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: Open University

The Physics of Matter - How Low Can You Go?

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Daytime on Two

Schools' half-term repeats.

9.00 Inset

9.30 Mathscope

9.45 Quinze Minutes

10.00 You and Me

10.15 Job Bank

10.35 Who - Me?

11.00 Landmarks

11.20 Technology and Design

11.40 Mathsphere

12.05 Diez Temas

12.25 Update Europe

12.50 Inset: Health Education

1.20 Charlie Chalk

1.40 Music Time

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Bowls

The Midland Bank World
Indoor Championships, at the Guildhall, Preston. The singles semi-final line-up is to be decided this afternoon. Both men who contested last year's final - champion
John Price and runner-up Tony Allcock - will have had to fight their way through dangerous overseas opposition to have survived this far.
Commentary by David Rhys Jones , Jimmy Davidson , John Bell ,
David McGill and Mal Hughes. Presented by Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: John Price
Unknown: Tony Allcock
Commentary By: David Rhys Jones
Commentary By: Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By: John Bell
Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: Mal Hughes.
Presented By: Dougie Donnelly.

: News; Weather

followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's Question Time and other parliamentary highlights of the day. Presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Bowls

Continuing coverage from the Guildhall, Preston, of the seventh day of the televised stages. The pairs tournament moves into its semi-final stages, with the final to be played on Saturday. Presented by Dougie Donnelly.


Presented By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Holiday 91

A special edition on Greece. I CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Tarzan and the Jungle Boy

Starring Mike Henry A photographer persuades Tarzan to help her find a boy who has been lost for six years.
Director Robert Gordon 0 FILMS: pages 30-36


Director: Robert Gordon
Tarzan: Mike Henry
Nagambi: Rafer Johnson
Myrna Claudel: Alizia Gur
Buhara: Ed Johnson

: Animation Now

The Nose is the nightmarish vision of Mike Walker. (R)


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: First Sight

A Network under Scrutiny Unreliable, dirty, expensive and out of date - the familiar complaints of commuters who travel every day on British Rail. Many now question whether British Rail is properly accountable to its customers at all. Andrew Harvey
reports on how the Network SouthEast and InterCity services are coping with the task of ferrying half a million commuters daily; how the service compares with other European rail networks, in punctuality, investment and safety, and what plans BR has for meeting customers' demands now and in the future.
Producer Michael Davidson
Executive producer Peter Lowe
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel left.


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Producer: Michael Davidson
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Bleak House

By Charles Dickens. The last of eight episodes dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft.
Starring Denholm Elliott
Richard, now married to Ada, pursues the legal cause of Jarndyce with an obsession that concerns everyone.
Producers John Harris. Betty Willingale Director Ross Devenish (R) • CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft.
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Producers: John Harris.
Producers: Betty Willingale
Director: Ross Devenish
John Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott
Richard Carstone: Philip Franks
Lord Chancellor: Graham Crowden
Barristers: James Snell
Barristers: Cyril Appleton,
Barristers: Russel Wootton
Miss Flite: Sylvia Coleridge
Vkoles: Colin Jeavons
Harold Skimpole: T P McKenna
Allan Woodcourt: Brian Deacon

: Red Dwarf IV: DNA

Space comedy written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles.
The crew locks onto an unidentified craft which contains a machine that can transform living things by rewriting their DNA.
A blessing or a curse? The Dwarfers are unsure, until Lister's curry assumes near-human form.
A Grant/Naylor production for BBCtv.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Director: Ed Bye
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
DNA Machine Voice: Richard Ridings

: 40 Minutes

A Cruel Ritual
'I was born and brought up in Britain. I was 8 years old when I was circumcised. I really thought I was going to die, because of the pain, having no anaesthetic. You have a lady holding your mouth so you cannot scream, you have two ladies on your chest and the other two holding the legs.'
Seven years ago, 40 Minutes' first film on female circumcision led to the law which banned it in this country. Today's film reveals that the practice of genital mutilation of young girls is still flourishing in Britain today. Producer Louise Panton Editor Caroline Pick


Producer: Louise Panton
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Bicycle

A six-part series celebrating man's noblest invention, the bicycle. The Ultimate. Part 1 rides with the magnificent Tour de France and its uncertain American imitator, the Tour de Trump. Who makes the money? Do competitors take stimulants? What's in it for those involved?
Producer David Taylor
York Films of England production for BBCtv * DOCUMENTARY: page 12 * PICTURE STORY: page 67 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Producer: David Taylor

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of OU programmes.

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