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: Open University

6.45 Patterns in Green

7.10 Maths: And So On

7.35 Montgeoffroy: Life in a Chateau

8.00 A Question of Evidence

8.25 Head Start: Children of the Dream

: Playdays

Today: the Why Bird Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Start Your Own Religion

First in a series of ten programmes in which writer, broadcaster and orator Dr Colin Morris sets himself the challenge of starting his own religion as a way of discovering how religion works. The Making of Moo. DrColin Morris tells an audience at
Westminster College, Oxford, about Nigel Dennis 's play The Making of Moo, one of the wittiest satires on Christianity of recent times, and points out how religion can be a rogue force capable of getting out of control. • STEREO


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Unknown: Nigel Dennis

: This is the Day

The pretty village of Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire is the unlikely setting for Fort Rocky - a pioneer camp adventure weekend for young people organised by British Youth for Christ. Linda Mary Evans joins members of the Fort Rocky team for a time of prayer and reflection. The bible reading is Isaiah 30, vv 19-21, 23-26.


Unknown: Cleobury Mortimer
Unknown: Linda Mary Evans

: Sign Extra

With sign language and subtitles. A Very Able Man
Michel Gillibert was a young, highly successful businessman until a helicopter crash in 1979 left him permanently disabled. Now he is an active campaigner for the handicapped - a role he would not have contemplated before his accident. As
France's Minister for Disabled
People, he is in conflict with French employers over a new quota system which forces them to employ disabled people or pay a tax. Gillibert argues that employers' natural philanthropy must be encouraged by the rule of law - and he wants to see such laws enforced across Europe.


Unknown: Michel Gillibert

: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Musical version of Mark Twain 's tall tale, starring Bing Crosby Connecticut handyman
Hank Martin has a strange tale to tell: of falling from his horse in 1910 America, but waking up in 6th-century England; of encountering King Arthur and the court of Camelot; of a beautiful princess; and of the mystic Merlin.
Director Tay Garnett
• FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Hank Martin
Director: Tay Garnett
Hank Martin: Bing Crosby
Sir Sagramore: William Bendix
Sandy: Rhonda Fleming
King Arthur: Cedric Hardwicke
Merlin: Murvyn Vye
Sir Lancelot: Henry Wilcoxen
Sir Galahad: Richard Webb
High Executioner: Alan Napier

: CountryFile

John Craven opens the weekly file on rural issues. This week a report on HM Coastguard. The life-saving service, which relies heavily on volunteers, came to the aid of more than 13,000 people in 1991. But many coastguards are now threatening to resign in protest at a government-backed reorganisation which, they claim, will leave them unable to give immediate help at a rescue. Including at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven

: News, followed by: The High Chaparral: Feather of an Eagle

American western series.

Blue is taken hostage by Apaches after he ignores Buck's advice.


John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow

: Bugs Bunny

Cartoon adventures.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Sharon finds herself letting her heart rule her head but can she cope with the consequences?
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: Eldorado

Maria is embarrassed. Philippe confronts Per. Rosario gives
Pilar another chance and Blair tries blackmail.

: The Sundowners

Family drama, starring Deborah Kerr
Robert Mitchum
1920s Australia:
Paddy Carmody and his family are
"sundowners" - folk who travel around the country working where they can and making their home wherever the sun happens to set. Paddy loves the freedom of their way of life but his wife Ida and son Sean would really prefer to settle down.
This conflict is finally resolved in an unexpected way.
Director Fred Zinnemann
0 FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Paddy Carmody
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Ida: Deborah Kerr
Paddy: Robert Mitchum
Venneker: Peter Ustinov
Sean: Michael Andersonjr
Mrs Firth: Glynis Johns
Jean Halstead: Dina Merrill
Halstead: Ewen Solon
Quinlan: Chips Rafferty
Liz: Lola Brooks
Bluey: John Meillon
Herb johnson: Wylie Watson
Ocker: Ronald Fraser
Jack Patchoque: Mervyn Johns
Mrs Bateman: Molly Urquhart

: Barney Bear

Cartoon adventures.

: Europe by Design

Series looking at European style. Facing Fashion. Tom Vernon 's search for the elusive European clothing style leads him to three top fashion designers:
Giorgio Armani , who sends messages to people through his designs; Karl Lagerfeld , who gets inspiration from a plastic bag; and Agnes B, who hates fashion. Director Martin Clarke
Producer Jane Chapman
A Chapman Clarke production for BBCtv ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Giorgio Armani
Designs: Karl Lagerfeld
Director: Martin Clarke
Producer: Jane Chapman
Unknown: Chapman Clarke

: The Survival Guide to Food

A series on food poisoning and how to prevent it.
Going to Work on an Egg
Cheryl Baker gets a cooked breakfast - but is it safe to eat?
Why are some foods more risky than others? Plus how to avoid the germs that make us sick. Director Martin Gorst
Producer George Auckland
Information: for accompanying book. send cheque for £3.00 (payable to BBCtv) to [address removed]


Presenter: Cheryl Baker
Director: Martin Gorst
Producer: George Auckland

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

The former shipping village of Aberporth in Dyfed is the host for a service on one of the many beaches along Cardigan Bay. Introduced by Paul Jones.
Hymns: Come Let Us Join Our
Cheerful Songs; Give Me Joy in My Heart; Tu Hwnt I'r Ser; Guide Me 0 Thou Great Jehovah; Dyma Gariad Fel Y Moroedd; Lily of the Valley; Make Way. Producer AlunGibbard Editor Roger Hutchings


Introduced By: Paul Jones.
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Keeping Up Appearances

Comedy series about an obsessive snob written by Roy Clarke , and starring Patricia Routledge For some, early retirement can be a blessing. For Richard this particular blessing comes very heavily disguised!
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Emmet: David Griffin
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Rose: Mary Millar
Roger: Jon Glover

: The House of Eliott

Drama series charting the setbacks and successes of a 1920s fashion house starring Stella Gonet Louise Lombard
After the success of their first collection, Beatrice and Evie receive an unexpected offer to work in Paris.
Episode written by Eugeny Gridneff Producer Jeremy Gwilt Director Graeme Harper


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Eugeny Gridneff
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Graeme Harper
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Sir Desmond Gillispie: David de Keyser
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Gilles Caragnac: Patrice Valota
Florence Ranby: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Yvette Caragnac: Pauline Larrieu
Betty: Diana Rayworth
Joseph Wint: Stephen Churchett
Dorothy: Lucy Aston
Agnes: Victoria Alcock
Dimitri: Vania Vilers
Mrs Van Ollsen: Maxine Howe
Mrs Rowse: Sheila Ferris
Lady Brewton: Monica Grey
Richard: Simon Dedeney

: Birds of a Feather: Breadwinner

The plucky pair from Essex return for a new series of the comedy starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Sharon's cafe is doing well, but Tracey finds her success hard to take.
Episode written by Gary Lawson and John Phelps
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)
Comedy: page 9


Writer: Gary Lawson
Writer: John Phelps
Director: Terry Kinane
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Producer: Candida Julian-Jones
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Gloria: Pat Coombs
Wayne: Charlie Caine

: News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Screen One: A Very Polish Practice

A season of new BBC films starts with this sequel to Andrew Davies 's highly acclaimed series A Very Peculiar Practice, starring Peter Davison
Stephen and his wife Grete are now living in Warsaw. Despite the chaos caused by the disintegration of communism, Stephen is happy working as a hospital doctor. Then Bob Buzzard turns up.
Producer Ken Riddington Director David Tucker


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Bob Buzzard
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Stephen Daker: Peter Davison
Grete: Joanna Kanska
Bob Buzzard: David Troughton
Tadeusz: Alfred Molina
Krapowski: Trevor Peacock
Ewa: Polly Hemingway
Helena: Nina Marc
Tomasz: Adam Przedrzymirski
Marek: Dariusz Odija
Renata: Agnieska Robotka
Piotr: Kazimierz Kaczor
Barbara: Monica Hejsak

: Everyman

Explorations of the faith and beliefs of people in ordinary and extraordinary circumstances. Why We're Here. There are 40,000 Jews in Germany but with a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism, a low birth rate and high emigration to Israel and America, many predict a future Germany without Jews. Everyman traces the impressions of Jews, young and old, living in post-Holocaust Germany today. Producers Samuel Davis and Daniel Zuta Series editor John Blake
A Daniel Zuta production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producers: Samuel Davis
Producers: Daniel Zuta
Editor: John Blake
Unknown: Daniel Zuta

: Doogie Howser, MD

American comedy series about a teenage medical genius, starring Neil Patrick Harris Oh Very Young. Doogie finds that ageism cuts both ways. (Postponed from 9 August ) ● STEREO


Unknown: Neil Patrick Harris

: Weather

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