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: Open University

6.45 Science: Rats and Super Rats 7595023 7. 10 Atlantic Salmon - Scaling the Salt Barrier
7.35 Geology: Deserts

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: I Married a Woman

Comedy starring Diana Dors
A mild-mannered ad-man finds life has added complications after he marries the glamorous model from his beer commercial.
Director Hal Kanter 1958)
SEE FILMS pages 39 44


Unknown: Diana Dors
Director: Hal Kanter
Janie: Diana Dors
Marshall Briggs: George Gobel
Sutton: Adolphe Menjou
Mother: Jessie Royce Landis
Miss Anderson: Nita Talbot
Eddie: William Redfield

: Francis

Comedy starring
Donald O'Connor
Life gets complicated for Lt Peter Stirling when he meets Francis - for Francis is a talking GI mule! The pair become best pals as the US
Army reels in the wake of their hilarious escapades.
Director Arthur Lubin (1949)


Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Lt Peter Stirling
Director: Arthur Lubin
Lt Peter Stirling: Donald O'Connor
Maureen Gelder: Patricia Medina
Valerie Humpert: Zasu Pitts
Colonel Hooker: Ray Collins
General Stevens: John McIntire
Colonel Plepper: Eduard Franz

: Children Talking

1967: children from Blackburn talk about weddings.

: Under Sail

A look at the vessel Young
Endeavour, Great Britain's gift to the Australian people at the Australian Bicentennial.

: Searching for a Miracle

A 40 Minutes film following
Patrick Dawson and his family on a pilgrimage from Antrim, Northern Ireland, to Lourdes. They hope to find some help for their son [text removed] who suffers from hurler's syndrome.


Unknown: Patrick Dawson

: Fireman Sam

Animation. Trevor's flat tyres cause a delay to the Pontypandys bus service. Rpt

: The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends

Animated stories about a bee.

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

The Sea of Cortez. The expedition lives op a tiny sun-baked desert island called
Rasa Island which houses one of the world's most impressive sea-bird cities. Rpt

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Will They Ever Learn?
Truants are staying away from school in increasing numbers. But the government wants them back in the classroom.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons.
3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: River Journeys

Germaine Greer joins a paddle steamer on its last 1,000km voyage along the Rio Sao Francisco in Brazil. Rpt


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Rio Sao Francisco

: Today's the Day

Quiz show with questions based on recent news events.

: E for Ecstasy

Could long-term use of Ecstasy, the drug at the centre of rave music, lead to brain damage? Series producer Rosalind Gower


Producer: Rosalind Gower

: The World In His Arms

Romantic adventure starring
- Gregory Peck 1850s San Francisco is an attractive haven for men like Captain Jonathan Clark , a daring seafarer used to dodging the Russians around Alaska.
Director Raoul Walsh (1952) SEE FILMS pages 39-44


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Captain Jonathan Clark
Director: Raoul Walsh
Capt Jonathan Clark: Gregory Peck
Countess Marina Selanova: Ann Blyth
Portugee: Anthony Quinn
Deacon Greathouse: John McIntire
Mamie: Andrea King
Pnnce Semyon: Carl Esmond

: Nature

Asthma is reaching epidemic proportions and the number of cases in children has risen 20-fold since the war. With increasing evidence from
Britain and Norway suggesting that car fumes aggravate the condition, Nature challenges the government to explain its policy and asks how the rise in asthma can be reversed.
Director Hilary Lawson Editor Grant Mansfield
A TVF production for BBCtv


Director: Hilary Lawson
Editor: Grant Mansfield

: Off the Wall

Continuing their search for art to take back to Byker, the selectors visit the Tate Gallery in London and the delightful Garman Ryan collection in Walsall, one of the British art world's best-kept secrets. Director Peter Jamieson


Unknown: Garman Ryan
Director: Peter Jamieson

: Far Flung Floyd

The first of seven programmes following Keith Floyd on a gastronomic tour of the Far East. Vietnam. The oriental odyssey starts in Ho Chi Min City as Floyd cooks chicken and sweet potato curry on the Saigon River and sips cobra tonic while preparing a spicy stew for a Vietnamese army volley ball team. Director David Pritchard
A Lifetime Broadcast production for BBCtv


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Director: David Pritchard

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American sci-fi series.
Ghost Ship. In August Sam finds himself flying a private plane to Bermuda.

: Scarf e on Class

Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe takes a satirical look at today's holy cows. With John Major hoping for a "genuinely classless society", Scarfe learns how to acquire the right accent, the right accessories and even a lordship. How easy is it to climb the ladder of society? Scarfe's earlier probes into art, sex and the afterlife will be shown over the next three Tuesdays. Producer Sally George
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff
Is Gerald Scarfe in a class of his own? SEE FEATURE page 33


Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Sally George
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron
Followed by Off the Wall - At Home A visit to another of the Byker homes where there's a work of art on loan.


Presented By: Sue Cameron

: Over the Edge

Alternative views of intriguing subjects from BBCtv's
Disability Programmes Unit. Sex and Independence.... What a Revelation
After 40 years in an institution, Kim Jessup 's independent living begins with neglect from the local authority and ends with his quest to discover himself as a sexual being in Amsterdam.
Producer Ian Macrae ; Editor Kerena Marchant


Unknown: Kim Jessup
Producer: Ian MacRae
Editor: Kerena Marchant

: Weatherview

: The Jewish Enigma

Why do so many anti-Semite attacks happen in France?

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