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: Open University

6.45 Animal Physiology: A Time to Be Born 4032342 7.10 The Present in the Past: Greek Drama
7.35 Changing Britain: The Multinational

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: In the Making

Ronald Lancaster , housemaster and ordained priest, is fascinated by fireworks.


Unknown: Ronald Lancaster

: A Week to Remember

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

: Daytime on Two The French Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Advanced French.

: Job Bank

Entrepreneur and printing.

: Storytime

The tale of naughty Daisy.

: Square One

Algebra. Astronauts find a way to silence their computer.

: Music Time

Music from The Planets.

: Mathsphere

Using maths for environmental problems. With Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones.


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones.

: Zig Zag

Odysseus returns home.

: Thinkabout Science

Designing a playground.

: Topics

A report from smokers' corner in a school playground.

: Lernexpress

Time off in Bavaria.

: The Geography Programme

Volcanoes and earthquakes.

: History File

British Social History. Trade union affairs.

: Teaching Today

Strategies for helping children with reading difficulties.

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

For children.

: Spider


: Anytime Tales

Told by Victoria Wood.


Told By: Victoria Wood.

: Landmarks

Ancient and modern Egypt.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Storytime stereo

: Westminster reports


: Six Faces of Royalty

Sir Roy Strong looks at Charles 1.


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Village Praise
From the West Highlands.

: A Week to Remember

3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: The Mad Miss Manton

Slapstick murder mystery starring
Barbara Stanwyck Henry Fonda
No one believes Melsa Manton when she says she keeps finding dead bodies, so she decides to find the killer herself.
Director Leigh Jason
SEE FILMS pages 47-54


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Melsa Manton
Director: Leigh Jason
Melsa Manton: Barbara Stanwyck
Peter Ames: Henry Fonda
Lt Brent: Sam Levene
Helen Frayne: Frances Mercer
Hilda: Hattie McDaniel

: Holiday Outings

A visit to Malaysia.

: Gardeners' World

Including the ancient art of the apothecary, some unusual relics in a greenhouse and the secret of top-quality pedigree trees.

: The Addams Family

American mock-horror series. Morticia the Writer. Morticia sets out to create a new literary world for children.

: DEF II Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

More misadventures with the streetwise Will and his posh Bel-Air cousins.

: Annie Lennox

Diva. Almost a year after the release of her solo album, another chance to see the frank interview with Annie Lennox. Director Caroline Roberts ProducerMay Miller


Unknown: Annie Lennox.
Director: Caroline Roberts
Director: Producermay Miller

: Tex Avery

A classic cartoon.

: Soundbites

In another programme of classical music and chat, Evelyn Glennie is joined by Lesley Garrett , the British diva who outsold Nigel Kennedy in the classical charts, and Peter Jablonski , the 21-year-old
Swedish pianist. She also sets out to persuade people to include 20th-century composer Witold Lutoslawski among their "desert island" discs. With Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Producer Hilary Boulding


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Peter Jablonski
Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Horizon

Resurrecting the Dead Sea Scrolls. These ancient manuscripts, discovered in the Holy Land, could radically alter what Christians and Jews have believed for almost 2,000 years. And yet many of the most important texts have remained unpublished for over 40 years. Last Christmas, the long and bitter struggle to liberate the texts was brought to an end by two American authors who published unauthorised translations of the most crucial texts. Horizon returns to the caves by the Dead Sea where the scrolls were found and examines recent archaeological and carbon-dating evidence which could shed light on who wrote them and what they mean. Producer Teresa Hunt Editor Jana Bennett
TRANSCRIPT: send£2.00 cheque to [address removed]


Producer: Teresa Hunt
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

B Is for Belfast. A city with pride in its grand buildings. Producer Neil Crombie
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff An XYTV production for BBCtv


Producer: Neil Crombie
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Quick and the Dead

Western starring Sam Elliott TomConti
The McKaskels, settlers from the east, are struggling to make a home in the lawless wild west of the 1800s. Pursued by a violent gang, they are rescued by a rugged loner who rides into their lives.
Director Robert Day
SEE FILMS pages 47-54


Unknown: Sam Elliott
Con Vallian: Sam Elliott
Duncan McKaskel: Tom Conti
Susanna McKaskel: Kate Capshaw
Tom McKaskel: Kenny Morrison
Ute: Patrick Kilpatrick
Doc Shabitt: Matt Clark

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. Editor Janice Hadlow


Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Weatherview

: Building a Business

Fair trading.

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