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: Open University

Whose Account Counts?

: Daytime on Two

9.36 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations
15: Decimals for Ever
How to cut the cake into thirds by cutting it into quarters. followed by How Likely?
To start a game, is it fair to toss a coin? Why?
9.58 Thinkabout Pigeon Racing
Sally and Brad visit a pigeon loft and discover how to look after and train racing pigeons. See the preparations for the big race - thousands of pigeons fill the sky. But there's only one winner!
10.15 Science Workshop Tracks (B)
10.38 Exploring Science Patterns of Growth
11.0 The History Trail
The Silver Buckle by JOAN AIKEN 3: Thoby's time as a servant on the plantation is coming to an end. But his mother suspects that cousin Sebastian is plotting to kill him - and that brother Richard is already dead. Certainly, Sebastian is being very secretive about a body in the forest. (R)
11.22 Past Thirteen Choosing for What?
Whether or not you know what you want to do when you reach school-leaving age, at options time you have to choose a school course which will be the foundation of your future. In this programme, young people show how they built the bridge between 13 or 14 and 16. Narrated by WENDY JONES
11.45 Politics and You You and the Law
Police powers to stop and search, and the rights of animals used in experiments - through these two issues the first of this political education series examines how laws are made, and what you can do if you think a law should be changed.
Producer ANDY WALKER (R)
12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia! A course for beginners in Italian
16: Rivediamo unpo'... (R)
12.30 Prima!
Eight short programmes about tourist German - all you need to survive
6: Zweimal Bitte!
Steve and Petra explore
Hamburg: they take a boat trip and visit the infamous
Reeperbahn. Gerald learns the days of the week.
12.45 Bellamy's New World Presented by DAVID BELLAMY
A series of eight films exploring America and its botanical history
5: Oklahoma OK! (R)
1.20 Appuntamento in Italia Citta. e campagna
Una giomata a Siena; Un altro mondo; La grande citta. (R)
1.38 Around Scotland The Valley of the Scots 1: The Scots of Dalriada
The Scots who settled in Argyll in the sixth century
2.0 You and Me
What can Cosmo and Dibs see in their new painting?
GARY WILMOT tries to guess. Director RICHARD CALLANAN (R)
2.15 Music Time
Question and Answer
2.40 History File Divided Ireland


Presenter: Hilary Clough
Producer: David Roseveare
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: James McKenna
Unknown: Rosemary Frankau
Unknown: Raymond Mason
Unknown: Terry Hawkin
Directed By: Nicholas Metcalfe
Produced By: Tony Roberts
Presented By: David Bellamy
Presenter: Gerda Stevenson
Director: Ishbel MacLean
Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Director: Richard Callanan
Sally: Vicky Licorish
Brad: Bradley Hardiman

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Red Herrings

Fourth of eight programmes looking at issues which involve young people. Peace Address
Giant billboards proclaiming Peace greet the Western traveller emerging from the underground into the heart of East Berlin, capital of the German Democratic
Republic. But what lies behind the public image?
During International Youth Year Red Herrings went to
East Berlin to meet its young citizens - building workers, Pop musicians, members of the official youth organisation, and a young Christian active in the Church Peace Movement - to find out more about the realities of life for the generation who have grown up on the other side of the wall.
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH
Directed by SUE DAVIDSON
The Red Herrings File contains background notes and useful contacts. Send a large sae and 28p
Postage to: [address removed]


Editor: Simon Holland
Directed By: Sue Davidson

: Star Trek: Ultimate Computer

The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise
Starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimony as Mr Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr McCoy

Created in the image of its maker - a brilliant but unstable scientist - a new computer system is given control of the Enterprise during Star Fleet war games. Kirk's pride is hurt, but much more is at stake when the machine begins taking the game seriously... (R)


Writer: D. C. Fontana
Director: John Meredyth Lucas
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Sulu: George Takei
Wesley: Barry Russo
Daystrom: William Marshall

: Discovering Animals

Sixth of eight programmes on the mammals of Britain Presented by Tony Soper Watching and trying to understand animals is a very perplexing business. Foxes, rabbits and hares are part of our childhood, celebrated in nursery rhyme and fable, and we have a vested interest in there being a healthy population of each species.
But it's far from being a friendly and cosy world, and is very much one of predator and prey.
Film editor HUGH TASMAN
Series producer BRYN BROOKS Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS
Tony Soper 's book, 'Discovering Animals', £8.95 hardback, £4.95 paperback, from booksellers.


Presented By: Tony Soper
Producer: Erica Griffiths
Unknown: Tony Soper

: Far from Paradise

A series of seven programmes 5: Now You See It, Now You Don
Famine in parts of Africa is becoming endemic. Soil erosion and spreading areas of desert are reducing the amount of land available for cultivation, while at the same time the population is rising. The situation is not helped by the overgrazing of animals, or by widespread deforestation, which contributes to the frequency of the droughts. But the cutting down of forests still ravages other parts of the world.
John Seymour reports from around the world.
John Ormond narrates.
Film cameraman RUSS WALKER Film editor TIM KRUYDENBERG Producer BRIAN TURVEY BBC Wales
John Seymour's book, 'Far from
Paradise', £9.50 hardback, is available from booksellers


Unknown: John Seymour
Unknown: John Ormond
Unknown: Russ Walker
Producer: Brian Turvey

: Bookmark

R. S. Thomas 's poems about the hill-farmers of mid-Wales made his reputation in the 50s. Since then, he has become involved with Welsh Nationalism and CND, while his poetry has become more directly philosophical.
To mark the publication in paperback of Thomas's Selected Poems 1946-68,
Ian Hamilton assesses the career of this unique figure in Welsh and English literature. Plus Margaret Forster on her new novel, Private Papers, and a profile of J. M. O'Neill , one-time bank official, building worker and licensee, whose first novel, Open Cut, is a powerful thriller set in London's Irish community. Directors JILL EVANS
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS


Unknown: R. S. Thomas
Unknown: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: J. M. O'Neill
Directors: Jill Evans
Unknown: Paul Lee
Producer: Roger Thompson
Producer: Nigel Williams

: Yes, Prime Minister: A Victory for Democracy

starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds.

Jim has his first real encounter with the Foreign Office, and finds himself asking whether they are there to carry out government policy or whether they believe the government is there to carry out Foreign Office policy.
Chillingly accurate ... not only deserves its popularity but also helps to sustain our democracy.
(The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman MP.)

Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Title sequence: Gerald Scarfe
Lighting: Ron Bristow
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Luke: Clive Francis
Foreign Secretary: Ronald Hines
Sir Richard: Donald Pickering
Israeli Ambassador: David de Keyser

: 40 Minutes

How to Find a Lover
To celebrate St Valentine's eve, an uninhibited look at the off-beat singles scene in America.
Cindy Sam, blonde and 20, is one of 1,000 searching singles cruising on a liner off the coast of Miami. It's a raunchy romp through day and night - but will Cindy be crowned Miss Singles 85?
In New York, Jeanette La Barb , a business woman of 42, and Bob Sloan , international banker, 35, are among 30 urban professionals attending a class on 'How to Find a Lover'. They are taught to deal with rejection and project inner harmony. Will Jeanette and Bob find love at the Learning Annex? In Dallas, the latest craze is Suds, a singles launderette and bar. Will Mike Foster , a 35-year-old recently divorced lawyer, meet the girl of his dreams as his socks spin? Photography IAN KENNEDY
Assistant producer LAURA GAVSHON Film editor ALAN LYGO
0 FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: Jeanette La Barb
Unknown: Bob Sloan
Unknown: Mike Foster
Producer: Laura Gavshon
Producer: Jenny Clayton
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Pot Black 86

The fifth game of BBC2's International Snooker
Championship for the Pot Black trophy is between three-times champion
Eddie Charlton of Australia, and the young, talented
Tony Knowles from Bolton, Lancashire, rated No 3 in the world listings.
Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Presenter David Icke Director PETER HAYWARD Producer JOHN G SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: John Williams
Presenter: David Icke
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: John G Smith

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews behind the main stories of the day.


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

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday. This week's selection includes
Engineering Design: Take a Seat and World Politics: Potsdam 1 Producer'ANN POINTON A BBC/OU Production


Producer: Ann Pointon

: Open University

Modelling and Modelling Cycle When you use even the most elementary mathematics to solve a problem, you are modelling. This programme explains the mathematical modelling process. Producer JOHN STRATFORD (R)

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