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: Open University

6.50 17th-Century England
7.15 Invention Is not Enough
7.40 Working Mothers
8.05 Baby Talk
8.55 Pure Maths: Matrix Algebra
9.20 Gallium Arsenide: Pulled from Obscurity
9.45 'Antony and Cleopatra': Workshop
10.10 Calculus: Functions and Graphs
10.35 Electronics: Frequency Analysis
11.00 Casting a Bronze Statuette
11.25 Limestones in South-West England
11.50 Chemistry: Spectroscopy
12.15 Special Needs in Education
12.40 The Changing Countryside: Spoiling the View
1.05 Open Forum Magazine: News and Views
1.30 Modern Art: Style Labels
1.55 Managing the Managers
2.20 St Lucia: People and Celebrations

: Cartoon

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan and Sudha Kumari.
Until recently Asian gays and lesbians led secretive lives. Now they're coming out.
Network East has a special report. The BBC is about to screen the drama series
Shalom Salaam about the relationship between a Muslim girl and a Jewish boy. The programme interviews the writer and one of the leading actresses. Director PAUL FREEMAN Producer SUE ASHCROFT
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakravan
Presented By: Sudha Kumari.
Unknown: Shalom Salaam
Director: Paul Freeman

: 40 Minutes

It's said that 2,000 dogs and 4,000 cats are destroyed in Britain every day.
Celia Hammond was a top fashion model. Now she's so furious about the destruction of healthy animals that she's given up her career to rescue as many strays as she can. Narrator Sarah Dunant Director PATRICK UDEN
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF A UDEN ASSOCIATES production for BBCtv


Unknown: Celia Hammond
Narrator: Sarah Dunant
Director: Patrick Uden
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Sky at Night

Observing from La Silla Patrick Moore visits the observatory at La Silla high in the Andes mountains of Chile. He talks to the astronomers there and has what may be his last view of Halley's Comet.
Videotape editor DAVE RIXON Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Unknown: La Silla
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Editor: Dave Rixon
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: World Snooker

World Professional
Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
First of 17 days to decide the 1989 World Champion: can Stephen Hendry topple reigning champion and No 1 seed Steve Davis who opened the tournament earlier today with No 2 seed Jimmy White on the second table?
This afternoon's action sees Cliff Wilson and John Virgo opening their first round matches - with Virgo down to meet reigning world amateur champion Darren Morgan who knocked out Alex Higgins.
David Vine brings news of the day so far.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Cliff Wilson
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Darren Morgan
Unknown: Alex Higgins.
Unknown: David Vine

: The Triumph of the West

A view of world history in 13 parts by John Roberts. 13: Capitulations
In the final film of the series, John Roberts sums up and considers the nature of the West's final 'triumph'. Is the day of the West done? The
20th century has seen a great rejection of Western ways - particularly in the Islamic world.
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
0 BOOK: £14.95 from booksellers


Unknown: John Roberts.
Unknown: John Roberts
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: NewsView

Moira Stuart reads today's latest news and sport.
Lisa Davidson reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Lisa Davidson

: Journey into Silence

with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra.
The brilliant American conductor explores the enigma of Jean Sibelius and conducts a performance of his Sixth Symphony.
While other composers are mixing cocktails of various hues, I am offering the public pure spring water.
Tilson Thomas believes the Sixth to be an unduly neglected masterpiece. Using the imagery and language of television, he shows Sibelius already in creative crisis at 58, foreshadowing a mysterious silence he maintained for the last
30 years of his life. Sound BRENDAN SHORE Lighting BRENDAN CARR
Videotape editor DENNIS COLLETT Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Producer RODNEY GREENBERG


Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Jean Sibelius
Unknown: Tilson Thomas
Editor: Dennis Collett
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: World Snooker

World Professional
Snooker Championship
David Vine brings further news of the top seeds Steve Davis and Jimmy White as they begin the final session of their opening first round matches of the 1989 tournament, from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Commentators TED LOWE
Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE ,


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Jimmy White
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Producers: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: London Film Festival

The season of films from the 1988 festival continues with a dramatic and highly original film from Madagascar. Tabataba starring
Francois Botozandry Lucien Dakadisy To a small village. isolated in the valleys of eastern Madagascar comes a stranger bringing news of momentous events that will change things forever. Disorder and agitation overtake the credulous villagers as they fall prey to hearsay and fantasy - observed with wry detachment by wise old Bakanga and with astonishment by the young boy, Solo. Set in French-ruled Madagascar in 1947, the film reflects the vivid storytelling in a tradition where history is handed down orally - tabataba means the spreading of rumours.
(French and Malagasy dialogue with English subtitles. First showing on British television).
● FILMS: page 32


Unknown: Francois Botozandry
Unknown: Lucien Dakadisy
Unknown: Raymond Rajaonarivelo.
Unknown: Robert Archer.
Unknown: Jerome Tonnerre
Produced By: Jacques Le Glou
Directed By: Raymond Rajaonarivelo
Solo: Francois Botozandry
Lehidy: Lucien Dakadisy
Harondro: Soatody
Bakanga: Soavelo
Ndridy: Rasoa
Captain: Philibert Nahoun
Supervisor: Jacky Guegan
Mahandry: Philibert Wang
Velo: Juliette

: Rapido

with Antoine de Caunes


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The two opening first-round matches are played to a conclusion tonight.

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