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: Open University

6.45 Insect Hormones - The Control of Moulting 7.10 Maths: Findinga Formula 7.35 Pine Point: A
Lead-Zinc Deposit 8.00 Education: "and so to disembed ..." 8.25
Technology: Marketingthe Micro

: Playdays

The Patch Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: News; Weather

: Telling Tales

Ancient stories with a modem message. Philip Hawthorn tells the story of The Ram with Four Horns. * STEREO


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn

: This Is the Day

Norman and Christine Beech run a centre near Snowdonia where children from all over Britain come to enjoy the mountains, the sea and each other's company.
Norma Craddock joins the Beeches to talk about their work and for a time of prayer and meditation on the importance of enjoying and trusting in God's creation.


Unknown: Christine Beech
Unknown: Norma Craddock

: See Hear!

Today's edition of the magazine for the deaf community investigates how to ensure a deaf child's educational needs are met. With signing and subtitles.

: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal

A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu. * BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, video and cassettes - fordetails phone BBC
Education Information on [number removed].

: Fast Feasts

Salmon quiche and curried parsnip soup.

: Broadcasting and a Learning Society

Learning takes place throughout life, not just at school. Whether it is to acquire new job-related skills, or as a means of individuals enriching their lives, television and radio have a central role to play. John Humphrys chairs a debate on the future shape of a learning society. Director Ann Morley Producer Hendrik Ball


Unknown: John Humphrys
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Hendrik Ball

: Work Is a Four-Letter Word

Last in the series.
Take a Seat. Applying for a job. 0 BBC BOOK: Better Communication
Skills for Work, £4.99, from booksellers.

: Country File

A look at the state of rural railways, with Michael Collie and John Craven. At 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: Michael Collie
Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Followed by On the Record
Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole look at political issues.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
There's May Day madness in the Square.
(Stereo; Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: Hero at Large

First showing on network television for this caped-crusader comedy starring John Ritter Anne Archer
The world needs heroes, but does unemployed actor
Steve Nichols in a silly costume fit the bill? Chance gives him a mission in life - but being Captain
Avenger could kill him, or worse, get him mixed up in politics!
Director Martin Davidson 0 FILMS: pages: 43-50


Unknown: John Ritter
Unknown: Anne Archer
Unknown: Steve Nichols
Director: Martin Davidson
Steve Nichols: John Ritter
J Marsh: Anne Archer
Walter Reeves: Bert Convy
Calvin Donnelly: Kevin McCarthy
Eddie: Harry Bellaver
Mrs Havacheck: Anita Dangler
Gloria: June Hallaren
Mayor: Leonard Harris
Milo: Rick Podell

: Biteback

This month actress Juliet Stevenson, star of Truly Madly Deeply, criticises The Mary Whitehouse Experience for a sketch about disabled people.
Members of the studio audience challenge BBC programme-makers directly. Presented by Julian Pettifer, with Richard Jobson and Carole Stone.

A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p888)
Information: if you have a point to make about BBC programmes, phone [number removed] or write to [address removed]


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Guest: Juliet Stevenson
Co-presenter: Richard Jobson
Co-presenter: Carole Stone

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Another in the series of fantastic tales of the bizarre and unusual.
The Main Attraction
Conceited sports star
Brad Bender is convinced that he is about to be named school Prom
King. But a freak meteor shower changes all that. With John Scott Clough and Lisa Jane Persky.


Unknown: Brad Bender
Unknown: John Scott
Unknown: Lisa Jane Persky.

: Masterchef

The quest for Britain's top amateur chef continues with a doctor, a composer and a photography student, all from the east of England. Actress and cakemaker Jane Asher and chef Shaun Hill , from Gidleigh Park in Devon, join host Loyd Grossman to judge the results. Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
● COMPETITION: ring 089 1 -[number removed](36p per minute cheap rate, 48p other times).


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Shaun Hill
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: Lifeline

Ken Dodd appeals on behalf of HASICOM, which works to promote communication for deaf-blind people.
● DONATIONS: to Ken Dodd , [address removed] or phone [number removed].


Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Ken Dodd

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Praise Bel

Presenter Thora Hird talks to newsreader Martyn Lewis , whose idea it was to have the recent hospice Songs of Praise. Plus a visit to a Norfolk convent where animals play an important part in the nuns' daily lives. Series producer Christopher Mann


Talks: Thora Hird
Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Producer: Christopher Mann

: Don't Tell Father

A new comedy series written by Roy Clarke.
Starring Tony Britton Susan Hampshire
Marvin's parents wait in awe to meet Kate's famous father.
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Written By: Roy Clarke.
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Producer: Harold Snoad
Vivian Bancroft: Tony Britton
Natasha Bancroft: Susan Hampshire
KateBancroft: Caroline Quentin
Marvin Whipple: Philip Fox
Ron Whipple: Jack Smethurst
Stella Whipple: Anna Dawson

: Strathblair: Family Affairs

Second in a ten-part drama set in a Scottish village in the 1950s, and starring Ian Carmichael
Macrae receives an unwelcome visitor.
Episode written by Bill Craig
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Bill Craig
Producer: Aileen Forsyth
Director: David Blair
Sir James Menzies: Ian Carmichael
Macrae of Balbuie: Andrew Keir
Andrew Menzies: David Robb
Alec Ritchie: Derek Riddell
Jennifer Ritchie: Francesca Hunt
Flora McInnes: Kika Mirylees
Pheemie Robertson: Alison Peebles
Umberto Fabiani: Urbano Barberini
Robert Sinclair: Neil McKinven

: Whicker's World: a Taste of Spain

Second of eight programmes in which Alan Whicker turns his attention to Spain.
The Most Famous Nose in the World. Travelling south to
Andalusia, Whicker meets the sherry barons of Jerez and finds them celebrating the annual feria, a show of horses and traditional dress.
Producer Tony Salmon


Unknown: Alan Whicker

: A Fatal Inversion

First of a three-part serialisation of the psychological thriller by Ruth Rendell, writing under her Barbara Vine pseudonym.
Starring Douglas Hodge

Five students who share a terrible secret vow never to see each other again. But when the bodies of a woman and child are unearthed, the 12-year-old tragedy is revealed.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p888)
Feature: page 25


Author: Barbara Vine [Ruth Rendell]
Adapted by: Sandy Welch
Producer: Phillippa Giles
Director: Tim Fywell
Adam: Douglas Hodge
Rufus: Jeremy Northam
Zosie: Saira Todd
Shiva: Gordon Warnecke
Mary Gage: Clara Salaman
Inspector Winder: Nicholas Woodeson
DC Stretton: Michael Simkins
Anne: Rachel Joyce
Marigold: Patricia Kerrigan
Lewis Verne-Smith: Tim Wylton
Beryl Verne-Smith: Philippa Gail
Alec Chipstead: Philip Bowen
Meg Chipstead: Jane Wymark
Dr Swiftson: James Aubrey
Abigail: Angharad and Lowri Thomas
Pearson: Peter Attard
Evan: Jeff Nuttall
Mrs Strawson: Shirley Dixon
Matthew: Ben Chaplin
Julian Benson: Simon Beresford

: News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Mastermind

In the first semi-final, the specialist subjects are: the life and reign of Peter the Great, the islands of Bermuda, the life and Miss Marple stories of Agatha Christie , and the life and novels of Henry James. With Magnus Magnusson. Director Andrea Conway
Producer Penelope Cowell ● STEREO


Stories Of: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Henry James.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Penelope Cowell

: Everyman

Remaking the World
The last of three programmes on religious fundamentalism. The Best Society on Earth. An examination of the lives and hopes of activist Muslims in Egypt, where a new Islamic identity is being forged. Producer Steve York Editor John Blake


Editor: John Blake

: How Do You Manage?

In the fifth of six self-help programmes, how to solve problems. With Tony Slattery and Carolyn Marshall. Producer Debbie Wright


Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Carolyn Marshall.
Producer: Debbie Wright

: Dear John: USA

Margo. John is involved in a case of mistaken identity.

: Weather

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