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: Open University

6.45 Product Design:
The Topper
7.10 Tectonics and the Red Sea
7.35 The American Indian:
Reality and Stereotype
8.00 Animal Physiology:
A Winter Sleep
8.25 Maths Modelling:

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop where
Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Trish Cooke , Simon Davies and Sarah Davison to tell the story The Three Scarecrows by Anna Standon. Music Richard Brown Director Sue Peto (R)


Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Sarah Davison
Unknown: Anna Standon.
Music: Richard Brown
Director: Sue Peto

: Making Sense

...of God.
The traditional image of God is a white, autocratic, distant male. Donald Reeves argues this is a dangerous image for today when 'we need to speak of a God who cares for our world and is on the side of life'; also that it is time to find fresh images - mother, lover or friend - which speak of God's closeness and intimacy.
Director Richard AJwyn
Producer Helen Alexander (R)


Unknown: Donald Reeves
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

At the beginning of Christian Aid Week,
Graham Young joins Romy and Linda Tiongco in a service of prayer and reflection on the theme 'true love'. They are partners in an aid project in the Philippines, temporarily resident in this country.
The text for the preacher,
Bishop Michael Nazir Ali , is. from John 1, w 1-6,15-19. Producer Noel Vincent Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Graham Young
Unknown: Linda Tiongco
Unknown: Michael Nazir Ali
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Bazaar

Today Bernadine Lawrence spends E4 on Sunday lunch for her family of six;
Charmian Watkins revamps a bedroom on a shoestring; Stefan Buczacki previews a blooming summer, and watch out for the unbelievable - kids happy with hand-me-downs.
Presented by Janice Long. Director Jane Fletcher
Series producer Erica Griffiths (R)
0 FACTSHEET: write to Bazaar 15, BBCtv. London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Bernadine Lawrence
Unknown: Charmian Watkins
Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Presented By: Janice Long.
Director: Jane Fletcher
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Take Nobody's Word for It

Do-it-yourself science.
An illuminating visit to the first house to be lit by electricity: Cragside, the home of Lord Armstrong in Northumberland. And Lord
Marshall of Goring, the ex-chairman of the Central
Electricity Generating
Board, will be unfolding the secrets of his hobby, origami. Presented by Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells. Director Hendrik Ball
Producer George Auckland (R)
0BOOK: 'Take Nobody's Word for It Book of Experiments', price
£3.95, available from bookshops.
0 PAPER ENGINEERING KIT: send a cheque or postal order for
£1 .21 plus 39p postage, made out to 'Take Nobody's Word for It', to [address removed]


Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Presented By: Professor Ian Fells.
Director: Hendrik Ball

: Business Matters

Yvonne Roberts reports on stress counselling for staff working in British industry.


Unknown: Yvonne Roberts

: Women Mean Business

Six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson.
3: For Sheila, Audrey and Jane, going back to the work they once did seemed a daunting prospect - the working environment has changed so much.
But choosing a re-training course to update their skills has made them more confident about returning to the world of paid work.
Assistant producer Lazell Daley (Shoum last Sunday. Next programme tonight at 11.10pm)
0HELPLINE: phone [number removed] today from 11.00am to 1.00pm, calls are free.


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.
Producer: Lazell Daley

: Step Up to Wordpower

Twenty programmes to help you read, write and communicate more effectively.
18: Finding written information.
Presented by Chris Serle. Studio director Kristin Mason Producer John Fagan
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed]. calls are free.
0 BOOK: same title, price £3 99 available from bookshops.


Presented By: Chris Serle.
Director: Kristin Mason
Producer: John Fagan

: Sign Extra

A chance to see an edition of Bazaar with sign language and subtitles.
Car mechanics
Helen Chessum and Jan Pearse show Danny Baker how to cope with a flat tyre; two taxi drivers find out from
Lesley Waters how to eat heartily yet healthily; Stefan Buczacki sprouts fresh salad on the windowsill; and Charmian Watkins revamps a sitting room.
Presented by Janice Long. Sign language interpreter: John Lee.


Unknown: Helen Chessum
Unknown: Jan Pearse
Unknown: Danny Baker
Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Charmian Watkins
Presented By: Janice Long.
Unknown: John Lee.

: Country File

More and more city professionals are buying a rural lifestyle and becoming part-time farmers. But some farmers, forced to work part time away from their farms because of limited incomes, feel threatened by the richer newcomers.
Rupert Segar visits two very different part-timers.
Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bill Giles.
Producer Philip Franklin Editor Michael Fitzgerald BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: Bill Giles.
Producer: Philip Franklin
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
New political forces are on the move. The race is on to capture the mood of the electorate before the next general election. On the Record visits a different area of the political battlefield, examining tactics, questioning strategy and looking at personalities. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
Reporter: Emily Buchanan. Deputy editor David Jordan Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Reporter: Emily Buchanan.
Editor: David Jordan
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Omnibus by Michael Russell.
Was Cindy wise to celebrate her birthday in the company of her closest friends?
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Michael Russell

: Donovan's Reef

John Wayne Lee Marvin
The war in the Pacific over, three US sailors settle on an idyllic South Sea island. But problems arise when one of their daughters arrives.
Producer/Director John Ford
0 FILMS: pages 15-22


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Guns Donovan: John Wayne
Boats Gilhooley: Lee Marvin
Dr Dedham: Jack Warden
Amelia: Elizabeth Allen
Fleur: Dorothy Lamour

: Fast Buck Duck

Daffy Duck will do anything to make some money.

: All Our Children

A window on the world of childhood in 12 parts, narrated by Judi Dench.
5: Melinda, Tammy, Yasser, Jarry, Cayo, Jose and Edison's working lives. Throughout the world millions of children work to survive, sifting rubbish dumps from dawn to dusk in south east Asia, shining shoes in Latin America for long hours and little reward. What does it cost children to work for a living? How much of their childhood do they forfeit?
Producer David Brown Director Edward Barnes BBC North
8 FAMILY: page 91


Unknown: Judi Dench.
Producer: David Brown
Director: Edward Barnes

: The Clothes Show

Last in the series.
Thirty-two young people gather at the Brighton
Centre for the final of this year's model competition presented by Selina Scott , Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin.
Yasmin Ie Bon joins hairdresser Trevor Sorbie , designer Edina Ronay and a team from Models 1 on the panel of judges.
Producer Clare Stride
Executive producer Roger Casstles


Presented By: Selina Scott
Presented By: Jeff Banks
Presented By: Caryn Franklin.
Unknown: Yasmin Ie Bon
Unknown: Trevor Sorbie
Designer: Edina Ronay
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow report on the latest charity news. Sir David Attenborough appeals on behalf of the Wildfowl and Wetlands
Trust established by Sir Peter Scott in 1946. This remarkable group of sanctuaries works through research, education and conservation programmes to secure the future of Britain's wildfowl and the wetlands they inhabit. Through its work, the Trust rescues endangered species and promotes effective conservation practices worldwide.
Producer Jill Dawson
0 DONATIONS: please send your donations to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow
Unknown: Sir David Attenborough
Unknown: Sir Peter Scott
Producer: Jill Dawson
Unknown: Sir David Attenborough

: News

With Moira Stuart
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Praise Be!

Thora Hird introduces more hymns from Songs of Praise and visits the East End of London to hear about the positive side of inner-city life from the Bishop of Stepney, Jim Thompson.
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Diadem); Love Divine (Blaenwern); Lord, Thy Church (Abbot's Leigh); The Servant King, The King of Love (Dominus Regit me); Amazing Grace, Jesus Bids Us Shine. A Touching Place (Dream Angus); Jerusalem.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Thora Hird
Guest: Bishop Jim Thompson
Producer: Stephen Lynas
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the books by James Herriot.
Episode by Brian Finch. Starring Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy
An old friend of Siegfried's offers the services of his student, Willy Bannister, to relieve the practice load in Tristan's absence. James solves Bernard Wain 's smell phobia.


Based on the books by: James Herriot
Writer: Brian Finch
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Jeremy Summers
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum Buchanan: John McGlynn
Willy Bannister: Derek Hicks
Mary Jane Wain: Ruth Holden
Bernard Wain: Peter Benson
Albert Penn: Robert Garrett
Eleanor Dimmock: Jane Clifford
Mr Dimmock: Harry Goodier
Mrs Dimmock: Margaret Heery
Mrs Pounder: Kristine Howarth
Miss Plumb: Jenny Jay

: Blackadder II

A series of situation 'tragedies' by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton . England 1570: the filthy genes of the Blackadder family have resurfaced in the melting pot of history. Edmund, bastard great-great-grandson of the repulsive original, is reasonably normal; then he meets Bob. (R)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnemy
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Kate: Gabrielle Glaister
Flashheart: Rik Mayall
Mr Leech: John Grillo
Kate's father: Edward Jewesbury
Wise woman: Barbara Miller
Young crone: Sadie Shimmin

: Mastermind

The contenders in tonight's second semi-final are:
Brian Bibby (civil servant) History of the Belgian Royal Family Isobel Osmont
(wife and mother)
Life and times of Simon Bolivar
Patrick Welch
(retired lecturer) Life and times of H H
Asquith Philip Atkinson (media director)
The Dance to the Music of Time novels of Anthony Powell.
With Magnus Magnusson from the Whitworth Hall at the University of Manchester. Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey BBC Elstree


Unknown: Brian Bibby
Unknown: Isobel Osmont
Unknown: Simon Bolivar
Unknown: Patrick Welch
Unknown: Asquith Philip Atkinson
Unknown: Anthony Powell.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Whitworth Hall
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: 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
Leader: Simon Fanshawe
Editor: Shaun Woodward
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: Single Voices

A series of dramatic monologues.

The Last Supper by Carla Lane.
Starring Michael Angelis
Terence is a butcher, his wife Eden a vegetarian. At their last supper together before their divorce, he tries to fathom why she has left him. After all, he is a reasonable man.

Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Carla Lane
[Actor]: Michael Angelis
Production Associate: Geoffrey Paget
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: Robin Nash
Music: Bill Connor

: Everyman

A Brief History of Hell
Hell stands for that aspect of reality which we can't cope with and can't master, and which is horrifying and frightening to us ...
Rowan Williams
From the second century to the 19th, terrible sadomasochistic images have haunted the Christian tradition, far beyond anything described in the New Testament. Something in the human psyche seems to be drawn to dark and vengeful images. This unusual film explores our preoccupation with the 'nether regions' and goes on to discover what has happened to hell in the 20th century.
Producer Roger Stott Editor Jane Drabble


Producer: Roger Stott
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Women Mean Business

A series of six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson. 4: Some women work the hours that suit them, and in so doing turn the working week upside down. It benefits their 'family-friendly' employers as well, who see it as a way of attracting women back to the workplace.
Producer Marion Allinson
0 BOOKLET: send sae (24p postage) to [address removed].
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed] tomorrow from 9.00am to 12noon, calls are free.


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.
Producer: Marion Allinson

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic drama.
(Shoum yesterday at 3.1 0pm BBC2)

: Weather

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