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: Open University

The Melbury Road Set

: Writers' Houses

Malcolm Muggeridge visits Thomas Carlyle 's home in Chelsea, London.


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Thomas Carlyle

: Play Better Golf

The shorter game.

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Young people from Rouen show us around their homes.

: A Vous la France!

Series of French for beginners, presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones.
Support Material: books, notes, computer software and cassettes available from bookshops.
Transcripts: send cheque or PO for £1.50, payable to [address removed]


Presenter: Carolle Rousseau
Presenter: Patrick Simpson-Jones

: Experiment!

Another chance to see experiments from Take Nobody's Word for It, performed by Carol Vorderman and Prof Ian Fells.
0BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, price £3.99, available from bookshops.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Prof Ian Fells.

: Watch

Children in History. Teddy bears.

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Can Debbie make a pet of Stripey the badger?

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. Prawns are big business where once they were despised.

: Into Music

Wildlife. Music inspired by the falcon. (Stereo)

: Let's See: Go 4, 5

Streetwise. A view from above.

: English Express

Sam's Duck (2). (Stereo)

: Short Circuit

Is there life after death?

: English File

Language File. Looks at how children between 4 and 6 years old learn to talk.

: Scene

Written Off. Winner of the Bafta Cymru Best
English-Language Drama of 1991. Setin contemporary
Cardiff, it portrays the world of "woopies" - well-off old people. Written by Derek Geer (Stereo)


Written By: Derek Geer

: Standard Grade Geography

The conflict between conservation and development interests around Edinburgh.

: Tales of Aesop

The Lion and the Mouse. If it hadn't been for Boris falling asleep over his tea....

: Joshua Jones

Animation. It's hay-making time along Clearwater Canal.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Crystal Tipps and Alistair are baffled when they see the bushes moving.

: English Time

Poet John Hegley holds a poetry workshop.


Unknown: John Hegley

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures (stereo)

: Weekend Outlook

Preview of OU programmes.

: Racing

From Ascot's Charity Raceday.
2.30 Cheveley Park Stud Stakes (Handicap. Im2f)
3.05 Berkeley Stakes (Handicap. 5f)
3.35 EwarStud Farms Stakes for
Apprentices (Handicap. Im4f) Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Introduced by Julian Wilson.
Producer Wendy Sheppard ● STEREO
Including at


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: News and Weather

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

: Bartholomew: a Gift from God

Bartholomew [text removed] was born physically handicapped with a rare muscle disease. His future looked bleak and his parents,
David and Lynne, did not know how they, or he, would cope. Eight years on they tell their story.

: Missing Persons Dead or Alive?

This film examines the stories of six bewildering missing persons cases.

: Top Gear

The return of the motoring series.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. Sea of Oil. A series of mysterious explosions destroy some off-shore oil rigs. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Man from UNCLE: The Discotheque Affair

Spy drama from the 60s.
Starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum

Illya is assigned to destroy THRUSH'S security records.
(Teletext Subtitles): page 888


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum

: Sounds of the 60s

Rare black-and-white archive film of rock, pop, and R 'n' B stars.
The Beat Boom. In 1964, BBC2 arrived. With it came The Beat
Room which catered to the art school craze for rhythm and blues music.
Producer David Jeffcock
Executive producers John Archer and Michael Jackson • STEREO


Producer: David Jeffcock
Producers: John Archer
Producers: Michael Jackson

: What the Papers Say

With Robert Fox of The Daily Telegraph.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Robert Fox

: East

Series on Asian affairs.
Legal Entry. Professions which should be bastions against racial discrimination are proving to be bastions of racial exclusivity. But. as this report reveals, Asians trying to become solicitors and barristers, are not being given the same opportunities as white graduates. Producer Nav Raman
Series producer Charles Bruce ● STEREO


Producer: Charles Bruce

: Gardeners' World

Pick of the Bunch. Highlights from the last series including the Floriade Flower Festival in Holland, and Kath Dryden , a leading light in the Alpine Garden Society.
Series producer Rosemary Forgan Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv


Unknown: Kath Dryden
Producer: Rosemary Forgan
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Naked Video

Last in the comedy sketch series, starring Louise Beattie , Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith and Jonathan Watson. Director Brian Jobson
Producers Philip Differ. Colin Gilbert * STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Unknown: Louise Beattie
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson.
Director: Brian Jobson
Producers: Philip Differ.
Producers: Colin Gilbert

: Under the Sun

A trilogy about tribal passions in three European nations. Tribes of Europe
2: Without a City Wall.The
Abrahamses have returned to
Berlin after 50 years in Russia. Stefan Brandt and his half-sister Irmgard Wittkuhn were separated by the Berlin Wall for 30 years. Together they now re-open the case against their father who was accused of spying.
In a changing, disorienting Berlin, both families reach a new understanding of what it means to be German.
Editors Alan Bookbinder and Bill Hilary A Dan Marks production for BBCtv


Unknown: Irmgard Wittkuhn
Editors: Alan Bookbinder
Editors: Bill Hilary
Unknown: A Dan Marks

: Time Passing

Short films about time.
Nine 0 'Clock. A regular walk to work becomes a surreal journey through the seasons. At ten to nine in the morning a man sets off through the City of London. He experiences a year of changing weather and seasons. (Final programme tomorrow)

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: pmBirdland

The young British pianist Julian Joseph shares the studio with saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Series producer Kriss Rusmanis
Executive producer Michael Jackson ● STEREO


Pianist: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Branford Marsalis.
Producer: Kriss Rusmanis
Producer: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

: World Cup Athletics

Live from Havana, Cuba, the first of three days' coverage. The British men's team is trying to win the World Cup for the first time. Olympic champion Linford Christie hopes to give his side a big boost by winning tonight's 100 metres. Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson.
Producer Martin Webster
Editor John Rowlinson ● STEREO


Unknown: Linford Christie
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: John Rowlinson

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