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: Open University

6.45 Baffled by Design
7.10 Nuclear Weapons: the View from Moscow
7.35 Cellular Growth
8.00 Synthesis in the Laboratory
8.25 Maths Methods: Preparing for the Exam

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Ricky Diamond and Susan Monroe with children
Jade Magri and Simon Bright to tell the story Dangerous Dan by Clive Duncan. (R)


Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Susan Monroe
Unknown: Jade Magri
Unknown: Simon Bright
Unknown: Dangerous Dan
Unknown: Clive Duncan.

: Umbrella

Mark Chatterton finds Girl Guides, white rhinos and a cathedral of trees when he visits Whipsnade. Director Celia Bonner
Producer Judy Merry (R)


Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Director: Celia Bonner
Producer: Judy Merry

: This Is the Day

Mary Grant is the founder of Lifespring, a centre for healing in North Belfast. She welcomes the Rev Noel Battye to her home for a time of prayer and reflection, while her friend the Rev Joan Scott reflects on the necessity of listening when called upon to serve. Reading: Isaiah 6, vv1-8. Producer Maureen Gallagher Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Mary Grant
Unknown: Noel Battye
Unknown: Joan Scott
Producer: Maureen Gallagher
Editor: Helen Alexander

: FILM Kim

Starring Errol Flynn
Dean Stockwell
Rudyard Kipling 's classic tale of India under the British Raj concerns a young orphan, Kim, who becomes involved in intrigue and espionage when he is befriended by Red Beard, a colourful Afghan horse-dealer.
Director Victor Saville
0 FILMS: pages 15-18


Unknown: Starring Errol Flynn
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Director: Victor Saville
Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard: Errol Flynn
Kim: Dean Stockwell
Lama: Paul Lukas

: Tom and Jerry Double Bill

Cartoon fun with Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse, Jerry. (R)

: Sign Extra

A chance to see an edition of Take Nobody's Word for It with sign language and subtitles. This prize-winning programme suggests that Vermeer may have used a camera to help produce those lifelike Dutch interiors. Presented by Ian Fells and Carol Vorderman with Phillip Steadman. Sign language interpretation by John Lee. Producer George Auckland Director Henrick Ball


Presented By: Ian Fells
Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Phillip Steadman.
Unknown: John Lee.
Producer: George Auckland
Director: Henrick Ball

: Country File

John Craven introduces this edition which tries to answer some of the hundreds of letters from viewers concerned about the effects of pesticides on their health. Every year the Health and Safety Executive record details of incidents involving these chemicals ranging from the effects of spray drift to fatal poisonings. The majority of people affected are members of the public who are not involved in using the chemicals. Victims and experts talk to Anne Brown.
Including at 12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Ian McCaskill. Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Introduces: John Craven
Unknown: Anne Brown.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Speaking Volumes
Michael Frayn discusses his first novel for 16 years, The Trick of It, with host crime-writer P D James and her guests this week. Joining them will be novelist
Candia McWilliam , cult comic-writer Grant Morrison and novelist and journalist Allan Massie to talk about
Enchantment by Monica Dickens , Joseph Roth 's The Legend of the Holy Drinker, and the fourth
Interzone science fiction anthology. Producer John Archer
Director Hilary Boulding


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Candia McWilliam
Unknown: Grant Morrison
Unknown: Allan Massie
Unknown: Monica Dickens
Unknown: Joseph Roth
Producer: John Archer
Director: Hilary Boulding

: The Pink Panther Show

More cartoon adventures starring the optimistic panther who is permanently in the pink. (R)

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
A letter from Newcastle stirs up old emotions in the Fowler household, as they prepare to meet again a face from the past. Meanwhile, love blossoms for Ricky and Sam.
TV Watch: page 12
(Ceefax subtitles)

: High Road to China

Tom Selleck
Bess Armstrong Istanbul in 1920: socialite Eve Tozer must find her missing father in order to save the family fortune. She hires the services of boozy ex-air ace Patrick O'Malley , and the unlikely pair fly east to adventure.
Director Brian G Hutton


Unknown: Tom Selleck
Unknown: Patrick O'Malley
Director: Brian G Hutton
O'Malley: Tom Selleck
Eve: Bess Armstrong
Struts: Jack Weston
Bradley Tozer: Wilford Brimley
Bentik: Robert Morley
Suleiman Khan: Brian Blessed

: Tom and Jerry Double Bill

Cat and mouse cartoon escapades. (R)

: Driving Force - Down Under!

Murray Walker and Sybil Ruscoe present this year's pro-celebrity driving competition from Perth, Western Australia. Four teams compete for the Dunlop Trophy by driving a variety of vehicles ranging from giant road trains to gravity-defying Honda Quads.
Among the guest celebrities are some of the stars of the Australian medical drama series The Flying Doctors. Rebecca Gibney , who plays Emma Patterson , teams up with world motorcycling champion Barry Sheene ; pilot Sam (
Peter O'Brien ) is with Formula 1 racing driver Martin Donnelly , while Sister Kate (Lenore Smith ) is paired with top rally driver Ross Dunkerton. And one of Australia's greatest cricketers, Dennis Lillee , partners touring car champion Peter Brock. Event producer Margot Green
Television production Peter Hylton Cleaver
0 FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: Sybil Ruscoe
Unknown: Rebecca Gibney
Unknown: Emma Patterson
Unknown: Barry Sheene
Unknown: Peter O'Brien
Unknown: Martin Donnelly
Unknown: Lenore Smith
Unknown: Ross Dunkerton.
Unknown: Dennis Lillee
Unknown: Peter Brock.
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: The Great Picture Chase

The series in which celebrities set out to spend E500 on a work of art for the BBC collection. Private Eye editor Ian Hislop goes in search of cartoons and caricatures, advised by comedian Harry Enfield and collector and victim, bestselling writer Jeffrey Archer. Director Jenny Abbott
0 ANTIQUES: page 69


Editor: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer.
Director: Jenny Abbott

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

Debbie Thrower explores Hastings and meets some of the residents of the Old Town during their annual summer celebration. She talks to the Rev Barry Trill about the churches' involvement in the problems of a modern seaside town. Local congregations, visitors and people from the surrounding Sussex towns and villages assemble to sing some of their favourite hymns at William the Conqueror's first British castle.
Hymns: To God Be the Glory; Jerusalem; 0 Worship the Lord (Was Lebet); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton); Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us
(Mannheim); Take My Life and Let It Be (Nottingham); All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael); Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbot's Leigh). Producer Simon Hammond Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Barry Trill
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Ever Decreasing Circles

A comedy of neighbourly manners starring
Richard Briers
Penelope Wilton Peter Egan
This special edition finds Martin extremely busy organising the annual summer fete. However unexpected news at work and at home finds him having to admit that he is unable to cope. Where should his loyalties lie, and if he has to move how will the local community manage without him? Mr Britten Les Clack and the Band of the Royal Marines
Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey Director/Producer Harold Snoad (R)


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Peter Egan
Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: Harold Snoad
martin: Richard Briers
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Pau/: Peter Egan
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman
Mrs Ripper: Ann Davies
Mr Beavis: Simon Merrick
Waiter: Frank Coda
Mr Ellison: David Janson
Mrs Ellison: Vanessa Knox-Mawer
Vince: Brian Cant
Nina: Carmel Cryan
Darren: Alexander Scott
Removal man: Noel Slattery

: Phantom of the Opera

First showing on network television. The second part of a two-part film starring
Burt Lancaster
Charles Dance
In the conclusion of this romantic chiller, Carlotta's jealous sabotage of Christine's debut performance sets the Phantom off on a furious spree of destruction and violence.
Director Tony Richardson
• FILMS: pages 15-18


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

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: 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 first-degree murderer have to make that decision. Casey Cohen is a private investigator who works for the defence on such trials. His brief is to prepare a picture of the accused to put before the jury, presenting a positive image using personal testimony of friends and relatives. A Life on Trial retraces one of his most difficult cases; that of Richard Ford , a former Los Angeles police officer turned contract killer. The programme features interviews with some of the people Cohen tracked down to testify in favour of Ford, the jurors who had to decide his fate, and Ford himself. Producer David Wilcock
Series editor Jane Drabble (Postponed from 29 July)


Unknown: Casey Cohen
Unknown: Richard Ford
Producer: David Wilcock
Editor: Jane Drabble

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

An American comedy-drama series starring Blair Brown intelligent, attractive and independent, Molly Dodd has the world at her feet - so why must it always trip her up?
Here's Why a Torch Is Too Heavy to Carry in a Purse. Molly finally makes an appointment with a therapist, but who needs a shrink when you have an elevator man?


Unknown: Blair Brown
Unknown: Molly Dodd
Molly Dodd: Blair Brown
Florence Allyn: Ann McLerie
Davey: James Greene
Dr Litchfield: Christine Healy

: You and 92

You and Your Nationality. In the final programme of the series, Alan Watson and Dick Taverne discuss how 1992 and the Single European Market will affect our nationality, our national identity and our sovereignty. Producer Laurence Vulliamy
Series editor Christopher Capron A Capron production for BBCtv
0 BOOKLET: send a 28p A4 sae to [address removed]


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

: The Sky at Night

The Unveiling of Venus. At the moment the planet Venus is a brilliant object in the east before dawn. It is a world much the same size as the Earth, but very different in many ways, with its fiercely hot surface, its dense, choking atmosphere and its clouds of corrosive acid. Maps of its surface have to be compiled by radar. In this programme, Patrick Moore and Dr Peter Cattermole describe how the new radar-carrying spacecraft
Magellan, which reaches Venus this month, will continue this work. Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Peter Cattermole
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

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

: Weather

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