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: Open University

6.45 Pine Point Mine: Ore to Metal
7.10 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Daytime on Two

Programmes for schools. Some may be unsuitable for the young.
9.00am Inset
2: Four days with a vibrant infant class in a Cumbrian village. (R)
9.35am Save a Life
A guide to emergency first aid. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
9.45am Zig Zag
The Arabs: Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey explore the world of Islam.
10.05am You and Me
For 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)
10.20am Techno
A visit to a group of young people engaged in a mini-enterprise. (R)
10.40am Microelectronics in Action
Microelectronic devices can sense the world around them and act accordingly. Are they reliable? (R)
11.00am Words and Pictures
Today: If I Were a Crocodile.
11.15am Walrus
A story about language and how to use it by Cathy Pellicer. (R)
11.35am Inset
Science in the primary school. (R)
12.05pm Seventeen
The joys and pitfalls of starting your own business. (R)


Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Cathy Pellicer.

: Lifeschool

First days at work aren't always easy. A play by Bill Lyons.


Play By: Bill Lyons.

: Step Up to Wordpower

Getting and giving information. Presented by Chris Serle.
0 HELPLINE: phone [number removed], calls are free.


Presented By: Chris Serle.

: Pie in the Sky

A science-fiction adventure for under-5s.
Producer Sharon Miller
Series producer Michael Cole (R)


Producer: Sharon Miller
Producer: Michael Cole

: Zig Zag

Investigating the Channel Tunnel.

: News Weather followed by Storytime

Today: The Bear's Water Picnic. (Details on Friday at 10. 45am)

: Country File

Rupert Segar looks at the effect a 'polluter pays' principle would have on manufacturers and consumers.


Unknown: Rupert Segar

: Made by Man

The Tree Surgeon. Giving injections, treating wounds and placing anchors are all part of the tree surgeon's daily round.

: Married 27 Years Later

Sentimental tale of Donald and Betty, reunited 27 years after the birth of their illegitimate daughter.

: News

Weather followed by Film 90 with Barry Norman
Reports on Miss Firecracker with Holly Hunter , the latest Treasure Island with Chariton Heston plus John Waters 's Cry Baby.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Holly Hunter
Unknown: Chariton Heston
Unknown: John Waters

: Night Cleaner

They attacked Horace Stockford with a shovel. Just one of the occupational hazards that have occurred as he cleans the streets. Director David Pearson (R)


Unknown: Horace Stockford
Director: David Pearson

: World Cup Grandstand

Uruguay v Spain (Group E) Live from Udine.
Uruguay, twice winners of the World Cup, meet Spain, a country with a great football tradition.
John Motson and Bobby Charlton commentate with analysis by Jimmy Hill and Terry Venables.
Plus news of the English, Scottish and Irish teams.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam.


Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Bobby Charlton
Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Terry Venables.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.

: DEFII The Invaders

Condition Red. David Vincent (Roy Thinnes ) discovers an alien plot to penetrate the Norad defence warning system. (R)


Unknown: David Vincent
Unknown: Roy Thinnes

: Words Apart

More than 4,000 young people left Northern Ireland last year to find work or to study on the British mainland - yet the province has the best education record in Great
Britain. Young people talk about what life is really like in Northern Ireland.
Director Nigel Shepherd Producer Nell McDonald

: Hidden Ground

The third in a series written and presented by Irish writers .
'Perhaps we are neurotic, perhaps we are anxious, but it's difficult not to be, given our history as a tribe still very much under seige after nearly 400 years.'
Maurice Leitch , novelist and playwright, explores the staunchly
Protestant area of Six Mile Valley in County Antrim, where he was born and reared.
Producer Bill Miskelly
Series editor Tony McAuley
An Aisling Films production for BBCtv


Presented By: Irish Writers
Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Producer: Bill Miskelly
Editor: Tony McAuley

: Building Sights

Architect James Stirling examines the Katharine Stephen Room - the rare books library of Newnham College in Cambridge. Director Geoff Dunlop
Producer Clare Paterson (R)


Unknown: James Stirling
Unknown: Katharine Stephen Room
Director: Geoff Dunlop
Producer: Clare Paterson

: The Times of India

As the oldest English language newspaper in India celebrated its 150th anniversary, 500 million people went to the polls. Editors and reporters of The Times of India tell some of the stories of the world's largest election. Director Gerry Troyna
Producer Patrick Taggart
A Maya Vision production for BBCtv


Director: Gerry Troyna
Producer: Patrick Taggart

: M*A*S*H

Old Soldiers. While Hawkeye (Alan Alda ) takes temporary command of the unit, Col Potter (Harry Morgan) comes to terms with the past. (R)


Unknown: Alan Alda

: Mother Love: 1

A four-part drama.
Starring Diana Rigg, winner of Bafta Best Actress 1989.
'Disloyalty, treachery, is the most dreadful of crimes. That's why it deserves the severest punishment.'
Ceefax subtitles


Screenplay by: Andrew Davies
Book by: Domini Taylor
Director: Simon Langton
Producer: Ken Riddington
Helena: Diana Rigg
Kit: James Wilby
Alex: David McCallum
Angela: Fiona Gillies
Ruth: Isla Blair
George: James Grout
Little Helena: Louisa Janes
Maureen: Anna Pric
Danuta: Liliana Komorowska
Rachel Turner: Natasha Byrne
Tiggy Turner: Katharyn Ballantyne
Mrs Turner: Ann Firbank
Brig Turner: Jeffry Wickham

: Fifth Column

First in a series where each week an outspoken writer presents a strongly-held personal view of a current topic.

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: The Late Show

News and features from the world of the arts and media.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Engineering Mechanics: Solids
12.25 Fast Trains

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