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: Open University

6.45 Water for Jordan
7.10 Seville: Gateway to the Indies

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Mastermind 1986

Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of yesterday's final day of play from Edgbaston for the Cornhill Insurance Test Series.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Under Sail

Pascal Flores. The Pascal Flores was built 68 years ago in southern Spain as a fast schooner, but she very nearly ended her days as a scruffy little motor coaster. Now in Bristol she is well on her way to being restored to her former glory. Narrated by Tom Salmon. (R)


Unknown: Pascal Flores.
Unknown: Pascal Flores
Unknown: Tom Salmon.

: Cricket

Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play from one of today's second-round matches for the NatWest Bank
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Tom Graveney.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth and David Acfield.


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Tom Graveney.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: David Acfield.

: Country File

John Craven presents the programme from the Royal Show ground at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Once the Royal was just a perfect event for farmers to meet up with friends. Today it is visited by thousands who know little or nothing about farming. But deep down the show is still very much about what is happening in the countryside as reporters Chris Baines and Michael Collie discover.


Unknown: John Craven
Reporters: Chris Baines
Reporters: Michael Collie

: Fingermouse

Music-Man shows Fingermouse how to play the flute. To the sound of the flute, straws dance out of the house and twirl and spin in the wind down to the river where they meet the Suckermonster.
With lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy.
Producer Michael Cole (R)


Unknown: Jane Hardy.
Producer: Michael Cole

: Cricket

Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the afternoon's play through to the finish of this second-round 60-overs-per-side match.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: DEF II: Rough Guide to the World

Magenta Devine and Sankha Guha visit Havana, home to Castro, collapsing buildings, and the highest literacy rate in the world. Rough Guide catches the Cuban beat from Lenin to love hotels, in the city that is much more than merely Moscow-on-sea. Where to go, what to see and how to bump and grind.
Focus: page 3
Travel: page 85


Presenter: Magenta Devine
Presenter: Sankha Guha
Producer: Dele Oniya
Executive Producer: Rachel Purnell

: The Victorian Kitchen

The first of an eight-part series taking the produce grown in the Victorian garden into the kitchen to re-create the world of Victorian cooking.
Ruth Mott , who started her working life as a 14-year-old scullery maid in 1930, is joined by Harry Dodson , who grows the ingredients she needs in the walled garden at
Chilton in Berkshire, In a kitchen carefully restored to Victorian standards and equipped with all the utensils it would have had 100 years ago, Mott tackles a simple early Victorian recipe for rhubarb soup. Without modern gadgets it takes three days to prepare. Presented by Peter Thoday. Producer Keith Sheather (R)
W FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Presented By: Peter Thoday.
Producer: Keith Sheather

: ScreenPlay: Amongst Barbarians

Starring David Jason
The sentence for drug smuggling in Malaysia is death. Two English boys, Ralph and Bryan, are 48 hours away from execution. Then their parents arrive.
Written by Michael Wall, Amongst Barbarians was winner of the 1988 Mobil Playwriting Competition and was first performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
Director Jane Howell
Producer Richard Langridge
Associate Producer: Simon Mills
Cover story: page 4
Ceefax Subtitles

Drama Amongst Barbarians
One of the remarkable features of this drama is that it was shot over just three and a half days, for 20 minutes a day and cost under £200,000; nowadays almost every one-off BBC drama is a large-scale, high-budget production. David Jason, star of the comedy series Open All Hours and Only Fools and Horses, takes on his first major drama role for BBCtv playing George, the father of a boy sentenced to death for smuggling heroin in Malaysia. George and his wife Wendy (Rowena Cooper) represent the worst example of the British abroad - by the end you are left wondering just who the real barbarians are. Jason says, believe it is very important that drama should provoke and challenge in this way.' 9.00pm BBC2


Writer: Michael Wall
Director: Jane Howell
Producer: Richard Langridge
Associate Producer: Simon Mills
George: David Jason
Wendy: Rowena Cooper
Toni: Anne Carroll
Bryan: Lee Ross
Ralph: Con O'Neill
Lilly: Kathy Burke
Katie: Josephine Welcome
Jailer: Madhav Sharma
Barman: Ricardo Sibelo
Cullen: Anthony Smee

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate presented from a personal standpoint.

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the background to the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Cricket

Tony Lewis introduces highlights from one of today's second-round matches.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Where from Next?
Looks at the supply of raw materials for the organic chemicals industry, examining gas, coal and green plants as alternatives to oil.
12.25 Power to the People
The processes that accompany the proposal for a tidal barrage at Weston-super-Mare.

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