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: Open University

6.50 Data on Cars
7.15 Maths: Goodness of Fit
7.40 Montgeoffroy: Life in a Chateau
8.05 The Export of Pollution
8.30 Light on Lasers
8.55 Pure Maths: Flows
9.20 Arts: King Cotton's Palace
9.45 Meanings of Madness
10.10 Shorefields School: A New Reality
10.35 Maths: And So On ...
11.00 Food Production Systems
11.25 Quantum Theory: Electrons and Photons
11.50 Maths: Tops and Gyroscopes
12.15 Plant Propagation
12.40 Continental Crust: Ancient and Modem
1.05 Chile in the International System

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam

1.30 Motor Racing

3.00 World Athletics

*Timings are subject to alteration

World Athletics Championships - Rome 87
Will this be the day of the championships for Britain? Will Steve Cram retain his 1500m crown, will Fatima Whitbread beat off the disappointment of Helsinki four years ago, will the 5000m trio of Buckner, Hutchings and old stager Steve Ovett add to the medal tally? All these questions - and more - will be answered in a riveting final day from Rome.
3.30 Marathon start
4.00 Women's 4 x 100m relay
4.20 Men's 4 x 100m relay
4.50 Men's 1500m
5.15 Women's 4 x 400m relay
6.00 Men's 5000m
6.30 Men's 4 x 400m relay Plus the men's high jump and women's javelin throughout the afternoon.
David Coleman, Ron Pickering, Stuart Storey, Brendan Foster and Kevin Cosgrove, with Dave Moorcroft in the London studio

Motor Racing Italian Grand Prix
More action from Italy on 'Grand-standa' - this time from Monza, with the 11th round of the World Formula
One Drivers' Championship. Can Piquet's lead be cut back?
Murray Walker, James Hunt
Television presentation:
Athletics/Motor Racing Rai, Italy


Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Stuart Storey
Commentator: Brendan Foster
Commentator: Kevin Cosgrove
Commentator: Dave Moorcroft
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: James Hunt
Assistant editor: Brian Barwick
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: The Change the World Party

to mark the global launch of Sport Aid 88
Floella Benjamin and Gary Davies are the party hosts at QPR's stadium with Janice Long and Simon Bates from Radio 1 and Carolyn Marshall and Jake Abraham from It's Wicked!
The line-up of bands includes Curiosity Killed the Cat ABC, Wet Wet Wet
Pepsi and Shirlie, Erasure Labi Siffre , Then Jericho Princess and Paul King
Many other star names will be appearing to give their support to children in need everywhere. Ron Pickering will be commentating from Rome as the Sport Aid 88 flame is lit, and John Craven , with two of the winners of the Newsround
Newshound competition will be reporting from Zimbabwe. An IT'S WICKEDl/SPORT AID 88 production
BBC North West
Further information on Sport Aid 88 is available from: Sport Aid 88, [address removed] or phone the Sport Aid hotline on [number removed]0 BACK PAGES: 86


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Gary Davies
Unknown: Simon Bates
Unknown: Carolyn Marshall
Unknown: Jake Abraham
Unknown: Erasure Labi Siffre
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: John Craven

: The Great Philosophers

A history of western philosophy in 15 parts 1: Plato with Myles Bumyeat , Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Tonight's programme launches a series telling the fascinating story of western philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century. Plato was the first western philosopher whose written works have survived. Many people to this day regard him as the greatest.
Devised and presented by Bryan Magee
Produced by JILL DAWSON
* FEATURE: page 72


Unknown: Myles Bumyeat
Presented By: Bryan Magee
Produced By: Jill Dawson

: Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys?

Narrated by Robert Redford If you've never seen a real cowboy, or didn't know that a few of them still exist, this film will show you the reality behind the legend. Big Piney is a cow-town surrounded by the Rockies; since the 1880s generations of cattlemen have run their herds hereabouts. Now this small community opens its doors to a film crew. Robert Redford , when he saw this film, said that it was one of the truest he'd seen about life in the present-day West.
Film cameraman NIGEL WALTERS Sound DAVID JEWITT Film editor JOHN LEE
Written and directed by JON BLAIR


Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Nigel Walters
Editor: John Lee
Directed By: Jon Blair

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Paul Daniels goes to the Telecom Tower to conduct an experiment in thought control, and challenges jockey Bob Champion to a horse race with playing cards. He also introduces his guests: from Germany, Hans Moretti and from the USA, Nathalie Enterline.
Special guest appearances by Kay Alexander , Wendy Austin Noreen Bray , Jane Franchi Stuart Hall , Sue King
Mike Neville , Bruce Parker Stewart White
Featuring DEBBIE MCGEE Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALI BONGO
Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Director MICHAEL LEGGO Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Hans Moretti
Unknown: Nathalie Enterline.
Unknown: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Noreen Bray
Unknown: Jane Franchi
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Mike Neville
Unknown: Bruce Parker
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Director: Michael Leggo
Produced By: John Fisher

: Kiwi Cinema: Mr Wrong

Continues a major season of films from New Zealand.
Tonight starring Heather Bolton, David Letch
When Meg buys a vintage Mark 4 Jaguar she hopes for a comfortable ride and security on the roads. Unfortunately the car has other ideas and a dark history that gradually drives the young girl into a nervous breakdown. Not only has she acquired the vehicle, she has also inherited its memory of the strangled body left in the boot - and the sadistic killer who is still on the prowl. This thriller, also known as Dark of the Night, marked the feature debut of former documentary film maker Gaylene Preston.
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Heather Bolton
Unknown: David Letch
Unknown: Gaylene Preston.
Play By: Gaylene Preston
Unknown: Geoff Murphy
Story By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Produced By: Robin Laing
Directed By: Gaylene Preston
Meg: Heather Bolton
Mr Wrong: David Letch
Samantha: Margaret Umbers
Val: Suzanne Lee
Bruce: Gary Stalker
Wayne: Danny Mulheron
Mary: Perry Piercy

: World Athletics Championships - Rome 87

The curtain falls on what always promised to be a great pure sporting event - did it end with a day of British glory?

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