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: Open University

Equilibrium Rules OK?

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament. Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: The Treatment

Health farms are putting on commercial weight as they ride the crest of the fitness boom. But what goes on inside these well-groomed premises? Rosie Kendall went to Henlow Grange in Bedfordshire to observe the gentle art of pampering. Producer John Clarke


Unknown: Rosie Kendall
Unknown: Henlow Grange
Producer: John Clarke

: Daytime on Two Update Europe

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Why many people in southern Europe still head north in search of work.

: Soviet Union

Food shortages, families sharing flats, scarcities in most consumer products - the side of Moscow the tourist or businessman never sees. (R)

: Getting to Grips with Racism

How a wide range of subjects can take on anti-racism in the way they are taught at school.

: Who - Me?

With in-vision subtitles for hearing-impaired children.

: Information World

There are no limits to the ways computer data can be transmitted.

: Storytime

4: Was the toucan once all black? We look at how the toucan may have acquired its name and its brightly-coloured beak and feathers.
Story: Two Can Toucan.
Presenter: Johnny Morris. Animation Andy Wagner
Producer Moyra Gambleton
A Ragdoll production for BBCtv


Presenter: Johnny Morris.
Unknown: Andy Wagner
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Links

Who benefits most from international aid, the giver or the receiver?

: Mach's Gut!

A German language series. 4: Introductions; birthday celebrations; good luck and get well wishes.

: Mindstretchers

Suggested solutions to the transport problem posed on Monday. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Micro Mindstretchers

Presenter Carol Vorderman explains spreadsheets. (R)


Presenter: Carol Vorderman

: A-level German

Fünf Wochen im Herbst: Teil 1

: Scene

Scene attends a number of parties to find out why they are seen as important social occasions. The programme talks to psychologists to see whether they can shed some light on the subject and spends Saturday night with David Torrance , affectionately known as a party pooper because he is a noisy party officer. Photography Joe Taylor
Producer Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones


Unknown: David Torrance
Unknown: Joe Taylor
Producer: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

: English File

GCSE literature and drama.
A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller.
3: '... his eyes were like tunnels. I kept wanting to call the police but nothing had happened. Nothing at all had really happened.' (R)


Unknown: Arthur Miller.

: Tales of Aesop

Ferdie Fox is thoroughly
'cheesed off when he finds that his birthday present has gone missing.
Writer/Producer Graham Lee Executive producer
Theresa Plummer-Andrews


Unknown: Ferdie Fox
Producer: Graham Lee
Unknown: Theresa Plummer-Andrews

: Fireman Sam

Television stardom comes to Station Officer Steele. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton
Producer/director: Ian Frampton
Producer/director: John Walker

: English Time

Children discuss role-playing stories and interview both the old and the young. (R)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of the weekend's Open University programmes.

: Cricket and Golf

One-Day Cricket
England v New Zealand For the Texaco Trophy from the Oval. Tony Lewis introduces live coverage to the finish of the final one-day international.
Commentators: Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister. Summarisers:
Ray Illingworth and Tom Graveney.
International Golf
Volvo PGA Championship from the West Course, Wentworth.
The opening round with champion Nick Faldo defending his title.
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon. Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduces: Oval. Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney.
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.

: Friday Report

The Price of Peace
Half a million workers in the south and east earn their living from the defence industry - but events in eastern Europe could cut that figure by one third in a decade. Defence is Europe's biggest business and one of the most competitive.
Michael Delahaye examines the effect on business of the new climate in east-west security, summed up by Defence Secretary Tom King 's recent assessment: 'The Warsaw Pact is defunct.'
Producer Tony Chapman
Series producer Peter Lowe
BBC South and East - Elstree
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel.


Unknown: Michael Delahaye
Unknown: Tom King
Producer: Tony Chapman
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Public Eye

Charity and the NHS - an Unhealthy Dependency? A leading hospital for the mentally ill has been told to raise E300,000 towards its running costs or face closure. The ultimatum comes as a general hospital in Worthing launches a charity to try to cut its waiting list. Public Eye shows this is part of a growing trend of increasing reliance by hospitals on charitable giving, not for special projects but for everyday running costs.
Does this solve the current cash crisis or undermine the principles on which the National Health Service was founded - to provide equal health care for all?
Presented by Peter Taylor with Sarah Barclay. Producer Fiona Macbeth Editor Nigel Chapman


Presented By: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Sarah Barclay.
Producer: Fiona MacBeth
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World at Chelsea

The Gardeners' World team visits the Chelsea Flower
Show, a Mecca for gardening enthusiasts worldwide. Horticulturists and nurserymen alike see it as a showcase but there's still plenty to benefit the amateur gardener.
With Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colbom , Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood.
Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams BBC Pebble Mill
0 GARDENING: page 82


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: Rory Bremner

The last in the series from the impressionist with more voice changes in half an hour than Mrs Thatcher achieved in a decade.
Stimulating, irreverent, satirical and dazzling - just four of the words you'll need to complete the inevitable crossword if you watch anything else.
With John Bird and Steve Nallon. Writers Rory Bremner
John Langdon , Geoff Atkinson Kim Fuller and John Bird Designer Roger Harris
Producer/Director Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Steve Nallon.
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Geoff Atkinson
Unknown: Kim Fuller
Designer: Roger Harris
Director: Kevin Bishop

: Arena

The Daily Worker Story
When Lenin told the newly formed Communist Party of Great Britain that its survival depended on having a daily paper, he could not have forseen that after 60 years of heroic struggle the Daily Worker, renamed in 1966 the Morning Star, would come perilously close to extinction because today's leader of the Soviet Union,
Mikhail Gorbachev , had cancelled half its subscription.
Beatrix Campbell , who worked on the paper for ten years during the turbulent 60s and 70s, talks to the people who sustained it during its glorious triumphs and constant crises, and in its pages finds a unique reflection of the history and culture of Britain.
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch
Director Jill Evans
9 ROGER WODDIS : page 73


Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev
Unknown: Beatrix Campbell
Editors: Anthony Wall
Editors: Nigel Finch
Director: Jill Evans
Unknown: Roger Woddis

: Newsnight

The background to the day's top stories presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Reporters: David Coss
Olenka Frenkiel Anthony Howard Peter Kellner Peter Marshall
Julian O'Halloran David Sells
Francine Stock Janet Trewin Mark Urban
Charles Wheeler and David Levy. Editor Tim Gardam
Deputy editors Keith Bowers and Eamonn Matthews


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Reporters: David Coss
Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Mark Urban
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: David Levy.
Editor: Tim Gardam
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews

: What the Papers Say

A look back over the week's main news as it appeared in the press, presented this week by Mark Lawson of The Independent.
Producer Brian Armstrong Director Eric Harrison


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Brian Armstrong
Director: Eric Harrison

: Weatherview

: International One-Day Cricket

England v New Zealand for the Texaco Trophy from the Oval. Tony Lewis introduces highlights of the second and final one-day international against New Zealand.


Introduces: Oval. Tony Lewis

: Jazz 625

The last programme in this series of Jazz 625 features pianist Bill Evans , who gained international acclaim through his work with Charles Mingus , Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Tonight's session, recorded in 1965 with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, includes the classic Waltz for Debby written by Evans for his 3-year-old niece. Presented by Mick Hucknall.
Original material produced by Terry Henebery
Series producer Sharon Ah


Pianist: Bill Evans
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: John Coltrane.
Unknown: Chuck Israels
Unknown: Larry Bunker
Presented By: Mick Hucknall.
Produced By: Terry Henebery

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