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: Open University

6.45 Biology: Scaling the Salt Barrier
7.10 Maths: Scalings and Powers
7.35 The Marriage of Figaro 8.00 Education: Measures of Success
8.25 Physics: Molecules at Large

: Playdays

The Dot Stop.
A Feigate production for BBCtv

: Worship the King

A celebration of Mass from
St Alban's Church in the Cheshire town of Macclesfield, led by Father Harry Stratton. ●STEREO


Unknown: Father Harry Stratton.

: Sign Extra

A recent BBCtv programme with sign language and subtitles. Wish You Weren't Here
A report on how tourism and leisure will have to be managed in the not-too-distant future to protect the environment.

: Great Expectations

Common Knowledge. For generations women have underpinned the education system in this country. But do they get out as much as they put in? With Heather Jackson. 0 BOOKLET: send A4 sae with 41 p postage to [address removed]


Unknown: Heather Jackson.

: Bazaar

Doug Smillie builds a cheap and simple barbecue and Lesley Waters cooks delicious and different food to eat outside.
Plus how you can get your name off a credit blacklist, and Claire Rayner tackles the tricky subject of teenage sex.
Presented by Nerys Hughes. 0 PROGRAMME NOTES: send a 28p A4 sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Doug Smillie
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Presented By: Nerys Hughes.

: Experiment!

How to print on a leaf.
* BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, £3.99. from booksellers.

: Llangollen 92

Highlights of the week's competitions and events from the 46th International Musical
Eisteddfod at Llangollen.
Presented by Floella Benjamin and Brian Kay.


Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: The Flintstones

Cartoon fun.

: CountryFile

The latest countryside stories with John Craven. This week, the fight to protect Naseby
Battlefield. At 12.55 weather for the week ahead.


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.
Problems abound for young love.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)

: Eldorado

The third episode of this new drama series.

: 84 Charing Cross Road

Dramatisation of the celebrated, bitter-sweet book of letters, starring Anne Bancroft Anthony Hopkins
1969: American writer Helene Hanff
thinks back on her intense, 20-year relationship with the staff of a particular London bookshop, people whom she has never met.
Director David Jones
●TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 51-60


Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Helene Hanff
Director: David Jones
Helene Hanff: Anne Bancroft
Frank Doel: Anthony Hopkins
Nora Doel: Judi Dench
Maxine Bellamy: Jean de Baer
George Martin: Maurice Denham
Cecily Fan: Eleanor David

: Biteback

This month, viewers' complaints about recent changes to Gardeners' World. Presented by Julian Pettifer, with Richard Jobson and Carole Stone.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Information: if you have a point to make about BBC programmes, phone [number removed] or write to Biteback, [address removed] .


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Presenter: Richard Jobson
Presenter: Carole Stone

: Masterchef

In the last semi-final, a composer, an American who lives in a Scottish castle and a 16-year-old schoolboy compete for a place in next week's final. Loyd Grossman is joined by the editor of The Sunday Times, Andrew Neil , and Soho restaurateur Alastair Little. Director/Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● COMPETITION: ring0[number removed](calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48patothertimes).


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Alastair Little.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Titchmarsh on Song

Gimme That Armchair
Religion. Cliff Richard and Mary O'Hara are among the guides Alan Titchmarsh meets as he explores the world of electronic "songs of praise".
Nowadays many people do not go to church but still worship by means of radio, television, cassettes and compact discs. As he continues his countrywide musical pilgrimage with vocal group Angel Voices, he is also joined by the London
Community Gospel Choir and the Ambrosian Singers. Director/Producer Bryan Izzard
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Strathblair

Drama series set in a Scottish village in the 1950s, starring Ian Carmichael
Andrew Keir
David Robb
Past and Present. Sir James is delighted when Andrew proposes to Flora. Pheemie reveals a dark secret to Jenny.
Episode written by Julia Jones Producer Aileen Forsyth Director David Blair


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Andrew Keir
Unknown: David Robb
Written By: Julia Jones
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 Mclnnes: Kika Mirylees
Pheemie Robertson: Alison Peebles
Umberto Fabiani: Urbano Barberini
Robert Sinclair: Neil McKinven
Forbes: Nicholas McArdle
Doctor McGowan: Ken Drury
Janet: Sarah Collier
Gerald Ferguson: David McKail
Aline Ferguson: Vivienne Dixon
Mrs Lovatt: Elspeth MacNaughton

: Shadows of the Heart

First of a two-part mini-series about passion and conflict, set on a remote island off the coast of Australia in the 1920s.
Brimming with missionary zeal, Dr Kate Munro arrives on Gannet Island to take up a medical practice. She is particularly keen to introduce the marvels of modern medicine to the "backward" islanders, who lead conservative lives ruled by ingrained traditions. Kate is swept off her feet by handsome Vic Hanlon , a wealthy landowner, and despite ideological differences they are irresistibly drawn to each other.
Director Rod Hardy


Unknown: Dr Kate Munro
Unknown: Vic Hanlon
Director: Rod Hardy
Dr Kate Munro: Josephine Byrnes
Fr Michael: Jerome Ehlers
Vic Hanlon: Marcus Graham
Alex Fargo: Jason Donovan
Mrs Hanlon: Robyn Nevin
Jill Hughes: Lisa Hensley
Rose Flanagan: Annie Byron
Bert Flanagan: Henry Salter
Emily Fargo: Colleen Hewett
Vince Fargo: Doug Parkinson
Lanty Fargo: Nadine Garner
Indy Fargo: Sherrie Krenn
Bella Parsons: Jule Godfrey
Reg Parsons: Bruce Myles
Edward Bennett: Edwin Hodgeman
Jean Bennett: Judy Dick
Clara Bennett: Michelle Pettigrove
Willy Carter: Harold Hopkins
Mary Carter: Pat Thompson
Frank: Barrett Michaelcaton
Andy Keegan: Kelly Dingwall

: News

Presented by Martyn Lewis. Weather Ian McCaskill
●TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Porridge

Another chance to see an episode from Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais 's classic comedy starring Ronnie Barker Richard Beckinsale
The Harder They Fall. Godber takes up boxing and enters the prison championships, but Fletcher is given the task of nobbling his cell-mate.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian Le Frenais
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Godber: Richard Bfckinsale
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Harry Grout: Peter Vaughan
Jackdaw: Cyril Shaps
PT instrurtor: Roy Sampson

: Heart of the Matter

The documentary series that examines contemporary moral and religious issues.
Figh ting aga inst Nature
Many evangelical homosexuals feel they cannot reconcile their faith with their sexuality. Now "ex-gay" counsellors are trying to change their orientation. But is such therapy healing or harmful? Joan Bakewell meets homosexuals who claim to have changed and talks to church authorities, and psychiatrists who oppose this therapy and support loving homosexual relationships.
Producer Mike Mitchell
Series producer Michael Waterhouse A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Mike Mitchell
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Knight and Daye

American comedy series starring Jack Warden Mason Adams
The Last Honest Man in America. Everett has a chance to secure his son-in-law's medical licence, but a$25,000 bribe is involved.


Unknown: Jack Warden
Unknown: Mason Adams

: The Perfect English Village

Nigel Farrell 's journey through beautiful countryside ends in a village complete with Elizabethan bowling green, tranquil duckpond and quaint local pub, but in the most unlikely location. A Tadpole Lane production for BBCtv


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Weather

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