6.35 Maths: Fishingfor Figures
7.00 Modern Art: Artists'
Techniques 7.25 Physical Chemistry: Yields and Rates 7.50 Pilgrimage: The Shrine at Loreto 8.15 TV the Global Impact 8.40 Strike a Light
9.05 Molluscs, Mechanisms and Minds 9.30 An Historian at Work
9.55 Practically Speaking 10.20 Psychology: Two Research Styles
10.45 Chemistry: Home and Away
11.10 Information Technology - A Revolution? 11.35 The
Enlightenment: Reason and Progress
The region's weekly coverage of Parliament and the wider political scene.
Laurie Mayer presents the political review for the region. Reports from Jonathan Beale and Carolyn Quinn.
● REGIONAL PROGRAMMES
Closing day of the Winter Olympics, introduced by Desmond Lynam. Including live coverage of the Olympic ice hockey final. This year's tournament was expected to be dominated by world champions, Sweden, Canada, the United
Team (formerly Soviet Union) and USA. Commentary by Barry Davies.
Dougie Donnelly introduces the latest action from the World
Indoor Bowls championship from the Guild Hall, Preston.
The programme concentrates on the singles, which are now in the second round and played over the best of five sets.
Editor Brian Barwick
Executive producer Jim Reside ● SPORT: page 14
Featuring the Pilkington Cup quarter-finals. With some of the favourite teams already out, this weekend's matches have produced some interesting games. Introduced by Chris Rea , with commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith .
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO
A colourful reflection on 16 days of high quality winter sport.
The End of the Iron Rice Bowl In the industrial north-east of China, reformers are trying to wean the workers off total dependency on the state.
Elsewhere there is free-wheeling capitalism. Brian Barron reports from China and asks if the Chinese can succeed where the Russians failed, in marrying communism with the market.
Producer Phil Rees ; Editor David Nissan
Portrait of the Planet. This film is both a celebration of the riches of the natural world and a hard look at the changes that face it. For revealing so graphically what's happening to nature today and what the consequences will be for us, it was voted Best Conservation/Environment
Film at last year's Jackson Hole International Film Festival.
Producer Neil Nightingale
Series editor Mike Salisbury 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
Four Business Matters specials which look at some of the mysteries of British business and challenge the way it operates.
The Great British Invention
This first programme in the series investigates why Britain often seems so good at discovering and inventing things but is less successful at turning them into profitable businesses. From penicillin to a new generation of computer discs, Christopher Hird finds out from those involved just what went wrong. These include: Sir Frank Whittle , inventor of the jet engine, and Lord Kings Norton, the civil servant who gave Whittle's plans to the Americans; Sir
Godfrey Hounsfield , inventor of the brain scanner, and Sir John Read , his employer at EMI, the company which lost out to American competition; and Cesar Milstein , who won the Nobel prize for his breakthrough in gene science. Director Patrick Forbes
Producer Richard Belfield
A Fulcrum production for BBCtv
Another witty tale of angst from the USA. Starring
Carrie Fisher , Griffin Dunne Hunger Chic. A self-absorbed yuppie couple have their world disrupted by the arrival of a flamboyant household helper with magical powers.
Jeremy Paxman and guests review TV programmes. Editor Anne Tyerman * STEREO
A new BBC film starring Meera Syal
Paul Bhattacharjee Shaheen Khan
Farah is an independent young British woman who manages to reconcile her modern lifestyle with her Pakistani heritage. As a Muslim in love with a married man, she can become his second wife - especially as his first marriage to Maryam seems to exist in name only. But with all three under one roof, Farah becomes increasingly insecure. Written by Meera Syal whose credits include Tandoori
Nights and Black Silk.
Producer Ruth Baumgarten Director Lesley Manning
● STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 33-38
Desmond Lynam presents some memorable moments from the Winter Olympics, plus highlights of today's ice hockey final and closing ceremony.