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: Open University

6.50 All Those in Favour
7.15 Biology: Pattern Formation
7.40 The Civilisation of the Crowd
8.5 Cosmology Before Newton
8.30 Education: And So to Disembed
8.55 Social Sciences: The Objector
9.20 Pictures or Politics
9.45 Maths: Finding a Formula
10.10 Arts: Moral Responsibility
10.35 Science: The Periodic Table
11.0 Reaching the Community
11.25 Economics: Air Fares
11.50 Twelfth Night Workshop
12.15 Images: The Third Dimension
12.40 Animal Physiology: A Winter Sleep
1.5 Managing in Organisations
1.30 Geology: Rock Textures

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
The Cup Finals
Everton v Liverpool and Hearts v Aberdeen from about 2.0 - the homecomings as they happen.
Motor Racing
Monaco Grand Prix
Live from 2.30 - 4.0, so no complaints. MURRAY and JAMES in their best bibs.
Somerset v Middlesex
A recorded start, but a live finish to the first match in the John Player Special League from 4.30.
PETER WALKER is the commentator.
Shell International Welsh Rally
To liven up tea at the cricket, with STEVE RIDER.
Television presentation: Football ALASTAIR SCOTT
Motor Racing RMC, MONACO Cricket BOB DUNCAN
Studio producer, Grandstand CAMPBELL FERGUSON
Assistant editor. Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK
Producer, Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor, Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton With PAUL BURDEN


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Unknown: Malcolm Wilson
Director: Kathy Gee
Producer: Mike Schooley
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: Nature

Introduced by Tony Soper with lain Guest Acorn Watch
Thousands of acorns fall from a single tree. What happens to them? Jeremy Cherfas settles in for a dusk-to-dawn vigil by the mighty oak. Family Planning
A tawny owl's food supply regulates its clutch size. A Dutch team found that in lean times parent birds resort to ghoulish remedies. Troubled Waters
The Fal estuary is a naturalists' paradise; riches abound. Now a new container port looms large. How are the conflicting interests resolved? Editor ROBIN KELUER. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Tony Soper
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Editor: Robin Keluer.

: The World About Us

Pitcairn - The 'Bounty' Inheritance
For Glynn Christian , an expedition under sail to Pitcairn Island is the fulfilment of a life-long dream: after all, he is a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian , history's most famous mutineer, and 'father' of Britain's strangest colony - the most remote inhabited island in the world.
Glynn went to discover the truth about his ancestor, a much less-known figure than Captain Bligh. Did Christian die on Pitcairn in a bloody massacre, or did he secretly return to live as a fugitive amid the English Lakes?
But Glynn discovers that the real reward of the Bounty lies with his distant cousins, the present-day Pitcairners - generous, brave, warm-hearted, and isolated.
As their 200th anniversary as a British colony approaches, Glynn Christian finds that the Pitcairners will need our help if their fascinating community is to survive. Directed by TED COCHRAN
Music by PADDY KINGSLAND Presented for the BBC by CLEM VALLANCE
Series editor TIM SLESSOR
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Fletcher Christian
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Directed By: Ted Cochran
Music By: Paddy Kingsland
Unknown: Clem Vallance
Editor: Tim Slessor

: To the Lighthouse

HUGH STODDART'S award-winning film based on the novel by VIRGINIA WOOLF starring
Rosemary Harris and Michael Gough with Lynsey Baxter Suzanne Bertish Pippa Guard
Kenneth Branagh and T. P. McKenna
It is the summer of 1912 and the Ramsays are once again on holiday in their beloved Cornwall. But it is to be a special summer and a special holiday. Afterwards, things will never be the same again.
It was magnificent.... (THE TIMES) It's one of those rare television experiences worth savoring
This is a triumphantly successful piece of television
Music composed by JULIAN DAWSON LYELL


Novel By: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Rosemary Harris
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Lynsey Baxter
Unknown: Suzanne Bertish
Unknown: Pippa Guard
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Composed By: Julian Dawson Lyell
Producer: Alan Shallcross
Director: Colin Gregg
Mrs Ramsay: Rosemary Harris
Mr Ramsay: Michael Gough
Lily Briscoe: Suzanne Bertish
Nancy Ramsay: Lynsey Baxter
Prue Ramsay: Pippa Guard
Charles Tansley: Kenneth Branagh
Augustus Carmichael: T. P. McKenna
Paul Rayley: Nicholas Gecks
Andrew Ramsay: David Parfitt
Jasper (aged 14): Craig Warnock
Cam Ramsay (aged 7): Jessie Walker Stewart
James Ramsay (aged 6): Christopher Lahr
Marie: Kristin Milward
Jasper (aged 24): Simon Dutton
Cam (aged 17): Nicola Wright
James (aged 16): Daniel Murray
Mr Trevorrow: David Daker
Sam Trevorrow: Jonathan Harvey
Mrs Truscott: Doreen Keogh
Mildred: Paula Jacobs
Mrs Lanlivey: Julia Prentice
Mr Lanlivey: David Shaw
Tom Lanlivey: Nicholas Davey

: Grand Prix

The 1986 Formula One World Championship
The Monaco Grand Prix
The Monte Carlo jet set really will be upstaged by the Formula One circus this year. Three different winners in three races so far, and two Brazilians - Nelson Piquet
(Williams) and Ayrton Senna (Lotus) - trying for the lead in the World Championship.
Snapping at their wheels for points is 'The Professor' -
Alain Prost - who ran out of petrol as he crossed the line first at Imola two weeks ago. Watch out too for alterations to the tight street circuit of the Principality which could increase average lap times and make for even more exciting racing.
Television presentation RMC, MONTE CARLO
(Coverage of the Belgian Grand Prix on 25 May)


Unknown: Monte Carlo
Unknown: Nelson Piquet
Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Alain Prost
Commentators: Murray Walker
Producer: Roger Moody

: First Run: Girlfriends

opens a season of films new to television. Tonight starring Melanie Mayron Eli Wallach
Susan Weinblatt and Anne Munroe are young New Yorkers whose friendship each takes for granted. When Anne moves out of their flat to get married, Susan feels betrayed and is confronted with the problems of her precarious photographic career and the disappointments of new relationships. For Anne, marriage becomes stifling and she begins to resent Susan's supposed independence. Through their experiences both women begin to understand the true value of friendship.
(First showing on British television)
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 18


Unknown: Melanie Mayron
Unknown: Eli Wallach
Unknown: Susan Weinblatt
Unknown: Anne Munroe
Play By: Vicki Polon
Produced By: Claudia Weill
Unknown: Jan Saudners
Directed By: Claudia Weill
Susan Weinblatt: Melanie Mayron
Rabbi Gold: Eli Wallach
Bar Mitzvah boy: Adam Cohen
Anne Munroe: Anita Skinner
Terry: Jean de Baer
Eric: Christopher Guest
Denise: Nancy Mette
Cabbie: Ken McMillan
Martin: Bob Balaban
: Julie Ginarogak
Photo editor: Russell Norton
Ceil: Amy Wright

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