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: Open University

6.45 Culture and Community: Spain
7.10 Shooting the Moon
7.35 Ceramics under Stress
8.00 Physiology: Swimming in Fish
8.25 Maths: Partial Differentiation

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Ricky Diamond , Sarah Davison and Susan Monroe.
Today's story is The Yellow Spotted Mystery by Sheila Hyde. (R)


Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Sarah Davison
Unknown: Susan Monroe.
Unknown: Sheila Hyde.

: Morning Worship

Down by the Riverside. Ever since the 7th century, Christians have been worshipping in the ancient priory town of Christchurch in Dorset. Today, local churches, holidaymakers and a jazz band get together on the quayside for an open-air celebration of faith.
The service is led by the minister of Bargates Baptist Church, the Rev Ian Beedham. Director Steve Benson Producer Chris Loughlin


Unknown: Ian Beedham.
Director: Steve Benson
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Bugs Bunny's Year

This week's date in Bugs Bunny's cartoon calendar is Mothering Sunday. (R)

: Staying Together

Starring Lee Montgomery
Recently orphaned, Jimmy Bartlett faces a tough choice - fight to care for his young brother and sisters or fulfil his dreams of songwriting success. Either way, the odds are against him.
Director Jerry Thorpe
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Lee Montgomery
Unknown: Jimmy Bartlett
Director: Jerry Thorpe
Jimmy Bartlett: Lee Montgomery
Anne Marie Bartlett: Jill Schoelen
Susana Bartlett: Sara Navin
Bobbie Bartlett: Robert C Kiger

: Popeye's Premiere

Cartoon thrills and spills with the spinach-guzzling sailor. (R)

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see an edition of Someone Like Me - this time with sign language and subtitles.
Don Sullivan is a singer/songwriter who has spent much of his adult life on the road. Many of his songs deal with the theme of emigration. In this film, In Search of El Dorado , he tells of his own experiences. Sign language interpreter: John Lee.
Director/Producer Henry Laverty Series producer Frank Ash


Unknown: Don Sullivan
Unknown: El Dorado
Unknown: John Lee.
Producer: Henry Laverty
Producer: Frank Ash

: Country File

Britain's golf boom demands another 700 courses. Farmland is a prime target, and with farmers under pressure to diversify, the prospect of our countryside becoming one big golf course is daunting. John Craven examines the impact of the exchange of pasture land for fairways. Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with John Kettley. Producer David Wallace Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: John Kettley.
Producer: David Wallace
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Speaking Volumes
For the next ten weeks author
P D James and her guests discuss the latest paperbacks and an occasional hardback as well. With an author of the week, and a regular Look at a Book feature,
Speaking Volumes brings lively book talk back to the screen. This week writers Carlo Gebler , Joan Smith and Peter Tinniswood discuss The
Wench Is Dead by Colin Dexter , Fludd by Hilary Mantel , The Lost
Continent by Bill Bryson and talk to Christopher Hitchens about Blood, Class and Nostalgia. Director Hilary Boulding Producer John Archer
0 FEATURE: page 5


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Carlo Gebler
Unknown: Joan Smith
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Unknown: Bill Bryson
Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Director: Hilary Boulding
Producer: John Archer

: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon adventures starring the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in the pink. (R)

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Frank books a surprise holiday for his family - all he has to do now is persuade them to go. Sharon is searching for Wicksy and Ian is wondering why Cindy is so late home.
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Mel Gibson in Tim

Also starring Piper Laurie
Tim is 24, a labourer and mentally retarded. Mary is 20 years his senior, a businesswoman and rather reserved. Though drawn to each other their developing relationship faces many hurdles in this moving and sensitive story by Colleen McCullough - author of The Thorn Birds.
Director Michael Pate
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Piper Laurie
Story By: Colleen McCullough
Director: Michael Pate
Tim Melville: Mel Gibson
Mary Horton: Piper Laurie
Em Melville: Pat Evison
Ron Melville: Alwyn Kurts
Tom Ainsley: Peter Gwynne
Dawnie: Deborah Kennedy

: Tom and Jerry

Cartoon starring Tom the cat and a mouse called Jerry.

: European Special Olympics Summer Games 1990

Kirsty Wark introduces yesterday's spectacular opening ceremony at Celtic Park, Glasgow. HRH the Duke of Edinburgh declared open the games in which 2,400 mentally handicapped athletes from 30
European countries participated. Ron Pickering describes the procession into the stadium of these remarkable athletes and Sybil Ruscoe is on the track to talk to some of the international celebrities accompanying them. The athletes bind themselves together with the Special Olympics oath - 'Let me win. But if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.' Following the opening formalities the stadium erupts into a gigantic party with the help of the assembled stars including Patti Austin,
Taylor Dayne , Don Johnson , Roxette, Lisa Stansfield and Wet Wet Wet. The climax comes with the arrival of the Olympic Torch from Greece as all the athletes and artists join together in a grand finale of celebration.
Director David G Croft
Producer David Pickthall


Introduces: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Sybil Ruscoe
Unknown: Taylor Dayne
Unknown: Don Johnson
Unknown: Lisa Stansfield
Director: David G Croft
Producer: David Pickthall

: Head over Heels

A magazine that looks at a man's world from a woman's perspective. Is the House of Commons a fit place for a woman to work?
Sir Geoffrey Howe , Claire Short and Emma Nicholson are among the MPs who raise this point of order. What are the unspoken rules of the men's room? Is it the last bastion of male exclusivity? Head over Heels investigates. With Lucy Pilkington and Susan Rae. Director Joanne Reay Producer Jane Lush


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Claire Short
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Lucy Pilkington
Unknown: Susan Rae.
Director: Joanne Reay
Producer: Jane Lush

: Festival

Bill Oddie travels north to visit the first multicultural festival in Leeds.
People from very different religious backgrounds explore their traditions of music and art.
Oddie visits a Hindu community centre and joins young musicians outside Leeds City Art Gallery.
A 96-year-old recalls community celebrations of generations past. Producer Noel Vincent
Series editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot. Starring Christopher Timothy
Blood and Water. James encounters the so-called heavenly twins, Oliver and Roland Strong , rabbit-breeder and prize cabbage-grower respectively, who haven't spoken to each other for half a century.
Episode written by Brian Finch Director Michael Brayshaw Producer Bill Sellars (R)


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Roland Strong
Written By: Brian Finch
Director: Michael Brayshaw
Producer: Bill Sellars
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Oliver Strong: Gordon Gostelow
Roland Strong: Walter Sparrow
Mr Dowson: Barry Jackson
Willie Bannister: Derek Hicks
Mr Hartley: Peter Martin
Biggins: John Sharp
Grimsdale: Bryan Pringle
Glenys Truscott: Colette Stevenson
Norman: Jack Featherstone

: Blackadder the Third: Ink and Incapability

Comic tales of a dubious dynasty, starring Rowan Atkinson.

England, 1760-1815: a golden age of English literature, but not for Gertrude Perkins (alias E. Blackadder Esq). Dr Johnson seeks the prince's support for his new dictionary with adumbrative results.

(R) (Ceefax subtitles)
TV Watch: page 15


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Prince George: Hugh Laurie
Mrs Miggins: Helen Atkinson Wood
Dr Samuel Johnson: Robbie Coltrane
Byron: Steve Steen
Shelley: Lee Cornes
Coleridge: Jim Sweeney

: Maxie

First showing on network television. Starring
Glenn Close
Mandy Patinkin Ruth Gordon
'Maxie Malone lived here. Read it and weep!'
When Jan and Nick Cheyney uncover that message scrawled on their living room wall they are fascinated to discover that
Maxie Malone was a young actress who died some 60 years earlier. Little do they realise that with Jan's unknowing help, Maxie plans on making the strangest comeback in movie history.
Based on the novel Marion's Wall by Jack Finney
Director Paul Aaron
FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Glenn Close
Unknown: Mandy Patinkin
Unknown: Ruth Gordon
Unknown: Maxie Malone
Unknown: Nick Cheyney
Unknown: Maxie Malone
Unknown: Jack Finney
Director: Paul Aaron
Jan: Glenn Close
Maxie: Glenn Close
Nick: Mandy Patinkin
Mrs Lavin: Ruth Gordon
Bishop Campbell: Barnard Hughes
Miss Sheffer: Valerie Curtin
Fr Jerome: Googy Gress

: pmNews

With Michael Buerk.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Heart of the Matter

Last in the series.
Deliver Us from Evil. Devil worship, blood drinking, black masses, human sacrifices, bestiality, the ceremonial sexual abuse of children
- the stuff of tacky tabloid articles and schlock-horror novels? Perhaps not. Chris Johnston , a social worker in Nottingham, began to hear such stories from a group of children in her care. Eventually she began to believe them. But such cases are notoriously difficult to prove and Chris and her team quickly came up against a wall of disbelief from both fellow workers and police.
Joan Bakewell looks at the evidence for ritual abuse and asks how we deal with something we cannot prove, but cannot ignore.
Producer Krishna Govender Series producer Olga Edridge


Unknown: Chris Johnston
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Krishna Govender
Producer: Olga Edridge

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

A comedy drama series from the USA starring Blair Brown
Here's Why There Are Instances
When Vegetables Aren't Necessarily Good for You. When charming millionaire Birmanyi invites her out for dinner, Molly hopes to impress him with her sophistication.
Unfortunately her entree leaves a longer-lasting impression on her.


Unknown: Blair Brown
Molly Dodd: Blair Brown
Florence: Allyn Ann McLerie
Fred: William Converse Roberts
Birmanyi: Kabir Bedi

: You and 92

6: You and Your Health
With a special survey of British doctors and more reports from the continent, Alan Watson and Dick Taverne ask how 1992 and the Single European Market will affect our health care.
Producer Laurence Vulliamy
Series editor Christopher Capron A Capron production for BBCtv
* 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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