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: Open University

7.10 Physical Chemistry: How Do Molecules React? 3877776 7.35 The Telephone - Birth of a Technology

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: South African Grand Prix

Highlights of Sunday's opening Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season from Kayalami.

: Daytime on TwoThe French Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Advanced French.

: Job Bank

Freelance photography and construction planning.

: Storytime

When a bird-watcher arrives at the house, Mr Banglebede helps him identify a black and white bird.


Unknown: Mr Banglebede

: Square One

Helen Lederer explores the subject of volume.


Unknown: Helen Lederer

: Music Time

A flying symphony orchestra plays music from The Planets.

: Mathsphere

Maths is the key to a life-or-death decision for Richard
Branson in his hot-air balloon.

: Zig Zag

The Odyssey. Will the singing of the Sirens lure Odysseus to his death?

: Thinkabout Science

Designing a garden.

: Topics

A look at crying and death.

: Lernexpress

Sonja talks to some military service recruits.

: The Geography Programme

Limestone landscapes.

: History File

British Social History. Changes in farming,

: Teaching Today

Reading difficulties.

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

The bird that can change its size and colour.

: Spider


: Bunylp


: Landmarks

Egypt. Family life in Cairo.

: News and Weather

Followed by Storytime

: Six Faces of Royalty

Elizabeth I. Sir Roy Strong looks for clues to the real character of some English sovereigns.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Village Praise
From Grasmere, Cumbria.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: My Favourite Brunette

Classic comedy mystery starring
Bob Hope , Dorothy Lamour When the beautiful Carlotta mistakes Ronnie Jackson for a private detective, he sees a chance to fulfil an ambition.
Director Elliot Nugent
SEE FILMS pages 47-52


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Ronnie Jackson
Director: Elliot Nugent
Ronniejackson: Bob Hope
Carlotta Montay: Dorothy Lamour
Kismet: Peter Lorre
Willy: Lon Chaney

: Holiday Outings

A working holiday in Shropshire.

: Gardeners' World

With daring colour combinations, aromatic herbs and orchids.

: The Addams Family

American mock-horror series.
Halloween - Addams Style
Wednesday and Pugsley are told there is no such thing as a witch.

: DEFII Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

6.25pm Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More misadventures with the streetwise Will and his posh Bel-Air cousins.

: The Shamen

Excess Is Not Enough. This documentary follows the band the Shamen, one of Scotland's most controversial exports, from Barrowland in Glasgow to San Francisco and includes footage of tracks from their current album Boss Drum.
Director Maureen White
Series producer May Miller

: Tex Avery

Cartoon classic.

: Soundbites

As classical music enjoys a surge in popularity, this six-part series uses a fast-moving mix of music and chat to introduce some more exciting talent.
Evelyn Glennie is joined by British pianist
Joanna MacGregor playing the blues and Cynthia Millar , pioneer of the ondes Martenot. With
Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Producer Hilary Boulding
Executive producer John Archer


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Pianist: Cynthia Millar
Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Producer: John Archer

: Horizon

Whatever Happened to Star Wars? Next week marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of President Reagan's ambitious technological dream - the Strategic Defence
Initiative. But it was announced without first consulting the scientific community as to its feasibility. The "Star Wars" saga is the tale of how scientists in the United States struggled to fulfil the President's dream, even though it challenged fundamental scientific laws.
Producer Bettina Lerner
Series editor Jana Bennett
TRANSCRIPT: send£2.00cheque to [address removed]


Producer: Bettina Lerner
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

U Is for Under the Ground
The art of building underground. Producer Neil Crombie
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff An XYTV production for BBCtv


Producer: Neil Crombie
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Whales of August

Sentimental drama starring Lillian Gish being shown as a tribute to the actress who died last month.
For 60 years, sisters Sarah and Libby have spent idyllic summers in New England, but now their mutual dependency is beginning to unravel.
Director Lindsay Anderson
SEE FILMS pages 47-52


Unknown: Lillian Gish
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Sarah Webber: Lillian Gish
Libby Strong: Bette Davis
Mr Maranov: Vincent Price
Tisha Doughty: Ann Sothern
Joshua Brackett: Harry Careyjr
Mr Beckwith: Frank Grimes

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Editor Janice Hadlow


Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Weatherview

: Build a Better Business

Fair Trading.

: NightschoolTV

Teaching Today. Classroom
Management, Environmental Education, Media Education.

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