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: Open University

6.45 Physics: Magnetism
7.10 Money Grows on Trees? 1491235 7.35 A Solution of Salt

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two English Express

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Independence. Drama about a disabled girl who wants to go to a disco.

: Links

How can the problem of river pollution be solved?

: You and Me

Series for infants. Spike doesn't want Cosmo to take his photograph.

: Topics

What do girls and boys think of each other?

: English Express

Are boys and girls expected to behave in certain ways?

: Ghostwriter

Who's Who (part 3). Tina receives strange phone calls.
(Part 4 at 11.30am) Stereo

: QandA

A chance to air your views on all aspects of schools television.

: Landmarks

Earthwatch. How environmental disasters and concern about the future bring children together at a Russian summer camp.

: Ghostwriter

Who's Who (part 4). Lana is kidnapped. Stereo

: Sex Education

This final programme explains why both a man and a woman are necessary for a baby to be conceived.

: Lifeschool

Careers: the World of Work A look at temporary jobs.

: Winning

A six-part series on the secret of small-business success.
Winning with Europe-
Casting off the Past. How winning companies set-up teams which target Europe. A Diverse production for BBCtv

: Noddy

Animation. Stereo

: Funnybones

Animation. Stereo

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Animation about a young girl and her dog.

: Music Time

Traditional dancing from Java.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by You and Me

: Cricket: Second Test

Further coverage from Lord's.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live Live coverage of Prime Minister's questions.
Presented by lain Macwhirter and John Cole.


Unknown: John Cole.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Cricket, Racing and Tennis

Cricket: Second Test
Further coverage from Lord's, with commentary by Jack Bannister , Richie Benaud ,
Geoff Boycott , Ray Dlingworth and Tony Lewis.
Live coverage of the Volkswagen Cup from
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Featuring this year's favourite, Gabriela Sabatini. Commentary by John Barrett , David Mercer and Virginia Wade. Introduced by Barry Davies.
Royal Ascot
More coverage of the Royal meeting, on Ladies' Day.
4.20 Norfolk Stakes (5f).
(Highlights at 12.10am onBBCl)


Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: Ray Dlingworth
Unknown: Tony Lewis.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: David Mercer
Commentary By: Virginia Wade.
Introduced By: Barry Davies.

: Cardiff Singer of the World

The five singers competing for a place in Saturday's final come from as far afield as Chile, Bulgaria, and Germany.
Northern Ireland's Lynda Lee , a mezzo-soprano, makes her appearance tonight.


Unknown: Lynda Lee

: Business Matters

The House That Jack Built
A report on the controversial management style of the man who is reputed to be America's toughest boss. Jack Welch has been head of the international giant General Electric for 13 years, and during this time he has revolutionised the way the company is run, making it more profitable year by year. In human terms though, the price has been high: the company has laid off 100,000 workers. David Lomax looks at the effects of Welch's style.
Producer Brian Davies


Unknown: Jack Welch
Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Brian Davies

: Freya Stark

Desert Voyage: Through Syria with Dame Freya Stark In the second of two documentaries celebrating the life and work of the traveller and explorer, first shown in The World about Us in 1977, Dame Freya Stark returns to Jerbalus on the Turkish-Syrian border for a second attempt at an extraordinary river journey down the Euphrates by raft. The venture is beset with problems, humorous and perilous, as the raft half sinks, is abandoned, reclaimed, and twice beached on shingle. The landscape of biblical antiquity inspires Dame Freya to discourse on her basic philosophy of travel, history, God and death, and to explain her love of the Arab peoples.


Unknown: Dame Freya Stark

: The Comic Strip Presents....

Another chance to see some earlier presentations featuring the Comic Strip regulars. Oxford
Espionage, possessive paranoia, murder and mayhem prowl the corridors and float among the dreaming spires of Oxford in this steamy tale of sex and scholarship.
Featuring Jennifer Saunders , Dawn French, Lenny Henry ,
Ronald Allen , Leslie Phillips , Nigel Planer , Adrian Edmondson , Graham Crowden , Ronald Fraser.
Written by Peter Richardson. Pete Richens Directed by Peter Richardson
A Comic Strip production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Ronald Allen
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Ronald Fraser.
Written By: Peter Richardson.
Written By: Pete Richens
Directed By: Peter Richardson

: UndertheSun

Documentary stories from unfamiliar cultures.
Fighting for the Holy Family With all its hype and glamour, boxing offers a dream, a way out of the slum. This is as true today as it's ever been, and nowhere is it more evident than at the Holy Family Golden
Gloves Amateur Boxing Club. Situated in the heart of Catholic, nationalist North Belfast, it is the only mixed boxing club in Belfast. Catholic and Protestant boys train side by side, hoping for success and an escape from the troubled streets. But outside the club they live in a virtual apartheid, divided from their neighbours by flags, painted pavements and an invisible boundary of fear. Producerjoanna Head
Series editors Alan Bookbinder and Bill Hilary


Editors: Alan Bookbinder
Editors: Bill Hilary

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show: Italian Week

Michael Ignatieff chairs a discussion about the current political crisis in Italy.


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff

: Weatherview

: Jumpcuts

Weekend viewing from the OU.

: Child's Play

What can children teach psychologists about human development? Rpt

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