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: Open University

6 30 Maths: Modelling Cranes
6.55 Quantum Theory: Electrons and Photons

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: World Chess Championship

Jeremy James introduces this week's coverage of the World Chess Championship in Moscow, with expert commentary from BILL HARTSTON. producer RICHARD VAUGHAN


Introduces: Jeremy James
Unknown: Bill Hartston.
Producer: Richard Vaughan

: Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror

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

Beaming up from the planet Halkan, Kirk and a landing party can hardly believe where they are: an Enterprise ruled by suspicion and anarchy. Meanwhile, in another universe, Spock must deal with a violent stranger called... James T. Kirk. (R)


Writer: Jerome Bixby
Director: Marc Daniels
Captain James T. Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Sulu: George Takei
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Marlena: Barbara Luna

: The Adventure Game

A game of logic broadcast from Arg on the far side of the galaxy. His Highness the Rangdo of Arg delights in testing the perspicacity and inventiveness of his Earth visitors.
It's Arg Regatta week - will the explorers sink or swim? The explorers this week are: Sue
Nicholls Duncan Goodhew Emma Disley
Residents of Arg:


Unknown: Nicholls Duncan Goodhew
Unknown: Emma Disley
Producer: Ian Ouver
His Highness: Kenny Baker
Gnoard, his niece: Charmian Gradwell
Gandor, his nephew: Christopher Leaver
Dagnor, a distant cousin: Bill Homewood

: Cartoon Two

A playful visualisation of favourite Shirley Temple songs
Produced and directed by VANESSA LUTHER-SMITH


Directed By: Vanessa Luther-Smith

: The Taste of Health

Eight programmes on 'healthy' cooking presented by Judith Hann
1: Cooking in a Hurry
If you think healthy food has to be brown and boring you're in for a big surprise. In this series top restaurateurs, famous food writers and cookery experts show Judith Hann how to avoid salt, cream, butter and red meat without sacrificing glamour and taste, making dishes that aren't 'naughty but nice' but 'nice but not naughty'! Today French chef Christophe Buey and actress
Madhur Jaffrey concentrate on quick, healthy food and fishmonger Philip Diamond gives tips on choosing and preparing fish.
(Another recipe appears on page 79) (Book. £8.95 hardback. £5.50 paperback from booksellers)
0 HELPLINES: page 77


Presented By: Judith Hann
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Christophe Buey
Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Fit for a King

Gordonstoun is known throughout the world as the place where Britain's future King, his father and two brothers were educated. What sort of school is it that's considered the right place for princes of the realm and a future monarch to spend their formative years?
Julian Pettifer explores the school on the Moray Firth that's been called 'the toughest school on earth' - with the help of the present and former pupils including Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
BBC Scotland (R)


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Film Editor: Jock Clark
Producer: David Martin

: The New Statesman

A six-part series by DOUGLAS WATKINSON starring Windsor Davies Anna Dawson
George Vance is the custodian of an agricultural museum near Aylesbury. One day he receives news that will change his, and the British, way of life for ever.
Produced, directed by DAVID ASKEY
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Windsor Davies
Unknown: Anna Dawson
Unknown: George Vance
Designer: Dinah Walker
Directed By: David Askey
George Vance: Windsor Davies
Enid Vance: Anna Dawson
Owen Thomas: Eilian Wyn
Phillip Thomas: Ivor Roberts
Mr Walmsley: Derek Benfield
Mrs Walmsley: Paula Tilbrook
Steffan Caradoc: Dyfed Thomas

: Buddy Holly

An Arena Special
Lubbock is a small town lost in the great plains of west
Texas. Her most famous son, Buddy Holly , changed the face of popular music.
Tonight Holly is remembered by the Crickets, The Everly Brothers, Keith Richards , and Paul McCartney. The programme features unique amateur film of Holly on tour with the other rock 'n' roll greats and at home with the Crickets in Texas.
Arena also premieres the earliest film of ELVIS PRESLEY and the very first record made by THE BEATLES. Film cameraman
Associate producer DEBBIE GELLER Executive producer ALAN YENTOB Producer ANTHONY WALL Director RICHARD SPENCE
0 FEATURE: page 11


Unknown: Buddy Holly
Unknown: Keith Richards
Unknown: Paul McCartney.
Unknown: Philip Bonham Carter
Editor: Don Fairservice
Producer: Debbie Geller
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Richard Spence

: Jack High

The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
Tonight sees the last of the round-robin matches to decide which four players go forward to the semi-finals.
This vital match is between Tony Allcock , a gold and silver medallist in the last World Championships, and Ron Jones , the Liverpudlian from Canada who has already made such an impact in this year's Jack High.


Unknown: Tony Allcock
Unknown: Ron Jones
Unknown: Jack High.

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday. This week's selection includes
Animal Physiology: Navigators and Maths Methods: Halley Comet

: Open University

12.0 Head Start-
Children of the Dream
Head Start was launched in 1965 in the USA as part of the Johnson administration's 'war on poverty'. Twenty years later, has it worked?
12.25 Everyday Violence
Do social stereotypes of the dominant male and the submissive female help to perpetuate patterns of control in everyday encounters?

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