6.5 Maths: Eccentricities
6.30 Electronics: Frequency Response
6.55 The Search for Hydrocarbons
7.20 Social Science: Competing Theories?
7.45 Plastics Under Pressure
9.20 Tout compris
En ville; Au garage; Au marché
9.38 La Maree et ses secrets
A five-part adventure serial in French by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL and JANE COTTAVE 1:Chez Keravec
Producer SUE WEEKS
Me and My Friends
10.12 Science Workshop Bread'A'
Who Are You Looking At?
11.5 Near and Far. Bricks The traditional brick has helped to build most of our towns and cities. How does our use of them affect rural areas where much of the clay is now quarried?
Producer ROBIN GWYN
11.30 Home Ground Towns of Wales
1: The Sands of Time
'A town is a town is a town is a town'. Should we accept this statement, or is there a better way to define a town? Why do some towns develop, and others decay?
Producer J.PHILIP DAVIES BBC Wales
ANDREW HARVEY introduces a series for swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages. 1: For Beginners (Repeat)
12.20 pm Illusions of Reality An examination of newsreels of the 1930s.
1: Window on the World (Rpt) Discussion notes available from
Illusions of Reality, BBCtv. London [Postcode removed]. Please enclose 12 x 9 sae and 34p postage.
12.45 Letting Go
A series of six films for parents and teenagers.
1: It's Different Now (Rpt) Programme notes are available from Letting Go, BBCtv, London [Postcode removed]. Please enclose a 12 x 9 sae and 22p postage.
1.10 Mind How You Go About road accident prevention presented by JIMMY SAVILE OBE
1: Every 90 Seconds (Repeat)
1.20 Encounter: Germany Meeting Point
What's life like in Germany?
The town of Hamelin, sending a parcel and the work of the post office, the frontier with the DDR, Braunschweig's leisure centre, marketplace and shopping precinct. (Repeat)
1.38 Around Scotland Nature Study 1: Riverbank
JOHN CRAWFORD investigates the wildlife along the bank of the River Findhorn.. Producer PETER WHITEFORD (Rpt)
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Dibs seeks a quiet time away from Cosmo. Then together with GARY WILMOT they examine the water in a fish tank. Book: Where's Spot? by ERIC HILL (Repeat)
2.15-2.35 Music Time 1: Footsteps
(Shown on Monday at 10.15 am)
2.40 Everyday Science Textiles
A murderer is brought to justice on the basis of the forensic examination of fibres found at the scene of the crime.
Producer MICHAEL COYLE (Repeat)
Actress Janet Suzman discusses the risks and uncertainties she faces in her professional and personal lives.
Producer FRANCES BERRIGAN
A BBC/Open University production
with subtitles, followed by Weather
BBC North challenges four young people to walk the Pennine Way. In the third of four programmes the walkers are stricken on the Ups and Downs to Alston
Written and narrated by Paul Allen
Film editor BRYAN JONES Executive producer DOUGLAS B. SMITH
The first of a three-part serial
January 1999. The Zeus Project. The first manned space flight to Mars. Its ultimate goal - colonisation. For Project
Controller Col John Wilder it is the fulfilment of a dream.
Teleplay by RICHARD MATHESON Produced by ANDREW DONALLY and MILTON SUBOTSKY
Directed by MICHAEL ANDERSON A Charles Fries production
Colonel John Wilder:
The first of a series of programmes where the public sets the agenda.
A Load of Rubbish
A film made with dustmen in the city of Westminster. The rubbish in the title is the 700 tons a day left by the 75,000 people who live, work or enjoy themselves in the centre of London - even the Queen and Mrs Thatcher.
This programme gives the dustmen's-eye-view.
'People hold their noses when they see us. It's not us that smells. It's their rubbish.' Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Film editor RAY HOUGH Producer JANE OLIVER
COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT If you want to make your own programme or suggest programme ideas get in touch with Open Space[address removed]. ●FEATURE: page 20
In the last programme of this series
Noel Edmonds re-creates Christmas 1970 a special time for Jenny Agutter with help from: DAVID FROST and THE YIPPIES, JAKE THACKRAY, JEFF BANKS and JILLY JOHNSON remembering the passing of the mini-skirt; BRYAN FORBES, DINAH SHERIDAN and BERNARD CRIBBINS
Director PIETER MORPURGO Producer HENRY MURRAY
(First shown on BBC1)
Our sense of humour baffles foreigners, our politics bother them, our pre-occupation with tradition bemuses them. And as to our attitude toward sex - c'est hardly 'formidable'.
Tonight, and for the next four weeks, Derek Jameson looks at the way foreign television reports on us, the British.
Apparently, we don't wash, we don't know how to bring up our children, and we are morose and miserable even on holiday. On the other hand, we are always polite, we are kind to animals, and we would be great in a crisis - if we knew one when we saw one. Derek Jameson , of course, brings his own special wit to bear on interpreting all these eccentric foreign reporters.... Research MARK ROGERS
Producer LAURENCE REES
with Ron Bain
Miriam Margolyes Roger Sloman Tracey UUman also featuring Kevin Turvey Re-arrange the words of the title of this series to make the title of a comedy programme being shown tonight.
, Director BRIAN JOBSON
Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland
1: The Band
The first of four informal documentaries on the London Symphony Orchestra who this year celebrate their 80th anniversary as a self-governing orchestra.
The first three films show the orchestra at work, the last looks at their political and financial problems.
This programme introduces some of the individuals in the orchestra -the human face behind the white tie and tails.
The leader of the orchestra, Michael Davis , well-known principals like Jack Brymer ,
Anthony Camden and Maurice Murphy , and rank and file members give their often irreverent views on their instruments, the music they play and the conductors they work with. They are shown recording film music in the studio, Berlioz in the Festival Hall and Mozart in Glasgow. Film cameramen
PHILIP BONHAM CARTER
ALEC CURTIS. JOHN GOODYER
Sound STAN NIGHTINGALE , BILL WILD Film editor ROY SHARMAN Produced and directed by JENNY BARRACLOUGH
●FEATURE: page 5
The Big Build Up
Tomorrow and Saturday sees the Finals of this world-famous competition direct from Leeds on BBC2 with commentary and guidance from Richard Baker and Andre Previn.
Tonight Richard Baker can name the six superbly talented young pianists who have fought their way through the gruelling preliminary rounds to the point where they must each play a complete concerto with orchestra. Tonight's programme sees the chosen six playing solo, or in duos with violinist Erich Gruenberg, in their semi-final rounds.
Compare your judgment of what it takes to make a prize-winning international concert pianist with that of the distinguished jury, some of whom are in the studio tonight together with the chairman and co-founder of the competition Fanny Waterman. Lighting GEOFF LOMAS Sound ROY BRADSHAW Director ROY TIPPING
Producer KENNETH CORDEN
(Competition given in association with Harveys of Bristol)
(Tomorrow at 6.55 pm The Finals: Part 1)
including the Liberal Assembly Report Peter Snow and Vincent Hanna present a full account of the day's proceedings at
Bournemouth, with John Tusa and Donald MacCormick in London to assess the news at home and abroad.
Producer ELLIE UPDALE Editor DAVID DICKINSON
11.45 The Optical Lens
This final programme in the series Basic Physical Science for
Technology looks at the properties of the lens and explains some of their implications for the optical designer.
12.10 Change in Therapeutic Community
A new staff member at a halfway hostel talks about the problems facing patients from mental hospitals rejoining the community.