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: Open University

Social Scientists at Work

: News

: The Gun

The history and development of the firearm. A clergyman's invention paved the way for the modern gun.

: The Journey

The Pilgrims' Way from
Winchester to Canterbury.
Today a visit to Jane Austen 's village of Chawton.


Unknown: Jane Austen

: A Fisherman's Diary

Derek Law's angling year.
Fishing for tench, perch and sea trout in the summer.

: Liberal Democrats Conference

The third day of the Liberal
Democrats Conference starts with emergency motions including one critical of Lord Hanson's bid to take over ICI.
With Donald MacCormick ,
Vivian White and Ian Smith.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Ian Smith.

: The Famous Teddy Z

An American comedy series.
Teddy Gets a Guru. Teddy and Al battle to reach greater heights of cosmic consciousness.

: Mr Bonn


: Discovering Birds

The last of the series on the pleasures of birdwatching. (Rpr;

: News and Weather

Followed by Holiday Outings
A report on Vienna as it celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mozart.

: Liberal Democrats Conference

Featuring a debate on a motion, critical of the Government's NHS Trusts.
Including at

: News; Weather

: A Place to Call Our Own

Documentary on families building their own homes.

: John Tovey's Entertaining on a Plate

John Tovey continues his series of cookery lessons. This week he demonstrates how to cook a celebration dinner.
Director David Wheeler
Producer Christine Truran
9 FOOD: page 16


Unknown: John Tovey
Director: David Wheeler
Producer: Christine Truran

: Gymnastics

BBC2's extensive coverage of the World Gymnastics
Championships from the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, USA, begins here and runs through until Monday. Today the men's team events start.
The Soviet Union are favourites but they can expect a fierce challenge from the Chinese, Japanese and Americans. The championships also act as a qualification for the Olympic Games and a good performance could well earn the British team a place in Barcelona. Introduced by Barry Davies , with commentary by Mitch Fenner.


Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.


Rough Guide to Careers: Rough Guide to Money
Raj Dhanda and Danielle Lux provide advice on jobs in finance, whether you want to be an accountant, a croupier, a stockbroker or an auctioneer.
Comedian Tony Slattery talks about fund-raising, boxer Michael Watson about merchandising, and Shami Ahmed , founder of the Joe Bloggs fashion label, on how to make it in business.
Director Amanda Rubin
Series producer Sebastian Scott
A Diverse production for BBCtv

7.40pm Gimme Eight: So, what's cool in Tokyo?
Lisa I'Anson checks out the Japanese music programme Mega Rock Show.
Executive producer Man Beynon Owen


Talks: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Michael Watson
Unknown: Shami Ahmed
Unknown: Joe Bloggs
Director: Amanda Rubin
Producer: Sebastian Scott
Producer: Man Beynon Owen

: Reaching for the Skies

The last in the series exploring aviation history.
The Adventure of Flight. Why do people fly? What is it about flight that has fascinated man for centuries? Narrated by Anthony Quayle.
Producer Tony Salmon ● STEREO


Unknown: Anthony Quayle.

: ScreenPlay: Message to Major

This new BBC film written and performed by South African satirist
Pieter-Dirk Uys , is a 'video postcard' to the British Prime Minister from one Mrs Evita
Bezuidenhout, South African ambassador to the fictitious black homeland of Bapetikosweti. Relishing his opportunities to satirise both the 'new' and the old South
Africa, Dirk Uys delivers a lesson in history.
Producer/Director Francis Gerard A TOTFM production for BBCtv
0 FILMS: pages 31-38


Unknown: Pieter-Dirk Uys
Unknown: Mrs Evita
Unknown: Dirk Uys
Director: Francis Gerard

: ScreenPlay Firsts: Carmela Campo

Continuing the season of graduation films with a National Film School production. A man goes to Italy to register his mother's death. With
Guilio Brogi and Enrica Maria Modugno. Producers Gabnela Enis and Carlos Toscana
Written and directed by Ariel Piluso


Unknown: Guilio Brogi
Unknown: Enrica Maria Modugno.
Producers: Gabnela Enis
Producers: Carlos Toscana
Directed By: Ariel Piluso

: Voices from the Doll's House

Dorothy the Graduate
Recollections of university life after the First World War, by Dorothy Marshal.
Producer Angela Holdsworth


Producer: Angela Holdsworth

: Newsnight

The day's top news reports.

: The Late Show

News from the world of the arts and media.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Engineering Mechanics: Designing a Lift

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