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: Open University

6.50 Symbols and Equations
7.15 Biology: Insect Diversity
7.40Technology; 'Eurekaaargh!' Part 1
8.5 Freedom and Plenty
8.30 World Politics: Potsdam 1
8.55 A Century of Change in Britain
9.20 Levels of Meaning
9.45 Maths: Symbols and Equations
10.10 Argument on Television: 1
10.35 Motion: Newton's Law
11.0 Urban Development: Cities
11.50 The Novel: Mansfield Park
12.15 Copper: Resources
12.40 Physics: How Low Can You Go?
1.5 Motion and Newton's Laws
1.50 The Origin of the Earth

: International Rugby Special

Five Nations Championship Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith Ireland v Wales
Scotland v England
The Royal Bank of Scotland International
After their bad defeat in Paris. Ireland start the defence of their Triple Crown against an improving Welsh team. England will be hoping to take the Calcutta Cup back to Twickenham and move one step closer to the Triple
Crown themselves, having already defeated Wales.
Commentators in Dublin NIGEL STARMER-SMITH With
Commentators in Edinburgh BILL MCLAREN with BILL BEAUMONT
TV presentation in Dublin RTE Producer BILL MALCOLM
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Bill Beaumont

: British Record Industry Awards

Hosted by Noel Edmonds
Commentary by Mike Smith A second chance to see the annual British Record
Industry Awards. Top artists are there to present and receive the awards which in the opinion of the industry are to honour the most popular artists and bands of 1985. Special guest appearances by Phil Collins
Huey Lewis and the News Tears For Fears
Executive producer for the BPI DEKE ARLON
Produced and directed by MICHAEL HURLL


Commentary By: Mike Smith
Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Huey Lewis
Directed By: Michael Hurll

: Crufts 86

Agility and Obedience
Introduced by Peter Purves Action is the key to two events which dominate the big ring at Crufts.
Agility - the team sport where the fitness of both dog and owner are spectacularly tested in a gruelling obstacle course. Obedience - the supreme example of how every dog should behave, with heelwork, retrieves, sendaways, scent discrimination and distant control: the ultimate test of the dog handler's skill.


Introduced By: Peter Purves
Commentator: Muriel Pearce
Producer: Neil Eccles

: The Great Art Collection

French Impressionism
A series written and narrated by Edwin Mullins
The uncompromising
Impressionists were first shunned by the French
Academy for flouting the accepted conventions of art. But American millionaires began to buy their work in quantity and saved many of them from outright poverty. In today's programme Edwin Mullins looks at MONET'S
Women in the garden, Milton Brown describes RENOIR'S
Luncheon of the boating party and Alistair Smith DEGAS 'S
Woman in a tub, all originally shown in the series One
Hundred Great Paintings.


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Milton Brown
Unknown: Alistair Smith Degas
Directors: Rosemary Bowen Jones
Directors: Bill Morton
Unknown: Bill Morton
Unknown: Kenneth Corden

: Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Continuing the series of performances of Beethoven's sonatas for cello and piano by British cellists, Moray Welsh (cello) and Anthony Goldstone (piano) play the Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1. Sound BRIAN DEWAR


Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Unknown: Brian Dewar
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Ski Sunday

The First World Freestyle Championships from Tignes
With official Olympic recognition as the ultimate goal, this demonstration sport at the Calgary Games in 1988 offers three competitive disciplines of ski acrobatics called 'moguls', 'aerials' and 'ballet'. David Vine describes the medal-winning routines in the French Savoie. Plus the latest Alpine action in the BASF World Cup series as the ski racers prepare for the crucial Scandinavian season. TV presentation FR3. FRANCE Producer JIM RESIDE

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With PAUL BURDEN
LUKE CASEY, NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON reporting from home and abroad. Studio director KATHY GEE


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Producer: Victor van Amerongen
Editor: Crane Jonathan

: Nana Mouskouri in Athens

Nana has recently been at the top of the charts in Britain and all over Europe with her hit song 'Only love'. She sings this in the last of two programmes presenting her in concert in the ancient
Herodes Atticus Theatre at the foot of the Acropolis. She is also on location in Greece, including Cape Sounion, the Monastery of Kassiarni, and the picturesque island of Hydra.
Concert and original locations directed by ANDRE FLEDERICK
Presented for BBC television by YVONNE UTTLEWOOD (R)


Unknown: Herodes Atticus Theatre
Directed By: Andre Flederick
Television By: Yvonne Uttlewood

: The Natural World

Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind
Widely acclaimed for its technical brilliance, this exploration of the intriguing and bizarre sex life of plants was the result of a world-wide search by Oxford Scientific
Films, whose special cameras probed the secrets of pollination. Narrated by Barry Paine
Directed by SEAN MORRIS
Series editor PETER JONES (R) BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barry Paine
Directed By: Sean Morris

: Thinking Aloud

The weekly analysis of issues and ideas presented by Bryan Magee. This week
Amartya Kumar Sen ,
Drummond Professor of Political Economy, Oxford; Sir Alec Caimcross , economist and former
Government advisor and Wilfred Beckerman , Lord Thompson of Fleet, Fellow and Tutor in economics, Oxford, ask:
Why do we need economists? Researcher HILARY HODGSON Studio director IAN PAUL


Presented By: Bryan Magee.
Unknown: Amartya Kumar Sen
Unknown: Sir Alec CaimcRoss
Unknown: Wilfred Beckerman
Unknown: Hilary Hodgson

: Architecture at the Crossroads

Ten films about contemporary architecture 6: Japan: the Zen Way of Building
In Japan architects and designers enjoy a public fame and prestige far greater than any painter or sculptor. Three quarters of the 90 million people are packed into a narrow corridor, the strip of land between Tokyo and Hiroshima. Architects have become international figures, spreading their influence and their innovative buildings across the continents. This programme looks at the world-renowned figures of Arata Isozaki , and Fumihiko Maki , and at the new concepts of living in personalised, minimal structures designed by Tadao Ando , Toyo Ito and Hiroshi Hara. The highly individual and beautifully finished buildings - cultural centres, gymnasia, private houses, and hotels have become a focus of attention for architects in the West. Narrator ANDREW SACHS Film editor PAT O'GRADY
Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM


Unknown: Arata Isozaki
Unknown: Fumihiko Maki
Designed By: Tadao Ando
Designed By: Toyo Ito
Designed By: Hiroshi Hara.
Editor: Pat O'Grady
Produced By: Peter Adam

: Screen Two: Song of Experience

by Martin Allen.

As the Lady Chatterley court case puts its seal on the 1950s, three boys set out for a day's train-spotting. They see more than just trains, though, on a day when innocence and illusion are lost.

(In The Picture: page 23)
(CEEFAX Ssubtitles)


Writer: Martin Allen
Composer: George Fenton
Dialogue Director: Tim Fywell
Film Editor: Ken Pearce
Designer: Paul Joel
Photography: Nat Crosby
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Stephen Frears
James: Alan Bell
Paperboy: Shane Merrills
Mrs Lumb: Rachel Bell
Gordon Lumb: Paul Darlow
Mr Leach: Alan Starkey
Johnny Spencer: Trevor Moffatt
Guard: Mike Kelly
Driver: Danny James
Fireman: Tony Capstick
Train-spotter: Nigel Rooke
Train-spotter: John Neville
Train-spotter: Graham Moffatt
Train-spotter: Alan Greaves
Policeman: Robert Wesley
Workmen: Bill Lund
Workmen: Howard Crossley
Railway policeman: Nigel Terry
Courting couple: Joanna Coop
Courting couple: Dean Williamson

: Acting Naturally

Acting naturally tonight is one of the biggest talents on the American music scene, Johnny Russell. The singer/songwriter of hits like 'Act naturally', recorded by The Beatles, has his first show on British television. His guest is Boxcar Willie and assisting them are
Britain's country music 'band of the year' Colorado. Production assistant DOREEN MUNDEN Sound BOB FOLEY
Vision mixer BILL MORTON


Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Producer: Dave Ross

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