6.50 17th-Century England
7.15 Invention Is not Enough
7.40 Working Mothers
8.05 Baby Talk
8.55 Pure Maths: Matrix Algebra
9.20 Gallium Arsenide: Pulled from Obscurity
9.45 'Antony and Cleopatra': Workshop
10.10 Calculus: Functions and Graphs
10.35 Electronics: Frequency Analysis
11.00 Casting a Bronze Statuette
11.25 Limestones in South-West England
11.50 Chemistry: Spectroscopy
12.15 Special Needs in Education
12.40 The Changing Countryside: Spoiling the View
1.05 Open Forum Magazine: News and Views
1.30 Modern Art: Style Labels
1.55 Managing the Managers
2.20 St Lucia: People and Celebrations
Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan and Sudha Kumari.
Until recently Asian gays and lesbians led secretive lives. Now they're coming out.
Network East has a special report. The BBC is about to screen the drama series
Shalom Salaam about the relationship between a Muslim girl and a Jewish boy. The programme interviews the writer and one of the leading actresses. Director PAUL FREEMAN Producer SUE ASHCROFT
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill
It's said that 2,000 dogs and 4,000 cats are destroyed in Britain every day.
Celia Hammond was a top fashion model. Now she's so furious about the destruction of healthy animals that she's given up her career to rescue as many strays as she can. Narrator Sarah Dunant Director PATRICK UDEN
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF A UDEN ASSOCIATES production for BBCtv
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Observing from La Silla Patrick Moore visits the observatory at La Silla high in the Andes mountains of Chile. He talks to the astronomers there and has what may be his last view of Halley's Comet.
Videotape editor DAVE RIXON Producer PIETER MORPURGO
Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
First of 17 days to decide the 1989 World Champion: can Stephen Hendry topple reigning champion and No 1 seed Steve Davis who opened the tournament earlier today with No 2 seed Jimmy White on the second table?
This afternoon's action sees Cliff Wilson and John Virgo opening their first round matches - with Virgo down to meet reigning world amateur champion Darren Morgan who knocked out Alex Higgins.
David Vine brings news of the day so far.
A view of world history in 13 parts by John Roberts. 13: Capitulations
In the final film of the series, John Roberts sums up and considers the nature of the West's final 'triumph'. Is the day of the West done? The
20th century has seen a great rejection of Western ways - particularly in the Islamic world.
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
Producer DENIS MORIARTY (R)
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Moira Stuart reads today's latest news and sport.
Lisa Davidson reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview
with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra.
The brilliant American conductor explores the enigma of Jean Sibelius and conducts a performance of his Sixth Symphony.
While other composers are mixing cocktails of various hues, I am offering the public pure spring water.
Tilson Thomas believes the Sixth to be an unduly neglected masterpiece. Using the imagery and language of television, he shows Sibelius already in creative crisis at 58, foreshadowing a mysterious silence he maintained for the last
30 years of his life. Sound BRENDAN SHORE Lighting BRENDAN CARR
Videotape editor DENNIS COLLETT Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Producer RODNEY GREENBERG
David Vine brings further news of the top seeds Steve Davis and Jimmy White as they begin the final session of their opening first round matches of the 1989 tournament, from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Commentators TED LOWE
Producers KEITH PHILLIPS
Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE ,
The season of films from the 1988 festival continues with a dramatic and highly original film from Madagascar. Tabataba starring
Francois Botozandry Lucien Dakadisy To a small village. isolated in the valleys of eastern Madagascar comes a stranger bringing news of momentous events that will change things forever. Disorder and agitation overtake the credulous villagers as they fall prey to hearsay and fantasy - observed with wry detachment by wise old Bakanga and with astonishment by the young boy, Solo. Set in French-ruled Madagascar in 1947, the film reflects the vivid storytelling in a tradition where history is handed down orally - tabataba means the spreading of rumours.
Screenplay by RAYMOND RAJAONARIVELO.
ROBERT ARCHER. JEROME TONNERRE Produced by JACQUES LE GLOU Directed by RAYMOND RAJAONARIVELO
(French and Malagasy dialogue with English subtitles. First showing on British television).
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with Antoine de Caunes
Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The two opening first-round matches are played to a conclusion tonight.