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: Open University

Photochemistry: Sun, Cities and Smog

: Daytime on Two

9.20 Maths Inset
A series for teachers of pupils aged 11 to 16 4:Assessment
What's involved in assessment? What are the criteria? How best to organise it?
Consultant AFZAL AHMED Film editor BOB RYMER
9.52 Making History:
Local Studies. Workshops
In the 19th century there were more workshops than factories, though traces of them may be harder to find. But by looking at directories, censuses, and buildings, a Birmingham school has built up a detailed picture of working conditions in the Jewellery Quarter.
10.15 Who - Me? Flare Up
Two children give their version of the events leading up to a playground incident.
10.38 Brazil. Amazon Frontier
Brazil's hectic pace of economic development has carried new ventures to the depths of the Amazon region.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.00 Watch. Conservation Animals in Danger (e)
11.18 La Maree et ses secrets A five-part adventure serial in French by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL and JAN COTTAVE
4: Les Choux-fleurs de Saint-Brieuc (R) (e)
11.35 Life Goes On. Cells Every living thing on the earth is made up of cells.
The cells divide and specialise to produce the vast range of living material.
Producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
12.00 Mindstretchers
Tight Living: the Problem
Problems for 10-to 12-year-olds to work on, with suggested solutions. FEROZA SYAL is moving into a new bedsitter. How can she fit in everything she needs to make it comfortable?
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
12.05pm Pages from Ceefax
12.20 A-level Studies: History The Pilgrimage of Grace
The Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536 posed the biggest threat yet faced by the Tudor throne. It has usually been represented as a spontaneous and popular uprising against Henry VIII 's religious reforms and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but several modern historians have challenged this view. Written by JOHN FINES
Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R) (e)
12.50 Espana Viva Spanish for beginners with YOLANDA VAZQEZ Director STEPHEN MOSS
Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e) 0 INFO: page 9?


Editor: Bob Rymer
Presenter: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Jan Cottave
Producer: Peter Bratt
Producer: Edward Hayward
Unknown: Henry Viii
Written By: John Fines
Presented By: Richard Burrows
Unknown: John Fines
Unknown: G.R. Elton
Unknown: C. Haigh
Unknown: C.S.L. Davies
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Unknown: Yolanda Vazqez
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: Postman Pat: Pat's Thirsty Day

A See-Saw programme

There hasn't been any rain in Greendale for weeks and the lakes have almost dried up.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Big Top Science

A visit to the Discovery
Dome to investigate memory. Presenters Terry Marsh and Kjartan Poskitt play some psychological games and find out how faces are recognised. The Big Toppers band play along with Kjartan's songs and guest experts help with the experiments.
Production ROBIN MUDGE
Production assistant WENDY HARDIE


Presenters: Terry Marsh
Presenters: Kjartan Poskitt
Unknown: Robin Mudge
Unknown: George Auckland
Unknown: Brenda Barrie
Director: Peter Moss
Unknown: Wendy Hardie

: News Weather followed by You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year olds Cosmo and Dibs find different uses for a kitchen sieve, Bill Owen leads the singing in I'm a Little Teapot, Henry finds the words 'You and Me' written in Radio Times and Anthony van Laast takes his son Kit to a dance class.
Film director LEILLA GUINERY GREEN Studio director NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)


Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Anthony van Laast
Director: Leilla Guinery Green
Director: Nicci Crowther

: See Hear!

: Writers' Houses

Bernard Shaw Lived Here Bernard Levin at Ayot St
Lawrence in Hertfordshire considers the life and achievement of George Bernard Shaw.


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw.
Producer: David Heycock

: News Weather followed by The World About Us

Destination Doha 2: The Difficult Bit
Yesterday's The World About Us followed the adventures and misadventures of four men and three 40-ton lorries across Europe to Istanbul. Today they set out over the Bosphorous Bridge into the emptiness of Asia Minor, ahead the Middle East and Arabia. This is the difficult bit. There are problems enough in Turkey and Syria, but there is no road at all south from the Baghdad road out of Jordan to the pipeline in northern Saudi Arabia. Narrator Benny Green Producer TONY SALMON
Series editor ANTHONY ISAACS (R)


Producer: Tony Salmon
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Or Kildare

with guest stars
A Pyrotechnic Display
In this concluding episode,
Kildare the teacher becomes Kildare the student, as Rudy, Tom and Frankie reach the point when they must decide between personal feelings and professional ambition. (R) (A new story begins on Friday at


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Rudy Devereux: Dean Stockwell
Tom Hartwood: Tony Bell
Frankie Warren: Shetland Wells

: An Actor's Life for Me

A final compilation of stories about the theatre, taking in chapters on 'being off when you should be on', 'the curse of the corpse', and 'resting', which is never very restful. With Jenny Agutter Jane Asher
Richard Briers
Eleanor Bron
Judy Cornwell
Denholm Elliott
Michael Gough Sheila Hancock
Freddie Jones
Maureen Lipman Anna Massey Denis Quilley
Leonard Rossiter Jack Shepherd
Producer TONY STAVEACRE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Judy Cornwell
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Cartoon

Mushrooms (R)

: The Alternative Holiday Show

If you've always suspected that there could be more to a holiday than lying on a crowded beach, then this new series is for you. John Thirlwell and Kathy Tayler look at the alternatives on offer on your doorstep and they have a go themselves.
Today, among other things, horses, history and jazz. Director Marcel Guillou Producer Mike Murray
For more information send an sae to: [address removed]
*INFO: page 92


Presenter: John Thirlwell
Presenter: Kathy Tayler
Director: Marcel Guillou
Producer: Mike Murray

: Gardeners' World

at Rosemoor Gardens,
Torrington, North Devon BBC Pebble Mill

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Turnberry bares her teeth today as Bruce Forsyth and Lee Trevino take on the two Sandys, Gall and Lyle, for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy.
A howling wind gives way to sublime sunshine, and the guests Bruce and Sandy prove their mettle in the difficult conditions.
Peter Alliss also braves the elements over nine holes of the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry Hotel. Assistant producers
DEREK MARTIN. MURRAY NEEDHAM Television presentation


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Derek Martin.
Unknown: Alastair Scott.
Unknown: Fred Viner

: Architecture at the Crossroads

Ten films about contemporary architecture 9: Berlin: A City for People
It took eight years to create Berlin's mammoth
International Building
Exhibition of 1987, with a cast list of contributors that reads like a Who's Who of contemporary architecture. Its focus was on social housing within the modern inner city. The venue for the exhibition was the city itself, real houses and building complexes, already inhabited, and designed to demonstrate how the city can once again become a place fit for people. The Berlin schemes could well become prototypes for the rest of the world, building with people rather than merely for them. Narrator Andrew Sachs
Excellent with revealing perspectives
An impressive series TIME OUT Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM (R)
(Postponed from 10 May)


Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Produced By: Peter Adam

: Mortimer in Tuscany

'A sunny place for shady people' - Tuscany has always been a magnet for the British escaping from their native climate and morals. John Mortimer is the latest in a long line of British writers from Shelley to D.H. Lawrence , to fall under the Tuscan spell. He talks to two distinguished exiles, Sir Harold Acton and Muriel Spark and to some of the lesser-known Britons who flock to Florence every year in search of enlightenment.
Does Italy still have the same effect on English girls as it had on Lucy Honeychurch in E. M. Forster 's A Room with a View?
Production assistant RACHEL FOSTER Executive producer JOHN ARCHER Director DAISY GOODWIN A REVIEW special


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: D.H. Lawrence
Unknown: Harold Acton
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Lucy Honeychurch
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Rachel Foster
Producer: John Archer
Director: Daisy Goodwin

: Connoisseur

Do You Know What Eros Is Made of? asks Bamber Gascoigne in his new quiz game on all the visual arts from around the world. The contestants in the third heat are:
Andrew Brunt from Cheshire Lionel Burman from Merseyside
Margaret Campbell from Edinburgh John Northcott from Hertfordshire
Series devised and questions set by BAMBER GASCOIGNE
Producer JONATHAN WRIGHT MILLER A HAWKSHEAD production for BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: Andrew Brunt
Unknown: Lionel Burman
Unknown: John Northcott
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Jonathan Wright Miller

: Brass Tacks

Tested to Destruction
Military training needs to be tough and realistic. But do the 'professionals' know where to draw the line between mock combat and the dangers of the real thing? Every year dozens of servicemen are killed and injured by accidents in basic training. The Ministry of Defence is economical with the details, so the truth escapes only on rare occasions, either because there are civilian witnesses or because relatives have battled for answers.
Hugh Prysor-Jones investigates cases which reveal incompetence on the ground and evasion stretching up to the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall. Research SIAN PENLINGTON Producer BRIAN BARR Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Brian Barr

: Naked Video

Not a repeat but a compilation of the best bits from the last series.
Ron Bain , Gregor Fisher
Andy Gray , Helen Lederer
Tony Roper , Elaine C. Smith Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes Music DAVID MCNIVEN Director ALEX YOUNG
Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C. Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Unknown: John Sparkes
Music: David McNiven
Director: Alex Young
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: The Nature of Australia

A portrait of an island continent insixepisodes narrated by Robyn Williams 5:Land of Flood and Fire. Kakadu, in the Northern Territory, and the happy hunting ground of Crocodile Dundee, is Australia at its wettest. Just a short distance from Papua New Guinea, the top end receives the tropical monsoons. The deluge supports lush swamps with myriads of birds, flying foxes and some of the largest crocodiles in the world. There are caves where grotesque bat-eating frogs and snakes lurk, and termites provide nesting places for kingfishers that do not fish. During the dry season, spectacular congregations of ducks and geese occur as the pools dwindle. Australia's own unique wildlife mingles with immigrants from South East Asia.
But over 50,000 years ago, new visitors - members of the human race - set foot on Australia's northern shores and, through fire, made a lasting impact on the land. Producer DIONE GILMOUR Film editors
Series producer JOHN VANDENDELD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robyn Williams
Producer: Dione Gilmour
Unknown: Jeremy Hogarth.
Unknown: John Dutton

: Atlantic at 40

Last Saturday in New York City, some of the greatest artists from the world of rock celebrated the birthday of their record label. Over the next five days, BBC2 brings you the highlights of the concert. Artists scheduled to appear include: Bette Midler Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Mick Jagger , Keith Richards and Bill Wyman
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey
Robert Plant ,
Genesis Phil Collins , Yes, Foreigner INXS, Ben E. King Coasters, Bee Gees
Debbie Gibson , Roberta Flack Hall and Oates, Ray Charles


Unknown: Bette Midler
Unknown: Young Mick Jagger
Unknown: Keith Richards
Unknown: Bill Wyman
Unknown: Pete Townshend
Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Robert Plant
Unknown: Genesis Phil Collins
Unknown: Ben E. King
Unknown: Debbie Gibson
Unknown: Roberta Flack
Unknown: Ray Charles

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Open University

A Convent Education


Producer: Suzanne Campbell

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