10.15 LOOK AND READ: Dark Towers by Andrew Davies
A reading series for 7-to 9-year-olds based on a humorous ghost story in ten episodes.
10: The Last Laugh
Producer Sue Weeks
10.38 INVESTIGATING SCIENCE: And the Forecast Is....
How observation, measurements and the recognition of patterns in the ever-changing atmosphere provide the basis for predicting the weather.
Narrator Mac Andrews
Producer Robin Gwyn
followed by:Red Sky at Night?
Clouds, sky signs and the behaviour of flowers and animals have provided a rich variety of weather lore. How reliable are such sayings? Presenter Fred Harris
Series producer Robin Gwyn
11.00 WATCH Peter and the Wolf
11.18 WONDERMATHS 10
The spaceship investigator enters the Sea of Reflections and Stella, Zak and Hudson investigate some tricky mirror problems before they arrive at planet Earth.
Written by Colin Davis
Programme advisor John Sharpe
Series producer David Scott Cowan
11.35 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations: Patterns
Repeat it, slide it, give it a half-drop, even multiply it with mirrors.
followed by: Time Graph
How to show movement on a still picture? A bouncing ball and a car journey provide the raw material; music notation provides a clue.
Presenter Hilary Clough
Animation Stewart Hardy Films
Film editor John Billingham
Producer David Roseveare
12.00 MATHS TOPICS Statistics (5)
Probability (II): the 0-1 scale; manipulating probabilities; randomised response method.
Producer Peter Bratt
12.20pm TEXTILE STUDIES Clothes Talk
Roy, Joanne, Kirsty, Narinder and Jason choose a design brief - an outfit for a party - and follow through their ideas. They model the outfits before a panel of fashion buyers, journalists, pop artists and an audience of textile students.
Presented by Keith Chegwin
Producer John Chapple
12.50 MICRO FILE 2
A compilation of items from the recent information technology series Micro Live.
The Generation Game.
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A See-Saw programme with Fred Harris
Snake: Today it's the Chock-a-bloke who puts the block into Chock-a-Block's block slot and rocks the Rock-a-blocks to find words that ring Chock-a-Block's rhyme chime.
Music: Peter Gosling
Designer: Mary Penley-Edwards
Director: Michael Cole
1.38 HOMEGROUND Communications
5: On the Air
What was life like before the days of telecommunications? A look at the development of radio and television and at the wonders of satellite broadcasting.
Presented by Vera Ding
Produced by Christine Truran
2.00 News, Weather
followed by: YOU AND ME
A series for 4 and 5-year olds. Cosmo and Dibs seek a good name for a new toy. Lena introduces her family who are travellers and live with her in a 'trailer'.
Song: Knicky, Knicky, Knacky, Noo
Film director Sue Aron
Studio director Nicci Crowther
Discovering Patchwork - Piecing Together
2: The Rocking Horse
Among traditional toys,
Victorian rocking horses have always been a favourite, but they are mostly handcrafted, very expensive and ornate. Richard Blizzard takes the basic design and simplifies it so that even a beginner can make one. It may not be a thoroughbred, but it will perform well in heavy going and you won't need to be the Aga Khan to own it.
Location director CHRIS SALT
Studio director PHILIP THICKETT Producer MARY CLYNE
Weather followed by The Spirit of Carnival Narrated by Elizabeth Bell
The twin carnivals of Rio and Trinidad are two of the most glorious festivals to be celebrated in modern times. The Portuguese took the entrudo, a ritual last fling before Lent, to Brazil. The French took Mardi Gras to
Today carnival lives on as a magnificent spectacle of fantasy and illusion. Producer BOB SAUNDERS
Series editor ANTHONY ISAACS
Regional News and Weather
Desmond Lynam takes pleasure in inviting his guests to unlock the film and video vaults with their personal memories of past television moments. Today's guest is Irene Handl whose choice includes Vanity Fair,
In Sickness and in Health and Howards' Way.
Producer PHIL CHILVERS
First of two programmes
Are you prepared to sing solo in front of 300 other children? To dance in flimsy costume in Oldham marketplace when it's snowing? To join a cast of hundreds in the musical Bugsy Malone?
Children, from the age of 8 to 18, who answer 'yes' to these questions, join Oldham Theatre Workshop and discover that the director, David Johnson, believes firmly in discipline. Financed by Oldham Education Department, the workshop is strictly amateur, but it aims to equal the highest professional standards. You don't have to pay to join. All that is required is limitless energy, maximum effort and total dedication.
Frank Muir and John Amis challenge
Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race
TV presentation DOUGLAS HESPE (R)
Tonight the world's fastest rock show comes from
Nottingham, steeped in the legend of Robin Hood , but with more strings to its bow than all the merry men put together. Biggests and bests abound here, from bowling alleys and bicycle factories to craftsmen and cricketers.
Presenters Tony Baker and Jenny Powell pack in enough chart action, pop videos and powerplays to shake the foundations of the castle.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West
Winnie Ewing became Scotland's first woman Scottish National MP 20 years ago. She is now a Euro MP, but the SNP has still to persuade the Scottish electorate that an independent Scotland is desirable. Tonight 'Madame Ecosse' faces a sceptical audience of young people.
Presented by John Nicholson
Sampling, Chord Voicings and Vocal Harmonies
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Alastair Gavin (keyboards) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) show there's more to sampling than stealing other people's sounds; how to modify and extend chords; and explain vocal harmony ideas.
Comments from Tony Banks Police guitarist Andy Summers
West Coast producer
David Pack and former
Doobie Brothers vocalist Michael McDonald
Film editior MICHAEL CLEFEUILLE Production assistant
Produced by CHRIS LENT (e)
Presented by Chris Kelly
Michael Barry , Jill Goolden Roast beef: it's the easiest thing to get wrong. Tonight's show offers tips on roasting, carving, the best cuts and perfect 'Yorkshires'.
You want a glass of wine but what's left in the bottle soon goes off. We test a range of solutions.
Is convenience food destroying the family meal and therefore the family? A report on what the microwave and the TV dinner are doing to our lives. Film director CHRISTOPHER TERRILL Studio director JEREMY MILLS Producer PETER BAZALGETTE
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A baby is injured, a parent is accused - a family is torn apart. Who is to be believed, professionals or parents? In the current climate of concern about child abuse, what rights do parents have when children are taken from them? Gerry Northam reports on three families broken up by law 'in the best interests' of their children. Researcher SUSIE TAYLOR Producer CLAIRE LEWIS
Brass Tacks editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West
Ring [number removed]for a chance to contribute to next week's debate on the rights of parents and children.
Lines are open until 11.00pm tonight.
Introduced by Jonathan King
Sport is very big here - the head of the local baseball team has become a national hero. The conglomerate Procter and Gamble is based here in a building locals call 'Dolly Parton Towers' for obvious reasons. Veterans Crosby, Stills and Nash are in town for a concert. Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY
The Marble Hunter
(Charles Fellows 1799-1860)
David Drew retraces Charles Fellows 's journey of discovery through Turkey. This wealthy young
Englishman with a passion for classical Greek art and architecture crossed the country in 1838 in search of the lost cities of the ancient world - cities referred to in ancient literature but never before seen by Europeans. He was to discover 13 spectacular sites in all.
Voice of Fellows Robin Ellis Photography JOHN ADDERLEY Film editor PETER BARBER
Series producer BRUCE NORMAN
Producer ROBERT MARSHALL
The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow ,
Donald MacCormick , Adam Raphael
A new realism is sweeping the sentimentality out of country music.
Andy Kershaw visits Nashville to listen to some of the young writers and performers whose work revives the traditional values of the white man's blues. Starring
The O'Kanes, Randy Travis. Nanci Griffiths , Lyle Lovett and T. Graham Brown
Featuring Dwight Yoakam. The Judds and Steve Earle Produced and directed by TREVOR DANN
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