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: Open University

6.50 Urban Change: People into Politics
7.40 Architecture and Society
8.5 The Future of Print
8.30 Geology: Interpreting Sediments
8.55 Pure Maths: Quadric Surfaces
9.20 Religion in Victorian Bristol
9.45Conflict: Strike News
10.10 Adult Literacy: Cape Verde (1)
10.35 Maths: Conies
11.0 Calculus: Taylor Polynomials
11.25 Rabbits and Chalk Grassland
11.50 Maths Models and Methods
12.15 Biology: Fish out of Water
12.40 Scientists Remember Germany 1918-1945
1.5 State and Society: Poland

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
Wimbledon 87 Men's Final
When it was decided in 1968 to award prize money at
Wimbledon, Rod Laver was able to draft what now appears a measly E2,000 into an Australian bank for his efforts. The then market price of a four-bedroomed house in London SW19 was £12,968. When in 1986 Boris Becker added a further E140,000 to the E130,000 he'd won the year before, the same house near the All England Club would fetch E425,000 which only goes to prove that property's a better bet if you're struggling to get the old first serve in. The finalists appear on centre court at around 1.50 and it is anticipated that Boris will at least be one of those. Commentators
DAN MASKELL , JOHN BARRETT Television presentation: Tennis JOHN ROWLINSON


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Rod Laver
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: John Rowlinson
Producer: Campbell Ferguson
Editor: Brian Barwick

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

Introducing one of America's brightest comedy talents in the sitcom with a difference.... starring
Garry Shandling
The Day Garry Moved In
Garry Shandling - comedian, failed lover, a man obsessed with his hair - would like to take you into his confidence. Watch him move into his new place; meet his neighbours; witness the theft of his furniture; wonder at his choice of romantic dates; see him play basketball. Not bad going for your first show ...
Directed by ALAN RAFKIN


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Written By: Alan Zweibel
Written By: Garry Shandling
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Pete: Michael Tucci
Grant: Scott Nemes
Lewis: Geoffrey Blake
Cable girl: Shawn Southwick
Officer Sweeney: Jason Bernard
Vanna White: Herself

: Favourite Things

Steve Davis in conversation with Russell Harty
Russell Harty visits six famous personalities in their own homes to find out what in their lives gives them the greatest pleasure.
Today Steve Davis talks about music, food and his methods of relaxing.
He discusses frankly his attitudes to fame and money, considers his 'interesting' reputation, and reveals his personal approach to practising - and winning. Producer MICHAEL KERR
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Russell Harty
Talks: Steve Davis
Producer: Michael Kerr

: A Streetcar Named Desire

New Orleans, 1940s, during a heatwave. Blanche DuBois, a fading coquettish southern belle, arrives to take refuge with her sister Stella. There she comes into conflict with Stella's husband, the brutish Stanley. As tensions increase, with Stanley's timid friend
Mitch becoming attracted to Blanche, the dark secrets of her past begin to emerge. This new version of the classic Tennessee Williams play, for which Ann-Margret was nominated for an Emmy, was made with the approval of the author just before his death in 1982. Screenplay by TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Produced by MARC TRABULUS Directed by JOHN ERMAN
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 18


Play By: Tennessee Williams
Produced By: Marc Trabulus
Directed By: John Erman
Blanche Du Bois: Ann Margret
Stanley Kowalski: Treat Williams
Stella: Beverly D'Angelo
Mitch: Randy Quaid
Eunice Hubbell: Erica Yohn
Pablo: Rafael Campos
Steve Hubbell: Ric Mancini
Doctor: Fred Sadoff
Nurse: Elsa Raven
Mexican woman: Tina Menard
Collector: Raphael Sbarge

: Grand Prix

The 1987 Formula One World Championship French Grand Prix
A partisan French crowd will be willing ALAIN PROST home as he bids to win a record number of Grand Prix.
But who would bet against AYRTON SENNA , who has steered his 'active suspension' Lotus to victory in the last two races? Luck has deserted Britain's NIGEL MANSELL in those races when mechanical problems robbed him of the lead. But he won the French Grand Prix last year and a repeat performance would put him back in the title race. Commentators
Television presentation TFi, France


Unknown: Alain Prost
Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Producer: Charles Balchin

: Jeff Bridges stars in Winter Kills

Continuing a season of films starring the versatile American actor. Tonight also with Who controls America? Who killed America's most popular post-war President? Intrigue and murder links with politics as young Nick Kegan becomes involved in solving the mystery of his brother's assassination and finds himself at the mercy of the most powerful man in America - his father. and Elizabeth Taylor in a guest role.
Produced by FRED CARUSO Based on the novel by RICHARD CONDON
Written and directed by WILLIAM RICHERT
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Produced By: Fred Caruso
Novel By: Richard Condon
Directed By: William Richert
Pa Kegan: John Huston
John Cerruti: Anthony Perkins
Z K Dawson: Sterling Hayden
Joe Diamond: Eli Wallach
Emma Kegan: Dorothy Malone
Nick Kegan: Jeff Bridges
Frank Mayo: Tomas Milian
Yvette Malone: Belinda Bauer
Gameboy Baker: Ralph Meeker
Keith: Toshiro Mifune
Keifetz: Richard Boone
Captain ofTK: Donald Moffat
Miles Gamer: David Spielberg
First Capt Heller: Brad Dexter

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on the week's proceedings in Parliament's Upper Chamber. Editor ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Christopher Jones

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