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: Johnson and Friends

With Philippa Forrester. Stereo

: Playdays

The Dot Stop.

: Blood and Honey

Old Testament stories with a difference.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the news makers. Plus a review of the papers by Alan Clark and Suzanne Moore. Series editor Barney Jones
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8. 1 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Alan Clark
Unknown: Suzanne Moore.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Heart and Soul

Featuring Tony Robinson 's Good Book Guide, God and the Gatepost with Mary Whitehouse , and the Royle Commission with Roger Royle.


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Unknown: Roger Royle.

: See Hear!

This week the magazine for deaf or hard of hearing people investigates penalty fares on the London Underground. With signing and subtitles.

: Denied the 9 to 5

Programmes on job opportunities for disabled people, Ian Dury looks at initiatives taken by companies in Britain and America. Stereo Subtnied


Unknown: Ian Dury

: Second Chance

Eight days of special programmes designed to encourage adults to return to learning are launched with this documentary in which entertainer
Mike Harding introduces people who have already taken that "second chance". During the week there will be unscheduled sketches stressing the benefits of becoming better qualified, plus three five-minute profiles of people who have donejust that. The first of these is at 5.25pm. A Bedford production for BBCtv For Helpline details see 5.25pm


Introduces: Mike Harding

: Tales from the Map Room

How the history of a capital city like
London can be gleaned from its maps.

: Countrylife

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25.
(Rev rpt from last Wednesday)


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

Political analysis.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo

: The Flintstones

: The Greatest Show on Earth

Oscar-winning epic drama I with an all-star cast including
Charlton Heston , James Stewart With a massive three-ring circus about to start a nationwide tour, tensions under the big top are running high.


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: James Stewart
Brad: Charlton Heston
Buttons: James Stewart
Holly: Betty Hutton
Phyllis: Dorothy Lamour
Sebastian: Cornel Wilde

: Second Chance

In this the first of three personal stories, Janet Sharp from Wallasey explains how she seized the chance to complete her education.
HELPLINE: for advice or information, telephone free on [number removed] until 6.00pm today, then 8.00am to 1 2 midnight until 15May.


Unknown: Janet Sharp

: Masterchef

This week's guest judges are chef Ken Horn and actress and cake specialist Jane Asher.
Presented by Loyd Grossman. Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ken Horn
Unknown: Jane Asher.
Presented By: Loyd Grossman.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

From Wymondham Abbey,
Norfolk. Pam Rhodes visits the shrine of Julian of Norwich, a 14th-century anchorite who had herself walled up in a cell to devote her life to prayer.
Hymns include: Crown Him with Many Crowns, and / Heard the Voice of Jesus Say. Producer Diane Reid ; Editor Helen Alexander


Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Last of the Summer Wine

Feature-length edition of the comedy starring Bill Owen Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde Getting Sam Home. To fulfil Sam's one last wish, Compo, Clegg and Foggy reluctantly sneak him out of his invalid bed.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell


Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Sam Home.
Written By: Roy Clarke
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
NoraBatty: Kathy Staff
Sam: Peter Russell
Lily-Bless-Her: Lynda Baron

: Pie in the Sky

New drama series about a gourmet detective, starring Richard Griffiths
Who Only Stand and Wait. The discovery of a young girl's body, buried 20 years earlier, reopens a murder case. Did Crabbe and Fisher send the wrong man to jail?
Episode written by John Milne ; Producer David Wimbury ; Director Lawrence Gordon Clark A Witzend production for BBCtv (Postponed from 1 May)


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Written By: John Milne
Producer: David Wimbury
Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
HenryCrabbe: Richard Griffiths
Margaret Crabbe: Maggie Steed
Freddy Fisher: Malcolm Sinclair
Gary Bourne: Richard Ridings
Marianne Dupont: Marianne Borgo
PC Cambridge: Bella Enahoro

: News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Family

Writer Roddy Doyle 's contribution to the Year oftheFamilyisa characteristically no-frills look at life in a Dublin suburb where
Charlo Spencer rules his wife and two children with a mixture of fear and violence.
Each of the four parts of this new weekly drama looks at life in the Spencer home from the point of view of one of the people in it, starting tonight with Chario, who loves his wife and children, but whose violent behaviour, infidelities and criminal activities are pushing them to breaking point.
This is Doyle's first original television screenplay, following the successful adaptations of his novels The Commitments and The Snapper. His last novel, Paddy Clarke Ha, Ha, Ha, won last year's Booker Prize.
Family features songs specially recorded by Elvis Costello , includingStep Inside Love, and his own composition, A Kinder Murder.
Producer Andrew Eaton ; Director
Michael Winterbottom


Unknown: Roddy Doyle
Unknown: Charlo Spencer
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Producer: Andrew Eaton
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Charlo Spencer: Sean McGinley
Paula Spencer: Ger Ryan
Nicola Spencer: Neili Conroy
John Paul Spencer: Barry Ward
Leanne Spencer: Gemma Butterly

: Mastermind

From the Countess of Huntingdon's Hall, Worcester. The specialist subjects are the life and James Bond novels of Ian Fleming ; RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft of the Second World War; classical ballet since 1840; and the coinage of England 1066-1662. With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: James Bond
Unknown: Ian Fleming
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman

Eighty-five per cent of British people get married at some point in their lives. Half of these marriages fail and yet many people remarry - some of them more than once.
For Better.... is the first of a two-part documentary examining matrimony in Britain today. Eight people who have each tied the knot at least four times describe why they felt compelled to repeat the experience so many times. For some the reasons are religious or moral, for others they are romantic or sexual. Among those contributing are
42-year-old Patricia, who has already wed five times yet is still searching for the ideal husband, and 48-year-old Tony who is divorcing for the fourth and, he says, final time. "Marriage no longer means what it used to mean," he confesses.
Next week's programme, entitled.... for Worse, finds out how people feel about repeated marital breakdown.
Producer Dennis Walsh ; Editor John Blake
- A Chameleon production for BBCtv


Producer: Dennis Walsh
Editor: John Blake

: The Late Show

Continuing the Watching the Detectives season, this comedy thriller stars
Art Carney , Lily Tomlin Private detective Ira Wells senses a connection between the murder of his ex-partner and the disappearance of an eccentric lady's cat. With
Howard Duff , Bill Macy, Eugene Roche and Joanna Cassidy.
Director Robert Benton (197
FILM REVIEWS starting page 45


Unknown: Art Carney
Unknown: Ira Wells
Unknown: Howard Duff
Unknown: Eugene Roche
Unknown: Joanna Cassidy.
Director: Robert Benton

: Weather

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