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: Open University

6.45 Maths: Models All Around 9746795 7. 10 Technology: the March of Aluminium 5234646 7.35 Maths: Findinga Formula

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.

: Daytime on Two Movable Feasts

Note: repeats are not indicated.
A Better Offer- Christianity
Why is Robert guilty?

: Inside English

Language skills for greater success at work.
3: Negotiating. A look at the art of persuasion. SUPPORT MATERIAL: for help with basic skills and/orthe Inside English book (price £4.95), ringfree on 0[number removed].

: Help Your Child with Reading

In the third of eight programmes, Maggie Philbin shows how the under 5s learn to recognise print. BOOKLET: send a large sae (28p stamp) to [address removed]


Unknown: Maggie Philbin

: Watch

Geography. What is it like to live beside the sea?

: Sex Education

How Life Begins. Last programme in the series.

: Stop and Think

Justice. Sequences for use with young people in collective acts of worship.

: West Africa

Two teenagers try to make a living in Abidjan.

: Ghostwriter

Ghost Story (part 3). The
THABTO gang make trouble. With in vision sign language.

: Shakespeare:

the Animated Tales
A Midsummer Night's Dream Magic and mischief in the woods.

: English File

Sarah Dunant discusses crime fiction.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: Scene

A five-part adaptation of Nigel Hinton 's book Buddy.
3: Blue Suede Shoes. The Beast finds the children in the house.


Unknown: Nigel Hinton

: Good Sport

Runningjump. The challenge of track and field.

: Postman Pat


: King Greenflngers

The king loses his crown. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Topics

Reptile spotting.

: The Great Picture Trail

A look at Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne and Mondrian's
Composition with Grey, Red, Yellow and Blue.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Words and Pictures

: Jumpcuts

A preview of the weekend's OU programmes.

: Racing

From Newbury.
2.40 Harcros Stayers'
Championship Series Handicap Stakes Qualifier (1 m 4f)
3.10 Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (lm)
3.40 Vodafone Group Fillies Trial Stakes (Listed. Im2f)
4.10 Lambourn Racing Welfare Conditions Stakes (6f).
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. With Julian Wilson and Tracy Piggott. Producer Wendy Sheppard


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Tracy Piggott.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news) and at

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Treasure Houses of England

A look at eight stately homes, set in some of England's most beautiful countryside. Narrated byTomConti.

: Top Gear

: Trail Street

Western starring Randolph Scott.

When a Kansas town is disturbed by trail drivers, Marshal 'Bat' Masterson is called in.
See Films page 41-50


Director: Ray Enright
'Bat' Masterson: Randolph Scott
Allen: Robert Ryan
Ruby: Anne Jeffreys
Billy: George "Gabby" Hayes
Susan: Madge Meredith
Jason: Jason Robards

: Doctor Who

Battlefield. Last part of this story by Ben Aaronovitch , starring Sylvester McCoy
If the Doctor is Merlin, where is King Arthur?
Producer John Nathan-Turner Director Michael Kerrigan


Story By: Ben Aaronovitch
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Michael Kerrigan

: What the Papers Say

With Nigella Lawson of the London Evening Standard.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Nigella Lawson

: Public Eye

Hostage to Fortune. Amid an ever-growing crime wave, how vulnerable are cashiers and business people? Peter Marshall investigates security measures and looks at the worrying trend towards hostage taking.
Producer Lucy Hillman ; Editor Peter Horrocks (Postponed from 30 Aprit)


Unknown: Peter Marshall
Producer: Lucy Hillman
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Gardeners' World

Some ideas for getting the best out of garden ponds from Geoff Hamilton ; a family of plants related to the terrifying
Japanese knot weed, and a man who lives beneath his lawn. Series producer Laurence Vulliamy Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: The Real McCoy

Fast-moving series featuring Britain's funniest black comedians, including
Leo Chester , Robbie Gee, Judith Jacob and Meera Syal. Plus music by the Real Thing.
Director Terry Jervis ; Producer Bill Wilson


Unknown: Leo Chester
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Unknown: Meera Syal.
Director: Terry Jervis
Producer: Bill Wilson

: Measure for Measure

Second segment of an offbeat history of measurement.
Time. From dawn to dusk, our lives are raced against the clock. Once, time was our servant; now we are its slave - spare 1,800 seconds of your time to find out how tick and tock have taken over. With
Justin Case as Mr Measurement. Producer Bryn Higgins
Series producer Ian Duncan
A Windfall production for BBCtv


Unknown: Justin Case
Unknown: Mr Measurement.
Producer: Bryn Higgins
Producer: Ian Duncan

: Have I Got News for You

Amanda Platell , Managing Editor of Mirror Group
Newspapers, and comedy actress Meera Syal join
Ian Hislop and Paul Merton in the current-affairs comedy quiz show, with Angus Deayton. Producer Colin Swash
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Later with Jools Holland

This week's guests on the live studio-based music show include Leonard Cohen , in his first BBC studio performance since the 1960s.
Director Janet Fraser Crook
Executive producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Weathervlew

: Rock Docs

The Rock and Roll Singer. A classic on-the-road documentary from 1970, following Gene Vincent on a four-day tour of the UK a year before his death. The 2,000th edition of Late Night Line Up, it records the unrehearsed band, seedy hotels and dodgy promoters that dogged his attempt to revive a flagging career.
Producer Tony Wheeler Rpt


Unknown: Gene Vincent

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