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: Open University

6.45 The Million-Dollar Motorcar
7.10 Floating an Integral
7.35 The Kenyan Small Farmer
8.00 Carbonyl Chemistry
8.25 Maths Methods: Vibration

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop at Little Salkeld,
Cumbria, where Peggy finds out about flour and meets a rabbit.
Today's story is Piggo and the Secret Tunnel, written and told by Pam Ayres. With Vanessa Amberleigh. (R)


Told By: Pam Ayres.
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh.

: Umbrella

Why does a Jewish boy give up his spare time to learn Hebrew? What did the Buddhist leader of Tibet do when a foreign army marched into his country? With Mark Chatterton , Lynne Kieran and Susan Leong. Director Celia Thomson Producer Judy Merry (R)


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Lynne Kieran
Unknown: Susan Leong.
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: This Is the Day

Tony Phelan visits the Aids Unit at the Mildmay Mission Hospital in London's East End where the hospital's director of nursing,
Ruth Sims , looks at how today's reading challenges attitudes and motivates action.
Reading: I Peter 1, vv 3-9. Director Nora Dennehy Producer Steve Benson


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: Ruth Sims
Director: Nora Dennehy
Producer: Steve Benson

: Bugs Bunny's Year

Celebrating Bugs's 50th anniversary in show business. (R)

: Megaforce

Barry Bostwick
All-action fantasy adventure featuring a dazzling array of futuristic hardware.
Director Hal Needham
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Barry Bostwick
Director: Hal Needham
Ace Hunter: Barry Bostwick
Dallas: Michael Beck
Zara: Persis Khambatta
Byrne-White: Edward Mulhare
Professor Eggstrum: George Furth
Cuerera: Henry Silva

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see an edition of The Big E, this time with sign language and subtitles.
The Balancing Act. Chris Baines reports on the damage done to the countryside by too many visitors. Sign language interpreter: John Lee.
Producer Ron Bloomfield


Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: John Lee.
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

: Country File

Twenty years ago Loch Neagh in Northern Ireland turned green, suffering from the kind of algal overgrowth that is now causing problems in many of England's lakes and reservoirs. As
Chris Baines reports, research in Northern Ireland has probably solved the problem there and opened the way to controlling other forms of water pollution. But will the newly privatised water industry have the courage and far-sightedness to invest in a radical and unusual method of keeping our water clean?
Introduced by John Craven. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bernard Davey. Producer Phil Franklin
Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: Loch Neagh
Unknown: Chris Baines
Introduced By: John Craven.
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Producer: Phil Franklin
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by On the Record
After the international convulsions of the past year, Britain faces tough decisions about its future and how it should respond. As the nations of Europe start to hammer out new treaties, new currencies and new politics, what does Britain want? Will the outcome be to our advantage or will we be left on the sidelines? In his first major interview since becoming Foreign Secretary, Douglas Hurd talks to
Jonathan Dimbleby about his vision of Britain's future and the critical choices ahead. With John Cole. Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Talks: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes. The struggle to save the market reaches crisis point and Michelle makes a disturbing discovery. The Vic's new landlord arrives and forces Wicksy to take drastic action.
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Ferry to Hong Kong

Curt Jurgens Orson Welles
A waterfront layabout, Austrian
Mark Conrad is forced from Hong Kong on to the ferry to Macao. Then, much to the pompous captain's disgust, Macao also refuses to let Conrad ashore - leaving him a permanent passenger on board the vessel. However, when a series of disasters strikes the boat, including a typhoon, Conrad shows his true worth.
Based on the novel by Max Catto Director Lewis Gilbert
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Curt Jurgens
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Mark Conrad
Novel By: Max Catto
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Mark Conrad: Curt Jurgens
Captain Hart: Orson Welles
Liz Ferrers: Sylvia Syms
Miguel Henriques: Jeremy Spenser
Joe Skinner: Noel Purcell
Miss Carter: Margaret Withers
Police inspector: John Wallace
Johnny Sing-Up: Roy Chiao
Foo Soo: Shelley Shen

: Air Show 90

Four very different events begin this year's special air show season: the heavy metal military power at RAF Mildenhall; family fun at the Southend Air Show; the veterans of the skies at Old Warden's
Shuttleworth Collection; and the Schneider Trophy air race.
Presented by Noel Edmonds with John Hutchinson , Sybil Ruscoe and Rob Curling.
Television presentation Peter Hylton Cleaver


Presented By: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: John Hutchinson
Unknown: Sybil Ruscoe
Unknown: Rob Curling.
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Head over Heels

A magazine that looks at a man's world from a woman's perspective. Why are women like Sue forced to borrow money at interest rates of 1,000 per cent from illegal moneylenders? And who said this? 'Cats are like beautiful women - utterly demanding, utterly selfish, utterly idle and utterly useless.' With Lucy Pilkington and Susan Rae.
Director Joanne Reay Producer Jane Lush


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

: Lifeline

Claire Rayner appeals on behalf of Parents for Children, a voluntary adoption agency which recruits adoptive families for children whose experience of abuse or deprivation has been extreme. With Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow. Producer Jill Dawson
0 DONATIONS: please help Parents for
Children in their difficult and vital task. Send your donations to [address removed].


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow.
Producer: Jill Dawson
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Festival

In tonight's programme Bill Oddie visits the Glastonbury Festival which for many people has a particular spiritual significance, especially at the time of the midsummer solstice. With music from Hothouse Flowers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Producer Christopher Mann
Series editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Roger Hutchings

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Coming to You Live - The Origins of Outside Broadcast Television 16 August 2020

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot. Starring Christopher Timothy Robert Hardy
The Nelson Touch. James castrates
Lord Hulton's pigs and wins the pools. Siegfried wins the day with Mr Hopps 's digestive problem.
Episode written by Roger Davenport Director Bob Blagden
Producer Bill Sellars (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Mr Hopps
Written By: Roger Davenport
Director: Bob Blagden
Producer: Bill Sellars
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Charlie: James Garbutt
Bert: Terry Gunn
Hughie: Tubby Andrews
Mr Blackwood: John Atkinson
Mrs Blackwood: Sheila Mitchell
Mr Hopps: David Cook
Dr Allinson: Richard Butler

: Blackadder the Third: Dish and Dishonesty

Comic tales of a dubious dynasty starring Rowan Atkinson

England, 1760-1815: a golden age of wealth, power, discovery. But not for
E Blackadder Esq, butler to the Prince Regent. The new prime minister, Pitt the Younger (aged 13¾), plans to bankrupt the prince. As usual, Blackadder takes his master's side (and indeed his wallet). A rip-roaring tale of sex and politics, not to be missed for its libel-action opportunities.

(R) (Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Prince Regent: Hugh Laurie
Mrs Miggins: Helen Atkinson Wood
Vincent Hanna's great-great grandfather: Vincent Hanna
Sir Talbot Buxomly, MP: Denis Un
Pitt the Younger: Simon Osborne
Pitt the Even Younger: Dominic Martelli
Ivor Biggun: Geoffrey McGivern

: Heaven Can Wait

Warren Beatty Julie Christie
Joe Pendleton 's promising football career is abruptly ended in a fatal traffic accident. But it seems Joe was called from this world before his time and is soon to return - in someone else's body.
Screenplay by Elaine May and Warren Beatty. based on the play by Harry Segall
Directors Warren Beatty and Buck Henry
('Warren Beatty - a Film 90 Special' on Thursday at 10.00pm)
0 COVER STORY: page 4
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Joe Pendleton
Unknown: Elaine May
Unknown: Warren Beatty.
Play By: Harry Segall
Directors: Warren Beatty
Directors: Buck Henry
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Joe Pendleton: Warren Beatty
Betty Logan: Julie Christie
Mr Jordan: James Mason
Max Corkle: Jack Warden
Tony Abbott: Charles Grodin
Julia Farnsworth: Dyan Cannon
Escort: Buck Henry
Krim: Vincent Gardenia

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Heart of the Matter

And Donor Makes Three. Do you consider that you have a right to know who your father is? Thousands of children, produced as a result of artificial insemination by donor, are denied that right. Recent legislation has decreed that identifying information about sperm donors should be held by clinics, but not made available. Many families with donor children also wish that information be kept secret - but whose rights are primary?
Joan Bakewell meets parents, children, donors and clinicians to unravel the implications of parenthood when donor makes three. Director Claire Hobday
Series producer Olga Edridge


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

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

A new comedy drama series from the USA starring Blair Brown Unbreakable Bottles. Intelligent, attractive and independent,
Molly Dodd has the world at her feet - so why must it always trip her up? When she discovers that the elevator man hates her poems, her latest date has a wife and a lover, and her ex-husband is about to remarry, she hits the bottle.
9 FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Molly Dodd
Molly Dodd: Blair Brown
Florence: Allyn Ann McLerie
Fred Dodd: William Converse-Roberts

: You and 92

5: You and Your Food and Drink
Alan Watson and Dick Taverne ask how 1992 will affect what we eat and drink.
Producer Laurence Vulliamy
Series editor Christopher Capron A Capron production for BBCtv
0 BOOKLET: send a 28p A4 sae to [address removed], (available mid-August).


Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Dick Taverne
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Editor: Christopher Capron

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic drama in Hindi with English subtitles.

: Weather

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