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: Open University

6.45 Rabbits and Chalk
Grasslands 2955132 7.10 Biology: Problems with Ions 7487316 7.35 Geology: From Swamps to Coal

: Ghostwriter

To the Light (part 2). Rob wants to search for "Double T" with Lisa but the rest of the team decide to stay on the case.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists throughout the ages. Today he examines how silverpoint drawings are done and the advantages of acrylic paints.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: A Dangerous Profession

Crime drama starring George Raft Pat O'Brien
Bondsman Vince Kane agrees to help an old flame by standing bail for her husband. But when the husband is found dead Kane is determined to seek out the killers.
Director Ted Tetzlaff (1949)
SEE FILMS pages 24 28


Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Vince Kane: George Raft
Joe Farley: Pat O'Brien
Lucy: Ella Raines
Brackett: Bill Williams
Ferrone: Jim Backus
McKay: Roland Winters
Elaine: Betty Underwood
Collins: Robert Gist
Dawson: David Wolfe
Miss Wilson: Lynne Roberts
Lennert: Jonathan Hale

: Cricket

Live coverage from today's 60-overs-per-side matches in the NatWest Bank Trophy semi-finals. Commentary by Ray Illingworth, Geoff Boycott and Jack Bannister. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
Television presentation
Alan Griffiths and Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie
If the cricket is rained off today, coverage of the matches will be transferred to BBC1 and BBC2 tomorrow.


Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Television presenter: Alan Griffiths
Television presenter: Mark Wilkin
Executive Producer: Keith Mackenzie

: Canvas

Personal reflections on paintings. Today: Artist Bill Thomson looks at The Fighting Temeraire by J M W Turner.


Speaker: Bill Thomson

: Fireman Sam

Animation. Norman's dream of making the world's smelliest stink-bomb backfires when Dilys interferes in his work at his laboratory.


Narrator: John Alderton

: The Family Ness

Animated adventures of the family of monsters that live in Loch Ness and their friends Elspeth and Angus.

: Cricket

Continued live coverage of both of today's 60-overs-per-side semi-finals.
The quarter-final matches produced some surprises in lining up the teams for today's games. Sussex were underdogs against holders Northants, but overnight jitters (all four games went into the second morning thanks to early rain) told more against the Northants batsmen than the south-coast bowlers.
Mushtaq's Somerset prevailed over Waqar's Surrey in the battle of the Pakistan stars at Taunton, Warwickshire comfortably overcame Yorkshire's home advantage, and in annihilating neighbours Worcester Glamorgan retained a realistic interest in the three major titles still to be decided - Championship, NatWest and Sunday league.
Including at 2.00 and 3.00pm News and Weather
Subtitled (News)
3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (News)
Regional News; Weather
For details see previous page.
If the cricket overruns, subsequent programmes may run late.

: Spies, Stings and Double Crosses

This is the story of a man who, it is alleged, played a key role in a major arms shipment from South Africa to loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. He convinced the loyalists and South African Intelligence that he was working for them, but both now believe he was a British double agent. Jeremy Adams reports.
Producer Paul Larkin-Coyle


Unknown: Jeremy Adams
Producer: Paul Larkin-Coyle

: Nature: Badlands

Last of the current series.
It is estimated that there are 100,000 contaminated sites in Britain. But where are these leftovers of our industrial past? The government had proposed a public register to identify all potential problem sites, but last March they scrapped their plans. So what happens if you buy a house on contaminated land? Mike Embley meets families whose homes are blighted and investigates the story behind the government's U-turn.


Reporter: Mike Embley
Producer: Marc Sigsworth
Editor: Grant Mansfield

: Far Flung Floyd

Keith Floyd continues on his gastronomic tour of the Far East. West Malaysia. In Malacca, ancient capital of the spice trade, Floyd tucks into "devil's chicken", an aromatic dish created by the Portuguese sailors 500 years ago.
He conjures up a noodle and prawn soup for a Malaysian family and creates chili crab in a spicy red sauce.
Director David Pritchard
A Lifetime production for BBCtv


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Director: David Pritchard
Unknown: Keith Floyd

: Quantum Leap: The Curse of Ptah-hotep

In 1958, Sam as Professor Dale Conway uncovers a pharaoh's curse dogging the team.

: Storm from the East: Birth of an Empire

First in a four-part series that tells the story of the Mongol hordes and explains why Genghis Khan, to the west an arch-barbarian, is revered as a god in Mongolia.
In the middle of the 13th century an army emerged from the eastern steppes of Asia. It was the most terrifying fighting machine ever known in history and its leader was Genghis Khan. Now, after 70 years of communism, the Mongol nation is beginning to rediscover the history of its greatest hero.
Filmed with a cast of more than 5,000 soldiers, from the frozen wastes of Mongolia across central Asia to the majestic ruins of Afghanistan, this is the exciting story of how a brilliant military genius founded one of the largest empires in history.


Producer: Robert Marshall

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: Over the Edge: Descant on Mine Own Deformity

Last in the series from the Disability Programmes Unit.
William Shakespeare comes back to earth and works in an ad agency re-working his disabled heroes for a charity campaign. This wry look at Shakespeare's 'crippled' goodies and baddies culminates in a bizarre and interesting twist. With signing.


Director: David Hevey
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Weatherview

: The Promised Land

Filmed in Jerusalem, a look at the Jews who return to their homeland.

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