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: Open University

6.45 X-rays and Energy Levels
7.10 Continental Crust: Ancient and Modern

: Mastermind 1980

Magnus Magnusson presents the fifth heat from the Royal Naval
Engineering College in Plymouth.
Today's specialist subjects are: the Bible; Italian painting - Masaccio to Michelangelo; kings and queens of England, 1066-1485; and the Crusades, 1095-1192. (First shown on BBC


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play in the Cornhill Insurance Test from Old Trafford, Manchester.
(Shown yesterday at 1 1.00pm on BBC
● VIDEOS: 'A Century of Wickets!' and 'John Arlott 's Vintage Cricket', from retailers.


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Unknown: John Arlott

: Country File

Her Majesty the Queen recently reopened the Kennet and Avon Canal, restored after years of neglect. John Craven introduces an edition devoted to the future of Britain's canals. Michael Collie reports.
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Introduces: John Craven
Unknown: Michael Collie

: Cricket

Tony Lewis and Richie Benaud introduce live coverage of the morning's play from both of today's semi-finals for the NatWest
Bank Trophy.
Commentary by Jack Bannister , Ray Illingworth , Tom Graveney , Geoffrey Boycott and David Acfield.
• VIDEO: 'Great NatWest Finals 1981-1985', from retailers.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Tom Graveney
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: David Acfield.

: Keep Young and Beautiful

What is the secret behind eternal youth and beauty? Cleopatra swore by asses' milk and her handmaidens used mud from the Dead Sea, but today's multi-million pound beauty industry would have you believe it's not quite that simple. Is there an elixir of youth? Producer Neil McDonald Editor Val Atkinson


Producer: Neil McDonald
Editor: Val Atkinson

: Fingermouse

When Music-Man strikes the gong everything gets going.
With lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy. Producer Michael Cole (R)


Unknown: Jane Hardy.
Producer: Michael Cole

: Cricket

Further coverage through to the finish of today's semi-finals.
1.35 Coverage from both matches.
1.50 Live coverage from one semi-final.
4.00 Live coverage from both matches.
(Live coverage of the other semi-final is at
1.50pm on BBC1).
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

: DEF II Rough Guide to the World

Glasgow. This week Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha go to
Glasgow, European City of Culture, 1990. The pair discover the secrets of doo-fleeing, liars and ceilidhs.
They also go on the ice with fashion designer Pam Hogg , on the pitch with Rangers' star Mark Walters , up a tower with singer Pat Kane and on the streets with comedian
Craig Ferguson. Where to go, what to do and the Battle of Bannockburn. Director/Producer Caroline Roberts Executive producer Rachel Purnell


Unknown: Sankha Guha
Designer: Pam Hogg
Unknown: Mark Walters
Singer: Pat Kane
Unknown: Craig Ferguson.
Producer: Caroline Roberts
Producer: Rachel Purnell

: The Victorian Kitchen

A series in which the world of Victorian cooking is re-created.
Dinner. The main meal of the day was eaten at 8 o'clock in formal style. Ruth Mott prepares lamb roasted on a spit and beef cooked in a braising pan. Like most cooks of her generation, she rarely used recipe books. 'You learnt by watching,' she says, 'although if a cook did give you a recipe she usually left out a vital ingredient.' From the garden Harry Dodson provides a cos for Mrs Beeton 's stewed lettuce recipe.
Presented by Peter Thoday. Producer Keith Sheather (R)
9 BOOK: 'Ruth Mott s Favourite Recipes £ 12.95, published in October.
0 FOOD: page 66


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

: Athletics

Further live coverage from Zurich, including the men's 800m and the women's mile.
(Highlights on BBCI at 11.55pm)

: ScreenPlay: Keeping Tom Nice

John Alderton
Gwen Taylor Linus Roache
Doug and Winnie have tried hard to keep their handicapped son Tom 'nice', but when Stephen, a young social worker, takes a professional interest it has tragic consequences.
Written by Lucy Gannon Director Louise Panton Producer Ruth Caleb
* FEATURE: page 7


Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Gwen Taylor
Unknown: Linus Roache
Written By: Lucy Gannon
Director: Louise Panton
Producer: Ruth Caleb
Doug: John Alderton
Winnie: Gwen Taylor
Tom: Linus Roache
Charlie: Henrietta Bess
Stephen: Sean Chapman
Clare: Ann Curthoys

: Newsnight

Francine Stock with the background to the day's top stories.

: Montreux Jazz

Tonight's show from the Montreux Jazz Festival brings together rhythms from around the world. From Africa comes Youssou
N'Dour, the Senegalese guitarist and singer. From South America comes the tenor Joao Gilberto who sings in bossa nova style. America is represented by folk singer Joan Baez , and the Streichorchestre
Alder Urnaesch plays a traditional Swiss number.


Tenor: Joao Gilberto
Presented By: Folk Singer
Singer: Joan Baez

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Sam's Story. Sam has multiple disabilities and is without speech. But she successfully attends a normal secondary school.
12.25 The Approaching
Technology. Stricter pollution controls will mean more electronics for car ignitions.

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