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: Open University

The "User Friendly" School

: Bitten by the Bug

The last programme in the series about insects looks at their working lives.

: The Italians

A portrait of Italy seen through the lives of different Italians.
Today: publishing heiress Giovanna Mazzocchi.


Unknown: Giovanna Mazzocchi.

: Daytime on Two Tutorial Topics

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Changing to a new school.

: Ici Paris

Five-part French language series. (Stereo)

: Techno

Design a room using computer graphics. Presented by Dilly Bellingham and Mat Irvine.


Unknown: Mat Irvine.

: You and Me

A series for infants. Spike learns about growing up.

: Over the Moon

Today's story is Abigail at the Beach by Felix Pirani. And
Mr Boom finds out what other people do at the seaside.


Unknown: Felix Pirani.
Unknown: Mr Boom

: Look and Read

Badger Girl (1). Debbie begins her farm holiday.

: Mathsphere

Maths for young teenagers. Today: using data.

: Watch

Children in History. Comparing family holidays now and 90 years ago. New programmes. (Stereo) A Spelthorne production for BBCtv

: English Express

New programmes in which Michael Morpurgo introduces a dramatisation of his short story Sam's Duck. (Stereo)


Introduces: Michael Morpurgo

: Science Challenge

Can four children prevent a shipwreck on their island? (stereo;

: Into Music

Wildlife. The movements of the otter suggest sounds that make up a piece of music. (Stereo)

: Thunderbirds

New series of an old favourite. But this time it's all in French!

: Q and A

A chance to air your views about schools television. (Stereo) WRITE TO: Q and A. [address removed]

: Lifeschool

Economic and Industrial Understanding. Consumer rights and responsibilities. New programmes. (Stereo)

: Teaching Today

The Management of Pupil Behaviour. First of two programmes on the problems facing primary school teachers.

: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

In the last of the series, some of the musical notes escape. (Stereo);

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Crystal Tipps bakes bread.

: Cross Currents

Community Understanding New programmes for secondary schools. A Trio production for BBCtv

: News; Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Getting Through

How one woman has coped with the discovery that her son has schizophrenia.

: Sign Extra

With signing and subtitles.

: News; Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888 CountryFile

: In the Making

The story of a small rope-making firm in Yorkshire.

: News; Weather

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

: Great Journeys

Singer/composer Billy Bragg and broadcaster Andy Kershaw go to Bolivia to find the perilous 17th-century silver routes to the Pacific coast.


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: Spies in the Works

The lives of some workers have been ruined by secret vetting.
James Garrett investigates.


Unknown: James Garrett

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Featuring Unforgiven ,
A League of Their Own and The Hours and the Times.


Unknown: Featuring Unforgiven

: The Family Jewels

I Jerry Lewis directs and stars in seven different roles in this comedy.
Under the terms of her father's will, a young heiress has to decide which of her uncles she wants as her guardian. With Sebastian Cabot and Donna Butterworth.
• FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Sebastian Cabot
Unknown: Donna Butterworth.

: Animation Now

The legend of Paul Bunyon.


Unknown: Paul Bunyon.

: Education Special

Goodbye Janet, Goodbye John In Britain's recent national reading tests, more than a quarter of all 7-year-olds failed to meet the minimum standard.
Reading Recovery, a new teaching method pioneered in New Zealand, is about to be introduced in selected British schools. It is claimed that this scheme takes, at most, 20 weeks to bring the lowest performers up to the average and keep them there. It has already scored a success in the United States, Australia and Canada. The scheme's creator, Dame Marie Clay , talks about why British schools are failing. Producers David Dawson-Pick . James Reed Executive producer Jenny Stevens


Talks: Dame Marie Clay
Producers: David Dawson-Pick
Producers: James Reed
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Floyd on Spain

A gastronomic tour of Spain.
The Costa Blanca. In Benidorm at festival time, Keith Floyd enjoys a heady brew of orange juice, champagne and Cointreau, before heading into the hills to track down the true taste of the Costa Blanca - gypsy stew, roast suckling pig and paella. Director David Pritchard
Executive producer Robert Page A Lifetime production for BBCtv
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FOOD: page 14


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Director: David Pritchard

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

Offbeat comedy show starring David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis, Rob Newman and Steve Punt.


Comedian: David Baddiel
Comedian: Hugh Dennis
Comedian: Rob Newman
Comedian: Steve Punt
Director/Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: The John Bull Business

Last in the series on British business culture.
Welcome Change. How change-resistant are British companies? Merely taking on board the technology of the future, while ignoring the need for change in work methods, does not augur well for success in the next century. Tonight's programme looks at the steps being taken in some enlightened British firms to redefine workplace attitudes and management structures, and discovers how they have engaged workforce commitment through greater personal responsibility and involvement. Director Malcolm Clark
Executive producer Nicholas Fraser A Panoptic production for BBCtv


Director: Malcolm Clark
Producer: Nicholas Fraser

: The Works

A series celebrating the role of engineering in modern society. The Fix. The wings on supersonic F- 18 aircraft are glued to the fuselage. Dzus fasteners unlock the skin of a Formula 1 car in 6.9 seconds.
There are nuts that will never undo, screws that won't come out, bolts that expand, airtight zippers and dissolving stitches. Tonight's programme unzips the mystery of fastenings. Director Hugh Whitworth
A Uden production for BBCtv
● INFORMATION: for a colour booklet send a cheque for £3.00. payable to BBCtv. to: [address removed]


Director: Hugh Whitworth

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. ● STEREO

: Weathervfew

: Open University

Understanding Violence

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