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: Open University

6.50 Images and Information
7.15 Evolution: Man
7.40 Whatever Will Be
8.5 National Income and Economic Policy
8.30 Standing Waves and Energy Levels
8.55 Is Social Science Really Necessary?
9.20 Maths: Modelling Pollution
9.45 Quantum Theory: Atoms and Molecules
10.10 Montgeoffroy: Life in a Chateau
10.35 Three Families: Jerusalem
11.0 Preparing for Exams
11.25 Biology: Brain and Behaviour
11.50 Biology: Form and Function
12.15 Oil -where from Next?
12.40 The Tempest: Act IV
1.5 The Island: Language and Drama
1.30 Maths Methods: The Exam

: The Sea of Faith


: Kyung Wha Chung Plays Bach

Second of four programmes The Korean violinist Kyung Wha Chung is joined by the eminent Swiss oboist
Heinz Holliger for a performance of the Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in D minor.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra leader JOHN TUNNELL directed by Trevor Pinnock opens with the Suite: 'n Pastor Fido' by Handel.
Producer JAMES HUNTER BBC Scotland


Violinist: Kyung Wha Chung
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Leader: John Tunnell
Directed By: Trevor Pinnock

: World Chess Championships Report

Jeremy James presents coverage of the World
Championships in Moscow, between Anatoly Karpov and challenger Gary Kasparov. Commentator Bill Hartston Producer JILL DAWSON


Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Anatoly Karpov
Unknown: Gary Kasparov.
Commentator: Bill Hartston
Producer: Jill Dawson

: Circus World Championships

The world's greatest international circus artists compete for the coveted gold medals. Categories:
Super Troupe, Foot Juggling
Hand Balancing, Flying Trapeze Ringmaster Norman Barrett
Staged in the Robert Brothers' Big Top, Syon Park, Brentford Director PAUL STEWART LANG Producer CHARLES THOMPSON


Unknown: Norman Barrett
Director: Paul Stewart Lang
Producer: Charles Thompson

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from the Coatham Bowl, Redcar. First Round jocky wilson, World Champion in 1981 and holder of the British Professional
Championship, has drawn his own captain of Scotland, PETER MASSON , in the opening round. Meanwhile 1983 World
Champion, KEITH DELLER , meets a tough opponent from
Also in this session,
KEN THOMAS from Wales takes on ARNE BUNN from Coventry and, back to form, BOBBY 'DAZZLER' GEORGE should beat Irishman PATRICK MOYLAN.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Unknown: Peter Masson
Unknown: Keith Deller
Unknown: Graham Collins.
Unknown: Ken Thomas
Unknown: Patrick Moylan.
Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: News Review

Moira Stuart looks at the best news pictures of the week. With subtitles


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Editor: Bob McDougall

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with LUKE CASEY , NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON reporting from home and abroad on your money and other people's. Including this week: A Cut Price Room at the Inn: how hotel 'bucket shops' can cut the cost of travel for businesses - and holiday-makers. Two
Thousand Bank Managers: the world's top money men are meeting in Washington this weekend for the annual World Bank/International
Monetary Fund conference.
Will it turn out to be another talking shop or will it come to grips with some of the world's pressing economic problems? Director DON HARLEY


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan
Editor: Richard Tait

: River Journeys

2: The Rio Sdo Francisco Germaine Greer joins a vintage wood-burning paddle steamer on its last 1,000 km voyage along the Rio Sao Francisco into the arid heartland of Brazil.
The river was once the main highway for the Portuguese colonists and their African slaves, but now serves Brazil mainly as a source of hydro-electricity. The old steamer takes five days to cross the great lake formed by the Sobradinho Dam, a triumph for Brazilian technology but less of a success story for the people of the four towns now beneath its surface.
As the paddle steamer makes its slow progress up river,
Germaine has time to consider the future of the valley, both the villages on the bank and the families of that romantic leather-clad figure, the vaqueiro, or Brazilian cowboy.
Written and presented by Germaine Greer


Unknown: Rio Sdo Francisco
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Presented By: Germaine Greer
Music By: Howard J. Davidson
Music By: Photography Nigel Walters
Director: David Wallace

: Another Six English Towns

in which Alec Clifton-Taylor , with his unrivalled enthusiasm for buildings, looks at six of England's historic towns.
3: Bury St Edmunds
This town has a magnificent inheritance of Georgian brick buildings. Different clays produce different tones and a wonderful variety of colours can be seen here - unless, to the chagrin of Alec Clifton-Taylor , 'they are so smothered with Virginia creeper that one can hardly see what colour they are!' Bury's Town Hall was reconstructed by none other than Robert Adam ; in Angel Hill the Athanaeum has an elegant ballroom with delicate stucco decoration; the Theatre Royal was designed by William Wilkins , architect of the National Gallery. And equally enjoyable and distinguished is the new
Cathedral which is 'both lively and dignified and happily no attempt has been made to be self-consciously modern'.
Music composed by jim PARKER Photography JOHN GOODYER Film editor JULIAN MILLER
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer JANE COLES


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: Robert Adam
Designed By: William Wilkins
Composed By: Jim Parker
Unknown: John Goodyer
Editor: Julian Miller
Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Jane Coles

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from The Coatham Bowl,
Redcar TONY GUBBA introduces highlights from the first two matches in this evening's session which features a battle royal between CLIFF
LAZARENKO, seeded 6, and Welsh skipper. LEIGHTON REES. The other match is between DANNY CUNNINGHAM , from St Andrews , and STEVE BRENNAN , who plays his darts for London.


Introduces: Redcar Tony Gubba
Unknown: Leighton Rees.
Unknown: Danny Cunningham
Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Steve Brennan

: Threads

The story of a nuclear attack by Barry Hines.
Starring Karen Meagher as Ruth Beckett, Reece Dinsdale as Jimmy Kemp
It's a normal Thursday in Sheffield. Ruth and her boyfriend, Jimmy, are in the pub. The Middle East crisis is just an item on the evening news - 3,000 miles away. This drama, based on available facts, tells the story of a nuclear strike on Britain, seen through the eyes of two Sheffield families - the Kemps and the Becketts - and their designated Wartime Controller, the city's peacetime Chief Executive, Clive Sutton.
It traces the events of the four weeks that lead up to a nuclear war, and the decade that follows. What will life be like for the survivors? In the days, months and years to come can the fabric of society hold together: how strong are the threads?
Narration by Paul Vaughan
(On The 7th Day: a Natural World Special, Tomorrow 9.30 pm)
Woddis On... page 83
Feature: page 17
Ceefax Subtitles: page 170


Writer: Barry Hines
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Photography: Andrew Dunn
Film Editor: Jim Latham
Associate Producer: Peter Wolfes
Executive Producer: Graham Massey
Executive Producer: John Purdie
Producer/Director: Mike Jackson
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Ruth Beckett: Karen Meagher
Jimmy Kemp: Reece Dinsdale
Mrs Beckett: June Broughton
Mr Beckett: Henry Moxon
Granny Beckett: Sylvia Stoker
Mr Kemp: David Brierley
Mrs Kemp: Rita May
Michael Kemp: Nicholas Lane
Alison Kemp: Jane Hazlegrove
Bob: Ashley Barker
Jane: Victoria O'Keefe
Clive Sutton: Harry Beety
Marjorie Sutton: Ruth Holden
Chief Supt Hirst: Michael O'Hagan
Medical officer: Phil Rose
Information officer: Steve Halliwell
Transport officer: Peter Faulkner
Food officer: Anthony Collin
Accommodation officer: Brian Grellis
Scientific adviser: Michael Ely
Manpower officer: Sharon Baylis
Works officer: David Stutt
Mr Stothard: Phil Askham
Mrs Stothard: Anna Seymour
Carol Stothard: Fiona Rook
Peace speaker: Maggie Holmes
Trade unionist: Mike Kay
Street trader: John Livesey
Mr Langley: Joe Holmes
Mr Haslam: Joe Belcher
Woman in supermarket: Christine Buckley
Boy in supermarket: David Major
Old man in graveyard: Nat Jackley
Woman in hospital: Greta Dunn
Poilceman: Ted Beyer
Poilceman: Dean Williamson
Soldier: Graham Hill
Soldier: Nigel Collins
Officer: Richard Albrecht
Officer: Andy Fenn-Rodgers
Officer: Jerry Ready
Officer: Dennis Conlon
Newscaster: Lesley Judd
Newscaster: Colin Ward-Lewis

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from The Coatham Bowl, Redcar
The remaining two matches of the first round could provide the winner of this year's title. Much-fancied MIKE GREGORY , who is now seeded No 3, should have a comfortable match against newcomer JOHN WEATHERALL , from Staffordshire. Unseeded DAVE LEE is also fancied for this year's honours but won't find it easy to beat RAB SCOTT , from Essex.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentator


Unknown: Mike Gregory
Unknown: John Weatherall
Unknown: Dave Lee
Unknown: Rab Scott
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Keith Phillips

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