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: Open University

6.50 Urban Development: Images of Cities
7.40 17th-century England
8.5 Modelling and the Modelling Cycle
8.30 Policies, People and Administration
8.55 Pure Mathematics: Curves
9.20 One-Stop Shopping
9.45 Rules Rule. OK?
10.10 Management at Priory School
10.35 Children's Drawings
11.0 Starting the Year with Open Forum
11.25 Measuring the Earth and the Moon
11.50 Maths Methods: Ill-conditioning
12.15 Biology: Form and Function
12.40 Mental Handicap: Finding a Voice
1.5 Education: The Mackenzie Story
1.30 The Changing Experience of Women

: International Rugby Special

The Five Nations Championship
Ireland v England
The Digital International France v Wales
Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces highlights of yesterday's internationals. After the frosts of January caused the postponement of the first-round matches, the International Championship started with both England and Wales having away-fixtures. It was England's power pack that brought about Ireland's downfall last season, but this year the balance is much closer. Wales were well beaten up-front by France last season, but with JONATHAN DA VIES inspiring the backs anything is possible.
Commentators in Dublin
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH Television presentation: Dublin, RTE, Paris, A2F
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Bill McLaren

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on another week of debates in the House of Lords, and talks to peers of all parties on the politics and proceedings of the Upper Chamber. Editor ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Castaway

Nicholas Roeg 's new film is based on the true story of Lucy Irvine and Gerald Kingsland - and their struggle to survive on Tuin Island. Joan Bakewell talks to Oliver Reed and Amanda Donohue , stars of Castaway; and to Lucy Irvine herself, who measures the fact of her survival against the story of the film.
A Newsnight special
Produced and directed by ROB WHITE


Unknown: Nicholas Roeg
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Amanda Donohue
Directed By: Rob White

: The World of Dogs

With Crufts dog show just a week away. Dennis McCarthy and Les Crawley visit historic Warwick Castle to meet some of the breeders and enthusiasts.
There's advice on choosing a puppy, obedience dogs are put through their paces, a meeting with a dog enlisted in the British Army, discover how mountain-rescue dogs find stranded climbers and there's a chance to meet last year's champions. Director PETER FITTON Producer NEIL ECCLES


Unknown: Dennis McCarthy
Director: Peter Fitton

: Music in Camera

Piano Quintet in G minor Borodin String Quartet
Mikhail Kopelman (violin)
Andrei Abramenkov (violin) Dmitry Shebalin (viola)
Valentin Berlinsky (cello) with Peter Donohoe (piano) When Dmitry Shostakovich finished this work he asked four of his students at the Moscow Conservatoire to
Play it through for him. They became the Borodin String
Quartet. Since then they have Played it many times, and this year they received a tremendous reception for their performances with Peter Donohoe. Sound RON ALLAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER Designer ALAN WRIGHT Producer MIKE NEWMAN BBC Scotland


Violin: Mikhail Kopelman
Violin: Andrei Abramenkov
Viola: Dmitry Shebalin
Cello: Valentin Berlinsky
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Dmitry Shostakovich
Unknown: Peter Donohoe.
Editor: Keith Alexander
Designer: Alan Wright
Producer: Mike Newman

: Thinking Aloud

'Most modern cities are gigantic, inhuman and cruel agglomerations ... deformed and dishonoured by industry, automobiles and crazed demographics.'
This week Michael Ignatieff and his guests
Professor A. H. Halsey Michael Hopkins
David Lock , Joseph Rykwert discuss:
Whose Cities Are They Anyway?


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Professor A. H. Halsey
Unknown: Michael Hopkins
Unknown: David Lock
Unknown: Joseph Rykwert
Unknown: Hilary Hodgson
Director: Mark Harrison

: Ski Sunday

The World Ski-ing Championships from Crans-Montana
After 12 days of high-speed competition, today's final race could prove to be the most keenly contested as the story of the Men's Slalom unfolds. Sweden's
JONAS NILSSON defends the title he won two years ago from previous champion INGEMAR STENMARK , but Scandinavian celebrations could be spoiled by the East Europeans, the re-birth of the Italian challenge, or Luxembourg's all-rounder MARC GIRARDELLI. David Vine describes the climax to this prestigious biennial event and reflects on Crans-Montana 87.
Television presentation by SSR. Switzerland


Unknown: Jonas Nilsson
Unknown: Ingemar Stenmark
Unknown: Marc Girardelli.
Unknown: David Vine

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With
PAUL BURDEN, JAMES HOGG MARK ROGERSON and FRANCINE STOCK reporting from home and abroad on your money - and other people's.
But Chancellor: An Inquiry into the Treasury, £3.95 hardback, £3.50 paperback
The Money Makers, £3.95
Economics of the Real World, £1.25, from booksellers


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Mark Rogerson

: Seventy Summers

The Story of a Farm
The last of a five-part personal history by Tony Harman
The Changing View
Tony Harman , who has farmed the same land for over half-a-century, looks into the future and at how we might make the best of the countryside now.
Produced by LUCY PARKER (e)
Book, hardback £12.95, paperback
£8.95, from booksellers 1 For free leaflet, produced by the BBC and English Tourist Board, send large 22p sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Harman
Unknown: Tony Harman
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: The Natural World

The Volcano Watchers
Fountains of scalding lava shoot hundreds of feet into the air. The ground shakes and heaves. Streams of molten lava pour from fissures that have opened in the flanks of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. For two French volcanologists,
Maurice and Katia Krafft , this is just another memorable event in 20 years of world-wide volcano watching and filming.
From Indonesia to Iceland, from Africa to Japan, as thousands of people flee, the Kraffts head for the disaster area. In pursuing their dangerous explorations, they have filmed some of the most awesome spectacles that our planet can offer: volcanoes bursting into life - and death. Narrated by Barry Paine Film editor JO PAYNE
Written and produced by NED KELLY Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mauna Loa
Unknown: Katia Krafft
Editor: Jo Payne
Produced By: Ned Kelly

: Cricket

The World Series Cup The Final
This 50-over competition has proved an increasingly popular feature of the Australian season, and Australia, England and the West Indies have done much to reward the crowds' enthusiasm with some exciting, entertaining cricket in their 12 qualifying games. Today's match - the first leg of the best-of-three-match Final - is sure to produce further excitement for the spectators in Melbourne.
Highlights are introduced by RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation CHANNEL 9, Australia


Introduced By: Richie Benaud

: Did You See... ?

Sarah Dunant presents her selection of the week's television and discusses
Pamela Armstrong (BBC2) Chris Week (Thames) and State of the Art (Channel Four)
Her studio guests include BBC newsreader Julia Somerville and Channel Four chat-show host Jonathan Ross.
Also John Alderson , ex-chief constable of Devon and Cornwall, questions whether television can help prevent crime.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: John Alderson
Producer: Charles Miller

: Screen Two: Naming the Names

Screenplay by ANNE DEVLIN with
Finn's story seems to begin when Henry Kirk comes into the bookshop where she works. But it goes back a lot further than that...
BBC Pebble Mill
FEATURE: page 10 and FILMS: page 18


Screenplay: Anne Devlin
Music: Simon Rogers
Film Editor: John Rosser
Photography: Michael Williams
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Stuart Burge
Finn: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Henry: Michael Maloney
Jack: Mick Ford
Mr McCoy: James Ellis
McBride: Ian McElhinney
Miss Macken: Stella McCusker
Mrs O'Hare: Leila Webster
Chrissie: Julie McDonald
Sharleen McCabe: Laura Gorman
Finn's granny: Eileen Way
Nurse: Brigid Erin Bates
Girl in Pyjamas: Tracey Lynch
Mrs McCabe: Sarah Jones
WPC: Caryn Hurwitz
Schoolgirl in hall: Ursula Burns
Dermot McCoy: Marcus O'Higgins
Men at Divis: Eoin O'Callaghan
Men at Divis: Dick Holland
Men at Divis: Birdy Sweeney

: The Midnight Movie: Johnny Allegro

starring George Raft Nina Foch
Johnny Allegro , a former crook, is given the chance to square himself with the law. He must act as an undercover agent to trap an international smuggling and counterfeiting gang ... a mission fraught with danger.
Screenplay by KAREN DEWOLF and GUY ENDORE Produced by IRVING STARR Directed by TED TETZLAFF
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: George Raft
Unknown: Nina Foch
Unknown: Johnny Allegro
Unknown: Karen Dewolf
Produced By: Irving Starr
Directed By: Ted Tetzlaff
Johnny Allegro: George Raft
Glenda Chapman: Nina Foch
Morgan Vallin: George MacReady
Schultzy: Will Greer
Addie: Gloria Henry
Pelham Vetch: Ivan Triesault
Pudgy: Harry Antrim
Roy: William 'Bill' Phillips

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