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: Open University

6.45 Quantum Leaps into the Atom 7602634 7.10 Reptile Reproduction 4852515 7.35 The Physics of White Dwarf Stars

: Children Talking

A documentary from in which Harold Williamson asks Sunderland children who they think are important people.


Unknown: Harold Williamson

: Designs on Europe

First of six profiles of European architects.
Today: Michael Hopkins , from Britain. Rpt


Unknown: Michael Hopkins

: Daytime on Two

9.05 Standard Grade Geography
The effects of industry and people on the Clyde coast.

9.25 Mathsphere
How much leaf surface is there to catch the sun? How can a picture best show data?

9.45 You and Me
Find the connection between trains, triangles, boats - and bread!

10.00 Movable Feasts
Michael's plans for expansion backfire

10.15 Look and Read
A search party is formed to look for the missing Veetons.

10.35 Q and A
A look at the series Storybox and Words and Pictures. (Stereo)

10.45 Mathscope
How to take measurements

11.00 Watch
Gary and Kimberley go back to the days of the pony and trap.

11 15 Thunderbirds in French: The Man from MI5

11.20 English Express
Michael Morpungo talks with children about developing stories.

11.40 The Spanish Collection
For students of advanced Spanish.

12.05 History File
Exploring the Roman Empire through virtual reality.

12.25 Lifeschool
A look at the obsession with the "body beautiful".

12.50 Teaching Today: Managing pupil behaviour

1.20 Fireman Sam
Animated fun.

1.30 The Family Ness
Monster adventures.

1.35 PC Pinkerton

1.40 Hawk's Eye
Heating and insulating the modern home.

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather
followed by
You and Me

Note: repeats are not indicated.


Presenter (English Express): Michael Morpungo

: Labour Live

Further coverage.
Including at 3.00pm
News subtitled and Weather and at 3.50pm
News subt/tied and Weather Regional News; Weather

: Only When I Larf

r Comedy starring
Richard Attenborough David Hemmings
Three con artists plan to swindle a revolutionary African, but the trio double-cross each other.
Director Basil Dearden (1968)
FILM REVIEWS pages 67-74


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: David Hemmings
Director: Basil Dearden
Silas: Richard Attenborough
Bob: David Hemmings
Liz: Alexandra Stewart
Spencer: Nicholas Pennell
Diana: Melissa Stribling
Gee Gee Gray: Terence Alexander

: World Chess Championships

The latest positions in the two rival contests. Stereo

: Assignment

Let Her Die
The documentary series returns with a disturbing film which looks at the growing practice in India of killing unwanted baby girls. Women are seen as a financial liability, while boys are the be-all and end-all. New diagnostic techniques are being used solely for sex selection, and almost without exception, rich and poor alike will abort female foetuses. Infanticide is against the law, but mothers openly discuss how they poison or suffocate their babies. It will require a social revolution before there is any real change.
ProducerGiselle Portenier
Editor John Morrison


Editor: John Morrison

: Wildlife Showcase

City under the Sea. A close look at the Poor Knights Island coral reef, near New Zealand, reveals that reef life is a highly organised structure.
BBC presentation by Yvonne Ellis


Presentation By: Yvonne Ellis

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce the new Moods album by Mulligan and O'Hare. Otis and Marvin solve more problems while Vic, Bob and Uncle Peter provide tasteful all-round entertainment.
A Channel X production for BBCtv


Producer: John Birkin
Executive producer: Alan Marke

: Cracking the Code

Human beings are mere accidents and evolved from other life because of mistakes that were made when the DNA code was copied. That is the view of geneticist Professor
David Suzuki , who, in tonight's programme, provides evidence that the human race is an accident of creation. From
Hawaiian silverswords and dragonfly wings to the evolution of our eye, he shows that the code of DNA is the raw material of human evolution. Producer Andrew Liebman
Executive producer Robin Brightwell


Unknown: David Suzuki
Producer: Andrew Liebman
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: 10x10

The showcase for short films by new directors.
Lido. A celebration of the English love affair with cold water, expressed in the open-air public swimming pools between the two world wars.
Producers Maggie Ellis and Jacqui Timberiake Director Christopher Dudman


Producers: Maggie Ellis
Director: Christopher Dudman

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Conservative Party. With in-vision subtitles.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The Great British Library
Disaster? The British Library, now nearing completion, is the biggest public building project in Britain this century, designed to be one of the great pillars of civilisation. Martin Pawley , editor of World
Architecture, argues that it should never have been built.
The library's architect, Colin St John Wilson , and its chairman Anthony Kenny argue in its favour. Presented by Sarah Dunant.


Unknown: Martin Pawley
Unknown: St John Wilson
Unknown: Anthony Kenny
Presented By: Sarah Dunant.

: Weatherview

: Psychology in Action

The work of a psychologist at
Hull Prison.

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