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: Open University

6.20 History of Maths: the Liberation of Algebra 1092732 6.45 Powers of the President- Carterand Reagan
7.35 The Sale of Awacs to Saudi Arabia


Unknown: Carterand Reagan

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ...................9608585

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 Le Cafe des Reves
Second of a five-part drama written by Nigel Hinton for secondary school students learning French. (ages 13-15)

9.20 The Great Picture Trail
The second of five programmes in which Neil MacGregor, director of the National Gallery in London, examines eight great paintings. Today, he talks about Velazquez's An Old Woman Cooking Eggs and Manet's A Bar at the Folies Bergere. (ages 14-16) (Stereo)

9.30 Square One TV: Fractions
(ages 9-11)

9.45 Storytime: Sunday Boots and Working Boots
Read by Christopher Timothy. (ages 4-5)


Writer (Le Cafe des Reves): Nigel Hinton
Presenter (The Great Picture Trail): Neil MacGregor
Storyteller (Storytime): Christopher Timothy

: Children's BBC: Playdays - The Roundabout Stop


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Watch: Famous People: Louis Braille
(ages 6-7)

10.40 Around Scotland: Townscapes: Leisure
(ages 10-12) (Stereo)

11.00 Cats' Eyes: People: Senses
(ages 5-7)

11.15 Ghostwriter
The Ghostwriter team tries to solve a crime that occurred in 1928.
(ages 10-12) (Stereo)

11.45 The Science Collection: Building Buckyballs
The human story behind the discovery of a new form of carbon.
(ages 16+)

12.10 The Geography Programme: The Disappearing Sea
(ages 11-16)
The story of one of the world's biggest environmental disasters.

: Working Lunch

More business news

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Economics Collection: Global Trade
The ways in which the international trading system links economic activity in different countries.
(ages 16+) (Stereo)

1.25 Zig Zag: An African Country: Kenya - a Day in the Life
(ages 8-10)

1.45 You and Me
(ages 3-5)

: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

The chef needs food for his cookery class which is being filmed. (Rpt)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Bowls

Further action from the Preston Guild Hall.
Second-round matches from this new competition for both men and women, with flat green players facing crown green opponents. Commentary from Jimmy Davidson , David Rhys Jones and David McGill.
3.00 News and Weather subtnied (news)
3.50 News and Weather summed (news) Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: David McGill.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Starring Patrick Stewart
First Contact. Riker is critically injured and stranded on a developing planet during a first contact mission. While he is unconscious, Malcorian doctors discover he is not of their race but decide to keep his presence a secret to avoid panic believingthatneitherthe citizens nor their rulers are ready to accept the presence of an alien.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Commander William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Commander Geordi LaForge: Levar Burton
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn
Dr Beverly Crusher: Gates McFadden
Counsellor DeannaTroi: Marina Sirtis
Lt Commander Data: Brent Spiner
Lanel: Bebe Neuwirth
Durken: George Coe
Mirasta: Carolyn Seymour
Krola: Michael Ensign
Berel: George Hearn
Nilrem: Steven Anderson
Tava: Sachi Parker

: The Big Trip

Second of a seven-part series following the adventures and exploits of three groups of young travellers as they journey on a tight budget across
Indonesia and Australia, the United States and the southern
Mediterranean. This week, the trio from Glasgow take a Greyhound bus to New Orleans and check out voodoo and jazz; two lads from Bristol University explore the heel of Italy; and the Irish contingent head east to Indonesia fora session in haggling and an inspirational view of its volcanic landscape.
Jeff Green , a stand-up comedian and himself a budget traveller, presents the programme.
Series director Paul Edwards ; Series producer Nicola Moody Stereo
Followed by Black Tracks
Classic black music from BBC2's archives. Stereo


Unknown: Jeff Green
Director: Paul Edwards

: All Black

Documentary series looking at Afro-Caribbean issues.
KickingOut. One in five professional footballers are black, so why are there still so few black spectators? Players and fans speak out as the show's roving commentator attends the first games of the season to watch the current state of play.
Producer Mike Parkinson ; Series producerYasmin
Anwar Stereo Subtitled .........................409


Producer: Mike Parkinson

: A Feast of Floyd

Keith Floyd chooses his favourite programmes from ten years of "gastronautical" travel.
Somerset Levels. This episode from the Floyd on Fish series finds the travelling cook in Somerset where he grew up. He sets off in search of a plump pike in the Levels and then goes to the river Exe to find sal mon to make a feast with ginger and raisins.
Producer David Pritchard Stereo Subtitied.8393


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: David Pritchard

: University Challenge

One of Britain's oldest university colleges, New College, Oxford, is up against one of the country's newest universities, North London, in a bid to get through to the second round ofthe ultimate student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.
Director Jenny Dodd ; Producer Kieran Roberts


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Jenny Dodd
Producer: Kieran Roberts

: Grace under Fire

American comedy series about one woman's s reci pe for survival.
Grade in the Middle. Nadine decides she wants to have a baby at the same time as Wade determines to quit his job.
Followed by Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing Cartoon.
Producer Kathryn Moore Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Mr Crabtree
Producer: Kathryn Moore
Grace Kelly: Brett Butler
Russell: Dave Thomas
Nadine: Julie White
Wade: Casey Sander
Bill: Charles Haluhan
Peg: Debra Mooney

: Video Diaries

By Any Means Necessary
Tony Thomas-Hall is an athlete trainingforthe World
Games in Berlin in a bid to become the fastest above-the-knee amputee. Formerly an able-bodied athlete, Tony developed cancer at 24. Now secondary cancers have appeared in his lung, but he remains determined to compete. See today's choices.
If you would like to make a video diary, write to: [address removed]
Producer Steve Sklair ; Series producer
Bob Long
* Dr Mark Porter writes about cancer on page 52


Unknown: Tony Thomas-Hall
Producer: Steve Sklair
Unknown: Bob Long
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: The Late Show

Melvyn Bragg examines a possible shortlist forthe Booker Prize of a hundred years ago. Stereo .........496480


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Weatherview

: The Next Five Minutes: Literature and the Bomb

How can writers deal with an issue as horrifying as the use of nuclear weapons?

: Psychology in Action: Understanding Violence

The work of a psychologist at Hull

: Bowls

More second-round action from the Preston Guild Hall, introduced by Dougie Donnelly ,


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly

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