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: Open University

Is Social Science Really Necessary?

: Daytime on Two

9.25 Encounter: Austria 2: On the Farm:
Ski-ing on the Dachstein
Learning to ski in Austria is as common as swimming lessons here, so - what is it like? Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
9.42 Media Studies
Making It Look Real
(R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Fruit and Vegetables Part 2
10.38 Investigating Science Introduction
Strange People in White Coats... ?
11.00 Thinkabout Many Hands
11.15 Near and Far: Now and Then Streetscape
Above and Below
11.35 Scene
Football Fans Abroad (R) (e)
12.05pm Science Topics Darwin and Evolution
Observations on living things are explained by evolution according to natural selection. Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
12.25 General Studies Art and War
This programme examines the function of art in war, and in particular Picasso's Guernica, from the time of the Spanish Civil War.
12.50 Micro File 'A'
FRED HARRIS and LESLEY JUDD with another chance to see some of the best items from the 1985-6 series of Micro Live. At Home with Technology
For programme notes send A4 sae enclosing PO or cheque for 75p to: [address removed]


Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Peter Bratt
Producer: Edward Hayward
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Lesley Judd

: Bertha

The Great Painting Job Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker
Music composed by BRYAN DALY Editor MARTIN BOHAN Director of animation DEREK MOGFORD
Designed and produced by IVOR WOOD (R)
BBC record or cassette REHIZCR 585 available from retailers
1.38 Music Time
Long Sounds, Short Sounds
Timing different sounds heard on a building site.
(clarinet) and PETER TRUNDLEY (double bass)


Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sheila Walker
Composed By: Bryan Daly
Editor: Martin Bohan
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Spiers
Clarinet: Edward Pillinger
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Watch: Grain Harvest

James and Louise look at different cereal products. James visits a farm to watch the progress of the wheat crop and then sees the grain being milled into flour and the flour baked into bread. A greedy corn dolly comes to an unfortunate end in the story of "The Corn Dolly". (e)


Presenter: Louise Hall-Taylor
Presenter: James Earl Adair
Author of story: Terry Jones
Puppet: Alan Platt
Producer: David Taft

: Labour Party Conference 1987

Live coverage from Brighton of the afternoon session. Producers JANINE THOMASON VIRGINIA ASHCOMBE
OB producer DAVE PICKTHALL Deputy editor JAMES HOGAN Editor PHILIP CAMPBELL including at
3.00* News and Weather


Producers: Janine Thomason Virginia
Producer: Dave Pickthall
Editor: James Hogan
Editor: Philip Campbell

: * News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: International Golf

The Dunhill Cup from St Andrews ,
Fife HARRY CARPENTER introduces further coverage of the opening day's matches.


Unknown: St Andrews
Introduces: Fife Harry Carpenter

: Off the Course

with Lee Trevino
The effervescent Texan, talks to Gordon Hewitt about his life on and off the golf course. He describes himself as a rebel, he loves a party and is adored by all who watch the game of golf.


Subject: Lee Trevino
Interviewer: Gordon Hewitt
Videotape Editor: John McKenzie
Producer: Mike Abbott

: Battlestar Galactica

The Gun on Ice Planet Zero: 2
The Galactican fleet has been herded into a narrow corridor by a mountain-based Cylon-controlled laser on the frozen surface of the planet Arcta. As Starbuck leads the team of convict specialists to destroy the gun, Apollo pleads with Dr Benel Ravashol, its 'father creator' for help, but time is running out.


Writer: Leslie Stevens
Writer: Michael Sloan
Director: Alan Levi
Cmdr Adama: Lorne Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Bendedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Tenna: Britt Ekland
Athena: Maren Jenson
Col Tigh: Terry Carter
Balter: John Colicos
Dr Benel Ravashol: Dan O'Herlihy
Ser-Five Nine: Denny Miller
Boxey: Noah Hathaway
Croft: Roy Thinnes
Thane: James Olson
Leda: Christine Belford

: Starshot

The Daihatsu Pro-Celebrity Championship from Littlecote, Berkshire. Ian Botham and Bob Champion are already through to the semi-final. Tonight more celebrities and experts compete in this last quarter-final. Round Four
Mike Smith and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ian Peel v
Anthony Andrews and the 1981 World and 1982 European Champion Duncan Lawton
Commentator DAVID VINE Produced in association with Trans World International
Videotape editor DAVID HAMBELTON Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Television presentation PETER HYLTON CLEAVER


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Bob Champion
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Ian Peel
Unknown: Anthony Andrews
Unknown: Duncan Lawton
Unknown: John Livingstone
Editor: David Hambelton
Designer: Michael Trevor
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Miniature Worlds

A Load of Rubbish
A vista of rusting cans and threadbare carpets, rotting fruit and old frying pans - a rubbish tip doesn't sound much like a wildlife reserve. And yet butterflies feast on the fruit, a slow-worm sneaks under the carpet, and the frying pan makes a fine bath for a starling.
Written and narrated by Peter France
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Photography Alan Hayward
Director: Nigel Marven
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Ebony

This week's edition reports from Chicago on the battle being waged to develop the black hair-care industry. How effective is the campaign to boycott produces made by white-owned companies?
Syd Burke returns with his weekly round-up of stories in the British press. And Sonia Fraser 's in Majorca investigating the nightlife that's on offer from a new company hoping to attract more black tourists to Europe's major resorts. Music from Chyna and Ruby Turner in Spain. Producer TERRENCE FRANCIS
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Unknown: Syd Burke
Unknown: Sonia Fraser
Producer: Terrence Francis
Producer: John Wilcox

: Call My Bluff

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


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

: Top Gear

with William Woollard
Car design in Eastern Europe has lagged behind the west, but with the new Lada
Samara, has caught up. Sue Baker visits the Togliatti factory in central Russia, to drive one of the first righthand drive versions of the hatchback.
Disabled drivers using conversions, fitted to conventional cars, are faced with a confusing range of devices. Chris Goffey visited the Mobility Roadshow to see how well the market caters for their special needs.
Road safety depends on good tyres, inflated to the right pressure, but how sure can you be that the gauge is accurate? Frank Page looks at new machines that may be better.
This week's car of the decade is the Austin Seven, the first genuine car for the working person.
For many people, the only accessible motor sport is
'banger racing'. Tony Mason reports from Wimbledon on the Top Gear team's courage and skill behind the wheel.
Producer KEN POLLOCK Exec producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Tom Ross

: Moonlighting

The Next Murder You Hear
DJ Paul McCain , is murdered on-air - but should you believe everything you hear on the radio?


Written by: Peter Silverman
Directed by: Peter Werner
Maddie: Cybill Shepherd
David: Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto: Allyce Beasley

: 40 Years at the ICA

A History of the Present Another chance to see highlights from a mammoth jamboree of music, dance, performance and humour to celebrate 40 years of the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Prepare to encounter the sculpted sounds of Bow
Gamelan, the aerial antics of Station Opera House, the feisty monologue from performance diva
Rose English, the kitchen choreography of dancer Micha Bergese , a Ka Oke competition hosted by Billy Bragg , Hank Wangford and Frank Chickens , music from Loose Tubes and Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Cabaret directed for the ICA by MICHAEL MORRIS. NEIL BUTLER and DAVID REEVES
An ICA production for BBC TV


Unknown: Micha Bergese
Unknown: Ka Oke
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Hank Wangford
Unknown: Frank Chickens
Unknown: Michael Morris.
Unknown: Neil Butler
Unknown: David Reeves
Producer: Lisa Appignanesi
Director: David Croft

: Newsnight

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


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Producers: Diane Morton
Unknown: Eamonn Matthews.
Unknown: Nigel Chapman
Editor: Tim Orchard

: Weatherview

: One In Four

Isobel Ward and Simon Barnes present this magazine programme made with disabled people and their families - and subtitled.


Unknown: Simon Barnes

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