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: Open University

6.50 Noise Pollution
7.15 'II Tempio Malatestiano '
7.40 Haydn's London Symphony
8.05 Beyond Famine
8.30 Maths: Sampling
8.55 Poetry: Blake the Artist
9.20 Inner City Story
9.45 Arts: Melodrama
10.10 Work, Energy and Power
10.35 Maths: Modelling Stock Control
11.00 Open Advice: Summer School
11.25 DNA: the Spice of Life
11.50 Special Needs in Education
12.15 Biology: Feeding Mechanisms
12.40 Colliding Continents


Unknown: Tempio Malatestiano


Introduced by Steve Rider Timetable*
1.10 Cricket; 1.30 Motor racing
3.00 Cricket; 3.40 Grass track
4.00 Motor racing
4.20 Grass track; 4.40 Cricket
6.15 Grass track
"Timings are subject to change Motor Racing from Hockenheim
German Grand Prix
Commentators: Murray Walker and James Hunt.
Cricket from Swansea
Refuge Assurance League Glamorgan v Hampshire
Commentators: Peter Walker and Ralph Dellor. Grass Track from Newbury
International Grass Track Grand Prix
Commentator: Barry Nutley.
Motor Racing from Brands Hatch. Commentator:
Murray Walker.
Television presentation:
Grass track MARTIN WEBSTER Studio producer. Grandstand CAMPBELL FERGUSON
Editor, Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentators: Murray Walker
Commentators: James Hunt.
Commentators: Peter Walker
Commentators: Ralph Dellor.
Commentator: Barry Nutley.
Unknown: Murray Walker.
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Martin Webster

: One Man and His Dog

BBCtv International
Sheepdog Championship Second semi-final.
A retired farmer who has worked most of his life in Burns country and a part-time shepherd from County Kildare meet to decide who joins last week's semi-final winner for a place in the singles final - to be run in two weeks' time. For Scotland:
David Guild with Bill. For Ireland:
Pat Byrne with Dot.
The Brace Championship continues today on the trials ground in the Lake District. Lyn Williams with Glen and Fly (Wales) compete against Timothy Longton with Gel and Cap (England).
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall.


Unknown: Pat Byrne
Unknown: Lake District.
Unknown: Lyn Williams
Unknown: Timothy Longton
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall.
Director: Stephen Morris
Producer: Ian Smith

: Rough Guide to the World

New York
Magenta De Vine and Sankha Guha visit the metropolis of the 20th century. They will be synchro-energised in a mind gym and find out what's on cable television for couch potatoes. Plus Manhattan's legendary nightlife. Director TONY COLDWELL
Assistant producer KATHY BARNBY


Unknown: Sankha Guha

: The Nature of Australia

A portrait of an island continent in six episodes. 1: A Separate Creation
Australia is a treasure-trove of extraordinary wildlife - the platypus, the marsupial kangeroos and koalas, the unique gum trees and vividly coloured parrots. Nature seems to be turned upside down; some mammals lay eggs, some hop rather than run and swans are black. There is nowhere like it in the world.
Narrated by Robyn Williams. Produced and photographed by DAVID PARER
Executive producer (BBC) JOHN SPARKS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robyn Williams.
Unknown: David Parer

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

Last in the six-part series. How to Point at Chickens

Dear Radio Times,
I switched on my TV set at 9 o'clock this Thursday expecting to see another edition of Alexei Sayle's Stuff as advertised - what a disappointment! Due to the whim of those mandarins in programme planning, the series was not cancelled to make way for last-minute coverage of the Embassy Pro-Am Snooker final from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Spare a thought for the poor sporting viewer please!
(Mrs) Daisy Hatch

Alexei Sayle replies: Who gives a damn what you think?

Featuring Alexei Sayle with Owen Brenman, Angus Deayton, Tony Millan, Felicity Montagu, Harriet Thorpe, Mark Williams.
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER (R)


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Daisy Hatch
Unknown: Doncaster Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Harriet Thorpe
Unknown: Mark Williams.
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick
Written By: Alexei Sayle
Music By: Simon Brint
Music By: Steve Jeffries
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: Women In Politics: Eugenia Charles

The Prime Minister of Dominica made world headlines when she invited the US to invade neighbouring Grenada after the left-wing coup there in 1983. For this, and for her economic policies, she became known as the Iron Lady of the Caribbean. But despite the iron image she is an accessible politician - and a champion of women's right to a place in politics.
Presenter Jenni Murray.
BBC Wales


Subject: Eugenia Charles
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Photography: Ashley Rowe
Film Editor: John Brewser
Executive Producer: Barry Lynch
Producer: Lowri Gwilym

: Grand Prix

German Grand Prix
Commentators: Murray Walker and James Hunt. Race presentation
ARD. West Germany
Television presentation PIERS CROTON
Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Commentators: Murray Walker
Commentators: James Hunt.

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another classic cult movie. Tonight: Alphaville starring
Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Caution Anna Karina as Natacha Akim Tamiroff as Henry Dickson. When Lemmy Caution arrives in Alphaville he finds himself under attack, both physically and psychologically, as a suspect agent from the Lands
Without. His mission is to track down Professor Von Braun , but can he succeed where Flash Gordon and Dick Tracy have failed?
Produced by ANDRE MICHELIN Written and directed by JEAN LUC GODARD
(A French film with English subtitles. Black and white)
Television presentation NICK JONES
9 FILMS: page 17


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Eddie Constantine
Unknown: Anna Karina
Unknown: Natacha Akim Tamiroff
Unknown: Henry Dickson.
Unknown: Professor Von Braun
Unknown: Dick Tracy
Produced By: Andre Michelin
Directed By: Jean Luc Godard
Unknown: Nick Jones
Prof Leonard Nosferatu(alias Von Braun): Howard Vernon
Chief engineer: Laszlo Szabo

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