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: Open University

Discovering Chemistry

: Daytime on Two

9.35 Encounter: Austria The School Year Begins
For some with a fashion show, for others with English lessons, a fencing class and a visit to the Landeszeughaus, Graz. Film editor LUIS ESPANA
Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
9 52
Making History: Local Studies The Countryside
People don't usually think of the countryside as being man-made, but it is. By studying fields and furrows, trees and hedges or banks and ditches, you can often trace the history of your area right back to the Iron Age, or even earlier.
10.15 Equal People
What's Got into You? by CHRIS ELUS
'Do boys or girls get the best roles in life?, wondered Jackie before she was invited to appear on Norman's chat show with TV co-star Dave.
As she watches extracts from some of their past TV appearances, Jackie's worst fears are confirmed.
Series producer ROSANNA HIBBERT Producer CHRIS ELLIS (R) (e)
10.38 Brazil
Progress, but Who Is it For?
How have the fruits of Brazil's economic development been shared among the population? Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.0 Watch
Senses: Tastes (R)
(e) 11 17 Now and Then
On the Rails. Fifty years ago a steam engine was an everyday sight. Nowadays many people have never even been on a train. Children investigate trains now and then.
Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM producer DIANE MORGAN (e)
11.40 Mindstretchers
Mystery of the Five White Powders: The Problem
How can ANTHONY DANIELS identify the five powders with simple chemical tests? Series producer
11.48 Life Goes On Fertilisation
Sexual reproduction is one method of passing genetic material to the next generation. A look at sexual reproduction in plants, animals and people.
12.10 pm Pages from Ceefax
12.30 Marketing in Action If the Customer's Happy....
Venice is the location for a team of top salesmen celebrating their success. How important are reward and incentive for salespeople in the service sector?
A BBC/Open University production
12.55 StartUp Your Own
Business. Taking the Plunge After your research is done, it must be brought together within the framework of a business plan. This is the time to make decisions.
A BBC/Open University production
1.20 Pages from Ceefax
1.38 Walrus
You Know it Makes Sense Some 'knock knock'jokes, a bicycle factory and a girl called Bert help to show how the English language works. With VERONICA HYKS and IAN BAMFORTH
Produceer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
2.0 News and Weather
2.2 Wild Flower
Rosebay Willowherb - a plant with a flair for taking over large areas of countryside and city centres.
Michael Jordan looks at how one of the more opportunist wild flowers has exploited our lifestyle to further its own. Video cameraman ALAN HAYWARD Producer SARA FORD (R)
2.15 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Dibs and Cosmo wonder what it would be like to turn things upside down. Henry the kangaroo wishes Ellie a 'Happy Birthday'. Samantha and her friends help look after the family's hens.
Song: 'I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow'.
Presenter SHEILA chitnis Film director ADRIAN MILLS
Studio director SUE ARON (R) (e)


Producer: Susan Paton
Presented By: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Unknown: Chris Elus
Producer: Rosanna Hibbert
Producer: Chris Ellis
Producer: Len Brown
Editor: John Billingham
Producer: Diane Morgan
Unknown: Anthony Daniels
Unknown: Edward Hayward
Producer: Roger Penfound
Producer: Roger Penfound
Unknown: Cathy Pellicer
Unknown: Produceer Morton
Unknown: Rosebay Willowherb
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Alan Hayward
Jackie Modell: Wendy Nottingham
Dave Mould: Robin Hayter
Norman Maker: Nick Burnell

: Umbrella

The umbrella doesn't only make an appearance in British summertime.
It is discovered hoisted above jazz funerals in New Orleans, queens in Ghana, pagodas in Bali, in Nepalese bazaars and on the first trip to the moon. Written, produced and directed by KATHY LKVITT (R)
3.0 News and Weather followed by The Education Programme with Sarah Kennedy


Directed By: Kathy Lkvitt
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Gardeners' World

from St Austell, Cornwall with Roy Lancaster and Clay Jones
Shirley and Ray Clemo are enthusiastic gardeners and plant collectors. Their 21-acre garden at Cuddra has been created over ten years and now boasts a fine collection of a wide range of plants, both hardy and tender.


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Ray Clemo

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Don't Break Your Heart

The final programme looks to the future. One in three people in the United Kingdom die of heart disease now - is the same fate in store for our children? Other countries have proved that it need not be: heart attacks in the United States have gone down by over a third and rates are still falling.
With Lulu, who talks about reducing her risk of heart disease, a musical interlude from the Morriston Orpheus Choir, and final thoughts from Sir Harry Secombe, Neil Kinnock and Cliff Richard, it is an action-packed finale to the series that shows you how to love your heart. Director TONY MCAVOY Producer BARRY LYNCH BBC Wales (R)
Book, £5.95 from booksellers


Director: Tony McAvoy
Producer: Barry Lynch

: Keep Taking the Rose Petals

Treatments made from gemstones, flowers, herbs and honey; medications prepared by moonlight; potions ground by hand ... for thousands of years the healers of India and Pakistan have plied their ancient remedies. Today Asian medicine has taken root in Britain, practised by traditional healers, the hakims and vaids.
More and more white patients, dissatisfied with modem medicine, are turning to the treatment of the East. Producer SUE BOURNE
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Water Margin

The Girl who Loved the Flower Priest
Directed by NOBUO NAKAGAWA (R)


Directed By: Nobuo Nakagawa
Lin Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Hu San-niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Huang Wen-Ping: Shino Kawai
Sung Chiang: Takeshi Obayashi
Kung Sun Sheng: Noh Terada
Shih Chih: Teruhiko Aoi
Tai Tsung: Toshio Kurosawa
Chi Ching: Ryunosuke Kaneda

: Rock Greats

Three Steps to Heaven
Classics like 'Summertime blues', 'C'mon everybody' and 'Three steps to heaven' made Eddie Cochran one of the all-time greats of rock 'n' roll. But for his tragic death, many think he could have become as successful as Elvis. In 1960, in the middle of a triumphant tour of Britain, the car carrying Cochran, his fiancee and Gene Vincent crashed on the A4. He died hours later in a hospital in Bath - he was 22.
Tonight Arena examines the legend of Cochran and the enduring appeal of his music. Larry Parnes, the most successful promoter and manager of his time describes the heady days of the 1960 tour. Adam Faith ,
Marty Wilde and Joe Brown recall the nursery slopes of rock 'n' roll and the enormous impact of Cochran on the British rock scene. Cochran's mother and his fiancee Sharon Sheeley talk publicly for the first time. Producer ALAN YENTOB Director ALAN LEWENS An Arena presentation


Unknown: Adam Faith
Unknown: Marty Wilde
Unknown: Joe Brown
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Alan Lewens
Director: An Arena

: Give Us This Day Our Daily Lunch

The city of Bombay is an expanding metropolis into which some 21 million people commute to work daily.
At lunchtime, many take advantage of the city's restaurants and roadside stalls, but nearly half these workers enjoy the pleasures of home cooking through a personalised lunch service, the logistics of which defy the imagination! This is the fascinating and humorous story of a small family firm that delivers a million meals from home to office, and a testament to the men who keep Bombay marching on its stomach.
Directed by DEEP PAL


Directed By: Deep Pal

: World Cup Rugby

Introduced by STEVE RIDER with CHRIS REA
Pool 4. Romania v Scotland Scotland's last match of the first round against the rebuilt Romanian side had to be won to see them safely into the quarter-finals.
Also playing in the same pool, France v Zimbabwe.
From Pool 1, Australia v USA and the final matches in Pool 3, Fiji v Italy and Argentina v New Zealand. Plus the news and views surrounding the action.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN Producer CHARLES BALCHIN Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Chris Rea
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Producer: Charles Balchin
Producer: Huw Jones

: Entertainment USA 2

Introduced by Jonathan King Philadelphia
In the first of this series of updated repeats, JK visits one of the first American cities,
Philadelphia - the home of one of the most famous examples of shoddy British exports, the cracked Liberty Bell. It is also the home of the star of TV's most popular show - Bill Cosby, and singing duo Hall and Oates. JK also visits the strange
Amish community, looks at body painting, explores a voodoo shop and sees a spectacular spaceship, plus new movies, videos and ads. Producer GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: Brass Tacks: Pensioner Power

with John Harrison

Age could become a bigger influence in politics than class, sex and race have ever been. Almost one in four voters in Britain are pensioners. They are growing in numbers - and the younger population is shrinking. With at least 12 general elections behind them, can settled views and established party loyalties be expected, or could pensioners become a force that makes or breaks governments?
Zeinab Badawi talks to the senior citizens of Telford.
BBC North West


Presenter: John Harrison
Reporter: Zeinab Badawi
Research: Mark Gregory
Producer: Brian Barr
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Summer of My German Soldier

continues a season featuring some of the most outstanding films made for television
Tonight starring Kristy McNichol Bruce Davison
Described by American critics as 'a television masterpiece' and 'possibly the best movie ever made for television', this is one of the most moving and original love stories to reach the small screen.
Patty Bergen is a young
Jewish girl who befriends a Nazi soldier after he escapes from a PoW camp, in southern USA. Against the background of the FBI hunt, an intense bond develops between them.
Based on the book by BETTE GREENE Produced by LINDA GOTTLIEB Directed by MICHAEL TUCHNER
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Kristy McNichol
Unknown: Bruce Davison
Unknown: Patty Bergen
Unknown: Jane-Howard Hammerstein
Book By: Bette Greene
Produced By: Linda Gottlieb
Directed By: Michael Tuchner
Patty Bergen: Krisity McNichol
Anton Reiker: Bruce Davison
Ruth: Esther Rolle
Mr Bergen: Michael Constantine
Mrs Bergen: Barbara Barrie
Sister Parker: Margaret Hall

: Newsnight

including Election Debate
Donald MacCormick invites three leading party spokesmen into the studio to discuss the major election issues.
Adam Raphael reports on the key moments from tonight's election events, with analysis of the issues raised.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: On the Hustings

Julia Somerville introduces some of tonight's key speeches from the campaign trail.

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