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: Open University

Instruments - Made to Measure

: Daytime on Two

9.43 France - Francais Un dur apprentissage
Girls, as well as boys, can train to be professional jockeys in France. They tell their own story, at L'Ecole des Apprentis lads-Jockeys near Marseille. Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds When Dibs breaks a lamp, he makes Cosmo promise not to tell Harry. Dressing-up song: What If You Were a Witch? Book: On the Way Home by JILL MURPHY
Presenter HARRY TOWB Animation PETER LANG
Studio director CLARE ELSTOW (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Tracks (B)
Producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See
Above and Below 3: The Coalminer
Presented by CHRIS CONNOR
Chris goes down a modem coal mine and also investigates the origins of coal, and mining methods of the past.
Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R) (e)
11.00 Words and Pictures Oink and Pearl
11.18 Tutorial Topics
Fame, followed by Appearances (e)
11.40 Science in Action What a Gas
12.00 Home Economics Living Decisions
Teachers' Programme
12.28pm Lifeschool
Equal People: Sexism Education (e)
12.50 Welcome to My World 1: The Refusal
Can we invent a way to cope with automation?
Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK (R) (e)


Producer: Susan Paton
Unknown: Jill Murphy
Presenter: Harry Towb
Presenter: Animation Peter Lang
Director: Clare Elstow
Unknown: David Woodfield
Unknown: John Allum
Producer: Michael Coyle
Presented By: Chris Connor
Producer: Marianne Baird
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38 Zig Zag
Getting About: Trail Clues (1) (e)

: News

Weather followed by Storytime Patrick
Patrick buys a violin with his only silver piece. When he plays it, extraordinary things happen: fish fly in the air, apples in the orchard turn into cakes, and ice cream and cows start to dance.


Unknown: Storytime Patrick
Presenter: Barbara McNamara
Story By: Quentin Blake
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Olympic Match of the Day

Featuring a double bill of international football, and Olympic ice hockey.
Introduced by Steve Rider
International Football Israel v England live from Tel Aviv
An important friendly for
Bobby Robson 's men in their build up to this summer's European Championship.
When the teams last met, two years ago, the Israelis led for a time only to be beaten by two Bryan Robson goals, one a stunning volley.
Commentators in the Ramat Gan Stadium are
JOHN MOTSON and JIMMY HILL Winter Olympics Ice Hockey
Further action from the opening round in Calgary. The schedule of matches includes FINLAND v FRANCE, and CANADA v SWITZERLAND. Television presentation: Football IBA, Israel Ice Hockey CTV including at
3.30* News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Bobby Robson
Unknown: Bryan Robson
Unknown: John Motson

: Catchword

Presented by Paul Coia
Today's new contestants are JAN TURNER and NIGEL INGHAM


Presented By: Paul Coia
Unknown: Jan Turner
Unknown: Nigel Ingham

: Film 88

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases.
Dragnet - this is an affectionate send-up of the classic 50s television series.
Dan Ackroyd and Tom Hanks play an ill-matched pair of policemen.
Silent Voice - Gregory Peck and Jamie Lee Curtis star in this story of how an American schoolboy helps rid the world of nuclear weapons. Tomorrow morning in Los Angeles, Shirley MacLaine will announce the nominations for the 1987 Academy Awards.
Barry Norman speculates on the contenders.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Dan Ackroyd
Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Jamie Lee Curtis
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Barry Norman
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Olympic Grandstand

The XV Olympic Winter Games
The latest action and reports from Calgary.
Women's Luge
The third and fourth runs of the singles from Canada
Olympic Park which, when added to yesterday's times, will decide the medallists. The East Germans, who included World Champion CERSTIN SCHMIDT in their squad, could secure gold, silver and bronze.
Commentator TONY GUBBA Speed Skating
For the first time in the history of the Games, speed skating is being held indoors, so records at the Olympic Oval are a distinct possibility. This evening's programme has the best of the early starters in the 5,000m event, and you can see the outcome in Olympic Sportsnight, BBC1 at 10.10pm. Commentator
Action from the shortest of the women's cross-country competitions, the 5km, from the Canmore Nordic Centre. In Sarajevo, Finland's
Marja-Liisa Hamalainen made Olympic history by winning all three cross-country golds, and they have found a successor at the sprint distance in the World Cup Champion
Plus news of the compulsory figures in the men's figure-skating championship in which PAUL ROBINSON goes for Great Britain.
Television presentation CTV


Unknown: Cerstin Schmidt
Unknown: Archie MacPherson
Unknown: Marja-Liisa Hamalainen
Unknown: Marjo Matikainen.
Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt
Unknown: Paul Robinson

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

As the 50s fade gently away, the decade arrives which will change the way of life of an entire generation.
The news - trouble flares in Algeria, there is massacre in Sharpeville, the Russians shoot down two US spy planes and Kennedy is elected president.
The music - Adam Faith
Duane Eddy , Cliff Richard the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison.
Series producer ANN FREER Producer SUE MALLINSON
Compact discs; The Best of the Rock 'n' Roll Years 1956-63 BBC CD 656, 1964-71 BBC CD 657, from retailers


Music: Adam Faith
Unknown: Duane Eddy
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Roy Orbison.

: Antenna

Issues from science today Births Rights
Should a pregnant woman be forced into an operation if the doctors think her foetus is in danger? Should she be imprisoned to prevent behaviour that might harm her unborn child? What should be done when the interests of the foetus clash with the freedoms of its mother?
English barrister, Elizabeth Woodcraft , travels to the United States to meet the protagonists in some extraordinary cases where the long arm of the law has reached into the womb. Brainstorming in Boston
Lewis Wolpert, FRS, dips into five packed days of scientific argument and discussion at the world's largest scientific convention - the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Changing Keys
Why have synthesisers struck only a minor chord with serious composers?
Antenna unveils a startling new instrument that seeks to attract the first Mozart of electronic music. Film directors
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON Series producer JANA BENNETT


Unknown: Elizabeth Woodcraft
Unknown: Tessa Livingstone
Unknown: Laurie John
Producer: David Paterson
Producer: Jana Bennett

: M-A-S*H

Der Tag
With Hot Lips away. Frank is even more unbearable than usual.
Directed by GENE REYNOLDS (R)


Written By: Everett Greenbaum
Directed By: Gene Reynolds
Hawkeye: Alan Aida
B J: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Maj Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: The Battle for Paternoster Square

Last December, the Prince of Wales made his most furious attack yet on modern British architecture. Central to this theme was a 60s office block next to St Paul 's Cathedral, Paternoster Square. Now it is due for redevelopment. The Prince wants to see it rebuilt in a more traditional style appropriate for such a site. But an architectural competition has been held 'in camera'. As a result, arch-modernist Richard Rogers will be working with 'Masterplanners' Ove Arup. Until now, the Arup concept for Paternoster Square has been kept secret, but what they finally come up with will change not only London, but will influence the look of all Britain's cities.
With Richard Rogers ,
Gavin Stamp , Lord Esher,
Christopher Booker , Norman Foster , Charles Jencks Film editor PETER SAGO
Film cameraman COLIN WALDECK Producer DAVID SWEETMAN Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Gavin Stamp
Unknown: Christopher Booker
Unknown: Norman Foster
Unknown: Charles Jencks
Unknown: Colin Waldeck
Producer: David Sweetman
Producer: Christopher Martin

: The Flying Skyscraper

Forty years ago, the biggest aeroplane ever built was taking shape in Bristol. The plane, the Brabazon, was nicknamed 'The Flying
Skyscraper' because, with a total wing-span of 230 feet, it was as tall as the newest, tallest New York buildings of the late 40s.
To complete the luxury trans-Atlantic Brabazon, the aircraft constructors had to build a giant hangar and an extended runway. This meant the demolition of an entire hamlet. It was a major controversy in 1947 but provided the foundations for Bristol's aircraft-building future, including Concorde. Narrated by Derek Robinson Photography DAVID SAUNDERS Director ROBIN INGER


Unknown: Derek Robinson
Unknown: Photography David Saunders
Director: Robin Inger
Producer: Jim McDougall

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Open University

11.40 Facts Are Not Enough (R)
12.05 An Exam for All Reasons (R)

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