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: Open University

6.50 A Question of Control
7.15 Special Education: A Dependent Future
7.40 Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton
8.30 Cheddar: Mapping the Mendip Anticline'
8.55 Maths: Looking at Equations
9.20 Social Science: Computers and Coal
9.45 Arts: What Is Music?
10.10 North Uist: Where Sunday Survives
10.35 Maths: Classifying Cubics
11.00 Mathematical Functions
11.25 Science: Volcanic Iceland
11.50 Maths Methods: Springs
12.15 Biology: Allostery
12.40 Weapons Procurement


Unknown: Thomas Middleton

: Horizon

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
A celebration of Richard Feynman : Nobel Laureate in physics and renowned teacher, who died on 15 February 1988.
Feynman is a jewel and 'Horizon' set him beautifully GUARDIAN Producer CHRISTOPHER SYKES Editor GRAHAM MASSEY


Unknown: Richard Feynman
Producer: Christopher Sykes
Editor: Graham Massey

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith with Chris Rea
John Player Special Cup Semi-Final
Wasps v Harlequins
Runners-up in the cup for the past two years, Wasps had to overcome London rivals
Harlequins to give them the opportunity to go one better this year.
Highlights of the match plus coverage from the other semi-final between Moseley and Bristol.
Schweppes Welsh Cup Neath v Pontypool
Pontypool eliminated cup-holders Cardiff in the last round of the competition and have emerged as favourites for the cup with Neath their nearest rivals to overcome to reach the final against either Aberavon or Llanelli from the other semi-final.
Comment and analysis as well as the rest of the week's news.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Chris Rea

: Princess Ida

or, Castle Adamant
An opera in three acts by W.S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULUVAN starring
Frank Gorshin Neil Howlett
Laurence Dale
Nan Christie Anne Collins with the AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS and the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by Alexander Faris
Head of a feminist university she may be, but what can
Princess Ida do when Prince
Hilarion - to whom she was betrothed as a baby - now demands they marry? With a pained parent on one side and her principles on the other, the princess considers love ...
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL Directed by DAVE HEATHER


Unknown: Arthur Suluvan
Unknown: Frank Gorshin
Unknown: Neil Howlett
Unknown: Laurence Dale
Unknown: Nan Christie
Unknown: Anne Collins
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Directed By: Dave Heather
Directed By: A Brent Walker
King Gama: Frank Gorshin
King Hildebrand: Neil Howlett
Hilarion: Laurence Dale
Cyril: Bernard Dickerson
Florian: Richard Jackson
Princess Ida: Nan Christie
Lady Blanche: Anne Coluns
Lady Psyche: Josephine Gordon
Melissa: Claire Powell
Arac: Tano Rea
Guron: Peter Savidge
Scynthius: Christopher Booth-Jones

: A Highly Desirable Residence

Rose Cottage stands mouldering, damp and empty - or is it? Among its timbers and peeling walls an army of creatures finds an ideal home ... until it's transformed into a modernised dwelling. Can they fight their way back to share this strange new world?
Narrated and produced by Barry Paine
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Produced By: Barry Paine
Editor: Peter Jones

: Music in Camera

Knights, Fools and Clerics The New London Consort performs a selection of songs from the original Carmina
Burana manuscript and the Feast of Fools, a medieval festival in which the clergy parodied the church's own rites for a day.
In conversation with Michael Oliver , Philip Picket highlights recent trends in the performance of early music.
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland (R) revised


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Editor: Keith Alexander

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With
Paul Burden
Francine Stock David Calder and Henry Harington reporting from home and abroad.


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Henry Harington
Director: Ann Richards
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

The current series reaches the halfway stage with a meeting of sport and showbiz for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy.
Eddie Large represents the stage and reveals a more than adequate swing - even without the advice of Sid Little.
Kevin Keegan , voted
European Footballer of the Year in 1978 and 1979, demonstrates once again that wonderful co-ordination and strength so well remembered from his days in Liverpool and Hamburg.
Peter Alliss assesses the form over nine selected holes of the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry Hotel.
Assistant producers DEREK MARTIN and MURRAY NEEDHAM Television presentation


Unknown: Eddie Large
Unknown: Sid Little.
Unknown: Kevin Keegan
Producers: Derek Martin
Producers: Murray Needham
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Unknown: Fred Viner
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: Discoveries Underwater

An eight-part series which explores the exceptional range of new discoveries in the world of history and archaeology under water.
4: The Oldest Shipwrecks in the World
Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
In the early 1960s a young archaeologist Dr George Bass donned a wetsuit and aqualung, learned to dive and began excavating an ancient shipwreck lying on the seabed off the coast of Turkey. Since then his pioneering techniques in the Mediterranean have led to the discovery of early ships laden with amphorae; cargoes of copper, silver, bronze and gold; and, even more precious to the archaeologists, evidence of the ships themselves.
Influenced by Bass, British archaeologist Mensun Bound is attempting to excavate an Athenian wreck of the fifth century BC. It lies among the acidic sulphur bubbles and hot lava of an underwater volcano off Sicily. But Bass, meanwhile, must decide whether to take one last dive on the most spectacular wreck of all. It sank 3,500 years ago in the Bronze Age. Could it be the oldest shipwreck in the world? BBC dive team: Film cameramen
Film editor PETER BARBER


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Dr George Bass
Unknown: Mensun Bound
Unknown: John Beck.
Unknown: Brian Marden-Jones
Unknown: Dave Brabants
Editor: Peter Barber
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Russell England

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy is joined by Biddy Baxter and Derek Hatton for a review of: Arena: The English Thoroughbred (BBC2) News at Twelve (ITV) Brookside (Channel 4)
Twenty-two years after the launch of Star Trek Tom Brook reports from America on the second series, The Next Generation.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Panellist: Biddy Baxter
Panellist: Derek Hatton
Reporter: Tom Brook
Director: Cathy Meyers
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Showtime at the Apollo

Programme three of the series in which Eartha Kitt introduces vintage performances from some of the greatest black artists of the 20th century, all filmed before the notoriously tough audience of Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theatre.
Jazz from the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Count
Basie Band, rock 'n' roll from Larry Darnell and piano boogie woogie from Martha Davis ; swing hits from
Nat 'King' Cole and Dinah Washington; dance and comedy from Honi Coles and Nipsey Russell ; and the legendary Cab Calloway , substituting a trumpet for his own voice on / Can Give YouAnythingbutLove. Cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN Sound MICHAEL SPENCER Film editor DAVID KITSON


Introduces: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Larry Darnell
Unknown: Martha Davis
Unknown: Honi Coles
Unknown: Nipsey Russell
Unknown: Cab Calloway
Unknown: John McGlashan
Unknown: Michael Spencer
Editor: David Kitson
Producer: Helen Gallacher

: Screen Two: Reasonable Force

by P. G. DUGGAN with Jeremy Kemp Adrian Dunbar Warren Clarke
In times of civil unrest, crack police units like Inspector Maclntyre 's get the job of keeping order on the streets.
But when a demonstrator dies after a riot, who will the public - and the Police Force itself - hold accountable? The Alpha Serial
The Ferret Squad
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: P. G. Duggan
Unknown: Jeremy Kemp
Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Warren Clarke
Unknown: Inspector MacLntyre
Music: Richard Hartley
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Unknown: Ken Pearce.
Unknown: Michael Parker
Editor: Valery Ryan
Producer: Martyn Auty
Director: Jim Goddard
Robbie Maclntyre: Adrian Dunbar
Sergeant Lascelles: David Beames
Mechanic: David Becalick
Comic: Albie Woodington
Pretty Boy: John Hannah
Loudmouth: John Graham Davies
Scholar: William Armstrong
Gentle Giant: Nick Ellsworth
Sportsman: William Thomas
Superintendent: Eric Allan
Pomeroy: Jeremy Kemp
DCI 'Rubber Heels': Michael Melia
DS Kiley: Simon Templeman
Det Chief Supt: Peter Jonfield
The Wessex Team Jack Hicks: Warren Clarke
DCS Passmore: James Donnelly
DS Elliot: Tam Dean Burn
Police Complaints Authority Josephine Harvey: Colette O'Neil
Official: Nathan Dasmbuza Mdledle
Journalists Matheson: David Lyon
Prynne: Paul Bown
Commissioner: Julian Curry
DAC (Personnel): John Rowe
Helen MacIntyre: Robyn Moore
Mrs Collett: Teresa Banham
Divisional Chief Inspector: Michael O'Hagan
House detective: Arthur Cox
Barry: Pavel Douglas
TV journalists: Crawford Logan
TV journalists: Alan Roberts
Desk Sergeant: Joshua Richards
Secretary: Pauline Freeman
Divisional surgeon: Paul Kingston

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