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: Open University

Maths: Up to the Mark

: Daytime on Two: Lifeschool: Equal People: What's Got into You?

Do boys or girls get the best roles in life? Jackie had been wondering about this before she was invited to appear on Norman's chat show with TV co-star Dave. Her worst fears are confirmed. (R) (e)


Series producer: Rosanna Hibbert
Producer: Chris Ellis
Jackie: Wendie Nottingham
Dave Mould: Robin Hayter
Norman Maker: Nick Burnell

: Daytime on Two: You and Me

A series for 4- and-5-year olds presented by Larrington Walker.
Book: Kwaku Anansi Stays on the Ceiling (R) (e)


Presenter: Larrington Walker
Book animation: Mike Hibbert
Producer: Cas Lester

: Daytime on Two: Thinkabout

(For details see Thursday 10.25am) (e)

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag: World of Work - The Strike Lane Sweet Company

For the pupils of Strike Lane School near Blackpool, making 'toffee-poppy-choc' is a serious business. But will anyone buy the finished product? (e)


Film editor: Amanda Smith
Producer: Peter M. Evans

: Daytime on Two: Mindstretchers: The Mystery of the Five White Powders

(R) (e)


Series producer: Edward Hayward

: Daytime on Two: History File: Divided Ireland (2)

Presented by Tony McAuley. (R) (e)


Presenter: Tony McAuley
Producer: David Scott Cowan

: Daytime on Two: A-level Biology: Mechanisms of Change (2)

(R) (e)


Series producer: Peter Bratt

: Daytime on Two: Gran: Snowgran

A See-Saw programme by Joanne and Michael Cole.

Gran finds tobogganing too tame. (R)


Writer: Joanne Cole
Writer: Michael Cole
Narrator: Patricia Hayes

: Daytime on Two: Hugo, the Man of the Snows: Snow Way to Take a Ride


Narrator: Christian Rodska

: Daytime on Two: Landmarks: Over to You

Pupils from Marsden Primary School, Tyne and Wear, show how their village has changed over the years; and Orchard Junior School, Hounslow, puts on an Egyptian musical. (e)


Producer: Peter M. Evans
Producer: David Meldrum

: Daytime on Two: News; Weather followed by Words and Pictures: The Runaway Roller Skate

Presenter Vicky Ireland with Charlie

Meet a skunk who skips and skates, and some children learning to skate and ski. (e)


Presenter: Vicky Ireland
Animation: Alan Rogers
Animation: Peter Lang
Music: Ian Humphris
Music: Peter Lang
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Val Doonican's Homeward Bound


: News Weather followed by Cricket: First Test

from Headingley
Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia Fourth day
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play.
0 THE ASHES 89: a special BBC Sportsyear magazine giving full details of this summer's Tests, profiles of the England and Australia teams and a special look at the cricket heroes of the 80s, price £1.95 from newagents. including at
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Wild Flower

Rosebay Willowherb
This has to be one of the most splendid of all British wild plants - with a flair for taking over not only large areas of countryside but city centres too.
Michael Jordan looks at how this most opportunist of wild flowers has exploited man's lifestyle to further it's own. Video cameraman ALAN HAYWARD Producer SARA FORD BBC Bristol (R)
0 BBC WILDLIFE: the June issue, which contains a 16-page environment supplement. is on sale now, price £1.50 from newsagents.


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Alan Hayward

: DEF II Don't Forget

What's your name again... ? We forgot to pay the bill last month ...
I can't remember where I left my bag ...
The brain is one of the most powerful tools known to man - yet most of us only use a fraction of our potential. Do people really have poor memory?
What can we learn about memory from students studying for exams, teenagers taking their driving tests, doctors treating patients and financial dealers trading? Producer SONIA PALMER


Producer: Sonia Palmer

: That Was Then ... This Is Now

Martin Fry
'The beauty of pop music is its unpredictability' says
Martin Fry , lead singer of pop group ABC. Both he and his partner Mark White , have tasted the unpredictability of the industry - and have lived to tell the tale.
From his student days as a 'suedehead' obsessed with style in Sheffield, Fry realised he could be a member of a group after seeing a Sex Pistols concert. By 1982, their gold lame suits and general flashiness had taken them to the top of the album charts with Lexicon of Love, preceded by three Top Ten hits.
Martin Fry pours his heart out about Sheffield, having hit singles, the group's transformation into cartoon characters in How to Be a Millionaire, and his long-term illness - all this and ABC's hit videos too!
Series producer MAUREEN WHITE Executive producer


Unknown: Martin Fry
Unknown: Martin Fry
Unknown: Mark White
Unknown: Martin Fry
Unknown: Hilary Bennett
Director: Anya Camilleri
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter

: Cardiff Singer of the World

First of six daily programmes. presented by Chris Stuart , with comments on tonight's performances from Robert Tear.
Every two years singers from the four corners of the earth travel to St David 's Hall, Cardiff, to compete for this prestigious award.
A winner is announced for each of the five preliminary rounds, but a revised marking system will ensure that the five best singers, not necessarily round-winners, appear in Saturday's final.
Tonight highlights from the first round, with singers from Switzerland, Norway, England, Israel,
West Germany and Australia. Orchestra of Welsh National Opera led by JOHN STEIN conducted by Richard Armstrong piano accompaniment MICHAEL POLLOCK. The 1989 jury is: Brian McMaster ,
General Administrator of Welsh National Opera, Irina Arkhipova ,
Russian mezzo-soprano,
Vera Rozsa , Hungarian-born singing teacher,
Matthew Epstein ,
American opera impresario, Donald Mclntyre ,
New Zealand bass-baritone, Shen Xiang , Professor of singing, Peking University.
0 FEATURE: page 13


Presented By: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Robert Tear.
Unknown: St David
Unknown: John Stein
Piano: Richard Armstrong
Unknown: Michael Pollock.
Unknown: Brian McMaster
Unknown: Irina Arkhipova
Mezzo-Soprano: Vera Rozsa
Unknown: Matthew Epstein
Unknown: Donald McLntyre
Bass-Baritone: Shen Xiang

: Horizon

Clive Sinclair : the Anatomy of an Inventor In his 30-year career as an innovator and entrepreneur, Clive Sinclair has dazzled the public with a stream of new electronic inventions. His was the first pocket calculator, the first digital watch and the first low-cost home computer. He's had huge successes and catastrophic disasters, like the C5 electric car, which was widely criticised for being unsafe. He is now redesigning the bicycle, has a personal telephone about to come out, and is involved in satellite television. What is the secret of his mental fertility? And why does he find it difficult to hold on to success?
Film editor CHRISTOPHER WOOLLEY Written and produced by ANGELA TILBY
0 TRANSCRIPT: please send a cheque for £1. 75 to [address removed]


Unknown: Clive Sinclair
Unknown: Clive Sinclair
Editor: Christopher Woolley
Produced By: Angela Tilby
Editor: Robin Brightwell
Unknown: Clive Sinclair

: Improper Channels

starring Alan Arkin Mariette Hartley. Jeff Martley is an architect, separated, and renowned for his bad luck. When his 5-year-old daughter is slightly injured in the back of his car, he is accused of mistreating her and she is sent to an orphanage. But their troubles are just beginning....
The small man fights back in this zany human comedy.
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Alan Arkin
Unknown: Mariette Hartley.
Unknown: Jeff Martley
Unknown: Morrie Ruvinsky.
Unknown: Ian Sutherland
Produced By: Alfred Pariser
Produced By: Morrie Ruvinsky
Directed By: Eric Till
Jeff Martley: Alan Arkin
Diana: Mariette Hartley
Gloria: Monica Parker
Harold Clevish: Harry Ditson
Nancy Martley: Sarah Stevens
Jack: Danny Higham
Fred Reeves: Leslie Yeo
Fraser: Richard Farrell
Sherman Hu: Martin Yan
Mrs Wharton: Ruth Springford
Dr Arpenthaler: Tony Rosato
Motorcycle cop: Philip Akin

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: The Late Show

Paul Morley presents the topical arts and media programme on issues, events and performances. Producer JAMIE MUIR
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Unknown: Paul Morley
Producer: Jamie Muir
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Great Exhibition
Producer TONY COE (R)


Producer: Tony Coe

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