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: Open University

6.45 The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice 93098627.lOThe Enlightenment: Women and Nature 4083483 7.35 Farming in Victorian England

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills advises on caring for canvas.

: Six More English Towns

In the last of the series,
Alec Clifton-Taylor visits Warwick.


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor

: The History Man

Bryan McNerney visits
Dennington Church in Suffolk.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Daytime on Two: The Science Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
A look at medical physics.

: Daytime on Two: Mathscope

Having fun with maths.

: Daytime on Two: Storytime: Hot Hippo

For 4- to 5-year-olds. Today's story: Hot Hippo.

: Daytime on Two: Thinkabout Science

For 5- to 7-year-olds. Is it better to push or pull things? (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Search Out Science

For 9- to 12-year-olds. How do electric light bulbs produce moving pictures?

: Daytime on Two: Around Scotland

A look at Highland life 200 years ago.

: Daytime on Two: Words and Pictures

For 5- to 7-year-olds. Today: cats and camels.

: Daytime on Two: English Time

For 11- to 14-year-olds. Today: grammar.

: Daytime on Two: Ghostwriter: Over a Barrel: Part 1

Gaby falls mysteriously ill.
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: Daytime on Two: Quinze Minutes

For 11- to 13-year-olds. First programme in a French magazine series.

: Daytime on Two: TV6

For 16-year-olds. Exploring the realities of getting jobs across the Channel. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Teaching Today: The Management of Pupil Behaviour

First of a two-part guide for primary school teachers on reducing disruption and trivial misbehaviour in their classrooms. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Forget-Me-Not Farm

Puppet fun for children.
Scarecrow and his friends enjoy a frosty day on the farm.

: Daytime on Two: PC Pinkerton

Animation. PC Pinkerton meets the mischievous Macavity.

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag: Roman Britain

For 8- to 10-year-olds.

The origins of Rome and the expansion of the Roman Empire.

: Daytime on Two: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Storytime

: When the Canaries StopSinging

A 40 Minutes film. It is now recognised in the USA that people are being poisoned by exposure to commonly used chemicals. A group of sufferers have found refuge in the clean air of Wimberley in Texas - with painful and bizarre results.

: News; Weather

Followed by The Madigan Line
A film of a modern expedition crossing the Simpson Desert in central Australia.


Unknown: Madigan Line

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Liberal Democrats Live

Today the Liberal Democrats debate crime prevention, economic policy and the UN.

: Spain Means Business

Bankers. How business and industry profit from the support offered by Spanish banks. Director/Producer Terry Doyle


Producer: Terry Doyle

: Star Trek

The Omega Glory. The deserted hulk of the USS Exeter orbiting Omega IV seems to indicate something sinister.

: Def II The Ronson Mission

Form a Cult. New religious movements are springing up all over Britain, and young people are a prime target. Tonight Jon Ronson launches a frenzied comedy investigation into the world of religious cults.
He joins up with the Jesus Army in Coventry and tries to get faith healer Morris Cerullo to help him form a cult of his own. Director Mike Barker
Series producer Neil Crombie


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Morris Cerullo
Director: Mike Barker
Producer: Neil Crombie

: Teenage Diaries

The acclaimed series of videos gets a second airing in Def II.
The Bad Sax Guide. At primary school Polly enjoyed learning and had lots of friends, but things started to go badly wrong when she moved to a comprehensive school. Now receiving one-to-one tuition, will she adapt to her latest learning situation? Producer Emma Read
Series producer Bob Long

: The Huw Whetdon Lecture:the Craft of Television

John Simpson, BBC Foreign Editor, addresses an invited audience at the Royal Television Society Convention in Cambridge. Just back from assignment in Angola, Simpson reflects on the nature of television news. What are the elements involved in putting a news report together? What determines the priorities for a television journalist and how far are they influenced by the wider context in which the reporter operates? Producer Nigel Sharman


Producer: Nigel Sharman

: LucindaLambton's Hall of Fame

Examining the visionary schemes of Victorian civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Director Jamie Muir


Unknown: Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
Director: Jamie Muir

: ScreenPlay: Love Lies Bleeding

A series of drama premieres from some of Britain's most challenging and innovative playwrights begins with the screenwriting debut of novelist Ronan Bennett (author of The Second Prison).
Starring Mark Rylance, Elizabeth Bourgine
A Republican prisoner in Belfast's Maze Prison is released for 24 hours to help track the killers of his one-time girlfriend.


Writer: Ronan Bennett
Producer: Robert Cooper
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Conn Ellis: Mark Rylance
Sophie Alen: Elizabeth Bourgine
Sean Kerrigan: John Kavanagh
Thomas Macken: Brendan Gleeson
Geordie Wilson: Tony Doyle
Artie Flynn: Robert Patterson
Gerry Ellis: George Shane
Niall: James Nesbitt
Leyla: Emma Jordan
AlexMallie: Stuart Graham
Robinson: Tim Loane
Frankie: James Durrell
Marty: Michael Liebmann
Rory McGinn: Bosco Hogan
Lily: Margaret D'Arcy
Sarah Mallie: Paula Hamilton
Siobhan Mallie: Victoria Jameson

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Face to Face with Sir Peter Hall
Jeremy Isaacs talks to one of the great figures of contemporary British theatre. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Talks: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: David Herman

: Weatherview

: Strikes in the 30s

British and American newsreel coverage of industrial strife duringthe 1930s.

: Understanding Violence

Examining the prison psychologist's role.

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