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: Open University

Science: Swimming in Fish

: The Waterloo

The 78th Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap
RICHARD DUCKENFIELD with live coverage of finals day. At stake a prize of E2,000. This morning the quarter-finals are played, with the last eight players fighting for a place in the semi-finals.


Unknown: Richard Duckenfield

: Testing Times: GCSE

Oral English
Today: issues related to oral communication and English across the curriculum. Producer ANNE DIACK BBC Milton Keynes


Unknown: Milton Keynes

: The Physics of Matter

Probing the Structure of Liquids
Neutron scattering is providing the key to the analysis of the structure of liquids - and opening up new areas of physics
A BBC/Open University production

: The Waterloo

More live coverage, featuring both the semi-finals and final.

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: What on Earth...?

with Michael Stoddart Jennifer Owen and Jeremy Cherfas
Chairman Michael Jordan (R)


Unknown: Michael Stoddart
Unknown: Jennifer Owen
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Michael Jordan

: Masada

An epic four-part series starring
3: General Silva has failed to conquer Masada in the six months ordered by the Roman Senate. While the Jewish rebels have Deen living in comparative ease in their mountain fortress, the Tenth Legion has been reeling from the blows of new disasters, and progress on building the assault ramp is painfully slow. The arrival of Falco, a cunning schemer from Rome, heralds a new and dreadful reign of terror.
Directed by BORIS SAGAL (R)


Written By: Joel Oliansky
Directed By: Boris Sagal
General Flavius Silva: Peter O'Toole
EleazarBenYair: Peter Strauss
Sheva: Barbara Carrera
Falco: David Warner
AttiUS: Cltve Francis
Aaron: Alan Feinstein
Miriam: Giulia Pagano
Ephraim: Richard Pierson
Gideon: Paul L Smith
Shimon: David Opatoshu
Jerahmeel: Joseph Wiseman
Fronto: Ken Hutchison

: The Waterloo

The 78th Greenall Whitley Crown Green Bowling Handicap
RICHARD DUCKENFIELD introduces highlights of today's semi-finals of the most popular tournament in crown green bowling.
Commentator HARRY RIGBY Television presentation


Unknown: Greenall Whitley
Introduces: Richard Duckenfield
Unknown: Nick Hunter.
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Southampton International Boat Show 1986

Presented by Paul Heiney
From Mayflower Park,
Southampton, and on board the camera boat Albafar, Paul takes a look at Britain's biggest and brightest boat show afloat.
With well over 400 different craft on display, and with exhibitors from all over the world, Southampton has become a must for boating folk, whether they race, cruise, potter or simply dream in their spare time. Research MAGDA GULVIN Directors
0 INFO: page 77


Presented By: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Steve Morris.
Producer: Ken Griffin

: The Theban Plays by Sophocles

in a new translation by DON TAYLOR
Oedipus at Colonus starring with and Many years later Oedipus - now an old man, blind, outcast - wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone. He comes to Colonus, a sacred grove near Athens which he recognises as marked out by the gods as the spot where he will die. He longs for peace but his hopes are shattered as strife breaks out between his two sons and war threatens between Thebes and Athens.
Music composed and conducted by DEREK BOURGEOIS and played by THE ENDYMION ENSEMBLE Classical adviser GEOFFREY LEWIS
Directed by DON TAYLOR f Antigone' is on Friday at 9.0pm)


Translation By: Don Taylor
Conducted By: Derek Bourgeois
Unknown: Geoffrey Lewis
Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Directed By: Don Taylor
Oedipus: Anthony Quayle
Antigone: Juliet Stevenson
Ismene: Gwen Taylor
Creon: John Shrapnel
Polynices: Kenneth Haigh
Local man: Paul Copley
Chorus of elders of Colonus: David Belcher
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Andrew Burt
Chorus of elders of Colonus: John Gabriel,
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Christopher Hancock,
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Ian Hogg,
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Edward Jewesbury,
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Trevor Peacock
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Bryan Pringle
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Morgan Sheppard
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Barry Stanton,
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Jerome Willis
Chorus of elders of Colonus: Frank Windsor
Theseus: Clive Francis
Messenger: Michael N. Harbour
Theseus attendant: Michael Shevelew

: Newsnight

Introduced from Harrogate by Donald MacCormick
The annual conference of the SDP reaches its final day with the address by the party leader, Dr David Owen. With Peter Snow and Nick Clarke in London


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Leader: Dr David Owen.
Leader: Nick Clarke

: Weatherview

: Open University

11 55 Liszt and Nature
Some of the ways in which Liszt and his contemporaries connected feelings of the human soul with the form and content of their art; DAVID WILDE plays 'Vallee d'Obermann'. a musical evocation of the Swiss Alps where Liszt stayed. Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R)
12.20 The Social Primate: Crowing Up An observational study of the relationship of primate infants with their mothers and other group members as they grow up.


Unknown: David Wilde
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Jenny Hughes

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