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: Open University

Meanings of Madness

: Daytime on Two

9.20am New Series Let's See
The Garden Festival
Colours and Reflections
ALAN CUMMING and HILARY LYON find reflections of themselves in surprising places and discover that seeing the world through different colours can change the way things look. Stories by FIONA MCGARRY Producer ISHBEL MACLEAN (e)
Information World
Introducing Information Five programmes about information technology in everyday life.
Whenever information needs to be recorded and searched, a computer may have a part to play: in a public library, for instance....
Presenter CAROL LEADER Producer ROGER FRY (R) (e)
10.00am Science Workshop Bread (A)
10.25am Thinkabout Face to Face
10.40am Investigating Science (e)
11.00am Making History The Tudors
Ships and Seamen
11.20am Landmarks The Age of Wood
11.40am New Series Scene
The Crossing by DAVID LAN
Pello may look like an ordinary South African village girl, but her secret work is to guide guerrilla freedom fighters across the border, from
Botswana back into South
Africa, to take up the struggle against apartheid.
So when she discovers a young white man who says he's lost, and who claims to be an army deserter trying to escape, does she believe him? Could he be a spy sent to uncover activity like hers?
Handing him over to the army would allay their suspicions about her. But what if his story is true?
12.10pm Maths Topics Trigonometry (1)
Turning, revolutions, degrees - introducing sine, cosine, tangent as projections
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
12.30pm New Series Issues
Five Minutes to Midnight
We still take for granted the resources of the world we live in, but is Planet Earth on the brink of disaster? A disaster made by man?
12.55pm Inset
1: Managing Change


Unknown: Alan Cumming
Unknown: Hilary Lyon
Stories By: Fiona McGarry
Producer: Ishbel MacLean
Leader: Carol Leader
Producer: Roger Fry
Unknown: David Lan
Unknown: Graham Frake
Designer: Robert Foster
Producer: Roger Tonge
Director: Faith Isiakpere
Producer: David Roseveare
Presenter: Rob Curling
Producer: Diane Millward

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Music Time


: News

Weather followed by Watch
The Ramayana. The Story


PellO: Wabei Siyolwe
Adrian: Ben Daniels
Pello's brother: Michael Mascoll
Granny: Susan Zungu
Nelson: Davidson Knight
Oliver: Ian Roberts
Smit: David Albany
Conradie: Philip Babot
Auxilliary soldiers: Ntuthuko Nyembezi
Auxilliary soldiers: Basil Isaac
Molefi: Tommy Buson
Ramogodi: Elliot Ngubane

: Olympic Grandstand and Racing

Bob Wilson and Sally Jones back with more action from Seoul, with tennis due to feature heavily. Commentators
(Olympic coverage continues at
7.00pm on BBC1)
Racing from Ascot
2.30 EBF Clarence House Maiden Stakes (6f)
3.05 Hoover Cumberland Lodge Stakes dim)
3.40 Blue Seal Stakes (6f)
4.10 Gordon Carter Stakes (Handicap 2m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
JIMMY LINDLEY , JOHN HANMER Television presentation BRIAN ROGERS including at
2.55pm News and Weather


Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: Dan Maskell.
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Gordon Carter
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Brian Rogers

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Living on the Land

George Lane Fox , Landlord
George Lane Fox is the ninth generation of his family to be landlord of Bramham Park, one of the great estates of Yorkshire.
Narrator Derek Guyler Film editor PETER GIBBS Written and produced by DON HAWORTH
BBC North West (R)


Unknown: George Lane Fox
Unknown: George Lane Fox
Narrator: Derek Guyler
Editor: Peter Gibbs
Produced By: Don Haworth

: Family Portrait

Last in the series
4: The de Greys of Merton HallNarrated by Peter France
The de Greys have held the Manor of Merton for 600 years - long enough to learn how to keep matters in perspective.
Written and directed by COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Peter France
Directed By: Colin Rose

: Country File

: Korda Classic: Lady Hamilton

I continues a season of classic films produced by Alexander Korda. Starring Vivien Leigh Laurence Olivier
Lady Hamilton, the British Ambassador's wife, captivates Neapolitan society with her charm, beauty and wit. But an encounter with the famous Admiral Nelson leads to a romance that shocks England.
Screenplay by R. c. SHERIFF and WALTER REISCH
Produced and directed by ALEXANDER KORDA
0 FILMS: page 42


Produced By: Alexander Korda.
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Play By: R. C. Sheriff
Unknown: Walter Reisch
Directed By: Alexander Korda
Lady Hamilton: Vivien Leigh
Nelson: Laurence Olivier
Capt Hardy: Henry Wilcoxon
Lady Nelson: Gladys Cooper
Sir William Hamilton: Alan Mowbray
Mrs Cadogan-Lyon: Sara Allgood

: Natural Concern

The Acid Test
It started as a silly season story of a woman's hair turning green. Then fish and animals started dying, people vomited and developed mouth ulcers. Suddenly, the inhabitants of north
Cornwall realised that their water supply had become grossly polluted.
In the first of a series looking at the natural and human environment, Ian Breach tells the story of a public health cover-up.
Series producer HOWARD PERKS


Unknown: Ian Breach
Editor: Johnny Rutherford
Producer: John Hayes Fisher
Producer: Howard Perks

: Car of the Decade

Since the invention of the car, there have been over
4,000 makes and innumerable models. Which nine would be worthy to characterise the successive decades of the 20th century?
Last year, the Top Gear team chose its list of favourites and put them to the test during the autumn programmes.
William Woollard introduces highlights from this potted history of motor car design. Producer KEN POLLOCK
Executive producer TOM ROSS A Top Clear' Special
BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised
(A new series of Top Gear' begins next week)


Introduces: William Woollard
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Tom Ross

: Cool It

starring Phil Cool
Live from the Royal Alfaisal! The show that brings you all the top stars from the world of variety - eating Indian food! Tonight
Jimmy Tarbuck has the waiters in hysterics as he attempts to pronounce 'onion bhajia'; top international singing star Dana demolishes a chicken vindaloo and medium nan; and brilliant comedy impressionist, Phil Cool , orders tandoori fish, so that he can pretend to choke on the bone.
Associate producer LES WARD Director DAVID WEIR
Producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Phil Cool
Written By: Phil Cool
Written By: Paul Alexander
Written By: Keith Donnelly
Written By: Barry Faulkner
Producer: Les Ward
Director: David Weir
Producer: Steve Weddle

: A Picture of Health

Second of three programmes The Envy of the World
It was 1946. The doctors were angry and afraid they would become salaried civil servants, forced to work where they were sent. Nine out of ten voted against joining the National Health Service.
'Even doctors now can't appreciate how the doctors felt then.'
But Aneurin Bevan was prepared to use not only charm and persuasion but guile and outright bribery. He said he 'stuffed the consultants' mouths with gold'. The resistance collapsed. In the scramble for free spectacles, teeth and medicine, no one realised the doctors were still unhappy ... Film editor GERALDINE BARWICK Executive producer


Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Editor: Geraldine Barwick
Produced By: Fiona Holmes

: Film 88

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases, including Stars and Bars No Man Land
The Running Man


Unknown: Barry Norman

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday. A BBC/Open University production

: Open University

Fundamentals of Computing: Operating Systems
Whenever you buy a computer, you always buy at least one computer program - the operating system. Producer DAVID SAUNDERS


Producer: David Saunders

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