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: Open University

Maths: Networks and Matrices

: Daytime on Two

10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Cosmo and Dibs discover that sometimes it's not safe to keep a secret. Maths-at-the-fair: dodgems.
Books: Monsters are Like That and The Doorbell Rang.
Director SUE ARON (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time
Follow the Drum (R) (e)
10.35 See Hear
Introduced by CLIVE MASON and JOHN LEE
(Shoum yesterday at 12. 10 pm on BBC1)
11.0 Zig Zag
Quiz Programme (R) (e)
11.22 Walrus
Getting it Together
Writing it down - LEO AYLEN and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association show the way.
Senes producer MORTON SURGUY Producer JUDITH MILES (R) (e)
11.45 Mindstretchers
The Spy Who Came in from the Code: Solutions
VICKY LICORISH deciphers the three messages and talks about different ways of making words hard to understand, unless you have the key!
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
11.50 Pages from Ceefax
12.20 pm Computer Club The Computer and the Art Historian
How can a computer help solve the problem of dating a Tudor painting?
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R) (e)
12.40 Pages from Ceefax


Presenter: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Peter Lang
Unknown: Alan Rogers
Director: Sue Aron
Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: John Lee
Unknown: Leo Aylen
Unknown: Vicky Licorish
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Robin Gwyn

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme
Balloons, kangaroos and jumping frogs all bounce in and out of the Hokey Cokey today!
With Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer. (R)
Back Pages: 86


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Don Spencer
Musical director: Richard Brown
Designer: John Asbridge
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan
TONY LEWIS with coverage of this afternoon's play. Producer KEITH MACKENZIE
2.0-2.2 News and Weather


Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Words and Pictures


: Now and Then

Over to You
What have glassmaking in Rotherham, the history of the Crystal Palace and bronze age carvings on Ilkley Moor got in common? They were topics chosen from dozens sent in from children all over Britain for an access programme on local history.
Producer PAT FARRINGTON (R) (e)


Producer: Pat Farrington

: Cricket and Wimbledon 87

Cricket: Second Test England v Pakistan from Lord's
TONY LEWIS has coverage of this afternoon's play.
Wimbledon 87 featuring the first round of the men's singles championships Introduced by HARRY CARPENTER Commentator
MARK COX, BILL THRELFALL and VIRGINIA WADE including 3.0 News; Weather and at 3.55 News and Weather Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell.
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams.
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Bill Threlfall

: Design Classics

The Barcelona Chair
It was designed for the King of Spain to sit on during the Barcelona World's Fair in 1929. When the designer, MIES VAN DER ROHE , found a casual passerby sitting on one, he ordered him towards the more appropriate benches which he'd designed outside for people like him.
The elitist image has never worn off. Expensive, austere, it's as much a work of architecture in its way as Mies's influential if stark buildings. It's a chair to admire rather than settle back in. It's still very much in production, an icon with its roots in the Bauhaus and the heroic age of modern design. Narrated by Jancis Robinson with Penny Sparke, Richard Seymour , Dick Powell and Arthur Drexler
Film editor MARK DAY Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Designer: Mies van Der Rohe
Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Richard Seymour
Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: Arthur Drexler
Unknown: John McGlashan
Unknown: John Goodyer
Editor: Mark Day
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Keith Cheetham

: Horizon

In the Light of New Information
The information-hungry world of the 21st century will be fed not by electrical signals, but by pulses of invisible laser light flying along fibres of glass.
What is the revolution in communications that has ousted electricity in favour of light?
With crashing motorbikes, stretching trains and a semiconductor laser the size of a department store, Horizon investigates the mysterious world of light technology and, at the frontiers, finds plans for computers that will process information with light.
What all this might mean for people 25 years from now is seen in the touching tale of Alan and Sarah.
Narrator Tim Pigott-Smith Written and produced by HILARY HENSON


Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith
Produced By: Hilary Henson
Director: Geoff Harris
Editor: Robin Brightwell
Alan Westwood: Gary Shail
Sarah Westwood: Dawn Archibald

: Father Matthew's Daughter

Last in the series written by TERENCE BRADY and CHARLOTTE BINGHAM starring James Bolam with GabrieUe Lloyd and Ray Winstone Jeepers, Creepers \
Designer TIM GLEESON Produced and directed by DAVID ASKEY


Written By: Terence Brady
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Gabrieue Lloyd
Unknown: Ray Winstone
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Directed By: David Askey
Fr Matthew: James Bolam
Sharon: Gabrielle Lloyd
Fr Charlie: Ray Winstone
Zan: Candida Brady
Ms Burke: Georgina Melville
Holly: Samantha Hurst
Ms Wright: Sarah Crowden
Wayne: Matthew Sheppard
Dean: Ben Davis
Steve: Nigel Humphreys
Thomas: Brian Watts

: Moonlighting

'Blue Moon Detective Agency. You thought we'd gone away but, by popular demand, here's one of the funniest shows from the first series.' Starring Cybill Shepherd as Maddie Hayes Bruce Willis as David Addison , with Allyce Beasley as Ms Dipesto The Lady in the Iron Mask
There's a morale problem at Blue Moon. The staff are fighting and Addison is taking bets on the outcome. But then a veiled woman walks in and asks that the man who disfigured her be found - because she still loves him. Passion is obviously boundless and Maddie and David are dragged into a very bizarre case indeed ...
Written by \ROGER DIRECTOR Directed by CHRIS LEITCH (R)


Unknown: Cybill Shepherd
Unknown: Maddie Hayes
Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: David Addison
Unknown: Allyce Beasley
Unknown: Ms Dipesto
Written By: Roger Director
Directed By: Chris Leitch
Barbara Wylie .: Udith Hansen
Frank Harbert: Joel Pous
Benjamin Wylie: Dennis Hristopher

: Almeida Festival

Continuing the major theme of the festival - the music of Vienna today - BBC2's coverage is completed by a work which has both delighted and outraged audiences throughout the world, with its mixture of tuneful parody and veiled political satire.
This 'pan-demonium' by Heinz Karl Gruber , receives its first performance on British television with the composer himself as the chansonnier and members of the Almeida Ensemble playing, in addition to their usual instruments, a range of toy trumpets, motor horns and exploding paper bags. Introduced by Michael Berkeley
Produced for the Almeida Festival by PIERRE AUDI
Lighting IAN DOW Sound vie GODRICH
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Director JONATHAN FULFORD


Unknown: Heinz Karl Gruber
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Director: Jonathan Fulford

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with reports from around Britain by Ian Smith
Chris Lowe and Nick Worrall


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nick Worrall

: Weatherview

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan
Introduced by richie BENAUD

: Open University

The Victorian High Church
What's special about a Victorian church? All Saints'. Margaret Street , is an architectural tour deforce, designed for the Victorian Anglo-Catholics.


Unknown: Margaret Street
Producer: Nick Levinson

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