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: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament. Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Daytime on Two Geography Casebook

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Pastures New

: Who-Me?

A Child's Guide to Adults

: Techno

2: Mechanism

: Science Challenge

2: A Drop in the Bucket

: Investigating Science

What Can Matter Be?
Throughout history there have been many attempts to explain the nature of matter. This case study outlines some of the most significant steps that have led to the theory that's accepted today.
A Model of Behaviour
Can the process of modelling be applied to explain aspects of animal behaviour in humans?

: Landmarks

Tropical Rain Forests People of the Forests.

: Sports-Science

The Energy Machine

: Tutorial Topics

When Sarah's gran insults her new friend it's only the start of a chain of disputes.

: Job Bank

Forestry Work
Jobs in the great outdoors, from the forests of Scotland to the Surrey Downs. Editor CHRIS STEPHEN
Nature Conservation Editor AMBER LANE Producer ROGER FRY


Editor: Chris Stephen
Producer: David Meldrum
Producer: Roger Fry

: Seventeen

Some of the job options and career decisions facing young people around the country. (R)

: Inset

Teaching Science in the Primary School
2: Further Help with Attainment Target One.
A new Inset series based on Science Workshop. Presented by Carol Vorderman.


Presented By: Carol Vorderman.
Produced By: Michael Coyle

: Fingermouse

With lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy (R)


Unknown: Jane Hardy

: Music Time

Smooth and Spiky

: News

Weather followed by Watch
Peter and the Wolf. Pipes Presenters Earl Adair and Louise Hall-Taylor make musical sounds by blowing across pipes. With the help of four young musicians hear tunes from Peter and the Wolf, to be shown in a fortnight's time. (R)


Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor

: Antiques Roadshow


: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presenter: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.


Presenter: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

With Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Five new ways of looking at what's happening this week. Today Paul Boateng and Jeffrey Archer are joined by guests with conflicting views. Producer CAROLE STONE
Series producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Producer: Charles Miller

: Theme Tune

Piano Player
A composer sits at the piano groping for inspiration. (R)

: Horizon

Food Irradiation:
Would You Buy It?

: Topper Returns

Film. Starring Joan Blondell as Gail Richards, Roland Young as Cosmo Topper.
Sleuth Cosmo Topper unmasks a murderer intent on continuing his dastardly work.
(Black and white)
Films: page 18


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Gail Richards: Joan Blondell
Cosmo Topper: Roland Young
Ann Carrington: Carole Landis
Mrs Topper: Billie Burke
Bob: Dennis O'Keefe
Maid: Patsy Kelly
Mr Carrington: H.B. Warner
Chauffeur: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Dr Jeris: George Zucco
Sgt Roberts: Donald MacBride

: Stateside Snippets

Rose Linda

: Wide World

My Father, My Country In 1938, three Australian patrol officers set out on an extraordinary journey into the unexplored highlands of New Guinea. Their purpose was to make contact with Stone Age tribes who knew nothing of the white man or the outside world. They were to try to explain to the tribes that their lives were about to undergo incredible change.
Fifty years later, Meg Taylor , the Papuan daughter of the patrol's leader, took time off from her legal practice and, with the aid of her father's diaries, photographs and film, set off on her own journey of discovery - retracing the path of that first epic patrol. Producer PETER butt
Series editor TIM SLESSOR
A Film Australia production


Unknown: Meg Taylor
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Notes in the Margin 1980-89

How will the 80s be understood in 30, 40, 50 years' time? This is the second of six personal guesses at how future generations may interpret the past ten years. Fantasy Island
The 80s were the age of parody. Novelist and rock biographer Philip Norman takes an acerbic look at
British lifestyle in the past ten years.
'When I was young, I used to watch a television series about a place of make-believe. Whatever disguise you wanted was possible - however absurd, however childish. This, for me, is what Britain became in the 1980s -
Fantasy Island.'
From American rock diners to
Medieval banquets - every exotic and nostalgic style has been adopted and sold.
Marketing was all, the 'logo lout' ruled. Philip Norman 's heroes have shunned self-delusion and spoken out with sincerity - among them, paradoxically, the future king of Fantasy Island.
Producer MARGY KINMONTH Series producer SAM ORGAN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Philip Norman
Unknown: Philip Norman
Producer: Margy Kinmonth

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The Ant: an Introduction.
The dangers of llamas, the Marseillaise in nasal stereo, the Lumberjack Song. Written, conceived and performed by Graham Chapman , John Cleese , Eric Idle , Terry Jones , Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
Produced by IAN MCNAUGHTON (R)


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam.
Produced By: Ian McNaughton

: 40 Minutes

He's Playing Our Song Five guests gather for a weekend break at the luxurious Ettington Park
Hotel. They mingle but find out little about each other's private lives. Only the tunes they request of pianist
Barrington Brown have the power to unlock their secrets....
As the weekend unfolds, so do tales of wartime sex, the late comedian Reg Dixon , a bizarre conception, a bittersweet Yorkshire childhood and the passions of Jeffrey Archer.


Pianist: Barrington Brown
Unknown: Reg Dixon
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer.
Producer: Joanna Clinton-Davis
Editor: Caroline Pick

: ScreenPlay Firsts: False Profit

By Mark Logan.
In a world of deregulated TV, Valentine works for her stepfather - a TV evangelist. When a 'video pirate' hijacks the airwaves, ratings soar, corruption is exposed, and a love affair begins.
A West Surrey College of Art and Design production


Unknown: Mark Logan.
Producer: William Jeffery
Valentine: Emma Healey
C P Ellis: Richard Leaf
Earl: Dennise Chinnery
Doreen: Valerie Bell

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media - live. Producer JOHN BUSH


Producer: John Bush
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

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