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: Open University

6.55 The Search for Minerals
7.20 History of Mathematics

: Daytime on Two

9.20 Tout compris
Everyday life and language of French teenagers.
Au college; Au café bar; Chez Claire ; A une boom
9.38 La maree et ses secrets
A five-part adventure serial in French by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL and JANE COTTAVE
3: Une ombre du passé
9.55 Thinkabout
See How they Grow
It's hard to believe that Frank was once a baby.
10.12 Science Workshop Paper 'A'
10.34 Scene
Troubled Minds - What a Lousy Title!
11.5 Near and Far Concrete
The look of many towns and cities owes much to the use of concrete. However the extraction of its raw materials - limestone, clay, sand and gravel has had a dramatic effect on rural areas Producer ROBIN GWYN
11.30 Home Ground
Towns of Wales
2: Just Down the Road
A town is largely composed of buildings - private houses and public edifices. What can these patterns of brick and stone. tile and slate, glass and paint, tell of a town's history?
Swim ANDREW HARVEY introduces a series for swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages. 3: Breaststroke
12.20 pm Illusions of Reality An examination of newsreels of the 1930s
3: Once a Hun....
Discussion notes from [address removed] 8QT. (Please enclose 12" x 9" sae and 33p postage)
12.45 Letting Go 3: Sex Education
How parents prepare teenagers for this important part of adult life.
1.10 Mind How You Go
Ten programmes about road accident prevention presented by JIMMY SAVILE OBE
3: Think Child
1.20 Encounter: Germany 3: Communications
By train from Hamelin to
Braunschweig - and the work of the railways. A police car chase; a waterways patrol; an island waterway harbour; and life on a canal barge.
1.38 Around Scotland The Great Glen
1: The Ancient
Corridor JOHN CARMICHAEL explains how the Great Glen was formed and shows how man has made use of the landscape for forestry and the production of hydro-electricity.


Unknown: Chez Claire
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Jane Cottave
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Presenter: Stephen Botcher
Introduces: Swim Andrew Harvey
Presented By: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Corridor John Carmichael
Producer: Robert Clark
Director: Peter Legge

: Dallas

My Brother's Keeper
As J.R. drives the final wedge between Pam and Bobby, his masterplan to oust his brother from Ewing Oil gathers momentum. Donna meets an old admirer and Sue Ellen finds she has a new one ...
Written by ARTHUR BERNARD LEWIS Directed by LEONARD KATZMAN (For cast see Monday. Continued tomorrow at 3.0 pm. Repeat) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Sue Ellen
Written By: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Directed By: Leonard Katzman

: Labour Party Conference 1984

Further coverage.

: Handicapped in the Community

The Centre for Independent
Living in Berkeley, California, was founded to help disabled people achieve independence and self-respect.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ann Pointon

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Fred

3: Uncalled-for Distractions Fred Dibnah's holiday at Blackpool
Narrator Deryck Guyler Delightfully comic filming
(Sunday Times)
Photography MARTIN LIGHTENING Written and produced by DON HAWORTH. BBC Manchester


Produced By: Don Haworth.

: Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles

The last of a three part series starring
The Martians
November 2006: Earth is an amber cinder, all life annihilated by total nuclear war. A handful of settlers left on Mars are the sole survivors of the human race. They face a desolate future, cut off and isolated even from each other. Sam Parkhill holds a land grant to half of Mars, handed to him by the original inhabitants of the planet.
A CHARLES FRIES production


Unknown: Richard Matheson
Produced By: Andrew Donally
Produced By: Milton Subotsky
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Colonel John Wilder: Rock Hudson
Ruth Wilder: Gayle Hunnicutt
Alice Hathaway: Nyree Dawn Porter
Fr Stone: Roddy McDowau
Sam Parkhill: Darren McGavin
Elma Parkhill: Joyce Van Patten
Ben Driscoll: Christopher Connelly
Genevieve: Bernadette Peters
Hathaway: Barry Morse
Martian elder: Terence Longdon

: Open Space

Breaking the Mould?
For the bulk of production line workers throughout
British industry tomorrow's work will be just like today's. Mindless.... repetitive.... demoralising. But deep in the 'pot bank' they're trying to reshape working lives.
Staffordshire Potteries, Britain's major mug producers, have adopted a new Japanese style of management. They are aiming to increase the motivation and job satisfaction of their employees by giving them more say in the company's decisions.
But will this really improve work and conditions on the shopfloor, or is it just subtle psychology designed to boost productivity?
Open Space goes to the Potteries to find out how shopfloor and management approach the new tomorrow. Producer JEREMY GIBSON


Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Commercial Breaks

A series that follows the fortunes of entrepreneurs around the world as their stories unfold.
Who Dares, Wins Readers? The inside story of this summer's bizarre circulation war between Fleet Street's tabloids.
Last week's Commercial Breaks showed how multi-millionnaire Robert Maxwell bought the Daily Mirror.
He immediately vowed to topple the Sun as Britain's top-selling tabloid. This programme goes behind the scenes as Maxwell controls every detail of his campaign, from directing his own commercials to cross-examining his circulation managers.
Narrator Hugh Sykes
Film editor PETER DELFGOU Research ROBERT THIRKELL Executive producer JONATHAN CRANE


Unknown: Robert Maxwell
Narrator: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Peter Delfgou
Editor: Research Robert Thirkell
Producer: David Dugan

: Do They Mean Us?

Our sense of humour baffles them, our politics bother them, our preoccupation with tradition bemuses them.
Apparently we don't wash, and we are morose and miserable even on holiday. On the other hand we are polite and kind to animals, and we would be great in a crisis - if we knew one when we saw one. Each week
Derek Jameson looks at the way foreign television reports this country. Tonight he looks at foreign interest in the Royal Family and discovers that, in some ways, they are even more obsessed with them than are the natives.


Unknown: Derek Jameson
Producer: Laurence Rees

: A Kick Up the 80s

with Ron Bain
Robbie Coltrane. Miriam Margolyes , Roger Sloman Tracey Ullman
Also featuring Kevin Turvey
Special weight-watchers edition: non-fattening sketches, low-calorie situations, semi-skimmed jokes and a protein-packed song. Music DAVID MCNIVEN DirectorBRIAN JOBSON Producer COLIN GILBERT
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Kevin Turvey
Music: David McNiven
Director: Brian Jobson
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Life of an Orchestra

3: On Tour
The third documentary in the informal four-part series on the London Symphony
Orchestra follows the 107 musicians and their £350,000's worth of instruments on tour to Paris, Vienna and Frankfurt. The film goes behind the scenes with the orchestra and their conductor
Claudio Abbado as they rehearse, relax, worry about the Vienna concert and celebrate their successes. There's music from WEBERN. MAHLER and SCHUBERT, an appearance by Zubin Mehta and more unexpected glimpses into the habits and attitudes of orchestral musicians.
Film cameraman JOHN GOODYER Sound STAN NIGHTINGALE Film editor PETER HARRIS Produced and directed by JENNY BARRACLOUGH


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: John Goodyer
Editor: Peter Harris
Directed By: Jenny Barraclough

: A Hot Summer Night with Donna

The second part of the spectacular concert featuring the queen of disco, Donna Summer.


Unknown: Donna Summer.

: Newsnight

John Tusa and Vincent Hanna with a full report on the day's events at the Labour Party
Conference in Blackpool, with Donald MacCormick and Jenni Murray in London to assess the news at home and abroad. Producer DAVE STANFORD Editor DAVID DICKINSON


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Stanford
Editor: David Dickinson

: Open University

Discussion: Alan Plater 's 'Reunion' The play concerns two men who meet again many years after their schooldays together. It explores the risks involved in personal relationships, and is followed by a discussion with the author and actors


Unknown: Alan Plater

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