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: Open University

6.50 The University of the Third Age
7.15 Special Education: A Dependent Future(l)
7.40 17th-century Great Houses
8.30 James Hutton : Geologist
8.55 Pure Maths: Conic Sections
9.20 Witting and Unwitting Testimony
9.45 Social Science: Levels of Meaning
10.10 Contemporary Issues in Education
10.35 Maths: The Binomial Theorem
11.0 Calculus: The Binomial Theorem
11.25 Science: Into the Earth
11.50 Maths: Population Modelling
12.15 Biology: Life on Seashores
12.40 Copper: Resources and Reserves
1.5 Utopia: Communities Outside the State
1.30 Images of the Third World


Unknown: James Hutton

: International Rugby Special

England v France
The Save and Prosper International
Scotland v Ireland
The Royal Bank of Scotland International
Highlights introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith . After England's poor performance against Ireland two weeks ago, their match against championship favourites France, who beat Wales that day, is a test of their organisation, determination and ability. Scotland at last open their championship challenge against a confident Irish side in a match which could well decide the outcome of the Triple Crown.
Commentators at Twickenham
Commentators at Murrayfield BILL MCLAREN, ANDY IRVINE Producer BILL MALCOLM
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on another week of debates in the House of Lords. Editor ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Crufts 87

Agility and Obedience
Introduced by Peter Purves Action links the two main events in the big ring.
Agility - the team sport where the fitness of both dog and owner are tested in a gruelling obstacle course. Obedience - the supreme example of how every dog should behave, with heelwork, retrieves, sendaways, scent discrimination and distant control - the ultimate test of the dog handler's skill.
Obedience commentator
Producer DAVE ROSS


Introduced By: Peter Purves
Unknown: Muriel Pearce
Producer: Dave Ross

: Music in Camera

Borodin Play Borodin To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the death of this colourful composer, the celebrated Russian quartet who bear his name play the String Quartet No 1 in A
Mikhail Kopelman (violin)
Andrei Abramenkov (violin) Dmitri Shebalin (viola)
Valentin Berlinsky (cello) Sound RON ALLAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Violin: Mikhail Kopelman
Violin: Andrei Abramenkov
Viola: Dmitri Shebalin
Cello: Valentin Berlinsky
Unknown: Ron Allan
Unknown: Lighting David Ogle
Designer: Alan Wright
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Thinking Aloud

Class - the Great British Obsession
Michael Ignatieff and guests Beatrix Campbell , journalist Jerry Cohen , political philosopher
Ivor Crewe , psephologist
Kenneth Minogue , economist discuss: 'Class is the basis of British politics. All else is embellishment and detail' - true or false?
Studio director MARK HARRISON Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Beatrix Campbell
Unknown: Jerry Cohen
Unknown: Ivor Crewe
Unknown: Kenneth Minogue
Unknown: Mary Hockaday
Director: Mark Harrison

: International Athletics

The European Indoor Championships
Further coverage
Television presentation TF1. France Editor JOHN ROWUNSON


Editor: John Rowunson

: Ski Sunday

featuring The World Nordic Championships from Oberstdorf
With the Olympic Winter
Games a year away, a look at the Nordic disciplines of cross-country and jumping. David Vine introduces the best of the 'langlauf action; and GERALD SINSTADT explains the controversy surrounding the new 'skating' technique of cross-country ski-ing; while RON PICKERING describes the flight of the 'bird men' from the 90m Schattenberg hill. Television presentation by ARD/ZDF, West Germany Producer JIM RESIDE


Introduces: David Vine
Introduces: Gerald Sinstadt
Unknown: Ron Pickering

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton India at the Crossroads
Will India emerge in the 1990s as one of the world's most significant areas of growth? Paul Burden reports. Producer JOHN WILLIAMS Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Paul Burden
Producer: John Williams
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: On the House

Pattie Coldwell,
Harry Greene , Gilly Love and Rick Ball present a new home improvement magazine that helps you to help yourself.
There's a welcome on the mat of a desirable new residence at Pebble Mill, featuring the best and latest in DIY, decor and design to help you make the most of your home.
The programme proves it's easy when you know how, by laying a beechwood floor in the sitting room and coming to the rescue of a hapless householder with a problem. Plus a look at some provocative designer furniture that may stimulate you to 'do it yourself! Director JULIA SIMKIN
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill
Letters and fact sheet requests, with sae please, to: [address removed]
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Harry Greene
Unknown: Rick Ball
Director: Julia Simkin

: The Natural World

Reflections of a River-keeper Narrated by Barry Paine
For 27 years Tom Williams has worked alongside the Hampshire Avon, a crystal-clear river flowing through some of rural England's most beautiful countryside. His observations offer rare insights into the wild creatures that live above and below the surface. Unique underwater swims reveal grayling eating caddis, minnows migrating upstream, and delicate roach feeding after the floods.
Whether he's watching trout rising, adjusting sluices or catching a magnificent salmon, Tom's work keeps the river alive, and in this affectionate portrait he 'observes things that townsfolk's eyes would never see'.
Photographed and produced by HUGH MILES
Film editor TOM POORE
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barry Paine
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Hugh Miles

: Did You See...?

Sarah Dunant presents her critical selection of the week's television and reviews Indelible Evidence (BBC2),
L.A. Law (ITV) and Up Line (C4) with studio guests
Melvyn Bragg , P.D. James and Helena Kennedy Producer CHARLES MILLER
(Edited version tomorrow at 5.35 pm)


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: P.D. James
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Producer: Charles Miller

: Screen Two: Visitors

by DENNIS POTTER starring
A luxury villa in Italy, pool, wine and burning sun - all at the firm's expense.
The holidaymakers, three
Americans and two English, ought to be in paradise. So what is going wrong?
Film editor KEN PEARCE Photography JOHN ELSE
Produced by KENITH TRODD Directed by PIERS HAGGARD
0 FEATURE: page 82 and FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Peter Edwards
Music: Marc Wilkinson
Designer: Derek Dodd
Editor: Ken Pearce
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Piers Haggard
as Eddie: Michael Brandon
Jack: John Standing
as Elizabeth: Nicola Pagett
Lucy: Glynis Barber
and as Clayton: Robert MacNaughton
Maid: Mara Minntti
Watchers: Christiana Sartoretti
Watchers: Enrico Masciolini
Watchers: Giorgio Pangaro

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