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: Open University

6.45 Social Science:
7.10 Modelling Planetary
7.35 Technology: Novel
8.00 Organic Chemistry
8.25 Maths Modelling:

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop.
'K' is the letter of the day, and Why is crowned king.
Story: King Roger Loses His Keys by Wayne Jackman. Music Richard Brown
Producer Brian Jameson (R)


Unknown: Wayne Jackman.
Music: Richard Brown
Producer: Brian Jameson
Bus Driver: Simon Harbrow
Why Bird: Euie Darvill

: Making Sense

...of Suffering.
If God is a God of love, why do people suffer? It's one of the oldest and most difficult questions for Christians.
Donald Reeves looks for the answer by talking to
Dr Margaret Spufford of Newnham College,
Cambridge, who has had to make sense of her own experience of suffering. Director Richard Alwyn
Producer Helen Alexander (R)


Unknown: Donald Reeves
Unknown: Dr Margaret Spufford
Director: Richard Alwyn
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

Skellig Michael is a small outcrop of rock off the south-west coast of Ireland. On top of it is a 6th-century beehive monastery. Graham Young and a hardy Benedictine monk,
Fr Sean 6 Duinn, visit the island for a time of worship and reflection.
Engineering manager Geoff Stafford
Producer Christopher Mann


Unknown: Skellig Michael
Unknown: Graham Young
Unknown: Fr Sean
Unknown: Geoff Stafford
Producer: Christopher Mann

: Bazaar

A specially written drama spot which could save you a packet.
Money Talks by Val Hudson.
Also, Dr Marie Stewart helps you find the job you thought you couldn't do;
Harry Greene shows a paint trick; Sally Ann Voak scales two motorway cops down to size; and Lesley Waters makes a meal in a box.
Presented by Janice Long. Director Elizabeth Cretch (Shoum last Monday)
0 FACTSHEET: write to Bazaar 16, BBCtv, London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Val Hudson.
Unknown: Dr Marie Stewart
Unknown: Harry Greene
Unknown: Sally Ann Voak
Presented By: Janice Long.
Director: Elizabeth Cretch
Gwyneth: Christine Pollen
Barry: Robert Blythe

: Take Nobody's Word for It

Do-it-yourself science.
When fishermen in Dorset noticed the fish had grown extra barbules they started to investigate if their bait contained growth hormones. Guest scientist the Hon Miriam Rothschild talks about her life's work.
Carol Vorderman looks into ways to test the quality of our water supplies.
With Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University. Director Hendrick Ball
Producer George Auckland (R)
W BOOK: 'Take Nobody's Word for It Book of Experiments, price f3.95, available from bookshops.
0 PAPER ENGINEERING KIT: send cheque or postal order for
£1.21 plus 39p postage, made out to 'Take Nobody's Word for It', to [address removed].


Talks: Miriam Rothschild
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells

: Business Matters

When a small business fails, the effect can be shattering. The idea of picking up the pieces and starting all over again is probably the last thing on your mind. Yet some people do just that. Reporter: Fiona Foster.


Reporter: Fiona Foster.

: Women Mean Business

Six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson.
4: Some women work the hours that suit them. It suits their family-friendly employers as well, who see it as a way of attracting women back to the workplace.
0 BOOKLET: send sae (24p postage) to [address removed]
0HELPLINE: phone [number removed] today from 11.00am to 1.00pm, calls are free.


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.

: Step Up to Wordpower

Twenty shows to help you communicate more effectively.
19: Study skills.
Presented by Chris Serle.
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed], calls are free.
0 BOOK: same title, available from booksellers, E3.99.


Presented By: Chris Serle.

: Sign Extra

A chance to see an edition of QED with sign language and subtitles. Bob Symes , fed up with irrational home design, has his own house built to prove his points.
Sign language interpreter: John Lee.


Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: John Lee.

: Country File

John Craven and Chris Baines present a special edition featuring an exhibition of the work of leading environmental photographers.
Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bernard Davey. Producer Annette Martin Editor Michael Fitzgerald
0 COMPETITION: a Kenyan safari and cameras to be won in the 'Country File' nature photography competition. Details on page 12.
0 EARTHWATCH: page 84


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Producer: Annette Martin
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Chris Lowe. Followed by On the Record
What is Labour's alternative to the poll tax?
Emily Buchanan reports on who will win and lose if Labour re-shapes local government finance and assesses the likely political impact. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole. Producer Jane Ashley
Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Producer: Jane Ashley
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Omnibus by Tony McHale.
Dot wants Nick to inherit her money, but he's more concerned about improving her diet. Wicksy's not happy to see Sharon's new-found friendship with Cindy.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale

: A Distant Trumpet

Troy Donahue
Suzanne Pleshette
Despatched to the wild west fresh from West Point, US cavalryman Matthew
Hazard finds he has far more than the threat of Indian attack to contend with. This young officer's actions cause conflicts for himself and his comrades, as well as women in his life.
Director Raoul Walsh
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Troy Donahue
Unknown: Suzanne Pleshette
Director: Raoul Walsh
Second Lt Matthew Hazard: Troy Donahue
Kitty Mainwaring: Suzanne Pleshette
Laura Greenleaf: Diane McBain
General Quait: James Gregory
Lieutenant Mainwaring: William Reynolds
Seeley Jones: Claude Akins

: All Our Children

A window on the world of childhood in 12 parts, narrated by Judi Dench.
7: Simeon, Mada, Belinda,Taatske, Maximino and Luke's school days.
Primary school is part of daily life for most of the world's children. It offers literacy, discipline and companionship, plus a sense of success for some and a fear of failure for others. In
Holland, Colombia, Britain, Zambia and Australia, styles of schooling vary greatly, but the challenge for teachers is the same everywhere - to encourage a love of learning.
How do young children cope with their first day at school? How do older children cope with the pressures of the first competitive exam?
Series producer David Brown Producer John Percival BBC North
0 FAMILY: page 83


Unknown: Judi Dench.
Producer: David Brown
Producer: John Percival

: The World in Our Hands

Michael Buerk launches
One World - a first in television history. At the beginning of the last decade of the century, over 20 television networks around the world have come together to share a week of programmes on a common theme - the global crisis facing us all today and the steps urgently required to ensure a common future for our children on earth.
Tonight, German television sets the scene for the week with a lightning tour from space of the world's major problem areas and asks the question: how far must things decline before we listen to the voices of warning, and of hope, and mend our ways?
Producers Ekkehard Launer and Patricia Schlesinger ARD West Germany
0 INFORMATION PACK: available free from One World, [address removed]. Full details on page 84.
0 COVER STORY: page 4


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producers: Ekkehard Launer
Producers: Patricia Schlesinger Ard West Germany

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Praise Be!

One World is today's theme, with highlights from the show's visit to Johannesburg and the USA. Thora Hird introduces Pope John-Paul II's special message and speaks to Group Captain
Leonard Cheshire , VC, of his hopes of bringing east and west together.
All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old 100th);
God is Liefde (Stuttgart);
We Plough the Fields and Scatter (Wir Pflugen);
We Are One in the Spirit; Bind Us Together;
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle hymn);
Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus); Let All the World (Luckington); U thando Lwakhe. Assistant producer Valetta Stallabrass
Producer Stephen Lynas BBC Bristol


Unknown: Pope John-Paul
Unknown: Leonard Cheshire

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the books by James Herriot.
Episode by Johnny Byrne.
Starring Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy
Siegfried is determined to make the errant farmers pay their bills, so he assigns James to the wily skinflint Biggins, and goes after the charming con-man Dennis Pratt himself.
Producer Bill Sellars
Director Tony Virgo (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Johnny Byme.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Dennis Pratt
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tony Virgo
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum Buchanan: John McGlynn
Mr Biggins: John Sharp
Major Bullen: Mark Kingston
Grimsdale: Bryan Pringle
Mallock: Fred Feast
Dennis Pratt: Ken Wynne
Mallaby: Anthony Langdon

: The March

Screenplay by William Nicholson
Starring Juliet Stevenson, Malick Bowens
'We believe that when you see us before you, you will not let us die. That is why we come to Europe. If you will not help us, there is nothing more we can do. We will die, and you will watch us die, and may God have mercy on us all.'
When droughts devastate Africa, millions are driven from their lands.
MAGAZINE: the June issue of 'World' Magazine features a 14-page synopsis of the film, price £1.80, available from newsagents.
FEATURE: page 8
FILMS: pages 17-20


Screenplay: William Nicholson
Music: Richard Hartley
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Film Editor: Tariq Anwar
Photography: John Hooper
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Director: David Wheatley
Hamada family: Mohamed Majd
Hamada family: Najat Nasry
Hamada family: Rachida Oufkir
Amal: Mohamed Naime
Ibrahim Mohamed: Bel Lafkih
Yacoub: Ahmed Mazouzi
Isa El-Mahdi: Malick Bowens
Clare Fitzgerald: Juliet Stevenson
Roy Cox: Dermot Crowley
Mohamed Said: Hassan Skalli
Lundgren: Ned Vukovic
Young marcher: Hamid Belaichi
Young marcher: Abdelaziz Ait Hmiti
Young marcher: Mustapha Hridia
Jean-Marie Limonier: Jean-Claude Bouillon
Gert Kellner: Michael Mellinger
Leo Borelli: Robert Rietty
March leader: Mbaye Ousmane
March leader: Mohamed Aybouri
German television crew: Metin Yenal
German television crew: Stephen Grothgar
Jenny: Sian Webber
Tom Epps: Sverre Anker Ousdal
CNN newsreader: Marie Stillin
CNN newsreader: Robert Jezek
CNN reporter: Leslie Lyon
Marcus Brown: Joseph Mydell
Jack Harris: Lon Satton
Aidan Fitzgerald: James Hayes
Mrs Pearce: Patricia Leventon
Old marcher: Mohamed Atik
Girl in dramatisation: Nathalie Hanlon
Television presenter: Tom Marshall
Man in studio: Sean Murray
Woman in studio: Mary Duddy
Noelle Epps: Catherine Schell
Loner: Abdelouahed Kaisser
Spanish minister: Arturo Venegas
French minister: Daniel Pageon
British minister: David Henry
Major General Wells: David Quilter

: That's Life!

Investigations, humour and mishaps drawn from the letters sent 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
Leader: Doc Cox.
Editor: Shaun Woodward
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Everyman

Will the March Go On? Ethiopia could be the breadbasket of Africa, instead of the basket case!
Ethiopian scientist
Michael Buerk takes up the issues raised earlier in the evening by The March.
Every month 5,000 Africans arrive by boat at the Sicilian port of Trapani, hoping to make a living in Europe. They are just part of the current migration from Africa caused by the desperate conditions back home. More than a million have come to Italy alone.
Africans from nine different countries - grass-root voices and policy-makers alike - give their views on what can be done to alleviate conditions and develop the rich resources of their continent. They focus on the unequal relationship between Africa and Europe and challenge Europeans to do something about it. Producer Judi Conner Editor Jane Drabble
0 INFORMATION PACK: available free from One World, PO Box 2001. Bristol BS99 IGF. Full details on page 84.


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Judi Conner
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Women Mean Business

A series of six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson. 5: He's having lunch with the boss ... he's on his way up. She's having lunch with the boss ... they must be having an affair! Attitudes towards women at work will have to change if employers want women to do the jobs.
Production assistant Fenella Sturt Producer Marion Allinson
0 BOOKLET: send sae (24p postage) to [address removed]
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed] tomorrow from 9.00am to 12noon. On Friday 25 May. 'Woman's Hour Back to the Future' event from Belfast on Radio 4 LVf, is on the subjectofwomenreturningtowork. The helpline is open from 11.00am to 5.00pm. calls are free.


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.
Producer: Marion Allinson

: Mahabharat

A 91-part Indian epic drama.

: Weather

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