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: Open University

6.25 Solubility.
6.50 A Question of Interpretation.
7.15 Newton's Present-Day Success.
7.40 Coventry: What Can I Do?
8.5 Psychosexual Differences: 2.
8.30 Motion: Newton's Laws.
8.55 Questioning Assumptions.
9.20 Maths: The Binomial Theorem.
9.45 Utopia: Society Without the State.
10.10 17th-Century Great Houses.
11.0 A Profile of Charles Ives.
11.25 Sociology: The Moonies.
11.50 Biology: Life on Seashores.
12.15 Copper as a Resource.
12.40 Mansfield Park: Improvement.
1.5 Modelling by Maths: Roman Pots.
1.30 Maths Methods: Newton's Laws.


Unknown: Charles Ives.

: Rugby Special

The John Player Cup Fourth Round
Bristol v London Welsh
Cup holders Bristol won all last season's matches away from home, but club captain MIKE RAFTER had to face the fact that they lost their last home match in the cup, which gave London Welsh added incentive.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and gives news of the rest of the cup and league matches in Wales and Scotland.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Captain Mike Rafter
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Newsnight's February

A second chance to see some of the Newsnight films shown in recent months. This month's edition, introduced by Peter Snow , includes The New Argentina
During the military dictatorship Jacopo Timmerman was one of thousands of people tortured for holding dissident political views. Tonight he returns with BBC diplomatic editor John Simpson to the cells where he was tortured, in an exclusive report on the return of democracy to Argentina.
Bergers Julian O'Halloran reports on the discomfort of people caught in the web of a vast property empire. The Berger family pour a fortune into charities at the expense of tenants whose homes have become slums through neglect.
Studio director DIANA MORTON


Duced By: Peter Snow
Unknown: New Argentina
Unknown: Jacopo Timmerman
Editor: John Simpson
Unknown: Bergers Julian O'Halloran
Director: Diana Morton
Producers: Jana Bennett.
Producers: Alan Patient
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Dickinson

: International Swimming

from Crystal Palace
The Sun Life International
Great Britain meet the Federal Republic of Germany in the first major international of this Olympic year.
Two gold medal prospects are on show today: MICHAEL GROSS (FRG), world record holder in the 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly, and ADRIAN MOORHOUSE (GB), who has beaten the best in the world in the breaststroke events.
Television presentation by ALASTAIR SCOTT


Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Presentation By: Alastair Scott

: Wales Wales?

... a question of history
The first of six films in which Dai Smith presents a fresh analysis of the Welsh - their turbulent past, their discordant present and their unsure future.
1: Who Do They Think They Are?
Everybody knows about the Welsh. They eat leeks on St David's Day. They're all Baptists. They sing, argue and speak Welsh. They dig coal and used to be good at rugby. But it's now
1984 and perhaps Wales isn't what it's often thought to be....
Series producer SELWYN RODERICK 0 FEATURE: page 76


Unknown: Dai Smith
Editor: John Brewster
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world: plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Single ton with LUKE CASEY , NICK CLARKE , BILL KERR ELLIOTT and MARK ROGERSON present the popular financial and business programme. Including this week:
Laying Down a Profit: buying wine for investment is an increasingly popular alternative to putting your cash into stocks and shares. But how do you resist the temptation to drink your profits?


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Single
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan
Editor: Richard Tait

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

For the Marley Trophy
Five times Open Champion Tom Watson and Greg Norman , one of the game's longest hitters, lead teams of celebrity partners.
This week Kenny Lynch relinquishes the microphone for a bag of clubs and partners Tom against Greg and Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins, former World Snooker Champion.
Peter Alliss commentates in this match over nine holes of the King's Course at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland.
Assistant producer DEREK MARTIN Television presentation
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON


Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: One Pair of Eyes: Simon Trehearne - An Independent Life

Because of an accident during his birth Simon Trehearne is mentally handicapped. But he lives and works in the community, sharing a house with a handicapped friend; he believes passionately that people like himself can and should lead independent lives. Simon is in charge of the boiler at a furniture factory near Stourbridge in the West Midlands. He's an enthusiastic traveller - usually on his bicycle, a CB radio enthusiast, and has helped restore the local canal. He is also concerned with those less able or fortunate than himself, a concern that lands him momentarily in an awkward situation with the neighbours.
HELPLINES: page 75


Subject: Simon Trehearne
Film Cameraman: John Else
Sound Recordist: John Hooper
Film Editor: Eric Brown
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: All The World's a Stage

A series of 13 programmes which tell the story of the theatre from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Written and presented by Ronald Harwood 5: A Muse of Fire The 'theatrical explosion' which produced one of the greatest playwrights the world has ever known-William Shakespeare. But the story of Shakespeare's theatre began a long time before he was born-in the streets of England 500 years ago. This episode is about bawdy entertainments that grew into poetic drama and, incidentally, gave rise to London's theatreland on the South Bank. Above all, it is about the power and the use of words.
Those taking part include
Jeremy Irons , Paul Rogers Sam Wanamaker Michael Langham
Peter Brook , Peter Hall Alan Jay Lerner
Ariane Mnouchkine
Michael Billington and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company
Film editor ANDREW PAGE
Executive producer RICHARD CAWSTON Produced by HARRY HASTINGS * Subtitles on Ceefax page 27


Presented By: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Unknown: Michael Langham
Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Unknown: Ariane Mnouchkine
Unknown: Michael Billington
Editor: Andrew Page
Producer: Richard Cawston
Produced By: Harry Hastings

: Did You See....?

The weekly television review programme with Ludovic Kennedy who discusses Everyman: Hours by the Window (BBC1), Diverse Reports (Channel 4) and All the World's a Stage (BBC2) with lain Hamilton, author and journalist, Catherine Freeman , Controller of Documentary
Features and Religion at Thames Television, and Terry Hands , Joint Artistic Director of the RSC. Plus a look at the role of BBC and BFI archives in keeping television alive.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Catherine Freeman
Unknown: Terry Hands
Director: Michael Parker
Producer: John Archer

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Australian Cinema: My Brilliant Career

continues a major season of films new to television. starring Judy Davis , Sam Neill
Sybylla Melvyn , born to poverty on an out-back farm, is determined to fulfil her life and have not just a career but a 'brilliant' one. This moving and dramatic love story follows her years of independence and the eventful writing of her autobiographically-inspired novel, which was published in Edinburgh in 1901. Screenplay by ELEANOR WITCOMBE based on the novel by MILES FRANKUN Produced by MARGARET FINK
(First showing on British television) Films: page 14


Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Sam Neill
Unknown: Sybylla Melvyn
Play By: Eleanor Witcombe
Novel By: Miles Frankun
Produced By: Margaret Fink
Directed By: Gillian Armstrong
Sybylla Melvyn: Judy Davis
Harry Beecham: Sam Neill
Aunt Helen: Wendy Hughes
Frank Hawden: Robert Grubb
Mr McSwat: Max Cullen
Aunt Gussie: Pat Kennedy
Grandma Bossier: Aileen Britton
Uncle Julius: Peter Whitford
Mrs McSwat: Carole Skinner
Father: Alan Hopgood
Mother: Julia Blake

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