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: Open University

Physics: Electrons and Photons

: News

: The Gun

Last in the series on the history and development of the firearm. Today: the shape of weapons to come.

: The Journey

Final programme on the pilgrims' route from
Winchester to Canterbury.
Today the travellers visit the village of Chilham before making their way to
Canterbury Cathedral.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Quinze Minutes

9.15 Teaching Today

9.45 Watch: Families

10.00 Look and Read: Through the Dragon's Eye

10.20 Around Scotland: Finding Your Way

10.40 Into Music: Wildlife

11.00 Let's See: Into the Past

11.15 English Express

11.35 TV6: Out of the Doll's House

12.00 English File

12.30 Scene

12.50 Q and A

1.00 Standard Grade Physical Education

1.20 Fingermouse

1.35 King Rollo

1.40 English Time: For and Against

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures

: Weekend Outlook

Open University preview.

: Sport on Friday

Friday's regular sports programme returns. With Helen Rollason.
Epson Grand Prix from
Chepstow. Further coverage of the second round.
Great Britain v Austria
Davis Cup from Manchester.
From Newbury.
2.40 Status Quo Stakes (5f)
3.15 People-Sporting Life
Championship 3-y-o Handicap Stakes (lm If)
3.50 Haynes Hanson and Clark Stakes (lm straight)
4.25 Jock Collier Memorial Stakes (7f straight)
Plus action in the European football club competitions. Producer Mark Wilkin
Editor Philip Bernie Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News: Weather


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Haynes Hanson
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Thunderbirds: Trapped in the Sky

Thunderbirds are go again! Twenty-six years after the classic puppet saga was first broadcast, all 32 original episodes are being screened again. The 1960s James Bond spoof about the members of International Rescue was created by animator Gerry Anderson, who also made "Captain Scarlet" and "Stingray". The 20-inch puppets cost £300 each and are brought to life by wires one five-thousandth of an inch thick (but you can still see every one of them!).

In the very first episode of "Thunderbirds", the evil Hood plants a bomb on board Fireflash, an atomic-powered supersonic airliner on its maiden flight from London.

(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Created by: Gerry Anderson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

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: Supersense

Another chance to savour some remarkable nature photography with the six-part documentary series that looks at the world from the animal's angle. Tonight: fly with migrating geese or swim with sharks and dolphins. Narrated by Andrew Sachs. And watch out for more magic from an animal's view in November with a new series, Lifesense, which - thanks to some sophisticated technical wizardry - assesses how animals relate to humans.
Producer John Downer
0TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 NATURE: page 8


Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Producer: John Downer

: What the Papers Say

The week's press with Alan Rusbridger of The Guardian. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Rusbridger

: Athletics

IAAF Grand Prix Final
Barcelona, host city for next year's summer Olympics, stages the climax of the grand prix athletics season, with many of the medallists from the Tokyo World
Championships competing for honours. Commentary by David Coleman and Stuart
Storey. Introduced by Helen Rollason , with Brendan Foster.
Producer Martin Webster Editor Dave Gordon


Commentary By: David Coleman
Introduced By: Helen Rollason
Unknown: Brendan Foster.
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Gardeners' World

A visit to the forgotten gardens of Heligan Manor in Cornwall. With Geoff Hamilton and Dr Stefan Buczacki.
Executive producer Stephanie Silk Plant details on Ceefax page 617
● INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]
Calls cost 34p per minute cheap rate, 45p at other times.
● GARDENING: page 17


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki.

: Roadhouse 66

Willem Dafoe
Driving through Arizona,
Beckman Hallsgood Jr is shot at by a bunch of red-necks.
Forced to stop in a one-horse town, he meets an ex-rock 'n' roller with a past and two sisters with a future.The soundtrack features the Pretenders, Dave Edmunds and Los Lobos.
Director John Mark Robinson
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: Willem Dafoe
Unknown: Dave Edmunds
Director: John Mark Robinson
Johnny Harte: Willem Dafoe
Beckman Hallsgood Jr: Judge Reinhold
Jesse Duran: Kaaren Lee
Melissa Duran: Kate Vernon
Sam: Stephen Elliott
Hoot: Alan Autry
Dink: Kevyn Major Howard
Moss: Peter van Norden

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: The Life of Oharu

First showing on network television for this film in the Made in Japan season. In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter slips down the social scale from court lady to prostitute. In
Japanese with English subtitles. Director Kenji Mizoguchi ● STEREO
0 FILMS: pages 35-42


Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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