6.45 Head Start: Children of the Dream 7.10 Gas and Steam Turbines
Seventh of ten programmes on the history of the firearm. Today: the breech-loading military rifle. (Rpt;
Along the old pilgrims' route to Canterbury the travellers cross into Kent.
9.00 Quinze Minutes
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
11.15 English Express
11.35 Science Challenge
11.55 Into Music
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
2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me
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.
Magazine for deaf people.
Followed by Hyde Park
A documentary report on one of the most unusual parks in the world.
and Regional News; Weather
Continuing the four-part story of Russia's greatest Tsar.
Peter's victory over the Turks also brings the fateful meeting with Catherine.
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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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.
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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
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
The live arts and media magazine. Presented by Kirsty Wark. 0 STEREO
Psychology: Understanding Violence