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stops today at The Patch Stop where Sam Patch meets a shire horse and makes a patchwork of pictures.
Storyteller Matthew Devitt
Story: Herbert, Mr Firkin and the Lord Mayor of London written and illustrated by JOHN BURNINGHAM
Music JONATHAN COHEN Producer ANNE GOBEY (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sam Patch
Unknown:
Matthew Devitt
Unknown:
Mr Firkin
Illustrated By:
John Burningham
Music:
Jonathan Cohen
Patch's friend:
Amber Leigh

Prayer.... to Whom?
One image of God is of an Uncle George or a Santa Claus, another is that He is male, white and British. Fr Gerry Hughes argues that deformed images of God like these are the biggest obstacles to a deeper prayer life. Director STEVE BENSON
Producer HELEN ALEXANDER (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Fr Gerry Hughes
Director:
Steve Benson
Producer:
Helen Alexander

Noel Battye introduces a service of prayer and reflection from the home of Janet and Len Rivers in Dover.
The Rev Michael Fanstone explores today's theme Life to the World.
Reading: John 6, w 24-34 Director valetta STALLABRASS Producer CHRIS LOUGHUN

Contributors

Introduces:
Noel Battye
Introduces:
Len Rivers
Unknown:
Michael Fanstone
Producer:
Chris Loughun

with Carol Vorderman.
A review of some of the best programs for home use on a wide range of computers. Join Carol Vorderman and her guests as they find out just how varied and interesting software packages have become. Fred Housego tests a computer road map.
Tony Soper creates a bird database and reports on the special birdspy survey.
Gordon Honeycome finds out whether his 30-year search into his family history would have been easier had he used a computer.
Watch as the team produces a newspaper in a day, and creates its own titles and music sequence using a home computer. And learn how to design fashion garments and personalised T-shirts.
Can Carol manage to build a burglar-proof box to protect her Easter eggs from her studio friends?
Researcher JOHN ALLEN Producers BRYN BROOKS and ANNE O'DWYER

Contributors

Unknown:
Carol Vorderman.
Unknown:
Carol Vorderman
Unknown:
Fred Housego
Unknown:
Tony Soper
Unknown:
Gordon Honeycome
Unknown:
John Allen
Unknown:
Anne O'Dwyer

A chance to see previously-broadcast programmes, this time with sign language and subtitles.
This week, an item from
Advice Shop on food hygiene, and a BBC Bristol programme about thistles. Sign language interpreter JOHN LEE (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Lee

The nuclear power station at Berkeley in Gloucestershire closed at the end of March.
But its massive structure will still be there in the 22nd century, for a way has not been worked out of dismantling nuclear power plants when they come to the end of their generating life.
What will future generations make of the problem?
Ian Breach meets some of the present generation who watched as the largest gravestone ever set down in modern rural Britain took shape.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with BILL GILES. Producers
IAN BREACH . SUE LLOYD
Editor MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill
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Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Breach
Unknown:
Bill Giles.
Unknown:
Ian Breach
Unknown:
Sue Lloyd
Editor:
Michael Fitzgerald

with Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
In the wake of the Rushdie affair, On the Record looks at the new politics of the Black and Asian communities.
Reporter Martha Kearney Producer SAM COLLYNS
Studio director DAVID COLEMAN Editor DAVID AARONOVTTCH

Contributors

Unknown:
Moira Stuart
Presented By:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
John Cole.
Reporter:
Martha Kearney
Producer:
Sam Collyns
Director:
David Coleman
Editor:
David Aaronovttch

starring
John Wayne
Katharine Ross Jim Hutton
Fighting oil well fires is not just a job, it is a dirty, dangerous and exhausting way of life. For Chance Buckman, leader of the hellfighters, the work cost him his marriage. Then Buckman is injured and his partner, Greg Parker , re-opens old wounds by tracking down the man's wife and daughter.
Screenplay by CLAIR HUFFAKER Produced by ROBERT ARTHUR
Directed by ANDREW v. MCLAGLEN
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Contributors

Unknown:
John Wayne
Unknown:
Katharine Ross
Unknown:
Jim Hutton
Unknown:
Greg Parker
Play By:
Clair Huffaker
Produced By:
Robert Arthur
Chance Buckman:
John Wayne
Tish:
Katharine Ross
Greg Parker:
Jim Hutton
Madelyn:
Vera Miles
Jack Lomax:
Jay C Flippen
Joe Horn:
Bruce Cabot
George:
Edward Faulkner
Irene Foster:
Barbara Stuart
Col Valdez:
Edmund Hashim
Amal:
Valentin de Vargas
Madame LOO:
Frances Fong
General Lopez:
Alberto Morin

First of eleven programmes starring
Child of the 60s
A lesson on the protest movement of the 60s generation prompts Dennis into action over the food served in the school cafeteria. After trying unsuccessfully to organise his classmates he is ready to give up, but then he meets Molly, who sees in him a radical leader ...
Written by GEORGE BECKERMAN Directed by ART DIELHENN

Contributors

Written By:
George Beckerman
Directed By:
Art Dielhenn
Charlie Moore:
Howard Hesseman
Dr Samuels:
William G. Schilling
Bernadette:
Jeanetta Arnette
Maria:
Leslie Bega
Arvid:
Dan Frischman
Darlene:
Robin Givens
Simone:
Khrystyne Haje
Jawaharlal:
Jory Husain
Alan:
Tony O'Dell
Eric:
Brian Robbins
Sarah:
Kimberley Russell
Dennis:
Dan Schneider
Janice:
Tannis Vallely
Molly:
Lori Petry
Mr Marshall:
Tom Henschel
Kid:
Patrick O'Bryan

Jeff Banks makes sure the Bride of the Year puts her best foot forward, and helps choose the flowers for the dress. He also meets some madhatters. Caryn Franklin presents the second round of the regional finals of the Clothes Show/Aero Knitting Competition, and Lucy Pilkington 's been framed. Producer CLARE STRIDE
Series producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown:
Caryn Franklin
Unknown:
Lucy Pilkington

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy.
Does the American cowboy really ride the fastest horse on earth? Why is the Queen Mother passionate about Buff Orpingtons? Which birds do Arab sheikhs prize above oil? Desmond and Sarah find out when they follow the footsteps of Chaucer's characters to Canterbury.
In the city that launched the RSPCA over 100 years ago, they learn that the British love of animals still produces the unexpected. En route they joust with the horses that carried Richard the Lionheart to the Holy Land, and encounter the chickens that roared and brought London to a standstill.
Sarah meets the pet that plays a big role in the off-screen life of Wendy Craig.
She also experiences the joys of playing fostermother to a baby gorilla. And John Aspinall explains why he has gambled everything for his love of great apes.
BBC Scotland
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Presenter:
Desmond Morris
Presenter:
Sarah Kennedy
Guest:
Wendy Craig
Guest:
John Aspinall
Researcher:
Joanna Sarsby
Director:
David Wallace
Producer:
Ian Christie
Producer:
Polly Phillips
Editor:
David Martin

from
St John the Baptist, Buxton. Buxton, in the heart of the Peak District, has been famous for its springs and wells since Roman times.
Mike Bryant still uses Buxton spa water as an aid for his modern healing methods as a physiotherapist.
Buxton also keeps alive the Derbyshire custom of well dressing. Debbie Thrower visited the ceremony last summer. She also talks to
Eric Evans about the healing he has received after a major accident and meets John Anfield , whose job is to preserve the beauty of the National Park which surrounds Buxton.
Good Christians all (Vulpius); Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah); All creatures of our God and King
(Easter song): Glorious things of thee are spoken (Austria): In heavenly love abiding (Penlan); You shall go out with joy: Angel voices ever singing (Angel voices); Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour (St Helen)
Researcher VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer NOEL VINCENT Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC North West
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Contributors

Unknown:
St John
Unknown:
Mike Bryant
Unknown:
Debbie Thrower
Unknown:
Eric Evans
Unknown:
John Anfield
Producer:
Noel Vincent
Editor:
Stephen Whittle

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

on BBC One West

The 1988 Christmas special of the classic sitcom. Del and Rodney both go on dates, but with very different results. Albert's strip-o-gram seems oddly familliar.

by Paul A. Mendelson
Starring Anton Rodgers, Eve Matheson, Clive Francis
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv
FEATURE: page 52
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Contributors

Writer:
Paul A. Mendelson
Videotape Editor:
Chris Wadsworth
Lighting:
Ron Bristow
Designer:
Valerie Warrender
Executive Producer:
Verity Lambert
Producer/Director:
Sydney Lotterby
Alec Callender:
Anton Rodgers
Zoe Angell:
Eve Matheson
Miles Henty:
Clive Francis
Miss Flood:
Frances White
Debbie:
Chrissie Cotterill
Hilary:
Rebecca Lacey
Jamie Callender:
Paul Venables
Janice Grimwood:
Sarah James

with Magnus Magnusson from the Cheltenham Ladies' College Tom Bean (farmer) History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate 1649-60
Julie Tedds
(knitwear designer) The Life and Work of Gene Kelly Eric Gamble
(retired schoolmaster) The French Revolution
Philip Salt (quality controller) The Life and Music of Jean Sibelius
Lighting GEOFF HIGGS
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director ANDREA CONWAY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBCElstree

Contributors

Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Julie Tedds
Unknown:
Gene Kelly
Unknown:
Eric Gamble
Producer:
Mary Craig
Director:
Andrea Conway
Producer:
David Mitchell

by ALAN BENNETT with Thora Hird in A Cream Cracker under the Settee
Another chance to see the performance which won Thora Hird the BAFTA award for Best Actress last month.
An independent old lady has a fall which decides her future. Music by GEORGE FENTON Producer INNES LLOYD
Director STUART BURGE (R)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Unknown:
Thora Hird
Unknown:
Thora Hird
Music By:
George Fenton
Producer:
Innes Lloyd
Director:
Stuart Burge

First of 11 programmes Back to the Edge
A return to Vietnam
'I was standing on a street corner and a man walked up to me and asked if I was an American soldier. I said, "Yes,
I am." Hesaid, "Hello, I'm the enemy: I was the Viet Cong. " ' That remarkable encounter took place on the streets of Hanoi during a tour of Vietnam by ten US combat veterans.
More Vietnam veterans have committed suicide since the war than died during it. For 20 years, thousands have lived with the trauma of that war. The tour was a radical attempt to deal with the trauma, by taking veterans back to the country where it all began. This is the story of that journey. Film editor JOHN WILKINSON
Cameraman MARTIN PATMORE Producers STEPHEN WALKER and ANGELA KAYE
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE

Contributors

Editor:
John Wilkinson
Producers:
Stephen Walker
Editor:
Jane Drabble

Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden.
A second chance to see the best from the recent series. This week, the Social Fund and how to get the best from it. Reports from Nottingham and Middlesbrough.
Also a look at transitional protection for people on housing benefit who may be losing out under the current rules.
Series editor CHRIS LENT (R) (e)
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Contributors

Presented By:
Hugh Scully
Presented By:
Helen Madden.

BBC One London

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