Topology: Covering Surfaces
Nuclear waste and radiation are widely feared and misunderstood. This programme looks at the science rather than politics, economics and emotions. Producer TONY JOLLY
A BBC/OU production (R)
Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from Edgbaston Final day.
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play. Commentators
JACK BANNISTER Summarisers
KEITH MACKENZIE. ALAN GRIFFITHS
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Presented by Eric Thompson.
Fairground in Miniature This programme features Arthur New in Devon who makes fairgrounds in miniature. He had to start again after 30 years' work was destroyed in a fire. Director JENNI BURROWS Producer PAUL SMITH BBC Bristol (R)
A See-Saw programme
Best Machine Competition by ERIC CHARLES.
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker.
Bertha proves she is still the best machine for any job. Director of animation DEREK MOGFORD
Designed and produced by IVOR WOOD (R)
Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from Edgbaston Final day.
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the afternoon's play. Commentators
JACK BANNISTER Summarisers
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Regional News and Weather
No one will ever know why Carna's mother disappeared! But what happened to the helpless young otter cub after she'd been left, can be seen in this 'animal drama' from wildlife film-makers John and Simon King.
BBC Pebble Mill (R)
Directed and photographed by:
Produced and narrated by:
Reporter Philip Tibenham.
Every year over half a million people are made redundant. Company executives and blue-collar workers alike are affected. How do they cope with the stress of losing their jobs and how easy is it for them to find a new one? A new industry - outplacement - has rapidly developed to rebuild confidence and to train the redundant to tackle the job market.
Philip Tibenham investigates the kind of services on offer. He asks some senior executives how useful they have found the experience of being outplaced, and looks at an outplacement project in a Yorkshire biscuit factory, where over 1,000 workers are being made redundant.
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Jonathan Pryce. Second of four films on themes in the French Revolution.
Every year, on 21 January,
French royalists pray for the soul of Louis XVI and lament what they regard as France's greatest mistake. In 1989 pretenders to the French throne are still treated by some with the same reverence as their royal ancestor, who died on the guillotine, a ritual sacrifice at the violent birth of the new Revolution. A specially composed Requiem Mass and the spirit of the Revolution reflected in modern French art help to tell the story of the last days of the obsessive, sexually impotent and introverted man whose death marked a turning point in the history of the world.
Photography CHRIS SEAGER
Film editor CAROL MACGlLLIVRAY Composer NICK BICAT Series producer
MARGARET WINDHAM HEFFERNAN Producer AGNIESZKA PIOTROWSKA BBC Elstree
('Building Sights'at 10.00pm. 'The Terror' tomorrow at 8. 10pm)
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and Life's Too
Short Carla threatens to make headlines as well as read them when her affair with a married senator is discovered by a top journalist.
Written by PETER LEFCOURT , KAREN HARRIS. NORMA VELA . BRUCE ZABEL Directed by STEVEN DUBIN
A series of six films with Patrick Nuttgens. 3: Streets in the Sky
Tonight's film explores the attempt to find a mass solution to what was thought to be a mass problem: the rehousing of Britain after the Second World War. High towers have now the lowest possible reputation. Why did we replan cities like Plymouth, London or Birmingham as we did, and how should we live with the consequences?
The newsreels of the period extolled the virtues of the modern age but, as Patrick Nuttgens discovers, the people always saw things differently and, as he hears from a group of young people who've taken over the running of a tower block in Middlesbrough, they still do. Photography JOHN WARWICK Film editors
BOB GEOGHEGAN. SARAH FLINT Producer MARK ROWLAND BBC Leeds
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Janet Abrams reflects on the Arab Institute on Paris's Left Bank
(architect Jean Nouvel , 1988), one of President Mitterand's portfolio of buildings designed to change the profile of Paris.
Researcher RUTH ROSENTHAL Producer CLARE PATERSON
Director PAUL TICKELL. BBC Elstree
by Peter Barnes
The second of four monologues based on eyewitness accounts of the ordinary men and women who made the French Revolution.
With Alfred Molina as Robert Sauveur.
Robert Sauveur started killing when he was 13. Like his father before him, he worked a 16-hour day amid the blood and stench of the slaughterhouse at Sceaux. He lived hard - drinking, brawling and whoring - and then the Revolution reformed him. Now he stands before the National Assembly, about to make the most important speech of his life.
("The Preacher' tomorrow at 10.10 pm)
with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the events making the news.
Introduced by Michael Apted. The last of five programmes showing the work of students screened at BP Expo 88,
Britain's first international student film and video festival.
Tonight, work from VGIK, Moscow, the world's oldest film school.
Without Words: an extract from a documentary on the desecration of churches in the Soviet Union.
Director SERGEI PRODAN
Kolka: a drama which looks at life in a provincial town through the eyes of a stoical 8-year-old. When faced with the violence of his drunken father and the humiliation of a mother who steals in order to keep the family together, the boy's only escape is into fantasy.
Script U. SADYKOV and L. BOROVSKAYA
Photography A. LESNIKOV Director HUSSEIN ERKENOV For the BBC:
Producer JEANNE LA CHARD
Patterns of Development
How does an embryo become an adult? Science is beginning to unravel the mysteries of how genes regulate development.
Producer NEIL CAMERON