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: Open University

6.45 An Introduction to
Economics 6855212 7.10
Shakespeare: Henry IV
7.35 Women Artists: Feminist Strategies

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Yesterday's proceedings in Westminster.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Lernexpress 2

9.15 Spain Means Business

9.45 Watch: Families

10.00 Look and Read

10.20 Around Scotland

10.40 Over the Moon

10.55 Science Challenge

11.15 English Express

11.35 Great Experiments

12.00 English File

12.30 Scene: Last Breeze of Summer
Written by David Massey

1.00 Short Circuit

1.20-1.40 Children's BBC
with Chris Jarvis
1.20 Charlie Chalk
1.35 The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends

1.40 English Time: Media File

2.00 News Subtitled and Weather;
followed by Words and Pictures

(Note: repeats are not indicated)


Written By: David Massey
Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: Open View

Highlights from the weekend's Open University programmes.

: Olympic Grandstand

The men's combined event concludes with two slalom runs. Introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker.
Racing from Haydock Park, with races at 2.30, 3.00 and
3.30. Commentary by Jim McGrath , Julian Wilson ,
Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Including at 2.50
News Subtitled and Weather


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily news quiz.
A Mentorn production for BBCtv

: Olympic Grandstand

Featuring ski-jumping action from the K90 hill in the Olympic Park in Lillehammer. Commentary by Julian Tutt.
Plus bowls action from the World Indoor Bowls Championships from
Preston where Scotland's Richard Corsie begins the defence of his singles title. With Dougie Donnelly.


Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Unknown: Richard Corsie
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Classic supermarionation adventure series created by Gerry Anderson.
Fire at Rig 15. Captain Scarlet and Captain Blue investigate a disastrous fire at an oil rig.
Spectrum's fuel supplies are threatened and an oil rigger is trapped in the fire only to reappear seconds later, under secret instructions from the Mysterons. An unknown and formidable force is at large, and only Captain Scarlet can deal with the explosive situation.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Matterhorn Affair

Sixties spy drama starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum.

When THRUSH secures half the plans for a miniature atomic reactor, Napoleon and Illya set out to find the other half. Their desperate quest leads them from southern California to the wild precipices of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.


Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: David McCallum
Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Alexander Waverly: Leo G Carroll
Marvin Klump: Bill Dana
Heather Klump: Norma Crane
Beirut: Vito Scotti

: The Living Soap

It's rag week and Manchester's huge student population gets ready to party. The six co-habiting student stars of The Living Soap are no exception. Bucking-broncho riding, custard eating and 12-hour drinking and dance marathons are high on the agenda. There's something for everyone in the student hall of fame, and even the couch potatoes are lured off their sofas to join in the fun in the real world.
Director Bridget Boseley Producer Clare Pizey


Director: Bridget Boseley
Producer: Clare Pizey

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press, tonight by Suzanne Moore of The Guardian.
A Granada production for BBCtv 3


Unknown: Suzanne Moore

: Olympic Grandstand

World champions
Russia began the ice hockey competition as favourites, and the tournament has now reached the semi-final stage. On recent form the final four could come from Russia,
Canada, Sweden, the United
States of America and the Czech Republic. Gerald Sinstadt is the commentator at the rinkside.
The women's figure skating competition features the free programme, covered live, with Ukrainian teenager Oksana
Baiul strivingto win Olympic gold at her first attempt, just as she did the World Championships title last year at the age of 16. The 1984 and 1988 Olympic champion Katarina Witt performed only modestly at the European Championships, but she is still one of those trying to disappoint Baiul in her ambitions, along with France's Surya Bonaly and China's Lu Chen. Alan Weeks and Barry Davies are the commentators.
Plus all the 14th-day Olympic stories from Lillehammer, which will include key action from the men's alpine combined, speed skating, ski-jumping and the biathlon.
Introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker , who arejoined by guest expert Robin Cousins , the man who succeeded John Curry as Britain's gold medallist in the men's figure skating back in 1980. Followed by Sarajevo - a Street under Siege


Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt
Unknown: Katarina Witt
Unknown: Lu Chen.
Unknown: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Barry Davies
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: Sue Barker
Unknown: Robin Cousins
Unknown: John Curry

: Newsnight

A look at the background to the day's top news stories.
Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Fantasy Football League

John Motson attempts to explain away his poor early season form, and Lennox Lewis makes his managerial debut in the game of imaginary teams and real players, where celebrities from politics, sport and show business take on the role of football managers. Hosted by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.
Producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Lennox Lewis
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Frank Skinner.
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: The Ferguson Theory

Sharp comedy from the show that is mad, bad and dangerous to know. Starring Craig Ferguson , withjonathan
Watson, Louise Beattie , Grant Smeaton , Ross Stenhouse and Jonathan Kydd.
Producers Philip Differ and Caroline Roberts


Unknown: Craig Ferguson
Unknown: Louise Beattie
Unknown: Grant Smeaton
Unknown: Ross Stenhouse
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Producers: Philip Differ
Producers: Caroline Roberts

: The Ren and Stimpy Show

Cult animation featuring an impossibly thin chihuahua and his feline sidekick.

: Weatherview

: Carry Me Back

Anarchic black comedy.
Arthur and Jimmy Donovan have a problem - what to do with the dead body of their father who has died after a rugby match in Wellington, New Zealand, hundreds of miles from home. The law says they can bury him on the family farm on South Island - the old man's dream - but only if he dies there. Undeterred, the boys fight ferry strikes, stolen vans and raging storms to get dad back to base and fulfil his dying wishes.
Director John Reid (1982)
FILM REVIEWS page 47-50


Unknown: Jimmy Donovan
Director: John Reid
Arthur Donovan: Grant Tilly
Jimmy Donovan: Kelly Johnson
Aunty Bird: Dorothy McKegg
TK Donovan: Derek Hardwick
Girl: Joanne Mildenhall
George: Alex Trousdell
Brian: Frank Edwards
Craig: Michael Haig
Geoff: John Anderson
Andy: Brian Sergeant
Winton: John Bach
Stanley: Peter Tait

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