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: Open University

6.20 Education: A Place for Play 7778410 6.45 The US in the 20th Century: Reinventingthe City6277236 7.35Artin 15th-century Italy: Florence

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

A report on yesterday's proceedings in the Houses of Parliament.

: Daytime on Two

9.05 Techno 3351491

9.30 Square One: TV Maths

9.45 Storytime: Goodbye House 5245584

10.00 Thunderbirds in Hindi 5988878

10.05 Thinkabout Science 1631491

10.20 Search Out Science: Structures - Getting It Together

10.40 Around Scotland: Landscapes - Shaping of the Land Stereo 7724410

11.00 Words and Pictures: You Can't Catch Me 8355675

11.15 English Time: Media File -It's Not Like the Book, Miss

11.35 The Making of "Middlemarch' Stereo 8821255

12.05 Jeunes Francophones

12.25 TV6 - Nature: Wish You Weren't Here

12.50 Teaching Today: IT for Secondary Teachers 9108762

1.20-1.40 Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis:
1.20 King Greenfingers 28736120
1.25 Gordon T Gopher 28735491
1.30 King Rollo 71156269

1.40 ZigZag Stereo 67237656

2.00 News Subtitled and Weather; followed by Storytime

Note: repeats are not indicated.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

A 19th-century breakfast at Goodwood.

: Country File

The latest countryside news presented by John Craven.


Presented By: John Craven.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament. With lain MacWhirter.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz with Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: People of the Valley

Can Bennett keep his disgrace quiet? In Welsh with English subtitles.

: Ice Skating

Highlights of the men's technical and the pairs' free programmes from the World Figure Skating
Championships in Tokyo. Introduced by Sue Barker.
With Alan Weeks.


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: Alan Weeks.

: Star Trek: The Savage Curtain

An incredulous Captain Kirk encounters Abraham Lincoln.

: Def II Reportage

How does a generation brought up on war deal with the prospect of peace? Reportage investigates hopes for peace in South Africa, Israel and Northern Ireland.
Executive producer Rachel Purnell Series producer Nicola Moody


Producer: Rachel Purnell

: East

Beach Boys of Sri Lanka
An investigation of the western paedophiles who holiday in Sri Lanka to have sex with under-age boys.
A First Take production for BBCtv

: Timewatch

Winner of seven international film festival awards, the Polish documentary Birthplace is being shown on British television for the first time.
Fifty years ago, the Nazis forced Jewish families into hiding. Henryk Gryndberg was then 6 years old. Tonight's film follows him on a personal investigation as he returns to the Polish village of his birth in an attempt to find some trace of his family.
Director Pawel Lozinski
Editor Laurence Rees


Unknown: Henryk Gryndberg
Director: Pawel Lozinski
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Building Sites, USA

In the last in the series, actor John Malkovich delivers a lyrical appreciation of his favourite moment in architectural history, New York's Chrysler Building.
Architect William Van Alen built the 1,046ft tower on Lexington Avenue in 1928-30 as an office building for Walter P Chrysler, ambitiously exceeding the world's tallest structure
(then the Eiffel Tower) by over 60 feet. Alen's design was a masterpiece of art deco, its elegantly ornamented spire or "vertex" making it unique among skyscrapers.
Malkovich first saw the Chrysler Building in the 70s and has loved it ever since. "I'm not really a deco man myself," says Malkovich, "but you won't find more elegant, pretty building in the world."
Director Christopher Spencer Producer Ruth Rosenthal
Love at first sight for
John Malkovich in New York


Unknown: John Malkovich
Unknown: William van Alen
Director: Christopher Spencer
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal
Unknown: John Malkovich

: Screen Two: The Reflecting Skin

This BBC film divided the critics on its British cinematic release in 1990. But Philip Ridley's debut feature went on to collect awards at most of the major European film festivals before coming to Screen Two; it is shown in letter-box format.
Eight-year-old Seth is growing up in the American Midwest in the 50s. But the dream of childhood is about to be interrupted when a beautiful English widow, Dolphin Blue, moves into a nearby house. Ridley wrote the screenplay for The Krays and is also acclaimed as a novelist, playwright and painter.
Producers Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis (1990)


Unknown: Philip Ridley
Producers: Dominic Anciano
Producers: Ray Burdis
Cameron: Viggo Mortensen
Dolphin Blue: Lindsay Duncan
Seth: Jeremy Cooper
Ruth: Sheila Moore
Luke: Duncan Fraser

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: The Exploratory

Bride of Frankenstein. Why are there so few women in science? Do women think differently from men or is science itself the problem? Fay Dowker , the only woman ever to get a PhD under Stephen Hawking , Carl Djerassi ,
"father" of the contraceptive pill, and others argue the case.


Unknown: Fay Dowker
Unknown: Stephen Hawking
Unknown: Carl Djerassi

: Weatherview

: Data-Based Aids

... to doctors' diagnoses.

: Nightschool

Personal/health/social education.27255

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