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: Open University

6.55 Maths: Modelling Pollution
7.20 Science: Mars - The Viking Mission

: Daytime on Two

9.40am Lifeschool: Going to Work: Open Learning
Open learning is a new way to study. Students learn what they want, when they want and how they want. (e)

10.05am You and Me
Song: I'm a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
Dibs and Cosmo wonder what it would be like to turn things upside down. (R) (e)

10.18am Music Time: Time Span
Cello Raphael Wallfisch (R) (e)

10.40am Thinkabout: Many Hands (R) (e)

10.58am Zig Zag: On the Moon
For hundreds of years men have dreamed of going to the moon. (R) (e)

11.20am Into Music: The Peregrine Falcon
The flight of the falcon gives the children ideas for their music. They try out different ways of getting started, such as conducting and counting in. The chorus of their song imitates the call of the peregrine falcon. (e)

11.40am MI 10
Arithmetic Progressions
How to make up a number sequence, add up without really trying, followed by Shuffles (R) (e)

12.00 France Francais: Bertrand (R) (e)

12.15pm History File: British Social History: The Case of Ann Williams alias Edwards
Ann Williams, a teenager and criminal, was imprisoned twice and finally transported to Australia in the 1840s. (R) (e)

12.35pm Issues
The current affairs series for young people.
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. (R) (e)

1.00-1.25pm Science in Action: Colour (R) (e)


Narrator (Lifeschool): Jackie Spreckley
Producer (Lifeschool): Diane Millward
Series producer (Lifeschool): Paul Mitchell
Presenter (You and Me): Sheila Chitnis
Film director (You and Me): Adrian Mills
Cellist (Music Time): Raphael Wallfisch
Presenter (Music Time/Into Music): Jonathan Cohen
Presenter (Music Time): Helen Spiers
Director (Music Time): Jeremy Orlebar
Producer (Music Time)/Directed and produced by (Into Music): Elizabeth Bennett
Producer (Thinkabout): Derek Longhurst
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish
Producer (Zig Zag): David Meldrum
Presenter (Into Music/Issues): Rob Curling
Presenter (Into Music): Seeta Indrani
Presenter (MI 10): Hilary Clough
Animation (MI 10): Stewart Hardy Films
Film editor (MI 10): John Billingham
Producer (MI 10): David Roseveare
Producer (France Francais): Susan Paton
Producer (History File): Edward Hayward
Producer (Issues): Diane Millward
Presenter (Science in Action): Terry Marsh
Presenter (Science in Action): Kjartan Poskitt
Producer (Science in Action): Clare Elstow
Series producer (Science in Action): Robin Mudge

: Pinny's House

Pinny and the Paper Glider Pinny is a wooden doll no bigger than a pin, but she's not afraid to fly.
Read by Matilda Thorpe Music by AR LOG
Directed and animated by OLIVER POSTGATE (R)


Unknown: Peter Firmin
Read By: Matilda Thorpe
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme. (R)

: Landmarks

How does demand for timber affect the landscape both locally and globally?
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R) (e)


Producer: Robin Gwyn

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures Alex and Roy
'This is our car? Will you come for a ride?' sing Charlie and the children by way of invitation.
Presenter Vicky Ireland
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Unknown: Pictures Alex
Presenter: Vicky Ireland
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: SLD Conference

Live coverage of the Social and Liberal Democrats' Conference with major debates on Europe and South Africa.
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White
Editor: James Hogan

: William Cowper Lived Here

P.J. Kavanagh in Olney P.J. Kavanagh visits the Buckinghamshire village of Olney, where the melancholy 18th-century poet William Cowper wrote the comic poem John Gilpin in one sleepless night.


Unknown: P.J. Kavanagh
Unknown: P.J. Kavanagh
Unknown: William Cowper
Unknown: John Gilpin
Director: David Heycock

: Macgregor's Scotland: Portknockie to Ben Avon: 1: The Moray Coast

Four programmes in which Jimmie Macgregor walks from Portknockie on the Moray Firth to the top of Ben Avon in the Cairngorms.
Jimmie follows a coastal path through brightly-painted fishing villages and meets some of the fishermen of days gone by. He sees boat building in today's fishing fleet. He goes beachcombing, walks an old railway line, and takes to the air in a glider. And he enjoys the birds and flowers along this ever varied stretch of coastline.


Presenter: Jimmie MacGregor

: DEF II Degrassi Junior High

What a Night Voula goes shopping with Lucy,but when she tinds out that Lucy doesn't pay for her purchases, it's too late. (R)

: Behind the Beat

Alexander O'Neal gets soulful, sweaty ana mil of bass with Fake and Criticize filmed at Wembley earlier this year. See Public Enemy lay it on the line and answer their critics; Loose Ends talk about their work in America, and Ziggy Marley talks about his identity. Plus a look at School Daze and the issues behind the film with director
Spike Lee. Aswad, taking a break in St Tropez , talk about their new-found stardom after 12 years in the music business. Other artists include Derek B and unlikely hip-hop star, Yemenite folk singer Ofra Hazar. Producer TERRY JERVIS
Series producer SHARON ALI BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised


Unknown: Alexander O'Neal
Talks: Ziggy Marley
Unknown: Spike Lee.
Unknown: St Tropez
Unknown: Derek B
Singer: Ofra Hazar.
Producer: Terry Jervis
Producer: Sharon Ali

: Conference Day

In the SLD Conference Day studio in Blackpool, Sir Robin Day interviews the politicians who have been at the centre of today's events. The day's controversies are examined and illuminated. And today's big debates are followed by the day's major interview.


Presenter: Sir Robin Day
OB producer: Neil Eccles
Programme producer: Suzanne Franks

: O'Donnell Investigates ... Age

Fourth of five programmes An Uncertain World
Life expectancy has increased by 25 years over the last century. For many people the extra years mean a drift into social isolation and poverty.
Michael O'Donnell investigates the role of older people, their rights and society's obligations.


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

: Reaching for the Skies

The third programme in the 12-part series on the history of aviation.
Narrated by Anthony Quayle Trailblazers
Flying between countries and continents is an accepted way of life to millions of people. But as their airliners cruise along at hundreds of miles an hour, tens of thousands of feet above the earth, how many spare a thought for those early pioneers?
Allcock and Brown in 1919, and Charles Lindbergh eight years later, flew the. Atlantic route long before there were passenger aircraft capable of spanning the great divide. Britain's
Alan Cobham sold the adventure of flight to the public and its commercial possibilities to government with long-distance flights to the outposts of Empire in the 1920s. Adventurers went on to fly over the Poles and Everest.
When the world turned to war in 1939, the days of the individual trailblazer were almost at an end. But they had created a rich legacy for post-war aviation to build on. Film editor GREG MILLER
Series producer IVAN RENDALL Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill
New: Published 29 September Book: 'Reaching for the Skies price £14.95, available from booksellers


Unknown: Charles Lindbergh
Unknown: Alan Cobham
Editor: Greg Miller
Producer: Ivan Rendall
Producer: Dennis Adams

: New Australian Movies: The Settlement

starring Bill Kerr John Jarratt
Lorna Lesley
The mid-1950s are tough for Kearney and Martin, two itinerant workers.
AS tney shuffle into Cedar Creek, broke and footsore, their luck seems out, until an easy-going woman comes to their aid. It isn't long before the three of them are the scandal of the settlement.
Howard Rubie's feature film debut is a romantic drama with a rich vein of laconic humour.
Screenplay by TED ROBERTS
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 42


Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: John Jarratt
Unknown: Lorna Lesley
Play By: Ted Roberts
Produced By: Robert Bruning
Directed By: Howard Rubie
Kearney: Bill Kerr
Martin: John Jarratt
Joycie: Lorna Lesley
Crowe: Tony Barry
Mrs Crowe: Katy Wild
Lohan: Alan Cassell
Mrs Lohan: Elaine Cusick
Fr Kieran: David Downer
Mrs Gansman: Babette Stephens
Girl: Vanessa Wilkinson

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Open University

11.30 Arts: The Melbury Road Set A group of artists who built themselves expensive studio houses. Producer CHARLES COOPER
11.55 Assessing Chances - Reflections ROBIN HOGARTH and HILLEL EINHORN explain why they are relatively optimistic about our ability to cope with uncertainty in everyday life. Producer JEREMY COOPER


Producer: Charles Cooper
Unknown: Robin Hogarth
Unknown: Hillel Einhorn
Producer: Jeremy Cooper

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