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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Complex Analysis
7.15 Testing Time for Maestro
7.40 The Adam Smith Lecture
8.05 Spanish Modernisation
8.30 Statistics: Central Limit Theorem
8.55 The Mumias Sugar Scheme
9.20 Inner City Story - the Developer
9.45 Arts: Holidays by the Sea
10.10 Psychology: Here's Looking at You
10.35 Maths: Group Theory
11.00 Open Forum Magazine: News and Views on Higher Education and the OU
11.25 A Question of Balance
11.50 Maths Methods: Line Integrals
12.15 Plants: Problems with Water
12.40 Where Has All the Granite Gone?


Introduced by Steve Rider. Timetable*
1.10 Horse Trials
1.25 Motor racing
3.30 Racing; 3.45 Cricket
4.00 Golf; 5.00 Horse Trials
6.00 Cricket
"Timings are subject to change
Eventing from Gatcombe Park. Barbour British
Open Championships
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward ,
Michael Tucker and Lucinda Green.
Motor Racing from Budapest.
Hungarian Grand Prix Commentators: Murray Walker and James Hunt.
From Snetterton.
Esso British Touring Car Championship
Round 9. Commentator: Murray Walker.
Golf from Fulford. Benson and Hedges
Bruce Critchley , Clive Clark and Alex Hay.
Cricket from Manchester.
Refuge Assurance League Lancashire v Essex
Commentators: Peter Walker and Ralph Dellor.
Racing from Phoenix Park.
Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes
Commentator: Tony O'Hehir. Television presentation:
Motor racing MTV Hungary/BHP Golf JOHN SHREWSBURY and ALASTAIR SCOTT Cricket BOB DUNCAN Racing RTE, Ireland Studio producer


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Lucinda Green.
Commentators: Murray Walker
Commentators: James Hunt.
Commentator: Murray Walker.
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Alex Hay.
Commentators: Peter Walker
Commentators: Ralph Dellor.
Commentator: Tony O'Hehir.
Commentator: Alastair Scott
Unknown: Cricket Bob Duncan
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson

: One Man and His Dog

BBCtv International
Sheepdog Championship Young Handlers Championship.
Four young shepherds, all under 20, compete in this popular competition. The competitors:
Nicholas Prince with Jed (England)
Allistair Lyttle with Kate (Ireland)
Duncan Elliot with Tess
Graham Powell with Jill
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall.
0 EARTHWATCH: page 65


Unknown: Allistair Lyttle
Unknown: Duncan Elliot
Unknown: Graham Powell
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall.
Director: Stephen Morris

: The Nature of Australia

A portrait of an island continent insixepisodes. 3:The Making of the Bush
Koalas and kangaroos, potent symbols of Australia, have their roots in the forests.
Today, barely seven per cent of the land is covered by trees; the most dominant are the eucalyptus or gums. Of 600 kinds of tree, all but seven are unique to that land. Narrated by Robyn Williams. Producer DIONE GILMOUR Executive producer (BBC) JOHN SPARKS
BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Robyn Williams.

: Forever Divided?

Twenty years ago this week, British troops were committed to the streets of Northern Ireland to act as policemen, and they've been there ever since. In tonight's special programme, Jonathan Dimbleby traces the events leading up to that decision through to the present day, with comments from Lord Callaghan, Edward Heath, Lord Whitelaw, former GOC Lt General Sir Harry Tuzo and others. In the second part of the programme, a panel of distinguished speakers debate a series of 'what if...?' scenarios for the future of Northern Ireland. Why not a united Ireland, or a completely independent Ulster? Can the troops be withdrawn without a blood bath? Or will they be there for another 20 years? Guests include: Lord Colnbrook, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Dr Garrett Fitzgerald , former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Irish Republic; John Hume, MP, MEP, Leader SDLP; John Taylor, mp, Ulster Unionist Party; Lt Gen Sir Anthony Farrar Hockley, former Commander Land Forces, Northern Ireland; Governor Carey, former Governor of New York State. Film editor Liz TENNANT Designer COLIN PARKER
Studio director STEPHEN STEWART Producer David WICKHAM
0 VOICE OVER: page 63


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: General Sir Harry Tuzo
Unknown: Dr Garrett Fitzgerald
Unknown: John Hume
Unknown: John Taylor
Director: Stephen Stewart

: Grand Prix

Hungarian Grand Prix
Ayrton Senna 's fourth win of the season two weeks ago in Germany has put pressure back on team-mate and World Championship leader Alain Prost. Last year at the Hungaroring Senna beat
Prost by less than a second. Only the Ferraris seem to threaten the McLaren domination and Hungary is not Nigel Mansell 's lucky track. Two years ago a wheel nut flew off and deprived him of victory, and last year he raced suffering from chickenpox! Mansell needs to win here to stand any chance of the championship; perhaps his luck can change. Commentators:
Murray Walker and James Hunt.
Race presentation MTV, Hungary Television presentation PIERS CROTON
Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Leader: Alain Prost.
Unknown: Hungaroring Senna
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: James Hunt.

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in this season of classic cult movies. Tonight: Trancers starring and The year 2247: trooper Jack Deth is dismissed from the Angel City police force because of his private war against the 'Trancers', zombie-like followers of the supposedly dead fanatic
Martin Whistler. Then he learns that Whistler is alive and has taken refuge, via a time travel drug, in 1985. Whistler plans to change the future by murdering the ancestors of his enemies.
Deth must go back in time if he is to stop the menace ...
Screenplay by DANNY BILSON and PAUL DE MER Produced and directed by CHARLES BAND
Television presentation NICK JONES (First showing on British television)


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Jack Deth
Unknown: Martin Whistler.
Unknown: Danny Bilson
Unknown: Paul de Mer
Directed By: Charles Band
Unknown: Nick Jones
Jack Deth: Tim Thomerson
Leena: Helen Hunt
Whistler: Michael Stefani
McNulty: Art Le Fleur
Engineer Rains: Telma Hopkins
Chairman Spencer: Richard Herd
Chairman Ashe: Anne Seymour
Lopez: Miguel Fernandez
Hap Ashby: Biff Manard
Santa Claus: Pete Schrum

: Golf

USA PGA Championship from Kemper Lakes Golf and Country Club, Chicago.
Nick Faldo, Curtis Strange and Mark Calcavecchia are all seeking their second major championship of the season, a feat last achieved by Tom Watson in 1982. Jeff Sluman was the surprise winner last year.
Introduced by Steve Rider. Television presentation ABC


Unknown: Curtis Strange
Unknown: Mark Calcavecchia
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Jeff Sluman
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

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