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: News

: Children's Parties

A documentary that drops in on just a few of the thousands of children's events celebrated in the summer of 1981.

: Class of 81

Hiawatha. A ballet scene performed by Michelle Kocsis and Clifton Bryan of Harehills Middle School, Leeds. Producer Mike Murray (R)


Unknown: Michelle Kocsis
Unknown: Clifton Bryan
Producer: Mike Murray

: Daytime on Two

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.

Buddy: 1: Raining in My Heart
An adaptation in five parts of the novel by Nigel Hinton.
(R) (Part 2 next Wednesday)

9.30am Mathscope: Mathstrail
Bored with maths? Don't be! Meet the adventure playground team and the Mathscope newspaper office.

9.45am Thinkabout Science: It's Freezing!
First in a series of science drama for 5- to 6-year-olds. (R)

10.00am You and Me: Facing Fears
A series for 4-and 5-year-olds. (R)

10.15am Search Out Science: Step This Way
New series. See the bare bones of animal locomotion revealed move by move.

10.40am Around Scotland

11.00am Words and Pictures: Happy Birthday Moon (R)

11.15am English Time: For and Against: 1: Watching Television
A new series of five programmes designed to stimulate discussion in the classroom.
Teenagers debate the worth of watching television. Producer Sonia Palmer

11.35am Inset

12.10pm Science In Action: In the Picture: Photography and Images

12.30pm Lifeschool You and Your Health: a Sporting Chance
A look at different people involved in different sports and at the barriers some of them face. (R)

12.55pm A Way with Numbers: As Long as a Piece of String
In the first of 20 programmes, Carol Vorderman and Johnny Ball show how anyone can cast aside bad memories of maths at school and be more confident with everyday numbers and calculations.
Why did so many people lose their heads over the metre? How can a ruler add up? (R)
Advice Line: free 24-hour telephone helpline [number removed]
Book: same title, £4.99, from booksellers

1.20pm Pie In the Sky
Adventure for young children. At Universal Pies, the Pieman and Piewife get their oddest order ever. (R)

1.40pm Zig Zag: Inset: A Classroom Safari
Chorlton School goes on safari. (R)

2.00pm News, Weather
followed by You and Me: Facing Fears (R)


Novel By (Buddy): Nigel Hinton
Presented By (Mathscope): Martin Roberts
Series Producer (Mathscope): Julia Drum
Nan (Thinkabout Science): Patsy Byrne
Director (Thinkabout Science): Cas Lester
Producer (Thinkabout Science): Judy Brooks
Presenter (Search Out Science): Adrian Newell
Presenter (Search Out Science): Carmen Pryce
Presenter (Search Out Science): Elin Rhys
Director (Search Out Science): Tina Fletcher
Producer (Search Out Science): Neil Ryder
Producer (English Time): Sonia Palmer
Presenter (A Way with Numbers): Carol Vorderman
Presenter (A Way with Numbers): Johnny Ball
Producer (Zig Zag): Tom Stanier

: Darts

Highlights of last night's second round in the Embassy World Professional Darts
Championship at Lakeside
Country Club, Frimley Green, introduced by Tony Gubba.


Introduced By: Tony Gubba.

: Country File

Presented by John Craven.


Presented By: John Craven.

: News

Weather followed by Darts
Further action from the World
Professional Championships.

: Catchword

Anagrammatic word game, hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Beverly Anderson chairs a debate on current social and cultural questions.

: Holiday Outings

Coach Camping in France
Kathy Tayler reports from Cap d'Agde in the South of France. Series producer Patricia Houlihan

: Horizon

Sudden Death
More than 100,000
Britons die suddenly every year, not all of them victims of a 'classic' heart attack.
Horizon follows a bizarre trail for clues to the nature of a mysterious killer.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation: Angel One

Starring Patrick Stewart
Stardate 41636.9: a matriarchal society, rebels on the run, a virus on board the Enterprise ... and Riker (Jonathan Frakes) finds himself involved in a deadly battle of the sexes.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Captain Picard: Patrick Stewart
Riker: Jonathan Frakes


Reportage III
The current affairs series returns with a new team of reporters led by Aminatta Foma.
Producer Charlotte Metcatf
Series editor Sebastian Scott
• PICTURE STORY: page 77
7.35pm Rapldo
Antoine de Caunes is back with ZZ Top, Bob Geldof and a report on Industrial Rock. Executive producers Alex Berger and Tim Newman
An N B de C production for BBCtv


Unknown: Aminatta Foma.
Editor: Sebastian Scott
Unknown: Antoine de Caunes
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Producers: Alex Berger
Producers: Tim Newman

: Bookmark

One Fond Embrace
As Dublin takes over from
Glasgow as European City of Culture in 1991, Thomas Kinsella , Seamus Heaney and Garret Fitzgerald are among those celebrating Ireland's rich literary tradition. Producer Sean O'Mordha
Series edrtor Nigel Williams * PICTURE STORY: page 77


Unknown: Thomas Kinsella
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Garret Fitzgerald
Producer: Sean O'Mordha
Unknown: Nigel Williams

: M*A*S*H

Bless You, Hawkeye
Hawkeye (Alan Alda ) gets an attack of the sneezes. (R)


Unknown: Alan Alda

: Parnell and the Englishwoman: 1: The Meeting

Historical Irish drama in four parts, written by Hugh Leonard. Starring Trevor Eve, Francesca Annis, David Robb

Known as the 'Uncrowned King of Ireland', Charles Stewart Parnell was the ablest and best-looking politician in the House. In 1880, he seemed destined to do great things for his country - the only man in the Irish Party capable of securing
Home Rule for 'all Ireland'.
But Parnell had yet to encounter Katharine O'Shea.
Solo flute James Galway
Producer Terry Coles
Director John Bruce
Book Offer: page 8
Feature: page 24
Picture Story: page 77
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Solo flute: James Galway
Producer: Terry Coles
Director: John Bruce
Charles Stewart Parnell: Trevor Eve
Katharine O'Shea: Francesca Annis
Captain Willie O'Shea: David Robb
Mr Gladstone: Robert Lang
Timothy Healy: Lorcan Cranitch
Justin McCarthy: T.P. McKenna
W.E. Forster: John Savident
Anna Steele: Sheila Ruskin
Michael Davitt: Liam Destaic
John Dillon: Jack Walsh
T.P. O'Connor: James Curran
Thomas Sexton: Stanley Townsend
Henry Harrison: Dermod Moore
Eileen: Emer McCourt
O'Gorman Mahon: Geoffrey Toone
Prison warder: John Surman
Sergeant Brett: Peter Armitage
Manchester martyrs: Billy Boyle
Manchester martyrs: Paul Conway
Manchester martyrs: James Benson

: Fifth Column

A personal perspective on a current debate.

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Weatherview

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