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: Open University

6.20 History of Maths:
Non-Euclidean Geometry
5748644 6.45Livingwith Technology: Air Pollution
7342373 7.35 Images and Innovation

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitled

: Children's BBC: Babar


: Easy Living

Romantic drama starring Victor Mature, Lucille Ball.

An ageing football star would like to retire, but his wife has a high standard of living which she wants to keep.
(1949) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 45-48


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Pete Wilson: Victor Mature
Anne: Lucille Ball
Liza Wilson: Llzabeth Scott
Tim McCarr: Sonny Tufts
Lenahan: Lloyd Nolan
Argus: Paul Stewart
Scoop Spooner: Jack Paar

: Cricket

Live coverage of one of today's semi-final matches. Commentary by Geoffrey Boycott , David Gower , Jack Bannister and Paul Allott.
Introduced by Tony Lewis and Richie Benaud.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: David Gower
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Paul Allott.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Introduced By: Richie Benaud.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: A Week to Remember

Pa the news this week in 1954. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: Holiday Outings

John Pitman joins a coach holiday in Devon, where he visits picturesque local spots and gets to sample real Devon clotted cream.


Unknown: John Pitman

: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball. (Stereo)

Joshua Jones (Rpt)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Zoe Ball

: Cricket

Live coverage through to the end of both semi-finals.
News and coverage from both matches at 1.20pm, live coverage of one semi-final at
1.50pm (live coverage of the other on BBC1). Introduced by Tony Lewis and Richie
Benaúd. 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


Introduced By: Tony Lewis

: Athletics and Cricket

European Athletics
Third day's action from Helsinki. Barring an unforeseen first round exit, Britain's
Roger Black should be competing in today's men's 400 metres semi-final, and there could be the chance of a British medal in the final of the high jump, where Steve Smith and Dalton Grant are expected to feature strongly.
Further coverage of today's semi-final matches.


Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Steve Smith
Unknown: Dalton Grant

: A Whole Different Ball Game

Dream before Wicket
Cricket runs as a common thread through Indian social, economic, political and religious life, and as such is a fitting subject to close this four-part series of films on national sporting identities.
The game is played everywhere, from pavements to vast stadiums. And even the pavement cricket draws a crowd.
A mother brings her son to one of the teeming early-morning coaching sessions in a Bombay park that gave birth to such players as Tendulkar and Kambli. "I've come to make him a cricketer," shesays. "I wanthim to make something of his life."
In its cutting between the stadium and the street, the film stresses the all-pervasive relationship between the nation and its game.
Director RuchirJoshi;ProducerSylvia Stevens A Faction production for BBCtv
Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Producersylvia Stevens

: Floyd on Italy

Puglia. Reaching the heel of Italy, Keith Floyd finds a stunning coastline. Inspired by the idea of "land meets sea", he creates dishes combining both vegetables and fish. Producer Michael Treen
Executive producer Robert Page
A Lifetime Broadcast production for BBCtv
RADIO TIMES READER OFFER: fordetailsofour exclusive offer to Puglia see page
Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Michael Treen
Unknown: Keith Floyd

: The Real McCoy

The return of the fast and furious black sketch comedy show, featuring Leo Chester, Felix Dexter, Robbie Gee, Llewella Gideon, Judith Jacob, Eddie Nestor, Meera Syal and Kulvinder Ghir. The special guests in the first episode are boxer Frank Bruno and young stand-up comedian Junior Simpson. Director Jo Johnson; Producer Bill Wilson
Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Leo Chester
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Robbie Gee
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Unknown: Eddie Nestor
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir.
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Junior Simpson.
Director: Jo Johnson
Producer: Bill Wilson

: One Foot in the Past

Dan Cruickshank hunts for the Skylon, centrepiece of the Festival of Britain and not seen since it was dismantled in 1951. With Kirsty Wark.
Executive producer Roland Keating Series producer Sally Angel


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank
Producer: Roland Keating
Producer: Sally Angel

: Heretic: Eric Laithwaite

The last of six portraits of unorthodox scientists.
Eric Laithwaite. Orthodox science finds Laithwaite's notion of an "anti-gravity" machine nonsensical, but last month he patented a new device which he believes will convince the world he's a visionary.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

Followed by Video Nation Shorts (Subtitled)


Narrator: Rosemary Hartill
Writer/Producer: Tony Edwards

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.

: 25 BLOODY YEARS Pictures of War

Ordinary people who have been caught up in the Troubles reflect on photographs that capture dramatic moments of their lives.
Director Julian Birkett
Executive producer Steve Hewlett


Director: Julian Birkett
Producer: Steve Hewlett

: Over the Edge

Fifth of six documentaries made by the BBC's Disability Programmes Unit.
The Tragic and the Blessed
This dramatic film shows the opportunities being created for disabled people in Ireland. Director/Producer David Hevey Editor Ian Macrae
A Criptic Films production for BBCtv
Stereo Subtitled


Producer: David Hevey
Editor: Ian MacRae

: Weatherview

: Images

Astronomical observations of the Crab Nebula.

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