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: Open University

A Portrait of Summer School

: Daytime on Two

9.35 Encounter: Austria
3: The Body-building World Championship in Graz
From the gym where Arnold Schwarznegger first flexed his muscles, here's
KURT SCHACHNER ! Will he make it to the finals?
9.52 Textile Studies 3: Fashion-makers
Keith goes to Kent and meets VALERIE GOAD , a designer of very special clothes for girls, who gets inspiration from her own children and a love of fine fabrics. ALISON BROWN also uses fabrics to express her ideas for teenage boys' fashions.
10.15 Sex Education. Growing A series on growing and human reproduction for 8- to 10-year-olds.
10.38 Brazil. City of Newcomers A look at one of the families that have moved from the countryside into the slums of Belo Horizonte , Brazil's third largest city.
Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.0 Watch: Houses
Homes with a Difference (R)
11.17 Walrus: Work it Out What Happens?
MICHAEL ROSEN and the team are reading Losers Weepers by JAN NEEDLE . Tony and Carol have found an old sword. But will it turn out to be valuable and will they be allowed to keep it? with HOWARD CROSSLEY
Microelectronics in Action Controlling
Can microelectronics control concert lighting systems or motor cars?
Series producer PETER BRATT
12.2 pm Mindstretchers
Lies and Statistics: The Problem The director of a chocolate company presents the annual report.
12.7 Pages from Ceefax
12.30 Micros in School
The Blackthorn Experience
New technology may come to schools, whether we are ready or not. The first of four programmes looks at how a Northampton Middle School coped with microelectronics Producer JOHN JAWORSKI
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Arnold Schwarznegger
Unknown: Kurt Schachner
Unknown: Godfrey Johnson
Producer: Susan Paton
Unknown: Valerie Goad
Unknown: Alison Brown
Presented By: Keith Chegwin
Producer: John Chapple
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Unknown: Belo Horizonte
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Jan Needle
Unknown: Howard Crossley
Unknown: Richard Yeomans.
Unknown: Alan Wayne
Unknown: Stefan Escreet.
Unknown: Nicholas Fry
Unknown: Ted Richards
Producer: Morton Surguy
Producer: Peter Bratt
Unknown: Feroza Syal
Unknown: Anthony Daniels
Producer: John Jaworski
Tony: Michael Shuttleworth
Johnnie: Lee Quarmby
Eric: John Davies
Carol: Jenny Luckraft
Mr Potter: Brian Southwood
Dad: Jack Carr
Mum: Helen Barnaby
Coroner: Bernard Atha

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Goin' Places

The first of five programmes
Horse Driving at Osberton Hall Royal participation has increased the popularity of horse driving both as a spectator and participant sport.
Harry Gration and BBC North outside broadcast cameras visit the annual three-day trials at Osberton Hall in Nottinghamshire to follow the fortunes of the Oddie family from Yorkshire and also His Royal Highness Prince
Michael of Kent, a relative newcomer to this difficult and often spectacular sport. Director MARCEL GUILLOU Producer MIKE MURRAY


Unknown: Harry Gration
Director: Marcel Guillou
Producer: Mike Murray

: Whistle Test

Mark Ellen and Andy Kershaw with live studio sessions from Julian Lennon and Half Man Half Biscuit. On film, Mark meets the cosmopolitan chanteuse Sade and Andy goes to Hartlepool to find a recording studio that's free to unemployed musicians.
Ro Newton is among the reds and skins watching The
Redskins at the Town and Country Club.
Plus news from today's
Top 40 and the VideoVote. Producers


Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Julian Lennon
Unknown: Trevor Dann.
Unknown: John Burrowes
Director: Tom Corcoran
Editor: Michael Appleton

: Harold Lloyd

The master comedian from the golden age of silent comedy in excerpts from the films that thrilled and entertained a generation. Detective Harold goes to
China Town on the trail of the Dragon, a sinister drug smuggler, in Welcome
Danger, then he really puts his foot in it as a shoe salesman in Next Aisle Over. Written by PETER DURSTON Produced by BOB HOAG


Written By: Peter Durston
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Who is the 1986 World Champion?
DAVID VINE introduces a programme that looks back at the 17 days it took to win snooker's most prestigious title, as well as the celebrations that followed Producer TOM DOCHERTY
Executive producer NICK HUNTER
Books, Pot Black. £2.95
A Question of Sport: More than 600 questions and answers on sporting topics, El.50
BBC Brain of Sport 2. £1.25 The World of Golf, £9.95
Wimbledon: Centre Court of the Game. £9.95 available from booksellers


Producer: Tom Docherty

: The Natural World

Home on the Range
Sennelager is a truly blasted heath, a NATO training ground in Germany where
British soldiers exercise. Yet wildlife, far from being discouraged, actually flourishes on this mock battlefield.
Narrator Barry Paine Photography MIKE HERD
Produced by neil CLEMINSON BBC Bristol (R) Revised


Narrator: Barry Paine
Unknown: Mike Herd
Produced By: Neil Cleminson

: Top Gear

With the 480 ES, Volvo set out to produce a car which 'radiates dynamic appeal and gives exceptional levels of driving pleasure'!
William Woollard discovers whether they've succeeded. Sue Baker and Russell Bray take to the hills, wrestling with a range of all-terrain vehicles, undaunted by forests, hills, axle-deep mud and water. And Top Gear looks at two developments in safety: the air bag and a device to reduce fire risk. Producer JENNY COWAN
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Russell Bray
Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Best of Oz: My Brilliant Career

opens a season of classic films from Australia.
Today starring Judy Davis Sam Neill
Sybylla Melvyn - born to poverty on an outback farm - is determined to fulfil her life and have not only a career, but a 'brilliant' one. This moving and dramatic love story follows her years of independence and the eventful writing of her autobiographically-inspired novel which was published in Edinburgh in 1901. Screenplay by ELEANOR WHITCOMBE Based on the novel by MILES FRANKLIN
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 14


Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Sam Neill
Unknown: Sybylla Melvyn
Unknown: Eleanor Whitcombe
Novel By: Miles Franklin
Produced By: Margaret Pink
Directed By: Gillian Armstrong
Sybylla Melvyn: Judy Davis
Harry Beecham: Sam Neill
Aunt Helen: Wendy Hughes
Frank Hawden: Robert Grubb
Mr McSwat: Max Cullen
Aunt Gussie: Pat Kennedy
Grandma Bossier: Aileen Britton
Uncle Julius: Peter Whitford
Mrs McSwat: Carole Skinner
Father: Alan Hopgood
Mother: Julia Blake
Peter Mcswat: Tony Hughes

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Ian Smith and Jenni Murray


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

: Weatherview

: Open University

Chancellor's School
As a result of falling numbers of school-age children, Hertfordshire County Council wanted to close the school.
Producer JIM BURGE (R)


Producer: Jim Burge

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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