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: Open University

6.45 Science: The Search forW andZ 9644501 7.10The
Kenyan Small Farmer
7.35 Developing World:
Packaging Culture

: Beauty Is in the Eye

Every society has its own idea of beauty. The
Txucarranne Indians celebrate their good harvest by transforming 5-year-old Aura into an Amazon goddess. Rpt

: Designs on Europe

Third of six profiles of European architects. Today: the Belgian architect Lucien Kroll. Narrated by Patrick Malahide.


Unknown: Lucien Kroll.
Unknown: Patrick Malahide.

: Daytime on Two

9.05 Standard Grade Geography
The glaciated area around Fort William.

9.25 Mathsphere

9.45 You and Me
Spike discovers more about growing up.
An SFTV production for BBC tv

10.00 Movable Feasts
Michael lands the biggest catering job of the year.

10.15 Look and Read
The Widgets are mischievous creatures.

10.35 Q and A

10.45 Mathscope

11.00 Watch
Gary and Kimberley go back in time to when bath time was taken in front of the fire.
A Spelthorne production for BBCtv (Stereo)

11.15 Thunderbirds in French

11.20 English Express
Story writing.

11.40 The Spanish Collection

12.05 History File:The Roman Empire

12.25 Lifeschool
What does it mean to be British?

12.50 Teaching Today

1.20 Fireman Sam
Animated fun.

1.30 The Family Ness
Monster adventures.

1.35 PC Pinkerton

1.40 Hawk's Eye

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

Note: repeats are not indicated.

: Conservatives Live

The afternoon is dominated by foreign affairs and the issue that has split the Conservative Party and took the Government to the brink - Europe. Presented by Vivian White ,
Sheena McDonald and Huw Edwards.
Editor JoyJohnson
Including at 3.00
News Subtitled and Weather and at 3.50
News Subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather


Presented By: Vivian White
Presented By: Sheena McDonald
Presented By: Huw Edwards.

: Dm The Purple Plain

Second World War drama starring Gregory Peck
In the Burmese jungle the officers and men of an RAF station are disturbed by the strange behaviour of Squadron Leader Forrester. With Win Min Than, Bernard Lee ,
Maurice Denham and Brends De Banzie.
Director Robert Parrish (1954)
FILM REVIEWS pages45-52


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Bernard Lee
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Director: Robert Parrish

: World Chess Championship

The latest positions in the two rival contests. Stereo

: Assignment

The WaronDrugs - RIP Having spent billions in an unsuccessful war against drugs, enforcement agencies throughout the world are now contemplating the unthinkable - legalising their use. Edward Stourton reports from
Germany, where there's the possibility of soft drugs being on sale in coffee shops, from
Zurich, where hard drugs could one day be openly on sale in high street stores, and from the United States, where economist Milton Friedman argues that the only way to control drugs is through the free market. Producer Dinah Lord
Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Editor: John Morrison

: Wildlife Showcase

Silent Valley. The south-west Indian state of Kerala was once covered with rainforest, but now only pockets remain. The largest of these is the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, saved by local protests from being drowned by a dam project. BBC presentation by Chns McFaning

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

More from the surreal comedy duo, including the fly-on-the-wall documentary series
Slade in Residence, Teesiders Pat and Dave, and another
British Information Board film. Producer John Birkin ; Executive producer Aian Marke ; A Channel X production for BBCtv


Unknown: Teesiders Pat
Producer: John Birkin
Producer: Aian Marke

: Cracking the Code

In 1990, 4-year-old
Ashi De Silva became the first person to be treated for a fatal disease with gene therapy. Such treatment is still rare, but the fact that many of the genes responsible for inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, have been located, means that test-tube eggs which carry them can be discarded, and only healthy eggs returned to the body.
Thus the Ashe family know that their second child will not have to suffer as their first has.
But such breakthroughs have repercussions. Not only health, but also looks and intelligence could be influenced by genetic engineering. Once we start re-designing our children where will we stop?
"The line dividing those who should be changed and those who could be changed will be very hard to fix, " says David Suzuki in the fifth part of this series which look at the human stories behind the latest DNA discoveries.
Producer Andrew Liebman
Executive producer Robin Brightwell


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

: 10x10

Short films by new directors.
Hell for Leather. At 82 years of age Ron Taylor still runs the fairground boxing booth founded by his greatgrandfather. This documentary records the booth's visit to the Hoppings Fair at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Director Todd Austin ; Series producer Colin Rose


Unknown: Ron Taylor
Director: Todd Austin

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron

: The Late Show

With a crop of new films this month, such as Ken Loach 's
Raining Stones, Mike Leigh 's
Naked, Danny Cannon 's Young Americans and Antonia Bird 's
Safe, British cinema seems to be in a healthy phase. Directors Ken Russell , John Schlesinger and Sally Potter are among those who give their verdicts. Presented by Mark Lawson.


Unknown: Ken Loach
Unknown: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Danny Cannon
Unknown: Antonia Bird
Directors: Ken Russell
Directors: John Schlesinger
Directors: Sally Potter
Presented By: Mark Lawson.

: Weatherview

: Nightschool TV: The World Since 1945

(Programmes 6-10)
(The Roman Empire tomorrow at 2.00am)
(to 3.40)

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