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: Open University

6.45 Sociology: Principles of Caste
7.10 How Minerals Are
7.35 Foretelling Fatigue
8.00 Physical Chemistry:
8.25 Maths Methods:

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop, where Dave and the children play their own playground music. Liz makes some whistles and Lizzie swings as she sings! Producer Sheila Fraser (R)


Producer: Sheila Fraser

: Making Sense

...of Evil.
Donald Reeves asks:
'If there are no adequate intellectual explanations of how an apparently good
God permits evil, then what can be said and what can be done?' Part of the answer, he argues, is to listen to the survivors of evil, and to acknowledge our own potential for evil.
Director Richard Alwyn
Producer Helen Alexander (R)


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

: This Is the Day

Noel Battye visits the home of David and Winnie Bleakley in Bangor,
Co Down, for a time of prayer, while their friend, Bishop Michael Nazir Ali , General Secretary of the Church Missionary Society, reflects on the theme 'you shall be my witnesses'.
Reading: Acts 1, w 6-11. Director Chris Loughlin Producer James Skelly BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Noel Battye
Unknown: Winnie Bleakley
Unknown: Michael Nazir Ali
Director: Chris Loughlin

: Bazaar

How to sell your skills at the crucial job interview;
Andi Peters and a team of teenagers design street cred T-shirts; Stefan Buczacki looks at hanging baskets and sows vegetables for summer; Clare Connery concentrates on family salad meals; and Barbara Daly explains make-up for those in a hurry. Presented by Janice Long. Director David Wheeler
Series producer Erica Griffiths
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Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Clare Connery
Unknown: Barbara Daly
Presented By: Janice Long.
Director: David Wheeler
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Take Nobody's Word for It

Do-it-yourself science.
Just what does a professor of energy conversion do with his empty cocoa tins?
Carol Vorderman visits Professor Ian Fells 's lab, with explosive results. Director Hendrik Ball
Producer George Auckland (R)
0BOOK: 'Take Nobody's Word for It Book of Experiments', price
E3.95, available from bookshops.
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Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Director: Hendrik Ball

: Business Matters

The first of three special reports on how to crack the European market. This week, the culture gap: fact or fiction? John Humphrys meets British business people working in France who see the British export drive from the French point of view - and give their candid opinions on how well we're doing.
Producers David Dawson and Godfrey Johnson
0 VIDEO: a training video based on this programme is available. Contact BBC Education and Training Sales on [number removed].


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producers: David Dawson
Producers: Godfrey Johnson

: Women Mean Business: 5: Are our attitudes women-friendly?

A series of six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson.
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.
(Shown last Sunday. Next programme tonight at 11.50pm)
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HELPLINE: phone [number removed] today from 1.00am to 1.00pm.


Presenter: Glenda Jackson

: Step Up to Wordpower

Last of 20 programmes to improve reading, writing and communication. Return to study.
Four guests talk about their decision to improve their reading and writing skills. Presented by Chris Serle. Film editor Stephen Parkinson Producer John Brooke
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed], calls are free.
0 BOOK: same title, available from booksellers, £3.99


Presented By: Chris Serle.
Editor: Stephen Parkinson
Producer: John Brooke

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see an edition of Clean State, the education magazine programme, this time with sign language and subtitles. Today: the problem of teacher shortages, the National Curriculum and what it's like to be a mature student.
With Jackie Spreckley and Jill Cochrane.
Sign language interpreter: John Lee.


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Jill Cochrane.
Unknown: John Lee.

: Country File

Everybody agrees the countryside is changing, but nobody knows exactly how. In the past 20 years, opinions have flourished like oil seed rape, while hard facts remain as rare as orchids. But all that is set to change with the launch this week of the biggest survey of the British countryside. Rupert Segar reports.
Presented by John Craven. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Ian McCaskill. Producer Dick Colthurst Editor Michael Fitzgerald BBC Pebble Mill
0 COMPETITION: page 79


Unknown: Rupert Segar
Presented By: John Craven.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
The trade unions created the Labour Party, but the link now embarrasses the party's image-makers. They want to convince the voters that a Labour government wouldn't be 'soft' on the unions. Tony Blair , Shadow Employment Secretary, unveils the party's latest plans for trade union law. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole. Reporter: John Rentoul. Producer Sam Collyns
Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Tony Blair
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Reporter: John Rentoul.
Producer: Sam Collyns
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Omnibus by Peter J. Hammond.
Time may be up for Nick Cotton as Ethel Skinner investigates his new-found Christianity - and time may be running out for Dot too, as Charlie reappears in her life determined to get a piece of the action!
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Peter J. Hammond

: Taras Bulba

Tony Curtis Yul Brynner
Old enemies, but grudging allies, Taras Bulba 's Cossacks and Prince Grigory's Polish army contest control of eastern Europe in the 16th century. Their world has little room for love - as young Andrei Bulba finds in this exciting epic.
Director J Lee Thompson
W FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Taras Bulba
Unknown: Andrei Bulba
Unknown: Lee Thompson
Andrei Bulba: Tony Curtis
Taras Bulba: Yul Brynner
Natalia: Christine Kaufmann
Filipenko: Sam Wanamaker
Shilo: Brad Dexter
Prince Grigory: Guy Rolfe
Ostap Bulba: Perry Lopez
Governor: George MacReady
Sophia Bulba: Ilka Windish
Old Stephen: Vladimir Sokoloff
Grisha Kubenko: Vladimir Irman
Ivan Mykola: Daniel Ocko

: All Our Children

A window on the world of childhood in 12 parts, narrated by Judi Dench. 7: Dias, Laura, Umar, Barbara and Jacob are beginning to believe.
Religion means a lot to many of the world's children, whether it's fasting through Ramadan in Britain, honouring the mountain gods in Ecuador, celebrating Bar Mitzvah in Israel, receiving First
Communion in Zimbabwe, or taking the solemn vows of a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka. Throughout the world, children are expected to show an early and active devotion. How do parents and teachers foster these beliefs? What do children understand of the rituals and celebrations of their faith?
Producer David Brown Director Edward Bames BBC North
● FAMILY: page 82


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

: Head over Heels

A magazine that looks at a man's world from a woman's perspective. Drug smuggling is the fastest-growing female crime in Britain. Those involved discuss it, including Ebunola, a convicted drug smuggler, who thought she was bringing in incense. Nina Myskow is an unrepentant shopaholic.
She gives the expert's guide on how to shop till you drop without guilt.
Also featured: what you can tell about a man from the way he dances, and a one-stop shop to kit out kids at half-term.
Presented by Lucy Pilkington and Susan Rae.
Director Joanne Reay Producer Jane Lush


Unknown: Nina Myskow
Presented By: Lucy Pilkington
Presented By: Susan Rae.
Director: Joanne Reay
Producer: Jane Lush

: News

Moira Stuart presents the latest national and international news.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Praise Be!

Thora Hird introduces your requests from Songs of Praise's more informal programmes - Benidorm, Lewes, Islington and Fleetwood. She meets the BBC's Political Editor, John Cole, who reflects on the other side of Parliament, as seen in the programme from St Margaret's, Westminster.
Praise My Soul; And Can It Be (Sagina); Guide Me, ~O Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); One More Step Along the World I Go; Walk in the Light; Abide with Me (Eventide); Bread and Fishes; In Heavenly Love Abiding; To God Be the Glory.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Thora Hird
Guest: John Cole
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
Siegfried is persuaded by an old colleague to show his offspring the sharp end of the business.
Calum is resentful of yet another callow youth around the surgery but soon becomes more enthusiastic when he sees the new veterinary student.
Producer Bill Sellars
Director Tony Virgo (R)


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Brian Finch.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tony Virgo
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Deirdre: Andrea Gibb
Emma: Veronica Smart
Mr Biggins: John Sharp
Jack Sanders: James Warrior
Betty Sanders: Gillian Hanna
Mrs Bell: Sandra Gough
Joe Harris: Roger Bingham
Simon: Graham Wicinskj
Peter: Richard Houlian

: Blackadder II

A series of situation 'tragedies' by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.
England 1561: Edmund finds himself in a spot of bother when he cuts off Sir Francis Drake's head and completely ruins his weekend.



Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Lady Farrow: Holly De Jong
Jailer Ploppy: Bill Wallis
Mrs Ploppy: Linda Polan
Earl Farrow: Patrick Duncan

: Mastermind

The contenders in tonight's third semi-final are:
Bruce Watson
(antique furniture restorer) Life and works of James Brindley Helen Grayson
(technical writer)
Novels of Kurt Vonnegut Michael Clark
(plant and tool assistant)
Life and reign of Louis XIV (1638-1715)
Allan Draycott
(part-time lecturer)
History of test cricket since 1877.
With Magnus Magnusson from the Whitworth Hall at the University of Manchester. Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey BBC Elstree


Unknown: Bruce Watson
Unknown: James Brindley
Unknown: Helen Grayson
Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown: Michael Clark
Unknown: Allan Draycott
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Whitworth Hall
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

Martyn Lewis presents the lastest stories and pictures from home and abroad.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: 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.
Some Enchanted Evening written by and starring John Sessions
Bobby Buffet is a musical director who has been dragged to London to remount a Broadway musical in the West End.
A rather unwilling participant, he finds himself in a hotel without a piano. When one finally arrives, there could be emotional strings attached. Music Bill Connor
Lighting designer Rod Litherland Designer Rochelle Selwyn Producer Fiona Finlay Director Sharon Miller


Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Bobby Buffet
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: Sharon Miller

: Everyman

Facing the Book
Amid the furore over
Salman Rushdie 's novel The Satanic Verses, an unusual experiment takes place. Eight people with opposing views are invited to share a remote house for four days.
There are three devout
Muslims, two 'liberal' Muslims, a Christian businessman, a female deacon in the Church of England and a bookseller who have to find ways to live together. Words are exchanged in anger, sorrow, love and understanding with some surprising results. With John Heron. Producer Ed Goldwyn Editor Jane Drabble
A Goldwyn Associates production for BBCtv


Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: John Heron.
Producer: Ed Goldwyn
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Borderlines

Malcolm Bradbury visits a small town on the Welsh-English border to cast a writer's eye over this year's Sunday Times Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature.
In the festival theatre he chairs a discussion about writers in a fast-changing world with playwright Arthur Miller , novelist Fay Weldon and the essayist, art critic and novelist John Berger. Director John Geraint Producer David Peet


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: John Berger.
Director: John Geraint
Producer: David Peet

: Women Mean Business

The last of six programmes presented by Glenda Jackson. She who pays the piper calls the tune - and that's exactly what you do when you're your own boss!
In this final programme Glenda Jackson talks to some women who run their own show.
Assistant producer Lazell Daley Producer Marion Allinson
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Presented By: Glenda Jackson.
Talks: Glenda Jackson
Producer: Lazell Daley
Producer: Marion Allinson

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.

: Weather

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