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: Open University

6.50 Urban Development: Images of Cities
7.40 Education: Reaching and Grasping
8.05 Introducing Photochemistry
8.30 Disappearance of Childhood
8.55 Maths: Curves from Parameters
9.20 Rules Rule, OK?
9.45 The Necessity for History
10.10 Calculus: Symbols and Equations
10.35 Using the Aggregate Demand and Supply Model
11.00 Open Forum Special: The Library
11.25 Measuring the Earth and the Moon
11.50 Maths Methods: Ill-conditioning
12.15 Biology: Form and Function
12.40 Database: Information Systems

: Horizon

The Greenhouse Effect Narrator Paul Vaughan Written and produced by PETER CERESOLE


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Peter Ceresole
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris Rea
The John Player Special Cup Fourth Round
Leicester v Bath
Bath, who have won the Cup for the last four years, face the toughest possible challenge at Leicester who themselves won the Cup on three successive occasions from 1979, and have already beaten Bath in the League this season.
Llanelli v Pontypool
Pontypool are top club in Wales at the moment and should really stretch Llanelli's defences.
News, analysis and views of the rest of the weekend's rugby - plus a look forward to next week's internationals. Series producer huw JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Chris Rea

: Music in Camera

A Concert for Mary Rose Mary Rose , the sister of Henry Vin , lived in the troubled years preceding the Reformation. This concert for her entertainment reflects the musical riches of the period. Circa 1500
Emily Van Evera (soprano) Nancy Hadden (flute, recorder, pipe, and tabor) Erin Headley (viola da gamba, fiddle)
Andrew Lawrence-King (harp, psaltery)
Paula Chateauneuf (lute, guitar) and members of the Early Dance Project
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Henry Vin
Flute: Nancy Hadden
Viola: Erin Headley
Unknown: Paula Chateauneuf
Director: Kay Lawrence
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander
Mary Rose: Hilary Drake
Duke of Suffolk: Peter Clay
Robert Budde: David Gant

: Review

This month Chuck Berry publishes his candid autobiography and Taylor Hackford releases his documentary film Hail! Hail! Rock 'n'Roll. Mark Steyn takes a closer look at the lyrics of 'the man who created rock 'n' roll'.
With the public opening of The River Cafe, designed by Richard Rogers , and the publication of the new
Michelin guide, Jonathan Meades surveys new restaurant architecture.
Pamela Hunter examines
Susanna Walton 's memoirs, Behind the Facade, which look at the life and work of composer William Walton. Directors KRISS RUSMANIS


Unknown: Chuck Berry
Unknown: Taylor Hackford
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Designed By: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Pamela Hunter
Unknown: Susanna Walton
Unknown: William Walton.
Directors: Kriss Rusmanis
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin.
Unknown: St John O'Rorke
Producer: John Whiston
Editor: John Archer

: The Money Programme

with Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Hatches, Matches and Dispatches
This week's relaunch of the Guardian is the latest episode in the quality newspapers' battle for circulation - and for the all-important classified-advertising market. Nisha Steyn reports. Producer DAVID BARRIE Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Nisha Steyn
Producer: David Barrie
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: Weather to Ski?

Bernard Davey reports on the current ski-ing conditions in the major resorts.


Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Olympic Grandstand

The XV Olympic Winter Games live from Calgary Men's Downhill Introduced by Desmond Lynam
At Nakiska, just outside
Calgary, the world's fastest men compete for the most coveted prize in alpine ski-ing. The favourite is
Switzerland's PIRMIN
ZURBRIGGEN, but his fellow countryman, World
Champion PETER MUELLER , aims to go one better than his silver medal in Sarajevo. Then he was pipped by the brash American
Bill Johnson , but a greater threat this time are the Italian
18th four years ago - carries British hopes once again.
Also today, the first medals of the 1988 games were decided in the women's
10,000m cross-country ski-ing and there's action from the ice hockey tournament - the USSR began their title defence earlier today - and the men's luge. Commentators
TONY GUBBA. GERALD SINSTADT Television presentation CTV


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Peter Mueller
Unknown: Bill Johnson
Unknown: Michael Mair
Unknown: Rob Boyd
Unknown: Tony Gubba.

: Eyes on the Prize: 6: Bridge to Freedom (1965)

The story of America's civil rights years 1954-65.
In December 1964 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR received the Nobel Peace Prize. Later that month he went to Selma, Alabama, to lend impetus to the campaign for black voting rights. A 55-mile march from Selma to Montgomery was planned. But first the demonstrators had to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Governor Wallace had other ideas.
Written, produced and directed by CALLIE CROSSLEY JONES and JAMES A. DEVINNEY
A BLACKSIDE inc production


Unknown: Martin Luther King Jr
Unknown: Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Directed By: Callie Crossley Jones
Directed By: James A. Devinney

: Crufts 88

Supreme Champion
During the last four days over 15,000 dogs have gathered at Earls Court for one of the world's greatest dog shows - Crufts. Angela Rippon and Peter Purves report on success and disappointment as the excitement mounts and the dog world's most coveted award is won tonight by the dog judged best in show - the Supreme Champion.
Commentator Mike Stockman Programme associate ROBERT KILLICK
(Highlights of this year's Crufts are on Thursday at 2.15pm)


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Peter Purves
Commentator: Mike Stockman

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy is joined by his studio guests for a review of Talking Pictures (BBC1) Campaign (BBC2)
Miriam Stoppard 's Health and Beauty Show (ITV) and Stuart Cosgrove traces the history of 'trendy telly' from The Tube to Jonathan Ross 's Last Resort.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Stuart Cosgrove
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Director: Archie Baron
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Design Classics

Fourth of six films about some of the 20th century's most enduring designs. The Aga Cooker
It's hard to imagine anything more at odds with the hi-tech, microwave, designer-kitchen age than the Aga cooker.
It's formidably heavy. It's far from cheap to buy and install. And yet its popularity has grown ever since it came to England from Sweden in 1929. More than just a commercial success story, it has come to symbolise the quintessence of upper- and middle-class rural life. In Chiswick and the Isle of Dogs it suggests the warm heart of the English country home.
Narrated by Jancis Robinson With Sir Roy Strong
David Ogilvy , Lady Harrod and the voice of Alan Bennett
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: David Ogilvy
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Roger Last

: Olympic Report

The latest action and reaction from the second day of competition in Calgary
- — Introduced by Steve Rider Ski Jumping
In the first of two great Jumping contests in the Olympic Park, the 70m, MATTI NYKAENEN of Finland was highly fancied to improve on his silver medal of four years ago. The British entrant was the gallant EDDIE EDWARDS from Cheltenham who started to compete internationally only last year. Plus highlights of the men's downhill - perhaps the most spectacular event of the games - and news of progress in the men's luge, and ice hockey championship.
Commentators RON PICKERING DAVID VINE BARRY DAVIES Television presentation CTV


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Matti Nykaenen
Unknown: Eddie Edwards
Commentators: Ron Pickering

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