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: Open University

6.30 Geology: Britain Before Man
6.55 Is Social Science Really Necessary?

: Daytime on Two

Schooltime Supplement: page 23

9.20 Let's Go - Series 1: 1: Let's Go Shopping by Bus
Ten programmes for moderately handicapped young adults, presented by Brian Rix. (R)

9.35 Encounter: France: Land and Sea - Fecamp
On 14 July, Fecamp celebrates - but what's life like for the police, firemen and fishermen on other days? (R)

9.52 Mathscore One 1: Know Your Place
Cavemen, clowns and Octo the counting octopus, all illustrate the importance of zero. (R)

10.15 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 1: Dark Towers in Danger!
by Andrew Davies.
A reading series for 7- to-9-year-olds in ten episodes based on a ghost story. (R)

10.38 Update USA: 1: Great Lakes City
Cleveland, on the shores of Lake Erie and one of the original capitals of industrial
America, is struggling with the problems of decline as investment for new industry seeks out more profitable locations in the south and west of the USA. (R)

11.0 Watch: Grain Harvest

11.17 Walrus 1: After Four
by Cathy Pellicer.
Those kids from the remedial class ought not to have been in the school television studio anyway.... (R)

11.39 Science Topics: Ecology and Conservation
Ecology has lots of interlocking questions and, as yet, few answers. (R)

12.0 Year of the French: 1: The Queen of the Beaujolais
Another chance to see this series on French life and attitudes, seen through the experiences of individual French men and women.
Marguerite Chabert, 83, is President of the wine co-operative of Fleurie. (R)

12.30 Deutsch Direkt!: 1: Programm eins
The first in a new 20-part series for beginners in German, made in West Germany and Austria.
How to say who you are, where you're from and ask where something is. And a look at Duhnen, a popular holiday resort on the North Sea coast. West German TV presenter Hanni Vanhaiden introduces the programme from her home town, Hamburg.
Book, £5.95, three cassettes £3. 75 each, and Notes for Teachers from booksellers or BBC Publications

12.55 Switch On to English (1): 1: The Importance of Word Order
Key aspects of spoken and written English using extracts from popular television series as reinforcement.
Presented by Floella Benjamin. (R)

1.20 Encounter: Spain: Town and Village
Life in a Castilian village - and in the provincial capital of Valladolid; Holy Week celebrations. (R)

1.38 Let's See: Where We Live: 1: A Place to Call Home
Garry looks at why Bedouin Arabs, Eskimos and Scots build themselves such different kinds of homes, and just what and who are involved in building a house in Scotland today.

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs exchange presents with Indira Joshi. Introducing the numbers 2 and 4. Book: Happy Birthday Sam (R)

2.15 History 11-13 The Middle Ages: 1: The Peasants' Revolt
by Keith Goodall.
The true story of an Essex peasant caught up in the violent events of 1381. (R)

2.40 Exploring Science: Getting the Measure of It
Where would we be without a system of measurement agreed by everybody? (R)


Presenter (Let's Go!): Brian Rix
Writer (Look and Read): Andrew Davies
Producer (Update USA): Len Brown
Writer (Walrus): Cathy Pellicer
Producer (Walrus): Morton Surguy
Series producer (Science Topics): Peter Bratt
Subject (Year of the French): Marguerite Chabert
Producer (Year of the French): Jonathan Gill
Presenter (Deutsch Direkt!): Hanni Vanhaiden
Consultant (Deutsch Direkt!): Katrin Kohl
Consultant (Deutsch Direkt!): John Trim
Director (Deutsch Direkt!): Marion Allinson
Producer (Deutsch Direkt!): Maddalena Fagandini
Presenter (Switch On to English): Floella Benjamin
Presenter (Let's See): Garry Stewart
Producer (Let's See): Marianne Baird
Presenter (You and Me): Indira Joshi
Animation (You and Me): Marjut Rimminen
Director (You and Me): Rosemary Shepherd
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright Writer (History 11-13): Keith Goodall
Producer (History 11-13): Jill Sheppard
[Actress]: Isabel Lansdale
[Actor]: Nigel Makin
[Actor]: Edward Phillips
[Actor]: Philip Antony
[Actor]: Ian Gardiner
[Actor]: Geoffrey Russell
[Actor]: John Cording
[Actor]: Peter Searles
Richard II: Simon Gipps-Kent

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
A chance to see again the best of the second round matches played late yesterday evening.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green
Director: Mike Adley
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Open to Question

Today's teenagers are tomorrow's voters and politicians, but are their opinions heard? What access do they have to today's leaders - do teenagers have to stay in the shadows until their opinions are shaped by the ways of their predecessors?
Open to Question changes that. Young people have opinions, and they do want to question established figures. This is their opportunity.
Fifty teenagers from schools throughout Britain take part each week, and question national and international guests of their choice. This week's guest is
The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , mp, Leader of the Labour Party Presented by John Nicolson
Research ALLAN LITTLE Director JUSTIN ADAMS Producers


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Presented By: John Nicolson
Director: Justin Adams
Unknown: David Martin

: No Limits

Nine weeks after successfully enduring trial by audition to host the finest music show around, Lisa and Jeremy arrive in London like
Dick Whittington and his cat. Are the streets paved with gold? Will he become Lord Mayor? Who cares? These and other questions are answered - but the ultimate one remains.
This series had a nine week limit. Would you like more? Writer and mascot JONATHAN KING
Production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dick Whittington

: Hooked! International

Heat 3 of the international coarse fishing match sees Italy lined up against the combined Great Britain and Ireland team along the banks of the Erne system at Derryvoney in County Cavan, Ireland. The teams: Great Britain and Ireland - IAN HEAPS, ALAN LARKIN RICHARD BORLEY Italy - MILO COLOMBO. A. G. DRUPI MORTIGNON PAOLO
Actor Roy Dotrice and his wife Kay go deep-sea fishing off Blacksod Bay, and try for a salmon in the raging waters of the River Moy at the Ridge Pool, Ballina in County Mayo. Presenter Derek Davis Match organiser Pete Thompson
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Alan Larkin
Unknown: A. G. Drupi
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Presenter: Derek Davis
Unknown: Pete Thompson
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top Gear

The pressure is on! Between next year and 1990, legislation will be introduced in stages to reduce the level of pollution caused by car emissions.
William Woollard examines the various options open to motor manufacturers, and the price motorists will have to pay.
Frank Page meets up with a motor club with no cars, and nowhere to go.
The recently-launched
Citroen BX Estate is road tested by Chris Goffey and compared with one of its predecessors.
Producer BRIAN STRACHAN Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Brian Strachan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Lame Ducks

A six-part comedy series written by PETER J. HAMMOND starring
John Duttine
Lorraine Chase
Brian Murphy
2: The lame ducks have found a new home - and Drake decides on a spot of do-it-yourself.
Produced and directed by JOHN B. HOBBS


Written By: Peter J. Hammond
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Brian Murphy
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Mister Drake: John Duttine
Angie: Lorraine Chase
Ansell: Brian Murphy
Tommy: Patric Turner
Maurice: Tony Millan
Roy: Giles Cole

: Probation

Two Last Chances
Over 250,000 court reports on offenders are written by probation officers every year. The courts rely heavily on them, especially when reaching decisions on sentencing. So each report can mean the difference between going to prison or staying out. Paul and Mark have been in the hands of the law before, and this time could be their last chance to stay out of prison.
Executive producer JOHN SHEARER Director cameraman


Editor: David Barrett
Producer: John Shearer
Unknown: Richard Leiterman
Producer: Steve Timmins

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship Three more matches are played this evening in the second round of this prestigious tournament which has total prize money of E34,000 at stake. There is also a special prize of E27,000 for the first televised nine-dart check-out.
Seeded to play this evening in the first two matches is a formidable line-up, including JOHN LOWE (2) and DAVE WHITCOMBE (4). Commentators


Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Dave Whitcombe
Unknown: Sid Waddell

: Newsnight

11.35 Weatherview

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship Highlights of the third second-round match played earlier this evening which should feature twice British Professional Champion JOCKY WILSON

: Open University

12.10 Physics of White Dwarf Stars Investigating the properties of the super-dense matter of white dwarfs, stars so compact they are as massive as the sun, but only the size of earth.
12.35 Three Families: Jerusalem
This film looks at the devotions of three families who live within a mile of each other - one Jewish, one Christian, one Muslim.

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