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: Open University

6.45 Time for Design 7.10
Lavas of Etna 7.35 Molecular Immunology 8.00 Changing Britain: A Century of Change
8.25 Maths: Newton's Third Law

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Tent Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv 0 PLAYDAYS MAGAZINE: 45p. on sale Wednesday.

: Movable Feasts

Michael's plans for expansion backfire when the Salvation Army gets an unexpected invitation.

: This Is the Day

How do you pray when your 12-year-old daughter is dying of leukaemia? Norma Cradock joins Gillian Strange at her home in Somerset to hear how Gillian experienced
God's healing at a time of great emotional strain.


Unknown: Norma Cradock
Unknown: Gillian Strange

: When in France

Series on improving your French. In the last programme
Dariane Lorian visits Grasse and Marseille.
0 SUPPORT MATERIALS: book, same title, E3.50, cassette E4,99 from retailers.


Unknown: Dariane Lorian

: Discovering Portuguese

Last part of an introduction to the language and people.
With Roberta Fox. * SUPPORT MATERIALS: book, same title, £ 7.95; pack of two cassettes, £ 11.99 from retailers. * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Roberta Fox.

: Step Up to Wordpower

How to track down information. With Chris Serle.
0 HELPLINE: 0[number removed](free) 0 SUPPORT MATERIALS: book, same title, £3.99, from booksellers; leaflet: send a large 27p sae to, [address removed].


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Advice Shop

How to deal with anxiety and depression.

: Bazaar

Join Nerys Hughes in the marketplace of ideas.


Unknown: Nerys Hughes

: Sign Extra

Sign language interpretation of a film about life in Romania under Ceausescu.

: Country File

John Craven opens the weekly file on agricultural issues.
At 12.55 the week's weather.


Presenter: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
Kim Catcheside asks how the Tories will deal with the health issue.
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.


Unknown: Kim Catcheside
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)

: Dallas

Tunnel of Love. Bobby is distraught over April's senseless murder. Cliff seems to have a rival for Liz's affections.


Bobby: Patrick Duffy
JR: Larry Hagman
Cliff-: Ken Kercheval
Liz: Barbara Stock

: Something Big

A comedy westernstarring Dean Martin
Honor Blackman
Preparing for one last big haul, bandit Joe Baker must not only take on his old enemy Colonel
Morgan, but also the Colonel's formidable lady.
Director Andrew V McLaglen 0 FILMS: pages 27-30


Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Honor Blackman
Unknown: Joe Baker
Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Joe Baker: Dean Martin
Mary Anna Morgan: Honor Blackman
Col Morgan: Brian Keith
Dover MacBride: Carol White
Jesse Bookbinder: Ben Johnson
Johnny Cobb: Albert Salmi

: Cartoons

: Masterchef

Three amateur cooks from the east of England compete for a place in the semi-final, judged by Loyd Grossman , cricketer David Gower and food writer
Sophie Grigson.
Director/Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Sophie Grigson.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: Lifeline

Jean Alexander appeals on behalf of the Winged
Fellowship Trust, which provides holidays for people with severe physical disabilities. Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow have the latest charity news. Producer Jill Dawson
0 DONATIONS: to Jean Alexander ,[address removed]


Unknown: Jean Alexander
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow
Producer: Jill Dawson
Unknown: Jean Alexander

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Songs of Praise

From Worksop Priory, Notts. Pam Rhodes digs out memories of the miners' strike and recalls memories of writer
Gwen Grant 's childhood in a local pit village.
Hymns: Tell Out My Soul (Woodlands); There Is a Redeemer; Praise My Soul; Soul of My Saviour (Anima Christi);
This Is the Day; 0 Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go (St Margaret); Be Still My Soul (Finlandia); 0
Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness (Was Lebet)
Producer Noel Vincent Editor Roger Hutchings
(Postponed from 3 February)


Unknown: Gwen Grant
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Butterflies

Classic comedy written by Carla Lane , starring Wendy Craig
Geoffrey Palmer
Ben, the boys, Leonard, the kitchen - how can Ria hope to recapture her youth?
Director John B Hobbs
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Carla Lane
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Director: John B Hobbs
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ren: 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 A Cat In Hull's Chance
A patient goes missing, but Rosie still wants to be a vet.
Episode written by Michael Russell Producer Bill Sellars
Director Steve Goldie


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Written By: Michael Russell
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Steve Goldie
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Bull farmer: Patrick Burke
Jack Hucknall: Danny Davies
Rosie Herriot: Alison Lewis
Mrs Pettinger: Anna Turner

: Tonight at 8.30

A series of playlets by Noël Coward. Shadow Play
A musical fantasy starring
Joan Collins , Simon Williams A bad play, a bad supper and bad company so distresses Victoria that she takes one extra sleeping pill.
Adapted and produced by Bryan Izzard Director John Glenister
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Simon Williams
Produced By: Bryan Izzard
Director: John Glenister
Victoria Goforth: Joan Collins
Simon Goforth: Simon Williams
Martha Cunningham: Jean Anderson
George Cunningham: Edward Jewesbury
Michael Doyle: Robert Meadmore
Sibyl Heston: Carrie Ellis

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Michael Fish
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: That's Life!

More humour and investigations with Esther Rantzen , Gavin Campbell , Howard Leader and Kevin Devine. With Scott Sherrin and Doc Cox.
Director Bob Marsland Editor John Getgood
9 TOPICS: write to That's Life!, BBCtv,
London W 12 7RJ or telephone the That's Life! hotline on 081 -[number removed].


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Kevin Devine.
Unknown: Scott Sherrin
Director: Bob Marsland
Editor: John Getgood

: Mastermind

The Final
Magnus Magnusson faces the four finalists competing for the coveted title of Mastermind
1991 at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Finalists: Andrew Francis
(lecturer) Erwin Rommel ;
Kate Ford (librarian)
Frank Lloyd Wright ; Trevor Brown
(retired bank official) the films of John Ford; Stephen Allen (actor) Sir Francis Drake.
The winner will receive the trophy from Will Wyatt , the BBC's Managing Director of Network Television.
Director Andrea Conway Producer Peter Massey


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Andrew Francis
Unknown: Erwin Rommel
Unknown: Kate Ford
Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright
Unknown: Trevor Brown
Unknown: Stephen Allen
Unknown: Sir Francis Drake.
Unknown: Will Wyatt
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Peter Massey

: Everyman

Touching the Rock. As a teenager John Hull stood in front of the mirror and said goodbye to his right shoulder. Ten years ago he disappeared altogether. After fighting for nearly 30 years against the dark discs that had been gradually gathering across his eyes he went blind and 'began to take up residence in another world'.
Producers Michael Burke and Maggie Sutcliffe
A Fabula Films production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Hull
Producers: Michael Burke
Producers: Maggie Sutcliffe

: Walk the Talk

A ten-part series on how to be a more successful manager. An advertising agency demonstrates how team work is essential to win an account.
Producer Ishbel Maclean t SUPPORT MATERIALS: booklet, please send an sae with 38p stamp to, [address removed]. Book, Inside Organisations, £6.99, from booksellers. Video pack. contact [address removed]


Producer: Ishbel MacLean

: Mahabharat

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

: Weather

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