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: Open University

6.50 Technology: Electric Money
7.15 Maths: The Genetics Game
7.40 Hogarth's Paintings
8.5 Tin - The Mettle of Malaysia
8.30 Physics: Which Way to Turn?
8.55 Pure Maths: Symmetric Matrices
9.20 What is Music?
9.45 Monetarism and Coal
10.10 Maths: Complex Functions
10.35 Maths: 'Real' Exponential Functions
11.0 Open Forum: Magazine Programme
11 25 Light: In Search of a Model
11.50 Maths Methods: Resonance and Damping
12 15 Biology: Metabolic Pathways
12.40 Earth Science: Beneath Scotland
1.5 Potsdam 3: The Deal
1.30 Chemistry: Spectroscopy

: Rugby Special

The John Player Special Cup Semi-final
Orrell v Bath
The Schweppes Welsh Cup Semi-final
Neath v Cardiff
Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces highlights of yesterday's two top semi-finals in the English and Welsh Cups.
Orrell were determined to go one better than last year when Bath, the eventual winners, went through as away team in a drawn match. Cardiff, the Welsh Cup holders, had an even harder task visiting cup favourites Neath with Jonathan Davies at the helm.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Jonathan Davies

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
The final, worth E13,000, is the best of nine sets, with four played this afternoon and each set is 7-up.
The holders, DAVID BRYANT and TONY ALLCOCK , are favourites to win the title for the second time.
DAVID ICKE introduces the first session of this two-part final from Bournemouth.


Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Tony Allcock
Introduces: David Icke

: Ruddigore

or The Witch's Curse An opera in two acts by w. S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN with the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Faris
Bound by an ancient curse to commit a crime every day, Sir Despard Murgatroyd is greatly relieved when he learns that shy
Robin Oakapple is the true Lord of Ruddigore - and rightful victim of the curse. Robin has just won the love of etiquette-obsessed Rose, so he is none too happy to learn of his fate. However his foster brother Dick, who also has his eyes on Rose, is delighted.
Directed by BARRY GAVIN
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL A BRENT WALKER production


Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Unknown: Sir Despard Murgatroyd
Unknown: Robin Oakapple
Directed By: Barry Gavin
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Produced By: A Brent Walker
Sir Despard Murgatroyd: Vincent Price
Robin Oakapple: Keith Michell
Richard Dauntless: John Treleaven
Sir Roderick: Donald Adams
Old Adam: Paul Hudson
Rose Maybud: Sandra Dugdale
Mad Margaret: Ann Howard
Dame Hannah: Johanna Peters
Zorah: Beryl Korman
Ruth: Elise McDougall

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
DAVID ICKE introduces further highlights.

: Thinking Aloud

'... the public has the right, in the first instance, to know what its elected representatives are doing.'
This week, in the last of the present series, Michael Ignatieff and his guests Lord Chalfont
Professor Ian Kennedy David Leigh
Dr Kenneth Robertson discuss: Secrecy in British society
Studio director MARK HARRISON Producer AMANDA THEUN1SSEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Professor Ian Kennedy
Unknown: David Leigh
Unknown: Dr Kenneth Robertson
Unknown: Hilary Hodgson
Director: Mark Harrison

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton and including the DAT revolution, with Mark Rogerson reporting on how Japan's latest hi-fi invention has split the world right down the middle. With PAUL BURDEN
Studio director KATHY GEE Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: James Hogg
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: On the House

Pattie Coldwell and the team offer practical advice on preventing and curing condensation and damp.
Harry Greene repairs some leaking pipes that cause dampness and distress to a Troubleshoot viewer, while Rick Ball installs extractor units in the kitchen and bathroom. There's a review of products designed to assist damp DIY-ers and Gilly Love completes the decor for a now well ventilated bathroom in the house at Pebble Mill.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Pattie Coldwell
Presenter: Harry Greene
Presenter: Rick Ball
Presenter: Gilly Love
Director: Julia D. Simkin
Producer: Andrew Meikle
Series Producer: Stephanie Silk

: The First Eden

The Mediterranean World and Man
The last of four programmes by David Attenborough Strangers in the Garden At the beginning of this century, French painters were celebrating the charms of sleepy Mediterranean shores. Today, 100 million visitors invade the fragile coast for two weeks in the sun. Much of the sea is polluted and overfished; many forests are deliberately destroyed by fire; millions of migrating birds are shot for 'sport'.
Yet in a few places wildlife manages to survive in extraordinary richness. David Attenborough explores the unpolluted waters, natural forests, lakes and remote islands, and observes the increasingly rare animals and plants that find refuge there - our last glimpses of mankind's first Eden.
Series producer ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol
Book, £12.95, from booksellers Videos:
Life on Earth BBC/V 1025,£24.95;
David Attenborough 's BBC Videobook of British Garden Birds BBC/V 1005, £24.95: The Living Isles BBCV/B 1035. £24.95, The BBC Video Guide to Wildfowl BBCV/B 1036, £12.95 from retailers


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Music By: Carl Davis
Unknown: David Attenborough

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
The second session of this best-of-nine-sets final started this evening with five sets left to play. DAVID ICKE introduces highlights from the Bournemouth
International Centre. Commentators
Television presentation


Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: David Rhys-Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy reviews Arena: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (BBC2) Intimate Contact (Central) and The Last Resort (Channel Four) with his studio guests Jools Holland
Mavis Nicholson and John Walsh , Literary Editor of the London Standard
And on the 20th anniversary of the first edition of Dee
Time, Simon Dee reflects on television then and now. Producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Simon Dee
Producer: Charles Miller

: Screen Two: Quartermaine's Terms

by SIMON GRAY starring
Quartermaine and 'You know, St John , you have an amazing ability not to let the world impinge on you.' As St John Quartermaine 's world largely consists of the staff-room at the Cull-Loomis School of English for
Foreigners, his relationships with his colleagues - not to mention his students - tend to be somewhat vague. And that presents problems. Film editor DAVE KING
Photography JOHN MCGLASHAN Script editor PAUL MARCUS Producer LOUIS MARKS Directed by BILL HAYS
0 FEATURE: page 4 and FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: St John
Unknown: John Quartermaine
Editor: Dave King
Designer: Geoff Powell
Unknown: John McGlashan
Editor: Paul Marcus
Directed By: Bill Hays
St John: Edward Fox
Melanie Garth: Eleanor Bron
Henry Windscape: Peter Jeffrey
Mark Sackling: Clive Francis
Derek Meadle: Paul Jesson
Anita Manchip: Tessa Peake-Jones
Eddie Loomis: John Gielgud

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
Introduced by DAVID ICKE


Introduced By: David Icke

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