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: Open University

6.45 Frontiers of Geology
7.10 Plants: Patterns in Green 4514303 7.35 Geology: The Capitan Reef

: Ghostwriter

Who's Who? (part 2). More threatening notes arrive.

: Town Portraits

Hexham in Northumberland

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Today: fuchsias.

: TUC 93

From Brighton. Live coverage of the TUC's major debate on employment law. Presented by Donald MacCormick and Vivian White with Brenda Dean and Derek Gladwin.


Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White
Unknown: Brenda Dean
Unknown: Derek Gladwin.

: Jerusalem: of Heaven and Earth

Jewish veneration of Jerusalem goes back to the days of King

: Fireman Sam


: Family Ness

Animated fun.

: Great Vegetarian Dishes

Cooking with Kurma
A picnic, with asparagus and tomato quiche, and crispy flat rice and cashew nuts.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by TUC 93
John Smith , leader of the Labour Party, addresses congress amid the continuing controversy over his proposals for reforming the relationship between his party and its affiliated trade unions.
Including at


Leader: John Smith

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Film 93 with Barry Norman

With Clint Eastwood , Tom Cruise and Sharon Stone.


Unknown: With Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Sharon Stone.

: Ring of Bright Water

Family drama starring Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

A dissatisfied civil servant moves to a remote cottage in the western Highlands to start a new life with Mij, the otter.
See Films pages 41-46


Director: Jack Couffer
Graham Merrill: Bill Travers
Mary MacKenzie: Virginia McKenna
Colin Clifford: Peter Jeffrey
Mrs Sarah Chambers: Jean Taylor-Smith
Mrs Flora Elrich: Helena Gloag
Herman: Michael O'Halloran
Frank: Philip McCall

: Animation Now

: World Chess Championships

Peter Snow reports from the two rival world chess championships starting this week in London and the Netherlands.


Unknown: Peter Snow

: The Master Builders

The last of three Late Show profiles of great international architects looks at the work of Spanish architect, engineer and sculptor Santiago Calatrava.
Producer John Bush


Unknown: Santiago Calatrava.
Producer: John Bush

: Wildlife Showcase

Natural-history films with an international flavour.
Ngorongoro: Black Rhino Sanctuary
The Ngorongoro crater set high in the mountains of northern Tanzania is a remarkable wild animal sanctuary, sheltering the richest concentration of large mammals to be found anywhere in Africa today.
BBC presentation Mags Macrae Series producer Michael Bright

: The Brown Man

There's no business like show business, and no show business like the talent-night circuit. But when murder is on the bill, send for private eye Arnold Brown. Gemma Craven is the guest star in this off-beat comedy. With Lou Hirsch , Katy Murphy , James Ryland , Andy Gray , Celia Imrie and Forbes Masson
Written by Jonathan Bernstein Director David Blair
Producer Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Arnold Brown.
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Unknown: Katy Murphy
Unknown: James Ryland
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Written By: Jonathan Bernstein
Director: David Blair
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Cracking the Code

With Jurassic Park putting DNA experiments back into the news, this eight-part history of genetics, looking at "life's secret code" and presented by Dr David Suzuld , is timely. In this first programme, The Mouse That Laid the Golden Egg, he looks at how genetic engineering enables scientists to "improve" the performance of crops and livestock. In New England, goats are being used to produce anti-clotting drugs; in Holland, Herman the bull has been given a human gene that will help his offspring to create low-cholesterol milk. But is this interference with nature for profit desirable or even safe? Producers Paul Gasek and Cynthia Page


Presented By: Dr David Suzuld
Producers: Paul Gasek

: 10x10

The showcase for new directors returns with a series of ten short films.
Nice People
A mini-musical about a boy's struggle to get his parents to sign his school report.
Written and directed by Rod Main


Directed By: Rod Main

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Screenplay Firsts

Dramas by new film-makers. The Chanter
A story of illusion and disillusionment set in the 70s on a Glasgow housing estate.
Director Jon Love


Director: Jon Love

: Animation Now

: Weatherview

: Open Forum

A study tour of Florence.

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