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: Open University

Education: Open Skies. Grass Roots

: Liberal Assembly 1987

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


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White

: Songs of Praise


: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme (R)

: The Waterloo

The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap
Highlights of the second two matches played this morning.
Commentator HARRY RIGBY


Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Unknown: Arthur Murray

: Liberal Assembly 1987

The Great Merger Debate Live coverage continues including at
3.00 News and Weather

: The Waterloo

The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap Live coverage from the Waterloo Hotel in Blackpool.

: Northwards

Eric Robson introduces a selection of the best of BBC Newcastle's documentary film series.
Treloar's Navy
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.


Introduces: Eric Robson
Unknown: Cumbrian Coast.
Director: James MacAlpine
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Film 87

: No Limits

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


Unknown: Jenny Powell
Unknown: Tony Baker
Presenters: Lorna Milne
Presenters: Stewart Urquhart
Unknown: St Andrews
Associate Producer: Jonathan King
Production: Peter Hamilton

: Tricks of the Trade

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


Presented By: Paul Coia
Presented By: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Jack Douglas
Unknown: Lance Percival
Produced By: Cecil Korer.
Produced By: John Rooney

: Wildlife on Two

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


Unknown: David Attenborough
Directed By: Paul Atkins
Directed By: Michael Degruy
Presentation By: Richard Brock

: Floyd on France

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


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Editor: Chris Waring

: Brass Tacks: A Healthy Investment?

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


Presenter: John Harrison
Studio Director: Sue Lochead
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Just Another Day

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


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Victoria Station.
Unknown: Paul Hannon.
Producer: Ann Paul
Director: Pat Holland

: Australia

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
0 FEATURE: page 12


Presented By: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: Sydney Cove.
Producer: Tim Slessor

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Producers: Diana Morton
Unknown: Eamonn Matthews.
Unknown: Nigel Chapman
Editor: Tim Orchard

: Weatherview

: The Waterloo

The Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap Highlights of today's play featuring the last 16 players. Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD


Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield

: Open University

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)


Producer: Neil Cameron

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