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: Open University

6.20 Biology: Plant Growth Regulators 5284496 6.45
Maths: Modelling Drug Therapy 4171922 7.10 Geology: From SnowdontotheSea

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker. Including coverage of the men's metres individual medley, one of six swimming finals contested, while on the track, the start of Sally Gunnell 's defence of her metres hurdles title. Other finals include the men's
5,000 metres and women's 10,000 metres. Plus boxing news. Commentary by Harry Carpenter.


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter.

: Children's BBC: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Cartoon adventures.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Zoe Ball
Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Children's BBC: Why Don't You...?

More creative ideas including how to trace your family tree.
Factsheet: send a large sae with two second-class stamps to [address removed]

: Children's BBC: EEK

The entertainment guide, presented by Andi Peters.


Presenter: Andi Peters

: Cricket: One-Day International

South Africa's historic tour to England ends with two matches for the Texaco
Trophy. Live coverage of the first 55 overs per side match from Edgbaston. Commentary by Richie Benaud , David Gower , Geoffrey Boycott. Jack Bannister and Robin Jackman. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
TV 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

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

Musical series.
With Matthew Devitt, Sophie Aldred and Kenny Andrews.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis
Melvin: Matthew Devitt.
Maureen: Sophie Aldred
[Actor]: Kenny Andrews

: Cricket: One-Day International

Further coverage, through to the end of the match.
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 Business

From Food to Fashion Accessory Haagen Dazs lured adults to their ice cream by using the spice of sex. Now Americans Ben and Jerry are relying on green awareness and community values to sell their brand. This programme shows how marketing men have turned the ice-cream world into a fashion battleground. Producer Brian Edwards
A Lauderdale production for BBCtv


Producer: Brian Edwards

: Realms of the Russian Bear

Continuing the natural history of the former USSR.
The Red Deserts. As large as the whole of Western Europe, the arid lands of the Central
Asian republics echo the Sahara, with huge dunes of shifting sand and shimmering plains of salt. Many unique creatures survive the searing heat including real-life dragons, the world's most venomous snakes and rare wild asses.
Producer Nigel Marven
Series producer John Sparks


Producer: Nigel Marven
Producer: John Sparks

: Wild Tracks

Wilderness expert Ray Mears navigates his way out of the woods using tree stumps, lichen, the sun, and a very long pole. First shown as part of the countryside series Tracks. Producer Kathryn Moore
Series producer Colette Foster


Unknown: Ray Mears
Producer: Kathryn Moore

: The Travel Show

Paddy Haycocks crosses the Atlantic to visit the healthy, wealthy and wise of Boston. And Laurie Pike discovers
Hungary is not all cream cakes and goulash when she visits the spa capital, Budapest. With Penny Junor. Producer Clare Sillery
Series producer Liz Warner


Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Unknown: Laurie Pike
Producer: Liz Warner

: Under the Sun

The Hamar Trilogy
The Hamar people, who live in a remote area of south-western Ethiopia, believe that in the beginning two people were created - one of them smiled and became a woman, the other kept its mouth shut and became a man.
This documentary entitled
The Women Who Smile is the first of three films made by Joanna Head and anthropologist
Jean Lydall. Filmed over a period of five years they form an intimate portrait of the lives of Hamarwomen.
Originally shown in 1990, the first programme introduces the unmarried Duka. As with all
Hamar women, marriage is very important to her and she learns what the future holds from the harassed young mother Birinda and the older co-wife Hilanda.
All three women talk frankly and humorously about marital life, including familiar problems such as wife-beating, teenage pregnancy and growing old.
The final film of the trilogy, to be screened in two week's time, will bring Duka' story up to date. Editor Alan Bookbinder


Unknown: Joanna Head
Unknown: Jean Lydall.
Editor: Alan Bookbinder

: Building Sights

The Boots factory in Nottingham. Director Terry Flaxton
Producer Clare Paterson Rpt
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled


Director: Terry Flaxton
Producer: Clare Paterson Rpt

: Newsnight


: Rough Justice

The Biker's Tale
This year reporter John Ware broke the "code of silence" that kept John Megson locked up for a murder committed by another member of his biker club, the Druids. After the film, the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction and ordered a retrial. In May he was released. In this new edition, John Megson tells his story and reveals a surprise ending. Director Nicholas Renton Producer Charles Hunter


Reporter: John Ware
Unknown: John Megson
Unknown: John Megson
Director: Nicholas Renton
Producer: Charles Hunter

: Weatherview

: Open View

Open University preview.

: Patterns of Evolution

How new species evolve.

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