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6.45 Living with Technology: Air
Pollution 5783489 7.35 Computer Integrated Manufacture in the Workplace

: Ghostwriter

Another daily five-part story in the adventure series featuring a group of children from Brooklyn, New York, and a compassionate ghost who can communicate only through reading and writing. The series was designed to promote literacy and make the printed word exciting to children.
To the Light (part 1). When street poet named Double T disappears in mysterious circumstances, the team set to work on the case.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages.
Charcoal, chalk and pastel are all popular mediums with artists for their speed of application and their subtlety. But sometimes the results are so fragile that an accidental bump can actually shake the picture off the paper.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: Let's Make Music

Musical starring Bob Crosby
When a corny high school victory song written by elderly music teacher
Malvina Adams becomes a surprise popular hit, she is invited to perform with the Bob Crosby band. This was the film debut of Bing Crosby 's brother bandleader Bob Crosby.
With Bob Crosby 's Orchestra featuring the Bobcats.
Director Leslie Goodwins (1940)
SEE FILMS pages 24-28


Unknown: Bob Crosby
Unknown: Malvina Adams
Unknown: Bob Crosby
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Crosby.
Unknown: Bob Crosby
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Bob Crosby: Bob Crosby
Abby Adams: Jean Rogers
Malvina Adams: Elisabeth Risdon
JoeBellah: Joseph Buloff
Betty: Joyce Comfton
Tommy: Bennie Bartlett
Mr Stevens: Louis Jean Heydt
Announcer: Bill Goodwin
MrBotts: Frank Orth
Eddie: Walter Tetley

: Summer Praise

Holiday-makers join the locals in Clovelly, Devon, to sing their favourite hymns.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
Live coverage from Edgbaston of the final day's play in the Fifth Cornhill Insurance Test. With commentary by Richie Benaud , Ray Illingworth , Geoff Boycott , Jack Bannister and Ian Chappell. Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Ian Chappell.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: A Week to Remember

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

: Children Talking

In 1968, children from the Bolton and Nelson areas of Lancashire were asked about visiting the moon by Gerald Harrison.


Unknown: Gerald Harrison.

: Johnson and Friends

Animation. When Michael falls asleep, his toys come to life.

: King Rollo

Animation narrated by Ray Brooks.


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
Further live coverage through to the end of the match.
Including at
For details see previous page.
If the cricket overruns, the following programmes may run late. 2.00 3.00 News and Weather
Subtitled (news)
3.50 pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Hide and Seek In Iraq

Another chance to see this Horizon film that tells the extraordinary story of the United Nations' search for Saddam Hussein's arsenal.

Shortly after the Gulf War the UN Security Council ordered a Special Commission to find and destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The Commission's team was stunned by what it found. As the inspectors make their discoveries, tense stand-offs with the Iraqis twice lead to the brink of war. The UN footage shows the full drama of the confrontations, and reveals the enormity of Saddam's military programme. Producer Denys Biakeway Series editor Jana Bennett


Producer: Denys Blakeway
Series Editor: Jana Bennett

: BBC Proms - Live

Claudio Abbado conducts tonight's Prom featuring the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, which draws its players from all over the world and which
Abbado helped to create.
The concert begins with the dramatic Songs and Dances of Death by Musorgsky, featuring the Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky who won the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1989. He says: "I am very excited to be making my Proms debut and to be working with one of the world's greatest maestros, Abbado, for the first time and with such an exciting youth orchestra with players from many Eastern
European countries. And I'm proud to be singing one of the strongest song-cycles in the Russian repertoire."
Part 2 is Anton Bruckner's monumental Fifth Symphony. During the interval, there is a look behind the scenes with the orchestra on its summer course in Bolzano, northern Italy, as Abbado prepares the young players for the Prom.
Introduced by Michael Berkeley. Directors Simon Broughton and Humphrey Burton


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Director: Simon Broughton
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Small Objects of Desire

The extraordinary history of everyday objects.
The Condom. Casanova's was made of animal skin and during the war they tried out nylon, but for most of its life it's been made of rubber. Today people are told to carry condoms with pride but for years even the word itself was cause for embarrassment. So why did a tiny piece of rubber strike terror into so many hearts? Producer Mick Conefrey
Series producer Kim Flitcroft


Producer: Mick Conefrey
Producer: Kim Flitcroft


Comedy series set in a satellite TV station, written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. Joining them in tonight's crisis special, following the military invasion of the tiny African Island of Mnm, are Michael Fenton Stevens ,
Helen Atkinson Wood , Philip Pope and Frank Middlemass. Director John Kilby Producer Jamie Rix


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins.
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Frank Middlemass.
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Newsnight

In-depth analysis of the key issues in today's news.
Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play from Edgbaston.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Regions Apart?

How do different areas of the United Kingdom relate to the global economy? Two companies, one in Sunderland and the other in London, provide some very different answers.

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