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: Open University

6.50 17th Century England
7.15 Work and Society
7.40 Psychology: Landing an Aircraft
8.5 Juggling with Physics
8.30 Rates of Change
8.55 Roman Interior Decoration
9.20 Decision Making in Britain
9.45 Neurochemistry
10.10 The Nature of Chemistry
10.35 The Alkali Industry
11.0 Ethnic Minorities: Punjab to Britain
11.25 Invention is not Enough
11.50 Work: the New Discipline
12.15 Sheffield: the Tertiary Debate
12.40 Education: Taking the Initiative
1.5 The Changing Countryside: Rural Retreat
1.30 Modem Art: Cezanne

: Chess Classic

Nunn v
Short Jeremy James introduces the local derby in this international chess tournament from Brussels, with England's Nigel Short playing his old adversary John Nunn. Short needs a win to keep his place among the leaders while Nunn, trailing badly, desperately needs a win just to stay in the tournament.
Comments from Bill Hartston Videotape editor JOHN PAROUSSI Producer WENDY STURGESS
(The moves are on Ceefax page 268)


Introduces: Short Jeremy James
Unknown: Nigel Short
Unknown: John Nunn.
Unknown: Bill Hartston
Editor: John Paroussi
Producer: Wendy Sturgess

: Saturday Cinema: Carousel

F starring
Gordon MacRae Shirley Jones
This lavish version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's immensely successful show includes the immortal songs 'Mister Snow', 'June is bustin' out all over' and 'You'll never walk alone'. It tells of Billy Bigelow who - in a starry heaven - learns that his wife and daughter on earth are having problems. As he recounts their life together he is told that he may return to them -just for a day.
Music by RICHARD RODGERS ; book and lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN u from their musical play
Based on FERENC MOLNAR 's Liliom Directed by HENRY KING
4D FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Unknown: Billy Bigelow
Play By: Phoebe And
Unknown: Henry Ephron
Music By: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstein
Unknown: Ferenc Molnar
Directed By: Henry King
Billy: Gordon MacRae
Julie: Shirley Jones
Jigger: Cameron Mitchell
Carrie: Barbara Ruick
Nettie: Claramae Turner
Mr SnOW: Robert Rounseville
Starkeeper: Gene Lockhart
Mrs Mullin: Audrey Christie
Louise: Susan Luckey
Mr Bascombe: John Dehner
Captain Watson: Frank Tweddell

: Badminton Horse Trials

for The Whitbread Trophy The climax to the most spectacular phase of this event, the cross country. The prestige of winning at
Badminton is such that most of the leading competitors in the world are here. Included are last year's winner IAN STARK, world champion
VIRGINIA LENG, and the New
Zealanders who nearly pulled off a major surprise at the World Championships, MARK TODD, TINKS POTTINGER and TRUDY BOYCE.
Introduced by HUGH THOMAS Commentator


Unknown: Trudy Boyce.
Introduced By: Hugh Thomas
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Wendy Sheppard

: 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
Editor: Ellie Updale

: NewsView

Jan Leeming with today's latest news and sport.
Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Leonardo

A film about an artist and about an obsession.
'It was a dream of mine that somehow, if it were possible, I would love to make a film with Leonardo as a sort of focal plane to show through Leonardo's drawings, through his art work and through his statements about art, how art of that kind is always relevant to any age.'
English composer
Edward Cowie has for years been fascinated by the phenomenon of Leonardo, the ultimate Renaissance man, and this film is an expression of that fascination.
Cowie's orchestral work
Leonardo is the basis for a musical and pictorial journey through Leonardo's work, exploring not just his paintings but his scientific experiments and his prophecies which took him so close to the contemporary world.
Research DAVID STEVENS Film editor DAVE KING
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Directed by BARRIE GAVIN
(Cowie's Concerto for Orchestra, tomorrow on Radio 3at 11.0pm)


Unknown: Edward Cowie
Editor: Dave King
Directed By: Barrie Gavin

: Night Moves

Fifty years ago, Basil Wright and Harry Watts 's classic documentary Night Mail celebrated the role of the railways as the nation's distributor of goods, mail, food and other essentials. In 1987, 84 per cent of all goods are transported by road - the age of steam has become the day of the articulated lorry. With Timothy Spall as The Fool on the Road and specially commissioned music by Ian Dury , tonight's film goes on the road.
Film cameraman REMI ADEFARASIN Film editor BEN MORRIS
Producer/Director JEFF PERKS Executive producers
(Postponed from 19 December)


Unknown: Basil Wright
Unknown: Harry Watts
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Music By: Ian Dury
Editor: Ben Morris

: Ballet Robotique

Ballet n. An artistic dance form characterised by grace and precision of movement. Robot n. Any machine or device that works automatically, or by remote control.
Ballet Robotique. An award-winning film: a programmed performance in four movements, synchronised to music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Produced and directed by BOB ROGERS (R)


Directed By: Bob Rogers

: A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Strong Poison

The last of three parts dramatised by PHILIP BROADLEY starringand with Margaretta Scott
Richard Morant , Clive Francis and David Quilter
Wimsey and Bunter see a crack of light which begins to reveal a near-perfect crime. Music composed and arranged by JOSEPH HOROVITZ


Dramatised By: Philip Broadley
Unknown: Margaretta Scott
Unknown: Richard Morant
Unknown: Clive Francis
Unknown: David Quilter
Arranged By: Joseph Horovitz
Producer: Michael Chapman
Director: Christopher Hodson
Lord Peter Wimsey: Edward Petherbridge
Harriet Vane: Harriet Walter

: * am Golf: The Masters

Augusta National Golf Club Every year the Masters casts its spell over the world of golf. Disasters and triumphs are commonplace and every now and then a fairy-tale finish occurs. The greats of the game dot the history of Augusta. At centre-stage stands JACK NICKLAUS - six-times winner of the event, who 12 months ago covered the last nine holes in 30 strokes to win by one shot from GREG NORMAN who challenges once again.
OLAZABAL represent a strong European challenge for the fabled green coat.
Introduced by STEVE RIDER Commentators
PETER ALLISS , TONY JACKLIN Television presentation CBS Producers


Unknown: Jack Nicklaus
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Sandy Lyle.
Unknown: Howard Clark
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Fred Viner

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