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: Open University

6.50 17th-Century England: Appleton House
7.15 Technology: Something New Under the Sun?
7.40 Genetics: Of Gann and Genes
8.05 Education: Consulting the Oracle
8.30 Photochemistry: Vision
8.55 Pure Maths: Lagrange's Theorem
9.20 Innovation on the Rails
9.45 Hamlet Workshop
10.10 Calculus: Behaviour of Functions
10.35 Assessing Chances
11.00 The Study of Drawings
13.25 Pine Point Mine: Ore to Metal
11.50 Working for Love
12.15 Education: Financial Cuts
12.40 Interpersonal Communication
1.05 Education:
Through the Looking Glass
1.30 Modem Art: Mondrian 3-55 Trading on Uncertainty
2.20 Brazil: Manufacturing the Miracle

: Network East

Fashion File
This season's fashions have been heavily influenced by Indian designs, fabrics and patterns.
Network East has been in Bombay and features some of India's top fashion designers whose creations range from the traditional to the ultramodern. Included in this compilation are:
Panna Dhosa with her rich, hand-painted organza, tissue and silk saris; Rakesh Thakore whose creations, inspired by Indian history, are a riot of colour and textures; and Ahillian, part of the Ensemble boutique in Bombay, with their designer shalwar kameez and modern day and evening wear.
Assistant producer FATIMA SALARIA Editor NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Panna Dhosa
Unknown: Rakesh Thakore

: The Natural World

Bats Need Friends
Narrated by Andrew Sachs
What with Dracula. bats have had a bad press but this film shows that, in truth, they are warm, harmless and intelligent.
Written and produced by MIKE SALISBURY BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Produced By: Mike Salisbury

: The Sky at Night

Telescopes for the 90s
New generation astronomical telescopes are entirely different from those of the past.
Dr Ron Maddison talks to Patrick Moore about this revolution in telescope manufacture. Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Talks: Dr Ron Maddison
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Cricket: First Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from
Headingley Tony Lewis introduces further coverage of the third day's play. Commentators
Television presentation
0 SPORTSLINE: for test and county cricket scores dial [number removed], calls cost 38p per minute (peak), 25p (off-peak)
• THE ASHES 89: a special BBC Sportsyear magazine giving full details of this summer's Tests, profiles of the England and Australia teams and a special look at the cricket heroes of the 80s, price £1.95 from newsagents.


Introduces: Headingley Tony Lewis
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Alan Knott
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths

: The Story of English Furniture

Presented by Hugh Scully and featuring Arthur Negus enjoying his very favourite subject - furniture.
Thomas Chippendale
The most famous name in English furniture - the 'high priest of mahogany' who saw the potential of the middle-class market and who started a revolution in design.
Production PAUL SMITH. ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol (R) (e)


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Thomas Chippendale
Unknown: Paul Smith.
Unknown: Robin Drake

: The Week in the Lords

The week's proceedings in the House of Lords with Christopher Jones. Editor SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Christopher Jones.
Editor: Sheila Cook

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: The Bollywood Story: Hindi Cinema Today

Presented by Shashi Kapoor

Music! Action! Thrills! All are essential ingredients in an Indian film. Eight hundred and fifty are made every year, making India's the biggest film industry in the world. The capital of the Indian film world is Bombay, affectionately known as Bollywood. In the second of two documentaries, actor and film star Shashi Kapoor looks at the ingredients required to make a successful film - glamorous stars, music (almost every film has five or six songs) and generous helpings of sex and violence. Recently cinema has suffered from competition with television and the video-recorder but it still remains the only entertainment that even the poorest of India can afford.
Produced and directed by PAUL SEN


Presented By: Shashi Kapoor
Unknown: Shashi Kapoor
Directed By: Paul Sen

: Three Jacks and Two Kings

American comedian
Jackie Mason , in Britain recently for his sell-out one man show in London's West End, talks about two of the great comic talents of the 50s, Jackie Gleason and Jack Benny as BBC2 prepares to screen some of their classic shows starting next Friday.
Videotape editor ROY DEMERY Producer NICK JONES
('Comedy Classics Double Bill' Friday
11.20pm BBC2)


Unknown: Jackie Mason
Unknown: Jackie Gleason
Unknown: Jack Benny
Editor: Roy Demery

: Pinter on Screen: The Last Tycoon

- continues a season of films written or adapted by the great playwright. Starring
This star-studded adaptation ofF. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel about Hollywood was written for the screen by Harold Pinter.
In the 1930s, when Hollywood captured the hearts, imaginations and money of millions of moviegoers, the youthful head of a major studio named
Monroe Stahr was a leading light. But while he fulfills his dreams on the big screen, the reality of his relationships proves far more elusive and painful.
Produced by SAM SPIEGL Directed by ELLA KAZAN
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Unknown: Monroe Stahr
Produced By: Sam Spiegl
Directed By: Ella Kazan
Monroe Stahr: Robert de Niro
Rodriguez: Tony Curtis
Pat Brady: Robert Mitchum
Didi: Jeanne Moreau
Brimmer: Jack Nicholson
Baxley: Donald Pleasence
Fleishacker: Ray Milland
Red Ridinghood: Dana Andrews
Kathleen Moore: Ingrid Boulting
Wylie: Peter Strauss
Cecilia Brady: Theresa Russell
Popolos: Tige Andrews

: Cricket: First Test

from Headingley
Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia
Richie Benaud introduces highlights from the third day's play.
0 BOOK: 'The Ashes Highlights from 1948' by Peter Baxter and Peter Hayter , price £12. 95, available from booksellers.


Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Alan Knott
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Peter Hayter

: Rapido

with Antoine de Caunes.
Includes an interview with Yazz, the queen of house music, and features
Youssou 'N Dour, Lloyd Cole and Joe Cocker.
An NB de C production


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.
Unknown: Lloyd Cole
Unknown: Joe Cocker.
Editor: Janet Street-Porter

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