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: Open University

6.45 Physiology: Managing
Fertility 4794130 7.10 Physical Chemistry: Yields and Rates
3202468 7.35 Information Technology -A Revolution?

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Under Sail

The Great Mail Race. The
Baltic harbours of Grissleham and Storby celebrate the annual event of the Postrodden.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv
(Repeatedat3.40pm) B/W

: Daytime on Two The French Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
The series for students of advanced French.

: Job Bank

Railway technicians and air traffic controllers.
A Tomahawk production for BBCtv

: Storytime

With Marti Caine.


Unknown: Marti Caine.

: Square One

Can Cabot and Marshmallow fit square pegs into round holes? With Helen Lederer ,
Simon HicksonandTrevNeal.


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Simon Hicksonandtrevneal.

: Music Time

Animals' voices give the children ideas for a fantasy planet.

: Mathsphere

Probability theory gives vital information about earthquakes. With Mel Smith , Griff Rhys Jones.


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones.

: Zig Zag

Robert Erskine retells the tales of Odysseus.


Unknown: Robert Erskine

: Thinkabout Science

Birthday party activities show that air is everywhere.

: Topics

What do boys see in girls and girls see in boys? Stereo

: Lernexpress

Munich teenagers talk about their career plans.

: The Geography Programme

East of Lyon the Rhone becomes a mountain river with a wild reputation. Stereo

: History File

The Victorian penal system.

: Teaching Today

PE in the primary school.

: Mr Benn


: Dilly the Dinosaur

A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Landmarks

Egypt - the Pharaohs

: News and Weather

Followed by Storytime

: In the Garden

The sowing and pricking out of bedding plants starts now. With Dennis Cornish.


Unknown: Dennis Cornish.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Village Praise
Northern Ireland.

: A Week to Remember

(Shownat8.50am; B/W

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Molly

Australian family drama, Having to leave her home and father, young Maxie is asked to care for Molly, a singing dog. But then the villainous Jones hijacks the hound.
Director Ned Lander
● SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Director: Ned Lander
Maxie: Claudia Karvan
Jones: Garry McDonald
Old Dan: Reglye
Aunty Jenny: Melissa Jaffer
Mrs Reach: Ruth Cracknell

: Holiday Outings

The medieval city of Bruges.

: Gardeners' World

A report on propagators and a look at the snowdrop.
Stereo Subtitled 36

: The Addams Family

Gomez, the People Choice
When Gomez experiences the incompetence of Mayor Hanson he is persuaded to offer himself as a rival candidate.
BfW Subtitled


Unknown: Mayor Hanson

: DEF II Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Cold War. Carlton'sego takes a battering after his girlfriend dumps him, but Will wastes no time in dating her.

: Cyberzone

On the virtual reality game show, two members of the Arsenal ladies' football squad challenge Olympic fencers
Fiona Mclntosh and Kirk Zavieh. i DirectorBobWild; Producer Mark Wells j A Broadsword production for BBCtv


Unknown: Fiona McLntosh
Unknown: Kirk Zavieh.
Producer: Mark Wells

: Animation Now

Claymation chaos with the accident-prone Augusta.

: A Secret World of Sex

Acts of Violence. Before the war many rape victims were locked up in mental hospitals or put away in homes. Women who attempted suicide to avoid attack by their husbands were imprisoned. Tonight, many of these women speak out. Producer Steve Humphries
Executive producer Sam Organ A Domino production for BBCtv
Rpt Subtitled 3


Producer: Steve Humphries
Producer: Sam Organ

: Horizon

Here Be Monsters. Edwin Hubble's telescope, built 70 years ago, revealed the galaxies and the expansion of the universe. But now the space telescope named after Hubble is uncovering much more, including dramatic changes in the nature and number of galaxies formed since the "big bang". This film reveals spectacular evidence of galactic collisions and the black holes that power galaxies. Producer Alec Nisbett
Series editor Jana Bennett
TRANSCRIPT: send £2.00 cheque to [address removed]


Producer: Alec Nisbett
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

L Is for Loved Ones. A shrine to a pink poodle is among this week's curiosities.
Producer Neil Crombie
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff An XYTV production for BBCtv


Producer: Neil Crombie
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: A Matter of Convenience

Charming contemporary tale set in Australia, starring Jean-Pierre Cassel Deborra-Lee Furness
Pretty young Valma, broke and yearning for motherhood, decides that her indolent lover, Joe, could make a little cash by offering himself as a "husband" through a shady marriage broker.
Director Ben Lewin
● SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Unknown: Jean-Pierre Cassel
Director: Ben Lewin
Alphonse Toronto: Jean-Pierre Cassel
Valma Kerry: Deborra-Lee Furness
Joe McGuiness: John Clarke
Fadya: Kym Amad
Zoltan Popescu: Dalibor Satauc
Tom Galacci: Nicos Lathouris
Elizabeth Taylor: Marion Heathfield
Roger: Mark Little
Sonia: Adriana Frosipeterson
Kevin: Stephen Parratt

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Late Show Special

John Updike talks to Ian McEwan about sex, religion, politics and his latest novel, Memories of the Ford Admin istration. Editor Janice Hadlow


Talks: John Updike
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Weathervlew

: Doctors' Diagnoses

Computer models can be an effective aid to diagnosis.

: Nightschool TV

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