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: Open University

6.15 Pure Maths: Fourier Coefficients
6.40 Maths Methods: Heat Transfer
7.05 Maths: Iteration and Convergence
7.30 American History - Development of the Gun Industry 7.55 A Question of Balance?: Learning at Work
8.20 Understanding Modem Societies: the West and the Rest 8.45 Surviving the Exam

: Children's BBC: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Competition: [number removed] (max call costs 20p). For a copy of the rules, send sae to: BBC Audiocall, [address removed]


Presenter (Children's BBC): Philippa Forrester

: 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 Movie Game

Schools' film and video quiz. With guest Tony Blackburn.

: Incredible Games

Team games.

: Grange Hill

Written by Margaret Simpson


Written By: Margaret Simpson

: F O T

False or true? A fast-moving mix of fact and fiction.

Competition: [number removed] (false), [number removed] (true). (Max call costs 20p.) For a copy of the rules, send sae to: [address removed]

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: A Likely Lad

: The O Zone

Music news.

: South of Westminster

Bruce Parker returns with a report on political news affecting the region.


Unknown: Bruce Parker

: Around Westminster

Return of the political review for the south east. With Michael Hastings.


Unknown: Michael Hastings.

: Grand Prix

Highlights of the Pacific Grand Prix from Aida, Japan, in the second round of this year's world championship.


Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Jonathan Palmer
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Executive Producer: Jim Reside

: World Snooker

Coverage of the decisive second session from the Crucible, Sheffield.
Including action from the matches between
Jimmy White and Billy Snaddon , and John Parrott and Drew
Henry. With David Vine.


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Billy Snaddon
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: David Vine.

: Rugby Special

Featuring Durham v Yorkshire in the CIS County Championship final, and the Swalec Cup semi-finals from Wales.
Commentary Nigel Starmer -Smith. Introduced by Chris Rea. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Nigel Starmer
Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World: The Witness Was a Fly

Five years after a murder had been committed, Cambridge University forensic scientist Dr Zakaria Erzinclioglu dated the crime with the help of a single fly. In tonight's film he reveals some extraordinary collaborations between human and animal detectives.
The life cycle of the blowfly, which lives and feeds on a corpse, follows such a precise pattern that it can pinpoint the time of death, and time-lapse photography reveals them at their grim work. A finger bone and wedding ring have been found in a mouse's burrow, and birds collect hair from a corpse dumped in the woods to build their nests - hair which can be used to identify the victim. As coyotes attack and scatter human remains, the marks left by their teeth add to the story of what happened.
In Britain and America, scientists demonstrate the ways in which animals, insects - and plants, like the seeds on a blanket that trapped a rapist - help in their work.
The animal detectives: Doctor Zac's casebook


Presenter: Dr Zakaria Erzinclioglu
Producer: Nigel Marven
Executive Producer: John Sparks
Music composer: Mike Marshall

: London's Marathon

Highlights of today's race, run over 26 miles from Greenwich
Park to the Mall.

: Baby Monthly

Part three of the documentary experiment in understanding the fascinating first year of child development.
The Second Month. At six weeks babies cry the most and experience their greatest difficulty sleeping. The experts disagree on why this should be, but it causes the families much anxiety and stress.
Producers Bemice Daly and Emma Read Executive producer Edward Goldwyn
A Goldwyn Associates production for BBCtv


Producers: Bemice Daly
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Grand Prix

Highlights of the Pacific Grand Prix from Aida, Japan.

: THE WIND OF CHANGE The Diamond Empire

Not only are they a girl's best friend but the _ advertisers tell us they're for ever. The many facets of diamonds are the subject of this two-part documentary.
The first film explores the history of the lucrative diamond industry and the remarkably successful DeBeers cartel at the heart of it. DeBeers control most of the output of Africa's gem-diamond-rich fields and their organisation is so efficient that they successfully turned stocks of smaller stones to their advantage by launching a new product - the eternity ring.
The Diamond Empire investigates one of the most durable business monopolies in history and asks if diamonds are as rare as they appear. How long will it be before the industry loses its lustre?
Director Gavin McFadyen Producer Laurie Flynn


Director: Gavin McFadyen
Producer: Laurie Flynn

: THE WIND OF CHANGE Screen Two: Sarafina!

Whoopi Goldberg
Leleti Khumalo
This highly acclaimed film, based on the Broadway musical and filmed in Soweto, tells the story of the role played by children in forging the new South Africa.
Director Darrell James Roodt (1992)


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Leleti Khumalo
Director: Darrell James Roodt
Unknown: Barry Norman
Mary Masombuka: Whoopi Goldberg
Sarafina: Leleti Khumalo
Angelina: Miriam Makeba
Crocodile: Dumisani Diamini
Sabela: Mbongeni Ngema
Guitar: Sipho Kunene

: World Snooker

Highlights of today's matches.

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