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: Open University

Science: the Periodic Table

: Daytime on Two

9.35 Encounter: Austria 4: Apprentices
What is it like to train for a job in Austria?
Sound recordist BOB ROBERTS Producer SUSAN PATON
9.52 Textile Studies 4: Riot of Colour
SIR TERENCE CONRAN shows how to select a fine piece of dhurrie weaving, and Keith visits a fabric-printing works.
MARIANNE GEORGE explains tie-and-dye
10.15 Sex Education Someone New
The birth of a baby is a tremendously exciting event in the life of any family. Using modem techniques this programme for 8- to 10-year-olds shows how a baby grows inside the womb, and includes film of an actual birth.
10.38 Brazil. Amazon Frontier The hectic pace of Brazil's economic development Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.0 Watch. The Romans Roman Beginnings
LOUISE HALL TAYLOR tells the story of Romulus and Remus and visits ancient Rome.
Meanwhile JAMES EARL ADAIR travels back in time.
Producer TOM STANIER (R)
11. 17 LDok, Look and Look Again If You Go Down to the Woods
Children in Wales and London find subjects for art among the living things around them Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R)
11.39 A-level Studies: Biology 1: Cell Biology
A journey to the depths of cells to explore the processes which are the basis of all life.
12.2 pm Mindstretchers
Tight Living: The Problem
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on (R)
12.7 Pages from Ceefax
12.30 Micros in School In the Classroom
A BBC/Open University production
12.55 Pages from Ceefax
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Incy Wincey Spider
LESLEY WILTSHIRE and the children look for spiders and worms and watch some bees making honey. Director nicci CROWTHER (R)
2.15 Near and Far. Deserts
Deserts force adaptation upon the natural world; with technology we are learning to change this dominance. (R)
2.40 Subtitle Slot
For hearing-impaired children. Sex Education: Life Begins The changes of puberty and conception.


Unknown: Bob Roberts
Producer: Susan Paton
Unknown: Sir Terence Conran
Unknown: Marianne George
Presented By: Keith Chegwin
Producer: John Chapple
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Louise Hall Taylor
Unknown: James Earl Adair
Producer: Edward Hayward
Unknown: Ron Matten
Unknown: Morag McLean
Producer: Peter Bratt
Producer: Derek Longhurst

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Moments

Jenni Murray talks to
Alan Titchmarsh about his life as a professional gardener and broadcaster and explores moments which have shaped his life and given him pleasure, amusement or enlightenment.
Research STEVE JANE EVANS Director JOHN cox


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Steve Jane Evans
Director: John Cox
Producer: David Seymour

: Whistle Test

Mark Ellen chats to Big
Country as they complete the recording of their new album. In the studio Andy Kershaw introduces Australian band The Go-Betweens and Latin Quarter.
Big Audio Dynamite join
Ro Newton at the Town and Country Club to perform their new single E = MC2 Plus today's new Singles Chart and the Video Vote on [number removed]Producers JOHN BURROWES and TREVOR DANN


Unknown: Mark Ellen
Introduces: Andy Kershaw
Producers: John Burrowes
Producers: Trevor Dann
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.
Harold heads for his garage and his handsome new
Model T, but has problems getting going in Get Out and Get Under, then appears to defy the laws of gravity when he finally gets started. An unforeseen laundry van ride in Safety Last means Harold needs a fast lift to work or faces the sack.
Television version written by PETER DURSTON
Produced by BOB HOAG


Written By: Peter Durston
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: The Nanking Cargo

Last week at Christie's in Amsterdam more than 180,000 pieces of 18th-century Chinese porcelain were auctioned in a spectacular five-day sale - the largest event of its kind to take place. 'The Nanking Cargo' was the result of months of intensive search and recovery by a remarkable partnership between Captain Michael Hatcher, a British-born salvage expert, Swiss geophysicist Max De Rham and their team of divers working in the South China Sea. It was the cargo of a Dutch East Indiaman homeward bound from Canton, an ill-fated voyage begun in December 1751 and only to reach its originally intended destination some 234 years later. One chest of the cargo, however, was definitely not destined for Europe - the discovery of 125 unique Chinese gold ingots was to come not only as the final dramatic surprise of the recovery, but as the key to the positive identification of the Geldermalsen whose destruction came on the night of 18 January 1752.
Narrator, Joss Ackland.
Feature: page 13


Photography: John Bremer
Photography: Rob Zimmerman
Film editor: Ron Raddon
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe
Producer: Russell England
Executive producer: Bruce Norman
Unknown: Captain Michael Hatcher
Unknown: Max de Rham
Narrator: Joss Ackland

: The Natural World

Animal Impostors
A viceroy that looks like a monarch, an orchid that smells like a bee, a beetle that flashes in code: what have they in common? They are all impostors.
In the battle to eat and avoid being eaten, deceit takes many forms. The story of these impostors is one of the most remarkable in nature. Narrator Barry Paine
Produced by PEACE RIVER FILMS Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol (R) Revised
Do birdwatchers hope to go to
Florida when they die? How did a butterfly collector begin a 50-year study of badgers? Find out in the May issue of BBC Wildlife magazine, available from newsagents now.


Produced By: Peace River

: Top Gear

William Woollard reports on a controversial scheme to re-educate drink-drive offenders who can't kick the habit.
Chris Goffey and RusseU Bray take to the track for a side-by-side comparison between the Porsche 924S and its new Japanese look-alike, the Mazda RX7. Frank Page drives the new breed of Hondas and Sue Baker takes to the high seas to report on some of the dos and don'ts of taking a car abroad this summer.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Russeu Bray
Unknown: Sue Baker
Producer: Brian Strachan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: The Best of Oz: Picnic at Hanging Rock

continues a major season of films from
This week starring Rachel Roberts Dominic Guard
Helen Morse
A party of schoolgirls from an exclusive boarding school go on a St Valentine's picnic to the awesome Hanging Rock. While there, three of the girls and one of the teachers mysteriously disappear ... This internationally acclaimed film combines psychological drama with the elements of a thriller. The film established Australian cinema in Europe.
Screenplay by CLIFF GREEN
Based on the novel by JOAN LINDSAY Produced by HAL MCELROY and JIM MCELROY
Directed by PETER WEIR
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Rachel Roberts
Unknown: Helen Morse
Play By: Cliff Green
Novel By: Joan Lindsay
Produced By: Hal McElroy
Produced By: Jim McElroy
Directed By: Peter Weir
Mrs Appleyard: Rachel Roberts
Michael Fitzhubert: Dominic Guard
Dianne de Portiers: Helen Morse
Minnie: Jackie Weaver
Miss McCraw: Vivean Gray
Dora Lumley: Kirsty Child
Miranda: Anne Lambert
Irma: Karen Robson
Marion: Jane Vallis
Edith: Christine Schuler
Sara: Margaret Nelson
Albert Crundall: John Jarrat

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Ian Smith and Jenni Murray present a news round-up.


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

: Weatherview

: Open University

Nene College and the 80s
Further and higher education are now under threat due to financial cutbacks.
GERRY FOWLER , director of the North-East London Polytechnic, looks at the work of Nene College, Northampton. Producer NICK BRENTON


Unknown: Gerry Fowler
Producer: Nick Brenton

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