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: Open University

6.45 Social Problems and Social Welfare 7.10 Fluid Flow in Pipes

: News

: The Gun

Continuing the series on the history of the firearm.

: The Journey

On the Pilgrims' Way from Winchester to Canterbury.

: Daytime on Two

Programmes for young people - some may not be suitable for the very young. Repeats are not separately indicated.

9.00 In the Know (Teletext)

9.10 Lernexpress

9.25 Mathsphere

9.45 Storytime

10.00 Mathscope

10.18 Music Time (Stereo)

10.40 Job Bank

11.00 Zig Zag

11.22 Thinkabout Science

11.35 Techno

11.55 West Africa

12.15 History File

12.35 Lifeschool

1.00 Science in Action

1.20 Charlie Chalk

1.35 King Rollo

1.40 Landmarks

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Storytime

: Songs of Praise

From Stansted.

: Holiday Outings

Victoria Studd tackles an adventure holiday course in Aberdovey, north Wales.


Unknown: Victoria Studd

: News; Weather

Followed by Wild World
Forest in the Clouds. The world's tropical forests are being slashed from existence. What will we have lost when they are gone? The forests of Costa Rica could provide some intriguing answers. Narrated by Barry Paine.


Unknown: Barry Paine.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Peter the Great

The first in a four-part daily dramatisation of the life of Russia's most famous Tsar.
Starring Maximillian Schell ,
Vanessa Redgrave , Laurence Olivier , Omar Sharif ,
Lilli Palmer and Ursula Andress.
1682: the power in Russia is delicately balanced and the Kremlin a place of intrigue. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Maximillian Schell
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Lilli Palmer
Unknown: Ursula Andress.

: Under the Eagle's Wing

Barry sells the latest line in Chevvies, Ted the Barber has become a specialist in 'flat-top' haircuts and JR's doughnuts are big business. They are all part of the village life surrounding one of the largest concentrations of American military on foreign soil, at the bases of Lakenheath and Mildenhall in Suffolk.
Producer Anthony Geffen


Producer: Anthony Geffen

: Gymnastics

A final visit to the Hoosier
Dome, Indianapolis, for the five remaining individual apparatus finals and a review of the World Championships.


Standing Room Only NEW A new football programme kicks off with a revealing interview with the charismatic former
French World Cup captain
Michel Platini , now manager of the national team.
Presenter Simon O'Brien (who played football fan Damon in Brookside) drops in at Glenn Hoddle 's house to watch the England v Germany game on television. And there's a report from Dresden on the neo-Nazi threat among the crowds of the German first division, the Bundesliga.
Comedians David Baddiel and Rob Newman team up to sketch some sharp comedy from the terraces, and watch out for the first instalment of a regular comic strip. Series producer Dele Oniya


Unknown: Michel Platini
Presenter: Simon O'Brien
Unknown: Glenn Hoddle
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Rob Newman

: Cine Memo

Series recalling life in Britain, France, and Germany from
1900-50, through the eyes of amateur film enthusiasts.
Getting Away, 1904-46
The film charts the rise of the motor-car through the eyes of home-movie makers who took their cameras and their tourers anywhere they pleased. The use of the home-movie camera coincided with an increase in mobility throughout Europe. Narrated by Ray Brooks.
Producer David Collison
Executive producer Hugh Purcell A Third Eye production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ray Brooks.
Producer: David Collison
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Inherit the Wind

First showing on network television for this remake of the classic
Spencer Tracy courtroom drama based on a true story starring Kirk Douglas Jason Robards
The 1920s in the steamy Deep South, and a schoolteacher is accused of propounding Darwinism instead of accepting the Bible as the literal truth. His lawyer conducts an impassioned defence, which changes the course of some people's lives.
Director David Greene
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Jason Robards
Director: David Greene
Matthew Harrison Brady: Kirk Douglas
Henry Drummond: Jason Robards
E K Hornbeck: Darren McGavin
Judge: John Harkins
Rachel Brown: Megan Follows
Bertram Cates: Kyle Secor
Lucy Brady: Jean Simmons

: Harry Enfield's Television Programme

Another chance to see comedian Harry Enfield in his various guises - Little
Brother, Dave Nice, Mike Smash , the Double-Take Brothers and many more. Director John Birkin
Producers Mary Bell and Geoffrey Perkins A Hat Trick production for BBCtv 0 STEREO


Unknown: Mike Smash
Director: John Birkin
Director: Geoffrey Perkins

: Newsnight

The background to the day's stories with Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

News, features, opinions, performance and discussion from the world of the media and the arts.
Editor Roland Keating 0 STEREO


Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Open University

Rural Life: Victorian Farming

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