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: Open University

6.20 Health: Visiting and the Family
Health visitors safeguard the health of children, but do they also interfere in private lives on behalf of the state?

6.45 Just in Time?: Restructuring Corporate America
Now three US companies are facing up to the economic challenges of the 1990s.

7.35 Global Tourism
Tourism generates money and jobs, but it can be damaging for the environment and local culture of popular destinations.

: 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: [number removed] (calls charged at local rates; lines open Mon-Thurs, 7.15-9.00am). Fax: [number removed]. E-mail: [email address removed] (Stereo)


Presenter: Sarah Baxter

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 Le Club: Bonjour (ages 9-12)

9.15 Teaching Today: Primary Science: Energy and Forces - Will It Stop?

9.45 Numbertime: Shapes - Circles (ages 4-5)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Cats' Eyes: Forces - Pushing and Pulling (ages 5-7)

10.40 Look and Read Special: Welcome to LRTV (ages 7-9)

11.00 Zig Zag: Wildlife Safari - Movement (ages 8-10)

11.20 Techno: Making It: The Kart (ages 11-14)

11.40 Job Bank: Long Distance Lorry Driver/Chef (ages 14+)

12.00 Shakespeare: the Animated Tales: Othello (ages 9-13)

: Working Lunch

A daily look at business news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File: The Making of the United Kingdom: 1500-1750 - Elizabeth and Her People (ages 14-16)

1.25 Landmarks: Exploration and Encounters - Early Civilisations (ages 9-12)

1.45 Words and Pictures: Andrew's Bath (ages 5-7)

: World Snooker

From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Including action from the beginning of the quarter-finals, with 13 frames still the winning target required to go on to the next round and two tables still in operation. Plus the launch of this year's Shot of the Championship competition. With David Vine and Dougie Donnelly.
Competition: running daily on 24, 25 and 26 April. To take part, phone in on [number removed]; lines open from 12 noon on 24 April to 12 midnight on 26 April. Calls are charged at 39p per minute cheap rate and 49p per minute at all other times. For a copy of the rules, send an sae to [address removed]
Including at
3.00 News and Weather subtitled (news)
3.50 News and Weather; Regional News; Weather


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Dougie Donnelly

: The Way to the Stars

Continuing the Britain at War season of films, commemorating the British experience of the Second World War, is this drama starring Michael Redgrave, John Mills
1940: Peter Penrose, a young pilot who has just finished training, arrives at an RAF bomber station to experience both happiness and tragedy in the uncertain days ahead.
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-48


Director: Anthony Asquith
David Archdale: Michael Redgrave
Peter Penrose: John Mills
Miss Toddy Todd: Rosamund John
Johnny Hollis: Douglass Montgomery
Mr Palmer: Stanley Holloway
Squadron Leader Carter: Trevor Howard
IrisWinterton: Rene Easherson
Rev Charles Moss: Felix Aylmer
Tiny Williams: Basil Radford
Joe Friselli: Bonar Colleanojr
Miss Winterton: Joyce Carey
Singer: Jean simmons
Nobby Clarke: Bill Owen
Wally Becker: Nicholas Stuart
Pilot Officer Prune Parsons: David Tomlinson
Jones: Johnnie Schofield
Fitter: Charles Victor
Colonel Page: Hartley Power
Elsie: Vida Hope
Aircraftsman: Peter Cotes
Bertie Steen: Anthony Dawson
Tinker Bell: Hugh Dempster
Sergeant: Alf Goddard
American airman: Tryon Nichol
Wally: Grant Miller

: Close-Up

Continuingthe series of programmes celebrating the centenary of the cinema in which people select their favourite movie moments.
Crime novelist P D James talks about herfavourite scene from the classic western Stagecoach. Plus British director Michael Winnerdiscusses the epic battle scene in Laurence Olivier 's Henry V. Another Close-Up follows Horizon at 8.50pm. Producer Nick Freand Jones


Director: Michael Winnerdiscusses
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Horizon: Hearing Voices

Are people who hear voices necessarily mad? Traditional clinical psychology says yes, but a leading Dutch psychiatrist, Professor Marius Romme, argues that the voices people hear relate to their own thoughts and that they can learn to live with them. This film explores the arguments for focusing on what the voices say, rather than suppressing them with medication.
See today's choices.
Producer John Edginton ; Editor John Lynch
TRANSCRIPT: please send a cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS, to: [address removed]. Please allow 28 days for delivery.
See Dr Mark Porter : page 32


Subject: Professor Marius Romme
Producer: John Edginton
Editor: John Lynch

: Close-Up

More favourite moments from films.
American director Robert Rodrigues describes a dream sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound, and British producer Stephen Woolley chooses a bank robbery scene from the cult classic Gun Crazy.


Presenter: Robert Rodrigues
Presenter: Stephen Woolley

: States of Mind: The Asylum War

Drama documentary about the ideological battle fought in York at the beginning of the 19th century over the treatment of the mentally ill. Based entirely on original documents and eye-witness accounts, the programme traces the story of the campaign to expose the barbaric practices of the day, and of the dedicated reformers who challenged them.
See today's choices.


Executive Producer: Janice Hadlow
Executive Producer: Tim Kirby
Director: Julian Birkett
Narrator: Alison Steadman
Godfrey Higgins: Bruce Alexander
Samuel Tuke: Adam Kotz
Charles Best: Peter Guinness
George Rose: Julian Curry
Official: Ian Barritt
Keeper: Andrew Tansey
Sarah Vickers: Laura Cox

: World Snooker

The latest news of the World Championship quarter-finals, from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Presented by David Vine.

Followed by Video Nation Shorts
More moments from everyday lives.


Presenter: David Vine

: Newsnight

Reports on, and analysis of, the day's news and currents affairs stories. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: World Snooker

From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Highlights from the first day of the quarter-finals, which continue tomorrow. With David Vine.


Presenter: David Vine

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Engineering Materials: Hidden Power
When electricity supply cables are laid underground, how do the materials differ from those used in pylons? (Subtitled)

12.25am Design Principles: Symmetry
OU downloaded video. (Subtitled)

: The Record

Reports on today's debates, exchanges and developments in Parliament. With Robert Orchard.
(to 1.35)


Presenter: Robert Orchard

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