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: Open University

6.50 Molecules in Space
7.15 Biology: Life on Seashores
7.40 17th-century Great Houses
8.30 Utopia: Society Without the State
8.55 The MP's Surgery
9.20 Questioning Assumptions
9.45 Maths: The Binomial Theorem
10.10 Writing History
10.35 Science: Into the Earth
11.0 Elections and the People
11.25 Sociology: The Moonies
11.50 Poetry: Blake the Artist
12.15 Your Own Optics Laboratory
12.40 Physical Chemistry: Yields and Rates
1.5 Systems Behaviour: Interpretation
1.30 James Hutton : Geologist


Unknown: James Hutton

: Rugby Special

The John Player Special Cup Quarter-final
London Welsh v Bath Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
In their centenary season, London Welsh find themselves with a chance to reverse the result of last year's final which Bath won for the second successive year.
Highlights of this match and views and news of the other cup matches in England and Wales
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Bader

"In 1940 there were other pilots, I wasn't anything exceptional - the only thing about me was that I hadn't any legs."
Douglas Bader was one of the enduring heroes of the Second World War, the RAF pilot who lost his legs in a flying accident before the war, yet became possibly the most famous fighter ace of the Battle of Britain.
Bruce Parker tells his story.

(First shown on BBC South)


Subject: Douglas Bader
Presenter: Bruce Parker
Film Editor: Peter Hunt
Production: David Seymour
Production: Dave Thomas

: The Queen in Nepal

This week's state visit to one of the world's most beautiful countries took
HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to the ancient temples and palaces of romantic
Kathmandu as the guests of King Birendra. But Nepal is also the home of the Gurkhas, and Her Majesty paid tribute to these famous soldiers at a ceremony at the British
Embassy. Michael Cole has been following this tour of the 'abode of the gods'. Camera crew
Chief picture editor GEOFF HALE Produced by GORDON CARR A BBCtv News Special


Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Chris Marlow.
Editor: Geoff Hale
Produced By: Gordon Carr

: The Great Art Collection

France in the 1890s
By the end of the last century a new spirit of enquiry and response to the unknown had started to succeed the almost conventional subjects painted by many of the French
Impressionists. GAUGUIN'S The day of the god and ROUSSEAU'S The sleeping gypsy, described by Edwin Mullins , and CEZANNE'S The bathers, described by Anita Brookner , all share a new restlessness - Gauguin in travel, Rousseau in dreams and Cezanne in predicting the way art was to go in the 20th century.
Today's programme, in the series written and presented by Edwin Mullins , features three masterpieces originally shown in One Hundred
Great Paintings. Directors


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Anita Brookner
Presented By: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Bill Morton.
Unknown: Christopher Jeans
Unknown: Kenneth Corden
Unknown: Bill Morton
Unknown: Kenneth Corden

: Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano

To end the series
Robert Cohen is accompanied by John van Buskirk in a performance of Beethoven's final sonata for cello and piano, Op 102 No 2. Sound BRIAN DEWAR


Unknown: Robert Cohen
Accompanied By: John van Buskirk
Unknown: Brian Dewar

: Hospital Week

Last week BBC cameras followed countless scenes live from Portsmouth's two major general hospitals, St Mary's and Queen Alexandra's.
Viewers shared with patients, relatives and staff some of the joyous and sad events.
Frank Bough recalls the most vivid moments.
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Frank Bough
Directors: Susan Thorne
Unknown: Julie Harrup
Unknown: Stuart McDonald
Producers: Caroline van Den Brul
Producers: Fiona Holmes
Producer: David Paterson

: International Athletics

Further coverage of the European Indoor
Championships from Madrid (Highlights tonight at 11.30 pm)

: Ski Sunday

featuring the Men's 's Downhill and Men's Slalom from Are
With a latitude of 64 degrees, this small village close to the Norwegian border is the World Cup's most northerly outpost and this weekend marks its debut on the downhill stage. The descent from the bitterly cold summit of Areskutan mountain could be the hottest of the season with Austria's
PETER WIRNSBERGER out to clinch the blue riband title before 'the white circus' sets off for North America.
Commentator David Vine TV presentation SVT. SWEDEN Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Peter Wirnsberger
Commentator: David Vine

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With PAUL BURDEN
NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON reporting from home and abroad on your money ... and other people's.
Studio director DON HARLEY Producer

: Previn on Concertos

The first of six programmes recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London, marking the appointment of Andre Previn as Music Director of the RPO. The series shows composers from Mozart to the present day exploring the challenges of the concerto form. Each programme features one of today's most celebrated soloists and is prefaced by an essay by Previn himself.
'It's easy to see', he says 'why the concerto idea possesses such appeal, fusing the brilliance of a virtuoso soloist, with the demands of a large scale composition.'
Tonight he is the soloist in: Mozart's Piano Concerto in G (K 453) directing from the keyboard the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS Sound BRIAN STRUGNELL Lighting STAN SNAPE
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Written and directed by HERBERT CHAPPELL
0 FEATURE: page 32


Unknown: Andre Previn
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Unknown: Brian Strugnell
Directed By: Herbert Chappell

: Nature

A weekly look at wildlife, with news, reports and comment on issues affecting the living world. Introduced by Tony Soper with lain Guest and Jeremy Cherfas
Gorilla Woman - the story of zoologist Dian Fossey whose dedication to the mountain gorillas of Rwanda led to her death last December.
David Attenborough considers their future now that she's gone. Hue and Cry - the cunning villain of the countryside is back in the news. But does the fox deserve its reputation, and is it a pest? And what future for hunting now it's become a political issue?
Living Toy - a close look at the Ecosphere, an executive pacifier from the United States. Good News from Africa - a new way to control sleeping sickness. Its carrier, the tsetse fly can now be trapped by synthetic odours.
Lateral Line - Miles Kington sounds off on what wasn't revealed in last week's news. Producer
A tribute to the life of the 'Gorilla Woman zoologist Dian Fossey, appears in the March issue of the BBC's monthly magazine Wildlife available on Wednesday priced £1.10 from booksellers
* FEATURE: page 28


Introduced By: Tony Soper
Introduced By: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Dian Fossey
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Caroline Weaver
Editor: Robin Hellier

: Thinking Aloud

The weekly analysis of issues and ideas presented by Bryan Magee.
This week
Lawrence Freedman , Professor of War
Studies at London University; Mary Midgley , writer and philosopher and Dr Christoph Bertram , former Director of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, ask:
The nuclear age - can we live with it?
Research MARK HARRISON Studio director IAN PAUL


Presented By: Bryan Magee.
Unknown: Lawrence Freedman
Unknown: Mary Midgley
Unknown: Dr Christoph Bertram

: Architecture at the Crossroads

Ten films about contemporary architecture 7: Stop the Bulldozer
Conservationists have become a potent force in contemporary architecture, lamenting, and sometimes preventing, the demolition of old buildings and the destruction of our architectural heritage. More recently, there has been a backlash. Equally vociferous and convinced are those who believe that conservation at all costs is desperately inhibiting contemporary architecture, and standing in the way of a proper heritage for future generations. Will love of the old become a sellout of the genuinely exciting building concepts of our time? Or is the answer to continue to adapt old buildings and give them a new lease of life: stations to museums, warehouses to flats, post offices to restaurants.
Ada Louise Huxtable , Michael Manser , Terry Farrell and Kenneth Frampton argue for a contemporary architecture. while Richard Meier and 0. M. Ungers demonstrate with their buildings how old architecture can be fused with modern language to make a strong statement for the present.
Narrator ANDREW SACHS Film editors
STEPHEN EVANS and PAT O'GRADY Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM


Unknown: Ada Louise Huxtable
Unknown: Michael Manser
Unknown: Terry Farrell
Unknown: Kenneth Frampton
Unknown: Richard Meier
Unknown: M. Ungers
Unknown: Stephen Evans
Produced By: Peter Adam

: Screen Two: Insurance Man

The story is told in flashback from the Prague of 1945 with the city on the brink of liberation by the Russians. A man hangs from a lamp-post. He has been fleeing from his pursuers and knocked at the door of a house.
Music composed by ILONA SEKACZ Conducted by HARRY RABINOWITZ
Film editor KEN PEARCE
Photography NAT CROSBY
* FEATURE: page 98 and FILMS: page 34


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Composed By: Ilona Sekacz
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Editor: Ken Pearce
Designer: Geoff Powell
Unknown: Nat Crosby
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Richard Eyre
Franz: Trevor Peacock
Doctor: Alan MacNaughtan
Franz (young): Robert Hines
Landlady: Diana Hayworth
Old man in dyeworks: Teddy Turner
Workmen: Phil Hearne
Workmen: Bernard Wrigley
Factory doctor: Ronan Wilmot
Nurse: Jill Frudd
Beatrice: Katy Behean
Undermanager: C J Allen
Foreman: Fred Gaunt
Christina: Tessa Wojtczak
Christina's father: Johnny Allen
Christina's mother: Margo Stanley
Christina's grandmother: Judith Nelmes
Christina's sister: Fran O'Shea
Doorman: Bill Moody
Lily: Vivian Pickles
Enquiries clerk: Guy Nicholls
Enquiries official: Alan Starkey
Seamstress: Charlotte Coleman
Collecting girl: Oona Kirsch
Pohlmann: Tony Haygarth
Gutling: Jim Broadbent
Jam workman: David Miller
Culick: Hugh Fraser
Head-bandaged workman: Ted Carroll
Head of department: Nicholas Selby
Head clerk: Richard Kane
Kafka: Daniel Day-Lewis
Miss Weber: Rosemary Martin
Butcher boy: Lee Daley
Limping client: John de Frates
Tall woman: Richenda Carey
One-legged man: Sam Kelly
Man without ear: Kenny Ireland
Attendant in waiting room: Ted Beyer
Bald man: Iggy Navarro
Woman in waiting room: Rosemary Chamney
Man in waiting room: Peter Christian
Angry doctor: Geoffrey Palmer
Thin doctor: Ralph Nossek
Fat doctor: Roger Hammond
Woman at tribunal: Joanne Ellis
Franz's father: Derry Power
Man with stomach hole: Billy Moores
Young woman in medical school: Deborah Langley
Kafka's brother-in-law: Toby Salaman

: International Athletics

Introduced by David Icke
Highlights of this weekend's European Indoor
Championships from Madrid Commentators RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY


Introduced By: David Icke
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Stuart Storey

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