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: Open University

6.25 Introduction to Economics
6.50 Colonisin' in Reverse (2)
7.15 Urban Change
8.5 Women and Sport
8.30 Computing: Sequences and Arrays
8.55 Maths: Differential Equations
9.20 Social Sciences: What Price the Workers?
9.45 Maths: Tutor-Marked Assignments
10.10 Pure Maths: Lagrange's Theorem
10.35 Probability and Statistics
11.0 Design Processes: Fit for the Job
11.25 Education: Equal to the Task
11.50 Enzyme Structure and Function
12.15 pm Art and Environment
12.40 Education: A Place for Play
1.5 History of Mathematics
1.30 Fanning: Organic or Intensive

: International Darts

Fads Homecare British International Championship, Wales v England, from St David 's Hall, Cardiff. The climax of this three-match series between England, Scotland and Wales.

: Horizon: Eurekaaargh!

Private inventors.


Horizon Editor: Graham Massey
Writer/Producer: Robin Bootle

: The Great Art Collection

France in the 18th Century Last in a series of programmes written and narrated by Edwin Mullins including this afternoon his description of Watteau's
The Island of Cythera and Boucher's Girl on the Couch, and Anita Brookner on Vigee-Lebrun's Self-Portrait with her Daughter, all originally shown in the series One Hundred Great Paintings. Directors ROBIN LOUGH


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Anita Brookner
Directors: Robin Lough
Unknown: Charles Chabot
Unknown: Bill Morton
Unknown: Bill Morton.
Unknown: Kenneth Corden

: Bridge Club

Introduced by Jeremy James with Jeremy Flint


Introduced By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Director: Unda McCarthy
Producer: Mark Patterson

: Master Photographers

This film shows 90-year-old Jacques-Henri Lartigue taking pictures for French Vogue; yet he started to photograph over 80 years ago. Lartigue guides Peter Adam through his photograph albums which are now kept in a French museum.
A tactful and penetrating interview ...
Film editor JUUAN MILLER


Unknown: Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Unknown: Peter Adam
Editor: Juuan Miller
Producer: Peter Adam

: International Darts

Wales v England
Further coverage with highlights of the afternoon's play and the result of today's final match of the series.

: News Review

with Moira Stuart Plus subtitles


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Editor: Bob McDougall

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with LUKE CASEY , NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON
Northern Dancer: How the horse no one wanted now commands$lm stud fee and has become the foundation of America's bloodstock industry.
The Winged Messenger:
Mercury was set up a couple of years ago to provide an alternative telecommunications service to British Telecom. Can it take on its giant rival to provide customers with what they want?
What's in a Name? How computers are choosing the brand names the marketing men hope will prove to be winners.


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

written and presented by Michael Wood Helen of Troy is remembered as 'the face that launched a thousand ships'. But did such a Greek queen really live in the 13th century BC, and was she carried off by the Trojan prince, Paris?
4: The Women of Troy
To the Bronze Age visitor, Agamemnon's golden Mycenae would have presented an image of overwhelming wealth and splendour. But palace archives tell a less heroic story-of an economy that depended on the sacking of cities, and of women seized in battle as slaves and booty. Have we enough clues to explain not only Helen's part in Homer's famous tale, but even that of the wooden horse?
Executive producer COLIN ADAMS Series producer BILL LYONS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Michael Wood
Editor: Patrick Haggerty
Producer: Colin Adams

: Favourite Things

Ian Botham in conversation with Roy Plomley
This week it is the turn of one of England's finest all-round sportsmen to play host to Roy in his family home near Scunthorpe. He reveals his favourite colour, his favourite hobbies, his favourite music, and his favourite places, not only in Great Britain, but in the world.


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Michael Kerr

: Harty Goes to ... Dublin

St Patrick's night with a difference as Russell Harty is entertained and enthralled by a group of Irish priests - who do it their way.


Unknown: Russell Harty

: Did You See...?

The television review presented by Ludovic Kennedy who discusses this week: In the Secret State (BBC2),
Television (ITV) and Wogan (BBC1). Among those taking part are Clive James and Margaret Matheson. Plus feminist author
Rosalind Coward , who looks at the attitudes to sex found in natural history programmes.
Producer DAVID F. TURNBULL Series producer JOHN ARCHER


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Margaret Matheson.
Unknown: Rosalind Coward
Producer: David F. Turnbull
Producer: John Archer

: The Executioner's Song

The first of a special two-part presentation of the story of Gary Gilmore , adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by NORMAN MAILER starring
One summer evening in 1976, Gary Gilmore shot dead a petrol station attendant. The following night he killed a motel manager. From his prison cell he demanded his execution - the first in a decade in the USA.
Part 1: April 1976, Illinois.
35-year-old Gary Gilmore is released on parole from federal prison and joins his cousin Brenda Nicol in Provo, Utah. He meets
Nicole Baker , an attractive 19-year-old mother of two.
Falling in love, they begin a tempestuous relationship that leads to impossible tensions on both sides ...
Screenplay by NORMAN MAILER , based on his book
Produced and directed by LAWRENCE SCHILLER
(First showing on British television. Part 2 next Sunday)
0 FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: Gary Gilmore
Book By: Norman Mailer
Unknown: Gary Gilmore
Unknown: Gary Gilmore
Unknown: Brenda Nicol
Unknown: Nicole Baker
Unknown: Norman Mailer
Directed By: Lawrence Schiller
Gary Gilmore: Tommy Lee Jones
Brenda Nicol: Christine Lahti
Nicole Baker: Rosanna Arguette
Vern Damico: Eli Wallach
Johnny Nicol: Jordan Clarke
Earl Dorius: Richard Venture
April Baker: Jenny Wright
Pete Galoran: Walter Olkewitz
Rikki Wood: Michael Leclair
Val Conlin: Pat Corley
Ida Domico: Mary Ethel Gregory
Jimmy Poker-game: John Dennis Johnston
Lu-Ann: Norris Church
Spencer McGrath: Kenneth O'Brien
Sterling Baker: Jim Youngs
Kathryne Baker: Grace Zabriskie
Benny Bushnell: Mark Campbell
Debbie Bushnell: Kathryn Whitehead
Max Jensen: Bruce Newbold

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