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: Open University

Minerals: Finds for the Future

: News

: The Travel Show UK Mini-Guides

What to see and do in the Torbay area.

: English Journey

Novelist Beryl Bainbridge visits Lincoln, Norwich and Milton Keynes.


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Milton Keynes.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 It Doesn't Have to Hurt (Teletext)

9.10 Questions

9.30 Diez Temas

9.45 You and Me

10.00 Thinkabout Science

10.15 Search Out Science

10.35 Q and A

10.40 Around Scotland

11.00 Words and Pictures

11.15 English Time

11.35 Teaching Today: Primary Geography

12.05 TV6: Out of the Doll's House

12.30 Lifeschool

12.55 Espafia Viva

1.20 Postman Pat

1.35 King Rollo

1.40 Zig Zag: Technology

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Labour Party Conference

From Brighton. In the year of the Gulf War and the disintegration of the Soviet
Union, the Labour conference debates foreign affairs.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Liverpool in Europe

Kuusysi Lahti v Liverpool Live football coverage of Liverpool's UEFA Cup first round, second leg match with Kuusysi Lahti in Finland - their first competitive match on the Continent since the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. The Anfield club are currently enjoying their 22nd season of European football - four European Cup wins and two UEFA Cup honours establishing their pedigree - and are expected to pass comfortably into the second round of this year's UEFA Cup competition today.
Commentary by John Motson and Trevor Brooking.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Alan Hansen. Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Kuusysi Lahti
Unknown: Kuusysi Lahti
Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Trevor Brooking.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alan Hansen.
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart Shades of Grey. A deadly microbe invades Commander
Riker's central nervous system, sending him into a coma. Dr Pulaski is forced to meddle with his memory which may cure - or kill him. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Patrick Stewart


Gimme Eight
Kids at the Wall, one of the most popular series on Italian television, follows a group of friends who hang out together in Rome. With Lisa I'Anson.
Producer Mari Beynon Owen


Producer: Mari Beynon Owen

: Timewatch

The fortnightly series of historical documentaries. Charles Darwin - Devil's
Charles Darwin lived in fear of disgrace because of his views. He believed that humans were just a better sort of ape, that we evolved from worms.
These were shattering ideas, especially from a man trained for the Church. Using new research, historians Adrian Desmond and James Moore see Darwin not as the far-sighted hero of the Beagle voyage, but as a privileged
Victorian with everything to lose by publishing the heretical views he developed in survival-of-the-fittest
London. Wracked with worry, Darwin was sick for most of the 20 years it took him to pluck up courage to tell the world his brutal theory of natural selection.
Written and produced by Neil Cameron Senes editor Roy Davies


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Adrian Desmond
Unknown: James Moore
Produced By: Neil Cameron
Editor: Roy Davies

: M*A*S*H

Snappier Judgment. When
Klinger needs representation in court for supposedly stealing a Polaroid camera, he decides on Charles Winchester.


Unknown: Charles Winchester.
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Charles Winchester: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Men's Room

Second of a five-part serial dramatised by Laura Lamson. Starring Harriet Walter Bill Nighy
August 1981: Mark finds deceit easy; Charity, new to adultery, is more nervous. 'Still,'says her friend Sally,
'the sex is bound to be great.'
Producer David Snodin Director Antonia Bird


Dramatised By: Laura Lamson.
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Producer: David Snodin
Director: Antonia Bird
Charity: Harriet Walter
Mark: Bill Nighy
James: Patrick Drury
Sally: Amanda Redman
Jane: Mel Martin
Margaret: Charlotte Cornwell
Swinhoe: Bill Stewart
Pascoe: David Ryall
Steve: James Aubrey
Mavis: Cheryl Hall
Delia: Tilly Vosburgh
Eric: Ian Redford
Rachel: Jocelyn Barker
Tom: Tom Bradford

: Performance Perspective

A look ahead to BBC2's new
Saturday-night dramas, featuring actors as diverse as John Malkovich , Judi Dench and Les Dawson.


Unknown: John Malkovich
Unknown: Judi Dench

: Fifth Column

A personal perspective which challenges the consensus. Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Newsnight

The day's top news reports.

: The Late Show

Arts and media news.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Literature and History: The Next Five Minutes. How writers deal with the issue of nuclear weapons. With Martin Amis and Angela Carter.


Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Angela Carter.

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