9.35 Encounter: Italy A Land of Custom
Italian traditions: a contrada in Sienna; a primitive ritual in Basilicata; the 'race of the saints' in Gubbio. (R)
9.52 Look and Read: Dark Towers
by Andrew Davies
5: The Old Coach House
10.15 Mathscore Two 3: A Matter of Degree
Cake, ships, a giant protractor, and two burglars provide some new angles.
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R)
10.38 The History Trail Plague!
by Colin Davis
London, 1665: during the long, hot summer, tens of thousands die of a dreadful disease.
The Barnwell family are one of many to suffer. With RAY BROOKS, GEOFFREY BEEVERS, KATHY BURKE, PAUL COPLEY, MIKE HAYWARD, DAVID JOHN, VIVIENNE MOORE, PETER BOON, CARY FERRIS, SCOTT FUNNELL, EMMA HAWKES, THOMAS WHINES and HARRIET WHINES
Producer SUE WEEKS (R)
11.0 Around Scotland Music All Around You 2: Music of the City
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain
To the visitor, the uplands of North Wales may look peaceful enough, but there are severe strains on the look and the life of the area. (R)
11.44 Going to Work Working Hours
12.5 pm The Computer Programme
An introduction for beginners to the use of computers, with the emphasis on small machines. The language used is BBC Basic.
5: The New Media (R)
12.35-1.0 Electronic Office
A six-part examination of the office technology of today and tomorrow.
6: Easy to Use? (R)
1.10 Science Topics. Catalysis
1.33 General Studies The Great British Diet
2.0 Scene. Don't Shoot the Ref
Football teams have their supporters - referees don't. So what makes a referee tick? This programme looks at two football referees - one at the top of his profession and the other just starting out.
Producer ALAN EREIRA
Series producer ROGER TONGE
2.30 English File. Science Fiction: Visions of Tomorrow
The image of science fiction as only being about poorly characterised space heroes saving the universe is challenged.
Producer Diane Morgan (R)
The CIS Insurance UK Indoor Singles Championship
DAVID BRYANT was the first winner of the UK in 1983, and this afternoon the bowling world expect Bryant to be taking part in the quarter-finals. DAVID icke introduces further live coverage.
Keep on Dancing
A lovesick young goblin induces the gullible Kuo Fong to abandon his pretty wife,
Ai Ling, and join Tripitaka's pilgrimage to India. But the goblin has reckoned without Ai Ling's passion for dancing.
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for World Wide Sound London Produced by NTV and KOKUSAI HOEI (R)
continues a season of films featuring
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 'S legendary jungle hero starring
Gordon Scott Eve Brent
Tarzan is forced to pit his wits and strength against big-game hunters who want to include the legendary apeman among their trophies....
Screenplay by ROBERT LEACH and FREDERICK SCHLICK Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by CHARLES HAAS and SANDY HOWARD
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In this short series there is another chance to see some of the world's finest observatories at work, visited by Patrick Moore for The Sky at Night.
Mauna Kea - Half-way to Space
Mauna Kea, in the Hawaiian Islands, is almost 14,000 feet high. At its summit the air is thin, and the skies are clear - which is why some of the world's largest telescopes have been set up there.
Patrick Moore visits this picturesque observatory and talks about its achievements with the astronomers who are living and working there. Producer PIETER MORPURGO (R)
A look at new developments in information technology. The doomed Three Mile
Island reactor in Pennsylvania is the focus for work on artificial intelligence by the robotics department of nearby Carnegie Mellon University. American reporter Freff looks at some of the problems involved in designing robot vehicles which can move around on their own, recognise objects and do useful work. The aim: to clean up the radioactive interior.
Fred Harris makes the most of music on the micro while Lesley Judd finds out why holding personal data on your computer will probably mean sending E22 to an address in Cheshire.
Director PATRICK TITLEY Series editor DAVID ALLEN
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First of eight programmes with Jeremy Cherfas on the changing face of zoos and wildlife parks. Captivation
Alligator wrestling, cuddling koalas, and peering at penguins are aspects of our desire to be close to animals. Zoos rely upon our need to have contact with strange and exotic beasts, and have developed their own brand of show business - including the all-electronic jungle.
Jeremy Cherfas travels the world in search of the zoo of the future, by looking at the very best elements of zoos of today.
Producer GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol
Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton with a guide to the care of houseplants. This week: composts, watering, sowing seeds, and planting up a bottle garden, with assistance from Ted Meredith , Mervyn Purcell and Bernard Braybrook. Production assistant JANE DON
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
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Introduced by Jonathan King A brand new series starts off in one of the oldest cities in the USA - Philadelphia, the seat of America's independence and the nation's first capital.
JK always thought that Philly was the home of cheese spread and is surprised to find that it isn't, but he meets three of the city's best-known products, singing duo Hall and Oates, and America's No 1 TV star, Emmy winner Bill Cosby.
Plus much more - the Amish community, body painting and a spaceship. Programme associate COLIN MARCHANT
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON wilson
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY
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A series of films about Britain from 1945 to 1951.
Britain Can Make it
With the country facing bankruptcy, all hands are needed to get British industry going again. Cinema advertisements appeal to young mothers to return to work and, as a steelworker remembers:
'There was nobody on the dole at all. You could start work at one place and if you got fed up at 10 o'clock you could be in a new job by 2.0.' The world is clamouring for
British goods. Nationalisation promises a new dawn in industrial relations and, for a time, it seems the unemployment of the 1930s has gone for ever.
Film editor CHRISTOPHER HALE Producer PETER GRIMSDALE Executive producer
(An exhibition based on the series can be seen at the Museum of London in the Barbican until January). Book, £10.95 from booksellers
Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television, and discusses in detail:
Happy Families (BBC1) The Triumph of the West (BBC2)
Game for a Laugh (LWT) with his studio guests. Assistant producers
YABA BADOE, NICHOLAS BARKER JILL PARKER. NICOLA STOCKLEY Director PHILIP CHILVERS Producer CHARLES MILLER
The CIS Insurance UK Indoor Singles Championship
TERRY SULLIVAN , the UK and World Indoor Champion, was the favourite to be in the last quarter-final match tonight, but with Scotland's
JOHN WATSON and Ireland's PETER MCGARRITY in his way, the competition will have been fierce.
DAVID ICKE introduces highlights of the last quarter-final from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Commentators DAVID VINE
DAVID RHYS-JONES Summarisers
JIMMY DAVIDSON , MAL HUGHES Television presentation
KEITH PHILLIPS. MIKE ADLEY KEITH MACKENZIE
Executive producer NICK HUNTER