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: Open University

6.55 Geology: Deserts
7.20 Power to the People

: Open University

12.30 An Introduction to Information Technology
What's in Store?
Producer KEN PATTON (R)
12.55 Fundamentals of Computing Are You Being Served?


Producer: Ken Patton
Producer: David Saunders

: Gran

Gran Gliding (R)

: Philomena

with Johnny Ball The Newcomer (R)


Unknown: Johnny Ball

: News

Weather followed by See Hear!

: Italians

A portrait of ten Italians. 1: Claudio's Beach
Claudio Casadei earns his living by renting umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach at Rimini, Italy's biggest holiday resort. His views on Italians provide a special, humorous and at times outrageous insight into the Italian character. Producer RICHARD DENTON
Series producer JEREMY BENNETT (R)


Unknown: Claudio Casadei
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: News

Weather followed by Something in the Wind
For thousands of years men have flown kites - mostly for fun. But behind the innocent pleasure there's always been the kiteflyer's secret ambition to be carried aloft himself. Gwyn Richards tells the story of kites and reports on the latest man-lifting attempt.
Recorded at Little Rissington Airfield, Gloucestershire.
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Producer: John Dobson

: Dr Kildare

The classic medical drama starring with guest stars
2: A Quick Look at Glory
Andrew Webb 's ambiguous reaction to Post's heart attack angers Amy, but that is nothing compared to her dismay when she learns of her father's amazing claim ... (R) (Part 3 will be shown next Monday)


Unknown: Andrew Webb
Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Justin Post: Jack Hawkins
Amy Post: Diane Baker
Andrew Webb: Bradford Dillman

: Wainwright

In Limestone Country Written over 13 years,
Wainwright's Guides to the Lakeland Fells are revered by all who walk the hills.
In 1985 he agreed to show
Eric Robson five of the places that meant the most to him.
In tonight's programme, they climb Penyghent in Yorkshire's limestone country, discovering that its charms are as abundant below ground as above. Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Class of 01

I Am
A dance/drama based on a poem by JOHN CLARE performed by students of HIGH STORRS SCHOOL,
Producer MIKE MURRAY BBC North East (R)


Unknown: John Clare
Producer: Mike Murray

: It's a Dog's Life

A series of five programmes 1: Pack Hounds
Phil Drabble visits the Quorn kennels in Leicestershire.
Here, the huntsman Michael Farrin gives him an insight into the private world of the foxhound pack - a closed community of men and hounds.


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Michael Farrin
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Gardeners' World

from Southwark, London

: John Wayne in Lady from Louisiana

Ona Munson
Ray Middleton Bound for New Orleans, young attorney
John Reynolds falls in love with Julie, a high-spirited southern belle. But their Mardi Gras romance is ill-fated, for his mission is to end the town lottery, run by General Mirbeau, Julie's beloved father.
(First showing on British television)
9 IN THE PICTURE: page 17


Unknown: Ona Munson
Unknown: Ray Middleton
Unknown: John Reynolds
Unknown: Vera Caspary
Unknown: Michael Hogan.
Directed By: Bernard Vorhaus
John Reynolds: John Wayne
Julie Mirbeau: Ona Munson
Blackie Williams: Ray Middleton
General Mirbeau: Henry Stephenson
Mrs Brunot: Helen Westley
Cuffy: Jack Pennick
Felice: Dorothy Dandridge
Gaston: Shimen Ruskin
Pearl: Jacqueline Dalya
Judge Wilson: Paul Scardon
Senator Cassidy: Major James H. MacNamara
Littlefield: James C Morton
Edwards: Maurice Costello

: International Golf

Open Championship 1987
The 117th Open Championship begins in two days' time. The links at Royal Lytham and St Anne's Golf Club, scene of many dramatic moments, are ready. The spectators are | ready. The players are ready. Can NICK FALDO retain the trophy? As a reminder of his victory, HARRY CARPENTER < introduces highlights of last year's event.


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Entertainment USA II

Introduced by Jonathan King In this series of semi-repeats Jonathan King looks back to some of the most interesting places he has visited in the last couple of years.
In the first of these up-dated shows, JK goes to the little Hawaiian island of Maui,
3,000 miles from Los Angeles and in the middle of the Pacific - about as far as you can get from mainland
America and still be in the USA. Hawaii's successful television series, Magnum, has just played its last episode in America. JK meets its star Tom Selleck , and also chats to Ted Danson , who co-starred with Selleck in Three Men and a Baby.
Plus new movies, new videos and new news.


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Tom Selleck
Unknown: Ted Danson
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: Brass Tacks

Shire Wars
Inner-city riots, football hooliganism, yobbery in Spanish resorts - and now the Shire Wars, public disorder in country towns.
According to Home Secretary
Douglas Hurd , the tranquillity of English market towns is being ripped apart by youths 'with too much money in their pockets, and too much beer in their bellies'. Chief constables have called for more police officers to hold the line against mass public disorder in small towns.
But is drunken violence in rural areas really such a new phenomenon?
Roisin McAuley reports from the front line of the battle between police and the forces of drunken disorder. Research LOUISE HIBBINS Producer BRIAN BARR Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Brian Barr

: Happy Families

A six-part comedy series written by BEN ELTON starring
Roxanne Guy has now managed to persuade three out of four of his sisters to return home to crazy Granny. However, this time he is going to have to persuade the Home Secretary because Roxanne Fuddle is doing bird.
Designer MEL BIBBY
Produced and directed by PAUL JACKSON
BBC North West (R)


Written By: Ben Elton
Unknown: Roxanne Guy
Unknown: Roxanne Fuddle
Designer: Mel Bibby
Directed By: Paul Jackson
the Fuddle Family: Jennifer Saunders
Guy: Adrian Edmondson
Cook: With Dawn French
Dr de Quincy: Stephen Fry
Flossie: Helen Lederer
Roland: Ben Elton
Warders: Gabrielle Glaister
Warders: Pauline Melville
Prison Governor: Carole Hayman
Television PA: Carole Hawkins
Ada: Polly Highton
Reporter: Chris Langham
TV sound recordist: Chris Larner
Col Soddem: Lance Percival
Narrator: Kieran Prendiville
Joyce Nightstick: Sandi Toksvig
Dianah: Lou Wakefield
Jill: Claudette Williams
Keith Chegwin: Himself

: The Duty Men

The sixth of eight programmes Poteen
Rural Ulster: market day in Ballymena and the powerful voice of the Rev Ian Paisley is booming across the packed market. Unknown to all, undercover officers are surveying the scene from a plain observation van. On one side, Paisley; on the other, their quarry - an old enemy selling poteen. The story becomes tense during the night-time surveillance of the target's remote farmhouse. As the team closes in on his still, the brewer makes a run for it and, in scenes reminiscent of 1930s Prohibition, the drama unfolds....
Second unit director SALLY BENGE Producer PAUL HAMANN (R)


Unknown: Ian Paisley
Director: Sally Benge
Producer: Paul Hamann

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

starring Garry Shandling Who's Poppa?
The Schumakers' baby is due in a couple of weeks but Pete is distraught. He's found photos of Donald Rappaport taken at Jackie's high-school reunion in Chicago - eight-and-a-half months ago. Garry is persuaded to fly to Chicago to find 'who's poppa?'
Directed by ALAN RAFKIN


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Unknown: Donald Rappaport
Written By: Alan Zweibel
Written By: Garry Shandling
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Jackie: Bernadette Birkett
Pete: Michael Tucci
Grant: Scott Nemes
Donald: Staniver

: Newsnioht

: Weatherview

: The Family

2: Tom tells Mrs Wilkins that he is not marrying Marion. (R)


Unknown: Mrs Wilkins

: Open University

What was the role of propaganda in maintaining the legitimacy of the Polish government during the 1970s? Producer SUSAN BOYD BOWMAN


Producer: Susan Boyd Bowman

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