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: Open University

6.50 Technology: Electric Money
7.15 Maths: The Genetics Game
7.40 Hogarth's Paintings
8.05 Tin - the Mettle of Malaysia
8.30 Discovering Physics
8.55 Pure Maths: Matrix Algebra
9.20 Monetarism and Coal
9.45 Arts: Composer and Audience
10.10 Education: Silence in Class
11.00 Open Forum: News and Views
11.25 Science Foundation Course: Energy
11.50 Maths Methods: Resonance and Damping
12.15pm Biology: Metabolic Pathways
12.40 Beneath Scotland

: Horizon

Making Sex Pay

The dowdy peahen chooses the ornamental peacock as her mate. Male elephant seals use their bulk and weight to fight for a harem of females. A hornbill walls herself up for weeks and depends entirely on a devoted mate for food. Why such variety?

James Gould , a professor of biology at Princeton University, has an explanation for all mating habits - including our own. Every animal is in search of a bargain from the opposite sex. Every animal is doing its best to make sex pay.

Music composed by Geoffrey Burgon
Producer Christopher La Fontaine
Horizon editor Robin Brightwell


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... a refreshingly frivolous 'Horizon'. Independent
... delicious fantasy with a serious purpose ... Daily Mail


Subject: James Gould
Music Composed By: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine
Series editor: Robin Brightwell

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Chris Rea Toshiba County
Championship Final
Lancashire v Warwickshire Warwickshire, the champions and winners on eight previous occasions, came up against the northern champions who have won the championship on nine previous occasions, so pride as well as the cup were at stake.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN Also, the first Daily Mail
Schools Under-15 competition played as a curtain raiser to the county championship Final with commentary from ALASTAIR HIGNELL.
Plus news and views of the rest of the week's rugby. Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Chris Rea
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Alastair Hignell.

: Pavarolli's Jubilee

Another chance to see the 1986 gala concert in which
Luciano Pavarotti celebrated his silver jubilee, where he sang favourite arias from La Bohème, Tosca,
Manon Lescaut , L'elisir d'amore and many more. In between the musical items Pavarotti talks about his life and career. With Madelyn Renee (soprano) and the American
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emerson Buckley Television director BRIAN LARGE Produced by WNET/Thirteen (R)


Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Soprano: Madelyn Renee
Conducted By: Emerson Buckley

: Gene Kelly Stars in It's Always Fair Weather

with Dan Dailey Cyd Charisse
One of the last of MGM's great dance musicals, choreographed by Michael Kidd , who joins Gene Kelly and Dan Dailey in front of the cameras to play one of the three soldiers who meet for a reunion ten years after the war is over.
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Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Michael Kidd
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Betty Comden
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Gene Kelly
Ted Riley: Gene Kelly
Dough Hallerton: Dan Dailey
Jackie Leighton: Cyd Charisse
Madeline Bradville: Dolores Gray
Angie: Michael Kidd
Tim: David Burns
Charles: Jay C Flippen

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present the popular financial and business programme. Including this week:
The Progress and Perils of Perestroika
Mikhail Gorbachev admits there is nowhere to retreat to if perestroika fails to liven up the Soviet economy. Three months after the introduction of the revolutionary self-financing laws, Francine Stock reports on how factories, businesses and workers are responding. Studio director KATHY GEE Producer SARA NATHAN Editor JONATHAN CRANE


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Sara Nathan
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: A Simple Man

The BAFTA Award-winning ballet celebrating the life and work of L. S. Lowry Music composed by CARL DAVIS
Choreography by GILLIAN LYNNE starring Christopher Gable Moira Shearer with Northern Ballet Theatre and members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis At the British Academy
Awards in March A Simple Man won the Huw Weldon Award for Best Arts
Programme. First shown in November, it tells the story of a man who is seen by many as one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century, L.S. Lowry. It deals with his struggle for recognition and with the search for his subjects.
Lowry declared his ambition was not to be a painter but was 'to put the industrial landscape on the map'.
The landscape he often chose was that around Salford. It was the City of Salford that first commissioned this evening's work. The programme is introduced by Albert Finney.
Produced by IAN SQUIRES
Directed by GILLIAN LYNNE BBC North West (R)


Unknown: L. S. Lowry
Composed By: Carl Davis
Choreography By: Gillian Lynne
Unknown: Christopher Gable
Unknown: Moira Shearer
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Huw Weldon
Introduced By: Albert Finney.
Produced By: Ian Squires
Directed By: Gillian Lynne

: Discoveries Underwater

An eight-part series 6: Ships of Trade
Narrator Tim Pigott-Smith
The bulk of the world's trade has always been carried by sea, by sailing ships linking different peoples and cultures and bearing not cargoes of riches but the commodities of everyday life. The story of these ships is full of excitement, tragedy and inspiration. The
Amsterdam, entombed in the mud off Hastings since 1749, still loaded with an entire cargo. In the harbour entrance of St Peter Port a unique Romano-Celtic vessel of the time of Julius Caesar - recently snatched to safety from the paths of the Channel ferries. And, in Bermuda, the Sea Venture, whose loss in 1609 was immortalised by Shakespeare in The Tempest.
In bringing their stories back to life, marine archaeology is, in Sir Mortimer Wheeler 's phrase, 'not digging up things but digging up people'. Film editor JEFF SHAW Film cameramen
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN Written and produced by RAY SUTCLIFFE


Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: Tim Johnson.
Editor: Bruce Norman
Produced By: Ray Sutcliffe

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy and his guests in his weekly television review.
Loyd Grossman enters the TV kitchen and looks at 50 years of television cookery. Film director ANNE HINDS


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Director: Archie Baron
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: 'am International Golf

US Masters from Augusta National Golf Club
Who tonight will slip into the Green Coat, into the record books, and in the process find a crock of gold?
History, and the odds, favour another American winner, but the crest of the wave on which European golf now rides could swamp the home-based stars. Can LYLE. WOOSNAM,
FALDO or BROWN become the first Briton to triumph among the dogwood and azaleas of this magnificent course?
Introduced by Steve Rider
Television presentation CBS


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentator: Peter Alliss
Commentator: Alastair Scott

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