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: Open University

8.00am Animal Physiology: A Natural Approach

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop. Mark Sendell tells today's story The Wizard of the North. With Liz Kitchen.
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Mark Sendell
Unknown: Liz Kitchen.

: All God's Children

In this final episode in the series on how different faiths in Britain co-exist,
Anne Kelleher asks if the inter-faith movement is in danger of creating a new religion. Director Terry Bailey
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Anne Kelleher
Director: Terry Bailey
Editor: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

Norma Cradock meets a pattern-maker and theology student from Birmingham, Gwen Caesar , for a time of prayer and reflection.
The speaker is Beresford King-Smith . Reading: Luke 18, w 9-14. Producer Diane Reid
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Norma Cradock
Unknown: Gwen Caesar
Unknown: Beresford King-Smith
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: A Vous la France!

French for beginners in a series of 15 programmes. Presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones.
Producer David Wilson (R)
0 ACHIEVEMENT TEST: details from [address removed] Closing date 28 February.


Presented By: Carolle Rousseau
Presented By: Patrick Simpson-Jones.
Producer: David Wilson

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners in a series of 15 programmes. With Yolanda Vazquez. Producer David Wilson (R)
0 ACHIEVEMENT TEST: details from [address removed] Closing date 28 February.


Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez.
Producer: David Wilson

: Step Up to Wordpower

A series to help you communicate more effectively. Presented by Chris Serle. Producer John Brooke (R)
HELPLINE: freefone [number removed] BOOK: same title, price £3.99, available from bookshops.
0LEAFLET: please send a large 27p sae to Step Up to Wordpower, [address removed].


Presented By: Chris Serle.
Producer: John Brooke

: A Way with Numbers

The programme that provides practical help with day-to-day maths presented by Carol Vorderman. With Johnny Ball. Producer Dave Thomas
Editor George Auckland
HELPLINE: freefone [number removed]


Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Producer: Dave Thomas
Editor: George Auckland

: Bazaar

The marketplace of ideas presented by Nerys Hughes. (R) ● PROGRAMME NOTES: send a 17p A4 sae to[address removed]


Presented By: Nerys Hughes.

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community.
Presented in sign language by Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason. Interpreters:
John Lee and Brenda Mackay. Editor Bryn Brooks


Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: Clive Mason.
Unknown: John Lee
Unknown: Brenda MacKay.
Editor: Bryn Brooks

: Country File

John Craven introduces a report on Britain's farmworkers, who earn £70 per week less than their equivalents in industry. To discover why this wages gap exists, John Withington talks to farmers, trade unions and the Wages Board, which sets the rates, and discovers from farmworkers what life is like at the bottom of the earnings league. Including at 12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Ian McCaskill.
Producer John Withington Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Introduces: John Craven
Talks: John Withington
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: John Withington
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by On the Record
An in-depth look at the British political scene with live interviews and film reports. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole. Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
A new job spells change for the Tavernier family.
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Snooker

The 17th year of the Benson and Hedges Masters brings together the top 16 players in the world. Total prize money this year is £350,000. On this first of eight days at London's Wembley Conference Centre, Tony Gubba introduces highlights of the matches between Tony Meo and Gary Wilkinson , and Doug Mountjoy and Steve James. It's the best of nine frames. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton. Summarised by John Spencer , Ray Edmonds. Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Introduces: Gary Wilkinson
Introduces: Doug Mountjoy
Introduces: Steve James.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: The Clothes Show

Shopaholics who can't stop buying clothes talk about their obsession. And two couples demonstrate their passion for the flamboyant at the UK National Dance
Championships. There's a new range of make-up produced by school students in Northern
Ireland and a look at see-through fashion. Producer Colette Byme
Executive producer Roger Casstles
0 MAGAZINE: £1.00 from newsagents.


Producer: Colette Byme
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Antiques Roadshow

Forgotten treasures are discovered at St Ives,
Cambridgeshire, when an artist's sketch book from an attic is identified as the work of a well-known Belgian painter and worth thousands, and David Battle removes the grime of ages to reveal a finely painted Japanese pot.
Introduced by Hugh Scully. Producer Christopher Lewis
0 MAGAZINE: Antiques Roadshow Collection, details on page 16 ● COMPETITION: page 18 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: David Battle
Introduced By: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: OK2 Talk Feelings

The fourth of eight programmes on dealing with strong emotions. Sylvia thought she was going mad. Each time she faced a challenging situation - exams as a teenager, her driving test as an adult - she suffered from panic attacks.
Producer Dick Foster
0 HELPLINE: freefone [number removed]today, from 6.15pm to 10.15pm.
0 FREE BOOKLET: OK2 Introduction to Counselling, supported by the Mental
Health Foundation Send a large 32p sae to OK2. [address removed]
BOOK: OK2 Talk Feelings. £4.99, from bookshops.


Producer: Dick Foster

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

This week the programme comes from Worksop, which is still a Nottinghamshire mining community - just!
Pam Rhodes digs out memories of the 1984 miners' strike and of writer Gwen Grant's childhood in a local pit village. She also meets a consultant at the local hospital to inquire about the control of pain. But there's joy in Worksop Priory where members of local churches gather for Songs of Praise.
Hymns: Tell Out My Soul (Woodlands), There Is a Redeemer; Praise My Soul; Soul of My Saviour (Anima Christa); This Is the Day; O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go (St Margaret); Be Still My Soul (Finlandia); O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness (Was Lebet).


Presenter: Pam Rhodes
Guest: Gwen Grant
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Only Fools and Horses....: Three Men, a Woman and a Baby

Last in the comedy series by John Sullivan.
Starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Rodney and Albert are concerned about the imminent birth of Son of Del.
With Ken Drury and Constance Lamb

(Ceefax subtitles)
Book: Only Fools and Horses.... The Trotter Way to Millions, £8.99.


Writer: John Sullivan.
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del Trotter: David Jason
Rodney Trotter: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Midwife: Ken Drury
Sister: Constance Lamb

: Lovejoy

Drama series about a shady antiques dealer. Starring Ian McShane
Who Dares Sings. Lovejoy and Lady Jane are commissioned to furnish a restaurant. With special guest stars John Wells and Eleanor Summerfield.
Episode written by Douglas Watkinson Producer Richard Everitt Director John Woods ● DRAMA: page 5


Unknown: Ian McShane
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield.
Written By: Douglas Watkinson
Producer: Richard Everitt
Director: John Woods
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Linden Walker: John Wells
May Walker: Eleanor Summerfield
George Palmer: Peter Armitage
Sorrel: Bert Parnaby
Bruce Wayne: Robert Austin
Angela Moxon: Corrine Ransom
Charles Bullivant: James Smith
Police sergeant: Trevor Cooper
Police: Constable Leewhitlock
Mechanic: Albie Woodington
Geoffrey Gooch: David McAlister
Andrea Gooch GILLIAN: Bush Bailey
Percy Williams: Michael Burns

: That's Life!

Esther Rantzen asks viewers to help pick a new presenter to appear with Gavin Campbell and Howard Leader. Scott Sherrin and Doc Cox present your choice of misprints. Series producer Richard Woolfe Editor Bryher Scudamore
* TOPICS: write to That's Life!. [address removed] or telephone the That's Life! hotline on [number removed].


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Howard Leader.
Unknown: Scott Sherrin
Unknown: Doc Cox
Producer: Richard Woolfe
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Mastermind

Magnus Magnusson interrogates four more contenders for the title of Mastermind 1991. The black chair is to be found this week in the Academy Room at
Stonyhurst College, Preston. Contestants:
David Renshaw (civil servant) life and novels of Thomas Hardy ;
Stephanie Brooke
(administrative assistant) life and works of Puccini;
Paul Gradwell
(credit controller) life and films of W C Fields;
Jane Trevor
(pre-school day care adviser) life and reign of Richard III. Director Andrea Conway Producer Pater Massey


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: David Renshaw
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Stephanie Brooke
Unknown: Paul Gradwell
Unknown: Jane Trevor
Unknown: Richard Iii.
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Pater Massey

: Everyman

Catholics and Sex
'It is extreme, ... it is inadequate, and ... it will create more problems than it solves'. This was the verdict, in 1968, of one eminent Roman Catholic on the publication of the Pope's encyclical barring Catholics from using artificial birth control. Many left the Church. Many ignored the official teaching and decided that it was a matter between themselves and God. Four years ago, the Vatican went on to ban in-vitro fertilisation. So is the Church 'suffering from celibate psychosis on anything that has to do with sex'? Or is it proclaiming 'the truth of the law of God'?
Producer Pat Holland Editor Jane Drabble
0 PICTURE STORY: page 43


Producer: Pat Holland
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Snooker

The current World Champion, Stephen Hendry features in tonight's match against
John Virgo. Tony Gubba introduces the highlights.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: John Virgo.
Introduces: Tony Gubba

: Clean Slate

The live education magazine looks at how the poll tax is affecting Scottish education; provides its own short history of training; and shows what happens to a GCSE paper after it leaves the candidate.
Presented by Jackie Spreckley.


Presented By: Jackie Spreckley.

: Mahabharat

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

: Weather

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