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: Open University

6.45 Black Holes
7.10 Biology Form and Function: Insects 4723059 7.35 Design and Innovation: the Golden Rule

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills offers advice on how to look after pewter and tin.
BOOKLET: send cheque/PO for £2.50, payable to BSS. to [address removed]

: Designs on Europe

Looking at Ireland, with Sam Stephenson.


Unknown: Sam Stephenson.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The Spanish Collection
For advanced students.

9.25 Standard Grade Geography
Focusing on industry and people on the Clyde coast.

9.45 Come Outside

10.00 Thunderbirds in French

10.05 Seeing Through Science
Helen Sharman looks at the sense of taste.

10.30 Ghostwriter
Who has been dumping barrels of poison in the community garden?

11 00 Q and A (Stereo)

11 10 Landmarks
Investigating the life of Henry VIII.

11.30 Ici Paris
Everyday Paris seen through the eyes of teenage presenters Jean and Sirine.

11.45 History File
What was ancient Rome really like?

12.05 The Geography Programme
Focusing on the Aral Sea in the south of the former Soviet Union.

12.25 Lifeschool
Exploring the obsession with the body beautiful.

12.50 Computing for the Terrified
How libraries have changed.

1.20 Bertha

1.35 PC Pinkerton

1.40 Music Time (Stereo)

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather; followed by Come Outside

Note: repeats are not indicated.


Presenter (Seeing Through Science): Helen Sharman

: Labour Live

Further coverage of the Labour Party conference.
This afternoon's session will be dominated by a debate on foreign affairs.
Including at 3.00pm
News Subtitled and Weather and at 3.50pm
News subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather

: From the Edge

Return of the magazine programme for people with disabilities, which confronts current issues from a disability perspective. With sign language interpretation.

: South of St Louis

Western starring Joel McCrea Alexis Smith
Kip Davis turns gun-runner when his ranch is devastated during the Civil War. With
Zachary Scott , Dorothy Malone and Douglas Kennedy.
Director Ray Enright (1949)
FILM REVIEWS pages 67-74


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Alexis Smith
Unknown: Kip Davis
Unknown: Zachary Scott
Unknown: Dorothy Malone
Unknown: Douglas Kennedy.
Director: Ray Enright

: World Chess Championships

Francine Stock presents the latest action from the rival chess championships in London and Holland.

: Plain Tales from Northern Ireland

Series of documentaries which reflect the Northern Ireland conflict in the context of ordinary rural life.
The Impartial Reporter. Along with glamorous grannies, falling cattle prices, and everyday gossip, a newspaper called the Impartial Reporter must recount the sensitive and complex issues of tragedy and politics. Its success is in its ability to maintain the confidence and affection of both communities.
DirectorCarloGebler; Producer Pierre Hodgson A DBA production for BBCtv


Producer: Pierre Hodgson

: Top Gear

If the 80s was the decade of the hot hatch, the 90s looks like being the decade of the four-wheel-drive leisure vehicle.
Chris Goffey tests two new
4 x 4s, the Nissan Terrano and Ford Maverick. And
Tony Mason reports from the Manx Rally, the latest round of the British Rally Championship. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: The Travel Show

In the last programme in the series, there is a report from Tenerife, plus a visit to Vancouver in Canada.
Producer Helen Bullough
Series producer Rachel Hebdltch


Producer: Helen Bullough
Producer: Rachel Hebdltch

: The Dog's Tale

No Hollywood studio was complete without its kennel of canine actors. And these days an evening's television viewing is likely to include dogs unravelling toilet rolls, cadging pints or painting the living room. From the days of Lassie (50 years old and still going strong) and Rin Tin Tin, dogs have been used as stars in their own right, as a visual shorthand for a whole range of emotions or as a marketing tool. And pooch power has led politicians as politically distant as Richard Nixon and Michael Foot to recognise that the dog is a public-relations star.
Tonight's film in this new series exploring man's relationship with dogs shows that people will go to any lengths to care for them, and will buy any message sold to them with canine help. Director Andrew Jackson
Series producer Michael Waldman
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv
What makes a celebrity canine?


Unknown: Richard Nixon
Unknown: Michael Foot
Director: Andrew Jackson
Producer: Michael Waldman

: Small Objects of Desire

The Syringe. The hypodermic syringe has been at the sharp end of virtually every medical breakthrough this century. Producer Leanne Klein
Series producer Mark Hamson


Producer: Leanne Klein
Producer: Mark Hamson

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

A review of Harold Pinter 's
Moonlightand Channel 4's Tales of the City.


Unknown: Harold Pinter

: Weatherview

: Jumpcuts

Last in the series looking at weekend viewing from the OU.

: Instruments under Wraps

How Cellophane is made.

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