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: Open University

6.40 Problems with Ions 7.05
Mathematics: Complex Numbers
7.30 The Adam Smith Lecture


Unknown: Adam Smith

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Including at 9.10am News and Weather
The final of the individual show jumping competition.
This is an event that has, surprisingly, never been won by a British rider. But today, John Whitaker , riding the late Caroline Bradley 's horse
Henderson Milton , can put the record straight. Milton didn't jump at Seoul because his owners, Caroline Bradley 's parents, were unwilling to let him undertake the long journey to South Korea. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
The last six finals, from welterweight to super-heavyweight. Will any of the gold medallists emulate previous winners such as Cassius Clay, Joe Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard ?
Cricket: Fifth Test
England (Pakistan
Action from the Oval on the fourth day of the final Test.
Commentary by Tony Lewis , Richie Benaud ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott , Jack Bannister and Asif Iqbal. ● STEREO


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: John Whitaker
Unknown: Caroline Bradley
Unknown: Henderson Milton
Unknown: Caroline Bradley
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Unknown: Joe Frazier
Unknown: Ray Leonard
Commentary By: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Asif Iqbal.

: Sign Extra

A recent BBCtv programme with sign language and subtitles. Who Really Killed Cock Robin ? The scene - beautiful gardens of an English manor house. The time - early spring. By the side of a fountain lies a body, that of a robin, killed by a rival. Murder and incest, land-grabbing and seduction are all part of the everyday story of the Christmas card robin. But this year the real-life robin drama has a twist in its tail.


Unknown: Cock Robin

: CountryFile

Today: the humane transport of poultry, plus the latest countryside stories with John Craven. Including at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Followed by The High Chaparral
Western adventure series.
Sea of Enemies. An army deserter accused of murder enlists Billy Blue to help him escape by fabricating a story that he has been mistreated because he is black. He makes
Billy his prisoner when the young man hesitates to lead him into forbidden Apache land.


Unknown: Billy Blue

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Sharon is hurt by an intruder at the Vic and, with Grant missing, there is only Phil to look after her. Dot has some juicy gossip about Arthur and Mrs Hewitt to spread around the Square, but Mark has a surprise for her. ● STEREO


Unknown: Mrs Hewitt

: Eldorado

Isabelle continues to bait Per, Olive's election campaign is under way, and Pilar makes a big decision.

: Columbo

Murder mystery starring Peter Falk
Robert Vaughn
Troubled Waters. It was going to be a simple holiday, a pleasure cruise in the sun like hundreds of others. But in addition to the usual sunseekers, this passenger list contains a murderer, a victim and Lt Columbo hoping in vain for a quiet life.
Director Ben Gazzara


Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Director: Ben Gazzara
Lt Columbo: Peter Falk
Hayden Danziger: Robert Vaughn
Lloyd Harrington: Dean Stockwell
Ship's captain: Patrick MacNee
Rosanna Welles: Poupee Bocar

: Olympic Grandstand

Presented by Desmond Lynam from Barcelona.
5.30 Men's s marathon starts
8.30 Closing ceremony
The final evening of the 25th
Olympic Games - and one of the most gruelling and exciting events, the men's marathon, will be the last medal to be decided. The runners set out from Mataro on a journey of 26 miles and 385 yards, and over two hours later they will arrive at a packed Montjuic Stadium to a heroes' welcome from the 65,000 spectators. This race should be a better organised affair than the 1904 marathon, which was run on dusty roads in temperatures of over 90F.
Only 14 of the 32 starters made it round the course, and one of them was disqualified for hitching a ride in a car for 11 miles! The winner, Thomas Hicks , an English-born brass worker from Massachusetts, only made it to the finishing tape because his handlers gave him a dose of strychnine and brandy ten miles from the end. Britain's 1992 trio of Paul Davis-Hale
, Steve Brace and Dave Long will each dream of being the first British winner, but even matching
Charlie Spedding 's 1984 bronze medal would be a great achievement.
Coverage also of the closing ceremony. David Coleman describes the final moments as the Olympic flame is extinguished, the Olympic flag is lowered and vows are made to meet again at the games in Atlanta in 1996. Plus a full roundup of the day's events and a chance to look back at some of the highlights of the Barcelona Games.


Presented By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Thomas Hicks
Unknown: Paul Davis-Hale
Unknown: Steve Brace
Unknown: Dave Long
Unknown: Charlie Spedding
Unknown: David Coleman

: News

With Michael Buerk. Weather Bill Giles
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Heart of the Matter

The documentary series that examines contemporary moral and religious isses.
Women at War. With the British army currently considering allowing women into combat in trenches and tanks for the first time, Joan Bakewell examines whether there are any moral grounds for objections to women crossing this final male frontier. And US
Major Rhonda Cornum, one of 34,000 women who helped fight the Gulf War, speaks for the first time on British television about how she was sexually assaulted by Iraqi guards while a prisoner of war. Producer Mike Mitchell
Senes producer Michael Waterhouse A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv (Postponed from 26 July)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Mike Mitchell
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Doogie Howser, MD

American comedy series about a teenage medical genius, starring Neil Patrick Harris
Oh Very Young. The generation gap seems more like a chasm when Nurse Spaulding and Dr Canfield develop a mutual attraction. But Doogie discovers that ageism cuts both ways.


Unknown: Neil Patrick Harris
Doogie Howser: Neil Patrick Harris
Vinnie: Max Casella
Dr Canfield: Lawrence Pressman
Nurse Spaulding: Kathryn Lang

: The Reivers

William Faulkner 's coming-of-age saga starring Steve McQueen
Mississippi, 1905: when hired hand Boon Hogganbeck "borrows" his boss's new automobile, he takes 12-year-old Lucius off for a few days of adult adventure.
Director Mark Rydell
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 31-36


Unknown: William Faulkner
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Boon Hogganbeck
Director: Mark Rydell
Boon Hogganbeck: Steve McQueen
Corrie: Sharon Farrell
Lucius McCaslin: Mitch Vogel
Boss McCaslin: Will Geer
Ned McCaslin: Rupert Crosse
Mr Binford: Michael Constantine
Maury McCaslin: Lonny Chapman
Uncle Possum: Juano Hernandez
Butch Lovemaiden: Clifton James
Miss Reba: Ruth White
Dr Peabody: Dub Taylor
Narrator: Burgess Meredith

: Weather

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