6.40 Coal. 7.5 Statistics: Binomial Distribution. 7.30 Maths: Vector Spaces.
The first day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting.
2.35 Topham Trophy Handicap 'Chase (2m 6f)
The main race of the day over one complete circuit of all the Grand National fences. The biggest fence, The Chair, is one of the first to be jumped, when the pace is usually fast, followed by the famous Becher's and Valentine's.
3.10 SieMatic Kitchens Novices 'Chase (3m If)
3.45 Holiday Inn Handicap Hurdle (2m)
4.20 Haig Whisky Foxhunters 'Chase (2m 6f) Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , JULIAN WILSON RICHARD PITMAN , JOHN HANMER Introduced by TONY GUBBA
Directors RICHARD TILLING , NICK HUNTER
Producer FRED VINER
Racing results on Ceefax
4.58 Evolution: Early Life. 5.15 Thermal Analysis. 5.49 Baroque Wind Instruments. 6.5 Industrial Archaeology. 6.30 Hockett's Design Features.
Pretty as a Picture
Or how a certain goddess put Tripitaka in the picture before taking his place on the journey.
Music by MICKIE YOSHINO
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND, LONDON Directed by kiyoshi SUZUKI
Produced by ntv and kokusai hoei (Final episode tomorrow at 7.0 pm)
including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
An Album of Memories
Members of Leeds' Jewish community turn back the pages of their past and bring to life the scraps of personal history that gave the city its Jewish tradition. 2: Marks meets Spencer; Anti-semitism; An education for the children Narrator JEFFREY SEGAL
Film editor MARTIN WINTERTON Producer ALLAN KASSELL
The third in a series of four historical detective stories, written and presented by Michael Wood
Ethelred the Unready has the poorest reputation of any English king. His reign is synonymous with decline and moral failure.
MICHAEL WOOD , in his search for Ethelred, sets out to discover the truth behind the legend. Was Ethelred really unready?
Through one of the most remarkable pieces of English historical writing, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a story of disaster, defeat and governmental collapse unfolds.
The Danish raids on England throughout Ethelred's reign led to vast payments of ' Danegeld , protection money, to make the Danes go away. But, despite the hand-over of thousands of silver pennies, the constant ravaging and devastation of England continued. The Anglo-Saxon empire finally collapsed in 1016 and, in an attempt to save what was left, Ethelred's son, Edmund, led an army against the young Viking, Canute. In a field in Essex, a famous place in British history, ' The flower of the English fell' and with them passed what had been the most powerful dynasty Britain had yet seen.
Photography RICHARD GANNICLIFFT Film editor DENNIS JARVIS Producer DEREK TOWERS
BBC Manchester .
Book, In Search of the Dark Ages, 18.95, from bookshops
The last episode of a series in 13 parts adapted from the books of GIOVANNI GUARESCHI by HUGH LEONARD witti
Flection day. Dario Camom is recognised as a man who was once a leading and powerful fascist - and whose practical joke was to force people to take overdoses of castor oil. He is chased from the election meeting and seeks refuge in Camillo's house.
Music composed by WILLIAM godfrei Lighting GEOFF SHAW
Script editor TED RHODES Designer CHRIS EDWARDS
Produced by BILL SELLARS
Directed by PETER HAMMOND
This week: Vital Statistics
Bare bosoms may have boosted some newspaper sales, but there has been another, more subtle result'of that and other naked displays.
Only a few of the thousands of women who, every year, have breast operations need them for truly medical reasons. For the rest, it is cosmetic surgery,
' I feel I am a boy dressed in dresses,' says Susan, a National Health patient wanting her breasts enlarged. Susan is one of two women who undergo cosmetic surgery of the breast in this film profile. The other, Ruth, has a private operation to lift and reduce her breasts. The film explores the reasons which leads two attractive women to ' correct' what they feel to be ' wrong ' with themselves. It also underlines the risks involved in this sort of surgery,
Michael Dean discusses the implications of the film with a plastic surgeon, a psychiatrist and the two women themselves,
Film director GINA newson
Producer ANGELA HOLDSWORTH Editor TIM SLESSOR
with The West 58 Street Strompers
A paddle steamer trip on a Danish lake sailing past idyllic countryside is enlivened by a traditional jazz band aboard.
Directed by TORBEN MOLSNER Produced by DANMARKS RADIO
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