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: Open University

6.35 Halogens and Noble Gases
7.00 Maths: Shrinking Polygons

: Tales of a Wise King and the Devil

Animation based on the fables of King Solomon.

: Hallo Spencer

Puppet fun.

: Olympic Grandstand

With Steve Rider and Desmond Lynam from Barcelona.
9.00 Men's 400m, first round
10.00 Women's 400m, first round
5.15 Women's 100m semi-finals
5.30 Women's marathon
5.35 Men's 100m semi-finals
5.55 Men's 800m, second round
6.20 Women's javelin final
6.25 Women's 800m semi-finals
6.45 Women's 100m final
7.00 Men's 100m final
7.50 Women's marathon finish
Today, the world's fastest men sprint for gold. Linford Christie makes another attempt to follow Harold Abrahams (1924) and Allan Wells (1980) and become only the third British sprint gold medallist. In Seoul, Christie took silver behind Carl Lewis, after Ben Johnson was disqualified for drug-taking. Such is the strength in the American sprint field that Lewis could not even make the US squad this time around. The men who did - Leroy Burrell, Dennis Mitchell and Mark Witherspoon - will be favourites today.
In the women's 100m final, Jamaica's Merlene Ottey is still looking for her first major title. And can Tessa Sanderson, appearing in her fifth Olympics, add to her 1984 gold in the women's javelin final? Roger Black, who missed the Seoul Olympics through injury, starts out in the 400m heats.
And Tom McKean hopes to book his 800m semi-final place and erase memories of his disqualification in this round four years ago. Portugal's Rosa Mota defends her inaugural women's marathon title, and it's the first day of the heptathlon, featuring the American Jackie Joyner-Kersee. She is so much better than the other heptathletes that her coach invented a new opponent for her - 'Wilhelmina World-Record', who was well beaten in Seoul! With David Coleman, Paul Dickenson,
Brendan Foster, Stuart Storey.
Today's seven finals should include world champions Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent in the coxless pairs. And could coxless pair Miriam Batten and Jo Turvey become the first British female rowing medallists in Olympic history? Plus men's coxed fours, women's coxless fours, women's double sculls, men's double sculls, men's single sculls. With Gerald Sindstadt and Chris Baillieu.
Men's Cl and women's Kl white-water finals. Gareth Marriott, 1991 World Cup champion at Canadian singles, goes for Britain. Commentary by Julian Tutt.
Plus highlights of last night's men's individual all-round gymnastics final, and news of shooting and table tennis. 0 SPORT: page 8
Final day of Glorious Goodwood.
2.00 Vodapage Maiden Stakes (6f)
2.30 Vodac Chesterfield Cup (1m 2f)
3.10 Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1m 2f). With commentary by Jimmy Lindley, Peter O'Sullevan and Julian Wilson.
All the results from the first day of the Scottish league season.
Including at
1.00 pm News Summary
4.45 pm News and Weather
4.55 5.00 pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Steve Rider
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Linford Christie
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Allan Wells
Unknown: Carl Lewis
Unknown: Ben Johnson
Unknown: Leroy Burrell
Unknown: Dennis Mitchell
Unknown: Merlene Ottey
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Tom McKean
Unknown: Rosa Mota
Unknown: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Stuart Storey.
Unknown: Steve Redgrave
Unknown: Matthew Pinsent
Unknown: Miriam Batten
Unknown: Jo Turvey
Unknown: Gerald Sindstadt
Unknown: Chris Baillieu.
Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson.

: Brewster's Millions

Frantic comedy starring Richard Pryor, John Candy
Monty Brewster is the pitcher for the Hackensack Bulls baseball team. He's just an ordinary guy, but something of a loser - things never go his way. That is, until he inherits a cool 300 million dollars. The only catch is, to get his hands on it, he has to spend 30 million dollars in 30 days - without giving it away.
Director Walter Hill
FILMS: pages 31-34


Director: Walter Hill
Montgomery Brewster: Richard Pryor
Spike Nolan: John Candy
Angela Drake: Lonette McKee
Warren Cox: Stephen Collins
Charley Peglar: Jerry Orbach
Edward Roundfield: Pat Hingle
Marilyn: Tovah Feldshuh
Rupert Horn: Hume Cronyn
Morty King: Rick Moranis
Vin Rapelito: Reni Santoni

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Michael Fish
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888 0NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times.


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Olympics Today

On the eighth day of the Barcelona Games, Desmond Lynam presents the best of the evening's action, and a roundup of the day's track and field events.
The finals of the four women's apparatus disciplines: the asymmetrical bars, floor, beam and vault. Olga Korbut captured the hearts of millions in 1972, with two golds and a silver in the apparatus finals. In Seoul, it was the Romanian Daniela Silivas who dominated the finals, winning the beam, the bars and the floor exercises.
Who will be the darling of Barcelona? Commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
Highlights of Britain's fourth group match in the men's competition. Robert Clift's team take on underdogs Argentina. With commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Ian Taylor.
10.05pm Can Tessa Sanderson snatch a medal in her fifth Olympic javelin competition?
The men's and women's half-lightweight finals, and British medals are a real possibility in both. Sharon Rendle won a demonstration gold in Seoul, and has twice been world champion. Ken Freeman, Britain's male medal contender, will face tough competition from the Koreans. Lee Kyung-keun, who won gold for Korea in Seoul, had a training programme that included midnight visits to a cemetery, where he was forced to sit alone for an hour. It has not been divulged whether the grave-watching sessions will be repeated in Barcelona.
Commentary by Jim Neilly.
Plus the football quarter-finals, the middle-heavyweight weightlifting final, and an update on all the medal news - including Tessa Sanderson's progress in the javelin final.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Lt. Olga Korbut
Unknown: Daniela Silivas
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.
Unknown: Robert Clift
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Ian Taylor.
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Sharon Rendle
Unknown: Ken Freeman
Commentary By: Jim Neilly.
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson

: Swamp Thing

First showing on network television for this comic book horror from Wes Craven, the director of "Nightmare on Elm Street".
Starring Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau
He's half man, half vegetable, half horror and half heart-throb.
He's Swamp Thing, a scientist turned into a slimy green creature by his own secret formula and forced to live in the bayou, fighting for truth and justice, and looking for love.
(Tomorrow's midnight movie: "Long Weekend") FILMS: pages 31-34


Director: Wes Craven
Arcane: Louis Jourdan
Alice Cable: Adrienne Barbeau
Dr Alec Holland: Ray Wise
Ferret: David Hess
Bruno: Nicholas Worth
Ritter: Don Knight
Charlie: Al Ruban
Swamp Thing: Dick Durock
Arcane monster: Ben Bates
Dr Linda Holland: Nanette Brown

: Weather

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