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: Design and Innovation

Power to the People?
Large public innovations sometimes tend to be controversial.
This programme looks at the processes accompanying the proposal for a tidal barrage at Weston-Super-Mare. Producer KEVIN NEWPORT
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Kevin Newport

: Color Rhapsody

A cartoon double bill Bon Bon Parade (R) and Peaceful Neighbors (R)

: Motives

Petula Clark in conversation with Dr Anthony Clare
'I would have loved to have been a perfect wife and mother, to be able to cook and make jam and things, create a marvellous atmosphere of comfort and coziness for my family. And I have tried. I do try. I feel a little guilty about my career because I think, if I had given all my energies to it, I would have done a lot better. So I'm caught between the two.'


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Director: Jonathen Dent
Producer: Chris Mohr

: Newsnight Afternoon

Nick Clarke presents an early edition of the nightly Programme, in which he further explores some of the topics covered in recent days, along with live coverage of major afternoon events, including both Houses of Parliament.
Newsnight team of reporters and correspondents at home and abroad develop the issues of the week, with the help of those who are making the news. Editor RICHARD TAIT
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Richard Tait

: Pamela Armstrong

Give yourself a late afternoon break from the chores of the day and relax in the company of Pamela and her guests. Producer VANESSA WWTBURN


Producer: Vanessa Wwtburn

: Look Stranger

Music in My Pocket
A portrait of Raymond Francombe , jobbing gardener and composer.
Ray is a familiar figure around the centre of Bristol. What will not be known by most of those who pass him every day is that for years he has been composing sacred music - and, until this Programme was made, he had never actually heard a note of it performed.
In this film Derek Jones gets to know Ray, and attempts to have his music professionally assessed.


Unknown: Raymond Francombe
Unknown: Derek Jones
Editor: Bernard Goodsall
Producer: Christopher Mann

: Film 86

: Star Trek: All Our Yesterdays

The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise.
Starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock, DeForest Kelley as McCoy

The inhabitants of a planet about to be destroyed by a Super Nova are rescued by a time transporter which takes them to their hearts' desire. Caught up in this incredible machine, Kirk gets a taste of life in Olde England while Spock experiences strange emotions in a cold climate... (R)


Writer: Jean Lisette Aroeste
Director: Marvin Chomsky
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Zarabeth: Mariette Hartley
Atoz: Ian Wolfe

: What on Earth... ?

When is a hair not a hair? Name a flower that mends broken hearts.
Name a vegetarian with carnivore teeth.
If you can answer these posers, you're on the way to beating this week's team of experts in Jeremy Cherfas 's wildlife quiz -
Sheila Anderson David Macdonald
Clive Catchpole , Peter Ferns Director SARA FORD
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: David MacDonald
Unknown: Clive Catchpole
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Director: Sara Ford
Producer: John Dobson.

: International Golf

The 1985 Ryder Cup
On Sunday 15 September
1985, SAM TORRANCE holed a 20-foot putt on the 18th green at the Belfry to clinch victory for TONY JACKLIN 'S European team over the mighty
Americans, led by LEE TREVINO. The team's achievement won not only the Ryder Cup, but also BBC Television's Team of the Year award.
The BBC team which covered this momentous golfing day has itself been honoured with the Golden Ring of Lausanne. This programme gives viewers a chance to relive the day the Ryder Cup came home.


Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Lee Trevino.

: Open Space

A Voyage Round the Monarchy Andrew Miller , a history student at Stirling
University, has been watching the ceaseless pageant of royal television appearances and press headlines for as long as he can remember - but he's begun to wonder if there's something seriously wrong at the heart of it.
In tonight's Open Space, he argues that however the royal family are served up, it's always with the assumption that Britain needs a monarchy.
But there are voices who say we don't. So if royal coverge was like ordinary coverage, what would the balancing opinions be?
Photography BARRY MCCANN Film editor JO KINGSLEY Film director Liz JENSEN
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer MICHAEL MACCORMACK


Unknown: Andrew Miller
Editor: Jo Kingsley
Director: Liz Jensen
Producer: Tony Laryea
Producer: Michael MacCormacK

: Brass Tacks

Lambs to the Slaughter?
'The effects of the cloud have already been assessed, and none presents a risk to health in the United Kingdom'.
(Government statement,
6 May 1986)
Seven months after those reassuring words, it is clear that the risks from Chernobyl fallout are greater and much more persistent than we were told. Scientists working for the Government have discovered an enormous error in their computer predictions. They now admit they have no idea what will happen next. Hundreds of thousands of sheep are still grazing the hills of Snowdonia, Scotland and the Lake District because the Ministry of Agriculture has found them too radioactive to eat. Sales of local lamb have fallen by two-thirds. No one knows when the ban on slaughter will be lifted.
Gerry Northam examines where the experts went wrong, and what the long-term economic and political fallout will be from the world's worst nuclear accident.
(In next week's Brass Tacks Peter Taylor invites viewers to debate whether nuclear power is safe enough. Give us your view on the Talkback Line - [number removed]- from
9.0 to 11.0 pm tonight)


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Michele Watson
Unknown: John Cooke
Editor: Richard Fretwell
Unknown: Brian McDairmant
Editor: Colin Cameron
Producer: Caroline Millington
Unknown: Peter Taylor

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King
Tulsa, Oklahoma
When we told people in America we were going to Tulsa everyone said 'why?' Tulsa, right in the middle of America, is known as 'the buckle on the Bible Belt'.
J.K. visits the extraordinary Oral Roberts University, tries on a few western boots in the world's biggest boot store and talks to Huey Lewis and Duane Eddy in the middle of their US tour.
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Unknown: Huey Lewis
Unknown: Duane Eddy
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Editor: Roger Martin
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: 40 Minutes: The Final Board

The way we live now.
Each year, Whitehall recruits about 100 of the country's brightest graduates. It is a process which has never been filmed before. The prize is a coveted one. In 30 years' time, the successful recruits will be the 'Sir Humphreys' of their generation. This film tells the remarkable inside story of two candidates who are put through perhaps the most demanding half-hour of their lives - the final selection board.
Louise Alliott, hoping to enter the Foreign Office, has scored highly up to now for her personality. But will her shaky knowledge of foreign affairs be her undoing?
Tim Cooke, in for the Home Civil Service, is on the borderline so far, although he's shown that 'he's got the horse power'. But will his principles make him unsuitable?
When they hear the final result one of them simply cannot believe it.
Photography NIGEL MEAKIN Sound recordist BRIAN BIFFIN Film editor STEFAN RONOWICZ Assistant producer MO BOWYER Producer CHRIS CURLING Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
0 FEATURE: page 92


Unknown: Tim Cooke
Unknown: Brian Biffin
Editor: Stefan Ronowicz
Producer: Mo Bowyer
Producer: Chris Curling
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Sergeant Bilko: Bilko's Engagement

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Wedding Bells are ringing for Bilko and Sgt Joan Hogan, when a mix-up at the jeweller's results in an engagement ring, instead of a gold charm bracelet, being sent to Bilko's girlfriend. (R)


Producer: Nat Hiken
Director: Al de Caprio
Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Sgt Joan Hogan: Elisabeth Fraser

: Newsnight

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
Gill Nevill and Chris Lowe


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Gill Nevill
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Weatherview

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