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: Open University

Maths: Volumes of Revolution

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Lifeschool: Politics and You. Put It to the Vote
A parliamentary by-election, a school council, and a boys' club where all members have a say in how the club is run, are all examples of voting. But why should you bother to vote, does it give you any power, and how do you actually become an 'elector'?
Series consultant CLIVE HARBER Producer ANDY WALKER (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs and Cosmo both get carried away with their daydreams. Signs and Symbols: toilets. Book: There's No Such
Thing as a Dragon by JACK KENT Presenter HARRY TOWB
Book animation LEO BEL TOFT
Director JULIE CALLANAN (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time. Java Food
(R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout At the Seaside
Sally and the children are off to the seaside this week, scouring the beach and exploring the rock pools. Giant webbed footprints are found in the sand. What made them?
Producer DAVID MELDRUM (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag. Animal Olympics If animals competed in the Olympics, what medals would they win? SHEELAGH GILBEY and WAYNE LARYEA explore the world of animal athletes, in the wild, the safari park. and at home, with expert help from MIKE FINDLAY.
Producer CHRIS ELLIS (R) (e)
11.20 English Time: Talk On! Talking Together
To share, respect and listen to other people is the essence of this programme. Children investigate some work areas, try to solve a problem and have a discussion. Plus a re-examination of the ways of talking together explored in previous programmes.
11.45 Micro Mindstretchers Control: The Problem (5)
Presented by CAROL VORDERMAN How would you use your microcomputer to control the lights and curtains for a puppet theatre?
12.08pm History File British Social History The Motor Car
DAVID BELLAMY , with the aid of much archival film seldom seen on television, traces the impact of the car on society, starting from the days when the only thing that stood outside the suburban house to polish was a monkey puzzle tree.
Producer ALAN EREIRA (R) (e)
12.30 Seventeen
What Happened Next?
Has Debbie had her baby? How is married life working out for Noorany? What's been happening to Julia, Dean and Justin in the year since the original Seventeen series? A chance to catch up with them as they look back at the two years since they left school.
How have they changed? Has life worked out as they planned? There are one or two surprises in store.
Film editor FRAN MCLEAN Producer MIKE DICK (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.
Viking Sailors
PAUL COlA tells the amazing story of the Viking sailors. Men (and women) who roamed the world from America to the Caspian Sea; and whose longships even found a place in nursery rhymes.
Producer TOM STANIER (R) (e)


Unknown: Clive Harber
Producer: Andy Walker
Unknown: Jack Kent
Presenter: Harry Towb
Unknown: Leo Bel Toft
Director: Julie Callanan
Producer: David Meldrum
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Wayne Laryea
Unknown: Mike Findlay.
Producer: Chris Ellis
Producer: Jill Glindon Reed
Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Producer: George Auckland
Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Alan Ereira
Editor: Fran McLean
Producer: Mike Dick
Unknown: Paul Cola
Producer: Tom Stanier
Sally: Vicky Licorish

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Near and Far: Now and Then

Life at Sea in the 16th Century: The Spanish Armada
In October 1588, a long
Spanish ship was wrecked off Bolt Tail in south Devon. The St Peter the Great was one of the hospital ships in King
Philip's mighty Armada. One of those taken prisoner was a Portuguese boy called George. In today's programme, children from three Devon schools use their own maps, models and pictures to tell the story of the Spanish Armada and to speculate about the fate of that Portuguese ship's boy. Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM Producer NICHOLAS WHINES (R) (e)


Editor: John Billingham
Producer: Nicholas Whines

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
I Am Better than You!
It's hard work being the best lizard there is, as Sam finds out when he meets his rival - a lizard called Pete.
Presenter Vicky Ireland
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Presenter: Vicky Ireland
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Praise Be!


: Class 0181

I Am
A dance/drama based on a poem by JOHN CLARE performed by students of HIGH STORRS SCHOOL. Sheffield.
Producer MIKE MURRAY (R) (Postponed from 26 May)


Unknown: John Clare
Producer: Mike Murray

: News

Weather followed by 75 Golden Years
Chelsea Flower Show
Presented by Peter Seabrook Roy Lancaster and Janet Ellis Since 1913 the RHS has staged its spectacular
Chelsea Flower Show in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Assistant producer
Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill (R)
(Postponed from 24 May)
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Presented By: Peter Seabrook
Presented By: Roy Lancaster
Presented By: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Katherine Lapworth
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: One Iron Horse - Handle with Care

Mike Lawrence is a haulier who lives and works at
Edithmead in Somerset. His hobby is steam and his speciality is the transporting of railway engines by low loader. Written and narrated by Johnny Morris


Unknown: Mike Lawrence
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Director: Andrew Johnston

: 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

: This Slip of Earth

One Hundred and Fifty Years of Trent Bridge Cricket
Tim Rice paid homage to a cricketing institution as Trent Bridge played host to the West Indies for the First
Test, while proudly flying the flag of County Champions.
Harold Larwood , scourge of Australia during the notorious 'bodyline' series, joined Tim from Sydney to share his exclusive memories.


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Harold Larwood
Producer: Patrick Murphy

: Tomorrow's World

The Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation and Production Presented by HRH The Prince of Wales

: Babylon 2

The BBC archives are raided for the last time in the present series, when Steve Steen and Jim Sweeney from the Rory Bremner show bring you such classics as Muffin the Mule, Prudence Kitten and Tales of the Riverbank. Producer SUE MALUNSON


Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Rory Bremner

: Behind the Beat

Behind the Beat tells you what time it is with the help of Prince, Burning
Spear, Just Ice and the Soul n Soul posse, while flautist Phil Bent jazzes it up. Series producer SHARON AU Producer TERRY ÆRVIS BBC Pebble Mill

: Open to Question Goes live

Claire Short has described Page Three girls as 'objects of lust'. But how do they view themselves? Open to Question tonight are the brains behind the beautiful bodies of two generations - Linda Lusardi , Gail McKenna and Miss Bluebell from the Lido in Paris.
Producer DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Claire Short
Unknown: Linda Lusardi
Unknown: Gail McKenna
Presenter: John Nicolson
Director: Liz Scott
Producer: David Martin

: New Age Gypsies

Over the past three years, the way of life that new age gypsies have chosen for themselves has been the cause of great public outcry, fervent political debate and, at times, sheer misery.
Next week the issue may well come into focus yet again, as travellers meet up to celebrate the summer solstice.
For three months, Scene followed a group trying to live their chosen lifestyle.


Producer: Wilfred Emmanuel
Producer: Roger Tonge

: Horizon

Superconductor - the Race for the Prize In science, being first is everything. That's the race - and the goal is your scientific immortality.
The flow of electricity with absolutely no loss due to resistance could mean far cheaper power, levitated trains and ever-faster computers. But until 1986, the technology was so complicated and expensive that almost its only use was for the powerful magnets of medical scanners.
This is the story of a scientific breakthrough and the hectic race that followed - for superconductors that work at higher temperatures, for applications and lucrative manufacturing patents, for an explanation of how the new materials work ... and with luck, a share in a Nobel prize. Narrator Paul Vaughan Film editor SARA GOSLING Written and produced by ALEC NISBETT


Unknown: Dr Paul Grant.
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Sara Gosling
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Take Your Best Shot

Continuing a season of films specially made for television.
Tonight starring Robert Urich
Meredith Baxter -
Birney Jess Marriner is a 'working' actor - and in that profession the word 'working' rarely means employed. His wife Carol has struggled for ten years, but now decides that enough is enough and files for divorce. But there is still a magic between them and Jess decides to win her back at any cost. The stars of Vegas and Family Ties are united in this sharp romantic comedy.
(First showing on British television)
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Unknown: Robert Urich
Unknown: Meredith Baxter
Unknown: Birney Jess Marriner
Written By: Richard Levinson
Unknown: William Unk
Produced By: Robert A. Papazian
Directed By: David Greene
Jess Marriner: Robert Urich
Carol Marriner: Meredith Baxter-Birney
Alden: Jeffrey Tambor
Dr Barry Richardson: Jack Bannon
Andrea: Claudette Nevins
Plump girl: Susan Peretz
Dean: Howard McGillin
Gail: Rosanna Huffman
Fran: Jeannetta Arnette
Bainbridge: Richard Roat
Dellinger: Matthew Faison
Phil: Michael Bell

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Interval

: Open University

The Great Exhibition (2) A Lesson in Taste
In this second programme about the Great Exhibition of 1851. COUN
CUNNINGHAM finds out how 'taste' could come to be treated as a moral issue.
Producer TONY COE (R)


Producer: Tony Coe

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