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: Open University

6.15 Maths: Multiplying Matrices

6.40 Maths Models: The Fabulous Perfect Spring

7.05 Maths: Classifying Cubics

7.30 Christopher Plantin , Polyglot Printer of Antwerp

7.55 Making Readers for Life

8.20 Learning to Learn

8.45 Images of the Cosmos: Good Seeing


Unknown: Christopher Plantin

: Draw Me

With Philippa Forrester and Ratz.
Drawing quiz game with Bill Tidy. ANSWERS: send to Draw Me. BBCtv, PO Box 3, London W 12 6DE.

: Simon and the Witch

Written by Valerie Georgeson , from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry
Rpt Stereo


Written By: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Story By: Rpt Stereo

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

(Shown last Friday on BBC 1)

: Incredible Games

Team games.

: Grange Hill

Written by Phil Redmond

: Short Change

The consumer series for children looks at advertising.
With Zoe Ball.


Presenter: Zoe Ball

: Earthfasts

: The O Zone

Featuring pop idols D:Ream.

: Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars

Written by Stephen Harris.
Third in a four-part serial from 1975, with Tom Baker.


Writer: Stephen Harris
Dr Who: Tom Baker

: The Fugitive

: The Living Soap

(Revised repeat of Friday's programme)

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east. With Michael Hastings.
(Repeated tomorrow at 2.15pm)


Presenter: Michael Hastings

: The Big Houses

Second of four programmes on the great Anglo-Irish estates.

: Elvira Madigan

Romantic drama. Two star-crossed doomed lovers, a tightrope walker and a married young Swedish army officer, run away to the Danish countryside. A Swedish film with English subtitles. With Pia Degermark,
Thommy Berggren , Lennart Malmer.
FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60


Unknown: Thommy Berggren
Unknown: Lennart Malmer.

: Sarajevo - a Street under Siege

A look at last week.

: Rugby Special

Featuring England v Wales and Scotland v France.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World

Island of the Ghost Bear Indian legend has it that an uninhabited island off Canada's Pacific coast is occupied by ghosts - bear ghosts. The first exploration of this island reveals the "ghosts" to be white bears which have no fear of people, allowing the film-makers to capture their adventures at close quarters. Producers Keith Scholey , Jeff and Sue Turner
Meet the world's most unusual black bears


Producers: Keith Scholey

: The Money Programme

The Church of England is under financial strain. Massive losses on property speculation have caused a crisis requiring radical solutions. Steve Annett reports on what kind of Church today's Anglicans can afford. Producer Rosamund Jones
Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Steve Annett
Producer: Rosamund Jones
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Baby Monthly: The First Month

Continuing the video diary series following the first year of child development.
The families focus on the world as it is seen through their baby's eyes. A Goldwyn production for BBCtv


Producer: Emma Read
Producer: Bernice Daly
Executive Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Moving Pictures

Directors Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola compare notes on John Milius , writer of Apocalypse Now, co-writer of the forthcoming Geronimo, and now at work with Harrison Ford on Clear and Present Danger. Plus profile of cinematographer John Alton , and Italian cinema's contribution to the fight against the Mafia. (Pay or Die tonight at 11.45pm.) Series producer Saskia Baron
Series editor Paul Kerr A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
(Barry Norman reports from this year's Oscar ceremony Tuesday at 9.30pm on BBC1)


Directors: Steven Spielberg
Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
Unknown: John Milius
Unknown: John Alton
Editor: Paul Kerr
Unknown: Barraclough Carey
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Bringing Up Baby

Discipline, routine and firm control were the essence of Trudy King's baby books published during the first half of this century. It seems inconceivable now but babies were fed to a rigid timetable adapted from a system used for feeding calves. Mothers were instructed to ignore their baby's crying and kicking because "it's only nature's way of exercising his lungs and limbs".
This documentary uses archive clips and interviews to give an overview of the various approaches to childcare: from Dr Spock, the first to "relax some of the severity", to childcare gurus Hugh Jolly, Penelope Leach and Bruno Bettelheim.
Today there are hundreds of manuals covering all aspects of childcare but perhaps, as Dr Spock says, "these days there are just too many choices."
Producer Hannah Lowy
Executive producer Amanda Theunissen


Unknown: Hugh Jolly
Unknown: Penelope Leach
Unknown: Bruno Bettelheim.
Producer: Hannah Lowy
Producer: Amanda Theunissen

: The Searchers

FILM Classic John Ford western starring John Wayne , Jeffrey Hunter Natalie Wood
Ethan Edwards embarks on a five-year search for the last surviving member of his family - his niece Debbie, snatched by the Comanches.


Director: John Ford
Ethan Edwards: John Wayne
Martin Pawley: Jeffrey Hunter
Debbie Edwards: Natalie Wood
Laurie jorgensen: Vera Miles
Sam Clayton: Ward Bond
Lars Jorgensen: John Qualen

: Pay or Die

Shown to complement tonight's Moving Pictures discussion of Mafia movies, a rarely seen drama starring Ernest Borgnine
1908: New York's Little Italy is terrorised by unknown extortionists. Joe Petrosino, an incorruptible police officer, is assigned to break their hold.
Director Richard Wilson (1960) B/W
Film Reviews pages 53-60


Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: Little Italy
Unknown: Joe Petrosino
Director: Richard Wilson
Lt Joseph Petrosino: Ernest Borgnine
Adelina Saulino: Zohra Lampert
Johnny Viscardi: Alan Austin
Mama Saulino: Renata Vani
PapaSaulino: Bruno Della Santina

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