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: Open University

Innovation and Coal

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Peter Mayne.


Presenter: Peter Mayne.

: Daytime on Two Making History

Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Local Studies
Working conditions in the 19th century.

: Who - Me?

Learning about responsibilities. Chris and Sara are brother and sister but there are some days when they wish they weren't.

: Techno

The world of robotics and model engineering.
(Shoum on Monday at 11.20am)

: Questions

A new series about faith and belief. Today: moral choices. (Shoum on Monday at 10.40am)

: Technology and Design

A look at the problem of sorting things using a case study from the scrap metal industry and an open-ended, school-based problem involving nuts and bolts.

: Landmarks

All About Food
The history of kitchen technology.

: Update USA

In 1977 Evanston, a small railway town in the wide open spaces of Wyoming, found itself sitting on top of the biggest oil and gas discovery the USA has seen in recent years. Whether they really wanted the oil boom is a question
Evanstonians have been asking themselves ever since. (R)

: Sex Education

2: Involving children in the arrival of a new baby.

: Artwork

Point of view: graphic design in a TV commercial and an airport.
(Shoum on Tuesday at 11.35am)

: Issues

Embryo Research
When does a human life begin? How far should science alter the process of nature? Do the possible benefits for future generations justify experimentation on human embryos? Fundamental questions like these are raised in the issue of embryo research, which is shortly to be debated in Parliament.
Presented by Rob Curling. Producer David Meldrum


Presented By: Rob Curling.
Producer: David Meldrum

: Inset

Science (Secondary) Ideas to help science departments discuss and implement in their own schools the varied demands of the secondary science curriculum. (R)

: PC Pinkerton

Meet PC Pinkerton and join him as he goes about his police duties.
Even though PC Pinkerton gets very wet on his bicycle he discovers it is by far the most reliable way to travel. With the voices of Ian Lavender
Jessica Martin
Sam Kelly and David Shaw Parker. Devised and written by Geoffrey Bourne - Taylor and John Murphy Edwards Music John Kelham
Producer/Director Trevor Bond (R)


Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: David Shaw Parker.
Written By: Geoffrey Bourne
Unknown: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelham
Director: Trevor Bond

: Animal Fair

'An amazing assortment of pieces and bits. Though it doesn't seem possible, you have to admit that somehow or other the pieces all fit ...' How many creatures can you spot popping in and out of the water?
With Don Spencer.
Musical director Jonathan Cohen Percussion Will Hill
Bass Dave Rose Production Barbara Roddam (R)


Unknown: Don Spencer.
Bass: Will Hill
Unknown: Barbara Roddam

: Music Time

Music-making for 7- to 9-year-olds.

: News

Weather followed by Watch
Jennie Jay William finds out what life was like for newcomers to Britain in the 1950s.
Producer Diane Millward
Series producer Julia Drum


Unknown: Jennie Jay William
Producer: Diane Millward

: Antiques Roadshow

From the Corn Exchange, Brighton.

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presented by Vivian White. Commentator: Brian Curtois. Director Terry Patrick Editor John Anderson


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.
Director: Terry Patrick
Editor: John Anderson

: International Snooker

Wales v Australia for the British Car Rental
World Cup. The Teams.
Wales: Terry Griffiths
(captain), Doug Mountjoy ,
Cliff Wilson. Australia : Eddie Charlton
(captain), John Campbell , Warren King.
Introduced by David Icke. Commentators: Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm ,
Clive Everton and Ray Edmonds. Summarisers: John Spencer and John Virgo.
Television presentation Peter Hayward


Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Cliff Wilson.
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: John Campbell
Unknown: Warren King.
Introduced By: David Icke.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo.
Unknown: Peter Hayward

: It Doesn't Have to Hurt!

June Whitfield has news for the elderly who feel that their 'get up and go' has 'got up and gone'.
With Professor Archie Young and Dr Stuart Biddle. Producers Peter Ramsden and Alan Russell
0 BOOKLET: send an A5 sae with a 24p stamp to: [address removed]


Unknown: Professor Archie Young
Unknown: Dr Stuart Biddle.
Producers: Peter Ramsden
Producers: Alan Russell

: Horizon

Britannic Greenhouse
Nature may be speeding up the greenhouse effect.

: British Comedy Festival: Carry On Cabby

Starring Sidney James Hattie Jacques
Kenneth Connor
Charlie Hawkins is so busy running Speedee Taxis that his wife Peggy feels neglected. She secretly starts a rival taxi firm - the all-female Glamcabs.
Screenplay Talbot Rothwell based on an original story by S C Green and R M Hills Producer Peter Rogers Director Gerald Thomas
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Charlie Hawkins
Unknown: Talbot Rothwell
Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Gerald Thomas
Charlie: Sidney James
Peggy: Hattie Jacques
Ted: Kenneth Connor
Pintpot: Charles Hawtrey
Flo: Esma Cannon
Sally: Liz Fraser
Smiley: Bill Owen
Len: Milo O'Shea
'Battleaxe': Judith Furse
Aristocratic lady: Ambrosine Phillpots
Molly: Renee Houston
Small man: Jim Dale

: 9115

According to one prediction, four million people in Britain could be
'telecommuters'by 1995. They would do work at home and send it through the telephone network to the office. Why is it a revolution that has as yet stubbornly refused to take off? The 9 115 5 team investigates.
Reporters: Susan Rae , Geoff Small and John Withington. Producer/Director Harvey Woolfe Series producer Andrew Forrester A Diverse production for BBCtv


Reporters: Susan Rae
Reporters: Geoff Small
Reporters: John Withington.
Director: Harvey Woolfe
Producer: Andrew Forrester

: Yes Minister

By Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn.
Starring Paul Eddington Nigel Hawthorne
Music Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer Tom Yardley-Jones Producer Sydney Lotterby (R)


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn.
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Tom Sargent: Robert Urquhart
Robert: McKenzie Himself
Godfrey Scott: Frederick Jaeger
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
Frank Weisel: Neil Fitzwilliam
Floor manager: Andrew Lane
Producer: Matthew Roberton
Make-up girl: Sheila Ferris
George: Arthur Cox

: Nature

The green programme takes a look at evidence that living near high-voltage electricity power lines may be bad for people. Plus a report from New York on pollution control.
With Michael Buerk and reporters Triona Holden and Grant Mansfield. Series producer
Geraldine McClelland Editor Jeremy Bugler BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Reporters: Triona Holden
Reporters: Grant Mansfield.
Producer: Geraldine McClelland

: French and Saunders

Toothsome twosome Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders bring whole armfuls of fluffy, cuddlesome comedy to a television set near you.


Comedian: Dawn French
Comedian: Jennifer Saunders
Producer: Jon Plowman
Director: Bob Spiers

: 40 Minutes

Many Happy Returns
Two children who feel sure they died terrible deaths and have been born again tell their extraordinary stories. Nicola, aged 12, lives in Keighley, Yorkshire, near to the railway tracks where she played in the 19th century in another life. Then, she says, she was a boy. Parish records suggest that it isn't just a childhood fantasy.
Titu, aged 6, lives in north India in the shadow of the Taj Mahal. His is a violent story. He alleges he was gunned down by a murderer. Another vivid imagination? The radio shop he ran still exists, and his widow is still alive. When he mentions buried gold, it seems to jog her memory ... Producers Yugesh and Sunandan Walia
Editor Caroline Pick
An Endboard production for BBCtv
W FEATURE: page 9


Editor: Caroline Pick

: Small Objects of Desire

The first answerphone weighed 268 pounds and took three days to install.
Today's machines are a bit more compact, but they still haven't taken the fear out of speaking after the tone. The answerphone is more than just another mod con. It seems to have a personality of its own. So what has it got to say for itself?
Series producer Kim Flitcroft Producer Mick Conefrey BBC Bristol


Producer: Kim Flitcroft
Producer: Mick Conefrey

: Budget 1990

(Shown at 9.30pm on BBC1)

: Newsnight

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

: The Late Show

What's on, who's where and what's up in the arts and media.
Producer John Bush


Producer: John Bush

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Programmes of interest from the Open University. (Shoum on Sunday at 1.25pm. Repeated tomorrow at 2.15pm)

: International Snooker

Northern Ireland v Rest of the World in the British Car Rental
World Cup.
The team from Northern
Ireland won this tournament three times in a row: in 1985, 1986 and 1987. This evening they take on the Rest of the World, last year's runners-up. The Teams.
Northern Ireland:
Dennis Taylor (captain) Alex Higgins
Tommy Murphy. Rest of the World:
Silvino Francisco (captain) Tony Drago
Dene O'Kane.
David Icke introduces coverage of this best-of-nine-frames match from the Bournemouth International Centre.


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Tommy Murphy.
Unknown: Tony Drago
Unknown: Dene O'Kane.
Introduces: David Icke

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