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: Open University

Measuring the Earth and the Moon

: Daytime on Two

9.30 Casebook Scotland 6: The Built Environment Intrepid space-traveller
MURIEL GRAY boldly investigates the built environment.
Director KATE KINNINMONT (R) (e)
9.52 Look and Read Geordie Racer
6: Light of St Mary
10.15 Around Scotland Glasgow
3: Follow the Marathon
A busload of Glasgow children take the route of the Glasgow Marathon and give their impressions.
Producer PETER LEGGE BBC Scotland (R) (e)
10.38 Getting to Grips with Racism
It Really Gets to You
11.00 Storytime. Patrick
11.18 Logo
Not So Much a Program
11.35 Let's See
Above and Below 3: The Coalminer
12.00 English File
Away from the Front
War this century has affected ordinary people as much as the soldier at the front. Centring on The Diary of Ann Frank and the Holocaust, the programme also looks at the use of propaganda.
Producer CHRIS ELLIS (R) (e)
12.35pm Scene. Fame
Almost every teenager wants to be famous for a time in their adolescent life. Why? Scene took a group of teenagers who dream of fame and gave them a taste of what it could mean. How do their ideas compare with the famous, like Mandy Smith , Peter Waterman , and with people who were once famous but now live in obscurity?
Producer WILFRED EMMANUEL JONES Series producer ROGER tonge (R)
1.05 France - Francais Un dur apprentissage


Director: Kate Kinninmont
Producer: Peter Legge
Unknown: Ann Frank
Producer: Chris Ellis
Unknown: Mandy Smith
Unknown: Peter Waterman
Producer: Wilfred Emmanuel

: Fingermouse

A See-Saw programme Blow with lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy (R)
1.38 English Time: Storytelling Science Fiction
Producer DAVID MELDRUM (R) (e)


Unknown: Jane Hardy
Producer: David Meldrum
Newsreader: John Craven
Mike: Jake Wood
Jasmin: Flora Page

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Song: Fingers, Thumbs and Toes
Studio director CLARE ELSTOW (R) (e)


Presenters: Sheila Chitnis
Presenters: Jeni Barnett

: Weekend Outlook

: Crufts 88

Dogs Galore!
Angela Rippon and Peter Purves look at more dogs from the early rounds of last week's premier show at Earls Court. With highlights of the working, toy and utility groups, plus the Best in Show - the choosing of Crufts Supreme Champion.


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Peter Purves
Commentator: Mike Stockman
Producer: Neil Eccles

: News

Weather followed by Olympic
Match of the Day
Ice hockey action from Calgary.
Another sell-out crowd was expected at the Olympic
Saddledome where
CANADA were in action against FINLAND.
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Presented by Paul Coia
Today's new contestants are KEITH BURTON and CARYL BULL


Presented By: Paul Coia
Unknown: Keith Burton

: River Journeys

Murray Russell Braddon , an Australian writer living in London, returns to his native land to travel the Murray - Australia's greatest river - from source to sea.
Written and presented by Russell Braddon


Unknown: Murray Russell Braddon
Presented By: Russell Braddon
Director: Stafford Garner

: Olympic Grandstand

The XV Olympic Winter Games
Introduced by Desmond Lynam Figure Skating
Today's men's short programme was expected to feature the battle between three world champions - ALEXANDER FADEEV of the USSR (1985), BRIAN BOITANO of USA (1986), and BRIAN ORSER of Canada (1987).
Orser, silver medallist in Sarajevo, must perfcrm well to satisfy the local crowd and pave the way for his strongest suit - the free skating - on Sunday.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS Speed Skating
Montreal is defending the men's 1,000m title he won four years ago. Another victory today may raise the roof at the Olympic Oval!
Commentator RON PICKERING Ice Hockey
Further interest for the passionate Canadian crowd at the Olympic Saddledome where CANADA were in action against FINLAND. Commentator
Plus news of the men's luge doubles event and the men's 15km cross-country ski-ing. Television presentation CTV


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alexander Fadeev
Unknown: Brian Boitano
Unknown: Brian Orser
Unknown: Gaetan Boucher
Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt

: Scene Plays

This Year's Model by TONY MARCHANT
'Look, I'm not being horrible or nothing, Sadie, but all you've got is a body. You've got to make the most of it. It's not enough just to like the idea of being a model.
You've got to be businesslike about it.'
How does 16-year-old Sadie react to her friend Mary's advice? Where - in the glamour model world - will she end up?
A little gem of a play, with an impressive performance by Jenny Jay
Photography GRAHAM FRAKE Produced and directed by ROGER TONGE (R) (e)


Unknown: Tony Marchant
Unknown: Jenny Jay
Unknown: Graham Frake
Directed By: Roger Tonge
Sadie: Jenny Jay
Mary: Kathy Burke
Mother: Ann Beach
Father: Stacy Davies
Derek, the agent: Derek Smith
Photographer: Chris Tummings
Lee: Jason Rush
Mark: Sam Smart
Advertising executive: Jon Cartwright
Picture editor: Lan Reddington

: Under the Eagle's Wing

Barry sells the latest line in Chevies, Ted the Barber has become a specialist in 'flat-top' haircuts, JR's doughnuts are big business and Nigel has just sent six of his souvenir 'Libyan Raid' mugs to the Pentagon! They're all part of the village life that surrounds the American military bases of Lakenheath and Mildenhall in Suffolk. Film cameraman DAVID GRAY Film editor PETER BARBER Producer ANTHONY GEFFEN BBC South and East: Elstree (Regional programme - for variations see next column)


Unknown: David Gray
Editor: Peter Barber
Producer: Anthony Geffen

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank
Properly-sown seeds grow into good strong plants. Is there a foolproof system of sowing?
Shrub pruning and feeding, including conifers, are jobs for early in the year.
Brian Self recommends fruit varieties, the old and the new, and shows that they can become beautiful trees that are easy to prune. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefaxpage 261
'The Gardeners' World Handbook price E4.95. available 25 February from booksellers


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Brian Self
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Tracey Ullman Show

also starring Julie Kavner
Dan Castellaneta Joe Malone
Sam McMurray in The Letter, Quality Time and David Meets the Folks
Justine returns home when her marriage fails, to find her room unchanged after ten years and her old admirer Brian still waiting. Max suffers the disadvantages of being the son of advantaged parents and David reveals a surprising occupation to his girlfriend Pamela's parents. Produced by RICHARD SAKAI


Unknown: Julie Kavner
Unknown: Dan Castellaneta
Unknown: Joe Malone
Unknown: Sam McMurray
Produced By: Richard Sakai

: Arena

Scarfe by Scarfe
Another chance to see cartoonist Gerald Scarfe 's satirical self-portrait, winner of the BAFTA and BENFF awards for Best Arts
Programme of the year.
Accustomed to attacking the shortcomings of others,
Scarfe takes a long hard look at himself and his own foibles and failings. Assisting in the investigation are his former Private Eye colleagues
William Rushton , Peter Cook and Richard Ingrams , Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Sunday Times editors past and present, Harold Evans and Andrew Neil.
Eyeball scorching TIMES An extraordinary piece of television


Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Harold Evans
Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Director: Gerald Scarfe

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Olympic Report

Highlights of another busy day of competition in Calgary.
Gold medals were decided in speed skating and Nordic ski-ing, while in figure skating the men skated their short programme.
In the luge, the men's doubles entrants included Britain's NICK OVETT - brother of the 1980 Olympic 800m champion. News, too, of the downhill ski-ing section of the women's combined event.
GERALD SINSTADT , TONY GUBBA Television presentation CTV


Unknown: Nick Ovett
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt

: Rachel, Rachel

Joanne Woodward
Estelle Parsons
Rachel Cameron , a schoolteacher, realises that she has reached the 'exact middle' of her life. She is unmarried, living with and looking after her widowed mother and can find no escape from an increasingly stultifying existence. But Rachel begins to realise that change is possible. This moving film is a deeply-felt portrait of one woman and her personification of the human spirit and its resilience.
Screenplay by STEWART STERN , based on a novel by MARGARET LAURENCE Produced and directed by PAUL NEWMAN
0 FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Joanne Woodward
Unknown: Estelle Parsons
Unknown: Rachel Cameron
Play By: Stewart Stern
Novel By: Margaret Laurence
Directed By: Paul Newman
Rachel: Joanne Woodward
Nick Kazlik: James Olson
Calla: Estelle Parsons
Mrs Cameron: Kate Harrington
Niall: Donald Moffat
Rev Wood: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Leighton: Bernard Barron
Hector: Frank Carsaro
Preacher: Terry Kiser
Rachela as child: Nell Potts
Nicka as child: Tod Engel
James: Shawn Campbell

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