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: Open University

6.20 Plants: Problems with Water 5448692 6.45 Maths: Group
Theory 4342418 7.10 Biology: a Question of Balance
7.35 Geology: Glaciers

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Children's BBC: Pinocchio

Cartoon. Pinocchio goes shopping but gets more than he bargained for.

: Children's BBC: Babar

Classic animation. Babar meets a monster in the jungle.

: New Faces of 1937

Musical starring Joe Penner
Milton Berle
A theatrical producer plans to con his many backers by mounting a sure-fire flop - but his cast has other ideas.
Director Leigh Jason (1937)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Joe Penner
Unknown: Milton Berle
Director: Leigh Jason
Seymore Semor: Joe Penner
Wellington Wedge: Milton Berle
Parky: Parky Akarkus
Patricia: Harriet Hilliard
Jimmy: William Brady
Robert Hunt: Jerome Cowan

: Consuming Passions

Ian Parmenter cooks with artichokes.


Unknown: Ian Parmenter

: Cricket: Third Test

Live coverage of the first day in the third and final Cornhill
Test in which England play South Africa at the Oval.
Commentary by Jack Bannister , Richie Benaud , Geoffrey Boycott ,
David Gower and Robin Jackman. Introduced by Tony Lewis. TV presentation Alan Griffiths
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


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

: Canvas

Edwin Mullins talks about Portrait of Caroline by Alberto Giametti , at the Tate Gallery, London.


Talks: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Alberto Giametti

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

Musical series. Maureen puts her magical plant powder to use.


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

: Cricket: Third Test

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

: The Natural World

Kimberley - Land of the Wandjina. A look at one of the last great wildernesses on earth, home to saltwater crocodiles and one of Australia's most dangerous snakes. Executive producer John Sparks


Producer: John Sparks

: Baby Monthly

The Fifth Month. The babies are sitting up and cutting teeth. But just how much can they understand? Meanwhile, the strain of parenthood is beginning to tell.
Executive producers Jeremy Gibson. Edward Goldwyn. Series producer Emma Read A Goldwyn production for BBCtv


Producers: Jeremy Gibson.
Producers: Edward Goldwyn.

: Realms of the Russian Bear

Continuing the natural history of the former USSR.
The Celestial Mountains
Lying astride the legendary
Silk Road, the great ranges of Central Asia rival the Himalayas in grandeur.
This film seeks out the elusive wildlife of the mountains.
Producer Pelham Aldrich-Blake Series producer John Sparks


Producer: John Sparks

: Wild Tracks

Ray Mears shows how to find water in the wilderness.
Producer Kathryn Moore
Senes producer Colette Foster


Unknown: Ray Mears
Producer: Kathryn Moore

: The Travel Show

This week, there's a chance to look through the keyholes of some of the most sumptuous villas in Italy as the Travel
Show goes to Tuscany. Alison Goldie visits the left bank of the 90s - in Prague. And
George Melly fishes for brown trout on the River Usk in the Brecon
Beacons. With Penny Junor. Producer Hilary Cornwall
Series producer Liz Warner RADIO TIMES READER OFFER: a weekend in Prague. For furtherdetailssee page


Unknown: Tuscany. Alison
Unknown: George Melly
Producer: Hilary Cornwall
Producer: Liz Warner

: A Change of Sex

Fifteen years ago George Roberts became Julia Grant through a sex change operation that was filmed in intimate detail for a television documentary, shown over the last two weeks.
In The Untold Story the same producer, David Pearson , brings the story up to date and finds out how Julia, now 39, has coped with her new identity.
Julia had thought the operation would mean the end of her problems. It did not. Her love affair ended, the surgery went wrong and she was hounded by the press. As a consequence she submerged herself in drink, drugs and the seamy side of life in Amsterdam. But Julia is a fighter and although "the memories still seep in like the damp", she started over again.
Even so her problems are still not over. She has lost four inches in height because she didn't have hormone treatment and a prolapse means she cannot function as a "natural woman". Despite all this she doesn't regret the change, only the way she was treated.
Ironically, Julia is faced with the prospect of major surgery again. But she explains, "I owe it to myself to complete what I started all those years ago."
The pain and pleasure of being Julia Grant SEE FEATURE page 30


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

: Consequences

Chalk Marks. Schools in Northern Ireland continue to achieve some of the best exam results in the United Kingdom. But have they remained as apart from the Troubles as they sometimes like to claim?
Last in the series.
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Director: Dermot Lavery
Series producer: Nick Catliff

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow. Suomied

: Cricket: Third Test

Highlights from the Oval.

: Weatherview

: Open View

Open University preview.

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