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: Open University

6.45 Scientific Experiments: Practically Speaking
7.10 Biology: Molluscs,
Mechanisms and Minds
7.35 Landscape: Bodmin and Dorset

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Seeing through Science

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Helen Sharman looks at the way microbes affect our lives.


Unknown: Helen Sharman

: Job Bank

A look at railway technicians and air-traffic controllers.

: You and Me

Cosmo wants to play her "follow me" game.
An SFTV production for BBCtv

: Over the Moon

Mr Boom investigates how to keep teeth healthy.


Unknown: Mr Boom

: Look and Read

Spuggy spends a sleepless night.

: Mathsphere

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


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Rhys Jones.

: Watch

Dinosaurs. Anapatosaurus, a tyrannosaurus rex and a triceratops guarding eggs.

: English Express

Making a live TV show.

: Science Challenge

How to get some water across a chasm on the island.

: Into Music

The children compose raps.

: Thunderbirds

The Perils of Lady Penelope (part 7). An old favourite in Hindi.

: Q and A

Your views on schools television. WRITE TO: Q and A, BBC White City. Wood Lane , London W127TS.


Unknown: Wood Lane

: Lifeschool

Students from Peers School, Oxford, go to Tanzania.

: Teaching Today

PE in schools.

: Johnson and Friends

Cartoon. Stereo

: Orville and Cuddles


: Dilly the Dinosaur


: Cross Currents

Community Understanding Programmes designed to stimulate classroom discussion. A Trio production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Six Faces of Royalty

Henry VIII. A clue to the real character behind the throne.


Unknown: Henry Viii.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.
Stereo 68

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime
Minister's questions.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Sentimental

A parody on our perceptions of true love.

: Viking Voyage

A thousand years after Leif Ericsson became the first
European to land in North America, nine men and one woman sail in his wake from
Norway to "Vinland" in a replica of the Gokstad Viking ship.


Unknown: Leif Ericsson

: France Means Business

Selling a City. Lille is working to emerge from the economic decline of northern France.

: Film 93 with Barry Norman

Including reviews of Malcolm X, Toys, and Consenting Adults.
Stereo 24

: The Prisoner of Zenda

FILM Swashbuckling adventure starring Stewart Granger Deborah Kerr
While holidaying in Ruritania, Rudolf Rassendyll is called upon to impersonate its king - an act that places him in mortal danger.
Director Richard Thorpe ● SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Rudolf Rassendyll
Director: Richard Thorpe
Rudolf Rassendyll/King Rudolf V: Stewart Granger
Princess Flavia: Deborah Kerr
Rupert of Hentzau: James Mason
Colonel Zapt: Louis Calhern
Antoinette de Mauban: Jane Greer
Cardinal: Lewis Stone
Michael, Duke of Strelsau: Robert Douglas
Fritzvon Tarlenheim: Robert Coote

: Animation Now

Et Cetera, by Czech surrealist
Jan Svankmajer.


Unknown: Jan Svankmajer.

: Assignment

Reports on foreign affairs.
Dying for Sex. Thailand's sex industry is the biggest in the world. Peter Godwin reports on the ugly reality of the flesh trade behind the neon facade: sex slavery, child prostitution and now the frightening spectre of Aids. As the deadly virus sweeps through the brothels into the general population, the Thai government is locked in an increasingly desperate battle to prevent a national catastrophe. Producer Giselle Portenier
Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Peter Godwin
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

The winner of a competition to find Britain's best banger is revealed; there are fish dishes from a Cornish trawlerman - including cod fishcakes; a recipe for rabbit with prunes; and a look at how the new lower-strength gins affect cocktails. With Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks
A Bazal production for BBCtv
RECIPES: on Ceefax page


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American science-fiction series starring Scott Bakula Dean Stockwell
Shock Theatre. 3 October
1954: Sam gets a shock when he leaps into the body of an institutionalised manic-depressive to assist another patient, while Al's desperate mission is to save Sam himself.

: 40 Minutes: Away the Lads

Documentary series focusing primarily on Britain today.
Crammed into a Benidorm apartment intended for four, are nine lads who have left behind the north east of England for a fortnight's package holiday. Loud, aggressive, abusive, they drink too much and leer at the topless girls on the beaches. It looks like an orgy of loutish behaviour but, for them, the excesses are an escape from the drabness of life in everyday Britain.


Director: John Alexander
Series Editor: Paul Watson

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.
With in-vision subtitles.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine.

: Weatherview

: Desert Ecology

A look at how plants and animals survive the heat of the day.

: Nightschool TV

English: Language File

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