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: Open University

Maths: The Genetics Game

: Daytime on Two

9.15 Politics in Action (Scotland)
5: The Nuclear Debate
Producer ROBERT CLARK (R) (e)
9.35 Pages from Ceefax
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds It's not easy to replace a lost peg doll from a fire engine;
Cosmo and JENI BARNETT try to help Dibs. A group of Bristol boys perform a traditional
Punjabi dance. Book: Winklet Gets Lost by EILEEN RYDER illustrated by STEPHANIE LANG
Film director SUE ARON Series producer
10.15 Science Workshop Stiff Shapes 'B'
How thin, floppy material can be made strong by shaping. From plastic buckets to James Bond helicopters.
Series producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.38 Investigating Science I Wonder Why
A look at the theory developed to explain seismic and volcanic activity associated with the drifting of the continents. Series producer ROBIN GWYN
Producer Caroline GODLEY (R) (e)
11.0 Words and Pictures The Tale of the Turnip
11.17 Let's See. Minibeasts 3: The Workers
11.40 Maths at Work
5: Young people use maths: a surveyor, mechanical engineer, sheet-metal worker and forester. Narrated by KEIRAN PRENDILLE Consultant KATE LIVINGSTON Producer ROGER FRY Series producer
12.0 Pages from Ceefax
12.25 pm Dicho y hecho
Basic skills in Spanish. (R) (e)
12.50 France-Francais 5: Repetons ...
A chance to get away from the classroom, and find out about young people in Provence. Producer SUSAN PATON (e)
1.5 The Money Makers The Oil Tycoon (R) (e)
1.38 Around Scotland
Nature Study. 2: Riverbank
Producer PETER WHITEFORD (R) (e)


Unknown: Professor John Erickson
Unknown: Michael Ancram.
Unknown: Gavin Strang.
Producer: Robert Clark
Producer: Jeni Barnett
Illustrated By: Stephanie Lang
Unknown: Richard Callanan
Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Michael Coyle
Producer: Caroline Godley
Unknown: Kate Livingston
Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Peter Whiteford

: Thinkabout

Birds: Eggs
Watch ducklings hatching and see how to blow an egg and decorate it using a wax resistant method.
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Zig Zag

Canada: part 4 Wildlife
Canadians, past and present, have always felt a close bond with the outback.
PAUL COlA investigates totem poles and finds out about one of Canada's most interesting animals, the beaver. Producer TOM STANlER


Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright
Frank: Jim Dunk

: Bazaar

Join Judi Spiers and find out how you can save time, effort and above all, money.


Unknown: Judi Spiers

: Sports Afternoon

Introduced by David Icke
Top sporting action from around the country, including a report on the progress of the new indoor tennis league plus a look ahead to an important weekend for football and rugby union and one of the events of the year - The 1987 Seagram Grand National. Producers


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

News, views, gossip and song with Pamela and her guests.

: The World of the 30s

Portrait of a Decade The Agony of a Giant
In China, the democratic ideas of Chiang Kai-shek clash with the totalitarian creed of Mao Tse-tung . The
'War Lords' prevent national unity and the country begins to disintegrate under the pressure from 'foreign devils , opium and dire mass poverty before succumbing to the terror of Japanese occupation.
Commentary David Swift English language production by HENRY FOSTER
Written and produced By DIETER FRANCK


Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Produced By: Dieter Franck

: My Music

Frank Muir and John Amis challenging Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Cover to Cover

Nicholas Shakespeare and his guests, including novelist Julian Barnes , review the pick of the latest paperbacks and hardbacks, including
Cuts a new campus novella from Malcolm Bradbury ; plus South African writer Nadine Gordimer on her latest novel A Sport of Nature.


Unknown: Nicholas Shakespeare
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Director: Peter Maniura
Producer: Roland Keating

: Swashbucklers: Fury at Smugglers Bay

A new season of adventure films starring
John Fraser
Peter Cushing and Bernard Lee
On the Cornish coast in the 18th century, the local fishermen's smuggling routine is disrupted by a murderous band of wreckers. But the local squire refuses to acknowledge the truth, even when his son finds proof that the wreckers' leader is the infamous Black John!
Written, produced and directed by JOHN GILLING
● FILMS: page 29


Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Bernard Lee
Directed By: John Gilling
Chris: John Fraser
Squire Trevenyan: Peter Cushing
Black John: Bernard Lee
Jenny: June Thorburn
Louise: Michele Mercier
'The Captain': William Franklyn
Lejeune: George Coulouris
Betty: Liz Fraser
Duke of Avon: Miles Malleson

: Take Nobody's Word for It

'Do-it-yourself' science presented by Carol Mather and Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University.
In the last programme of the series, studio guest Dr Frank Close explains how to build a universe out of quarks, leptons and bosons (what?), and takes Carol to see the inmates of the particle zoo... There's the story of the Yorkshire school that found itself to be one of the few independent sources of radiation monitoring after the explosion at Chernobyl last year.
And the winners of the competition to design a new exhibit for the Evoluon Science Museum in Holland are announced. (e)


Presenter: Carol Mather
Presenter: Professor Ian Fells
Guest: Dr Frank Close
Assistant Producer: George Auckland
Assistant Producer: Deborah Cohen
Producer: Patrick Titley

: Paul Simon: Whistle Test Extra

At 45, Paul Simon recently enjoyed his biggest hit single since 'Bridge over troubled waters' and his first solo number one album, 'Graceland'.
His comeback was inspired by a controversial trip to South Africa, during which he recorded and composed with black musicians.
Last October, Simon talked to Whistle Test about his discovery of 'township jive' music and its effect on his own songwriting.
With Hugh Masekela and Joseph Shabalala, music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo and clips from the videos for 'You can call me Al,' 'Homeless' and 'The boy in the bubble'.


Subject: Paul Simon
Singers: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Interviewee: Hugh Masakela
Interviewee: Joseph Shabalala
Director: May Miller
Producer: Trevor Dann

: Out of Court

The last in the series
Whether you think it's an ass or an asset, the law affects us all. Justice may be strewn with law-makers and law breakers, but David Jessel and Sue Cook are in the studio to help light its way. And Ed Boyle investigates controversial cases and legal loopholes.


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Ed Boyle
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: M*A*S*H

The General Flipped at Dawn The 4077th prepares for a visit from a fearsome general. Written by JIM FRTTZELL and EVERETT GREENBAUM
Directed by LARRY GELBART (R)


Written By: Jim Frttzell
Written By: Everett Greenbaum
Directed By: Larry Gelbart
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Burns: Larry Linville
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Gen Steele: Harry Morgan

: A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Strong Poison

dramatised in three parts by PHILIP BROADLEY , starring with Richard Morant Clive Francis and David Quilter
2: Lord Peter has 30 days in which to find new evidence to save Miss Vane from the rope. Will he succeed?
Music composed and arranged by JOSEPH HOROVITZ


Unknown: Philip Broadley
Unknown: Richard Morant
Unknown: Clive Francis
Unknown: David Quilter
Arranged By: Joseph Horovitz
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: Michael Chapman
Director: Christopher Hodson
Lord Peter Wimsey: Edward Petherbridge
Harriet Vane: Harriet Walter
Philip Boyes: Paul Hastings
Newsvendor: Martin Murphy
Sylvia Marriott: Carol Frazer
Marjorie Phelps: Amanda Murray
Eiluned Price: Alwyne Taylor
Chief Inspector Parker: David Quilter
Bunter: Richard Morant
Ryland Vaughan: Geoffrey Beevers
Mrs Bullfinch: Jo Rowbottom
Mrs Pettican: Patsy Byrne
Hannah Westlock: Tilly Vosburgh
Norman Urquhart: Clive Francis
Mrs Wraybum: Jean Campbell-Dallas
Miss Booth: Judy Cornwell
Miss Murchison: Norma Streader
Wardress: Yvonne Bonnamy
Pond: Timothy Bateson
House guests: Karen Hodson
House guests: , Amanda Orton
House guests: Peter Czajowski
House guests: Nicholas Pritchard
Freddy Arbuthnot: Christopher Scoular
Bill Rumm: Michael Robbins
Bella Rumm: Maggie Flint
Judge: Preston Lockwood

: Newsnight

Russia's Second Revolution with Charles Wheeler


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Weatherview

: Ludwig van Beethoven

The Complete Piano Sonatas Daniel Barenboim plays Sonata No 26, Op 81a, Les adieux


Unknown: Daniel Barenboim

: Open University

Should hearing-impaired children be taught with signing or by lip-reading? Can advances in technology enable these pupils to become part of mainstream education? There is fierce debate about these questions. Producer NICK BRENTON (R)


Producer: Nick Brenton

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