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: Open University

8.30 Maths: Decision Tree Analysis
8.55 Maths Methods: the Exam
9.20 Arts: Victorian Britain

: International Golf

The Dunhill Cup from St Andrews , Fife
AUSTRALIA are favourites to win the trophy for the third time, and their team of Greg Norman , Rodger Davis and Peter Senior will be hard to beat.
Nick Faldo , Howard Clark and Gordon J. Brand comprise the ENGLAND team, and Sandy Lyle , Sam Torrance and Gordon Brand , Jr represent the host nation, SCOTLAND.


Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Rodger Davis
Unknown: Peter Senior
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Howard Clark
Unknown: Gordon J. Brand
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Sam Torrance
Unknown: Gordon Brand

: Burt Lancaster In The Kentuckian

Dpens a season devoted to the versatile
Hollywood actor. Also starring Dianne Foster
Diana Lynn
[n the 1820s Big
Eli Wakefield and his son Little Eli decide to leave their home in Kentucky and strike out for the wide-open spaces of Texas. But in the town of Prideville the big backwoodsman finds himself arrested by the local sheriff and thrown into jail.
Filmed mainly on location in Kentucky, this frontier adventure marked
Burt Lancaster 's debut as director.
Screenplay by A. B. GUTHIER. JR
Based on the novel The Gabriel Horn by FEUX HOLT
(The Burt Lancaster season continues with Atlantic City at 10.40pm)
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 26


Unknown: Dianne Foster
Unknown: Diana Lynn
Unknown: Eli Wakefield
Unknown: Little Eli
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: A. B. Guthier.
Unknown: Gabriel Horn
Produced By: Harold Hecht
Directed By: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Big Eli: Burt Lancaster
Hannah: Dianne Foster
Susie: Diana Lynn
Zack: John McIntyre
Sophie: Una Merkel
Bodine: Walter Matthau
Fletcher: John Carradine
Little Eli: Donald MacDonald
Constable: Rhys Williams
Gambler: Edward Norris
Luke: Lee Erickson
Pilot: Clem Bevans
Woman gambler: Lisa Ferraday

: Iris Murdoch

: Music in Camera: Vivaldi Concertos

Antonio Vivaldi wrote over 500 solo and ensemble concertos. Over the next four weeks young international soloists, accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, bring a flavour of Venice to Music in Camera with a varied cross section of these delightful works. The series opens with the first broadcast performance of a violin concerto discovered in Manchester in 1973.
Soloists YOUNG UCK KIM (violin) GORDON HUNT (oboe)
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Oboe: John Langdon
Conducted By: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Designer: Dugald Findlay
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Review

The arts and media magazine presented this week by artist Bruce MacLean. including:
The Saatchi effect: backed by the vast profits of their advertising empire, Charles and Doris Saatchi are leading collectors of contemporary art. As their new show 'New York Art Now' opens, William Feaver examines whether this patronage nurtures new art or creates an imbalance, with national institutions unable to match the buying power of the Saatchis.
Theatre for one: John Sessions , fresh from his one-man portrayal of Napoleon, looks at the rise of this type of performance. Featuring thoughts from
Robbie Coltrane and Claire Dowie and a performance from
Tilda Swinton , Review asks whether one-person theatre is a product of 1980s egomania or simply a way of producing cheap theatre.


Artist: Bruce MacLean.
Artist: Doris Saatchi
Unknown: William Feaver
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Claire Dowie
Unknown: Tilda Swinton
Producers: Sheree Folkson
Producers: Rosemary Bowen
Producer: John Whiston
Editor: John Archer

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Gerald Ratner has revolutionised high street jewellers in Britain, but can he work the same magic in America? As Chancellor Nigel Lawson writes his speech for next week's
Conservative Party Conference, how healthy is the economy? And with the BP share issue weeks away, can the City cope with the paperwork? Studio director KATHY GEE Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Gerald Ratner
Unknown: Nigel Lawson

: On the House

Pattie Coldwell presents the home-improvement programme that helps you to help yourself.
This week Pattie and Harry Greene construct a patio at the programme house, while Rick Ball gets expert advice from Susie Gradwell on how to achieve those fashionable paint effects of ragging, dragging and sponging.
In Troubleshoot Harry encounters some damaged and crumbling plaster and advises on the technique of patch plastering.
BBC Pebble Mill
For fact sheets send a large sae and a cheque or postal order for 60p (payable to BSS) to: [address removed]
FEATURE: page 94


Presenter: Pattie Coldwell
Presenter: Harry Greene
Presenter: Rick Ball
Expert: Susie Gradwell
Director: Julia D. Simkin
Producer: Andrew Meikle
Series Producer: Stephanie Silk

: The Great Philosophers

A history of western philosophy in 15 parts 4: Descartes with Bernard Williams ,
Provost of King's College, Cambridge.
Many experts regard
Descartes's work as the best introduction there is to philosophy. So today's programme is an especially good point for new viewers to join this exciting series.
Regarded as the founder of modern philosophy,
Descartes introduced into western thought some of the basic assumptions that it now takes for granted. Devised and presented by Bryan Magee


Unknown: Bernard Williams
Presented By: Bryan Magee
Producer: Jill Dawson

: The Natural World

Lions of the African Night Narrated by Martin Jarvis The lion, the king of beasts, is a nocturnal prowler. He lazes away the day, and most of his activity is hidden behind a cloak of darkness. But now the award-winning wildlife camera-team of David and Carol Hughes reveals the night-shift in the Kruger National Park. Their film, which took over three years to make, follows the fortunes of a large pride of 30 lionesses and cubs in their nightly quest for food. The lions' encounters with wart hog, porcupine, wildebeest and zebra in the velvet blackness of the Bushveld are set against a cast of lesser creatures - an orgy of foam-nesting frogs, a frog-eating spider, a cricket which uses leaves as 'loud speakers' and a ferocious ant-lion.
Produced and photographed by DAVID AND CAROL HUGHES
BBC presentation by JOHN SPARKS Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 98


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Carol Hughes
Unknown: Carol Hughes
Presentation By: John Sparks

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

In the last programme in the series Paul Daniels applies his conjuring skills to crime detection in 'Murder by Magic' and demonstrates why gamblers should be careful at the roulette table. He also introduces his remarkable guests: from America Dr Hot and Neon and from Poland The Trio Zalewski.
Featuring DEBBIE MCGEE Musical director KEN JONEj
Programme associate ALI BONGO Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Director MICHAEL LEGGO Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Director: Michael Leggo
Produced By: John Fisher

: International Golf

The Dunhill Cup
Highlights of the final day with HARRY CARPENTER


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Burt Lancaster In Atlantic City

also starring
Susan Sarandon
Lou, an ageing crook with delusions about his past grandeur,
'works' with increasing difficulty in Atlantic
City, USA. By chance he encounters Dave, a hoodlum who has a small fortune in stolen cocaine, and together they decide to push the drug. Unfortunately the original owners have other plans.
Interwoven with this story is the bitter-sweet love affair between Lou and the beautiful Sally, and a haunting portrait of a faded city. Louis Malle 's film has established itself as a classic of the 1980s, and Burt Lancaster gives one of the greatest performances of his distinguished career.
Screenplay by JOHN GUARE Produced by DENIS HEROUX Directed by LOUIS MALLE
* IN THE PICTURE: page 26


Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Unknown: Louis Malle
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: John Guare
Produced By: Denis Heroux
Directed By: Louis Malle
Lou: Burt Lancaster
Sally: Susan Sarandon
Grace: Kate Reid
Joseph: Michel Piccoli
Chrissie: Hollis McLaren
Dave: Robert Joy
Alfie: Al Waxman
Singer: Robert Goulet
Felix: Moses Znaimer

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