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: Open University

6.45 Using the Aggregate Demand and Supply Model
7.10 Personality Development: Mothers and Babies
7.35 An Historian at Work

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Standard Grade English

Note: repeats are not indicated.
The Language of Laughs. Poet Liz Lochhead and Ian Pattison , writer of Rab CNesbitt , discuss Scottish humour.


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Ian Pattison
Unknown: Rab Cnesbitt

: Prisoners of Conscience

An appeal for people imprisoned for their beliefs.

: Short Circuit

Pig breeders try to produce what consumers want - but what about the pig's quality of life?

: You and Me

Is there really a banana bird?

: Thlnkabout Science

Birthday activities - blowing up balloons, blowing out candles - show that air is everywhere.

: Search Out Science

Moving About. Liquidisers and engines help us understand how our bodies work.

: Q and A

A chance to air your views.

: Around Scotland

Scottish farms today are supplying an ever-widening range of foods.

: Words and Pictures

The Grasshopper and the Ants In Aesop's famous tale, the lazy grasshopper wishes he'd stored food for winter like the ants.

: English Time

Media File - Every Picture Tells a Story. How lighting, camera angle and sound create different effects on film.

: Ghostwriter

Into the Comics (part 3). Will a cheat win the competition?

: Topics

What is attraction?

: TV6

Promise You Won't Let Them
Out on the Street. Video diary exploring the use of civil disobedience in pursuit of disabled rights.

: Teaching Today

Teachers assess the value of the government's Teacher
Placement Service.

: Animal Fair

Nature series for young children. Today: garden creatures and Australian crocodiles.

: Dilly the Dinosaur


: Zig Zag

The Odyssey. Odysseus and his men meet the Cyclops.

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Canvas

Personal reflections on paintings. Today: David Thompson discusses Fall by Bridget Riley.

: CountryFile

Rural issues with John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament and its select committees.
With lain Macwhirter.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: The Nightingale

Film capturing the nightingale's song on a Finnish summer night.

: Shirley Temple

Friends and family tell the story of Shirley Temple, from child star in the Depression era to ambassador and public servant.

: Horizon

Here Be Monsters. A look at evidence of galactic collisions, star "cannibalism" and the black holes that power galaxies, revealed by the Hubble space telescope.

: Star Trek

The cult 1960s series, starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
The Alternative Factor. A huge magnetic phenomenon fractures space from end to end. The future of civilisation rests on Captain Kirk and his crew.


Unknown: William Shatner
Unknown: Leonard Nimoy

: DEF II Reportage

Should young people have the freedom to do what they want with their own lives, or would that responsibility be too much, too young? Reportage investigates. Series producer Jane Knowles Executive producer Tony Moss


Producer: Jane Knowles
Producer: Tony Moss

: Nature

Bear Necessities. The Asian black bear has been almost hunted to extinction in Korea because its gall is considered a valuable form of Oriental medicine. These once wild creatures are now being farmed there but demand is still greater than supply, so the black bears in North America have become the hunter's target. Nature joins hunters, traders and undercover agents on a trail that leads halfway round the world, showing how the Canadian wildlife police are fighting to protect the bears and, for the first time on TV, the bear farms of South Korea.
Producer Andrew Serraillier
Series editor Amanda Theunissen


Producer: Andrew Serraillier
Editor: Amanda Theunissen

: Bookmark

The Storyteller.
Unaware of the written word until the 1950s, the Waura tribe who live in the headwaters of the Xingu river in Brazil still practise the art of storytelling. Tribal storyteller Aruta recounts one of their traditional tales which the tribe re-enact. As powerful and fresh as the opening chapters of Genesis it gives a unique insight into Waura cosmological thinking.


Producer: John-Paul Davidson
Editor: Nigel Williams

: M*A*S*H

Radar's Report. It's situation normal at the 4077th. Klinger is being seen by a psychiatrist and a PoW goes berserk.

: Mr Wroe's Virgins

Second in a four-part period drama about an apocalyptic prophet who has seven virgins to serve him. Written by Jane Rogers , the story is seen through different eyes each week.
Starring Jonathan Pryce Joanna's Story. Joanna joins Wroe's church with fervent hopes of carrying out missionary work among the mill workers. But Wroe has other plans for her.
Producer John Chapman ; Director Danny Boyle


Written By: Jane Rogers
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Producer: John Chapman
Director: Danny Boyle
John Wroe: Jonathan Pryce
Joanna: Lia Williams
Leah: Minnie Driver
Hannah: Kerry Fox
Martha: Kathy Burke
Dinah: Moya Brady
Rachel: Catherine Kelly
Rebekah: Ruth Kelly
Tobias: Freddie Jones
Moses: Nicholas Woodeson
Samuel Walker: Stefan Escreet
Joanna's aunt: Barbara Hicks
Sarah Taylor: Joanne Thirsk
Brother Paine: Fine Time Fontayne
Brother Taylor: Peter Armitage

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine.

: Weatherview

: Social Science Using Television

The effect of television on the Ethiopian famine of 1984-5.

: NightschoolTV

For and Against. Debate in the classroom.

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