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: Open University

6.50 The Combine Harvester
7.15 Statistics: The Normal Distribution
7.40 The Noble Savage
8.05 Donegal: Economy and Culture
8.30 Physics: Reflections on Waves
8.55 Pure Maths: Conies
9.20 Social Integration: Family Comedy
9.45 Religion and Society in Victorian Bristol
10.10 Geology: Interpreting Sediments
10.35 Maths: Transformations in Action
11.00 Open Forum: News - Views
11.25 Science: A School of Genes
11.50 Maths Methods: Applying Matrices
12.15 Biology: Mammals in Water
12.40 Heat Through the Lithosphere


Unknown: Victorian Bristol

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam

1.10 Motor Racing
1.50 Tennis
* Timings are subject to alteration

Wimbledon 88
Lawn Tennis Championships Men's Singles Final
And so to Boris Becker's 'special place', where he justifiably feels a point better than everyone else. Let's face it he beat Edberg at Queen's, he's not alone in thinking the grass will beat Lendl, and Pat Cash , well, he had his day, deservedly, but had it... Well, now let's just see Boris.

Motor Racing from Paul Ricard
French Grand Prix
SENNA or PROST should just manage a quick shower before the final starts - that much seems certain.

Television presentation:
Motor racing TF1 France
Assistant editor BRIAN BARWICK


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Pat Cash
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Paul Ricard
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys?

Narrated by Glenn Close
A chance meeting aboard the QE2 between Glenn 'Fatal Attraction' Close and director Jon Blair resulted in their collaboration on this documentary, telling the story of a year in the life of the tiny cow-town of Big Piney, Wyoming. When
Close's parents settled there 12 years ago, she would occasionally accompany her father, who became the town's doctor, on his rounds. She thus encountered a host of people whose recollections she became determined to record on film before they and their way of life died out completely.
Film editor JOHN LEE
Written and directed by JON BLAIR (R) revised


Unknown: Glenn Close
Director: Jon Blair
Editor: John Lee
Directed By: Jon Blair

: The Waugh Trilogy

An Arena special
Bright Young Thing
Another opportunity to see the highly-acclaimed Arena special on EVELYN WAUGH who, 22 years after his death, looms larger than ever over the English literary scene. In the course of three programmes Arena uses the testimony of his friends and foes to explore the man and his work.
The first programme covers the period of his early life and his arrival, in his 20s, on the literary horizon with the publication of Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies.
Among those appearing are the dedicatees of his first two novels,
Sir Harold Acton and Lady Diana Mosley , and fellow writers
Anthony Powell Peter Quennel and Graham Greene.
Written and narrated by Nicholas Shakespeare Readings by Nigel Hawthorne
Outstanding Arena trilogy STANDARD A magnificent start to the three-parter
Director ADAM LOW
Series editors ANTHONY WALL and NIGEL FINCH (R)


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Sir Harold Acton
Unknown: Lady Diana Mosley
Unknown: Anthony Powell
Unknown: Peter Quennel
Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Nigel Finch

: Grand Prix

The 1988 Formula One World Championship French Grand Prix
High up in the hills above
Marseilles, the Le Castellet circuit offers some very tight corners as well as the dauntingly fast Mistral Straight.
McLaren duo ALAIN PROST and AYRTON SENNA were third and fourth last year, beaten only by the two Williams cars and, whatever else happens here, that's one thing that won't be repeated. Commentators
MURRAY WALKER. JAMES HUNT Television presentation TFi, France Producer CHARLES BALCHIN (British Grand Prix: Sunday 10 July)


Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Murray Walker.
Producer: Charles Balchin

: Almeida Festival

Oral Treason
A musical epic about the devil composed by MAURICIO KAGEL in an English version by CHRISTOPHER LOGUE from the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South
Bank, Michael Berkeley and the composer introduce the British premiere of Kagel's celebration of devils, witches, warlocks, proverbs, curses, incantations and general sorcery with Eleanor Bron , Geoffrey Chater , and Karl Johnson and the ALMEIDA ENSEMBLE conducted by RUPERT BAWDEN Designed by ANTHONY LAMBLE Staged by PIERRE AUDI
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Producer JONATHAN FULFORD Directed by BARRIE GAVIN
(Concert presented in association with Lufthansa)
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Composed By: Mauricio Kagel
Unknown: Christopher Logue
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Geoffrey Chater
Unknown: Karl Johnson
Conducted By: Rupert Bawden
Designed By: Anthony Lamble
Producer: Jonathan Fulford
Directed By: Barrie Gavin

: Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Hired Hand starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Verna Bloom
Three saddle tramps run into trouble on the way to California when they stop at the small New Mexico village of Del Norte. After a shoot-out in which their friend is killed, Collings leads Harris to the wife and daughter he deserted seven years before.
Peter Fonda directed this strange psychedelic western and cast the great cult movie actor Warren Oates in the role of Harris.
Screenplay by ALAN SHARP
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 16


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Peter Fonda
Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: Vema Bloom
Unknown: Peter Fonda
Unknown: Warren Oates
Play By: Alan Sharp
Produced By: William Hayward
Directed By: Peter Fonda
CollingS: Peter Fonda
Harris: Warren Oates
Hannah: Verna Bloom
Dan: Robert Pratt
McVey: Severn Darden
Luke: Ted Markland
Mace: Owen Orr
Will: Gray Johnson
Mexican woman: Rita Rogers
Bartender: Al Hopson

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