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: Open University

Combined Heat and Power

: Gharbar

Lalita Ahmed talks to
Surinder Kochar , Saroj Seth and Mira Trivedi about the problems that working women face in a society where racialism and male chauvinism do not appear to have diminished.
For your entertainment, a solo from Ustad Ghulam
Mustafa Khan and a chorus from the group Pukar. An ASIAN UNIT presentation BBCPebbleMill


Talks: Lalita Ahmed
Unknown: Surinder Kochar
Unknown: Saroj Seth
Unknown: Mira Trivedi
Unknown: Ustad Ghulam
Unknown: Mustafa Khan

: Songs of Praise

A Palm Sunday celebration from Spring Harvest
Ride on! Ride on in majesty!; Make way!; Jesus put this song into our hearts; You laid aside your majesty; Meekness and majesty; Father God I wonder; Hosanna to the son of David; When I survey the wondrous cross; Be bold, be strong
(shownon SundayonBBCI at 6.40pm)

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Frankenstein's Quest:
The Development of Life by Professor Lewis Wolpert , FRS Lecture 5: Chain of Command What your brain can do was determined by the way its nerve cells connected with each other during embryonic growth. Can we decipher, or even improve on, the programme for brain development? (R)
(Final lecture Thursday at 2.2pm)


Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert

: The Education Programme

Sarah Kennedy presents the series that reports on all aspects of the world of education. The team includes reporters Martin Young and Sarah Boseley (e)
For free fact sheet send large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Reporters: Martin Young
Reporters: Sarah Boseley

: Gardeners' World

from Lingholm Gardens, Cumbria with Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Year of the French

Guardian of the Camargue At 23, Eric Coulet was the youngest director of a nature reserve in France.
Ten years later, he is still obsessed with the Camargue - the marshy wilderness of the Rhone Delta - with its pink flamingoes, white horses and black bulls. In protecting nature he is also ensuring the survival of his neighbours and friends, the horsemen of the Camargue.
Narrator Michael Dean
A handsome film (DAILY TELEGRAPH) A delicious series (GUARDIAN) Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Unknown: Eric Coulet
Narrator: Michael Dean
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: John-Paul Davidson

: 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

: Golf: The Masters

Many of the world's greatest golfers gathered at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia last week seeking the title of Masters Champion 1987. STEVE RIDER introduces highlights of the first 'major' event of the golfing year. Television presentation CBS

: Top Crown

BBC2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament from Pilkingtons Recreation Club, St Helens The Final
Who will collect the E2,000 top prize and the BBC2 Trophy? The 1984 champions, TOMMY JOHNSTONE and EDDIE HULBERT , bid to become the first pairing to win the title twice. They face the 1982 runners-up BRIAN DUNCAN and NORMAN FLETCHER , considered to be the top pairing in the game. Introduced by Richard Duckenfield
Commentator HARRY RIGBY Assistant producers


Unknown: Tommy Johnstone
Unknown: Eddie Hulbert
Unknown: Brian Duncan
Unknown: Norman Fletcher
Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Unknown: John Tait.
Unknown: Gary Norman
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Hooked! International

Maurice Colbourne from the BBC drama series Howards' Way is
Derek Davis 's celebrity guest in an expedition to Lake Skanderborg in the Danish lake district.
They are out to catch the Predatory zander, a species
Maurice has not encountered before. He started coarse fishing as a lad and is now mainly a trout angler, tying flies in his spare moments in his dressing room. Heat 2
Britain and Ireland:
GERRY CLARK (Britain) DAVE ENSOR (Britain)
PHIL MCCAFFREY (Ireland) " Germany:
A BBCtv production in association with RTE


Unknown: Maurice Colbourne
Unknown: Derek Davis
Unknown: Gerry Clark
Unknown: Dave Ensor
Unknown: Phil McCaffrey
Unknown: Baier Hinnrich
Unknown: Pete Thompson
Director: Phil Franklin
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top Gear

As the Eurotunnel consortium prepares for the second phase of its fund-raising effort, William Woollard examines the full-scale models of the special car and truck wagons that could be carrying thousands of vehicles a day under the Channel by 1993. Each year over 1,000 children are killed or seriously injured while travelling in cars, but 83 per cent of children wear no form of restraint.
Sue Baker reviews the wide range of safety devices now available for children, and talks to parents about why they ignore their obvious benefits.
Frank Page road-tests the new three-litre
Vauxhall Carlton , which eased out the new Jaguar XJ6 and BMW series as Car of the Year of 1987. Chris Goffey investigates the esoteric world of sporting trials, off-road hill-climbing, known as 'mud-plugging'. Producer KEN POLLOCK
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Vauxhall Carlton
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Tom Ross

: Mediterranean Cookery

Seven programmes with Claudia Roden
5: Morocco
Pigeon pie with sugar and cinnamon, lamb with prunes, chicken with preserved lemon and olives, spicy baked fish and couscous with seven vegetables are but a few examples of the range and refinement of Moroccan food.
Discover the cooking of Tetouan and Fes, explore the medinas, look in on the cookery school in Rabat and attend a sumptuous wedding. Photography TONY MAYNE Film editor KEITH WILTON
Videotape editor PETER FRANCIS Assistant producer CLARE BRIGSTOCKE
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 92


Unknown: Claudia Roden
Editor: Keith Wilton
Editor: Peter Francis

: World Safari

On 26 October last year
David Attenborough and Julian Pettifer in a studio in London were linked by satellite with celebrities and experts around the world to witness wildlife spectacles as they happened.
This shortened edition of that epic television event features Stephanie Powers in Alaska, Heinz Sielman on Darwin's famous Galapagos Islands, Peter Scott at Slimbridge, Thor Heyerdahl in the Norwegian Arctic, the wildebeest migration in Kenya, tigers in India,
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the Wolong Panda Reserve in China and finally the dawn of a new day over the Pacific. Studio director PHILIP CHlLVERS Technical co-ordinator JEFF JEFFRIES
Executive producer PETER CRAWFORD


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Stephanie Powers
Unknown: Heinz Sielman
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Unknown: Jeff Jeffries
Producer: Peter Crawford

: The Midwife's Tale

'No woman is born to be a mother.... you have to learn.'
Sister Margaret Jaycock has been a community midwife for more than 25 years in the multicultural inner-city area of St Paul 's, Bristol.
She is midwife, friend, adviser, teacher and community worker.
Film editor ROBIN JACKMAN Producer SARAH pitt BBC West


Unknown: Margaret Jaycock
Unknown: St Paul
Editor: Robin Jackman

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Ludwig van Beethoven

The Complete Piano Sonatas
In this final programme of the series Daniel B&renboim plays Sonata No 28, Op 101
Produced by METROPOLITAN, Munich


Directed By: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

: Open University

Sexual Identity
How liberating or constraining are the terms we use to describe ourselves?


Producer: Frances Berrigan

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