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: Open University

6.45 Head Start: Children of the Dream 7.10 Gas and Steam Turbines

: News

: The Gun

Seventh of ten programmes on the history of the firearm. Today: the breech-loading military rifle. (Rpt;

: The Journey

Along the old pilgrims' route to Canterbury the travellers cross into Kent.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Quinze Minutes

9.15 Lernexpress

9.30 Diez Temas

9.45 You and Me

10.00 Over the Moon with Mr Boon

10.15 Look and Read

10.35 Q and A

10.40 Techno

11.00 Watch

11.15 English Express

11.35 Science Challenge

11.55 Into Music

12.15 Questions

12.35 The Global Environment

12.55 A Way with Numbers

1.20 Johnson and Friends

1.30 Jimbo and the Jet Set

1.35 King Rollo

1.40 Outlook

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Science and Society

The Plastic Airplane. An aircraft must be as light as possible. Technology has developed plastics which, when reinforced with glass or carbon fibres, are stronger than metal. The final result? A plastic aircraft.

: See Hear!

Magazine for deaf people.

: News and Weather

Followed by Hyde Park
A documentary report on one of the most unusual parks in the world.


Unknown: Hyde Park

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Peter the Great

Continuing the four-part story of Russia's greatest Tsar.
Peter's victory over the Turks also brings the fateful meeting with Catherine.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 (Part 3 tomorrow at 4.00pm)

: Gardeners' World

Growing for the table. Plus results of the Gardens in Focus photographic competition, and jobs for the week from Barnsdale. With
Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colborn and Pippa Greenwood.
Plant details on Ceefax page 617
0 GARDENING: page 17


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.

: Pony Soldier

I Frontier adventure I starring
Tyrone Power as the Canadian Mountie who in 1876 was given the task of single-handedly forcing the warlike Cree Indians back across the border into Canada.
Director Joseph M Newman 0 FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: Tyrone Power
Director: Joseph M Newman
Duncan MacDonald: Tyrone Power
Konah: Cameron Mitchell
Jess Calhoun: Robert Horton
Katayo: Thomas Gomez

: Bilko: Guinea Pig Bilko

Vintage American comedy starring Phil Silvers.

A tranquiliser makes Bilko change his ways, but his men seize this opportunity to take over his gambling empire.


Bilko: Phil Silvers

: An Everyman Special

A Game of Ghosts. At the Battle of the Somme in 1916 one-and-a-quarter million men were killed. Those who survived can never forget. They are now in their 90s. Some still have nightmares, others are haunted by guilt. This film explores the legacy of pain and anguish dealt by a battle fought 75 years ago. Producer Stephen Walker
Series producer David Willcock


Producer: Stephen Walker
Producer: David Willcock

: Wildlife Showcase

Sixth of eight natural history films from around the world.
Birds of Marquenterre. At the estuary of the River Somme on the Normandy coast, is a sanctuary known as the Marquenterre - land reclaimed naturally from the sea. Despite extensive damage of the wildlife caused by two world wars, the area is now a tranquil environment to numerous birds.
Producer Guy Sauvage.


Producer: Guy Sauvage.

: Bottom: Smells

A new black comedy series written by and starring Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall who shot to cult status in "The Young Ones", the anarchic sit-com about four weird students living in a festering flat. They went on to do "Filthy, Rich and Catflap" and "The Comic Strip Presents" series. Rik Mayall starred in "The New Statesman", recently repeated on Channel 4. The title of this new series apparently owes less to Britain's famous lavatorial-level of humour, and more to the fact that the two main characters are bottom of the heap, but with aspirations to better themselves. Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson are currently rehearsing a new production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", which opens in London later this month.
Richie and Eddie set out to improve their sex lives, which shouldn't be difficult as sex is something they haven't experienced for a while.
FEATURE: page 29


Writer: Rik Mayall
Writer: Adrian Edmondson
Director/Producer: Ed Bye
Richie: Rik Mayall
Eddie: Adrian Edmondson
Mr Sex: Kevin McNally
Woman: Harriet Thorpe
Husband: Clive Mantle
Landlord: Lee Cornes
Kate: Cindy Shelley
Jenny: Carla Mendonça

: The Dreaded Lurgi

Health - a universal obsession. Everyone wants to be well, but methods of achieving this change according to fashion and the latest theories. In the first of a four-part series, Death Is an Optional Extra, Ian Kennedy , Professor of Law and Medical
Ethics at King's College,
London, travels to America to examine the$600 billion health care industry, where malpractice suits are common and defensive medicine, like Caesarian births, are on the increase. What is the reality behind the myths of American medicine? - expensive, obsessed with technology, able to keep the rich alive, but with infant mortality rates to match the Third World. Last year
Americans spent$9 billion on heart by-pass surgery, despite recent findings that 14 per cent of it was unnecessary, and 30 per cent was questionable. Nearly 2,000 Americans actually die each year from unnecessary coronary surgery. Producer Ian Paul
Series producer Amanda Theunissen 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Ian Kennedy
Producer: Ian Paul
Producer: Amanda Theunissen

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

A series of surreal comedies.
Of Sport and Funerals. Barry 'Bazza' Bagshaw, the world's greatest Sumo-wrestling centre-forward, rises to the status of a one-man offshore investment company. But then tragedy strikes. Told by Jim Broadbent , Jon Glover ,
Caroline Leddy , Enn Reitel and Kate Robbins.
Written and produced by Geoff Atkinson and Kim Fuller
Executive producer Tony Gamett


Told By: Jim Broadbent
Told By: Jon Glover
Told By: Caroline Leddy
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Kate Robbins.
Produced By: Geoff Atkinson
Produced By: Kim Fuller
Producer: Tony Gamett

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The live arts and media magazine. Presented by Kirsty Wark. 0 STEREO


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Psychology: Understanding Violence

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