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6.20 What You Never Knew About Sex
A look at reproduction in reptiles.

6.45 Geology: The Capitan Reef
A field trip to the world's largest known fossilised reef.

7.10 Desert Ecology
How do plants and animals survive the heat of the desert?

7.35 Science: Quantum Leaps into the Atom
How atoms behave like waves.

10.25 Storytime: Handa's Surprise
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Science Zone: Plants and Animals - Barn Owl Challenge
(ages 9-11)

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

11.15 Health e 2: Move It
(ages 9-11)

11.35 Landmarks: Victorian Britain - Town Life
(ages 9-12)

11.55 Job Bank: Print Journalist/Sea Fisherman

12.15 Le Club: Ma Famille
(ages 9-12)

Quarter-final places are at stake as the second-round matches of the International
Open Indoor Bowls Championship are concluded at the Preston Guild Hall.

Including at 3.00 News; Regional News; Weather

Captain Jean-Luc Picard arrives at space station Deep Space Nine, which has been wrecked by the hostile Cardassians. The new commander, Benjamin Sisko, must prevent old hostilities from erupting again.
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Star Trek: the Vexed Generation: page 36
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Commander Benjamin Sisko:
Avery Brooks
Rene Auberjonois
Major Kira Nerys:
Nana Visitor
Chief O'Brien:
Colm Meany
Dr Julian Bashir:
Siddig El Fadil
Jadzia Dax:
Terry Farrell
Armin Shimerman
Jean-Luc Picard:
Patrick Stewart

Last in a four-part series that examines the lack of educational choices for disabled children and asks whether they would be better educated in mainstream schools.

Disabled children have no right in law to participate in mainstream education in this country. Old School Ties follows two families as they appeal to the new Special Educational Needs Tribunals in their attempts to get their children back into local schools with their friends.


Ann Pugh
Series Editor:
Ian Macrae

Third in a nine-part series of individual documentaries from a variety of new and experienced directors.

Deep in the Gulf of Suez lies the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm. A merchant ship, it was on its way to North Africa when it was sunk by German bombers in 1941. Nine of the crew died on that moonlit night. This film tells the story of the death of the ship, tracks down the remaining survivors, returns to the site of the wreck, and dives to the seabed to discover an underwater world full of ghosts and the wreckage of a fantastic military cargo.


Caroline Hawkins
Peter Symes

This week, Jeremy Clarkson drives the most important new carto be launched this autumn, the Vauxhall Vectra. It replaces Britain's favourite fleet car, the Cavalier, but how good is it?
Meanwhile, Tiff Needell tries the new Saab with electronic kit that enables the driver to change gear without the tedium of using a clutch pedal.
Plus, Michele Newman finds out what it takes to enter a motor race when you're a complete novice.
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Jeremy Clarkson
Tiff Needell
Michele Newman
John Wilcox
Series Producer:
Jon Bentley

Drama starring Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Sam Waterston

Presumed dead in Vietnam, American Air Force officer Jake Robbins has, in reality, married a Cambodian and fathered two children. His former wife, Sarah, has also remarried, so Jake's unexpected reappearance back in the US shatters her carefully constructed new world.
Film Reviews pages 71-78

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Franklin J Schaffner
Kris Kristofferson
Jobeth Williams
Sam Waterston
Brian Keith
Thomas Wilson Brown
Col Barnes:
Trey Wilson
Kieu Chinh
Matthew Beckett

Eight players remain to contest the quarter-finals in this prestigious invitation event. Dougie Donnelly introduces action from the first of those matches.


Dougie Donnelly

12.05am Open View
Highlights of next week's Open University programmes.
(Repeated tomorrow at 2.0pm) (Stereo)

12.10-1.45am Arts: The Rover
A unique opportunity to see the stage production of Aphra Behn's restoration comedy, first performed in 1677. The play is a robust, dynamic and sometimes brutal look at relationships, sexual desires and sexual favours, set in 17th-century Naples. A father decides that one of his daughters must marry a rich old man, while the other must enter a nunnery. However, the sisters have other ideas.
(Part 2 is next Thursday)


Author (Arts:
The Rover): Aphra Behn

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