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: Open University

Science: Elements Discovered

: Daytime on Two

9.35 Encounter: Austria 2: On the FarmlSki-ing on the Dachstein
Learning to ski in Austria is as common as swimming lessons are here, so - what is it like? Producer SUSAN PATON
9.52 Textile Studies Spinning a Yam
The basic properties of a fabric depend on the yarn, and the yarn's quality is decided by the fibres. A look at fibres, natural and synthetic, including a tough new polyamide that looks and feels just like cotton. Presenter KEITH CHEGWIN Producer JOHN CHAPPLE
10.15 Timmy and Vicki Vicki 's Story
The second episode of a two-part play about two young teenagers going through their first serious relationship. This week, the story from Vicki's point of view. How different is her version compared with Timmy's view of the same story seen in the first episode? Producer LEN BROWN (R)
10.38 Brazil
Drought on the Land
Life in a rural community in north-east Brazil stricken by a severe drought. (R)
11.0 Watch
Inside a House
James visits a building site to see the plumbing and wiring being fitted to new houses. Louise looks at old dolls' houses to see how people used to live.
Story: Tilly's House by FAITH JACQUES
Look, Look and Look Again My Place
Children from Yorkshire and Dorset do art projects on their own community.
Microelectronics in Action: Counting and Remembering Counting may not seem very important, but it is at the centre of numerous processes from running supermarkets to making computer art.
Series producer PETER BRATT
12.2 pm Mindstretchers
Package Deal: The Problem
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on. with suggested solutions. Designing a package which is strong, simple to make and attractive - all from the minimum materials possible. With TONY AITKEN


Producer: Susan Paton
Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Producer: John Chapple
Producer: Vicki Vicki
Producer: Len Brown
Presenters: Louise Hall-Taylor
Producer: Caroline Godley
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Peter Bratt
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Producer: Edward Hayward

: World Snooker

DAVID ICKE with further coverage


Unknown: David Icke

: Daytime on Two

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Baa Baa Black Sheep
CATRIONA. SARAH and TOBY help DAVID ASTON look for some black sheep and then find a weaver called Donald. (R)
2.15 Near and Far. Grassland Once a wilderness for wild animals, the world's grasslands are now a universal larder. Producer DAVID TAFR (R)
2.40 Subtitle Slot
A series of programmes from the year's school television output, repeated in subtitled form for hearing-impaired children.
Sex Education: Growing
Babies and children growing. and developing relationships. Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R)


Unknown: David Aston
Producer: Derek Longhurst

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Quarter-finals
STEVE DAVIS (2) and JIMMY WHITE (7) together with TONY KNOWLES (4) and KIRK STEVENS (5) were the favoured quartet to contest this afternoon's matches. But EDDIE CHARLTON , SILVANO FRANCISCO and TONY MEO are hoping that they might be in the frame. DAVID ICKE introduces live coverage from Sheffield.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Kirk Stevens
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Silvano Francisco
Unknown: Tony Meo
Introduces: David Icke

: Whistle Test

ANDY KERSHAW meets ZZ Top in Texas. MARK ELLEN investigates the black market in pirate cassettes. Studio sessions from Pet Shop Boys and We've Got A Fuzzbox
And We're Gonna Use It. Plus Cactus World News from the Town and Country Club. Plus news from today's Top 40 and the famous Video Vote.


Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: World Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces highlights from this afternoon's matches.

: O'Donnell Investigates the Food Business

The last of the series Calling the Tune
The British food industry makes healthy profits, but these come from food which isn't always good for health. Dr Michael O'Donnell investigates how the food industry defends its interests in the corridors of power, and questions why the voice of the consumer is so rarely heard.
For the free BBC Food and Health Campaign booklet, send sae (22p) to: You Are What You Eat. [address removed]


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Carol Deakin
Director: Fiona Pitcher
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Harty Goes to ... Yorkshire

The last of the series
Russell Harty on home ground at the Settle Carnival - going slightly off the rails near Ribblehead Viaduct - and coming face to face near the coal-face with Michael Parkinson. Producer BILL LYONS
Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.

: Top Gear

Are the days of the traditional, much criticised car service numbered?
Chris Goffey looks at a new breed of cheap, fast-turnover, top-you-up operators -
US-style franchised chains that look set to revolutionise servicing and threaten one of the bastions of Britain's garage trade.
William Woollard takes to the kart track - the training ground of future Grand Prix champions. There's a road test on the Renault 21 and Sue Baker finds out what special 'magic' a car needs to make it a classic.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Sue Baker
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Heimat

The last of a series of 11 programmes starring
Marita Breuer
The Feast of the Living and the Dead
1982. Maria's life has lasted 82 years, one month and eleven days. Her sons have grown up and left her alone in the Simon house, but her death brings the family together again in a celebration of the living and the dead.
(A German series with English subtitles)


Unknown: Marita Breuer
Maria: Marita Breuer
Paul: Dieter Schaad
Anton: Mathias Kniesbeck
Ernst: Michael Kausch
Hermann: Peter Harding
Glasisch: Kurt Wagner
Martha: Sabine Wagner
Pauline: Eva Maria Bayerwaltes
Lucie: Karin Rasenack
Eduard: Rudiger Weigang
Lotti: Gabriele Blum
: Otto Jorghube
Pieritz: Johannes Lobewein
Wilfried: Hans Jurgen Schatz

: 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.


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

: Weatherview

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Quarter-finals
DAVID VINE introduces continuing coverage from the Crucible Theatre.

: Open University

For pupils in Britain, school life is probably more diverse than anywhere else in the world, with many different styles of teaching and learning contributing to what have traditionally been called 'the happiest days of your life'. Producer ANNE diack (R)

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