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: Open University

Maths: Modelling Cranes

: Trades Union Congress 1988

The 120th Trades Union Congress opens in Bournemouth today. Top of the agenda is the future relationship between the TUC and the Electrician's Union.
Jeremy Paxman and Vivian White Editor JAMES HOGAN


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Vivian White
Editor: James Hogan

: Songs of Praise

from Walsingham

: Pinny's House

Pinny in the Salad
Pinny and Victor are taken into the kitchen and when they fall into Jo's salad they find a friend!
Read by Matilda Thorpe
Story and pictures by PETER FIRMIN Music by AR LOG
Directed and animated by OLIVER POSTGATE (R)


Unknown: Peter Firmin
Read By: Matilda Thorpe
Unknown: Peter Firmin
Music By: Ar Log
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme with Brian Cant.
Harry the Hatter gets a harness for his horse and deposits a heap of hats in return. Help hunt out some more bric-a-brac that begins with 'H'.
Written and produced by Nick Wilson. (R)


Shopkeeper: Brian Cant
Designer: Mary Penley-Edwards
Writer: Nick Wilson
Producer: Nick Wilson

: News Weather followed by Wild Flower

Most of Britain's flowering plants live on dry land, but water-lilies are exceptions - they have returned to ponds and lakes and retained their aerial flowers.
Michael Jordan reveals their reasons and the secrets of their success.
Producer SARA FORD
Executive producer JOHN SPARKS (R)


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: John Sparks

: Trades Union Congress 1988

Coverage of the afternoon session, including debates on industrial relations and the new TUC guidelines on single-union agreements. Commentators
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Vivian White

: Star Brass

Harry Mortimer 's Star Brass Harry Mortimer introduces his personal selection:
Bob Childs (euphonium) Alan Morrison (cornet)
Michael Hext (trombone) Gordon Higginbottom (tenor horn)
Kevin Morgan (tuba)
Templemore Band, First Old Boys' Association Silver Band, St Colman's Band,
Third Carrickfergus Band, Agnes Street Band Producer ALAN TONGUE
BBC Northern Ireland (R)


Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: Bob Childs
Unknown: Alan Morrison
Unknown: Michael Hext
Tenor: Gordon Higginbottom
Horn: Kevin Morgan

: Screen Sleuths Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Code

begins a quartet of crime detection tales. Today starring
andThree identical music boxes, made by cunning hands in Dartmoor Prison, are sought by unscrupulous criminals led by a devious woman.
Screenplay by LEONARD LEE from a story by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Produced and directed by WILLIAM ROY NEILL (Tomorrow, 'Calling Bulldog Drummond'
49 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Leonard Lee
Story By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed By: William Roy
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Hilda: Patricia Morison
Gilbert Emery: Edmond Breon
Colonel Cavanaugh: Frederic Worlock
Insp Hopkins: Carl Harbord

: Fast Freight



Director: Clement Stigdon

: DEF II Animation Week

There's more to animation than Tom and Jerry. Throughout this week, DEF II gathers some of the most exciting animation in the world as Magenta De Vine and guests take us through aspects of this exciting field of popular culture.
In this first programme, pop star Paul McCartney talks about his lifelong love of cartoons and introduces personal favourites.
Tune in for an animation exclusive - John Needham's documentary on Tex Avery, master of the wildest and wackiest cartoons, who, with Chuck Jones, created Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
Preview the work of today's innovative student animators in the First Bite competition.
Today's films are Luxo Jr, the Tex Avery Documentary, Frog Song and Seaside Woman.
Assistant producer BRENDA EMMANUS
Programme consultant IRENE KOTLARZ
INFO: page 75


Talks: Paul McCartney
Unknown: John Needham
Unknown: Chuck Jones
Unknown: Luxo Jr
Director: Tony Newman
Unknown: Irene Kotlarz

: O'Donnell Investigates ... Age

During the last century, the population of the UK has aged dramatically - a permanent change that has passed by almost unnoticed. Sixty this year, Dr Michael O'Donnell presents a personal view of ageing. The Coming of Age
Michael O'Donnell returns to the pit village of Edlington in South Yorkshire, where his father, Dr James O'Donnell was a local GP. Through the experiences of local people, he traces the social and medical changes that have given us all the chance to live healthior and longer lives. Produced by DAVID WILLIAMS and VICKI MOORE (e) ● INFO: page 75


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Dr James O'Donnell
Produced By: David Williams
Produced By: Vicki Moore

: Wildlife Showcase

A series of eight programmes featuring natural history films from other countries. Beaver Pond
The beaver has been known to fell a tree three feet in diameter and 110 feet tall. It can build its lodge 12 feet high and 600 feet long. All in all, it is considered to be one of nature's great architects and engineers. Because of its newly-protected status, beaver activities are helping to reclaim badly eroded streams and creek beds.
This film, shot in the North American Rocky Mountain wilderness, has captured some of the remarkable behaviour of this gentle and extraordinary creature.
A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC production Presented for BBCtv by GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol

: New Australian Movies: The Highest Honor

John Howard
Atsuo Nakamura
The first in a season of new Australian films, The Highest Honor recounts the true story of the men of Z Force, an undercover unit, preparing to attack Japanese-held Singapore. Disguised as Malay soldiers, the group get within striking distance of their target, but the alarm is raised. Captain Bob Page and some gf the survivors - end up in a prison camp where they meet Minoru Tamiya , interpreter fjpr their interrogators. A deep friendship developwetween the men who. have everything except nationality in common.
Written and produced by LEE ROBINSON
Directed by PETER MAXWELL in association with SEIJI MARUYAMA
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Atsuo Nakamura
Unknown: Captain Bob Page
Unknown: Minoru Tamiya
Produced By: Lee Robinson
Directed By: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Seiji Maruyama
Capt R C Page, DSO: John Howard
Minoru Tamiya: Atsuo Nakamura
Lt Col Ivan Lyon, MBE DSO: Stuart Wilson
Able Seaman W G Falls, DSM: Steve Bisley
Major R M Ingleton: Michael Aitkens
Lt Cdr Don Davidson, DSO: George Mallaby
Lt W G Carey: Tony Bonner
Cpl C M Stewart: Harold Hopkins

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Championship Darts

Unipart British Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
It's down to the last 16 of 32 starters for this eight-day championship worth a total prize money of over £40,0d0.
The first three matches of the second round take place this evening, with BOB ANDERSON (1), PETER EVISON (5) and PAUL REYNOLDS (8) seeded to be playing.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Unknown: Bob Anderson
Unknown: Peter Evison
Unknown: Paul Reynolds
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Sid Waddell

: Open University

Arts Foundation Course: King Cotton Palace
This was Manchester's Victorian town hall, commissioned to portray the pride and ambition of this
Victorian boom city, and paid for by wealth generated by the mills. canals, and railways.
Producer TONY COE (R)


Producer: Tony Coe

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