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: Open University

6.40 Redlining the City

7.5 A Fish in a Tank

7.30 Forster and Lawrence

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: King Canute


Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

2.15 William Hill Trophy (Handicap) (5f)
2.50 Argos Star Fillies' Mile (Old Mile)
3.25 Taylor Woodrow
Charity Stakes (Handicap) (1m)
3.55 Philips Electrical Stakes (7f) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
TV presentation by DENNIS MONGEr


Unknown: Taylor Woodrow
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Presentation By: Dennis Monger

: Closedown

: Open University

5.20 Polymerisation

5.45 Public Administration

6.10 Living in Warsaw

6.35 Architecture and Design

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Bellamy's Britain

An exploration of the British countryside by David Bellamy Underground
The substantial part of our country which we don't usually see - excavated by man in his search for the resources he needs, and by natural factors to produce caves and caverns in which colourless creatures make their home.


Unknown: David Bellamy
Director: Brian Daubney
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler with Richard Kershaw and David Sells
Newsreader Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Gardeners' World

from Clacks Farm with Arthur Billitt and Peter Seabrook Prepare the soil carefully now for early October, the sowing of sweet peas and other hardy annuals will bring long flower stems, and an earlier and longer flowering season next summer. Time to repair the damage and wear on lawns after repeated summer mowings. The approach of autumn brings planting time for many perennial plants and September planting gives new growth before the onset of winter.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Producer: Barrie Edgar.

: The Money Programme: The Fumble Factor

The Fumble Factor is that bit of commission that may be lost into private bank accounts when a company wins an export order. British businessmen say that bribes or other questionable payments are frequently a necessary part of doing business abroad. How far is this true and does it really matter? James Bellini reports on bribery to win export orders.
Also in The Money Programme, Hugh Stephenson and his guests look at the economic news of the week. What is its significance? What do the unemployment figures really mean?
Deputy editor DAVID GRAHAM


Reporter: James Bellini
Reporter: Hugh Stephenson
Deputy Editor: David Graham
Editor: Paul Ellis

: Only Olivia

starring Olivia Newton-John in her first television special to be shown in this country and in which she sings many of her hit songs including 'I Honestly Love You', 'Sam' and her newest release 'Making a Good Thing Better'; accompanied by the Nigel Lythgoe Dancers.


Singer: Olivia Newton-John
Dancers: The Nigel Lythgoe Dancers
Musical director: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical associate: John Farrar
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Steve Brownsey
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: Horizon Special

Darwin's Dream
Darwin's theory of evolution transformed our view of the world. But what would he think of the progress we have made since?
Tonight, Darwin is reincarnated - in the form of Lee Montague - and visits various laboratories in modern Britain to ask searching questions of the scientists themselves. He does not know what a gene or a chromosome is-let alone viruses, enzymes and DNA. As a result the scientists have to explain with clarity and ingenuity how the beautiful, fascinating, organised chaos of life at the molecular level works.
Darwin discovers that, in spite of enormous advances which have brought us to the brink of being able to manipulate evolution ourselves, we do not yet fully understand the rules which govern the harmony of the natural world. Charles Darwin played by LEE MONTAGUE
Written by DAVID WOODNUTT Photography BRIAN TUFANO Film editor MIKE RIGG


Unknown: Lee Montague
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Played By: Lee Montague
Written By: David Woodnutt
Unknown: Brian Tufano
Editor: Mike Rigg
Music By: Paul Patterson
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Producer: Martin Freeth

: Late News on 2


: Music at Night

\TREVOR PINNOCK (harpsichord) plays
J. S. Bach Prelude in c


Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock

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