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: Open University

6.45 Geology: Ore Genesis
7.10 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.

: The Violin Maker

Violin maker Jim McKillop meets Stephane Grappelli. Producer Robin Wylie (R)


Unknown: Jim McKillop
Producer: Robin Wylie

: Daytime on Two Inset

* Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Technology 5-11.
Technology encompasses many everyday activities. Presenter: Sarah McCrum. Producer Robin Mudge


Presenter: Sarah McCrum.
Producer: Robin Mudge

: Save a Life

A guide to emergency first aid.

: A-Level German

1: Klaus Romer watches the World Bodybuilding
Championships in Graz. (R)


Unknown: Klaus Romer

: You and Me

For 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: The Geography Programme

Malcolm Stacey reports on how the English countryside is changing. (R)


Unknown: Malcolm Stacey

: Information World

Five programmes about information technology in everyday life.
1: Computers can search for and record information. (R)

: Words and Pictures

Story: One Moonlit Night.

: English Time

How we formulate our ideas when talking to people. (R)

: Inset

1: Time, space and infants. What is really important in the education of 4- to 7-year-old children?
Executive producer Terry Marsh Producer Sophie Neville


Producer: Terry Marsh
Producer: Sophie Neville

: A-Level Biology

A look at cells.

: Lifeschool

Money and values.

: Step Up to Wordpower: 11: Saying the right thing at the right time

Twenty programmes to help you communicate more effectively.
Presented by Chris Serle. Research Christine Scullion
Producer Ron Bloomfield (R)
HELPLINE: phone [number removed], calls are free.
BOOK: same title, £3.99, available from booksellers.


Presenter: Chris Serle
Research: Christine Scullion
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

: Pie in the Sky

A science-fiction adventure for under-5s.
The pieman and piewife have a hard job describing lavender to the ever-inquisitive piepilot.
Devised by Chloe Ashcroft and Peter Gosling.
Music Peter Gosling
Series producer Michael Cole Producer Sharon Miller (R)


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Peter Gosling.
Producer: Sharon Miller

: Zig Zag

Today: faces.

: News

Weather followed by Storytime
Today: Noah's Ark,
Mrs Wishy Washy and Farm Concert.


Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

: Racing from Ascot.

2.30 Insulpak Sagaro EBF Stakes (2m)
3.05 White Rose Stakes (l'Am)
3.40 Insulpak Victoria Cup (Handicap. 7f)
Introduced by Julian Wilson. Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan and Jimmy Lindley.
Producer Wendy Sheppard
Including at
2.50pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Junior Darts

British Youth
Darts Championship.
Tony Gubba introduces quarter-final action from the Lakeside Country Club.


Introduces: Tony Gubba

: Look, Stranger

Archie Aitkins thinks of the seedlings in his nursery as babies.
Executive producer Jennifer Jeremy
Director Michael Croucher (R)


Unknown: Archie Aitkins
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy
Director: Michael Croucher

: Italian Regional Cookery

With Valentina Harris.


Unknown: Valentina Harris.

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Including Jessica Lange talking about her role in the forthcoming film Music Box.


Unknown: Jessica Lange

: DEFII The Invaders

Roy Thinnes David Vincent investigates a .. freak hurricane that veers to spare a fishing village. (R)
6.50pm Words Apart
A look at the refusal of many local authorities to allow black children to be adopted or fostered by white parents.
Director Nigel Shepherd Producer Neil McDonald
7.30pm Rapido
This week's programme features
Oleta Adams , the Kinks, Lilac Time,
Tambours Du Bronx and Leon Redbone. Introduced by Antoine de Caunes.
Executive producers Tim Newman and Alex Berger
An NBdC production


Unknown: Roy Thinnes
Unknown: David Vincent
Director: Nigel Shepherd
Producer: Neil McDonald
Unknown: Oleta Adams
Unknown: Leon Redbone.
Introduced By: Antoine de Caunes.
Producers: Tim Newman
Producers: Alex Berger

: Tiananmen Square: a Stage for History

An Open Space special. One of China's foremost film-makers, Su Xiaokang , was forced to flee to exile in Paris after the massacre in Tiananmen Square last year. With fellow exiles, key figures on the authorities' wanted list, he traces the struggle for democracy back to its origins 70 years ago. The 4 May Movement of 1919 still serves as an inspiration to the students of today. This is the first opportunity for a western audience to hear the story from a Chinese perspective and to meet people whose lives were changed by these dramatic events.
Producers Lucy Parker and Su Xiaokang
Editor Tony Laryea


Unknown: Su Xiaokang
Producers: Lucy Parker
Producers: Su Xiaokang
Editor: Tony Laryea

: M*A*S*H

BJ and Charles clash when they are honoured for a daring operation by a prestigious medical journal.


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Charles: David Ogden Stiers

: A Very Peculiar Practice

An original series in seven parts by Andrew Davies , winner of the Writer's Award, Bafta 1990.
Peter Davison
4: Bob tries to enlist
Stephen's help in a doubtful research project with unexpected results.
Producer Ken Riddington Director David Tucker fR)


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Peter Davison
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Stephen: Peter Davison
Nuns: Sonia Hart
Nuns: Elaine Turrell
Jock: Graham Crowden
Lyn: Amanda Hillwood
Daphne: Kay Stonham
Bob: David Troughton
Simon: Nicholas Haley
Ollie: Jonathan Haley
Chen: Takashi Kawahara
Jimmy: David Gwillim
Rose Marie: Barbara Flynn
Anxious student: Suzie Cerys
Scruffy student: Sean Gascoine
Secretary: Joanna Hole
Maureen: Lindy Whiteford

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

An enthusiast explores highways and byways of delight.
T is for Temples.
Lucinda Lambton finds ruins of the Libyan desert in Virginia Water, is thrilled by a chamber at Liverpool Street station and encounters
Mrs Thatcher in Wimbledon. Film cameraman Alex Hansen Director Andrew Gosling t TRAVEL: page 97


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Alex Hansen
Director: Andrew Gosling

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The arts and media show. Producer Janey Walker Editor Roland Keating


Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Open University

Silence in Class
Should hearing-impaired children be taught with signing or by lip-reading? Producer Nick Brenton


Producer: Nick Brenton

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