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: Open University

6.45 Education: Open Skies,
Grass Roots 7.10 The Search for
Oil 7.35 Race for a Gene 8.25
Maths Methods: Fourier Analysis

: Playdays

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

: News and Weather

Chris Lowe presents a new
Sunday early-morning bulletin.


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Thanksgiving for Harvest

Linda Mary Evans travels to Longridge, near Preston in Lancashire, where members of Churches Together in Longridge meet in St Paul 's
Church for their united service of thanksgiving for harvest. 0 STEREO


Unknown: Linda Mary Evans
Unknown: St Paul

: See Hear!

The magazine series for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Which programmes would you have liked to have seen, but couldn't because they were not subtitled or signed?
Maureen Denmark and a group of deaf guests review and discuss a selection of this month's output on BBCtv. With signing and subtitles.


Unknown: Maureen Denmark

: Li'l Abner

I Comic musical based on the hit Broadway show, bringing Al Capp 's satirical comic-strip characters to life. Starring Peter Palmer
Leslie Parrish
A none-too-bright hillbilly takes on the authorities in Washington to save his home town of Dogpatch, USA.
Director Melvin Frank 0 FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Al Capp
Unknown: Peter Palmer
Unknown: Leslie Parrish
Director: Melvin Frank
Li'l Abner: Peter Palmer
Daisy Mae: Leslie Parrish
Marryin' Sam: Stubby Kaye
General Bullmoose: Howard St John
Stupefyin' Jones: Julie Newmar
Appassionata von Climax: I Stella Stevens
Earthquake McGoon: Bern Hoffman

: Cartoon

Story of a Chinese nightingale.

: Country File

A report on the Ordnance
Survey, which is 200 years old this year. With John Craven. Plus at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Followed by Speaking Volumes
The last word on new books, reviewed by crime writer
P D James and guests Clive Anderson , Mary Leland and Charles Palliser. Children's illustrator Quentin Blake draws this series to a close.


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mary Leland
Unknown: Charles Palliser.
Unknown: Quentin Blake

: Tom and Jerry Double Bill

Cat and mouse cartoon fun.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Who killed Eddie Royle? The police believe that Grant Mitchell may know the answer.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)

: Dallas

Some Leave, Some Get Carried Out. At Jory's request, Hillary Taylor agrees to meet Bobby at Southfork, unaware of the danger that lurks there.


Unknown: Hillary Taylor

: The Black Stallion Returns

Family adventure, starring Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano
The stallion is kidnapped by a sheikh and taken to Morocco.
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888; FILMS: pages 43-48


Director: Robert Dalva
Alec Ramsay: Kelly Reno
Raj: Vincent Spano
Kurr: Allen Goorwitz
Merlar: Woody Strode
Abu Ben Ishak: Ferdinand Mayne
Tabari: Jodi Thelen
Alec's mother: Teri Garr

: Safari UK ... Goes Live!

In a special live edition of the natural history programme,
Jill Dando and Julian Pettifer , in the heart of deepest
Berkshire, link up with wildlife experts and enthusiasts up and down the country, including: Magnus Magnusson on the trail of red deer in the Cairngorms; Tony Soper seal-watching on the Fame Islands; and Anthony Smith on the summit of Snowdon. They take stock of the nature of the UK, and explore how we can enjoy and preserve our wild heritage. OB director Roy Chapman
Executive producer Peter Crawford
● BBC BOOK: £ 14.95, from booksellers. ● SAFARI GUIDE: for a free guide to activities across the UK, send two first class stamps, your name and address to [address removed]. 0 NATURE: page 30


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Peter Crawford

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

Alan Titchmarsh joins the people of Jersey and visitors at Mont Orgueil Castle and meets supporters of the island's hospice, including
Bergerac actor John Nettles. Hymns: 0 Worship the King (Hanover); What a Friend We
Have in Jesus; All Things Bright and Beautiful; Thine Be the Glory (Maccabeus); I Will Build My Church; For the Beauty of the Earth (Dix); Let There Be Peace on Earth; Jesus Is Lord! Producer Diane Reid
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: John Nettles.
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Keeping Up Appearances

Comedy written by Roy Clarke about an irrepressible snob, starring Patricia Routledge Hyacinth and Richard take a weekend golfing break. Director/Producer Harold Snoad ● STEREO


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: Bread

Another slice of Carla Lane 's
Merseyside comedy series.
Lilo Lill joins the family in the search for Freddie Boswell.
Director/Producer John B Hobbs ● STEREO
0 BBC VIDEO: f 10.99, from retailers.


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Lilo Lill
Unknown: Freddie Boswell.

: Trainer

A 13-part drama series about an ambitious young horse trainer, starring
David McCallum
Susannah York
Mark Greenstreet
Nigel Davenport
4: Perfect Timing. Mike is beginning to train winners but they do not belong to Brant, and he is not a patient man.
Episode written by Christopher Green Producer Gerard Glaister
Director Jeremy Summers 0 STEREO


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Mark Greenstreet
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Written By: Christopher Green
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Jeremy Summers
John Grey: David McCallum
Rachel Ware: Susannah York
Mike Hardy: Mark Greenstreet
James Brant: Nigel Davenport
HugoLalimer: Patrick Ryecart
David Ware: Marcus D'Amico
Joe Hogan: Des McAleer
Frances Ross: Nicola King
Jack Ross: Ken Farrington
Kath Brant: Sarah Atkinson
Nick Peters: Floyd Bevan
Danny Foster: Neil Nisbet
Mo Ratcliffe: Audrey Jenkinson
Charles Burton: David Lyon

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Weather Bill Giles
9 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Screen One: Dancin' thru the Dark

FILM First showing on I network television for a BBC film written by Willy Russell. Starring Claire Hackett
Con O'Neill
The drinks are lined up at the bar. The girls are in their glad rags. The fellas are on the rampage. Everyone is hellbent on having a good time celebrating the night before the wedding of Dave and Linda. But Peter McGeegan is back for a gig and Peter was once in love with Linda.
Russell, author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine , adapted his stage play Stags and Hens for this film, which had a successful run at the cinema last year.
Producers Andree Molyneux and Annie Russell
Director Mike Ockrent


Written By: Willy Russell.
Unknown: Claire Hackett
Unknown: Con O'Neill
Unknown: Peter McGeegan
Unknown: Shirley Valentine
Producers: Andree Molyneux
Producers: Annie Russell
Director: Mike Ockrent
Unknown: Barry Norman
Linda: Claire Hackett
Peter: Con O'Neill
Manager: Colin Welland
Sourface: Willy Russell
Bernadette: Julia Deakin
Maureen: Angela Clarke
Carol: Sandy Hendrickse
Frances: Louise Duprey
Kav: Simon O'Brien
Dave: Conrad Nelson
Eddie: Mark WomacK
Billy: Andrew Naylor
Robbie: Peter Watts
'Madonna': Helen Martin

: Everyman

A week in the life of the Rev
Alfred Sharpton , New York's most flamboyant black civil rights leader. Is he a help or a hindrance to the cause?
Producer Stephen Walker Editor Jane Drabble


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

: Japanese - Language and People

Second in a ten-part series.

: The Sky at Night

Galaxy in Creation?
Astronomers have found what seems to be the most luminous object known in the universe. It is 16,000 million light years away and 300 million, million times brighter than the sun. With Patrick Moore.
Producer Pieter Morpurgo
0 INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]
(calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times.)


Unknown: Patrick Moore.
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

An epic drama from India.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Shown yesterday at 2.45pm on BBC2)

: Weather

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