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: Open University

7.10 Education: Face to Face
7.35 Technology: Living with Cracks 8.00 Physical Chemistry
8.25 Maths Methods

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv • CHILDREN: page 10

: Articles of Faith

The Rev
Dr Kenneth Stevenson explores the tradition of baptism.


Unknown: Dr Kenneth Stevenson

: This Is the Day

Taiwo Olaleye-Oruene has set up a home-based advice service for African immigrants.
Phyllis Thompson joins her for prayer and reflection.
Reading: H Cor 3: w 12-18


Unknown: Taiwo Olaleye-Oruene
Unknown: Phyllis Thompson

: When in France

The first in a series of five programmes on how to improve your rusty
French. Dariane Lorian starts her journey in Normandy.
• SUPPORT MATERIALS: book, same title. £3.50, cassette £4.99 from retailers.

: Discovering Portuguese

The first in a six-part introduction to the language and people. With Roberta Fox.
* SUPPORT MATERIALS : book. same title. £7.95; pack of two cassettes, f 11.99 from retailers.


Unknown: Roberta Fox.

: Step Up to Wordpower

How to communicate more effectively. Talking and listening in groups. With Chris Serle.
● HELPLINE: 0[number removed](free) ● SUPPORT MATERIALS: book. same title, £3.99, from booksellers; leaflet: send a large 27p sae to, Wordpower, [address removed].


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: A Way with Numbers

Carol Vorderman offers practical help with maths. ● HELPLINE: 0[number removed](free) BOOK: same title, £4.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman

: Bazaar

Nerys Hughes with ideas to help you lose weight.


Unknown: Nerys Hughes

: Sign Extra

Previously broadcast programmes with sign language and subtitles. Making Their Mark. Artist Mike Wilks.


Artist: Mike Wilks.

: Country File

John Craven introduces
Michael Collie 's report on the conflict between coal mining and protecting the countryside. At 12.55pm the week's weather.


Introduces: John Craven
Unknown: Michael Collie

: News

Followed by On the Record
Martha Kearney looks at British Rail. With
Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole.


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: Genevieve

Kenneth More stars in one of the most successful British comedies ever made, about the misadventures of two couples on a London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run.
Hotel proprietress.... JOYCE GRENFELL Director Henry Cornelius * FILMS: pages 33-38


Unknown: Kenneth More
Director: Henry Cornelius
Ambrose: Kenneth More
Alan: John Gregson
Wendy: Dinah Sheridan
Rosalind: Kay Kendall
Speed cops: Geoffrey Keen
Speed cops: Harold Siddons

: Eurovision Song Contest Preview

Second of two programmes previewing entries from Portugal, Denmark,
Norway, Israel, Finland,
Germany, Belgium, Spain, Cyprus, Italy and the UK entry A Message to Your Heart, sung by Samantha Janus.
Introduced by Ken Bruce.


Sung By: Samantha Janus.
Introduced By: Ken Bruce.

: HRH the Duke of York

Flight Commander - HMS Campbeltown
An intimate portrait of the working life of HRH the Duke of York. As a Royal Navy
Flight Commander, he is responsible for helicopter operations on HMS
Campbeltown as it fulfils its Nato role. He talks openly about this maritime life and how he reconciles being a public figure and a father with his professional duties. Producer Patrick Turley
● COVER STORY: page 22


Producer: Patrick Turley

: Masterchef

Continuing the nationwide search for the best amateur chef in Britain. Presented by Loyd Grossman with bon viveur Ronnie Corbett and chef Raymond Blanc.
Director/Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Presented By: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Raymond Blanc.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

Debbie Thrower visits Castle
Court Shopping Centre,
Belfast, and sees evidence of great resilience and faith.
Hymns: All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old 100th); At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell); Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
(Picardy); Thy Kingdom Come! On Bended Knee (Irish); Oh, the Love of My Lord Is the Essence; Take My Life, and Let It Be
(Nottingham); Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren).
Producer Maureen Gallagher Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Producer: Maureen Gallagher
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Butterflies

Classic comedy written by Carla Lane, starring Wendy Craig
Geoffrey Palmer Should Ria leave the housework and rush to
Leonard's bed of pain?
Producer Gareth Gwenlan
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Written By: Carla Lane
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Russell: Andrew Hall

: All Creatures Great and Small

Based on James Herriot 's books. Starring
Christopher Timothy Robert Hardy Peter Davison
The Prodigal Returns
Tristan returns to become the butt of a practical joke.
Episode written by Christopher Penfold Producer Bill Sellars
Director Michael Brayshaw * DRAMA: page 5
* PICTURE STORY: page 50


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Written By: Christopher Penfold
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Brayshaw
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Biggins: John Sharp
Bert Chapman: Brian Osborne

: Tonight at 8.30

A series of playlets by Noël Coward.
The Astonished Heart
Starring Joan Collins John Alderton
Sian Phillips
Psychiatrist Christian Faber breaks all his own professional rules by falling in love with another woman.
Sir Reginald French. EDWARD JEWESBURY Producer Bryan Izzard Director Paul Annett
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Christian Faber
Producer: Bryan Izzard
Director: Paul Annett
Leonora Vail: Joan Collins
Christian Faber: John Alderton
Barbara Faber: Sian Phillips
Susan Birch: Jessica Martin
Tim Verney: Edward Duke

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: That's Life!

Esther Rantzen and team with some more special investigations, consumer probes and real life humour. Senior producer Richard Woolfe Editor John Getgood
0 TOPICS: write to That's Life!, BBCtv,
London W12 7RJ or telephone the That's Life! hotline on [number removed].


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Richard Woolfe
Editor: John Getgood

: Mastermind

From the Great Hall of the City Hall, Belfast, Magnus Magnusson questions: John Ross (chartered librarian)
Field Marshal Lord Allenby; Cicely Anderson (retired teacher) Venetian art,
1450-1600; Kenneth Barr (supply teacher) The Third
Reich, 1933-45; John Gourlay (lecturer) the history of Scotland, 1058-1329. Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: John Ross
Unknown: Cicely Anderson
Unknown: Kenneth Barr
Unknown: John Gourlay
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: Everyman

A Week in the Life of the Rev Alfred Sharpton. In January, a white man stabbed the 23-stone Pentecostal minister known as 'Big Al'. The attempt once again focused attention on New York's most flamboyant and controversial black civil rights leader. Producer Stephen Walker Series editor Jane Drabble


Unknown: Alfred Sharpton.
Producer: Stephen Walker
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Walk the Talk

A ten-part series on how to be a more successful manager. B Elliott Expects. Buying an ailing company. Presented by Charles Handy.
Producer Ishbel Maclean
0 SUPPORT MATERIALS: booklet, send a 27p sae to. [address removed]. Book, 'Inside Organisations', £6.99, from booksellers. Video pack, contact [address removed]


Presented By: Charles Handy.
Producer: Ishbel MacLean

: The Sky at Night

Wanderers in Space
Patrick Moore talks to comet expert Dr Donald Yeomans. Producer Pieter Morpurgo
● INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed].
Calls are charged 34p per minute (cheap rate). 45p at all other times.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Donald Yeomans.
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

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

: Weather

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