Education: Open Skies. Grass Roots
The Great 'Merger'Debate Live coverage from
Harrogate of the Liberals' Forum: politics after the General Election, the principles and practice of future relations with the SDP.
Commentators Sir Robin Day David Dimbleby with Vivian White
The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap
Highlights of the second two matches played this morning.
Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD
Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Summariser ARTHUR MURRAY
The Great Merger Debate Live coverage continues including at
3.00 News and Weather
The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap Live coverage from the Waterloo Hotel in Blackpool.
Eric Robson introduces a selection of the best of BBC Newcastle's documentary film series.
In 1983 a small flotilla of steam boats slipped out of the Tyne destined for
Maryport on the Cumbrian Coast. Leading the way were the steam tugs Chipchase and Goliath; in the rear was the flagship of the fleet, the Scharhom.
Director JAMES MACALPINE Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK
Jenny Powell and Tony Baker with another adrenalin - pumping edition of the world's fastest rock show. Tonight they cross the Scottish border to rendezvous with new presenters Lorna Milne and Stewart Urquhart in the east coast resort of St Andrews , the home of golf. The cameras capture the crowd's amazement as Tony gets in his first round even before going outside to have a go at the game itself. While he tries to work out which iron to use, Jenny tries to work out which silver to use in the clubhouse dining room. But the Royal and Ancient Golf
Club doesn't provide the only links in the programme, and as well as a close look at the old university town, don't forget that pop videos, powerplays. postcard from
America and the latest charts are all par for the No Limits course.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West
Presented by Paul Coia and Debbie Greenwood with Russell Grant in the kitchen.
What's the best tip for getting your money back? How do you find a lost contact lens? And what helps
Debbie complete her crossword? Find out the answers ... plus tricks and handy hints galore in this series which takes the lid off trade secrets. With celebrity tips from Lynn Faulds Wood
Based on an idea by JACK DOUGLAS and LANCE PERCIVAL Produced by CECIL KORER. JOHN ROONEY (In association with Gambit Enterprises) BBC North West
If you have any hints or tips please send them to: [address removed]For fact sheet please enclose a large sae to the same address
Nautilus - 500 Million Years Under the Sea Narrated by David Attenborough
At dusk on a remote Pacific coral reef a strange creature emerges from the depths. It has a beautiful shell, a beak, and a mass of tentacles, covered in suckers, with which it catches its prey. Nautilus, a relative of the octupus and squids, has been called a living fossil. But is it? Now biologists have new and fascinating information about this animal. Filmed and directed by PAUL ATKINS and MICHAEL DEGRUY BBCtv presentation by RICHARD BROCK BBC Bristol
Intrepid cook and gastronaut Keith Floyd , in the third
Programme of his culinary trek around France, visits the rich wine-growing area of Gevrey-Chambertin. It's the first day of the grape harvest and he cooks a Burgundian feast for the hungry pickers as well as providing a late lunch for the top chefs of Dijon.
Photography CLIVE NORTH Film editor CHRIS WARING Producer DAVID PRITCHARD BBC Plymouth
Books: Floyd on Fish. £7.50; Floyd on Fire. £7.95 from booksellers
Private medical care in Britain has so far been dominated by large US companies with an eye on the lucrative business market. But as Brass Tacks showed last week, some National Health Service managers have now entered the fray with an aggressive policy of private deals. 'We can beat the Americans at their own game,' claims one.
But is this the only way to keep hospital wards open, and reduce NHS waiting lists? Does it contradict the very principles for which British medical care is renowned? And does it now mean that the future of the NHS depends on more people going private?
Join John Harrison in the Brass Tacks studio to decide if private patients are a healthy investment for the NHS.
BBC North West
with John Pitman
The Blue Cross Hospital for Sick Animals
The Blue Cross Hospital for Sick Animals has been operating for 50 years behind Victoria Station. It's for pet owners who can't afford vets, and all animals - and human - life is here. It costs £J million a year to run
Victoria. Money well spent? 'Of course,' says administrator Paul Hannon. 'We not only help animals we help owners, because for many people a pet is the most important thing in their life.' Senes producer ANN PAUL Director PAT HOLLAND (R)
Books. Discovering Animals. £8.95; The Living Planet. E12; Life on Earth. £7.95 from booksellers
The first in an anthology of five documentaries for the nation's bicentennial. Beginnings
Written and presented by Thomas Keneally
'If you want to understand the quirky Australian soul, then you'd better understand something of our beginnings'. Next January it will be 200 years since the first unwilling settlers, 736 convicts, were landed at Sydney Cove. No nation has had less likely Founding Fathers.
For the next 60 years prison ships sailed to this furthest of Britain's gulags. Then, in 1851, someone discovered gold. Suddenly free men from all over the world were clamouring to make the journey - at their own expense. They brought with them new and radical enthusiasms - not least, a passionate belief in the rights and dignities of 'the ordinary man'. Transportation was finished. A new nation was in the making with a character and spirit which, even today, still colours the attitudes of 'the quirky Australian soul'. Sound IAN SAMSAM
Film cameraman IAN STONE
Film editor CLIVE OVERLANDER Producer TIM SLESSOR
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The last word of world events analysed by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With political and economic reports from Will Hutton and Nick Clarke and international reports by David Sells and Charles Wheeler Assignment editors
NICK GUTHRIE. ADRIAN MILNE Producers DIANA MORTON
EAMONN MATTHEWS. NIGEL CHAPMAN Editor TIM ORCHARD
The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap Highlights of today's play featuring the last 16 players. Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD
Photosynthesis: the First Nanosecond How do plants make use of light? The important chemical events happen in the first millionth of a second after light has been absorbed. Producer NEIL CAMERON (R)