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: Open University

Meanings of Madness (3)

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval Fifth day
PETER WEST introduces the whole of this morning's play. Commentators
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Introduces: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval
PETER WEST introduces coverage of this afternoon's play.

: Laramie

The Barefoot Kid
Jess Harper endangers his own life by freeing a 16-year-old boy who is destined to hang for stealing his horse. The sentence is brutally harsh; pronounced by a judge who believes the boy's real crime is being a Mexican. Written by DICK NELSON Directed by JOE KANE (R)


Unknown: Jess Harper
Written By: Dick Nelson
Directed By: Joe Kane
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Juan: Rafael Campos

: No Limits

Bath is possibly the prettiest town in Britain, with its crescents and gardens, Georgian, Roman and medieval architecture. Jeremy and Lisa arrive breathless from Sheffield, are amazed by its beauty, stunned by the marvellous music and stylish film clips contained in the show, and have to sit down for a moment to compose themselves over a cup ot Earl Grey tea and a giant Bath bun smothered in butter. Writer JONATHAN KING production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jonathan King

: O'Donnell Investigates.... Food

Does it Matter What We Eat?
Britain is at the top of the league for deaths from coronary heart disease. Is our food to blame?
'There are some scientists and even some members of my own profession who talk about the fat/heart disease
"hypothesis", as if these links are based on a few experiments with rabbits in a laboratory. We are talking about the biggest survey of health ever undertaken.'
So says Dr Michael O'Donnell as he uncovers the results of that survey and investigates vital evidence on food and health from southern Italy and eastern Finland.


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell

: Top Gear

A series of eight programmes William Woollard finds out just how much 'blood, sweat and tears' is needed to build your own kit car and looks at the way in which the British component car industry is cleaning up its cowboy image. For more than 20 years Allan Garland has lavished great care and attention on the exhibits in Vauxhall's own motor museum at Luton.
Now he's retiring as curator and Sue Baker spent a day with Allan and some of the cars he has loved for so long. And Frank Page drives through the Yorkshire Dales to find out how Fiat's new
Uno Turbo shapes up against the opposition.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Allan Garland
Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: Frank Page
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Just Another Day

with John Pitman
The Hospital for Sick Children The motto of GOSH -
London's Great Ormond
Street Hospital - is 'Children
First and Always'. Nearly all the children referred here are seriously ill. There is an underlying feeling of tension, but overall it's a happy place. A place for hope.
Sunjeev is recovering from an operation - he thinks it's his
19th. Clare, who is 11, has just had a blockage removed.
'Now I'll be able to grow', she says. 'It'll cost my mum a lot of money in new clothes.'
Upstairs, there's a party for Andrew, who is one year old today; downstairs, there's a party for Princess Michael of Kent, who is opening a new ward this afternoon.
As night draws in, doctors start to go home. 'But you can't just disappear and forget', says consultant surgeon Edward Kiely. 'At least, I can't.'
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director ANNE WEBBER (R)
A tender film, achingly truthful
Warm and lighthearted
(Another programme tomorrow at 9.0)


Unknown: John Pitman

: Summer Season: Portrait of Isa Mulvenny

It is the 1950s: Bill Thompson is a middle-class English boy sent by his father to serve an engineering apprenticeship on the Clyde. He lodges with a Greenock family, and forms an attachment to his landlady, Mrs Mulvenny , which is to affect his life for the next 20 years.
Music composed by MARTIN DALBY Script editor MARILYN IRELAND Designer DAVID MCKENZIE Produced and directed by TOM KINNINMONT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Tom Gallacher
Unknown: Bill Thompson
Unknown: Mrs Mulvenny
Composed By: Martin Dalby
Editor: Marilyn Ireland
Designer: David McKenzie
Directed By: Tom Kinninmont
Bill Thompson: Nicholas Farrell
Isa Mulvenny: Jennifer Piercey
Andrew Mulvenny: David Hayman
Paterson: Nicholas Sherry
Andy Mulvenny: Andy Gray
Frank Fogel: Jonathan Watson
Ella Harper: Julia Wallace
Joe Harper: Alex McAvoy

: Cricket: Sixth Test

England v Australia
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the final day's play.
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Newsnight

including TUC Conference Report - Peter Snow and Vincent Hanna in Blackpool


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Weatherview

: Open University

11.50 The Social Primate: Good Timing
Hormones related to ovulation influence sexual behaviour. Female primates signal their hormonal condition by avoiding or approaching their preferred male.
12.15 Health Care in Mozambique: 1 What are the effects of the new health-care system introduced by the government of Mozambique to replace the old colonial mode?

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