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: Open University

6.45 Culture and Community: Anthropological Research in Southern Spain
7.10 Nuclear Proliferation
7.35 Cellular Signals
8.00 Chemistry: Metals with Wings
8.25 Maths Methods: Line Integrals and Curl

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop. Today's story is
See, See My Baby by Trish Cooke. With Simon Harbrow , Ellie Darvill and Kieron Ramsden. (R)


Unknown: Trish Cooke.
Unknown: Simon Harbrow
Unknown: Ellie Darvill
Unknown: Kieron Ramsden.

: Umbrella

How does someone in a wheelchair manage to absail down a rock face? With Mark Chatterton , Lynne Kieran and Cyril Nri. Director Celia Thomson Producer Judy Merry (R)


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

: This Is the Day

Noel Battye visits David and Glynda Batchelor on the Shetland Islands for a simple service of reading and prayer. The Rev Gillian Munro reflects on our responsibility for
God's creation. Reading: Psalm 8. Director Valetta Stallabrass Producer Ian Bradley


Unknown: Noel Battye
Unknown: Glynda Batchelor
Unknown: Gillian Munro
Director: Valetta Stallabrass
Producer: Ian Bradley

: Bugs Bunny's Year

Bugs's cartoon calendar reaches America's Thanksgiving Day.(R)

: The Spy with a Cold Nose

Starring Laurence Harvey
With an office between the broom cupboard and the gents' toilets at MI5 headquarters, Stanley Farquhar is not the most successful of secret agents. Then he plans 'the greatest intelligence coup of the century' involving an amorous vet called Francis Trevellyan and a British bulldog called Disraeli.
Films: pages 12-16


Director: Daniel Petrie
Francis Trevellyan: Laurence Harvey
Stanley Farquhar: Lionel Jeffries
Princess Natasha: Daliah Lavi
Wrigley: Eric Sykes

: Sign Extra

An edition of the education magazine programme Clean Slate with sign language and subtitles. Presented by Jill Cochrane and Jackie Spreckley. Sign language interpreter: John Lee. Producer Bernard Adams


Presented By: Jill Cochrane
Presented By: Jackie Spreckley.
Unknown: John Lee.
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Country File

John Craven and Rupert Segar look at the effects that too much tourism in the Lake District have on the community and the environment, and ask whether the leisure industry is next in line for the 'green' treatment.
Plus the weather for the countryside at 12.55pm with Bill Giles. Producer Alan Miller
Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: Bill Giles.
Producer: Alan Miller
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Speaking Volumes
Crime writer P D James presents the series all about books. She is joined by writers Kathleen Tynan , Peter Barnes and Anthony Grey , who discuss Anne Stevenson 's
Bitter Fame, which is the controversial biography of Sylvia Plath , plus Julian Barnes 's
A History of the World in 10Y.
Chapters and the blockbusting war thriller Red Phoenix. Author of the week is Robert McLiam Wilson , winner of the Betty Trask Award for his first novel, Ripley Bogle. Producer John Archer


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Kathleen Tynan
Unknown: Peter Barnes
Unknown: Anthony Grey
Unknown: Anne Stevenson
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Robert McLiam Wilson
Unknown: Betty Trask Award
Unknown: Ripley Bogle.
Producer: John Archer

: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon adventures starring the panther who is always in the pink. (R)

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes. Will Cindy keep her promise to Wicksy and finally tell Ian the truth?
(Ceefax subtitles)

: [ The Quiet Man

Starring John Wayne Maureen O'Hara
Sean Thornton returns to his native
Galway to settle down in peace and quiet after making good in America as a boxer. However there are many trials and tribulations awaiting him as he reluctantly finds he must fight with his neighbours, his sweetheart and his conscience.
Director John Ford won his sixth
Oscar for this amiable and engaging comedy.
• FILMS: pages 12-16


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Sean Thornton
Director: John Ford
Sean Thornton: John Wayne
Mary Kate Danaher: Maureen O'Hara
Michaeleen Flynn: Barry Fitzgerald
'Red' Will Danaher: Victor McLaglen
Fr Lonergan: Ward Bond

: All Our Children

A window on the world of childhood in 12 parts narrated by Judi Dench. 9: Making Music For details see panel below. Director Edward Barnes Producer David Brown
< FAMILY: page 68


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. Cliff has spent the last 11 years fighting for access to his grandson; as a grandparent he has no legal rights. Plus an investigation into the private world of women's lives traditionally shrouded in secrecy and rarely witnessed by men. Presented by Lucy Pilkington and Susan Rae. Director Joanne Reay Producer Jane Lush


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

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Festival

Bill Oddie visits the Stratford-upon-Avon festival where international artists and local people put on three weeks of non-stop entertainment. Those taking part share this celebration and their faith. Oddie investigates why a town so rich in Elizabethan traditions chose a Nordic theme. Producer Diane Reid
Series editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot. Starring Christopher Timothy
Where Sheep May Safely Graze Alfred , beloved cat of local confectioner Geoff Hatfield , falls ill and James cannot determine the cause, but Mrs Pumphrey cures James of his cough.
Episode written by Michael Russell Director Michael Brayshaw Producer Bill Sellars (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Graze Alfred
Unknown: Geoff Hatfield
Unknown: Mrs Pumphrey
Written By: Michael Russell
Director: Michael Brayshaw
Producer: Bill Sellars
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Geoff Hatfield: Geoffrey Bayldon

: Blackadder the Third: Nob and Nobility

Comic tales of a dubious dynasty starring Rowan Atkinson.

England 1760-1815: revolution sweeps through France, and Baldrick sweeps what Blackadder tells him to.
(R) (Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Prince Regent: Hugh Laurie
Mrs Miggins: Helen Atkinson Wood
Lord Topper/Comte de Frou Frou: Tim McInnerny
Lord Smedley/Madame Guillotine: Nigel Planer

: Travelling North

First showing on network television. Starring Leo McKern
In this caustic comedy of love, cantankerous Frank retires from
Melbourne with long-suffering
Frances, a middle-aged divorcee.
Torn between lover and family, her affections are strained - but Frank's heart suffers more.
Director Carl Schultz
● FILMS: pages 12-16 t CEEFAX SUBTITLES l


Unknown: Leo McKern
Director: Carl Schultz
Frank: Leo McKern
Frances: Julia Blake
Freddie: Graham Kennedy
Saul: Henri Szeps

: pmNews

With Martyn Lewis. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Everyman

A Life on Trial. How bad does someone have to be to deserve to die? In California, the members of a jury who convict a murderer have to make that decision. Casey Cohen is an investigator who works for the defence on such trials. A Life on Trial retraces one of Casey's most difficult cases: that of Richard Ford, Los Angeles policeman-turned-contract killer.
Producer David Willcock Series editor Jane Drabble


Unknown: Casey Cohen
Producer: David Willcock
Editor: Jane Drabble

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

A comedy drama series from the USA starring Blair Brown
Here's Why You Should Stay Out of Coffee Shops If You Don Drink Coffee. When Fred (William Converse Roberts ) gets a commission to write a score for the Planetarium, he looks to Molly (Blair Brown ) for help.


Unknown: Blair Brown
Unknown: William Converse Roberts
Unknown: Blair Brown

: You and 92

7: You and Your Environment
With more reports from Britons living on the Continent and a special survey of local authority bosses, Alan Watson and Dick Taverne ask what 1992 will do for our environment.
Producer Laurence Vulllamy
Series editor Christopher Capron A Capron production for BBCtv
0 BOOKLET: send a 28p A4 sae to [address removed](available mid-August).
0 EARTHWATCH: page 67


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

: The Sky at Night

Mission to Titan. Titan is Saturn's largest moon. A new mission,
Cassini, is to be launched to it in a few years' time. Patrick Moore is joined by Dr John Zarnecki of the University of Kent to discuss Titan and the plans for landing there. Producer Pieter Morpurgo
* TRENDS: page 73


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr John Zarnecki
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.

: Weather

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