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: Open University

7.15 Biology: Allostery
7.40 Women Beware Women
8.30 Education: A Place for Play
8.55 Social Sciences: The Client
9.20 Monetarism and Coal
9.45 Maths: Classifying Cubics
10.10 Looking at Poems
10.35 Energy: A Question of Balance
11.0 The Making of the Open University
11.25 Sociology: The Home
11.50 The Bankside Theatres
12.15 Journey into Frequency Space
12.40 A Question of Control
1.5 Dairy Cattle: Farmers Summing up
1.30 Mapping in the Yorkshire Dales

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
As the domestic season approaches its closing stages, highlights and reports of top cup matches in England and Wales, and the league matches in Scotland.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: International Snooker

The Car Care Plan World Cup 86
The Final (frames 1-8)
Which two teams from the original eight will meet in the final? Can the IRELAND 'A' team win the title for the second year running, or can ENGLAND or WALES win the event for the third time?
There's also CANADA trying for a second win.
Join DAVID icke for the start of the first eight frames in the best-of-17-frames final.


Unknown: David Icke

: The Great Art Collection

The Mid-20th Century The last of the series with Edwin Mullins
The paintings are JACKSON POLLOCK 'S Autumn rhythm
(described by Milton Brown ), RENE MAGRITTE 'S Empire of lights (described by George Melly ), and MARK ROTHKO 'S Red, brown and black (described by Robert Rosenblum ) - all originally shown in the series One
Hundred Great Paintings. Assistant producer ANITA CRUM Directors


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Jackson Pollock
Unknown: Milton Brown
Unknown: Rene Magritte
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Mark Rothko
Unknown: Robert Rosenblum
Unknown: Denis Momarty
Producers: Bill Morton.
Unknown: Kenneth Corden

: Music by Haydn

The last of the series from the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.
The Chilingirian Quartet Levon Chilingirian ,
Mark Butler (violins) Csaba Erdelyi (viola)
Philip de Groote (cello)
Haydn String Quartet No 5 in D from the Op 76 set. Sound NORMAN CANLIN Lighting JOHN MCCAW
Producer MIKE NEWMAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Levon Chilingirian
Violins: Mark Butler
Viola: Csaba Erdelyi
Producer: Mike Newman

: International Athletics

from Switzerland
The World Cross Country Championships
On a hilly course in Neuchatel, ZOLA BUDD defends the women's title she won in Lisbon last year, while in the men's race, TIM HUTCHINGS - runner up in 1984 and the current National Champion - leads an England squad capable of winning the world team title. Olympic 10,000m champion ALBERTO cova , and marathon star
ROB DE CASTELLA, are also included in an impressive men's entry for the race over the 12,000m course. Commentators
TV presentation Swiss TV SERVICE Editor JOHN ROWUNSON


Unknown: Tim Hutchings
Unknown: Alberto Cova
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Editor: John Rowunson

: International Snooker

The Car Care Plan World Cup 86
The Final (frames 1-8)
DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage of the first eight frames in this best-of-17-frames final. Commentators
Television presentation


Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: Nick Hunter.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: The Money Programme

Brian Wildlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme with PAUL BURDEN, LUKE CASEY
MARK ROGERSON and MALCOLM WILSON reporting from home and abroad on your money ... and other people's.


Unknown: Brian Wildlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Unknown: Malcolm Wilson
Director: Don Harley
Producer: Michael Schooley
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: Nature

Introduced by Tony Soper with lain Guest and Jeremy Cherfas
A look at wildlife with news, reports and comment on issues affecting the living world.
Including this week: Forty Winks
Sleep is essential to all mammals. But rest and recuperation is not without risk. How do animals keep watch while asleep? Snow Business
Ski-ing in Scotland is booming. But as the pistes penetrate deeper into the wilderness, some people believe the development is going too far, too fast. Editor ROBIN HELLIER BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Tony Soper
Introduced By: Jeremy Cherfas

: Previn on Concertos

The fifth of six programmes recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London marking the appointment of Andre Previn as Music Director of the RPO. Salvatore Accardo is the soloist in Prokofiev Violin Concerto
Nol with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by Andre Previn
'Prokofiev, a most prolific composer, worked more in the concerto form than any other major composer of the 20th century,' says Previn. 'His first violin concerto dates from his student days, but it's in fact a very assured work, immensely imaginative and skilled in its orchestration, with that irrepressible gift of melody that makes his music so very attractive.'
The concerto is preceded by a performance of Beethoven Coriolan Overture. Sound VIC GODRICH


Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Andre Previn
Producer: Herbert Chappell

: International Snooker

The Car Care Plan World Cup 86
The Final (frames 9-17) This evening sees the concluding frames in this year's final.
Total prize money is E100,000 with E33,000 going to the winners.
DAVID ICKE introduces coverage from Bournemouth International Centre.


Introduces: David Icke

: Grand Prix

The 1986 Formula One World Championship
The Brazilian Grand Prix The hot and heady atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro, where the season starts today, is matched by the build-up to the World Championship.
DEREK WARWICK is without a seat, as AYRTON SENNA refuses to drive alongside him;
NIGEL MANSELL wants more victories, if only for team manager FRANK WILLIAMS , a road-accident casualty; and ALAN JONES 'S return looks uncertain, as his all-
American team struggles for identity and reliability. By mid-afternoon, the important questions should be answered - who can halt the McLaren dominance, and who is heir-apparent to ALAIN PROST'S crown?
MURRAY WALKER and JAMES HUNT are your commentators at the Jacarepagua track.
TV presentaton TV GLOBO Producer ROGER MOODY
0 FEATURE: page 20


Unknown: Derek Warwick
Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Frank Williams
Unknown: Alan Jones
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: James Hunt

: Screen Two: Shergar

Based on the events surrounding the kidnap of the race horse Shergar.
Malachy: 'Who do you kidnap? You can't touch children, women, no sons of Irish mothers. What's left?' When Frankie is released from Portlaoise prison his old comrades are expecting some action. He hits on a plan for raising E2 million, but his plan goes wrong.
Feature: page 20 and Films: page 26
Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Bill Morrison
Designer: Alec Gourlay
Photography: Alex Scott
Film editor: Gerry Pomeroy
Executive producer: Graham Massey
Producer: Ruth Caleb
Director: Nigel Finch
Frankie: Stephen Rea
Malachy: Niall Toibin
Sean: Dermot Crowley
Joseph: Joe Crilly
Damien: Ian McElhinney
Nuala: Veronica Duffy
Drion: Pierre Vernier
Deferre: Gary Waldhorn
Cleary: Peter Caffrey
Cosgrove: Peadar Lamb
Fitzgerald: Ronan Wilmot
Policeman: Des Nealon
Patrick: George Shane
Brendan: Niall O'Brien
Benny: Billy Clarke
Pancho: Martin Anthony
Colum: John Patrick Deery
Frank: Sean Lawlor
Mick: James Coyle
Mary Charlton: Kate Binchy
Senior policeman: Shane Connaughton
Madge Fitzgerald: Phyllis McMahon
Bernard: Andrew Pickering

: International Snooker

The Final (frames 9-17)
DAVID ICKE with coverage, the result and the winners.


Unknown: David Icke

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