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: Open University

6.45 Engineering Mechanics: Vibrations
7.10 Modelling by Mathematics: A Natural Model
7.35 Food Production Systems: The Mumias Sugar Scheme
8.00 Organic Chemistry: The Polymer Age

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop. Mark Sendell tells today's story Red. With Liz Kitchen. (R)


Unknown: Mark Sendell
Unknown: Liz Kitchen.

: Umbrella

From the Interfaith Education
Centre in Bradford.
What surprised a Muslim when she visited a church, and a Christian when he had lunch at a Sikh temple? With Mark Chatterton , Isabelle Lucas and the Paradise
Steel Band.
Director Cetia Thomson Producer Judy Merry (R)


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Isabelle Lucas
Director: Cetia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: This Is the Day

Tony Phelan visits Sister Evelyn Joyce at her home in the Community of St Francis at Plaistow in the heart of London's East End.
Reading: Colossians 3, vv12-17. Director Norman Winter Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Tony Phelan
Unknown: Evelyn Joyce
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Bugs Bunny's Year

This week's date in Bugs's cartoon calendar is Christmas. (R)

: Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion

Leif Garrett
Milo O'Shea
1859 Nebraska Territory:
Peter Lundy , a 15-year-old frontier lad, becomes a rider for the Pony Express.
Director Michael O'Herlihy
0 FILMS: pages 11-14


Unknown: Leif Garrett
Unknown: Milo O'Shea
Unknown: Peter Lundy
Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Peter Lundy: Leif Garrett
Brisly: Milo O'Shea
Emily Lundy: Bibi Resch
Jethro Lundy: Mitch Ryan
Adam: John Quade

: Popeye

Cartoon adventures with the spinach-eating sailor.

: Sign Extra

A chance to see an edition of Holiday 90 with sign language and subtitles. Andalucia.
Anne Gregg looks at holidays along the Costa del Sol. Sign language interpretation by John Lee. Director Clare Riley
Producer Patricia Houlihan


Unknown: John Lee.
Director: Clare Riley
Producer: Patricia Houlihan

: Country File

Last week Her Majesty the Queen re-opened the Kennet and Avon Canal, restored after years of neglect. John Craven introduces an edition devoted to the future of Britain's canals and Michael Collie reports on whether the varying interests of boaters, anglers and walkers will be equally well served by a canal system based on more commercial management. Including at 12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Bernard Davey. Producer Philip Franklin Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Introduces: John Craven
Introduces: Michael Collie
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Producer: Philip Franklin
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart. Followed by Speaking Volumes
Host crime-writer P D James is joined by journalists
Nigella Lawson and Mark Lawson and thriller-writer Ted Allbeury to discuss American writing. Joining them is writer Malcolm Bradbury for a look at his revision of The Novel Today. Director Hilary Boulding Producer John Archer


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ted Allbeury
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Director: Hilary Boulding
Producer: John Archer

: The Pink Panther Show

More cartoon adventures. (R)

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes. Crisis strikes the Beale family, as Ian reacts maniacally to Cindy's news.
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Khartoum

Charlton Heston
Laurence Olivier Sudan 1883: a fanatical religious leader, the Mahdi, is threatening to conquer the Arab world. In his path stands Khartoum and General
Charles Gordon.
● FILMS: pages 11-14


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Charles Gordon.
General Gordon: Charlton Heston
The Mahdi: Laurence Olivier
Col D H Stewart: Richard Johnson
Mr Gladstone: Ralph Richardson
Sir Evelyn Baring: Alexander Knox
Khaleel: Johnny Sekka
General Wolseley: Nigel Green
Lord Granville: Michael Hordern
Director: Basil Dearden

: All Our Children

A window on the world of childhood in 12 parts, narrated by Judi Dench.
11: Gerald, Craig, Amy, Lila, Anita, Manson and Sarah's Ways to Play Play is the one thing most children do better than adults. Nowhere is out of bounds to the imagination of a child. But how does the nature of play change as children grow older and what importance do toys have in stimulating their playfulness? Producer John Percival
Series producer David Brown
0 FAMILY: page 67


Unknown: Judi Dench.
Producer: John Percival
Producer: David Brown

: The Great Picture Chase

In six films, six celebrities each set out to spend E500 on a work of art. 'When I see truthful, honest stuff I call dat damn good art.' Rastafarian poet Benjamin Zephaniah goes in search of black art from Brixton to
Hebden Bridge. Along the way he admires Tarn Joseph 's painting of Punch and Zulu, jams with South African artist Pitika Ntuli on his metal sculptures and discovers a picture of himself in a council flat in Wood Green.
Director Vanessa Engle
Producer Keith Alexander


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Hebden Bridge.
Unknown: Tarn Joseph
Artist: Pitika Ntuli
Unknown: Wood Green.
Director: Vanessa Engle
Producer: Keith Alexander

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Songs of Praise

At Sea on the QE2. Alan Titchmarsh joins the crew and passengers of the QE2 for the first in the new series of Songs of Praise. For details see panel.
Hymns: Guide Me 0 Thou Great
Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse); Amazing Grace; Lead Us Heavenly
Father Lead Us (Mannheim); How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter); God Be With You Till We Meet Again (Randolph).
Producer Noel Vincent Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
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
Mending FencesrA triple birthday is marred by tragedy and James and Siegfried meet the law when the landlord of the Black Horse stretches his opening hours.
Episode written by Christopher Penfold Director Michael Brayshaw Producer Bill Sellars (R)


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Written By: Christopher Penfold
Director: Michael Brayshaw
Producer: Bill Sellars
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Jenny Garston: Dorothy Tutin
David Rayner: Frank Windsor
Elizabeth Rayner: Amanda Waring
Geoffrey Rayner: Howard Ward
Nurse Brown: Marlene Sidaway
Cliff Brown: David Hargreaves
Reg Wilkey: Charles Pemberton
PCGoole: Steve Haliwell
Tony Binns: Simon Bleakley

: Blackadder the Third: Amy and Amiability

Comic tales of a dubious dynasty starring Rowan Atkinson.

England 1760-1815: beautiful women, dashing highwaymen, effeminate haircuts and much, much more.
(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
Amy Hardwood/Shadow: Miranda Richardson

: [ There Must Be a Pony

First showing on network television. Starring Elizabeth Taylor Robert Wagner
Marguerite Sydney 's career has faded, and her teenage son Josh finds the Hollywood actress living on dreams. Then Ben Nichols enters their lives, offering both stability and hope for a while.
Director Joseph Sargent


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Marguerite Sydney
Unknown: Ben Nichols
Director: Joseph Sargent
Marguerite Sydney: Elizabeth Taylor
Ben Nichols: Robert Wagner
Merwin Trellis: James Coco
Josh Sydney: Chad Lowe

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Everyman

There But for the Grace of God
Jenni Murray meets four people who have inadvertently caused a tragedy, including social worker
Martin Ruddock. He talks about his feelings of guilt on hearing that
Kimberley Carlile , a 4-year-old in his care, had been brutally tortured and murdered by her stepfather. Producer Angela Kaye
Series editor Jane Drabble (R)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Martin Ruddock.
Unknown: Kimberley Carlile
Producer: Angela Kaye
Editor: Jane Drabble

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd: Here's Why It's Not Good to Stare at People in Restaurants

An American comedy drama series starring Blair Brown
Soft lights, oysters and handsome airline pilot Blake Novak (Charles Frank) make up the perfect evening for Molly (Blair Brown ).


Molly Dodd: Blair Brown
Blake Novak: Charles Frank

: Golf

The US PGA Championship from Shoal Creek Golf Club,
Birmingham, Alabama, introduced by Steve Rider. Payne Stewart
(USA), the defending champion, chased Nick Faido for the Open Championship in July. Now he attempts to become the first man in more than 50 years to retain this title.


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Introduced By: Payne Stewart
Unknown: Nick Faido

: Mahabharat

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

: Weather

(Wales only: News of Wales Summary; Weather)

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