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: Open University

6.20 Biology: Organelles and Origins 7916678 6.45 Maths: Tutor-Marked Assignments
3770253 7.10MagneticEarth 3703920 7.35 Geology:
Mapping in the Yorkshire Dales

: Breakfast News


: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary update from

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The German Collection: All tag

9.25 Revised Higher Modern Studies

9.45 Numbertime

10.00 Thunderbirds in Hindi

10.05 Great Experiments: At the End of the Rainbow

10.30 Teaching Today: Accidents Will Happen

11.00 Q and A
Looking at some schools programmes which will be switching from Radio 5 to Radio 3 in the summer term (Stereo)

11.10 Landmarks: History of Writing and Printing

11.30 Diez Temas

11.45 History File: The Making of the United Kingdom: Crowns, Parliament

12.05 The Geography Programme: Limestone Landscapes

12.25 Lifeschool: Careers: Health and Safety

12.50 Hidden Assets: The Gender Business

1.20-1.40 Children's BBC
with Chris Jarvis Stereo
1.20 Fiddley Foodie Bird
1.30 Johnson and Friends

1.40 Music Time

2.00 News Subtitled and Weather
followed by Number time

(Note: repeats are not indicated)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: OK2 Talk Feelings

A programme about sexual jealousy and how one man coped with it.

: Advice Shop

Citizens' advice programme reports on loan sharks.
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: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Westminster Live
Live coverage of the Prime Minister's questions.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Cheltenham Festival

Further live coverage, including the 4.05 steeplechase.

: People of the Valley

Will Beth lose her daughter? In Welsh with English subtitles.

: All in the Mind

Quiz show.

: From the Edge

Magazine programme confronting current issues surrounding disabilities. With sign-language interpretation. Series producer Ian Macrae


Producer: Ian MacRae

: East of Sumatra

Action adventure starring
Jeff Chandler
Anthony Quinn
On a small Pacific island, trouble brews between a mining engineer and a chief.
Director Budd Boetticher (1953) 4
FILM REVIEWS pages 51-S6
Followed by Video Nation Subtitled


Unknown: Jeff Chandler
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Director: Budd Boetticher
Duke Mullane: Jeff Chandler
Kiang: Anthony Quinn
Lory Hale: Marilyn Maxwell
Minyora: Suzan Ball
Cupid: Earl Holliman

: First Sight

Divide and Rule
The election of BNP councillor
Derek Beackon on the Isle of Dogs last September was dismissed by many as a freak result. Others fear the openly racist BNP will win more seats in the coming local elections. Andrew Hosken reports. Producer Sandy Smith
Editor Mike Flood Page PHONE IN: on BBC Radios Oxford and GLR. Call
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REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below


Unknown: Derek Beackon
Unknown: Andrew Hosken
Producer: Sandy Smith

: Life with Fred

Early Days. Fred Dibnah looks back to his boyhood ambition: to preserve Bolton's forest of mill chimneys. Now he faces the sad task of felling the next to the last.
A Don Haworth production for BBCtv
BBC Book: The Fred Dibnah Story , pnce £12.99. from booksellers.


Unknown: Don Haworth
Unknown: Fred Dibnah Story

: Top Gear

Including a road test of Fiat's latest small car, the Punto, and more about the Gordon Keeble , a flash match for Aston Martins and Jensens back in the 60s, but little known today. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams
BBC Top Gear Classic and Sportscar Show from 30 April to 2 May at NEC, Birmingham. For ticket details nng021-


Unknown: Gordon Keeble
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Murder Most Horrid II: A Severe Case of Death

Third of six comedy dramas starring Dawn French.

Lust, sex changes and cigars contribute to this tale of a woman struggling to become a doctor in 19th-century England.
With John Fortune and Timothy West.


Writer: Chris England
Director: Marcus Mortimer
Producer: Jon Plowman
Maude Jenkins: Dawn French
Squire Thorpe: John Fortune
Old Doctor Adams: Timothy West

: Beloved Country

As South Africa
I prepares for its first democratic elections, this new six-part documentary series looks at the lives of six very different citizens. Filmed over the last year, it goes beyond the country's public face to explore the hopes and fears of the people as a new South Africa is born.
The first film, Township
Tango, follows 27-year-old nurse Dorothy Mphahlele , who has a passion for ballroom dancing. She says it is "a chance for us blacks to show the whites how good we are," " but thinks the politics of ballroom dancing are little different from the politics of the country: "The white judges favour the white dancers so they are always champions."
Her boyfriend Mandia
S'hlakula is a detective sergeant. He tries to remain apolitical but is not optimistic about the country's future. "I am sure there will be civil war here soon," he says grimly. Series producer Christopher Terrill
Executive producer Paul Hamann
Followed by Sarajevo - a Street under Siege


Unknown: Dorothy Mphahlele
Producer: Christopher Terrill
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: Late Review

With Mark Lawson.


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Weatherview

: Open View

Open University preview.

: The Third Revolution

Information technology.

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