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: Open University

6.45 Maths: Newton's Law of Motion 4008084 7.10 Probability and Statistics: Chance
7.35 Maths: the Binomial Theorem

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two: Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Young people in Rouen talk about their favourite sports.

: Daytime on Two: France Actuelle

Today: the mountains of the Dauphine.

: 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: Dinosaurs

How do scientists think the earth began? (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Look and Read: Geordie Racer

Spuggy and Janie link the pigeon messages with the recent spate of burglaries.

: Daytime on Two: Around Scotland: Fiction Study: Simon's Challenge: Part 2

Simon Ross is the only witness to a computer shop robbery.

: Daytime on Two: Into Music

The children compose tunes based on the D major chord. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Diez Temas: Comer y Beber

Spanish for beginners.
Teenagers learn how to make gazpacho.

: Daytime on Two: English Express: How Can I Describe It?

Craig Charles explores how words help to conjure up images in people's minds.


Presenter: Craig Charles

: Daytime on Two: Seeing through Science

Helen Sharman meets experts in the science of fire. (Stereo)


Presenter: Helen Sharman

: Daytime on Two: English File: Another Evening at the Club

by Alifa Rifast.


Writer: Alifa Rifast

: Daytime on Two: Scene: The Hamster Wheel

Cathy faces a difficult decision about her university scholarship. (Stereo)

: Short Circuit

The Guinea Pigs. How valid is animal testing? What are the alternatives?

: Fingermouse

Puppet fun.

: Dilly the Dinosaur

Cartoon. Dilly learns the difference between a bookshop and a library.

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures
Supermoo, by Babette Cole. A conservation-conscious cow saves the world from disaster.


Unknown: Babette Cole.

: pmJumpcuts

A preview of Open University programmes.

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
From Haydock Park.
2.30 Countryside Select Hurdle Race (2m)
3.00 London Scottish Bank
Steeplechase (Handicap. 3m)
3.30 Ladbroke N H Novices Hurdle
(Handicap. 2m)
World Bowls
The Midland Bank World
Indoor Bowls championships from the Guild Hall, Preston. This afternoon's matches feature the semi-finals of the singles competition - the best of five sets.
A look at the best of the week's football action.
Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Ken Burton
Including at 2.50pm
News (Subtitled) and Weather and at 3.50pm
News (Subtitled) and Weather and Regional News; Weather


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

: Top Gear

Including an assessment of the new Citroen Xantia.

: Stingray

Classic 60s puppet series. Masterplan. Titan makes a desperate effort to recapture Marina by assaulting Stingray. When Troy investigates the damage, he is attacked by a poisonous liquid.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Round Table Affair

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

A tiny kingdom in central Europe is being fleeced of its treasury by Lucho Nostra and his band of refugee mobsters while the heir to the throne is away at school in Switzerland.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum

: Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani: 2

The season of classic Doctor Who repeats continues with the second of this four-part story first shown in 1984, starring Peter Davison
The Doctor and Peri are now prisoners of Sharaz Jek - possibly forever. But Salateen tells them of a far more pressing danger. Do they really have only two days to live? With Nicola Bryant as Peri.


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

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's events, as reported by the newspapers, with Joanna Coles of The Guardian.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Joanna Coles

: Public Eye

The High Price of Hips
An increasing number of hip replacement operations are going wrong, causing intense suffering for patients and an "epidemic" of revision operations. Richard Lindley reports on the unnecessary expense and trauma that result.
Producer Jonathan Jones
Editor Peter Horrocks An Independent Image production for BBCtv


Unknown: Richard Lindley
Producer: Jonathan Jones
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Gardeners' World

Despite the threat of snow, Geoff Hamilton does some sowing at Barnsdale, and also samples different kinds of propagators - from simple trays to a sophisticated heated model. Meanwhile
Lynda Brown explores old varieties of vegetables, including
Dickensian cauliflowers and Victorian radishes, and Nicholas Wray takes a look at that elusive herald of spring, the snowdrop.
Series producer Laurence Vulliamy Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Lynda Brown
Unknown: Nicholas Wray
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Red Dwarf V: Back to Reality

Another chance to see the space-age comedy, written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles.
The crew discover an abandoned space ship on an ocean bed, but a salvage operation doesn't sound quite so sexy when they realise that its occupants all committed suicide.
Producer Hilary Bevan Jones
A Grant Naylor production for BBCtv


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Andy: Timothy Spall

: Arena

Derek Walcott
An interview with the poet who last December won the Nobel prize for literature, and whose current novel-length poem has caused him to be dubbed the "Homer of the Caribbean".
He talks to Stuart Hall on the Caribbean island of St Lucia where he was born about how his family, the people of St
Lucia and the physical beauty of the island have inspired a brilliant career as poet and playwright spanning more than 40 years. With Europe's current political and ethnic turmoil, the Caribbean mixture of cultures, religions and peoples are, for Walcott, a positive example.
He reads from Omeros, which reflects the lives of the St
Lucian fishermen today as well as the island's colonial history through the adventures of the mythical characters of classical Greece described in the Odyssey. Producer Julian Henriques Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Derek Walcott
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: St Lucia
Producer: Julian Henriques
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: pmWeatherview

: 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.
6: The Home Front. Wilfried
Wiegand has secured himself a cosy niche on the home front. Maria's sons have gone to war and Martha - Anton's fiancee - arrives from Hamburg. A wedding is to be celebrated, even if the groom is away at the Russian front. In German with English subtitles.
Director Edgar Reitz
● SEE FILMS pages 39-46


Director: Edgar Reitz
Maria Wiegand: Marita Breuer
Katharina Simon: Gertrud Bredel
Mathias Simon: Willi Burger
Eduard Simon: Rudiger Weigang
Lucie: Karin Rasenack
Pauline Simon: Eva Maria Bayerwaltes
Otto: Jorg Hube
Wilfried: Hansjurgen Schatz
PieritZ: Johannes Metzdorf
Ernst: Roland Bongard
Anton: Mark Usreiter
Glasisch: Kurt Wagner

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