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: Open University

7.40 The Man-made World

8.5 The Public Library

8.30 Elementary Particles

8.55 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders

9.20 Maths Analysis - Convergence

9.45 Zinc

10.10 Unions and Management

10.35 Elections. Profits and Statistics

11.0 A Case of Common Ownership

11.25 Men and Mountains

11.50 Industrial Relations

12.15 Time

12.40 The Viking Mission

1.5 Urban Development

1.30 Elementary Maths - Systems II

: The Richest Race in Europe

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1½ m) Live from Longchamp, Paris
The top horses from France, Germany, Italy, Britain and Ireland compete for a first prize of over £150,000. Britain's hopes rest with the grey Bruni.
Commentator PETER O'SULLEVAN Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Presented in association with French TV


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Introduced By: Julian Wilson

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith featuring today two top matches. From Wales, the Argentinians have a difficult task in containing the might of Cardiff, while from England, two top sides display the skills and dedication that is modern club rugby.
Commentator at the National Stadium, Cardiff DAVID PARRY-JONES
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: News Review

News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Angela Rippon


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The Light of Experience

In these seven programmes people give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them.
2: Fragments. PAUL YATES , at 22, is one of the last generation to remember peace in Northern Ireland and during the years of conflict and violence his release has been through poetry.
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY


Unknown: Paul Yates
Producer: Ingrid Duffell
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The World About Us: The Year of the Ladybirds

The long, hot summer - the driest for two centuries-was seen by most of us as a year of disaster for the countryside. But was it really?

Why were there so many ladybirds? Are the trees really dying? How is Britain's wildlife coping with a crisis that is changing the world about us?

Narrated and produced by Barry Paine
BBC Bristol


Narrator/Producer: Barry Paine
Production Assistant: Robin Hellier
Editor: Michael Andrews
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral

An edited recording of last year's concert by the German group TANGERINE DREAM
The band produced sound that ranged from the eerieness of 2001 to running water, bird song and what sounded like a motor bike ... (LEICESTER MERCURY) The Cathedral was beautiful, the sound was magnificent, and as a total experience the gig was well worth attending ... (NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS)


Director: Tony Palmer

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg Tennessee Williams
TENNESSEE Williams is one of the top playwrights today. A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Rose Tattoo and The Glass Menagerie are known all over the world.
His autobiography, Memoirs, was published in the USA in 1975 and is due to come out here next-month. It is an unusually frank book. In this programme, Melvyn Bragg talks to Tennessee Williams about his life and work.
Included in the programme are scenes from his first major success, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire.
The Glass Menagerie
A 2nd House production
Assistant editor TONY CASH Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Tennessee Williams
Designer: Geoffrey Patterson
Producer: Ben Rea
Editor: Bill Morton
Amanda: Maureen Stapleton
Tom: James Aubrey
Laura: Sarah Craze
A Streetcar: Named Desire
Blanche: Rosemary McHale
Mitch: Joss Ackland

: Play from 'A'

Six new plays from Scotland
3 : Initiative Test by TOM WRIGHT with and ' Now there's real initiative for you! You get yourself a gang and a gun and a banner. You decide you represent the people and you murder them for their own good.'
Designer HELEN RAE
Director BOB MCINTOSH. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Tom Wright
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Bob McIntosh.
The Man: Brian Cox
The Journalist: Martin Jarvis
The Soldier: Alec Heggie

: Screen Goddesses: Sophia Loren in Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

with Marcello Mastroianni
Sophia Loren plays three very different roles in the stories of Adelina, who has to keep getting pregnant to stay out of jail; Anna, whose Rolls-Royce is the most important thing in her life; and Mara, a Roman call-girl.
Adelina of Naples
Director VITTORIO DE sica. Films: page 10
(Postponed from 12 September)


Unknown: Marcello Mastroianni
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Director: Vittorio de Sica.
Adelina: Sophia Loren
Carmine: Marcello Mastroianni
Pasquale Nardella: Aldo Giuffre
Lawyer Verace: Agostino Salvietti
Anna: Sophia Loren
Renzo: Marcello Mastroianni
The other man: Armando Trovajoli
Mara: Sophia Loren
Augusto: Marcello Mastroianni
Grandmother: Tina Pica
Umberto: Giovanni Ridolfi
Grandfather: Gennaro Di Gregorio

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