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: Open University

Preview 88
Today's sample programmes from this year's undergraduate calendar look at Business and Biology.
12.30 Accounting and Finance for Managers
Keeping the Lines Open
The flow of financial information within organisations is often complicated. This programme looks at one group of companies, and asks how they know that they have got it right.
12.55 Animal Physiology Deep Secrets
The sperm whale can dive to nearly a mile and a half, and remain submerged for an hour on a single breath. How is this extraordinary feat achieved? Producer ANDREW CRILLY (R)


Producer: Frances Berrigan

: Bertha

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Charlie Chaplin: Shanghaied


The Assistant Cook: Charlie Chaplin

: News, Weather followed by: Adventure: Mexican Madness

The story of the Rio Balsas Power Boat Marathon.
The State of Guerrero is one of the most arid and beautiful in Mexico. Once a year the canyons and the river are shattered by the roar of power boats. Visiting crews from all over the world send their 600hp jet-boats snarling down the rapids at 70mph. The 400-mile race lasts five days and passes through rapids, canyons and lakes.
The Rio Balsas is more than just a river race - it is a journey through Mexico. (R)


Producer: Richard Robinson
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: Holiday Outings

Sleuth Weekend
Former Chief Constable
John Alderson returns to
Harrogate to investigate a Sleuth Weekend. Will he uncover the 'murderer'? Director JEREMY MILLS


Unknown: John Alderson

: News, Weather, followed by: Great Collectors

The last of four films written and narrated by Harriet Crawley
Seiji and Chako Hatakeyama Seiji Hatakeyama and his wife have spent a lifetime buying fine Oriental art. Yet unlike a Western collector, Seiji devotes himself to learning the ancient skills of the artists whose work he has collected. BBC Bristol (R)


Written and narrated by: Harriet Crawley
Subject: Seiji Hatakeyama
Subject: Chako Hatakeyama

: Catchword

CTN - CaTchiNg
ConTestaNts CreaTiNg lists of words from a given set of letters chosen at random - that's what
Catchword is all about.
Lovers of words have come from all over Britain to face presenter Paul Coia and Bryan the computer with his sets of letters. There are synonyms to seek, and quotes to complete. Play Catchword at home! Designer PAT CAMPBELL Research


Presenter: Paul Coia
Unknown: Julie Adair.
Unknown: Caroline Davidson
Director: Justin C. Adams

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: Crystals and Lasers: 4: Making Lasers

by Professor D. Phillips , PHD, FRSC.
A series of six lectures.
Lasers can be awesomely powerful, easily steerable and incredibly pure in colour. This lecture shows how they're created and their remarkable variety.


Speaker: Professor D. Phillips

: Holiday 88

: Battlestar Galactica

Greetings from Earth A two-part story
1: While out on routine patrol, Starbuck and Apollo intercept a primitive craft floating through space. Their scanners reveal the presence of six human life forms. Can they be the Galactica's first contact with Earth?
Written by GLEN A. LARSON


Written By: Glen A. Larson
Produced By: David J O'Connell
Commander Adama: Lome Greene
Capt Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Michael: Randy Mantooth
Sarah: Kelly Harmon
Jolly: Tony Swartz
Dr Wilker: John Dullaghan
Dr Salik: George Murdock

: The Education Programme

A weekly report on the world of education with Linda Alexander and Martin Young
'In search of excellence' is the theme of the North of England Education Conference held in Nottingham this week. More than 400 professional educators and local politicians met to define excellence and to consider how to nurture it and make it grow in Britain's reformed education system. So how did they respond to the final address by the author of those reforms,
KENNETH BAKER , the Secretary of State for Education and Science? Producer PETER DUNKLEY Editor PETER RIDING (e)


Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Schubert

Mass in A flat, D678
In the final programme of the series, JANE GLOVER introduces a performance of this work recorded in Tewkesbury Abbey.
Throughout his short life, Schubert was working with words in many of his compositions, and the text of the Mass presented a very different challenge from the poetry used in his lieder.
Rosemary Hardy (soprano) Diana Montague (mezzo) Martyn Hill (tenor) Stafford Dean (bass)
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
1 led by James Clark BBC Welsh Chorus chorusmaster
John Hugh Thomas i Conducted by ANDREW DAVIS Lighting LAURIE OWEN


Introduces: Jane Glover
Soprano: Rosemary Hardy
Soprano: Diana Montague
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Unknown: James Clark
Unknown: John Hugh Thomas
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Conducted By: Lighting Laurie Owen
Director: Rodney Greenberg

: The War in Korea

The story of one of the most important and dramatic conflicts of this century. Written and presented by Max Hastings
1: June 1950. Communist North Korea suddenly invades the South. An American relief force is brushed aside. For the first time, the United Nations goes to war. British troops race to reach Pusan, the last port in allied hands. On the perimeter, the defenders are desperate. The fate of Korea hangs in the balance.
Production assistant JUDY EVANS Film cameraman BRIAN HALL Film editor NICK RAYNER
Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer JOHN BIRD
0 FEATURE: page 11


Presented By: Max Hastings
Editor: Nick Rayner

: Yes, Prime Minister

by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn starring Paul Eddington,
Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds in The Tangled Web.

Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Lighting: Ron Bristow
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Titles sequence: Gerald Scarfe
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Agnes Moorhouse: Gwen Taylor
Dorothy Wainwright: Deborah Norton
Sir Arnold: John Nettleton
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
Professor Marriott: Jonathan Adams
Secretary: Miranda Forbes

: 40 Minutes: Convictions

A series of films about our lives - now.
What makes people criminals? Will we ever learn to deal with violence and crime? Is punishment the answer? The three young Jales brothers are always in and out of jail. John Jales and his brothers Brian and Philip are persistent criminals. They've never made the big time, rarely made the papers - but they have long criminal records, and have spent most of their lives locked in cells. Now, as they await trial yet again, they talk of the criminal life. Mostly the talk is about violence, arrests, hatred, getting your own back. And the difficulty of going straight.
In this frank and disturbing film the Jales brothers give a rare insight into the world of the criminal.
Narrator Michael Bryant Singer CHERYL LUCAS
Photography BILL BROOMFIELD Film editor JIM DUFFY
(Postponed from 5 November 1987)


Unknown: John Jales
Narrator: Michael Bryant
Singer: Cheryl Lucas
Editor: Jim Duffy
Producer: Paul Watson
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Now - Something Else - Again

Take four guys and a gal, a little magic, a little music and mirth - mix them together and what have you got.... ?
A sticky mess in the blender. But for now - something else one more time ...
Featuring Rory Bremner with Sara Crowe, John Dowie, Steve Steen, Jim Sweeney Written by JON CANTER, BARRY CRYER, JOHN DOWIE, GUY JENKIN, STEVE PUNT, PETE SINCLAIR, STEVE STEEN, JIM SWEENEY
Script associate JOHN LANGDON


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Sara Crowe
Unknown: John Dowie
Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Written By: Jon Canter
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: John Dowie
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: John Langdon
Music By: Simon Brint
Music By: Steve Brown
Director: Marcus Mortimer
Producer: Bill Wilson

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

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