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: Open University

Organic Molecules in Action

: Westminster

: Reviving Antiques

How to clean silver.

: Daytime on 2

9.05 Help Your Child with Science: Energy

9.15 Supersense: Making Sense
How animals make sense of the world

9.45 You and Me: Spite

10.00 Mathsworks: Using Graphs

10.15 Sealladh Is Seanchas: Aran (Bread)
Environmental studies

10.30 The Geography Programme: Mining in the Open Air
Rob Curling examines the arguments for and against open-cast mining

10.50 Square 1: The Case of the Willing Parrot

11.10 Landmarks: Transport: The Docks Today

11.30 Job Bank: Freelance Photographer/Construction Planner

11.50 Q and A

11.55 Movable Feasts: The Morning After

12.10 Japanese Language and People
Introductions - Meet the Japanese and find out how to talk to them in their own language

12.40 Short Circuit: Designer Babies
How inherited diseases will be cured in the future

12.50 Teaching Today: Assessment - Key Stage

11.20 The Brollys

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 Music Time: Mechanical Sounds

2.00 News and Weather

followed by You and Me: Spite

: Canvas

A look at the 16th-century Venetian paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

: The Hermit of the Kitchen

How a 60-year-old Buddhist nun's vegetarian dishes inspire the master chefs of Japan.

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan
Further live coverage of the first day's play. • STEREO

: Gymnastics

Highlights of the Weetabix Young Gymnast of the Year Championship from the NIA Birmingham. While Britain's senior gymnasts prepare for
Barcelona, the next generation compete in these national finals, with Olympic dreams of Atlanta in 1996. Commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
A TSL production for BBCtv • STEREO


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.

: Business Matters

The documentary series that presents an inside view on management and industry. A Very Able Man
Michel Gillibert was a young, highly successful businessman until a helicopter crash in 1979 left him permanently disabled. Now as France's Minister for
Disabled People he is an active campaigner, coming into conflict with French employers over a new quota system that forces them to employ disabled people or pay a tax. Gillibert argues that employers' natural philanthropy must be encouraged by the rule of the law - and he wants to see such laws enforced across Europe. Producer David Dawson-Pick
Series editor Brian Davies


Unknown: Michel Gillibert
Producer: David Dawson-Pick
Editor: Brian Davies

: Dance House

In tonight's dance film in the Commissions and Collaborations season, choreographer
Kim Brandstrup and director Ross MacGibbon retell the Cinderella story with a Latin American twist.
Director Ross MacGibbon • STEREO


Unknown: Kim Brandstrup
Director: Ross MacGibbon

: On the Line

Footballer John Fashanu presents the investigative sports programme.
Almost singlehandedly Graham Gooch has rejuvenated English cricket. Under his leadership England has started winning again, matching effort to performance. Yet Gooch was almost a last choice for the job. As the Test series against Pakistan begins today at
Edgbaston, On the Line profiles England's captain.
Producer Michael Peschardt Editor David Taylor
(Highlights of the first day's play from Edgbaston at 11.50pm on BBC1)


Unknown: John Fashanu
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Producer: Michael Peschardt
Editor: David Taylor

: Wildlife on Two

Punk Puffins and Hard Rock Off the coast of Alaska lies the tiny volcanic island of St
Lazaria. By day, punk-plumed puffins parade on the cliffs; at night, clamorous hordes of storm petrels return from far out at sea. Incredibly, half a million birds nest on this one minute island. Narrated by David Attenborough.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Rab C Nesbitt: That's Entertainment

Starring Gregor Fisher as Scotland's string-vested street philosopher, written by Ian Pattison, and featuring a guest appearance by Maurice Roeves, star of Tutti Frutti, who was most recently seen in Moon and Son.
Meet Govan's Hannibal Lecter, Young Young McGurn. He hasn't so much escaped the social services' safety net as chewed his way through it.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert
Teletext subtitles: page 888


Writer: Ian Pattison
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Young Young McGurn: Maurice Roeves
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine Csmith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Burney: Eric Cullen
Gash: Andrew Fairlie
Dodie: Iain McColl
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Bimbo McGurn: David McKay
Tracey McGurn: Caroline Paterson
Dougie: Charlie Sim
Norrie: John Kazek

: ONE WORLD Developing Stories

The last in the series of films made by directors from developing countries.
Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow
Widely regarded as one of the most successful development strategies of the century, the Green Revolution was a systematic attempt to replace indigenous farming practices with new techniques developed by western scientists. Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug , father of the initiative, claimed that it had "displaced despair with hope, food shortages with over-flowing granaries, and famine with food abundance".
In this documentary, director Manjira Datta explores the more problematic side of the initiative. She shows that in India the Green Revolution has helped create a new class of landless peasant, and the initial dramatic crop yields have given way to pesticide poisoning and short-lived miracle wheat strains.
Series producer Peter Firstbrook


Unknown: Norman Borlaug
Director: Manjira Datta
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: Obsessions

British writers tackle their deepest obsessions in a series of impressionistic films.
Sleep. Kathleen Rowntree confronts something weird in the wardrobe, and things that go bump in the night. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Director Steve Billinger
A Diverse production for BBCtv


Unknown: Kathleen Rowntree
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Director: Steve Billinger

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman and Francine Stock.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Presenter: Francine Stock

: The Late Show

Arts and media magazine. • STEREO

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook: a preview of OU programmes.
12.05 Assessing Chances - Reflection

: RCN Nursing Update

Diet, nutrition and wound care. 0 INFORMATION: further details in the 3JuneissueofNursingStandard

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