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: Open University

Maths: Finding a Formula

: Daytime on Two

9.15 Job Bank
Telecommunications Work Jobs with British Telecom: technicians, clerical staff and motor mechanics
Producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
9.38 Lifeschool: Going to Work A Woman's Work? Are our attitudes to job-stereotyping changing? Producer JUDITH MILES
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds JENI BARNETT finds it hard to comfort Cosmo when Dibs goes missing. There's an introduction to the number 10. Book: Winklet Goes to School
10.15 Music Time The Animals (R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout Playgrounds (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag Fruit
SHEELAGH GILBEY and PAUL COIA explore a wildlife garden and tell the story of Persephone. The life cycle of plants comes full circle - from seeds to plants and back again.
Producer CHRIS ELLIS (R) (e)
11.20 Walrus In No Time by CATHY PELLICER
A story about language and how to use it.
2: When the aliens try chatting up at the disco, all they get is a bottle of arsenic!
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
11.45 Micro Mindstretchers Databases
2: The Problem
Presented by CAROL VORDERMAN The problem is, how would you use your microcomputer to create a database of school trips and places to visit? There's a close look at a database in a library.
11.50 Pages from Ceefax
12.08pm History File British Social History: From Sail to Steam
How the steamship developed and why it took so long to oust the place of sail. (R) (e)
12.30 Seventeen 4: Debbie (R) (e)
1.00 Subtitle Slot: Sex Education
Programmes from the year's school television output, repeated in subtitled form for hearing-impaired children. Life Begins
A baby grows inside its mother's womb for nine months, but what makes it start to grow? The final programme in this series for
8- to 10-year-olds explains why both a man and a woman are necessary for a baby to be conceived.
Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R) (e)


Producer: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Unknown: Jeni Barnett
Producer: Richard Callanan
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Paul Coia
Producer: Chris Ellis
Unknown: Cathy Pellicer
Producer: Morton Surguy
Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Producer: George Auckland
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Alien One: Paul Gee
Alien TWO: Annette Badland
Gary: Peter Ferdinando
Lynne: Leesa Williams

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Near and Far: Now and Then

Contrasts: Drought (R) (e)

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
What Is It?
Vicky Ireland does some late spring cleaning. (R) (e)

: Praise Be!

with Thora Hird


Unknown: Thora Hird

: Noticeboard

Rob Curling looks at what's going on in radio and TV; and Marian Foster has news from the Daytime Club.


Unknown: Marian Foster

: News

Weather followed by The World About Us
Destination Doha 1:The Easy Bit?
Late on a wintery Tuesday night, four men in three massive 40-ton lorries leave England on a 5,000 mile journey through 11 countries. Their destination: Doha, the capital of the oil emirate of Qatar. Their cargo: a bizarre mixture of goods. Today's programme sees the convoy to Istanbul, through snow, breakdowns, police hold-ups and other complications. Narrator Benny Green (R)


Narrator: Benny Green

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Northern Lights

Peter Tinniswood 's Seaside Views
Writer Peter Tinniswood visits the Holmfirth Postcard Museum in West Yorkshire and talks to one of the great saucy postcard illustrators, Arnold Taylor.


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Arnold Taylor.
Producer: Mike Murray
Editor: Mark Rowland

: Sister Kenny

Rosalind Russell Alexander Knox
Based on the life of Elizabeth Kenny - a young Australian nurse - this moving film tells of her pioneering work in the treatment of infantile paralysis.
Screenplay by DUDLEY NICHOLS
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Alexander Knox
Unknown: Elizabeth Kenny
Unknown: Dudley Nichols
Unknown: Alexander Knox.
Unknown: Mary McCarthy
Directed By: Dudley Nichols
Elizabeth Kenny: Rosalind Russell
Dr McDonnell: Alexander Knox
Kevin Connors: Dean Jagger
Dr Black: Philip Merivale
Mary Kenny: Beulah Bondi
Michael Kenny: Charles Dingle
Medical director: John Litel

: Babylon 2

Harry Enfield remembers Jimmy Edwards whacking his pupils, Captain Pugwash, the original Sooty and the noisy Clangers.


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards

: Behind the Beat

Tonight featuring
Run DMC, Angela Winbush and Ron Isley , Derek B and Morris Day
Look out for reggae hip-hop with Longsy D and Huddersfield house band Hotline
Series producer SHARON ali Producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Angela Winbush
Unknown: Ron Isley
Unknown: Derek B
Unknown: Morris Day
Producer: Sharon Ali
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Open to Question Goes Live

Edwina Currie found her interrogators 'the sharpest in Britain'. Ben Elton called them 'tough and tenacious'. Tonight another personality of the moment faces an audience of young people from all over Britain. Directors


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Ben Elton
Directors: May Miller
Directors: Uz Scott
Producer: David Martin

: Open Space

The Catch
Easter week is traditionally the big catch of the year for Grimsby fishermen feeding the Good Friday faithful. But the catch this year was that the 'lumpers' (the dock labour force), wouldn't land the fish. Nevertheless the fishermen battled on against the elements; and travelling fishmongers Rob and Christine Hinchcliffe continued their weekly trip south to share the pleasures of the deep with their customers of Hampstead and Highgate.
Narrator Keith Floyd
Photography NIALL KENNEDY Editor LIZ TENNENT Series producer
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT


Unknown: Christine Hinchcliffe
Narrator: Keith Floyd
Narrator: Photography Niall Kennedy
Unknown: Peter Lee

: Horizon

The Hope of Progress
Sir Peter Medawar , who died last November, was a great scientist who, with the help of an exceptional woman, triumphed over adversity and justified his hope of progress. He was shocked by the appalling burns of a Second World War airman who crashed near his home, and he set to work to find a treatment using skin grafts. His fundamental discoveries about the immune system inspired the surgeons who pioneered transplantation. Sir Peter became a Nobel
Laureate and figurehead of British science. After a severe stroke, his own courage and the support of his remarkable wife Jean, enabled him to return to writing, including his autobiography Memoir of a Thinking Radish.
Alan Howard reads Sir
Peter's own words in this tribute from his colleagues and Lady Medawar. Film editor TIM CAWSTON Producer JAMES BURGE


Unknown: Sir Peter Medawar
Unknown: Alan Howard
Editor: Tim Cawston
Producer: James Burge
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Between Friends

Continuing a season of films made specially for television, tonight starring Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett Being recently divorced isn't the easiest of times, but for Deborah and Mary Catherine it's proving very difficult indeed.
Deborah - wealthy and attractive -just misses having a man about the house; Mary Catherine , however, has to balance a struggling business with a teenage daughter.
But relationships are simple when compared to their own stormy friendship.
From the novel Nobody Makes Me Cry by SHELLEY LIST Produced by JONATHAN ESTRIN , SHELLEY LIST Directed by LOU ANTONIO
(First showing on British television)
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 26


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Mary Catherine
Unknown: Mary Catherine
Unknown: Jonathan Estrin.
Unknown: Shelley List
Unknown: Shelley List
Produced By: Jonathan Estrin
Produced By: Shelley List
Directed By: Lou Antonio
Deborah Shapiro: Elizabeth Taylor
Mary Catherine Castelli: Carol Burnett
Francie Castelli: Barbara Bush
Sam Tucker: Henry Ramer
Malcolm Hollan: Bruce Gray
Dr Seth Simpson: Charles Shamata
Lolly James: Lally Cadeau
Essie: Vera Cudjoe

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Open University

Utilitarianism: Bernard Williams
The philosopher Bernard Williams presents a critical paper on Utilitarianism. The paper will be discussed in next week's progamme. Producer NICK LEVINSON (R)


Unknown: Bernard Williams
Unknown: Bernard Williams
Producer: Nick Levinson

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