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: Open University

Engineering Mechanics:
Designing a Lift

: Bitten by the Bug

Parental care in social insects.

: Under Sail

The Bembridge Sailing Club.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1952. A Griffin production for BBCtv (B/w)

: The New ; Adventures of Tarzan

Adventure starring Bruce Bennett
Tarzan joins an expedition to an ancient Mayan city in Guatemala. With Frank Baker and Dale Walsh.
Directors Edward Kull. W F McGaugh (B/w) ● FILMS: pages 33.39


Unknown: Bruce Bennett
Unknown: Frank Baker
Unknown: Dale Walsh.
Directors: Edward Kull.

: First Yank into Tokyo

First network showing.
1 An American pilot returns to Japan to rescue a scientist. I With Tom Neal and Barbara Hale.
; Director Gordon Douglas (B/w) 0 FILMS: pages33-39


Unknown: Tom Neal
Unknown: Barbara Hale.
Director: Gordon Douglas

: Animal Antiques

A look at the farm animals that still exist, thanks to a few dedicated farmers.

: Songs of Praise


: Digging for Slaves

The excavation of the forgotten slave sites in America.

: Greenclaws

Fun for children.

: Swim

Elementary diving. (Rpt)

: News; Weather

Followed by TUC92
The 124th Trades Union
Congress opens in Blackpool today, with live coverage of this afternoon's important debate on the future of trades unions and the TUC itself.
Presented by Vivian White and Donald McCormick.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Presented By: Vivian White
Presented By: Donald McCormick.

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Plunder

Joanna Lumley selects her favourite TV memories.


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Gardeners' World

Gardening tips with Geoff Hamilton and the team.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: The Addams Family

The weirdest family on television returns in the cult comedy series.
Art and the Addams Family When Grandma takes up painting as a hobby, Gomez calls in the help of Picasso.


Morticia: Carolyn Jones
Gomez: John Astin
Grandma: Blossom Rock
Uncle Fester: Jackie Coogan
Lurch: Ted Cassidy
Pugsley: Ken Weatherwax
Wednesday: Lisa Loring


Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The American comedy series about fast-talking Will and his Bel-Air cousins.

6.50pm Standing Room Only
The thinking football fan's programme returns for a new season.
Kevin Allen leads the team out to tackle the issues, meet the personalities and net the stories that make our national game. Plus an exclusive interview with Pele.
Series producer Dele Oniya ● FEATURE: page 28

7.25pm Liquid TV
Animation series featuring the work of some of the world's finest animators. Including Dog Boy, the man with a dog's heart; The Specialists, three cartoon private investigators; and Joe Normal - who is far from normal.


Unknown: Kevin Allen
Unknown: Joe Normal
Will Smith: Will Smith
Philip Banks: James Avery
Vivien Banks: Janet Hubert-Whitten
Carlton Banks: Alfonso Ribeiro
Hilary Banks: Karyn Parsons

: Out of Darkness

First of six programmes taking a critical look at the current efforts being made to reshape African societies. Facing the Future. After 16 years of brutal civil war, Angola is now at peace. A ceasefire between the Cuban-backed
MPLA government and the US/South African-backed
Unita was signed last year, and free elections are due this month. The country is potentially one of Africa's richest, but reconstruction and reconciliation are a long march away. Narrator Hugh Quarshie. Producer Rizu Hamid


Narrator: Hugh Quarshie.
Producer: Rizu Hamid

: Waltz across Texas

I First showing on network television for this romantic drama, starring Anne Archer
Geologist Gail Weston and oilman John Taylor take different approaches to drilling for oil, but they do agree that the piece of land they've optioned will make their fortune.
Director Ernest Day
● TELETEXTSUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Anne Archer
Unknown: Geologist Gail Weston
Unknown: John Taylor
Director: Ernest Day
Gail Weston: Anne Archer
John Taylor: Terry Jastrow
Kit Peabody: Mary Kay Place
Frank Walker: Richard Farnsworth
Joe Locker: Noah Beery
Lukejarvis: Josh Taylor
Bill Wratker: Ben Piazza

: Murder Most Horrid: The Case of the Missing

by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
A series of comedy films, starring Dawn French

The local planning officer's head has been set in concrete. WPC Softly is mysteriously promoted overnight.
With Bill Paterson, Timothy Spall, Stephen Frost and Peter Bland.
A TalkBack production for BBCtv


Writer: Ian Hislop
Writer: Nick Newman
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman
WPC Softly: Dawn French
Chief Inspector: Bill Paterson
Pathologist: Timothy Spall
Sgt Dawkins: Stephen Frost
Editor: Peter Bland

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

A new series of news and reviews from the world of the arts and media.

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Will to Win

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