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: Open University

6.20 Toulouse in the 16th Century
How architecture was used to display wealth and authority in Toulouse - one of the richest cities in 16th-century France.

6.45 Palazzo Venezia, Rome: a Cardinal's Palace
The story of the first Renaissance palace to be built in Rome.

7.10 The Sordid Subject of Boeuf Bourguignon
Should home economics be taught in schools - is it a useful subject or just a waste of time?

7.35 History of Maths: The Liberation of Algebra
How the work of Hamilton and Boole in 19th-century Ireland freed algebra from its dependency on arithmetic.

: Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Children's BBC: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animated adventures of the knight of the Round Table. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Lassie's life is in danger, until she is spotted by Ron and Dale, two young hikers.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 The French Collection: Kaleidoscope Culture!
(ages 16+)

9.25 See You, See Me: See 1960s - School Life
(ages 7-9)

9.45 Watch: Famous People - Florence Nightingale
(ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Today, the Playbus stops at the Playground Stop.

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Come Outside: Spiders
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Science Zone: Plants and Animals - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
(ages 9-11)

11.05 Space Ark: Plants and Animals - Food Chains
(ages 7-11)

11.15 Le Club: Mon Quartier
(ages 9-12) (Stereo)

11.30 Ghostwriter: Ghost Story: Part 3
(ages 10-12)

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.
(Shown Sunday, 10.00am on BBC1) (Stereo)

: Working Lunch

Business news

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Teaching Today: Investigating History: Programme 1

1.30 Showcase: History and Geography

1.40 Thunderbirds in Hindi: The Perils of Penelope: Episode 3

1.45 You and Me: Growing
(ages 3-5)

: Children's BBC: The Family Ness

Adventures of a family of monsters. (Rpt)

: Conference Live 95

Further live coverage from the second day of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Presented by Nick Ross, with Jon Sopel and Anne Perkins talking to delegates in and around the conference.

Including at 3.00 and 3.55 News; Regional News; Weather


Presenter: Nick Ross
Reporter: Jon Sopel
Reporter: Anne Perkins

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Another chance to see the very first episode of the American comedy.

A streetwise young man from Philadelphia goes to live with wealthy relatives in a suburb of Los Angeles.

: Heartbreak High

The hard-hitting drama series about a Sydney inner-city high school. The students decide to make a documentary video about police harassment.

: Dear Dilemma

Lisa I' Anson presents the series in which celebrities discuss fictional dilemmas faced by teenagers, based on real-life situations.
Tonight, actress Martine McCutcheon (Tiffany in EastEnders) and Liverpool striker Phil Babb talk about the cases of Samantha, who is tempted by her best friend's boyfriend, and Liam, who is being pursued by his boss's wife.
Series producer Ian Stewart ; Executive producer
JaneHewland Stereo Subtitled ..........


Unknown: Martine McCutcheon
Unknown: Phil Babb
Producer: Ian Stewart

: The Knowledge: Learning by Numbers

An American research project, begun ten years ago in the state of Tennessee, indicates that smaller primary class sizes are beneficial to learning. Kath Bates, an experienced teacher at Castlechurch Primary School in Stafford, puts these findings to the test, teaching just half her class over a few weeks in order to see if class size can make a difference.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Subject: Kath Bates
Director: Sukai Eccleston
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Sound Stories: Something for the Weekend?

Singing in a barbershop chorus is a passion that can take over one's life, as members of Shannon Express, a 70-strong group from Potton, Bedfordshire, will attest. For the last five years they have been working towards a gold medal at the national barbershop championships in Harrogate. Will they go on to represent Britain at next year's international convention in America?


Director: Karen Whiteside
Producer: Christina MacAulay

: Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea

Tonight, chef Rick Stein prepares a hot seafood starter for food writer Michael Bateman, and undergoes a photo session to the amusement of local fishermen. Dishes featured in the programme are bass with beurre blanc, skate in black butter sauce, moules marinieres, cod with aioli and butter beans - one of Rick's inventions - and ceviche made with brill. Plus, Rick's own version of the humble fishcake.
See Rick Stein: page 56


Presenter/Chef: Rick Stein
Guest: Michael Bateman
Director/Producer: David Pritchard

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: No Hiding Place

Classic comedy starring James Bolam, Rodney Bewes

The lads are desperate not to know a soccer score until the TV recording. But with eight hours to go, anything can happen.


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes

: Nautilus: Race to Destruction

The submarine was envisaged as the ultimate weapon of destruction, and by the peak of the Cold War it could stay submerged for months and destroy a city with a single warhead. Michael Gambon narrates the story of the engineers and sailors who pioneered the creation of America's USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, and their Russian counterparts who worked on the K-3. Includes previously classified material and interviews with the submarines' captains and crew.


Narrator: Michael Gambon
Director: Ian Potts
Series producer: Anita Lowenstein
Executive producer: Roy Davies

: Watch Out

Simon King presents spectacular wildlife experiences from a spring and summer of animal watching.
Information: see Ceefax page 624, BBC Wildlife magazine, or access the Internet: the URL address is: [web address removed] or record the closing titles and playback on stop frame. You can e-mail your information on: [email address removed]

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Presenter: Simon King
Producer: Mark Brownlow
Series Producer: Mike Beynon

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Through African Eyes

A look at western readings of African art, and the problem of interpreting work from cultures very different from one's own. Aminatta Forna travels to Mali to investigate the art of the Dogon and Bamana cultures, and tries to see their art as they see it.


Presenter/Producer: Aminatta Forna

: Weatherview

: Open University: The Third Revolution

IT in the workplace.

: BBC Focus

4.00 NCET TV: Teaching and Learning with IT

4.30 Read and Write Together
Stories, ideas and activities.

5.00 Lingua Italia: Italia
Authors and film producers in Sicily.

5.30 Film Education Pocahontas - Fact... Legend... Film ...

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