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: Open University

Science: Steels, Stars and Spectra

: Daytime on Two

9.30 Links. Out of the Colony
9.55 Who, Me? Responsibilities (e)
10.15 A-level Studies: German 2: Umwelt - Schutz oder Schmutz?
Acid rain is destroying the German forests. KLAUS ROMER examines the problem with an audience of teenagers.
10.38 The Geography
Programme. Routeway
11.00 Storytime
Five Minutes' Peace
11.18 Mindstretchers
Package Deal: Solutions
Wrapping a single egg with two sheets of paper, or one of card. With TONY AITKEN
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
11.23 Pages from Ceefax
11.35 Update USA. Sunbelt City Phoenix, Arizona, spreads ever outwards into the surrounding desert.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
12.00 English File
The Power of Language Power to Move
KEN DODD talks about making people laugh and LINDA THOMPSON sings a love song.
Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
12.35pm Scene
Death in the Family
'Why me, why my father?'
What happens when somebody dies? What actually goes on at a funeral? What effect does a death in the family have on those who are left behind? Producer PETER M. EVANS (R) (e)
1.05 Mach's Gut!
2: Eating and Drinking with ROBERT RAUCH
Introduced by PAUL MCDOWELL (R) (e)


Unknown: Klaus Romer
Unknown: Godfrey Johnson
Unknown: Susan Paton
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: Linda Thompson
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Peter M. Evans
Unknown: Robert Rauch
Unknown: Sylvia Rotter
Introduced By: Paul McDowell

: Bertha

A See-Saw programme by ERIC CHARLES
The Great Painting Job (R)

: English Time

1: Talking about People
An actor and a teacher help a group of children explore how people make judgments. Actor John Woodnutt
Producer JILL GLINDON REED (R) (e)


Unknown: John Woodnutt
Producer: Jill Glindon Reed

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo, Dibs and Gary Wilmot are tasting different foods in the market. Director CLARE ELSTOW (R) (e)


Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Director: Clare Elstow

: Weekend Outlook

: International Golf

Epson Grand Prix of Europe from St Pierre Golf and Country Club, Chepstow
The first major competition of the season in Britain is an 18-hole matchplay event over four rounds. IAN WOOSNAM , seeking the form which won El million last year, heads the eight seeded players who join today's second round. Open champion NICK FALDO and other Ryder Cup stars
Introduced by STEVE RIDER
Commentators PETER ALLISS
Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY including at
3.00 News and Weather


Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Howard Clark
Unknown: Sam Torrance
Unknown: Gordon Brand Jr
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Clive Clark
Producers: Alastair Scott
Producers: Fred Viner
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Irving Berlin's Blue Skies

Introduced by Mark Steyn , musical theatre critic of the Independent
Bing Crosby Fred Astaire
In this spectacular musical romance the incomparable Crosby and Astaire are perfectly cast as 'a couple of song and dance men' in love with the same girl. The movie features great songs such as How Deep Is the Ocean, Heat Wave and, of course, the title song.
Johnny Adams. ....BING CROSBY
Lyrics and music by IRVING BERLIN Screenplay by ARTHUR SHEEKMAN Produced by SOL C. SIEGEL
('Omnibus: Irving Bertin ' tonight on BBC1 at 10.20pm)
0 FILMS: page 19


Introduced By: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Johnny Adams.
Music By: Irving Berlin
Play By: Arthur Sheekman
Produced By: Sol C. Siegel
Directed By: Stuart Heisler
Unknown: Irving Bertin
Jed Potter: Fred Astaire
Mary: Joan Caulfield
Tony: Billy de Wolfe
Nita OLGA: San Juan
Mack: Frank Faylen
Martha/Nurse: Victoria Horne
Mary Elizabeth: Karolyn Grimes

: Tex Avery Double Bill

Two cartoons from America's master animator.
Slap Happy Lion and Who Killed Who?

: On the House

Pattie Coldwell and the team move into the home straight at Number 50. Pattie checks out a new budget approach to central heating, while
Rick Ball turns his hand to restoring a pair of dining chairs. Harry Greene goes to Cheltenham to help
Troubleshoot viewer Mike Wood hang a new door in the opposite direction and there's another edition of What's in Store.
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill
For fact sheet send cheques or postal orders (payable to Housefax) to: [address removed]
Enclose 95p for double issue (7 and 8) or £4.30 for the whole series (1-10)


Unknown: Rick Ball
Unknown: Harry Greene
Unknown: Mike Wood

: Weekend

Guy Michelmore presents a live preview of the places to go and things to do in the region, and with reporters Penny Bustin and Nigel Farrell helps you to make the most of your weekend.
With up-to-the-minute AA road reports and weather. Producer PETER LOWE


Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Peter Lowe
Editor: Colin Stanbridge

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank Growing tomatoes in the cold greenhouse purely organically. Bill Symondson pursues that enemy of every gardener, the slug. Plus starting off courgettes, marrows and cucumbers - and decorative and scented climbers that grow well in colder climates. Production assistant
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bill Symondson
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: Blackadder the Third

by RICHARD CURTIS and BEN ELTON starring with and 1: Dish and Dishonesty
The new Prime Minister Pitt the Younger (aged 131) plans to bankrupt the Prince.
As usual, Blackadder takes his master's side (and indeed his wallet).
Directed by MANDIE FLETCHER Produced by JOHN LLOYD


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Produced By: John Lloyd
Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Prince George: Hugh Laurie
Mrs Miggins: Helen Atkinson Wood
His own great-great grandfather..: Vincent Hanna
Sir Talbot Buxomly, mp: Denis Lill
Pitt the Younger: Simon Osborne
Pitt the Even Younger: Dominic Martelli
Ivor Biggun: Geoff McGivern

: Review

Paris, Africa
African music has found both a new audience in Europe and a new home in Paris where it co-exists with the evolving Algerian Rai music. Robin Denselow talks to African singer Salif Keita and Cheb Khaled, the first Rai superstar, and asks why Paris has become such a fertile base for ethnic pop music. Film Country
On the Black Hill, a film based on the novel by Bruce Chatwin , explores the claustrophobic relationship of identical twin brothers set in the isolated hills of the Welsh and English border. With the recent BAFTA success of Jean de Florette, Liz Rigbey , producer of The Archers, looks at the appeal of the pastoral in cinema. Directors JAMES MARSH NICOLA ROBERTS


Talks: Robin Denselow
Singer: Salif Keita
Novel By: Bruce Chatwin
Unknown: Liz Rigbey
Directors: James Marsh
Directors: Nicola Roberts
Producer: John Wmston
Editor: John Archer

: Secret Services

The Prostitutes
This series looks at the services we demand - and the people who provide them in the face of ignorance, distaste, even abuse.
Prostitution - the oldest profession - is also one of the most secret. There are 18,000 registered prostitutes in this country; in reality there are far more. The demand for their services is constant, yet they are treated as outcasts. In this film Angie and Gemma talk frankly about how they got 'on the game' and why they continue plying their dangerous trade. Film editor IAN PITCH
Producer HANNAH LOWY. BBC Bristol


Producer: Hannah Lowy.

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Only Two Can Play

starring Peter Sellers
Mai Zetterling
John Lewis , librarian and frustrated womaniser, lives and works in a Welsh provincial town. He is ready to embark on an affair with the glamorous wife of a town councellor, but circumstances dictate otherwise....
Peter Sellers brings a serious undertone to his characterisation of the librarian in this cynically comic version of Amis's novel.
Screenplay by BRYAN FORBES from the novel That Uncertain Feeling by KINGSLEY AMIS
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Mai Zetterling
Unknown: John Lewis
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Kingsley Amis
Produced By: Leslie Gilliat
Directed By: Sidney Gilliat
John Lewis: Peter Sellers
Liz: Mai Zetterling
Jean: Virginia Maskell
Probert: Richard Attenborough
Jenkins: Kenneth Griffith
Hyman: Graham Stark
Salter: John Le Mesurier
Vernon: Raymond Huntley

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