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: Open University

6.50 Systems Behaviour: Interpretation
7.15 Special Education: A Dependent Future (1)
7.40 Seventeenth-century Great Houses
8.30 Landscape: Bodmin and Dorset
8.55 Pure Maths: Conic Sections
9.20 Social Science: Levels of Meaning
9.45 An Historian at Work
10.10 Contemporary Issues in Education
10.35 Maths: The Binomial Theorem
11.00 Introduction to Calculus
11.25 Science: Practically Speaking
11.50 Maths: Population Modelling
12.15pm Biology: Life on Seashores
12.40 Nuclear Weapons

: Horizon

Narrator Juliet Stevenson Written and produced by JAMES BURGE


Produced By: James Burge
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris Rea
John Player Special Cup Quarter-final
Plymouth Albion v Wasps Plymouth have become the giant-killers of this year's competition and the visit of the runners-up in the cup for the last two years, Wasps, was their greatest challenge. The McEwan's Scottish League. Division One Hawick v Melrose
Reigning champions Hawick had to beat third-placed
Melrose convincingly if they were to keep up their challenge for this year's championship.
Schweppes Welsh Cup, Quarter-final
Cardiff uPontypool
Cup-holders Cardiff had to take on the might of Pontypool.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Chris Rea

: Music in Camera

Last year a previously unknown composition by Benjamin Britten came to light. It is a beautiful setting of words by TENNYSON: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.
It was originally intended to be part of the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, and this first broadcast, given by the tenor Neil Mackie , also includes the complete cycle as it was published.
Michael Thompson is the horn player with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Steuart Bedford Sound RON ALLAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Tenor: Neil MacKie
Unknown: Michael Thompson
Conducted By: Steuart Bedford
Unknown: Ron Allan
Unknown: Alan Henderson
Designer: Peter Deuung
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Review

'Authentic' performances have entered the mainstream of Britain's musical life.
Melvyn Tan , widely praised for his playing of the fortepiano, doesn't even own a modem 'grand'. Nicholas Kenyon talks to him as he prepares a Mozart concerto with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
With the opening of Barfly, a new film based on the life of the poet Charles Bukowski , Kevin Jackson examines the myth of the literary lush.
Next month sees the launch of More. Ten women's magazines have been launched in the last year, most of them filled with recipes rather than career advice. Are women shedding their careers in favour of domestic bliss? Jane Thynne , Media Editor of the Daily Telegraph investigates. Directors ANDREW


Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Talks: Nicholas Kenyon
Unknown: Charles Bukowski
Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Eaton Jonathan Fulford.
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Producer: John Whiston
Editor: John Archer

: The Money Programme

with Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Portable Pensions
Soon 20 million Britons of all ages will have to make a choice that will have a profound effect on their retirement. The pensions peddlers' slick advertising campaigns have already started - but where can the public find truly independent advice? Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: Weather to Ski?

Ian McCaskill takes a look at current ski-ing conditions.


Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Olympic Grandstand

The XV Olympic Winter Games
Introduced by Desmond Lynam featuring
Ladies Figure
Skating Championship Full coverage of the free programme where, in front of a packed crowd in the Olympic Saddledome, the defending champion KATARINA WITT of East
Germany was hoping to see off her rivals with another stunning performance. If Britain's JOANNE CONWAY can improve on her tenth place in last year's World Championship, she will confirm her potential to be the best individual woman skater Britain has ever had. Bobsleigh
The final two runs in the four-man event, with the East Germans expected to lead the way. There'll be a good deal of interest in the two British crews, and their drivers MARK TOUT and TOM DE LA HUNTY.
Commentator TONY GUBBA Speed Skating
One of speed skating's greats, KARIN KANIA , defends her
Olympic title in the women's 1500m in what could be her final appearance in a major championship.
Commentator RON PICKERING There's also news of the medal-winners in the Nordic combined event after today's 15km cross-country race. Television presentation CTV


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Katarina Witt
Unknown: Joanne Conway
Unknown: Karin Kania
Commentator: Ron Pickering

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

First of ten programmes
The professionals competing this year for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy are the evergreen Lee Trevino , master improviser and shot maker, and the self-effacing but self-confident Sandy Lyle. They provide a feast of golf over the next ten weeks.
Their partners include the regulars such as Jimmy Tarbuck , Bruce Forsyth and Terry Wogan , and the emerging golfing talent in the shape of Russ Abbot , Sandy Gall and Tom O'Connor.
Peter Alliss is your genial host and tonight's match features superstar
Sean Connery and first-timer Max Boyce , in action over nine selected holes of the Ailsa course at the Tumberry Hotel. Assistant producers
BARBARA SLATER. MURRAY NEEDHAM Television presentation


Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Sandy Lyle.
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Sandy Gall
Unknown: Tom O'Connor.
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Barbara Slater.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Unknown: Fred Viner

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy and guests discuss Unreported Incident (BBC1), Split Screen:
Prostitutes (BBC2) and The Stocks and Shares Show (Channel 4).
Tom Brook reports from America on the reality behind Broadcast News, a film about a ratings war between USA newscasters. Director ARCHIE BARON


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Tom Brook
Director: Archie Baron
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Design Classics

Last of six films
The Barcelona Chair
It was designed by MIES VAN DER ROHE for the King of Spain to sit on during the 1929 Barcelona World's Fair. Expensive, austere, it's as much a work of architecture as Mies's influential, if stark, buildings.
It's a chair to admire rather than to settle back in, a status symbol for the international corporation rather than the sitting room. But it's still very much in production, an icon with its roots in the Bauhaus and the heroic age of modem design. Narrated by Jancis Robinson with Penny Sparke Richard Seymour Dick Powell and Arthur Drexler Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Unknown: van Der Rohe
Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Sparke Richard Seymour
Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: Arthur Drexler
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Keith Cheetham

: Olympic Report

The XV Olympic Winter Games Steve Rider introduces the latest action on the final day of competition in Calgary. Ice Hockey
If the seedings work out to form, tonight's match should decide the destiny of the gold medal. Will it be the USSR again, or will there be the kind of surprise result produced by the USA in 1980? Commentator ALAN WEEKS Plus action from the other events decided today: four-man bobsleigh, Nordic combined and women's
5,000m speed skating. You can see the closing ceremony from Calgary in a special
Olympic Report tomorrow at
5.30pm on BBC2.
Television presentation crv

: International Darts

Haywards Pickles British
International Championship Scotland v England
The deciding contest of the three-match series takes place today between the two favourites forthechampionship. Introduced by DAVID ICKE from the Forum, Livingston Commentators
SID WADDELL , TONY GUBBA Television presentation


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

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