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: Open University

6.50 Technology: Dome Is What You Make It
7.15 Probability and Statistics: Chance
7.40 Bath: 18th Century
8.05 Changing Britain: A Century of Change
8.30 The Message of Starlight
8.55 Pure Maths: Ideas of Space
9.20 Whose Account Counts?
9.45 Witting and Unwitting Testimony
10.10 Richard Hoggart : A Measured Life
10.35 Maths: Symbols and Equations
11.00 The Grain Story
11.25 Motion: Newton's Laws
11.50 Maths Methods: Direction Fields
12.15pm Biology: Insect Diversity
12.40 The Origin of the Earth


Unknown: Richard Hoggart

: Horizon

Struggling for Control Horizon gained unprecedented access to investigate how air traffic control really works. How much longer can controllers struggle with the tidal wave of aircraft?
Narrator Paul Vaughan Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER RILEY


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Christopher Riley
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: International Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris Rea
Wales v Scotland
The Lumley's International France v Ireland
Both Wales and Scotland had convincing victories in their last matches in the championship over England and France, and with both sides committed to open rugby a thrilling encounter is guaranteed.
The Irish re-enter the competition with added confidence of gaining their first win at the Pare de
Princes after France's poor showing against Scotland.
Highlights and comment on both matches.
Commentators in Cardiff BILL MCLAREN and BILL BEAUMONT
Commentators in Paris
Television presentation A2F France Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Music in Camera: Schwarzkopf Goes West

"This is such a brave undertaking that one has to do everything one can to put it on its feet."
Dr Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, the renowned singer and teacher, spent four days in Ayr coaching the young opera company Opera West in its production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte last April. In her own inimitable style she coaxed and cajoled the company towards the first night.


Subject: Dr Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Film Cameraman: Douglas Campbell
Film Recordist: Alan Cooper
Film Editor: Phyllis Ironside
Director: Hilary Boulding

: Review

The arts and media programme
Cartoonist Nick Garland surveys painter
Jock McFadyen 's idiosyncratic commentary on urban life in London, Belfast and New York. An exhibition of his grotesque and witty transformations of the ordinary opens in London this week.
As Britain's national daily newspapers move their headquarters away from
Fleet Street, and new media centres continue to spring up, Paul Barker asks what kind of public image buildings such as the Observer's impressive new post-modernist home are trying to present.
Roddy Doyle 's first novel,
The Commitments has been a huge sucess in his native Ireland. Elvis Costello follows the story of a young band's anarchic mission to bring Soul to Dublin. Directors SAM COLLYNS


Unknown: Nick Garland
Unknown: Jock McFadyen
Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Roddy Doyle
Unknown: Ireland. Elvis Costello
Directors: Sam Collyns
Unknown: Andrew Eaton
Editor: John Archer

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme.
With PAUL BURDEN, FRANCINE STOCK and HENRY HARINGTON reporting from home and abroad.


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Henry Harington

: Weather to Ski?

Michael Fish takes a look at current ski-ing conditions in Scotland and the major
European resorts of Austria, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, and considers the weather prospects for the coming week.


Unknown: Michael Fish

: Olympic Grandstand

The XV Olympic Winter Games
Introduced by Desmond Lynam featuring
Figure Skating
In the early hours of this morning, the medals in the men's event were decided after the free skating programme. Full coverage of the battle for the gold plus news of the compulsory dances.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS Bobsleigh
Action from today's third and fourth runs in which the British two-man team aims to get among the medals.
Commentator TONY GUBBA Speed Skating
No doubt who the packed crowd at the Olympic Oval was supporting last night - GAETAN BOUCHER of Canada defending the men's 1500 title. Commentator RON PICKERING Nordic Ski-ing
A report on the women's
4 x 5km relay at Canmore Nordic Centre. Individual world champion
MARJA MATIKAINEN helped Finland to third place four years ago, but the Soviets may well be the team to beat this time. Commentator
Television presentation CTV


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Gaetan Boucher
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Marja Matikainen

: Crufts 88

Agility and Obedience
Peter Purves introduces the action events in the big ring at Crufts Dog Show.
Agility - where dog and handler are spectacularly tested on a gruelling obstacle course.
Obedience - three times winner Muriel Pearce describes the event which shows how every dog should behave, in the complete control of its owner.
The competition includes heelwork, retrieves, sendaways, scent discrimination and distant control, which add up to the ultimate test of the handler's skill.


Introduces: Peter Purves
Unknown: Muriel Pearce
Director: Steve Morris
Producer: Neil Eccles

: The Apollo Story

Part two runs from the end of the Second World War to the aspirations of the Apollo today.
With uncharacteristic modesty Little Richard describes his fear of the notoriously tough Apollo audience while Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Gladys Knight recall life backstage. Amid the upheavals of Harlem in the 60s, Solomon Burke and 'Mr Apollo ' himself, James Brown , explain how they took the music out on to the stage and renamed it soul. Superbly documented


Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Mary Wilson
Unknown: Gladys Knight
Unknown: Solomon Burke
Unknown: Mr Apollo
Unknown: James Brown

: Did You See Justice?

Even if British justice is 99 per cent just and accurate, that would still leave 450 people in prison who shouldn't be there.
DAVID JESSEL , presenter of Rough Justice (BBC1)
In a special report presented by Tom McGurk , followed by a discussion chaired by Ludovic Kennedy , Did You See... ? examines television's response to alleged miscarriages of justice.
Is the rule of law threatened by trial by media?
Contributors include
Lord Denning Lord Hailsham , Paul Foot and David Jessel


Unknown: David Jessel
Presented By: Tom McGurk
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Lord Denning Lord Hailsham
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: David Jessel
Director: Alison Hilljard
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Design Classics

Fifth of six films about some of the 20th century's most enduring designs.
The Volkswagen Beetle
Hitler called it the 'strength through joy' car, and he meant it to be one of the engineering triumphs of the Third Reich. But it was the British army which put it into production, after the war. Rootes and Ford - offered the chance to manufacture it - turned the car down; they didn't think it had a future. Twenty million Beetles later, it's still being produced in Mexico.
How did the noisy, heavy, distinctly odd-looking motor car with its roots in a Nazi past become lovable, a family friend, the sort of car Walt Disney made films about?
So that it really did become a 'people's car'. Narrated by Jancis Robinson with Professor Christopher Frayling and Dr Carl Hahn Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Professor Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Dr Carl Hahn
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Keith Cheetham

: The Last Tycoon

This star-studded adaptation Of F. SCOTT FITZGERALD 'S novel about Hollywood was written for the screen by HAROLD PINTER.
In the 1930s, when Hollywood captured the hearts, imaginations and money of millions of movie-goers, the youthful head of a major studio named Monroe Stahr was a leading light. But while he fulfills his dreams on the big screen, the reality of his relationships proves far more elusive and painful.
Produced by SAM SPIEGEL Directed by EUA KAZAN
(First showing on British television) ('Bookmark on the writer film Wednesday at 8. 10pm)
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Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Unknown: Monroe Stahr
Produced By: Sam Spiegel
Directed By: Eua Kazan
Monroe Stahr: Robert Niro
Rodriguez: Tony Curtis
Pat Brady: Robert Mitchum
Didi: Jeanne Moreau
Brimmer: Jack Nicholson
Baxley: Donald Pleasence
Fleishacker: Ray Milland
Red Ridingwood: Dana Andrews
Kathleen Moore: Ingrid Boulttng
Wylie: Peter Strauss
Popolos: Tige Andrews

: Olympic Report

Steve Rider introduces the latest action from
I Calgary,
Alpine Ski-ing
Will today's men's Super-G produce an Olympic title for the world champion, Switzerland's PIRMIN ZURBRIGGEN?
His main danger could be the bronze medallist in Crans
Montana last year, MARKUS WASMEIER of West Germany. Britain's MARTIN BELL is hoping to reproduce some of his recent good form in the World Cup.
Commentator DAVID VINE
Ice Hockey
The SOVIET UNION and CZECHOSLOVAKIA collide again at the Olympics in a match which has in the past been brutal and bloody.
Points gained tonight may well be carried forward into the play-offs, so neither side will be giving an inch.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS Plus a report on the men's 10,000m speed skating, and two-man bobsleigh, and the compulsory dance section of the ice-dance championship. Television presentation CTV
Videos: 'Harry Carpenter 's Videobook of Sport' volume one BBCV/B5011 and 'Harry Carpenter 's Videobook of Sport' volume two BBCVIB5019. Compilations of top sporting achievements. £24.95 each from retailers.


Unknown: Markus Wasmeier
Unknown: Martin Bell
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

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