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: Open University

6.50 Adult Education: Learning in Groups
7.15 Curriculum in Action
7.40 The Social Impact of Industrialisation
8.5 The Romans in France
8.30 Database: Query Languages
8.55 Maths Models and Methods
9.20 Conflict 2: The Steel Strike
9.45 Maths: Conies
10.10 Pure Maths: Flows and Exponentials
10.35 Topology: Covering Surfaces
11.0 An Everyday Story of Industrial Folk
11.25 A Matter of Course
11.50 Biology: Respiratory Mechanism
12.15 Education: A Question of Colour (1)
12.40 Education: From Theory to Therapy

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam from
Wimbledon 85 featuring
The Men's Singles Final
John McEnroe expects to be in it.... and Grandstand expect him to be in it too. No, not trouble.... the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final.
He goes this year for his third successive Singles trophy and his fifth success in all. He's also been runner-up twice as well.
Mixed Doubles Final follows
Motor Racing French Grand Prix
Further live coverage of today's race from Le Castellet Programme timings will be screened on the hour and half hour, where appropriate. Television presentation:
French Grand Prix FRENCHTV SERVICE Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Ann Jones Virginia
Unknown: Harold Anderson
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston.

: News Review

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


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Editor: Bob McDougall

: Great Collectors

Four films about people with a passion to possess great art and the money to indulge it. Written and narrated by Harriet Crawley
2: Sir Alfred and Lady Beit On the walls of an 18th-century country house, below the Wicklow hills near
Dublin, hang some of the finest Old Master paintings in private hands. They form the collection of Sir Alfred Beit and include pictures by Rubens, Goya, Velazquez, Murillo, Frans Hals and Gainsborough.
'The letter' by Vermeer is one of only two privately-owned paintings by that artist - the other belongs to HM The Queen. Sir Alfred's uncle started the collection with the proceeds of diamond mining in South Africa. His nephew grew up with great art around him and one of his earliest memories was being asked as a boy to guide visitors around the collection. Film cameraman


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Sir Alfred Beit
Unknown: Frans Hals
Unknown: Richard Ganniclifft
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Viktoria Mullova

with the London Symphony Orchestra
conductor Maxim Shostakovich
leader Michael Davies
Following the documentary film, shown last Thursday, about the young Russian violinist who escaped to live in America, tonight's programme features her as soloist at the Barbican Concert Hall in London, appearing for the first time with Maxim Shostakovich, the son of the great Russian composer.
Part 1
Glinka, Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major Op 35
Part 2
Shostakovich, Symphony No 5 in D minor Op 47


Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
Leader: Michael Davies
Violin: Victoria Mullova
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Sound: Vie Godrich
Lighting: Stan Snape
Executive Producer: Eric Abraham (for Prime time Television)
Executive Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: Herbert Chappell (Given in association with British Olivetti)

: Wimbledon 85

Match of the Day Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Highlights of the afternoon's finals for those who managed to miss the drama of the afternoon. Plus: GERALD WILLIAMS reflects on the talking points of the past two weeks. Editor JOHN ROWUNSON


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Editor: John Rowunson

: Burt Reynolds in Deliverance

The first in a season featuring the popular Hollywood star, also starring Jon Voight Ned Beatty Ronny Cox
Hearing that a dam project is threatening an unspoilt valley, four city men decide to pit their nerve and muscle against the wild waters of a Georgia river in a weekend canoe trip. But their holiday turns into a nightmare when they encounter a sadistic pair of mountain men and the brute force of the river itself. John Boorman 's acclaimed film achieves great heights of dramatic tension and gave Burt Reynolds his first serious role as a man bent on survival against all odds.
Screenplay by JAMES DICKEY , based on his own novel
Produced and directed by JOHN BOORMAN
● IN THE PICTURE: page 20


Unknown: Jon Voight
Unknown: Ned Beatty
Unknown: Ronny Cox
Unknown: John Boorman
Unknown: Burt Reynolds
Unknown: James Dickey
Directed By: John Boorman
Lewis: Burt Reynolds
Ed: Jon Voight
Bobby: Ned Beatty
Drew: Ronny Cox
Mountain man: Billy McKinney
Toothless man: Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward
Sheriff Bullard: James Dickey
Old man: Ed Ramey
Lonny: Bill Redden
First 'Griner': Seamon Glass
Second 'Griner': Randall Deal
First Deputy: Lewis Crone
Second Deputy: Ken Keener

: Music at Night

Peter Katin (piano) plays SCHUMANN
Romance in F sharp


Piano: Peter Katin

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