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: Open University

6.50 Living with Death
7.15 Maths: Sampling
7.40 Haydn's London Symphony
8.5 Beyond Famine
8.30 Physics: Special Relativity
8.55 Klein's Unification of Geometry
9.20 Stand by Your Banner!
9.45 Inner City Story (1)
10.10 Mother-in-Law: Mussolini with Knickers
10.35 Maths: Modelling Turkeys
11.0 Open Forum: Magazine Programme
11.25 DNA - the Thread of Life
11.50 Accounting for Managers (2)
12.15 Biology: Feeding Mechanisms
12.40 Oil: From Small Beginnings
1.5 State and Society: Propaganda

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider

1.30 Motor Racing; 4.0 Cricket
*Timings are subject to alteration

Motor Racing: German Grand Prix
Hockenheim has hosted the German race since 1977, save for a nostalgic return to the Nurburg ring in 1985. Indeed it was James Hunt who really brought the curtain down on the old circuit when he won there in 76 - not that it was all his fault, you understand. Like Silverstone, Hockenheim is very, very fast. Murray and James Will no doubt concur.

Cricket: Refuge Assurance League: Leicestershire v Yorkshire
If Phil de Freitas isn't on duty for England (if not - why not? they cry at Grace Road, and elsewhere) and Paul Jarvis is fit and well, these are the shapes of things rapidly coming.
Television presentation:
Motor Racing ARD, Germany Cricket BOB DUNCAN


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: James Hunt
Unknown: Paul Jarvis
Unknown: Peter Walker.
Unknown: Ralph Dellor
Unknown: Phil Edmonds
Producer: Campbell Ferguson
Editor: Brian Barwick

: It's Garry Shandling's Show: Foul Ball

Starring Garry Shandling

The smell of the liniment, the roar of the crowd - the ball right between the eyes...
Pete Schumaker embarrasses himself in front of his son's friends at a baseball game and mourns his relegation from hero to wimp.


Writer: Jack Burns
Director: Alan Rafkin
Himself: Garry Shandling
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Pete: Michael Tucci
Jackie: Bernadette Birkett
Grant: Scott Nemes
Lewis: Geoffrey Blake
Leonard Smith: Paul Willson

: Favourite Things

The Rt Hon
Margaret Thatcher , MP, in conversation with Russell Harty
The Prime Minister receives Russell Harty in number 10 Downing Street where she reads her favourite poem, discusses a royal sketchbook and shows a ceramic statue she particularly values. She reveals her favoured recipes and chooses the building she likes most; names her historical hero and gives her theory as to why she strides on while strong men keel over around her.


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Russell Harty
Producer: Michael Kerr

: Osprey Summer

The story of a family of Scottish ospreys. with Bob Langley and Roy Dennis
Throughout the summer a video camera has spied on an osprey nest in the Highlands of Scotland and revealed marvellously intimate views of the family life of these rare birds of prey. Protected by their mother, and provided with food by the cock - an ace fisherman - the fluffy chicks are transformed into magnificent birds which will shortly head for West Africa. Engineering manager JOHN MCCAW Producer ALASTAIR FOTHERGILL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Roy Dennis
Unknown: John McCaw
Producer: Alastair Fothergill

: Top Crown

BBC2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament from Douglas, Isle of Man The eighthseries of Top
Crown breaks new ground by crossing the Irish Sea to
Nobles Park Bowling Club in the Isle of Man.
Tonight's programme features the first of the quarter-finals in which Brian Porter and Harry Ward , making their debut in the tournament, face stiff opposition in the shape of the joint favourites Noel Burrows and Roy Armson. Introduced by Richard Duckenfield
Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Producer KEITH Phillips BBC North West


Unknown: Brian Porter
Unknown: Harry Ward
Unknown: Noel Burrows
Unknown: Roy Armson.
Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Producers: Peter Hayward
Producers: Ron Gubba.

: Jeff Bridges in Rancho Deluxe

concludes a season of films starring the versatile American actor. Tonight with Sam Waterston
In this modem-day western, Jack and Cecil are a couple of drifters still hankering for the old values. They prefer to rustle cattle and live off their wits - despite the law.
When Rancher Brown - most powerful of the Montana cattlemen - declares war on all rustlers, the boys are his prime targets. But he reckons without their ingenuity as they 'kidnap' Brown's prize bull....
Screenplay by TOM MCGUANE Produced by ELUOTT KASTNER Directed by FRANK PERRY 0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Sam Waterston
Unknown: Tom McGuane
Produced By: Eluott Kastner
Directed By: Frank Perry
Jack McKee: Jeff Bridges
Cecil: Sam Waterston
Cora: Elizabeth Ashley
Laura: Charlene Dallas
John Brown: Clifton James
Henry Beige: Slim Pickens
Curt: Harry Dean Stanton
Burt: Richard Bright
Betty: Patti D'Arbanville
Mary Fargo: Maggie Wellman
Wilbur Fargo: Bert Conway
Karl: Anthony Palmer
Dizzy: Joseph Sullivan

: Grand Prix

The 1987 Formula One World Championship German Grand Prix
Can the German Grand Prix possibly live up to the drama at Silverstone two weeks ago? NIGEL MANSELL 'S superb drive took him to within one point of championship leader
AYRTON SENNA. The man who ran him so close a fortnight ago, NELSON PIQUET , won here in 1986, so who would bet against another Williams victory? Commentators
MURRAY WALKER , JAMES HUNT Television presentation ARD, Germany
(Hungarian Grand Prix: 9 August)


Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Leader: Ayrton Senna.
Unknown: Nelson Piquet
Unknown: Murray Walker
Producer: Charles Balchin

: 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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