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: Open University

Brian: the Life of an Ordinary Man

: Daytime on Two

9.30 Microelectronics in Action (e)
9.52 Making History Families
History is all about people. But what sort of people?
(e)
10.15 Science Workshop Seeds and Plants (A)
(e)
10.38 Pages from Ceefax
11.00 Thinkabout
(e)
11.15 Near and Far: Now and Then
Contrasts. Grasslands
(e)
11.35 Scene
QPR, Askey Is Dead
(Details tomorrow at 12.35pm) (e)
12.05pm Update Europe Norwegian Oil
(e)
12.25 Seventeen
1: / Can Wait to Leave School! (e)
12.50 Maths Inset
1: Whose Mathematics?
Ideally, children should 'own' the mathematics they learn. What does this mean?
(e)

: King Rollo

by David McKee.
King Rollo finds out which dog he likes best. (R)

Contributors

Writer: David McKee
Narration: Ray Brooks
Music: Duncan Lamont
Animation: Leo Beltoff
Production: Clive Juster

: What's Inside?

Flying Things
Floella Benjamin with BEA, JAMES,
JOANNA NATASHA , SPEEDY, ZOE and children from
LOVELACE PRIMARY SCHOOL Story: The Kite Fight by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Graphics CLAIRE STANLEY
Producer SHEILA FRASER (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Joanna Natasha
Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Illustrations By: Storyteller Saeed Jaffrey
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Graphics Claire
Producer: Sheila Fraser

: Music Time

Panji and the Buffalo A musical based on a traditional story from Java. Presenters Jonathan Cohen Helen Speirs with children from HENRY
FAWCETT JUNIOR SCHOOL
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R) (e)

Contributors

Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: News

Weather followed by Watch
Conservation
Back Garden/School Garden Jaye and Louise find out how plant and animal life can be encouraged. Should gardens be looked after or left alone? How can the ladybird contribute to pest control? Presented by Jaye Griffiths and Louise Hall-Taylor Film editor RAY NICOLAIDES
Series producer JULIA DRUM (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Jaye Griffiths
Presented By: Louise Hall-Taylor

: Is There Something after Death?

In the final part of his enquiry, Ean Begg considers reactions to the series.
Thousands of viewers have written to Ean about their experiences, beliefs, and questions. Some of those writers join a specially invited studio audience, who share their views on the possibility of an afterlife with a panel of theologians. doctors, and professionals who deal with the dying and what may happen after death.
Researcher JUDITH PEERS Producer SIMON HAMMOND

Contributors

Unknown: Ean Begg
Unknown: Judith Peers
Producer: Simon Hammond

: News

Weather followed by World Snooker
Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship First Semi-final
Those who've scraped, clawed, battled and fought their way this far are on E28,500 minimum. It's day 13 and no time for superstition! For openers it should be
STEVE DAVIS defending his title - it's over 31 frames, with the opening session over seven.
DAVID ICKE is your host at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. including at
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: David Icke

: The Travel Show Guide

Six programmes of essential facts on popular continental holiday areas. 3: Costa del Sol
Presented by Paul Heiney with John Kettley and Matthew Collins
How can you be sure of picking the right resort for next summer's holiday? The Travel Show Guide gives you the facts.
Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON (R) For script send crossed cheque or PO for £1.50 (payable to BBC) to: [address removed]

Contributors

Presented By: Paul Heiney
Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: World Snooker

World Professional Snooker Championship First Semi-final
DAVID ICKE brings further news of the opening semi-final from the Crucible
Theatre in Sheffield. Television presentation
MIKE ADLEY. PETER HAYWARD Producers
KEITH MACKENZIE. KEITH PHILLIPS Executive producers
NICK HUNTER. LAN EDWARDS

Contributors

Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Keith Phillips

: Young Musician of the Year

String Final
Already three of Sunday's finalists have been chosen. Tonight the last place will go to a string player who will hope to repeat
Alan Brind 's success in the last competition.
Humphrey Burton introduces the five best string players in this year's competition.
Awarding the prizes tonight are violinists Dennis Simons and Kenneth Sillito , cellist Raphael Wallfisch , college professor
Peter Renshaw and the resident adjudicator
Professor Alun Hoddinott. Director ALAN TONGUE

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Brind
Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Violinists: Dennis Simons
Violinists: Kenneth Sillito
Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Peter Renshaw
Unknown: Professor Alun Hoddinott.

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir Virginia McKenna Denis Quilley and Arthur Marshall
Sue Cook .Magnus Magnusson
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON
Produced and directed by PAUL ciani

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Top Gear

Introduced by William Woollard from the South of France, where he road-tests the latest Jaguar XJS, at last offered in fully convertible form. Jaguar's 20-year-old V12 engine is challenged by another from
BMW. Chris Goffey compares the two power plants and the cars they propel.
Car road tests can help you make an informed choice, but what about buying tyres?
Which provide the best grip, life and handling?
Also Sue Baker visits an adventure school in Scotland to learn how to drive 'cross country' and Frank Page test-drives current kit cars. Producer KEN POLLOCK
Executive producer TOM Ross BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Introduced By: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Tom Ross

: Nature

From Atomic Power to Zoos A hard look at the world around us with Michael Buerk and reporters John Howard and Linda Mitchell
Nature's best and worst of Britain continues this week with ... our towns. The best planned, the greenest, the safest for pedestrians. Nature names ten of the best.
The programme has already been to Durham, Dartmoor and the Western Isles on 'Site Reports'. This week there's the fourth in a series of live debates from a contentious corner of Britain.
Studio director ANDY BATTEN FOSTER Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN Editor PETER SALMON BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk
Reporters: John Howard
Director: Andy Batten
Producer: Amanda Theunissen
Editor: Peter Salmon

: World Snooker

World Professional Snooker Championship
Second Semi-final
Two men from the bottom half of the draw begin their semi-final tonight.
The opening frames, and news of the first semi-final from the afternoon session.

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about our lives - now
My African Farm
Sylvia Richardson went out to Kenya in 1931 to join an expedition. She shot six buffalo, married her first husband Punch, and settled. With Derek, her second husband, she bought a 200-acre farm in the foothills of Mount Kenya, where she's lived ever since. When Derek died, he left Sylvia with six servants, seven dogs, and his daughter-in-law, June.
Sylvia's life on the farm has hardly changed in 40 years. But it is about to. She is negotiating to sell her beloved land to a group of her servants. Since independence, Sylvia has gone on ruling her staff with a rod of iron - but with an underlying affection for them. Houseboys, gardeners and cook endure her familiar tantrums and insults with understanding and loyalty. But on Christmas Day, up-country, a new spirit of toleration is in the air.... Sound recordist SARAH JEANS Film editor EDWARD ROBERTS
Producer MELISSA LLEWELYN-DAVIES Directed and photographed by MOLLY DINEEN
Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
An ALLEGRA film for BBCtv
0 FEATURE: page 85
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Contributors

Unknown: Sylvia Richardson
Editor: Edward Roberts
Unknown: Molly Dineen
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Unknown: An Allegra

: Fascinating Aida

A cabaret concert, presented by three funny ladies:
Dillie Keane from Southsea, Adele Anderson from Birmingham,
Denise Wharmby from Hobart,
Tasmania. They entertain an uptown Bristol audience with songs on topical matters. MUSIC by DILLIE KEANE Lyrics by DILLIE KEANE and ADELE ANDERSON Staging by NICA BURNS Sound PETER ROSE
Lighting CHRIS WATTS
Design BRONWEN GROVER Director KEITH CHEETHAM Producer TONY STAVEACRE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Adele Anderson
Unknown: Denise Wharmby
Music By: Dillie Keane
Music By: Adele Anderson
Design: Bronwen Grover
Director: Keith Cheetham

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: World Snooker

World Professional Snooker Championship
Coverage into Friday morning as the first day's play of this year's opening sessions of the semi-finals comes to a close. This will be no time to be nodding off.
DAVID VINE is your host at the Crucible in Sheffield
Commentators TED LOWE JACK KARNEHM
CLIVE EVERTON
Summarisers JOHN SPENCER
JOHN VIRGO , EDDIE CHARLTON

Contributors

Unknown: David Vine
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Summarisers John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Eddie Charlton

: Weekend Outlook

previewing daytime programmes
A BBC/Open University production

: Open University

Discovering Physics
Producer JOHN STRATFORD (R)








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