A See-Saw programme
The Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of 20 million Ismaili Muslims. In the West the title has projected an image of legendary opulence, racehorses and a jet-setting lifestyle. Naseem Khan talks to Mihir Bose who has written a book about the 140 years during which the family of the Aga Khan has risen from obscurity to international political and social power.
Rubeena Mustafa entertains with a multani kafi. Producer YOUSUF AZIZ
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
French for beginners
See how much you can remember as Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones look back over the French covered so far. They also investigate what qualities the French expect in their ideal partner. Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID wilson
Book £5.25; 2 cassettes or 3 records, and teachers' notes, £2.50 from booksellers.
Viewers join together in fellowship to pray for each other and for the world. Today's speaker is the Catholic writer and broadcaster,
Margaret Hebblethwaite. With her husband, Peter, and three young children, she joins this live service from her Oxford home.
Her theme is Freedom.
First reading: Romans 8, w 14-16 Gospel: St John 8, w 14, 31-36 Hymn: Sing to the mountains, sing to the sea
Assistant producer JOHN HARMAR-SMITH
Director SIMON HAMMOND
Series producer ELIZABETH GORT (Your letters to: This is the Day, BBCtv, London [Postcode removed])
Live from the River Exe.
Spend a day with Tony Soper and Roger Lovegrove observing waders and wildfowl on the Exe estuary in south Devon, at the height of the migration season.
This, the first of four broadcasts, is timed for low water when vast stretches of mud are exposed, revealing food for thousands of birds. Oystercatchers and curlews probe the mussel beds; turnstones seek sand-hoppers from beneath pebbles; herons and cormorants fish in the diminished river.
(Birdwatch continues at 1.45 pm)
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A weekly magazine for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. News, views and entertainment, with subtitles and sign language. Introduced by Maggie Woolley and Clive Mason
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE
Alexei Sayle, one of the founders of 'alternative comedy', journeys around the places which feed his imagination, starting at opening time and ending.... well, in the early hours.
Community Programme Unit
A flood tide is filling the wide estuary between Exeter and the sea.
Brent geese and wigeon crop the wet meadows of eel grass; dunlin, redshank and bar-tailed godwits search the moving tideline for tiny snails and shrimps.
Tony Soper and Roger Lovegrove report direct from the river Exe in south Devon.
(Birdwatch continues at 3.40 pm)
High tide in the Exe estuary has cut off the feeding grounds from thousands of waders and wildfowl. Tony Soper and Roger Lovegrove , with the help of a remote camera, observe the activity in the midst of the roost on a shingle bank. (Birdwatch highlights at 11.5 pm)
Norman Wisdom Lana Morris
Norman, as a junior filing clerk in the Foreign Office, finds
- himself on a diplomatic mission in Geneva and creates his own kind of havoc....
Screenplay by VERNON SYLVAINE and JOHN PADDY CARSTAIRS Produced by HUGH STEWART
Directed by JOHN PADDY CARSTAIRS
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Dramatised in seven parts by ALAN PLATER from The Warden and Barchester Towers by ANTHONY TROLLOPE
6: Misunderstandings have proliferated between the Grantlys and Eleanor....
Music composed and conducted by DEREK BOURGEOIS
Producer JONATHAN POWELL Directed by DAVID GILES
with Jan Leeming Weatherman
Strategically placed between two rivers (the Dee and the Don) the Granite City has, since the discovery of oil, justifiably earned the title of Europe's offshore oil capital. But long before the advent of oil education was (and still is) the main source of employment in the city. Ian Gall visits the University and meets Sister Clare Ahern, who has spent ten years living with tribal Aborigines in Australia, and then takes a trip around the harbour with one of the pilots, Alistair Esson. The people of Aberdeen gather in St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral to sing their Songs of Praise.
Praise to the holiest in the height (Billing); My song is love unknown (Love unknown); Soul of my Saviour; Come, let us join our friends above (St Matthew); I watch the sunrise; When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham);
Holy, holy. holy (Nicaea); Christ is King of earth and heaven (Laus Deo)
Conductor STEPHEN FARRAND Organist RONALD LEITH
Producer MICHAEL A. SIMPSON
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Scotland
A series in ten episodes 4: Some You Win ... Written by GAWN GRAINGER
Sharon Duce as Jan Oliver An evening race meeting, a horse that can't lose! Robby Box must get to the course and place his bet. But Jan has other plans. =
Photography KEVIN ROWLEY Film editor SUE WYATT
Producer TERENCE WILLIAMS Director CHRIS MENAUL
Jan Leeming : Weatherman
Highlights of the day's birdwatching from the estuary of the River Exe in south Devon-wading birds and wildfowl at the height of the migration season.
Commentary Tony Soper and Roger Lovegrove Engineering manager GEOFF STAFFORD
Director MARTYN SUKER Assistant producer ROBIN PRYTHERCH
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol
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