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: Open University

6.45 Democratic Government:
The Sale of AWACS 7.10 Art in 15th-century Italy: Florence
7.35 Foretelling Fatigue Life
8.00 Physical Chemistry: Methanol 8.25 Maths
Modelling: Bicycles

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop in Little Salkeld, Cumbria.
A Felgate production for BBCtv
PLAYDAYS MAGAZINE: 45p. On sale Wednesday.

: Movable Feasts

The Sales Drive. A party gets out of hand, then the new firm has to cook for a Muslim guest.

: This Is the Day

Graham Young joins
Eamon Bundred at Harry. the Christian arts festival at the Royal Yorkshire
Showground, Harrogate.


Unknown: Eamon Bundred

: When in France

How to improve your French. With
Dariane Lorian in Provence. 0 SUPPORT MATERIALS: book. same title, £3.50. cassette £4.99 from retailers.


Unknown: Dariane Lorian

: Discovering Portuguese

Tourism and tradition in a country rich in both.
With Roberta Fox. (Rpt; * SUPPORT MATERIALS: book. same title, £7.95: pack of two cassettes. £ 11.99 from retailers.


Unknown: Roberta Fox.

: Step Up to Wordpower

How to communicate more effectively.
Tips on spelling, grammar and handwriting.
With Chris Serle.
* HELPLINE: 0[number removed](free) * SUPPORT MATERIALS: book.
Same title. £3.99, from booksellers: leaflet: send a large 27p sae to[address removed]


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Advice Shop

Ways to make the trauma of separation and divorce less painful for families.

: Bazaar

Join Nerys Hughes in the marketplace of ideas.


Presenter: Nerys Hughes

: See Hear!

Magazine for the deaf, with Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason. With signing and subtitles.


Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: Clive Mason.

: Country File

John Craven with coverage of rural issues.
Plus at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Presenter: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
An in-depth look at the political agenda with Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.

: Dallas

Terminus. The kidnapper's plans have tragic consequences.

: The New Maverick

James Gamer
Charles Frank
James Garner returns as the charming con-man he made famous in the long-running Maverick western television series.
Director Hy Averback
0 FILMS: pages 29.35


Unknown: James Gamer
Unknown: Charles Frank
Unknown: James Garner
Director: Hy Averback
Bret Maverick: James Garner
Ben Maverick: Charles Frank
Nell: Susan Blanchard
Poker Alice: Susan Sullivan
Bart Maverick: Jack Kelly
Vinnie: George Loros

: Disney Time

Phillip Schofield presents clips from such Disney classics as Cinderella, Mary Poppins and The Sword in the Stone, helped along by Paul Daniels.
(Teletext Subtitles page 888)


Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Guest: Paul Daniels

: Masterchef

Three contestants from the north of England are judged by Loyd Grossman and his guests Italian cookery doyenne
Valentina Harris , and Ken Livingstone , MP.
Director/Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Valentina Harris
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes visits Merthyr Tydfil and joins the local congregations at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church.
Hymns: Who Is on the Lord's
Side? (Rachie); Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn); Give Me the Faith (Myfanwy);
Great is Thy Faithfulness; Lord of All Hopefulness (Slane); We Are One in the Spirit; Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer
(Cwm Rhondda).
Producer Iwan Russell-Jones
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Iwan Russell-Jones
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Butterflies

Classic comedy written by Carla Lane , starring Wendy Craig
Geoffrey Palmer
The unflappable Ruby presents Ria with a problem.
Director John B Hobbs
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Carla Lane
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Russell: Andrew Hall
Ruby: Joyce Windsor
Mr Conrad: Milton Johns

: All Creatures Great and Small

Based on James Herriot 's books. Starring
Christopher Timothy
Robert Hardy , Peter Davison Spring Fever. Tristan attempts to entice Rosemary by treating her tortoise.
Producer Bill Sellars
Director Michael Brayshaw


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Brayshaw
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Donovan: Sheila Reid
Mr Reed: Johnny Barrs
Rosemary Brocklehurst.: Emma Hardy

: Tonight at 8.30

A series of playlets by Noel Coward. Still Life
Starring Joan Collins
John Alderton , Jane Asher Dr Alec Harvey has a chance meeting with Laura Jesson at Milford Junction.
Producer Bryan Izzard
Director Sydney Lotterby
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Noel Coward.
Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Dr Alec Harvey
Unknown: Laura Jesson
Producer: Bryan Izzard
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Myrtle Bagot: Joan Collins
Dr Alec Harvey: John Alderton
Laura Jesson: Jane Asher
Albert Godly: Norman Rossington
Beryl: Diane Langton
Stanley: Steve Nicolson
Dolly Messiter: Moyra Fraser
Bill: Brian McCardie

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Bernard Davey
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: That's Life!

Esther Rantzen, Gavin Campbell, Howard Leader and Kevin Devine are joined by Scott Sherrin and Doc Scott for more investigations.

TOPICS: write to That's Life!, BBCtv, [address removed] or telephone the That's Life! hotline on [number removed].


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Presenter: Gavin Campbell
Presenter: Kevin Devine
Presenter: Scott Sherrin
Presenter: Doc Scott
Series Producer: Richard Woolfe
Editor: John Getgood

: Mastermind

The last place in the final is at stake when Magnus Magnusson interrogates the four highest scoring runners-up at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Contestants: Indrani
Hettiaratchi (music teacher) Vera Brittain; Linden Adams (teacher) Sir Arthur Sullivan; Dave Burnham (local government officer) Adolf Hitler; and either Ashis Banerjee (medical practitioner), Alan Colby (local government officer) or Andrew Francis (lecturer).


Quizmaster: Magnus Magnusson
Contestant: Indrani Hettiaratchi
Contestant: Linden Adams
Contestant: Dave Burnham
Contestant (potential): Ashis Banerjee
Contestant (potential): Alan Colby
Contestant (potential): Andrew Francis
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: Everyman

The Devil You Know
The Shi'a uprising against Saddam Hussein in the aftermath of the Gulf War has fallen foul not only of American fears of an Iran-style Islamic republic in Iraq, but of Arab solidarity with the defeated dictator.
The Shi'a rebellion was part of a democratic coalition of opposition, including the Kurds. Although ignored by the west, it is seen by Arabs and Sunni fundamentalists as a US-inspired conspiracy against Islam and the Arab world.
Everyman asks whether conflicting loyalties may yet bolster Saddam Hussein.
Producer John Blake
Series producer David Willcock A JBA production for BBCtv


Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Unknown: Saddam Hussein.
Producer: John Blake
Producer: David Willcock

: Walk the Talk

A ten-part series on how to be a more successful manager.
Pride and Privilege. Where do the world's top hoteliers go to hold their conference? With
Charles Handy.
Producer Stacey Adams
9 SUPPORT MATERIALS: booklet, please send an sae with 38p stamp to, [address removed] Book. Inside Organisations. L6.99, from booksellers. Video pack, contact [address removed]


Producer: Stacey Adams

: The Sky at Night

Guarding Their Secrets. Dr Ian McHardy , of Southampton University, joins
Patrick Moore to give the latest on BL Lacertae, the object found in the northern constellation of Lacerta, the Lizard. Producer Pieter Morpurgo
* INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed].
Calls are charged 34p per minute (cheap rate). 45p at all other times.


Unknown: Dr Ian McHardy
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

A 93-part epic drama in Hindi with English subtitles.

: Weather

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