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9.20 Maths Inset
A series for teachers of pupils aged 11 to 16.
2: Talking Mathematics Mathematics is a way of thinking about certain ideas. But such thoughts need to be expressed verbally as well as in writing. How?
Consultant AFZAL AHMED Film editor BOB RYMER
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (e)
9.52 Making History A Street
The street where you live may have seen many changes. Its situation, shops, and buildings may give you a clue to when it originated, or why it has changed. In this programme, students in rural Devon investigate a local street at three different periods.
Presenter RICHARD BURROWS Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R) (e)
10.15 Who, Me? Responsibilities
Chris and Sara are brother and sister but there are some days when they wish they weren't. Producer JULIE CALLANAN (e)
10.38 Brazil
Drought on the Land
Life in a rural community in north east Brazil stricken by a severe drought.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.00 Watch Conservation Your Locality
(e)
11.18 La maree et ses secrets A five-part adventure serial in French by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL and JANE COTTAVE 2: Les Surprises
Producer SUE WEEKS (R) (e)
11.35
Microelectronics in Action Counting and Remembering Counting may not seem very important but it is at the centre of numerous processes from running supermarkets to making computer art.
Snrjnt producer "KTKR BRATT (R) (r)
12.00 Mindstretchers
Package Deal: the Problem
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on, with suggested solutions. Designing a package which is strong, simple to make and attractive, all from minimum materials, with TONY AITKEN Series producer
EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
12.05pm Pages from Ceefax
12.20 A-level Studies: English Geoffrey Chaucer : the Dreaming Poet by LAN TAYLOR
When the Boughton-under-Blee Festival Players tackle
Chaucer, their director finds that poetry and dreams become intertwined with reality.
With DEREK SMITH. PAUL BLAKE MAGGIE MCCARTHY
SUZY AITCHISON. TIMOTHY KIGHTLEY MICHAEL WATERMAN and PAUL WILLIAMSON
Producer SUE WEEKS (R) (e)
12.50 Espana Viva
Spanish for beginners with YOLANDA VAZQEZ Director STEPHEN MOSS
Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e)

Contributors

Editor:
Bob Rymer
Presenter:
Richard Burrows
Producer:
Jill Sheppard
Producer:
Julie Callanan
Producer:
Len Brown
Unknown:
Christopher Russell
Unknown:
Jane Cottave
Unknown:
Tony Aitken
Unknown:
Edward Hayward
Unknown:
Geoffrey Chaucer
Unknown:
Derek Smith.
Unknown:
Paul Blake
Unknown:
Maggie McCarthy
Unknown:
Suzy Aitchison.
Unknown:
Timothy Kightley
Unknown:
Michael Waterman
Unknown:
Yolanda Vazqez
Director:
Stephen Moss
Producer:
David Wilson

A See-Saw programme

Chasing sheep isn't really part of a postman's work. But when they've got out of their field and are in danger, Pat has to go and help Ted Glenn round them up. And then they meet Major Forbes's bull. (R)

Contributors

Narration and vocals:
Ken Barrie
Music:
Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by:
Ivor Wood

In this week's programme Big Top Science visits the Discovery Domes to find out why the wind blows and Terry Marsh and Kjartan Poskitt show you how to measure the speed of the wind and make your own tornado. All this is served up with a good helping of music, songs and special guests. Produced by ROBIN MUDGE GEORGE AUCKLAND and BRENDA BARRIE (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Terry Marsh
Unknown:
Kjartan Poskitt
Produced By:
Robin Mudge
Produced By:
Brenda Barrie
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs are helping Gary Wilmot clean the market stall, both up high and down low. Visit a factory to watch a doll being made.
Producer RICHARD CALLANAN (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Gary Wilmot
Producer:
Richard Callanan
Cosmo:
Frances Kay
Dibs:
Francis Wright

Rudyard Kipling Lived Here Kingsley Amis visits
Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling in Burwash, East Sussex. It is preserved almost exactly as it was when Kipling lived there.
Amis considers the breadth of Kipling's achievement as poet, novelist and storyteller. Produced by DAVID HEYCOCK Directed by JULIA CAVE (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Rudyard Kipling
Produced By:
David Heycock
Directed By:
Julia Cave

First of three Horizon programmes

Sixth-formers face the ordeal of an interview which will win or lose them a place at medical school. In just 15 minutes, they have to convince a panel of senior doctors and academics that they've got what it takes to make a good doctor.
But what does it take? And can you detect it at the age of 17 or 18?
(R) (Tomorrow at 3.00pm 'The Knowledge')

(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul Vaughan

The Bell in the Schoolhouse
In this six-part story Kildare takes charge of three student doctors but soon encounters a series of crises as he involves himself in their personal problems. (R)

The living newspaper of the theatre is the rich fund of actors' stories that chart the ups and downs of this perilous profession. This series combines the best stories and the best storytellers, in a theatrical anthology.
Today's contributors include: Jenny Agutter , Richard Briers Eleanor Bron
Frances de la Tour Denholm Elliott Michael Gambon
Freddie Jones , Roy Kinnear
Maureen Lipman
Anna Massey , Ron Moody Denis Quilley
Leonard Rossiter Victor Spinetti
Producer TONY STAVEACRE BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Agutter
Unknown:
Richard Briers
Unknown:
Eleanor Bron
Unknown:
Denholm Elliott
Unknown:
Michael Gambon
Unknown:
Freddie Jones
Unknown:
Roy Kinnear
Unknown:
Maureen Lipman
Unknown:
Anna Massey
Unknown:
Ron Moody
Unknown:
Denis Quilley
Unknown:
Leonard Rossiter
Unknown:
Victor Spinetti
Producer:
Tony Staveacre

A Village Reborn
The village of Llanaelhaearn in North Wales was dying.
The slate quarries had closed and young people were moving away.
Carl Clowes , the new village doctor, arrived as the battle to save the village school began. He became the moving spirit behind a village co-operative society which achieved some surprising results.
Producer JENNIFER JEREMY (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Carl Clowes
Producer:
Jennifer Jeremy

The fastest golfer on four wheels meets the golfer with the fastest gags for this week's Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy
Nigel Mansell's strength and determination have helped him develop into a two handicap player.
The irrepressible comedian Frank Carson has used his love of the game to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
New Masters champion
Sandy Lyle and Lee Trevino are the resident professionals and Peter Alliss observes
Mansell's heavy-artillery golf shots and Carson's rapid-fire gags over nine selected holes of the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry Hotel. Assistant producers
DEREK MARTIN and MURRAY NEEDHAM Television presentation
ALASTAIR SCOTT and FRED VINER Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Carson
Unknown:
Sandy Lyle
Unknown:
Lee Trevino
Unknown:
Peter Alliss
Unknown:
Derek Martin
Unknown:
Alastair Scott
Unknown:
Fred Viner

Ten films about contemporary architecture 9: Texas: Instant Cities
Texas is America's 'super state'. Available cheap land, no zoning laws, unlimited wealth and an expansionist attitude make Texas a unique place for architectural experiment.
In the pop-up cities of Dallas and Houston new concepts and new values are turning upside down the traditional perceptions of town and city planning. Huge corporations vie with each other for the best names in architecture. Narrator Andrew Sachs Towering success
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Just plain 'inspiring' ARTS REVIEW Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM (R)

Contributors

Produced By:
Peter Adam

with Eric Robson The last in a series re-creating Wainwright's 40-year love affair with Scotland
5: The Caimgorms
The Cairngorms are the highest upland plateau in Britain - a wild, seemingly featureless landscape often afflicted with arctic conditions. These mountains may not be so immediately attractive as those elsewhere in Scotland, but they do have their own unique stark beauty. Wainwright begins his journey on the western side around Aviemore, a village 'changed out of all recognition, and not for the better'; but concludes his summer in the Highlands in the unspoilt, austere scenery of Glen Derry and in the company of Adam Watson - a man who has devoted a lifetime to the study of this remarkable landscape.
Film cameraman RICHARD RANKEN Film editor DEREK INGLIS Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK
Producer RICHARD ELSE BBC Newcastle

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Robson
Unknown:
Glen Derry
Unknown:
Adam Watson
Editor:
Derek Inglis
Producer:
John Mapplebeck

Do you know your Manet from your Monet?
Bamber Gascoigne presents his brand-new quiz game on the arts with questions on paintings, architecture, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, furniture, jewellery, tapestries and much more. In the first heat the four contenders for the title of Connoisseur of 1988 are:
Vera Brumby from Chatham, Martin Hizzey from Cheltenham, Rupert Martin from Bristol, Gillian Tait from Edinburgh

A Hawkshead production for BBC Bristol
Feature: page 13
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Presenter/Series devised and questions set by:
Bamber Gascoigne
Contender:
Vera Brumby
Contender:
Martin Hizzey
Contender:
Rupert Martin
Contender:
Gillian Tait
Director:
Roy Chapman
Producer:
Jonathan Wright Miller

A new coat of paint and a change of name, but has P and O learnt anything more from the Zeebrugge disaster? At the inquiry into the deaths of almost 200 people aboard the Herald of Free Enterprise, Mr Justice Sheen concluded that the management of the cross-Channel ferry was 'infected with the disease of sloppiness'.

Relatives of the dead argue that the company bears a 'corporate responsibility' for the tragedy and should be prosecuted for manslaughter. Gerry Northam uncovers disturbing evidence about the safe-running of the Herald's sister-ship in the 15 months since the tragedy, and investigates the claims of relatives that lack of action has encouraged the 'disease' to spread.

BBC North West

Contributors

Reporter:
Gerry Northam
Film Editor:
Richard Fretwell
Researcher:
Paul Sapin
Producer:
John Drury
Editor:
Colin Cameron

The very, very best of the last series with over 40 funnies (count them) featuring
Siadwel, the Bald Men and Rab C. Nesbit 's close encounter with the bank that likes to say 'Get out!' Featuring
Ron Bain , Gregor Fisher
Andy Gray , Helen Lederer
Tony Roper , Elaine C. Smith Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes
Director ALEX YOUNG
Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland (R)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Rab C. Nesbit
Unknown:
Ron Bain
Unknown:
Gregor Fisher
Unknown:
Andy Gray
Unknown:
Helen Lederer
Unknown:
Tony Roper
Unknown:
Elaine C. Smith
Unknown:
Jonathan Watson
Unknown:
John Sparkes
Director:
Alex Young
Producer:
Colin Gilbert

A portrait of an island continent in six episodes narrated by Robyn Williams 3: The Making of the Bush Koalas and kangaroos, potent symbols of Australia, have their roots in the forests. Today barely seven per cent of the land is covered by trees, the most dominant being the eucalyptus or gums. Once more widespread, the forests were the cradle of evolution of many marsupials - the gum leaf-chewing koala and the death-defying sugar gliders among them - and birds whose behaviour rates among the most remarkable in the animal kingdom. On the heathlands of Western Australia, where vividly coloured flowers bloom, live the tiny honey possums and flightless female wasps which wantonly seduce males to carry them to food plants. Producer DIONE GILMOUR
Film editor DAVID LUFFMAN
Executive producer for the BBC JOHN SPARKS
Series producer JOHN VANDENBELD BBC Bristol
The May issue of 'BBC Wildlife' goes behind the scenes of the making of this programme and is on sale at newsagents, price £1.30
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Contributors

Unknown:
Robyn Williams
Unknown:
Bush Koalas
Producer:
Dione Gilmour
Editor:
David Luffman

World Politics
Potsdam - The Aftermath
This last programme on the Potsdam Conference looks at the emergence of the USA and USSR as superpowers, and the origins of the Cold War.
Producer CAROL HASLAM (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Carol Haslam

BBC Two England

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