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: Open University

A Question of Control

: News

: Westminster

Presenter: Peter Mayne.


Presenter: Peter Mayne.

: Daytime on Two Lernexpress

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Beginner's German.
10: Sonja takes a break in cool, windy St Peter Ording. Research Kerstin Wachholz Producer Susan Paton


Unknown: Kerstin Wachholz
Producer: Susan Paton

: Let's See

Skin Deep
Why do leopards have spots, and tigers stripes?
Katy Murphy investigates. Producer Kate Kinninmont BBC Scotland


Unknown: Katy Murphy
Producer: Kate Kinninmont

: Thinkabout

Science for 5- to 7-year-olds.

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer
10: As the Great North Run gets under way, Janie is still trapped on the ship.
Writer Christopher Russell (R)


Unknown: Christopher Russell

: Technology and Design

Third of three programmes featuring problem-solving in the world of technology and design. Today: a look at movement and the problem of transport in the Third World. (R)

: Watch

Tony Neilson and Susanna Dawson find out what going to work was like in the 1950s. Producer Diane Millward
Series producer Julia Drum


Unknown: Tony Neilson
Unknown: Susanna Dawson
Producer: Diane Millward

: Who - Me?

Niccola and Steve live next door to each other. Will peer pressure make them avoid each other?
Film editor Catherine Arend Producer Nicci Crowther


Editor: Catherine Arend
Producer: Nicci Crowther

: Artwork

Four artists bring their imagination to bear on the world about them. (R)

: Sex Education

3: The story of the meeting of two halves: the egg and the sperm - the genetic code for a new baby.
Film editor Adele Reuben Director Kerena Marchant


Editor: Adele Reuben
Director: Kerena Marchant

: Science Topics

The story of polymers. (R)

: Update Europe

For more than 30 years, investment has been poured into industry in southern Italy. But how much real progress has resulted? (R)

: Buongiorno Italia!

Last of 20 programmes for beginners in Italian.
Producer Maddalena Fagandini


Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: The Adventures of Spot

Told by Paul Nicholas. Cartoon by Eric Hill
Animation Leo Beltoft
Production Clive Juster (R)


Told By: Paul Nicholas.
Unknown: Eric Hill
Unknown: Animation Leo Beltoft
Unknown: Clive Juster

: What's Inside?

With Floella Benjamin and Ben, Daniel, Jane, Natalie, Robert, Leah and children from Holy Trinity Primary
School. Story: Geeta's Clever Family by Peter Bonnici.
Illustrations by Lisa Kopper. Storytellers: Perminderpal Gill and Brian Jameson. Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper.
Unknown: Perminderpal Gill
Unknown: Brian Jameson.
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Dragon Trail

5: Who were the first visitors to Wales and why did they come?
Storyteller: Bryn Fon
Cameraman Alcwyn Roberts Director Meleri Mair
A Ffilmiau'r Nant production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alcwyn Roberts
Director: Meleri Mair
Thomas: Dyfan Roberts
Maid: Manon Eames
Peasant: Derec Parry

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
For 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: See Hear Extra!

Featuring Oliver Sacks , writer of an important book on sign language.


Unknown: Oliver Sacks

: Under Sail

The story of the Sea Cloud, the largest four-masted barque to sail under the US flag, now in the charter business at E35,000 a week. Narrator: Tom Salmon. Producers Brian Hawkins and Brian Drake (R)


Narrator: Tom Salmon.
Producers: Brian Hawkins
Producers: Brian Drake

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

Roger Wilkes looks at the area around Loch Ness and the nearby town of Inverness.


Unknown: Roger Wilkes

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of today's business in Parliament, 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

: The Spike Jones Show

Spike presides over some comic sketches and inordinate amounts of musical mayhem in this compilation from his classic television show. Featuring guest star Hugh Herbert.
With the City Slicker Band.


Unknown: Hugh Herbert.

: Plunder

Emma Freud invites comedian Roy Hudd to plunder the BBC archives.


Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Roy Hudd

: Advice Shop

Robert [text removed] left psychiatric hospital with no social worker, no flat, and feeling as ill as the day he entered hospital.
Advice Shop examines the state of care in the community and sees what new legislation will offer. Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden. Editor Chris Lent


Unknown: Robert [text removed]
Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden.

: Gardeners' World

Featuring gifts for
Mothering Sunday and a plant profile on the camellia.
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0 GARDENING: page 85

: The Nitwits

Starring Bert Wheeler Robert Woolsey
When the 'Black Widow' murders a wealthy music publisher, it is left to zany comedy duo Wheeler and Woolsey to find the culprit.
Director George Stevens
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: Bert Wheeler
Unknown: Robert Woolsey
Director: George Stevens
Johnnie: Bert Wheeler
Newton: Robert Woolsey
Darrell: Fred Keating
Mary Roberts: Betty Grable
Mrs Lake: Evelyn Brent

: Young Musician of the Year 1990

Ten young musicians in the wind semi-final are judged by 1980's winner, oboist
Nicholas Daniel , together with clarinettist Barry Gregson , flautist
Ileana Ruhemann and composers
Alun Hoddinott and Edward Gregson. Introduced by Humphrey Burton and Mervyn Williams. Director Donald Sturrock


Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Clarinettist: Barry Gregson
Unknown: Ileana Ruhemann
Unknown: Alun Hoddinott
Unknown: Edward Gregson.
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: Mervyn Williams.
Director: Donald Sturrock

: Open Space: An Education in Fear

The series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control.
I couldn't see what I was frightened of - that is what was so frightening about it. I didn't know what I was up against. (Jonathan Diaper) Some children find school terrifying, but the standard treatment for 'school phobia' is to force them back as fast as possible. Contrary to popular belief, the law does not require that children go to school - simply that they be educated. And there are other ways of achieving this. Producer Gavin Dutton Director Sue Aron
Community Programme Unit editor Tony Laryea
0 FEATURE: page 10


Producer: Gavin Dutton
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Top Gear

This year Britain's Louise Aitken-Walker was at the Monte Carlo rally with a full works team in her first bid for the ladies' world championship. Tony Mason follows her progress. Why are more child pedestrians killed on British roads than in most other
European countries?
William Woollard looks at some possible ways to reduce the statistics.
Sue Baker and Chris Goffey report from the Geneva show on the new models. Producer Jon Bentley Editor Tom Ross BBC Pebble Mill
W COMPETITION: next week, a chance to drive in a world-class rally with the Radio Times Rally Quest 90 competition.
0 FEATURE: page 74


Unknown: Louise Aitken-Walker
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Jon Bentley
Editor: Tom Ross

: Quantum Leap

A time-hopping drama series starring Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
6 June 1961: Sam is 17 and loves junk food and cars.
But now he's worried about his older sister who is about to enter a bad marriage.


Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Al: Dean Stockwell
Cheryl: Romy Windsor
Bob: Kevin Blair

: Troubleshooter

Sir John Harvey-Jones , one of Britain's most successful and unconventional industrialists, offers candid advice to companies facing major decisions about the future.
1: 'In the nutcrackers
Sir John is characteristically forthright about the predicament of the toy firm Tri-ang. Once it was the world's largest toy manufacturer. Since then the name has passed from firm to firm. Now from a converted mill in Manchester the current owners would like to relaunch the brand name and make Tri-ang great again. Can they succeed?
Executive producer Richard Reisz Producer Robert Thirkell
0 FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Richard Reisz
Producer: Robert Thirkell

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Broadcasting business... 2 October 2017

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: The Late Show

The live programme of the arts and media.
Producer Janey Walker


Producer: Janey Walker

: Weatherview

: Open University

16 Plus: the Sheffield Story How Sheffield abandoned school sixth form in favour of a tertiary college system to widen opportunities and increase staying-on rates. Producer Jean Rowton


Producer: Jean Rowton

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