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: Open University

6.50 Education: Limerick Lessons
7.15 Biology: Pollination
7.40 Orpheus Britannicus
8.30 Head Start:
Children of the Dream
8.55 Geochemical Mapping
9.20 Competing Theories
9.45 Maths Foundation Course
10.10 Arts: Liszt and Nature
10.35 Standing Waves and Energy Levels
11.0 Budgeting for Europe's Jobless
11.25 Science: Continental Crust
11.50 The Tempest. Act IV
12.15 Science: Imaging the Eye
12.40 Science: Natural Navigators
1.5 Systems Behaviour
1.30 Geology: The Capitan Reef

: Sunday Grandstand

Today focuses on the Panasonic European Open golf championship. Full details on page 35.
1.55 pm
Sunday Grandstand Introduced by Desmond Lynam
The Panasonic European Open
It was enough to make a chap gag on his g and t. 'Sixty-four round the Old Course by a Spaniard and now you tell me that German bounder has done it as well? Mark my words, they'll be asking for money next.' Sixty-four is six under par, LANGER finished 11 under all told, asked for and got £33,320. In the end
MANUEL CALERO received only E2,280 for joint 21st. 'And let that be a lesson to you.'
Commentators on the final round of this hugely rewarding tournament
It could be all over by now. If not, Essex are still the John Player League champions. Television presentation: Golf: HAROLD ANDERSON
FRED VINER and ALASTAIR SCOTT Studio production


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Manuel Calero
Unknown: Peter Alljss
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Harold Anderson
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Foley Square

The last in the series starring
24 Hours
A reporter's fly-on-the-wall coverage of a day in the life of district attorneys rankles with Alex, until she too becomes a victim of crime - and begins to wonder if her faith in the legal system is misplaced....


Written By: Diane English
Directed By: Ellen Falcon
Alex: Margaret Colin
Jesse: Hector Elizondo
Peter: Michael Lembeck
Molly: Cathy Silvers
Carter: Sanford Jensen
Denise: Vernee Watson-Johnson
Angel: Israel Juarbe
Marjorie Arden: Margot Rose
Spiro: Richard C Sarafian
Mr Martin: Hardy Rawls

: Birds for All Seasons: 1: The Ends of the Earth

The first of three programmes
A global celebration of birds
Narrator Magnus Magnusson

There are 10,000 kinds of birds. Without their songs, splashes of colour and flamboyant displays, the world would be an impoverished place.

Birds even survive in the polar regions where the climate is extreme, the bright summers brief. Emperor penguins of the Antarctic start to breed during the freezing winter, starving for four months. In spring, beautiful snow petrels nest in ice cliffs in the remote interior. Wilson's petrels dance over the sea, skuas steal, sheathbills scavenge, adelie penguins run the gauntlet of leopard seals.

With arctic fox, snowy owl and gyrfalcon ever-present threats, Arctic birds rely on camouflage, rocky crevices or high, inaccessible cliffs to hide their nests and young. Ivory gulls venture further north than any other bird, ptarmigan alter their plumage from summer brown to white, remaining through the winter, while others flee. The Arctic tern flies 18,000km south to enjoy a second summer in the Antarctic.
BBC Bristol
Feature: page 4 and Info: page 77
(Ceefax subtitles)


Narrator: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Adrian Warren
Filmed by: Douglas Allan
Filmed by: Michael Richards
Film Editor: Chris Orrell
Series Writer/Producer: Jeffery Boswall.

: Revolution in the Classroom?

GCSE Special
Over 687,000 14- and 15-yearolds have just returned to school to begin working for the new General Certificate of Secondary Education. This exam, which replaces the old O-level and CSE, has been hailed as the most profound change in schools for 20 years. John Clare investigates whether GCSE will really make a difference in the way pupils are taught and assessed. Film editor KEITH RAVEN
For A Guide to GCSE, send a cheque, payable to Broadcasting Support
Services, or 50p PO to: [address removed]


Unknown: John Clare
Editor: Keith Raven
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Speaking to the City -

Sophocles then and now
Originally performed over 2,500 years ago in an amphitheatre filled with Athenian citizens, the Theban plays of SOPHOCLES are to be presented later this week for the first time on television. Tonight some of the actors who appear in them take part in an unrehearsed discussion about acting Sophocles and his meaning to the modern world.
Photography JOHN BAKER Producer LOUIS MARKS
Directed by DON TAYLOR
(Oedipus the King is on Tuesday at 8.30 pm)


Unknown: Barrie Tharby
Editor: Mike Houghton
Unknown: Photography John Baker
Directed By: Don Taylor

: The White Tribe of Africa

A five-part series written and presented by David Dimbleby
3: The Grand Design In 1948 the Afrikaner
Nationalists came to power and began to implement their Grand Design for South
Africa. The races were to live apart; each tribal group was to have its own homeland which in due course would become an independent state. The chief architect of apartheid, prime minister
Hendrik Verwoerd , called it 'a policy of good neighbourliness'. To the outside world it seemed at best impractical, at worst, evil. Thirty years on David Dimbleby examines the theory and practice of apartheid. He meets some who live under it and others who have to make it work. Above all, he explores what Afrikaners now think of the system they have created. Director FRANCIS GERARD Producer DAVID HARRISON


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Hendrik Verwoerd
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Director: Francis Gerard
Producer: David Harrison

: Jack High

The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
The second instalment of this marvellous final with the outcome in doubt right to the very end.


Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Great American Picture Show: Tender Mercies

opens a major season of films new to television. This week starring
Robert Duvall Tess Harper
When Mac Sledge, a one-time famous singer-songwriter, wakes up one morning in a small Texas town, he finds himself with a massive hangover and no money. Not even enough to pay the motel bill. Rosa Lee , the attractive owner, allows him to work out his debt and gradually Mac begins to rebuild his life ... Robert Duvall won an Oscar for his brilliant portrayal in this moving and finely observed work. It marked the American debut of Bruce Beresford , one of the most prolific and successful of all Australian directors.
Screenplay by HORTON FOOTE Produced by PHILIP s HOBEL
(First showing on British television)
● IN THE PICTURE: page 23


Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Tess Harper
Unknown: Rosa Lee
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Bruce Beresford
Play By: Horton Foote
Directed By: Bruce Beresford
Mac Sledge: Robert Duvall
Rosa Lee: Tess Harper
Sonny: Allan Hubbard
Dixie: Betty Buckley
Sue Anne: Ellen Barkin
Harry: Wilford Brimley
Lewis Menefee: Michael Crabtree
Robert Dennis: Lenny von Dohlen
Bertie: Stephen Funchess
Henry: James Aaron
Jake: Rick Murray
Arthur Wadsworth: Roy R. Russell

: Blind Date

with Budge Threlkeld and Diane Noack
Who knows what image
Barbara had of Stan on the eve of their blind date? What she gets is a man whose tastes run to cheap champagne, cold chicken and hot sex - the sort of character she had better keep her eye on.... A SHORTS production


Unknown: Diane Noack

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