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: Open University

6.25 Ethology: Newts to Newborns. 6.50 Flight Failures. 7.15 Woodland Decomposers. 7.40 The Nature of Chemistry
8.5 Mechanics: Relative Motion. 8.30 Into the Earth. 8.55 Getting it Together 9 20 M101/4 Inverse Functions. 9.45 Pelican Crossings. 10.10 Engineering Mechanisms. 10.35 Multiplexing. 11.0 Membranes. 11.25 Open Forum. 11.50 Spectroscopy In a Flash. 12.15 Maths:
Complex Analysis. 12.40 Electrolysis and Oxidation. 1.5 Borehole Logging.
1.30 Origins.

: Horizon

The Victims
In this film people who have suffered imprisonment - hostages, prisoners of war and survivors of the concentration camps - talk about their experiences during and after capture, and reveal the long-lasting effects which are only now being recognised and treated. Narrator Ian Holm
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY


Editor: Graham Massey
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine

: Live from the Barbican

John Amis introduces Rudolf Serkin (piano) London Symphony Orchestra leader MICHAEL DAVIS conductor Claudio Abbado
From the Barbican's new concert hall, home of the LSO, comes a new style of musical presentation. In the first of three informal Sunday afternoon concerts with young people especially in mind, JOHN AMIS gives an illustrated talk about Mozart's Piano Concertos as an introduction to a performance by RUDOLF SERKIN of Mozart's last masterpiece in this form, No 27 in B flat (K 595)
Executive producer HUMPHREY BURTON Director PETER BUTLER
These Lecture Concerts are sponsored by the Ladbroke Group


Introduces: John Amis
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Leader: Michael Davis
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Rudolf Serkin
Producer: Humphrey Burton
Director: Peter Butler

: Causeway's End

Hidden amongst the saltings and the mud flats of an Essex estuary is a tidal island that has served as a home for alcoholics run by a brewer's son, a naval base and a setting for the bizarre parties of a London businessman.


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Writer/Director: Andrew Gosling
Film Editor: Sue New

: Rugby Special

The John Player Cup Quarter Finals. Leicester v Gosforth
A repeat of last year's final in which Leicester took the cup for the third successive year. The Leicester side had five of the current English international team playing, and started as favourites. NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates and brings news and views of the other cup matches and the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Huw Jones

: 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 Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Wldlake and Valerie Singleton Britain's most popular business and financial magazine, reporting from far and near on money large and small.
Featuring this week:
Analysis of Tuesday's Budget measures. Who does best, and worst, out of the Chancellor's fourth Budget? And what will it mean for British industry and the Conservative Party's fortunes in Parliament and the country at large?
Plus the regular weekly range of topical items not related to this week's Budget proposals.
And including Moneymaker, making the most of your savings.


Presented By: Brian Wldlake
Editor: Andrew Clayton
Editor: David Lloyd

: The World About Us

Sky Doctor
A Lifeline for the Outback Narrated by Michael Dean
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is as Australian as ' 'Waltzing Matilda' and kangaroos. Now in its 55th year, it continues to provide a ' Mantle of Safety' over the Inland's two million square miles, an area as great as France and Spain combined.
The World About Us, this week, joins Dr Robert Liddell as he pilots his small aircraft out of Jandakot Base, near Perth, on a medical' round' that will take him from the Indian Ocean to the fringe of the Gibson Desert, during which he visits the tiny communities and isolated homesteads for which the only medical help can come from the sky.


Unknown: Dr Robert Liddell
Editor: Jane Val Baker
Producer: Bob Saunders
Editors: Anthony Isaacs.

: Nancy Astor

A serial in nine parts by DEREK MARLOWE
5: A House in Buckinghamshire
Nancy and Waldorf marry and move into their new home, Cliveden. After a year their first child, William, is born. Nancy encourages Waldorf's dormant ambition to be a politician but, restless and discontented with her own life, she discovers a kindred spirit in his close friend Philip.


Unknown: Derek Marlowe

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Much Loved Music Show

Owain Arwel Hughes conducts and introduces the music of Bizet, Bruch, De Falla, Grieg, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Vaughan Williams and Verdi. with Benjamin Luxon , Nigel Kennedy ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC
An outside broadcast from the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Produced by JOHN VERNON


Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Produced By: John Vernon

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Lee Trevino and Jerry Pate v
Scan Connery and Thomas Allen
In the last match of the series, Lee and Jerry are challenged by two of the better celebrity golfers from this year's Marley Trophy.
SEAN CONNERY and opera star THOMAS ALLEN receive a few strokes and certainly make use of them in a very competitive match. Peter Alliss commentates and talks with the players over nine selected holes on the beautiful Queen's Course at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
Television presentation
Theme music on Sporting Themes (record REH 348, cassette ZCR 348); BBC videobook, Play Golf (BBCV 1004). f37.95, from retailers


Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Jerry Pate
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish

continues a season of feature films portraying the darker side of American power politics. Starring Edward Asner, Nicholas Pryor
In 1935, the most flamboyant and controversial US senator of the decade was shot in the State capital. His name was Huey P. Long and his nickname - Kingfish.
This finely acted film re-creates the last three years of the senator's life, examining the motivations of his assassin and his career which had made him enemies in both Louisiana- the state of which he was governor - and Washington.
Written and directed by Robert Collins. Produced by Paul Leaf.
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: Nicholas Pryor
Directed By: Robert Collins
Produced By: Paul Leaf
Huey Long: Edward Asner
Manners: Nicholas Pryor
Rose Long: Diane Kagan
Earl Long: Fred Cook
Alice Grosjean: Dorrie Kavanaugh
J R: Gary Allen
Bozeman: Donegan Smith
Seymour Weiss: Stanley 'Reyes
Murphy Roden: Rod Masterson
Russel Long: Steven Ramay

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