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: Open University

Preview 88
This week, two sample programmes from next year's undergraduate calendar are shown each weekday.
12.30 Communication and Education
Open Skies, Grass Roots
British Columbia's Distance Education System uses television satellite transmission and reception to meet the needs of a widely scattered population. Known as 'The Knowledge Network', it links community colleges, universities, specialist institutes, and students. Producer KEN LITTLE (R)
12.55 Environmental Control and Public Health Water Fit to Drink?
Much of Britain's drinking water comes from rivers. To maintain river quality, the Welsh Water Authority have to monitor it closely. A pollution control officer analyses samples of water by the River Dee and in a laboratory. Producer PATT1 LANGTON (R)


Unknown: River Dee

: Bertha

A See-Saw programme by ERIC CHARLES
The Big Sneeze (R)

: Pioneers of Photography

The Fleeting Image
In the 1870s and 1880s
Eadweard Muybridge in the USA and Dr E.-J. Marey in France were exploring the possibilities of photographing movement.
Muybridge's 'Zoopraxiscope' and Marey's ingenious cameras were the true forerunners of the cinema. Narrated by Brian Coe Series adviser AARON SCHARF Producer ANN TURNER (R)


Unknown: Brian Coe
Unknown: Aaron Scharf

: News

Weather followed by Sports Review of 1987 including at
3.00* News and Weather

: Cameo

Black-winged stilts gracefully pirouette in courtship alongside colonies of wood storks, skimmers and egrets. Salton Sea, California, is a refuge.... for wildlife.
Presented by Keith Hopkins Photographed and produced by STEPHEN MILLS BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Keith Hopkins
Produced By: Stephen Mills

: 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 Peter Haigh


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Peter Haigh

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia
At the start of the school holidays sit back and enjoy the first of five afternoon visits to this famous horse show, which offers entertainment for all the family.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Wendy Sheppard

: Vintage Floyd

Floyd on Fish
Brittany and Cornwall have many things in common. Their cultures have been intertwined for thousands of years. Alas, the Cornish appetite for fish has not developed in the same way as the Bretons'. They, it seems, enjoy everything scooped out of the sea that divides these two ancient kingdoms.
Keith Floyd goes to St Malo to discover 'la difference'. Film editor DAVID SHARP
Producer DAVID PRITCHARD BBC South West (R)


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: St Malo

: Battlestar Galactica

Murder on the Rising Star
Starbuck is the prime suspect when the murdered body of his arch-rival Ortega is found after a particularly vicious game of triad. Determined to prove their friend's innocence, Boomer and Apollo find more than one member of the Galactica's crew with reasons for wanting Ortega dead.
Directed by ROD HOLCOMB


Written By: Donald Bellisario
Written By: James Carlson
Written By: Terrence McDonnell
Directed By: Rod Holcomb
Commander Adama: Lome Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Athena: Maren Jensen
Col Tigh: Terry Carter
Ortega: Frank Ashmore
Baltar: John Colicos
Elias: Newell Alexander
Pallon: Lyman Ward
Cassiopea: Laurette Spang
Solon: Brock Peters

: Cover to Cover

Books of the Year
In the last edition before
Christmas, A. N. Wilson and his guests Sue Townsend and Nigel Williams choose and review each other's favourite books of 1987. Researcher CHRIS WILSON
Production assistant SUE CHAPMAN Producer ROLAND KEATING
(Details of books available on Ceefax page 289)


Unknown: A. N. Wilson
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Producer: Roland Keating

: Thinking Aloud

'Evil - adj. The antithesis of GOOD. Now little used except in literary English.
I. Bad in a positive sense.
1. Morally depraved. Obsolete as applied to persons'
This week, Michael Ignatieff and his guests
Tim Dean , Editor, Third Way magazine
Adam Kuper , anthropologist Fay Weldon , author Bernard Williams , philosopher anatomise the idea of evil: is it obsolete or absolute?
Studio director MARK HARRISON Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Tim Dean
Unknown: Adam Kuper
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Bernard Williams
Director: Mark Harrison

: Remember Terry

Anyone who saw
Terry Madeley during AIDS Week last March could not forget him. Terry was one of the first people with AIDS to talk openly about his disease on television. Viewers were moved by his positive attitude, his honesty and his irrepressible humour, despite the fact he faced a potentially terrifying death.
Pattie Coldwell became a personal friend and has now made this film about Terry, his family, his friends, and his fight for the right to 'die with dignity': it is the story of a man who can teach us as much about living as dying.
Written and produced by PATTIE COLDWELL. Film editor JOHN CHESWORTH. WIGGER Director SUE DURKAN
Executive producer COLIN CAMERON BBC North West
0 INFO: page 93.


Unknown: Terry Madeley
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Produced By: Pattie Coldwell.
Editor: John Chesworth.

: Yes, Prime Minister: A Diplomatic Incident

Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds
Ceefax subtitles.


Writer: Anthony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Titles sequence: Gerald Scarfe
Lighting: Ron Bristow
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
French Ambassador: Christopher Benjamin
French President: Alan Downer
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
Peter (Foreign Office): Robert East
Graham (Home Office): Mansel David
Police commissioner: Nicholas Courtney
American Vice-president: Bill Bailey
Russian Ambassador: David King
Arab diplomat: Raymond Brody
M Berenger: William Lawford

: 40 Minutes

requests the pleasure of your company at Party Time
This week nearly everyone is going to - or is giving - a party. Come along and enjoy the fun.
The QE2! Party:
Donald Norbrook turns his Oxfordshire house into an ocean liner. Will he avoid the storms and win the blue riband?
The Iceberg Ball:
If you're a teenager at public school, this is where it's at - but don't tell Mummy what goes on ... The Worthing Squares: Frilly petticoats, cowboy shirts, and do-si-do round John and Joyce Deadman 's lounge. The Designer Party:
Charlotte Millwood's theme is packaging. Everything's wrapped up - the food, the waitresses, even the building. Weber's 200th Birthday Party: Huddersfield Poly music student Helen Mountain isn't shy - and now's her chance to perform ... 'On Yer Bike':
It's Nanette Russell 's first party in nine years. Should she have asked the bikers? Beaux Belles:
Sad and happy memories as the old folks join in the good old songs.
Assistant producer


Unknown: Donald Norbrook
Unknown: Joyce Deadman
Unknown: Nanette Russell
Producer: Philip Bonham Carter
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Sharansky

The Making of a Dissident Fourth of five programmes After 15 years and the most publicised release from prison in history, Natan finally met his wife in West Germany.
'A vital was waiting for me in a room, alone, and I immediately felt that we had separated only some hours ago. So I said to her in Hebrew that I'm a little bit late. And we started our journey to Israel.'
(Part 5 shown tomorrow at 10.25pm)

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with international reports by David Sells ,
Charles Wheeler , Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Weatherview

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