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: Open University

6.50 Probability and Statistics
7.15 Chemistry: Crystals
7.40 Women BewareWomen by Thomas Middleton
8.30 Physical Chemistry:
Reaction Mechanisms (1)
8.55 Electronics: Frequency Response
9.20 Social Science: Computers and Coal
9.45 Arts: What is Music?
10.10 Education for Adults: Wisconsin
10.35 Maths-. 'Real' Exponential
U-00 Light Fantastic
U-25 Science: Volcanic Iceland
1150 The Fabulous Perfect Spring
12.15 Biology: Allostery
12.40 Stressed Materiais:
Made without Flaw


Unknown: Thomas Middleton

: Foley Square

Last of the current series starring
Judgment Call
Alex discovers that the scales of justice can be very unevenly balanced when she crosses swords with a flirtatious judge ...
Directed by ELLEN FALCON (R)


Written By: Dennis Danziger
Written By: Ellen Sandler
Directed By: Ellen Falcon
Alex Harrigan: Margaret Colin
Jesse: Hector Elizondo
Peter: Michael Lembeck
Molly: Cathy Silvers
Carter: Sanford Jensen
Denise: Vernee Watson-Johnson
Angel: Israel Juarbe

: Home from the Hill

Col Hilary Hook , an eccentric Englishman of the old school, formerly of the Indian cavalry, has now retired.
He's looked after by his butler Kiperingi and a handful of servants. One day, the blow falls. Hilary Hook 's African landlord evicts him. There's nothing for it but to return 'to my wrinkled, battered, bloody old first love - England'.
A touching, hilarious documentary
Wonderfully witty DAILY EXPRESS 40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Photographed and directed by MOLLY DINEEN
(First shown in '40 Minutes 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Col Hilary Hook
Unknown: Hilary Hook
Directed By: Molly Dineen

: US Masters Golf, 1988

Highlights of last year's
US Masters when Sandy Lyle became the first ever Briton to win the coveted Green
Jacket. After faltering at the infamous Amen Corner,
Sandy produced one of the most dramatic finishes ever to win a major championship. Commentator PETER ALLISS A TWI presentation


Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Commentator: Peter Alliss

: Sylvie Guillem in Cinderella

The Paris Opera Ballet in Rudolf Nureyev's version of the famous fairytale.
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestre National conducted by Michel Queval
Associate producer (NVC) ROBIN SCOTT
Director COLIN NEARS (R)


Music By: Sergei Prokofiev
Conducted By: Michel Queval
Unknown: Robin Scott
Director: Colin Nears
Cinderella: Sylvie Guillem
the Film Star: Charles Jude
the Sisters: Isabelle Guerin
the Sisters: Monique Loudieres
the Mother: Georges Piletta
the Film Producer: Rudolf Nureyev
Dance instructor: Jean-Pierre Franchetti
Father: Alain Bugreau
Four seasons: Fanny Gaida
Four seasons: Elisabeth Maurin
Four seasons: Fabienne Cerutti
Four seasons: Carole Arbo
Film director: Francois Malovik
Director's assistant: Eric Quillere

: Rugby Special

featuring the Toshiba County Championship final Cornwall v Durham
The last time Cornwall won the County Championship was back in 1908, and their opponents on that occasion were also Durham. They then went on to represent Great
Britain in the Olympic Games. Durham have had more recent success, they shared the title with Surrey in 1967, the final having been drawn. Introduced by CHRIS REA Executive producer


Introduced By: Chris Rea
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Music in Camera: Mayumi Plays Mozart

For the next three weeks Music in Camera moves to Hopetoun House, outside Edinburgh, for a series of concerts in which the Japanese violinist, Mayumi Fujikawa and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are performing four of Mozart's violin concertos. Today Janos Furst conducts the Concerto in B flat, (K 207).
The series is introduced by Charlotte Green .
BBC Scotland (R)


Violinist: Mayumi Fujikawa
Unknown: Janos Furst
Introduced By: Charlotte Green
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Editor: Keith Alexander

: The Money Programme

Farmers in the Firing Line Throughout the 1980s agriculture has been spared the pain of restructuring that industry has had to bear. But it is in the firing line. As the cost of agricultural subsidies becomes ever more unattractive to politicians, farmers are effectively being warned to shape up, or close up shop.
John Fryer reports on how farmers are responding to the challenge of behaving like other businessmen, and on whether politicians will have the nerve to force them to do so. Producer DAVID ASH


Unknown: John Fryer
Editor: Christopher Graham

: Solti Conducts Bartok

Two major Bartok compositions, performed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, continue BBC2's survey of the great
Hungarian composer.
First comes the buoyant
Dance Suite of 1923; then the Violin Concerto No 2 (1939) in which the soloist is a young virtuoso making his British television debut, Vilmos Szabadi.
London Philharmonic led by DAVID NOLAN
Introduced and conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Magnificent technical accomplishment and high musical intelligence. THE INDEPENDENT An unmistakably Hungarian tang with blood-red emotion.
Tangible proof that the tradition of music-making in Hungary lives on. FINANCIAL TIMES
Director HUMPHREY BURTON Produced in association with PORTOBELLO PRODUCTIONS


Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: John Mason
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Hotel Terminus

The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie
Nominated this year for an Oscar as the best documentary,
Marcel Ophuls 's compelling film is an investigation into the life of the notorious 'Butcher of Lyons', tracing his extraordinary career after the Second World War up to his recent trial in France.
Preparing the ground by contrasting the memories of childhood friends and military colleagues with the testimony of French witnesses to his wartime brutalities, Ophuls sets out to reveal the pattern of Barbie's highly successful post-war activities.
Filming in the USA. he elicits devastating evidence of the depth of the American complicity in employing known Nazis as agents in the new 'war' against communism. And in Bolivia, where various military dictatorships found a use for Barbie's peculiar talents, Ophuls talks to Barbie's neighbours, his gardener and fellow Nazis - painting a picture of a man at ease with family, work and life.
Then, in 1983, extradition to
France and, most astonishing of all, his trial in Lyons - the appearance in the dock of a wizened little man defended by an enigmatic and controversial lawyer.
Ophuls, the director of the acclaimed masterpiece The Sorrow and the Pity, distils this staggering range of material into a thrilling and seamless whole.
A monumental work, already lauded at the film festivals of Cannes and London.
... (Ophuls) uncovers a horror comic story of adventure and conspiracy.
... arguably the best film shown in this year's Cannes Film Festival.
It's not so much a dark chronicle of one man's evil action as an epic ...of reaction to evil.... assembled with a scalpel-like editorial precision.
Edited by ALBERT JURGENSON and CATHERINE ZIAS Executive producers
Produced and directed by MARCEL OPHULS
(Dialogue in French, German and Spanish with English subtitles.
First showing on British television)
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 13


Unknown: Marcel Ophuls
Edited By: Albert Jurgenson
Unknown: John S. Friedman.
Unknown: Peter Kovler
Directed By: Marcel Ophuls
Unknown: Barry Norman

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