Saskia Wright. Designer Tony Lawrence Producer Michael Cole (R)


Unknown: Saskia Wright.
Producer: Michael Cole
Dot: Liz Kitchen

: Making Sense

... of Religion.
'Now that technology has taken human beings right into the heavens, into what our ancestors regarded as the very dwelling-place of God, is there still a place for religion? Or are we now so much controllers of our own destiny that religion no longer makes sense?'
The Rev Donald Reeves , rector ofSt James's,
Piccadilly, in London, believes it does, but it must be a religion which takes account of the real world. Director Richard Alwyn
Producer Helen Alexander (R)


Unknown: Donald Reeves
Director: Richard Alwyn
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

Tony Phelan joins
Tina Harris in her London home for a time of prayer and meditation.
James Weatherley reflects on the circumstances which led him to conclude that God's way is best. Reading:
Matthew 25, w 14-30.
Director Berry-Anne Billingsley Producer Steve Benson


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: Tina Harris
Unknown: James Weatherley
Director: Berry-Anne Billingsley
Producer: Steve Benson

: Bazaar

Stefan Buczacki wakes up the houseplants for spring; Jan Beaney shows a crafty way to make fashionable jewellery; Clare Connery cooks a meal in minutes and knitwear designer Sandy Black offers another exclusive pattern. And if you want to go green, watch Top of the Green Pops with Screaming Lord Sutch.
Presented by Janice Long. Director Anne O'Dwyer
Series producer Erica Griffiths (R)
* FACTSHEET: write to Bazaar 13, BBCW, London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Jan Beaney
Unknown: Clare Connery
Designer: Sandy Black
Presented By: Janice Long.
Director: Anne O'Dwyer
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Take Nobody's Word for It

A hands-on science show.
'Gilding the lily' becomes a reality with the help of guest scientist Dr Mary Archer.
Also, how to make your own scientific jewellery, and Len Hawkes of the Tremeloes explains the science of making records. Presented by Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells. Director Hendrik Ball
Producer George Auckland (R)
W BOOK: 'Take Nobody's Word for It Book of Experiments'. price
93.95, available from bookshops.
0 PAPER ENGINEERING KIT: send cheque or postal order for f 1.21 plus 39p postage, made out to 'Take Nobody's Word for It', to [address removed]


Unknown: Dr Mary Archer.
Unknown: Len Hawkes
Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Presented By: Professor Ian Fells.
Director: Hendrik Ball

: Business Matters

Philip Crosby is one of the world's leading experts on the management of quality. To Crosby and his followers the creed of 'doing things right the first time' stretches far beyond the factory floor. Film editor Alex Richardson Series editor Brian Davies (R)
0 VIDEO: 'Crosby on Quality'. For details contact BBC Education and Training Sales, BBC Enterprises Ltd. 80 Wood Lane , London W12 OTT. Phone [number removed].


Unknown: Philip Crosby
Editor: Alex Richardson
Editor: Brian Davies
Unknown: Wood Lane

: Women Mean Business

Six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson.
1: Going back to work after looking after a family is a daunting prospect. Music Jane Sebba
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed] today from 11.00am to 1.00pm.
0 QUESTIONNAIRE: if you would like your say about returning to work see the questionnaire on page 8. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.

: Step Up to Wordpower

A series to help improve communication skills. With Chris Serle. 16: Getting and giving information.
Researcher Philip Adams Producer David Upshal
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed], calls are free.
0 BOOK: same title, available from booksellers. £3.99.


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Unknown: Philip Adams
Producer: David Upshal

: Sign Extra

A chance to see again Antiques Roadshow in Paignton, with sign language and subtitles.
Sign language interpreter: John Lee.


Unknown: John Lee.

: Country File

Cambridgeshire County Council plans to sell off more than half of its high-quality farmland. Farmers and opposition politicians see the plan as a new blow to the Fens.
Introduced by John Craven. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bernard Davey. Producer Mike Derby
Editor Michael Fitzgerald BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: John Craven.
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Producer: Mike Derby
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by On the Record
New political forces are on the move. On the Record visits a part of the political battlefield. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
Reporter: Emily Buchanan. Editor Glenwyn Benson Producer Peter Lovering


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Reporter: Emily Buchanan.
Editor: Glenwyn Benson
Producer: Peter Lovering

: EastEnders

Omnibus by John Maynard. Nick's nutritional advice has yet to work wonders on Dot, and the Fowlers are forced to confront past events they would prefer to forget. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: John Maynard.

: Swallows and Amazons

Starring Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser
This spellbinding family film of youngsters' escapades in the Lake District is based on the book by Arthur Ransome. For the Walker children, a farm holiday becomes an adventure when they find a sailing dinghy in a lakeside boathouse. Then they meet the Amazons, intrepid sailing sisters whose boat flies the Jolly Roger.
FILMS: pages 16-21


Based on the book by: Arthur Ransome
Director: Claude Whatham
Mrs Walker: Virginia McKenna
Uncle Jim: Ronald Fraser
Mrs Dixon: Brenda Bruce
Old Billy: Jack Woolgar
Young Billy: John Franklyn-Robbins
John: Simon West
Susan: Zanna Hamilton
Titty: Sophie Neville
Roger: Stephen Grendon
Nancy: Kit Seymour
Peggy: Lesley Bennett

: Eurovision Song Contest

The second of two programmes giving viewers a preview of entries from Germany, France,
Yugoslavia, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, Italy,
Austria, Cyprus, Finland and the UK entry, Give a Little Love Back to the World, sung by Emma.
Introduced by Ken Bruce.
Television presentation Janet Bone


Introduced By: Ken Bruce.

: All Our Children

A window on the world of childhood in 12 parts, narrated by Judi Dench. 3: Christina, Richie,
Parameshwar, Biddy and Eliza's thoughts of home. It's a basic human need to belong, to have roots. But many of the world's children have no permanent home. An orphan in Brazil, a child of divorce in the United States, a migrant from countryside to big city in India, a traveller child in Ireland, a refugee in Zambia - each of these children has a different idea of where home is, or was, or should be. How do children cope with life on the move?
What kind of help do they need to find a true sense of belonging?
Series producer David Brown Producer Renny Rye BBC North
* FAMILY: page 99


Unknown: Judi Dench.
Producer: David Brown

: The Clothes Show

Tracy Haines and Peter Jackson 's dreams come true as their marriage is blessed at sunrise by the pyramids. With the theme of ancient
Egypt, the dress was designed by Jeff Banks , shoes by Jimmy Choo , jewellery by the Royal
College of Art and hair by Trevor Sorbie.
Caryn Franklin joined
Banks with the couple and their families for this magical occasion.
Director Alexandra Fraser Producer Clare Stride


Unknown: Tracy Haines
Unknown: Peter Jackson
Designed By: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Jimmy Choo
Unknown: Trevor Sorbie.
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Director: Alexandra Fraser

: News

Moira Stuart presents the latest national and international news.
Bernard Davey


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Songs of Praise

From East Belfast.
East Belfast grew and prospered in the last century amid the famous shipyards. Roger Royle visits an area which today discloses problems of unemployment, alcohol dependence and inner-city renewal.
In the East Belfast Mission, which ministers to the people of the area, the local people sing their songs of praise.
Immortal, Invisible (St Denio);
For I'm Building a People of Power, When I Survey (Rockingham);
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (St Columba);
I Hear Thy Welcome Voice;
We Rest on Thee, Our Shield and Our Defender (Finlandia); How Great Thou Art! (0 Store Gud);
Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata).
Organist Allen McCartney Conductor David Byers Producer James Skelly Editor Roger Hutchings BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Roger Royle
Organist: Allen McCartney
Conductor: David Byers
Producer: James Skelly
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the books by James Herriot. Episode by Alfred Shaughnessy. Starring
Christopher Timothy Robert Hardy
The Herriots prepare to move to Rowangarth, but there is an unexpected complication.
Granville Bennett leads James astray when they attend a veterinary lecture.
Producer Bill Sellars
Director Jeremy Summers (R)


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Alfred Shaughnessy.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Granville Bennett
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Jeremy Summers
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum Buchanan: John McGlynn
Bert Chapman: Brian Osborne
Joe Bentley: Finetime Fontayne
Granville Bennett: James Grout
Percy Oakley: Andrew Abrahams
Bill Warrington: Trevor Nelson
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Mrs Chapman: Lorraine Peters

: The Black Adder

A series of situation
'tragedies' by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson.
Rowan Atkinson Brian Blessed
5: The King is a bit under the weather with the Black Death. Witchcraft is diagnosed, and only one man can root it out.
Frank Finlay stars as the repulsive Witchsmeller - cruel, corrupt and egg-stained.
Has the Black Adder finally found a friend?
Director Martin Shardlow Producer John Lloyd (R)


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson.
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Frank Finlay
Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: John Lloyd
The Black Adder: Rowan Atkinson
Richard IV: Brian Blessed
Queen: Elspet Gray
Prince of Wales: Robert East
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Percy: Tim McLnnemy
Lord One: Richard Murdoch
Lord Two: Peter Schofield
Lord Three: Valentine Dyall
Officer: Patrick Duncan
Guards: Stephen Frost
Guards: Mark Arden
Jane Firkettle: Barbara Miller
Leia: Natasha King
Peasants: Forbes Collins
Peasants: Roy Evans
Peasants: Perry Benson
Peasants: Bert Parnaby

: Mastermind

The contenders tonight are: James Moore
(freelance writer)
British-American musical theatre, 1915-35 Andrew Pantin
(civil servant)
Life and works of Christopher Isherwood Brian Daugherty
(post-graduate student) History of 20th-century astronomy
David Steele
(local government accountant)
Life and career of David Lloyd George. The last place in the semi-finals is at stake.
With Magnus Magnusson from the Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield. Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey BBC Elstree


Unknown: James Moore
Unknown: Andrew Pantin
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Brian Daugherty
Unknown: David Steele
Unknown: David Lloyd George.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: 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
Unknown: Doc Cox.
Editor: Shaun Woodward
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: Single Voices

A series of dramatic monologues. Ginger by Bob Larbey.
Starring George Cole
Ginger, an OAP, is now forced to sport a ginger wig to compensate for the ravages of time. Nattily kitted out, he decides to visit a local over-60s club with plans to 'ginger' it up. Music Bill Connor Script editor
Stephen Jeffery-Poulter
Designer Rochelle Selwyn Producer Fiona Finlay Director Guy Slater
0 FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Bob Larbey.
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Stephen Jeffery-Poulter
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: Guy Slater

: Everyman

The Hangman of Lyon: the Story of Paul Touvier On 24 May 1989, French police arrived at the Priory ofSt Joseph's in Nice to arrest France's most wanted war criminal, Paul Touvier. The first Frenchman to be charged with crimes against humanity, Touvier now faces trial. Many were involved in his protection since the war: politicians, police, and above all the Church. Everyman examines the extraordinary career of a man who has forced the French to confront a past many of them would rather forget. Producer Stephen Walker Editor Jane Drabble


Unknown: Paul Touvier
Unknown: Paul Touvier.
Producer: Stephen Walker
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Women Mean Business

A series of six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson. 2: Finding the right child care at the right price is a major concern for mothers planning to return to work. Tonight: mothers who have managed to do both. Film editor Jane Rowson Producer Marion Allinson
0BOOKLET: send sae
(24p postage) to [address removed].


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.
Editor: Jane Rowson
Producer: Marion Allinson

: Mahabharat

A 91-part dramatisation of India's great epic poem.

: Weather

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