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: Westminster

Presented by Peter Mayne. Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Peter Mayne.
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Geoffrey Sumner

: Daytime on Two Who - Me?

Programmes for schools. Some may be unsuitable for the young.
Are boys and girls expected to behave in certain ways? (R)

: Techno

7: Dilly Bellingham and Mat Irvine investigate the Radio Data System. (R)

: Zig Zag

In the Arab world, plants, animals and humans have adapted to the hot, dry climate. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Thinkabout

Science for 5- to 7-year-olds.

: A-level German

The second of two programmes about the opening of the Berlin Wall. (R)

: Over to You

3: Changes in an English village.

: Watch

Collecting things on the seashore.

: A-level Economics

The importing and exporting activity of a British textile manufacturer. (R)

: Inset

The second of two programmes to help teachers develop economic awareness across the curriculum. (R)

: Inset

Teachers discuss what can be learned from industrial management. (R) .

: Watch

Creating music and movement for the Ramayana story. (R)

: Step Up to Wordpower

Twenty programmes to help you read, write and communicate more effectively.
17: Things that matter in writing. Presented by Chris Serle. (R)
● HELPLINE: phone [number removed] (calls are free). ● BOOK: same title, price £3.99, from booksellers.


Presented By: Chris Serle.

: Charlie Chalk

Arnold the Elephant is loveable - but very, very clumsy. (R)

: Lifeschool

A look at young people in the hip hop music industry. (R)

: News

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

: Sign Extra

A chance to see an edition of Advice Shop, about job protection for British workers, with sign language and subtitles.

: Made by Man

The Basket Maker. Every basket demonstrates individual skills. Production RNTV/Faunafilm

: The Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell 's personal view of Trier in West Germany. Director Louise Ludlam
Executive producer Alan Dobson (R)


Unknown: John Thirlwell
Director: Louise Ludlam
Producer: Alan Dobson

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presented by Vivian White with commentary by Brian Curtois. Director Terry Patrick Editor John Anderson


Presented By: Vivian White
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Director: Terry Patrick
Editor: John Anderson

: News and Weather Regional

News and Weather

: Royal Ascot

Continued coverage of the first day of this traditional festival.
4.20 Coventry Stakes (6f). The week's top 2-year-old race.
The fashion scene is described by Jeff Banks.
Introduced by Julian Wilson.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. (Highlights on BBC at 1 1.45pm)


Unknown: Jeff Banks.
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.

: World Cup Grandstand

First-half highlights and live coverage of the second half of West Germany v Colombia
(Group D). Plus goal action from Yugoslavia v UAE (Group D). The final set of the Group D matches. The West Germans will stay based in Milan if they top the table.
Colombia, playing in their first
World Cup finals since 1962, boast one of South America's most talented midfield stars, Carlos Valderrama.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Ray Wilkins and Terry Venables.
Commentary by Barry Davies.


Unknown: Carlos Valderrama.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Ray Wilkins
Unknown: Terry Venables.
Commentary By: Barry Davies.

: Laurel and Hardy in: Another Fine Mess

Stan and Ollie find themselves in service for Colonel Buckshot.


Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Bohemian Girl

Stan Laurel , Oliver Hardy Laurel and Hardy unwittingly become the guardians of the kidnapped daughter of Count
Arnheim in this delightful comic operetta.
Directors James W Home and Charles Rogers
0 FILMS: pages 19-24


Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Oliver Hardy
Unknown: Charles Rogers

: Bilko: Bilko's Vampire

The classic US comedy series starring Phil Silvers.

Bilko tries to put Sergeant Ritzik off horror movies. (R)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Open Space

The series in which the public can make their own programmes. Breaking the Ice. Tonight's programme presents three films celebrating music, art and poetry from north-east England. There's music from Women May, a 14-woman-strong band from
Gateshead; a visit to a 'room with a view' created by Keith Alexander and his team of 140 artists at the Tyne International Art Exhibition; and a look at Outlet, a magazine fighting back against Cleveland's reputation as a cultural desert. Producer Robin Gutch
Community programme unit editor Tony Laryea
* WRITE TO: Open Space. BBC Television Centre, London W12 SOT if you would like to suggest ideas for a programme.


Unknown: Keith Alexander
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Design Classics

The Sony Walkman. Looking back at the 1980s it will be hard to miss
50 million Sony Walkmans. The machine's success is a symbol of Japan's post-war economic miracle. Why are the Japanese so good at making intricate hi-tech products? Design Classics looks at the philosophy behind modern
Japanese design to reveal roots deep in the Japanese consciousness.
Director Nicholas Rossiter
Series producer Diana Lashmore


Director: Nicholas Rossiter
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

Tinkering with Teeth
Dear Radio Times,
Quite honestly some of us are fed up to the back boiler with the outrageous political bias in Alexei Sayle's Stuff. I refer to this week's sketch making fun of the McCarthy witch-hunts of the 50s. I am a witch and I assure you there is nothing funny about being burnt at the stake for acts of diabolic necromancy.
Mrs Norma Drizzle, Chingford
Alexei Sayle replies: 'Who gives a damn what you think?'
Featuring Alexei Sayle. With Angus Deayton, Tony Millan, Jan Ravens, Gabby Bevan, Owen Brenman, Joan Ryan and Arabella Weir. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer (R)


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Gabby Bevan
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Joan Ryan
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Director/Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Present Imperfect

In difficult times how do people cope? Ten films that observe the fortunes of those most affected by a changing Britain.
Loveless in Letchworth. Alison and Sue are best friends. Trevor has just left Sue with one child, while Alison, three weeks after failing in love with Derek, was left pregnant. Her son Ashley was born a very sick boy. Abandoned, living isn't easy, money and pleasures few, but together they make out. Producer Paul Watson
● FEATURE: page 8


Producer: Paul Watson

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: The Bill Moyers Interview

The distinguished American broadcaster continues a series of stimulating interviews exploring the ideas and values of the USA.
2: Dr Berry Brazelton. The 'Dr Spock of the 80s' discusses the stresses on parenthood in the modern world. 'Learning to parent is learning from mistakes. If you start out early, ready to make mistakes and to learn from them, kids can learn with you. So really parenting is made up of many, many failures.'
(Tomorrow Bill Moyers talks to environmental scientist Jessica Tuchman Mathews )


Talks: Bill Moyers
Unknown: Jessica Tuchman Mathews

: One on Two

A short run of comedy monologues. Dead Good Friends starring
Jo Brand. It isn't all doom and gloom working in a mortuary. In fact Jo enjoys it so much she's even bumped off her boyfriend. Written by Jo Brand
Executive producer Michael Jackson (Tomorrow: Nine Lives)


Unknown: Jo Brand.
Written By: Jo Brand
Producer: Michael Jackson

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: Weatherview

: Open University

Family Centre. Supporting parents with young children is the focus of the work of a family centre.

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