Maths: Up to the Mark
Do boys or girls get the best roles in life? Jackie had been wondering about this before she was invited to appear on Norman's chat show with TV co-star Dave. Her worst fears are confirmed. (R) (e)
A series for 4- and-5-year olds presented by Larrington Walker.
Book: Kwaku Anansi Stays on the Ceiling (R) (e)
(For details see Thursday 10.25am) (e)
For the pupils of Strike Lane School near Blackpool, making 'toffee-poppy-choc' is a serious business. But will anyone buy the finished product? (e)
Presented by Tony McAuley. (R) (e)
A See-Saw programme by Joanne and Michael Cole.
Gran finds tobogganing too tame. (R)
Pupils from Marsden Primary School, Tyne and Wear, show how their village has changed over the years; and Orchard Junior School, Hounslow, puts on an Egyptian musical. (e)
Presenter Vicky Ireland with Charlie
Meet a skunk who skips and skates, and some children learning to skate and ski. (e)
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Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia Fourth day
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play.
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This has to be one of the most splendid of all British wild plants - with a flair for taking over not only large areas of countryside but city centres too.
Michael Jordan looks at how this most opportunist of wild flowers has exploited man's lifestyle to further it's own. Video cameraman ALAN HAYWARD Producer SARA FORD BBC Bristol (R)
0 BBC WILDLIFE: the June issue, which contains a 16-page environment supplement. is on sale now, price £1.50 from newsagents.
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What's your name again... ? We forgot to pay the bill last month ...
I can't remember where I left my bag ...
The brain is one of the most powerful tools known to man - yet most of us only use a fraction of our potential. Do people really have poor memory?
What can we learn about memory from students studying for exams, teenagers taking their driving tests, doctors treating patients and financial dealers trading? Producer SONIA PALMER
'The beauty of pop music is its unpredictability' says
Martin Fry , lead singer of pop group ABC. Both he and his partner Mark White , have tasted the unpredictability of the industry - and have lived to tell the tale.
From his student days as a 'suedehead' obsessed with style in Sheffield, Fry realised he could be a member of a group after seeing a Sex Pistols concert. By 1982, their gold lame suits and general flashiness had taken them to the top of the album charts with Lexicon of Love, preceded by three Top Ten hits.
Martin Fry pours his heart out about Sheffield, having hit singles, the group's transformation into cartoon characters in How to Be a Millionaire, and his long-term illness - all this and ABC's hit videos too!
Researcher HILARY BENNETT Director ANYA CAMILLERI
Series producer MAUREEN WHITE Executive producer
First of six daily programmes. presented by Chris Stuart , with comments on tonight's performances from Robert Tear.
Every two years singers from the four corners of the earth travel to St David 's Hall, Cardiff, to compete for this prestigious award.
A winner is announced for each of the five preliminary rounds, but a revised marking system will ensure that the five best singers, not necessarily round-winners, appear in Saturday's final.
Tonight highlights from the first round, with singers from Switzerland, Norway, England, Israel,
West Germany and Australia. Orchestra of Welsh National Opera led by JOHN STEIN conducted by Richard Armstrong piano accompaniment MICHAEL POLLOCK. The 1989 jury is: Brian McMaster ,
General Administrator of Welsh National Opera, Irina Arkhipova ,
Vera Rozsa , Hungarian-born singing teacher,
Matthew Epstein ,
American opera impresario, Donald Mclntyre ,
New Zealand bass-baritone, Shen Xiang , Professor of singing, Peking University.
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Clive Sinclair : the Anatomy of an Inventor In his 30-year career as an innovator and entrepreneur, Clive Sinclair has dazzled the public with a stream of new electronic inventions. His was the first pocket calculator, the first digital watch and the first low-cost home computer. He's had huge successes and catastrophic disasters, like the C5 electric car, which was widely criticised for being unsafe. He is now redesigning the bicycle, has a personal telephone about to come out, and is involved in satellite television. What is the secret of his mental fertility? And why does he find it difficult to hold on to success?
Film editor CHRISTOPHER WOOLLEY Written and produced by ANGELA TILBY
Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL
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Regional Variations (2)
starring Alan Arkin Mariette Hartley. Jeff Martley is an architect, separated, and renowned for his bad luck. When his 5-year-old daughter is slightly injured in the back of his car, he is accused of mistreating her and she is sent to an orphanage. But their troubles are just beginning....
The small man fights back in this zany human comedy.
Screenplay by MORRIE RUVINSKY. IAN SUTHERLAND and ADAM ARKIN Produced by ALFRED PARISER and MORRIE RUVINSKY Directed by ERIC TILL
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with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
Paul Morley presents the topical arts and media programme on issues, events and performances. Producer JAMIE MUIR
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON
The Great Exhibition
Producer TONY COE (R)