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: Open University

7.10 Water by the Volume
7.35 Technology: Today's Beef
8.00 Chemistry: Flavours and Fragrances
8.25 Maths Methods: Numerical

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the the Tent Stop. Today's story is Jonah and the Whale, re-told by Nicola Russell. (R)


Unknown: Nicola Russell.

: Making Sense

... of Salvation. Donald Reeves , Rector of St James 's, Piccadilly believes that salvation is in danger of becoming a multi-million dollar business.
Director Richard Alwyn
Producer Helen Alexander (R)


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

: This Is the Day

The Burning Bush. James Cooke and Nicola Cooke adopted two children. Norma Cradock meets them at their
Surrey home.
Reading: Exodus 3, vv 1-12. Director Nora Dennehy Producer Chris Loughlin


Unknown: James Cooke
Unknown: Nicola Cooke
Unknown: Norma Cradock
Director: Nora Dennehy
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Bazaar

This week three finalists in the Box
Beautiful gardening competition re-create their winning designs. Presented by Janice Long.
0 FACTSHEET: write to Bazaar 19, BBCtv. London W12 7RJ


Presented By: Janice Long.

: Take Nobody's Word for It

Do-it-yourself science. Professor Ian Fells and Carol Vorderman put the paintings of Vermeer under the lens, and explore the relationship between art and science. Director Hendrik Ball
Producer George Auckland (R)
0 BOOK: 'Take Nobody's Word for It Book of Experiments', price £3.95, from booksellers.
0 PAPER ENGINEERING KIT: send £1.60 cheque/PO made out to 'Take Nobody's Word for It, to '[address removed]


Unknown: Ian Fells
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Director: Hendrik Ball

: Business Matters

End of the Giants? In the first of two programmes David Lomax talks to Dr Rosabeth Moss Kanter about the revolution going on in business.


Talks: David Lomax
Unknown: Dr Rosabeth Moss Kanter

: The Big E

The Throwaway Society. What can we do with the millions of tons of rubbish our society produces each year? Chris Baines reports. Producer Stephen Moss
Series producer Ron Bloomfield (R)
0 SUPPORT MATERIALS: for free copy of environmental action notes, send a large 30p sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Stephen Moss

: When in France

Vous parlez français comment? If your French is rusty O-level and you'd like to improve it, then this is the series for you.
3: In Toulouse Dariane Lorian joins a French darts team, and visits a local market to buy raspberries from an English farmer. Producer Frank Ash
0 BOOK: same title, priced £3.50, and cassette, priced £4.99, available from booksellers.


Producer: Frank Ash

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see an edition of Advice Shop, this time with sign language and subtitles. The wages of ten million British workers fall below the Council of Europe's
'decency threshold'. Low pay also means long hours, unsafe conditions and rip-offs by unscrupulous employers. So what protection is there? Sign-language interpreter: John Lee.


Unknown: John Lee.

: Country File

Bats are sociable, affectionate and cuddly, yet most people flee in horror at sight or sound of the tiny terrors. Their unpopularity has had serious consequences and many species are now endangered. But all that could change because this week is National Bat Week, as John Craven reports. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Michael Fish. Producer Dick Colthurst Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Michael Fish.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News With Moira Stuart. Followed by On the Record

What's really going on in British politics? Up-to-the-minute analysis of the latest stories, with in-depth film reports and live interviews.
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
Editor Glenwyn Benson


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Nick prepares a special meal for Dot, and Dot decides to eat it. And Sharon and Wicksy finally talk about the future.
Cover Story: page 4
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady

Also starring Audrey Hepburn.
In tribute to Sir Rex Harrison who died earlier this month BBCtv screens his superb Oscar-winning performance as Professor Henry Higgins in Lerner and Loewe's enchanting musical version of Shaw's play Pygmalion. Henry Higgins , famous professor of phonetics, boasts to his friend Pickering that he could teach a Cockney flower girl to speak like a Duchess. The next morning Eliza Doolittle arrives on his doorstep, demanding to be taught. Professor
Henry Higgins. .. Rex Harrison
Marni Nixen sings the role of Eliza. Director George Cukor W FILMS: pages 19-24


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn.
Unknown: Sir Rex Harrison
Unknown: Professor Henry Higgins
Unknown: Henry Higgins
Unknown: Eliza Doolittle
Unknown: Henry Higgins.
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Marni Nixen
Director: George Cukor
Eliza Doolittle: Audrey Hepburn
Alfred Doolittle: Stanley Holloway
Colonel Pickering: Wilfrid Hyde White
Mrs Higgins: Gladys Cooper
Freddie: Jeremy Brett
Zoltan Karpathy: Theodore Bikel
Mrs Pearce: Mona Washbourne
Mrs Eynsford-Hill: Isobel Elsom
Butler: John Holland

: Cartoon

Barney Bear is prospecting for laughs in this animation.

: Head over Heels

A magazine that looks at a man's world from a woman's perspective. How can men travel together between home and work for 20 years and yet know nothing about each other? Plus man-about-town
Bill Wiggins is sent to find out what makes a woman sexy. With Lucy Pilkington and Susan Rae. Director Joanne Reay Producer Jane Lush
* FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Bill Wiggins
Unknown: Lucy Pilkington
Unknown: Susan Rae.
Director: Joanne Reay
Producer: Jane Lush

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Praise Be!

Songs of Praise brought a happy ending for one Bristol man who fell in love with a face on the screen.
Peter and Sarah married last month, as Thora Hird recalls as she introduces more hymn requests. Hymns: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton); Lord of the Dance; 0 Love that Will Not Let Me Go (St Margaret); All Things Bright and Beautiful; All Creatures of Our God and King (Easter Song); Will Your Anchor Hold?; Blessed Assurance; Father God I Wonder; Eternal Father (Melita).
Producer Stephen Lynas


Unknown: Thora Hird
Producer: Stephen Lynas

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot.
Christopher Timothy
Here and There. James is intrigued by Basil who works as a cow hand while Siegfried is disturbed by Mr. Dawson, and wishes he wasn't.
Episode written by Brian Finch Director Bob Blagden
Producer Bill Sellars (R)


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Written By: Brian Finch
Director: Bob Blagden
Producer: Bill Sellars
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Basil Courtney: Andrew Seear
Mr Dawson: Brian Glover

: Blackadder II

Comic tales of a dubious dynasty. Money. England 1564: trouble in store for Edmund when the vicar drops by unexpectedly and tries to shove a red hot poker up his bottom.
Director Mandie Fletcher Producer John Lloyd (R)


Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McLnnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne

: Mastermind - the Final

The climax of the 1990 series from the City Chambers, Glasgow, when the winner will receive the coveted
Mastermind trophy from Jonathan Powell , Controller BBC1. The finalists are:
Brian Bibby (civil servant) on the life and operas of Verdi;
Helen Grayson (technical writer) on the life and works of Mary Wollstonecraft ;
David Edwards (teacher) on the life and works of James Clerk Maxwell ; Paul Webbewood (civil servant) on the history of the British Labour Party since 1900;
Chantal Thompson (trainee solicitor) on the life and works of Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Presented by Magnus Magnusson. Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey
0 TV WATCH: page 8
W TRENDS: page 80


Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Brian Bibby
Unknown: Helen Grayson
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: James Clerk Maxwell
Unknown: Paul Webbewood
Unknown: Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

Michael Buerk presents the day's news from home and abroad.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: That's Life!

Real-life humour, mishaps, special investigations and consumer stories drawn from the thousands of 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


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

: World Cup Report

Highlights from Republic of Ireland v Egypt (Group F)
Belgium v Uruguay (Group E) and South Korea v Spain (Group E).
Republic of Ireland's second match in Group F pits them against Egypt. Jack Charlton's men know it's important for them to secure a win over the Africans. Plus the goal action from the Group E matches between Belgium and Uruguay and South Korea and Spain.
And reaction to yesterday's
England match with Holland and Scotland's second group match with Sweden.
Introduced by Bob Wilson with Terry Venables.


Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Terry Venables.

: Heart of the Matter

A Question of Sex. Caroline Cossey is a long-legged, fine-featured and internationally successful fashion model.
She is also legally a man.
Distressed by the laws of Britain, which do not recognise her transsexual 'sex-change' status, she has taken her case to the European Court of Human Rights. Joan Bakewell looks at her claims, explores society's attitudes to sexual identity and asks at what price do we tamper with it. Director Claire Hobday
Series producer Olga Edridge


Unknown: Caroline Cossey
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Claire Hobday
Producer: Olga Edridge

: Show Jumping

Featuring the Alan Paul
Hairdressing Grand Prix from the NEC, Birmingham.
This competition formed the second leg of a fantastic double last year for Michael Whitaker but there is a very strong field of riders trying to prevent a repeat performance.
Introduced by David Vine with commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.


Unknown: Alan Paul
Unknown: Michael Whitaker
Introduced By: David Vine
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.

: Mahabharat

A 91-part drama based on the classic Indian epic.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Shown yesterday at 2.45pm on BBC2)

: Weather

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