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: Open University

6.20 The Birth of Calculus
8223763 6.45 Images: Viewing the Invisible 9987305 7.10
Materials: Going through a Phase 5609560 7.35 Design and Innovation: Powerto the People?

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary update.

: Variety Jubilee

Vintage British musical.
A stage-door keeper reminisces about his life in variety. With Reginald Purdell. Director Maclean Rogers (1942)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Unknown: Reginald Purdell.
Director: MacLean Rogers

: Dangerous Moonlight

' Second World War 1 drama about a pilot who escapes from Europe but yearns to return to the fray. With Anton Walbrook.
Director Brian Desmond Hurst (


Unknown: Anton Walbrook.
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

: Butterfly: Sun Worshipper

A film about Finland's
Swallowtail butterfly.

: Rediscovery of the World

Jacques Cousteau and his crew investigate Mexico's


Unknown: Jacques Cousteau

: ADaythat Shook the World

December 1921: forming of the Irish Free State.

: Children's BBC: Joshua Jones


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Taste of Health

Cooking for children.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Makingthe Most of Things How one woman took up furniture-making.

: See Hear!

: News and Weather

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

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Appointment with Venus

Wartime comedy
- adventure. A team of rescuers goes into action to save a pedigree cow. With David Niven and Glynis Johns. Director Ralph Thomas (1951)


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Glynis Johns.
Director: Ralph Thomas

: Holiday Outings

The Cotswolds.

: Marching Orders

How people from the armed services fare in civvy street.
Producer Kevin Hill


Producer: Kevin Hill

: The King's Thief

Swashbuckling adventure starring David Niven , Ann Blyth The ambitious Duke of Brampton plans to eliminate his rivals and eventually oust the king. With Edmund Purdom.
Director Robert Z Leonard (1955)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Edmund Purdom.
Director: Robert Z Leonard

: Athletics

Some of the world's best athletes gather in Stockholm, for the latest vital Grand Prix event in the build-up to the European Championships in Helsinki. Introduced by Helen Rollason and Brendan Foster with commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson.
Producer Mark Wilkin
Editor Philip Bernie


Introduced By: Helen Rollason
Introduced By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Floyd on Italy

— What is Italian food?
Well it's not deep-pan pizza filled with chicken tikka pieces nor is it lasagne served with coleslaw, as the exuberant Keith Floyd demonstrates in his new seven-part series - or "gastronomic grand tour" as he prefers to call it.
In this first programme,
Liguria and Piedmont, he sets up his famous portable stove in a market square. Using regional produce he cooks red mullet in pesto sauce, then it's on to
Piedmont where he prepares bollito - a gargantuan meat stew - and goes truffle hunting with a local farmer.
Producer Michael Treen
Executive producer Robert Page
A Lifetime Broadcast production for BBCtv
Behind the scenes with Floyd and recipes SEE PAGES 24 and 38


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Michael Treen

: Rab C Nesbitt

Comedy starring Gregor Fisher
Rab takes the kids to Blackpool.


Writer: Ian Pattison
Director: Colin Gilbert
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine C Smith
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper

: One Foot in the Past

This week Kirsty Wark is joined by Loyd Grossman to confront heritage experts with some of the weird and wonderful post-war buildings suggested by viewers in the "List It" campaign.
Senes producer Sally Angel
Executive producer Roland Keating


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Producer: Roland Keating

: Heretic: Linus Pauling

A series of portraits of unorthodox scientists.

Nobel prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling is an unlikely heretic. Twenty years ago he was hailed as "the father of modern chemistry". His heresy has been to claim that a whole range of diseases, from colds to cancer, can be prevented by taking large amounts of vitamin C. Until a few years ago his crusade was condemned but with mounting evidence about nutrition and disease, some scientists aren't so sure now.

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Subject: Linus Pauling
Narrator: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Tony Edwards

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Over the Edge

First of six documentaries, made by the BBC's Disability
Programmes Unit, focusing on some of the more complex aspects of disability.
The Wannabees. Georgeisa free-thinking 68-year-old
American, Paul is a reserved young Englishman. These two very different people share a wish - to have an amputation and become disabled. When one of them dramatically achieves his wish the other turns to him for advice. When they meet, the emotions and drives behind their unusual obsession begin to unfold. Producer Joanne Kay ; Editor Ian Macrae


Producer: Joanne Kay
Editor: Ian MacRae

: Animation Now


: Weatherview

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