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: Open University

Science: Particle Physics

: Closedown

: Gharbar

Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was also an accomplished musician who composed 2,500 songs, developing a style of music which was named after him. In today's programme
Chaman Lal Chaman talks to Ajit and Nirupama Sheth about the impact of Tagore's music on Indian cinema. An ASIAN UNIT presentation BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Rabindranath Tagore
Unknown: Nirupama Sheth

: Open School

9.35 Encounter: Austria Mountain Rescue
What would happen if you had a climbing accident?
If you were lucky, you'd be rescued by helicopter and end up safe in hospital.
(R) (E)

9.52 Look, Look and Look Again: Finding the View
The first of a series to support art education for 9-to 12-year-olds.
(R) (E)

10.15 Look and Read Badger Girl: Sounds in the Night
Debbie doesn't think much of the country at the start of her farm holiday with Kiran and Norman.
But an unexpected visitor in the early morning changes all that.
(R) (E)

10.38 Investigating Science: Strange People in White Coats... ?
How do real scientists differ from their popular image, gained from the world of science fiction?
What are scientists and how do they go about their work? Narrator Mike Rodden

11.0 Watch: Visual Arts: Artists at Work

11.17 Now and Then: The Age of Concrete
Since the war, concrete has radically changed the landscape of Great Britain.
Last year alone, 43.6 million cubic metres of concrete were poured into roads, bridges, tunnels and office blocks. That's the equivalent of building a Thames Barrier every day.
In today's programme, the first of a new series, schools are invited to submit ideas for a short film they would like to make about the history of their neighbourhood and how it has changed in recent years.

11.40 Wondermaths: Programme 1
Deep in space, Zak, Stella and their robot Hudson, board the spaceship Investigator. They are faced with many decisions and discover they have even more choices than they thought!

11.57 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations
1: Pascal's Triangle (1) Routes on a square grid
2: Gears. Bicycles, cars and the great Westminster clock.
(R) (E)

12.18 pm Maths Counts: 1: Getting the Point
by John Tully
Uncle Bert puts 18-year-old twins Steve and Wendy to the test: can they handle the mathematics of everyday life? (R)(E)

12.40 Honourable Members: 1: White, Male and Middle Class
A series of five programmes examining the role of Members of Parliament.
How to get into Parliament - and who does. Becoming a candidate and getting elected. A wide range of MPs and former MPs tell the story.
(R) (E)

1.5 Pages from Ceefax

1.38 Walrus - Guess What?: Reading Between the Lines
Four young people join Michael Rosen and start to read a book. They work out what it seems to be about and think about what might be coming next.
(R) (E)

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Who is the strange lady who visits Dibs's stall? Maths on the farm:
'Counting sheep and lambs'. Story: "Lend Me Your Wings" by John Agard. Illustrations by Catherine Brighton.
Presenter Indira Joshi
R) (E)


Producer (Encounter: Austrian Mountain Rescue): Susan Paton
Producer (Look, Look and Look Again): Geoff Wilson
Narrator (Investigating Science): Mike Rodden
Director (Investigating Science): Michael Mosley
Series Producer (Investigating Science): Robin Gwyn
Producer (Now and Then): Nicholas Whines
Writer (Wondermaths): Colin Davis
Consultant (Wondermaths): John Sharpe
Series Producer (Wondermaths): David Scott Cowan
Producer (MI 10): David Roseveare
Writer (Maths Counts): John Tully
Consultant (Honourable Members): Malcolm Davies
Film Editor (Honourable Members): Terry Williams
Producer (Honourable Members): Tony Roberts
Author (Walrus - Guess What?): Michael Rosen
Producer (Walrus - Guess What?): Morton Surguy
Author (Lend Me Your Wings): John Agard
Illustrator (Lend Me Your Wings): Catherine Brighton
Presenter (You and Me): Indira Joshi
Zak: Christopher Lillicrap
Stella: Sita Ramamurthy
Voice of Hudson: Jonathan Izard

: Liberal Assembly 1986

from Eastbourne
Coverage of the debate on defence and disarmament.

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
News and results of yesterday's second round matches, including highlights of the late, late matches.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Producer KEITH PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Producer: Keith Phillips

: No Limits

Hartlepool is on the east coast. And that's it. That's the sum total of our knowledge about it in the No Limits office.
Apparently, fishing still flourishes there, they build oil platforms, and Hartlepool dock rock isn't pink and minty - it's a three-day outdoor rock festival, boiler makers don't make boilers, and it's here that the first shell landed on British soil during the Great War.
What we did know, is that No Limits is still the world's fastest TV rock show. Are you hooked yet?
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Producer PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Producer: Jonathan King
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Buddy

by NIGEL HINTON starring
Blue Suede Shoes
Buddy finds out about the Beast - but just what sort of work Dad does at night remains a worrying mystery.
At least Buddy persuades him to come to Parents
Day, but is horrified when Dad turns up in his best Teddy Boy outfit.
There's still no news of Mum, until, one evening.....
Photography JOHN GOODYER Producer ROGER TONGE (R)


Unknown: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: John Goodyer
Producer: Roger Tonge
Terry: Roger Daltrey
Buddy: Wayne Goddard
Carol: Kay Stonham
Beast: Duncan Preston
Mr Normington: Norman Bird
Charmian: Lorraine Plummer
Julius: Dennis Victory
Mrs Rybeero: Ena Cabayo
Mr Rybeero: Lloyd Anderson

: Under Sail

A series for those who love sail and the sea. Old Gaffers
Narrated by Tom Salmon Every year, off the River Blackwater on the East Coast, the Old Gaffers slog it out.
In 1985 the weather was the worst for 15 years and only the sturdiest of the old working boats and yachts sailed the 30-mile course.
Two of the leaders in their class are Helen and Violet, an 80-year-old shrimping bawlie, and the 105-year-old oyster smack Sunbeam.
The film follows their close-fought race.
0 INFO page 93


Editor: Peter Simpson
Director: Yvonne Deutschman
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Issues of Law

The first of six programmes about the current state of English law.
Devised and presented by Systems
Civil and criminal law. The hierarchy of courts. Appeals - with unique footage from inside the Royal Courts of Justice, the Master of the Rolls's Court, and the Lord Chief Justice's Court. Contrasts between English common law and continental codes; adversarial and inquisitorial systems. With Lord Hailsham
Lord Elwyn-Jones Lord Denning and Belgian professor Jan Herbots.
Film editor TERRY Williams DirectorNICK ALLMARK
40 INFO: page 93


Unknown: Jan Herbots.
Editor: Terry Williams
Director: Nick Allmark
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Floyd on Food

Just when you thought it safe to go back into the kitchen, intrepid gastronaut Keith Floyd introduces a wide range of West Country culinary delights. In tonight's modest little programme he gets acquainted with a shark, cooks a rabbit at an old tin mine, and hears an Italian's i view on Cornwall's most famous and traditional fish - the pilchard.
• RECIPE TIMES: page 95


Introduces: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Richard Elliott
Editor: Mike Foren
Director: Andy Snelgrove
Producer: David Pritchard

: Top Gear

For most of us, owning a Ferrari is just a dream, but at the annual meeting of the Ferrari Club of Great Britain, owners come together to show off their pride and possession.
The petrol companies desperately offer everything from glasses to cricket bats to induce people to buy more of their products. Why do the giants place such an emphasis on free gifts and forecourt shops? And the new Audi 80 is roadtested. Producer BRIAN STRACHAN
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Brian Strachan
Producer: Tom Ross

: The Best of Oz: The Odd Angry Shot

continues a season of films from Australia.
Tonight starring Graham Kennedy John Hargreaves Bryan Brown
The futility and brutality of war is the central theme of this ambitious
Australian movie portraying a Special Air Service regiment on a tour of duty in Vietnam. Four of the men on a year's active service become firm friends, but their comradeship is increasingly pressured by the dangerous patrols they undertake.
Screenplay by TOM JEFFREY , based on the novel by WILLIAM NAGLE
* FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Graham Kennedy
Unknown: John Hargreaves
Unknown: Bryan Brown
Unknown: Tom Jeffrey
Novel By: William Nagle
Producers: Sue Milliken
Producers: Tom Jeffrey
Directed By: Tom Jeffrey
Harry: Graham Kennedy
'Bung' Holey: John Hargreaves
Bill: John Jarratt
Rogers: Bryan Brown
Dawson: Graeme Blundell
Medic: Richard Moir
Scott: Ian Gilmore
Lt Golonka: John Allen
Isaacs: Brandon Burke
Cook: Graham Rouse
Black Ronnie: Tony Barry
Warrant officer: Max Cullen
Sergeant major: Mike Harris
Intelligence corporal: John Fitzgerald
Padre: Johnny Garfield

: Newsnight

Introduced from Eastbourne by Peter Snow including the Defence Debate at the Liberal Party Conference. with Nick Clarke and Chris Lowe in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Weatherview

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
If the seedings are correct,
BOB ANDERSON , No 4 seed and No 2 seed, JOHN LOWE , should be appearing in the first two matches of this evening's second session. The third match is potentially a 'firecracker' because it could well be a battle of Welshmen, former No 1 CERI MORGAN playing his successor, and now No 7 seed, PETER LOCKE.
Prize money of E36,000 is to be shared among the 32 entrants who started out in this important darts tournament. Commentators


Unknown: Bob Anderson
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Peter Locke.
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Mike Adley

: Open University

Energy Through the Window?
Saving energy has been the subject of a long-running national campaign, but can simple housing design help 'save it'? The programme looks at some statistics.

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