Maths: Iteration and Convergence
A series of six programmes Frankenstein's Quest:
The Development of Life by Professor Lewis Wolpert , FRS Lecture 4: Genes and Flies
A modern Frankenstein bent on creating life would need to sharpen his skills of creation. (R)
A Photographer at Work. Film cameraman KEN WARD Director ROBIN ANDERSON
A Story of the Nullarbor Narrated by Jim Smilie Nullarbor is probably an aboriginal word. but some say it's Latin and means 'no trees.' Whatever its origin,
Australia's Nullarbor Plain is a vast wilderness.
Once a week a special supply train sets out from Port
Augusta on a delivery round equivalent to a journey from London to Rome. It's a High
Street on wheels taking every necessity to support life - a train known by everyone as 'the Tea and Sugar.' Producer BOB SAUNDERS
Series edited by ANTHONY ISAACS
Regional News and Weather
Portrait of a Decade Promises, Promises!
New kinds of freedom, social progress, hints of a welfare state and, for some, the benefits of the new technology - electricity, the motor car. The decade started out with high hopes until totalitarian power began to creep over it.
Commentary spoken by David Swift
(Final programme on Wednesday at 4.5 pm)
News, views, gossip and song with Pamela and her guests. BBC Pebble Mill
The popular game of musical knowledge. (R)
(Revised edition of the programme shown yesterday at 8.40pm)
Two adventurers in the service of Pancho Villa carry out a daring train robbery of a Mexican federal gold shipment. On the long journey through the mountains, however, their loyalty and ideals are put to the test. Rory Calhoun and veteran romantic actor
Gilbert Roland are cast as the two adventurers, and Shelley Winters plays an American girl caught up in the revolution.
Screenplay by NIVEN BUSCH
Produced by EDMUND GRAINGER Directed by GEORGE SHERMAN 0 FILMS: page 26
The 1987 Formula One World Championship Brazilian Grand Prix
After Chernobyl - Closer to Home
When a massive explosion blew the roof off reactor four at Chernobyl, it changed the way many people think about nuclear power. Could it happen here? And, if not, what sort of accident could happen here? How would emergency plans and services cope?
One of Britain's latest nuclear stations - at
Hartlepool in the heart of industrial Teesside - is hemmed in by a huge petrochemical complex, and outside that live nearly a million people. Yet
Hartlepool has the smallest evacuation zone in the western world. A year after Chernobyl, how safe are we closer to home?
Narrator Paul Vaughan
Film editor CHRISTOPHER WOOLLEY Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER RILEY
Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL
Last in the series. The most spectacularness, gorgeous French and Saunders. Very light, old-fashioned family entertainment. Yes. Thank you. Amen.
Starring Jennifer Saunders Dawn French featuring Raw Sex and Edwardo with BETTY MARSDEN and OLWYN ATKINSON
INA CLARE, JUNE
EASTHER CAROLINE HAIG. VTVIENNE JAY
PETER JOHNSTON also HARRIET THORPE
MARCIA TUCKER special guest
Written by JENNIFER SAUNDERS and DAWN FRENCH
Musical director SIMON BRINT Choreographer NICKY HINKLEY Sound LAURIE TAYLOR
Designers DAVID LASKEY. VAL WARRENDER Director KEVIN BISHOP
Producer GEOFF POSNER
'Blue Moon Detective Agency. Tonight, we have a real problem.'
The Straight Poop
So the rumours are true. Friction at Blue Moon, no new cases, no new episodes. Why are Maddie and David not talking to each other? The doyenne of Hollywood reporters, Rona Barrett , interviews the bickering bloodhounds and, on a trip down memory lane, gets to the heart of the matter.... with Rona Barrett Peter Bogdanovich and Pierce Brosnan
Written by GLENN GORDON CARON Directed by JAY DANIEL
as Maddie Hayes:
as David Addison:
as Ms Dipesto:
Strip Searching -
Security in the Raw
Complainants about the use and abuse of strip searching confront the security arguments of police and prison authorities. The film includes a prison officer training demonstration of a strip search - and a very different reconstruction by ex-prisoners themselves.
'You're just standing there naked; it's a terrible feeling. You want to scream and you want to cry - you want to hit out, but you know you can't....' (REMAND PRISONER) 'If you want to find drugs, explosives, or any other form of contraband - there isn't a magic box. There is only the quick, efficient strip search.'
The authorities maintain strip searching is a necessary evil. Its critics say it is widely abused - to humiliate and degrade people who are already vulnerable.
Film editor DENISE PERRIN Director LIZ JENSEN
Producer GAVIN DUTTON
Series producer PETER LEE WRIGHT
Open Space is the programme where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control with help from the Community Programme Unit.
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World events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With reports from around Britain by Ian Smith
Chris Lowe and Nick Worrall
with Chantal Cuer and Peter Fiddick
In the last programme,
Chantal looks at some of this week's television news stories and Peter examines the French papers.
Production assistant SUZY miller Research DANIELLA DANGOOR
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)
DONALD BURROWS unravels the story behind the composition and performance of Handel's oratorio. with PATRIZLA KWELLA (soprano) and ANGELA EAST (cello). Producer TONY COE (R)