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: The Pennine Challenge

In the first of a series of four programmes, four young people are challenged to walk the Pennine Way.

: In Touch with Healing

Mike Wooldridge asks why some people are seemingly healed and others not.


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge

: This Is the Day

Pip Wilson , general secretary of the YMCA, talks about his experiences and Christian faith.


Unknown: Pip Wilson

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community. With signing and subtitles.

: Deutsch Direkt

German for beginners.
0 BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: book£7.99, tutor's notes£3.95, three audio cassettes £5.99 each, workbook£4.99 available from booksellers and retailers.

: Fast Feasts

Today's quick-to-make dish from the last series of Bazaar is mixed nut savoury.

: The Training Hour

A series designed to encourage further education and training.
No More Nightingales
The last of five films about nursing in the 90s.
On the Side of the Patient
A look at patient advocacy - helping patients to make decisions about their lives.
* INFORMATION: for details of videos and tutor'snotesring[number removed].
And at 11.30am
Starting your own business. ●STEREO
ADVICE LINE: ring 0[number removed]. (calls are free)
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: Through the Looking Glass

A six-part series about the social history of dress.
2: Down with Frou Frou
Challenges to the conventional Edwardian "frou-frou". * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Country File

John Craven introduces the final of the Radio Times\Country File Photo 91 competition.
From nearly 3,000 entries, the judges have chosen six finalists. Today, viewers will vote for the winner who will receive a prize of an exotic holiday and a Nikon camera from Nicholas Brett , editor of Radio Times. Plus at
12.55 weather for next week.
0 VOTING: all six photographs entered into the final are featured on page 48, along with telephone numbers to call to register your choiceforthe overall winner.


Introduces: John Craven
Unknown: Nicholas Brett

: pmNews Followed by

On the Record
Live political programme with Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Michelle and Clyde must leave the country.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)

: The Prisoner of Zenda

A swashbuckling adventure starrins
Stewart Granger
Rudolf Rassendyll comes to the aid of his double, the king of Ruritania whose life is in danger.
Adapted from Anthony Hope 's story Director Richard Thorpe ● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Rudolf Rassendyll
Unknown: Anthony Hope
Director: Richard Thorpe
Rudolf Rassendyll/King Rudolph V: Stewart Granger
Princess Flavia: Deborah Kerr
Rupert of Hentzu: James Mason

: Biteback

Julian Pettifer presents a new monthly "right to reply show that puts BBC programme-makers in the hot seat. This month Biteback is on the beat with the Specials.
Reporters Carole Stone and Richard Jobson.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 DOCUMENTARY: page 9


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Reporters: Carole Stone
Reporters: Richard Jobson.
Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: The Clothes Show

Jeff Banks travels to Thailand, where he visits the Sisters of the Good Shepherd who have gone into the rag trade and sees how Oxfam Trading is helping to preserve traditional crafts. Producer Clare Stride
Executive producer Roger Casstles * STEREO


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Merlin of the Crystal Cave

First of a six-part drama series.
1 he Cave. In a war-torn Britain, divided by civil strife, Merlin the Enchanter has, at last, brought the young Prince Arthur to his throne.
Written by Steve Bescoby
Producers Hilary Bevan Jones , Shaun Sutton Director Michael Darlow
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv ● STEREO
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FEATURE: page 43


Written By: Steve Bescoby
Producers: Hilary Bevan Jones
Producers: Shaun Sutton
Director: Michael Darlow
Merlin: George Winter
Ambrosius: Robert Powell
Ralf: Trevor Peacock
Arthur: Sam Hails
Cantlach: Benedick Blythe
King Dafydd: John Phillips
Ninianne: Kim Thomson
Alun: Sam Dastor
Moravic: Betty Marsden
Galapas: Don Henderson

: Tomorrow - the World

Third of a six-part series on developing self-confidence. Can You Hand It Out?
Giving helpful criticism.
Producers Anne O'Dwyer , Julian Stenhouse 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producers: Anne O'Dwyer
Producers: Julian Stenhouse

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes joins medieval musicians to sing ancient hymns in the Tudor market and the 12th-century church in Hemel Hempstead.
Hymns: Pastime with Good
Company; Creator of the Earth and Skies (Agincourt); Lift High the Cross (Crucifer); Forth in Thy
Name, 0 Lord, I Go; From Virgin Pure; Glory to Thee, My God,
This Night; Christ is Made the Sure Foundation; Before the Ending of the Day.
Producer Simon Hammond
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Hemel Hempstead.
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?

Comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Current Affairs. Sir Ralph is convinced his wife is plotting to poison him.
Director Roy Gould
Producer David Croft


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Director: Roy Gould
Producer: David Croft
Alf Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
IvyTeasdale: Su Pollard
LordMeldrum: Donald Hewlett
Honourable Teddy: Michael Knowles
PC Wilson: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Lipton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Cissy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New
Sir Ralph Shawcross: John Horsley
Lady Agatha Shawcross: Angela Scoular
Madge Cartwright: Yvonne Marsh
Myrtle: Barbara Windsor

: Trainer

Starring David McCallum Susannah York
Mark Greenstreet
Nigel Davenport
The Rough with the Smooth In the penultimate episode, a Japanese millionaire shows interest in the Arkenfield yard. Episode written by Christopher Green Producer Gerard Glaister
Director Tristan de Vere Cole


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Mark Greenstreet
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Written By: Christopher Green
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ashenden

Somerset Maugham s classic First World War spy stories, inspired by his own experiences as a secret agent, are adapted for television for the first time in a four-part drama serial. Alexjennings, the RSC actor, takes the title role and is joined by Joss Ackland ,
Ian Bannen and Harriet Walter , star ofBBC2's recent drama
The Men's Room. The series is directed by Christopher Morahan , who made The Jewel in the Crownand Old Flames.
The Dark Woman
Successful West End playwright John Ashenden is determined to help the war effort and is recruited by "R", controller of the embryonic Secret Service. His first assignment involves him with Giulia Lazzari , a music-hall dancer with a dangerous lover, a terrorist working for the Germans. Ashenden's challenge is to persuade Giulia to lure her lover across the border from neutral Switzerland into France - and he soon discovers his own capacity for ruthlessness and deceit.
Screenplay David Pirie Producer Joe Knatchbull
A Kelso Films production for BBCtv ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FEATURE: page 30


Unknown: Somerset Maugham
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Ian Bannen
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Directed By: Christopher Morahan
Unknown: John Ashenden
Unknown: Giulia Lazzari
Unknown: David Pirie
Producer: Joe Knatchbull
John Ashenden: Alex Jennings
Cumming: Joss Ackland
R: Ian Bannen
Giulia Lazzari: Harriet Walter
Detective: Nigel Harrison
Andrew Lehman: Jason Isaacs

: Heart of the Matter

Last programme of the series. One Man's Meat....Joan Bakewell asks if being vegetarian is morally superior. ProducerVivien Morgan
Series producer Olga Edridge


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Olga Edridge

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Last in the series. Here's 's a Leisurely Stroll in the Park

: TheSky at Night

Light pollution in the sky. Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

: am Weather

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