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: Open University

The Enlightenment: Strawberry Hill

: News

: Westminster

Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.
Presented By: Janine Thomason

: Daytime on Two Diez Temas

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
De Compras
Teresa and Lourdes go shopping at the Rastro. (R)

: Lifeschool

One Day - Amelia

: You and Me

Cosmo and Dibs take part in a contest. (R)

: Music Time

The children sing the blues and make some bird sounds.
Presented by Jonathan Cohen and Helen Speirs.
Trumpet: John Wallace.
French horn: Roger Clarke. Trombone: James Casey. Tuba: John Jenkins. Director CLARE ELSTOW


Presented By: Jonathan Cohen
Presented By: Helen Speirs.
Unknown: John Wallace.
Horn: Roger Clarke.
Unknown: James Casey.
Unknown: John Jenkins.
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Questions What Is a Person?

What does it take to make a person? What happens at a Christian baptism ceremony? Why is Dr David Bellamy not afraid to die? And can Timmy have his clones and his cake?
Timmy Mallett and Anjuu Misra continue the series looking at beliefs and faith. Producer JOHN FORREST


Unknown: Dr David Bellamy
Unknown: Anjuu Misra

: Zig Zag

The Railway.
Paul Coia catches the train to Toronto and Vancouver and tells how that first railway line was built. (R)


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Techno

Systems (1)
The first of two programmes about systems. Dilly
Bellingham and Mat Irvine investigate the Radio Data
System and challenge you to solve a problem involving high-speed trains.
Production assistant JENNIE MILNER Series producer ROBIN MUD(;E


Unknown: Jennie Milner

: Into Music

Feelings Rap (R)
( For details see Friday at 11.03am)

: Thinkabout

Looking Up/Looking Down Everyday science for 5- to 7-year-olds. (R)

: History File

Twentieth-Century History Stalin and the Modernisation of Russia. How Stalin's rise to power affected the Soviet Union in the 1930s. (R)

: Seventeen

A look at living together and splitting up, single mothers and a married couple with disabilities. (R)

: Science in Action

What's Cooking?
The science of cooking. How does the pressure cooker cook? What are microwaves? (R)

: Postman Pat: Pat Goes Sledging

Pat has an urgent parcel to get to Hill Top Farm.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Designer/director: Ivor Wood

: Landmarks

All About Food 3: Superstore.
Life behind the shelves in a modern store.
Producer JUDY BROOKS (R)


Producer: Judy Brooks

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
The Enormous Turnip
Stuart and Nutmeg visit a 'pick your own' vegetable farm and tell the old tale of the enormous turnip.
Presenter: Stuart Bradley. Puppeteer: Mary Edwards. Animation BURA and HARDWICK Producer CAROLINE GODLEY


Presenter: Stuart Bradley.
Unknown: Mary Edwards.

: Songs of Praise


: Behind the Screen

Neil Mullarkey meets the colourful Making Out team and their musical inspiration, New Order.


Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Producer: Jeanine Josman

: News

Weather followed by The Yellow River
A six-part series.
5: China's Sorrow, China's Triumph
Catastrophic flooding is a constant threat. Over the centuries, cities have been devastated, untold millions have been drowned. But, slowly, with planning and technology, the Chinese are gaining control. Nowadays the greatest dangers exist during the spring thaw - when the Chinese try to bomb the river into submission.
Narrated and written by Stephen Jessel.
An NHK production in association with BBCtv (R)


Written By: Stephen Jessel.
Produced By: Viviana Woodruff

: Man and Boy

An Island off Pembrokeshire
Mike Kendall and Simon King explore the British countryside's wildlife. Director JOHN KING BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Mike Kendall
Unknown: Simon King

: The Diamond Game

An exciting new challenge for lovers of words.
Anne Robinson conjures up diamonds of letters, and two pairs of contestants try to win prizes including a holiday in one of the diamond capitals of the world - Amsterdam. Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS Producer CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Plunder

Emma Freud invites her guests to plunder the BBC television archives and talks to them about their choice of clips. Today's guest is Edwina Currie , MP.
Produced and directed by PHILCHILVERS


Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Edwina Currie

: The Historyman

Castle Acre: Bryan McNerney visits the ruins of a Cluniac priory in Norfolk.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Hitting a New High

Starring Lily Pons and Jack Oakie.
Charming French cabaret singer Suzette finds that to become a successful opera singer she has to assume a strange disguise - that of 'Oogahunga', the amazing bird-girl.
Directed by RAOUL WALSH
0 FILMS: pages 19-21


Unknown: Lily Pons
Unknown: Jack Oakie.
Directed By: Raoul Walsh
Suzette: Lily Pons
Corny: Jack Oakie
Blynn: Edward Everett Horton
Cosmo: Eric Blore
Jimmy: John Howard
Mazzini: Eduardo Ciannelli
: Mario Luisalberni
Haig: Vinton Haworth
Jevons: Leonard Carey

: DEF II Snub TV

Aeroplanes is finally taking off after ten years' existence - there is live footage plus an interview with Gerard Langley.
Wolfgang Press also plays live. and from Liverpool there are features on Kit and the Soup Dragons. Director PETER FOWLER Producer BRENDA KELLY


Unknown: Gerard Langley.
Unknown: Wolfgang Press
Director: Peter Fowler
Producer: Brenda Kelly

: Yo Bug Jam

Take 5,000 assorted
25.000 people and add sunshine and alcohol to taste, mix for 48 hours and stir in a Santa Pod raceway. Produced by PAUL WATSON


Produced By: Paul Watson

: Young Musician of the Year 1990

Woodwind Master Class
Leading flautist
Philippa Davies coaches another flute player, Emily Beynon. The other students are
Dominic Kelly (oboe) and Sarah Burnett (bassoon). They have prepared pieces by Bozza, Haydn and Poulenc. Lighting HENRY BURDIN
Directed by JONATHAN FULFORD Event sponsored by Lloyds Bank.


Unknown: Philippa Davies
Unknown: Emily Beynon.
Oboe: Dominic Kelly
Oboe: Sarah Burnett
Directed By: Jonathan Fulford

: Horizon

The 10,000-Year Test
Can anyone predict the future for the next 10,000 years? A mass of scientists in the Nevada desert are trying to. America has chosen to bury all its most lethal high-level radioactive waste there, under Yucca Mountain - if scientists can prove that the waste there would cause no more than
1,000 deaths over the next 10,000 years. That means working out the probability of everything that could happen to the mountain, and the surrounding population.
No one has ever had to predict 10,000 years into the future. The scientists at Yucca
Mountain have had to resort to some strange fortune-tellers - desert pack rats, and rocks which 'eat' radioactivity - to find out if it is possible. Written and produced by BETTINA LERNER


Produced By: Bettina Lerner
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: American Tales: Attack on Fear

Paul Michael Glaser and Linda Kelsey.
Behind the walls of Synanon, the famous rehabilitation centre, something is terribly wrong. There are rumours of deprivation, assault and the stockpiling of armaments in the towns nearby. The tension is rising. This factually based story centres around a crusading newspaperman's dangerous struggle to reveal the true nature of the mysterious cult.
Screenplay by T.S. COOK
0 FILMS: pages 19-21


Unknown: Paul Michael Glaser
Unknown: Linda Kelsey.
Produced By: Herbert Hirschman
Directed By: Mel Damski
Dave Mitchell: Paul Michael Glaser
Cathy Mitchell: Linda Kelsey
Dr Richard Ofshe: Kevin Conway
Jane Dutton: Barbara Babcock
Tom Banner: John Harkins
Art Disterheft: Alan Fudge
Keith: Tom Villiard
Sheriff Bergus: Jerry Hardin
Lofgren: Hugh Reilly
Gail: Wendy Goldman
Katie Quon: Marion Yue
Mr Bledsoe: MacHon McCalman
Doris Gambonini: Edith Fields
Al Gambonini: John H Fields

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The topical magazine of the arts and media reports on people, issues and performances.
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Producer: John Whiston
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

: Open University

Arts Foundation Course:
Language and Literature
Graham Martin and Umberto
Eco are joined by literary critic extraordinary Humpty Dumpty, for an investigation into the use of language in literature.
Producer TONY COE


Producer: Tony Coe

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