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: Open University

6.5 Modem Art: Duchamp. 4.30 Photosynthesis: Early Events. 6.55 Biology: Pollination. 7.20 Standing Waves and Energy levels. 7.45 Actress at Risk.

: Daytime on Two

9.0 Shakespeare in Perspective: Romeo and Juliet
Germaine Greer travels to Italy to investigate the play's background. (Repeat)

9.26 Maths Counts: 1: Getting the Point
by John Tully.
Uncle Bert puts 18-year-old twins Steve and Wendy to the test: can they handle the mathematics of everyday life?

9.48 Mathscore One 1: Know Your Place
Cavemen, clowns and Octo the Counting Octopus all illustrate the importance of zero. (Repeat)

10.10 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 1: Dark Towers in Danger!
by Andrew Davies.
A reading series for 7- to 9-year olds based on a ghost story in ten episodes. (Rpt)

10.35 Geography Casebook: Britain 1: Inner City - Part 1
The first of two programmes about the fluctuating fortunes of Glasgow-from Victorian boom to the present day. (Repeat)

11.0 Watch!: Robinson Crusoe - Shipwreck
Louise builds her own desert island and the 'ghost' of Crusoe describes how he was shipwrecked. (Repeat)

11.17 Walrus - or Writing and Listening, Reading, Understanding, Speaking: After Four - Episode 1
by Cathy Pellicer.
A series about language. (Repeat)

11.40 Geography: 11-13: What Ice Did to the Land
Bernard Clark investigates how the Ice Age left its mark. (Rpt)

12.30pm Whatever Happened to Britain?: 1: Independent of Men's Will
Written and presented by John Eatwell.
An eight-part analysis of the history and current state of Britain's economy.

12.30 Other People's Lives: 1: Kayapo - The Modern Life
Ten films about the social values and organisations of five cultures.

12.55-1.8 Maths Help 1: Decimals
A series for adults studying Maths to O-level, offering help with common difficulties. (Repeat)

1.19 Science Topics: Conception to Birth
An award-winning film showing the events leading up to the birth of a baby including unique scenes filmed inside the womb. (Repeat)

1.40 Let's See: Houses: 1: A Place to Call Home
Garry looks at why Bedouin Arabs, Eskimos and Scots build themselves such different kinds of homes, and just what and who are involved in building a house in Scotland today. (Repeat)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

2.0 You and Me: Old King Cole
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Graham, Lynne and Kelly have fun making music and play with the Leyland Vehicle Brass Band. (Rpt)

2.15 British Social History: Richard Arkwright and the First Factories
Max Mason visits Cromford in Derbyshire to see where part of our new world began. (Repeat)

2.40 Junior Craft, Design and Technology: Teachers' Programme: 1
Introducing craft, design and technology to teachers and beginning a project on designing and making model vehicles. The companion programme for pupils is on Friday at 11.0 am.


Presenter (Shakespeare in Perspective): Germaine Greer
Writer (Maths Counts): John Tully
Producer (Maths Counts): David Roseveare
Bert: Roy Kinnear
Wendy Austin: Sarah James
Steve Austin: Nick Orchard
Elsie Austin: Elizabeth Proud
Writer (Look and Read): Andrew Davies
Producer (Geography Casebook): Len Brown
Writer (Walrus): Cathy Pellicer
Presenter (Geography 11-13): Bernard Clark
Writer/presenter (Whatever Happened to Britain?): John Eatwell
Presenter (Let's See): Garry Stewart
Producer (Let's See): Marianne Baird
Musicians (You and Me): The Leyland Vehicle Brass Band
Presenter (British Social History): Max Mason

: Closedown

: Liberal Party Assembly 1983

Further coverage from Harrogate

: Manpower Services and the School

The Manpower Services Commission was set up to increase job opportunities for the unemployed - young and old. Now some of its efforts are being directed at pupils still in school. But is this desirable?
(First broadcast in Panorama)
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Meg Sheffield

: F.A.C.T.S.

12: Defending from Free Kicks and Corners
And supporting match action showing the close relationship between coaching, practice and performance.


Unknown: Don Howe
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Graham Taylor
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Vince Hilaire

: That Was the Year

1745: George Handel is top of the flops ... Bonnie Prince Charlie is the toast of Scotland ... and the first women's cricket match is played.
Chris Serle takes a modern look at the news bulletins of the past - with Judy Merry , John Mundy and Bruce Lenman.


Unknown: George Handel
Unknown: Bonnie Prince Charlie
Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Judy Merry
Unknown: John Mundy
Unknown: Bruce Lenman.
Director: Mike Healey
Producer: David Brown

: The Water Margin

Third of seven programmes The Traps of Love and Hate starring
Atsuo Nakamura , Sanae Tsuchida
A thousand years ago, in China, souls of 108 knights were reborn to fight tyranny and corruption. Kao Chiu persecutes one of the noblest families in China, as Lin Chung sets off on a journey.
English adaptation by DAVID weir
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND, LONDON Produced by NTV TOKYO


Unknown: Atsuo Nakamura
Unknown: Sanae Tsuchida
Unknown: Kao Chiu
Unknown: Lin Chung
Directed By: Yasao Furihata
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Produced By: Ntv Tokyo
Lin Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Hu San-Niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Chai Chin: Takahiro Tamura
Shih Chin: Terahiko Aoi
Chai Huan Chen: Hyo Kitazawa

: Great Gardens: Elmstead Market

Twenty-one years ago one woman took up the challenge of converting 12 acres of inhospitable Essex countryside into a garden for all seasons. To discover the secrets of Beth Chatto's success, Nationwide's resident gardener Alan Titchmarsh visited her.


Unknown: Beth Chatto
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Gill Ballin
Editor: Roger Bolton

: The Great Egg Race

Introduced this year by Heinz Wolff
Staying Aloft
Two hundred years ago yesterday, for the first time ever, a motley assortment of animals took off in a hot-air balloon in France for a short flight.
Not to be outdone, the Egg Race teams attempt to make craft that, even if they cannot carry animals, can at least fly - a bit.
The programme includes a radio-controlled helicopter, a glider, an autogiro, a plane, and recalling that first flight of 1783, a beautiful hot-air balloon.
Helping to get the show off the ground is guest judge
Wing Commander Ken Wallis
Assistant producer MAX WHITBY Producer CHARLES uurp


Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Ken Wallis

: Best of Brass

Gerald Harrison introduces BBC2's own brass band knock-out competition from The Assembly Rooms, Derby.
Round 1: programme 2
North Skelton & District Band, Northern Champions, conducted by FLYING OFFICER ROBERT WIFFEN , play against Tredegar Town Band from the Rhondda Valley, conducted by STEVE WALKLEY.
Soloists: Paul Robinson , playing the euphonium for North Skelton, and Paul Jones , playing soprano cornet for Tredegar, compete for the viewers' Sovereign Award. Special guest supporters
Marian Foster and Gail Foley


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Unknown: Robert Wiffen
Soloists: Steve Walkley.
Soloists: Paul Robinson
Soloists: Paul Jones
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Gail Foley
Unknown: Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Neil Murray
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Top Gear

There's more to motor sport than the glamorous and very expensive world of Grand Prix racing.
William Woollard introduces tonight's programme from Prescott near Cheltenham, where vintage and special cars do battle over the twisting hill-climb course.
And he goes back to school to learn all about the gentle art of driving sideways - the rough way. In addition Chris Goffey reports on the successful return of ' big cat' Jaguars to the race track.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Introduces: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Brian Stracham
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Film of the Week: The Assignment

starring Christopher Plummer Carolyn Seymour
A young Swedish diplomat is sent as a ' neutral ' mediator to a violence-torn Latin American state. Unfortunately neither side in the dispute wants his help and it is soon clear that many people would prefer him dead ...
This political thriller, made in English, boasts an international cast and was shot on location in Portugal.
Based on the novel by PER WAHLOO Produced by INGEMAR EJVE Directed by MATS AREHN
(First showing on British television) Films: page 23


Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Carolyn Seymour
Unknown: I.Ars Magnus Jansson
Novel By: Per Wahloo
Produced By: Ingemar Ejve
Directed By: Mats Arehn
Diplomat: Thomas Hellberg
Police Captain: Christopher Christopher
Secretary: Carolyn Seymour
Factory owner: Fernando Rey
Doctor: Per Oscarsson

: Championship Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship from The Coatham Bowl,
Redcar Peter Purves introduces three more second round matches in the third British Professional Championship with total prize money of £30,100 at stake.
The 1981 Champion. JOCKY WILSON , is seeded to play this session together with No 2 seed JOHN LOWE , beaten finalist last year, and No 7 seed TONY BROWN.


Introduces: Redcar Peter Purves
Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Tony Brown.
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Mike Adley

: Newsnight

including Liberal Assembly Report JOHN TUSA and VINCENT HANNA with a full report from the Liberal Assembly in . Harrogate, DONALD MACCORMICK and IAN SMITH in London to assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Ian Smith

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British Professional Championship
Further coverage of second round matches played earlier this evening.

: Open University

12.10 The Autistic Child
Autism is often confused with mental handicap or even deafness. The strange private world of the autistic child is explored through the eyes of parents. teachers, and the children themselves, with psychiatrist LORNA WING.
12.35 Calculus: Differentiating Fields
The idea of force fields dates back to Michael Faraday. How do they apply to gravitational problems?


Unknown: Michael Faraday.

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