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: Open University

Preview 88
Two sample programmes from next year's undergraduate calendar.

12.30 Design and Innovation
Gallium Arsenide - Pulled from Obscurity
Will gallium arsenide replace silicon for the 'chip'? It's faster, it can resist radiation and heat, and it can convert digital signals directly to light. This programme looks at the role played by the inventor, the product champion and industry in the world of semi-conductor electronics and the development of gallium arsenide.

12.55 Communication and Education
Talking to the Tea Folk
Why use midget-men with northern accents to sell tea? People from the world of advertising explain the construction of a 30-second television advertisement. Producer MEG SHEFFIELD


Producer: Kevin Newport
Producer: Meg Sheffield

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme with Fred Harris.
Today it's the chock-a-bloke who puts the block into Chock-a-Block's block slot and rocks the rock-a-blocks to find words that ring Chock-a-Block's rhyme chime. (R)


Chockabloke: Fred Harris
Music: Peter Gosling
Designer: Mary Penley-Edwards
Producer: Michael Cole

: Pioneers of Photography

Nadar the Great
A great portrait photographer whose inventiveness led to the development of photography in the air and by artificial light.
Narrated by Brian Coe Quotations spoken by Andrew Faulds and John Leeson (R)


Unknown: Brian Coe
Spoken By: Andrew Faulds
Spoken By: John Leeson

: News

Weather followed by Sign Extra
A special children's edition of recent programmes with sign language and subtitles added.
Featuring Cosmo and Dibs in You and Me, and stories from the popular cartoon series, The Adventures of Spot.

: Holiday Outings

The Lake District
Hunter Davies shows the beauties of his very own Lake District.


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Director: Wendy Sturgess
Producer: Pat Houlihan

: News, Weather; followed by Lost Kingdom of the Kalash

The setting is the misty blue mountains of the Hindu Kush in northern Pakistan. Above towers snowcapped Mount Tirish Mir; below are the green and fertile valleys of the Kalash. The Kalash tribe have lived here for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years; an independent culture and religion, a lost kingdom of their own surrounded by a sea of Islam. The women are unveiled and wear flowing brown robes decorated with cowrie shells. The men work in sparkling, flooded rice paddies terraced out of the hillside. Everywhere is the sound of mountain streams and the music of flutes.
(First shown in 'The World About Us')


Producer: Richard Robinson
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: It's My Pleasure

Desmond Lynam takes pleasure in inviting his guests to unlock the film and video vaults with their personal memories of past television moments.
Today's guest is Les Dennis. Producer PHIL CHILVERS


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Les Dennis.
Producer: Phil Chilvers

: One in Four

BBC television's magazine programme for disabled people and their families.
Isobel Ward, Simon Barnes Chris Davies and Clive Jermain bring you a Christmas edition with film stories, comment, news and music.
With subtitles for the hard of hearing.
Producer CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINS Please send sae for factsheet to: [address removed]


Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Chris Davies
Unknown: Clive Jermain
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: My Music

The popular game of musical knowledge with Frank Muir and John Amis challenging Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Film 87

: No Limits

Powerplay Awards
Oscar, Emmy, Sony, Tony and Grammy, stand aside because tonight, in a special live edition from Manchester, No Limits presents the 1987 Powerplay Awards. Already, thousands of postal votes have whittled the original list of 40 powerplays down to only ten titles which were revealed this afternoon at
3.50pm on BBC1 by Andy Crane. From then on, it's up to you to choose your favourite finalist by phoning in to the special voteline. And if presenters Jonathan King
Jenny Powell and Tony Baker can just contain their excitement, they'll give updates on the voting and announce the winners as they emerge towards the end of the show.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING
BBC North West


Unknown: Andy Crane.
Presenters: Jonathan King
Unknown: Jenny Powell
Unknown: Tony Baker
Producer: Jonathan King
Unknown: Peter Hamilton

: Open to Question

One of the most influential figures in the world of television, Michael Grade , recently left the BBC to run Channel 4.
Tonight he is quizzed by an audience of young people.
Presented by John Nicholson Researcher MARK HAGEN


Unknown: Michael Grade
Presented By: John Nicholson
Presented By: Researcher Mark Hagen
Director: Dennis Cosgrove
Producer: Stewart Lamont

: Just Another Day

with John Pitman Fairford A Cotswold Town: a NA TO Base
In April last year, nine
KC 135 Stratotankers - flying petrol pumps - took off from Fairford to refuel the F-llls that bombed Libya. Yet an incident that made world headlines and caused an international crisis seems to have had little effect on the local people. Only a small warning voice is heard every so often. 'If there is a war,
Fairford is a bulls-eye', says author Susie Vereker. In the meantime sheep are sheared, bells are rung and the harvest is safely gathered in.... Series producer ANN PAUL


Unknown: Susie Vereker.
Producer: Ann Paul
Director: Betty McBride

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly
Michael Barry , Jill Goolden Just ten days to Christmas, and this special edition has recipes, tests and tips - in other words, all the answers. What's the craftiest way to carve a turkey?
Which are the best gadgets to give as stocking fillers?
Where can you find delicious and unusual cheeses? Who's selling the best aperitif wines? The Food and Drink team is joined in the studio and on the telephone by viewers with a whole range of questions. Studio director JEREMY MILLS Producer PETER BAZALGETTE
Forfactsheet send a cheque or postal order for 60p (payable to BSS) to: [address removed]


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Brass Tacks

The Wannabees
'I wanna be like Madonna'
Never before have children been as heavily bombarded by media images of adulthood. But have children gone too far in their envy and emulation? Is there now a real risk of our children growing up too fast in a world increasingly dominated by expensive - and sometimes dangerous - fads and fashions?
Helen Boaden reports on Britain's image-conscious youngsters, and in the studio John Harrison discusses with parents, professionals and children the desires and anxieties surrounding 'the wannabees'.
Researcher GEOFF SMALL
Brass Tacks editor COLIN CAMERON
BBC North West


Unknown: Helen Boaden
Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Geoff Small
Director: Robert Khodadad
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Entertainment USA

Aspen, Colorado
Aspen, way up in the Rockies, was an old mining town that has now found itself to be a glittering ski resort for the rich and famous. At peak times there is not enough parking space at the airport for all the private jets.
Jonathan King meets
Martina Navratilova , who is in town for a tournament. Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON Film editor LIZ TENNENT
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Martina Navratilova
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Editor: Roger Martin
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Footsteps

Spirits of the Canyon
(Richard Wetherill 1858-1910) Presented by David Drew Richard Wetherill was a cowboy rancher in the American south west. In 1888, while searching for strays in the bleak canyons of the Mesa Verde, he and his brothers stumbled upon the extraordinary cliff dwellings of the ancient Indians - entire stone villages sheltered by giant rock overhangs, never before seen by white men.
For Richard, it was the start of a new career. From the wilderness areas of Utah to the plains of New Mexico, the heights of Colorado to the canyons of Arizona, the Wetherill wagons searched to find the lost culture of the Anasazi Indians.
But despite Richard's serious attempts as an archaeologist, he was accused by the Federal Government of pothunting and barred from further work. In the last programme of the series David Drew follows in Richard Wetherill 's footsteps and attempts to unravel the mystery that surrounds his death.
Photography JOHN BECK
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN
Book, 'Footsteps', by Bruce Norman , £14.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Richard Wetherill
Presented By: David Drew
Presented By: Richard Wetherill
Unknown: David Drew
Unknown: Richard Wetherill
Unknown: John Beck
Editor: Lois Drinkwater
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Derek Towers
Unknown: Bruce Norman

: Sharansky

The Making of a Dissident Second of five programmes
Natan Sharansky won the gold medal at school and won a place in the USSR's most prestigious college, the Moscow Physical-Technical Institute.
It seemed to me to be a castle of science, where you could create eternal values. Finally, I learned that the freedom I tried to find in the castle didn't exist. I was becoming more and more enslaved.
(Part 3 shown tomorrow at 10.25pm)

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Weatherview

: One in Four

BBC television's magazine programme for disabled people and their families. With Isobel Ward, Simon Barnes , Chris Davies and Clive Jermain


Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Chris Davies
Unknown: Clive Jermain

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