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: Secret Mission

Wartime spy drama starring James Mason A dangerous assignment in German-occupied France takes four agents to the heart of local Nazi power, but getting away again will not prove so easy.
With Hugh Williams , Carla Lehman , Nancy Price and Roland Culver. Director Harold French (B/w) ● FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Hugh Williams
Unknown: Carla Lehman
Unknown: Roland Culver.

: Start Your Own Religion

An Aptitudefor Making
Things. Any form of DIY calls for specific aptitudes, but when the product in question is a religion rather than a wardrobe, what human skills are needed?

: This Is the Day

An opportunity to join other viewers in worship and reflection. Graham Young visits North Belfast, where he meets Don and Claire McBride , who are famous locally for their beautiful ceramic picture tiles. ● STEREO
● PRAYER-LINE: [number removed], calls charged at normal rate. Thought-line:
0[number removed], 36p a minute cheap rate, 48p a minute other times.


Unknown: Claire McBride

: See Hear!

Magazine programme for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Featuring a report on the output for deaf people of broadcasting stations in Sweden and Denmark. Plus, the recent BDA Congress in Blackpool, which took as its main theme "Europe and Human Rights". Presented by Linda Day. With signing and subtitles.


Presented By: Linda Day.

: Golf

World Match Play from
Wentworth Club, Surrey. Live coverage of the first-round closing stages of the 36-hole final. Introduced by Steve Rider. (Coverage continues at 1.40pm on BBC2)


Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Spain on a Plate

This week, Maria Jose Sevilla 's journey through the gastronomy of Spain takes her to Galicia, an ancient Celtic land steeped in ritual and superstition. For holidays, there are special pies, and for everyday fare, winter broths and stews. ● TELETEXT SUBTlTLES: page 888 • BBC BOOK: containing over 100 recipes, price £8. 99. from booksellers.


Unknown: Maria Jose Sevilla

: CountryFile

John Craven opens the weekly file on the latest countryside stories. Including at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
Political affairs programme presented by Jonathan Dimbleby , with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Arthur has some bad news from the doctor.
Pauline falls out with Kathy over the cafe'.

: Eldorado

Gavin is in trouble at work.
There's a strange sickness going round. And Bunny is in a state of shock.

: Coward of the County

First showing on network television for this small-town drama, starring Kenny Rogers
A preacher's nephew resists the pressures to enlist in the Second World War but finds there are just as many battles at home. Rogers plays a fun-loving Baptist preacher in this dramatic version of his hit song.
Director Dick Lowry
● FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: Kenny Rogers
Director: Dick Lowry
Matthew Spencer: Kenny Rogers
Tommy Spencer: Fredric Lehne
Becky Wagner: Largo Woodruff
Em ma Spencer: Mariclare Costello
Violet: Ana Alicia

: Cartoon

: Horse of the Year Show

Highlights from Wembley Arena, including this afternoon's derby. Introduced by David Vine. Commentary by Stephen Hadley.
A Grand Slam Sports production for BBCtv


Introduced By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.

: The Clothes Show

Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus report on the latest round of international designer collections - including Versace, Armani and Jasper
Conran - and other fashion news.
Producer Colette Foster
Executive producer Roger Casstles (The British Fashion Awards are at
8.00pm on Tuesday) ● STEREO


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus
Producer: Colette Foster
Producer: Roger Casstles

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes joins the celebration as the United
Reformed Church at Purley in Surrey plays host to its "twin" churches in the former East and West Germany, the United States and Czechoslovakia.
Hymns: Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Luckington); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren); Make Me a Channel of Your Peace; Bless and Keep Us, Lord (Komm, Herr, segne uns); Lord of All Hopefulness (Slane); The Kingdom of God (Out Skerries); Now Thank We All Our God (Nun danket). Producer Valetta Stallabrass
Edrtor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Valetta Stallabrass
Unknown: Edrtor Roger Hutchings

: Keeping Up Appearances

Comedy series written by Roy Clarke , starring Patricia Routledge
Hyacinth's passion for art coincides with Daddy's desire to join the Foreign Legion.
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Cllve Swift
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Rose: Mary Millar
Emmet: David Griffin
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson

: The House of Eliott

Period drama series about a 1920s fashion house, starring
Stella Gonet , Louise Lombard When Tilly and Madge ignore Florence's instructions, the Eliotts are presented with a dramatic choice.
Episode written by Evgeny Gridneff ProducerJeremy Gwilt Director June Howson


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Unknown: When Tilly
Written By: Evgeny Gridneff
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Florence Ranby: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Ralph Saroyan: Michael Culver
Joseph Wint «: Stephen Churchett
Lord Alexander Montford: Rupert Frazer
Lady Elizabeth Montford: Elizabeth Garvie
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Madge: Judy Flynn
Alice Burgoyne: Kate Fahy
AlfredRanby: Roger Watkins
Betty: Diana Rayworth
Agnes: Victoria Alcock
Jenny: Natalie Abbott

: Birds of a Feather

Comedy series starring Pauline Quirke Linda Robson
Nine and a Half Days. Sharon gets more involved than she expected in the prisoners' wives support group.
Episode written by Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks
Director Terry Kinane
Series producer Candida Julian-Jones An Alomo production for BBCtv


Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Linda Robson
Written By: Maurice Gran
Director: Terry Kinane
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Llnda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Gil: Jonathan Barlow
Sandra: Nicola Blackman

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Screen One: Running Late

This wry comedy by Simon Gray is the story of one man's obsession with the truth.
Starring Peter Bowles
Television interviewer George Grant , renowned for his ability to get at the truth, is at the peak of his career. But when he receives a message at his office that his wife needs to see him urgently - a matter of life and death - his life is irreversibly altered. And so the frantic search begins for
George Grant 's truth - and his wife.
Simon Gray 's work for television includes After
Pilkington and Old Flames.
ProducerVerity Lambert
Director Udayan Prasad ; A Cinema
Verity/Peter Bowles production for BBCtv ● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 0 DRAMA: page 4


Comedy By: Simon Gray
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Interviewer: George Grant
Unknown: George Grant
Unknown: Simon Gray
Director: Udayan Prasad
George Grant: Peter Bowles
Mr Humphry: Roshan Seth
Old lady: Renèe Asherson
Clitheroe: Michael Byrne
Michael Mitchum: Adrian Rawlins
Sally Grant: Carole Nimmons
Grahame: James Fleet
Greta: Anne Lambton
Deborah: Marcial Ayton
Norman: Ian McNeice
Mrs Zee: Geraldine Sherman
Harold Zee: Leon Lissek
Betsy Grant: Amanda Mealing
Wicks: David Ryall
Messenger: Vincenzo Ricotta
Carol: Suzette Llewellyn
Driver: Brian Bovell

: Everyman: No Place Like Home

Two Somali women, long resident in Liverpool, return to their homeland in the war-torn north of Somalia. Amina is searching for the mother she last saw 20 years ago; Khadege is returning to the place where she spent her early teenage years. They find a land changed beyond recognition.
A Darlow Smithson production for BBCtv


Producer: Richard Alwyn
Series Editor: John Blake

: Channel Hopping

Alex Taylor presents three programmes exploring the realities of getting jobs across the Channel. Tonight: teaching English, and getting casual work in Munich. Producer Mary Sprent
0 FREE BOOK: write to Euro- Action,
Freepost, PO Box 12, Nottingham NG7 1 BR. Radio 1 's Action Special Helpline (free):
Mon-Fri 8.00am-8.00pm, 0[number removed].


Unknown: Alex Taylor
Producer: Mary Sprent

: The Sky at Night

Dr David Allen joins Patrick Moore to describe research aimed at showing surface details of the planet Venus. Producer Pieter Morpurgo ● STEREO
0 No 47 NEWSLETTER: send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Dr David Allen
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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