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: Open University

6.50 Learning from the Box
7.15 The History of Mongolism
7.40 The Rebuilding of London
8.30 Geology: Deserts i
8.55 Maths: Non-Euclidean Geometry
9.20 The Leathart Collection
9.45 Opening Doors
10.10 Basic Education for Adults
10.35 Maths: Fibonacci Numbers
11.0 Calculus: Logarithmic Function
11.25 Biology: Looking at Cells
11.50 Maths Methods: Vibration Absorbers
12.15 Biology: The Vertebrate Kidney
12.40 Energy Resources: Coal
1.5 Sanctions and Rhodesia

: Sunday Grandstand Golf: The Open

live from
Muirfield TOM WATSON once declared that he'd be a raving lunatic if he played British links golf for four straight weeks.
Whether that was before or after his five Open wins in nine years is not clear, but coming second in the US version a few weeks ago does suggest a timely recurrence of his highly productive madness. GREG NORMAN has patrolled the waters ominously quietly so far,
SEVE has been 'written off, would you believe, in some quarters, and IAN WOOSNAM - well, winning has been his game this year - will this be Bertie's finest four?
Watson's total in 1980 was 271 (13 under par) and prior to that Trevino (278), Nicklaus (282), Player (284) and Cotton (284) won - exalted company indeed. Describing the scene are PETER ALLISS


Unknown: Muirfield Tom Watson
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Tony Jacklin.
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Golf John Shrewsbury
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Campbell Ferguson
Editor: Brian Barwick

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

starring Garry Shandling Garry Throws a Surprise Party
It sounds like a great idea for your mother's birthday: get your friends together, darken the room and when the lady of the moment arrives ... hit those lights and shout
'Surprise!'. But this is Garry Shandling , for whom things have a habit of going wrong....
Directed by ALAN RAFKIN


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Unknown: Garry Shandling
Written By: Alan Zweibel
Written By: Garry Shandling
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Pete: Michael Tucci
Jackie: Bernadette Birkett
Grant: Scott Nemes
Lewis: Geoffrey Blake
Ruth: Barbara Cason

: Favourite Things

Lucinda Lambton in conversation with Russell Harty
Photographer, writer and connoisseur of the architecturally bizarre and beautiful, Lucinda Lambton welcomes Russell into her Buckinghamshire home. She also takes him out on voyages of discovery, sharing with him her talent for uncovering the unexpected in churches, a shopping precinct, a stately home, a factory - and in everyday life. Her tastes in food, television and music also spring surprises.


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Michael Kerr

: The Gershwin Years

The second of two programmes in celebration of the many-sided genius of George Gershwin , who died 50 years ago.
An American in Paris ... and Hollywood....and Catfish Row This journey through the final decade of Gershwin's life is narrated and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Starring
Mikhail Baryshnikov in Nocturnes - a new ballet by DAN SIRETTA to recently discovered Gershwin piano music.
Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein
Ira Gershwin 's god-daughter sings a group of Gershwin's sophisticated songs from the 1930s.
Cynthia Haymon (soprano) and Ruby Hinds (mezzo) in the world premiere of a newly-discovered duet which Gershwin omitted from Porgy and Bess.
Chita Rivera in I got rhythm. John Green , the veteran Hollywood composer, conducts his own 1937 orchestrations of Shall we dance with Christopher Walken , Madeline Kahn ,
Larry Kert , Harold Nicholas , Maureen McGovern ,
Erie Mills and Gregg Burge. Rosemary Clooney sings A foggy day.
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts from the keyboard his newly-edited and highly acclaimed interpretation of Gershwin's Second Rhapsody, originally composed for the 1931 film Delicious. With the London Symphony Orchestra led by MICHAEL DAVIS
Orchestra of St Luke's
Manhattan Rhythm Kings
American Ballroom Theatre A co-production with WNET/New York
Given at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Produced by ARTHUR WHITELAW with choreography and stage direction by PATRICIA BIRCH and designs by EDUARDO SICANGCO Studio designer DEREK DODD Studio lighting ALAN JEFFERY Sound RAYMOND ANGEL Producers


Unknown: George Gershwin
Conducted By: Michael Tilson Thomas.
Unknown: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Unknown: Dan Siretta
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Michael Feinstein
Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Soprano: Cynthia Haymon
Soprano: Ruby Hinds
Unknown: Chita Rivera
Unknown: John Green
Unknown: Christopher Walken
Unknown: Madeline Kahn
Unknown: Larry Kert
Unknown: Harold Nicholas
Unknown: Maureen McGovern
Unknown: Gregg Burge.
Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Produced By: Arthur Whitelaw
Unknown: Patricia Birch
Unknown: Eduardo Sicangco
Designer: Derek Dodd
Unknown: Alan Jeffery
Unknown: Sound Raymond
Unknown: David Horn.
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Jeff Bridges in Hollywood Cowboy

Fcontinuing a season of films starring the versatile American actor. Tonight with Blythe Danner America, the early
1930s. Lewis Tater is an aspiring writer with one essential qualification - a vivid imagination. Travelling west to seek fame and fortune he encounters a team of western movie-makers and quickly becomes intrigued with their eccentric lifestyle. The handsome hero is soon co-opted as an 'extra' and his adventures as a Hollywood 'cowboy' begin.
Screenplay by ROB THOMPSON Produced by TONY BILL
Directed by HOWARD ZIEFF
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Rob Thompson
Produced By: Tony Bill
Directed By: Howard Zieff
Lewis Tater: Jeff Bridges
Miss Trout: Blythe Danner
Howard Pike: Andy Griffith
A J NietZ: Donald Pleasence
Kessler: Alan Arkin
StOUt crook: Richard B Shull
Polo: Herbert Edelman
Earl: Alex Rocco
Pa Tater: Frank Cady

: Golf: The Open

from Muirfield
The new Open Champion has emerged from the 156 players who began the campaign four days ago.
The quality of the opposition will ensure he is a worthy champion.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: 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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