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: Open University

6.45 Maths: Fibonacci Numbers
9687353 7.10Science: Fires of Life 5316808 7.35 Geology:
Interpreting Sediments

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary news.

: Flight for Freedom

Romantic drama starring
Rosalind Russell
Fictional story of a woman in the man's world of 1930s aviation. With Fred MacMurray. Director Lothar Mendes (1943)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-50


Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Fred MacMurray.
Director: Lothar Mendes

: Holiday Outings

A trip to the Gambia.

: Cricket: First Test

South Africa arrive at cricket's headquarters for their first Test in England since 1965, and their subsequent expulsion from world cricket.
Under the determined leadership of Kepler Wessels they will prove committed opponents, eagerly re-establishing a presence on the world stage. Commentary by Jack Bannister , Richie Benaud , Geoff Boycott , David Gower and Robin Jackman. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie
Talking about South
Africa 's return to Lord's 's


Unknown: Kepler Wessels
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Commentary By: David Gower
Commentary By: Robin Jackman.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Canvas

Venetian painters of the 16th century.

: Children's BBC: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

With Chris Jarvis.
Musical series. Written by Simon Davies. (Rpt) (Stereo)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis
Writer (Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams): Simon Davies

: Cricket: First Test

Further live coverage.
Including at
2.00 News and Weather Subtitled (news)

: Victims

The true story of an armed robbery.

: News and Weather

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

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Cricket: First Test

Further live coverage from

: Rough Guide to the World's Islands

Hawaii. Magenta Devine and Rajan Datar visit the holiday paradise of Hawaii, home of Surf ers for Jesus, hulas and humpback whales. Producer Jo Wright
Series producer Dave Stewart


Unknown: Rajan Datar
Producer: Jo Wright
Producer: Dave Stewart

: The Business

Nicolas Hayek : a Brief History of Swatch. Since 1982, more than 100,000,000 Swatches have been sold worldwide, and it is claimed that the famous plastic timepiece has saved the Swiss watch industry.
Swatch-collecting has become big business, with some designs having achieved up to £22,000 at auction. This programme talks to the man behind the Swatch, S M H chairman Nicolas Hayek , looks at the annual production of the watch's 200 designs, and at the plans for an innovative urban car - the Swatchmobile. It also features an interview with former astronaut Neil Armstrong
, who wore an Omega on the moon. Producer JeffFerry
Series editor Brian Davies
A Tnbeca production for BBCtv


Unknown: Nicolas Hayek
Unknown: Nicolas Hayek
Unknown: Neil Armstrong
Editor: Brian Davies

: Hypotheticals

The last of three programmes looking at medical ethics.
Kill or Cure. Will doctors help their patients die? And will medical colleagues cover up mercy killing? Moderator Vincent Hanna puts an imaginary story to panellists including Lord Walton, Chairman of the Select
Committee on Medical Ethics; Dr Jim Howe , the consultant responsible for young
Hillsborough disaster victim Tony Bland's medical care;
Catholic priest Father Anthony Fisher ; and Claire Rayner , agony aunt and Chair of the Ethics Committee at Northwick Park and St Marks NHS Trust.
Producer Charlie Smith Series editor Robin Kent
ABrian Lapping/Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Dr Jim Howe
Unknown: Father Anthony Fisher
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Producer: Charlie Smith
Editor: Robin Kent

: The Travel Show

Alison Goldie visits Lisbon, 1994's Culture Capital of Europe. Gavin Campbell discovers the Pacific island of Western Samoa. Paddy Haycocks goes to the Welsh village of Portmeirion. With Penny Junor. Producer Clare Sillery
Series producer Liz Wamer


Unknown: Alison Goldie
Unknown: . Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Producer: Liz Wamer

: State of the Ark

Series examining the role of zoos now and in the future.
The Zoos that Time Forgot Two Eastern bloc zoos are struggling for survival in the post-communist era. For most, the clock stopped in the 1950s - a time when zoos were important municipal status symbols modelled on Victorian menageries. Now Bucharest Zoo in Romania and Yerevan
Zoo in Armenia are trapped in a 40-year timewarp. This film focuses on attempts to modernise both zoos and rescue the animals from their poor conditions. Producer Kate Broome
Executive producer Grant Mansfield
BOOKLET: send cheque for £2.00, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Producer: Kate Broome
Producer: Grant Mansfield

: Building Sights

Alan Bennett wanders through the architecturally-exotic County Arcade in Leeds, designed by architect Frank Matchaminl900. Director David Hinton
Producer Ruth Rosenthal Rpt
Then The Jupiter Collision Stereo


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Frank Matchaminl900.
Director: David Hinton
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal Rpt

: Newsnight

Withjeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Withjeremy Paxman.

: Cricket: First Test

Highlights of the first day's play from Lord's.

: Weatherview

: Open View

Highlights of the coming weekend's OU programmes.

: Images of the Cosmos

Mapping the Milky Way. What does our galaxy look like from intergalactic space, and what lies at its very centre?

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