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: Open University

6 30 Maths: Modelling Pollution
6.55 Science: Particle Physics

: Daytime on Two

9.36 Maths Counts by JOHN TULLY
1: Getting the Point
Uncle Bert puts 18-year-old twins Steve and Wendy to the test: can they handle the mathematics of everyday life? (R)
9 58 Thinkabout. Face to Face
10.15 Science Workshop Fruit and Vegetables (A)
10.38 Exploring Science Getting the Measure of It
11.0 Near and Far Meeting Points
We live among a network of streets with many minor roads feeding a few major ones. The streets channel our movements and link our destinations. At key points we find our town and city centres which, like the streets themselves, vary in importance according to the facilities they have to offer. Producer ROBIN GWYN
11.22 The Bible Lands
A series of five programmes on the archaeological background tothegospels. 1: Herod the Great Throughout Israel the ruins of many great and ancient buildings can be seen - many built by one man. Herod the Great. Who was Herod? What do we know about him?
11.45 Advanced Level Studies: History
The Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536 posed the biggest threat yet faced by the Tudor throne. It has usually been represented as a spontaneous and popular uprising against Henry VIII 's religious reforms and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but several modern historians have challenged this view.
Authorities on the Tudor period put forward varying interpretations about the people and causes behind the rising.
Written by JOHN FINES
12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia! A course for beginners in Italian
1: Buongiorno! (R)
12.30 Hold Down a Chord The first programme of a beginner's course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE. (R)
12.45 Wheels of Fire
Ten films about development issues in India.
1: Call Your Centre People for Help
How Tilona (the Centre) has affected the lives of the most exploited members of society. (R)
1.20 Des Ie debut Asking the Way
Basic French language skills shown in action through sketches and documentary film.
1.38 Around Scotland 1: My Glasgow
A look at everyday Glasgow through the eyes of children who live in different parts of the city.
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds What can Cosmo and Dibs see in their new painting?
GARY WILMOT tries to guess. Viewers watch two boys take photographs.
2.15 Music Time
1: Working with Sounds
2.40 History File
1: Make Germany Pay


Unknown: John Tully
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Presenter: Peter Connoly
Producer: R. Dilwyn
Unknown: Henry Viii
Presenters: Richard Burrows
Unknown: G. R. Elton
Unknown: C. Haigh
Unknown: L. Davies.
Written By: John Fines
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Unknown: John Pearse.
Producer: Peter Legge
Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Mike Hibbert
Director: Richard Callanan
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Golf and Racing

International Golf The Suntory World Matchplay Championship
The closing stages of today's first round matches, introduced by HARRY CARPENTER from Wentworth.
Racing from Ascot
4.10 The Golden Gates Nursery Stakes (H'cap. 6f)


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: World Chess Championship

Jeremy James introduces this week's coverage of the World Chess Championship in Moscow, with expert commentary from Bill Hartston


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

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
Coverage of the best of yesterday evening's matches. Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: Star Trek

The Doomsday Machine
Moving through space and literally eating planets in its inexorable path, a gigantic machine is encountered by the Enterprise searching for the lost starship
Constellation. The
Constellation's captain is riddled with vengeful guilt at the loss of his crew to this 'monster' - but what can destroy the seemingly indestructible?
Written by NORMAN SPINRAD Directed by MARC DANIELS (R)


Written By: Norman Spinrad
Directed By: Marc Daniels
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Commodore Decker: William Windom
Elliot: John Copage

: The Adventure Game

A pan-galactic broadcast direct from the Planet Arg, where the ruler - the Rangdo - has challenged the Earth visitors to a duel of wits, logic and lateral thinking.
Can you solve the mystery of these ancient runes?
'Hoi mir der Hubert Wen Tuder Kaputt ,
Zu gitter Porto Gabun ?
Bat wenn sie Gott da der Kaputt, Washbar
An zu depot, doch hat nahn!' Earth visitors Paul McDowell Bonnie Langford
Christopher Hughes Resident Argonds:


Unknown: Hubert Wen
Unknown: Tuder Kaputt
Unknown: Porto Gabun
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Christopher Hughes
Producer: Ian Oliver
His Highness: Kenny Baker
Gnoard: Charmian Gradwell
Gandor: Christopher Leaver
Dagnor: Bill Homewood

: The Taste of Health: 3: Outdoor Eating

Eight programmes on 'healthy' cooking presented by Judith Hann
In this series Judith meets top restaurateurs, famous food writers and cookery experts who demonstrate dishes that aren't 'naughty but nice' so much as 'nice but not naughty'!
Despite the British climate, barbecues and outdoor eating are growing in popularity. A break from grilled chops and sausages is provided by two food writers, Claudia Roden and Dinah Morrison, who are preparing lavish hot and cold picnic food, with journalist Paul Levy mixing the drinks.
Book £8.95 hardback, £5.50 paperback, published 17 October


Presenter: Judith Hann
Guest: Claudia Roden
Guest: Dinah Morrison
Guest: Paul Levy
Director: Clare Brigstocke
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Now the War is Over

A look ahead to a new series starting tomorrow at 9.30 pm which recalls the days of ration books, prefab houses, National Service, and optimistic smiles.

: Bookmark

The first of a new series of the monthly literary magazine presented by Ian Hamilton Meeting Mr Palomar Mr Palomar is the hero of the new novel by bestselling Italian author
Italo Calvino. Ian Hamilton travelled to Tuscany to talk to this reclusive novelist about shyness, silence and the art of fiction.
Playwright Simon Gray discusses An Unnatural
Pursuit - a frank and often hilarious account of the production of his last play in London. And in a Bookmark profile, award-winning young novelist Clive Sinclair advertises skin cream, meets a giraffe and reveals the secrets of the only Jewish team in the entire football league.
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS


Presented By: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: Mr Palomar
Unknown: Mr Palomar
Unknown: Italo Calvino.
Unknown: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: Clive Sinclair
Producer: Roger Thompson
Producer: Nigel Williams

: The New Statesman

by DOUGLAS WATKINSON starring Windsor Davies Anna Dawson
The Vances' newly-inherited business, Noble Haddock
Limited, is given a trial run on the beaches of North
Wales but, in his thirst for power, George has paid scant attention to some of the important details in his life.
Designer DINAH WALKER Produced and directed by DAVID ASKEY


Unknown: Douglas Watkinson
Unknown: Windsor Davies
Unknown: Anna Dawson
Unknown: George Vance. Windsor
Designer: Dinah Walker
Directed By: David Askey
Enid Vance: Anna Dawson
Robert Vance: Sean Chapman
Clementine Vance: Madeline Adams
Phillip Thomas: Ivor Roberts
Owen Thomas: Ellian Wyn
Leonora Thomas: Victoria Plucknett
Postman: Michael Redfern

: Alec Clifton-Taylor's English Towns

Sandwich, Kent
In the 13th century this town was a major harbour in England for the export of wool, but the sea has now receded and today Sandwich lies on the silted estuary of the River Stour. The local stone is flint and Alec Clifton -Taylor is delighted to find a garden well 'where the flints have been both knapped and squared - a remarkable feat of craftsmanship for 1400!' During the 16th century
Dutch refugees settled here and gave the town its legacy of characteristic gables, delightful little 'Dutch' bricks and richly coloured and textured pantiles on the roofs. The grandest building beyond question is The
Salutation. This beautifully proportioned house and glorious garden is the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens - 'surely the greatest English architect of the last hundred years.' Film editor SUSAN SPIVEY Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN (R)
Book, Another Six English Towns, £12.95. from booksellers
... Wry wit, infectious enthusiasm ...
... ever alertfor the misplaced column or inappropriately tiled roof.... (STANDARD)


Unknown: Alec Clifton
Unknown: Sir Edwin Lutyens
Editor: Susan Spivey
Producer: Bruce Norman

: Tender is the Night

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Screenplay in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring Peter Strauss Mary Steenburgen
Special guest appearance Edward Asner
1: 1917. Dick Diver is an American doctor studying in Switzerland. On the day he leaves to join the army, he meets heiress Nicole Warren who is young, beautiful and strange.


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Dick Diver
Unknown: Nicole Warren

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith

: Weatherview

: Open University

11.50 Head Start: Shaping Young Lives
Was 'Head Start', America's attempt to banish poverty through education. a success? And what is its role now?
12.15 Mechanical Design in Lifts Ellington Colliery in 1978: a new man-riding system is installed.

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