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: Open University

Topology: The Projective Plane

: Gharbar

Tradition means that fostering has never been a serious option for some cultures. Parveen Mirza talks to Shyamala Philip , a foster mother, and Mussarat Awan , a social worker, on the need for more Asian foster parents. Ila Arun sings a monsoon folk song.
An ASIAN UNIT presentation BBCPebbleMill


Unknown: Shyamala Philip
Unknown: Mussarat Awan
Unknown: Ila Arun

: Songs of Praise

from Birmingham

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Frankenstein's Quest:
The Development of Life by Professor Lewis Wolpert , FRS Lecture 2: The Medium and the Message
Arms and legs are both made of the same kinds of tissue - muscle, skin and bone - yet their shapes are quite different. How do the cells in growing embryos find out what forms to create? (R)


Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert

: The Education Programme

The world of education with Sarah Kennedy (e)


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: One in Four

Isobel Ward presents news and features for disabled people and their families.
Among the items this month: how an imaginary town is used to teach children about disability, and some gardening ideas.
0 INFO: page 77


Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Pamela Armstrong

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

: My Music

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


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

: The Housemartins in London 0, Hull 4

The special version: includes archive footage of their first number one hit, 'Caravan of love'.
Unknown combo The
Housemartins wake up one morning to discover that suddenly they're the fourth-best band in Hull.
This intimate documentary is a unique record of the early days; how a meteoric rise to fame left their home-life irrevocably unchanged.
Executive producer TREVOR DANN produced and directed by DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE


Producer: Trevor Dann
Directed By: Dominic Brigstocke

: Top Crown

BBC2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament from Pilkingtons Recreation Club, St Helens
Second Semi-final
FARMER, a Cheshire/Yorkshire alliance, have reached the semi-finals, thanks to a stunning 21-20 win over NOEL BURROWS and ROY ARMSON.
But there's another mountain to climb tonight, as they bid to make the Final. They meet Lancashire's BRIAN DUNCAN and NORMAN FLETCHER , regarded by many as the top pairing in the game today. Introduced by Richard Duckenfield
Commentator HARRY RIGBY Producer KEITH PHILUPS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Karen Galvin
Unknown: Roy Armson.
Unknown: Brian Duncan
Unknown: Norman Fletcher
Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Producer: Keith Philups

: Hooked! International

Another series of the popular angling programme, this time from the lakelands of Denmark, introduced by Derek Davis.
The central area of Jutland is a mecca for British coarse anglers, since roach, bream, pike and zander are there for the taking and can be caught even by the novice.
In the coarse fishing match, a team of British and Irish anglers take on the best of Europe for the Hooked! International trophy.
But it is not all coarse fishing: 'medallion man'
David Copperfield talks about the fascination fishing holds for him as he tracks down an elusive trout.
Heat I
Britain and Ireland:
DAVE COSTER (England) JIMMY DOUGLAS (Ireland) ALAN MAYER (England) v Belgium:
Match organiser PETE THOMPSON Director PHIL FRANKUN Producer ROY RONNIE
A BBCtv production in association withRTE


Introduced By: Derek Davis.
Talks: David Copperfield
Unknown: Dave Coster
Unknown: Jimmy Douglas
Unknown: Alan Mayer
Unknown: Abel Coupin
Unknown: Albert Dutrieux
Unknown: Jean Mainil
Unknown: Pete Thompson
Director: Phil Frankun
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top Gear

Is the increasing cost of motor racing discouraging young British talent?
Chris Goffey reports from Brands Hatch on Formula First - a new, cheaper formula designed to solve the problem by giving more new hopefuls access to the first rung of the racing ladder. Sue Baker tests the new
Sierra which has a boot - the Sapphire, and Frank Page asks if this new car can return Ford to the dominant position in company car fleets it once held with the old Cortina.
Also, take to the streets with the lastest trend in custom cars; and William Woollard checks the accuracy of some of the do-it-yourself alcohol breath-testing machines which claim to tell you when you are over the limit. Producer JON BENTLEY
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Frank Page
Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Tom Ross

: Mediterranean Cookery

Seven programmes on the food of the Mediterranean, introduced and narrated by Claudia Roden 4: Spain
If you've ventured beyond the package-holiday resorts you'll know that Spanish cooking is a gastronomic revelation. From Catalunya, with its sophisticated rich dishes of seafood, meat and pulses, to the sun-drenched hills of Andalusia, where the dominant flavours are peppers and tomatoes.
Forget the paella, gazpacho or tortilla you've ever tasted - the authentic versions are unforgettable, especially when they're done on a wood fire in the open air. Five Spanish cooks demonstrate simple snacks and sumptuous feasts, with some of the most luscious
Mediterranean produce. Photography TONY MAYNE
Film editor ALASTAIR MITCHELL Videotape editor PETER FRANCIS Series producer
Producer CLARE BRIGSTOCKE Book, £12.95 from booksellers
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 79


Unknown: Claudia Roden
Editor: Alastair Mitchell
Editor: Peter Francis

: Happy Endings

concludes a season of films new to television. Tonight starring John Schneider Catherine Hicks In this romantic comedy, a singles apartment building is the home of two young people who discover they share a similar problem. Nick, a struggling writer, has been jilted by his girlfriend. Lisa, an aspiring singer, has just left her violent husband. A romance beckons, but their old flames will not go away.
Screenplay by CHRISTOPHER CANAAN Produced by CAROL CARUSO Directed by NOEL BLACK
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: John Schneider
Unknown: Catherine Hicks
Play By: Christopher Canaan
Produced By: Carol Caruso
Directed By: Noel Black
Nick Callohan: John Schneider
Lisa Sage: Catherine Hicks
Veronica: Ana Alicia
James Sage: Joseph Hacker In
Arnie: Matthew Faison
Mrs Dooley: Bibi Osterwald
Marilyn: Murphy Cross
Gary: Jonathan Perpich
Woman in gallery: Robin Ttlghman
Stage manager: Frantz Turner
LOU: Al Fann

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow , Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With political and economic reports from Vincent Hanna Will Hutton and Nick Clarke


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Weatherview

: Ludwig van Beethoven

The Complete Piano Sonatas Daniel Barenboim plays Sonata No 30, Op 109

: Open University

Photochemistry: Colour
Why is grass green? A look at the events leading from the selection of visible wavelengths of light to our perception of colour.


Producer: Neil Cameron

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