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: Open University

Maths: Catastrophe Theory

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Lifeschool: Politics and You. You and the Law
Police powers to stop and search, and the rights of animals used in experiments - through these two issues, the first of a political education series examines how laws are made.
Commentary PAUL HARGREAVES Producer ANDY WALKER (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds When Cosmo and Dibs take part in a contest, neither of them wants to be the loser. Signs and symbols: Bus stop Book: The Hare and the Tortoise
Customer......PHILL DOULTON Book animation MIKE HIBBERT Director SUE ARON (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time. The Gamelan (R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout Holiday Afloat
Sally and the children go for a holiday on a narrowboat. They negotiate locks and tunnels, work the tiller and find out what narrowboats were like in the old days.
Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag. Human Bodies (R) (e)
11.20 Walrus. 3: In No Time
Get used to writing it down, so you can scan it, remember it, plan it, and check that you've got it right too.
Musical arrangements by NOLA YORK
Produced and directed by MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
11.45 Micro Mindstretchers
Art and Design: The Problem (4) Presented by CAROL VORDERMAN How would you use your microcomputer to design a personal logo?
11.50 Pages from Ceefax
12.08pm History File British Social History Nine Days in May by MICHAL TAVISTOCK
'The Government's out to smash us all.... it's gonna be tough but it's what we've got to do.' 'I can see what you can't.
It's a strike against Parliament and the Constitution. It's revolution you're aiming at.'
The 1926 General Strike divides a community.
Producer RONALD SMEDLEY (R) (e)
12.30 Seventeen. 6: Noorany Noorany and her family are
Muslim, though she was born in the UK and is more
'westernised' than her parents. Will she be able to satisfy her parents ambitions for her, or, as she moves away from her all-girl school, will other influences begin to affect her? Film editor AMANDA SMITH
Series producer PETER M. EVANS (R) (e)
1.00 Subtitle Slot: Zig Zag
A series of programmes from the year's school television output, repeated in subtitled form for hearing-impaired children.
A Viking Town
PAUL COlA discovers that there was much more to Viking civilisation than battle-axes. Producer TOM STANIER (R) (e)


Presenter: Larrington Walker
Unknown: Phill Doulton
Unknown: Mike Hibbert
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Arrangements By: Nola York
Directed By: Morton Surguy
Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Lloyd McGuire
Unknown: Caroline John.
Unknown: Denis Holmes
Unknown: Chris Sullivan.
Unknown: Roger Hume
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Colin Jeavons.
Director: Tony Virgo
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Unknown: Noorany Noorany
Editor: Amanda Smith
Producer: Peter M. Evans

: Near and Far:

Now and Then
Life at Sea in the 16th Century: The Secrets of the 'Mary Rose ' More than 16,000 items were recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose.
Producer NICHOLAS WHINES (R) (e)


Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Mary Rose.

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Posy and Sam Olly 's dog, Benjy, wins a prize in the dog show. So does Posy's dog Sam.
Presenter Vicky Ireland
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Unknown: Sam Olly
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Sally: Vicky Licorish
Fisherman: Harry Towb
First Alien: Paul Gee
Second Alien: Annette Badland
Gary: Peter Ferdinando
Barbara: Claudette Stewart
Lynne: Leesa Williams
Ranjit: Raj Ghatak

: Songs of Praise

from Moscow

: 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 Cricket: First Test
Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies
Introduced by TONY LEWIS including at
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Tony Lewis

: Babylon 2

Bill and Ben take you back to the 50s, Jimmy Mulville remembers Mr Pastry learning to ski, The Singing Ringing Tree and Sir Prancelot. Producer SUE MALLINSON


Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Mr Pastry

: Behind the Beat

Tonight on Behind the Beat, you can see Dennis Brown at the Apollo. Barry White expounding on his deep voice and former life of crime and the Reggae
Philharmonic Orchestra with their unique blend of classical music with dub rhythm. Plus Freddie Jackson , Was
(Not Was),
Roger Troutman and Maxi Priest. Series producer SHARON AU Producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dennis Brown
Unknown: Barry White
Unknown: Freddie Jackson
Unknown: Roger Troutman
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Open to Question Goes Live

Senator Gary Hart once looked set to become the next president of the US. Forced to withdraw, he is now an outspoken critic 'of America's method of choosing new leaders - and a favourite of its gossip columnists.
Tonight, Senator Hart faces interrogation by young people from all over Britain. Presenter John Nicolson Director MAY MILLER
Producer DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Gary Hart
Presenter: John Nicolson
Producer: David Martin

: Open Space

West Country dairy farmer Mark Purdey took on the Ministry of Agriculture in the High Court in 1985 and won his case against the use of organo-phosphates to control warble fly in cattle.
This film includes disturbing testimony from some of the many who contacted him with fears that they had been poisoned by 'ops'. He is also strongly supported by the Conservative Chairman of the House of Commons
Agriculture Committee Sir Richard Body , who attacks the inordinate influence of the agrochemical industry. Film editor PAUL DOSAJ
Series producer PETER LEE WRIGHT Producer - GILES OAKLEY Director ROBINA ROSE
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT
0 INFO: page 78


Unknown: Mark Purdey
Unknown: Richard Body
Producer: Peter Lee Wright
Producer: Giles Oakley
Director: Robina Rose

: pm Horizon

A Good Test?
Paul Mercer , a student, wants to be a naval officer. John Josling , a manager, hopes to become a director of his company.
Naval psychologists use psychometric tests (the modern IQ tests) which involve two days of rigorous assessment to help select their potential high-fliers. But the officer chairing the Admiralty Interview Board believes that it's not until you can look into the man's eyes that you get a feel for his true character. Are the tests valid - and is the result fair to Paul Mercer ?
John Josling agrees to submit himself to vigorous and potentially embarrassing personality testing. His company believes it will identify his strengths and weaknesses and assist his ambitions for promotion. But can you really change personality with paper tests?
Narrator Paul Vaughan Film editor RICHARD SEEL Written and produced by ANGELA TILBY
0 INFO: page 78


Unknown: Paul Mercer
Unknown: John Josling
Unknown: Paul Mercer
Unknown: John Josling
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Angela Tilby
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Mrs Delafield Wants to Marry

Continuing a season of films specially made for television.
Tonight starring
Katharine Hepburn Harold Gould
The legendary
Mrs Delafield , rich matriarch of one of New England's oldest families, is not the sort of person to make decisions lightly. But when she announces that she has fallen in love with Dr Marvin Elias , skilled, respected and Jewish, their respective families hit the roof. That sort of thing just doesn't happen. Katharine Hepburn makes a rare television appearance in this sharp romantic tale.
Screenplay by JAMES PRIDEAUX Produced and directed by GEORGE SCHAEFER
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Harold Gould
Unknown: Mrs Delafield
Unknown: Dr Marvin Elias
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: James Prideaux
Directed By: George Schaefer
Mrs Delafield: Katharine Hepburn
Dr Elias: Harold Gould
George: Denholm Elliott
Gladys: Parker Brendaforbes
Horton: David Ogden Stiers
Doreen: Bibi Besch
Sarah: Kathryn Walker
Chipper: Charles Frank

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Cricket First Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies
Introduced by RICHIE BENAUD


Introduced By: Richie Benaud

: Open University

The Great Exhibition (1) An Exercise in Industry Producer TONY COE (R)


Producer: Tony Coe

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