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: Open University

6.45 Managing Work: England
7.10 Where Has all the Granite
7.35 Wings: Cracks in the Forging
8.00 Flying in Birds: an Experimental Approach
8.25 Maths Modelling: Sandcastles

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop. Pam Ayres tells her own story Piggo and the Peacock. With Vanessa Amberleigh. (R)


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh.

: Umbrella

Why did a Jewish merchant have nothing to sell and where do
Muslim children go to play snooker and pray? Presented by Mark Chatterton and John Jardine. Director Celia Bonner
Producer Judy Merry (R)


Presented By: Mark Chatterton
Presented By: John Jardine.
Director: Celia Bonner
Producer: Judy Merry

: This Is the Day

Norma Craddock visits the home of Paul Fitzpatrick at Barton Seagrave near Kettering. The Rev Tom Johns explores today's theme, 'a just society'. Reading: Amos 5, vv7-15. Producer Diane Reid
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Norma Craddock
Unknown: Paul Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Tom Johns
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Bugs Bunny: All-American Hero

Bugs gives his nephew a rabbit's-eye view of American history. (R)

: Drop Out Father

Dick Van Dyke Marietta Hartley
Middle-aged advertising executive Ed McCall has it all: job, wife, house and four kids. But then Ed decides he doesn't want it all, and that's when the trouble starts.
Director Don Taylor
• FILMS: pages 14-18


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Marietta Hartley
Unknown: Ed McCall
Director: Don Taylor
Ed McCall: Dick Van Dyke
Katherine: Mariette Hartley
Elizabeth: Martha Byrne
Draper Wright: William Daniels
Peggy: Claudia Lonow
David: Charles Bloom
Bud: Michael Cummings
Tawny Shapiro: Rhea Pearlman

: Cartoon

: Sign Extra

A chance to see an edition of The Lowdown - Fighting for Breath with sign language and subtitles. Eleven-year-old Gayle Blackman goes to Pilgrims School, Sussex, Europe's only boarding-school for asthmatics.
Director Phil Shepherd Producer Eric Rowan


Unknown: Gayle Blackman
Director: Phil Shepherd
Producer: Eric Rowan

: Country File

The Puy du Fou is a son et lumière which is held near the village of Les Epesses in western France.
Staged by the locals twice a week throughout summer, it attracts 350,000 spectators a year. As
Anne Brown reports, the event is a lifeline to the quiet farming community which spawned it, bringing back prosperity and a pride in their heritage.
Introduced by John Craven. Including at 12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Michael Fish. Producer Anne Brown
Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: Puy du Fou
Unknown: Anne Brown
Introduced By: John Craven.
Unknown: Michael Fish.
Producer: Anne Brown
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart. Followed by Speaking Volumes
Charles Palliser 's blockbusting
The Quincunx, Bill McKibben 's End of Nature and Jorge Luis Borges 's short story collection The Book of Fantasy are discussed this week by host crime-writer P D James and her guests novelist and journalist Kate Saunders , deputy leader of the Shadow Cabinet and author the Rt Hon Roy Hattersley and painter Steven Campbell. Joining them is John Fuller , editor of The Chatto Book of Love Poetry. Director Hilary Boulding Producer John Archer


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Charles Palliser
Unknown: Bill McKibben
Unknown: Jorge Luis Borges
Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Steven Campbell.
Unknown: John Fuller
Director: Hilary Boulding
Producer: John Archer

: The Pink Panther Show

More cartoon adventures. (R)

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes. Clyde and Celestine are still at loggerheads. Ian is in hospital, but that won't stop Wicksy and Cindy being together.

(Ceefax subtitles)

: [ Away all Boats

Jeff Chandler
The Pacific, 1943: fitted for battle, the USS Belinda is a new ship with a new crew and an ambitious, no-nonsense captain determined to whip them into shape. But the clash of personalities threatens to grow as heated as the war.
Director Joseph Pevney
0 FILMS: pages 14-18


Unknown: Jeff Chandler
Director: Joseph Pevney
Capt Jebediah Hawks: Jeff Chandler
Lt Dave MacDougall: George Nader
Cmdr Quigley: Lex Barker

: All Our Children

Last of the series on the world of childhood narrated by Judi Dench. Farewell to Childhood. In the six communities where the series began, children are facing major transitions. In Kenya, it's a ritual initiation; in Brazil, the first carnival and a first boyfriend; in Britain, a change of school; in India, leaving school; in Hungary, a first taste of work; and in China, a first sense of power.
Producer David Brown
W FAMILY: page 71


Unknown: Judi Dench.
Producer: David Brown

: The Great Picture Chase

The series in which celebrities set out to spend E500 on a work of art for the BBC collection. In her search, actress and singer Toyah Willcox is inspired by Stonehenge. Director Wendie Knighton


Singer: Toyah Willcox
Director: Wendie Knighton

: Lifeline

Robert Kilroy-Silk appeals on behalf of the Homes for Homeless People Trust which provides secure accommodation for single homeless people. Special emphasis is placed on supporting clients through mental illness and alcohol-related problems. With Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow. Producer Jill Dawson
0 DONATIONS: send to [address removed]; phone [number removed].


Presenter: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Songs of Praise

Ian Gall visits Shetland, the most northerly part of the United Kingdom. Prayer and blessing:
The Rev Lewis Smith.
Hymns: Hosanna; The Lord's My
Shepherd (Crimond); How Great Thou Art; Meekness and Majesty; The Old
Rugged Cross; I Will Sing the Wondrous Story (Hyfrydol); To God Be the Glory; We Are Marching.
Producer Helen Alexander Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Ian Gall
Unknown: Lewis Smith.
Producer: Helen Alexander
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: All Creatures Great and Small

Last in the series based on the books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot.
Starring Christopher Timothy Big Fish, Little Fish. Siegfried befriends 10-year-old Colin when one of his goldfish dies.
Episode written by Michael Russell Director Tony Virgo
Producer Bill Sellars (R)


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Written By: Michael Russell
Director: Tony Virgo
Producer: Bill Sellars
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Colin Appleby: James Mason

: Blackadder the Third: Duel and Duality

Comic tales of a dubious dynasty starring Rowan Atkinson.
England, 1760-1815: remembered by historians nowhere as the time of E. Blackadder Esq.

(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
Duke of Wellington: Stephen Fry
King George III: Gertan Klauber

: Phantom of the Opera

First showing on network television of the two-part film starring
Burt Lancaster , Charles Dance
A handsome new version of Gaston Leroux 's chilling romance.
Legends persist of a deformed man who rules a dark world beneath the Paris Opera. But for young
Christine Daee the legends are pure foolishness. That is, until a stagehand is murdered.
Director Tony Richardson (Part 2 next Sunday)
W FEATURE: page 13
● FILMS: pages 14-18


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Charles Dance
Unknown: Gaston Leroux
Unknown: Christine Daee
Director: Tony Richardson
Gerard Carrière: Burt Lancaster
Phantom (Erik): Charles Dance
Christine Daee: Teri Polo
Cholet: Ian Richardson
Count Philippe de Chagny: Adam Storke
Carlotta: Andrea Ferreol

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Everyman

Pedro and Blanca ... Going Home Pedro and Blanca are 9-year-old twins from Colombia. At the age of 6 months they were adopted by a couple from Norwich and came to live in England. Now the twins have returned to Colombia and are going in search of their roots. Producer Dick Meadows Editor Jane Drabble (R)


Editor: Jane Drabble

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

An American comedy drama series starring Blair Brown
Here's Why It's Tough to Sell Watermelons After Midnight
Molly (Blair Brown ) seems to have found the perfect man in Blake (Charles Frank ).


Unknown: Blair Brown
Unknown: Blair Brown
Unknown: Charles Frank

: You and 92

You and Your Community
Alan Watson and Dick Taverne ask what the European Community can do for your own community. Producer Laurence Vulliamy
Series editor Christopher Capron A Capron production for BBCtv


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

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama. (In Hindi with English subtitles.
Shown yesterday at 2.50pm on BBC2)

: Weather

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