9.52 A-Level Studies: Statistics Regression
In shaping steel strip, a computer fits a line to a set of points ten times a second.
What mathematics does the programmer use?
Consultant PETER HOLMES
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Hearing (B)
10.38 History File Divided Ireland
The last of two programmes Different ideas of nationhood and national culture on both sides of the border.
Presenter TONY MCAULEY Researcher MARY MCKERNAN
Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e)
11.0 Thinkabout. In the Mirror (e)
Child Care and Parenthood The Child and Other People For the young child, the prospect of starting school, going to the dentist, or to the hospital can be frightening. The last programme in this series looks at ways of preparing children for new experiences outside the home. Producer JOHN CHAPPLE (R) (e)
Sexual Harassment (e)
12.12 pm Dicho y hecho Basic skills in Spanish
Having to do things; likes and dislikes; comparing and preferring. (R) (e)
12.30 Excuse My French For absolute beginners in French, these programmes demonstrate that communicating in another language can be fun. (R) (e)
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12.45 Science Topics Relationships
The interdependence and associations between living organisms.
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
1.5 A vous la France!
For beginners in French, a multi-media course which aims to teach enough French to handle practical situations and make social contact. (R) (e)
1.38 Homeground: Made in Wales
5: Chips in Everything Advances in electronic technology are making a dramatic impact on all our lives. In this final programme a visit to a factory making BBC micro-computers used in schools, and to a video arcade-game manufacturer.
A stately home beside the river Wye is the unlikely base for Britain's first compact disc pressing plant. Presenters
VERA DING, STEPHEN BOTCHER Producer DEREK TRIMBY (R) (e)
Clothes: Dressing Up
'I've always been fascinated by trees, I've loved them. I can't remember what made me do the first one, but I did a fruit tree with very large and live apples on it - it made you feel you wanted to pick them.'
Tessa Fuchs has a love for the countryside and takes delight in colour. These pleasures feature strongly in her work as a potter. In her studio in Kingston-upon-Thames she demonstrates and talks about the landscapes that she makes in clay.
Series producer JOHN READ Producer ANNE JAMES (R)
City of Coral
Beneath the blue Caribbean sea lies a spectacular city. Its inhabitants have erected colourful and complex structures out of plankton and sunlight - it is a coral reef.
Here live amazing creatures which use ingenious camouflage for protection, and others which use it for attack.
By day and night the bustle of the city continues unceasingly, as the hunters become the hunted, and the reef citizens reveal some most unlikely solutions to the problem of survival.
A PEACE RIVER FILMS production for NOVA
BBCtv presentation by NED KELLY (R)
This programme features the modelling of Mat Irvine, a BBC visual effects designer, whose major interest at work and at home is making model spacecraft.
Presenter Eric Thompson Producer PAUL SMITH (R)
Relax, laugh a little and be entertained as Pamela meets people from all walks of life who are making the news.
A Fortune in Flowers When his career as an agricultural adviser ended with redundancy,
Patrick O'Hara made an extraordinary decision.
He invested his gratuity in a kiln and set about learning how to sculpt in porcelain. A botanist, he applied his new skills to modelling wild flowers. He was so successful that today his work is sought after by collectors.
Director SANDRA WAINWRIGHT Producer JENNIFER JEREMY (R)
Starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr McCoy
A routine survey of the planet Excalbia is interrupted when, to the amazement of Kirk and his crew, the figure of Abraham Lincoln materialises in space.
Hero-worship is the order of the day, but down on the planet, other arrangements are being made...
Captain James T Kirk:
Name a fish that hunts with a water pistol.
Name a pedestrian that walks by hydraulics.
Two of the puzzles and mysteries set by Jeremy Cherfas in his wildlife quiz. Fifty plants and animals: pit your wits and knowledge against the team of experts ... Michael Clegg
Pat Wiltshire , Peter Moore Director SARA FORD
Producer JOHN DORSON BBC Bristol
Sir Gordon Richards , who died last month, rode nearly 5,000 winners on the flat and was Champion Jockey 26 times. Here is another chance to see his interview in the Maestro series with Julian Wilson , in which Sir Gordon looks back on his career, including his famous victory on Pinza in the 1953 Derby. Producer JEFF GODDARD (R)
Who Goes Where?
The medical establishment is both powerful and secretive. It is being challenged from within by two doctors.
Recently they took cases to industrial tribunal on grounds of racial discrimination in consultant appointments - and won.
They are the first to succeed in cases of this kind and this programme is their view of the health service hierarchy at all levels.
Film cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN Film editor ROBERT BROWN
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer LUCY PARKER
The Human Factor
This summer the National
History Museum of Bulgaria in Sofia put on display more than 160 silver bowls and jugs, which had been found a few months earlier by a farmer and his wife digging an irrigation ditch.
In early 1952, the St Louis Museum first revealed a magnificent statue of Diana, hailed as 'the most important Etruscan revelation since the discovery of the Apollo of Veii in 1916'. Both were treasures of art from civilisations which controlled huge areas of Europe more than 2,500 years ago - but one was a masterly fake.
Peter France presents two films which relate how the peasant farmer stumbled across the largest Thracian treasure ever discovered, and how an Italian who 'imitated the past' has become known as one of the greatest forgers of all time.
Producers JONATHAN DENT
NEIL CAMERON. ANTONIA BENEDEK Editor ROY DAVIES
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Introduced by Jonathan King California 2 - South
Last week J.K. only made it halfway in his epic drive down the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
He's been waiting for you to catch up so he can set off on the second leg.
He drives through the spectacular scenery of Big
Sur, stops off at Hearst Castle - the Versailles of California - and visits US singing star Kenny Loggins at home in Santa Barbara.
The Emmy Award-winning
Golden Girls is the hit sitcom of the year and J.K. meets them on the set to see how the show is made.
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON Film editor DAVE GOOD
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY
A series of films on the way we live now
There are no clues as to who will be Prime Minister in 30 years' time. But the person who will be 'Sir Humphrey' is about to undergo the decades of grooming that the Civil Service applies to its top people.
Each year, Whitehall recruits about 100 of the country's brightest graduates in what it calls its 'Fast Stream Selection Process'. Batches of hopefuls come to Whitehall for two gruelling days.
What happens behind the closed doors has never been filmed before. The candidates face hours of searching interviews, discussions and tests in which they have to make their mark.
One is Tim Cooke, educated at comprehensive school and Oxford before joining the GLC. Will his background be an advantage?
Evelyn Child was a candidate last year. She felt intimidated by the mandarins and was a 'near miss'. Will she do better this time?
[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
Bilko's platoon takes bets on how long the new cultural officer, sent to Fort Baxter to stop them gambling, will last - until they discover the officer in question is a beautiful blonde...
(Black and white) (R)
Analysis and comment on the day's major events presented by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Nick Worrall with the interviews that matter.
And the day's news from home and abroad with Ian Smith , Nick Clarke
GUI Nevill and Chris Lowe