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: Open University

More Than Meets the Eye

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.

: Children Talking

Harold Williamson talked to girls and boys in Kensington in 1967 about becoming rich. (R)


Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Producer: Bob Mozley

: Daytime on Two Media File

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Soap operas like Brookside and EastEnders work serious and controversial issues into the storylines. (R)

: A-Level Economics

What are the economic considerations involved when employers or individuals decide to relocate? Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan.
Producer Edward Hayward


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakravan.
Producer: Edward Hayward

: Thinkabout

Science for 5- to 7-year-olds.

: Why? Because

An introduction to the world of beliefs. People's attitudes to animals reflect their beliefs about deep religious questions. (R)

: Update USA

Cleveland, one of the original capitals of industrial America, is struggling with the problems of decline as investment for new industry seeks out more profitable locations. (R)

: Watch

A look at working animals. Tony Neilson visits the 'Horses at Work' museum in Halifax and tells the story of Winkie, a pigeon who was rewarded for her valour in the Second World War. Producer Sheila Fraser
Series producer Julia Drum


Unknown: Tony Neilson
Producer: Sheila Fraser

: Who - Me?

Helen has been picked for her school's cross-country team, but can she run in it?
An examination of 'fairness'. Series producer Nicci Crowther Producer Robin Toyne


Producer: Robin Toyne

: Getting to Grips with Racism

This first programme in the series shows what it's like to be on the receiving end of racist attitudes and what can be done about it.
Presented by Terry Baddoo. (R)


Presented By: Terry Baddoo.

: Update Europe

How a small community on the west coast of Norway has coped with the arrival of the oil and gas industry. (R)

: Art Work

In the first of five programmes for GCSE Art and Design students, a look at two working artists and the making of the series titles. (R)

: Living Decisions

How people use their time, skills, and energy in the home.

: pm Business Matters

In 1984 Richard Noble , a winner of the world land speed record, set up a company on the Isle of Wight to build a new all-British light aircraft. Half million pounds later, the experience has yielded important business lessons. David Lomax reports. Film editor Alex Richardson Series editor Brian Davies (R)


Unknown: Richard Noble
Unknown: David Lomax
Editor: Alex Richardson
Editor: Brian Davies

: The Adventures of Spot

Spot has so much fun on his first day at school that he can't wait to go back the next day.
Told by Paul Nicholas. Cartoonby Eric Hill
Animation Leo Beltoft
Production Clive Juster (R)


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

: What's Inside

Stories and activities for young children. Introduced by Floella Benjamin with Antonica,
Erin Ivan , Katrina, Larissa and William.
Story: The Train Journey by Peter Bonnici.
Illustrations: Lisa Kopper. Storyteller: Saeed Jaffrey. Musical director Richard Brown Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Introduced By: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Erin Ivan
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Unknown: Lisa Kopper.
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: A-Level Statistics

What is the probability that a drunken driver will not fail a roadside test? Can it be estimated? (R)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Cosmo and Dibs both want to be first. (R)

: Sign Extra

Antiques Roadshow in Paignton.

: Look, Stranger

A Cumberland hill sheep farmer who had three discs removed from his spine when he was 21 ran up and down the mountains until he became a champion fell runner.
Producer Colin Morris
Executive producer Bridget Winter (R)


Producer: Colin Morris

: News

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


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

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Junior Darts

British Youth
Darts Championship.
Tony Gubba introduces highlights of the four remaining first-round matches.
Commentators: Sid Waddell and Tony Green.


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Commentators: Tony Green.

: Cheetah's Grandfather

The story of 73-year-old Desmond Farraday who, after rescuing a cheetah in 1960, set up a cheetah sanctuary in the Transvaal. Director Alain Degre
A Gamma TV production (Postponed from 9 April)


Unknown: Desmond Farraday
Director: Alain Degre

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

Roger Wilkes goes to Warwick. Film director Paula Trafford
Executive producer Alan Dobson BBC North
(First shoum in 'The Travel Show')


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Notes in the Margin

Does the image of the 'new man' reflect reality? Author Angela Phillips argues that the 80s obsession with work and money has kept men away from their families. Series producer Sam Organ Producer Mark Harrison BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Angela Phillips
Producer: Mark Harrison

: Gardeners' World

A look at the collection of the National Council for
Conservation of Plants and Gardens. With Geoff Hamilton ,
Anne Swithinbank , Nigel Colborn.
0 INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calk cost 25p per minute off-peak and 38p per minute at all other times).
W GARDENING: page 101


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn.

: Douglas Sirk Directs: Sleep My Love

Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche

Bewilderment turns to fear when a wealthy socialite finds herself on a train bound for Boston with no idea of how or why she came to be there.
Films: pages 16-21


Director: Douglas Sirk
Alison: Claudette Colbert
Richard: Don Ameche
Bruce: Robert Cummings
Barby: Rita Johnson
Charles: George Coulouris
Daphne: Hazel Brooks
Mrs. Vernay: Queenie Smith
Jimmie: Keye Luke
Lt. Stroke: Raymond Burr

: Bilko

The classic comedy starring Phil Silvers.
Hopeful of striking gold
Sgt Bilko reopens an unused military base.


Unknown: Phil Silvers.
Unknown: Sgt Bilko

: Army Lives

A series of six programmes looking beyond the barrack gates at family life in the army. 5: In British Forces Germany, civilians like
Elsie, a health visitor with SSAFA - the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's
Families Association - try to provide family care. Where there's no extended family she's a surrogate auntie and mum.
Army divorce figures are 18 per cent higher than those for England and Wales.
Young wives posted abroad with their husbands spend months as single parents in foreign countries while their husbands are sent away on duty. When marriages fail it's often families' officers who pick up the pieces.
Tony, a new SSAFA social worker, found his situation mirrored that of the wives.
He was so unhappy he asked his wife to give up her job and join him within a few months. 'I certainly leamt,' he says, 'that being an army wife isn't a bowl of cherries.' Filmed in West Germany, this programme looks at an army medical centre and a families' office.
Film editor Mike Lane
Producer Mane Thomas


Editor: Mike Lane
Producer: Mane Thomas

: Top Gear

William Woollard reports from Donington Park where the final selection of the Rally Quest 90 winner takes place. Tony Mason follows the finalists to find who will have the chance of an entry into this year's Lombard RAC rally. Tiff Needell assesses Toyota's new MR2 and Celica GT4.
Tom Boswell tests the Honda CN 250, a new breed of bike-cum-motor scooter.
Plus, Jeremy Clarkson reports on two novel ways of recovering a stolen car. Producer Ken Pollock Editor Tom Ross BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Tom Ross

: Troubleshooter

More straight talking from Sir John Harvey-Jones . 6: 'Swimming against the tide....'
Sir John, facing probably his toughest challenge yet, gets to grips with the unique Morgan motor company.
Turning out nine hand-built cars a week, Morgan has remained virtually unchanged since the 30s.
Now with waiting lists of up to ten years, Peter Morgan and his son Charles would like to produce more cars. But how will they react to
Sir John's dramatic solution? Producer Anne Laking
Executive producer Richard Reisz (Following this final programme is a discussion featuring Sir John and key people from the series.)


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Peter Morgan
Producer: Anne Laking
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Doing It Right

The Troubleshooter
For the last six weeks
Sir John Harvey-Jones , ex-chairman of ICI, has taken on the role of industrial detective. He has been hot on the trail of ways to improve production methods, design and above all management.
Tonight Sir John faces some of the recipients of his advice and a number of other industrialists to attempt to chart a way forward for Britain. Why is . this country still dropping in the world's industrial league table? Are we not ambitious enough? Too slow to change? Or are the problems even more fundamental than that?
How can we do it better?
Chaired by Brian Redhead. Producers Robert Thirkell and Anne Laking
Executive producer Richard Reisz


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Producers: Robert Thirkell
Producers: Anne Laking
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media programme.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Health Visiting and the Family
Health visitors safeguard the health of children, but do they also interfere?
Producer Clare Falkner (R)


Producer: Clare Falkner

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