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: Open University

Arts: Cragside

: Town Portraits

John Grundy visits Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, the setting for BBCl's Last of the Summer Wine.


Unknown: John Grundy

: Anything that Makes a Noise

A Man and His Music. Henry Dagg is well known to Belfast shoppers as the busker who entertains city centre crowds with his musical saw. Full of surprises, this film looks at aspects of Henry's life that are normally hidden from the public eye. He explains how he creates music using the sound of express trains, wine glasses, fire engine horns and a host of other objects.


Music: Henry Dagg

: Daytime on 2

9.05 Tomorrow the World: Breaking the Ice
9.15 Teaching Today: Media Education: Primary
9.45 Watch: Forty Years Ago - At Home
10.00 A-level German: It's a Man's World
10.20 Save a Life: A for Airway (Teletext)
10.30 Into Print: The Power of the Pixel - the birth of the desktop publisher
11.00 Movable Feasts: Tough at the Bottom
11.15 Sex Education: Growing
11.35 Links: The Global Supermarket
12.00 English File: Setting the Record Straight. With poets Wendy Cope, Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy and U A Fanthorpe
12.30 Scene: Fitting Images. How humans make judgments on the way others look 1.00 Science Topics: Energy Transfer Devices
1.20 Brum: Brum at the Seaside
1.30 The Adventures of Spot
1.35 King Greenfingers: Picture for the Parlour (Stereo)
1.40 Zig Zag: Tales from Europe - Switzerland (with subtitles)
2.00 News and Weather followed by Words and Pictures: One Moonlit Night


Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy

: Weekend Outlook

: World Snooker

The latest on this morning's play from Eamonn Holmes , plus David Vine with Snooker Break including the result of Shot of the Championship.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: David Vine

: Thunderbirds

Alias Mr Hackenbacker
Lady Penelope organises a charity clothes show aboard a new plane - the Skythrust. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Mr Hackenbacker

: World Snooker

Highlights of today's semi-finals, reviewed by David Vine.


Reviewed By: David Vine.

: Nature

Close Encounters of the European Kind
Last of five programmes about how the EC is taking control of the environment.
Liaison Dangereuse. Annick Cotean , a reporter for the French newspaper Le Monde, examines Britain's environmental record. She says: "Great Britain slows down EC environmental legislation but always seems to have plenty of energy to lecture the rest of the world about environmental issues."
Producer Jean-Claude Molik
Series producer Grant Mansfield


Unknown: Annick Cotean
Producer: Jean-Claude Molik

: Public Eye

A Chemical
Major tranquillisers were designed in the 1950s to control the extreme symptoms of schizophrenia and paranoia. But they are now also widely used in Britain to prevent difficult behaviour in children with mental disabilities - a use described by critics as a "chemical strait-jacket".
In the US the prescription of such tranquillisers for children is strictly controlled because their side effects can be devastating and there are alternative treatments.
Barbara Altounyan reports. Producer Tricia Lawton Editor Harry Dean


Unknown: Barbara Altounyan
Producer: Tricia Lawton
Editor: Harry Dean

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton and team look at developments and stories from the world of gardening. Series producer Rosemary Forgan Executive producerTony Laryea A Catalyst production for BBCtv ● GARDENING: page 14


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Rosemary Forgan

: World Snooker

The third of four sessions in tonight's semi-final, with the winner requiring 16 frames.

: Up and Under

The documentary series that shows the struggles and human dramas behind the scenes of British rugby.
Buying Your Way Out of Trouble. Wigan's rugby league team signed the outstanding
Australian player, Gene Miles. But he got injured and in a smoke-filled boardroom, chairman Maurice Lindsay must sort out how to strengthen the side. There's one obvious player to go for:
Martin Offiah , who's in dispute with his club Widnes. Will
Widnes sell him, can Wigan afford him, and will Gene Miles regain his form?
Series producer Claudia Milne
A Twenty Twenty production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Maurice Lindsay
Unknown: Martin Offiah
Unknown: Gene Miles
Producer: Claudia Milne

: Have I Got News for You

Comedy quiz show, winner of this year's Bafta award for the best light entertainment series, hosted by Angus Deayton , with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Tonight's guests are broadcaster Joan Bakewell and comedian Donna McPhail.
Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Donna McPhail.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats. (Also at 9.00pm on BBC1 and at 10.00pm on ITV)

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: What the Papers Say

With Julian Nundy of the Independent on Sunday. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Julian Nundy

: World Snooker

With David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: Weatherview

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