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: Open University

6.45 Biology: Is Seeing Believing?
7.10 Maths: Inverse Functions
7.35 Resource Geology 8.00
Asian Families, Western Culture
8.25 Technology: Eurekaargh!

: Playdays

The Tent Stop.

: News; Weather

: Looking for God

A five-part series looking at ways of discovering who God is. Is There Anyone There?
"If only God would make me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank."
Woody Allen 's words have a ring of truth for many people.
Can anyone ever know for sure that God exists? Veteran churchman Lord Soper and scientist Professor John Polkinghorne join the congregation at Wesley
Methodist Church, Cambridge, in a time of searching and reflection for Lent.
Presented by Graham Young. ● STEREO


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Professor John Polkinghorne
Presented By: Graham Young.

: See Hear!

The magazine for deaf people. With signing and subtitles.

: Deutsch Direkt!

For beginners in German. 0 BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: book£7.99. tutor's notes £3.95, three audio cassettes £6.99 each, workbook£4.99, available from booksellers and retailers.

: Advice Shop Extra!

Consumer advice.
0 SUGGESTIONS: write to Advice Shop, BBC White City. 201 Wood Lane. London W127TS.

: Business Matters

Dr Malcolm Carruthers of the Positive Health Centre explains some of the ways people can reduce their stress levels.


Unknown: Dr Malcolm Carruthers

: Work Is a Four-Letter Word

Series on improving your speaking and writing skills at work. Making your point. With Danny Baker. ● STEREO
● BBC BOOK: Better Communication
Skills for Work, £4.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: Danny Baker.

: Bazaar

Making a will, some stunning knitting patterns and gardening advice.
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: send a 28p A4 sae to [address removed]

: Experiment!

Why is the sky blue?
● BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, f3.99 from booksellers.

: CountryFile

The latest countryside stories, with John Craven. Plus at 12.55 weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven.

: pmNews

Followed by On the Record
Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole look at vital issues as the General Election looms.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Ricky and Sam's party has two unexpected gatecrashers.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)

: Match of the Day: the Road to Wembley

Liverpool Aston Villa
Live coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final match.
Aston Villa's run in the competition has convinced their fans that this is the team's year. Plus, the draw for the semi-finals, live from FA headquarters at Lancaster
Gate in London. Introduced by Desmond Lynam. With commentary by John Motson.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: John Motson.

: The Clothes Show

Star-struck punters get the chance to be the celebrity of their choice for the day.
There's a preview of a major costume jewellery exhibition. Bride Andrea Woodworth discusses shoes and flowers for her big day. And in the week prior to London Fashion Week, headmistress Elspeth Insch achieves a lifelong ambition by helping top designer
Caroline Charles create a stunning outfit for the catwalk. Withjeff Banks, Selina Scott and Caryn Franklin. ● STEREO


Unknown: Andrea Woodworth
Unknown: Elspeth Insch
Unknown: Caroline Charles
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Caryn Franklin.

: Antiques Roadshow

Stromness Academy in Orkney is this week's off-shore location.
Among the treasures brought by the islanders there's an unusual piece of scrimshaw, a rare marine chronometer and an example of the unique
Orkney chair. Hugh Scully introduces another Radio
Times competition question. Producer Christopher Lewis
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● ANTIQUES: page 14


Introduces: Hugh Scully
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Play It Safe!

Anneka Rice looks into the dangers from water. Producer Stephen Moss
● BOOKLET: a large sae to [address removed].


Unknown: Anneka Rice
Producer: Stephen Moss

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Village Praise

In a series of six programmes through
Lent to Palm Sunday, Songs of Praise celebrates the variety, the joys and the harsh realities of modem British village life. Today Pam Rhodes discovers how a feudal way of life in the ancient Cotswold village of Guiting Power enables it to resist changes caused by an influx of commuters and tourists, and remain a family village.
Series producerSimon Hammond Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: May to December

I Comedy series written by Paul A Mendelson. Starring Anton Rodgers Lesley Dunlop
This Could Be the Start of Something Big. Alec comes back from his honeymoon raring to go - but does Zoe feel that her husband is going too far?
Director John Kilby
Producer Sharon Bloom
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv


Written By: Paul A Mendelson.
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Lesley Dunlop
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Sharon Bloom
AlecCallender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Callender: Lesley Dunlop
Miss Flood: Frances White
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Jamie: Paul Venables
Simone: Carolyn Pickles
Zoe's mum: Kate Williams
Debbie: Chrissie Cotterill
Roy: Paul Raynor
Sonia: Isabelle Lucas
MrGreenstein: Brian Lipson

: Lovejoy

Starring Ian McShane
Smoke Your Nose.
The Rev Harry Nettles bets Lovejoy there is a Roman mosaic in the field next to his church. Can they find out before the developers move in?
Teletext subtitles p:888


Writer: Terry Hodgkinson
Producer: Emma Hayter
Director: Baz Taylor
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Rev Nettles: Paul Rogers
Mr Rosenbaum: David Kossoff
Derek Rudge: Christopher Fulford
Nancy Phelan: Michelle Fairley
Rollo: Tony Rohr

: So Haunt Me

Comedy series written by Paul A Mendelson, starring Miriam Karlin, Tessa Peake-Jones, George Costigan.

Pete has a deadline to meet - but all he keeps meeting is a dead lady.
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Writer: Paul A Mendelson
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Caroline Gold
Yetta Feldman: Miriam Karlin
Sally Rokeby: Tessa Peake-Jones
Pete Rokeby: George Costigan
Tammy Rokeby: Laura Simmons
David Rokeby: Jeremy Green
Chris Longford: Christopher Blake
Kevin Sandy: Roy MacReady
Miss Nesbitt: Josephine Melville
Jonty: Nicholas Hulme
Andrew: Leon Fernholdt

: One Foot in the Grave: The Worst Horror of All

Last in the series of David Renwick's acclaimed comedy.
Starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie.

Victor is involved in a nasty case of vermin control.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Wilfred: John Rutland
Ronnie: Gordon Peters

: News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Mastermind

Specialist subjects tonight are the life and reign of Mary
Queen of Scots, the life and plays of Lillian Hellman , the life of St Cuthbert and the life and career of Aneurin Bevan.
Magnus Magnusson questions the contenders in the Conference Auditorium Centre at the University of Leeds. Director Andrea Conway Producer Penelope Cowell STEREO
● ADDRESS: to apply to appear in the programme send a postcard with your name and address, before 30 March, to BBC Mastermind. PO Box 344,
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1AQ.


Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: St Cuthbert
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Penelope Cowell

: Heart of the Matter

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know?
In February 1991, 8-year-old Karin Griffin was brutally murdered near her home. Her killer was diagnosed a criminal psychopath. But did he know what he was doing? In the first of a new series, Joan Bakewell probes the minds of psychopaths. Are they mad or bad?
Series producerMichaelWaterhouse A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Karin Griffin
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Dear John: USA

Starring Judd Hirsch
Sisters. Kate pretends to be romantically involved with Kirk.


Unknown: Judd Hirsch

: The Shadow

Police. Police officers from
Genoa, in Italy, and Liverpool shadow each other.
Producer David Wilson
0 LEAFLET: "Working in the European Community: new opportunities", send a cheque/postal order for £1.75 payable to BBC Education to [address removed]


Producer: David Wilson

: Mahabharat

: Weather

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