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: Open University

6.20 Oceanography: Waves
6.45 New York and Los Angeles:
Re-inventingtheCity 2303594 7.35
Reflections on a Global Screen

: Breakfast News

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

: Westminster On-Line

From Monday to Thursday this programme offers members of the public a chance to tackle politicians on current issues. Presented today by Sarah Baxter.
Tel: 0[number removed](calls charged at local rates; lines open Mon-Thurs, 7.15-9.00am). Fax: [number removed]. Email: weStOnline@bbC.CO.Uk


Unknown: Sarah Baxter.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated. (ages 13-16)
9.00 Lernexpress
9.15 Teaching Today
9.45 Numbers Plus (ages 5-7)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Changes in Material 1569407 10.40 Look and Read
(ages 7-9+) Geordie Racer
11.00 Zig Zag (ages 8-1 0) Roman Britain Stereo 6574469 11.20 English Time (ages 11-14) stereo 6111759 11.40Madabout Music (ages 11-14)
12.00 The Great New Visionary Quest (ages 16+)

: Working Lunch

A daily look at business news

: Daytime on Two

1.00 The IT Collection (ages 16+) In the Money Stereo 57627001 1.25 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Pakistan and Its People
Stereo Subtitled 87321643 1.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7)

: The Room Upstairs

Romantic comedy drama starring Stockard Channing
SamWaterston Leah Lazenby has inherited her childhood home and turned it into a boarding house. Meanwhile, she continues her career as a gifted teacher. But in her personal life she prefers to maintain a "safe distance" - until a handsome cellist moves into a vacant room. With Linda Hunt and Joan Allen.
DirectorStuartMargolin(1987) Subtitled ... * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60
Including at
3.00 News and Weather sutmied (news)


Unknown: Stockard Channing
Unknown: Samwaterston Leah Lazenby
Unknown: Linda Hunt
Unknown: Joan Allen.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz, with Martyn Lewis. QUIZCALL: 0[number removed]. Calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate. 49p perminute at all other times.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Daily cookery challenge programme.
Presented by Fern Britton. PROGRAMME RECIPES: available on Ceefax page 613.


Presented By: Fern Britton.

: Esther

Discussion series, hosted by Esther
INFORMATION: on any of the topics discussed this week: send an A4 sae (25p in stamps), stating which subject you require, to: [address removed]

: Catchword

Word game, with Paul Coia. Stereo..


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: The Battle of the River Plate

Drama continuing the Britain at War season, starring
Peter Finch
Ten days before the Second World
War begins, Germany's crack pocket battleship, the GrafSpee, is destroying Allied merchant shipping in the South Atlantic. All attempts to stop the ship seem doomed, until British intelligence conceives a daring plan.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
(1956) ............................................... # FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60


Unknown: Peter Finch
Directors: Michael Powell
Directors: Emeric Pressburger
Captain Langsdorff: Peter Finch
Captain Bell: John Gregson
Commodore Harwood: Anthony Quayle
Captain Woodhouse: Ian Hunter
Captain Barry: Jack Gwillim
Captain Dove: Bernard Lee
Mike Fowler: Lionel Murton
Lt Comdr Medley: Patrick MacNee

: Horizon: Icon Earth

For 20 years, the image of the earth floating in space has been adopted by environmentalists to suggest the planet's wholeness and vulnerability, as a challenge to industrialism and consumerism. But the meaning of the icon is changing with the advent of global telecommunications and finance. As part of Science Week, Horizon explores the implications of these changes and asks what the future holds. See today's choices.
TRANSCRIPT: please send a cheque for £4.50. payable to BSS, to Horizon: Icon Earth, [address removed] Please allow 28 days for delivery.


Producer: David Malone
Editor: John Lynch

: Russian Wonderland

Documentary portraits by Russian film-makers.
On the Chechen border, a young
Russian soldier is being persuaded by his motherto desert. But what should he do with his gun? His officers won't accept it back, and if he takes it with him or gives it to another soldier he will be arrested. His mother, however, is determined not to leave Chechenya without him.
The next programme in the series is on Wednesday at9.50pm Subtitled ........................

: Bottom

Written by and starring
Adrian Edmondson , Rik Mayall
Parade. Richie and Eddie are helping the police with theirenquiries.
Naturally, this leads to encounters with a Falklands veteran with a tin leg, a crooked bookie and a pretty barmaid.


Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Unknown: Rik Mayall

: Game On

Fourth in a new six-part comedy series about three youngflat-sharers.
The Great Escape. Mandy gets the chance of a job in Bermuda and Matthewthinks of some interesting ways forhertopaythebackrent.
Written by Andrew Davies and Bernadette Davis Director John Stroud ; Producer Geoffrey Perkins


Written By: Andrew Davies
Written By: Bernadette Davis
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Matthew: Ben Chaplin
Martin: Matthew Cottle
Mandy: Samantha Janus
Male assistant 1: Mark Aitken
Male assistant 2: Jason Griffiths
Renate: Kate McKenzie
Make up girl: Heidi Monsen

: Ruling Passions: Sex, Race and Empire

Fourth of a six-part series which looks at the sexual history of the British Empire. Sweet, Just, Boyish Masters. The personal integrity of officials of the Empire was regarded as a vital qualification forthe job. But given the many sexual opportunities on offer, the archetypal pure young man, sprung from the playing-fields and chapels of the British public schools, was soon to be tainted by scandal.
Directors Alex West and David Wilson ; Series producer David Wilson BBC BOOK: Ruling Passions, a book written by Anton Gill to accompany the series, is available price £ 15.99 from booksellers.
Followed by Conundrum
A daily series of visual puzzles presenting everyday objects as they have never been seen before.


Directors: Alex West
Directors: David Wilson
Producer: David Wilson
Written By: Anton Gill

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Face to Face: Lauren Bacall

Jeremy Isaccs interviews
Hollywood legend
Lauren Bacall in this Late Show special.
They discuss herfilm career, hertwo volumes of autobiography and her role in Friedrich DCirrenmatt 's The Visit at this year's Chichester Festival. See today's choices.
Producer David Herman ; Series editor Michael Poole


Unknown: Jeremy Isaccs
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Friedrich Dcirrenmatt
Producer: David Herman
Editor: Michael Poole

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Images of the Cosmos: Good Seeing A programme showing as part of Science Week which looks at the largest optical telescopes on the planet. Subtitled .......................
12.25 Design Principles: Creativity and Conceptual Design OU downloaded video

: The Record

Events in Parliament. With Tim Fenton.


Unknown: Tim Fenton.

: Nightschool TV

Teaching Today - Primary Science Classification - Does It Bite?
Teaching Today Plus - extends and complements the previous programme.............................

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