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: Open University: 6.45

Mathematics 7.10 Science

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Teaching Today

9.30 Mathscope: Time and Travel

9.45 Thinkabout Science

10.00 You and Me

10.15 Search Out Science

10.40 Around Scotland: On the Mountain

11.00 Words and Pictures

11.15 English Time

11.35 Inset: Health Education

12.10 Science in Action

12.30 Lifeschool: Leaving Home

12.55 A Way with Numbers

1.20 Pie in the Sky

1.40 Zig Zag

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Canvas

A look at famous paintings. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Her enigmatic smile has fascinated us for centuries, but how did the Gioconda become a household name? (R)


Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci.

: Country File

Rural issues programme, with a report on the erosion and pollution of Britain's coastlines.

: News Weather followed by

Westminster Live
Including Question Time and Select Committees.

: Catchword

Quiz with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Fighting Talk

Forty-eight people killed themselves in prison in 1989. Was this the fault of the prisoners or the prison conditions?
Judge Stephen Tumim , HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, talks to presenter John Lloyd.


Unknown: Judge Stephen Tumim
Presenter: John Lloyd.

: Miniature Worlds

Hedgehog Safari. A young hedgehog noses round a suburban garden - what can he safely eat? (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Horizon

The Curse of Karash
The quest to track down an unusual kidney disease which swept through Bulgaria at the end of the Second World War.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart
Heart of Glory. Lt Worf is torn between loyalty to the Enterprise and his fierce
Klingon heritage when two Klingons take over the ship.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Captain Picard: Patrick Stewart
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn

: -8. 10pm PEFII

Aminatta Forna and the team with in-depth reports on issues in the news. Plus sport, music and media profiles. Producer Charlotte Metcalf


Unknown: Aminatta Forna
Producer: Charlotte Metcalf

: Rapido

Boombastic jazz with the Dream Warriors; Stereo MC and Syndicut get rapping; and Michael Penn steals big brother's limelight with his first album. Presented by Antoine de Caunes.
Executive producers Tim Newman and Alex Burger
An NBdC production for BBCtv


Unknown: Michael Penn
Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.
Producers: Tim Newman
Producers: Alex Burger

: Timewatch: Reluctant Comrade

In 1934, Robert Robinson, a young black car worker from Detroit, was blacklisted by America after renewing a short-term contract from the Russians to work in the First State Ball Bearing Plant in Moscow. During his enforced 44 years inside the Soviet Union, Robinson was coerced to work alongside Stalin on the Moscow Soviet and ultimately to take citizenship. He finally succeeded in escaping while on a visit to Uganda. Now 84 and living in Washington, DC, Robert Robinson recounts his extraordinary life and observations of the Soviet Union during a crucial period in its history.

Picture Story: page 59


Interviewee: Robert Robinson
Producer: Jane Treays
Series Editor: Roy Davies

: The Famous Teddy Z

An American showbiz comedy. Teddy Meets His Hero. Teddy (Jon Cryer ) is convinced he can revive the career of his childhood television hero.


Unknown: Jon Cryer

: Nice Work

The last part of the serial, written by David Lodge from his bestselling novel, and winner of the 1989 Royal
Television Society Best Serial Award. Starring Warren Clarke
Haydn Gwynne
What will happen to Robyn and Vic in their relationship and their careers? The endings of the Victorian novels taught by Robyn may provide some clues.
Producer Chris Parr
Director Christopher Menaul (R)


Written By: David Lodge
Unknown: Warren Clarke
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Christopher Menaul
Vic Wilcox: Warren Clarke
Robyn Pettrose: Haydn Gwynne
Marjorie Wilcox: Janet Dale
Brian Evertkorpe: John Forgeham
Stuart Baxter: David Calder
Charles Bennet: Martin Jacobs
Morris Zapp: Norman Chancer
Bob Busby: Tim Preece
Rupert Sutcliffe: Terry Coates
Marion: Penny Bostock
Mrs Penrose: Jean Holness

: A Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

Arts and media programme.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Literature in the Modern Wortd:
Endgame by Samuel Beckett.
The full-length television premiere of this influential play starring Norman Beaton and Stephen Rea. with Charles Drake and Kate Binchy. 0 DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: Samuel Beckett.
Unknown: Norman Beaton
Unknown: Stephen Rea.
Unknown: Charles Drake
Unknown: Kate Binchy.

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