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: Open University

6.45 Personality,
Development and Learning: Children's Drawings
7.10 The Enlightenment: Freedom and Plenty

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC's parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Zig Zag

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
The Arabs. Sheelagh Gilbey visits a typical family in Tunisia and finds out how
9-year-old Mohsin Ben Hamra spends his days. (R)


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Mohsin Ben Hamra

: Watch

North American Indians : 5: Thunderbird (R)

: La Marée et ses Secrets

A five-part adventure serial in French. Les surprises (R)

: Stop and Think

Hope. A number of sequences designed to be used with young people in 'collective acts of worship', including
Video Psalm 65 explored with an articulated truck and inspiration from the courage shown in Tiananmen Square.
Producer John Forrest


Producer: John Forrest

: Mathsphere

Would You Believe It? and Compact Casting

: Storytime

Foo the Potter. Pik-Sen Lim shows how a miniature landscape can be made in a shallow dish and tells the story of a clumsy potter who, by accident, invents a new musical instrument. (R)

: Music Time


: Job Bank

Entrepreneur and Printing
Introducing Tommy Coulter, 25-year-old freelance businessman, in the first of today's two job films. Producer John Carlaw
A Tomahawk production for BBCtv


Unknown: Tommy Coulter
Producer: John Carlaw

: Zig Zag

Breeding (R)

: Thinkabout Science

A science series for 5- to 6-year-olds.
The Fancy Dress Party. Nan and the children explore the properties and characteristics of materials to make some unusual fancy dress costumes. With Patsy Byrne.
Producers Judy Brooks and Penny Lloyd


Unknown: Patsy Byrne.
Producers: Judy Brooks

: Sports-Science

Winning Through. To achieve your best you must train your mind as well as your body. (R)

: Art Work

Reflections. Four artists show how they bring their imagination to bear on the world about them. (R)

: History File

The World Since 1945
Vietnam. The Vietnam War was one of the best documented wars in history. Film and television reporters captured the growing mood of disillusionment. Narrated by Nick Ross.
Written and produced by Elizabeth Cleaver


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Produced By: Elizabeth Cleaver

: Lifeschool

You and Your Health:
Safer Sex. A look at all sexually transmitted infections, including the Aids virus. (R)

: Science In Action

Current Affairs Electricity. (R)

: Greenclaws

Green Claws decides to do-it-himself with interesting results! He makes so much noise Iris tries to escape to the countryside for some peace and quiet, but she can't find any there, either. When she gets back, Claws has a brilliant surprise and even Owlma is impressed. With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. (R)


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.

: Landmarks

Egypt: Life around Luxor
Today. Daily life in this tourist area on the Nile. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Storytlme
Foo the Potter. A series for young children. Presented by Pik-Sen Lim. (R)


Presented By: Pik-Sen Lim.

: Snooker

Highlights of two matches in this afternoon's Benson and Hedges Masters: Alain
Robidoux v Alex McManus and Dennis Taylor v Terry Griffiths. Tony Gubba introduces highlights from the Wembley Conference Centre over the best of nine frames.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Alex McManus
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Terry Griffiths.
Introduces: Tony Gubba

: DEFII The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The adventures of a street-wise homeboy from downtown Philadelphia.
Not with My Pig, You Don't!
Philip, proud citizen of Bel-Air, discovers he is to receive the Urban Spirit award.


Will Smith: Will Smith
Philip Banks: James Avery
Vivian Banks: Janet Hubert

: Snub

On Snub tonight, the usual array of innovative music.
Producers Peter Fowler. Brenda Kelly A Snub production for BBCtv


Producers: Peter Fowler.
Producers: Brenda Kelly

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

The Golden Egg. 'Talentos' are young female pop singers that conform to a strict pre-determined formula.
Hundreds of adorable ungifted teenstars are groomed for a lucrative commercial career.
Manager Susuki is seen carefully promoting his 'golden egg', Taeko. Director George Haggerty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Director: George Haggerty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Choir of the Year

Last quarter-final.
Could choirs smarten up their act? Appearance as well as performance comes under examination as eight choirs sing for the last semi-final places in the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year competition - and Howard Goodall goes shopping. Director Micheal Jacob Producer Hilary Boulding


Unknown: Howard Goodall
Director: Micheal Jacob
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Horizon

Small Problem with the Mirror
Hubble trouble: the inside story of the biggest little error in the Galaxy and its impact on its principal 'victims' - all the astronomers who have worked on the Hubble Space
Telescope and waited 13 years for dramatic new insights into the origins, evolution, age and ultimate fate of the universe.
Now, with the telescope's mirror badly flawed, Horizon follows their efforts to retrieve the science from this observatory in space and to plan a rescue package to restore its original planned performance. Can Nasa's engineers be trusted with 'big science' any more?
Written and produced by Alec Nisbett Editor Jana Bennett
* TRANSCRIPT: send cheque for
£2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed] W PICTURE STORY: p 59 W CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Produced By: Alec Nisbett
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Fandango

Kevin Costner
Judd Nelson
It is 1971 and the 'Groovers', five good-time college buddies, decide to go for broke on one last no-holds-barred trip across America before they fly to Vietnam. But bizarre adventures, weird characters and a car full of beer are not enough to banish the spectre of impending war.
Kevin Costner , whose directorial debut Dances with Wolves opens this week, takes the lead in this boisterous comedy adventure.
Written and directed by Kevin Reynolds
(Dances with Wolves is reviewed in Film 91 with Barry Norman tomorrow at
10.25pm. Kevin Costner is a guest on Wogan on Wednesday at 7.00pm) ● COVER STORY: page 23 ● FILMS: pages 29-36 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Judd Nelson
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Directed By: Kevin Reynolds
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Gardner Barnes: Kevin Costner
Phil Hicks: Judd Nelson
Kenneth Waggener: Sam Robards
Dorman: Chuck Bush
Lester: Brian Cesak
Judy: Elizabeth Daily
Girl: Suzyamis
Truman Sparks: Marvin J McIntyre
Trelist: Glenne Headly
Gas station mechanic: Pepe Serna
Lornia: Robyn Rose
Phil's father: Stanley Grover
Phil's mother: Jane A Johnston
Helicopter pilot: Karl Wickman
Helicopter policeman: Michael M Vendrell
Rancher: Bill Everidge
Rancher's wife: Margaret Nelson

: Newsnight

The background to all the news at home and abroad presented by Jeremy Paxman. Reporters David Coss , James Cox , Mark Easton , Anthony Howard , Graham Ingram ,' Peter Kellner , David Levy , Peter Marshall , Miriam O'Callaghan ,
Julian O'Halloran , David Sells , Mark Urban , Charles Wheeler. Editor Tim Gardam


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Reporters: David Coss
Reporters: James Cox
Reporters: Mark Easton
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Graham Ingram
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: David Levy
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Miriam O'Callaghan
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Mark Urban
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

Tonight's edition of The Late Show has features, discussion and news from the world of the arts and the media.

: Weatherview

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