9.52 Look, Look and Look Again
Children and an adult artist find interest and subjects for drawing in old machinery. (R) (e)
10.15 Look and Read Dark Towers by ANDREW DA VIES
A reading series for 7- to 9-year-olds based on a humorous ghost story in ten episodes.
5: The Old Coach House (R) (e)
10.38 Investigating Science
Measurement: Made to Measure A look at the importance of measurements in science. Why they need to be precise and unambiguous, and why they need to be based on internationally agreed standards. 'If you cannot measure it,' said Lord Kelvin, 'then it is not science.' series producer ROBIN GWYN
Producer CAROLINE GODLEY (R) (e)
JULIAN RUMBALL , a puppeteer, Shows JAYNE GRIFFITHS and TONY NEILSON different kinds of Puppets and how they work. Producer CAROLINE GODLEY
Series producer JULIA DRUM (R) (e)
5: On board the spaceship
Investigator, Stella is puzzling over a skittle problem when the ship is hit by lightning.
'Control' starts to flash up a strange number sequence.
What is the connection between that, the skittles puzzle and the overheating fuel cells? An investigation into triangular numbers provides an answer. Written by COLIN DAVIS
Series consultant JOHN SHARPE
Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e)
11.35 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations Fly on the Wall
Making, and unmaking, a cardboard box, followed by Projections
From three dimensions into two - exactly how?
Presenter HILARY CLOUGH
Animation STEWART HARDY FILMS Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
12.00 Maths Topics Trigonometry (5)
Graphs of sine, cosine, tangent. Negative angles. (R) (e)
12.20pm Media Studies Making the News
News is as much a process of selecting, editing and 'packaging' as any other television programme. Go behind the scenes of the BBCtv Newsroom and ask journalists their criteria for selecting and presenting news stories. Director CAS LESTER
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (e)
12.50 Micro File 2
A compilation of items from the recent series Micro Live. First Steps (R) (e)
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A See-Saw programme with Carol Leader Music PETER GOSLING
Graphic designer MINA MARTINEZ Director NICK WILSON (R)
Alternative Technology 3: Here Comes the Sun
Presenter DAVID PARRY JONES Producer IFOR REES (R) (e)
Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Cosmo and Dibs exchange presents with Indira Joshi , plus an introduction to the numbers two and four.
Book: Happy Birthday Sam
Animation MARJUT RIMMINEN
Director ROSEMARY SHEPHERD (R) (e)
Frank Bough , John Carter and Gillian Reynolds take a long look around the island that has been described as a 'holiday assembly line' or 'tourist factory'. They talk to customers and see the sights. Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)
The Battle of Waterloo is the turning point of Thackeray's novel. The BBC dramatisation of the scene involved cannons, burning villages and an army of not always co-operative extras.
Gordon Croton Producer: Peter
The Lovely Irene
The Bridgwater ketch Irene is both beautiful and practical. For over 50 years she carried cargoes around the British Isles. Her enterprising owner has restored her back to the rig and trim she had when she first sailed in 1907. Narrated by Tom Salmon Photography TIM JOHNSON Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol (R)
Regional News and Weather
The first of four live programmes from behind the scenes at London Zoo.
Today Mike Jordan , Jeremy Cherfas and Nick Davies open the zoo larder.
How do you cater for 1,000 different animals, each with varying tastes? Where do you shop when the list includes fresh bamboo, reindeer moss, fruit flies and locusts? BBC Bristol
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It is 20 years since
Glynn Christian left New Zealand. In this four-part series he returns to his homeland to see what changes have taken place - particularly in the eating habits of New Zealanders.
1: The Land of the Long, White Cloud
Glynn Christian tours the north of North Island.
Much has changed in his absence. Today's availability of exotic fruits and vegetables and the wide variety of seafood have produced new and innovative menus. The changes in the licensing laws have heralded the growth of wine bars and the wine-growing industry.
This part of his journey ends as he helps to cook a traditional Maori steam barbecue in Auckland.
The world's fastest rock show is proud to announce appearances by a king, a pope and the Thatchers. The setting is Casterbridge, one of the many fictional names that author Thomas Hardy gave to the towns in his native Dorset. Presenters Jenny Powell and Tony Baker , guided by a mystery guest, follow the Hardy trail through the countryside which inspired his novels.
But if you prefer powerplays to pastoral panoramas and chart sounds to chalk giants, there are plenty of rock videos to shatter the silence. Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West
Hallowe'en is a harmless festival for most people. For Janet and Stewart Farrar it's the time when their coven links up with the world of spirits. They are white witches and at their cottage in Ireland they write books on the occult and practice the rituals of an alternative religion. Tonight they are quizzed by an audience of young people.
Presented by John Nicolson Research MARK HAGEN
Director DENNIS COSGROVE Producer STEWART LAMONT BBC Scotland
Second of eight programmes on making music in a rock band.
A Beginner's Guide to MIDI Presenters
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Alastair Gavin (keyboards) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) assess the impact of the 'Musical Instrument Digital Interface' and look at sequencers, drum machines and how to use computers in music.
With comments from
Jan Hammer , Omar Hakim of Weather Report, Herbie Hancock and Vince Clarke of Erasure.
Designer ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNBY Production assistant
Produced by CHRIS LENT
Presented by Chris Kelly
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden
Week by week this new series offers food news, investigations, challenges, tests, tastings and, of course, the craftiest cooking.
Tonight, the first of two delicious puddings using autumn fruits: the definitive pear tart. Then, from crops to shops, as top chef Richard Shepherd shops and cooks for a group of single-parent families. Can he provide a great Sunday lunch for El a head?
Great British hops such as 'fuggles' and 'goldings' are disappearing fast. What does this mean for the great British pint?
Film directors CHRISTOPHER TERRILL WILFRED EMMANUEL JONES
Studio director JEREMY MILLS Producer PETER BAZALGETTE
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'The Food and Drink Book 3' available next month
Family doctors are accused of contributing to the country's most serious drug problems - addiction to tranquillisers. Last week Brass Tacks reported on the misery suffered by thousands of People who have been prescribed the drug Ativan by their local GP. This, and similar drugs, are given out every day without attention to drug company warnings and Government advice.
Tonight John Harrison asks why the biggest drug-
Pushing problem in Britain is In your local surgery rather than on the streets. Brass
Tacks viewers confront the salesmen who push the drugs and the GPs who pass them on to the anxious, the nervous and the depressed. Studio director ROBERT KHODADAD Producer JOHN DRURY Editor COUN CAMERON BBC North West
starring Ronnie Corbett with his special guests
Barbara Lott , Elkie Brooks Richard Digance
Ronnie invites members of his audience to join him in a game of ludicrous pursuit, answering such questions as: 'Should hypochondriac bank robbers wear surgical stockings?' All this and monologues, sketches, music and sparkling guest performances in this last programme in the current cprHpC
Written by BARRY CRYER
IAN DAVIDSON , SPIKE MULUNS NEIL SHAND
Script associate NEIL SHAND Title music by SIMON BRINT , ROWLAND RIVRON Sound SCOTT TALBOTT Lighting TERRY BRETT Designer DONAL WOODS
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER
Pyramids In The Jungle (Alfred Maudslay 1850-1931) Presented by David Drew
The journey Alfred Maudslay was to make through the jungles of Central America transformed his life.
Maudslay first saw the huge, strange overgrown pyramids in remote Guatemala in 1881. From then on he devoted his life to the search for the lost cities of the Maya. David Drew follows Maudslay's pioneering route, as he did by mule and canoe to the great cities of Tikal, Quirigua, and the still almost inaccessible Yaxchilan. Hacking through dense jungle, Maudslay was the first to reveal these magnificent sites.
Voice of Alfred Maudslay Tim Piggott-Smith
Photography DAVID SWAN
Film editor LOIS DRINKWATER Series editor BRUCE NORMAN Producer DAVID WALLACE * CEEFAX SUBTITLES
from the Silk Cut Festival
David Allan is your country music host again at the Wembley Arena. He chats backstage to Mel McDaniel, who's also featured on stage along with Colorado, George Hamilton IV and son George Hamilton V
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Sound BARRIE HAWES
Lighting JOHN WIGGINS
Designer ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES Producer DAVE PERROTTET
The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with political and economic reports from Will Hutton and Nick Clarke
Editor JOHN MORRISON
Isobel Ward and Simon Barnes present this magazine programme for disabled people and their families. This month, a report on what's happening in one county to achieve integrated living for disabled people, plus a feature on winter fashions and equipment news. With subtitles for the hard of hearing.
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