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: Open University

6.45 Discovering Physics: Painting Potentials

7.10 Discovering 16th-century Strasbourg

: News

: Westminster

Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presenter: Brian Curtois

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney discovers that disputes between market traders and the authorities in Norwich stretch back centuries.
(First shown in BBC East)


Presenter: Bryan McNerney
Producer: Jimmy McKinney

: Daytime on Two: Inset: Technology 5-11

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Technology doesn't only mean hi-tech.
Presenter: Sarah McCrum.


Presenter: Sarah McCrum.
Producer: Robin Mudge

: Save a Life

Emergency first aid: the recovery position. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: A-level German

2: Klaus Romer examines Germany's acid rain problem. (R)


Unknown: Klaus Romer

: You and Me

Series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: The Geography Programme

Malcolm Stacey looks at landscapes that owe their existence to volcanic rocks. (R)


Presenter: Malcolm Stacey

: Information World

What use do people make of computer databases? (R)

: Words and Pictures

Today's story: Monster Can't Sleep
Presenter: Stuart Bradley.
Puppeteer: Mary Edwards.
Animation Alan Rogers and Peter Lang
Series producer Caroline Godley


Presenter: Stuart Bradley.
Unknown: Mary Edwards.
Unknown: Alan Rogers
Unknown: Peter Lang
Producer: Caroline Godley

: Walrus

1: In No Time
Writer Cathy Pellicer (R)


Unknown: Cathy Pellicer

: Inset

2: 'I've written a letter.'
Four days with an infant class in Cumbria.
Cameraman Adrian Smith Producer Sophie Neville


Unknown: Adrian Smith
Producer: Sophie Neville

: A-level Biology

The problems suffered by some couples in the genetic game of chance. (R)

: Lifeschool: Don't Look Down

Phillip didn't see a problem with credit - until the loan shark came to call.


Writer: Margaret Simpson
Producer: Andy Walker
Director: Morton Surguy
Val: Penelope Nice
Phillip: Graham McGrath
Annie: Honey Hazel
Gail: Natalie Browne
Clothes salesman: Peter Dennis
Bradley Miller: Michael Parkhouse
Thelma: Jean Channon
Hi-fi salesman: Michael Snelders
Darrell Hayes: Louis Selwyn

: Step Up to Wordpower: 12: Interview Success

Twenty programmes to help you read, write and communicate effectively. Presented by Chris Serle.
Studio director John M A Lane Producer Ron Bloomfield
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed], calls are free
0 BOOK: same title, £3.99, available from booksellers


Presented By: Chris Serle.

: Pie in the Sky

A science-fiction adventure for under-5s.
The pieman, piewife and piepilot have a day of disasters and rescues.
Shadow puppets: Andy Hall. Devised by Chloe Ashcroft and Peter Gosling
Music Peter Gosling
Series producer Michael Cole Producer Sharon Miller (R)


Unknown: Andy Hall.
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Peter Gosling
Music: Peter Gosling
Producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Sharon Miller
Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

: Zig Zag

2: Unlike birds and reptiles, mammals use their faces to pass messages.
Presenters: Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey. Producer Tom Stanier


Presenters: Paul Coia
Presenters: Sheelagh Gilbey.
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Country File

Organic food and farming.

: Made by Man

Leatherwork and a good eye for horses are the ingredients of a saddler's craft. (R)

: Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell's view of Menorca.
(First shown in The Travel Show)


Presenter: John Thirlwell

: News, Weather followed by: Wild World

In over 1,000 hours of patient observation, Ted and Terence Channell filmed the secrets of cuckoos' lives at Petersfinger Lakes near Salisbury.
Narrated by John Godders.


Unknown: Terence Channell
Narrator: John Godders

: Great Railway Journeys

From Sydney to Perth with Michael Frayn. Producer Dennis Marks BBC North (R)


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: Italian Regional Cookery: 5: North-east Italy

With Valentina Harris.


Presenter: Valentina Harris

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

New releases starring Richard Gere, Roseanne Barr, Meryl Streep and Mickey Rourke.


Presenter: Barry Norman


The Invaders
Starring Roy Thinnes
David Vincent races to capture one of the ailing extraterrestrials whose touch has caused an epidemic of freezing deaths.

6.50pm Words Apart
Britain jails more young offenders than any other country in Europe. The recent prison riots show the cost of such a policy. Will the new emphasis on punishment proposed in the Government's White Paper make any difference?
Director Nigel Shepherd Producer Neil McDonald

7.30pm Rapido
This week Rapido features a convalescent Billy Idol, guitar hero Jeff Beck and producer Daniel Lanois. Presented by Antoine de Caunes.
Executive producers Tim Newman and Alex Berger
An NBdC production for BBCtv


Unknown: Roy Thinnes
Unknown: David Vincent
Director: Nigel Shepherd
Producer: Neil McDonald
Guitar: Billy Idol
Unknown: Jeff Beck
Producer: Daniel Lanois.
Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.
Producers: Tim Newman
Producers: Alex Berger

: Chronicle: The Unlucky Voyage

Mutiny, mass murder, torture and execution were all part of the unlucky voyage of the Dutch ship Batavia which ended in shipwreck in the Indian Ocean in 1629. Twenty years' work by a team of modem underwater archaeologists has pieced together not only the remains of that mutiny but also those of the ship.
Narrated by Julian Glover.
FAMILY: page 78


Narrator: Julian Glover.
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: M*A*S*H

Starring Alan Alda, Mike Farrell
When Colonel Potter catches mumps he's sure things can't get any worse.


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan

: A Very Peculiar Practice: 5

An original serial in seven parts by Andrew Davies, winner of the Writers
Award, Bafta 1990.
Starring Peter Davison
Stephen and his colleagues have a crisis on their hands when an epidemic hits the campus.


Writer: Andrew Davies
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Stephen: Peter Davison
Jock: Graham Crowden
Nun: Sonia Hart
Nun: Elaine Turrell
Ernest: John Bird
Dorothy: Francis White
Lyn: Amanda Hillwood
Rose Marie: Barbara Flynn
Bob: David Troughton
Daniela: Madlena Nedeva
Jeannie: Geraldine Alexander
Interpreter: Eiji Kushara
Indian student: Kumall Grewal
Shy student: Henrietta Voigts
Truculent student: Oliver Parker
Tearful student: Sarah London
Maureen: Lindy Whiteford
Lugubrious student: Paul Cookes

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain: D is for Dysons

Lambton steps into a shop and back 100 years.


Presenter: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Andrew Gosling
Director: Grant Muter

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Presenter: Donald MacCormick

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.


Producer: John Bush

: Weatherview

: Open University

Trouble with Science


Producer: Meg Sheffield

: Open Forum Magazine

New ways of raising money for universities.
(Shown Sunday at 1.00pm)

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