Topology: The Projective Plane
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
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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)
The world of education with Sarah Kennedy (e)
from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank
Regional News and Weather
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.
Producer CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINS
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News, views, gossip and song with Pamela and her guests.
Frank Muir and John Amis challenge Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race (R)
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
BBC2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament from Pilkingtons Recreation Club, St Helens
KAREN GALVIN and MARY
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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Woman in gallery:
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
The Complete Piano Sonatas Daniel Barenboim plays Sonata No 30, Op 109
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 (R)