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: Open University

6.30 Geometry: Axioms
6.55 Energy: Closing the Gap

: Daytime on Two

9.36 MI:10 Mathematical Investigations
Pascal's Triangle (1)
Routes on a square grid
followed by 2: Gears
Bicycles, cars and the Great Westminster Clock (R)

9.58 Thinkabout: Many Hands

10.15 Science Workshop: Fruit and Vegetables (B)

10.38 Exploring Science: It's Only Water

11.0 The History Trail: The Gunpowder Plot

In 1605 a group of Catholic gentlemen plotted to blow up King James I during the State Opening of Parliament. They failed, but their attempt has never been forgotten. (R)

11.22 English 11-13: 1: Alone: Autobiography
You needn't be famous to write yours! (R)

11.45 Advanced Level Studies: History: Birmingham and Manchester - A Tale of Two Cities
Written by Asa Briggs.
The Industrial Revolution permanently altered the way of life of many of Britain's inhabitants. How did contemporary observers view the changes that were happening? How far can one generalise about the effects of industrialisation? (R)

12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia!: 2: Dove...?
A course for beginners in Italian. (R)
Book £4.95, from booksellers

12.30 Hold Down a Chord
The second programme of a beginner's course in folk guitar With John Pearse. (R)
Book £2.95 from booksellers

12.45 Wheels of Fire: 2: Five Million Children
Ten films about development issues in India.
The problems of infant mortality. (R)

1.20 Des Ie debut: 2: Ordering Things, Choosing Things, Buying a Ticket
Face-to-face French - a resource series to support the teaching of basic skills in French. (R)

1.38 Around Scotland: 2: The Old City
Three schoolchildren walk through Glasgow's town centre, encountering some characters from the city's history.

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Cosmo and Dibs think they see a ghost in the market but Indira Joshi calms their fears. A group of children show all the things they can do with their hands.
Book: The Tiger Who Came to Tea (R)

2.15 Music Time: 2: Long Sounds, Short Sounds

2.40 History File: Boom and Bust


Presenter (MI: 10 Mathematical Investigations): Hilary Clough
Animation (MI: 10 Mathematical Investigations): Stewart Hardy Films
Film editor (MI: 10 Mathematical Investigations): John Billingham
Producer (MI: 10 Mathematical Investigations): David Roseveare
Producer (The History Trail): Nicholas Whines
Writer (Advanced Level Studies: History): Asa Briggs
Presenter (Advanced Level Studies: History): Clive Behagg
Producer (Advanced Level Studies: History): Jill Sheppard
Presenter (Hold Down a Chord): John Pearse
Presenter (Around Scotland): Alexander West
Producer (Around Scotland): Peter Legge
Presenter (You and Me): Indira Joshi

: Labour Party Conference 1985

Further live coverage from Bournemouth

: 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.


Introduces: Jeremy James
Producer: Richard Vaughan

: Star Trek

The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise
Double, double, toil and ... trouble for Kirk when the Enterprise is trapped in a cosmic cauldron and the landing party on Pirus vn become the 'guests' of Korob and Sylvia, weavers of sinister spells. Dark castles, black cats and fabulous magic - what kind of Hallowe'en is this?
Directed by JOE PEVNEY (R)


Written By: Robert Bloch
Unknown: D. C. Fontana
Directed By: Joe Pevney
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Korob: Theo Marcuse
Sylvia: Antoinette Bower

: The Adventure Game

A pan-galactic broadcast from Arg, a small red planet often visited by time travellers from Earth seeking truth, enlightenment and cheese rolls.
Exploring Arg this week are: Neil Adams
Nigel Crockett and Janet Fielding versus the resident Argonds: Charmian Gradwell played by Gnoard Christopher Leaver played by Gandor Bill Homewood played by Dagnor Kenny Baker played by a rather bad-tempered aspidistra Devised by PATRICK DOWLING DirectorCHRISTOPHER TANDY Producer IAN OUVER (R)


Played By: Gnoard Christopher Leaver
Played By: Gandor Bill Homewood
Played By: Dagnor Kenny Baker
Unknown: Patrick Dowling
Director: Christopher Tandy
Producer: Ian Ouver

: The Taste of Health

Eight programmes on 'healthy' cooking presented by Judith Hann
4: Breakfast Like a King ... Lunch Like a Lord
If you think healthy food has to be brown and boring you're in for a surprise. Even breakfast and light meals can be attractive and tasty, as demonstrated by Shirley Rilla and Jill Cox , two north London caterers,
Joy Larkcom who specialises in unusual salad vegetables and the doyenne of raw food, Leslie Kenton.


Presented By: Judith Hann
Unknown: Shirley Rilla
Unknown: Jill Cox
Unknown: Leslie Kenton.
Director: Clare Brigstocke
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Lost Souls

Charles Bowman discovers
Britain's varied landscape as writer Anthony Burton guides him over a five-mile walk through unknown terrain. Will this 'lost soul' work out his location? Producer MARTIN L. BELL (R)


Unknown: Charles Bowman
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Martin L. Bell

: The Curious Case of Victor Grayson

This film tells the extraordinary story of Victor Grayson , Socialist MP for Colne Valley from 1907 to 1910. He was a political
Phenomenon and many saw him as a future Prime Minister. Yet his
Parliamentary career lasted Just three years.
Grayson's claim to fame lies in his mysterious disappearance from public and private life. On 17
September 1920, accompanied by two men, he walked out of his fashionable London flat.
Friends and family never saw him again. Nobody appears to know why or where he went. A recent biography of Grayson by David Clark , MP reveals new evidence which answers some of the questions which have remained unanswered for over 60 years.
Film editor CAROL MCGILLIVRAY Producer and narrator DAVID JONES


Unknown: Victor Grayson
Unknown: David Clark
Editor: Carol McGillivray
Narrator: David Jones
Director: Morris Baker
Victor Grayson: Michael Carter

: The New Statesman

by DOUGLAS WATKINSON starring Windsor Davies Anna Dawson
George meets the Criccieth Chamber of Commerce, believing them to be as Welsh as he is. Will Robert and Clementine think he is worth saving from himself? Or, like the rest of the world, will they try to pretend he doesn't really exist?
Designer DINAH WALKER Produced and directed by DAVID ASKEY


Unknown: Douglas Watkinson
Designer: Dinah Walker
Directed By: David Askey
George Vance: Windsor Davies
Enid Vance: Anna Dawson
Robert Vance: Sean Chapman
Clementine Vance: Madeline Adams
Phillip Thomas: Ivor Roberts
Owen Thomas: Eilian Wyn
Leonora Thomas: Victoria Plucknett
Angelo: Carl Forgione
Eli Braithwaite: Edward Phillips

: Alec Clifton-Taylor's English Towns

Durham, Durham
In the last programme in this series, Alec Clifton-Taylor steps inside Durham
Cathedral where the 12th-century vaults have remained unscathed for eight-and-a-half centuries. With his absence of vertigo, he climbs to unlock the secrets of this 'finest
Romanesque building in the world'. The houses in the Cathedral's shadow receive equal scrutiny. Alec Clifton -Taylor died in April. Durham provides the most fitting of memorials. 'Make no mistake if, like me, you're hooked on buildings, you'll never come to the end of England.'
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer JANE COLES (R)


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: Alec Clifton
Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Jane Coles

: Tender is the Night

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Screenplay in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring Peter Strauss Mary Steenburgen
John Heard , Sean Young
Special guest Piper Laurie
2:1925. Against all common sense Dick Diver married Nicole, who was a mental patient. They settled on the Riviera where they have been living in style for some years, thanks to Nicole's money.


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: John Heard
Unknown: Dick Diver

: Newsnight

including highlights of the Labour Party Conference from Bournemouth

: Weatherview

: Open University

Gravity and the Stars
Stars form from interstellar gas and dust. But how do they form? And what becomes of them when their fuel is spent?

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