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: Open University

Maths: Algebra

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Going to Work Moving On?
How easy is it for an unemployed young person to find work away from home? (R)(E)
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo makes a den under the stall for Dibs. Henry and Ellie find the word'school'.
Director NlCCI CROWTHER (R) (E)
10.15 Music Time. 2: Time Span Presented by JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS
10.38 Let's See
Heads, Bodies and Legs 2: Bodies
11.0 Zig Zag. You and the Media 2: Books and Newspapers What can a picture communicate without accompanying words?
Presenters SHEELAGH GILBEY and PAUL COlA investigate with children from PONTESBURY c OF E SCHOOL, Shropshire. Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (E) Book, Behind the Scenes, £ 1.40
11.22 Walrus - Guess What? 1: 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. Clues presented by DAVID FREEMAN.
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (E)
11.45 The Bible Lands
Five programmes on the archaeological background to the gospels.
2: The Childhood of Christ with PETER CONNOLLY Producer R. DILWYN JONES BBC Wales (R) (E)
12.8 pm Media Studies Making it Look Real
Much of what is seen on television looks very realistic and true to life. But television programmes can only give the illusion of reality. Director CAS LESTER
12.40 General Studies
What's Wrong with Britain? (2) TOM WRIGHT reports on some of the technical training facilities available to young people in Germany. JENNIE WALMSLEY and Tom investigate some of the divisions within society.
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (E)
1.5 Micro File
LESLEY JUDD and FRED HARRIS introduce a compilation of items from the recent series of Micro Live.
2: At Home with Technology (R) (E)
1.38 Job Bank
Keyboard Skills
Director ANN THROUP (R) (E)
2.0 Words and Pictures Alex and Roy Alex is not exactly welcoming when his mother tells him Roy has come to play. But Roy has a talent for improvisation which is hard to resist.
2.15 Now and Then The Age of Concrete
In today's programme 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.


Presenter: Harry Towb
Unknown: Mike Hibbert
Director: Nlcci Crowther
Presented By: Jonathan Cohen
Presented By: Helen Speirs
Director: Jeremy Orlebar
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Presented By: Rhoda MacLeod
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Presented By: David Freeman.
Unknown: Peter Connolly
Producer: R. Dilwyn
Producer: Bruce Jamson
Unknown: Tom Wright
Producer: Bruce Jamson
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Pictures Alex
Unknown: Roy Alex
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: See Hear!

: Labour Party Conference 1986

Further live coverage from Blackpool

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Harold Lloyd

Harold gets scalded in Hot Water when he takes his bride and in-laws for a ride in his new pride and joy - a Butterfly 6 automobile. He proves a little better at taming the West in an excerpt from his cowboy spoof Eastern Westerner. Television version written by PETER DURSTON
Produced by BOB HOAG (R)


Written By: Peter Durston
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: Charlie Chan in Paris

Warner Oland as the philosophical detective with Keye Luke When
Yvette Lamartine is surprised in a very dead
Monsieur Dufresne 's room with a pistol in her hand, it looks like an open-and-shut case to everyone except
Charlie Chan , 'Perfect case, like perfect doughnut, has hole.'
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Warner Oland
Unknown: Keye Luke
Unknown: Yvette Lamartine
Unknown: Monsieur Dufresne
Unknown: Charlie Chan
Unknown: Edward T. Lowe
Unknown: Stuart Anthony
Produced By: John Stone
Directed By: Lewis Seiler
Yvette Lamartine: Mary Brian
Victor Descartes: Thomas Beck
Max Corday: Erik Rhodes
Albert Dufresne: John Miljan
Henri Latouche: Murray Kinnell
Renard: Minor Watson
Concierge: John Qualen
Lee Chan: Keye Luke
M Lamartine: Henry Henry Kolker
Nardi: Dorothy Appleby

: The Happy Prince

An animated film of OSCAR WILDE'S classic bitter-sweet story featuring the voices of A swallow winging its way south goes to rest upon the sorrowing statue of a once happy Prince and stays behind to help. Produced by MURRAY SHOSTAK. MICHAEL MILLS (R)


Produced By: Murray Shostak.
the Swallow: Glynis Johns
the Prince: Christopher Plummer

: Open to Question

Eight years ago Simple Minds were playing in a Glasgow pub to an audience of under 100. Today they're in the middle of a world tour and have already been applauded by more than 3,000,000 fans.
After America and Australia, and en route to Asia, their lead singer Jim Kerr faces the questions of young people from all over Britain.
Do pop stars have any right to preach to the young?
Should politics and music mix? Are fans exploited by the stars? Is he motivated by a personal dream?
'It's just too obvious to blame it on the government. The government only answers for so many questions. I believe in the individual as well.'
Presented by John Nicolson Research MARK HAGEN Director LIZ SCOTT Producers


Singer: Jim Kerr
Presented By: John Nicolson
Unknown: Mark Hagen
Director: Liz Scott
Unknown: David Martin.
Unknown: Charles Nairn

: The Story of English

The Mother Tongue
Presented by Robert MacNeil Written by ROBERT MCCRUM Two thousand years ago people from Denmark and Germany brought the English language - as obscure then as present day Icelandic - to the British Isles.
This dramatic episode in The Story of English describes how the language came to these shores and how, against overwhelming odds, it survived first the Danish, and then the Norman invasion.
The Mother Tongue explains that Old English is not as remote as most people imagine, and shows how much everyday speech is a direct throwback to Anglo-Saxon times.
Finally, after three centuries of Norman rule, English emerges as the language of Geoffrey Chaucer and William Caxton , the near-ancestor of the English used today. Directors


Presented By: Robert MacNeil
Written By: Robert McCrum
Unknown: Mother Tongue
Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer
Unknown: William Caxton
Unknown: Vivian Ducat.
Unknown: Howard Reid
Producer: William Cran

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

In this week's show
Paul Daniels travels to Bath and takes a trip back into history to celebrate the magic of hot-air ballooning.
He also introduces his special studio guests. From Hungary, magician Paul Potassy and, from Circus Roncalli in Germany, The Olympiads with their statuesque balancing skills.
Special guest appearance by Penelope Keith.
Featuring Debbie Mcgee Music director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALI BONGO Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Director DAVID TAYLOR
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Paul Potassy
Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Director: David Taylor
Produced By: John Fisher

: Naked Video

Nesbitt, the bandaged philosopher, is looking for money; Siadwel the poet is looking for romance and James Bond is looking past it. Featuring Ron Bain
Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray Helen Lederer , Tony Roper
Elaine C. Smith , John Sparkes and Jonathan Watson Director BRIAN JOBSON Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: James Bond
Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C. Smith
Unknown: John Sparkes
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Director: Brian Jobson
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Famous Last Words

Peter France faces contributors with their obituaries and gives them the unique opportunity to respond.
In the third of this four-part series, writer and comedian Spike Milligan views his 'obituary' at his home in Hertfordshire and responds to it. How did he manage to make people laugh while himself suffering debilitating mental illness? And what price has he paid for his anarchic sense of humour? Written and presented by PETER FRANCE
Series producer DANIEL WOLF Director PATTI STEEPLES An Everyman production


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Presented By: Peter France
Editor: Chris Lysaght
Producer: Daniel Wolf
Director: Patti Steeples

: Newsnight

Introduced from Blackpool by Donald MacCormick
The Labour Party meets for its annual conference in Blackpool after A year in which its political fortunes have risen - a by-election victory in Fulham and leading position in the opinion polls since January. As the party prepares for a possible general election in the coming 12 months,
Newsnight reports on the issues and personalities behind the policy discussions.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

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