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: Open University

Social Science: Competing Theories?

: Daytime on Two

9.25 Encounter: Austria: 1: Mountain Rescue
What would happen if you had a climbing accident? (R) (e)

9.42 Media Studies: Two Samples of Soap (e)

10.15 Science Workshop: Fruit and Vegetable: Part 1 (e)

10.38 Investigating Science: Teacher's Programme (e)

11.00 Thinkabout: Face to Face (e)

11.15 Near and Far: Now and Then: Streetscape: Meeting Points
Streets channel our movements and link our destinations. (R) (e)
Schools are invited to submit details of a five-minute film they would like to make about their local environment. For further details write to: Near and Far: Now and Then. [address removed]

11.35 Scene. Just Deserts
by Chris Ellis.
What does an unemployed, 17-year-old girl have in common with an elderly teacher who is being pushed into early retirement? (R) (e)

12.05pm Science Topics: Ecology and Conservation (R) (e)

12.25 A Balancing Act: 1: Whose Agenda?
Behind the scenes in the BBC newsroom during the 1987 election campaign, the editors and producers work to meet the demands of political balance, audience appreciation and programme duration. This shows how the various elements are drawn together.
(Part 2 next Monday) (e)

12.50 Micro File 'A': Images
Fred Harris and Lesley Judd with another chance to see some of the best items from the 1985-6 series of Micro Live.
For programme notes send A sae enclosing po or cheque for 75p to: [address removed]


Producer (Encounter: Austria): Susan Paton
Series producer (Near and Far): Nicholas Whines
Producer (Near and Far): Robin Gwyn
Writer (Scene): Chris Ellis
Producer (Scene): Roger Tonge
[Actress]: Marion Bailey
[Actor]: Geoffrey Bayldon
[Actor]: Marcus D'Amico
Policeman: Geoffrey Leesley
[Actress]: Elaine Lordan
Superintendent: Michael Roberts
Series producer (Science Topics): Peter Bratt
Narrator (A Balancing Act): Rob Curling
Film editor (A Balancing Act): Keith Wilton
Producer (A Balancing Act): David Taft
Presenter (Micro File): Fred Harris
Presenter (Micro File): Lesley Judd

: Fingermouse: Trumpet

A See-Saw programme with lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy. (R)

1.38 Music Time: Working with Sounds
The children listen to a variety of sounds on a building site, and sing a song about building a house. They collect odds and ends to make sounds of their own. (R) (e)


Presenter (Fingermouse): Iain Lauchlan
Presenter (Fingermouse): Jane Hardy
Presenter (Music Time): Jonathan Cohen
Presenter (Music Time): Helen Spiers
Director (Music Time): David Scott Cowan
Producer (Music Time): Elizabeth Bennett

: Watch: Thanks to the Sea

How do the fish in the sea arrive on your table? Tony visits Whitby Bay, to find out. Jaye tells us about the Harvest of the Sea service at St Mary-at-Hill Church, Billingsgate, London.


Series producer: Julia Drum

: 40 Years at the ICA

A History of the Present The final programme celebrating 40 years of the Institute of Contemporary Arts brings a mammoth jamboree of music, dance, performance and humour.
This cabaret benefit from the ICA features the sculpted sounds of Bow Gamelan, the aerial antics of Station House Opera, the feisty monologue from Rose English, the kitchen choreography of dancer Micha Bergesse , Laurie Booth ,
Michael Nyman and much more. Plus the big band music of Happy End and Loose Tubes and a Karoke competition with Billy Bragg , Hank Wangford and Frank Chickens. including at
3.00 News and Weather
3.50-4.00 News and Weather Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Micha Bergesse
Unknown: Laurie Booth
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Hank Wangford
Unknown: Frank Chickens.

: Darts and Racing

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights featuring the second round and first quarter-final matches. Commentators
4.10 The Golden Gates
Nursery Stakes (Handicap)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Producer: Keith Phillips
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: John Hanmer
Producer: Fred Viner

: 40 Years at the ICA

A surprise grand finale at this cabaret bonanza. Cabaret directed for the ICA by MICHAEL MORRIS. NEIL BUTLER and DAVID REEVES
An ICA production for BBCtv


Unknown: Michael Morris.
Unknown: Neil Butler
Unknown: David Reeves
Directed By: David G. Croft

: A Place In the Sun

Narrated by Keith Barron
Selling up and starting again in the sunshine is a dream which is attracting a growing number of older people who want to escape the British winter and economy.
Horace and Margaret Morley Ron and Pat Yates and Len and Maureen Robertson have all moved to the Costa Blanca.


Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Margaret Morley
Unknown: Pat Yates
Unknown: Maureen Robertson
Editor: Bryan Jones
Producer: Mark Rowland

: Battlestar Galactica

The Gun on Ice Planet Zero: 1

When investigating a hostile planet, two of Blue Squadron's vipers are attacked by a very powerful laser.
Before the Galactica fleet can pass safely, the gun must be destroyed - but who has the expertise needed for such a dangerous mission? The computer's answer holds some surprises.

(Part 2 next Thursday at 6. 00pm)


Writer: Leslie Stevens
Writer: Michael Sloan
Writer: Don Bellisario
Director: Alan Levi
Cmdr Adama: Lorne Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Tenna: Britt Ekland
Athunu: Maren Jensen
Colonel Tigh: Terry Carter
Sgt Five Nine: Denny Miller
Baltar: John Colicos
Boxey: Noah Hathaway
Croft: Roy Thinnes
Thane: James Olson
Ledu: Christine Belford
Cadet Bow: Alex Hyde-White
Cadet Shields: Barry Cedar

: Starshot

The Daihatsu Pro-Celebrity Championship
Floodlit clay pigeon shooting from Littlecote. Round Three
World sportscar champion, Derek Bell with Belgian champion Marc Polet v
Lynsey de Paul and England international John Dyson Commentator DAVID VINE Produced in association with Trans World International
Videotape editor david HAMBELTON Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Television presentation PETER HYLTON CLEAVER


Unknown: Derek Bell
Unknown: Marc Polet
Unknown: John Dyson
Unknown: David Maxwell
Unknown: John Livingstone
Editor: David Hambelton
Designer: Michael Trevor
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Miniature Worlds

Inside Out
Our homes are built to keep the outside out of the inside - but do they? What about the woodlouse crawling under the carpet - or the daddy longlegs in the corner of the ceiling - or the ants in the sugar? You may not be aware of them, but every day unseen hordes of creatures venture across your thresholds.
Written and narrated by Peter France
Photogrtaphy ALAN HAYWARD Producer MARION ZUNZ
Series producer dilys BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Photogrtaphy Alan Hayward
Producer: Marion Zunz

: Ebony

This week's programme looks at the independence of the Police Complaints
Authority and asks how influential two recently-appointed black members can hope to be. From New York Tom Brook talks to ex-dancer Barry Martin who was injured in an accident in South Africa and was refused treatment in a white hospital. Now a quadriplegic, he is suing the South African government.
And a new weekly feature Black Women in Antiquity examines the historical importance of women leaders from the African continent. Producer TERRENCE FRANCIS
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Unknown: Barry Martin
Producer: Terrence Francis
Producer: John Wilcox

: Call my Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Frank Muir
Angharad Rees Jack Tinker and Arthur Marshall Sheila Steafel Ian Ogilvy
Referee Robert Robinson Call my Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON
Directed by BRUCE MILLAR Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Angharad Rees
Unknown: Jack Tinker
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Bruce Millar
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Top Gear

Are Top Gear viewers dissatisfied with their cars?
Several hundred of you wrote in to complain last series, in response to an invitation to air your problems. William Woollard investigates some of the more interesting cases. Sue Baker road-tests
Vauxhall's new flagship, the Senator. Is it prestigious enough to compete with established luxury cars?
At the Acropolis Rally earlier this year Hannu Mikkola became the first driver ever to take part in 100 world championship rallies.
Tony Mason was there to discover why Hannu is regarded by many as the world's greatest rally driver. Chris Goffey drives a Ford Model T, the car that put America on wheels - and much of the rest of the world, too - and which Top Gear viewers have voted their 'car of the decade' for 1910-20. Frank Page , meanwhile, has been to Southend to examine the latest in car customising - California-look Volkswagens. Producer JON BENTLEY
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill
Video: Supercharged. BBCV/B 1030, £2*95


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Hannu Mikkola
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Frank Page
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Tom Ross

: Moonlighting

Another opportunity to see selected episodes from the popular American series starring with Read the Mind ... See the Movie
The bickering bloodhounds are contracted to find out who is leaking secrets at SRT Industries - a simple job, apart from the exploding laser guns, sibling rivalry, psychics ... and barracudas. Wntten by JOE GANNON


Unknown: Joe Gannon
Directed By: Burt Brinckerhoff
Maddie: Cybill Shepherd
David: Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto: Allyce Beasley

: Leeds International Piano Competition

Setting the Scene
Tomorrow and Saturday see the finals of this world-famous competition live on BBC2 and Radio 3 from Leeds Town Hall.
Presented by Michael Berkeley and Jane Glover
Tonight Michael Berkeley looks at the background to the competition (founded in 1963 by Fanny Waterman and Marion Thorpe ) and asks what it is that has brought it to its pre-eminent position among the music competitions of the world.
Featured will be some of this year's outstanding young pianists who have been fighting their way through the gruelling preliminary rounds.
With contributions from
Murray Perahia (winner in 1972), Simon Rattle (this year's competition conductor) and Fanny Waterman herself, chairman of the jury. Assistant producer JANE WALKER
Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN Director
Competition in association with Harveys of Bristol
(The finals will be shown tomorrow and Saturday at 6.55pm. A special results programme can be seen on BBC2 on Saturday at 11.05pm)


Presented By: Michael Berkeley
Presented By: Jane Glover
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Fanny Waterman
Unknown: Marion Thorpe
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Fanny Waterman
Producer: Jane Walker
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Director: Jonathan Fulford

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar
The last three quarter-final matches should have Jocky Wilson defending his title against John Lowe.
Also seeded to appear, Eric Bristow against Dave Whitcombe and Cliff
Lazarenko v Mike Gregory Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: John Lowe.
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Dave Whitcombe
Unknown: Mike Gregory
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Commentators: Tony Green

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With international reports by David Sells and Charles Wheeler


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Weatherview

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship With TONY GUBBA

: Weekend Outlook

previewing daytime programmes.
A BBC/Open University production

: Open University

Mechanical Design in Lifts


Producer: Martin Wright

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