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: Open University

6.15 instruments in Flight
6.40 Maths Models and Methods: The Examination 6192739 7.05
Understanding Music: Followinga Score Subtitled 9549401 7.30 Swedish Science in the 18th Century 9684888 7.55 LA: City of the Future? 2420642 8.45 Child Development: Musical Prodigies - with children from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.

: Animals of Farthing Wood

The happy routine in White Deer Park is disrupted. Shown last Thursday on BBC 1

: Skeleton Warriors

Cartoon about the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil .....

: Travel Bug

A new game show for children where two teams of school friends compete for the chance to jet off to
European cities. Starting at Manchester airport they choose a location and then, armed with only a phrase book and some local currency, the teams battle it out.
Presented by Paul Hendy. ............


Presented By: Paul Hendy.

: Grange Hill

Another chance to see the series from 1985. Banksie organises a return visit to Brookdale.
Written by Frances Galleymore


Unknown: Fay Alison Bettles
Unknown: Jackie Melissa Wilks
Unknown: Jean-Paul Dorian Ford
Unknown: Zammo Lee MacDonald
Written By: Frances Galleymore

: The Little Vampire

Live action drama in 13 parts about youngAnton and histwo nocturnal friends, stereo .

: Growing Up Wild

The start of a children's series about the world of young animals, presented by Terry Nutkins.
Talking Birds. Today Terry looks at the way birds talk to each other as well as those that mimic the human voice. He sings a duet with a yellow naped Amazon parrot and visits the gannet colonies of the North Atlantic. Stereo ............ ♦See Children: page 69


Presented By: Terry Nutkins.

: The O Zone

Mick Hucknall talks about Simply Red's new album and Louise Nurding , formerly of Eternal, talks about her new solo career.
Shown last Monday Stereo ...................


Talks: Mick Hucknall
Talks: Louise Nurding

: Indoor Bowls

Dougie Donnelly introduces the final of the International Indoor Bowls
Championship live from Preston's Guild Hall. The players set out last week with their sights on the£ 10,000 first prize.


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly

: Racing

Live coverage of the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe from Longchampat
3.50pm. First run in 1920, the Arc traditionally attracts one of the year's best fieldsforthe one-and-a-half-mile race. There is also live coverage of the 2.30pm and 3.05 races. Commentary by PeterO'Sullevan, Julian Wilson and Jim McGrath.
Producer Martin Hopkins
Owing to live sporting coverage, indoor bowls at 4.05pm and rugby at
5.10pm may start later


Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Jim McGrath.
Producer: Martin Hopkins

: Indoor Bowls

The conclusion of the week's live action with the closing stages of today's final.

: Rugby Special

Highlights of the clash between League One new boys Saracens and Bristol, plus a full roundup of the best of the rest of the action in England and Wales. Plus the return of the "Try of the Month" competition. With John Inverdale.


Unknown: John Inverdale.

: The Trials of Life: Arriving

Another chance to see David Attenborough's 12-part natural history of behaviour.

Birth is the first dangerous step into a hazardous world, an event which reflects the lifelong labours to come. From egg-laying to live-bearing, animals employ an extraordinary variety of techniques to disperse their offspring.
See today's choices.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)
David Attenborough's Greatest Hits: page 28


Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: Keenan Smart
Executive Producer: Peter Jones

: Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld

A look at the automotive cultures in six countries around the world.
Detroit. First it was called Detroit and then, when most American cars were made there, it became known as the "Motor City". To lovers of music and cars the world over, it will always be known as "Motown". Then the effects of the 1967 riots and Japan's successful inroad into the US car market left the centre of this once great city a virtual ghost town. But Clarkson finds that the manufacturers are fighting back and that a pulse still beats in the heart of Detroit.
DirectorDennisJarvis Rpt Stereo Subtitled ..

: Grand Prix

Highlights of today's Grand Prix of Europe from Nürburgring in Germany. With commentary by Murray Walker , Jonathan Palmer and Tony Jardine.
Repeated tomorrow at 8.15am Stereo.... 45


Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Jonathan Palmer
Commentary By: Tony Jardine.

: The Money Programme: Muddy Water

After suffering a barrage of criticism over the summer, the water companies now face a new source of controversy, this time about the companies they own. Richard Watson investigates practices within the water industry which raise serious questions about how millions of pounds of consumers' money is being spent.
Transcripts: for details phone [number removed]


Reporter: Richard Watson
Producer: Sharon Keatley
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Cinema Europe: the Other Hollywood

Kenneth Branagh narrates a six-part series telling the story of early film-making in Europe.
Where It All Began. This first programme traces the birth of the industry in Europe from the first moving pictures screened in 1895 through to the First World War. It contains glimpses of the hand-coloured fantasies of George Melies , the sly comedy of Max Under , the epic vision of Abel Gance , warfilms from Italy, early action films from Denmark and propaganda films from Britain and Germany. See today's choices. Produced and directed by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow
♦ See Barry Norman : page 72


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: George Melies
Unknown: Max Under
Unknown: Abel Gance
Directed By: David Gill
Directed By: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: Barry Norman

: The Death of Yugoslavia: A Safe Area

Last in a five-part series in which leaders in the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the Second World War explain the chain of events leading to the collapse of Yugoslavia.
This is the story of three years of international failure in Bosnia. The main participants tell how promises to the Bosnian Muslims were made and broken, how the decision by the international community not to use military force strengthened the position of the all-powerful Bosnian Serbs. The Americans then describe how they decided the only way to break the deadlock was to give full backing to President Tudjman of Croatia and to talk him into forming an alliance with the Bosnian Muslims - even though Muslim blood was fresh on his hands.


Director: Angus MacQueen
Producer: Norma Percy

: A Climate for Killing

Thriller starring
John Beck
Katharine Ross
Yuma, Arizona, on the US/Mexican border: local sheriff Kyle Shipp is investigating the discovery of a headless female corpse buried in the desert. But it's rodeo week and Kyle's been lumbered with a young hotshot detective from the State capital. With the help of Grace, his lover and local forensic genius, he uncovers a tale of family deceit, jealousy and revenge.
DirectorJ S Cardone (
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 75-80


Unknown: John Beck
Unknown: Katharine Ross
Kyle Shipp: John Beck
Grace Hines: Katharine Ross
Elise Shipp: Mia Sara
Paul McGraw: Steven Bauer
Donna: Dedee Pfeiffer
Wayne Paris: John Diehl
Click Dunn: Phil Brock

: The Trial of OJ Simpson

Peter Pringle presents a review of the developments in the trial of former American footballer and film star
OJ Simpson, who stands accused in Los Angeles of the murder of his former wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Producer Derek Guthrie


Unknown: Peter Pringle
Unknown: Oj Simpson
Unknown: Ronald Goldman.
Producer: Derek Guthrie

: Indoor Bowls

Dougie Donnelly presents highlights of today's final of the International Indoor Bowls Championship from Preston's
Guild Hall. Stereo ......................


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly

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