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: Open University

7.40 Today's Beef

8.5 Man-Made Macromolecules

8.30 M101/16 Matrices, Networks

8.55 Dartington Hall School

9.20 Statistics: Correlation

9.45 Rubbish

10.10 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

10.35 Work

11.0 Practical Electronics in Schools

11.25 Crime

11.50 Social Psychology

12.15 Does Cognition Develop?

12.40 Space in the City

1.5 Who's Who in the Oceans

1.30 Coypu

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
Motor Racing
The French Grand Prix
Two thrilling races at Monaco and Spain, won by GILLES VILLENEUVE in his Ferrari, have changed the shape of the World Championship table. Although CARLOS REUTEMANN still leads, the chasing group of four are all in superb form. Championship table
Today's race, on the fast Dijon track, should again be very close and exciting. Commentators
The John Player League
With such a heavy cricket season, both injuries and Test calls will take their toll on the counties, and as we move towards the second half of the John Player League it will be the younger players who are called upon to prove their worth in one of the most exacting cricket competitions. The ability to score quickly is vital, and today's featured teams include some of the most prodigious hitters of the ball in the league.
International Athletics
The European Cup Semi-finals from Helsinki and Meadowbank
A very important day for Britain's men and women as they attempt to qualify for the final in Zagreb in August.
In Helsinki SEBASTIAN COE is in action in the 800 metres and every point will be vital. The result could well depend on the last event - the 4 x 400 metres relay.
In Edinburgh the overall strength of Britain's girls should be enough to see them safely through. Commentators: Helsinki
* The above times indicate only the first of several transmissions Television presentation:
Athletics - Helsinki FINNISH TV SERVICE and Meadowbank JOHN SHREWSBURY Cricket BOB DUNCAN and HUW JONES
Grandstand produced by JIM RESIDE Edited by HAROLD ANDERSON


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Gilles Villeneuve
Unknown: Carlos Reutemann
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: James Hunt
Unknown: Christopher Martix-Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Meadowbank Stuart Storey
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Produced By: Jim Reside
Edited By: Harold Anderson

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world; the interesting and the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Looming


Editor: Richard Gamblb

: Mozart: The Last Decade

A series of ten programmes devoted to the music composed by Mozart during the last ten years of his life. Presented by H. C. Robbins Landon
The Taste of Death on My Tongue In 1781 Mozart left Salzburg, a city he loathed, for Vienna. Ten years later he died in penury and his corpse was thrown into a pauper's grave on the outskirts of the Imperial City.
Since his death rumours have abounded - he was a heavy gambler; he hastened his end by ' excesses ' with the ' loose-living rascals' of the opera house; he died of poisoning.
This documentary film traces the events of the last year of Mozart's life leading to his tragic and untimely death.
Film cameraman TOM FRISWELL Film editor RICHARD PAWELKO Executive producer HUMPHREY BURTON
Producer J. MERVYN Williams BBC Cymru/Wales


Presented By: H. C. Robbins Landon
Unknown: Tom Friswell
Editor: Richard Pawelko

: News on 2


: The Money Programme

Britain 2000
Presented by Brian Widlake
Valerie Singleton and Paul Barry The second in the series of special programmes examining our long-term industrial future.
Tonight: The Investment Gap
If British business is to shake itself out of the doldrums, its investment performance will have to change dramatically. Yet the present recession has brought about an alarming investment slump. Where will the new billions of money come from? Are the banks and the institutions up to the task?


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Paul Barry

: Facing Up to Myself

Jo Spence had been a professional photographer for years when suddenly she began to question what she was doing. Overnight she stopped photographing other people and turned to the snapshots of herself taken by others. It was an effort to see beyond the smiling images in her own family album.


Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Carol Bell

: Mozart: The Last Decade

The second of ten programmes
A Mozart Workshop with Colin Davis who conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House leader johx BROWN with
John Barker
(piano and harpsichord) Ubaldo Gardini
(Italian coach, Royal Opera House) A new production of Don Giovanni conducted by SIR COLIN DAVIS opens at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, tomorrow night, launching a three-week Festival of Mozart.
In tonight's programme Sir Colin rehearses duets from Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro to reveal the extraordinary, intuitive insight that gives Mozart's music its special qualities. There are no real villains in the operas - even the bad are lovingly provided with music that shows the passion, and compassion, which Mozart shares with them as fellow human beings.
'Don Giovanni will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House on R3, 15 July)


Unknown: Colin Davis
Piano: John Barker
Harpsichord: Ubaldo Gardini
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Conducted By: Sir Colin Davis
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Producer: David Buckton
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni: Ruggero Raimondi
Count Almaviva: Benjamin Luxon
Zerlina and Susanna: Merja Wirkkala

: Grand Prix

featuring motor racing's Formula One World Championship The French Grand Prix from Dijon
Team-mates CARLOS REUTEMANN and ALAN JONES still lead the drivers' championship, but fourth-placed Canadian GILLES VILLENEUVE is catching up fast after dramatic victories at Monaco and two weeks ago in that amazing five-car finish in Spain.
TV presentation FRENCH TV service Producer jim RESIDE


Unknown: Carlos Reutemann
Unknown: Alan Jones
Unknown: Gilles Villeneuve
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: James Hunt

: Film of the Week: J. A. Martin, Photographer

Marcel Sabourin , Monique Mercure Nineteenth-century rural Quebec. Portrait photographer J. A. Martin is preparing for his annual trek south on a photographic field-trip. His marriage of 15 years has grown stale. In an attempt to rekindle their love and escape, temporarily, from an endless domestic routine, his wife Rose-Aimee insists on accompanying him.
This' visually striking Canadian film records their journey and gradual rediscovery of each other. Monique Mercure shared the Best Actress Award at Cannes in 1977 for her portrayal of Rose-Aimee.
French language with English sub-titles Screenplay JEAN BEUDIN , MARCEL SACOURIN Produced by JEAN MARC GARAND
Directed by JEAN BEAUDIN . Films: page 13 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Marcel Sabourin
Unknown: Monique Mercure
Unknown: J. A. Martin
Unknown: Monique Mercure
Unknown: Jean Beudin
Unknown: Marcel Sacourin
Produced By: Jean Marc
Directed By: Jean Beaudin
J A Martin: Marcel Sabourin
Rose-Aimée: Monique Mercure
Memere: Marthe Thierry
Dolores Martin: Catherine Tremblay
Neighbour: Mariette Duval
Mathieu Martin: Denis Hamel
David Martin: Stephane L'Ecuyer
Hormidas Lambert: Jacques Bilodeau
Mme Lambert: Colette Courtois
Aunt Aline: Marthe Nadeau

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