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: Open University

6.50 Ethnic Minorities: Colonisin' in Reverse (1)
7.15 What Did the Pupils Actually Do?
7.40 Changing Britain: The Multinational
8.5 Town and Country in Ancient Rome
8.30 Database: Local Authorities
8.55 Maths Methods: Complex Exponentials
9.20 Social Sciences: Turning it Round
9.45 Maths: Inverse Functions
10.10 Pure Maths: Orthogonal Bases
10.35 Topology: Orientability
11.0 Managing in Organisations
11.25 Maths Across the Curriculum
11.50 Biology: Membranes
12.15 Social Administration
12.40 Tanzania: Education for Self Reliance
1.5 Riccio's Bronzes
1.30 The Fall and Rise of the Small Baker

: Horizon: What Einstein Never Knew

Einstein dreamt of a law that would explain all the phenomena of nature. Today, physics may be approaching that goal.
Narrator Paul Vaughan.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Writer/Producer: James Burge
Writer/Producer: Andrew Millington

: The Great Art Collection

France in the 17th Century A series of programmes written and narrated by Edwin Mullins on the achievement of western painting from the 14th to the 20th century. Including today his description of De
La Tour's The Fortune-teller, Sir John Hale on Poussin's Venus Spied Upon by Shepherds and Anita Brookner on Rigaud's Louis XIV, all originally shown in the series One Hundred Great Paintings.


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Sir John Hale
Unknown: Anita Brookner
Directors: Christopher Jeans
Unknown: Michael Sanders
Unknown: Kenneth Corden
Producers: Bill Morton
Producers: Kenneth Corden

: Master Photographers

Andreas Feininger was one of the first to use telescopic lenses, creating stunning images of New York.
In recent years he has concentrated on extreme close-up photography, revealing the beauty and function of nature. At his home in America he talks to Peter Adam
As literate and eloquent as any novelist ... .the jewel in the series


Unknown: Andreas Feininger
Unknown: Peter Adam
Editor: Julian Miller
Producer: Peter Adam

: Bridge Club

Introduced by Jeremy James
Learn all the basics and improve your game week by week with Jeremy Flint.

Leaflet available from Bridge Club, [address removed]


Presenter: Jeremy James
Bridge player: Jeremy Flint
Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: Mark Patterson

: San Demetrio, London

Starring Walter Fitzgerald, Mervyn Johns

Ealing Studios' classic war film is a tribute to the Merchant Navy, based on the heroic recovery of MV San Demetrio by her crew in 1940. Carrying 12,000 tons of petrol and 900 miles from Britain, the ship was shelled by a German battleship and caught fire. What happened next was described by an official of the shipping company as 'an epic which will go down in history wherever tales of the sea are told'.
(Black and white)

Films: page 19


Screenplay: Robert Hamer
Screenplay/Director: Charles Frend
From the official account by: F. Tennyson Jones
Producer: Michael Balcon
Charles Pollard: Walter Fitzgerald
John Boyle: Mervyn Johns
Hawkins: Ralph Michael
Yank Preston: Robert Beatty
Deckhand: Charles Victor
Bosun Fletcher: Frederick Piper
John Jamieson: Gordon Jackson
Capt George Waite: Arthur Young
John Jones: Barry Letts
Colum McNeil: James McKechnie

: News Review

with Moira Stuart
Plus subtitles.


Newsreader: Moira Stuart
Editor: Bob McDougall

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with LUKE CASEY NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON
The Diesel Fraud - why the government is losing millions of pounds in diesel duty through a simple and hard to detect fraud.
Nuclear Goldfish - waste hot water from atomic power stations has spawned a profitable industry - fish farming.
Money Maker on Water
Rates - are you paying too much for your water? 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

: In Search of the Trojan War: 3: The Singer of Tales

Written and presented by Michael Wood
In the past century archaeologists have tried to prove Homer's story true by excavating the legendary city of Troy. But is there evidence in the telling of the tale itself?

The written word has preserved Homer's story through the centuries. For him, though, the legend of the heroes came down through more than ten generations by word of mouth alone. Amazingly that story-telling tradition still survives today. Ireland, Turkish Armenia, Gallipoli and Troy itself provide some clues that might add up to a real Greek expedition against the city.
BBC Manchester


Writer/Presenter: Michael Wood
Film Editor: Roy Newton
Executive Producer: Colin Adams
Producer: Bill Lyons

: Favourite Things

Les Dawson in conversation with Roy Plomley
Roy is received - with less deference than usual - into the comedian's opulent mansion in Lytham St Annes, where Les reveals his preferences in showbusiness, books and possessions. He also takes Roy on a tour of his favourite town, helps him judge a beauty competition and introduces him into a men-only club.


Interviewee: Les Dawson
Interviewer: Roy Plomley
Producer: Michael Kerr

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

for the Marley Trophy
In this final match resident professionals Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo join forces and are challenged by formidable celebrity players Sean Connery and Jimmy Tarbuck over nine testing holes of the Ailsa Course at Turnberry.
Assistant producer DEREK MARTIN TV presentation
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON


Unknown: Johnny Miller
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Producer: Derek Martin
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: Did You See...?

The television review presented by Ludovic Kennedy who this week discusses: Q.E.D.: The Science of Sexual Attraction (BBC1), The Last Place on Earth (ITV) and In Search of the Trojan War (BBC2).
With poet Christopher Logue, explorer Duncan Carse and broadcaster Anna Ford. Plus political columnist Simon Hoggart, who looks at the recent coverage of the miners' strike: has the criticism of television's reporting of the dispute had any impact?


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reviewer: Christopher Logue
Reviewer: Duncan Carse
Reviewer: Anna Ford
Reporter: Simon Hoggart
Director: Mark Urban
Producer: Kevin Loader
Series Producer: John Archer

: Screen Two: In the Secret State

Starring Frank Finlay

A Government Department with data on us all in its computers is not functioning quite as its ex-Head intended. Frank Strange sets out to clear his own name and finds he is investigating a murder.

Feature: page 82 and Woddis On: page 78


Screenplay: Brian Phelan
From the novel by: Robert McCrum
Music: Richard Harvey
Editor: Dan Rae
Photography: Nat Crosby
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Ann Scott
Director: Christopher Morahan
Frank Strange: Frank Finlay
James Quitman: Matthew Marsh
Michael Hatherley: Geoffrey Chater
Guy Preger: Michael Byrne
Johnny Davenport: Thorley Walters
Barnaby Tucker: Ronald Fraser
Cooper: Malcolm Terris
Hoskins: Ken Campbell
Sir Gerald Dangerfield: Nicholas Selby
Mayer: Hilary Minster
Jilly: Natasha Richardson
Liz: Emma Relph
Mitchell: Tony Selby
Minister: Roger Brierley
Richard Lister: Pip Donaghy
Lister's wife: Noreen Kershaw
Ellison: Peter Sproule
Buff: Gorden Kaye
Watcher: Derek Holt
Watcher: Ray Knight
Watcher: Michael Redfern
Selser: Roger Lloyd Pack
[Actor]: Wyllie Longmore
[Actress]: Amanda Neylon
[Actor]: Richard May
[Actor]: Alan Thompson
[Actor]: Gurdial Sira
[Actor]: Christopher Birch
[Actress]: Shope Shodeinde
[Actor]: Stephen Churchett
[Actor]: Ian Bleasdale
[Actor]: Jack Lonsdale
[Actor]: Ivor Salter
[Actor]: Andrew Cuthbert
[Actor]: Kaleem Janjua
[Actress]: Brenda Cavendish
[Actor]: Nick Orchard
[Actor]: Neville Phillips
[Actor]: Stewart Harwood
[Actor]: James Woolley
[Actor]: Russell Dixon

: The World Championship of Cricket

The Final from Melbourne
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the 50-overs-a-side competition, the showpiece final of what has been dubbed the 'greatest show on turf'.
Television presentation CHANNEL 9, AUSTRALIA


Introduces: Richie Benaud

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