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: Open University

Computing: Overseas Containers

: Daytime on Two

9.45am Economics: A Question of Choice
10.05am You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Cosmo decides she doesn't like her green hair.
Book: A Lion for Lewis by ROSEMARY WELLS
10.20am Science Workshop Twigs and Wood (A)
Big trees and old ones.
Grain, plywood and veneers. Producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.40am Textile Studies The Right Stuff
11.00am Words and Pictures
Fourteen Rats and a Rat-Catcher (e)
11.15am English Time Talking about People How do we formulate our ideas about people? Actor JOHN WOODNUTT
Producer JILL GLYNDON REED (R) (e)
11.35am The Geography Programme
What Ice Did to the Land
BERNARD CLARK investigates the way the Ice Age left its mark on the British landscape.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.55am A-level German 1: It's a Man's World
Is a muscular body attractive? Production GODFREY JOHNSON SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
12.15pm Big Top Science Radio
12.35pm Ufeschool Going to Work Robotics
1.00pm Business Matters
Tom Peters , Business Evangelist American Tom Peters is the most famous business guru in the world. He has made himself a millionaire from his business books and lectures.
Series editor BRIAN DAVIES (R) (e)
0 TRAINING VIDEO: write to
BBC Education and Training Sales, BBC Enterprises Ltd, Room A2063, Woodlands. 80 Wood Lane, London W12 OTT.


Unknown: Rosemary Wells
Presenter: Indira Joshi
Producer: Richard Callanan
Producer: Michael Coyle
Unknown: John Woodnutt
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Godfrey Johnson
Unknown: Susan Paton
Unknown: Tom Peters
Unknown: Tom Peters
Editor: Brian Davies

: Charlie Chalk

Goodbye, Hello!
Charlie decides that it's time to leave Merrywit and return to the circus.


Voice artist: Michael Williams
Voice artist: John Wells
Voice artist: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Writer: Jocelyn Stevenson
Music and Lyrics: Mike Redway
Director of Animation: Derek Mogford
Film Editor: Martin Bohan
Song vocals: Ken Barrie
Creator/designer/producer: Ivor Wood

: Zig Zag

The Greeks

: News

Weather followed by Storytime
The Magic Birthday Cake Birthdays are special days and they're even better with a magic birthday cake.
Series producers DIANE MORGAN and PAT FARRINGTON (R) (e)

: Racing and Snooker

Racing from Cheltenham
2.20 EBF Novices' Hurdle Final (Handicap. 2m)
2.50 Piper Champagne
Golden Miller Steeplechase (3m 2f). Mercy Rimell goes for a hat-trick in this event.
3.25 South Wales Showers Mira Silver Trophy Chase
(21m). Beau Ranger looks set to win another valuable prize for Martin Pipe.
4.00 Steel Plate and Sections Young Chasers
Championship Final (3m) Introduced by Richard Pitman
World Snooker
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
This afternoon sees
Willie Thorne completing his first round tie and Neal Foulds beginning his first session.
David Icke continues to keep an eye on things in Sheffield. Producer (racing) WENDY SHEPPARD Executive producer (snooker) KEITH MACKENZIE including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Unknown: Beau Ranger
Unknown: Martin Pipe.
Introduced By: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Neal Foulds
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Wendy Sheppard
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Gardeners' World

from Bamsdale and Silverdale. with Geoff Hamilton ,
Roy Lancaster , John Kelly. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: John Kelly.
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: Buck Rogers In the 25th Century starring

Gil Gerard as Buck Rogers in Twiki Is Missing
The treacherous Omni-
Guard, three all-powerful females, are despatched by the evil Kerk Belzak to kidnap Twiki.


Unknown: Gil Gerard
Unknown: Buck Rogers
Unknown: Kerk Belzak
Written By: Jaron Summers
Director: Sig Neufeld

: Rapido with

Antoine de Caunes
In this week's fast moving show, Rapido talks to the Bee Gees in London where they will be touring for the first time in 20 years. There are also features on Paula Abdul and the most talked about American rock band of the decade, Guns 'n' Roses. Titles JEAN BAPTISTE MONDINO Director BERNARD FAROUX Executive producers


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes
Unknown: Paula Abdul
Unknown: Jean Baptiste Mondino
Director: Bernard Faroux
Unknown: Alex Berger.
Unknown: Tim Newman
Editor: Janet Street. Porter

: Rough Guide to Europe

Magenta De Vine and Sankha Guha uncover a different Europe that you won't find in most guide books. Facts and figures have been updated for 1989 Director JOSH HAUL
Series producer RACHEL PURNELL BBC North West (R) revised
● TRAVEL: page 109


Unknown: Sankha Guha
Director: Josh Haul
Producer: Rachel Purnell
Col Wilma Deering: Erin Gray
Dr Huer: Tim O'Connor
Kerk Belzak: John P Ryan
Stella: Eddie Benton

: Chronicle

Images of Another World The prehistoric cave paintings of Europe were discovered by accident in 1881. But at 40,000 years old they remain a mystery. What do they mean? Are they simple decoration or Stone
Age hunting magic? How can we possibly find out? David Drew reveals how the Bushmen of the Kalahari and American neurologists have begun to cast a new and unexpected light on the world of trance and medicine men.
Readings John Woodvine Photography JOHN ELSE
Film editor PETER BARBER
Series editor BRUCE NðRMAN Producer DAVID F. TURNBULL
0 FEATURE: page 101


Unknown: David Drew
Unknown: John Woodvine
Editor: Peter Barber
Producer: David F. Turnbull

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
Stephen Hendry meets his first opponent in the Championship.
David Vine , Gary Wilkinson. hosts in Sheffield.
(Further coverage on 'Spartsnight'
10.05pm BBC1)


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Gary Wilkinson.

: Shadow of the Noose: Sentence of Death

Last in the series by RICHARD COOPER starring Jonathan Hyde with Michael Feast, Terry Taplin, Leslee Udwin.
The accused man is Hawley Harvey Crippen. The solicitor is Arthur Newton. Marshall Hall quite naturally expects to be briefed for the defence.
Script editor SIMON PASSMORE Designer ROGER CANN
Executive producer COLIN ROGERS Producer COLIN TUCKER


Unknown: Richard Cooper
Unknown: Jonathan Hyde
Unknown: Michael Feast
Unknown: Terry Taplin
Unknown: Leslee Udwin.
Unknown: Hawley Harvey Crippen.
Unknown: Arthur Newton.
Unknown: Marshall Hall
Music: Duncan Browne
Editor: Simon Passmore
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Colin Rogers
Producer: Colin Tucker
Director: Matthew Robinson
Horatio Bottomley: Phil Rose
Marshall Hall: Jonathan Hyde
Arthur Newton.: Terry Taplin
Edgar Bowker: Michael Feast
Berkley Bennett: Nicholas Goldwyn
Hans Thorsch: Sam Howard
Count Festetics: Leon Lissek'
Dr Crippen: David Hatton
Henriette: Leslee Udwin
Ruby Ray: Pauline Moran
Wellesley Orr: Julian Firth
Police Constable: Rob Edmunds
Harry Bishop: Trevor Ray

: Uncertainties

Last of nine programmes narrated by Bob Peck. When Am I?
Where does the 'past' go? At what time is there no time? Animation STEVE BURRELL and CATTI CALTHROP
Written and directed by STEVEN BILLINGER


Unknown: Bob Peck.
Unknown: Steve Burrell
Unknown: Helen MacLeod
Directed By: Steven Billinger

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: The Late Show

presents New Release
Tonight, the latest BBC2 arts series looks at the earliest. New Release featured painters, poets, film-makers, actors and musicians within its magazine format, and later became Release, the first regular arts series to be transmitted in colour. The
Late Show plunders the New Release archives to mark the 25th birthday of BBC2.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.10 Working Mothers
Increasing numbers of mothers of small children go out to work. Does this mean that men take on more domestic duties? Three mothers talk about their experiences.
12.35 Gallium Arsenide Pulledfrom Obscurity
Will this material replace silicon for the 'chip"" A programme in the Design and Innovation series explores this crucial invention. Producer KEVIN NEWPORT (R)


Producer: Clare Falkner
Unknown: Gallium Arsenide
Producer: Kevin Newport

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