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: Open University

6.5 Modem Art: Monet. 6.30 Sources of Power. 6.55 Biology: Cell Structure. 7.20 Science - Rocks and Magnets. 7.45 Acceleration at Constant Speed?

: Daytime on Two

9.9 Unter Uns. Deutsche Dialoge
Interviews and everyday exchanges in basic conversational German. Director SUSAN PATON
9.26 Maths Counts by JOHN TULLY
9: According to Plan. Twice as big, 50 times as big - it's a question of scale. with ROY KINNEAR , SARAH JAMES
Series producer DAVID ROSEVEARE
9.48 Mathscore One
9: Get Co-ordinated.
10.10 Look and Read
The Boy from Space (7)
10.35 Japan: The Crowded Islands Back of Beyond
11.0 Watch. Life in a Castle (Full details on Wednesday at 2.1)
11.17 Walrus. What's it Gonna Be? All for a Friend by GERRY HUXHAM with REG PRITCHARD , DAVID SCAFFARDI
11.40 English Resource Units 11-13 (Creative Writing). 4: Play on Words
Students demonstrate how a play can evolve from improvisation and workshop pupils script their own improvised performances.
Series producer JUDITH MILES
12.3 pm Bellamy's New World 7: Harvests and Hay Days
Presenter DR DAVID BELLAMY * Subtitles on Ceefax page 270
12.35 Inside Japan
7: Grey Youth
1.5 Maths Help. Matrices I
1.19 Science Topics
Electromagnetic Spectrum: the brilliant colours of a rainbow, radio waves, microwave signals from space and X-rays are all part of a continuous spectrum of radiation. Producer MARY FOURT
Series producer PERTER BRATT
1.40 Let's See. The Sea: Four programmes exploring the sea. 1: A Day at the Seaside
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds 'F' is for Friends
2.15 British Social History From Sail to Steam


Director: Susan Paton
Unknown: John Tully
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sarah James
Unknown: Leo Wringer
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Alfie Curtis
Director: Derek Longhurst
Unknown: Gerry Huxham
Unknown: Reg Pritchard
Unknown: David Scaffardi
Unknown: Richard Bell
Presenter: Dr David Bellamy
Producer: Perter Bratt

: Sounds of Language

An investigation of how and why we produce different sounds.
A BBC Open University production

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: That Was the Year

1666: Unisex fashions are all the rage ... the village of Eyam mourns its plague victims ... Isaac Newton splits white light.... and London s burning! Chris Serle takes a modern look at the news bulletins of the past with John Mundy , Alison Christie -Murray and Nick Rowling.
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Isaac Newton
Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: John Mundy
Unknown: Alison Christie
Unknown: Nick Rowling.
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Judy Merry
Producer: David Brown

: Junior Kick Start

The motorcycle trials competition for
9- to 15-year-olds for the Lombard Tricity Trophy.
Heat 3: The last 12 young riders race against the clock over a tricky course. Commentators PETER PURVES and MICK ANDREWS
Director JOHN G. SMITH. Producer REG PERRIN BBC Pebble Mill


Commentators: Peter Purves
Commentators: Mick Andrews
Director: John G. Smith.

: Cartoon Two

The Clever Village

: Tucker's Luck

The last of nine programmes
Showdown in the skate park ... by JANE HOLLOWOOD


Producer: David Hargreaves
Director: Chris Menaul
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Allison Powell: Gillian Freedman
Michelle Passmore: Elaine Lordan
Mr Humphries: Peter Childs
Passmore: Peter McNamara
Mr Powell: Milton Johns
School secretary: Joanna Palmer
Fish and chip shop owner: John Blundell
Dole queue girls: Cindy Day
Dole queue girls: Jane Forster
Dole queue girls: Holli Hoffman

: Travellers in Time

Films of early exploration introduced by Duncan Carse
King of the Sun (1934)
This film tells, with the help of the original 1930s soundtrack, the story of one stage of an American round-the-world expedition, ending in Abyssinia with a meeting with the Emperor-'King of the Sun'.
The film starts with the arrival in Colombo, amidst snake-charmers and elephants: travels by superb sailing yacht to the Middle East, up the Red Sea to Jedda; and finally to Addis Ababa, to meet the Emperor and witness the mustering of his army of 50,000 men, and their grand charge; a charge in which both the expedition s cameras are smashed and the film ends.... Narrator William Peck (Expedition member)
Film editor KEN BERRY


Introduced By: Duncan Carse
Narrator: William Peck
Editor: Ken Berry
Producer: Richard Robinson

: Top Gear

The Top Gear team takes to the road with A Second Chance for Motorists: William Woollard 's report on a unique scheme set up by police in Nottinghamshire. Now drivers are no longer automatically prosecuted if they're found with a faulty vehicle; they have a chance to put the defect right.
Office on the Move: a look at the limousine that has a video, a computer, a word processor - everything for today's jet-setting businessman.
Toy Cars: replicas of famous vehicles that children can drive - if dad's got 12,000 or more to spare.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS


Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Timewatch

Presented by John Tusa
The Charge of the Light Brigade
A meeting with the man who met the men who charged with the Light Brigade. Now aged 97, he has devoted his life to tracing all those who took part in the most celebrated action in Victorian history.
Korea and the Bomb
Newly-released documents reveal the extent of American plans to use atomic weapons in the Korean War. The British feared they were being kept in the dark and risked being dragged into world war. Sir Arthur Bryant Britain's most famous popular historian celebrates his 85th birthday. His latest book celebrates the greatness of our past. But is it good history?
Executive producer TIMOTHY GARDAM Editor BRUCE NORMAN


Presented By: John Tusa
Producer: Timothy Gardam
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Alas Smith and Jones

The last of six programmes starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones with Andrew Francis Tony Robinson Brenda Blethyn
Annabel Leventon Annette Lynton and Hugh Burden
Alas the last Alas ... but beware these scholars of history, literature and contemporary comment may well return to enlighten you. Tonight's dissertation is on the Spanish Civil War. Ole.
Script editor JIMMY MULVILLE Lighting director ALAN HORNE
Costume designer RICHARD WINTER Designer RICHARD BRACKENBURY Produced and directed by MARTIN SHARDLOW


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Andrew Francis
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Annabel Leventon
Unknown: Annette Lynton
Editor: Jimmy Mulville
Director: Alan Horne
Directed By: Martin Shardlow

: Your Life in Their Hands

The last in the present series
A Child's Arthritis
Narrated by Robert Winston
Vicki [text removed] developed arthritis when she was three. Two years later her hips are so bad she can hardly walk. Her only chance of improvement is surgery to release the joints - followed by weeks of intensive physiotherapy.
Film cameraman DEREK BANKS
Film editor JOHN LEE
Series editor DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Robert Winston
Series Editor: David Paterson
Editor: John Lee
Producer: Henry Campion

: Arena

The Caravaggio Conspiracy
On 29 June 1982 a man called John Blake appeared mysteriously bidding in the major auction houses of London and New York. He was in reality the Sunday Times journalist, Peter Watson. The Caravaggio Conspiracy is a true story of a remarkable collaboration between dealers, auction houses and the law to transform Peter Watson , an ignorant outsider, into an international art dealer. Tonight Arena, with the help of the participants, traces the story of how Watson, with a fake limp straight from the pages of a thriller, and a potted knowledge from books of art history, conned his way into a world of mafiosi and art dealers and recovered two masterpieces of stolen Renaissance art.
Film cameraman MIKE SOUTHON Film editor GERRY POMEROY Producer ALAN YENTOB Director NIGEL FINCH
• FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: John Blake
Unknown: Peter Watson.
Unknown: Peter Watson
Editor: Gerry Pomeroy
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

: Open University

11.45 Calculus: The Binomial Theorem Choosing a route through the Edinburgh streets helps to understand the theorem.
12.10am Systems: The National Theatre The role of Government and the Arts Council in developing its facilities with SIR PETER HALL. RICHARD HOGGART and BARONESS JENNIE LEE.


Unknown: Sir Peter Hall.
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Baroness Jennie Lee.

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