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: Open University

6.45 Time for Design
7.10 Nuclear Weapons: Capability
7.35 Molecular Immunology
8.00 Chemistry: Pure Organic Compounds
8.25 Mathematical Models and Methods: Catenaries

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop. With Eithne Hannigan and storyteller lain Lauchlan. (R)


Unknown: Eithne Hannigan

: Morning Worship

Praise the Lord! A celebration in music and prayer for Whit Sunday from the New Testament Assembly Church in Tooting, south London. Producer Simon Hammond Editor Helen Alexander


Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Helen Alexander

: It Doesn't Have to Hurt!

In the last programme of the series, June Whitfield has news for the elderly who feel that their 'get up and go' has 'got up and gone'. With Professor Archie Young and Dr Stuart Biddle.
Producers Peter Ramsden and Alan Russell (R)
W BOOKLET: send an A5 sae with a 24p stamp to: [address removed]


Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Professor Archie Young
Unknown: Dr Stuart Biddle.
Producers: Peter Ramsden
Producers: Alan Russell

: Take Nobody's Word for It

Do-it-yourself science.
Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells investigate the science of sailing and the origins of weather while guest John Kettley talks about what it takes to become a weatherman. (R)
0 BOOK: 'Take Nobody's Word for It Book of Experiments ' price £3.95, available from bookshops.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Talks: John Kettley

: Business Matters

Doing Business in Germany. In the second of three special reports,
John Humphrys talks to business people who have been trying to break into the West German market which has been called the most difficult in the world.
0 TRAINING VIDEO: for details contact BBC Education and Training Sales on [number removed].


Talks: John Humphrys

: Women Mean Business

In the last of the series
Glenda Jackson talks to some women who run their own businesses. Producer Marion Allinson
0 BOOKLET: send sae (24p) to [address removed].
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed] today from 1 00am to 1, OOpm (calls are free).


Talks: Glenda Jackson
Producer: Marion Allinson

: When in France

Vous parlez français comment? If it's rusty O-level and you'd like to improve it, this series is for you.
1: Dariane Lorian 's journey starts in Normandie where she meets a Geordie builder restoring an old farmhouse and a Welsh couple selling English silverware to the French. She shows you how to buy food, how to reserve a room in a hotel and what to do if you get lost. Producer Frank Ash
* SUPPORT MATERIAL: a book (£3.50) and cassette (£4.99) are available from booksellers.


Unknown: Dariane Lorian
Producer: Frank Ash

: See Hear!

The monthly magazine programme with sign language and subtitles. Presented by Clive Mason and Maureen Denrr. ark and interpreted by John Lee and Brenda Mackay. Series producer Ian Woolf


Presented By: Clive Mason
Presented By: Maureen Denrr.
Unknown: John Lee
Unknown: Brenda MacKay.
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Country File

The Isles of Scilly are seen by many as a haven from today's fast-moving world. They're renowned for their environment and mild climate. But it is because of those qualities the Islands' peace and tranquillity is under threat from the pressures of modern life.
John Craven examines the struggle to save the islands from a modern disaster. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with John Kettley.
Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: John Kettley.
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
The current affairs programme which analyses topical events with the politicians making the news. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Episodes written by Paul Doust
Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Can Ethel save Dot in time? And can Shireen's engagement survive if Ashraf continues to be unfaithful?
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Paul Doust

: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Charlton Heston
Rex Harrison
Michelangelo, the master sculptor of the Italian Renaissance, is commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the vaults of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. He agrees unwillingly, and thus begins a four-year battle over the creation of one of the world's greatest works of art.
Producer/Director Carol Reed
● FILMS: pages 20-26


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Pope Julius Ii
Michelangelo: Charlton Heston
Pope Julius II: Rex Harrison
Contessina de' Medici: Diane Cilento
Bramante: Harry Andrews
Duke ofUrbino: Alberto Lupo

: All Our Children

A 12-part series about childhood around the world, narrated by Judi Dench.
8: Fighting for Health. Illness and disability dominate the lives of millions of the world's children.
Two of the six babies who introduced the series, in Brazil and Kenya, face health crises during their infancy. In the United States poor diet means many children are overweight. In India thousands suffer from the disabilities of polio through lack of immunisation. In Britain mental handicap strikes without warning or favour. How do parents face up to these problems? What role can children themselves play in the fight for a healthier life? Director Edward Barnes Producer David Brown


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

: Head over Heels

A magazine that looks at a man's world from a woman's perspective. Clive James has made his name poking fun at television. TV critic
Jaci Stephen turns the table on him and looks back at his career on the box. Then a look at therapists: since anyone can set themselves up as one, how do you know whom to trust?
Also featured: what are the five 'Fs' that make the ideal secretary? And how to tell if your partner is being unfaithful. Presented by Lucy Pilkington and Susan Rae. Director Joanne Reay Producer Jane Lush
● FAMILY: page 88


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Jaci Stephen
Presented By: Lucy Pilkington
Presented By: Susan Rae.
Director: Joanne Reay

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow report on the latest charity news. Judith Hann appeals on behalf of the National Eye
Research Centre at Bristol Hospital which carries out vital research into the causes, treatment and prevention of eye disease. Producer Jill Dawson
● DONATIONS: please send to [address removed].


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow
Unknown: Judith Hann
Producer: Jill Dawson
Unknown: Judith Hann

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

The nave of Lichfield's beautiful cathedral is filled with the sound of massed choirs and of the Staffordshire Youth Orchestra in this programme for Pentecost.
Christians who have experienced the guidance of the Holy Spirit tell their stories to Alan Titchmarsh.
Hymns: There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds); Great Is Thy Faithfulness;
Restore, 0 Lord, the Honour of Your Name; God Is Love (Abbot's Leigh); He Who Would Valiant Be; Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands); There's a Quiet Understanding; Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down Ampney) Producer Diane Reid
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the popular books of Yorkshire vet
James Herriot. Starring
Christopher Timothy Robert Hardy
The Jackpot. James wears his shorts on a visit and is challenged to a race while Jock, a once champion sheepdog, delights in chasing cars from the farm.
Episode written by Anthony Steven Director Tony Virgo
Producer Bill Sellars (R)


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Written By: Anthony Steven
Director: Tony Virgo
Producer: Bill Sellars
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Deirdre: Andrea Gibb
Mr Meynell: Danny James
Mrs Meynell: Mary Wray
Mr Tansy: Tony Havering
Jack Tansy: Robert Falconer

: Blackadder II: Potato

The comic tale of a dubious dynasty. New Zealand, 1562: Edmund's two-year mission to seek out new potatoes, to boldly go where Sir Walter Raleigh has gone before... (R)


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 I: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Captain Rum: Tom Baker
Sir Walter Raleigh: Simon Jones

: Mastermind

In tonight's fourth semi-final are David Steele (local government accountant) on the life and career of President Truman;
Paul Webbewood (civil servant) on the life and career of Oliver Cromwell , 1599-1658;
Dave Ross (welfare rights worker) on European political history, 1870-1945;
Bernard Howell (civil servant) on the novels of William Golding.
With Magnus Magnusson at the University of Essex, Colchester. Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey


Unknown: David Steele
Unknown: Paul Webbewood
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Dave Ross
Unknown: Bernard Howell
Unknown: William Golding.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

With Michael Buerk
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: John Kettley

: That's Life!

Humour, investigations and consumer stories with Esther Rantzen , Gavin Campbell , Adrian Mills , Howard Leader , Simon Fanshawe and Doc Cox. Editor Shaun Woodward


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Howard Leader
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Doc Cox.
Editor: Shaun Woodward

: Single Voices

A series of dramatic monologues. Sandy Comes Home written by and starring Barry Humphries who re-creates Sandy Stone , a character from his sell-out stage show Back with a Vengeance.
Sandy's ghost has returned home to 'Kyora', number 36 Gallipoli Crescent. How things have changed since he moved there as a newly-wed 50 years ago. Producer Fiona Finlay Director David Bell
0 FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Barry Humphries
Unknown: Sandy Stone
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: David Bell

: Everyman

The Fifth Gospel. A fusion of drama and documentary written and performed by Nabil Shaban (star of last year's Royal Court Theatre production of Iranian Nights) with Tina Leslie. 'Why me? Was my soul especially wicked that I should incur a greater curse? Do I want a miracle?' A young disabled pilgrim to Lourdes confronts her inner torments about the 'miracle' which might make her 'whole' and thus 'good'. Her guide is a Victorian magic lanternist who has strayed into the 20th century to ask some uncomfortable questions about the nature of miracles, and about how the Christian church has treated disability.
Editor Jane Drabble
A Nigel Evans production


Unknown: Nabil Shaban
Unknown: Tina Leslie.
Editor: Jane Drabble
Unknown: Nigel Evans

: You and 92

Ten programmes about how the new European Single Market might directly affect you in 1992. Presented by Dick Taverne and Alan Watson
1: You and the Single Market
Reports from Britons working in other Common Market countries, expert evidence in the studio and a specially commissioned Gallup poll. Producer Laurence Vulliamy
Series editor Christopher Capron A Capron production for BBCtv
* MONEY: page 88


Presented By: Dick Taverne
Presented By: Alan Watson
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Editor: Christopher Capron

: The Sky at Night

Looking Back in Time. The William Herschel Telescope is the third largest astronomical telescope in the world and one of the most modern. Patrick Moore visits the observatory in the Canary Islands and talks to the astronomers who have been exploring the universe with this great new telescope. Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Unknown: William Herschel Telescope
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

A 91-part drama based on the classic Indian epic.

: Weather

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