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: Open University

6.20 Biology: A Tale of Two Cells 9302624 6.45 Maths: Iteration and Convergence
7.10 Science: Light in Search of a Model 8115353 7.35
Technology: Free Body Diagrams

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

A full report on yesterday's proceedings in the Commons, its committees, and the Lords.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The Economics Collection - Focusingon some of the major political and economic trends that have affected Britain
9.25 Square One: Decimals - American revision series for mathematics 8129686 9.45 Watch: Summer Extras 2081686 10.05 Links: Britain and the Developing World - The first of a five-part series examines a community in India
10.30 Ghostwriter: Ghost Story - The first of a five-part adventure Stereo 90711 11.00 Q and A Stereo 7453518 11.10
Landmarks: People on the Move - Following a family as they move from Scotland to England Subtitled 5848082 11.30 Help Your Child with Reading - How parents can help a child with reading and writing
11.45 History File: North American Indians
4553518 12.05 Zig Zag Wildlife Safari: Homes 181217912.25 Lifeschool: Citizenship - How to deal with bullies
12.50 Teaching Today 7988402 1.20-1.40
Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis Stereo 1.20 Philbert the Frog Stereo 38854995 1.25 Christopher Crocodile
38853266 1.30 Brum
54654599 1.40 Music Time:
The Emperor and the Nightingale - A musical version of a Hans Christian Andersen story 69247537 2.00 News and Weather: followed by Watch
Summer Extras
Note: repeats are not indicated.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: GrandPrix

Highlights of the Pacific
Grand Prix from Aida, Japan.

: WorldSnooker

World Championship from the Crucible, Sheffield. News from behind the scenes, and live coverage of the opening match in the second round. With David Vine and Dougie Donnelly.
Including at
3.00 News and Weather
Subtitled (news) and at
3.50 News and Weather
Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: The Big Bus

Spoof disaster movie, starring Joseph Bologna
A gang tries to destroy the world's first nuclear-powered bus.
Director James Frawley (1976)


Unknown: Joseph Bologna
Director: James Frawley
Dan Torrance: Joseph Bologna
Kitty Baxter: Stockard Channing
Shorty Scotty: Ned Beatty
lronman: Jose Ferrer
SybilCrane: Sally Kellerman
CamilleLevy: Lynn Redgrave

: First Sight

The current affairs series reports on a policeman's controversial views on how to win the war against drugs.
Producer Stewart Lansley
Editor Mike Flood Page
PHONE IN: on BBC Radios GLR, Berkshire, Kent, Oxford. Call [number removed] after the programme.
REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below


Producer: Stewart Lansley

: Southern Eye

Sally Taylor with the regional current affairs programme.
SeriesproducerPeterPitt PHONE IN: on BBC Radios Berkshire. Dorset FM. Solent. Sussex and Surrey.
Call[number removed]after the programme.


Unknown: Sally Taylor

: Taking Liberties: All Out War

Wren Karen Greig's admission that she was gay during an investigation into her rape by a serviceman resulted in her being interrogated for three days and then dismissed. Max Darnell's gay relationship with another sailor resulted in his having a criminal record although he had not broken any civilian law.
Every week at least one man or woman is thrown out of the British armed forces because they are homosexual. This examination of the effects of this institutionalised homophobia gives some of them the opportunity to tell their stories.
One air vice marshal was encouraged to take early retirement when he was inadvertently involved in a police swoop on some public toilets. His protests that he was not a homosexual were ignored by the RAF. As his wife says: "I think he would have got more support if he'd robbed a bank."
Producer Dev Varma Series producer Elizabeth Clough


Unknown: Wren Karen Greig
Unknown: Max Darnell
Producer: Devvarma Senes
Producer: Elizabeth Clough

: Top Gear

This week: Jeremy Clarkson tests three estate cars; Tiff
Needell drives the Caterham
Super 7; and Michele Newman joins the enthusiasts who cruise the King's Road in Chelsea in classic American cars.
Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Michele Newman
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: World Snooker

World Championship from the Crucible, Sheffield.

: THE WIND OF CHANGE Beloved Country

Last in the documentary series. The She-Chief. Dr Zungu is a Zulu Chief - she is also a woman as well as a qualified medical doctor. Her appointment to the exclusively male institution of Zulu Chieftaincy was an astonishing break with tradition and came about after the death of her husband and only son. Chief Zungu, a 30-year-old mother of two, is now having to deal with the spiralling political violence in her 70,000 strong
Chiefdom. She also faces tough opposition from Zulu elders who would like to see her fail.
Series producer Christopher Ternll Executive producer Paul Hamann


Producer: Christopher Ternll
Producer: Paul Hamann

: 10x10

Short films by new directors. The Weatherhouse
The strange tale of a couple torn between love and weather-forecasting, performed by a mixed cast of animated puppets and live actors.
Series producer Colin Rose
Director Joanna Woodward
Followed by Video Nation


Producer: Colin Rose
Director: Joanna Woodward

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: World Snooker

Further coverage.

: Weatherview

: Open View

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