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
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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
9.45 Storytime: Sunday Boots and Working Boots
Read by Christopher Timothy. (ages 4-5)
Writer (Le Cafe des Reves):
Presenter (The Great Picture Trail):
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10.25 Watch: Famous People: Louis Braille
10.40 Around Scotland: Townscapes: Leisure
(ages 10-12) (Stereo)
11.00 Cats' Eyes: People: Senses
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.
12.10 The Geography Programme: The Disappearing Sea
The story of one of the world's biggest environmental disasters.
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
1.45 You and Me
The chef needs food for his cookery class which is being filmed. (Rpt)
Presenter (Children's BBC):
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
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.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:
Commander William Riker:
Lt Commander Geordi LaForge:
Dr Beverly Crusher:
Lt Commander Data:
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
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
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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
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
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
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
* Dr Mark Porter writes about cancer on page 52
With Kirsty Wark.
Melvyn Bragg examines a possible shortlist forthe Booker Prize of a hundred years ago. Stereo .........496480
How can writers deal with an issue as horrifying as the use of nuclear weapons?
The work of a psychologist at Hull
More second-round action from the Preston Guild Hall, introduced by Dougie Donnelly ,