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: Open University

10.10 GCSE: Oral English
10.35 GCSE: Experimental Science
11.0 GCSE: Oral French

: Champion, the Wonder Horse

Rails West
(R)

: Windmill

Chris Serle takes a dip into water in his look at the BBC's film and videotape library. This week's watery wanderings include a rare bath for Albert Steptoe in Steptoe and Son, Paddington singing in the rain, and a man Water Walking across the Thames in 1951. You can see Compo splash out in Last of the Summer Wine, visit London's lushest loo in On the Throne, and find out how wet the weather turned out to be in 1954 in Fine Weather for Ducks.
Guest Ernie Wise remembers 'Singing in the rain' from The Morecambe and Wise Show and talks about his latest work. Water from H to 0 ... There's even Sykes and a Bath.
Assistant producer NIGEL CROWLE Director MIKE SEDDON
Series producer ALBERT BARBER

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Albert Steptoe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Wise Show
Producer: Nigel Crowle
Director: Mike Seddon
Producer: Albert Barber

: States of Mind

The last in the series
Jonathan Miller talks to
Dr Thomas Szasz , author of The Manufacture of Madness and The Myth of Mental Illness, who argues that madness has actually been misrepresented as a disease. Production PHILIP SPEIGHT , DAVID F. TURNBULL (R)

Contributors

Talks: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Dr Thomas Szasz
Unknown: Philip Speight
Unknown: David F. Turnbull

: International Rugby Special

The Five Nations Championship Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith England v Wales
The Gas Challenge International
Scotland v France
The Royal Bank International With champions Ireland starting their defence in two weeks, the other four countries started their challenge for the title hoping to have cast off the poor performances which dogged them all last season.
Commentator at Murrayfield
BILL MCLAREN
With BILL BEAUMONT Commentator at Twickenham
NIGEL STARMERSMITH with GARETH EDWARDS Producer. Murrayfield, BILL MALCOLM
Series producer HUW JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Gareth Edwards

: International Tennis

The Nabisco Masters Semi-finals from Madison Square Garden, New York This is the climax to the tennis season - the play-off between the top 16 players. With the four 1985 Grand
Slam championships won by different players, all
Europeans, there is no obvious favourite - but if IVAN LENDL wins, he is expected to be named as official World Champion. Introduced by Gerald Williams Commentators
DAN MASKELL , MARK COX TV presentation NBC
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Introduced By: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Great Art Collection

Venice: the Later Years a series written and introduced by Edwin Mullins about great paintings of western art from the Renaissance to the present day.
After a break the series resumes today with the sumptuous art of Venice in the 18th century - a century of Venetian pleasure, of spectacular decor, of Vivaldi and Goldoni, of gilded decorative frescos and even more splendid palaces. And the great tradition of Venetian painting remains as can be seen in RICCI'S Bathsheba Bathing and CANALETTO'S
The Basin of St Mark 's on Ascension Day
(narrated by Sir John Hale ) and TIEPOLO'S
The Triumph of Virtue all originally shown in the series One Hundred Great Paintings.
Directors MICHAEL SANDERS
HUMPHREY BURTON. BILL MORTON Producers BILL MORTON and KENNETH CORDEN

Contributors

Introduced By: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: St Mark
Unknown: Sir John Hale
Directors: Michael Sanders
Unknown: Humphrey Burton.
Producers: Bill Morton
Producers: Kenneth Corden

: Music by Haydn

The Takacs Quartet from Hungary
Gabor Takacs-Nagy (violin) Karoly Schranz (violin) Gabor Ormai (viola) Andras Fejer (cello)
Continuing the series of string quartets from Haydn's great set, Op 76 with No 4 in B flat. The beautiful expansive opening earned this quartet its nickname 'The Sunrise'. Sound NORMAN CANLJN Lighting JOHN MCCAW
Producer MIKE NEWMAN BBC Scotland
(Three more programmes featuring Haydn's Op 76 Quartets will be broadcast later this year)

Contributors

Violin: Karoly Schranz
Viola: Gabor Ormai
Cello: Andras Fejer
Producer: Mike Newman

: A Single Man

Christopher Isherwood 1904-86
Christopher Isherwood was born in England and died in America where he had lived for 40 years. But it was his brilliant evocations of pre-war Berlin in Mr Norris
Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin that established him as one of the great writers of his generation.
Ian Hamilton introduces a tribute to this remarkable writer and in unique footage from the BBC archives Isherwood himself talks, over the years, about his changing life and thought.
A Bookmark production

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Introduces: Ian Hamilton

: Ski Sunday

featuring The Men's Downhill and Men's Slalom from Kitzbuhel
For sheer spectacle, the Hahnenkamm downhill has few equals in televised winter sport. The Mausfalle and Steilhang are ski racing's Becher's Brook and Canal Turn and the bravest snow men feel shivers as they wait in the start hut, two miles and two minutes from the finish. Twelve months ago
PIRMIN ZURBRIGGEN celebrated a double downhill success here, while in slalom, MARC GIRARDELLI is on a Kitzbuhel hat-trick.
David Vine reports on the Hahnenkamm festival.
Television presentation ORF. AUSTRIA Producer JIM RESIDE

Contributors

Unknown: Marc Girardelli
Unknown: David Vine

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with LUKE CASEY. NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON Including this week:
Siberian Express. The BAM railway can claim to be the construction project of the century. Reputed to cost E30-billion, its 3,500 kilometres link central USSR to the far east coast. It should transform access to Russia's mineral resources and, they hope, develop the Siberian wasteland through which it passes. Nick Clarke is the first British television reporter allowed to see this miracle of Soviet engineering. Plus Chunnel Update reports on tomorrow's announcement of the lucky winner. And Noble's Prize - the competition between Richard Noble and his
French rivals to sell their new light aircraft.
Studio director DON HARLEY
Producer VICTOR VAN AMERONGEN Editor JONATHAN CRANE

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Luke Casey.
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Richard Noble
Director: Don Harley
Producer: Victor van Amerongen
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: The Natural World

Inside Stories
How do birds fly? Why do fish sprint? What's the secret of a leaping horse? These and other questions are being answered by the animals themselves. Skilful new techniques, with tiny radios, high-speed cameras and special animal training, allow the beat of hearts, the twitch of muscles and the flexing of wings to be recorded from free swimming, flying and running creatures. The study of behaviour is changing as these ingenious methods improve understanding of life in the animal world.
Narrated by Barry Paine Film editor KEN KIRBY Producers
HENDRICK BALL. AILEEN LLEWELLYN Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol

Contributors

Editor: Ken Kirby
Unknown: Aileen Llewellyn

: Comrades

The tenth of 12 films about life in the Soviet Union Master of Samarkand
Just across the border from Afghanistan, 54-year-old Abdugaffar Khakkulov restores ancient Samarkand's mosques and minarets. By insisting on working from authentic medieval designs, he has fallen out with the Soviet state's 'official' craftsmen, whose priority is to attract tourists to Samarkand. After a row, he has gone freelance, a rare achievement in the USSR, and now works independently with his sons on sites of his own choosing. Among the Soviet Union's 50 million Muslims, very few people practise openly. But in men like Abdugaffar the spirit of Islam and the customs of Muslim life show no sign of being stifled. He may pay lip-service to Lenin, but his deeper allegiance is to Allah.
Photography DEREK BANKS
Sound MORTON HARDAKER
Film editor ANDREW WILLSMORE
Series producer RICHARD DENTON
Producer ALAN BOOKBINDER

Contributors

Unknown: Abdugaffar Khakkulov
Unknown: Morton Hardaker
Producer: Richard Denton
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: Thinking Aloud

The weekly analysis of issues and ideas presented by Bryan Magee
This week Sir Patrick Nairne , Master of St Catherine's College, Oxford, parapsychologist Dr Susan Blackmore and Professor Ian Kennedy. Professor of Medical Law and Ethics at
King's College, London, ask: Authority: do we still need leaders?
Researcher HILARY HODGSON Studio director LAN PAUL
Producer AMANDA THEUMSSEN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Sir Patrick Nairne
Unknown: Dr Susan Blackmore
Unknown: Ian Kennedy.
Unknown: Hilary Hodgson

: Architecture at the Crossroads

Columns and Gables
We are living in an age of experiment. The 80s have seen a rich crop of radical and controversial ideas about the form and content of buildings. This second of ten programmes looks at four high-profile movements in modern architecture. 'Post-modernism' is alive and well, represented by Philip Johnson 's mammoth AT&T building in New York,
Graves' building in Oregon, Isozaki's Civic Centre in Japan, and the new Stuttgart museum by James Stirling. Recent factories designed by Rogers and Foster epitomise 'High-Tech.' Richard Meier 's Atlanta Museum represents a reinterpretation of the 'Modern Movement'. And, most controversial of all, the skyscraper hasn't been killed off. It is living through a multitude of mutations, reinvested with a wit and daring reminiscent of its earliest incarnations. Joining the debate are James Stirling , Philip Johnson , Richard Rogers , Norman Foster , Richard Meier and architectural writer
Ada Louise Huxtable.
Film cameramen JOHN MCGLASHAN Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Johnson
Unknown: James Stirling.
Unknown: Richard Meier
Unknown: James Stirling
Unknown: Philip Johnson
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Norman Foster
Unknown: Richard Meier
Unknown: Ada Louise Huxtable.
Unknown: John McGlashan
Produced By: Peter Adam

: Screen Two: The Silent Twins

by MARJORIE WALLACE
The true story of June and Jennifer Gibbons , identical black twins, who have refused to speak to adults throughout their lives. How did these attractive, vulnerable girls, with their power to puzzle and infuriate the world, come to be committed to Broadmoor at the age of 19? Drawing on the millions of words in their highly perceptive diaries the twins' story is told through their own eyes. Their writings show that behind the outer wall of silence, the twins are locked into a life and death struggle for individual identity.
Additional music NICHOLAS CARR Designer TONY SNOADEN Film editor BILL WRIGHT
Photography KEN WESTBURY Producer MARTIN THOMPSON Director JON AMIEL
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Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Wallace
Unknown: Jennifer Gibbons
Music: Nicholas Carr
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Martin Thompson
Director: Jon Amiel
June Gibbons: Shirley Parker
Jennifer Gibbons: Sharon Parker
Young June: Juuette Toney
Young Jennifer: Jillian Toney
Gloria Gibbons: Ena Cabayo
Aubrey Gibbons: Ruddy L. Davis
Greta: Beverley Martin
Rosie: Natasha Dixon
Wayne: Marcus D'Amico
Carl: David Blackburn
Tim Thomas: Ifan Huw Dafydd
Cathy: Madeline Adams
Helen: Sandra Voe
Dr Evan Davies: J O Roberts
Dr Hamilton: Tony Robinson
Psychiatrist: Richard Pescud
Anthony Evans: Peter Penry-Jones
John DieM: Anthony Morse
Judge: John Savident
Clerk of the Court: Clyde Pollitt
Michael Jones: Alun Brinley
Officer Kyle: Di Botcher
Officer Whiteley: Annest William
Dr Rees: Gareth Gwyn-Jones
Teacher: Anwen Williams
Guider: Margarite Richards
Lt Kennedy: Ted Maynard

: International Tennis

The Nabisco Masters Final from Madison Square Garden, New York
It would be appropriate if this season's tennis finished with a final between BORIS BECKER and STEFAN EDBERG. The success they had at Wimbledon and in Australia blew a breath of fresh air through tennis. But let nobody rule out either IVAN LENDL or JOHN MCENROE as Masters Champion yet again. Introduced by Gerald Williams
Commentators DAN MASKELL. MARK COX
TV presentation NBC
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Stefan Edberg.
Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Unknown: John McEnroe
Introduced By: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Dan Maskell.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston








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