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: Open University

6.20 Photosynthesis-
6.45 Maths: Modelling Stock Control 4760810 7.10DNA: the Spice of Life 2961487 7.35 Geology: Deserts

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitled

: Children's BBC: Pinocchio

Cartoon. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: Babar

Animation. (Rpt)

: Lucky Partners

Comedy starring Ginger Rogers
Ronald Colman
When a handsome stranger wishes Jean Newton good luck she buys a sweepstake ticket with him on a hunch.
But Jean soon finds she's taking a chance on romance.
Director Lewis Milestone (1940)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Ronald Colman
Unknown: Jean Newton
Director: Lewis Milestone
Jean Newton: Ginger Rogers
David Grant: Ronald Colman
Freddie: Jack Carson
Aunt: Spring Byington
MrsSylvester: Cecilia Loftus
Charles: Billy Gilbert

: The Historyman

The Kable Family.
Bryan McNerney tells the story of two people transported from 18th-century Norfolk to
Australia and a life of penal servitude. Rpt


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Cricket: Second Test

Live coverage from
Headingley of the first morning's play between
England and South Africa in the second Cornhill Insurance Test.
Commentary by Richie Benaud , David Gower , Geoffrey Boycott , Jack Bannister and Robin Jackman. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


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

: pmCanvas

James White , Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, talks about the work of Jack Yeats.


Unknown: James White
Unknown: Jack Yeats.

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

With Chris Jarvis
Musical series
Written by Simon Davies


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

: Cricket: Second Test

Further live coverage from
Headingley. Stereo
Including at
2.00 and 3.00
News and Weather Subtitled (news) and at
3.50 News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: World Equestrian Games

Action from the second day of the showjumping competition, from the Hague. Stereo

: The Business

The Maverick Solution. A small engineering firm in Brazil could provide a blueprint for the successful management of companies in the 21st century. David Lomax reports.
Producer Brian Davies Stereo Subtitled 29


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Brian Davies

: Open Space

Let's Kill Nanny
"The welfare state is our enemy. It has failed entirely to deliver what it promised.
Worse than that, its tangled web of rules and obligations has destroyed the capacity of free men and women to make their own choices. The time has come to liberate ourselves from its cramping oppression." These are the views of David Marsland , co-author of a recent publication from the Adam
Smith Institute, entitled The End of the Welfare State. He argues that after 50 years, the welfare state has grown into a monstrous nanny which is strangling the economy and crushing self-reliance. Is it now time for it to be dismantled?
Director Norma Howe ; Producer Gavin Dutton


Unknown: David Marsland
Director: Norma Howe
Producer: Gavin Dutton
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: 25 Years of Gardeners' World

"If you have created garden, you have created a work of art," says Geoff Hamilton. A quarter of a century ago, Hamilton's predecessor Percy Thrower became the first gardening superstar, when Gardeners'
World evolved out of an earlier programme Gardening Club.
This celebration of the 25th anniversary traces the evolution of a programme that has made household names of screen gardeners, and has been at the forefront of the ever-growing popularity of gardening.
And how times and techniques have changed. In a pilot programme for Gardening Club the curator of Oxford's
Botanical Gardens wanted to show viewers the beauty of his blue water lillies. But the cumbersome television equipment took so long to set up that the lilies were closing by the time the crew was ready. So he offered viewers a loofah instead.
Producer Keith Haley ; Executive producer
John King Stereo Subtitled
Geoff Hamilton looks back over 25 years SEE FEATURE page 28


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton.
Unknown: Percy Thrower
Producer: Keith Haley
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: The Travel Show

Arthur Smith enjoys London's cafe society; Alison Goldie visits Fez in Morocco; and Paddy Haycocks explores the Asturias region of Spain.
Producer Hilary Cornwall ; Senes producer
Liz Warner Stereo


Unknown: Alison Goldie
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Producer: Hilary Cornwall

: A Change of Sex

In 1979 George Roberts, son of a Fleetwood trawlerman and father of two boys, started the slow and painful process of becoming Julia Grant. This documentary following the intimate transformation has been re-edited to form the first two parts of this trilogy. The third programme updates the story and reveals how Julia is coping with her new identity and role.
The films caused a stir when first screened although, as producer David Pearson wrote in Radio Times: "Judging from the hundreds of sympathetic letters received, the programmes have promoted some understanding."
In this first film Julia talks about her life - from early childhood through homosexual encounters and drag queen performances - and undergoes cross-examination by an apparently unsympathetic NHS psychiatrist. Subtitled


Unknown: George Roberts
Unknown: Julia Grant.
Producer: David Pearson

: Building Sights

The Royal College of Physicians in London. Rpt Producer Clare Paterson ; Director Paul Tickell
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled


Producer: Clare Paterson
Director: Paul Tickell

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Cricket: Second Test

First day's play. Stereo

: Weatherview

: Open View

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