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: Open University

6.30 Mathematical Induction
6.55 Field Geology: Arran

: Trades Union Congress 1985

Further live coverage

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: World Chess Championship

Meanwhile in Moscow
From September 1984 until
March of this year two of the world's greatest chess players battled each other into a state of mental and physical exhaustion. Jeremy James and Bill Hartston report on this week's events in Moscow when Gary Kasparov renews his challenge to wrest the World Championship from Anatoly Karpov.


Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Bill Hartston
Unknown: Gary Kasparov
Unknown: Anatoly Karpov.
Producer: Richard Vaughan

: Star Trek: The Changeling

The return of the classic space adventure series
Starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy

Investigating the mysterious extinction of four billion inhabitants of the Malurian System, the Enterprise encounters NOMAD, a computer space probe which has somehow transformed itself into a relentless exterminator of 'imperfect biological specimens'. (R)

[Photo caption] Jim, Bones and Spock boldly face more extra-terrestrial terrors aboard 'Enterprise' - BBC2 6.0 pm Star Trek


Writer: John Meredyth Lucas
Director: Marc Daniels
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley

: The Adventure Game

Each week a party of three people visits the planet Arg to challenge His Highness the Rangdo to a battle of wits.
They face various problems including the traditional Arg Drogna Game. This is played on a grid of different shapes and colours, and the winner receives the Great Crystal of Arg. Can the earthlings defeat the logic of the Red Salamander of Zardil?
This week's Earth visitors: Sarah Greene , Anne Miller and Richard Stilgoe Residents of Arg:


Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Anne Miller
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Producer: Ian Oliver
His Highness: Kenny Baker
Gnoard: Charmian Gradwell
Gandor: Christopher Leaver
Dagnor: Bill Homewood

: O'Donnell Investigates.... Food

The last of four programmes What Makes Some People Fat?
We spend millions of pounds a year on crash diets and slimming aids to try and beat the battle of the bulge. Despite this Britain is a nation of fatties - by the age of 50 half of us need to lose weight. Why - is it gluttony or greed? Or could it be linked to lifestyle and the typical high-fat, low-fibre food we eat - the same food which has been linked to killer diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease.

: Timewatch

Peter France introduces, from Blackpool, the pick of Timewatch films. Robert Owen is widely regarded as a leader of the labour movement. David Drew finds that it might be more accurate to view him as the precursor of scientific management. The Rise of the Victorian Town hall
The abolition of the metropolitan authorities is not a new Tory policy;
Mark Jones traces a similar attempt to restrain local government power in 1898. The Tories and the Working Class
More than 50 per cent of the union members represented at the TUC Conference this week will have voted
Conservative. Far from being an aberration, this can be seen as the fruition of Tory policy since Disraeli. Roy Foster reports. Director TONY TYLEY


Introduces: Peter France
Unknown: Robert Owen
Unknown: David Drew
Unknown: Mark Jones
Unknown: Disraeli. Roy Foster

: Just Another Day

with John Pitman Driving School
Every day a band of brave ? some might say foolish - instructors set out in aual-control cars to teach
People how to drive. Pupils like 69-year-old Mrs Patience Humphrey, whose record to date: more than 100 lessons and two failed tests. 'Trouble is I have good da'h and bad days,' says Mrs P, 'and sometimes they are bad.' series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF "'rector DESMOND LAPSLEY (R)
Various (DAILY MAIL) Happiest event of the week.... lovely


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Mrs Patience
Unknown: Desmond Lapsley

: Alec Clifton-Taylor's English Towns

Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk
This town has a magnificent inheritance of Georgian brick buildings. Different clays
Produce different tones and a wonderful variety of colours can be seen here - 'unless', to the chagrin of Alec Clifton-Taylor , 'they are so smothered with Virginia creeper that one can hardly see what colour they are!' photography JOHN COLLYER
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN (R)
Rightfully opinionated....
These programmes promise to become a cult (THE GUARDIAN) Book. Another Six English Towns, £12.95, from booksellers


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: John Collyer
Producer: Bruce Norman

: Summer Season: Reservations

Linda: When are we going? Gary: Next Friday.
Linda: Have you booked? Gary: It's called making a reservation.
Linda: I feel excited Gal. My stomach feels all funny.
Gary If it feels funny now, wait till next Friday ...
Script editor DAVID SNODIN Designer MIKE SEUNA Producer BRENDA REID


Unknown: Tony Marchant
Editor: David Snodin
Designer: Mike Seuna
Producer: Brenda Reid
Director: Adrian Shergold
Linda: Cassie Stuart
Gary: Perry Fenwick
Gary's dad: Leo Dolan
Suzie: Carole Harrison
Kevin: Perry Benson
Hotel receptionist: Marion Bailey
Tulie: Colette Barker
Suzie'smaid: Edna Dore

: Newsnight

Including TUC Conference Report
Peter Snow and Vincent Hanna in Blackpool
11.40 Weatherview
11 45 Weekend Outlook nreviews programmes from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday including Geology: The Captain Reef and Everyday Violence.


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Open University

11.50 Display and Recording
Displaying control data or making records on chart recorders are two kev devices in industrial processes.
12 15 The Origin of the Solar System The latest ideas on this subject.

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