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9.52 A-Level Studies: Statistics 4: Hypothesis Testing
'Beta-blockers reduce death from heart disease.'
How can we reformulate such generalisations and test them?
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Hearing (A)
(e)
10.38 History File Divided Ireland
The first of two programmes exploring the partition of Ireland, and Ireland's different peoples and traditions.
Presenter TONY MCAULEY Consultant PAT LOUGHREY
Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e) ll.OThinkabout Cover Up
(e)
11.18 Child Care and Parenthood
The Child and the Family
The emergence of a toddler into a child can be a tricky time.
Five-year-old twins help their young sister, but it's not so easy if your elder brother is mentally handicapped.
Producer DIANE MORGAN (R) (e)
11.40 Scene Ties by BARRY PURCHESE
(Fordetailsseetomorrowat12.32) (R) (e)
12.12 pm Dicho y hecho Basic skills in Spanish
Making requests; coping with quantities; asking the time (R)(e)
12.30 Excuse My French For absolute beginners in French, these programmes demonstrate that communicating in another language can be fun and rewarding. (R) (e)
Book, £5.25; two cassettes, E3 74 each; teachers'notes £1.50, including postage and packing, from [address removed] Enclose
9" x 7'' sae. Cheques payable to BSS
12.45 Science Topics Biotechnology
Traditional uses of microbes are in making cheese and beer or wine. Today the techniques are undergoing a revolution.
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
1.5 A vous la France!
French for beginners in the ninth of 15 programmes.
Whether it's le jogging or le rugby, CAROLINE ROUSSEAU and PATRICK SIMPSON-JONES show how to talk about the sports you enjoy. And they follow the progress of the French team at the World Boules Championships.
Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e) Book and cassettes or records available from booksellers or BBC Publications .
French transcripts of the series, £1.50 from BSS, PO Box 7. London W3 6X7. Cheques payable to BSS
1.38 Outlook
Farming Through the Ages Today and Tomorrow
Farming today has to be intensive in order to make the maximum use of land.
Computer technology has added an interesting dimension.
Presented by DAVID PARRY-JONES Producer ALWYN HUMPHREYS (R) (e)
2.0 Watch
Clothes: Clothes for Special Occasions
(e)
2.15 Music Time Rhythms
Performing rhythm patterns in time with the regular beat. Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS
(e)

Contributors

Producer:
David Roseveare
Presenter:
Tony McAuley
Unknown:
Pat Loughrey
Producer:
David Scott Cowan
Producer:
Diane Morgan
Unknown:
Barry Purchese
Producer:
Peter Bratt
Unknown:
Caroline Rousseau
Producer:
David Wilson
Presented By:
David Parry-Jones
Producer:
Alwyn Humphreys
Presenters:
Jonathan Cohen
Presenters:
Helen Speirs

Tennents United Kingdom Championship
Today should bring together two of snooker's most popular and entertaining players, ALEX HIGGINS and DENNIS TAYLOR. They are expected to be playing in one of the two remaining quarter-finals.
In the other, TONY KNOWLES ought to be at the table but his opponent is more difficult to predict; could it be world champion JOE JOHNSON ? DAVID VINE introduces coverage of both matches from the Guild Hall, Preston. Commentators
TED LOWE , JACK KARNEHM
CLIVE EVERTON Summarisers JIM MEADOWCROFT
JOHN SPENCER , JOHN VIRGO

Contributors

Unknown:
Alex Higgins
Unknown:
Dennis Taylor.
Unknown:
Tony Knowles
Unknown:
Joe Johnson
Unknown:
Ted Lowe
Unknown:
Jack Karnehm
Unknown:
Clive Everton
Unknown:
Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown:
John Spencer
Unknown:
John Virgo

The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise. Starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr McCoy

Arriving on the planet of Ardana, in a desperate search for the only substance that can halt a botanical plague, Kirk becomes embroiled in a class struggle where the oppressors have their heads in the clouds while the oppressed revolt in darkness... (R)

Contributors

Writer:
Margaret Armen
Director:
Jud Taylor
Captain James T. Kirk:
William Shatner
Mr Spock:
Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy:
Deforest Kelley
Scott:
James Doohan
Sulu:
George Takei
Chekov:
Walter Koenig
Uhura:
Nichelle Nichols
Plasus:
Jeff Corey
Droxine:
Diana Ewing
Vanna:
Charlene Polite

Which birds can fly backwards?
Where does the swan get its whoop?
A wildlife quiz in which Jeremy Cherfas poses questions and puzzles about more than 50 animals and plants.
Pit your wits and your knowledge of nature against this week's team of experts Sheila Anderson Jenny Owen Peter Moore Peter Ferns
Director SARA FORD
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown:
Sheila Anderson
Unknown:
Jenny Owen
Unknown:
Peter Moore
Unknown:
Peter Ferns
Director:
Sara Ford
Producer:
John Dobson

ABA Finals - 1966
Mark Rowe v Tom Imrie
Amateur boxing's 'Night of the Year' was into its final stages when Messrs Imrie and Rowe entered the ring. The resultant fight has been described as a 'true classic'. Series producer JEFF GODDARD

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Rowe
Unknown:
Tom Imrie
Unknown:
Messrs Imrie

A Real Casualty
Whatever the politicians and dramatists say, the reality for most casualty doctors and nurses is that there are not enough staff and resources to deal with growing demand. Many of those who come through the door are neither accidents nor emergencies, but the old, the depressed and those who prefer hospitals to GP surgeries.
The real-life drama runs longer - a waiting time of three or four hours is not unusual. The resulting frustration and abuse is born by the doctors and nurses.
These frontline health service troops are seen in action over 36 hours in one busy General Hospital casualty department - Whipps Cross, Leytonstone. Camera
NIALL KENNEDY. MIKE SPOONER Film editor PETER PARNHAM
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer PETER LEE WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown:
Niall Kennedy.
Unknown:
Mike Spooner
Editor:
Peter Parnham
Producer:
Tony Laryea
Producer:
Peter Lee Wright

James Clavell is a survivor of the Japanese prison-camp, Changi. That experience he turned into his first novel, King Rat. He went on to write Taipan, Shogun and Noble House, all spectacular bestsellers. His new novel, Whirlwind has earned him a $5 million advance and already 850,000 hardback copies of it have been printed. Bookmark considers the phenomenon.

Return to Prospero Island
George Lamming is a West Indian writer. He came to Britain with the first wave of immigrants in the 1950s, wrote a clutch of novels and left. Now the elder statesman of the Caribbean novel and of black politics, he visits a much changed London and talks to Ian Hamilton about the old and new claims on black conscience.

Contributors

Subject:
James Clavell
Subject/Interviewee (Return to Prospero Island):
George Lamming
Interviewer (Return to Prospero Island):
Ian Hamilton
Director:
Donald Sturrock
Director:
Julian Henriques
Producer:
Roger Thompson
Executive Producer:
Nigel Williams

Introduced by Jonathan King California 1 - North
Great journeys of all time include Hannibal crossing the Alps, Marco Polo discovering China, Lindbergh flying the Atlantic and the Von Trapps in The Sound of Music. In another epic journey
J. K. drives down the coast of California. This week he leaves San Francisco, visiting interesting unusual places: San Jose, Monterey and Carmel, now famous for having Clint Eastwood as its mayor.
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL
Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jonathan King
Unknown:
Marco Polo
Unknown:
Clint Eastwood
Unknown:
Mike Radford
Unknown:
Simon Wilson
Editor:
Roger Martin
Producer:
Michael Hurll
Directed By:
Gordon Elsbury

A series of films on the way we live now
Botham's Out!
91 Weeks in the Life of a Boy's Own Hero
On 29 May 1986 Ian Botham , swashbuckling superstar, was banned from first-class cricket. Authority declared that he had brought the game into disrepute. This is the story of what happened to England's disgraced hero during the nine-and-a-half weeks of his lost summer.
It's been said that Botham lives a frantic, unbalanced, unplanned life - that he can't endure days without sparkle. Now there was time to spend at home in Yorkshire with his wife Kath. But he couldn't be domestic for long. There was the chance to learn to fly helicopters - in Sussex. There were public appearances, parties, fishing trips - even a little cricket. Always the press was in pursuit. And
Botham found it hard to keep out of the headlines. But there was to be a happy ending straight out of the Boy's Own annual.
Tonight Ian and Kath Botham speak with unprecedented frankness about the pressures and pleasures of their lives.
'I want to die young and stay pretty,' says the hero. 'I don't want to grow up.'
Narrator William Franklyn Written by IAIN JOHNSTONE Film editor JIM DUFFY Director BOB TONER
Producer JEANNE LA CHARD Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Botham
Unknown:
Kath Botham
Narrator:
William Franklyn
Written By:
Iain Johnstone
Editor:
Jim Duffy
Director:
Bob Toner
Editor:
Edward Mirzoeff

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

At Schmill College, Bilko is supposedly teaching motor pool techniques, but he's more interested in the art of deception after placing a 1000-1 bet with Ed McMillen, a local gangster. (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Nat Hiken
Director:
Al de Caprio
Sergeant Bilko:
Phil Silvers
Ed McMillen:
Robert Strauss

Analysis and comment on the day's major events presented by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Nick Worrall with the interviews that matter.
And the day's news from home and abroad with Ian Smith , Nick Clarke
Gill Nevill and Chris Lowe

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Snow
Presented By:
Donald MacCormick
Presented By:
Nick Worrall
Unknown:
Ian Smith
Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Unknown:
Gill Nevill
Unknown:
Chris Lowe

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