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: Open University

6.45 Education: Time to Learn

7.10 Heat through the Lithosphere

7.35 History: The Photographer as Witness

8.00 Deep Secrets

8.25 Maths: Differential Equations

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop, where Dot (Liz Kitchen) plays the drums. She plays other instruments, too, and so does Domino the musical monkey.
Today's story, The Tummy, the Hands and the Feet, is told by Mark Sendell. (R)


Storyteller: Mark Sendell
Dot: Liz Kitchen

: Making Sense

... of It All. In the final programme of this series, Donald Reeves talks about the one certain fact of life - the inevitability of death, which the Old Testament prophets claimed was also true of societies. Such sayings are never easy, but he believes that they point to a new way of living and being which is waiting to be born: 'When all is gathered into God, then we shall know something of that peace, beauty, harmony and union for which we strive and for which religion exists.'
Director Richard AJwyn
Producer Helen Alexander (R)


Talks: Donald Reeves
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

A Redeemed People. Linda Mary
Evans joins Liz Westcott at home in Brixham in Devon for a simple service of readings, prayer and reflections. The Rev Dave Pole explores what it means to be 'redeemed' today.
Reading: Isaiah 43, vv1-7. Director Stephen Lynas Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Linda Mary
Unknown: Liz Westcott
Unknown: Dave Pole
Director: Stephen Lynas
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Follow that Bird

FILM Starring the Sesame Street gang with John Candy, Chevy Chase
When Big Bird is taken from Sesame Street to stay with a family of his own kind - the Dodos - he runs away. But Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of his old Sesame
Street friends soon set off to find him and begin a series of exciting adventures.
With the voices of Caroll Spinney (Big Bird/Oscar), Jim Henson (Kermit the Frog/Ernie) and Frank Oz (Cookie Monster/Bert/Grover). Director Ken Kwapis
0 FILMS: pages 22-26


Unknown: Jim Henson
Director: Ken Kwapis
Principal muppet performer: Richard Hunt
Principal muppet performer: Kathryn Mullen
Principal muppet performer: Jerry Nelson
Grouch cook: Paul Bartel
Grouch waitress: Sandra Bernhard
State trooper: John Candy
Newscaster: Chevy Chase
Sid Sleaze: Joe Flaherty
Truck driver: Waylon Jennings
Sam Sleaze: Dave Thomas

: Popeye

Cartoon in which Popeye's pa poses problems.

: Llangollen 90

Brian Kay and Sara Edwards introduce the highlights from this year's Llangollen International
Musical Eisteddfod, the world's leading festival of choral music, folk song and dance, featuring thousands of competitors from every part of the globe. Producer Dafydd M Roberts
Executive producer Huw Brian Williams


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Sara Edwards
Producer: Dafydd M Roberts
Producer: Huw Brian Williams

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see a 40 Minutes programme, this time with subtitles and sign language. A Safe Sex for a Safe Seat. In Buxton, Jill and Mary have a goal. They are looking for a candidate for High Peak parliamentary constituency. For the first time, cameras are allowed behind the doors of a selection committee. Will a woman get through the first round? If so, how will she answer the question: 'Is there anything in your past which could damage or embarrass the Conservative Party?'
With sign language interpretation by John Lee.
Producer Ruth Jackson Editor Caroline Pick


Unknown: John Lee.
Producer: Ruth Jackson
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Country File

John Craven presents this week's programme from the Royal Show ground at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Once the Royal was just a perfect event for farmers to meet up with friends. Today it is visited by thousands who know little or nothing about farming. But deep down the show is still very much about what is happening in the countryside as reporters Chris Baines and Michael Collie discover.
Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Ian McCaskill.
Producer Alan Miller
Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Reporters: Chris Baines
Reporters: Michael Collie
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Alan Miller
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Philip Hayton. Followed by On the Record
Up-to-the-minute analysis of the latest events in British politics.
Today's programme asks: is there now a chance of 'peace in our time' in Northern Ireland? This week the Government is expected to announce the next stage in the delicate process of bringing the warring parties to negotiation.
Frank Millar reports on whether these talks, the first for ten years, will succeed where all others have failed. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole , the BBC's political editor. Producer Sam Collyns Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Frank Millar
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole
Producer: Sam Collyns
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Sharon meets her real mother at last - and is shocked by her situation. A new family arrives in the Square and Cindy discovers that her secret is out.
Feature: page 14
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Festival

Bill Oddie immerses himself in the life of Clydebank near Glasgow - a town destroyed in the wartime blitz almost 50 years ago. Since then the community has bounced back from a variety of disasters, and among those paying tribute to the town's resilience are local pop stars Wet Wet Wet. Producer Stuart Miller
Series editor Roger Hutchings
W FEATURE: page 19


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Stuart Miller
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Sir Jim'll Fix It

Jimmy Savile fixes it for those of you who wrote to him asking to see again their favourite 'Fix-Its' from the past 15 years. They include a viewer who wanted to be Spiderman and another who wanted to challenge Frank Bruno to a boxing match at the Royal Albert Hall. Producer Roger Ordish


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

The classic comedy starring Michael Crawford
Michele Dotrice
More adventures with the ever-clumsy Frank Spencer.
Written by Raymond Allen Producer Michael Mills (R)


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Michele Dotrice
Unknown: Frank Spencer.
Written By: Raymond Allen
Producer: Michael Mills
Frank: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice

: Only Fools and Horses

David Jason
Nicholas Lyndhurst
The Jolly Boys' Outing. Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert go on a coach trip to Margate for the day, but things inevitably don't go as planned.
Written by John Sullivan Director Tony Dow
Producer Gareth Gwenlan (R)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Unknown: Uncle Albert
Written By: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Denzil: Paul Barber
Boycie: John Challis
Sid: Roy Heather
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Alan: Denis Lill
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Micky: Patrick Murray
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Stong
Jevon: Steven Woodcock

: News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: World Cup Grandstand

World Cup Final live from the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Who will be the winners of the 14th World Cup final? Only six teams have ever won football's ultimate prize: 1990 hosts Italy, winning it on three occasions in 1934, 1938 and 1982; Brazil, also three times in 1958, 1962 and 1970; West Germany, Uruguay and Argentina, two times a piece and, of course, England back in 1966. Will a seventh country make its mark on the roll of honour? BBCtv provides uninterrupted coverage of the whole occasion and a review of the epic moments of the 1990 World Cup matches. introduced by Desmond Lynam. 0 FEATURE: page 12


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.

: * Bergerac

The Jersey detective series starring John Nettles
Treasure Hunt. Murder and a series of apparently unrelated robberies bring Jim Bergerac face to face with his old adversary Philippa Vale, with unforeseen consequences for them both.
Episode written by Rod Beacham Director Robert Tronson
Producer Jonathan Alwyn (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Jim Bergerac
Written By: Rod Beacham
Director: Robert Tronson
Producer: Jonathan Alwyn
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charles: Terence Alexander
Philippa Vale: Liza Goddard
Terence: Peter Jeffrey
Raymond: James Maxwell
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Susan Young: Louise Jameson

: * News

Martyn Lewis presents the news of the day's major world events. Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Heart of the Matter

An Eye for an Eye. In May 1988 Palestinian terrorists murdered British relief workers and their children in a bomb attack in the Sudan. The relatives of the British families must now decide the fate of the terrorists. Under Islamic law they have to choose between three courses of action: the death penalty, blood money or pardon.
Imprisonment has not been offered as an option.
Joan Bakewell talks to one family about the dilemma they face and the decision they finally make. Director Candida Pryce-Jones Series producer Olga Edridge


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Director: Candida Pryce-Jones
Producer: Olga Edridge

: * Today at Wimbledon

The climax of the greatest tennis championships in the world: the crowning of the men's singles champion.
Harry Carpenter introduces highlights of this afternoon's final and with guests recalls the best moments from the fortnight.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Mahabharat

This 91-part epic Indian drama is a tale about love, war and good triumphing over evil.
13: King Kans learns that Devaki's baby son - who's destined to kill him - is alive and living in Gokul. He sends Poona disguised as a nurse to kill all the newborn children, but when she tries to kill Krishna she herself dies. Kans, however, thinks his evil plan has worked.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Shown yesterday at 2.45pm on BBC2)

: * Weather

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