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: Open University

6.45 Plants: Problems with Water
7.10 Maths: GroupTheory 7.35 Energy Resources: Uranium 8.00 Education: Time to Leam 8.25 Something in the Air

: Playdays

Today: the Dot Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Summer Sunday

Take a jazz band, holiday-makers from across Europe, add some favourite hymns and you have the ingredients for a lively, open-air celebration. David Grant leads the singing, live from the waterside village of Port Grimaud on the Cote d'Azur, while Rob Parsons looks at "being loved with your curlers in". Bible reading: Luke 19, w 1-7. • STEREO


Unknown: David Grant
Unknown: Rob Parsons

: Sign Extra

With sign language and subtitles. How Do You Manage?
If you do not belie ve you are a manager, think again. Whether running a home, caring for children, self-employed or running a business, everyone is a manager. Want to get your boss to work for you? Want to know how John Fashanu manages off the field? This programme offers advice on improving management skills.


Unknown: John Fashanu

: The Colossus of Rhodes

Adventure starring Rory Calhoun
Lea Massan
It is 280 BC on the island of Rhodes: an Athenian soldier, forbidden to leave the island, unwittingly joins a rebel plot against the tyrannical King Xerxes.
Director Sergio Leone 0 FILMS: pages 30-36


Unknown: Rory Calhoun
Unknown: Lea Massan
Director: Sergio Leone
Dario: Rory Calhoun
Diala: Lea Massari
Peliocles: Georges Marchal
Thar: Conrado Sanmartin
Koros: Angel Aranda

: CountryFile

John Craven opens the weekly file on the latest countryside stories, with up-to-date coverage of rural, environmental and agricultural issues.
Including at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven

: News; followed by: Strictly for the Birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has played a crucial role in protecting
Britain's birds. But, as this Country File special report hears, some bird lovers argue that, in the process, the RSPB has become a persecutor of innocent people.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Ian gets more than he plans for when he caters for a business lunch.

: Eldorado

Marcus leads Drew astray. Bunny offers Fizz a job.

: The Grass Is Greener

Bittersweet romantic comedy starring
Cary Grant , Deborah Kerr Obliged to open their stately home to the public, Victor, Earl of Rhyall, and his wife Hilary, are resigned to being invaded. Then an American enters their home - and Hilary's heart.
Director Stanley Donen • FILMS: pages 30-36


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Victor Rhyall: Cary Grant
Hilary Rhyall: Deborah Kerr
Charles Delacro: Robert Mitchum
Hattie: Jean Simmons
Sellers: Moray Watson

: Biteback

Carole Stone reports on social workers who feel that the drama
Bad Girl gave a damaging impression of their work in child custody cases. Plus the chance to put BBC programme makers in the "hot seat".
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
* INFORMATION: if you have a point to make about BBC programmes, phone 08 1 -[number removed]or write to Biteback, PO Box 2085. London W 12 8XR.


Unknown: Carole Stone

: Europe by Design

The first of five programmes in which
Tom Vernon visits Italy, Spain, Denmark, France, Germany and Holland in search of European style.
Fantasy Houses. Tom Vernon takes a look at the kind of house people build for themselves when they are given a free hand. He discovers a house run entirely on solar power in overcast Holland; a sculptured stone palace that a French postman crafted by hand as his life's work; and a multi-million pound mountain-top folly built in an igloo shape with no straight lines.
Director Martin Clarke
Producer Jane Chapman
A Chapman Clarke production for BBCtv • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Tom Vernon
Director: Martin Clarke
Producer: Jane Chapman
Unknown: Chapman Clarke

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Songs of Praise

Looe is one of the prettiest fishing ports in Cornwall. Once famous for its tin and copper, it is now the national centre for shark fishing and a haven for tourists. Pam Rhodes takes to the oars in a traditional Cornish "gig", and talks to the well-known organist Dudley Savage who presented Songs of Praise in the late 60s and 70s.
She unites the communities both east and west of the river as they sing their songs of praise. Hymns: All Creatures of Our God and King, Such Lovely Things, I cannot tell why he whom angels worship, Brightly Beams Our
Father's Mercy, Sweet and Low, 0 Jesus I Have Promised, Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love and Love Divine All Loves Excelling. Producer David Kremer Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Organist: Dudley Savage
Producer: David Kremer
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: TheTwoRonnies

Classic comedy from Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Corbett
Tonight's sketches include
Plop of the Flops with Dave Lav Trellis introducing chart toppers Little Steamy Winder, Big Momma and Status Who. With guest Elaine Paige.
Director/Producer Marcus Plantin • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Dave Lav
Unknown: Elaine Paige.

: Cousins

First showing on network television for this romantic comedy starring Ted Danson
Isabella Rossellini
What do you do if you get stuck with the wrong husband? Maria Hardy discovers that's what has happened to her, and at the same time begins to see the attraction of her unconventional cousin Larry, who seems to be stuck with the wrong wife.
Director Joel Schumacher
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 30-36


Unknown: Ted Danson
Unknown: Isabella Rossellini
Unknown: Maria Hardy
Director: Joel SchumacHer
Larry: Ted Danson
Maria Hardy: Isabella Rossellini
Tish: Sean Young
TomHardy: William Petersen
Vince: Lloyd Bridges
EdieCostello: Norma Aleandro
Mitch: Keith Coogan
Aunt Sofia: Ginade Angeus
PkilKozinski: George Cole
Chloe Hardy: Katie Murray

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Peter Cockroft
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Heart of the Matter

Last in the documentary series that examines contemporary moral and religious issues. The Miracle Man and the Doctors. In June Heart of the Matter undertook to follow up the claims of evangelist Dr Morris Cerullo. He had said that 400 people were miraculously healed during his controversial mission to
London this summer. A
Southampton doctor,
Peter May , challenged Dr Cerullo to provide the three best
"healings" for medical scrutiny. With the help of doctors this programme investigates these claims and examines the phenomenon of faith heating. Presented by Joan Bakewell. Producer Nick Stuart
Senes producer Michael Waterhouse A Roger Botton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Dr Morris Cerullo.
Unknown: Peter May
Presented By: Joan Bakewell.
Producer: Nick Stuart
Unknown: Roger Botton

: The Last Great Adventure

This year 200 Tall Ships from all over the world have been following the route of the transatlantic crossing made by Christopher Columbus in 1492. As they make their triumphant return to Liverpool this week, the trials of life aboard the Soren Larsen , which appeared in the BBC drama series The
Onedin Line, are described by 76-year-old crew member
Margaret Holt. Narrated by Robert Powell.
Director Peter Hamilton
Producer Claire Lewis


Unknown: Soren Larsen
Unknown: Margaret Holt.
Unknown: Robert Powell.
Director: Peter Hamilton
Producer: Claire Lewis

: Doogle Howser, MD

American comedy series about a teenage medical genius who doesn't have all the answers.
Starring Neil Patrick Harris TV or Not TV. Vinnie's prayers for an influential letter of recommendation to get him accepted into film school seem to be answered when a top television executive is admitted to the hospital. But, as it turns out, he is not the only one trying to impress the man. With Max Casella.


Unknown: Neil Patrick Harris
Unknown: Max Casella.

: The Sky at Night

The First Telescope. It is usually accepted that the first telescope was made in 1608. But new evidence shows that the first reflector was made in England, by Leonard Digges , many years before. In this programme Colin Ronan joins Patrick Moore to explain the principle, and to show the first "working" Digges-type telescope to have been made for more than 400 years. Producer Pieter Morpurgo ● STEREO
● INFORMATION: Sky at Night information line 0[number removed](calls charged at 36p per minute cheap rate; 48p at other times)


Unknown: Leonard Digges
Unknown: Colin Ronan
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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