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: Open University

6.45 DNA: The Spice of Life
7.10 Photosynthesis - Harvesting the Sun 7641512 7.35 Physics: Special Relativity

: Ghostwriter

Ghost Story (part 2):Jamal and Lenni seek a code-breaker to help make sense of Ghostwriter's messages.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists throughout the ages.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: Desperate

Thriller about a trucker who becomes innocently involved in a robbery and is forced to go on the run with his wife.
Director Anthony Mann (1947)
SEE FILMS pages31-37


Director: Anthony Mann
Steve Randall: Steve Brodie
Anne Randall: Audrey Long
WaltRadak: Raymond Burr
Pete: Douglas Fowley
Feffari: Jason Robards

: Super Sleuth

When a "screen detective" boasts he can solve a baffling mystery for the police, all his inept investigation uncovers is big trouble.
Director Ben Stoloff ( (1937)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Director: Ben Stoloff
Willard Martin: Jack Oakie
Mary Strand: Ann Sothern
Professor Herman: Eduardo Ciannelli
Larry Frank: Alan Bruce
Lt Garrison: Edgar Kennedy
Doris Dunne: Joan Woodbury
Ra/ph Waring: Bradley Page

: Laurel andHardy Double BillOne Good Turn

Stan and Ollie, victims of depression, stumble into some good fortune when they knock on the door of an old lady.
With Mary Carr and Billy Gilbert. Director James W Home (193 B/W
Andat 11.40am
Their First Mistake
Ollie decides that what he and his wife need to improve their marriage is a baby - so he adopts one. With Mae Busch. Director George Marshall (1932)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Unknown: Mary Carr
Unknown: Billy Gilbert.
Director: George Marshall

: Flamborough'sSea Change

The RNLI is replacing
Flamborough's traditional lifeboat with a smaller vessel.

: The Great Palace:the Story of Parliament

The Best Club in London
Westminster's procedures are archaic, yet there is no shortage of candidates.

: Fireman Sam


: Family Ness


: Wildlife Safarito the Argentine

Los Glaciares National Park in the Andes.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by A Sahib In South Africa
Rudyard Kipling 's time in South Africa and Rhodesia.


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: See Hear!

Stereo 13

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by All I Ask is a Tall Ship
The progress of the restored sail-training ship, the Sorlandet, in a tall-ships race in 1980. 3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Swimming

Today's events at the European Championships include five live finals: women's 100m freestyle, men's 100m breaststroke, women's 400m individual medley, men's 200m freestyle, and women's
4x200m freestyle relay. Plus the latest water polo news.

: Rachel and the Stranger

Romantic western starring Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum.

Widower Davey Harvey buys Rachel, a bonded servant, to raise his son and tend his farm.
See Films pages 31-37


Director: Norman Foster
Rachel: Loretta Young
Big Davey: William Holden
Jim Fairways: Robert Mitchum
Little Davey: Gary Gray

: Andy Campbell -a Prisoner's Tale

More people are sentenced in Scotland to imprisonment than in any other western European country. England and Wales are not far behind. But have we created schools for scoundrels? Andy Campbell 's experience of custodial regimes began when he was 10. Now 35, he is serving life, and says that prison has simply prepared him "to plunder the community again". Producer Neil McDonald Editor Val Atkinson


Unknown: Andy Campbell
Producer: Neil McDonald
Editor: Val Atkinson

: Nature

The New Stone Age
This summer, quarries are set to become the new battleground for environmental activists who plan to step up their campaign against new roads and the quarry companies who supply the rock to build them. With a massive expansion in quarries predicted, balancing the need to protect the countryside and the desire for materials for new roads has never been harder. Mike Embley investigates. Producer Dick Colthurst Editor Grant Mansfield


Unknown: Mike Embley
Producer: Dick Colthurst

: Far Flung Floyd

Koh Samui , Thailand. On this paradise island, Keith Floyd cooks crabs on the beach, forages for herbs in a Muslim market and makes coconut curry. Director David Pritchard
A Lifetime production for BBCtv


Unknown: Koh Samui
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Director: David Pritchard

: Quantum Leap

Moments to Live. Sam finds himself in the body of a TV soap hero destined to die after an innocuous lunch with a fan.

: Scarfe in Paradise

On 25 June 1991 Gerald Scarfe checked into a hotel in Paris. Suddenly he found himself looking down a barrel of a gun. Was this the end? In the last of the series cartoonist
Gerald Scarfe mixes documentary and fantasy to make the ultimate journey. On the way, Scarfe encounters some experts on death and eternity. He meets Gillian who died, met her late grandfather and came back to life; Mike, who plans to freeze his head for future re-use; and Tania who doesn't intend to die at all. With Jeremy Sinden. Producer Patricia Houlihan
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: Jeremy Sinden.
Producer: Patricia Houlihan
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: Over the Edge

Series made by BBCtv's
Disability Programmes Unit. On the Town
Eight disabled men - four gay, four heterosexual - go for a night out, visiting pubs and clubs which are not usually frequented by disabled people. As the night progresses, so does a frank discussion of the revellers' sexual aspirations. With signing.
Producer Jaswinder Singh Johal


Producer: Jaswinder Singh Johal

: Weatherview

: Open Forum

Open University research could discover the reason why dinosaurs became extinct.

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