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: Open University

Living with Technology: UK Power

: Northern Arts

George Cunningham took up painting as a hobby at the age of 48. Then, one
Christmas Eve, he was made redundant from his job as a die-sinker for a cutlery company and painting became his trade.
Producer John Graham BBC North (R)


Producer: John Graham

: Daytime on Two: Media File

(Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.)
Television programmes can give only the illusion of reality. Sequences from
Casualty, The Cuckoo Sister and The Marriage look at the ways in which television directors make it seem real. (R)

: A-level Economics

The managers of one textile firm, exporting half its output, talk about exchange rates and the price of raw materials which they have to import as part of their sales drive.
Series adviser Peter Maunder Producer Edward Hayward


Unknown: Peter Maunder
Producer: Edward Hayward

: Thinkabout

Science for 5- to 7-year-olds. (R)

: Why? Because

An introduction to the world of beliefs with a look at three very different holy places. (R)

: Update USA

Phoenix, Arizona spreads in to the surrounding desert as industry cashes in on the 'pro-business' climate of the Sun Belt. (R)

: Watch

While Tony Neilson watches a horse at work on Hasholme Carr Farm, Louise Hall-Taylor visits Longdown Dairy Farm, and the children at Foxhills First School make some butter.


Presenter: Tony Neilson
Presenter: Louise Hall-Taylor
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Series Producer: Julia Drum

: Who - Me?

Zoe, Kelly and Emma are close friends. When only two of them are invited to a party, their friendship is put to the test. (R)

: Getting to Grips with Racism

How racism affects black people, and how black MPs see the way forward. (R)

: Europe Update

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

: Art Work

Examining the work of two painters, a photographer, and a graduating fashion designer. (R)

: Living Decisions

Space in and around the home is discussed by seven very different households. (R)

: Business Matters

Michael Rodd looks at the new Japanese management practice of 'just in time'. Its supporters claim cost savings and improvements in product quality.


Presenter: Michael Rodd

: 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: Leo Beltoft
Unknown: Clive Juster

: What's Inside

Story: Sunday Afternoon by Peter Bonnici.
Illustrations: Lisa Kopper. Storytellers: Perminderpal Gill and Brian Jameson.
With Floella Benjamin.
Musical director Richard Brown Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Unknown: Lisa Kopper.
Unknown: Perminderpal Gill
Unknown: Brian Jameson.
Unknown: Floella Benjamin.
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: A-level Statistics

A look at statistical distributions. (R)

: News, Weather followed by: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: See Hear!

The monthly magazine programme with sign language and subtitles.

: Made by Man

An exploration of the skills involved in the thatcher's craft. (R)

: Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell's view of St Petersburg Beach, Florida.
BBC North
(First shown in 'The Travel Show')


Presenter: John Thirlwell
Executive Producer: Alan Dobson

: News, Weather followed by: Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presenter: Vivian White.
Commentator Brian Curtois.


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

: Starsky and Hutch

Starring Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul
Starsky is guilt-stricken when he accidentally blinds a young art student - but their subsequent friendship blinds him to danger. (R)


Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Capt Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Huggy Bear: Antonio Fargas
Emily: Kim Cattrall
Don: Gary Wood

: Notes in the Margin

During the 80s we imitated everything - it was the age of parody. Novelist and rock biographer Philip Norman takes a look at British lifestyle in the last ten years.
BBC Bristol (R)


Presenter: Philip Norman
Series Producer: Sam Organ
Producer: Margy Kinmonth

: Gardeners' World

Including a report from the Floralies flower show in Ghent, Belgium.
With Geoff Hamilton and Nigel Colbom.
W GARDENING: page 81


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colbom.

: It's in the Bag

Starring Fred Allen, Jack Benny
American radio comedian Fred Allen plays a flea circus operator who gets involved in a series of crazy adventures.
FILMS: pages 17-21


Director: Richard Wallace
Fred Floogle: Fred Allen
Jack Benny: Jack Benny
Parker: Robert Benchley
William Bendix: William Bendix
Eve Floogle: Binnie Barnes
Psychiatrist: Jerry Colonna
Pike: John Carradine
Marion: Gloria Pope
Perry: William Terry
Mrs Nussbaum: Minerva Pious
Homer: Dickie Tyler
Detective Sully: Sidney Toler

: Bilko

The classic comedy series starring Phil Silvers
Sgt Bilko takes a financial beating when he invests his platoon's money in a transport business. (R)


Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Army Lives

The last in a series of six programmes looking beyond the barrack gates at family life in the army.
Leaving the security of the services can be difficult.
Infantry soldiers are not trained to do civilian jobs and it can be lonely outside the regimental family.
John is a major. When he leaves the army he will be emigrating to Australia with his family. He has not got a job to go to.
Bernard's new job is home from home - he's the senior staff instructor to the cadet corps of a public school. He can still wear uniform and for company there's always the British Legion.
Army Lives follows three families as they prepare to face civvy street.


Film Editor: Mike Lane
Producer: Marie Thomas

: Top Gear

Interest in classic cars has never been greater and the prices they fetch have never been higher. William Woollard reports from the International Classic and Sportscar Show and Sue Baker asks whether the bubble of inflated values is about to burst. Chris Goffey tests two cars from less well-known Japanese manufacturers, the Subaru Legacy and Daihatsu Applause.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: William Woollard
Presenter: Sue Baker
Presenter: Chris Goffey
Producer: Jon Bentley
Editor: Tom Ross

: Tygo Road

A comedy written by Richard Cottan and Christopher Douglas. Rising proudly above the decay of the inner-city and dominating the desolate landscape between the Town Hall and Wat Tyler Infants' School stands the last bridgehead against the remorseless march of Thatcherism - the Tygo Road Community Centre.
A Pola Jones Film production for BBCtv


Writer: Richard Cottan
Writer: Christopher Douglas.
Writer: Wat Tyler
Producer: Andre Piaszynski
Director: Bob Spiers
Adam: Kevin McNally
Clare: Deborah Norton
Leo: Steven O'Donnell
Gary: Vas Blackwood
Lionel: Gordon Gostelow
Spinnij: Bill Bailey
Val: Leila Bertrand
Selina: Alisa Bosschaert
Gandalf: Ben Thomas
Agoraphobic: Arthur Cox
Unassertive: Bernard Strother
Sophie's voice: Sophie Thomson

: Hypotheticals: Government Leaks

Will a journalist steal a document from a minister? Will a civil servant ever leak information to a journalist? When will the Government be economical with the truth?
Professor Charles Nesson of the Harvard Law School questions, among others, George Younger, MP, former Secretary of State for Defence; Paul Fox, Managing Director, BBC Network Television; Sir Patrick Naime, former Permanent Secretary,
Cabinet Office; Jon Snow, reporter and newscaster, ITN, and Peter Preston, editor, The Guardian.
Producer Robin Kent
('Television in the Market' on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Professor Charles Nesson
Unknown: George Younger
Unknown: Paul Fox
Unknown: Sir Patrick Naime
Unknown: Jon Snow
Unknown: Peter Preston
Producer: Robin Kent

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.


Producer: Janey Walker
Executive Producer: Kevin Loader

: Weatherview

: Open University

Silver: a Source of Power
Colin Cunningham assesses the contribution of silver mining to Imperial Athens.


Presenter: Colin Cunningham
Producer: Tony Coe

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