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: Open University

Man-Made Macromolecules

: Westminster

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills demonstrates how to clean and repair antique toys.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: Daytime on 2

9.05 Help Your Child with Science: Sound 9.15 Japanese Language and People: Schooltime - a look at the Japanese education system
9.45 You and Me: Different Adult Standards 10.00 Mathsworks: Probability 10.15 Sealladh Is
Seanchas: Oidhche Is Madainn (Night and Day) 10.30 The
Geography Programme: Why
Industry Comes and Goes - Part 2
10.50 Square One: The Case of theMapwithaGapll.10
Landmarks: Transport: Beside the Seaside 11.30 Second Chance
Challenge: The Training Hour (Teletext) 12.30 Job Bank:
Entrepreneur/Printer 12.50
TeachingToday: Assessment. Key Stage 1 - Part 2 1.20 The Brollys
1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair
1.40 Music Time: Chinese Music (Stereo) 2.00 News and Weather followed by You and Me

: The Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell's personal view of Oporto and the Douro Valley in Portugal.


Presenter: John Thirlwell

: It's Eileen

Documentary. Whenever Eileen Allen moaned about her mother-in-law, her husband Ernest said, "She's old. She won't be here much longer. Our turn will come later." Ernest is now dead. His mother is still alive - one of Eileen's "ladies" - six relatives all over 80. Amid family feuds, Eileen continues to care for them all and retain a sense of humour. Her bitter-sweet story will strike a chord with everybody who has ever had to cope with old age.


Subject: Eileen Allen

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Tennis

Further live coverage from Queen's Club, London.

: Beating Retreat

The Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force are on Horse Guards
Parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the RAF
Regiment. The Queen's Colour Squadron display some precision drill and a Spitfire provides the nostalgia.
Commentary by Eric Robson. Producer Michael Begg


Commentary By: Eric Robson.
Producer: Michael Begg

: Business Matters

The documentary series that presents an inside view of management and industry. The Miracle Workers
Hong Kong and Singapore - both founded by the British - are now economic powerhouses of the Far East.
They have no natural resources and are thousands of miles away from markets in the rest of the world, yet both continue to boom. David Lomax asks how and why have their economies grown faster than Britain's. Producer Brian Davies


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Brian Davies

: On the Line

John Fashanu presents the investigative sports series. Where does good, hard competition end and downright violence begin? An increasing number of players are taking legal action against opponents. Is sport going soft, or are the officials allowing the thugs to get away with too much on the field of play? Plus, pigeon racing is one of Britain's oldest and most popular sports but its future is threatened by an endangered species. Too many racing birds are being killed in flight by the predatory peregrine falcon. Editor David Taylor


Unknown: John Fashanu
Editor: David Taylor

: Wildlife on Two

Night Life. The sun goes down, the lights go out, and then - for human beings, so dependent on eyesight - it's "the dead of night". But night is far from dead. It's the time when a whole world of animals feed, fight, mate and live out their lives.
Narrated by David Attenborough. Producer Dilys Breese


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Rab C Nesbitt: Ethics

Starring Gregor Fisher as Scotland's string-vested street philosopher, written by Ian Pattison.

"Hey Jim, have yi got ten pence for a set of moral values?" How much is a dosser's life worth? Find out now.
You may recognise Russell Hunter in the role of a dosser. He played Edward Woodward's sidekick Lonely, in the popular 60s drama, Callan.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Ian Pattison.
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine Csmith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Dodie: Iain McColl
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Dosser: Russell Hunter
Hit man: Freddie Boardley
Barman: Andy Cameron
Dougie: Charlie Sim

: Pandora's Box: The Engineers Plot

First of six modern fables using archive, clips from feature films, cartoons and home movies to explore the cultural impact of 20th-century science.

Producer Adam Curtis explains: "In the years following the war, people in America, Europe and the Soviet Union were captivated by the idea that science could be used to build a better world. It inspired politicians to apply the methods of science on a vast scale to try to solve the social and political problems of the age. This is a series about that grand and noble vision - and what happened to it.... The dramatic, unforeseen consequences that unfold in the films were due to the mistaken belief of those in power that scientific knowledge and its methods gave them the means to control the world."

The Russian revolutionaries who toppled the Tsar in 1917 believed science had the power to create a new world. This film reveals how the Soviet technocrats came to run the Plan, which would order their society along rational, scientific lines, and how they ended by creating a bizarre, bewildering world for millions of people. Footage includes the Magnitogorsk Choir of Industrial Progress singing of the new rational world to come; two men who planned the toothbrushes for the whole of the Soviet Union; and a planner who tells how she scientifically decided the people wanted platform shoes, only to discover that they were out of fashion by the time the factory was built.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Documentaries: page 1?


Producer: Adam Curtis
Executive Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

Reports behind the major news stories, presented by Francine Stock and Peter Snow.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

Latest news, comment and discussion from the world of the arts and media.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook: a preview of OU programmes.
12.05 Evaluating Outcomes

: BBC Select

RCN Nursing Update
A second chance for nurses, midwives and health visitors to record continuing education units on Diet, Nutrition and Wound Care.
● INFORMATION: further details in the 3 June issue of Nursing Standard

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