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: Open University

6.20 Biology: Enzymes 7745182 6.45 Maths:
Classifying Cubics
3549724 7.35 Engineering:
Linkage Mechanisms

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The German Collection
Stereo 3329892 9.25 Revised Higher Modern Studies 8061540 9.45 Numbertime Stereo 9540796 10.00
Thunderbirds in Hindi
10.05 Great Experiments 8425908 10.30 The Makingof "Middlemarch" Stereo 22811 ll.OOQandA 2148637 ll.lOLandmarks
1711960 11.45 History File
173009512.05 The Geography Programme 1382521 12.25 Lifeschool 3673095 12.50 Hidden Assets Stereo
9175434 1.20-1.40
Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis Stereo 1.20 Fiddley Foodie Bird Stereo 87284714 1.30
Johnson and Friends
19956881 1.40MusicTime
Stereo 67204328 2.00 News
Subtitled and Weather; followed byNumbertime
Note: repeats are not indicated.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: OK2 Talk Feelings

A programme about the trauma of miscarriage.

: Advice Shop

Citizens' advice programme. Today: benefit rights.
FREE FACTPACK: send sae to,[address removed]

: News and Weather

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

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz.

: People of the Valley

Bennett reaches a decision. In Welsh with English subtitles.

: Coward of the County

Drama based on the hit song, starring Kenny Rogers
A preacher's nephew faces hostility when he resists the pressure to enlist in the army during the Second World War. With Fredric Lehne , Largo Woodruff, Mariclare Costello.
Drrector Dick Lowry (198 1)
FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60


Unknown: Kenny Rogers
Unknown: Fredric Lehne
Unknown: Mariclare Costello.
Unknown: Drrector Dick Lowry

: Ice Skating

From the World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo, featuring the ice dance, the rhythm of the rhumba, and the final phase of the men's free programmes. Introduced by Sue Barker , commentary by Alan Weeks.


Introduced By: Sue Barker
Commentary By: Alan Weeks.

: First Sight: Tory Blues

Tonight's programme explores how the Conservatives are faring in their home-county heartland. With the local elections and Euro-elections looming, will the government reverse their mid-term blues or has the Tory Party suffered an irreversible decline?
Geoff Mulgan reports.
Phone In: on BBC Radios Oxford and GLR. Call [number removed] after the programme.
(Regional Programme: see variations below)


Reporter: Geoff Mulgan
Producer: Kiran Soni
Editor: Mike Flood Page

: Life with Fred

On the Road. Bolton steeplejack Fred Dibnah travels further afield to find something still standing to work on - one week deep in the Yorkshire Dales, the next above the spires of Cambridge. A Don Haworth production for BBCtv
BBC BOOK: The Fred Dibnah Story , available from booksellers, price£ 12.99.


Unknown: Fred Dibnah
Unknown: Don Haworth
Unknown: Fred Dibnah Story

: Top Gear

Including new models at the Geneva Motor Show, a look at Pacific Racing, a new British team planning to enter
Formula 1 racing when the 1994 Grand Prix season starts in Brazil this weekend, and the demise of the Ford XR3i. Plus advice on buying a second-hand Mercedes 190.
Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Murder Most Horrid II: We All Hate Granny

Comedy drama starring Dawn French.

Tom has just lost his job. Jocasta is finding the children a trial, but soon granny will be dead, so everything will be fine....
With James Fleet and Victoria Wicks.


Writer: James Hendrie
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: Jon Plowman
Lily: Dawn French
Tom: James Fleet
Jocasta: Victoria Wicks

: Beloved Country: Black Men Bite

"Rugby can help lead the way to the new South Africa," insists wealthy citrus farmer and rugby club president Espie Ferreira. "If we can get blacks and whites together on the rugby field, the rest will follow automatically."
The second of Christopher Terrill's documentaries about a country on the eve of democracy is entitled Black Men Bite and follows Ferreira's attempts to organise a season of rugby matches between black and white teams.
After years of apartheid, the white players anticipated the worst: some believed that the black players bite in the scrum; others decided to arm their referee and linesman with sidearms. However, despite a history of hatred, the first mixed match to be held in a township finally happened on an uneven field surrounded by barbed wire.
But Ferreira's dream of a brotherhood of rugby was short-lived. Two months into the season Chris Hani, ANC stalwart and negotiator in the forthcoming elections, was assassinated by a white right wing fanatic and the country was once again in a state of anarchy and rebellion.
Executive producer Paul Hamann


Unknown: Christopher Terrill
Unknown: Chris Hani
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: The Exploratory

The Tomorrow People. Can the public get involved in science and make real choices for the future? Colin Blakemore ,
Claire Rayner , David Edgerton and others explore the costs and benefits of science in this last discussion in a series marking British Science Week and chaired by Roy Porter.


Unknown: Colin Blakemore
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: David Edgerton
Unknown: Roy Porter.

: Weatherview

: Open View

The weekend's OU programmes.

: Images of the Cosmos: Good Seeing

A look at telescopes.

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