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: Open University

6.50 Synthesis in the Laboratory
7.15 Chemistry: Hidden Heavens
7.40 Chardin and the Female Image
8.05 Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State
8.30 Maths: Estimation
8.55 Interrogating the Past - Challenging the Present
9.20 Meanings of Madness
9.45 Arts: A New Museum
10.10 Vibrations in Car Suspensions
10.35 Maths: Modelling Cranes
11.00 Open Advice - Studying with the OU
11.25 Dating a Granite
11.50 Maths Modelling: Sandcastles
12.15 Mechanics of Photosynthesis
12.40 Geochemical Mappin


Introduced by Steve Rider. Timetable*
1.10 Cricket
1.30 Motor Racing
3.00 Cricket
3.40 Cycling
4.40 Cricket
6.15 Cycling
"Timings are subject to change
Motor Racing from Spa-Francorchamps. Belgian Grand Prix
Live for the entire race.
Commentators: Murray Walker and James Hunt.
Cycling from France.
World Cycling Championships
A review of the week's activity.
Phil Liggett and Hugh Porter.
Refuge Assurance League The vital game affecting the top of the table. Commentators:
Peter Walker and Ralph Dellor.
Television presentation:
Motor racing RTBF, Belgium Cycling LA5, France Cricket BOB DUNCAN
Producer. Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor, Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentators: Murray Walker
Commentators: James Hunt.
Commentators: Hugh Porter.
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Ralph Dellor.
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: The Last Romance

For centuries, prejudice and persecution failed to subdue the wandering gypsy, but 20 years after local authorities provided special sites, an entire generation of gypsy children has passed through the education system and been absorbed into society.
They've become 'gorgios', as the gypsies call people who live in houses.
However, some, like Alf and Harriet Whitcher, still feel imprisoned in four brick walls, while their daughter and son-in-law have gone back on the road with a traditional wagon and horses. Film editor Stan Staffe, Producer Jane French


Film editor: Stan Staffe
Producer: Jane French

: The Nature of Australia

A portrait of an island continent in six episodes. 5: Land of Flood and Fire Kakadu, in the Northern Territory, and the happy hunting ground of Crocodile Dundee, is Australia at its wettest. Just a short distance from Papua New Guinea, the top end receives the tropical monsoons. The deluge supports lush swamps with myriads of birds, flying foxes and some of the largest crocodiles in the world. There are caves where grotesque bat-eating frogs and snakes lurk, and termites provide nesting places for kingfishers that do not fish. During the dry season, spectacular congregations of ducks and geese occur as the pools dwindle. Here, Australia's own unique wildlife mingles with immigrants from south-east Asia. But over 50,000 years ago, man set foot on Australia's northern shores and, through fire, made a lasting impact on the land.
Narrated by Robyn Williams. Executive producer (BBC) JOHN SPARKS
Series producer JOHN VANDENBELD BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Robyn Williams.

: No Time to Say Goodbye

WWII In the months leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War, nearly 10,000 Jewish and non-Aryan children were transported to safety out of Nazi Europe. They said rushed farewells to parents at stations and travelled alone to a new life in Britain. For most of them it was to be the last time they would ever see their families. On the 50th anniversary of their arrival, the moving story of this forgotten group of children is told - a story that has been too painful to remember for so many years.
Original music CARL DAVIS
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer SUE DAVIDSON Director SALLY GEORGE
Community Programme Unit
0 FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Davidson Director Sally

: The Steven Wright Show

His delivery has been compared to that of a dormouse on valium; he is the most laid-back performer to make the big league during the American comedy boom; he was a sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Festival last week. He is Steven Wright. Producer PETER LASSALLY Director WALTER MILLER
(Steven Wright 's short film 'The
Appointments of Dennis Jennings ' tomorrow at 7.00pm)


Unknown: Steven Wright.
Producer: Peter Lassally
Director: Walter Miller
Unknown: Steven Wright
Unknown: Dennis Jennings

: Grand Prix

Belgian Grand Prix
Between them, Nigel Mansell , Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost have won the last four races at the beautiful
Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Commentators: Murray Walker and James Hunt.
Race presentation RTHF. Belgium TV presentation PIERS CROTON Executive producer JIM RESIDE


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

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another classic cult movie.
Five Easy Pieces starring and
Bobby Eroica Dupea , drifting son of a middle-class family of musicians, works on oil rigs and construction sites to earn money. His casual attitude extends to Rayette, the waitress he lives with and mistreats. Reluctantly he takes her on a visit to his family home in Seattle.
Bob Rafelson's study of a social misfit in contemporary America received four
Oscar nominations, including one for Jack Nicholson 's brilliant portrayal of the complex Bobby.
Directed by BOB RAFELSON
Television presentation NICK JONES
0 FILMS: page 16


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Bobby Eroica Dupea
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Adrien Joyce
Produced By: Bob Rafelson
Produced By: Richard Wechsler
Directed By: Bob Rafelson
Robert Eroica Dupea: Jack Nicholson
Rayette Dipesto: Karen Black
Catherine Van Ost: Susan Anspach
Partita Dupea: Lois Smith
Elton: Billy Green' Bush
Stoney: Fannie Flagg
Carl Fidelio Dupea: Ralph Waite
Palm Apodaca: Helena Kallianiotes
Terry Grouse: Toni Basil

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