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: Johnson and Friends

With Philippa Forrester. Stereo

: Playdays

The Dot Stop.

: Telling Tales

The story of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost intei views the week's news makers and reviews the papers with the help of his guests. Senes editor Barney Jones
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Faith to Faith

Stories of Art. Harry Dunlop , curator of St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow, describes his response to some of the exhibits.


Unknown: Harry Dunlop

: This Is the Day

Graham Young continues his travels in a narrowboat on the Midlands canal network. Today he prays with two people studying at Covenant College in Ansty whose teenage years were marked by drugs, gang warfare and alcohol. PRAYERLINE:[number removed].

: See Hear!

Magazine programme for deaf or hard of hearing people. This week, three guests who have promoted deaf awareness: interpreter John Lee , writer Michael Jack and actor David Bower from the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. With signing and subtitles.


Unknown: John Lee
Unknown: Michael Jack
Unknown: David Bower

: Computing for the Less Terrified

The fourth of seven programmes looks at communications.
A Diverse production for BBCtv

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand: live coverage from Lord's of the fourth day's play.
Then Weather for the Week Ahead

: News; On the Record

Political analysis.

: EastEnders

Three-episode omnibus edition.

: Perry Mason: the Case of the Posthumous Painter

Feature-length mystery, starring Raymond Burr
Artist Truman York stages a fake death in order to increase the value of his paintings. But when he returns unexpectedly to claim his fortune, he is murdered. Perry Mason follows a trail of fakery and fraud to unmask the killer. With David Soul.


Artist: Raymond Burr
Artist: Truman York
Unknown: Perry Mason
Unknown: David Soul.

: Biteback

Viewers air their concerns about BBC programmes. With Sue Lawley.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
Comments: write to Biteback, [address removed], or telephone [number removed].


Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Jim'll Fix It

More transformations, courtesy of Jimmy Savile.


Unknown: Jimmy Savile.

: Masterchef

The guest judges for the second semi-final are Robert
Carrier and Sue Lawley.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Chris Lowe. Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Sweet Inspiration

At his Suffolk cottage, Terry Waite tells Alan Titchmarsh about his boyhood, the years of captivity in Beirut and his bittersweet return; choosing hymns that are important to him: Who Would True Valour
See; Lead Kindly Light; Ride On, Ride On; Forty Days and Forty Nights; The Day Thou Gavest , Lord; Eternal Father. Producer Peter Armstrong
A Word-Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Thou Gavest
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: Last of the Summer Wine

A chance to see a vintage episode of the comedy series,
Ferret Come Home, from 1977. Starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde
Written by Roy Clarke ; Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Written By: Roy Clarke

: That's Life All Over!

After 21 years of entertainment combined with campaigning consumer journalism, That's Life! comes to an end with this, its 418th edition.
Esther Rantzen is joined for this nostalgic celebration by all the presenters featured over the years, along with Wet Wet Wet, whose 1988 version of With a Little Help from My Friends raised more than £100,000 for Childline, and Victoria Wood , who reflects on her regular appearances back in 1976. Remember Prince, the dog who loved "sausages"? Or the time Esther was arrested handing out bat stew on a London street? And That's Life's Jobsworth award (to petty-minded officialdom) has ensured the word an established place in the English language. Some of the campaigns have led to changes in the law and there are many stories of courage and hope - including the organ-transplant fund that started with 2-year-old Ben Hardwick in 1984. Ten years on his mother Debbie is in the studio to talk about Ben's life.
Esther Rantzen looks back
See feature page 44


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Guest: Victoria Wood
Producer: Richard Woolfe

: Love on a Branch Line: I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight

Arcady Hall and its unconventional inhabitants continue to work their magic on prim and proper civil servant Jasper Pye in the second episode of John Hadfield's comic masterpiece. But it is the amorous advances of "wicked" Belinda, inexperienced Matilda and already married Chloe that seem certain to make Pye forget his conventional behaviour, his staid morality and even the reason for his visit.
Director Martyn Friend draws parallels between Love on a Branch Line and the fantasy elements of Alice in Wonderland: "Just as in Lewis Carroll, things are never quite what is expected," he says.
A Theatre of Comedy/D L Taffner/New Penny production for BBC TV.
See This Week page 6


Writer: David Nobbs
Producer: Jacqueline Davis
Director: Martyn Friend
Jasper Pye: Michael Maloney
Lord Flamborough: Leslie Phillips
Lady Flamborough: Maria Aitken
Professor Pollux: Graham Crowden
Chloe: Cathryn Harrison
Belinda: Abigail Cruttenden
Matilda: Charlotte Williams
Lionel Virley: David Haig
Quirk: Stephen Moore
Miss Mounsey: Amanda Root
Dimple Potts: Maggie Wells
Mr Jones: Joe Melia
Miss Tidy: Gillian Raine

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Mastermind

From the Dome Theatre in Brighton. Specialist subjects are: British and American pop music 1955-85, the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut , British tunnels and bridges, and spiders. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Heart of the Matter

Hate Crime. As Parliament considers whether to punish racially-motivated crime more severely, US police in Boston are already enforcing such a law. Joan Bakewell asks whether this is the way forward or an impractical solution that inflames racial tensions.
Producer Nick Stuart
A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv TRANSCRIPT: send a cheque or P0 for £2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Nick Stuart
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand: highlights of the fourth day's play.

: World Cup Grandstand

Cameroon v Sweden
Live coverage of the opening match in group B from the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Plus highlights of today's other games.

: Weather

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