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: Open University

Measuring the Earth and the Moon

: Daytime on Two

9.20 Let's Go: Series 3 Presented by BRIAN rix Let's Join a Crowd (R)
9.35 Descubra Espana Pueblo y capital
Ambiente de pueblo; Vida de ciudad; La Semana Santa. (R)
9.52 Mathscore Two Numbers Growing
A poinsettia plant relates to a golden' rectangle, thanks to Fibonacci sequences. (R)
10.15 Look and Read The Boy from Space by RICHARD CARPENTER 6: Where is Tom? (R)
10.38 Geography Casebook: Britain. New Father Thames London's desolate Docklands are now being redeveloped, but amid fierce local controversy. Producer DAVID scorr cowan Series producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.0 Watch
Then and Now: Home
11.17 Look, Look and Look Again. Natural Details
Colourful flowers and tiny butterflies make good subjects for detailed drawing and Painting. (R)
11.39 Science Topics Electronics in Action
Even the most complicated silicon chips are made up of just a few simple circuits. (R)
12.0 Une annee chez les
Francais. Le médecin de Vichy Patients come to the spa for mud, massage and water treatments. (R)
12.30 pm Deutsch direkt!
A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German 16: Regensburg
12.55 Pages from Ceefax
1.20 Rendez-vous France
Sur mer et sur terre - Fecamp En fete; En ville; Dans Ie temps (R)
1.38 Let's See
Getting Around
4: Finding the Way
Looking at maps and compass directions, ending with a rather special blend of orienteering and hide and seek!
Presented by ANN-LOUISE Ross and JOHN RAMAGE
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs are back in the market with GARY WILMOT.
There are new words - open , 'closed' - to learn and just like Humpty Dumpty, Dibs's Teddy can't be mended. (R)
2.15 Near and Far Farming the Hills JOHN AND MARY STUART run a small hill farm on the Braes of Glenlivet. What is it like to farm in this remote part of the Scottish Highlands on the limits of cultivation? Producer ROBIN GWYN (R)
2.40 Exploring Science Patterns of Growth
Patterns of growth are surprisingly similar from one organism to the next. (R)


Presented By: Brian Rix
Unknown: Richard Carpenter
Producer: Len Brown
Presenter: Hanni Vanhaiden
Presenter: John Ramage
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Gary Wilmot.
Unknown: Hills John
Unknown: Mary Stuart
Producer: Robin Gwyn

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Fast Forward

with Floella Benjamin Robert Harley Joanna Monro
Andrew Secombe and Nick Wilton
Hi! Milton Keenze here from the planet Zymatron breaking in on RADIO TIMES!
All Zymatronians watch Fast Forward and think I look really hip - and you too! If you would like to know more about life on Zymatron, write to me, care of my friends on Fast Forward,
BBC Television Centre.
Wood Lane , London W12 8QT SYNW!
Designer PAUL HAINES Production


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Andrew Secombe
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Unknown: Milton Keenze
Unknown: Wood Lane
Designer: Paul Haines
Unknown: David Crichton
Unknown: Trevor McCallum

: No Limits

Jenny's finding it hard to accept that no one in Cardiff seems to speak Welsh. Tony can't believe they've never heard of West Ham. And at
Cardiff Arms Park - they pick up the ball and run with it! Thank goodness for the music, videos, film releases and brand new charts - at least there's something they can depend on. Directors CAROL CALDWELL JEM KIME. STEVE SMITH
Production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Directors: Carol Caldwell
Directors: Jem Kime.

: The Adventure Game

As this week's team of Earth explorers arrive on Arg, His
Highness the Rangdo has just finished setting a series of problems to thwart them in their quest for the Great
Crystal. Will they complete their task before being evaporated, or will they have to settle for a green cheese roll as compensation?
Travelling to Arg this week Joanna Monro
George Layton and Val Prince
Residents of Arg
Sarah Lam as Dorgan Christopher Leaver as Gandor Director OLIVER MACFARLANE Producers
CHRISTOPHER TANDY . IAN OLIVER (Postponed from 28 January)


Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Sarah Lam
Unknown: Dorgan Christopher Leaver
Director: Oliver MacFarlane
Unknown: Christopher Tandy
Unknown: Ian Oliver

: The Strange Affair of....

TheOldStraightTrack Investigated by Robert Symes
The last of six original inquiries into the truth behind famous mysteries and legends.
Unexplained standing stones, crumbling castles and churches: ancient remains all over Britain can be linked by leys, invisible straight lines running across the landscape. Some believers say leys are Old Straight Tracks - trade routes used by our prehistoric ancestors; others claim that they mark the flow of mysterious earth forces.
And archaeologists say they do not exist at all.
Film cameraman PETER CHAPMAN Film editor MIKE APPELT Producer ROBIN BOOTLE


Unknown: Robert Symes
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Editor: Mike Appelt

: Heroes

The last of a series in which
Eric Robson invites guests to discuss, with film and television clips, the heroes who have influenced their lives.
Tom Sawyer , Deputy General Secretary of NUPE, puts women high on his list of heroes - Ellen Wilkinson , mp Winnie Mandela ,
Katie Kollwitz the German painter, and his own mother. His male heroes include Manchester United footballer Duncan Edwards , Buddy Holly , William Morris and Bob Marley.
Director MARK SCRIMSHAW Producer ROGER BURGESS Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK BBC North East


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Tom Sawyer
Unknown: Ellen Wilkinson
Unknown: Winnie Mandela
Unknown: Katie Kollwitz
Unknown: Duncan Edwards
Unknown: Buddy Holly
Unknown: William Morris
Unknown: Bob Marley.
Producer: Roger Burgess
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden
The strange disappearance of the real tomato - an inquiry into why modern tomatoes seem to have so little flavour - including a visit to Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. The problems of successful wine buying - is it best to go to a supermarket, an off-licence or a specialist wine merchant? The team has been visiting all three, incognito, with some surprising results. And pancakes with a difference - it's Shrove
Tuesday today, so have a look at some crafty, exotic Pancake recipes.


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Producer: Peter Bazalgette
Director: Jill Dawson

: I, Claudius: 5: Some Justice

A serial in 12 parts based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
Written by JACK PULMAN
As Augustus learned of Livia's plot against Postumus, she took swift action which resulted in Tiberius becoming Emperor. The situation in Antioch now threatens Tiberius's Position.
Directed by HERBERT WISE (R)


Written By: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Directed By: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Germanicus, Claudius's brother: David Robb
Vitellius: Roy Purcell
Agrippina, Germanicus's wife: Fiona Walker
Caligula, Agrippina's son: Robert Morgan
Castor, Tiberius's son: Kevin McNally
Herod: James Faulkner
Tiberius, Emperor of Rome: George Baker
Sejanus: Patrick Stewart
Livia, Tiberius's mother: Sian Phillips
Antonia, Claudius's mother: Margaret Tyzack
Piso: Stratford Johns
Plancina: Irene Hamilton
Slave: Ronald Markham
Gershom: George Pravda
Slave: John Scott Martin
Martina: Patsy Byrne
Senator: Norman Ettlinger
Woman slave: Souad Faress

: Arena

Marguerite Yourcenar
Novelist, poet, essayist and the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise, Marguerite Youreenar lives and writes on her island refuge off the coast of Maine. Her work ranges from a series of celebrated historical novels, including a classic study of the Emperor
Hadrian, to translations of blues and gospel songs.
Characteristically, Yourcenar is indifferent to public honour. The intellectual elite of the Academy, she says,
'decided to take a woman. It happened that woman was me.' In Arena this week, she talks about her life and work to writer and critic Peter Conrad.
Editor ALASTAIR MITCHELL Executive producers


Unknown: Marguerite Yourcenar
Unknown: Marguerite Youreenar
Unknown: Peter Conrad.
Editor: Alastair Mitchell
Unknown: Nigel Finch
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: Newsnight

John Tusa Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present the stories and interviews behind the main stories of the day. Ian Smith and Jenni Murray with a round-up of the news from home and abroad.
11.40 Weatherview


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

: Open University

Management at Priory School
Priory School is a comprehensive school on the outskirts of Westonsuper-Mare. A look at a typical day in the life of the school, concentrating upon the way in which members of the staff see their role as managers. (R)

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