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: Open University

6.45 Maths: Population Modelling 4335180 7.10 Developing World:
I Used to Work in the Fields
7.35 Maths: Symbols and Equations

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two: Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Young people in Rouen talk about the TV programmes they like best.

: Daytime on Two: France Actuelle: Grenoble

First of five films on modern France.
Today: Grenoble.

: Daytime on Two: Experiment!

Experiments from Take Nobody's Word for It.
BBC Book: Take Nobody's Word for It, £3.99, available from bookshops.

: Daytime on Two: Watch

The metamorphosis of a pupa into a butterfly. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Look and Read: Geordie Racer

Spuggy puzzles over the message brought by Baz's pigeon.

: Daytime on Two: Around Scotland: Fiction Study: Simon's Challenge (part 1)

The closure of Glenbank steelworks affects everyone in the town, including Simon Ross.

: Daytime on Two: Into Music

Voices are used as natural musical instruments. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Diez Temas

Spanish for beginners.

: Daytime on Two: English Express: Now Write On: Boggles the Mad Scientist

A story, written by children, is animated and read by Doc Cox.


Storyteller: Doc Cox

: Daytime on Two: Seeing through Science

Astronaut Helen Sharman looks at hi-tech clothing. (Stereo)


Presenter: Helen Sharman

: Daytime on Two: English File: The Application Form

by Moy McCrory.


Writer: Moy McCrory

: Daytime on Two: Scene: Shakers

A song and dance mix of parody, humour, fantasy and real life at a cocktail bar that brings a hint of the continental to the high street. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Short Circuit

A look at oxygen-healing. (Stereo)

: Fingermouse

Puppet fun.

: Dllly the Dinosaur

Dilly tries to knock his sister over with his trike and he ends up in the swamp.

: Daytime on Two: English Time

An analysis of reading in terms of today's "information society".

: News and Weather

Followed by
Words and Pictures

: Jumpcuts

A preview of OU programmes. ("Shown yesterday at 12 midnight)

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
World Bowls
The first televised action from the Midland Bank World Indoor
Bowls Championships in Preston. In the singles, Australia's
Ian Schuback begins the defence of his title, and there's also action from the pairs.
Rugby Union
A look forward to the weekend's matches in the Five
Nations championship.
With champions England not playing, Murrayfield and Lansdowne Road provide the venues for the opposition to mount the challenge.
Scotland play Wales, France visit Ireland.
A look back at a crucial week of international football in the World Cup.
Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Ken Burton
Including at 3.00pm
News (Subtitled) and Weather and at 3.50pm
News (Subtitled) and Weather and Regional News; Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Ian Schuback
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Ken Burton

: Stingray

Classic 60s puppet series.
Pink Ice. Troy Tempest and his crew investigate a mysterious pink liquid which is freezing over the world's oceans.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Project Deephole Affair

Spy drama from the 60s, starring Robert Vaughn David McCallum

THRUSH has diabolical plans to control volcanic activity throughout the world, but Solo and Kuryakin step in.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Narcissus Darling: Barbara Bouchet
Buzz Conway: Jack Weston

: Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani: Part 1

The season of classic Doctor Who repeats continues with this four-part story first transmitted in 1984, starring Peter Davison.
The Doctor and Peri arrive on the seemingly deserted planet of Androzani Minor. But there are strange tracks leading off across the sand.
With Nicola Bryant as Peri.


Writer: Robert Holmes
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Graeme Harper
The Doctor: Peter Davison
Peri: Nicola Bryant

: Public Eye Special

Cole on the Dole
As unemployment hits three million, John Cole presents an investigation into the lengthening dole queues. In his first major documentary, the BBC's former political editor travels around the country to measure the human cost on the jobless of the policies he has long covered from Westminster, and asks what can be done to end their despair.
Cole draws comparisons with the 1930s, but whereas then unemployment was mostly a northern, working-class phenomenon, now it affects both north and south and "the middle class has become a sackable class," too. As a result, he discovers a new middle-class empathy with the long-term unemployed of the north. Producer Mark Wakefield, Editor Peter Horrocks


Presenter: John Cole
Producer: Mark Wakefield
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Gardeners' World

The gardening programme is back with the start of its 25th season.
After the ravages of winter, Geoff Hamilton restores a sense of order in the border at
Barnsdale; Liz Rigbey takes a look at the fascinating world of mosses and lichens; and Stephen Lacey celebrates the versatility of colour. And the team are joined by a new face - Nicholas Wray from Bristol
University's Botanical Garden. Series producer Laurence Vulliamy Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Liz Rigbey
Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Unknown: Nicholas Wray
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Arena

The Last Soviet Citizen
For three decades the Soviet
Union's obsession with space stirred the soul of the nation like a secular religion - from the first space star
Yuri Gagarin to the sad saga of cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev who circled the planet for almost a year, a helpless spectator of the momentous events back home on earth.
Exploring the spiritual force of this grand obsession, Arena talks to Krikalev and the first cosmonauts, and ventures into the world of relics, icons and the memorabilia of the Soviet space venture.
Director Leslie Woodhead
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
A World Wide International production for BBCtv


Unknown: Yuri Gagarin
Unknown: Sergei Krikalev
Director: Leslie Woodhead
Editors: Nigel Finch

: Dinomania

An exploration of the contemporary cult of the dinosaur, or why every self-respecting 5-year-old knows the difference between a brachiosaurus and a brontosaurus.
Director Tim Kirby


Director: Tim Kirby

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The What the Papers Say Awards 1992

Every year since 1956, What the Papers Say has presented a series of awards to the press. Foreign correspondents, feature writers, political journalists, investigative journalists and columnists are all represented in the list of nominations. Russell Davies leafs through some of the great and not-so-great articles of the last year, and Lord McGregor, Chairman of the Press
Complaints Commission, presents the awards at the Savoy Hotel ballroom, London. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Weathervlew

: Heimat

Continuing the 1 1-part German saga first shown in 1986. Set in a small country village, it tells the story of three families and their changing lives over the years from 1919 to 1982.
5: Up and Away and Back. For the people of Schabbach, life has never been so good.
Robert's business is booming. Maria and Otto are in love, but a letter from abroad brings unexpected news. In German with English subtitles.
Director Edgar Reitz
• SEE FILMS pages 43-50


Director: Edgar Reitz
Maria: Wiegand Maritabreuer
Katharina Simon: Gertrud Bredel
Mathias Simon: Willi Burger
Eduard Simon: Rudiger Weigang
Lucie: Karin Rasenack
Pauline Simon: Eva Maria Bayerwaltes
Robert: Krober Arnolang
Otto: Jorg Hube
Wilfried: Hans Jurgenschatz
Pieritz: Johannes Metzdorf
Ernst: Ingo Hoffmann
Anton: Rolf Roth
Glasisch: Kurt Wagner

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